Pakistan paid almost half the $5 million ransom for Abdul Khaliq Farahi, according to a ‘New York Times’ report.
British lawmaker warns number of people flying to Turkey to reach Syria is on a ‘much larger scale’ than previously believed.
The accused have been detained at their homes, pending court hearings in coming days.
Opposition leader says current prime minister has turned the country into a one-party system.
State Department spokeswoman says Syria cannot fully stabilize until Bashar al-Assad departs.
Intelligence committee says spying is not ‘indiscriminate’ but requires greater transparency.