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Aleppo battle: Assad says victory in city would be 'huge step'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:29:24 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says a victory in Aleppo would be a "huge step" towards ending the war.

Iraq conflict: Air strikes on IS-held border town 'kill dozens'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:45:04 GMT

More than 60 people are reportedly killed in air strikes on an IS-controlled town in western Iraq.

UK minister accuses Saudis over 'proxy wars'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:39:09 GMT

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is filmed saying Saudi Arabia and Iran are "puppeteering" in the Middle East.

India doctor to operate on '500kg' Egyptian woman

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:05:56 GMT

An Egyptian woman, said to weigh 500kg, is to be airlifted to India for weight reduction surgery.

Yemen ship sinking: 35 rescued off coast

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:18:24 GMT

Thirty-five people are rescued after a boat sinks off the coast Yemen, but 20 others are still missing.

Syria conflict: 'Israel missiles' hit Damascus military airport

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:56:21 GMT

Syrian state media say an Israeli missile strike targeted a military airport on the edge of Damascus.

Libya conflict: IS 'ejected' from stronghold of Sirte

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:39:17 GMT

Libyan forces hunt down the last IS fighters after ejecting them from their Sirte stronghold.

Theresa May 'clear-eyed' over Iran threat

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:13:27 GMT

Theresa May says she is "clear-eyed" about the threat posed by Iran to Middle East security.

Syria rebels 'withdraw from Old City' of Aleppo

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:56:26 GMT

Syrian rebels have left the last areas they held in Aleppo's old city, while calling for a five-day truce to allow the evacuation of civilians

Hospitals struggling to cope with Mosul casualties

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:56:00 GMT

Orla Guerin reports from a hospital in Irbil that is struggling to cope with the number of casualties.

Yemen's war leaves children on the brink of famine

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:04:54 GMT

Yemen's war leaves children on the brink of famine

The journalists risking their lives to film in Aleppo

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:13:30 GMT

The journalists who risk their lives documenting Aleppo speak of the difficult choices they have to make.

Downward spiral

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:18:56 GMT

Hunger and disease stalk Yemenis with no end in sight as the war grinds on, writes Fergal Keane.

Precious objects

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:27:27 GMT

People who have fled the war in Syria tell us what objects they carried with them when they left their homes.

Fighting back

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:11:28 GMT

Three Lebanese women have launched an app designed to stop street harassment.

Show of force

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:32:08 GMT

Concern is growing over the rising power of Iraqi Shia militias in the battle for Mosul, Orla Guerin says.

Fight or flight

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:39:02 GMT

Before the battle for Mosul, so-called Islamic State fought or fled but ultimately failed to hold ground in other parts of Iraq and Syria.