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Mandate of UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon extended for another year

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon until 31 August 2012.

Lebanon: UN force seeks to reduce tension over line of separation with Israel

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon today discussed “critical issues” with Lebanese and Israeli commanders to prevent a recurrence of the exchange of gunfire earlier this month between the two armies across the line separating the countries.

Minor incidents between Israel and Lebanon could spark war, UN envoy warns

Incidents such as the exchange of gunfire that took place across the Israeli-Lebanese border earlier this week must be avoided, the United Nations envoy for Lebanon has stressed, warning that they can easily flare up into something more dangerous.

UN investigating exchange of fire along Israeli-Lebanese border

The United Nations said it has opened an investigation into the exchange of fire that occurred early Monday morning between Lebanese and Israeli forces along their common border.