Terry Waite meets Hezbollah leaders for 'reconciliation'
Terry Waite has met with Hezbollah leaders for a 'reconciliation with the organisation that was responsible for his kidnapping 25 years ago.
Last week, Mr Waite returned to Lebanon, a quarter of a century after he was seized in 1987 and held for almost five years.
While in captivity he was chained to a radiator, regularly beaten and subjected to a mock execution.
In a secretly arranged rendezvous in a Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut, Mr Waite held two-hour talks with Ammar Moussawi, one of the groups most senior figures, the Sunday Telegraph reports.
Bulgaria blast 'suspect' on CCTV
Israel blames Hezbollah for Bulgaria bus bombing
Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said the Tehran-backed Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah was responsible for yesterday's bus bombing in Bulgaria.
The apparent suicide attack killed eight people and injured dozens in a bus transporting Israeli tourists at Burgas Airport.
– Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak, Speaking to Israel Radio
The immediate executors are Hezbollah people, who of course have constant Iranian sponsorship.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday said Iran was behind the attack in the aftermath of the late afternoon blast.
There was no immediate Iranian reaction to the Israeli accusations.
Hezbollah leader tells protesters to go home
by John Ray - Middle East Correspondent
The leader of the Lebanese political party Hezbollah Sayyed Hasan Nazrallah has spoken out against the reported kidnapping of at least 13 Shi'ite pilgrims in Syria.
He told the Lebanese people who have taken to the streets of Beruit in protest to go home.
He said the crisis would not be solved by burning tyres and blocking roads, and that it might be used as a pretext by others to escalate matters.
In other words, he's trying to take some heat out of the situation.