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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, U.N. peacekeepers parade during a ceremony to mark the transfer of authority between the outgoing and the newly appointed head of the mission at the UNIFIL headquarters in the southern Lebanese town of Naqoura, Lebanon. As the United Nations prepares to renew the mandate of its peacekeeping operation in southern Lebanon, Israel is working with Security Council members to push for tough changes in the way the force deals with the Hezbollah militant group, Israeli officials said Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)

UN council approves cut in Lebanon peacekeepers as US sought

Aug. 28, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday cutting the U.N. peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon and expanding its mandate to address U.S. and Israeli concerns about activities of the militant group Hezbollah in the area. The French-drafted resolution reduced...

People gather in honor of the victims at the scene of the last week's explosion that killed many and devastated the city, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

Aug. 12, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council remains at odds over the way the U.N. peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon operates on the ground, with the United States backing Israel’s demands for major changes. At a closed council meeting Tuesday on the mission known as UNIFIL, whose mandate...

Israel's outgoing ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the central Israeli city of Ra'anana, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Danon affirmed the country’s bond with the Trump administration, dismissing notions that Israel would pay a price for its tight ties to the divisive president should he be defeated in November. Danon said he was relieved that the more radical forces in the Democratic Party failed to win the party’s nomination and that Israel could prosper with either Trump or Joe Biden in the White House. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Returning UN envoy: Israel won't suffer for tight Trump ties

Jul. 28, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

RAANANA, Israel (AP) — Israel's returning ambassador to the United Nations affirmed the country's bond with the Trump administration Tuesday, dismissing notions that Israel would pay a price for its tight ties to the divisive president should he be defeated in November. In his first comprehensive interview...