Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt

Australian al-Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste is deported from Egypt after 400 days in prison and is reportedly flying to Cyprus.

Posted by on 1 February 2015 | 10:18 am

Damascus bus bomb blast kills four

A bomb explodes on a bus in Syria's capital Damascus, killing at least four people and injuring dozens more, activists and media reports say.

Posted by on 1 February 2015 | 8:29 am

Jordan vow after hostage beheading

Jordan vows to do all it can to secure the release of a pilot captured by IS, after a video appears to show the beheading of a Japanese hostage.

Posted by on 1 February 2015 | 7:51 am

Traumatic times for Jordan pilot's family

Jordan rallies round family of pilot held by Islamic State

Posted by on 1 February 2015 | 6:44 am

VIDEO: Yemen: Anti-Houthi protests continue

Protestors in Yemen are continuing to voice their anger against the militant Shia-Muslim faction known as the Houthis who have taken control of the capital, Sanaa.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 9:25 pm

The great Kuwaiti cat-meat scandal

The great Kuwaiti cat-meat scandal

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 6:00 pm

Egypt leader warns of 'long battle'

Egypt faces a long and difficult battle with militants, the country's president says, in his first remarks since a deadly attack in the Sinai region.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 11:10 am

Bahrain strips 72 of citizenship

The government of Bahrain revokes the nationalities of 72 citizens for damaging national security, the state BNA news agency has reported.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 10:30 am

IS 'chemical weapons expert killed'

A chemical weapons expert working with Islamic State in Iraq has been killed in a coalition air strike, the US military says.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 5:50 pm

Saudis shelve blogger flogging again

Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 4:39 pm

VIDEO: Egypt buries Sinai attacks dead

Some of the soldiers killed in Thursday's attacks on checkpoints and police and army bases in Egypt's Sinai peninsula have been laid to rest.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 4:36 pm

VIDEO: Awaiting return to war-torn Kobane

Days after Kurdish forces drove Islamic State militants from Kobane in northern Syria, people who fled the town are now waiting to return.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 4:11 pm

Islamic State eyes al-Qaeda lands

Islamic State forges links with militants across Muslim world

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 4:09 pm

Hezbollah says it does not want war

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, Hassan Nasrallah, says it does not want war with Israel but is not afraid to fight, after deadly border clashes.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 9:53 am

Curfew in Kirkuk amid IS attacks

A curfew is imposed in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk following fierce overnight fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Islamic State militants.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 8:53 am

Israel's Thai farmworkers tell of grim plight

Thai farmhands tell of Israeli moshav labour abuse

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 7:08 am

VIDEO: Middle East Beats: Yousra El Gendy

Yousra El Gendy is far from being the typical glamorous Egyptian singer musing about Prince Charming and performing the occasional belly dance.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 3:20 am

VIDEO: Sanaa: 'We live in constant fear'

Political instability, security fears and the fragile economy are adding to the misery of ordinary people in Yemen's capital.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 1:14 pm

VIDEO: Hezbollah 'attack site' identified

Orla Guerin reports from a vantage point overlooking the disputed territory of the Shebaa farms, where three people were killed on Wednesday.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 10:58 am

VIDEO: Is the world really getting nastier?

Is the world really getting nastier? - In 60 seconds

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 9:09 am

Iran's Revolutionary Guards take lead on foreign affairs

Growing Iranian influence abroad driven by Revolutionary Guards

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 7:27 am

Mid-East media wary of new Israel-Hezbollah war

Mid-East media wary of escalation between Israel and Hezbollah

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 6:49 am

Female Muslim converts drawn to Islamic State

Female Muslim converts drawn to Islamic State

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 4:16 am

Fighting for the spoils of Libya's revolution

Libya's perilously thin semblance of normality

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 8:05 am

Israel profile

Provides an overview of Israel, including key events and facts about the world's only state with a majority Jewish population

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 4:47 am