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Hariri Assassination: The Day that Rocked Lebanon

The death of Rafik Hariri is to many Lebanese what the JFK assassination was to Americans four decades earlier -- everybody remembers what they were doing when the news broke.

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Lebanon: From Hariri Assassination to Verdict

The special tribunal trying the four suspects accused of the 2005 assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister Rafik Hariri is expected to deliver its verdict on Tuesday.

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The Accused in ex-PM Rafik Hariri Murder Trial

A UN-backed court is to deliver its judgement Tuesday on four suspected Hezbollah members tried in absentia for former Lebanese premier Rafik Hariri's murder in a 2005 Beirut car bombing.

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Tribunal Set to Deliver Verdict in 2005 Hariri Murder Case

A UN-backed tribunal will hand down its verdict Tuesday on the 2005 murder of former premier Rafik Hariri, two weeks after the Lebanese capital was rocked by a massive explosion.

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Rifi Extends his Hand to Hariri: We Reject Control of Syrian Regime Allies of Tripoli Municipality

Resigned Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi stressed on Monday that his “hand is extended to all sides” in wake of his list's victory in the municipal polls in the northern city of Tripoli, reiterating his commitment to the values of the March 14 coalition.

He said during a press conference: “We voiced our rejection of the control of one political party of Tripoli and the control of the Syrian regime allies of the city's municipality.”

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Daryan on Hariri Murder Anniversary: Your Son Has Followed in your Footsteps of Preserving Peace

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan lamented on Saturday the current state of affairs in Lebanon, vowing that the Lebanese people will persevere against challenges.

He said on the eleventh anniversary of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri: “Your son Saad has followed in your footsteps in maintaining civil peace and stability.”

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Jumblat 'Fears for Lebanon's Democracy' on 11th Anniversary of Hariri Assassination

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat expressed his concern over the fate of Lebanon given the regional developments and their impact on the country, reported the daily al-Mustaqbal on Saturday on the eve of the eleventh anniversary of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

He voiced to the daily his fear that the “face of Lebanon's democracy would change in wake of the new balance that is being devised in the region.”

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Mashnouq: Malevolent Rhetoric against Beirut, a Continuation of Hariri's Murder Plan

Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq emphasized on Monday that all the security apparatuses will get together to prevent any attacks or damages inflicted on public and private property in central Beirut.

“With the help of the Internal Security forces, the army and the General Security we will prevent any attempts to inflict damages on the public and private property in downtown Beirut,” stressed Mashnouq in a press conference.

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Gunmen Open Fire at al-Jadeed Building

Unknown assailants opened fire at dawn Saturday at al-Jadeed television building in Beirut, the state-run National News Agency reported.

NNA said the incident took place around 2:30 am.

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STL: Khayat Guilty, Al-Jadeed not Guilty in Contempt Case

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Friday found Karma Khayat guilty for the obstruction of justice by not abiding by calls to stop the publication of names of so-called witnesses in the trial of former Premier Rafik Hariri.

Contempt Judge Nicola Lettieri found both Khayat and Al-Jadeed S.A.L. “not guilty with respect to the charges under count 1 of the order in lieu of indictment,” said the court.

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