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Khashoggi killing: 5 Saudis escape death penalty

Five Saudi nationals have been spared execution for the 2018 murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, four months after his family forgave his killers....
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Lebanon’s entire cabinet resigns

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has announced the resignation of his government, saying last week’s deadly blast that destroyed large parts of Beirut was the...
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Iran ‘arrests’ US-based opposition leader

Iran has detained an Iranian-American leader of a little-known militant opposition group for allegedly masterminding a 2008 attack on a mosque. The Intelligence Ministry announced...
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Iranian airliner ‘harassed’ by US jets over Syria – reports

An Iranian passenger plane flying from Tehran to Beirut has been “harassed” by US fighter jets, Iran’s state media say. The report said the plane...
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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...