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Brazilian Police Arrest Lebanese Woman Suspected of Link to Hariri Killing

A fugitive bank executive wanted for questioning in the U.N. probe of the assassination of Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was arrested in Brazil after she attempted to buy her freedom with a US$200,000 (¤168,000) bribe, authorities said.Rana Abdel Rahim Koleilat, 39, is wanted in Lebanon for fraud involving a bank collapse that was Lebanon’s largest financial scandal since the country’s 1975-90 civil war, the Lebanese consul general in Sao Paulo said.She is also being sought for questioning by the U.N.’s Independent International Investigation Commission, which is probing the truck bombing that killed Hariri and 20 other people in downtown Beirut last year, consul general Joseph Sayah said. Full Story

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