British and American embassy staff withdrawn as fighting continues in the politically unstable Arab nation
Syrian President says regime has no plans to work with US and denies ever using barrel bombs
Fighter jets attack buildings before flying over pilot's village as king joins family for memorial
Islamic State is seeking the release of Sajida al Rishawi, a failed suicide bomber sent by rival group al-Qaeda
The 79-year-old faces 'exceptional new challenges' as he takes over from the late King Abdullah
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
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
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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