Syrian conjoined twins die awaiting transfer abroad

One-month-old conjoined twins who were evacuated from a besieged rebel-held suburb of Syria's capital Damascus die while awaiting transfer abroad.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 10:50 am

Turkey sends tanks into northern Syria

Turkey sends tanks across the Syrian border after bombarding positions held by so-called Islamic State, in an operation also aimed at deterring Kurdish fighters.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 9:57 am

Margaret Thatcher held secret Saudi arms talks, archives show

Margaret Thatcher held secret talks with Saudi Arabian rulers in 1985, leading up to the UK's largest arms sale, newly released official documents show.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 8:59 pm

Gaza's last tiger to leave for new home in South Africa

Gaza's last tiger Laziz is leaving for a new home and life in a South African sanctuary.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 6:10 pm

IS conflict: UN warns of 'huge impact' of Mosul assault

A planned offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State would have an 'enormous' humanitarian impact, the UN warns.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 9:08 am

Palestinian suspect in police killings 'beaten to death'

The Palestinian Authority launches an investigation after a suspect linked to the killing of two policemen is apparently beaten to death in jail.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 8:25 am

Yemen crisis: Oxfam critical of UK-Saudi arms deals

Oxfam is to accuse UK ministers of "denial and disarray" over their agreement to sell arms to Saudi Arabia for potential use in Yemen's civil war.

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 9:47 pm

Shifting diplomacy?

Could there be a glimmer of a chance for a settlement in Syria?

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 6:28 pm

Life as an obstetrician in a war zone

In a video diary for the BBC, an Aleppo obstetrician performs an emergency caesarean section during one of the city's many power blackouts.

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 2:52 pm

Iraqi police apprehend boy in explosive vest

An Iraqi TV station has aired footage showing a police officer removing an explosive vest from boy, reportedly in Kirkuk on Sunday.

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 12:44 pm

Just another image?

The image of a bloodied Syrian boy in an ambulance should not be just a hashtag or viral moment: it must become a movement to end the war, argues Lina Sergie Attar.

Posted on: 20 August 2016 | 1:31 am

Injured Syrian boy Omran didn't cry, says doctor

The surgeon who treated a five year old Syrian boy depicted in a viral video says he is OK, has been discharged from hospital and "didn't even cry".

Posted on: 18 August 2016 | 3:28 pm

From Aleppo to Ambleside

The Walker children in Arthur Ransome's famous book - now a new film - were actually inspired by a family from the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Posted on: 17 August 2016 | 6:16 pm

Looking west

After driving IS militants out of Manbij, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have set their sights on the town of al-Bab, against the wishes of the US, says Jiyar Gol.

Posted on: 16 August 2016 | 1:27 pm

'It was delicious'

For one man living in Aleppo, the simple taste of a tomato brought joy amid a surge in fighting in the key Syrian city.

Posted on: 14 August 2016 | 4:06 pm

From challenge to chance

Jordan's recent decision to drop work permit restrictions for Syrian refugees is beginning to show positive results, reports the BBC's Yolande Knell.

Posted on: 9 August 2016 | 6:35 pm