Iraq Mosul offensive: Civilians 'in grave danger' - UN

Iraq Mosul offensive: Civilians 'in grave danger' - UN..

Wyatt Waller 28-May, 05:18 25 BBC

Civilians are being hit hardest as Iraq's military assault on Mosul enters its final phase, the country's UN humanitarian relief...


Iraq starts new assault on Islamic State group in Mosul

Iraq starts new assault on Islamic State group in Mosul..

Tyler Holmes 27-May, 14:25 29 BBC

Iraqi security forces have launched a new assault on Islamic State (IS) militants in the city of Mosul. Troops say they made gains in a...


Palestinians in Israeli jails end 40-day hunger strike

Palestinians in Israeli jails end 40-day hunger strike..

David Brooks 27-May, 02:26 22 BBC

The issue of Palestinians held in Israeli jails is an ongoing source of tension between the two sides. Palestinians regard the detainees as...


Rehab for jihadists

Rehab for jihadists..

Wyatt Waller 26-May, 18:25 30 BBC

Lined up against the wall of a tent, their backs against embroidered cushions, electronic tags around their ankles, the nine Yemeni...


Egypt Coptic Christians 'killed in bus attack'

Egypt Coptic Christians 'killed in bus attack'..

Andrew Martin 26-May, 06:24 31 BBC

At least 23 people have been killed and 25 wounded after gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, state...


Gaza Palestinians: Hamas kills three 'collaborators'

Gaza Palestinians: Hamas kills three 'collaborators'..

Maria Stewart 25-May, 16:16 27 BBC

Three men accused over the killing of a leader of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas have been put to death by the group in the Gaza...


Blame game

Blame game..

Gavin Perry 25-May, 13:32 18 BBC

Four Arab countries have blocked Qatari news websites following controversial comments attributed to the Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad...


Pigeon 'caught with backpack of drugs'

Pigeon 'caught with backpack of drugs'..

Lily Evans 25-May, 13:32 16 BBC

Customs officials in Kuwait have apprehended a pigeon carrying drugs in a miniature backpack, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai reports. A total of...


Syria war: Air strike near Raqqa 'kills 16 civilians'

Syria war: Air strike near Raqqa 'kills 16 civilians'..

Kevin Allen 24-May, 15:01 28 BBC

At least 16 civilians have been killed in a US-led coalition air strike near so-called Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa,...


Iraq investigates alleged abuses by Mosul troops

Iraq investigates alleged abuses by Mosul troops..

David Brooks 24-May, 12:40 21 BBC

Iraq has opened an inquiry into claims that its forces abused and killed civilians in the battle for Mosul against so-called Islamic State...


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