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Russia Blames Israeli ‘Provocation’ for Warplane Downed by Syrian Missile

MOSCOW — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. It blamed Israel for the crash, saying the plane was caught in the crossfire as four Israeli fighters attacked targets in northwestern Syria.

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Claim: Trump Proposal Seeks to Expand Gaza into Egypt’s Sinai

US President Donald Trump could be eyeing an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal that would include transferring sections of the Sinai Desert from Egypt to a newly created Palestinian state, the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.

Iranian military commander and others attend during a ceremony to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the back from exile to Iran of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the father of the 1979 Islamic revolution, at tomb of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini seen in background, in Tehran on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006. …

BBC Report: Iran Building Permanent Military Base in Syria

Iran is building a permanent military base in Syria just south of Damascus, the BBC reported Friday, citing a Western intelligence official. The British broadcaster commissioned a series of satellite pictures that indicate widespread construction at the site.

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Norwegian Ship Rescues 503 Migrants from Med

(AP) – A Norwegian ship has rescued 503 people from the Mediterranean Sea in eight operations since Thursday. The Norwegian Police Service says the Siem Pilot arrived Sunday in the Sicilian port of Catania with 503 migrants on board. A

A man enjoy the sea and the sun as in the background the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov lies at anchor off Cyprus’ largest port of Limassol on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. The aircraft carrier arrived in Cyprus for a three-day rest and resupply stay. (AP Photo/Pavlos Vrionides)

Russia Moves Largest Aircraft Carrier to Mediterranean

Russia on Thursday moved it’s largest Soviet era aircraft carrier, The Admiral Kuznetsov, from its current location off the coast of northern Syria to a new home in the Mediterranean Sea.

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4,500 African Migrants Reach Italy In One Day

Rome (AFP) – About 4,500 migrants were rescued from rubber dinghies in the Mediterranean on Thursday, the Italian coastguard said, averting another potential high seas disaster. A coastguard spokesman said it appeared many people had left the Libyan coast trying

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‘Hundreds Still Missing’ in Massive Migrant Shipwreck off Crete

In one of this year’s worst Mediterranean Sea disasters, more than 700 migrants were aboard a vessel that capsized off the coast of the Greek Island of Crete late Thursday, and despite rescue operations that managed to save 340 lives, hundreds are still missing.

Migrants and refugees wait to disembark from the Blue Star 1 passenger ship upon their arrival at the port of Piraeus on March 1, 2016.

UN Chief Calls for Expansion of Legal Migration Routes into Europe

“Deeply saddened” by the loss of hundreds of lives of migrants trying to reach Europe by sea, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised the joint rescue operations of Italian and European forces, while calling for “a comprehensive and collective response” as well as “expanded legal pathways” for migrants to enter Europe.

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Signal Detected From Doomed EgyptAir flight, Says Cairo

Egypt said Wednesday that a French ship has picked up signals from deep under the Mediterranean Sea, presumed to be from black boxes of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month, killing all 66 passengers and crew on board.

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EU’s Mediterranean Naval Operation Ferries Migrants to Europe

After nine months of “Operation Sophia”, a damning report has revealed that the naval operation David Cameron promised would “smash” the gangs smuggling migrants to Europe has not just failed but is actively helping the criminal gangs. Operating outside European