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Comment: In utter secrecy, France and Israel are cooperating on the digital warfare of the future, despite competitive tensions on the African arms market, writes Jean Stern.

Bangladesh has ordered an eight-day closure of all offices and public transport as Covid-19 cases rise.

Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

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Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

Tunisia, Greece hold joint naval exercises

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Tunisia, Greece hold joint naval exercises

The joint drills are aimed at enhancing the two country's ability to fight illegal maritime activities, including smuggling, as well ...

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.

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Security Council extends Libya arms embargo for one year

The United Nations Security Council has extended an arms embargo on Libya, as fighting between the GNA and General Haftar's forces continues.

The New Arab & agencies

Libya coast guard intercepts, detains about 400 migrants: UN

Migrants detained in Libya are often held in overcrowded, squalid detention centres or held at the mercy of armed groups.

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Malaysia turns away boat with 200 Rohingya refugees

Around 200 muslim refugees fleeing from ethnic violence in Rohingya were turned away by Malaysian authorities over coronavirus concerns.

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EU launches naval mission to police Libya arms embargo

Operation 'Irini' will start for a year from Wednesday, aiming to implement the UN's arms embargo on Libya.

Japan destroyer heads to Middle East amid lingering tension

The New Arab

Japan destroyer heads to Middle East amid lingering tension

Japan earlier decided to opt out of the US-led operation to protect shipping routes in the region but sent a destroyer to ensure the safety of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Vessel catches fire in tense waters, off UAE coast

The blaze comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US, which last year saw a series of attacks on tankers and oil installations in ...

Australia calls on Iran to treat detainees 'humanely'

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Australia calls on Iran to treat detainees 'humanely'

The Australian Foreign Affairs Minister said she raised the case of travel bloggers Jolie King and Mark Firkin with her Iranian counterpart ...

Iran jails three Australian citizens in notorious Tehran prison

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Iran jails three Australian citizens in notorious Tehran prison

Two women who are dual British-Australian citizens and an Australian man have been detained in Iran, one of them sentenced to 10 years in ...

Iran says European fleet in Gulf would be 'provocative'

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Iran says European fleet in Gulf would be 'provocative'

Iran slammed as "provocative" a British proposal for a European-led naval mission to escort tankers in the Gulf, amid soaring tensions over the ...

Pentagon chief aims to protect US ships in Gulf

The New Arab & agencies

Pentagon chief aims to protect US ships in Gulf

The US military is aiming to enhance its security in the Gulf to protect commercial ships.

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China thanks UAE for backing repressive anti-Muslim Xinjiang policies

Chinese President Xi has thanked Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed for his 'valuable support' for policies which have seen one million Xinjiang Muslims placed in internment camps.

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Trump wants Japan to send warships to the Gulf

The US is expected to request that Japan send forces to secure shipping lanes near Iran but Prime Minister Abe wants to try to reduce US-Iran ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran warns US, UK will 'regret' seizing Tehran's tanker

Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned the United States and Britain will "strongly regret" the seizure of a tanker off Gibraltar, the semi-official ...

The New Arab

Russia blames US over Gulf tanker incident

Russia blamed Washington for the escalation in tensions with Tehran after Britain said Iranian ships had attempted to impede a British oil ...

US wants military coalition to protect strategic Gulf waters

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US wants military coalition to protect strategic Gulf waters

The United States aims to form a coalition to 'ensure freedom of navigation' through strategic Gulf waters amid fraught relations between ...

Amar Diwakar

Vision 2040: Oman's ambitious strategy towards a post-oil economy

Oman hopes that 'Vision 2040' can operate as the guiding document for the development of national implementation programmes, with aims to boost ...

France, UK agree action plan on migrant Channel crossings

The New Arab

France, UK agree action plan on migrant Channel crossings

France and the UK will increase surveillance patrols and focus on measures to dismantle trafficking gangs in one of the world's busiest ...

UAE hijacked Qatari fishing boat and crew members: Qatar

The New Arab

UAE hijacked Qatari fishing boat and crew members: Qatar

Qatar's UN representative said the United Arab Emirates hijacked a Qatari fishing boat and kidnapped eight crew members on board, state news ...

Abe's Japan entices GCC with military hardware

Naveed Ahmad

Abe's Japan entices GCC with military hardware

Comment: As Saudi Arabia and Iran's regional tension continues to build, the Gulf's appetite for western, Chinese and Japanese arms will only ...

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