Middle East Syria faces renewed scrutiny for Hariri assassination. Why now?

A special tribunal has indicted five members of Hezbollah for the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, seen by Syria then as a threat to its dominance in Lebanon. The prosecution's case has lacked a motive.

By , Correspondent


An international tribunal in The Netherlands is hearing testimony this week that, once more, seeks to implicate Syria in a high-profile assassination nearly a decade ago that changed the political landscape in Lebanon and continues to reverberate today.