An injured victim is rushed from the scene of the car bombing that killed former prime minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others in Beirut in 2005. Photograph: Rorbert Schiller/The New York Times

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon will on Tuesday hand down its verdict in the 2005 assassination of the former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, a(...)

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn: questioned the efforts made to follow up a meeting in 2001 with then minister for the displaced Marwan Hamadeh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Defence Alan Shatter has said he is “not optimistic” that the concerns of the families of two soldiers killed in (...)