UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations signed an agreement on Tuesday as a first step in creating a tribunal that would try suspects in the 2005 murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri and other anti-Syrian figures. (Full article)
What has been happening to Lebanon for the past two years, with assassinations, explosions, war, potential war, shiites ministers resignation, vote for an International Tribunal in Hariri's assassination, etc... is a long story, with many factors, local, regional, and international.
The tribunal has become one of several contentious issues for the anti-Syrian government of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, which backs the court. Opposing the tribunal are pro-Syrian factions that include President Emile Lahoud, parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri and the Shi'ite Hezbollah movement.
We all know, that if the Internatinal Tribunal is stopped, things will be better. Bachar Al Assad had warned in one of his speeches that Lebanon will reminisce to the days Syria occupied Lebanon as better days. Are we reminiscing already?