Experts exhume Yasser Arafat, seek evidence of poison

The body of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was exhumed today by a team of international experts trying to discover if he was poisoned. French magistrates opened a murder inquiry in August into Arafat's death in Paris after a Swiss institute said it had discovered high levels of radioactive polonium on his clothing, which was supplied by his widow, Suha. Arafat, who led the Palestinians' bid for a state through years of war and peacemaking, died in Paris aged 75 in 2004 after a short, mysterious illness.