Rebels 'driven from key Yemen base'

Pro-government forces in Yemen recapture the country's largest airbase after a fierce battle with Houthi rebels, a spokesman tells the BBC.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 5:39 am

UK to extend Tornado strikes in Iraq

The RAF Tornado mission against Islamic State militants in Iraq is to be extended until at least 2017, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 5:28 am

'Harsh methods' for Israel militants

Israel says it could use harsh interrogation techniques against Jewish militants, after the death of a Palestinian child in an arson attack.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 3:40 pm

Air strikes defend US-trained Syrians

US air power has been used for the first time to defend US-trained rebel fighters in Syria, the Pentagon confirms.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 3:26 pm

Gulf allies 'back US over Iran deal'

US allies in the Gulf back the nuclear deal with Iran, as the US promises them better intelligence-sharing and faster arms transfers.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 10:59 am

Gulf Arabs face twin terror threats

Gulf States caught between Shia and Sunni extremists

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 10:13 am

Yemen flag adorns Cairo by mistake

Yemen flag adorns Cairo by mistake

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 7:45 am

VIDEO: Iraqi forces are 'ready to defend'

Australian and New Zealand forces are training Iraqi soldiers in the hope that their guidance will help in the fight against Islamic State militants.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 3:12 am

VIDEO: Kerry thanks Egypt for support

John Kerry is visiting Egypt as Washington seeks to bolster its long-time ally in the face of the rising threat from the so-called Islamic State group, or Daesh.

Posted by on 2 August 2015 | 5:47 am

How many people have gone to Syria to fight?

How many people have gone to Syria to join Islamic State?

Posted by on 1 August 2015 | 6:25 pm

VIDEO: More people 'disappearing' in Egypt

There has been a rise in the number of people going missing at the hand of the security services in Egypt, according to human rights activists in the country.

Posted by on 31 July 2015 | 5:13 pm

VIDEO: Reaction to West Bank toddler death

The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Mark Regev, the spokesman for the Israeli prime minister, give their reaction to the death of a Palestinian toddler in an arson attack.

Posted by on 31 July 2015 | 7:15 am

A more subtle side of IS recruitment

'How IS tried to radicalise me in... and how I resisted'

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 6:18 pm

A tourist in the land of the ayatollahs

What is it like to visit the land of the ayatollahs?

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 6:18 pm

VIDEO: On the banks of the new Suez Canal

Ahead of the inauguration of Egypt's new Suez Canal, Sally Nabil went to take a look at the waterway.

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 3:49 pm

VIDEO: Who is Turkey targeting with air strikes?

Turkey has begun bombing targets in both Syria and Iraq, but they are not just bombing Islamic State fighters - they have also been targeting Kurdish militants.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 6:04 pm

In court as Gaddafi's son sentenced to death

Inside Tripoli court as Gaddafi's son is sentenced to death

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 3:58 pm

Iran country profile

Provides an overview of Iran, including key events and facts about this country whose supreme leader is an Islamic cleric

Posted by on 14 July 2015 | 10:39 am

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Posted by on 8 July 2015 | 8:42 am

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Posted by on 1 July 2015 | 5:17 am

Egypt profile

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Posted by on 30 June 2015 | 5:10 am

Tunisia profile

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Posted by on 30 June 2015 | 4:21 am

Syria profile

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Posted by on 25 June 2015 | 6:13 am

Sudan country profile

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

Posted by on 18 June 2015 | 8:18 am

Yemen profile

Provides an overview of Yemen, including key events and facts about one of the poorest countries in the Middle East

Posted by on 16 June 2015 | 4:31 am