Art of stone

Syrian artist uses stones to create real-life situations from the conflict in his country

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 6:39 pm

Egypt's Coptic Christians flee Sinai after deadly attacks

Islamic State militants have warned of more attacks on Egypt's Christian minority.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 6:14 pm

Syria: 'Car bomb kills 51' near al-Bab after IS defeat

A rebel-held village is hit, after the Islamic State group's defeat in nearby al-Bab, monitors say.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 10:58 am

Iraqi forces enter IS-held neighbourhood in west Mosul

The advance marks the first time troops enter an urban district in latest phase of campaign.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 6:37 am

'Everyone is scared'

Trapped residents describe the terror of western Mosul, as the Iraqi army attempts to retake the city from IS.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 3:42 am

East Libya bans travel for those aged between 18 and 45

Men and women between those ages need permission from the security services to travel abroad.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 6:29 pm

Syria peace talks: Sides fail to meet on first day in Geneva

The meeting marks the first UN-backed talks between the government and opposition in nearly a year.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 2:46 pm

Islamic State battle: Fierce gunfight outside Mosul airport

The BBC's Quentin Sommerville joins Iraqi forces as they recapture Mosul airport from so-called Islamic State.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 12:35 pm

On the hunt for IS extremists

Iraqi Security services say they've arrested more than 1,000 suspected IS members in Eastern Mosul.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 3:32 am

Australian ex-PM Kevin Rudd berates Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Kevin Rudd accused the Israeli leader of "torpedoing" peace negotiations in the Middle East.

Posted on: 23 February 2017 | 12:59 am

Why is UAE building a military base in Somaliland?

The United Arab Emirates is building a military base in Berbera in Somalia's self-declared republic of Somaliland.

Posted on: 22 February 2017 | 7:35 am

Gay, trans and illegal

Gay sex can get you arrested in Lebanon, but has a surprising ruling in a recent case changed the future for the country’s LGBT community? BBC Pop Up is in Lebanon to find out.

Posted on: 20 February 2017 | 7:13 pm

Islamic State: Battle for Mosul by land and air

While so-called Islamic State rules the road, Iraqi forces control the skies in the battle for Mosul, as the BBC's Quentin Sommerville reports.

Posted on: 20 February 2017 | 6:21 pm

Thaw on pause

The new Trump presidency could have profound implications for US relations with Iran, says the BBC's Kambiz Fattahi.

Posted on: 20 February 2017 | 6:01 pm

Trapped in Raqqa: Sri Rahayu's story

Indonesian Sri Rahayu was forced to live under the control of so-called Islamic State.

Posted on: 20 February 2017 | 6:01 pm

'War of the streets'

Losing its most cherished prize will present IS with an existential challenge, says Renad Mansour.

Posted on: 20 February 2017 | 6:13 am

One, two or three?

A two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict is one of a number of formulas, writes Prof Colin Shindler.

Posted on: 17 February 2017 | 12:27 pm

Critical shift

The playful exchange between Netanyahu and Trump said a great deal, writes PJ Crowley.

Posted on: 16 February 2017 | 9:02 am