The number of people executed around the world has reached a sobering new record. New figures released by Amnesty International show a 50 percent rise in executions in 2015.
The Muslim world united to condemn an attack at one of Islam’s holiest sites – the Prophet’s Mosque in the Saudi city of Medina. World leaders, politicians and others expressed outrage.
Iran’s willingness to negotiate with Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members over the global oil glut reflects its desire to hike oil prices soon.
Russia’s campaign brings the total number of countries who have bombed Syrian territory in 2015 to 13. But who are they and who are they bombing? Here’s a scorecard.