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Mike Pompeo said the captains of Iranian-flagged oil tankers which recently delivered 1.5 million barrels of fuel to Venezuela had been placed on a US Treasury blacklist, freezing their assets.

Turkey has denied that it is using aggression against a French navy vessel during an NATO mission.

Turkey fires back at French criticism over Libya role

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Turkey fires back at French criticism over Libya role

Turkey has hit back at France on Tuesday over what it described as 'unacceptable' criticism for its support of the internationally-recognised government in Libya.

France says Turkey conduct in Libya 'unacceptable'

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France says Turkey conduct in Libya 'unacceptable'

France, despite public denials, has long been suspected of favouring Haftar, who has the backing of Egypt, Russia and the United Arab Emirates.

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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Italy approves warship sale to Egypt despite student murder

Italy has approved the sale of two warships to Egypt, and could offer further arms deals, despite the gruesome 2016 murder of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni in Cairo.

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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 Russia ...

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France intercepts tanker bound for Libya

The Libya-bound tanker was stopped on its way to complete the sale of refined products to a company registered in the United Arab Emirates.

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Denmark sold arms to UAE despite Yemen war ban

Military hardware developed by Terma, a Danish aerospace and defence manufacturer, found its way into Emirati warships, even after Denmark ...

US Navy seizes Iranian weapons including missiles from sea

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US Navy seizes Iranian weapons including missiles from sea

A US warship has seized weapons thought to be of Iranian origin.

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Lebanon questions Turkey on Libya-bound ship's weapons cargo

Lebanon asked Turkey for details about a Lebanese flag's presence on a cargo ship that carried armoured vehicles to Libya while escorted by a ...

Cyprus backpedals on claim of Turkey gas data theft

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Cyprus backpedals on claim of Turkey gas data theft

Turkey's gas exploration and drilling off the coast of Cyprus has attracted international condemnation, with Nicosia slamming Ankara as a ...

Honduras waiting for Israeli reciprocity for Jerusalem embassy move

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Honduras waiting for Israeli reciprocity for Jerusalem embassy move

Right-wing leader Juan Orlando Hernandez announced the embassy move in August and a month later opened a commercial office in Jerusalem as an ...

Greece threatens to block Libya deal over maritime dispute

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Greece threatens to block Libya deal over maritime dispute

Officials from the US, EU, Russia and Turkey are due to meet in Berlin on Sunday for a Libya summit.

Israel, Greece and Cyprus sign multi-billion gas pipeline deal

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Israel, Greece and Cyprus sign multi-billion gas pipeline deal

The three countries sealed the deal on a lucrative pipeline contract in the Mediterranean on Thursday, in a move that is sure to anger rival ...

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Turkey considers military force in Cyprus gas dispute

Turkey said it might use military force to freeze gas drilling in maritime territory off Cyprus.

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US captures 'Iranian missiles' en route to Yemen

Officials said it was the first that such sophisticated missile components have been seized en route to Yemen.

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Turkey's new gas drilling bid a 'severe escalation': Cyprus

Cyprus has lashed out at Turkey following the arrival of a Turkish vessel in an area of sea where European energy firms are operating.

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US warship docks in Lebanon amid regional tensions

The US embassy in Beirut said navy destroyer USS Ramage docked in Lebanon on Sunday.

Italy to soften immigration laws after 'anti-migrant' Salvini's removal

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Italy to soften immigration laws after 'anti-migrant' Salvini's removal

The new centre-left goverment is likely to align its immigration laws to those of the European Union as hardliner Matteo Salvini is removed from ...

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UK considers deploying drones to the Gulf

The UK's Royal Air Force, which has a number of Reaper drones based in nearby Kuwait, could deploy drones to the Gulf, local media reported on ...

Iran deploys two warships to Gulf of Aden

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Iran deploys two warships to Gulf of Aden

The chief of staff of Iran's army said the warships would 'provide security' for the country's commercial vessels in international waters.

Britain sends another <em>warship</em> to Gulf

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Britain sends another warship to Gulf

Iranian Revolutionary Guards stormed and detained the UK-flagged Stena Impero and its 23 crew as they sailed through the Strait of Hormuz in ...

Spanish <em>warship</em> to escort stranded migrant boat off Italy

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Spanish warship to escort stranded migrant boat off Italy

Spain will send a military ship to fetch migrants on board a charity boat that has been stuck at sea for 19 days as Rome refuses it access.

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