Lebanon

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UNIFIL

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UN-led)
Authorization date: 03/78

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UNSCOL

Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon

Authorization date: 02/07

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News


Lebanon agrees to talks with Israel over maritime dispute (31.05.2019)

US and UN interim force in Lebanon to mediate discussions between Middle East rivals.

Lebanon calls for Syrian guarantees to speed return of refugees (11.02.2019)

Lebanon’s foreign minister urged Syria on Monday to offer guarantees on property rights and military service to encourage Syrian refugees to return home.

UN chief welcomes new Government in Lebanon (01.02.2019)

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed, on Friday, the announcement of a new Government in Lebanon; the result of eight months of negotiation, following general elections last May.

Lebanon announces government after 8-month delay (31.01.2019)

Lebanon announced a government line-up Thursday, ending an eight-month wait that had heightened fears of a major economic collapse. The new cabinet, unveiled during a press conference at the presidential palace, includes 30 ministers from Lebanon's rival political clans.

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Hariri warns Lebanon must form government after months of deadlock (01.01.2019)

The country's parliamentary elections in May were the first for nine years but lawmakers have since failed to form a government. In mid-November, Hariri accused his main political rival — the Shiite movement Hezbollah — of obstructing the formation of a new cabinet.

Confirmed ‘Blue Line’ tunnels ‘do not appear’ to surface in Israel – UN peacekeeping chief (19.12.2018)

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has confirmed the existence of at least two tunnels crossing the “Blue Line” – the border demarcation between Lebanon and Israel – but they “do not appear thus far” to have exit points leading to the surface on Israeli territory, the United...

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