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Battle for Mosul: Destruction of al-Nuri mosque 'shows IS defeated'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:10:47 GMT

Iraq's PM condemns IS's destruction of an ancient landmark as troops advance in Mosul's Old City.

Gaza's only power plant resumes after Egypt fuel delivery

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:09:20 GMT

Residents will still only get four hours of electricity a day, as Gaza's power crisis continues.

India to operate extra flights to Qatar for 'stranded' nationals

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:16:34 GMT

State-owned Indian Airlines and private carrier Jet Airways will begin the flights from Thursday.

Saudi king's son Mohammed bin Salman is new crown prince

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:14:58 GMT

King Salman has replaced the previous heir to the throne - his nephew - with his 31-year-old son.

Syria conflict: US jet 'downs Iranian-made drone'

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:46:54 GMT

Tensions in the region are rising as a battle develops for control over eastern Syria.

Man jailed for dangling baby from window in Algeria

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:56:40 GMT

He held the child out of a window in a high-rise building to attract "likes" on Facebook.

Blast in Iraq destroys Great Mosque of al-Nuri

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:29:18 GMT

Blast in Iraq destroys Great Mosque of al-Nuri according to Iraqi forces

How I became a hijabi ballet dancer

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:02:07 GMT

Engy El Shazly started learning ballet at 27 while wearing her Islamic headscarf.

London fire: Victim's brother recounts final call

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:21:59 GMT

Mohammed Alhajali is the first named victim of the Grenfell Tower fire. His brother Omar survived.

How BAE sold cyber-surveillance tools to Arab states

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:00:06 GMT

A BBC investigation has uncovered how a British arms giant makes large-scale sales across the Middle East of sophisticated surveillance technology.

Jailed and ransomed

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:48:04 GMT

Migrants are falling prey to criminal gangs in Libya - the BBC hears one man's horrific story.

Out with the old

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:38:42 GMT

The new Saudi crown prince is likely to bring a much more presidential style to the monarchy, writes Gerald Butt.

On the wall

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:34:54 GMT

An Arab folk dance - with a twist - has become a viral craze.

A historic wrong?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:59:56 GMT

Leah Aharoni was told one of her twins died at birth – 50 years later, could her daughter still be alive?

Mid-East Trumplomacy

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:19:06 GMT

BBC's Barbara Plett Usher looks at what lays behind US moves to flood the region with weapons.

Banking on Qatar

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:54:13 GMT

Why the Qatar crisis is worrying the Gaza Strip.