Syria conflict: Russia 'driving rebels into hands of extremists'

Russia's increasing military action in Syria is forcing moderate elements within the Syrian opposition into the hands of extremists, a US state department spokesman says.

Posted on: 30 September 2016 | 5:51 pm

Libya: More than 100 families at risk of starvation in Benghazi

More than 100 families trapped in a Benghazi neighbourhood in Libya are at risk of starving to death, Amnesty International has said.

Posted on: 30 September 2016 | 11:46 am

Palestinian and Israeli leaders shake hands at Peres funeral

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shakes hands with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres.

Posted on: 30 September 2016 | 7:57 am

Shimon Peres funeral: Leaders hail legacy of former Israeli leader

World leaders extol the life and legacy of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres, one of the country's founding fathers, at his state funeral in Jerusalem.

Posted on: 30 September 2016 | 6:52 am

Counting the cost

A recent raft of bold economic measures signal Saudi Arabia's financial woes, but will they be effective, asks Michael Stephens.

Posted on: 30 September 2016 | 6:14 am

Syria: The kids playing football in Aleppo's ruins

New drone footage shows children playing football amid the ruins of rebel-held neighbourhood in Aleppo, Syria.

Posted on: 30 September 2016 | 5:19 am

Saudi Arabia plans drug tests for drivers

Kingdom to introduce new rules in bid to address shocking accident rate.

Posted on: 30 September 2016 | 4:22 am

France 'conducts operations against IS'

France is carrying out operations against so-called Islamic State in Iraq from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, reports say.

Posted on: 30 September 2016 | 3:09 am

Body of Shimon Peres lies in state

Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects to former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres as his body lies in state, in Jerusalem.

Posted on: 29 September 2016 | 2:06 am

Aleppo: Brain surgery carried out on hospital floor

Distressing footage shows the grim reality of an Aleppo hospital. Contains upsetting footage and scenes of surgery.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 6:07 pm

Last survivor

His long career had plenty of dark moments, but Shimon Peres goes to his grave as one of the greatest of Israel's founders and statesmen, writes Jeremy Bowen.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 8:54 am

Long legacy

The BBC's Kevin Connolly looks back at the long career of Shimon Peres, who helped shape every decade of Israel's life.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 9:11 pm

Bags of joy

Finnish-Syrian father-of-six Rami Adhan has become known as the "toy smuggler" for taking large bags of toys into Syria for children suffering in the war.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 6:27 pm

Caught in the crossfire

As Syria's government tries to recapture all of Aleppo, we ask why are children are so badly affected in the battle for the northern city.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 9:27 am

Garbage City gold

Despite the growing intolerance Copts face in Egypt, they are finding great success in the country's recycling business.

Posted on: 25 September 2016 | 6:45 pm