Syria war: Rebels start leaving Damascus district of Barzeh

Syria war: Rebels start leaving Damascus district of Barzeh..

William Jacobson 08-May, 12:16 51 BBC

Rebel fighters and their families have begun leaving a besieged area of the Syrian capital Damascus, under a new evacuation deal with the...


Palestinian hunger strike leader Barghouti 'filmed eating'

Palestinian hunger strike leader Barghouti 'filmed eating'..

Maria Stewart 08-May, 06:48 55 BBC

Israel's prison service has released a video purportedly showing the leader of a three-week-old hunger strike by Palestinian inmates eating...


Syria safe zones: Fighting 'eases' as plan takes effect

Syria safe zones: Fighting 'eases' as plan takes effect..

Ella Flores 06-May, 10:32 47 BBC

Fighting has eased in parts of Syria where a Russian-led initiative to halt the country's six-year war took effect from midnight, activists...


Hamas chooses Ismail Haniya as new leader

Hamas chooses Ismail Haniya as new leader..

Mary Paterson 06-May, 09:48 42 BBC

The Palestinian militant group Hamas has announced that Ismail Haniya has been chosen as its new overall leader. He succeeds Khaled...


The right note

The right note..

Emily Kelly 05-May, 13:56 40 BBC

A Syrian refugee who fled the fighting in his country carrying a violin on his back is to have an album released by a major record label. ...


Syria: Safe zones to come into force at midnight - Russia

Syria: Safe zones to come into force at midnight - Russia..

Andrew Martin 05-May, 13:56 26 BBC

A deal to set up safe zones in Syria will come into force at midnight local time, Russia's defence ministry says. The accord on four...


Critical factor

Critical factor..

Anna Torres 05-May, 11:08 48 BBC

As polling day draws closer in Iran, the state of the economy has become the key battleground for the six candidates running for president....


'Normal' life

'Normal' life..

Tyler Holmes 05-May, 06:49 42 BBC

Residents of a Damascus suburb are working to bring a sense of normality back to their lives after six years of war. When rebel groups...


Syria: Rebels storm out as 'safe zones' plan signed

Syria: Rebels storm out as 'safe zones' plan signed..

Joseph Williams 04-May, 13:24 39 BBC

Major powers backing opposing sides in the war in Syria have signed a pact on creating "safe zones", despite rebel delegates storming out...


Syria government 'producing chemical weapons at research facilities'

Syria government 'producing chemical weapons at research..

David Brooks 04-May, 13:24 31 BBC

Despite monitoring of the sites by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the document alleges that manufacturing...


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