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Syria conflict: War of words as peace talks open in Astana

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:37:45 GMT

The government's lead negotiator accuses his rebel counterpart of making "provocative" comments.

Israel approves settlement homes following Trump inauguration

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:05:26 GMT

"Now we can build," a Jerusalem official says, as a staunch Israel supporter takes office in the US.

Giulio Regeni: Egypt allows CCTV footage to be examined

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:51:29 GMT

Foreign experts will examine video from where Giulio Regeni is thought to have last been seen alive.

UK mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe loses Iran jail appeal

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:26:57 GMT

The charity worker with dual British and Iranian citizenship has been jailed under secret charges.

Syria: IS destroys part of Palmyra's Roman Theatre

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:42:59 GMT

IS militants destroy part of the Roman Theatre's facade and a nearby monument.

Syria conflict: US says Idlib strike kills 100 al-Qaeda fighters

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:37:18 GMT

Air strike against al-Qaeda training camp comes in final hours of Barack Obama's presidency.

'I was driven to join IS through hunger'

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:05:57 GMT

A captured member of so-called IS says people were forced to join the group to stave off hunger

Richard Ratcliffe: 'We don't know how Nazanin is'

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:37:33 GMT

Richard Ratcliffe says he hasn't heard from his wife since she lost her appeal in Iran.

Jetpack firefighting system showcased in Dubai

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:28:07 GMT

A firefighting system involving a jet ski and water-powered jetpack has been showcased in Dubai.

Aleppo ‘haunted by violence and death’

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:23:28 GMT

Jeremy Bowen reports from the ruins of eastern Aleppo where 40,000 people have returned home.

Dapper dressers

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:50:27 GMT

A group of young men hopes to put Iraqi Kurdistan on the fashion map - and effect social change.

Undercover officers

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:02:31 GMT

When Islamic State seized control of his hometown and began killing his police colleagues, Iraqi officer Abu Alawi resorted to unconventional measures to stay alive.

Borderline behaviour

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:37:19 GMT

A website is juxtaposing selfie-takers at a Holocaust memorial with concentration camp scenes, but is there a right way to behave at such sites?

Lords of the ruins

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:09:10 GMT

Photographs taken by BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen as he takes a journey through eastern Aleppo's largely deserted streets.

Happy hookah

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:10:16 GMT

Lebanon's capital Beirut has had a troubled past, but it's now becoming the Middle East's tech hub.