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Mehdi Karroubi: Iran opposition leader ends hunger strike

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:39:26 GMT

Mehdi Karroubi had stopped eating to demand the removal of agents from his home and a public trial.

Saudi border to open for Qatari pilgrims attending Hajj

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:05:49 GMT

The move comes after the first high-level meeting between the two neighbours since ties were cut.

Yazidi boy reunited with family after being rescued from IS

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:37:16 GMT

Emad Mishko Tamo, 12, was separated from his family after being captured by IS in 2014.

Lebanon rape law: Parliament abolishes marriage loophole

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:33:13 GMT

MPs repeal a provision that had allowed a rapist to be exonerated if he married his victim.

IS conflict: Iraqi jets bomb Tal Afar ahead of ground assault

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:02:35 GMT

Armoured units and special forces are gathering outside the last IS stronghold in northern Iraq.

Khaled Sharrouf: Australia cannot confirm IS militant's death

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:25:49 GMT

Khaled Sharrouf, one of Australia's most notorious figures, is reported to have died in Syria.

Can Mosul University recover from IS years?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:16:28 GMT

Yalda Hakim looks at what remains of the University of Mosul.

Awamiya: Inside the devastated Saudi Shia town

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:17:41 GMT

Awamiya has been devastated by fighting between government forces and Shia militants.

Jerusalem's 'cat lady' crossing boundaries

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:40:17 GMT

The Holy City has hundreds of stray cats, and one very dedicated volunteer to help care for them.

Sarahah: The honesty app that's got everyone talking

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 01:48:16 GMT

Sarahah is an app from Saudi Arabia which allows users to send messages anonymously.

Broken city

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:08:53 GMT

Rebuilding Mosul and restoring trust among its residents is a monumental task, says Yalda Hakim.

Underwhelming response

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:17:42 GMT

Israeli politicians and press decry Donald Trump's remarks on Charlottesville's violent protests.

'War zone'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:12:19 GMT

Sally Nabil visited to Awamiya in Saudi Arabia, which has been devastated by demolitions and fighting.

The lost royals

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:57:39 GMT

In the last two years, three Saudi princes living in Europe have disappeared. All were critical of the Saudi government.

Plane clothed

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:34:16 GMT

Social media reaction to a Saudi Arabian airline's strict dress code has been mixed.

How do you start a country?

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 00:32:07 GMT

Recognition and powerful friends are just two of the requirements to become an independent state.

Breaking taboo

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:22:30 GMT

Praise and condemnation for pair as they play against Maccabi Tel Aviv for their Greek club side in the Europa League.

Last call

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 23:35:06 GMT

A mother pleaded for help from an air raid shelter. A BBC reporter then tried to track her down.