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Foley family celebrates his life, prays for hostages

Aug 25, 2014

Foley family celebrates his life, prays for hostages

ROME/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The parents of James Foley, the American journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Iraq, on Friday called for prayer and support to free the remaining captives held by Islamic State fighters. "We do pray, we beg the international community to help the remaining hostages," his mother, Diane Foley, said in an interview with her husband, John, on MSNBC. "We just pray that they will be set free." Their plea comes after a long conversation with Pope Francis, who the Vatican said called the couple on Thursday afternoon to offer his condolences and support #Syria #Islam #Lebanon #militants #islamic-state #ISIL #ISIS #US airstrikes #James Foley #Slain journalist #strife #war-torn
Clerics mediate truce in Lebanon after army battles Syrian jihadists

Aug 07, 2014

Clerics mediate truce in Lebanon after army battles Syrian jihadists

At least 17 soldiers have been killed battling the jihadists, who are reportedly from several different extremist groups fighting in Syria. #World #Syria #NewsTracker #Lebanon #islamic-state #ISIL #Arsal
Lebanon Forces fight Syria-linked militants in border town

Aug 06, 2014

Lebanon Forces fight Syria-linked militants in border town

Security officials say the gunmen in Arsal include fighters linked to the Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that has seized territory in Syria and Iraq, as well as Syria's al Qaeda branch, the Nusra Front. #Syria #Al-Qaeda #Middle East #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #Lebanon #Hezbollah #Jihadists #Syrian civil war #islamic-state #ISIL #Arsal #the Nusra Front #Fouad Siniora
Israel retaliates after rockets fired from Lebanon hit northern areas

Jul 11, 2014

Israel retaliates after rockets fired from Lebanon hit northern areas

That area in southern Lebanon is a stronghold of the Shiite militant group Hezbollah, which has battled Israel numerous times. However, past fire from Lebanon has been blamed on radical Palestinian factions in the area and Hezbollah has not been involved in the ongoing offensive. #World #Barack Obama #US #Hamas #Middle East #NewsTracker #Israel #Benjamin Netanyahu #Ban Ki-moon #Palestine #Lebanon #Hezbollah #Shi'ite #Gaza #Sunni #Airstrike #air strikes #Mahmud Abbas

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Israel retaliates after rockets fired from Lebanon hit northern areas

Aug 21, 2014

Court decision delayed on Marine's Iraq vanishing

A defense attorney said Thursday that a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq was kept in Lebanon for eight years while he faced a military trial there...
Israel retaliates after rockets fired from Lebanon hit northern areas

Aug 02, 2014

Gunmen From Syria Hit Army Checkpoints in Lebanon

Security posts and homes were also attacked on Saturday by gunmen who were thought to be Syrian rebel fighters working to win the release of one of their own... #Syria #Lebanon
Israel retaliates after rockets fired from Lebanon hit northern areas

Aug 02, 2014

Gunmen From Syria Hit Army Checkpoints in Lebanon

Security posts and homes were also attacked on Saturday by gunmen who were thought to be Syrian rebel fighters working to win the release of one of their own... #Syria #Lebanon