Lebanese mark the second anniversary of the
assassination of Rafiq al-Hariri [AFP]
They are the violent side of the political life.

Throughout history, political assassinations have been a means used by regimes to settle scores with their opponents.

From the Middle East to Asia to Europe and America, hundreds of assassinations have shaped the course of world events.

But, how often do they bring about the desired change - and how often do they backfire on those who order the deaths of their opponents?


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