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A breach of the vessel would have disastrous results for Red Sea marine life and tens of thousands of impoverished people who depend on fishing for their livelihood.

The UN is holding talks on Yemen as a tanker on a Yemeni coast could rupture, causing disastrous consequences for Red Sea marine life.

China and Iran's strategic partnership: A zero sum game?

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

China and Iran's strategic partnership: A zero sum game?

Analysis: China and Iran's bilateral relationship is gaining strategic significance.

Greek government faces resistance over dictatorship-era anti-protest law

Keira Dignan

Greek government faces resistance over dictatorship-era anti-protest law

In-depth: The Greek government is extending police powers to quell mass protests, a move refugee groups say will limit their ability to mobilise.

Iranian ships 'illegally fishing' off Yemen's Socotra coast: minister

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Iranian ships 'illegally fishing' off Yemen's Socotra coast: minister

A Socotra official accused Iran of illegally fishing off the coast of the Yemeni island, just days after vessel tracking organisations confirmed ...

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Italy to take in 180 refugees rescued in Mediterranean

Italy on Sunday authorised charity vessel Ocean Viking to transfer 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean to a ship in Sicily for quarantine, the ship's operator and the government said.

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Turkey demands French apology over Mediterranean naval incident

The French government has announced it is halting its participation in Sea Guardian, a NATO mission to provide maritime security in the ...

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Greek FM visits seat Libya's pro-Haftar government

The surprise visit from the Greek offical is the latest sign of deepening ties between Athens and Haftar

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE is gradually eclipsing Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Comment: The STC's takeover of Socotra indicates that the United Arab Emirates has marginalised Saudi Arabia into a weaker position, at least ...

UAE, Egypt 'buying oil derivatives' from US-sanctioned Iran

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UAE, Egypt 'buying oil derivatives' from US-sanctioned Iran

US allies, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, have continued to purchase oil derivatives from Iran despite sanctions against the Islamic ...

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192 Iranian vessels 'illegally fishing' in Somali waters

Evidence suggests the 192-strong Iranian fleet is six times larger than the 31-vessel China tuna fleet licensed to fish in Somali waters.

Saudi 'forced' 3 Iranian boats to leave waters

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Saudi 'forced' 3 Iranian boats to leave waters

Saudi state media said it forced Iranian ships to retreat from its waters.

Turkey and Greece discuss coronavirus despite ongoing tension

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Turkey and Greece discuss coronavirus despite ongoing tension

Turkish and Greek leaders discussed the potential of opening borders as well as the Covid-19 outbreak on Friday, in a rare call despite tensions.

UN warns oil tanker abandoned in Yemen could explode

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UN warns oil tanker abandoned in Yemen could explode

The UN has warned that an abandoned tanker carrying a million barrels of oil off Yemen’s coast could explode as Houthi rebels refuse to allow ...

Stranded Rohingya pulled to shore by sympathetic Indonesians

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Stranded Rohingya pulled to shore by sympathetic Indonesians

After officials refused to allow the group to land, locals took matters into their own hands by jumping into boats which they used to pull the ...

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Libya 'a priority' Italy's FM says during Tripoli visit

Rome and Tripoli are reworking a 2017 memorandum on migration.

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Libya: What does Egypt's 'declaration of war' mean?

The GNA have denounced Sisi’s televised statement on Saturday, perceiving his warning to intervene as as a 'declaration of war'.

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Turkey slams EU mission to contain arms to Libya

Turkey has criticised an EU operation aimed at halting arms shipments to Libya, following NATO's announcement of an investigation into a naval ...

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Greek-Italian maritime deal sends clear message to Turkey

The Greek-Italian maritime deal comes amid a Mediterranean power struggle sparked by events in Libya's war.

Qatar Airways says no new planes in 2021

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Qatar Airways says no new planes in 2021

Qatar Airways has decided it will not make any new aircrafts in for the next two years.

Mel Plant

Hints of rapprochement between rivals Egypt and Turkey, explained

Behind-the-scenes talks indicate warming ties between longtime rivals Egypt and Turkey but Emirati influence over Cairo looks to hamper ...

The significance of Erdogan's Hagia Sophia conversion plan

Gasia Ohanes

The significance of Erdogan's Hagia Sophia conversion plan

As opposition parties call for early elections, Erdogan's critics say he is using Hagia Sophia to divert attention from economic turmoil ...

Egyptians stuck in Qatar lockdown fly home despite blockade

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Egyptians stuck in Qatar lockdown fly home despite blockade

Egypt had initially 'refused' to repatriate its citizens stuck in Qatar amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Turkey conducts ‘show of force’ drill in Libyan waters

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Turkey conducts ‘show of force’ drill in Libyan waters

The Turkish navy has conducted an air and naval exercise in the sea off Libya, in what state news agency Anadolu calls a ‘show of force’ amid ...

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