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  • A portrait of slain Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri sits on his grave which is covered by flowers in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Nearly nine years after the truck bomb assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri shook the Middle East and awakened the seeds of Sunni-Shiite hatreds, an international tribunal begins the long awaited trial of four Hezbollah suspects Thursday. The men have not been arrested, and the Hague-based court will try them in absentia in the first such trial since World War II. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Trial of suspected Hariri assassins set to begin

    The truck bomb assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri sent a sectarian tremor across the Middle East and set off years of upheaval in Lebanon, the consequences of which are still felt across the turbulent region.


  • A Palestinian family (top) watches mourners Oct. 23, 2012, carry the body of Palestinian Ahmad Queider, 20, during a funeral procession in the Sunni neighborhood of Tarik al-Jadida in Beirut. The man was killed the day before as he rode his motorcycle during an exchange of gunfire between Lebanese troops and gunmen. (Associated Press)

    Hezbollah rejects international probe in killing

    Syria's powerful ally Hezbollah was accused Tuesday by Lebanese political opponents of playing a role in the assassination of a top intelligence officer who used his post to fight Syrian meddling in Lebanon.


  • Honor guards carry the coffin, which is wrapped in the Lebanese flag, of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan during the funeral procession at Martyrs Square in Beirut on Sunday. Gen. al-Hassan was killed by a car bomb on Friday. (Associated Press)

    Killing of Lebanese general blamed on Syria

    Lebanese security forces unleashed a barrage of gunfire and tear gas in central Beirut on Sunday to disperse hundreds of protesters trying to storm the government headquarters after the funeral of a top Lebanese intelligence official killed by a car bomb.


  • Protesters chant slogans against the Lebanese government in Beirut on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, after the funeral of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, who was assassinated on Friday in a car bombing. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

    Funeral for slain Lebanese official ends in clashes

    Lebanese security forces unleashed a barrage of gunfire and tear gas in central Beirut on Sunday to disperse hundreds of protesters trying to storm the government headquarters after the funeral of a top Lebanese intelligence official killed by a car bomb.


  • World Briefs: Transition leader predicts Islamists won't rule country

    Libya's outgoing leader on Wednesday described the recently held parliamentary elections as a "miracle" and said he does not expect Islamists to rule the country.


  • Billboards honoring Lebanese former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri are situated on a highway in the southern port city of Sidon. The special court investigating his slaying unsealed an indictment Wednesday against four members of Hezbollah, but it contained no direct evidence against them. The Arabic reads: "May God protect Lebanon."

    Hariri death indictment circumstantial

    A long-awaited international indictment unsealed Wednesday offers no direct evidence linking four Hezbollah suspects to the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, despite years of painstaking investigations.


  • **FILE** In this photo from April 6, 2003, Lebanese Prime Minister designate Rafik Hariri speaks to reporters in Beirut after Lebanese President Emile Lahoud asked Hariri to form a new cabinet. Hariri was killed along with 22 other people in a massive truck bombing along Beirut's waterfront in 2005. (Associated Press)

    Hezbollah member wanted in Lebanon ex-PM killing

    A U.N.-backed court indicted at least one senior Hezbollah member and three other suspects Thursday in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, a Lebanese official said.


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    Hezbollah figure eyed in Hariri killing

    A U.N.-backed court indicted at least one senior Hezbollah member and three other suspects Thursday in the 2005 assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, a killing that transformed this tiny Arab nation and brought down its government earlier this year.


  • Saudis walk away from effort to end Lebanon's political crisis

    Saudi Arabia has abandoned months of behind-the-scenes efforts to resolve Lebanon's political crisis over the international tribunal investigating the 2005 murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.


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