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Senior UN military official meets top politicians in Lebanon

The top United Nations military official in Lebanon today held talks with senior politicians in the country today, underscoring the need for continued close coordination between the world body’s peacekeeping mission and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF).

UN-backed probe into Hariri killings seeks information held by Hizbollah leader

The prosecutor of the United Nations-backed court set up to try suspects in the murders of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others has asked the country’s authorities to hand over all information allegedly held by Hizbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah pertaining to the 2005 attack.

UNESCO chief deplores killing of Lebanese journalist

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with upholding press freedom today expressed deep concern over the death of Lebanese journalist Assaf Abu Rahal, who was killed during an exchange of gunfire along Lebanon’s border with Israel that also claimed the lives of three other people.

UN steps in to defuse tensions on Israeli-Lebanese border

The United Nations has brought representatives of Israel and Lebanon together, a day after a deadly skirmish along the so-called Blue Line separating the two countries, to prevent similar violence erupting in the future.

UN urges restraint after exchange of fire along Israeli-Lebanese border

The United Nations has urged Israel and Lebanon to exercise maximum restraint after an exchange of fire today along the so-called Blue Line separating the two countries.

Lebanon: UN envoy welcomes visit by leaders of Saudi Arabia and Syria

With the visit to Lebanon by the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Syria, today could perhaps be a “historic day” for the Middle Eastern country, helping to consolidate stability, a senior United Nations official said today.

UN envoy meets with Lebanese political party leader

The calm that has returned to southern Lebanon following recent violence was among the topics discussed in today’s meeting between a senior United Nations official and the head of one of the country’s political parties.

Talks between UN envoy and former Lebanese leader focus on regional stability

Regional stability and the Security Council resolution that ended the war between Israel and Hizbollah topped today’s talks between a United Nations envoy and former Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora.

Four years after end of Israel-Hizbollah war, more progress needed – UN envoy

The Security Council resolution that ended the war that broke out between Israel and the Lebanese group Hizbollah four years ago this week has helped to ensure stability, but the parties must do more to meet their commitments, a senior United Nations official said today.

New UN report cites lack of progress by Israel and Lebanon on key obligations

While Israel and Lebanon have enjoyed the longest period of stability in their recent history, not enough progress has been made on key obligations under the Security Council resolution that ended the hostilities of 2006, according to a new United Nations report released today.