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assassination

The deliberate killing of a person, especially a public figure, either for hire or to advance a religious, ideological, political or military agenda.
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To better understand the role of assassinations in history, we collected data on all assassination attempts on national leaders from 1875 to 2004, both those that killed the leader and those that failed.
Formation of committees to investigate previous assassinations did not make anything for victims; whether in Assabeen or al-Urdhi crimes," said Abu al-Gaith, adding formation of the committees has become boring and repeated act does not keep pace with the seriousness of the committee crime.
SANA'A, March 7--The head of the Shura Council of Al-Haq Party, Ismail Ibrahim Al-Wazeer, evaded an assassination attempt on Tuesday.
The petition calls for the STL to include in its mandate the investigation of assassinations that targeted Lebanese officials, starting with the attempted killing of MP Marwan Hamadeh in October 2004 up until the most recent assassination of former Minister Mohammad Shatah, adviser to former Prime Minister Sd Hariri, in December 2013.
19, for Passing the Torch: An International Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F.
Syria, people and government, condemns the assassination and demands that murderers be brought to justice," said a statement by the Ministry, issued Friday.
Ennahdha movement president Rached Ghannouchi underlined in statement to TAP news agency, the persistence of attempts to transpose the Egyptian scenario in Tunisia and push the Tunisians to kill each other, indicating that the assassination of Brahmi generated a shock as it comes in a crucial moment at the national and regional levels.
A statement of the office issued today 27, June accused some political parties to "get Nujaifi out from his role in maintaining national and authentic identity of Mosul," calling them to dialogue instead of assassination.
WASHINGTON, Feb 14 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State John Kerry marked here Thursday the eighth anniversary of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri assassination, who was killed together with 22 others by a car bomb in Beirut.
The meeting was attended by the judges tasked with assassinations and assassination attempts cases of Mustafa Sd, Camille Chamoun, Sheikh Ahmad Assaf, Toni Franjieh, Samir Qassir, May Chidiac, Wissam Hassan, Gebran Tueni, Pierre Gemayel, Walid Eido, Francois Hajj, and others.
Earlier, with the failure of his projects in the bombings and assassinations assigned by the Syrian intelligence official, Ali Al-Mamlook to minister Michel Samaha in Lebanon, who was later caught out, inspired the idea that Assad's fangs are now dull, do not pose a threat, and we can afford for him to stay until he falls automatically during the ongoing war between him and his opponents inside Syria.
This call came after the assassination of a prominent security chief.