Red Cross staff shot dead in Yemen

Two local Red Cross workers have been shot dead by unidentified assailants in northern Yemen, the humanitarian organisation says.

Posted by on 2 September 2015 | 5:23 am

Turkish workers seized in Iraq

At least 18 Turkish construction workers have been kidnapped by gunmen in Iraq's capital Baghdad, Iraqi and Turkish officials say.

Posted by on 2 September 2015 | 5:12 am

Yemen detainees 'suffer abuses'

Pro-government militiamen and Houthi rebels have committed serious abuses against detainees in Yemen's second city of Aden, Human Rights Watch says.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 10:00 pm

Has Yemen war handed Aden to jihadists?

Has the Yemen war handed Aden to the jihadists?

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 9:00 pm

Demand to open doors to Syrians spreading online

Sympathy for those fleeing Syria conflict spreads online

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 7:27 pm

Lebanon ministry occupiers ejected

Lebanese police forcibly remove a group of protesters from the "You Stink" movement who occupied the environment ministry.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 4:14 pm

VIDEO: Kenyan workers 'abused in Saudi Arabia'

The BBC's Tomi Oladipo speaks to a group of Kenyan domestic workers who say they faced abuse - including physical assaults and rape - at the hands of their employers in Saudi Arabia.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 3:21 pm

From Turkey to Sweden: Syrian migrant's perilous journey

Syrian migrant's perilous journey from Turkey to Sweden

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 12:05 pm

VIDEO: From Syria to Sweden: A migrant's story

The BBC's James Reynolds follows the trail of a Syrian migrant called Nour, as she travels 2,000 miles through nine countries to fulfil her dream of applying for asylum in Sweden.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 11:00 am

Why IS militants destroy ancient sites

Why does IS want to destroy cultural heritage?

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 10:24 am

IS battles Syrian rebels in Damascus

Islamic State (IS) militants attack rebel groups on the southern outskirts of Damascus, bringing them closer to the centre of Syria's capital.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 8:57 am

UN confirms Palmyra temple destroyed

Satellite analysis confirms the destruction of the most significant temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, the United Nations says.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 6:46 am

VIDEO: This teenager maps the Syrian war from his bedroom

The teenager who maps the Syrian war from his suburban bedroom

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 6:15 pm

Amal Clooney's dilemma over al-Jazeera trial

Amal Clooney on the fight to clear al-Jazeera's journalists

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 2:18 am

VIDEO: Amal Clooney: Pardon al-Jazeera crew

The lawyer for one of three al-Jazeera journalists sentenced to three years in prison in Egypt calls on President al-Sisi to pardon the men.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 6:42 am

VIDEO: The refugees who have fled Syria

The BBC looks at the lives of refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, now living in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 5:24 pm

VIDEO: Syria's Assad: 'We trust the Russians'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he is confident that one of his main allies, Russia, will stand by him.

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 1:50 am

VIDEO: Could you live on $13.50 a month?

Carine Torbey attempts to do a monthly food shop with the $13.50 given to Syrian refugees by the World Food Programme.

Posted by on 25 August 2015 | 6:22 pm

Iraq country profile

Provides an overview of Iraq, including key events and facts about the home of some of the earliest civilisations

Posted by on 11 August 2015 | 6:12 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 14 July 2015 | 10:39 am

Palestinian territories profile

Provides an overview of the Palestinian territories, including key events and facts

Posted by on 8 July 2015 | 8:42 am

Kuwait profile

Provides an overview of Kuwait, including key events and facts about this oil-rich state.

Posted by on 1 July 2015 | 5:17 am

Egypt profile

Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.

Posted by on 30 June 2015 | 5:10 am

Tunisia profile

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

Posted by on 30 June 2015 | 4:21 am

Syria profile

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

Posted by on 25 June 2015 | 6:13 am