URGENT ¥¥¥ Cyprus court gives Hezbollah man 4 years over 'Israel plot'

A Cyprus court sentenced a self-confessed member of Lebanon's Hezbollah group on Thursday to four years in jail after he was convicted of involvement in a plot to attack Israeli interests on the island.

The official Cyprus News Agency said the criminal court in the south coast city of Limassol sentenced Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, a dual Lebanese and Swedish citizen, to four years minus time already served in prison since last July.