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Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Dec. 3

Xinhua
04 Dec 2021, 08:18 GMT+10

TEHRAN -- Iran's Chief Nuclear Negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani said on Friday that the delegations of participating parties in the nuclear talks will return to their capitals for consultations, and the talks will resume in Vienna next week.

During the meeting of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Joint Commission on Friday, a review of the past days' talks in Vienna was presented by the parties, Bagheri Kani was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency. (Iran-Nuclear Talk)

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BEIRUT -- Lebanon's Information Minister George Kordahi on Friday submitted his resignation, around one month following a diplomatic row between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia over his comments criticizing the Saudi-led coalition's involvement in the war of Yemen, al-Jadeed local TV channel reported.

"I hope this resignation will be a door to better ties with Gulf countries," Kordahi said during a press conference. (Lebanon-Saudi Arabia)

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RAMALLAH -- Dozens of Palestinian protestors were injured on Friday in clashes with Israeli soldiers in various West Bank areas, Palestinian medical sources said.

Three protestors were injured by rubber-coated metal gunshots during clashes with Israeli army force in the village of Beit Dajan, east of the West Bank city of Nablus, said the sources. (Palestine-Israel-Clashes)

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TUNIS -- A 23-year-old man from a sub-Saharan African country has been confirmed as Tunisia's first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, the country's Health Minister Ali Mrabet said on Friday.

The man landed at the Tunis-Carthage International Airport from Istanbul, Turkey, Mrabet said in a statement carried on Al-Wataniya, the state's central television. (Tunisia-Omicron Variant)

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