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2005-11-09 09:54:37

By Inal Ersan DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria has invited a United Nations investigator to Damascus to discuss cooperation with a probe into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, the state news agency SANA said on Wednesday. Syria last month dismissed a U.N. report implicating its officials in the bombing that killed Hariri, saying it was politically motivated. A Security Council resolution demanded it cooperate fully with the probe or face unspecified action....

2005-11-09 07:01:27

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria has invited a U.N. investigator to Damascus to discuss cooperation in a probe into the killing of a former Lebanese premier, the state news agency said on Wednesday. Syria last month dismissed a U.N. report implicating its officials in the murder by bomb of Rafik al-Hariri, saying it was politically motivated. A U.N. Security Council resolution demanded it cooperate fully with the inquiry or face unspecified action. "As we hope that you would agree on the...

2005-11-09 06:33:57

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria has invited chief U.N. investigator to visit Damascus and proposed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the probe into the killing of a former Lebanese premier, state news agency said on Wednesday. "As we hope that you would agree on the visit and we propose in this regard the signing of a memorandum of undertsanding with your committee to achieve the desired cooperation," Judge Ghada Murad, who heads a panel probing the murder of Rafik Hariri,...

2005-11-09 06:25:04

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria has invited a U.N. investigator to Damascus to discuss cooperation in a probe into the killing of a former Lebanese premier, the state news agency said on Wednesday. "As we hope that you would agree on the visit...we propose in this regard the signing of a memorandum of understanding with your committee to achieve the desired cooperation," Judge Ghada Murad, who heads a panel probing the murder of Rafik Hariri, said in a letter to investigator Detlev Mehlis...

2005-11-08 17:57:02

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and U.S. Ambassador John Bolton clashed with one another on Tuesday over whether Syria was cooperating with the U.N. Security Council in implementing recent resolutions. The question is key as the council a little over a week ago unanimously approved a new resolution ordering Syria to cooperate fully with a U.N. investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri or face...

2005-11-07 06:31:42

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law is among six Syrian officers U.N. investigators want to interview in Lebanon over the killing of ex-premier Rafik al-Hariri, a Lebanese political source said on Monday. The source said Major General Assef Shawkat, head of military intelligence who is married to Assad's sister Bushra, was on a list of six names sent to Damascus by chief U.N. investigator Detlev Mehlis requesting that they be questioned at the...

2005-11-07 06:26:15

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law is among six Syrian officers U.N. investigators want to interview in Lebanon over the killing of ex-premier Rafik al-Hariri, a Lebanese political source said on Monday. The source said Major General Assef Shawkat, head of military intelligence who is married to Assad's sister Bushra, was on a list of six names sent to Damascus by chief U.N. investigator Detlev Mehlis requesting that they be questioned at the...

2005-11-07 04:45:57

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria is considering a formal U.N. request to question six Syrian officials in Lebanon in connection with the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, a Syrian official said on Monday. "We have received a request and we are considering it," the official said. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official declined to give the identity of the six Syrians U.N. investigators want to question. The pan-Arab daily newspaper al-Hayat, quoting...

2005-11-06 07:00:32

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The chief U.N. investigator examining the killing of a former Lebanese prime minister has requested interviews with six senior Syrian intelligence officers, a paper reported on Sunday quoting Lebanese sources. Detlev Mehlis made the requests to the Syrian government via the United Nations to question the officers, who include Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law Assef Shawkat, the pan-Arab daily newspaper al-Hayat said. It said that Mehlis wanted the...

2005-11-04 14:33:56

By Alistair Lyon LONDON (Reuters) - Syria will let U.N. investigators trying to identify the killers of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri question Syrian officials in Damascus on their own, the Syrian ambassador to London said on Friday. Chief United Nations investigator Detlev Mehlis has complained that Syrian security figures interviewed in Damascus last month appeared to give only prepared responses. The Syrians had insisted that other officials attend the...


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