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Netanyahu: Palestinians must face reality over Jerusalem

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:15:35 GMT

Israel's prime minister says Jerusalem has "never been the capital of any other people".

Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:07:12 GMT

PM Haider al-Abadi says Iraqi troops are now in complete control of the country.

Qatar buys 24 Eurofighter Typhoon jets in £6bn deal

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:17:59 GMT

The move will help safeguard thousands of jobs at BAE Systems, mainly at Warton in Lancashire.

Egypt uncovers ancient tombs at Luxor

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:21:54 GMT

A mummy dating back about 3,500 years is among items discovered in the two tombs.

Johnson's talks on jailed Briton in Iran 'worthwhile'

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:22:49 GMT

The foreign secretary says progress has been made over jailed British-Iranian mother's release.

Iran sanctions case witness Reza Zarrab says cellmate made death threats

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:59:31 GMT

Reza Zarrab, a key witness in an Iran sanctions trial, says he was moved into the custody of the FBI.

Caught up in Lebanon tear gas clashes

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:17:07 GMT

Protests against US President Donald Trump's controversial decision turn ugly again in Beirut.

Jerusalem clashes: Sheltering in a sweet shop

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:58:47 GMT

People shelter in a sweet shop amid protests after Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Tensions high in wake of Donald Trump's Jerusalem announcement

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:18:58 GMT

Israeli forces and Palestinians protesting at Trump's Jerusalem declaration have clashed.

What Trump's Jerusalem decision means for peace

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:36:04 GMT

The BBC's Lyse Doucet explains what the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital means for peace.

Rock n rebellion

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:26:45 GMT

Beirut-based Mashrou' Leila talks about their music and run in with the Egyptian government.

Sexual taboo

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:12:31 GMT

Mitra Farazandeh, who lives in northern Iran, says many people think she doesn't deserve love and a sex life, because of her physical disability.

Backlash fears

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:59:08 GMT

US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital poses a problem for Washington's Gulf Arab partners, writes Frank Gardner.

Trump's Jerusalem move

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:13:35 GMT

Palestinians in the West Bank and Israelis in Jerusalem react to the US policy shift on the city.

Battle scars

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:38:43 GMT

One year on from a military campaign that successfully expelled so-called Islamic State (IS) from its Libyan stronghold of Sirte, residents complain of the scale of destruction that remains there.

Alone in Iraq

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:10:17 GMT

Tens of thousands of foreign fighters joined Islamic State. What has become of their families now the self-declared caliphate is crumbling?

Unwrapping the past

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:59:25 GMT

An intact mummy, excavated a century ago, is the first to be scanned by an advanced X-ray system.

Yemen's most wanted

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:40:25 GMT

The BBC's Nawal al-Maghafi recalls interviewing the central figure in Yemen's modern history.