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Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attack

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:54:23 GMT

The group deploys suicide bombers in different parts of the city, but their counter-attack is defeated.

Jewish group cancels Netanyahu dinner over Western Wall decision

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:43:26 GMT

Jewish leaders react angrily after Israel's PM freezes plans to upgrade mixed-gender prayer section.

Qatar demands difficult to meet, says US

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:17:19 GMT

The US secretary of state urges a "lowering of rhetoric" between Qatar and four other Arab states.

Iran's drug problem: Addicts 'more than double' in six years

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:35:46 GMT

The number of people suffering addiction to narcotics in Iran has surged, local media report.

Yemen faces world's worst cholera outbreak - UN

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:56:55 GMT

There are an estimated 5,000 new cases of cholera in Yemen every day, with 200,000 people affected.

Egypt's president ratifies islands deal with Saudi Arabia

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:09:30 GMT

The deal to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia has triggered protests and a legal battle.

Dodging IS snipers on Mosul frontline

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:41:13 GMT

The BBC's Orla Guerin joins Iraqi fighters so close to IS militants they can "see their faces".

Retired UK ambulances saving lives in Syria

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:55:33 GMT

Volunteers from the 'Unity Convoy' have delivered 100 ambulances to the devastated country.

How Syrian refugees battle against cancer

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:26:52 GMT

Ammash, 4, has leukaemia and the funds for his treatment are running out.

Russian warships launch missiles at IS targets in Syria

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:31 GMT

Missiles are fired from the Mediterranean at Islamic State group targets in Syria.

In pictures

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:07:56 GMT

The Islamic world has begun marking the holiday which ends the Ramadan fast.

Out of control

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:24:51 GMT

Yemen cholera epidemic: 'I have never seen such suffering'

Moveable feast

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:29:05 GMT

Working out when the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr begins is surprisingly complicated.

Awkward questions

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:26:24 GMT

A guide on how to deal with "uncomfortable questions" during family gatherings after Ramadan.

Battle for Raqqa

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:01:22 GMT

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse is one of the first reporters to reach the de-facto IS capital Raqqa.

After Mosul

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:45:36 GMT

Although IS is close to losing Mosul, the jihadist group still controls a number of Iraqi towns.