The world's largest hotel, a 45-storeyed hotel with 10,000 rooms, will open in Mecca by 2017.
At least 20 Kenyan police officers have been killed in an ambush by suspectgunmen in a village in the eastern county of Garissa on Tuesday. The Standard and Daily Nation newspapers said the officers were killed in Yumbis village, 70 km (45 miles) north of the town of Garissa, on Monday evening.
A 15 year old Austrian boy was charged with terrorism, and has been sentenced to 8 months incarceration.
A mother from the Australian city of Sydney has abandoned her two children to marry an IS fighter, Xinhua news agency reported.
After being refused to be re-hired for not singing the national anthem, a group of Japanese teachers sue the municipal government and win huge compensation.
The closed trial of an American-Iranian reporter for the Washington Post detained in Iran for more than 10 months began Tuesday in a court used to hear security cases, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Kim Jong-Un congratulates the scientists and technicians involved in the 'miracle' missile test, while Seoul turns to the UN sanctions committee for help.
Half the population of war-torn Yemen did not have access to clean drinking water even before escalation in fighting said the relief agency.
Australia announces the adoption of new powers to strip those suspected of hleping or being terrorists of their citizenship.
Nawal Soufi is never without her mobile phone and thousands of Syrian refugees have reason to be grateful for that.
Police in Las Vegas have launched a homicide investigation into the death of BB King, a Nevada coroner's office said on Monday, after the blues guitar legend's daughters reportedly accused his aides of poisoning him.
A tornado ripped into a town in northern Mexico on Monday, killing at least 13 people and flattening hundreds of homes in a deadly six-second blast of carnage, officials said.
Turkish Televangelist Mücahid Cihad Han claims masturbation is prohibited in Islam and leads to pregnant hands in the afterlife.
The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's war. In the capital of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate," Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after months chatting online. They married, then passed the days dining on grilled meats in Raqqa's restaurants, strolling along the Euphrates River and eating ice cream.
Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in a the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, the senior police officer said on Monday.