Middle East

Meeting in Beirut, UN agencies discuss regional development, peace-building

Over a dozen United Nations agencies meeting in Lebanon today discussed the need for economic and social development in order to consolidate peace-building efforts in the region.

In a bid to prevent diversion of Iraqi oil, UN monitors issue notification forms

In an effort to prevent Iraqi crude from being diverted to unauthorized destinations, United Nations oil monitors have begun issuing notification forms to be signed by those in charge of vessels loading the petroleum.

UN's Iraq-Kuwait mission promotes calm and should be maintained - report

Carrying out its tasks "smoothly," the United Nations UN Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM) is contributing to calm along the border and should be maintained, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a report released today.