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In call with Lebanese officials, UN envoy condemns attack in eastern Lebanon

The top United Nations official in Lebanon strongly condemned today’s suicide bombing at an Internal Security Forces checkpoint in the eastern part of the country.

Lebanon: Ban appoints Italian Major General Portolano to head UN peacekeeping force

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed Major General Luciano Portolano of Italy as the new head of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

UN envoy meets with senior Saudi officials on support for Lebanon

The top United Nations official in Lebanon met today with senior leaders from the Government of Saudi Arabia to discuss a host of issues, including support for the Lebanese Armed Forces and the region-wide efforts to cope with the massive numbers of refugees sparked by the crisis in Syria.

UN chief urges maximum restraint after exchange of fire across Israeli-Lebanese border

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged maximum restraint by all sides after Sunday's rocket attack on Israel from southern Lebanon, which was then followed by artillery fire from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF).

UN chief, Security Council, call for calm after shooting on Israeli-Lebanese border

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the members of Security Council have deplored the shooting on Sunday of an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) soldier by a Lebanese soldier, and called for calm and continued restraint by all parties.

UNICEF chief urges global investment to help Lebanon care for Syrian refugee children

The international community should match Lebanon’s generosity in supporting more than 400,000 refugee children from Syria by further investing in the country’s public services, the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today.

International partners, meeting at UN, pledge to help Lebanon tackle multiple challenges

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today convened the inaugural meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon which is aimed at helping the country address the multiple challenges it faces, including hosting nearly 800,000 refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria.

Ban deplores blast in Beirut suburb, urges all Lebanese to remain united

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the car bomb explosion that struck a Beirut suburb today, and urged all Lebanese to remain united in the face of such “unacceptable” violence.

UN peacekeeping force investigating blast near Israeli-Lebanese border

The United Nations peacekeeping force monitoring the Israeli-Lebanese border said today it has opened an investigation into an incident involving an explosion that injured several soldiers belonging to the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF).

In Lebanon, UN officials get first-hand look at plight of Palestinian refugees from Syria

Senior United Nations officials learned about the many hardships facing Palestinian refugees from Syria during a recent visit to a camp in southern Lebanon, as well as the difficulties facing the UN agency assisting them owing to lack of funding.