DAMASCUS — Syria’s air defenses on Monday evening responded to an Israeli attack targeting areas on the Syrian coast and the central province of Homs, state news agency SANA reported.
The attack targeted Homs and the coastal area near the Tartus governorate in northwestern Syria, the report said, adding that it caused damage and two soldiers were wounded. (Syria-Israel-Attack)
CAIRO — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Monday held a phone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to discuss the Libyan issue and the ongoing preparations to host an international conference on Libya in Paris this month.
During the phone conversation, Macron appreciated Sisi’s efforts to resolve the Libyan crisis, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement. (Egypt-France-Libyan Issue)
JERUSALEM — Israel’s tourism ministry announced Monday that groups of tourists with two COVID-19 vaccine doses will be allowed to enter the country, even if more than six months have passed from their inoculation.
Under these new guidelines, only groups of tourists will be allowed to enter without having a booster shot. (Israel-Tourism-Vaccination)
TEHRAN — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Monday that the normalization of trade relations with Iran was one of the commitments made by Tehran’s counterparts in the 2015 nuclear agreement, and the fulfillment of the obligation must be discussed in the Vienna negotiations.
Amir Abdollahian made the remarks in a phone talk with his British counterpart Elizabeth Truss. (Iran-UK-Vienna Talks)