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Security Council demands full Syrian cooperation in probe into Hariri murder

Voicing “extreme concern” that Syria has not yet provided full and unconditional cooperation to the United Nations inquiry into the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the Security Council today unanimously demanded that the Syrian Government respond “unambiguously and immediately” in all necessary areas of the probe.

UNESCO condemns assassination of Lebanese newspaper editor Tueni

Continuing its campaign against the killing of journalists, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today deplored the car bomb attack in Beirut that killed four people including Gebran Tueni, the publisher and editor of the Lebanese newspaper An Nahar.

Lebanon request to broaden Hariri murder probe will go to Security Council, Annan says

Secretary-General Kofi Annan told journalists in New York today that he has discussed with Lebanon’s leaders the possibility of expanding the United Nations independent investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri to include other murders, and that the Security Council would have to take a decision on the matter.

New evidence points to Syrian involvement in Hariri murder – UN report

Latest evidence reinforces preliminary findings of both Lebanese and Syrian involvement in the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, according to a new United Nations report citing burned Syrian documents, pressure on a witness to recant and the need for Damascus to be more forthcoming.

At Security Council, Syria claims support for Hariri probe, Lebanon seeks new tribunal

Bearing new evidence pointing to Syria’s involvement in the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and its reluctance to investigate the crime, the head of the independent probe on the matter presented his latest report to the Security Council, where the Ambassador of Syria denied this account while Lebanon’s representative called for the creation of an international tribunal.

Security Council receives Mehlis report; Annan condemns new assassination in Lebanon

The Security Council and Secretary-General Kofi Annan today condemned the murder of Gibran Tueni, a politician and journalist in Lebanon, as Council members received the report of Detlev Mehlis, head of the United Nations International Independent Investigation Commission (UNIIIC) probing the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

UN confirms agreement with Syria on Lebanon murder probe

Detlev Mehlis, who heads the investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, has reached an agreement with the Syrian authorities on the United Nations office in Vienna as a venue for the questioning of five Syrian officials in the case, a UN spokesperson confirmed today.

In Beirut, UN official fully backs Mehlis probe, urges Syria's full cooperation

Continuing meetings in Beirut today, a senior United Nations official emphasized his confidence in Detlev Mehlis' investigation into the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and issued a renewed plea for Syria to cooperate fully with that probe so that the crime does not go unpunished.

Lebanon’s sovereignty, independence, stability and security are key – UN official

Continuing his official visit to Lebanon today, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political affairs emphasized the world body’s desire and support for the country’s sovereignty, independence, stability and security.

UN political official urges Syria to cooperate fully in Hariri assassination probe

A senior United Nations political official is in Lebanon today, where he hailed the support of the country’s authorities for the world body’s probe into the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and urged Damascus to cooperate fully as well.