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Israeli forces snatched at least seven cows that strayed into its territories from Lebanon, local news reported.

The move reflects outgoing President Donald Trump's flurry of last minute pressure on Beijing as his days in office wind down.

France deploys carrier to eastern Mediterranean in 'anti-IS operation'

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France deploys carrier to eastern Mediterranean in 'anti-IS operation'

France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier was deployed to the eastern Mediterranean, Paris confirmed.

Egypt signs oil, <em>gas</em> <em>exploration</em> deals worth $1 billion

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Egypt signs oil, gas exploration deals worth $1 billion

The new agreements will allow the firms to conduct exploration in the eastern and western Mediterranean as well as the Red Sea.

Ankara seeks normalisation with EU in 2021: Turkish official

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Ankara seeks normalisation with EU in 2021: Turkish official

Ankara wants to mend its strained relations with the European Union this year, Deputy Foreign Minister Kaymakci said.

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Turkey condemns consulate staff arrest in Greece

Turkey condemned the arrest of a Greek employee at the Turkish consulate in Rhodes.

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UAE joins East Mediterranean gas forum 'as observer'

It has been announced that the UAE will join the East Mediterranean Gas Forum as an observer.

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US expected to sanction Turkey over S-400 purchase: reports

The proposed sanctions could further deteriorate the the United States' relationship with Turkey.

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Turkey says EU sanctions plan 'biased, unlawful'

"Turkish unilateral and provocative activities in the Eastern Mediterranean are still taking place, including in Cyprus's exclusive economic ...

EU plans more sanctions against Turkey over Med drilling

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EU plans more sanctions against Turkey over Med drilling

EU leaders invited ministers to draw up a list of targets for "restrictive measures" in response to Turkey's gas exploration ...

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EU leaders weigh sanctions over Turkey's Mediterranean drilling work

European Union leaders will give the green light to the expansion of sanctions against Turkey over its exploration of gas ...

Libyan oil flows resume, along with a revenues feud

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Libyan oil flows resume, along with a revenues feud

Comment: A resolution to Libya's enduring conflict will require resolving how oil revenues are distributed, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Lebanon renews calls for 'Israeli withdrawal from occupied territories'

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Lebanon renews calls for 'Israeli withdrawal from occupied territories'

The Lebanese representatives participating in border negotiations with Israel renewed calls on it to withdraw from Lebanese territories it ...

EU to discuss Turkey sanctions over Mediterranean <em>gas</em> <em>exploration</em>

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EU to discuss Turkey sanctions over Mediterranean gas exploration

EU foreign ministers will meet to discuss tensions with Turkey.

EU weighs options as Turkey stand-off grinds on

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EU weighs options as Turkey stand-off grinds on

EU members are considering tougher options against Turkey.

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Turkey research ship return to port amid potential sanctions

Turkey's research ship has returned to port less than two before EU leaders will decide whether to slap further sanctions on Ankara.

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Next round of Israel-Lebanon border talks postponed: army source

News of the postponement of a session scheduled to take place on Wednesday came after Israel accused Lebanon of changing its stance in the ...

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Israeli minister invites Lebanon's Aoun to direct border talks

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has been invited to hold direct talks with Israel over the disputed maritime border between the two countries.

Erdogan calls for dialogue with EU

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Erdogan calls for dialogue with EU

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reached out to the European Union, while warning the bloc not to be 'manipulated'

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Israel accuses Lebanon of changing stance on maritime border

Israel and Lebanon - historically staunch enemies - entered into negotiations last month to resolve the border dispute which will determine the ...

Lebanon, Israel in third round of sea border talks

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Lebanon, Israel in third round of sea border talks

Lebanon and Israel have entered into the third round of talks over offshore exploration, though the two countries are technically still ...

Tunisia strikes deal with protesters to restart oil production

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Tunisia strikes deal with protesters to restart oil production

Protesters in Tataouine reached a deal with the government to cease a blockade of oil and gas facilities in return for a jobs and ...

Lebanon-Israel maritime border talks hit roadblock

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Lebanon-Israel maritime border talks hit roadblock

Both Israel and Lebanon have demanded control of Mediterranean waters which could potentially contain valuable hydrocarbon deposits.

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