Lebanon: senior UN official assures new unity Government of full assistance

United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams met with Prime Minister Saad Hariri today, reassuring him once again of the world Organization’s readiness to lend assistance to the new unity Government in all fields through all its various agencies whenever requested.

Prosecutor of UN-backed tribunal meets Lebanese Justice Minister

The Prosecutor of the United Nations-backed tribunal set up to try the perpetrators of recent political killings in Lebanon, including the February 2005 murder of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, met today with the country’s Justice Minister.

Ban calls on new Lebanese cabinet to fulfil terms ending Israeli-Hizbollah war

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Lebanon’s new national unity government to fully implement the Security Council resolution that ended the war between Israel and Hizbollah three years ago.

Lebanon: UN envoy holds talks to try to end delays on formation of government

The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon met today with the country’s Prime Minister-designate and its parliamentary speaker as he continues his efforts to try to help end the political deadlock that has prevented the formation of a government, five months after national elections were held.

UN finds more rockets aimed at Israel from southern Lebanon

A day after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged maximum restraint by all sides, United Nations peacekeepers today found four more rockets, three of them set to be fired, in an area of southern Lebanon from which a missile zoomed into Israel on Monday.

Ban urges restraint after latest rocket firing from Lebanon into Israel

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged maximum restraint by all sides after a recent incident in which a rocket was fired from southern Lebanon into northern Israel, prompting Israelis forces to return fire.

UN envoy discusses recent incidents in southern Lebanon with Arab League official

The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon met today with the head of the Arab League to discuss several recent incidents, including the September rocket attack on Israel and the discovery of some listening devices in south Lebanon.

UN investigates as more explosions reported in southern Lebanon

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has launched an investigation into explosions that occurred during the weekend in the southern part of the country, the second incident of its kind in less than a week.

UN and national forces investigating reported explosion in southern Lebanon

The United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon said it is investigating, together with the national armed forces, a reported explosion that occurred on Monday in the southern town of Tayr Felsay.

UN blue helmets help advance de-mining effort in southern Lebanon

Some 7,500 square metres of land in southern Lebanon that was cleared of mines by United Nations peacekeepers were returned this week to farmers and landowners in the town of Hiniyyeh, the world body reported.