Leaders of six Gulf monarchies hold annual summit in Qatar

Leaders from six Gulf monarchies opened their annual summit, held this year in Doha, following Qatar's reconciliation with its neighbours, which had accused it of destabilising the energy-rich region by supporting Islamist movements. Dec 10, 2014

Nobel Peace Prize laureates in Oslo to receive their awards

Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi say their Nobel Peace Prize is for the 'millions of children denied a childhood', a day before receiving the award at a ceremony in Oslo. Dec 9, 2014

Bangladesh's 'mystic minstrels' more popular despite attacks

Bangladesh's "mystic minstrels" have long been dismissed as hippies and even attacked and killed after being branded heretics in the Muslim-majority country. But they are growing in popularity and even attracting the middle class Dec 9, 2014

Filipino storm evacuees find shelter in school

A giant storm sweeps out of the Philippines after killing at least 27 people and devastating remote coastal communities, but there is relief it spared the capital and other areas from disaster. Dec 9, 2014