The 79-year-old faces 'exceptional new challenges' as he takes over from the late King Abdullah
King Abdullah is not leaving a legacy of female empowerment in the conservative kingdom
Prince Charles and US Vice President Joe Biden expected to visit Saudi Arabia to pay their respects
Palestinian suspect was shot and wounded after allegedly carrying out knife attack
US gained access to North Korean networks in 2010, leaving Obama in 'no doubt' about Sony attackers
Fighting breaks out as former Guantanamo detainee sets up Islamic State network in Afghanistan
Previous religious rulings describe Mickey Mouse as 'one of Satan's soldiers' and insist that the Earth is flat
Young Syrian actor challenges president to brave the cold with country's suffering refugees
The world cannot rely on Syria’s neighbours to carry the entire burden of the refugee crisis
Peshmerga fighters say they have defeated IS militants on Mount Sinjar, freeing thousands of trapped Yazidis
A street vendor in Kabul sells balloons to a group of Afghan children. Although the economy in Afghanistan has shown some signs of improvement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, low wages and unemployment remain challenges for the government.
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