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Berlin urged Turkey to end its provocation in the Mediterranean on Tuesday, after Ankara redeployed a research ship.

The UN has postponed an inquiry into human rights violations in war-torn Libya until next year due to a severe lack of funding.

Foreign ministers of Israel and UAE meet in Berlin

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Foreign ministers of Israel and UAE meet in Berlin

The foreign ministers of Israel and the UAE have held a ‘historic’ meeting at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, in a move characterized as symbolic.

'Cautious optimism' as conference pushes Libya peace

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'Cautious optimism' as conference pushes Libya peace

Germany's foreign minister voiced "cautious optimism" over efforts to end the conflict in Libya, as top diplomats sought to foster a peace drive.

Germany's FM in wide-ranging conversation with The New Arab

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Germany's FM in wide-ranging conversation with The New Arab

The German foreign minister spoke to The New Arab about the Middle East during the high level General Assembly meetings at the UN.

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Key players meet virtually to push for Libya ceasefire

The UN is helping to chair a virtual meeting between Libyan leaders in an attempt promote a ceasefire.

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Turkey and Greece engage in mock jet 'dogfight'

Turkey and Greece clashed in the air as fighter jets engaged along the Mediterranean.

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Turkey extends gas exploration in Mediterranean crisis

The Turkish navy said it was prolonging the stay of the Oruc Reis research vessel and its accompanying warships in waters claimed by Greece.

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Greece, Turkey draw in allies in Mediterranean war games

As tensions between Turkey and Greece continued to increase, the row between the two neighbours has dragged in their allies.

Turkey says ready for talks with Greece without preconditions

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Turkey says ready for talks with Greece without preconditions

The olive branch came as the two uneasy NATO allies' navies conducted separate exercises close to each other just south of Crete in a mutual ...

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Turkey, Greece plan rival exercises in tense east Mediterranean

Both Ankara and Athens will stage sea exercises south of Crete on Tuesday as Germany's foreign minister attempts to defuse the tensions.

Egypt woos Libya tribes amid threat of intervention

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Egypt woos Libya tribes amid threat of intervention

If it were to wade into the battlefield, Cairo hopes the alliances would allow it to counter Turkey's presence in Libya, while reducing ...

US eyes Saudi Arabia to normalise Israel relations next

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US eyes Saudi Arabia to normalise Israel relations next

Following the UAE's decision to normalise relations with Israel, all eyes are now on Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia says no Israel deal without Palestinian peace

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Saudi Arabia says no Israel deal without Palestinian peace

Saudi Arabia broke its silence nearly a week after the UAE announced that it has officially normalised relations with Israel

Libya signs military pact with Qatar, Turkey

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Libya signs military pact with Qatar, Turkey

Turkey and Qatar will send military advisers and provide training at their military academies for Libyan cadets.

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German foreign minister warns of ‘deceptive calm’ in Libya

Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas made a surprise visit to the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday and warned that a current lull in fighting was “deceptive”

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World reacts to 'historic' Israel-UAE deal

Here is how the world reacted to the US-brokered deal which saw Israel and the UAE agreeing to normalise relations.

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Beirut buries more of its dead as world mobilises

Top foreign diplomats kept streaming into traumatised Beirut to show solidarity as Lebanon continues to bury more of its dead.

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World pledges direct aid to Lebanon's people, bypassing government

World leaders pledged more than 250 million euros for disaster-struck Lebanon, conference host France said, with the emergency aid to be ...

Turkey, Russia say they seek lasting ceasefire in Libya

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Turkey, Russia say they seek lasting ceasefire in Libya

Moscow and Ankara have again encouraged Libya's rival factions to work towards a lasting ceasefire. Previous efforts by the two countries - ...

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Turkey must stop 'provocation' in eastern Mediterranean: Germany

The EU is unhappy at what it says is Turkey's illegal drilling for oil and gas off the coast of Cyprus.

UN restarts aid to Syria but shuts access point

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UN restarts aid to Syria but shuts access point

Following a week of division and seven ballots, the Council passed a proposal submitted by Germany and Belgium allowing the use of the Bab ...

UN to vote on reduced extension of Syria aid

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UN to vote on reduced extension of Syria aid

Saturday's vote will be on a new draft text submitted overnight by Germany and Belgium, which would provide for a single aid access point into ...

Turkey demands French apology over Mediterranean naval incident

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Turkey demands French apology over Mediterranean naval incident

The French government has announced it is halting its participation in Sea Guardian, a NATO mission to provide maritime security in the ...

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