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)
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."
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Vehicles burn after an explosion amid a motorcade of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, killing him and 22 others in Beirut on Feb. 14, 2005. The special court investigating his slaying unsealed the 47-page indictment Wednesday against four members of Hezbollah for their alleged involvement.
Sunni men carry a picture of slain former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, during a protest in the southern village of Chebaa on Lebanon's border with Syria's Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. Thousands of Sunnis waved flags and burned tires Tuesday in a "day of rage" to protest gains by the Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah, which is on the brink of controlling Lebanon's next government. (AP Photo/Lutfallah Daher)
A covered statue of slain Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri stands in Beirut. Eleven of 30 Lebanese Cabinet members, all supporters of Hezbollah, resigned Wednesday, sinking the coalition government after months of disagreement over how to respond to a U.N. probe into the assassination. (Associated Press)
A wrapped statue of slain former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri stands in a small garden in front of the Government House in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. The Islamic militant group Hezbollah and its allies plan to resign from the Lebanese Cabinet and topple the government on Wednesday over tensions stemming from the international investigation of the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, officials said. (AP Photo/Grace Kassab)
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Syrian military intelligence appears to be providing assistance to the U.N. special tribunal investigating the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri to shield Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (above) from blame.