Monday, January 26, 2009

Tripoli, Lebanon: Prisoners began rioting on Sunday in northern Lebanon's largest prison and took at least three guards hostage. Security officials said the rioting inmates at the Qubeh prison in the northern city of Tripoli are demanding better conditions. Tripoli, Lebanon's second largest city, is 50 miles north of Beirut. Smoke was seen rising from the building as apparently the prisoners set part of the prison on fire.