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2006-06-15 15:49:28

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday extended for another year the mandate of the international commission investigating the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. A resolution adopted unanimously by the 15-nation council also authorized the commission to delve more deeply into a related investigation of 14 other bomb attacks in Lebanon that investigators suspect are linked to Hariri's assassination. The council acted after chief...

2006-06-15 11:48:47

Corrects title in paragraph 9 to Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal Mekdad By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States accused Syria on Wednesday of failing to cooperate fully with a U.N. inquiry into the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. The accusation, by U.S. United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, came despite the latest progress report on the probe led by Serge Brammertz of Belgium, which described Syrian cooperation as "generally...

2006-06-14 13:13:24

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States accused Syria on Wednesday of failing to cooperate fully with a U.N. inquiry into the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. The accusation, by U.S. United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, came despite the latest progress report on the probe led by Serge Brammertz of Belgium, which described Syrian cooperation as "generally satisfactory." "It is very clear that Mr. Brammertz does not say in the report...

2006-06-10 15:34:49

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. inquiry into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri reported on Saturday "considerable progress" in its work but did not set out new findings on who was behind the crime. The report by the commission led by Belgian prosecutor Serge Brammertz said Syrian cooperation, which previously had been faulted by investigators, was now "generally satisfactory," but it added continued cooperation "remains crucial." The...

2006-03-16 16:22:09

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The head of a U.N. probe into the murder of ex-Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri said on Thursday he was preparing to make new demands of Syria and it would take weeks to learn whether Damascus will keep its promise of full cooperation. "Our expectations vis-a-vis the Syrian authorities are high in this respect. The commission has already prepared several new requests for cooperation to the Syrian Foreign Ministry," Belgian Serge...

2006-03-14 14:52:15

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Vice President have agreed for the first time to talk to a U.N. inquiry into the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, a U.N. report said on Tuesday. The U.N. investigators, in their third report to the U.N. Security Council, said they were closer to a detailed understanding of how the plot was carried out and predicted success in getting to the bottom of the crime, in part because...

2006-03-14 12:45:13

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. inquiry into the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri reported progress on Tuesday in identifying how the killing was carried out and said it believes the plotters were experienced in terrorism. But the investigative commission's latest report to the U.N. Security Council said its inquiry was in a particularly delicate stage and it could not yet name the perpetrators, even though an earlier report had...

2006-03-09 18:36:23

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Lebanon and the United Nations are close to completing plans for a tribunal to prosecute suspects in the 2005 murder of former prime minister Rafik Hariri and others, a Lebanese official said on Thursday. The court was set to be located outside Lebanon and headed by a non-Lebanese judge, but would still have "a significant Lebanese presence," Telecommunications Minister Marwan Hamadeh told a news conference. Hamadeh spoke to U.N....

2006-02-23 10:05:03

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The new chief U.N. investigator had positive talks with Syrian officials on Thursday on cooperation with the inquiry into the killing of Lebanese ex-Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, a U.N. spokeswoman said. Serge Brammertz was driven in a heavily guarded convoy across the Lebanese border into Syria for his first visit to the Syrian capital since taking over from Detlev Mehlis last month. "He held a working meeting with Syrian officials in which old and new issues...

2006-02-23 09:44:26

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The new chief U.N. investigator held "a good meeting" with Syrian officials on Thursday on cooperation with the inquiry into the killing of Lebanese ex-Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, a U.N. spokeswoman said. Serge Brammertz was driven in a heavily guarded convoy across the Lebanese border into Syria for his first visit to the Syrian capital since taking over from Detlev Mehlis last month. "He held a working meeting with Syrian officials in which old and new...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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