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Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:49:20 GMT

Qatar is being asked to close its broadcaster, Al Jazeera, and reduce ties with Iran - within 10 days.

Inside the fight for IS ‘capital’

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.

Battle for Mosul: Destruction of al-Nuri mosque 'shows IS defeated'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:29:48 GMT

Iraq's PM condemns IS's destruction of an ancient landmark as troops advance in Mosul's Old City.

Gaza's only power plant resumes after Egypt fuel delivery

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:09:20 GMT

Residents will still only get four hours of electricity a day, as Gaza's power crisis continues.

Israeli airline El Al banned from asking women to switch seats

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:06:35 GMT

Female passengers can't be asked to switch seats at request of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men, says court.

Canadian sniper 'kills IS militant two miles away'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:44:46 GMT

The bullet travelled 3,540m and took almost 10 seconds to reach its target, military sources say.

Syria crisis: Inside Islamic State's 'capital' Raqqa

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:01:24 GMT

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from the front line of the fight against IS in Syria.

Blast in Iraq destroys Great Mosque of al-Nuri

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:29:18 GMT

Blast in Iraq destroys Great Mosque of al-Nuri according to Iraqi forces

How I became a hijabi ballet dancer

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:02:07 GMT

Engy El Shazly started learning ballet at 27 while wearing her Islamic headscarf.

London fire: Victim's brother recounts final call

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:21:59 GMT

Mohammed Alhajali is the first named victim of the Grenfell Tower fire. His brother Omar survived.

Jailed and ransomed

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:48:04 GMT

Migrants are falling prey to criminal gangs in Libya - the BBC hears one man's horrific story.

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.

Out with the old

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:38:42 GMT

The new Saudi crown prince is likely to bring a much more presidential style to the monarchy, writes Gerald Butt.

On the wall

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:34:54 GMT

An Arab folk dance - with a twist - has become a viral craze.

A historic wrong?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:59:56 GMT

Leah Aharoni was told one of her twins died at birth – 50 years later, could her daughter still be alive?

Mid-East Trumplomacy

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:19:06 GMT

BBC's Barbara Plett Usher looks at what lays behind US moves to flood the region with weapons.