Fifth suspect named in Hariri assassination

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A tribunal in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri unsealed an indictment Thursday against a fifth suspect in the case.

Hariri tribunal defends pace

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The former prosecutor of the tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri said real justice is slow justice.

Beirut attacks dampen Lebanese spirit

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Lebanon's foreign minister said Friday terrorist organizations were starting to take their toll on the nation's state of security.

Al-Qaida suspects nabbed in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 15 (UPI) -- The Lebanese military said it intercepted a vehicle on its way to Syria carrying members affiliated with a militant group with ties to al-Qaida.
Report: Iran to send 4,000 Revolutionary Guards to aid Syria regime

Report: Iran to send 4,000 Revolutionary Guards to aid Syria regime

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 17 (UPI) -- As Western powers prepare to provide weapons to rebels in Syria's civil war, Iran is reported to be planning to send a 4,000-man contingent of Revolutionary Guards to beef up President Bashar Assad's forces.

Lebanon's army caught in the crossfire again

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 12 (UPI) -- Lebanon's military is struggling to maintain a modicum of security in a country that's lurching toward another sectarian showdown, fueled largely by the civil war raging next door in Syria, a state that's shed much Lebanese blood over the years.

Hezbollah widens its war, but risks are high

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 4 (UPI) -- Recent clashes between Hezbollah and Syrian rebels on Lebanese soil have heightened alarm that Lebanon is becoming a new front in Syria's civil war.

Hezbollah's heading for sectarian showdown

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 20 (UPI) -- Hezbollah has taken heavy losses while backing regime forces in Syria, heightening concerns the Shiite movement's heading for a showdown with Sunni jihadists.

Hariri tribunal outraged by leaks

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 17 (UPI) -- The Special Tribunal for Lebanon expressed outrage when a tabloid newspaper in Beirut published instructions given to witnesses in its investigation.

Lebanon crisis swells over security chief

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 25 (UPI) -- The political crisis in Lebanon worsened following Friday's political bombshell when Prime Minister Najib Mikati resigned.

Trail delayed in 2005 Hariri killing

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A tribunal judge said he delayed the trail against Hezbollah suspects implicated in the 2005 bombing that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
By United Press International

8 years after Hariri, the killing goes on

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- As Lebanon marks the anniversary of the assassination of Rafik Hariri, his allies still face the threat of assassination amid political turmoil.

Lebanon grapples with spread of jihadists

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Islamist militant cells linked to al Qaida appear to be proliferating in Lebanon, spurred in large part by the growing presence of Sunni hard-liners in Syria.

Terror charge adds to Hezbollah's problems

Bulgaria's allegation that Hezbollah was behind a deadly bus bombing last summer has intensified international pressure on the Iran-backed group.
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Rafik Hariri
WAP2002041701 - WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri in the Oval office of the White House in Washington on April 17, 2002. cc/cc/Chris Corder UPI

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Rafic Baha El Deen Al-Hariri (November 1, 1944 – February 14, 2005, Arabic: رفيق بهاء الدين الحريري‎), was a business tycoon and the Prime Minister of Lebanon from 1992 to 1998 and again from 2000 until his resignation, 20 October 2004.

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