Syria, Lebanon to resume work to demarcate border

Syria and Lebanon have agreed to negotiate the demarcation of their border, a longtime demand of the Lebanese as they seek to normalize relations with their long dominant larger neighbor. A day after the countries' presidents agreed to establish full diplomatic relations, the two men released a joint statement Thursday saying a committee would be formed to agree on the border. The border between Lebanon and Syria has been ill-defined since the two countries became independent from French rule in 1943.