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Iran has asked Indonesia to clarify why it seized an Iranian-flagged oil tanker on Sunday, saying it had received ‘contradictory information’ regarding the matter.

Greece and Turkey will bow to EU and NATO pressure on Monday and hold the first direct talks over their explosive eastern Mediterranean standoff in four years.

Libya oil output makes high-stake but fragile return

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Libya oil output makes high-stake but fragile return

Libya has increased its oil production tenfold, but this is still below the levels of the Gaddafi era, experts say.

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad

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Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad

A deadly twin suicide bombing has hit a market in Baghdad, killing at least 28, with the death toll expected to rise.

Syria temporarily cuts supplies of fuel to meet shortages

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Syria temporarily cuts supplies of fuel to meet shortages

Long lines have formed outside of gas stations and bakeries as the government rationed what it has, further deepening the crunch felt ...

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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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Qatar joins IAEA convention on nuclear safety

Qatar has joined the International Atomic Energy Agency convention on nuclear safety on Monday, after repeated calls to protect the environment.

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Jordan announces 'promising' natural gas find

Jordanian officials have long pinned their hopes on finding major gas reserves at the field, which is located along the ...

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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 in waters ...

EU leaders weigh sanctions over Turkey's Mediterranean drilling work

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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 ...

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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.

Israel accuses Lebanon of changing stance on maritime border

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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 ...

Cyprus, Israel, Greece agree to boost defence cooperation

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Cyprus, Israel, Greece agree to boost defence cooperation

The three countries have forged close ties amid regional tension in the Eastern Mediterranean over offshore gas exploitation rights.

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 at war.

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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Lebanon, Israel in new day of maritime border talks

Lebanon and Israel have entered the day in maritime border talks under UN and US auspices to allow for offshore energy exploration

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Gas and tensions in the eastern Med

Relations have been strained in recent months following Turkish exploration and drilling operations in waters claimed by both Cyprus and Greece.

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Libya resumes oil exports from key terminals

Conflict-strewn Libya sits atop Africa's largest proven crude oil reserves.

Turkish Cypriots elect pro-Erdogan presidential candidate

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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 ...

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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.

Turkey's <em>gas</em> find reaches 405 billion cubic meters

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Turkey's gas find reaches 405 billion cubic meters

Erdogan has revealed that a vast natural gas field discovered in the Black Sea was even bigger than first estimated.

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

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Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

Hezbollah says maritime border talks not 'normalisation' with Israel

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Hezbollah says maritime border talks not 'normalisation' with Israel

Hezbollah has said that maritime border talks between Lebanon and Israel due to take place next week have ‘absolutely nothing to do with any ...

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