World Bulletin / News Desk
A Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim clan that has kidnapped a group of Syrian opposition members and a Turkish citizen said on Thursday it had enough hostages and had "halted military operations", signalling it would stage no further abductions.
"At this moment, we halted all military operations on Lebanese territory. This announcement is because we have a sufficient number of Syrians linked to the Free Syrian Army," said Maher al-Meqdad, spokesman for the clan which is demanded the release of a kinsman held in Syria.
He also said it was wrong to compel Muslim students to attend church services
Ukraine's state enegry firm Naftogaz charged Russian gas giant Gazprom
The first visit by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades
The attack targeted militants travelling in a vehicle in Shabwa province.
Chief Justice Minister Mahmoud al-Habash has said that Hamas has made critical mistakes which led to the "terrorist" organisation group.
The party urged "the Houthi militia to immediately release the abducted members," and held it responsible for their safety
This is Washington's second major engagement with Latin America after reversing longstanding Cuba policy in Dec 2014
Libya is caught up in a conflict between two rival governments, with only one being internationally recognized.
Iraqi army says it is preparing for a large-scale anti-Daesh operation in Tikrit in north.
Eurogroup head warns Greece that no emergency funds will be made available if Greece does not implement economic reforms.
Protesters in several parts of southern Algeria have held near-daily protests since last December to pressure authorities to halt shale gas drilling in the area
Pyongyang threatens US and South Korea with 'merciless strikes' as tensions build on Korean Peninsula.
According to Grantz, Israel's military command was against carrying out an attack on Iran, unlike the political leadership which seemed to favor the move
Leonard Nimoy revealed in an interview how a Jewish sign, signifying the feminine aspect of God was used for the Vulcan greeting, which has been used by unwittingly by thousands of people.
Iraqi army forces bombarded ISIL positions. The offensive is the biggest military operation in the province
Magnitude-5.5 tremor affects 62,000 residents in Cangyuan county on Myanmar border.