Sun, 01 Aug 2021

TEHRAN -- Some issues in the ongoing talks in Vienna to revive the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal remain unresolved, the Iranian Foreign Ministry's spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said Monday.

Khatibzadeh said during his weekly press briefing that some issues of technical, legal and executive subtleties and a number of main issues remain to be solved in the talks. (Iran-Vienna Nuke Talks-Issues)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel's Ministry of Health on Monday announced in a statement that the rule to enforce wearing face masks indoors in Israel will be lifted starting Tuesday.

On June 6, then-Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said that if there is no unexpected increase in the number of infections, the obligation to wear a mask would be lifted on June 15. (Israel-Lift-Obligation-Mask wearing)

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RIYADH -- The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed an agreement with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) on Monday, offering assistance to the bank members to build anti-epidemic public health laboratories.

Chen Weiqing, Chinese ambassador to Saudi Arabia and the representative of China to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and Mansur Muhtar, vice president of the IsDB, signed on behalf of both sides in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (China-IsDB-Cooperation)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel's first government in 12 years not led by Benjamin Netanyahu began its work on Monday.

The country's new prime minister Naftali Bennett and his predecessor Netanyahu met on Monday afternoon for a transition meeting, Bennett's office said in a statement. (Israel-New Gov't-Netanyahu)

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