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Suha Arafat: Husband's death was 'political murder'

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was the victim of a "political murder," his widow said Thursday.
Experts: Polonium, but not other poisons, ruled out in Arafat death

Experts: Polonium, but not other poisons, ruled out in Arafat death

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Experts who tested the remains of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said in a report they ruled out radioactive polonium as the cause of his 2004 death.

Toxicologists give details on polonium tests on Arafat belongings

LONDON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Scientists in Switzerland describe, in a note in a British medical journal, how they discovered traces of polonium-210 on some of Yasser Arafat's belongings.

Home secretary: 'International relations' factor in Litvinenko probe

LONDON, July 19 (UPI) -- International relations were a reason for dropping an inquiry into the poisoning of a former KGB agent, British Home Secretary Theresa May said Friday.

Britain: No public inquiry into death of ex-KGB spy Litvinenko

LONDON, July 12 (UPI) -- Britain won't conduct a public inquiry into the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, the coroner in charge of the inquest said Friday.

Litvinenko inquiry postponed

LONDON, March 15 (UPI) -- British officials said they have postponed an inquiry into the 2006 death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko until October.

Widow chides U.K. on Litvinenko probe

LONDON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A British lawyer says the government is trying to cover up evidence in the death of a former KGB agent in order to strengthen trade ties with Russia.
Secrets in Ramallah tomb?

Secrets in Ramallah tomb?

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Usually tight-lipped about targeted assassinations, Israel recently has gone public. Why the sudden openness? The answer may -- or may not -- lie buried in a tomb in the West Bank.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Report: Dead Russian dissident was MI6 spy

LONDON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Testimony at a preliminary inquest in London has linked the late Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko to the British intelligence agency MI6.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 23, 2012
By United Press International

Litvinenko inquest begins in London

LONDON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- At a London inquest Thursday into the poisoning death of a former Russian spy, lawyers claimed intelligence authorities were suppressing evidence.

Last supper with Arafat

BRICK, N.J., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The debate of the death of Yasser Arafat resumes the debates of a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians.
MORGAN STRONG, UPI Outside View Commentator

Arafat's widow files suit over his death

NANTERRE, France, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The widow and daughter of Yasser Arafat started legal action in France over claims the Palestinian leader died of radioactive poisoning.

Arafat's widow plans to sue France

PARIS, July 11 (UPI) -- Suha Arafat, widow of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, intends to sue the French government, demanding an investigation into his 2004 death, her lawyer says.

Israeli expert: Arafat polonium planted

JERUSALEM, July 6 (UPI) -- If Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had been killed by polonium poisoning in 2004, high levels would not have been found on his clothes, an Israeli expert says.

PA to exhume Arafat's remains for testing

RAMALLAH, West Bank, July 4 (UPI) -- The Palestinian Authority Wednesday agreed to exhume Yasser Arafat's body after tests indicated he may have been poisoned by polonium.

Russia: Litvinenko suspect also poisoned

MOSCOW, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The leading suspect in the 2006 poisoning death of Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko was sickened by exposure to the same poison, investigators said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011.
By United Press International

Leaked cables talk of ex-KGB killing

LONDON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A Russian official said Russian agents were investigating the killers of a former KGB agent but were stopped by the British, leaked diplomatic cables say.
Leaked cables unflattering to Russia

Leaked cables unflattering to Russia

MOSCOW, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. State Department cable released by WikiLeaks alleges Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin likely knew of the plot to kill a former KGB agent.

Poisoning suspect may run for Sochi mayor

MOSCOW, March 14 (UPI) -- Andrei Lugovoi, the former KGB agent named by British police as a suspect in the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, may run for local office in Russia.

Britain won't accuse Russian govt.

LONDON, July 12 (UPI) -- The British government blames the death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko on a single person, not the Russian government, a spokesman said Friday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 22, 2008.
By United Press International

Britain's Litvinenko case a go in Russia

MOSCOW, May 18 (UPI) -- British investigators will receive the cooperation of their Russian counterparts in the case of slain defector Alexander Litvinenko, Russian officials say.

Police investigating alleged spy poisoning

LONDON, April 6 (UPI) -- Police in Britain are investigating allegations from former KGB double agent Oleg Gordievsky that he was poisoned by a Russian assassin.
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