New U.N. Prosecutor Takes Over Hariri Case

From Times Wire Reports

A Belgian prosecutor arrived in Beirut to take over the U.N. investigation of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

The United Nations last week appointed Serge Brammertz, deputy prosecutor of the Hague-based International Criminal Court, to lead the inquiry on the February killing of Hariri and 22 other people in a truck bombing in Beirut.

He replaces German prosecutor Detlev Mehlis, whose term expired Jan. 1.