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Coronavirus forces Iran to free 85,000 prisoners

Iran has temporarily freed about 85,000 prisoners, including political  detainees, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The death toll in the country from the respiratory...
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26 Iraqi fighters killed in coalition strikes

US-led coalition forces have carried out retaliatory air strikes in eastern Syria against Iraqi fighters from an Iran-backed paramilitary force, killing twenty-six people.  The air...
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Israel’s Netanyahu withdraws parliamentary immunity request

Israel’s longest-serving prime minister has finally dropped his bid for parliamentary immunity from prosecution on corruption charges. In November, Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted by the...