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Israel holds 19-year-old over threats against Jewish centres

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:34:17 GMT

In one of the suspect's alleged threats a Delta Air Lines flight had to make an emergency landing.

Roadside bombings kill 10 Egypt soldiers during Sinai raid

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:20:19 GMT

The bombs were detonated during clashes triggered by army raids on jihadist militant strongholds.

Video of Israeli policeman hitting Palestinian driver draws anger

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:57:25 GMT

An officer is suspended after a film shows him headbutting a Palestinian lorry driver in Jerusalem.

IS conflict: US airlift backs new assault near Raqqa stronghold

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:38:01 GMT

The US secretary of state says it is "only a matter of time" before the leader of IS is dead.

IS conflict: Strike on Raqqa school 'kills displaced civilians'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:08:13 GMT

A school being used as a shelter by up to 50 families was hit on Monday night, activists say.

Flight ban on laptops 'sparked by IS threat'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:48:10 GMT

The aircraft ban on electronic devices was prompted by an Islamic State group threat, say US media.

Israeli policeman filmed beating Palestinian driver

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:54:53 GMT

An Israeli police officer is suspended after being filmed headbutting, slapping and kicking a Palestinian lorry driver in East Jerusalem.

Holy Sepulchre Church: Discovery at 'Jesus's tomb' in Jerusalem

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:14:02 GMT

Renovation work at the church where it is said that Jesus was buried leads to an historic find.

Mosul offensive: On the road to the 'caliphate' mosque

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:10:16 GMT

BBC team travels with Iraqi forces as they close in on a mosque where IS declared a caliphate in 2014.

Iranians head to Georgia for their New Year

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:12:45 GMT

Iranians are heading to Georgia for their New Year to escape the restrictions back home where they are unable to party freely.

Eyes on the prize

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:35:58 GMT

The mosque, with its famous leaning minaret, is where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed the creation of a new "caliphate" in 2014.

Saving Syria's heritage

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 02:12:58 GMT

Archaeologists begin work on an innovative solution which enables them to trace precious artefacts.

'Painful wait'

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:05:02 GMT

Narges Kalbasi Ashtari is barred from leaving India amid a court battle over the death of a child.

Running for their lives

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:40:05 GMT

BBC Arabic's Janay Boulos reports on the perils of being smuggled over the Syrian-Turkish border.

Evolving conflict

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:43:04 GMT

Six years on, more people are going to die in a war that has changed but not ended, says Jeremy Bowen.