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Video posted of former FBI agent missing in Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The family of a former FBI agent who vanished in Iran in 2007 has released a hostage video showing him alive and asking for help. The video shows Robert Levinson, looking gaunt, asking for the U.S. government’s help “to answer the requests of the group that has…

Iran airs footage of U.S. drone, protests ‘violation’

TEHRAN — Iran made a formal protest on Thursday over a US drone entering “deep” into its eastern airspace last week, and aired footage of what appeared to be the downed aircraft on state television. Swiss ambassador Livia Leu Agosti was summoned to the foreign ministry and told the incident…

U.N. report: Iran secretly executing hundreds of prisoners

UNITED NATIONS — Iran’s authoritarian regime has been secretly executing hundreds of prisoners, according to a new UN report detailing growing rights abuses in the Islamic republic. The mysterious executions at Vakilabad prison in Mashhad in eastern Iran were highlighted in a report compiled by Ahmed Shaheed, the new UN…

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