Sources familiar with investigation into money laundering, fraud allegations say FM will likely be prosecuted
A Bahrain court Monday ordered retrials for a prominent hunger striker and 20 others convicted by a military-led tribunal in crackdowns against a 14-month-old uprising in the Gulf kingdom.
Bahrain’s highest appeals court on Monday ordered the retrial of opposition activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who has been on hunger strike since February 8, and other dissidents, lawyers said.
A moderate Islamist campaigning to be Egypt’s next president has won the support of some unlikely allies — the country’s most conservative religious groups, including former militant jihadists.
Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said Monday he had little confidence that key talks between Iran and world powers would succeed in resolving the standoff over Tehran’s disputed nuclear programme.
In fresh attacks on symbols of state power, twin suicide bombs exploded Monday near a government security compound in northern Syria and rockets struck the central bank in Damascus, killing nine people and wounding 100.
Twin blasts targeting security buildings killed more than 20 people in the northwest Syrian city of Idlib, a monitoring group said, as the chief UN monitor presses both sides to end more than 13 months of violence.
Israel’s defense minister warned Monday that as long as Iran poses a threat to Israel with its nuclear program, all options are on the table, a reference to a possible Israeli attack.