The new king of Saudia Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz

King Salman: what do we know about new Saudi Arabian leader?

Briefing Fri 23 Jan, AT 11:17

The 79-year-old faces 'exceptional new challenges' as he takes over from the late King Abdullah

The scene of the attack

Tel Aviv knife attack: three critical after bus stabbing

One-Minute Read Wed 21 Jan, AT 12:33

Palestinian suspect was shot and wounded after allegedly carrying out knife attack

Jihadists

Islamic State clashes with Taliban as it seeks Afghan recruits

One-Minute Read Wed 14 Jan, AT 14:47

Fighting breaks out as former Guantanamo detainee sets up Islamic State network in Afghanistan

Snowman

Snowmen banned in Saudi Arabia: five of the strangest fatwas

One-Minute Read Tue 13 Jan, AT 14:22

Previous religious rulings describe Mickey Mouse as 'one of Satan's soldiers' and insist that the Earth is flat

Syrian actor covered in snow

Syria's Bashar al-Assad goaded in 'snow bucket' challenge

One-Minute Read Mon 12 Jan, AT 12:07

Young Syrian actor challenges president to brave the cold with country's suffering refugees

Columnist Venetia Rainey

Lebanon has every right to limit refugees from Syria

Wed 7 Jan, AT 16:57 Venetia Rainey

The world cannot rely on Syria’s neighbours to carry the entire burden of the refugee crisis

 A Peshmerga fighter in Northern Iraq

Mount Sinjar: Islamic State siege 'broken' by Kurdish forces

One-Minute Read Fri 19 Dec, AT 10:06

Peshmerga fighters say they have defeated IS militants on Mount Sinjar, freeing thousands of trapped Yazidis

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