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Iran could restart nuclear programme within hours - Rouhani

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:52:19 GMT

Hassan Rouhani warned the United States to end the "language of threats and sanctions".

Archaeologists discover three ancient tombs in Egypt

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:19:11 GMT

The tombs contained sarcophagi of various sizes, along with bones and clay fragments, say officials.

Iran judiciary freezes assets of BBC Persian staff

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:18:44 GMT

The BBC said it deplores the apparent "targeted attack" on staff, former staff and contributors.

Yemen cholera epidemic: Cases exceed 500,000 in four months

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:13:46 GMT

The overall caseload has declined since early July, but 5,000 people a day are still being infected.

Syria war: Lion rescued from Aleppo zoo gives birth in Jordan

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:26:49 GMT

Staff at the Al-Mawa reserve in Jordan found Dana nursing the cub, who they named Hajar.

Syria war: Killing of White Helmet workers condemned

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 21:06:12 GMT

The US and UN express sadness after seven White Helmet members were killed in a jihadist-held town.

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.

Four men who negotiate with IS

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:49:24 GMT

Four men are negotiating with Islamic State over the release of Yazidi women

The visually impaired refugee with a world class degree and a gin and sushi habit.

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:57:36 GMT

The visually impaired refugee with a world class degree and a gin and sushi habit.

'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.