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Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni might help explain why, writes Eva Thiebaud.

Bahrain will be the fourth Arab state to normalise relations with Israel following Egypt (1979), Jordan (1994) and the UAE (2020).

Ankara urges EU to be 'impartial' over Turkey-Greece conflict

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Ankara urges EU to be 'impartial' over Turkey-Greece conflict

Turkey's hunt for gas and oil reserves in waters claimed by EU member Greece has severely strained the relationship between the two NATO members.

US wants Iran, not Russia, to leave Syria: report

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US wants Iran, not Russia, to leave Syria: report

Despite expanding its military presence in Syria and the Middle East, Moscow is not facing US retribution for its support of the Assad regime.

Turkey says Russia will hold live-fire exercises in Med

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Turkey says Russia will hold live-fire exercises in Med

Moscow will conduct naval drills in areas where Turkey is currently searching for energy resources.

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Erdogan calls French, Greek leaders 'greedy and incompetent'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out Sunday at leaders of France and Greece, calling them "greedy and incompetent" for challenging Turkish energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean.

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UN approves resolution that cuts Lebanon peacekeepers

The United States approved a resolution that decreases the troop limit from 15,000 to 13,000.

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Escalating tensions in eastern Mediterranean

The area has long been a source of acrimony between Greece and Turkey, and Ankara's appetite has been whetted by discoveries of large gas ...

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Somali pirates hijack first vessel since 2017

Reports emerging on Wednesday have cast doubts on the erasure of maritime crime originating in the Horn of Africa country.

Former sailor details misconduct by SEALs pulled from Iraq

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Former sailor details misconduct by SEALs pulled from Iraq

A female ex-sailor revealed horrible misconduct committed by Navy SEALS in Iraq.

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Russia given green light to expand Syria airbase

Russia has been given approval to expand its airbase in Latakia province.

UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

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UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

US Ambassador Kelly Craft stressed the need for a new mandate at a closed council meeting on the UN peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon.

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into what's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and ...

Iran moves 'fake US aircraft carrier' to sea

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Iran moves 'fake US aircraft carrier' to sea

Satellite images released on Monday showed a mock Iranian aircraft carrier was moved to the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

US backs France in standoff with Turkey over warships

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US backs France in standoff with Turkey over warships

Trump is available to defuse rising tensions between France and Turkey, a White House adviser said.

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Turkish naval commander meets Libyan chief of staff

Turkey's Admiral Adnan Ozbal has met the Libyan government's Chief of Staff in Tripoli ahead of an expected confrontation between Libyan government forces and troops loyal to Khalifa Haftar

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France accuses Turkey of violating UN embargo on Libya

France has accused Turkey of repeatedly violating a UN arms embargo on warn-torn Libya.

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Europe tries to reassure Russia over Libya embargo mission

European Union representatives explained the EU's naval mission to enforce an arms embargo on Libya during a closed-door meeting which ...

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US warns Gulf vessels to stay clear of warships

Gulf vessels should stay at least 100 metres away from US Navy ships or risk being 'interpreted as a threat', Washington has warned.

Iran missile accidentally strikes own vessel, killing 19 sailors

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Iran missile accidentally strikes own vessel, killing 19 sailors

A missile accidentally struck a support vessel that was sailing too close to a target in a training exercise, the Iranian armed forces said.

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Israel demands major changes in UN peacekeeping in Lebanon

The peacekeeping mission had been extended in 2016 after clashes with Hezbollah, and Israel wants more control on the ground.

EU launches <em>naval</em> mission to police Libya arms embargo

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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.

Russia sends warships to Syria as Turkey tensions soar

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Russia sends warships to Syria as Turkey tensions soar

A Russian military spokesman said two Russian frigates were transiting the Bosphorus, a route normally taken by Russian naval ships to ...

Libya's GNA suspends ceasefire talks after Tripoli port attack

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Libya's GNA suspends ceasefire talks after Tripoli port attack

A missile attack targeting a Turkish ship in the port of Tripoli prompted Libya's internationally-recognised government to suspend ceasefire ...

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