Hariri murder trial begins at The Hague

Jan 16, 2014, 7:17 AM EST
A Lebanese man takes out of the rubble of a destroyed building a poster of Late Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on August 20, 2006 in the southern suburb of Haret Hreik in Beirut, Lebanon.

The trial of four men accused of murdering former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri has begun at an unprecedented tribunal at The Hague. The four - alleged associates of the Syria-backed militant Shia movement Hezbollah - have not been arrested and are being tried in absentia.
Lebanon polarized as trial opens [BBC]
How Hariri's assassination changed Lebanon [Deutsche Welle]
Mideast strife turns trial into another fault line [NYT]