Collaboration between UN, Local Forces In Lebanon

In Lebanon, Head of UN Peacekeeping Hails Collaboration between UN, Local ForcesNew York, May 13 2013 – The United Nations peacekeeping chief today lauded the efforts of UN “blue helmets” in maintaining peace along the so-called Blue Line separating Israel and Lebanon, adding that the work of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNFIL) was crucial in building confidence in the region.[EXCERPT]http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1305/S00324/collaboration-between-un-local-forces-in-lebanon.htm

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ICC considers Libyan request to retake Gadhafi inquiry

BRUSSELS, May 13 (UPI) — The International Criminal Court is considering a challenge by the Libyan government in the case of two Gadhafi-era officials suspected of human rights abuses.

Libya: UN Mission Strongly Condemns Deadly Bombing In Benghazi

Libya: UN Mission Strongly Condemns Deadly Bombing In Benghazi
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Thomas Pickering on the chain of command: Ambassador to secretary of State

By Carol Felsenthal – 05/13/13 08:35 PM ET
At the start of the Obama administration, when I was writing about the rookie president’s appalling continuation of the tradition of appointing bundlers/donors to the most glamorous embassies, I called Thomas Pickering. The professional diplomat, or “career officer,” as he called himself (he joined the Foreign Service in 1959), is being treated by a growing number of Republicans as if he’s some hack or patronage toady who’s looking to be secretary of State in the Hillary Rodham Clinton administration to come.

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/foreign-policy/299447-thomas-pickering-on-the-chain-of-command-ambassador-to-secretary-of-state

Car bomb kills and injures dozens in Benghazi

The Sydney Morning Herald World

A powerful car bomb has exploded near a hospital in the Libyan city of Benghazi, killing and wounding dozens in what officials say is the first such attack on civilians since Muammar Gaddafi’s ouster.