Countdown to Iran nuclear deal - but resistance remains

Will sides be able to clinch final Iran nuclear deal by deadline?

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 7:49 pm

Israel struck Gaza shelters - UN

At least 44 Palestinians were killed by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at seven UN schools during last summer's war in Gaza, a UN inquiry finds.

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 1:44 pm

Kidnapped Libyan TV crew found dead

Five Libyan TV journalists are found dead eight months after they were kidnapped in territory controlled by extremist militants.

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 1:04 pm

Syrian dissident flees to Spain

Prominent Syrian dissident Louay Hussein evades a travel ban and flees to Spain before the end of his trial for "weakening national sentiment".

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 9:40 am

Sudan country profile

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

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 7:44 am

Israel 'kills militants' in Golan

An Israeli air strike has killed four militants armed with a bomb along the Israeli-Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military says.

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 4:48 am

VIDEO: Pinhead-sized Bible goes on show

A copy of the Hebrew Bible the size of a pinhead has gone on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Posted by on 25 April 2015 | 6:01 pm

The gunmen of Aden who keep saying sorry

The gunmen of Aden who keep saying sorry

Posted by on 25 April 2015 | 5:59 pm

Syria Islamists take northern town

Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.

Posted by on 25 April 2015 | 9:31 am

Getting aid to a war zone in a swarm of drones

The plan to get aid to Syria in a swarm of drones

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 6:05 pm

Yemen ex-leader appeals for calm

Yemen's former president calls on his Houthi rebel allies to withdraw from territory they have seized in return for a halt to Saudi air strikes.

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 5:17 pm

IS posts 'health service' video

Islamic State appears to have released a promotional video for its own health service featuring NHS-style branding and an Australian doctor.

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 3:05 pm

Saudis say 'killer' was IS agent

Saudi Arabia says a young man arrested for the murders of two police officers has confessed to acting on orders from the Islamic State jihadist group.

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 10:31 am

Qatar casts size aside with assertive foreign policy

Tiny Qatar bolstering image with assertive foreign policy

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 8:11 am

'Over 100' children killed in Yemen

At least 115 children have been killed in a month of fighting and air strikes in Yemen, UN children's agency Unicef says.

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 6:12 am

Analysis: Islamic State strengthens ties with Boko Haram

Islamic State and Boko Haram strengthen ties

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 5:08 am

VIDEO: Why Armenia is welcoming Syrian people

Over 15,000 Syrian Armenians fleeing the war in their country have been welcomed by the Armenian authorities but some, in Nagorno-Karabakh, face difficult living conditions.

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 5:08 pm

VIDEO: 'My shop was destroyed by a missile'

Yemeni people in the capital of Sanaa explain how the ongoing conflict is destroying their city and affecting their daily lives.

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 3:52 am

The Saudi prince who offered Bentleys to bombers

Why did a Saudi prince's offer attract outrage on social media?

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 7:00 pm

Deadly IS-rebel clashes in Syria

More than 40 people are reported to have been killed in clashes between Syrian Islamist rebels and Islamic State militants north of Damascus.

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 10:38 am

VIDEO: Libya the IS gateway to Europe?

The BBC's Quentin Sommerville reports from Sirte, on the Mediterranean coast of Libya, looking at the fight against IS

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 8:48 am

VIDEO: 'Iranians advising Houthis in Yemen'

Saudi Prince Turki Al Faisal has told the BBC that Iranians are on the ground in Yemen advising Houthi rebels.

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 8:10 am

VIDEO: The tribe defending Saudi-Yemeni border

As Saudi Arabia ends its bombing campaign against rebels in Yemen, the BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen gives his analysis on finding a political solution in Yemen.

Posted by on 21 April 2015 | 4:36 pm

Saudi Arabia profile

Provides an overview of Saudi Arabia, including key events and facts about the birthplace of Islam

Posted by on 2 April 2015 | 4:52 am

Tunisia profile

Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 7:38 am