Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:06:23 GMTAt least 200 Iraqi families have been forced to leave their homes for Mosul by Islamic State (IS) fighters and could be used as human shields, the UN warns.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:03:41 GMTA third gas attack was carried out by Syrian forces in the north-western Idlib region of Syria in March last year, an international inquiry concludes.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:15:56 GMTA German rescue organisation says four migrants have died and 25 others are missing after a boat was attacked by a speedboat labelled "Libyan coast guard".
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:29:27 GMTThe UN human rights chief describes the Syrian city of Aleppo as a "slaughterhouse" where "crimes of historic proportions" are being committed.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:49:12 GMTIslamic State militants counter-attack in northern Iraq, killing at least 19 people in Kirkuk, as government forces advance on their stronghold, Mosul.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:07:57 GMTAn Australian football coach who was kidnapped in Yemen last month appears in a video online saying his captors want ransom money.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:29:56 GMTPeople from Mosul villages speak of how they fled IS and a raging battle
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:38:25 GMTA deep network of underground tunnels has been uncovered at the outskirts of Mosul.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:55:40 GMTAhmed, a resident in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, which has come under fierce attack by the so-called Islamic State, describes how he is prepared to die to protect his family.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:58:54 GMTThe BBC's Orla Guerin reports from the front line as Kurdish troops advance on the Iraqi city of Mosul.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:56:34 GMTFrom dome gardens and psychedelic insects to an apocalyptic vision of corpse trading, Iraqi writers imagine their homeland 100 years after the US invasion.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:25:29 GMTThe BBC's defence correspondent Jonathan Beale on the week that saw Iraq launch the fight to push IS from its second-biggest city
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:15:34 GMTThe BBC's Ahmed Maher explores a tunnel in a village abandoned by so-called Islamic State as Iraqi government forces advance on Mosul.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:33:11 GMTSatellite images and maps reveal how the long-awaited military offensive to reclaim Mosul from so-called Islamic State (IS) is progressing.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:52:53 GMTAfter a rupture of six years, Israel and Turkey are restoring bilateral relations - with a possible prize co-operation on a gas pipeline.