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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.