US president reportedly about to decertify historic deal with Iran which saw them curb their nuclear programme to lift sanctions.
Iraqi troops and Shia militia have recaptured Hawija, the last Isis stronghold in northern Iraq. Now comes another crisis for Iraq and its neighbours: Kurdish independence.
Farid al-Atrash and Issa Amro face criminal charges for their involvement in a February 2016 demonstration in the city of Hebron, West Bank.
The team's success has left many Syrians feeling conflicted due to its strong ties with President Assad.
Isis once controlled larges swathes of Iraq and Syria, but the group has lost several areas to joint offensives launched by coalition forces in both countries.
A majority of those sentenced included high-ranking soldiers in the Turkish special forces, who were removed following the coup attempt in July 2016.
This will be the first time in Saudi Arabia's history when a reigning monarch visits Russia.
Iraqi forces and Shia paramilitaries have entered the town of Hawija, one of just two pockets of territory still under control of Islamic State (Isis/Daesh) in Iraq.
William Barclay was held in shackles for three days and questioned over an incident at a UAE mall last year that had reportedly been resolved.
Conservative Islamic kingdom has put 60 people to death in three months, according to Amnesty International.
Talabani served Iraq from 2005 to 2011 as leader, during a time of immense upheaval. He had been in poor health for a number of years.
Photos of the battle for Raqqa, where the jihadists' last strongholds are a hospital and stadium, with hostages in both.
The holiest day in the Shia calendar is observed on the 10th day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic year, to mourn the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.
Move part of Baghdad's stepped-up efforts to isolate the Kurds following their vote on independence earlier this week.
Landmark ruling comes just days after kingdom lifted its ban on female drivers.