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Israel-Lebanon sea border talks postponed

Israel and Lebanon have paused direct discussions over their maritime dispute in a gas-rich part of the Mediterranean in October under US supervision.
A picture taken on October 12, 2020, shows maritime border markers near the Rosh Hanikra Crossing, also known as the Ras Al Naqoura Crossing, between Israel and Lebanon. - On October 1, Lebanon and Israel, which are still technically at war, said they had agreed to begin UN-brokered negotiations over the shared frontier, in what Washington hailed a "historic" agreement, with a tentative date set for the discussions for October 14, which would be confirmed, according to a US envoy. (Photo by JALAA MAREY / AF

The next round of maritime border talks between Israel and Lebanon has been postponed. 

Israel and Lebanon were set to begin the second of talks on their disputed Mediterranean Sea border on Wednesday. The talks will instead resume in a few weeks and US mediators will contact each delegations separately in the meantime, Reuters reported on Monday.

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