Turkey is involved in conflicts in Syria, Libya and between Armenia and Azerbaijan, but has of far avoided a direct clash with fellow NATO member Greece over energy reserves in the Mediterranean Sea.
Russia is expanding its presence in Syria and Libya, while checking U.S. aerial movement over the Mediterranean Sea, a strategic body of water on the southern flank of NATO.
U.S. Africa Command said Tuesday that Russian jets deployed to Libya "recently" risk more "casualties and human suffering on both sides."
"The quantity of fish we have found and studied are unprecedented in the central Sahara," researcher Savino di Lernia told Newsweek.
After the failure of another U.N.-backed conference, Turkey and Russia are advancing their interests and undermining Western influence in the Mediterranean.
As President Donald Trump called on other nations to play an increased role in the Middle East after Iranian attacks on Iraqi bases housing U.S. personnel, Russia and Turkey discussed Libya and Syria.
Libya's U.N.-backed Government of National Accord has approved a Turkish request to send troops to defend Tripoli against the rival Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.
Greece is expected to seek NATO's support in its growing tensions with Turkey.
The 11-deck Marella Discovery ship encountered the struggling migrant boat off the coast of Greece on Saturday.
Women, men, and children held in nightmarish detention centers in Libya face an even greater risk to life and limb as rival factions escalate their fight for the Libyan capital of Tripoli.
NATO launched its first-ever attack on a sovereign state two decades ago, paving the way for uncontested 21st century U.S. military action in the Middle East.
The Libyan coastguard has enjoyed all kind of support from European governments in exchange for preventing refugees and migrants from reaching European shores - even if such cooperation results in torture.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called NATO's 2011 intervention in Libya "a cynical deception" and said Moscow was "ready to cooperate" on peace initiatives.
The more Haftar is legitimized, the less accountable he is, and the less he can be trusted.
"We saw the American flag, and we tried to reach them, but as we approached, they seemed to avoid us," one survivor said.
Some militants are still fighting while others are "hiding out in sympathetic communities and urban areas," according to a new U.N. report.
The self-proclaimed Libyan National Army and Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement have both asked for Russian military intervention.
North Korea threatened a "nuclear-to-nuclear showdown" after Vice President Mike Pence suggested Kim Jong Un could be overthrown.
North Korea has justified its nuclear weapons with the U.S.'s long history of invading its foes across the world.
A man and his pregnant wife were abducted in Thailand and sent to Libya to be imprisoned and tortured.
Since 2001, the U.S. has been involved in several ongoing overseas conflicts with no clear end in sight.
President Donald Trump and North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un's meeting could signal a diplomatic victory, if nuclear war doesn't break out first.
Libyans and migrants are still being detained in appalling conditions and sold in open slave markets.
Russia's deputy foreign minister said Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya and Ukraine were among the global victims of U.S. foreign policy.
"The problem with war photography is that there is absolutely no way to do it from a distance. You have to be close."
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