Kidnapped Lebanese Pilgrims Released A group of Lebanese Shiite pilgrims who were kidnapped in Syria were freed and arrived in Turkey. (Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles ... 04/3/2017 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Turkish, Lebanese hostages head home after deal The nine Shiite pilgrims were kidnapped in May 2012 while on their way from Iran to Lebanon via Turkey and Syria. Residents of the mostly Shiite southern suburb of Beirut fired celebratory gunfire into the air, waved the Lebanese national flag and recited ... 10/19/2013 - 5:16 am | View Link
Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed BEIRUT Nine Shiite pilgrims from Lebanon kidnapped in Syria were freed late Friday night as part of a negotiated hostage deal that could see two Turkish pilots held by Lebanese militants released, officials said. The complicated three-way deal also ... 10/18/2013 - 10:00 am | View Link
Turkish president urges Lebanese counterpart to help free kidnapped pilots In May 2012, 11 Lebanese pilgrims were kidnapped in Syria's northern province of Aleppo as they were on their way back to Lebanon from a pilgrimage in Iran. Two of them were released shortly after the abduction. 08/9/2013 - 4:04 pm | View Link
Lebanese man kidnapped in Syria receives hero’s welcome on release BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese ... in Syria in May has returned home. The man, identified by Lebanese media as 47-year-old Awad Ibrahim, was given a hero’s welcome at Beirut airport late Wednesday. Ibrahim was part of a group of Shiite Muslim pilgrims ... 09/26/2012 - 3:04 pm | View Link
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KABUL — The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U. S. military officials said Monday.
At a news conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at his side, Gen. John Nicholson, the American commander in Afghanistan, wouldn’t provide specifics about Russia’s role in Afghanistan.
Mattis met with President Ashraf Ghani and other senior government officials just hours after the nation’s defense minister and Army chief resigned over a massacre of more than 140 Afghan troops at a military base on Friday.
Nicholson recently told Congress that he needs a few thousand more troops to keep Afghan security forces on track to eventually handling the Taliban insurgency on their own.
JERUSALEM — Israel came to a standstill on Monday as people stopped in their tracks for a two-minute siren that wailed across the country in remembrance of the Holocaust’s 6 million Jewish victims.
Pedestrians stood in place, buses stopped on busy streets and cars pulled over on major highways — their drivers standing on the roads with their heads bowed.
A wreath-laying ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial followed, with Israeli leaders and Holocaust survivors in attendance.
Other ceremonies, prayers and musical performances took place in schools, community centers and army bases around the country.
Restaurants, cafes and places of entertainment shut down, and radio and TV programs were dedicated almost exclusively to documentaries about the Holocaust, interviews with survivors and somber music.
Egypt’s tourism levels are still around a third of what they once were and, despite security concerns, Egypt’s tourism minister on Monday insisted the country’s popular Red Sea resorts and Ancient Egyptian sites are a safe choice for travelers.