Last Friday, Britain and Iran agreed to restore full relations. On Saturday, a group known as the Islamic Holy War for the Liberation of Palestine promised in a statement to free one of their four captives.
The pro-Iranian kidnappers stated that the release was in line with positive political developments in the Middle East.The four hostages held by the group are Alann Steen, 48, Jesse Turner, 39, and Robert Polhill, 54, all Americans, and Mithileshwar Singh, 60, an Indian. All are lecturers at Beirut University College and were seized together on Jan. 24 of last year. Read full story