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EU supports security sector reform in Lebanon (06.06.2016)

The EU launched on Friday 3 June the Security Sector Reform (SSR) project in Lebanon, which will provide technical assistance to support the security sector reforms undertaken by the Lebanese authorities.

Netanyahu says willing to discuss Arab initiative for peace with Palestinians (30.05.2016)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held out the prospect on Monday of reviving a 2002 Arab peace initiative that offers Israel diplomatic recognition from Arab countries in return for a statehood deal with the Palestinians.

New head of mission appointed (27.05.2016)

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Major General Michael Beary of Ireland as his new Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

France sets Middle East peace conference for June 3 (19.05.2016)

An international conference due in Paris to help relaunch peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis will go ahead on June 3, allowing the United States to attend, France's foreign minister said on Thursday.

US to send 200 more troops, Apache helicopters to Iraq (19.04.2016)

The U.S. has agreed to deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq and to send eight Apache helicopters for the first time into the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq, the first major increase in U.S. forces in nearly a year, U.S. defense officials said Monday.

Two-state solution in Middle East 'tragically more distant' than ever - Ban (18.04.2016)

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today that a two-state solution, which envisages peaceful co-existence of Palestine and Israel, seems more distant than it has for many decades, citing the ongoing violence, Israel's settlement activity and demolitions of Palestinian homes, and...

U.S. reviewing Sinai peacekeeper mission, may automate jobs (13.04.2016)

The U.S. military said on Tuesday it has formally notified Egypt and Israel that it is reviewing whether to automate aspects of multinational peacekeeping operations in the insurgency-wracked Sinai, potentially allowing a reduction in American troop deployments.