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 - 3:47 pm | View Link
The kidnapped Lebanese pilgrims are on their way home- updates Eleven Lebanese pilgrims were kidnapped in Syria’s Aleppo region in May 2012 on their way back ... Ibrahim told Al Jazeera that the Lebanese pilgrims have arrived in Turkey Update 3: Caretaker PM Najib Mikati congratulated the released pilgrims and ... 10/18/2013 - 9:39 am | View Link
Lebanese PM heads to Turkey over abduction of pilgrims Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati is heading to Turkey on Wednesday to follow up on the case of 11 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped in Syria, a government source told AFP. “Mikati, commissioned by the cabinet, will travel Wednesday evening to Turkey ... 05/30/2012 - 3:26 am | View Link
PM postpones trip to Turkey, status of Lebanese pilgrims unclear The 11 men, members of a larger group of Shiite pilgrims who had visited religious sites in Iran, were kidnapped in Allepo, north Syria, Tuesday. A Lebanese security source told The Daily Star Tuesday that the kidnappers were Syrian rebels who apparently ... 05/26/2012 - 5:31 am | View Link
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Syrian Crisis Special Several foreign jihadists who joined ISIS in Syria but then tried to desert have faced arrest and execution at the hands of the radical group, activists say. 11/22/2014 - 11:11 am | View Website
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Bachir Gemayel Christian East Beirut was ringed by heavily fortified Palestinian camps from which kidnappings and sniping against Lebanese civilians became a daily routine. 11/21/2014 - 10:40 pm | View Website
Landowners who would be impacted by a proposed $3.8 billion oil pipeline through Iowa will be able to get more information at upcoming public meetings.
Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, which wants to build the 1,100-mile underground pipeline across four states, will start holding public meetings Monday in northwest Iowa.
The department says it is the largest municipal police department in New England to be nationally accredited.
Police Chief Hugh Clements Jr. says earning the accreditation is a remarkable accomplishment and will be an invaluable asset in the future.
A similar test was staged in June, shortly after the plant's parent company had replaced all 42 emergency warning sirens in the 10-mile radius around the Lacey Township plant.
Oyster Creek went online Dec. 1, 1969, the same day as the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Generating Station near Oswego, N. Y.
Like the Cavaliers, the Hokies have dropped four of their last five, and their most recent — a 6-3 double overtime loss at Wake Forest — was the worst of them all.
Coach Frank Beamer's team has played in a bowl game after each of the past 21 seasons, the second-longest run in the country behind Florida State's 32.
"Miami might have been our only game where we played 60 minutes of football: offensively, defensively and on special teams," said linebacker Henry Coley, one of 34 seniors playing their last regular-season game.
The Hokies had this experience two years ago, needing to win their last two games to qualify for a bowl, and got there with a 17-14 victory against Virginia on a field goal on the final play.
Wide receiver Willie Byrn, one of 10 seniors who could be playing their final game with the Hokies, said the Cavaliers might be the best they've been in his career.
Virginia starter Greyson Lambert has thrown 10 interceptions and nine touchdown passes, and the Hokies' Michael Brewer has thrown 13 interceptions and 15 scoring passes.
Both teams also hit the QB a lot (Virginia Tech has 42 sacks, Virginia 31), and forcing mistakes and cashing them in could well be a determining factor.
What do the Hokies have planned for backup QB Brenden Mosley, who is more of a dual threat than Brewer?
Four men who were charged in July for causing two separate hash oil explosions have pleaded guilty to federal charges.
The U. S. Attorney's Office says Daniel Strycharske and Jesse Kaplan pleaded guilty Friday to endangering human life while manufacturing a controlled substance.
No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney has had a setback with his surgically repaired right knee and says his chances of playing for Houston at Tennessee on Sunday are slim.
The outside linebacker had arthroscopic surgery on Sept. 8 and was in for about 60 plays last Sunday in his most significant action since his injury.