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

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Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon

Authorization date: 02/07

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Hariri suspends resignation (22.11.2017)

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has "suspended" his resignation, which sparked a crisis when he announced it while in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago. Mr Hariri said President Michel Aoun had asked him to "put it on hold ahead of further consultations".

As Prime Minister's resigns, UN chief hopes all sides focus on support for State institutions (05.11.2017)

Concerned by the news that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has offered to resign, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday expressed the hope that all sides will focus on supporting the continuity of Lebanon's State institutions.

U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon get stronger inspection powers for Hezbollah arms (30.08.2017)

The annual renewal of the mandate for the force, known as the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, or Unifil, had become a contentious issue in the council. It basically pitted the United States against members led by France, which has made significant troop contributions to Unifil.

Nikki Haley says UN commander in Lebanon ‘blind’ to illegal arms trafficking (26.08.2017)

US ambassador Nikki Haley sharply criticised the UN peacekeeping commander in Lebanon on Friday, saying he is “blind” to the spread of illegal arms and reiterating a call for the force to do more about it. He says there is no evidence it is actually happening.

Rift over UNIFIL mission at Security Council (24.08.2017)

The United States is wrestling with its Security Council partners over renewing the UN peacekeeping mission mandate in Lebanon, which Washington is calling to strengthen against the opinions of Paris and Moscow.

US urges UN force in Lebanon to prevent Hezbollah weapons (07.08.2017)

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon on Monday to step up efforts to prevent the spread of illegal arms in the south, which she said "are almost entirely in the hands of Hezbollah terrorists.''

How Hezbollah sidelined the Lebanese army (02.08.2017)

Syrian rebel groups have been pushed out of Lebanese border areas - but Hezbollah, not army, was in charge of the campaign.