Lebanon and Israel began negotiations about their Mediterranean Sea maritime borders in October to try to resolve a dispute that has held up hydrocarbon exploration in the potentially gas-rich area. Here's what we know:
Speaking at economic forum alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin calls for deep reform, claiming that trust in US dollar has been on decline.
Eight states have direct control over land in the Arctic. With ice melting faster than previously thought, the global contest for economic resources there has begun. And Russia is gaining ground, while China is buying stakes and influence.
Lebanese government says a 2,000-km gas pipeline planned to bring gas from Israel to Europe should not violate its maritime borders, as Beirut still has an unresolved border dispute with Israel.
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