A new video apparently shows the body of a Japanese hostage beheaded by members of Islamic State.
World leaders have dropped everything to pay tribute to a "man of wisdom". But four of his 15 daughters aren't mourning the Saudi monarch's death.
Thousands of Palestinians rally in the occupied West Bank to protest cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.
'He is a tall, upright son of the desert.' But he's also rumoured to have significant health problems.
Prince Mohammed bin Nayef is 'America's favourite Saudi official'. Others, however, say 'he's worse than his father'.
Thousands and thousands across South Asia burn French flags and chant slogans calling for France's downfall,
'I would not hesitate to offer my own life to change this situation.'
President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi succumbs to an apparent coup attempt.
The region's most important Sunni power and America's closest Arab ally is now ruled by a 79-year-old reportedly suffering from dementia.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died, state television report, and his brother Salman has become king.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz leaves a modernising legacy of cautious social and economic reform.
Fuming Democrats accuse Republicans of breaking protocol over an invite to Israel's prime minister.
Saudi Arabia plans to delay the public flogging of a rights activist on medical grounds.
Yemeni government cabinet submits its resignation to embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
The clock is ticking towards a deadline imposed by Islamist militants threatening to kill two Japanese nationals.
OPINION: Westerners are fixated by IS beheadings. But when a major Western ally does the same? Not so much.
Japan's government believes an Islamic State video of two Japanese hostages may have been doctored.
It is an unlikely friendship that ties the fates of two men held by Islamic State.
Japan is making efforts as it races against time to free two hostages the IS group is threatening to kill within 72 hours.
Israeli man arrested on suspicion of hacking into the computers of a number of international singing stars.
Palestinian man stabbed nine people on a Tel Aviv bus, wounding four seriously before he was shot by Israeli police.
Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi expected to yield to demands for constitutional change and power sharing.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon condemns the latest clashes between Houthi fighters and the presidential guard in Yemen's capital.
A list of foreign hostages believed held by the Islamic State group and some of those who have been released:
An online video purports to show the Islamic State group threatening to kill two Japanese hostages unless they receive a NZ$260m ransom in the next 72 hours.
Shiite Houthi rebels shelling the residence of the country's president after taking presidential palace.
Peer pressure from radicalised fighters is more powerful in attracting recruits than Islamic State propaganda.
Thousands turn out in Beirut to mourn the death of a young Hezbollah fighter – one of at least six killed in a suspected Israeli air strike on a convoy.
Shi'ite militia launch assassination attempt against Prime Minister Khalid Bahah in clash with Yemen's army.
The airstrike in Syria reportedly killed seven, including Hezbollah field commanders and several Iranians.