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President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama visited Saudi Arabia to pay respects to late King Abdullah and the first lady’s outfit caused a stir...

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Late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was buried on January 23 in an unmarked grave in a public cemetery in Riyadh. Leaders of the Muslim...

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World leaders gather in Saudi Arabia to pay their respects in person after the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on January...

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King Salman of Saudi Arabia has appointed his nephew, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, as deputy crown prince. The powerful interior minister has become the second...

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King Salman of Saudi Arabia has pledged continuity, hours after his accession to the throne following the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah. The new...

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Saudi Arabia’s new king, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, acceded to the throne on the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah, on January 23. King Salman,...

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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has died weeks after he was admitted to hospital, royal officials have announced. King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who was said...

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Tutankhamun’s blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of the pharaoh was stuck on with epoxy after it was knocked during cleaning,...

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Yemen's presidential residence in capital Sanaa has been attacked by Shia Houthi rebels. President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi is inside the palace, reports suggest. It came after...

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At least 200 members of the Yazidi religious community, mainly elderly people, have been released by the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group in northern...

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An Iranian court has ordered the closure of Mardom e-Emruz (Today's People) newspaper after publishing a picture of George Clooney wearing a badge backing...

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Yemen president's chief of staff Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak has been abducted by gunmen, officials have said. Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak and two of his...

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Egypt’s Court of Cassation has overturned the convictions for embezzlement of former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons and ordered a retrial. Hosni Mubarak,...

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Lebanon has imposed stricter conditions for Syrians entering the country in a bid to slow the flow of asylum seekers trying to escape the...

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Israel has frozen the transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinians following their bid to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), Israeli officials say. They...

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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is suffering from pneumonia and has been breathing with the aid of a tube, Saudi officials have said. The King,...

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A Christmas Eve Mass has been held by in Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus. Christian pilgrims from across the world came to Bethlehem to...

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Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein has died after a confrontation with Israeli troops at a protest in the West Bank. Ziad Abu Ein had died...

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The UN has appealed for a record $16 billion to fund its humanitarian operations in 2015, with almost half the total going to help...

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Canada has decided to shut its embassy in Cairo due to "security concerns", a day after the UK closed its own diplomatic mission in...

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Syria has accused Israel of carrying out two airstrikes near Damascus. Israeli planes bombed the area near Damascus international airport and the town of Dimas,...

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Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie have been killed by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen during a failed rescue bid. The military operation on...

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US and Yemeni forces have launched a new military operation to rescue American hostage Luke Somers held by al-Qaeda militants, reports say. Details of the...

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Luke Somers’ family has appealed in a video to al-Qaeda militants in Yemen to "show mercy" and release him. In the online statement, the mother...

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The deadline for Iran nuclear deal has been extended until June 30, 2015, after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement. Six world...