Members of Saudi Arabia's religious police roughed up a British resident of Riyadh after they caught him paying at a women-only cash desk, local media reported on Monday.
Turkey on Monday said it had summoned the US charge d'affaires in Ankara to demand an explanation over a leak by Edward Snowden that Washington has spied intensively on Turkish leaders since 2006.
Syrian troops and Islamist rebels battled close to the armistice line with Israel in the Golan Heights on Monday, as the UN pressed efforts to free 44 peacekeepers held by insurgents.
Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militiamen backed by US air strikes pressed a fightback against extremist-led militants Monday, buoyed by breaking a weeks-long siege of a Shiite town.
Iraqi forces broke through to the extremist-besieged Shiite town of Amerli Sunday, where thousands of people have been trapped for more than two months with dwindling food and water supplies.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the extremists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is "rapid" action.
The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council strongly condemned Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria and their extreme interpretation of Islam as it opened a meeting in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday condemned a new round of American sanctions linked to his country's nuclear activities, saying mistrust had been "further deepened" by the fresh measures.