UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gives his first press conference of the year at United Nations headquarters in New York on January 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon voiced concern Friday over the escalation of violence in Lebanon, saying the lack of a functioning government has created a political vacuum that has paralyzed the decision-making process.In addition to the deteriorating security situation in the country, Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam has struggled to form a government since his appointment in April.However, some positive signs have emerged in recent days that rival groups might agree on a new government lineup.
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