Matthew Hedges, the British student who was sentenced to life in prison last week, is pardoned and will be released, says the United Arab Emirates. The UAE maintains that he would be a MI6 agent.
The conviction of Mr. Hedges, and his sentence of life in prison, had been met with outrage in Britain.
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- Matthew Hedges, a British academic student studying at Durham University, is sentenced to life imprisonment in the United Arab Emirates after being convicted of spying.
- Former Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter are taken to a hospital in critical condition after being exposed to an unknown substance in Wiltshire, United Kingdom. Skripal was granted refugee status in the UK following a "spy swap" deal between the UK and Russia in 2010.
- Iran is invited to attend the next round of talks over Syria's future, along with the representatives from the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Britain, France, Germany, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Nations mediator for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. The next round of the "Vienna II" meeting is expected to start tomorrow and continue Friday in Vienna, Austria.
- Iran accuses Germany, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom of refusing to provide fuel to its passenger planes.
- The head of MI6 John Scarlett denies complicity in the alleged torture of British detainee Binyam Mohamed, as the government rejects calls for an inquiry.