EgyptAir crash: Flight MS804 black box 'confirms smoke'

Black box recording from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 confirms smoke on board, Egyptian investigators say.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 2:35 pm

Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: Deaths rise to 42 as Turkey mourns

Turkey observes a national day of mourning as the death toll in a suicide gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport rises to 42, including 13 foreign nationals.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 1:38 pm

IS conflict: Iraq air strikes 'target militant convoy'

A convoy carrying suspected Islamic State militants has been destroyed in air strikes near the Iraqi city of Falluja, the defence ministry says.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 12:22 pm

WW2 Jewish escape tunnel uncovered in Lithuania's Ponar forest

The escape tunnel used by Jewish "Burning Brigade" prisoners in WW2 is uncovered in Lithuania's Ponar forest.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 9:44 am

Syria conflict: Rebels 'move on IS-held town near Iraq border'

US-backed Syrian rebels say they are closing in on Albu Kamal, a town on the border with Iraq held by so-called Islamic State.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 6:54 am

Putin and Erdogan mend ties after Russia-Turkey jet incident

Vladimir Putin pushes for ties with Turkey to be restored, months after a Russian military jet was shot down by Turkey

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 6:42 am

Journey's end

Maureen and Roger have waited 11 years to visit the place where their son Matthew died in Iraq, to lay a small cross there and to try to understand why he died.

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 6:40 pm

Bethlehem angel

Italian restoration workers at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem have uncovered a mosaic of an angel that was previously hidden beneath plaster.

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 6:14 pm

Corpses and cages

BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen reports from inside Falluja after IS militants were pushed out of the city.

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 3:41 pm

Iraqi 'victory' flag is raised in Falluja

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen reports from Falluja, where the Iraqi army claims it has seized the last stronghold in the city.

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 1:09 pm

Falluja: Last pocket of IS resistance 'crushed'

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen reports from the outskirts of Falluja, where the Iraqi army claims it has seized the last stronghold in the city, of the so-called Islamic State (IS).

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 8:54 am

Seven days of terror

Forty years ago Sara Guter Davidson was one of the hostages taken to Entebbe Airport in Uganda by hijackers, and rescued in an audacious operation by the Israeli military.

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 5:48 am

What items exist from Entebbe hostage raid?

Forty years since Israel's dramatic hostage rescue at Entebbe, original items have been gathered to preserve the memory of the event.

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 3:47 am

'Fat cats'

Iranians have taken to publishing their payslips online, angered by revelations that managers in some state companies enjoy surprisingly high salaries.

Posted by on 26 June 2016 | 7:20 pm

Out of the ashes

After a bomb attack killed an Indian guard at a mosque in Kuwait, two local men began a fundraising campaign for his family which has flourished beyond expectations, reports the BBC's Sumaya Bakhsh.

Posted by on 25 June 2016 | 11:23 pm

Moment boy rescued from rubble following Aleppo air strike

The BBC has obtained harrowing footage from activists in the divided northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 12:05 am

The Libyans who stop IS escaping by sea

Government-backed forces in Libya have made significant gains against the fighters of so-called Islamic State.

Posted by on 22 June 2016 | 5:49 pm

The woman reviving glassblowing in Tunisia

Glassblowing in Tunisia is thought to date back more than 2,000 years, but later died - until one woman brought back the art form from Europe.

Posted by on 22 June 2016 | 6:19 am