Tunisian outgoing president creates a new movement

Outgoing Tunisia president Moncef Marzouki, who lost the election, said he was creating a new movement to prevent the North African nation sliding back into authoritarian rule after the victory by Beji Caid Essebsi. Duration: 00:50 Dec 24, 2014

2014, the year of the rise of the Islamic State

The year 2014 marked a radical change in the fight against jihadists, with the quick rise of the Islamic State group which declared a caliphate across Iraq and Syria last June. Duration: 03:00 Dec 24, 2014

Hong Kong tycoon and ex-deputy leader jailed for graft

Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the city's former deputy leader Rafael Hui are jailed for corruption after a trial that shocked the city and deepened anger at cosy ties between officialdom and big business. Duration: 00:36 Dec 23, 2014

Nervous France steps up security after brutal attacks

France has stepped up security following three successive, apparently unrelated bloody attacks. The violence has jarred nerves after repeated jihadist calls for "lone wolf" action in France over its fight against Islamic extremism. Duration: 02:12 Dec 23, 2014

Five bombs hit Yemen capital killing at least one

Five small bombs on Tuesday hit the centre of the Yemeni capital, mostly controlled by Shiite militiamen since September, killing one of them and wounding two others, a medic said. Duration: 00:44 Dec 23, 2014

Sonia Gandhi discharged from hospital

New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi was discharged from a hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday after successfully recovering from a respiratory tract infection. Gandhi was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Thursday (December 18) after she complained about experiencing difficulty while breathing. Chairman of Board of Management of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Dr DS Rana, said that Gandhi will be resting for the coming few days. Dec 23, 2014

It will take time to form govt, not in hurry: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar, Dec 23 (ANI): PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti said on Tuesday that it will take time to form a government to provide "good governance". Talking to mediapesons in Srinagar Mehbooba said that while she was happy the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had become the single largest group in the 87-member assembly, the outcome was not to her expectation. She added that the PDP was in no hurry to form a government and refused to say if her party would prefer to sail with the Bharatiya Janata Party, or the Congress. Dec 23, 2014