Emperor Akihito of Japan Plans to Abdicate Throne, Broadcaster Says

According to the country’s public broadcaster, the emperor told close aides that he intended to pass the throne to his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, before he dies.


Emperor Akihito, in First for Japan Since 1817, Plans to Abdicate

According to the country’s public broadcaster, the emperor told close aides that he intended to pass the throne to his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, before dying.


Saudi Arabia, Blamed for Spawning Jihadists, Is Again Their Target

After clamping down on Al Qaeda, the Saudi kingdom is again facing terrorism at home, including attacks on Monday and two dozen by ISIS in the past two years.