"I will never forget the ordeal," says man who received 50 lashes for allegedly selling alcohol in Qatar.
British PM to step in to try to save grandfather facing punishment in Saudi Arabia for making his own wine.
The Taliban said they were pulling back in the northern city of Kunduz in order to protect civilians, but fighting continued elsewhere.
Palestinian men armed with knives and a gun killed at least three people and wounded several others in "Day of Rage".
Insurgents have fired two shells at the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital as pro-government supporters gathered outside the compound to thank Moscow for its intervention in Syria.
US forces have carried out an air drop of small arms ammunition to Syrian rebels to help fight IS militants.
Lebanese commander killed during in fight supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Foreign ministers remain divided on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Passerby disputes Israeli police claim that shot Palestinian was carrying a knife.
Islamic State is the focus of investigations into a twin suicide bombing that killed at least 97 people in the Turkish capital Ankara.
Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has spent a year in prison on espionage charges.
Twitter account denies Islamic State leader was among eight killed.
Blast death toll estimated at 128 as Turkey investigates Islamic State's involvement.
Defence Minister says precision-guided missile will "completely destroy" targets.
Israeli security forces shot dead two Palestinians aged 12 and 15 in protests along Gaza's border fence.
Russia steps up its bombing campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria, while also hitting President Bashar al-Assad's opponents.
Protesters attacked several offices of the main political party in Iraq's Kurdish north in a third day of violent unrest.
Islamic State fighters have seized villages close to the northern city of Aleppo from rival insurgents.
Russia has taken a risk by launching air strikes against Islamists in Syria because they could incite militants to seek revenge.
Israeli troops shot dead six Palestinians in protests in Gaza and a knife-wielding Jewish man wounded four Arabs in southern Israel.
The US announces overhaul of its effort to support Syria's rebels battling Islamic State, and will provide arms and equipment.
An Indian maid is in a Saudi Arabian hospital after her hand was allegedly cut off by her employer.
The Syrian government's offensive, backed by Russian air power, has seized several villages in central Syria amid heavy fighting.
Syrian government ground forces targeted insurgent-held areas with missiles, as Russian jets bombed from above.
Saudi-led airstrikes which targeted the home of a tribal leader are said to have left at least 13 dead.
Missing equipment and "terrible" accommodation among issues reported at Iraqi military base visited by John Key.
A woman's plans for revenge may backfire.
US gives Medecins Sans Frontieres apology for Kunduz bombing but the charity demands an inquiry.
Sandstorms, lost passports and potential security leaks made for dramatic Iraqi visit for John Key.
Iran's Supreme Leader halts any further negotiations between Iran and the US, putting the brakes on hopes to end Iran's isolation.