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The US is prepared to broker maritime talks between Lebanon and Israel as the two countries clash over maritime activities.

Israel has given a Greek firm rights for exploration in waters claimed by Lebanon.

Greek FM travels to Turkey for talks

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Greek FM travels to Turkey for talks

Nikos Dendias will meet with his Turkish counterpart and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

US warns of punitive actions for Lebanese blocking reforms

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US warns of punitive actions for Lebanese blocking reforms

David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs, did not specify what kind of punitive actions Lebanese officials could face.

Libya to grant visa-free travel for Turkish nationals

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Libya to grant visa-free travel for Turkish nationals

Libya has granted visa-free travel for Turkish nationals following a two day visit to the country by the Libyan

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Lebanon president delays declaration on waters disputed with Israel

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has refused to consent to a plan to expand Lebanon's maritime borders amid ongoing disputes with Israel and Syria in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Greece agrees to talks with Libya over maritime zone

Greece and Libya have agreed to enter talks to mark out their maritime zones in the Mediterranean after Tripoli reiterated an agreement ...

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Suez megaship owner haggles over $900m release demand

Negotiations are underway between the Suez Canal authorities and the owners of the ship that blocked the passage for a number of days, causing ...

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Turkey and Libya commit to maritime agreement angering Greece

Turkey's president and Libya's prime minister have committed to a 2019 maritime border agreement, despite complaints from Greece and ...

Egypt 'seizes' megaship over nearly $1bn Suez claim

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Egypt 'seizes' megaship over nearly $1bn Suez claim

A megaship which blocked Egypt's Suez Canal and crippled world trade for nearly a week has been 'seized' on court orders.

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Lebanon extends area claimed in border dispute with Israel

Public Works Minister Michel Najjar told reporters that he has signed an amendment of the decree that would formally extend Lebanon’s border.

Bangladesh shuts down offices, transport amid pandemic surge

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Bangladesh shuts down offices, transport amid pandemic surge

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

Greece urges Libya to cancel <em>maritime</em> deal with Turkey

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Greece urges Libya to cancel maritime deal with Turkey

On a visit to Tripoli this week, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called for the cancellation of a Libyan-Turkish deal delineating ...

Iran releases seized South Korean tanker: Seoul foreign ministry

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Iran releases seized South Korean tanker: Seoul foreign ministry

Iran was a key oil supplier to resource-poor South Korea until Washington's rules blocked the purchases.

Suspicion falls on Israel after Iran ship blast

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Suspicion falls on Israel after Iran ship blast

US media reported Israel had struck an Iranian ship in the Red Sea.

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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.

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Turkey's chair snub riles EU chief

Ursula von der Leyen was left standing when she was denied a seat at a meeting with President Erdogan and the European Council president.

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Egypt's first female ship captain accused of 'blocking Suez'

Egypt's first female ship captain was the topic of a false internet rumour that accused her of blocking the Suez Canal.

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EU calls for foreign fighters to leave Libya

Praising the formation of Libya's new unity government, EU Council President Charles Michel has called for all foreign fighters to leave the ...

Turkey detains 10 retired admirals over 'coup' allegations

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Turkey detains 10 retired admirals over 'coup' allegations

Turkey has detained 10 retired admirals over claims they are calling for a coup over an open letter criticising the proposed Istanbul canal.

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Turkey slams admirals' warning over Bosphorus treaty

103 retired Turkish admirals signed an open letter warning that developing a shipping canal in Istanbul could endanger the 1936 Montreux ...

Saudi-led coalition strikes booby-trapped Houthi boat in Red Sea

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Saudi-led coalition strikes booby-trapped Houthi boat in Red Sea

The Saudi-led coalition said it had thwarted an 'imminent' attack by the Sanaa-based Houthi group.

Canal Authority says Suez backlog cleared

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Canal Authority says Suez backlog cleared

By the time the MV Ever Given was refloated on Monday, the backlog of ships in the Suez Canal had reached more than 400 vessels.

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 ...

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