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2005-10-29 09:42:41

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria said on Saturday it was setting up a special judicial committee to investigate Syrians implicated in the killing of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. A Foreign Ministry source told Reuters the committee would cooperate with a United Nations inquiry that implicated senior Syrian officials in the murder on February 14 and with Lebanese judicial authorities. Detlev Mehlis, the chief UN investigator into Hariri's murder, urged Syria this month...

2005-10-28 18:38:06

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and France are confident a tough resolution against Syria will be adopted at a U.N. foreign ministers meeting on Monday although Russia and China still have misgivings. The Security Council resolution threatens economic sanctions against Damascus if it does not cooperate fully with a U.N. investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and imposes a travel ban and a freeze on assets...

2005-10-28 07:34:06

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Hizbollah guerrilla group said on Friday it would stand by Syria, blasting the United Nations for what it said was political incitement against Damascus over the killing of a Lebanese ex-premier. "We say clearly that we stand by Syria, leadership and people, in the face of its targeting by the Americans and Zoinists and attempts to punish it politically for standing by Lebanon and its resistance," Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah told a big rally in Beirut's...

2005-10-27 15:26:35

LONDON (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac called on Thursday for an international court to try Lebanese and Syrian suspects accused of plotting the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. Chirac told a news conference after a European Union summit near London that Syria must be made to cooperate with a United Nations investigation which has named senior Syrian officials close to President Bashar al-Assad as suspects in the February 14 Beirut car...

2005-10-26 14:35:19

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Arms are still flowing across the Syrian border to Palestinians in Lebanon, a U.N. report said on Wednesday, adding further pressure on Damascus after threats of sanctions by France and the United States. Secretary General Kofi Annan, in a report to the U.N. Security Council, said the "illegal transfer of arms and people" over the Syrian-Lebanese border undermined Beirut's efforts to control its territory. The report, prepared by U.N....

2005-10-25 21:51:29

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and France threatened Syria with economic sanctions on Tuesday if Damascus does not cooperate fully with a U.N. probe into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Their tough draft resolution, backed by Britain and circulated to the 15 Security Council members, demands Damascus detain possible suspects and make them available to U.N. investigators, who have complained about Syria's cooperation....

2005-10-25 15:28:28

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The head of a U.N. probe into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri said on Tuesday his investigation ran into a brick wall when every Syrian official he interviewed gave him the same seemingly rehearsed answers. The investigator, German prosecutor Detlev Mehlis, told the U.N. Security Council that one way around the impasse might be for Syria to launch its own inquiry into Hariri's death in Beirut on February...

2005-10-25 12:40:13

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The head of a U.N. probe into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who has implicated Syria in the killing, urged Damascus on Tuesday to launch its own investigation and "fill in the gaps" on those who organized it. German prosecutor Detlev Mehlis addressed the U.N. Security Council on his written report, released last Thursday, that found evidence that senior Syrian security officials plotted to kill Hariri...

2005-10-25 08:03:27

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States hopes a public report on Tuesday by the head of a probe into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri will help its drive to force Syria to come clean over its suspected involvement. German prosecutor Detlev Mehlis, briefs the 15-nation U.N. Security Council at an open meeting starting at 10 a.m. (1400 GMT) on his three-month inquiry. His written report, released last Thursday, said the decision to kill...

2005-10-25 04:24:53

DUBAI (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said military action was a last resort in dealing with Syria and he hoped Damascus would cooperate with a probe into the killing of former Lebanese premier Rafik al-Hariri. "A military (option) is always the last choice of a president," he told Al Arabiya television in an interview aired on Tuesday when asked about a U.N. investigation that implicated Syrian officials in the killing of Hariri. "I am hoping that they will cooperate. It...


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