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2005-10-23 03:58:40

LONDON (Reuters) - A U.N. report on the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri is "very serious" for Syria and the international community must act, the United States and Britain said on Sunday. In a joint interview with BBC Television, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw ratcheted up pressure on Damascus, saying the report implicated senior Syrian figures in the assassination and indicated attempts at a cover-up. "I...

2005-10-21 14:11:41

SIMI VALLEY, California (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Friday called a U.N. report that implicates Syrian officials in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri "deeply disturbing" and urged the United Nations to take up the matter as quickly as possible. Bush told reporters at the Ronald Reagan presidential library that the U.N. report suggested the Hariri assassination "could not have taken place" without Syrian involvement. Hariri and 20 others...

2005-10-21 10:03:21

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said on Friday that a U.N. inquiry into the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri had presented hard-hitting findings on Syrian involvement in the killing. Bolton was consulting with fellow Security Council members on a wide range of possible responses, he said, but he would not say whether sanctions against Syria was among them. "This report is obviously very significant. It finds probable cause to believe...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.