The Scottish High Court is deliberating whether to grant Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, a Libyan man jailed for the 1998 airline bombing over the Scottish town of Lockerbie, an early release on compassionate grounds or transfer him to a Libyan prison.
The Libyan government has appealed to the Court to consider the two options as al-Megrahi is suffering from advanced prostate cancer.
The Taliban are very much in control in large parts of south Afghanistan. Before nationwide elections they’ve promised “strong punishment” for anyone who votes, leading to a ratcheting up of security. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Kandahar.