Two Hezbollah members sentenced to life for Hariri murder: UN court

Supporters gather near the gravesite of slain prime minister Rafiq Hariri in downtown Beirut on February 14, 2022, as Lebanon marked the 17th anniversary of his assassination. (Photo: AFP)

A UN-backed court sentenced two Hezbollah members in their absence to life imprisonment on Thursday after they were convicted on appeal for the 2005 assassination of Lebanon's ex-premier Rafic Hariri.