World leaders fly to Saudi Arabia to offer condolences

2015-01-24 19:04:56

Global leaders will fly to Saudi Arabia on Saturday and Sunday to offer condolences on the death of King Abdullah, who died early on Friday.

Saudi King Abdullah mourned in simple burial

2015-01-24 17:41:53

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah was carried in a simple white shroud to an unmarked grave on Friday in a Riyadh cemetery where many of his commoner subjects rest.

Saudi's new ruler to stick to old policies

2015-01-24 12:27:33

Saudi Arabia's new ruler promised on Friday to keep up with the policies made by his predecessors as he assumed the throne of the kingdom after the death of King Abdullah on Friday.

Yemen rebels call for protests a day after president resigns

2015-01-23 19:52:55

Yemen's Shiite rebels have called on supporters to hold mass rallies, a day after the country's embattled president and Cabinet resigned.

Profile: Saudi's new King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud

2015-01-23 17:29:21

For almost five decades, Salman served as governor of Riyadh province, home to the capital city. Since 2011, he has been minister of defense following the death of his brother Prince Sultan.

Intl community pays tribute to late Saudi King Abdullah

2015-01-23 16:56:02

World leaders paid tribute to late Saudi King Abdullah, who died Friday, noting that he made major contributions in leading his country.

Saudi King Abdullah dies, succeeded by half-brother

2015-01-23 09:31:57

Saudi King Abdullah has died and his half-brother Salman has become the new ruler, according to a royal statement released early Friday.

Yemen's transition at stake as president, premier submit resignations

2015-01-23 09:09:55

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and Prime Minister Khaled Bahah rendered their resignations on Thursday amid mounting pressure by the Houthi militants who have been tightening their grip on power.

IS group demands $200m ransom

2015-01-21 07:17:25

An online video released on Tuesday purported to show the Islamic State group threatening to kill two Japanese hostages unless a $200 million ransom is received in the next 72 hours.

New round of Iran nuclear talks moves ahead: Chinese FM

2015-01-20 19:25:38

China on Tuesday said the new round of negotiations over Iran's controversial nuclear program has made progress.

Israel steps up security for possible Syria airstrike

2015-01-20 10:10:46

Israel stepped up security precautions along its northern borders for possible retaliation by Hezbollah over a Sunday airstrike that killed a number of its fighters.

Islamic State releases about 200 Yazidi captives in Iraq

2015-01-19 09:46:31

The Islamic State (IS) militant group released about 200 elderly members of Iraqi Yazidi religious minority Saturday in northern Iraq, a Kurdish source said.