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Aleppo siege: Syria rebels lose 50% of territory

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:59:58 GMT

Syrian government troops control 50% of territory in east Aleppo, a military spokesman tells the BBC.

IS group to step up attacks on Europe - Europol

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:58:47 GMT

Europol warns IS militants will step up attacks on European targets as they face Middle East defeat.

UAE hosts global push to save antiquities from conflict

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:47:15 GMT

Nobel laureates call for action to save ancient sites as a heritage summit opens in Abu Dhabi.

IS conflict: 1,950 Iraq security forces killed in November

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:20:35 GMT

At least 1,950 Iraqi security forces personnel were killed across the country in November, the UN says.

Syria conflict: Russia proposes safe corridors for Aleppo

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:01:50 GMT

Russia is willing to open safe corridors to the rebel-held east of the Syrian city of Aleppo, the UN says.

Syria conflict: US coalition admits killing civilians in Manbij

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:18:27 GMT

The US-led coalition has admitted to killing 54 civilians in air strikes on Syria in recent months.

Qatar accused of blocking Doha News website

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:28:01 GMT

Doha News says access to its website has been blocked in an apparent act of government censorship.

Syria conflict: Clown of Aleppo 'dies in air strike'

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:32:53 GMT

A man who worked as a clown in rebel-held Aleppo to comfort traumatised children reportedly dies in an air strike.

The desperate families fleeing eastern Aleppo

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:13:59 GMT

Tens of thousands of Syrians are fleeing the daily shelling and airstrikes, each with their own desperately sad stories.

The female imam fighting extremism and Islamophobia

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:49:53 GMT

Sherin Khankan set up the first female run mosque in Scandinavia, using it to battle both extremism and Islamophobia

Saudi Arabia asks Opec to cut world oil supply

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:17:48 GMT

Opec could cut crude oil output by a million barrels a day, if Saudi Arabia gets its way this week.

Iraq refugees: 'We are dying here. The dirt is consuming us.'

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:56:30 GMT

Iraqi 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.

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.

Terror in Taiz

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:06:53 GMT

Residents of Yemen's third city of Taiz tell the BBC they live in fear of snipers, shells and landmines.

'Worse than imaginable'

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:28:34 GMT

A resident of besieged, rebel-held Aleppo says the situation there is 'worse than imaginable' as government forces break four years of deadlock.

Life after IS

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:20:52 GMT

BBC 5 live has been in Iraq, hearing from people who have fled from areas previously held by IS.

Female fighters

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 01:45:42 GMT

Would self-defence classes help girls to fight sexual harassment?

Under siege

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:05:29 GMT

Aleppo is a key battleground between rebels and President Assad's forces: what's happening there?

Iraq's crown jewel

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:26:08 GMT

Train driver Ali Al-Karkhi recalls his nearly 40 years working at Baghdad Central Station in Iraq.