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U.N. Security Council Forms Panel on Hariri Murder

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U.N. Security Council Forms Panel on Hariri Murder

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U.N. Security Council Forms Panel on Hariri Murder

U.N. Security Council Forms Panel on Hariri Murder

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More than two years after a truck bomb killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, the U.N. Security Council has set up a court to prosecute the case. The Council was divided on the issue: Ten members voted in favor of establishing the court, and five abstained. In Beirut, opposition groups allied with Damascus are firmly against the tribunals.