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Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni might help explain why, writes Eva Thiebaud.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the time had come to reinforce Greece's armed forces "as a legacy to the security of the country".

Turkey blasts <em>southern</em> EU leaders' 'biased' sanctions threat

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Turkey blasts southern EU leaders' 'biased' sanctions threat

Turkey called a statement by southern European leaders threatening sanctions on Ankara 'biased, disconnected from reality and lack a legal basis'

Macron urges EU to unite over Turkey's 'unacceptable' conduct

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Macron urges EU to unite over Turkey's 'unacceptable' conduct

Turkey is 'no longer a partner' in the eastern Mediterranean region, Macron said.

The Iraq Report: <em>France</em> asserts itself as US withdraws

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The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

France is eyeing a role in Iraq as the United States continues to drawdown its presence in the country.

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Escalating tensions in eastern Mediterranean

The area has long been a source of acrimony between Greece and Turkey, and Ankara's appetite has been whetted by discoveries of large gas reserves.

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Turkey to hold new exercises, hits out at France

Turkey will follow up its Wednesday war games staged with a US navy ship with new "gunnery exercises" at the edge of its territorial waters next ...

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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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UAE sends warplanes to Greece for joint drills

The UAE is the latest country to show support for Greece amid a tense maritime dispute with Turkey.

Turkey announces historic gas discovery in Black Sea

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Turkey announces historic gas discovery in Black Sea

Turkey revealed that drilling in the Black Sea has led to the discovery of gas reserves.

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Israel pushes for changes in UN's Lebanon peacekeeping force

Israel is allegedly working with UN Security Council members to push for tough changes in the way the peacekeeping force deals with the ...

Greece welcomes French boost amid tensions in east Med

Greece welcomes French boost amid tensions in east Med

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted that French President Emmanuel Macron was 'a fervent protector of European values and ...

Lebanon is not facing bread crisis after explosion: minister

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Lebanon is not facing bread crisis after explosion: minister

Caretaker Economy Minister Raoul Nehme has said Beirut's port is open and ready to receive container ships following the deadly blast last week.

UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

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UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

US Ambassador Kelly Craft stressed the need for a new mandate at a closed council meeting on the UN peacekeeping mission in southern ...

Struggling Lebanon records rising suicide cases

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Struggling Lebanon records rising suicide cases

A 26-year-old in Lebanon became the fifth person to commit suicide in the economy-stricken country.

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Macron denounces Turkey's 'violations' of Greek, Cypriot sovereignty

The French President said that it was "not acceptable" for the maritime space of EU member to be threatened and urged that violators "must be sanctioned".

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French FM scolds 'passive' Lebanon leadership

Jean-Yves Le Drian, on the first such visit of a top foreign politician in months, made no secret of his exasperation with Lebanon's leadership.

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Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Aid has been a bargaining tool by powers in the Syria war, but with the coronavirus crisis sweeping through the country it has become a matter ...

Tunisia's marginalised Tataouine rises up against broken government promises

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Tunisia's marginalised Tataouine rises up against broken government promises

In-depth: Tunisia's south has long been marginalised, with successive governments since the revolution unable or unwilling to address the ...

Ahmed Sewehli

Sisi has no business drawing 'red lines' in Libya

Comment: Egypt's undemocratic aims and interference in Libya are unwelcome, writes Ahmed Sewehli.

Russian fighter jets in Libya could increase civilian casualties

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Russian fighter jets in Libya could increase civilian casualties

Russia's continued involvement in Libya - an accusation Russia officially denies - could prove fatal to civilians.

Greek-Italian maritime deal sends clear message to Turkey

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Greek-Italian maritime deal sends clear message to Turkey

The Greek-Italian maritime deal comes amid a Mediterranean power struggle sparked by events in Libya's war.

Fresh world protests against racism and police violence

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Fresh world protests against racism and police violence

There were rallies in cities across Europe, with thousands demonstrating in several French cities, and clashes breaking out in Paris and Lyon.

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