Robert Levinson: US hostage has died in Iran, says family

Image copyright AFP Former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared in Iran 13 years ago, has died in custody there, according to statement from his family. “It is impossible to describe our pain,” the family said, adding that his death appeared to have occurred before…

Saudi Arabia detains three senior members of royal family

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is considered the de facto leader of Saudi Arabia Three senior members of Saudi Arabia’s royal family, including the king’s brother, have been arrested for unexplained reasons. Two of the men were among the kingdom’s…

Top Saudi Royal Family Members Detained

Saudi Arabian authorities detained two of the kingdom’s most prominent figures for an alleged coup attempt, further consolidating the power of the king’s son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and clearing away once-formidable rivals to the throne, according to people familiar with the matter. The…

Family courts ‘not safe space’ for domestic abuse survivors

Image copyright Getty Images A women’s charity has criticised a family court judge for a “misogynistic and legally inaccurate” rape ruling. Judge Robin Tolson dismissed a woman’s allegation she had been raped by her then partner, saying she did “nothing physically” to stop him. The…

Royal Family attend Sandringham Christmas Day church services

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Prince Andrew and Prince Charles arrive for the Christmas Day church service in Sandringham Members of the Royal Family are attending Christmas Day church services in Sandringham in Norfolk. The Queen arrived without her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh,…