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Tunisia is bracing for protests after hundreds were arrested in four nights of street clashes between riot police and disaffected youths

At least 46 people were killed when an earthquake hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Friday.

Greece wants EU pressure on Turkey to take migrants

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Greece wants EU pressure on Turkey to take migrants

Greece called on EU authorities to ensure Turkey take back nearly 1,500 people whose asylum requests were denied.

EU watchdog launches Frontex investigation over migrant harassment allegations

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EU watchdog launches Frontex investigation over migrant harassment allegations

The EU has launched an investigation into claims that Greece is pushing migrants on boats back into the sea.

Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

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Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

Tunisia marked 10 years since the Arab Spring revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but little are celebrating due to a ...

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Indonesia recovers first black box from crashed plane

Indonesian transport minister Budi Karya Sumadi said a box had been found after a plane plunged about 10,000 feet in less than a minute before slamming into the Java Sea.

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Indonesian divers hunt seabed for crashed plane's black boxes

Indonesian divers returned to a wreckage-littered seabed off Jakarta hunting for black boxes that will likely be key to unlocking the mystery of ...

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Discontent remains 10 years after Tunisia's Arab Spring protests

While Tunisia - unlike most of its regional neighbours - has kept the candle of a fragile democracy burning, widespread popular discontent is ...

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Turkey invites Greece to maritime dispute talks

Turkey's top diplomat requested that Greece "hold the first meeting in January", while Athens said it had received no official invitation but ...

Indonesia budget airline jet 'suspected' to have crashed: official

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Indonesia budget airline jet 'suspected' to have crashed: official

More than 60 people were onboard the flight, which lost contact with authorities minutes after leaving Jakarta's airport.

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Iran holds naval parade in the Persian Gulf

The parade was held near where Iranian forces seized two US navy boats in 2016.

Migrant channel crossings, attempts surge in 2020: France

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Migrant channel crossings, attempts surge in 2020: France

In France nearly 10,000 migrants attempted to cross the border.

Malaysian villagers escape floods on excavator as 28,000 evacuated

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Malaysian villagers escape floods on excavator as 28,000 evacuated

The number of Malaysian villagers forced from their homes by floods rose to more than 28,000 with at least four dead.

Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

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Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

While the EU tariff- and quota-free trade deal averted potential business chaos in the immediate future, the divorce will play out in many ...

Bahrain urges end to regional disputes before Gulf summit

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Bahrain urges end to regional disputes before Gulf summit

The softened rhetoric surrounding the three-year dispute comes amid Riyadh-led efforts to resolve the crisis.

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Italy PM flies in as Libya frees Sicilian fishermen

Libya freed 18 fishermen, including eight Sicilians, after Italy's prime minister visited Benghazi to secure their release.

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Libya frees 18 Sicilian fishermen

A group of Sicilian fishermen held in Libya since September have been released from captivity.

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Explosion rocks Singapore-flagged tanker off Saudi port

The Singapore-flagged oil tanker BW Rhine was targeted in an attack off the Saudi port city of Jeddah on Monday.

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Qatar detains sailors onboard Bahraini vessel after breach

Three sailors were detained after a Bahraini vessel breached Qatar's territorial waters on Saturday, authorities confirmed.

Athens accuses Turkey of facilitating Somali migration to Greece

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Athens accuses Turkey of facilitating Somali migration to Greece

Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi said that Somali asylum seekers were aallegedly using "subsidised tickets and visas paid for by NGOs".

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US Navy official says 'uneasy deterrence' reached with Iran

Vice Admiral Samuel Paparo described having a "healthy respect" for Iran's navy.

Haftar's capture of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm

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Haftar's capture of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm

In-depth: Haftar's forces have detained a crew of Sicilian fishermen for over 90 days, igniting a diplomatic stand-off with Italy.

Israel gets new missile boat as Iran tensions surge

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Israel gets new missile boat as Iran tensions surge

A top naval officer said the purchase "dramatically" improves the country's ability to counter regional rivals like Iran.

32 migrants rescued, 2 missing off Lesbos

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32 migrants rescued, 2 missing off Lesbos

Greece's Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi accused the Turkish coast guard of not assisting the migrants when they issued a distress call.

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