Syria war: Air strike near Raqqa 'kills 16 civilians'

Activists say coalition planes bombed a village were displaced women and children were sheltering.

Posted on: 24 May 2017 | 12:55 pm

Robot police officer goes on duty in Dubai

People will be able to use it to report crimes, pay fines and get information in Arabic and English.

Posted on: 24 May 2017 | 11:48 am

Iraq investigates alleged abuses by Mosul troops

A Der Spiegel journalist says he documented interior ministry troops abusing and killing detainees.

Posted on: 24 May 2017 | 11:29 am

Qatar says state news agency hacked after report cites emir criticising US

A report quoted Emir Sheikh Tamim Al Thani as criticising US "hostility" towards Iran.

Posted on: 24 May 2017 | 6:38 am

Bahrain unrest: Death toll from raid on cleric's home rises to five

The interior ministry calls those killed "outlaws", but activists say they were peaceful protesters.

Posted on: 24 May 2017 | 4:24 am

Birmingham University to open campus in the Gulf

There are now more than 240 international campuses as universities take their brands to a global market.

Posted on: 24 May 2017 | 3:40 am

Symbols but no substance

Trump's Mid-East trip showed hope but no plan for peace.

Posted on: 23 May 2017 | 10:43 am

Trump 'to do everything' for Middle East peace

The US president spoke of his hope for the region after meeting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

Posted on: 23 May 2017 | 7:14 am

Winging it

Have you heard the one about the refugee Muslim-American comedian who sat next to a Trump on a plane?

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 7:31 pm

Trump: 'I never mentioned the word Israel' to the Russians

Trump denies telling Russian officials that Israel was the source of highly classified intelligence.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 11:59 am

Trump visits Western Wall in Jerusalem

He became the first sitting US president to visit the Jewish holy site after delivering Iran warning.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 10:59 am

Lipstick and dresses

Footage from east Mosul, Iraq, reveals the legacy of horror left by so-called Islamic State, but also suggests some of life is returning to normal.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 10:01 am

Donald Trump: A rare opportunity to bring peace

President Trump's visit to Israel is expected to focus on reviving the Middle East peace process

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 6:40 am

Thumbs up or down?

A look back at some of the contentious moments during the US president's trip to Saudi Arabia.

Posted on: 21 May 2017 | 11:06 pm

Iran's President Rouhani has quite the to-do list

Hassan Rouhani worked hard for re-election - but he'll have to work even harder on three big issues.

Posted on: 21 May 2017 | 6:24 pm

Path to change

The Iranian president has been given a mandate to push through reforms, but how will hardliners react?

Posted on: 20 May 2017 | 4:22 pm

'Trump, servant of God'

Plenty of eyes were on Ivanka Trump, but how did the Arab world view her father's visit to Riyadh?

Posted on: 20 May 2017 | 9:01 am

'Our pyramids are bigger'

Why a bitter row has broken out between Egyptians and Sudanese on social media.

Posted on: 19 May 2017 | 7:19 pm


A theatre company made up of deafblind actors pulls in the crowds in Israel.

Posted on: 19 May 2017 | 10:39 am