Death in Riyadh

Death in Riyadh..

Ella Flores 16-May, 20:09 42 BBC

Mohammad Amin was a family man, with a wife, four sons and five daughters. But on 26 February, a contingent of Saudi police who broke up a...


Iran election: Jahangiri withdraws and endorses Rouhani

Iran election: Jahangiri withdraws and endorses Rouhani..

Mia Mason 16-May, 13:08 21 BBC

A reformist candidate in Iran's presidential election has pulled out to smooth the path for the moderate incumbent, Hassan Rouhani. The...


Syria war: Peace talks restart in Geneva

Syria war: Peace talks restart in Geneva..

Sophia Bell 16-May, 08:32 31 BBC

The United Nations has convened a new round of indirect Syrian peace talks in Geneva, despite President Bashar al-Assad dismissing them as...


Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US

Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US..

Lily Evans 15-May, 15:57 14 BBC

The Syrian government has constructed a crematorium at a military prison to dispose of the remains of thousands of murdered prisoners, the...


Syria war: Rebels evacuated from Damascus stronghold

Syria war: Rebels evacuated from Damascus stronghold..

Sophia Bell 15-May, 07:56 25 BBC

Buses have arrived in northern Syria carrying rebels and their families who were evacuated from a devastated north-eastern district of...


Iran election: Hardliner Qalibaf withdraws candidacy

Iran election: Hardliner Qalibaf withdraws candidacy..

Kevin Allen 15-May, 07:56 27 BBC

Tehran's hardline mayor, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, has withdrawn from Iran's presidential election. Mr Qalibaf called on his supporters to...


Yemen war: Emergency in Sanaa as cholera kills scores

Yemen war: Emergency in Sanaa as cholera kills scores..

Cole Becker 14-May, 23:27 33 BBC

A state of emergency has been declared in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, after an outbreak of cholera killed scores of people. Hospitals in...


Iran election: Fierce exchanges in final TV debate

Iran election: Fierce exchanges in final TV debate..

Michael Adamson 12-May, 17:40 51 BBC

Angry exchanges have erupted during the final televised debate before Iran's presidential election next week. President Hassan Rouhani...


Vying for votes

Vying for votes..

Wyatt Waller 12-May, 04:56 49 BBC

When Iranians go to the polls to choose a new president next Friday, all the names on the ballot paper will be male. In the nearly...


Israel boy, 14, 'kept at home since birth'

Israel boy, 14, 'kept at home since birth'..

William Jacobson 11-May, 16:00 37 BBC

A 14-year-old boy who had been kept at home, reportedly since birth, by his parents in Israel has been freed and taken into care, police...


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