Nine years ago, Lebanon’s Prime Minister was murdered. But his alleged killers won’t be at the tribunal in The Hague as they haven’t been arrested. Robert Fisk says history shows the guilty will never face justice
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Wednesday 26 January 2011
A candidate backed by the Hezbollah movement was asked to form a new Lebanese government yesterday, prompting a wave of street protests against the growing influence of the Iranian-backed group.
Friday 21 January 2011
Lebanese special police forces tightened security around the government palace and other official buildings yesterday amid growing fears that the country's political crisis could descend into street battles.
Tuesday 18 January 2011
Robert Fisk on the latest twist of an inquiry into the assassination of Lebanon's premier
Friday 14 January 2011
Thursday 13 January 2011
Hezbollah and its allies brought down the Lebanese government yesterday amid growing tensions over a UN-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of Rafiq Hariri, a former prime minister.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Lebanon's year-old unity government collapsed today after Hezbollah ministers and their allies resigned over tensions stemming from a UN-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Friday 10 December 2010
Julian Assange may claim that WikiLeaks' disclosure of US documents is for the good of the world, but in Lebanon they have had an incendiary effect. The Hezbollah party is using the cables as proof of UN involvement with Washington – and thus, by extension, with Israel – and politicians are desperately denying that they gave intelligence information to the Americans about Hezbollah's secret communications system.
Friday 03 December 2010
US planes on missions to spy on Hizbollah positions in Lebanon and over northern Turkey and Iraq were given permission to fly from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus despite a series of complaints by British officials to the US embassy in London.
Friday 12 November 2010
Saturday 23 October 2010
Refusing to buy The Wall Street Journal, I sometimes sneak a look at copies that are left behind by other people.
Wednesday 20 October 2010
Friday 15 October 2010
Wednesday 13 October 2010
Sunday 15 August 2010
Thursday 05 August 2010
Mystery persisted last night over a purported attack on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, though the Iranian authorities maintained the incident was no more than an over-enthusiastic supporter throwing a firecracker in the President's general direction.
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