Fri, 27 Nov 2020

BEIRUT -- Lebanon and Israel held on Thursday the third round of indirect talks on maritime border demarcation, local media reported.

The next round of talks will take place on Nov. 11, which reflects a smooth path toward a potential agreement, the LBCI TV channel said. (Lebanon-Israel-Demarcation Talks)

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DAMASCUS -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday discussed with a visiting Russian delegation the holding of a conference on refugees return, according to the presidential media office.

In Syrian capital Damascus, Assad discussed the conference with the Russian delegation headed by Alexander Lavrentiev, Russian President Vladimir Putin's special envoy for Syria. (Syria-Russia-Refugees)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel will allow the entry of businesspeople from countries with high risks of COVID-19 with restrictions, the state's Ministry of Economy said on Thursday.

According to the ministry, the purpose of the new outline is to help the Israeli companies to function as normal as possible and prevent harm to the Israeli economy during the pandemic period. (Israel-COVID-19-Business)

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TEHRAN -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday urged for the enhancement of bilateral ties with Turkey in diverse areas, official IRNA news agency reported.

Rouhani made the remarks in a congratulation message to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the country's anniversary of Republic Day. (Iran-Turkey-Republic Day)

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