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
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
Hamas removed from terror blacklist, Palestinian state recognised by EU – 17 December was a big day
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