Obama fears moment 'may be passing' for two-state solution

President Barack Obama also warns Donald Trump against any "sudden, unilateral moves" on the conflict.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 8:15 pm

Islamic State group 'lost quarter of territory' in 2016

IS endured "unprecedented territorial" defeats and should lose Mosul by mid-2017, new analysis says.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 6:28 pm

Aleppo ‘haunted by violence and death’

Jeremy Bowen reports from the ruins of eastern Aleppo where 40,000 people have returned home.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 5:23 pm

Syria conflict: Russia and Turkey 'in first joint air strikes on IS'

Moscow says nine of its jets and eight of Turkey's pounded so-called Islamic State targets.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 12:24 pm

Photos show 'weaponised commercial drones' in Iraq

Photographs taken in Iraq appear to show commercial drones adapted to drop grenades on the Iraqi security forces.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 11:47 am

Israeli policeman and Bedouin killed during clashes over demolitions

The violence erupted over the demolition of illegally built homes in a Bedouin village.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 9:53 am

Mosul battle: Iraqi army prepares offensive on west of city

Islamic State militants remain in control of western Mosul, their last urban stronghold in Iraq.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 6:26 am

The secret university

Iran's Bahai minority is forbidden from studying at university - but they have a way round it, at least until it comes to postgraduate degrees.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 4:33 am

No place like home

Large areas of East Aleppo are like ghost towns, but some families are returning to their old homes or moving into unoccupied buildings, says Jeremy Bowen.

Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 6:44 pm

Syrian conflict: What's left of Aleppo's Great Mosque?

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen has visited the site of Aleppo's Umayyad Mosque to see what's left after the war in Syria.

Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 3:13 pm

Yemen: 'Life in the midst of all the death'

An exhibition is turning war relics into reminders of peace.

Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 12:41 pm

Why aren't the Israelis and Palestinians talking?

Why aren't the Israelis and Palestinians talking?

Posted on: 14 January 2017 | 5:58 pm

Power battle

Cuts to electricity lead to Gaza's largest unauthorized protests since 2007.

Posted on: 14 January 2017 | 9:16 am

Rescue effort

A major Middle East summit in Paris aims to rescue the two-state solution, but risks setting it further back, says Yolande Knell.

Posted on: 13 January 2017 | 7:14 pm

Can-do attitude

A disabled young Syrian creates a new life in Germany helping other Arab immigrants.

Posted on: 13 January 2017 | 6:14 pm

Obama's Syria legacy: Measured diplomacy, strategic explosion

How did a man who took office espousing a new era of engagement with the world end up a spectator to this century's greatest humanitarian catastrophe?

Posted on: 12 January 2017 | 8:39 pm

Let me work

Most refugees do not have the right to work. In Jordan they're running an experiment to find out what happens when they are given that right.

Posted on: 11 January 2017 | 4:31 am