Ban calls intimidation of UN-backed Lebanon tribunal ‘unacceptable’

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned this week’s attack against three staff members of the United Nations-backed tribunal set up to try suspects in the 2005 murders of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others, calling such acts of interference and intimidation “unacceptable.”

Senior UN official warns of ‘hyper-dangerous’ situation in Lebanon

A senior United Nations official warned today that the presence of heavily-armed militias and a recent escalation of rhetoric and confrontation have created an extremely dangerous situation in Lebanon, calling on all parties to do their utmost to reduce tensions.

Tensions highlight need for Lebanese parties to put national interests first – Ban

Voicing concern about the recent escalation in political tensions in Lebanon, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all parties to focus on strengthening the country’s sovereignty and security and on resolving outstanding issues such as the presence of armed militias.

Attack on staff will not deter Hariri murder probe, says UN-backed Lebanon tribunal

The United Nations-backed court set up to try suspects in the 2005 murders of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others has condemned this morning’s attack against three of its staff members in Beirut, pledging that the incident will not deter its investigation.

UN envoy discusses recent developments with Lebanese premier

The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon today discussed the recent tensions in the country with Prime Minister Saad Hariri, applauding the premier for promoting dialogue as the best way to resolve differences.

UN envoy reiterates call for dialogue to resolve differences among Lebanese

Voicing his concerns about the recent rise in tensions and rhetoric in Lebanon, the United Nations envoy there stressed that any differences must be resolved through dialogue.

Recent border skirmish tops UN talks with Israeli, Lebanese military officials

The investigation by the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Lebanon was the focus of today’s talks with Israeli and Lebanese senior military officials today.

Lebanon: UN envoy holds talks with Prime Minister

The top United Nations envoy to Lebanon has met with that country’s Prime Minister as part of his continuing efforts to promote stability and dialogue in the Middle Eastern nation.

Security Council extends mandate of UN force in Lebanon

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for another year, saying its presence there, as well as that of the Lebanese armed forces, is helping to promote stability in the south of the Middle Eastern country.

UN backs call for dialogue in wake of Lebanese clashes

The top United Nations envoy to Lebanon today backed the call made by the country’s leaders for dialogue to avoid further tensions following armed clashes earlier this week between Shi’a and Sunni Muslim groups in the capital, Beirut.