HIGH RANKING LEBANESE OFFICER ASSASSINATED
A bomb killed Captain Wissam Eid, a high ranking member of the Lebanese Internal Security Force, and three others in a Beirut suburb on Friday January 25, 2008. Twenty other people were injured in the attack. Eid had survived two previous assassination attempts. He was also one of the police force top investigators in charge of terrorism including the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. (UPI Photo)
The political crisis in Lebanon worsened following Friday's political bombshell when Prime Minister Najib Mikati resigned.
As Lebanon marks the anniversary of the assassination of Rafik Hariri, his allies still face the threat of assassination amid political turmoil.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his ministers are watching rising tensions in Lebanon and the impact on Israel's northern border, officials said.
U.S. President George Bush Friday condemned the car bombing in Beirut that killed a top Lebanese security official.
A powerful car bomb explosion rocked a Christian suburb of Beirut Friday, killing at least six people including a top Lebanese security official.