Two days after saying it had come to the aid of a foreign tanker after receiving a distress call, Iran detained a "foreign tanker" and its crew for allegedly smuggling fuel in the Gulf.
Amid potential US sanctions over the purchase of Russian S-400 air defence systems, Turkey now receives threats from EU members for its drilling operations in the Mediterranean Sea.
The European Parliament voted 383-327 vote with 22 abstentions on Tuesday to approve von der Leyen's nomination.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde's resignation comes two weeks after her nomination on July 2 for the ECB top job.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says a fourth ship will be sent to the eastern Mediterranean "as soon as possible," as EU unveils measures against Turkish hydrocarbon exploration.
The PKK terror organisation claimed responsibility for setting fire to wooded land in Turkey's southwestern town of Dalaman in Mugla.
Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci proposed to the internationally recognised Greek Cypriot government that they cooperate in the search for gas off the divided island.
Ankara and the EU are at loggerheads over who has the right to explore newly-discovered gas fields.
The team established by the global chemical weapons watchdog will investigate nine alleged attacks during the country's civil war.
Despite suffering her third trembling spell in less than a month, Germany's Angela Merkel has insisted she is "very well."
Kim Darroch resigned as UK ambassador to the US after his memos characterising US President Donald Trump and his administration as "inept" and "dysfunctional" were leaked, enraging London's political and diplomatic class.
The French president placed himself in the middle of the Libya situation by tacitly backing former military strongman Khalifa Hafta, but that could now be backfiring.
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