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Lebanon: UN official reports broad support for tribunal with international character

A senior United Nations official today reported to the Security Council that there is wide backing in Lebanon for the establishment of a tribunal of an international character to try those charged with the killing of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and others.

Security Council extends UN Interim Force in Lebanon through July

Gravely concerned at the persistence of tension and violence along the withdrawal line between Israel and Lebanon, the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping force operating in the area (UNIFIL) through July.

UN Legal Counsel meets leaders in Lebanon as part of support for Hariri probe

The senior United Nations legal official met today in Lebanon with top leaders as part of a visit aimed at helping them identify the nature and scope of the international assistance needed to create a tribunal to try those charged with the killing of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and others.

UN Legal Counsel heads to Beirut to help Lebanese set up tribunal for Hariri killing

The United Nations Legal Counsel will travel to Beirut this week to help the Lebanese authorities identify the nature and scope of the international assistance needed to create a tribunal to try those charged with the killing of former Prime Minister Hariri and others.

New UN head of Hariri assassination probe visits Lebanese officials

The new head of the United Nations investigation into last year’s assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has been paying courtesy calls on senior Lebanese officials following his arrival in Beirut last Thursday, a spokesman for the world body announced today.

Security Council calls on Lebanon to assert control over all its territory

The United Nations Security Council today called on that the Government of Lebanon to make more progress in controlling its territory and disbanding militias, while also calling on Syria to cooperate with those efforts.

New head of UN independent probe into Hariri assassination arrives in Lebanon

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the arrival in Lebanon of the new head of the United Nations investigation into last year’s assassination of its former Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, and repeated his call for an end to outside interference in the country.

Lebanon: Security Council backs Annan’s actions on Hariri assassination probe

Members of the United Nations Security Council have voiced their support for recent actions taken by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to advance the investigation into the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who was killed last February in a blast that also took the lives of 22 others.

Former Belgian prosecutor named as new head of UN probe into Hariri murder

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today named a former Belgian prosecutor as the new head of the United Nations investigation into last year’s assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Security Council demands full Syrian cooperation in probe into Hariri murder

Voicing “extreme concern” that Syria has not yet provided full and unconditional cooperation to the United Nations inquiry into the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the Security Council today unanimously demanded that the Syrian Government respond “unambiguously and immediately” in all necessary areas of the probe.