Isis 'ordering FGM' in Iraq - UN

A top UN official in Iraq says the Sunni Islamist group Isis, which is controlling the city of Mosul, is seeking to impose female genital mutilation.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 10:14 am

Shelling 'kills 15 in Gaza shelter'

At least 15 people have been killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza was shelled, the Gaza health ministry says.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 10:06 am

Algerian jet missing on Sahara route

Algeria's national airline says contact has been lost with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso, with one official saying it has crashed.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 9:41 am

Europe lifts Tel Aviv flights ban

The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 8:22 am

Iraq MPs elect Massoum as president

Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:20 am

Protests target Israel football club

Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt a football match in Austria between the Israeli club Maccabi Haifa and French team Lille.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:08 am

Deadly ambush on Iraq prison convoy

Suicide attackers mount a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 5:58 am

Gaza: Hamas seeks to emerge stronger

Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 8:59 pm

Syria deaths mount as world looks on

Fighting continues, as Syria's Assad strengthens his position

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 8:40 pm

VIDEO: Hundreds die in Syria 'deadliest week'

More than 1,700 people have reportedly been killed in seven days as fighting in Syria intensifies.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 12:31 pm

VIDEO: Red Cross attacked by Gaza civilians

Paul Adams sees a Red Cross evacuation mission come under attack by local people in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighbourhood

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 12:13 pm

VIDEO: Drones overhead on streets of Gaza

The United Nations says about 102,000 displaced people are now using shelters across Gaza as the Israeli offensive continues. Those who have stayed are adjusting to the sounds and sights of conflict, as Yolande Knell reports from Gaza.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 8:23 am

Why Israelis are rallying behind latest Gaza campaign

Why Israelis are unified over latest Gaza campaign

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:06 am

Gaza 'miracle survivor' Asmaa succumbs to her injuries

Death of Palestinian woman who clung to life under bombed building

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 5:44 am

France jails pro-Palestinian rioters

A French court jails three young men for rioting after a pro-Palestinian demonstration in a mixed suburb of Paris degenerated into anti-Semitic violence.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 4:50 am

VIDEO: Frustration as Israel flights suspended

Several airlines have suspended flights to Israel after a rocket from Gaza landed near Ben Gurion airport, in Tel Aviv

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 4:23 am

Will Libya's militias defeat democracy?

Will Libya's militias defeat democracy?

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 6:00 pm

Suicide car bomb kills 21 in Iraq

A suicide car bomb has killed at least 21 people at a police checkpoint in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, Iraqi police say.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 5:36 pm

VIDEO: Gaza: Why Rafah crossing matters

Lyse Doucet reports on the hardship of life in Gaza and the importance of Rafah Crossing, on the Gaza Egypt border.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 5:08 pm

VIDEO: Relatives mourn Israeli soldier deaths

Relatives of soldiers killed in Israel in the on-going fighting with Palestinians have spoken to the BBC as the UN secretary-general calls for an end to the conflict.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 3:41 pm

Gaza: How Hamas tunnel network grew

How Hamas spawned network of 'Viet Cong' tunnels

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 3:36 pm

The international team trying to save Syrian antiquities

Trying to save Syria's art from afar

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 10:40 am

Iraq monastery 'seized by militants'

Islamist militants who control the Iraqi city of Mosul are reported to have seized a nearby ancient monastery and ordered the monks to leave.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 10:25 am

Gaza crisis: The grimmest day

Lyse Doucet on rising Israeli and Palestinian death toll in Gaza

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 5:10 am

Iraq: The minorities of Nineveh Plain

The minority groups paying the price of turmoil in Iraq

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 4:08 am