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Russia is making inroads into the Middle East at the expense of US power.

Israel is considering extending its Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline 700 kilometres southeast to the Yanbu oil refineries in Saudi Arabia.

Turkey approves new trade <em>deal</em> with Libya

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Turkey approves new trade deal with Libya

Ankara has announced an agreement to boost economic and trade ties with Libya as reports indicate Turkey is pursuing energy exploration in the oil-rich North African nation.

China coaxes Taliban with roads in exchange for peace

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China coaxes Taliban with roads in exchange for peace

Chinese officials have allegedly continued to meet Taliban representatives as the Trump administration began withdrawing troops.

Turkey in energy exploration talks with Libya: official

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Turkey in energy exploration talks with Libya: official

Turkey is in talks with Libya's UN-backed government to explore potential oil and gas reserves both onshore ...

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Hezbollah allies sanctioned by US denounce Washington's move

The new sanctions were a rare move by Washington targeting politicians close to the Iran-backed Hezbollah.

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US envoy reports progress on Israel-Lebanon border talks

Progress has been made to launch talks designed to end the disputed maritime border between Lebanon and Israel, a US official claimed ...

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Turkey, Greece 'start talks' to reduce risk of conflict

Athens has denied agreeing to take part in the discussions announced by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

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Macron arrives in Baghdad on first Iraq visit

Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Baghdad for talks with top-level Iraqi and Kurdish officials, the first head of state to visit the ...

The geopolitical race to rebuild Beirut's port

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The geopolitical race to rebuild Beirut's port

Hopes of acquiring greater influence in the Eastern Mediterranean are driving competition to gain control of Beirut's port.

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Algeria chafes against EU trade deal as deadline looms

As a deadline for a trade deal between Algeria and the European Union looms, concerns have been raised over its impact on the ...

Turkey discovers energy in Black Sea: report

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Turkey discovers energy in Black Sea: report

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has a special announcement coming on Friday.

Greece, Cyprus seek tougher EU stand on Mediterranean dispute

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Greece, Cyprus seek tougher EU stand on Mediterranean dispute

Cyprus and Greece urged the EU to adopt a tougher stance against Turkey's exploration in the eastern Mediterranean.

Turkey hits out at France over Mediterranean crisis

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Turkey hits out at France over Mediterranean crisis

Turkey lashed out at France over tensions in the eastern Mediterranean as EU foreign ministers met to discuss the crisis in the disputed waters.

France to beef up military presence in Eastern Mediterranean

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France to beef up military presence in Eastern Mediterranean

France announced it would temporarily boost its military presence in the Eastern Mediterranean in response to Turkey's contested oil ...

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Greece-Egypt maritime deal aims to shackle Turkey's Mediterranean designs

Analysis: The pact between Athens and Cairo is part of a wider regional battle for influence in the Mediterranean.

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Turkey vows to step up gas exploration in Mediterranean

Turkey wants to step up its gas exploration in the Mediterranean sea, despite Greek opposition.

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Greece says Turkish ship in eastern Mediterranean ‘threatening peace’

Greece accused Turkey of “threatening peace” and held a meeting of military chiefs after Turkey deployed a research ship in the hotly ...

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EU: Turkey navy operations in eastern mediterranean 'extremely worrying'

Turkey's resumed search for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean is "extremely worrying", the EU said after ...

Turkey announces resuming eastern Mediterranean energy search

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Turkey announces resuming eastern Mediterranean energy search

Turkey announced its intention to search for energy in the eastern Mediterranean, despite conflict with Greece in the past.

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Libya slams Egypt-Greece maritime deal

Turkey's Foreign Ministry also slammed the 'so-called agreement' between Egypt and Greece.

Egypt, Greece sign maritime <em>deal</em> to counter Libya-Turkey one

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Egypt, Greece sign maritime deal to counter Libya-Turkey one

Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias has hailed the Egypt-Greece deal as 'an exemplary agreement.'

Russia <em>and</em> Turkey on collision course in Libya's conflict

Rauf Mammadov

Russia and Turkey on collision course in Libya's conflict

Analysis: Moscow and Ankara are vying for influence in Libya, but their competing economic interests could collide.

Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

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Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

The US Defence Department says that Turkey sent up to 3,800 paid Syrian fighters to fight for the Libyan government, while Russia sent thousands ...

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