VIDEO: CCTV of missing girls on way to Syria

CCTV images have emerged showing the three British teenage girls who are believed to have gone to Syria to join Islamic State.

Posted by on 1 March 2015 | 4:44 pm

'Jihadi John was cold and a loner'

The Islamic State fighter known as "Jihadi John" was cold and a loner who set himself apart from others, according to a man who met him in Syria.

Posted by on 1 March 2015 | 4:34 pm

IS frees 19 abducted Christians

Nineteen of the 220 members of an Assyrian Christian community kidnapped by Islamic State in Syria have been freed, activists say.

Posted by on 1 March 2015 | 3:12 pm

Netanyahu goes to US for Iran speech

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington to argue against a nuclear deal with Iran, ahead of a controversial speech to Congress.

Posted by on 1 March 2015 | 2:39 pm

Egypt elections set to be delayed

Parliamentary elections in Egypt are set to be delayed after the country's Supreme Court ruled part of an election law unconstitutional.

Posted by on 1 March 2015 | 8:40 am

CCTV shows UK girls on way to Syria

New CCTV pictures appear to show three UK girls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria.

Posted by on 1 March 2015 | 4:56 am

VIDEO: Syrian female doctor who fled IS area

In the parts of northern Syria where so called Islamic State has taken control, a brutal code of public floggings and executions is being enforced with particular dangers for women.

Posted by on 1 March 2015 | 3:09 am

Egypt lists Hamas as terrorist group

An Egyptian court designates the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, accusing it of supporting an insurgency in northern Sinai.

Posted by on 28 February 2015 | 8:43 am

Looted Iraq museum opens 12 years on

Iraq's national museum officially reopens in Baghdad, 12 years after it was looted in the aftermath of the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

Posted by on 28 February 2015 | 7:24 am

The rise of Yemen's Houthi rebels

The transformation of Yemen's Houthi rebel movement

Posted by on 28 February 2015 | 4:11 am

Egyptian 'icon' trending no more

Has Egypt stopped caring about this man?

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 7:21 pm

VIDEO: Ester Rada: Israel's Ethiopian diva

Israel's Ester Rada thrills with rich music inspired by Africa beats

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 6:11 pm

PM defends spies over 'Jihadi John'

The UK prime minister defends the security services against criticisms they failed to stop the man known as "Jihadi John" from joining Islamic State in Syria.

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 10:03 am

VIDEO: 'Gender balance' council for UAE

Can an initiative to promote equality for women in the UAE really make a difference?

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 9:20 am

VIDEO: Sudan's president at UAE arms fair

Wanted for war crimes, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attends the first major weapons fair since the 2014 UN arms trade treaty.

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 8:49 am

Islamic State's stance on Christians

How Islamic State treats Christians under its control

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 7:25 am

Iraq minorities 'wipeout threat'

Iraqi minority groups are subject to a "systematic strategy" by IS to drive them out of the country, human rights groups warn.

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 3:22 am

VIDEO: Israeli and Iranian musicians in harmony

How an Israeli and an Iranian bonded over chamber music

Posted by on 26 February 2015 | 6:10 pm

Islamic State seizure of Syria Christians: What we know

What we know about abduction of Syrian Christians by IS

Posted by on 26 February 2015 | 4:27 pm

VIDEO: Banksy artwork on streets of Gaza

Street artist Banksy has secretly travelled to Gaza where he produced a range of murals as part of a new documentary.

Posted by on 26 February 2015 | 1:19 pm

Netanyahu invitation riles Obama

Netanyahu's invitation to Congress riles White House

Posted by on 26 February 2015 | 9:08 am

VIDEO: Threat of war looming in Gaza

There are growing fears that the war in the Gaza strip could start again.

Posted by on 26 February 2015 | 8:21 am

Tunnelling for Gaza's next war

Gaza militants get tunnel ready for next conflict

Posted by on 26 February 2015 | 7:37 am

What happened to the air-conditioned stadium?

Can you really air condition an open stadium?

Posted by on 25 February 2015 | 5:57 am

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 25 February 2015 | 5:28 am