18 October 2013 Last updated at 10:46 ET
Saudi Arabia has turned down a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, accusing the world body of "double standards".
October 14, 2013 11:00AM ET
Ban on widely used Arabic word for 'God' underlines religious tensions in Southeast Asian nation
A Malaysian appeals court on Monday upheld a government ban against the use of the word "Allah" to refer to non-Muslim faiths' God, rejecting claims by Christians in the Muslim-majority nation that the restriction violates their religious rights.
9 October 2013 Last updated at 10:25 ET
Two Palestinian men have been arrested in connection with the shooting of a nine-year-old girl in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank.
7 October 2013 Last updated at 14:41 ET
Iranians have used social media to mock Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, after he suggested they were not allowed to wear jeans.