assassination


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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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Nasrallah also expressed surprise that some political forces and main parliamentary blocs in the country, which claim keenness on the Lebanese people's security and safety, have entirely ignored such an assassination till the moment.
Tunisia, birthplace of the Arab Spring revolutionary movement, lurched into a new political crisis by the assassination of Brahmi, who was shot outside his home.
The statement added that Syria stresses the importance of protecting political leaders in Tunisia against oppression and assassination.
He accuses "the enemies of democracy" to be behind this assassination, considering that the fact of designating Ennahdha as responsible for this crime proceeds from a premeditated plan.
Ahmet Euzal told NTV on Monday evening that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an had called his mother, Semra Euzal, several days ago and told her that the assassination attempt must be investigated.
The assassination of martyr General Wissam al-Hassan (.
The Beirut daily AN NAHAR explained that the delegation is expected to inform Hamadeh, Murr and Chidiac about the possibility that their cases might be linked to the main crime and that is the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri; implying that the suspects in Hariri's killing might also be involved in the assassination attempts that targeted them.
The warrant was issued after the court was told by Federal Investigation Agency that Musharraf was wanted to answer questions about the assassination arising out of investigations.
Killing the president; assassinations, attempts, and rumored attempts on U.
I am a hundred percent sure that the executors of the assassination attempt on former President Kiro Gligorov's life are in the country and I suppose there are still alive, which is alarming considering that only someone who feels relaxed and free in the country can afford freedom for such an assassination attempt," said former Prime Minister Ljubco Georgievski at the debate Thursday entitled "15 Years of the Assassination Attempt on Former President Kiro Gligorov's Life - Mystery or an Event Ad Acta".
The leader of Lebanon's Hizbullah militia presented aerial reconnaissance footage this week that he said implicated Israel in the assassination of Hariri and 22 other people.
The cleaning of the crime scene with water hoses less than two hours after the crime was committed, on the order of the head of intelligence; the involvement of intelligence agencies in the assassination, and their effort to obstruct the investigation; rushing to accuse Pakistan's al-Qaeda, which was led by Beitullah Masoud, of committing the crime, to steer suspicion away from Pakistani intelligence: These are the key points reached by the United Nations investigation committee that was tasked by the Pakistani government with looking into who was responsible for killing Benazir Bhutto.