UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to extend the peacekeeping mission in Lebanon for another year, saying the situation there remains a threat to international peace and security.
The council expressed “deep concern” at violations of the 2006 resolution that ended the war between Israel and Hezbollah.
The resolution adopted Thursday by the council extends the force’s mandate until Aug. 31, 2013.
The force has an authorized strength of 15,000 troops. The U.N. says 11,530 troops were on the ground at the end of July.