Iran nuclear talks near key deadline

Last hours of intensive diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme take place in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a long-awaited deal.

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 1:37 am

VIDEO: Arab League's military force plans

Arab leaders meeting in Egypt have decided to act together to confront what they say are "unprecedented" threats facing the region, as Alan Johnston reports.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 6:43 pm

The special shoes

The refugee who carried these shoes until he met his mother

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 6:09 pm

Arab League to create military force

Arab League countries meeting in Egypt agree to create a joint Arab military force amid a crisis in Yemen and regional jihadist threats.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 6:46 am

VIDEO: Islamist rebels in Syria 'capture Idlib'

Rebel fighters in Syria are reported to have captured most of the northern city of Idlib, as Alan Johnston reports

Posted by on 28 March 2015 | 8:55 pm

Yemen leader accuses 'Iran stooges'

Yemen's president accuses Iran of destabilising his country, as Saudi Arabia vows to continue air strikes until Yemen is "stable and safe".

Posted by on 28 March 2015 | 7:59 pm

Jihadists in Syria 'capture Idlib'

Islamist militants capture the north-western Syrian city of Idlib for the first time, monitoring groups and jihadists say.

Posted by on 28 March 2015 | 2:37 pm

Yemen campaign key test for Saudi Arabia

Why failure in Yemen is not an option for Saudi Arabia

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 3:17 pm

VIDEO: Yemen: Houthi heartlands targeted

A Saudi-led coalition has carried out further bombing raids against Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, hitting their northern heartland.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 12:05 pm

Israel to resume tax transfers to PA

Israel is to stop withholding tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a move that has crippled the Palestinian economy.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 11:29 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

Fallout from Syria war exacerbates tensions over Yemen

Fallout from Syria superheats regional tensions over Yemen

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 7:38 am

Yemen: Waiting for the war

Ordinary Yemenis on life in Aden, target of Houthi rebels

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 6:21 pm

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 26 March 2015 | 11:00 am

Shia militia 'in Tikrit pullback'

A US general says Iranian-backed Shia militia in Iraq are no longer leading the battle to recapture Tikrit from Islamic State.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 10:48 am

Hamas rocket attacks 'war crimes'

Rocket and mortar attacks by Palestinian militant groups during last summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 8:11 pm

Saving Gaza's only grand piano

Bringing Gaza's only grand piano back to life

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 7:06 pm

Is Dubai’s construction boom sustainable?

Is Dubai’s construction boom sustainable?

Posted by on 24 March 2015 | 8:33 pm

Syria profile

Provides an overview of Syria, including key events and facts about this influential Middle Eastern country.

Posted by on 24 March 2015 | 11:26 am

Algeria profile

Provides overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria

Posted by on 24 March 2015 | 6:59 am

Morocco country profile - Overview

Provides an overview of Morocco, including key events and facts about this mountainous kingdom at the far end of the Maghreb

Posted by on 24 March 2015 | 6:48 am

VIDEO: The front line in battle for Tikrit

In Iraq, coalition aircraft have joined the effort to regain control of Tikrit from Islamic State forces, as Jonathan Beale reports.

Posted by on 24 March 2015 | 1:19 am

VIDEO: UK medics feared to be in Syria

At least nine British medical students and doctors are feared to have travelled to Syria to work in areas controlled by Islamic State.

Posted by on 22 March 2015 | 5:42 pm

VIDEO: Houthi rebels 'seize control of Taiz'

Houthi rebels are in control of the strategically important city of Taiz in southern Yemen, according to officials.

Posted by on 22 March 2015 | 2:20 pm

Israel profile

Provides an overview of Israel, including key events and facts about the world's only state with a majority Jewish population

Posted by on 18 March 2015 | 6:17 am