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A Russian MP has claimed Moscow's forces have trialled more than 200 new weapons in Syria, making the war-torn country a testing ground for Russian weaponry.

President Sisi has claimed Egypt 'scored a goal' with a deal to pay $15 billion to Israel for gas, but not everyone agrees the goal was in the right end.

US envoy continues shuttle diplomacy over Israel-Lebanon gas dispute

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US envoy continues shuttle diplomacy over Israel-Lebanon gas dispute

Lebanon signed offshore exploration agreements with foreign oil companies in February, which kick-started a years-long maritime dispute with Israel.

Sharp decline in 'illegal migrants' entering EU in 2017

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Sharp decline in 'illegal migrants' entering EU in 2017

The European Union saw in 2017 the lowest number of detected illegal border-crossings since the migrant crisis began four years ago, the EU ...

Zambo Festival: Lebanese mark start of Lent in Tripoli

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Zambo Festival: Lebanese mark start of Lent in Tripoli

Lebanese of all sects marked the annual Zambo celebration in Tripoli on Sunday.

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Tunisian coastguard rescues 48 migrants from sinking boat

The Tunisian authorities rescued the migrants, who were among thousands each year to attempt the perilous journey from North Africa to Europe since the 2011 Arab uprisings.

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Jordan foils militant smuggling plot in disused pipeline

The disused Trans-Arabian Pipeline once transported Saudi oil through Jordan, Syria's Golan Heights and onto Lebanon and the ...

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Nasrallah says US cannot fairly mediate Lebanon-Israel gas dispute

Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah has accused the US of taking Israel's side in an ongoing dispute over offshore drilling rights.

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Polish PM visits Lebanon ahead of refugee donor conferences

Poland’s prime minister on Monday visited Lebanon ahead of a series of European donor conferences to support the tiny Mediterranean ...

Libya's smugglers are getting rich dealing in migrant lives

Francesca Mannocchi

Libya's smugglers are getting rich dealing in migrant lives

In-depth: Human traffickers are making fast cash on the migrant trade, yet many desperate people are willing to pay any price to escape, reports ...

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Lebanon defies Israel and agrees off-shore gas drilling contracts

Lebanon has agreed to a contract granting gas exploration rights to a drilling consortium, despite Israeli claims to the waters.

Italy tries Eritrean refugee as world's most dangerous trafficker

Marta Bellingreri

Italy tries Eritrean refugee as world's most dangerous trafficker

In-depth: A man on trial in Italy as one of the world's most notorious people-smugglers may be a simple Eritrean migrant mis-identified by Sudan ...

At least 90 migrants feared dead off Libya's coast

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At least 90 migrants feared dead off Libya's coast

More than 90 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsized off Libya's coast as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

Lebanon to defy Israel anger over gas exploration drive

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Lebanon to defy Israel anger over gas exploration drive

Lebanon has approved a bid for gas and oil exploration in waters off its coast, which is also claimed by neighbour and arch-rival Israel.

A note to UAE: African Lives Matter

Tom Charles

A note to UAE: African Lives Matter

Comment: Protesters demonstrating against UAE's role in the slave trade showed that the tide could be turning on Trump's divide and rule ...

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Protests in Israel over 'dangerous' deportation of African migrants

Showdown could come to a head as Israel moves to deport 40,000 Africans in a plan the UN described as "incoherent and unsafe"

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In a suspicious world, Middle East arts flourish

It's refreshing to remember that the terrorists depicted in western media and entertainment as modern-day bogeymen represent but an ...

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Trash Tsunami: Lebanon's sea-dumped rubbish comes crashing ashore

Plastics, tires, footwear, and even cattle bones surfaced this week at Lebanon's once-idyllic Zouk Mosbeh coastline.

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Europe border watchdog: Migrants arriving in Spain will increase

Despite 2017 witnessing twice as many migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe as the previous year, a border watchdog warned ...

A year on, justice unlikely after Palestinian teacher killing

Ylenia Gostoli

A year on, justice unlikely after Palestinian teacher killing

Israeli police have ended an internal investigation into the death of Yaakub Abu al-Qian, who was shot by a police officer in a Negev village.

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Egypt vows to protect 'water rights' amid Nile-basin tensions

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday vowed to protect Egypt's water supply while striving to maintain peace between the Nile ...

Israel's war on African refugees is inspiring white supremacists

David Sheen

Israel's war on African refugees is inspiring white supremacists

Comment: Netanyahu's racist, anti-African immigration policies are bringing cheer to white supremacists on both sides of the Atlantic, writes ...

Tamimi detention decision delayed

Ylenia Gostoli

Tamimi detention decision delayed

The 16-year-old will remain in custody until her next court date, a judge ruled on Monday.

Spanish activist questioned under people smuggling charge

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Spanish activist questioned under people smuggling charge

Human rights groups are in uproar following legal charges brought against activist Helena Maleno, who potentially saved thousands of lives of ...

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