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Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, dies aged 93

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:13:17 GMT

Former Israeli PM and President Shimon Peres has died aged 93 following a stroke two weeks ago.

Syria conflict: US pledges $360m in additional aid

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:46:19 GMT

The US government promises to provide $364m (£276m) more in humanitarian aid to people affected by the conflict in Syria.

Dubai airport grounds flights due to 'drone activity'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:01:00 GMT

Dubai International Airport grounds flights for half an hour due to "unauthorised drone activity", the airport's operator says.

Saudi Arabia unveils first public sector pay cuts

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:30:47 GMT

Saudi Arabia unveils pay cuts for government employees for the first time, as it attempts to further rein in spending at a time of low oil prices.

IS claims blasts that killed at least 17 in Baghdad

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:35:05 GMT

Suicide bombers kill at least 17 people and wound more than 50 in Shia areas of Iraq's capital Baghdad, in two attacks claimed by the so-called Islamic State.

Shimon Peres: An emigre who became a world statesman

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:03:32 GMT

A look back at the life and career of former Israeli PM and President Shimon Peres.

Chemi Peres: 'Farewell to our beloved father

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:35:53 GMT

Shimon Peres' son, Chemi Peres, led the tributes to his father outside the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv.

Aleppo residents struggle to avoid starvation

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:41:21 GMT

In one part of rebel-held Aleppo, nearly all families have left - the ones who remain face starvation.

Syria conflict: One quiet moment tells of Aleppo's despair

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:36:52 GMT

As the fighting in Syria rages on, the BBC's Panorama has been following the lives of residents in Aleppo.

Bags of joy

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:27:54 GMT

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.

Caught in the crossfire

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:27:03 GMT

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.

Garbage City gold

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:45:39 GMT

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

Dodging bombs and bullets

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:21:01 GMT

Robert Mardini, Middle East Director at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), speaks out against a growing catalogue of attacks on aid workers in the Syrian war.

Once and for all?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:44:59 GMT

As the Syrian army unleashes a full-scale offensive on rebel-held parts of Aleppo, Jonathan Marcus explains why the city matters so much to the Assad government.

Bonanza for Bosnia

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:07:07 GMT

Bosnia's biggest foreign investment by a Dubai-based property developer is causing some unease amongst locals. But the country needs all the help it can get.