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The state-run Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) confirmed the country had carried out two ballistic missiles tests in the Mediterranean.

Yemen's 'hidden' migrant population has become even more vulnerable as the coronavirus crisis hits the war-torn nation.

Athens rejects 'illegal' Turkey oil drilling plan

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Athens rejects 'illegal' Turkey oil drilling plan

Greece attacked Turkey's plan to carry out oil drilling in the eastern Mediterranean, describing it as "a new provocation".

Turkey to drill for hydrocarbons in the eastern <em>Mediterranean</em>

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Turkey to drill for hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean

Turkey has sent ships in search of oil and gas off the eastern Mediterranean ahead of planned drilling in the next few months.

Putin signs decree allowing Russian military expansion in Syria

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Putin signs decree allowing Russian military expansion in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Russia to take control of additional military facilities in Syria from the Assad ...

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Maltese PM visits Libya for talks on migration

Malta's PM signed an agreement on Mediterranean migrant crossings with GNA leader Fayez al-Sarraj, including the establishment of two 'coordinating centres' to clamp down on human trafficking.

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US may carry out wide-ranging operation against Iranian militias

Syrian opposition sources say the US and Syrian groups may carry out an air and ground operation against Iranian militias in eastern Syria.

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Turkish tourist hotspot prepares socially distanced beach holidays

Intrepid travellers can expect to resume holidays in Turkey from mid-June onwards.

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

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Libya coast guard intercepts, detains about 400 migrants: UN

Migrants detained in Libya are often held in overcrowded, squalid detention centres or held at the mercy of armed groups.

Coronavirus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

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Coronavirus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

For Muslims around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a damper on Eid Al-Fitr festivities.

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

James Snell

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded ...

Lebanon's PM warns country at risk of 'food crisis'

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Lebanon's PM warns country at risk of 'food crisis'

The financial crisis in Lebanon could lead to a major food crisis, the country's premier has warned.

Lebanon central bank official charged in currency probe

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Lebanon central bank official charged in currency probe

The director of monetary operations at Lebanon's central bank has been charged with manipulating the exchange rate.

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Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela despite US pressure tactics

The US has tried to crack down on Iranian shipments, but five tankers are on their way to Venezuela, a fellow sanctioned nation with little to lose.

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EU condemns new Turkish gas drilling off Cyprus

The European Union has condemned Turkey’s gas drilling activities off the coast of Cyprus as a violation of the island nation’s sovereignty, as ...

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Stranded Moroccan citizens repatriated from Spanish-run enclave of Melilla

Two hundred Moroccan citizens, trapped in the disputed Spanish-run enclave of Melilla by the coronavirus pandemic, have made their way home to ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Turkish Cypriots protest the closure of islands due to Covid-19, whilst Tunisia eases lockdown measures after no new cases. Here's your daily ...

Preserving the memory of the Nakba in Palestinian literature

Ramona Wadi

Preserving the memory of the Nakba in Palestinian literature

Literature has always been a critical tool in communicating the Palestinian experience of exile and loss.

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Crisis-hit Lebanon ready to float pound after aid: minister

Lebanon is ready to float its currency after being pegged to the US dollar for 23 years.

Turkish Cypriots protest closure of island crossings

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Turkish Cypriots protest closure of island crossings

Turkish Cypriots are protesting the closure of the island's crossings which were a part of the efforts to combat Covid-19.

Fears mount over <em>Mediterranean</em> migrants dying 'out of sight'

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Fears mount over Mediterranean migrants dying 'out of sight'

Activists fear the Mediterranean is the scene of an overlooked "tragedy" after all rescue operations were ceased as of last week.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco are trapped by coronavirus and poverty and Iran reopens mosques for holy Ramadan nights despite Covid-19. Here ...

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