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U.N. Urges Europe to Join Mideast Effort

September 26, 2018
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UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 18 — The United Nations pressed Italy and other European countries Friday to commit troops to lead a vanguard U.N. peacekeeping force of 3,500 that it hopes to deploy in southern Lebanon by Aug. 28 to help enforce a fragile cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah. (Washington Post — 1 hour ago)
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UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 17 — France on Thursday rebuffed pleas by U.N. officials to make a major contribution to a peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon, setting back efforts to deploy an international military force to help police a cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah, according to U.N. and… (Washington Post — 1 hour ago)
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BRUSSELS, Aug. 25 — European countries agreed Friday to provide about half the troops for a new 15,000-member U.N. peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, with a significant contingent expected to arrive within a week, officials announced after an emergency meeting here. (Washington Post — 1 hour ago)
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PARIS, Aug. 24 — French President Jacques Chirac said Thursday that France would commit 2,000 troops to a new international peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon. The decision breaks a stalemate that has held up the dispatch of soldiers seen by diplomats as crucial to maintaining the 11-day-old… (Washington Post — 1 hour ago)
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French President Jacques Chirac on Monday hailed China and South Korea for contributing to the international peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon. (International Herald Tribune — 11 September, 2006)
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Thirteen French tanks, the most powerful armor ever deployed by a U.N. peacekeeping force, came ashore Tuesday, beefing up a mission aimed at cementing the uneasy cease-fire in Lebanon. (MSNBC — 13 September, 2006)
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BEIRUT, July 27 — With no sign of a cease-fire soon, Israeli warplanes and artillery pummeled targets across Lebanon without letup Thursday, concentrating fire on the rocky border hills where Hezbollah fighters are entrenched. The Israeli government called up thousands of reservists but decided… (Washington Post — 1 hour ago)
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U.N peacekeepers on Wednesday asked Israel’s army to pull down a new barbed-wire barrier that Lebanon said encroached on its territory but Israel denied it was on Lebanese soil, in a test of the month-old cease-fire. (International Herald Tribune — 14 September, 2006)
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