A French court found former president Nicolas Sarkozy guilty on Monday of trying to bribe a judge and influence peddling, making him the second head of state in modern-day France to be convicted of corruption.
One of Italy’s largest-ever mafia trials kicked off on Wednesday, with more than 320 suspected mobsters and their associates facing an array of charges, including extortion, drug trafficking and theft.
The vaccine, dubbed Coviran Barekat, is produced by Shifa Pharmed, which is involved in the large-scale production of antibiotics and penicillin since its founding in 1995. It is part of a pharmaceutical corporation known as Barekat which is owned by the Headquarters for Executing the Orders of Imam Khomeini.
Jailed Saudi woman activist Loujain al-Hathloul has been put on trial at a special closed-door “terrorism court,” more than two years after she was detained on what UN experts describe as "spurious" charges.