After a fruitless eight months, the families of nine Lebanese Shia pilgrims kidnapped by an armed group affiliated with the Free Syrian Army are fed up with the lack of action, and are taking matters into their own hands.
As the hostage situation at an Algerian gas plant nears the end of its third day, a number of dramatic accounts from survivors and escapees have emerged.< An al Qaeda-linked group raided the BP joint venture facility on Wednesday, taking an undetermined number of hostages
Salafist cleric Bilal Duqmaq told NOW on Tuesday that one of the ten kidnapped Lebanese Shiite pilgrims in Syria will be released within the next few hours.
A Turkish national who was kidnapped in Beirut was released to security forces on Thursday, a Lebanese security source said. “The Turkish ambassador is heading to Lebanese General Security to collect the released Turk,”
The news that the European Union is again debating whether to put Hezbollah, Lebanon’s dominant political and military force, on its terrorist list is deeply worrying. The move, which reflects growing international pressure on Hezbollah following a recent intensification of U.S. sanctions — risks disturbing the fragile country’s uneasy peace.
Lebanese security forces freed four Syrian hostages on Tuesday in a raid on a powerful Shi’ite Muslim clan, which kidnapped more than 20 people last month. The four told a Lebanese television station they had been tortured when they were held by the armed wing of the Meqdad clan and were forced to confess they […]
SYRIAN rebels have freed one of 11 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims they have been holding for three months, in a move aimed at easing cross-border tensions after a wave of abductions of Syrian citizens in Lebanon. Hussein Ali Omar, 60, appeared healthy
A Syrian air raid killed at least 30 people in a rebel-held northern border town on Wednesday, opposition activists said, and a bomb went off near U.N. and military sites in the capital Damascus, wounding three.
Four of the Lebanese Shiite pilgrims who were kidnapped in Syria last May have been killed in an airstrike by the Syrian air force on the Aazaz region in Aleppo, according to a report by al-Jadeed television on Wednesday. The report added that the building where the pilgrims were being held was damaged during a […]
One of the Lebanese Shiite pilgrims abducted in Syria said on Monday that it was “shameful” for Prime Minister Najib Mikati to deport over 14 Syrians who fled to Lebanon back to their country.