Some of Saudi Arabia's wealthiest and most prominent figures are being held inside the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh, as part of what's being dubbed an anti-corruption crackdown by Saudi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The BBC's Lyse Doucet is the first journalist allowed inside the hotel.
Aid groups are the lifeline for Yemenis enduring the world's worst humanitarian crisis. We've vetted a short list of organizations that provide the basics for people in Yemen and accept online donations.
Pope Francis arrived in Yangon, Myanmar on Monday. The UN and the US have accused the country of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, and the question on many peoples' minds is whether the pope will use the term "Rohingya" to describe the group.
The United Nations says 620,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since August to form the world's largest refugee camp after a military crackdown in Myanmar that Washington has said clearly constitutes "ethnic cleansing."
As ethnic Druze in Syria are caught in a flashpoint on the edge of the country’s six-year civil war, their neighbors and relatives across the border in the Israel-occupied Golan Heights are figuring out their allegiances. Some Golan Druze are reaffirming their historical and in many cases, familial ties to Syria, while others are drawing closer to an Israel that after years of caution may begin to intervene in the Syrian conflict at its door.