A Turkish court has rejected an appeal for American Christian pastor Andrew Brunson, who has already spent almost two years in prison on terrorism and espionage charges, to be released from house arrest.
A Turkish court has moved an American pastor, who has spent almost two years in prison on terrorism and espionage charges, from jail to house arrest in a controversial case that has mounted tensions between Ankara and Washington.
Israel’s so-called High Court of Justice has upheld a decision to release a suspect in a 2015 arson attack that took the lives of a Palestinian couple and their infant son to be released from prison and moved to house arrest.
Turkish prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for nearly 350 people, including soldiers, on suspicion of affiliation to a movement led by US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the Ankara government accuses of having masterminded the July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Police arrested more than 180 people as opposition supporters staged sit-ins and attempted to block traffic in Armenia's capital Friday, the latest in days of protests at what they are branding a power-grab by ex-president Serzh Sarkisian.
Bahraini forces have reportedly arrested at least 32 people during separate raids on a number of houses across the kingdom in the past 24 hours as the ruling Al Khalifah regime intensities its heavy-handed crackdown on political dissidents.