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Friday 30 July 2010

Old opponents, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and President Bashar al Assad of Syria are meeting in the Lebanese capital Beirut today. The meeting comes as speculation mounts that the Shiite militia Hezbollah will be implicated in the assassination of the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al Hariri by a UN investigation in to his death.


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