Court finds no evidence of direct Hezbollah, Syrian involvement in Hariri assassination

The high-profile investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has found no evidence of involvement from Hezbollah or Syrian leadership. FRANCE 24 correspondent Clovis Casali describes a tense atmosphere in Beirut in the lead-up to the much anticipated trial.

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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

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