Nine Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed BEIRUT: Nine Lebanese Shia pilgrims kidnapped by rebels in Syria last year have been released, with signs that two Turkish pilots whose abduction was linked to their capture may also be freed. “The nine Lebanese held in Syria are on their way to Turkey ... 10/18/2013 - 7:28 pm | 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 - 3:17 pm | View Link
Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed They were kidnapped shortly after they crossed the Turkish border into Syria. Two of the pilgrims were later released with Turkey's assistance. In Beirut's southern suburbs, the families of the nine Lebanese gathered at a travel agency that they went to ... 10/18/2013 - 10:26 am | View Link
Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed BEIRUT (AP) — 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 ... 10/18/2013 - 9:09 am | View Link
A police official says an unknown assailant has hurled a hand grenade at a van carrying British tourists in Kenya's coastal region.
Regional police coordinator Aggrey Adoli said Thursday the hand grenade failed to explode after hitting a window of the vehicle in a neighborhood of the area's main city Mombasa.
Police learned of Ayala's relationship with the teen in May when police say Ayala assaulted his wife after she accused him of having the affair and confronted him with text messages between the two.
Defense attorney David Cherundolo says Ayala's past includes childhood sexual abuse and drug use, but says Ayala takes responsibility for what happened.
Stores at Christiana Mall were left without electricity for more than seven hours during the second power outage there this holiday shopping season.
Delmarva Power attributed that outage to a fuse in the mall's electrical system.
Ukrainian officials were heading Thursday to Brussels for talks with the European Union as the bloc's foreign policy chief said the country's embattled president "intends to sign" at some point a trade and cooperation agreement he rejected last month.
Demonstrators angry over President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to shelve the long-anticipated agreement will be watching the meeting closely, worried that the leader could instead sign an agreement to join a Russia-led customs union when he and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet next week.
Squadrons of helmeted police deployed at the protesters' tent camp in Independence Square and at the protester-occupied city hall, but left hours later in the face of demonstrator defiance.
EU foreign policy head Catherine Ashton, who talked with Yanukovych and opposition figures in Kiev this week, said it was clear that the short-term economic and financial issues Ukraine faces can be alleviated by signing the deal, which she said would bring in fresh investment from EU nations.
Four-time European Tour champion Alex Cejka of Germany upstaged a star-filled field with an 8-under 64 Thursday to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Thailand Golf Championship.
The 43-year-old Cejka rolled in his eighth birdie of the day on the 17th hole to take the sole lead from Justin Rose, who was already in the clubhouse after a bogey-free round.
With some of golf's biggest names playing in the Asian Tour event this week, few had expected Cejka to be atop the leaderboard.