Lebanon's pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud visited the home of slain former prime minister Rafik Hariri Friday, to express his condolences to the late politician's family.

Mr. Lahoud made no public comments after the visit.

Mr. Lahoud and Cabinet members were told by Hariri's family not to attend Wednesday's funeral in Beirut, which attracted more than 200,000 mourners. The Hariri family and Lebanese opposition politicians accuse Syria, the main power broker in Lebanon, of involvement in Monday's car bomb attack that killed Mr. Hariri.  Damascus has denied any role in the assassination.

Meanwhile, Lebanese officials say they are searching for several men who flew from Beirut to Australia shortly after the attack.  The French News Agency quotes Lebanon's Justice Minister as saying traces of explosives were found on their aircraft's seats.

Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.