Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin

Turkey launches air strikes on US-backed militants in Afrin, opening a new front in Syria.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 3:59 pm

Why is Turkey attacking Syria?

The BBC's Mark Lowen explains.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 12:51 pm

Turkey poised to attack Kurdish-held Syrian town

Turkey says it has begun an assault on a Kurdish-held town in Syria. Here's all you need to know.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 10:03 am

Syria conflict: 15 refugees found frozen to death

Children were among the 15 people who died trying to cross from Syria into Lebanon in a snowstorm.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 5:57 am

Philippines stops sending workers to Kuwait over abuse fears

The ban comes after President Duterte said employers in Kuwait were driving Filipinos to suicide.

Posted on: 19 January 2018 | 11:20 am

Data-stealing spyware 'traced to Lebanon'

Nation-state malware dubbed Dark Caracal uncovered by security researchers.

Posted on: 19 January 2018 | 7:09 am

Israel's Indian Jews and their lives in the 'promised land'

Indian-origin Jews moved to Israel soon after its creation, but their lives have not been easy.

Posted on: 18 January 2018 | 6:12 pm

US plans open-ended military presence in Syria

The US wants to ensure the enduring defeat of IS, counter Iran's influence and help end the civil war.

Posted on: 18 January 2018 | 9:22 am

Superjumbo jet future secured by Emirates order

A big order from Emirates airline saves the A380 after Airbus threatened to stop making the plane.

Posted on: 18 January 2018 | 5:02 am

Spotlight turns on Palestinian slap video teen

Palestinian Ahed Tamimi is viewed as a symbol of resistance by some and a propaganda tool by others.

Posted on: 17 January 2018 | 7:11 am

Looking for my brother

Amer hasn't heard from his brother Mohamed since he was arrested and put in an IS jail.

Posted on: 14 January 2018 | 6:40 pm

Moshe Holtzberg: The Israeli boy who survived 2008 Mumbai attack

"I am very happy", Moshe Holtzberg, now 11, told reporters in Hindi as he arrived in Mumbai.

Posted on: 14 January 2018 | 6:09 pm

Is this the world's oldest tattoo parlour?

Wassim Razzouk's family has been tattooing pilgrims to Jerusalem for at least 25 generations.

Posted on: 12 January 2018 | 6:07 pm

Saudi Arabia: How women are making football history

In the country's latest move toward social reform, female soccer fans are taking to the stands.

Posted on: 11 January 2018 | 11:11 pm

Horror and hope: The artists defying IS terror

Artists in the Middle East reflect on life under the group’s brutal rule and try to revive the heritage it destroyed.

Posted on: 11 January 2018 | 2:13 am

Syrian shoe-shine refugee photo wins Turkish hearts

A photograph of a Syrian refugee gazing into a gym has resulted in a free lifetime membership

Posted on: 10 January 2018 | 9:15 am

Why ordinary Iranians are turning to internet backdoors to beat censorship

In Iran, many ordinary citizens are engaged in a battle of wits as the authorities block popular apps and social media services.

Posted on: 9 January 2018 | 8:28 pm

Fauda: The drama lifting the lid on Israeli snatch squads

Jane Corbin explores how close to real life is the Israeli undercover snatch-squad TV hit Fauda.

Posted on: 5 January 2018 | 6:15 pm