Salim Ayyash

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The scene at the 2005 car bomb explosion in Beirut that killed Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri. At least eight others, some of them his bodyguards, also died. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

A 57-year-old member of the Lebanese Shia militia, Hizbullah, has received five life sentences in absentia for his “central role” in the 2005 assassin(...)

 Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri gives a statement to the press outside the Lebanon Tribunal at  The Hague. Photograph: Pierre Crom/Getty Images

The Hague UN court finding that Salim Ayyash, a mid-level Hezbollah activist, participated in the conspiracy to kill former PM Rafik Hariri and 21 oth(...)

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(...)

Hizbullah supporters carry the coffin of Mustafa Badreddine during his funeral in Beirut on Friday, May 13th. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

A UN-backed court is expected to request conclusive evidence – perhaps in the form of DNA – that a Hizbullah commander killed last week was the same m(...)