Middle East

Lebanon: Security Council concerned by 'destabilizing impact' of political assassinations

The United Nations Security Council today expressed its concern about the "destabilizing impact of political assassinations and other terrorist attacks in Lebanon" and it warned that such acts should not be permitted to jeopardize the holding of transparent and democratic parliamentary elections.

Kurdish lawmakers ‘can set an example for all of Iraq’ – UN envoy

The senior United Nations envoy for Iraq has told Kurdish lawmakers that they, and the people of Kurdistan, had the opportunity and capability to provide a beacon and example for the rest of Iraq.

UN envoy on Lebanon to travel to Syria

The United Nations special envoy overseeing Syria’s withdrawal from Lebanon will travel to Syria “as soon as possible” for talks with the country's President, a UN spokesman said today.

Annan condemns killing of prominent Lebanese journalist

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has strongly condemned the killing of an outspoken Lebanese journalist whose car blew up in Beirut earlier today.