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Qatar accused two Bahraini boats of breaching its territorial waters.

Libya's Tripoli-based unity government has warned that a landmark ceasefire agreed last month could be in peril.

UN condemns Israeli demolition of entire Palestinian village

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UN condemns Israeli demolition of entire Palestinian village

UN Secretary General spokesman Stephane Dujarric has strongly condemned Israel's demolition of the Palestinian village of Homsa al-Baqia on Tuesday.

Israel demolishes entire Palestinian village in Jordan Valley

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Israel demolishes entire Palestinian village in Jordan Valley

The Israeli army has demolished all of the homes in the Palestinian village of Homsa al-Baqia in the Jordan Valley area of the West Bank, ...

What will happen to US 'maximum pressure' on Iran?

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

What will happen to US 'maximum pressure' on Iran?

Analysis: Trump and Biden paint two very different pictures of a future relationship with Iran, but either way, the 'maximum pressure' strategy ...

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Iran begins annual air force drill with drones, jets

This is the second drill Iran has held since a decade-long UN arms embargo on the country that barred it from purchasing foreign weapons.

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Pentagon condemns Turkey S-400 test, Erdogan dismisses US criticism

The Pentagon strongly condemned the test of a Russian-made S-400 missile defence system by NATO ally Turkey and warned of 'serious consequences'.

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Two-decade court battle over West Bank area nears end

Palestinian Bedouins may be forced out of their villagew after a long court battle, with the Israeli military declaring the Masafer Yatta area a ...

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Turkish Cypriots elect pro-Erdogan presidential candidate

Ersin Tatar, a right-wing candidate favoured by Turkish President Erdogan, has narrowly won presidential elections in the unrecognised Turkish ...

Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid EastMed tensions

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Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid EastMed tensions

North Cyprus on Sunday is holding a presidential vote for a new leader amid heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Akinci to face Erdogan-backed rival in Turkish Cypriot election

Pro-reunification moderate Mustafa Akinci will face Ankara-backed nationalist Ersin Tatar in the race for the Turkish Cypriot presidency, which ...

Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid Mediterranean tensions

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Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid Mediterranean tensions

The election in the breakaway TRNC that is recognised only by Ankara.

The heavy toll of coronavirus on Iraq's displaced

Sofia Nitti

The heavy toll of coronavirus on Iraq's displaced

The pandemic has exacerbated a mental health crisis for internally displaced people in Iraq.

US, Morocco agree to boost military cooperation

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US, Morocco agree to boost military cooperation

Washington remains the number one arms supplier to Rabat, with the Kingdom hosting the largest annual war games for US troops in Africa.

US signs 10-year military cooperation pact with Tunisia

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US signs 10-year military cooperation pact with Tunisia

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has signed a 10-year military cooperation agreement on a visit to Tunisia amid a continuing extremist threat in ...

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Greek PM to Erdogan: 'Let's give diplomacy a chance'

Prime Minister Mitsotakis remains 'optimistic' for a diplomatic solution with 'aggressive' Turkey.

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US carrier enters Gulf amid sanctions threats toward Iran

The move came just days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed to enforce an arms embargo and other international sanctions against Iran.

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Israeli military holds exercises in residential Palestinian areas

The Israeli army has been using heavy machinery on agricultural land and near residential areas in the northern Jordan Valley, posing dangers to ...

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Iran warns US against 'strategic mistake' after Trump threat

"We hope that they do not make a new strategic mistake and certainly in the case of any strategic mistake, they will witness Iran's decisive ...

Trump vows '1,000 times greater' response to Iran attack

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Trump vows '1,000 times greater' response to Iran attack

US President Donald Trump vowed that any planned attack by Iran in response to the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani will be met with ...

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Turkish vessel leaves contested waters in eastern Med: report

Greece has reportedly welcomed the decision made by Turkey not to renew the research vessel's deployment.

US 'deeply concerned' over Turkey's operations in eastern Mediterranean

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US 'deeply concerned' over Turkey's operations in eastern Mediterranean

Pompeo urged Turkey, Greece and Cyprus to put a diplomatic end to the crisis over offshore natural resources.

Greece to buy new planes, frigates amid Turkey tensions

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Greece to buy new planes, frigates amid Turkey tensions

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 to conduct naval <em>exercises</em> off Cyprus coast

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Turkey to conduct naval exercises off Cyprus coast

Turkey is at loggerheads with Greece and Cyprus over hydrocarbon resources and naval influence in the eastern Mediterranean, sparking fears of ...

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