Sunday, August 31 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-08-31 09:20:57 GMT
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44...Full Story >
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops...Full Story >
Sunday, August 31 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-08-31 06:52:12 GMT
An Afghan spokesman says 23 people were killed when a passenger van and a fuel tanker collided in western Afghanistan.Full Story >
A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving.Full Story >
SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -
A local business owner and long-time Saginaw resident says the United States is wrongly accusing his son-in-law of being a terrorist and they are not giving a reason.
Sal Hamd is a small business owner in Saginaw, and that allows him to support his family. Part of his family is stuck in Lebanon for reasons he says are untrue.
Hamd says his son-in-law has been blocked from traveling to the U.S. because the state department has deemed him a terrorist threat.
TV5 spoke with Hamd's daughter, Janan Khalek, a Saginaw Heritage graduate, and her husband, Rami Khalek, via Skype on Wednesday afternoon. Khalek is the man in question. The couple, now in Lebanon, say they're working hard to clear his name. It is something they've already been able to accomplish with Lebanese officials.
They wish to move to the U.S. because they say Lebanon is becoming too dangerous for their son.
Khalek, a few years back, says he was involved in an accidental shooting of a Lebanese soldier while defending his father. He says his gun discharged during a struggle, killing a soldier standing nearly a block away.
He was jailed for two months but officials ruled the death accidental. But the U.S. has not cleared his name. And for that reason, Janan is not allowed to travel to America with her husband.
The state department, in a written response to this family, has said its decision is permanent but in that same letter suggested that the family should hire an immigration lawyer.
The family still believes there is a glimmer of hope.
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Saturday, August 30 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:57:07 GMT
A New York teenager has died after he crashed a lamborghini into a guard rail while taking it for a test drive. According to FOX News, 18-year-old Samuel Shepard was driving on a county road in MountFull Story >
A New York teenager has died after he crashed a lamborghini into a guard rail while taking it for a test drive.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:34:11 GMT
The Coast Guard says the pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.Full Story >
A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday.Full Story >