Beirut was "able to recover a disputed area of 860 sq km," President Michel Aoun says and stresses "no normalisation with Israel took place" under US-brokered deal.
Lebanon earlier said it is satisfied with the latest text drafted by US mediators and that it hopes to announce the deal with Israel as soon as possible.
Beirut sent Washington remarks to a US proposal on resolving a long-running maritime border dispute with Israel over gas-rich waters of the countries' Mediterranean coasts, says a senior Lebanese official.
Cairo and Ankara need to agree on a new messaging strategy that appeals to both countries’ domestic audiences to be able to take effective steps towards normalisation.
Ambassadors of the 27-nation bloc have all approved a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain, fulfilling a prerequisite for the agreement to come into effect on January 1, 2021.
Lebanon imports 80 percent of its food supplies and the Port of Beirut was a vital lifeline for the country’s grain imports, storing 85 percent of its cereals.
Major shipping companies are diverting cargoes in a bid to avoid Spain's ports which face industrial action over unions' attempts to secure some 6,000 jobs threatened by easier hiring practises.
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