Libya militias seize Benghazi base

A special forces base in Libya has been seized by militias, the fighters and officials say, as a blaze continues at a fuel depot in the capital Tripoli.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 8:53 pm

Business booms at Jordan's Zaatari camp

Syrian refugees spotting business opportunities in Jordan camp

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 7:06 pm

Hamas vows to continue Gaza battle

A reclusive Hamas military leader rules out a ceasefire with Israel to end Gaza violence, at the end of a destructive day.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 5:43 pm

In pictures: Eid around the world

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 11:32 am

Turkey PM to return US Jewish award

A row over Israel prompts Turkey's PM Erdogan to return an award he received in 2004 from the American Jewish Congress.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 9:57 am

Lebanese TV 'backs Iraqi Christians'

Lebanese TV channel changes logo in solidarity with Iraqi Christians

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 6:57 am

VIDEO: Divided West Bank united in anger

The conflict in Gaza has caused a rise in tensions in the West Bank and thousands have protested against Israel's actions in Gaza.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 12:43 am

The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage

The family agreement that can tear happy couples apart

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 6:40 pm

Qatar 2022 'dismay' at workers' pay

Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar say they are "heavily dismayed" by claims that migrants who worked on their offices are still waiting to be paid.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 3:25 pm

Kerry, Israel and shuttle diplomacy

Kerry's diplomatic efforts draw fire from Israeli media

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 3:13 pm

Emirates to stop flying over Iraq

Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 10:24 am

France offers Iraq Christians asylum

France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 9:59 am

VIDEO: Eid marked in lull in Gaza violence

Sporadic attacks by both Israel and Palestinian militants have punctuated a lull in fighting after the quietest night in the 21-day conflict.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 7:36 am

Anti-Semitism comes back to haunt Europe

New wave of hostility to Jews alarms European leaders

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 5:36 am

Fresh Benghazi clashes kill 38

At least 38 people are killed in clashes between pro-Libyan government troops and Islamist militants in the city of Benghazi, officials say.

Posted by on 27 July 2014 | 10:42 pm

No place to hide for children of war

Lyse Doucet on the plight of children in Syria and Gaza

Posted by on 27 July 2014 | 6:09 pm

VIDEO: Gaza conflict: The aid sent from Dubai

The airline of Dubai's government is flying huge amounts of aid to Gaza.

Posted by on 27 July 2014 | 2:25 am

Iran students face expulsion from Norway over sanctions

How sanctions are hurting Iranian science students in Norway

Posted by on 26 July 2014 | 6:27 pm

VIDEO: Tense times in Isis-held Mosul

Earlier this week, fighters from the Sunni extremist group Isis blew up a well-known shrine in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

Posted by on 26 July 2014 | 3:23 pm

Isis 'may be on UN war crimes list'

Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) may be added to a list of war crimes suspects in Syria, a UN investigator says.

Posted by on 26 July 2014 | 9:21 am

Kuwait: Fear over freedoms as nationalities revoked

Growing concern for rights as Kuwait revokes citizenships

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 6:34 pm

VIDEO: Gaza baby delivered from dead mother

A premature baby has been delivered from a woman killed in a Israeli airstrike on Gaza.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 1:02 pm

Sexy selfies in support of IDF

Support - and disdain - for women posting sexy selfies for the IDF

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 10:43 am

VIDEO: 'You can hear the bombs and missiles'

More than 800 people have died in the latest outbreak of violence in the Middle East, and despite calls for a ceasefire, the fighting continues.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 3:08 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 8 July 2014 | 6:42 am