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UN envoy calls on Israel, Palestinians to build peace momentum and mutual trust

With recent progress in the Middle East peace process affording a glimmer of hope, both sides must now build momentum and mutual trust, with the Palestinians disarming terrorists, and Israel easing the daily lives of Palestinians and releasing more prisoners, the top United Nations Middle East envoy told the Security Council today.

UN Middle East envoy denies account of his meeting with Syrian leader

The top United Nations Middle East envoy today denied a report in an Israeli newspaper about his meeting with Syrian President Bashir al Assad with regard to the whereabouts of missing Israelis and to the United States.

UN envoy strongly condemns Palestinian suicide bombing in Israel

The top United Nations envoy for the Middle East peace process strongly condemned last night's suicide bombing in central Israel, which killed a 65 year-old woman, and called for political and security talks to continue at full speed.

Annan reiterates his support for latest developments in Middle East

In his third hopeful comments on the Middle East conflict in four days United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today he was encouraged by the recent developments, which have seen an agreement between Israel and Palestinians on a troop pullback and a ceasefire agreement by Palestinian groups.