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Families Press Lebanon's Government to Secure Hostages' Release

A call had come in the previous night from the Jihadists holding Layali Ahmad Dirany’s brother captive on the border with Syria, and this time it was good news. Standing in the small encampment that had been her home in the heart of Beirut’s downtown district for half a year, she recounted the latest development in a painful saga with regional implications. “It was via a voice message saying that he was fine, and that Jabhat al-Nusra didn’t hurt him,” she told VOA. There is no...

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