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UN Mulls Resolution to Expand Hariri Probe

France, at the request of Lebanon, has proposed broadening a probe into the assassination of a former Lebanese prime minister to include other politically motivated killings in that country over the past year. The French resolution, co-sponsored by Britain and the United States, was circulated to the U.N. Security Council late Tuesday. It came a day after Detlev Mehlis, the head the U.N. probe into the assassination of Rafik Hariri, submitted a report saying new evidence had only solidified his conviction that Syrian and Lebanese intelligence played a role in the killing. Despite pressure on Syria to cooperate, Mehlis said the probe was still moving so slowly that if it did not speed up, his team would need two more years to complete their work. Full Story

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