World Briefs: US reporter's Iran spy trial verdict soon

US reporter's Iran spy trial verdict soon

TEHERAN • Jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian should learn his fate "within a week" after his secretive trial on accusations of spying on Iran ended yesterday , his lawyer said.

The Iranian-American, 39, has been in custody more than a year and the allegations were heard behind closed doors, drawing condemnation from his family, employer and press freedom groups.


Swedish girl, 15, 'captured by ISIS'

STOCKHOLM • A Swedish girl, 15, has been captured in Syria by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militants after she ran away from her Swedish foster home with her boyfriend, Swedish media reported yesterday.

The Swedish foreign ministry remained tight-lipped about the case, confirming few details.


Heathrow to test steeper approach

LONDON • London's Heathrow Airport is to introduce steeper approaches for aircraft coming in to land, in a bid to ease noise for residents, it said yesterday .

Planes there currently descend at an angle of three degrees on their final approach. But from Sept 14, an angle of 3.2 degrees will be introduced on a trial basis until mid-March next year.


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