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

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

Turkish, Greek FMs hold first talks since Mediterranean tensions

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Turkish, Greek FMs hold first talks since Mediterranean tensions

The talks were held the sidelines of a security forum in Slovakia's capital Bratislava.

Turkey pulls back drilling ship from Cyprus

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Turkey pulls back drilling ship from Cyprus

Turkey has pulled back a drilling ship from contested waters near Cyprus.

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Trump to spend 'next few days' in hospital

US President Donald Trump is being sent out of the White House to a military hospital as he reports being 'fatigued' just shortly after being tested for coronavirus.

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Pompeo urges Greece, Turkey to resolve Mediterranean row

The United States on Monday called on Greece and Turkey to find "good solutions" to a tense Mediterranean territorial dispute after the NATO ...

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Egypt returns bodies of Gaza fishermen shot by navy

The shooting occurred Friday as three fishermen were fishing near the Gaza-Egypt maritime frontier.

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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.

Lebanon retrieves four bodies from deadly migrant sea crossing

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Lebanon retrieves four bodies from deadly migrant sea crossing

Lebanon’s Civil Defence have retrieved the bodies of four people, including a child, who had desperately tried to flee the crisis-hit country a ...

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US carrier enters Gulf amid sanctions threats toward Iran

The move came just days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed to enforce an arms embargo and other international sanctions against Iran.

Erdogan says willing to meet with Greek PM

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Erdogan says willing to meet with Greek PM

The search for gas and oil in the eastern Mediterranean has sparked a row that has seen Greece and Turkey stage rival air and navy ...

Turkey open to talks but ‘determined’, Erdogan tells Merkel

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Turkey open to talks but ‘determined’, Erdogan tells Merkel

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying that he was open to ‘constructive’ talks with ...

Iran warns US against 'strategic mistake' after Trump threat

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Iran warns US against 'strategic mistake' after Trump threat

"We hope that they do not make a new strategic mistake and certainly in the case of any strategic mistake, they will witness Iran's decisive ...

Trump vows '1,000 times greater' response to Iran attack

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Trump vows '1,000 times greater' response to Iran attack

US President Donald Trump vowed that any planned attack by Iran in response to the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani will be met with ...

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Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

The father of a woman married to a UAE royal was abducted during a livestream online, the London-based Detained in Dubai organisation reported.

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Turkish vessel leaves contested waters in eastern Med: report

Greece has reportedly welcomed the decision made by Turkey not to renew the research vessel's deployment.

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US 'deeply concerned' over Turkey's operations in eastern Mediterranean

Pompeo urged Turkey, Greece and Cyprus to put a diplomatic end to the crisis over offshore natural resources.

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Greece to buy new planes, frigates amid Turkey tensions

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the time had come to reinforce Greece's armed forces "as a legacy to the security of the country".

Turkey to conduct naval exercises off Cyprus coast

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Turkey to conduct naval exercises off Cyprus coast

Turkey is at loggerheads with Greece and Cyprus over hydrocarbon resources and naval influence in the eastern Mediterranean, sparking fears of ...

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UK invests £23.8m in strategic naval base in Oman

A British military base in Oman will soon be tripled in size after the UK announced a £23.8m investment to expand the strategic hub.

UK to invest £23.8m in strategic Omani port

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UK to invest £23.8m in strategic Omani port

The expansion of the "logistics hub" at Duqm will "facilitate Royal Navy deployments to the Indian Ocean" and "further support British ...

Thousands spend third night outside after Greek camp fire

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Thousands spend third night outside after Greek camp fire

'We've lost everything, we were abandoned, without food, water or medicine,' a Syrian asylum seeker said after spending three nights sleeping ...

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