Al-Bayan: Putin and Erdogan disagree on Idlib.
Al-Bayan said: "The Turkish regime continues to play in dealing with the developments in Syria, as it became clear president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's efforts to expand its occupation of northern Syria.
Erdogan seeks on more than one front to gain support for his plans, by playing on the humanitarian chord with France and Germany, while avoiding the anger of Russian President Vladimir Putin during a telephone conversation with him, as his contact with any agreement was not crowned other than Putin's assertion of Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Putin expressed serious concern to Erdogan about the aggressive actions of terrorists in Idlib, while the Kremlin confirmed the agreement of the two sides to intensify contacts on Idlib, and "it was noted that Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity should be respected".
"Earlier, Erdogan reiterated yesterday his refusal to withdraw his forces from Idlib, noting that work continues on establishing a 30-35 km "buffer zone" in Syria on the border with Turkey, to hold displaced Syrians.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Iran: Lukewarm vote in 'predetermined' elections
On the Iranian issue, al-Sharq al-Awsat said "Yesterday, Iran witnessed a lukewarm vote in elections prepared by observers predetermined for the conservative movement, after the Guardian Council excluded thousands of candidates from the reformist and moderate coalition, amid calls for a refuse due to popular discontent with Deteriorating living conditions under U.S. sanctions.
AFP said "Queues were formed in front of polling stations south of Tehran as the conservatives had a solid electoral base, and the number was less in the north of the capital".
Five hours after the vote, Interior Minister Abd al-Reza Rahmani Fadli said that 7.7 million voters cast their ballots across Iran, and about three hours later, election commission chairman Jamal Araf said that 11 million, or 19 percent, Of the 58 million voters who cast their ballots.
Al-Arab: CoV moves to the Middle East via Qom and threatens Iraq, Kuwait and Lebanon
Middle East, Friday, after the death of four people in Iran this week, to raise fears of a widespread in the region, and cause the closure of border crossings and travel bans, at a time when the religious city of Qom in Iran became a center for the spread of infection, and as a new Wuhan in the Middle East.
The Lebanese Ministry of Health announced the first case of a Lebanese woman who arrived on a plane from the Iranian city of Qom, causing the deaths to panic in Iraq, which is suffering from a near collapse in its health sector, for fear of the virus moving to it.
Iraqi activists on social media called for the closure of outlets with Iran and the cessation of religious visits to Iraq, which usually see millions of Iranian visitors, threatening the widespread in Iraq at a time when the country has no means of preventing the epidemic.
Iran's neighbors, Iraq and Kuwait, have banned travel to and from Iran, those Iranians pouring millions into Najaf and Karbala have been prevented from entering to visit Shiite holy shrines.