Syria refugee camp strike 'war crime'

An air strike on a Syrian refugee camp that reportedly killed at least 28 people could amount to a war crime, a senior UN official says.

Posted by on 6 May 2016 | 2:44 am

Israeli shell kills Gaza woman - medics

Israeli tank fire kills a Palestinian woman in Gaza, Palestinians say, in some of the worst clashes between Israeli forces and Hamas since 2014.

Posted by on 6 May 2016 | 2:40 am

A cartoon journey through a Middle East childhood

A cartoonist's depiction of childhood in the Middle East

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 7:52 pm

Russian maestro plays in Palmyra ruins

Russian conductor Valery Gergiev performs in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria, weeks after the ancient site was recaptured from so-called Islamic State.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 4:45 pm

VIDEO: My son the bomber, my daughter the victim

In April, the bombing of an Israeli bus in Jerusalem injured 20 people. The mothers of both the bomber and one of his victims have spoken to the BBC.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 3:59 pm

Saudi Arabia lifts Binladin Group ban

Saudi Arabia is to once again allow construction giant Saudi Binladin Group to bid for state contracts, days after tens of thousands of workers were laid off.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 11:08 am

Injuries after Etihad flight turbulence

More than 30 people are injured after an Etihad Airways flight hit "severe and unexpected' turbulence flying into Indonesia.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 8:28 am

Sadr returns to political spotlight

Cleric turns up the heat as political crisis paralyses Iraq

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 8:20 am

VIDEO: Moment Etihad turbulence flight landed

An Etihad Airways flight en route from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta hit "severe and unexpected turbulence" that left more than 30 people injured.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 7:06 am

VIDEO: Sadr: 'I stand by the people's side'

For the past four weeks, Iraq has been gripped by massive protests against the perceived corruption and lack of basic public services like reliable electricity and drinking water.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 6:03 am

Australia IS recruiter 'killed in Iraq'

An Australian man considered a senior recruiter for so-called Islamic State has been killed in a US air strike in Iraq, Australia's government says.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 4:36 am

VIDEO: On ground with Russian forces in Syria

On the ground in Syria, accompanied by Russian military.

Posted by on 4 May 2016 | 11:45 pm

VIDEO: Ever heard an Iranian mother-in-law joke?

In under 60 seconds

Posted by on 4 May 2016 | 7:27 pm

Iraqis deride politicians with show of ‘sofa pride’

Iraqis weep for the state of their furniture in dig at politicians

Posted by on 4 May 2016 | 11:03 am

Iraq country profile

Provides an overview of Iraq, including key events and facts about the home of some of the earliest civilisations

Posted by on 4 May 2016 | 4:45 am

Israel-Palestinian tensions return to boiling point

Months of unrest pushing Israel and Palestinians to the edge

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 6:41 pm

Syrian refugee students rebuild from Beirut

Syrian refugee students rebuild from Beirut

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 6:18 pm

VIDEO: Inside stormed Iraqi parliament

The BBC has gained special access to the Iraqi parliament, after it was stormed by anti-government protestors.

Posted by on 2 May 2016 | 12:23 pm

VIDEO: Kerry: 'Blatant violation' of Syria deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused the Syrian government of "blatantly violating" the nine-week Syria truce.

Posted by on 2 May 2016 | 9:39 am

Libya country profile

Provides an overview of Libya, including key events and facts about this major oil producer

Posted by on 20 April 2016 | 9:48 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 19 April 2016 | 9:05 am

Iran country profile

Key information about Iran and its leaders, media and history

Posted by on 29 February 2016 | 9:34 am

Syria country profile

Provides an overview of Syria, including key events and facts about this influential Middle Eastern country.

Posted by on 29 February 2016 | 9:10 am

Iraqi Kurdistan profile

Provides an overview of Iraqi Kurdistan, including key events and facts about this autonomous region

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 4:31 pm

Sudan country profile

Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this African country

Posted by on 7 December 2015 | 9:07 am