Iran accused Saudi Arabia of "sectarian hate-mongering" and said the kingdom must choose between promoting extremism and fostering good relations in the Middle East.
Two attackers have stabbed and wounded three foreign tourists in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada.
An Islamic State (IS) militant executed his mother in public in Syria, activist groups said on January 8.
A Croatian court has indicted a former Serb paramilitary commander for committing war crimes during the country’s 1991-95 war.
Turkey says it has repelled an attack by the Islamic State (IS) group on its troops in Bashiqa in northern Iraq.
Pakistani officials say at least 25 militants have been killed in air strikes in the troubled North Waziristan tribal district.
Thousands of Iranians held anti-Saudi protests across the country on January 8 condemning Riyadh's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric that has sparked renewed tensions between the two regional rivals.
The European Union has welcomed the Syrian government's decision to allow humanitarian access to the besieged town of Madaya following reports of residents starving to death there.
Finland has decided to extradite to the United States a Russian citizen suspected of computer fraud.
Iranian Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, the twin sister of the last shah of Iran, has died at the age of 96.
Hungary's prime minister says the European Union should establish a new frontier on the northern border of Greece as a "line of defense" to stop migrants.
Afghan police say they have arrested at least 35 people over celebratory gunfire in the capital, Kabul, following the victory of Afghanistan's national cricket team over Zimbabwe.