Foreign relations of Lebanon
The United States introduces visa restrictions for pregnant women. The measure aims at restricting "birth tourism," in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have U.S. citizenship.
Women applying for a tourist visa will be denied if consular officials deem that they want to go to the US to give birth.
Lebanon and Greece signed agreements on Wednesday to increase cooperation in the private sector, Lebanon's Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture stated.
"The agreements aim at facilitating communication between Lebanese and Greek businessmen in addition to exchanging information and increasing investment opportunities in the two countries," the statement said.
The Embassy of the United States in Ankara has stressed the friendship with Turkey despite ongoing tensions.
China and Bosnia's agreement to waive visas for ordinary passport holders became effective on Tuesday and could enable Bosnia to profit more from Chinese tourism, officials believe.
The agreement originated at the sixth annual summit of heads of government from China and 16 Central and Eastern European countries in Budapest in November 2017.
The earliest appointment date for Turkish citizens applying for a visa to visit the United States is January 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Turkey announced on Dec. 19.
European tourism group TUI is putting contingency plans in place for Britain’s exit from the European Union, it said on Dec. 13, aiming to address potential problem areas such as flying rights, visa requirements and changes in demand.