Fight for Mosul: Iraqis open up new front to retake city from IS

Fight for Mosul: Iraqis open up new front to retake city from IS..

Olivia Rogers 04-May, 04:16 51 BBC

Iraqi armed forces say they have opened a new front in the operation against so-called Islamic State (IS) militants in the city of Mosul. ...


Egyptian Saad Mohammed creates 700 metre Koran by hand

Egyptian Saad Mohammed creates 700 metre Koran by hand..

Joseph Williams 03-May, 13:41 44 BBC

An Egyptian school drop-out is hoping to make history after spending three years painstakingly creating what he believes to be the world's...


Syria war: Putin says 'safe zones' have international support

Syria war: Putin says 'safe zones' have international support..

Gavin Perry 03-May, 13:41 32 BBC

Russia, the US, Turkey, Iran and Syria are close to agreeing the establishment of "safe zones" in Syria aimed at ensuring the viability of...


Iran Golestan mine explosion: More than 50 trapped

Iran Golestan mine explosion: More than 50 trapped..

Mary Paterson 03-May, 10:00 42 BBC

More than 50 miners are trapped after an explosion in a coal mine in Iran, state media reports say. It happened at the Zemestan-Yurt mine...


Trump and Abbas to discuss peace efforts at first talks

Trump and Abbas to discuss peace efforts at first talks..

William Jacobson 03-May, 10:00 28 BBC

US President Donald Trump is to hold talks with the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, at the White House. The meeting is part of an...


Young Middle East men 'as conservative as elders', study suggests

Young Middle East men 'as conservative as elders', study suggests..

Maria Stewart 02-May, 17:17 60 BBC

The International Men and Gender Equality Study in the Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) found that the majority of men - up to...


Syria war: IS attacks displaced people in north-east

Syria war: IS attacks displaced people in north-east..

Maria Stewart 02-May, 07:08 59 BBC

Many civilians and Kurdish-led fighters are reported to have been killed or wounded in clashes with Islamic State militants in...


Change of heart?

Change of heart?..

01-May, 20:32 63 BBC

There have long been reports of possible changes to the 1988 founding charter of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, best known by...


New Hamas policy document ‘aims to soften image’

New Hamas policy document ‘aims to soften image’..

Wyatt Waller 01-May, 17:32 49 BBC

The Palestinian militant group Hamas has published a new policy document - the first since its founding charter. It declares for the first...


Hatra: IS damage to ancient Iraqi city less than feared

Hatra: IS damage to ancient Iraqi city less than feared..

Gavin Perry 01-May, 09:16 58 BBC

The ancient city of Hatra in Iraq appears to have suffered less damage during the time it was held by so-called Islamic State than first...


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