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Irish-founded exploration company United Oil and Gas intends to acquire an Egypt-focused explorer for $16 million (€14.3 million). In a statement on(...)

 Palestinians watch  Israeli security forces tear down a building still under construction in the Wadi al-Hummus area close to the Palestinian village of Sur Baher. Photograph:   Hazem Bader/AFP

The Palestinian leadership has appealed to Jordan and Egypt to intervene to prevent Israel demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusale(...)

Cairo International Airport: Tourism to Egypt has been recovering after a 2011 uprising and the 2015 bombing of a Russian jet. Photograph:  Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Egypt’s aviation minister on Sunday expressed his dismay over British Airways’ decision to suspend flights to the Egyptian capital to the UK’s ambassa(...)

 The US government has imposed sanctions on three top Hizbullah leaders over reported connection with Iran’s revolutionary guards. Photograph: EPA/Nabil Mounzer

US sanctions imposed on Iran are targeting Syrians and Lebanese as well as Iranians, while Iraqis struggle under US political pressure. Washington’s g(...)

A modern day zebu, an arid-adapted breed which emerged in greater numbers 4,000 years ago as a suspected result of a  dramatic drought, or ‘4.2 kiloyear climate event’. Photograph: Denis Doukhan/Pixabay

A study of ancient DNA from now extinct cattle breeds has revealed new evidence explaining the demise of the world’s first empires, and the part that (...)

Turkish ship Yavuz anchored off Cyprus’s east coast in preparation for drilling. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Turkey has rejected European Union charges that its oil and gas drilling in Cypriot waters are violations of international law and accused Brussels of(...)

A woman  at the detention centre for mainly African migrants that was hit by an air strike in the Tajoura suburb of the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Photograph: Reuters/Ismail Zitouny

Libya has not, for some time, been a place of safety. Yet for the EU, unwilling to welcome those fleeing Africa, there has been only one option for de(...)

Drilling vessel Yavuz: set to arrive off the eastern coast of Cyprus to drill for gas. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis

Cyprus has lodged legal proceedings against non-Turkish firms involved in Ankara’s natural gas drilling operations conducted within the island’s conti(...)

Massage in the Hammam, by Édouard Debat-Ponsan. Photograph: Musée des Augustins

The concept of orientalism is the legacy of the great Palestinian-American scholar Edward Said. Throughout their imperial, colonial and then neocoloni(...)

An Israeli soldier battles a fire started by an incendiary device launched from Gaza Strip, near the Israel and Gaza border fence on Wednesday. Photograph: AP Photo

Israel has given the Hamas rulers in Gaza a 24-hour deadline to implement the latest ceasefire arrangements after renewed clashes along the border on (...)

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