Dubai becomes first city to get its own Microsoft font

Dubai becomes first city to get its own Microsoft font..

Wyatt Waller 01-May, 01:33 91 BBC

Not content with having the world's tallest building and biggest shopping centre, Dubai has become the first city to get its own font. The...


Syria war: IS driven back in Tabqa, US-backed fighters say

Syria war: IS driven back in Tabqa, US-backed fighters say..

Cole Becker 30-Apr, 12:17 42 BBC

US-backed Syrian fighters say they have made more gains in their battle with Islamic State (IS) militants for the strategic city of Tabqa. ...


Dozens of Yazidis enslaved by IS in Iraq now free

Dozens of Yazidis enslaved by IS in Iraq now free..

Kevin Allen 30-Apr, 07:58 35 BBC

Thirty-six members of the Yazidi religious minority are free after nearly three years in the hands of so-called Islamic State (IS), the UN...


Obese woman to move to UAE after 'losing 250kg' in India

Obese woman to move to UAE after 'losing 250kg' in India..

Ella Flores 27-Apr, 13:00 32 BBC

An Egyptian woman believed to have been the world's heaviest is to be moved to the UAE after a row over her weight loss at the Indian...


State of anxiety

State of anxiety..

Wyatt Waller 27-Apr, 09:56 34 BBC

At the ancient Monastery of St Mina in the desert sands of Egypt, a low concrete tomb holds the remains of Christians slaughtered for their...


Palestinian Authority 'stops paying Israel for Gaza electricity'

Palestinian Authority 'stops paying Israel for Gaza electricity'..

Michael Adamson 27-Apr, 09:56 29 BBC

The West Bank-based Palestinian Authority has told Israel that it will stop paying for electricity supplied to the Gaza Strip, Israeli...


'Let down'

'Let down'..

Andrew Martin 27-Apr, 05:25 40 BBC

Egypt feels badly let down by its ally and partner Britain, according to officials who spoke to the BBC on condition of anonymity. The...


'Huge explosion' rocks Damascus airport

'Huge explosion' rocks Damascus airport..

David Brooks 27-Apr, 01:02 35 BBC

Massive explosion rocks airport in the Syrian capital Damascus, activists say Massive explosion rocks airport in the Syrian capital...


IS conflict: Iraqi force 'retakes ancient city of Hatra'

IS conflict: Iraqi force 'retakes ancient city of Hatra'..

Mary Paterson 26-Apr, 15:48 41 BBC

An Iraqi paramilitary force says it has recaptured the ancient city of Hatra, which is believed to have been destroyed by Islamic State...


Syrian government made Sarin used in Khan Sheikhoun, France says

Syrian government made Sarin used in Khan Sheikhoun, France says..

Anna Torres 26-Apr, 09:56 25 BBC

France says it has evidence showing the Syrian air force "undoubtedly" dropped bombs containing the nerve agent Sarin on a rebel-held town...


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