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UN Sets Talks on Special Court for Hariri Killers

The Security Council on Wednesday authorized U.N. negotiations with Beirut on the establishment of a special court to try suspects in the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. Hariri and 22 others were killed in a Feb. 14, 2005, truck bombing in Beirut. A U.N. commission was set up to investigate the crime after the council concluded a Lebanese inquiry would not be credible due to Syrian domination of its neighbor. Then, last December, Prime Minister Fouad Siniora wrote U.N. secretary-General Kofi Annan requesting help in bringing Hariri’s killers to justice once they were identified. Full Story

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