Beirut to ask for extension of UN Hariri probe

By
December 1, 2005 23:11
1 minute read.

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Lebanon's government will seek a six-month extension of the UN probe into the assassination of former premier Rafik Hariri, the country's deputy prime minister said Thursday. The move came as Detlev Mehlis, the chief of the United Nations inquiry into Hariri's Feb. 14 death, accused neighboring Syria of trying to obstruct his investigation. The decision to extend the UN probe, which has already implicated top Syrian officials in the killing, was taken at a lengthy Cabinet meeting late Thursday. It was not immediately clear how the United Nations would respond to the Lebanese move to try extend the probe, which started in mid-June and has been mandated by the Security Council until Dec. 15. But Mehlis' probe into the truck bombing that killed Hariri and 20 others on a Beirut street has recently hit some problems and delays, making an extension likely.

Related Content

Donald Trump
July 23, 2018
Trump warns Iran to 'never, ever threaten' U.S. or suffer consequences

By REUTERS