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As of Friday evening, Italian Premier Draghi had not apologised publicly or issued a retraction.

The new undercover police unit targeting Palestinian communities in Israel is "illegal" and must be disbanded, Adalah says.

Greece urges Libya to cancel maritime deal with Turkey

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Greece urges Libya to cancel maritime deal with Turkey

On a visit to Tripoli this week, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called for the cancellation of a Libyan-Turkish deal delineating maritime boundaries in the eastern Mediterranean.

Israel's ICC rebuttal 'admission of war crimes': rights group

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Israel's ICC rebuttal 'admission of war crimes': rights group

Euro-Med Monitor called on the ICC to initiate investigations and not to yield to any political pressures or allow the parties involved to evade ...

Rights group slams Denmark's designation of Syria as 'safe'

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Rights group slams Denmark's designation of Syria as 'safe'

Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor has called on Denmark to rethink its decision to return Syrian refugees to Damascus.

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Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

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Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

In-depth: Five years after the EU-Turkey migration deal was reached, the agreement desperately needs to be reassessed for the sake of millions ...

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Turkey's chair snub riles EU chief

Ursula von der Leyen was left standing when she was denied a seat at a meeting with President Erdogan and the European Council president.

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Oil spill off Israel reaches south Lebanese beaches

The Lebanon Diving Center detail their efforts on cleaning up South Lebanon's tainted shoreline following a massive oil spill off the coast of ...

EU chiefs press Erdogan on rights, stress better ties

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EU chiefs press Erdogan on rights, stress better ties

The EU's top two officials voiced concerns over human rights in Turkey, while expressing hope for stronger ties.

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Lebanon vaccine rollout neglects refugees, migrants: HRW

Lebanon's coronavirus vaccine rollout is at risk of marginalising refugees and migrant workers.

Turkey detains 10 retired admirals over 'coup' allegations

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Turkey detains 10 retired admirals over 'coup' allegations

Turkey has detained 10 retired admirals over claims they are calling for a coup over an open letter criticising the proposed Istanbul canal.

EU's Michel in Libya to bolster interim government

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EU's Michel in Libya to bolster interim government

As Libyan leaders are working on a peace process, European Council President Charles Michel has arrived for a visit.

Turkey slams admirals' warning over Bosphorus treaty

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Turkey slams admirals' warning over Bosphorus treaty

103 retired Turkish admirals signed an open letter warning that developing a shipping canal in Istanbul could endanger the 1936 Montreux ...

Two migrant boats at sea for days now safe

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Two migrant boats at sea for days now safe

On three boats in the Mediterranean monitored over their critical situation, only two were rescued on Saturday.

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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume dam talks amid tensions

The three-day African Union-mediated talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to resolve a dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam have begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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Tunisia, Greece hold joint naval exercises

The joint drills are aimed at enhancing the two country's ability to fight illegal maritime activities, including smuggling, as well developing ...

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Egypt gets hundreds of thousands of vaccines via Covax

Egypt has received nearly one million coronavirus vaccines through the Covax facility.

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Experts examine bottom of ship stuck in Suez

Divers are taking a look at the underside of the massive ship that blocked the Suez Canal last week.

Libyan coastguard intercepts 138 migrants at sea

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Libyan coastguard intercepts 138 migrants at sea

An inflatable boat carrying 138 migrants was intercepted off Libya's western coast.

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In stark warning, Egypt leader says Nile water ‘untouchable'

President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has warned Ethiopia not to take Egypt’s share of the Nile water when building the giant Renaissance Dam.

Egypt's Sisi promises investment to avoid another Suez closure

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Egypt's Sisi promises investment to avoid another Suez closure

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi pledged investment to avoid any repetition of the Suez Canal's closure.

Syria says Assad, his wife have recovered from coronavirus

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Syria says Assad, his wife have recovered from coronavirus

Assad, 55, and his wife, Asma, who is 10 years younger and had announced her recovery from breast cancer in 2019, had isolated themselves since ...

With ship now freed, probe into Suez blockage begins

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With ship now freed, probe into Suez blockage begins

Stuck for days across the canal, the ship's middle rose and fell with the tide, bending up and down under the tremendous weight of some 20,000 ...

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