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FILE - In this May 24, 2019 file photo, then Lebanese Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil listens to Lebanese Information Minister Jamal Jarrah while he speaks to a journalist at the Government House in Beirut, Lebanon. On Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, Lebanon's state news agency said the judge leading the investigation into last year’s massive explosion at Beirut’s port has issued an arrest warrant for Khalil after he didn't show up for questioning. It wasn't immediately clear if and when the former finance minister and current member of parliament would be detained. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Former minister issued arrest warrant by Beirut blast probe

The lead judge investigating last year’s catastrophic Beirut port blast issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday for former finance minister Ali Hassan Khalil after he failed to show up for questioning, a judicial source and local media said.

Khalil, a senior member of the Shiite Amal movement and an ally of the armed Iranian-backed Hezbollah group, was not immediately available for comment.

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