British tourist Laura Plummer wept in an Egyptian court on Christmas Day over a drug smuggling charge that could lead to a death penalty.
Interestingly, the film was nominated to represent Egypt at the Oscars in the best foreign film category and has won accolades at multiple film festivals.
Coptic Christians make up about 10% of Egypt's 96 million population. Islamic extremists have targeted them in a sereis of brutal attacks in recent years.
The glittery event showing Santa riding his sleigh to distribute gifts to children will be broadcast live on winter wonderland Rovaniemi's official Facebook page.
IBTimes UK asked 12 Getty Images photojournalists to choose their most memorable photo of the year and tell us the story behind the picture.
The newly inaugurated Zimbabwean president says a drive against corruption will dominate the first few months of his office.
Belgium was heavily criticised in September when it allowed a delegation of Sudanese officials to travel to Brussels and identify apparent illegal immigrants.
A cheeky monkey, a couple of bears getting frisky, a fox urinating into a golf hole – the year's silliest photography contest has a serious side.
Parlaympian star Oscar Pistorius files papers at South Africa's Constitutional Court to appeal increased murder sentence, which Supreme Court doubled from six to 13 years.
A water-based traditional "healing" ceremony ended in tragedy on Friday (15 December) after a teenager and a 27-year-old man both drowned while taking part.
The immigrants were shackled at the hands and feet throughout the ordeal. Some claimed they were not properly fed, hydrated, or allowed to use the bathroom.
Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam to run in Libya's 2018 presidential elections, tribal chief Basem al-Hashimi al-Soul has said.
The two clear front-runners are Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former chair of the African Union Commission and Zuma's ex-wife.
Zuma is finishing his second and final term as ANC leader, and whoever follows him will likely be elected South Africa's next president in 2019.
The bomber, with explosives strapped around his waist and torso, infiltrated Gen. Kahiye Police Academy and targeted officers gathering for special morning exercises.