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Last week Lebanon signed its first contract to drill for oil and gas in a pair of offshore zones, including one that its southern neighbour Israel says belongs to it.

Ankara's campaign against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin was a flashpoint at the annual march in France calling for Ocalan's release.

Freed German-Turkish journalist says Ankara held him 'hostage'

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Freed German-Turkish journalist says Ankara held him 'hostage'

German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel says he was held "hostage" by Ankara when he was imprisoned for a year without trial.

Jailed German journalist in Turkey released, pending trial Jailed German journalist in Turkey released, pending trial

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Jailed German journalist in Turkey released, pending trial

German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel is being released pending trial, but could face up to 18 years in jail if convicted on "engaging in ...

Will Europe ban weapons to countries fighting in Yemen?

Stasa Salacanin

Will Europe ban weapons to countries fighting in Yemen?

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE will no longer receive weapons from Germany and Norway, and many are wondering whether other ...

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Netherlands withdraws ambassador to Turkey as ties sour

Relations between the two NATO allies have spiralled to an all-time low after the Netherlands expelled Turkey's Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kayar in March.

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Germany to compensate 25,000 Nazi-persecuted Algerian Jews

Germany has officially recognised Algerian Jews as Holocaust survivors for the first time, making them eligible for compensation for ...

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Aid groups warn against forcibly returning Syrian refugees

The number of refugees who returned to Syria rose to 721,000 in 2017, but a further 1.5 million people are expected to be forced from their ...

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Mossad spy who captured Nazi Eichmann 'endorses' German far-right

Rafi Eitan said in a video on his Facebook page Saturday that Israel appreciates the party's "attitude toward Judaism" and looks for them to ...

Polish leader: Israel 'misunderstands' bill on Holocaust responsibility

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Polish leader: Israel 'misunderstands' bill on Holocaust responsibility

Poland's conservative leader defends a bill he proposed which will stop allowing Poland to be blamed for crimes during the Holocaust.

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'Closer to annihilation': Iran slams new US nuclear policy

The comments came a day after the Pentagon revealed plans to revamp its nuclear arsenal in response to a perceived threat from Russia.

Another year of deep state repression in Bahrain

Emile Nakhleh

Another year of deep state repression in Bahrain

Comment: Bahraini human rights activists have suffered severely from government repression, yet Washington and London continue to treat the ...

Lebanon displays treasures recovered from US

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Lebanon displays treasures recovered from US

Five ancient sculptures have been returned to Lebanon from the US, after the treasures went missing during the country's civil war.

Australia's warmongers must come clean on weapons exports

CJ Werleman

Australia's warmongers must come clean on weapons exports

Comment: The Australian government is exporting death and doom to the Middle East while keeping its citizens in the dark about the nature of its ...

UN reviews 206 companies 'linked' to Israeli settlements

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UN reviews 206 companies 'linked' to Israeli settlements

The UN is reviewing over two hundred companies for their links to Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law.

Asher Kessler

Germany's 'grand coalition' talks stumble over refugee rights

Negotiations between the SPD, CDU and FDP have broken down over the contentious issues of immigration and family reunification.

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Western Sahara talks represent major challenge to EU

Morocco's control of the Western Sahara enables Rabat to maintain strong links with the European Union.

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Jordan receives American Black Hawk helicopters to secure borders

Jordan, which borders former IS strongholds in neighbouring Syria and Iraq, has been a key ally in the US-led campaign.

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Israel lambasts 'baseless' Poland Holocaust bill

Poland's right-wing-dominated parliament on Friday adopted legislation that sets fines or a maximum three-year jail term for anyone who refers ...

UN chief: Syria should be referred to the ICC

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UN chief: Syria should be referred to the ICC

The UN secretary-general has called on the security council to refer Syria to the ICC for the country to reach ‘sustainable peace.’

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Germany calls for NATO talks on Turkey's Syria offensive

Berlin had put a temporary halt on arms deals with Turkey and has called for NATO discussions on Turkey's offensive in north Syria.

Sisi: A tyrant plagued by the ghosts of revolution

Sam Hamad

Sisi: A tyrant plagued by the ghosts of revolution

Comment: Kleptocratic patronage, poverty and unemployement. Sisi's rule has merely exacerbated the corrosive problems that led to revolution in ...

Ex-Islamophobic German politician finds Allah, converts to Islam

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Ex-Islamophobic German politician finds Allah, converts to Islam

German far-right politician Arthur Wagner has stepped down from his position in the anti-Islam AfD party and has converted to Islam.

German arms exports to Arab countries surge amid conflict

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German arms exports to Arab countries surge amid conflict

Pictures of German Leopard tanks deployed during Turkey's Afrin offensive sparked controversy back home.

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