Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:59:58 GMTSyrian government troops control 50% of territory in east Aleppo, a military spokesman tells the BBC.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:58:47 GMTEuropol warns IS militants will step up attacks on European targets as they face Middle East defeat.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:47:15 GMTNobel laureates call for action to save ancient sites as a heritage summit opens in Abu Dhabi.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:20:35 GMTAt least 1,950 Iraqi security forces personnel were killed across the country in November, the UN says.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:01:50 GMTRussia is willing to open safe corridors to the rebel-held east of the Syrian city of Aleppo, the UN says.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:18:27 GMTThe US-led coalition has admitted to killing 54 civilians in air strikes on Syria in recent months.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:28:01 GMTDoha News says access to its website has been blocked in an apparent act of government censorship.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:32:53 GMTA man who worked as a clown in rebel-held Aleppo to comfort traumatised children reportedly dies in an air strike.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:13:59 GMTTens of thousands of Syrians are fleeing the daily shelling and airstrikes, each with their own desperately sad stories.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:49:53 GMTSherin Khankan set up the first female run mosque in Scandinavia, using it to battle both extremism and Islamophobia
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:17:48 GMTOpec could cut crude oil output by a million barrels a day, if Saudi Arabia gets its way this week.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:56:30 GMTIraqi families fleeing Mosul are finding conditions increasingly difficult as the winter sets in. The BBC has obtained exclusive footage of an area where five infants have died.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:32:08 GMTConcern is growing over the rising power of Iraqi Shia militias in the battle for Mosul, Orla Guerin says.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:39:02 GMTBefore the battle for Mosul, so-called Islamic State fought or fled but ultimately failed to hold ground in other parts of Iraq and Syria.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:06:53 GMTResidents of Yemen's third city of Taiz tell the BBC they live in fear of snipers, shells and landmines.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:28:34 GMTA resident of besieged, rebel-held Aleppo says the situation there is 'worse than imaginable' as government forces break four years of deadlock.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:20:52 GMTBBC 5 live has been in Iraq, hearing from people who have fled from areas previously held by IS.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 01:45:42 GMTWould self-defence classes help girls to fight sexual harassment?
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:05:29 GMTAleppo is a key battleground between rebels and President Assad's forces: what's happening there?
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:26:08 GMTTrain driver Ali Al-Karkhi recalls his nearly 40 years working at Baghdad Central Station in Iraq.