Syria

Former Lebanese Finance Minister, a Critic of Syria, Killed in Car Bombing in Beirut

Five others killed, 70 wounded

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Former Lebanese finance minister Mohamad Chatah, a harsh critic of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been killed in a massive car bombing in central Beirut.

Five other people were killed and about 70 wounded in Friday's blast, which comes after a series of sectarian bombings aimed at Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims in Lebanon in the past year.