Iraq rebuffs Tillerson call to disband Iran-backed militias

Iraq's PM defends Iran-backed units in talks with the US secretary of state, who criticised their role.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 4:22 pm

Gaza conjoined twins 'need life-saving treatment abroad'

The doctor of the two girls says medics in Gaza cannot deal with the pair and they must leave.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 12:35 pm

Charges dropped against Scot accused of public indecency in Dubai

The Emirate of Dubai ruler intervenes after the man was sentenced to prison for public indecency.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 7:17 am

UAE drivers face 'park and pray' fines

Threat comes after fatal accident on a Dubai roadside.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 6:50 am

Syria war: 'Dozens killed' in IS reprisals in Qaryatain

As many as 116 people may have been killed in the three weeks Qaryatain was under jihadist control.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 6:42 am

British IS fighters 'must be killed', minister says

"In almost every case", that is the only option, Foreign Office minister Rory Stewart says.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 5:58 am

Egypt disputes reported death toll from desert shootout

Authorities say reports which said that 50 policemen had died in an ambush were "absolutely wrong".

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 4:50 am

Risk of return

After being driven out of Raqqa, there are concerns jihadists could return home to carry out attacks.

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 7:23 pm

Under fire in Iraq: A camera crew's view of a warzone

Gunfire, danger - a few of the hazards facing a BBC team covering the news from Iraq.

Posted on: 21 October 2017 | 7:38 am

Driven out

Maps and graphics telling the story of the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.

Posted on: 20 October 2017 | 6:08 pm

Inside Raqqa after IS pushed out

The BBC's Feras Kilani was with Syrian Democratic Forces as they took control of the centre of Raqqa, Syria.

Posted on: 17 October 2017 | 10:19 pm

No, Islamic State group has not been defeated

US-backed forces may be celebrating after taking back another city, but fighting will not end soon.

Posted on: 17 October 2017 | 6:46 pm

War within a war

The fall of Kirkuk reflects the struggle to control Iraq after the defeat of IS, says Michael Knights.

Posted on: 17 October 2017 | 12:26 pm

IS: The full story

IS has lost its 'capital' Raqqa, but it has taken the might of a global alliance to crush it.

Posted on: 17 October 2017 | 10:49 am

Iraqi forces seize territory outside Kirkuk from Kurds

Iraq's military says it has taken key sites near the disputed city of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces.

Posted on: 16 October 2017 | 7:25 am

Dying one by one

An Iraqi Shia Turkmen woman recalls the horrors of her ordeal at the hands of IS militants.

Posted on: 15 October 2017 | 6:52 pm

Rhetoric or substance?

The newness of the Trump policy seems to be a matter of rhetoric rather than substance, writes Jonathan Marcus.

Posted on: 13 October 2017 | 2:58 pm

'Just the beginning'

A Fatah-Hamas deal to end a decade-long rift is welcomed by Gazans, but many are wary of the future.

Posted on: 12 October 2017 | 6:01 pm