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A spokesman for Indonesia's maritime authorities said that 36 Iranian and 26 Chinese crewmembers were detained, with documents from both vessels seized.

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

Iran asks Indonesia for clarification regarding tanker seizure

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Iran asks Indonesia for clarification regarding tanker seizure

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.

Indonesia seizes Iranian and Panamanian oil tankers

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Indonesia seizes Iranian and Panamanian oil tankers

Indonesia has seized an Iranian and a Panamanian oil tanker suspected of illegally transporting oil off the coast of Borneo island.

Gulf crisis resolution in balance ahead of summit

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Gulf crisis resolution in balance ahead of summit

GCC states are scheduled to meet in Riyadh for the annual summit on Tuesday, where a much-anticipated resolve to the crisis is expected.

Alex Kassidiaris

Why rumours of a Biden-Erdogan showdown are greatly exaggerated

Analysis: Despite assumptions that Biden will pursue a more aggressive policy towards Turkey, Ankara could re-emerge as an invaluable ally for the new administration.

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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.

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Lebanon's president expresses hope for Israel border talks

President Aoun told a US mediator that Lebanon wants the talks to succeed to "strengthen stability in the south" and allow investments in ...

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Qatar claims Bahrain vessels breached its waters

Qatar accused two Bahraini boats of breaching its territorial waters.

Mine explodes, damages oil tanker off Saudi coast

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Mine explodes, damages oil tanker off Saudi coast

A mine has exploded and damaged a Greek-managed oil tanker off Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast near Yemen, where the kingdom is battling Houthi ...

Stasa Salacanin

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

No limit to where Iran defends itself, Guards say

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No limit to where Iran defends itself, Guards say

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they are not bound by geography when it comes to self-defence.

US military buying data mined from Muslim apps

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US military buying data mined from Muslim apps

The US military is buying data of people around the world, harvested apps, which seem to target Muslims in particular, reports Motherboard.

Pompeo heads to see allies turning page on Trump

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Pompeo heads to see allies turning page on Trump

With President Donald Trump refusing to concede and making unsubstantiated claims of fraud, Mike Pompeo, one of his most loyal aides, has dug in ...

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.

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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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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'.

Joe Macaron

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 ...

Greece slams Turkish decision to send out research ship

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Greece slams Turkish decision to send out research ship

Greece has called Turkey's decision to send a seismic research ship back to disputed waters in the eastern Mediterranean 'a direct threat to ...

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Turkey to send research ship to east Mediterranean again

Turkey announced plans to send the research ship at the centre of an energy rights row with Greece to the eastern Mediterranean again,

Turkey pledges 'full solidarity' with Libya unity govt

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Turkey pledges 'full solidarity' with Libya unity govt

Turkey stands in full solidarity with Libya's UN-recognised government, the Turkish president said on Sunday.

Egypt navy shoot at three Gazan fisherman

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Egypt navy shoot at three Gazan fisherman

Three Gazan fishermen from the same family were reportedly taken into custody by Egyptian authorities.

Turkey accused EU of 'bias' for sanctioning <em>maritime</em> firm

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Turkey accused EU of 'bias' for sanctioning maritime firm

The EU made the 'wrong decision' by imposing sanctions on a Turkish firm.

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