Trial starts of suspects in Hariri assassination
Nearly nine years after a truck bomb killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 others, the trial started Thursday for four Hezbollah suspects accused of plotting the assassination that turned a Beirut seaside street into a "man-made hell."


The trial opened against a backdrop of ongoing sectarian violence in Lebanon, where a car bomb exploded early Thursday in a Hezbollah stronghold close to the country's border with Syria, killing at least three people and wounding more than 20, security officials said. (AP)