U.N. envoy warns of looming war between Israel and Palestinians

Nikolay Mladenov, the United Nation’s Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace, warned the world body’s security council that extremists were “on the rise again and the risk of war continues to loom large.” Addressing the U.N. Security Council in a televised statement from his headquarters in Jerusalem, Mladenov stressed that for Israelis and Palestinians to … Read more

Lebanon denies UNIFIL access to attack-tunnels

UNIFIL patrol on Lebanon-Israel border

During a report-briefing of the U.N. Special Coordinator for the Mideast Peace Process Nikolai Mladenov to the Security Council, he warned of the rising tension between the Islamist organizations in Gaza and Israel. While the world body’s envoy urged both sides to show restraint, he reiterated his previously-declared position, in which the status quo between … Read more

Iran accelerates efforts to launch new satellite

iran launch satellite

Following the failed Iranian attempt to launch a satellite into orbit, and despite ongoing warnings by both the United States and European Union, the Iranian Defense Minister, Brigadier Amir Khatami, announced Tehran’s decision “to accelerate the launch of a new homemade satellite.” According to the Iranian top defense official, the Islamic Republic will be ready … Read more

U.S. to continue efforts in Syria, despite planed withdraw

The French ambassador to the United Nations informed the U.N. Security Council that it would closely monitor the anticipated withdrawal of the United States from Syria, while ensuring very carefully that the security of all U.S. partners be preserved, including the Syrian Democratic Forces.  Francois Delattre, the French Ambassador to the United Nations stated “In … Read more

UN: Hezbollah-tunnels violate Resolution 1701

The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting, during which the world body’s Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix told the member states that the subterranean-cross-border passage ways constitute a serious violation of Resolution 1701. Jean-Pierre Lacroix stated that “The tunnels are between 29 and 46 meters below ground, difficult to detect and … Read more

U.N. condemns Hamas and Fatah for supporting terrorism

The United Nations Security Council held a special meeting last night, during which the world body’s special representative for the Middle East Peace Process, Nikolay Mladenov, provided an elaborate briefing on the latest developments pertaining to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The contents of the briefing focused on the implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334, covering … Read more

Three years since UNSC adopts resolution to end Syria conflict

Today marks exactly three years since the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2254, which calls for a ceasefire and political settlement of the Syrian war. While all parties involved in the conflict cite resolution 2254 as the only foundation to ending the most severe humanitarian crisis since world-war-two; the echoed claims of an … Read more

Altercation at Israeli-Lebanese border amid Northern-Shield

A tense calm continues to prevail on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon, with Operation Northern-Shield making headway “to crackdown on tunnels” that were dug by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah. The tense calm was disrupted on Saturday, when IDF soldier opened fire into the air, when suspected Hezbollah activists approached the border under the cover of heavy … Read more

Israeli efforts thwart Hezbollah’s attainment of guided missiles

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, confirmed the existence of a cross-border attack tunnel next to the Israeli city of Metulla – dubbing the revelation as “a grave development.” UNIFIL’s command underscored that the force has maintained contact with both sides and that it would pass-on its findings to the authorities in Lebanon. … Read more