U.N. sanctions Mali al-Qaida branch

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council adopted sanctions targeting an affiliate of al-Qaida that claimed control over part of northern Mali this year.

Dialogue first in Mali, U.N. leader says

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- An inclusive national dialogue in Mali should be the first step in resolving a crisis simmering there since early 2012, a top U.N. official said.

Britain reaches out to armed Syrian groups

LONDON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The British government announced Wednesday that it was open to direct contact with military figures from the Syrian opposition movement.

U.N.: Libya attacks reminder of challenges

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Attacks on a U.S. consulate in Libya, coupled with violence targeting Sufi shrines in the country, symbolize the tough challenges ahead, a U.N. diplomat said.

Lebanese, Syrian ties holding steady

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The Lebanese foreign minister said there's nothing in his country that would warrant the severing of diplomatic affairs with Syrian representatives.

Spillover concerns linger in Lebanon

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The civil war in Syria is creating a "precarious" national security situation for neighboring Lebanon, a political affairs official at the United Nations said.

Tensions high in Lebanon's Tripoli

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- One man was killed in battles in Lebanon that threatened a cease-fire brokered between opposition and loyalists of Bashar Assad's Syrian regime, officials said.

Yemen wary of al-Qaida plans in south

SANAA, Yemen, March 28 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida militants may be working to capture provinces in southern Yemen and attack government buildings, the Yemeni Interior Ministry warned.

Hezbollah's arms decline with more aid

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Lebanon isn't hostage to any country nor can any group like Hezbollah hold it captive, the Lebanese finance minister told U.S. lawmakers in Washington.
U.S. to aid Lebanese border defense

U.S. to aid Lebanese border defense

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Washington is willing to help the Lebanese military secure its borders, a U.S. diplomat said during a visit with Lebanon's prime minister.
Syria baiting opposition, Feltman says

Syria baiting opposition, Feltman says

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The Syrian government is baiting the opposition into an armed struggle for control in an effort to discredit its opponents, a U.S. official said.
Cameron offers commitments to a free Libya

Cameron offers commitments to a free Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- With Libya expected to retake its seat at the United Nations next week, European leaders said Thursday from Tripoli that all of Libya was now free.

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Libya takes aim at Gadhafi holdouts

Libya takes aim at Gadhafi holdouts

NIAMEY, Niger, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The interim Libyan government has given Gadhafi-loyalist holdouts two days to leave one of their last strongholds, officials said Wednesday.

Boehner makes suprise trip to Iraq

BAGHDAD, April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner paid a surprise visit Baghdad to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, officials said.
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Jeffrey Feltman
U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman announces the "Made in America 2004" Trade Fair to be held at the Exhibition Center at the Port of Beirut on September 1-3 in apress conference in Beirut on August 30, 2004 . Over 160 U.S. companies will be displaying their products and services in the second such event to be held in Lebanon. (UPI Photo/Mohammed Tawil)

Jeffrey D. Feltman (born c. 1959) is an American diplomat, currently the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. He was sworn into the office on August 18, 2009. He was previously the United States Ambassador to Lebanon from July 2004 to January 2008.

Before becoming Ambassador to Lebanon, Feltman volunteered to serve at the Coalition Provisional Authority office in Irbil, Iraq, from January to April 2004. Prior to his work in Iraq, he was at the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, where he served first as Deputy (August 2001-November 2002) and then as Acting Principal Officer (November 2002 to December 2003).

He joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1986, serving his first tour as consular officer in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He has spent much of his career dealing with Eastern Europe and the Near East. He served in Embassy Tel Aviv as Ambassador Martin Indyk's Special Assistant on Peace Process issues (2000-2001). Before that, from 1998-2000, Feltman served as Chief of the Political and Economic Section at the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia. He served in the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv from 1995 to 1998, covering economic issues in the Gaza Strip.

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