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Syria invites UN investigator to discuss cooperation in Hariri probe
Syria has invited German prosecutor Detlev Mehlis, head of a UN investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri , to visit Damascus to discuss cooperation between UN investigators and the Syrian committee investi (More)
Syria considering UN request to interview officials in Hariri assassination probe
A Syrian official said Monday that the country has received a UN request to interview six officials in connection with the UN investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri , and is considering whether to comply (More)
Syria judicial committee begins investigation into Hariri murder
A Syrian judicial committee has begun its own investigation into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri . Syrian Attorney General Ghada Mourad , who is heading the committee, has said that Syria will coordinate with the UN and Le (More)
Syria pardons 190 in attempt to head off international pressure
Syria on Wednesday released 190 political prisoners, a move observers said was likely aimed at avoiding further confrontation with the US and UN. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered the pardons, which included some members of the banned Musli (More)
Arab states press Syria to cooperate with UN Hariri probe
Arab nations are quietly pressing Syria to fully cooperate with the international investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri following Syria's criticism Tuesday of a UN resolution [text; JURIST report] (More)
Syria to allow UN investigator to question relatives of president in Hariri probe
Syria has agreed to allow Detlev Mehlis, the German prosecutor leading the UN probe of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri , to interview two relatives of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad . The Syrian Ambassador to Brit (More)
Syria appoints judicial committee to investigate Hariri killing
Syrian President Bashar Assad on Saturday formed a special judicial committee to conduct a state investigation into Syrian involvement in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri . The committee will be led by Syria's p (More)
Annan receives report on Hariri murder, Lebanon awaits findings
Top UN investigator Detlev Mehlis on Thursday turned a report over to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri . Annan is expected to send a copy of the report to the UN Security Council and to Le (More)
Syria sacks 81 judges in set of judicial reforms
Syria has removed 81 judges and improved wages, taxes and insurance for the judicial branch as part of a series of reforms, government newspaper Ath-Thawra reported Wednesday. According to the paper, the reforms were ordered by Syrian President Bas (More)
Annan demands Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon under Security Council resolution
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan issued a written statement Thursday demanding that Syria withdraw all troops from Lebanon prior to that country’s April and May parliamentary elections in order to ensure that the elections are free, fair, an (More)