TEHRAN — The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday that negotiations on the revival of a 2015 nuclear deal are continuing through relevant channels at both sides’ request.

Nasser Kanaani made the remarks at a weekly press conference without further elaborating on “relevant channels,” according to the official news agency IRNA. (Iran-Nuclear Deal-Negotiations)


TRIPOLI — A preparatory forum for a comprehensive conference of national reconciliation kicked off in the Libyan capital Tripoli, with the participation of representatives from the various Libyan parties.

President of the Presidential Council Mohamed Menfi, the Deputy President of the council Abdullah Allafi, and a number of ambassadors to Libya participated in the opening ceremony, said the Libyan Presidency Council in a statement on late Sunday. (Libya-National Reconciliation-Forum)


RAMALLAH — Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye on Monday slammed Israel’s deduction of the Palestinian tax revenue.

“The Israeli deduction of the Palestinian tax revenues aims at undermining the Palestinian Authority (PA) and pushing it to the edge of the abyss,” Ishtaye said during a weekly meeting of the PA cabinet in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (West Bank-Israel-Tax Deduction)


RIYADH — Saudi Arabia announced on Monday its plan to bring the number of pilgrims during the upcoming Hajj season back to the pre-pandemic level.

“The number of pilgrims will return to what it was before the pandemic, without any age limit,” Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Tawfiq Al-Rabiah told reporters in the capital Riyadh. (Saudi Arabia-Hajj-Number)