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Islamic State fighters re-enter ancient Palmyra in Syria

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:35:18 GMT

Islamic State group fighters re-enter Palmyra, nine months after losing the ancient Syrian city.

Yemen suicide bomb kills dozens in payday queue

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:30:06 GMT

A suicide bomber kills 45 troops and wounds 50 at an army base in Yemen, officials say.

Syria conflict: US urges 'grace' as Aleppo's fall nears

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:18:18 GMT

The US calls on Syria and Russia to "show a little grace" in Aleppo as they close in on the rebels.

UAE investigators probe Ohio student killed by police

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:52:26 GMT

Abu Dhabi police travel to Ohio after the death of an Emirati man in a police shooting.

Syria conflict: US to send troops to help seize Raqqa from IS

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:13:49 GMT

The US says it is sending 200 troops to help Syrian rebels recapture the IS stronghold of Raqqa.

Syria war: IS edge closer to Palmyra again

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:33:47 GMT

IS fighters reportedly seize more territory close to the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.

Boris Johnson: 'Profound concern' for people of Yemen

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:08:32 GMT

The foreign secretary voices "profound concern" for the plight of the people of war-torn Yemen.

Inside Yemen: Saudi air strikes and Britain's role

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:25:12 GMT

As Britain's relationship with Saudi Arabia comes under scrutiny, the BBC's Fergal Keane hears human accounts of Saudi air strikes in Yemen.

Aleppo: Families flee city through hole in the wall

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:51:02 GMT

Lyse Doucet reports from Tariq al-Bab as families who have fled the fighting in Aleppo gather together.

Inside Saudi Arabia: On front line of war with Yemen

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:39:42 GMT

As Britain's relationship with Saudi Arabia comes under scrutiny, the BBC's Frank Gardner reports from a town on the front line of the war with Yemen.

Hospitals struggling to cope with Mosul casualties

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:56:00 GMT

Orla Guerin reports from a hospital in Irbil that is struggling to cope with the number of casualties.

Homage to Aleppo

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:10:14 GMT

Throughout the long battle for Aleppo, as Syria's most ancient city has been blasted into ruins around him, one man has worked continuously to preserve an image of the city as it once was.

Saudis at war

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:16:43 GMT

The BBC's Frank Gardner looks at whether Saudi Arabia can achieve its goals in Yemen's messy war.

Leaving Aleppo

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:15:01 GMT

Tens of thousands of people have fled rebel-held eastern Aleppo, as Syrian government forces continue to seize territory.

'I've seen nothing like this'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:53:34 GMT

A heart-breaking letter about life in Aleppo from a doctor who has seen many things, but never this.

Downward spiral

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:18:56 GMT

Hunger and disease stalk Yemenis with no end in sight as the war grinds on, writes Fergal Keane.

Precious objects

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:27:27 GMT

People who have fled the war in Syria tell us what objects they carried with them when they left their homes.

Fighting back

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:11:28 GMT

Three Lebanese women have launched an app designed to stop street harassment.

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.