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

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

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

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

Massive protest in PoK against erratic load shedding

Muzaffarabad, POK, December 23, 2014: Angry Citizens of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir or PoK are warning the Government to restore Electricity Supply in the area. Authorities have completely failed to control the Load Shedding, Affecting Every Section of Life and Society, Crippling the Business and Education of PoK Which Is Already One of the Poorest and Backward Region of the World. Dec 23, 2014