A U.N.-backed investigator reported Saturday “considerable progress” in his probe of a former Lebanese prime minister’s assassination, and said most of his work could be wrapped up in several months.The second report from Belgian prosecutor Serge Brammertz’s investigators said Syria — which had earlier been accused of obstructing the probe into Rafik Hariri’s death — has cooperated in a “generally satisfactory” manner. And the team sought an extension for up to one year to finish its work.” [More]

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