Saudi King Abdullah dies, Salman new ruler

Saudi Arabia’s elderly King Abdullah died on Friday and was replaced by his half-brother Salman as the absolute ruler of the world’s top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam.

IMF downgrades global growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth for this year and next.

EU ministers to discuss Europe's terrorism threat

EU foreign ministers will meet on Monday to discuss the terror threat in Europe in the wake of recent attacks.

Pope Francis in Manila: Six million attend outdoor Mass

Pope Francis has celebrated an outdoor Mass in front of unprecedented crowds in the Philippine capital Manila.

Charlie Hebdo publishes new issue, one week after attack

The new edition of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has gone on sale, with a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad on its cover.

Defiant Charlie Hebdo depicts Prophet Muhammad on cover

This week's edition of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo will show a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad holding a "Je suis Charlie" sign.

Paris attacks: Hollande to hold security meeting

French President Francois Hollande is due to chair a crisis meeting with cabinet ministers on national security after last week's deadly attacks.

France attacks: World leaders gather for mass Paris rally

World leaders are gathering in Paris ahead of a march in the French capital to show unity after three days of terror that left 17 people dead.

Charlie Hebdo attack: France police hunt accomplices

Police in France are hunting for any accomplices of the gunmen who killed 17 people in two days of terror attacks.

Charlie Hebdo attack: Police operation in town north of Paris

Meaux hospital has sent a medical team to the reported hostage scene in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris, the hospital spokesman told CNN on Friday. He said there were no wounded at the hospital yet, but that might change