Syria mulls UN call to question 6 in Hariri probe

Syria is considering a UN request to question six Syrian officials in the investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday. The official, who spoke to The Associated Press by phone on condition of anonymity, said the request by chief UN investigator, German Prosecutor Detlev Mehlis, was received by the Foreign Ministry on Sunday. The official declined to give the identity of the people that the investigators want to question, or say whether the United Nations wanted to question them in Syria or outside.