Security Chief Meets Patriarch John X over kidnapped bishops

15/10/13 BEIRUT: Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim  met Saturday with Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X Yazigi  and discussed the ongoing efforts  to secure the release of two Syrian bishops. Ibrahim, the head of General  Security, returned Friday from Turkey  where he followed up on the negotiation  process concerning the release of the bishops as well as a group ...

Deal could see release of two bishops in Syria: Afram

14/10/13 BEIRUT: A deal running in parallel with efforts to free the nine kidnapped Lebanese in Syria could see the release of two Greek Orthodox bishops who were kidnapped in Lebanon’s neighbor earlier this year, the head of the Syriac League told The Daily Star Friday. “There are positive signs over an imminent release of the two bishops,” said Habib Afram. “We were informed ...