Iran re-arrests leading human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh
Iranian security forces arrested world-renowned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and several others on their way back from a protest on Saturday, her husband said.
Egypt eyes legal restrictions, military measures after Sinai attacks
Egypt is considering expanding the jurisdiction of military courts and displacing thousands of residents to enlarge a military buffer zone near the border with the Gaza Strip following an attack on security forces.
Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State
Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north.