The United States Supreme Court has ruled that frozen Iranian assets worth more than two billion dollars must be handed over to relatives of people killed in attacks blamed on groups backed by Tehran. More than 1000 Americans are affected by the decision which relates mainly to the 1983 Hezbollah bombing of a US marine barracks in Beirut, 241 marines were killed in the attack.
Russia has announced moves designed to convince the governing body of World Athletics the IAAF that its athletes should be allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics later this year. The sports administer said all those intending to take part in the games must undergo three independent anti-doping tests in advance. This would be in addition to existing controls. Two foreign experts would also be granted full access to the Russian anti-doping agency in Moscow.