UK seeks European help over Gulf ships
The foreign secretary wants to set up an international mission to respond to Iranian "piracy".
07/22/2019 02:33 PM
Syria war: Air strikes on town in rebel-held Idlib 'kill 31'
Russia denies its warplanes targeted a market and residential areas in Maarat al-Numan.
07/22/2019 02:02 PM
Israel razes Palestinian homes 'built too near barrier'
Excavators tear down 'illegal' structures said to house 17 people after a long legal battle.
07/22/2019 09:29 AM
Iran says it arrested CIA spies and sentenced some to death
Iran says it has arrested 17 spies who worked for the CIA - a claim the US categorically denies.
07/22/2019 02:06 PM
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'chained to bed' on Iranian psychiatric ward
Her husband says she was kept in solitary confinement while on an Iranian psychiatric ward.
07/22/2019 11:45 AM
Cairo flights: Lufthansa resumes services but BA cancellations continue
But British Airways says flights from Heathrow to the Egyptian capital remain cancelled.
07/21/2019 05:02 AM
Iran releases footage it says disproves drone was downed by US
Iran airs footage which it says refutes US claims to have destroyed an Iranian drone in the Gulf.
07/19/2019 03:03 PM
US to send troops to Saudi Arabia as tensions with Iran grow
The deployment of soldiers and fighter jets comes amid heightened tensions with Iran in the Gulf.
07/19/2019 11:34 PM
Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving leader
Benjamin Netanyahu breaks the record set by Israel's founding father, but he faces an uncertain future.
07/19/2019 08:41 PM
Iran and the crisis in the Gulf explained
Tankers, drones and fears of war. What's the crisis in the Gulf about?
07/22/2019 07:28 AM
Talking about sex no longer so taboo in the Arab world
Discussing sex has long been socially awkward in the Arab world, but there are signs that attitudes are changing.
07/16/2019 08:02 PM
Syrian conflict: Helping children through the horror of bomb blasts
A new medical guide aims to improve the chances of saving children's lives, and limbs, in war zones.
07/16/2019 07:45 PM
Inside Iran: What Iranians think of stand-off with US
The BBC has been given rare access to Iran to gauge the public mood as tensions with the US deepen.
07/14/2019 07:06 PM
Meet Bashar Murad: The Palestinian singer blurring gender lines
Palestinian musician Bashar Murad talks to about blurring gender lines and challenging stereotypes.
07/14/2019 03:35 AM
Are men the main target of sexual harassment in Iraq?
A large scale survey looking at attitudes in the Middle East finds that 39% men in Iraq say they have been harassed.
07/10/2019 07:30 PM
Islamic headscarf: Iran's promotional video divides opinion
In the clip, an "inappropriately dressed" woman has an encounter with a shopkeeper and changes her ways.
07/11/2019 09:16 AM
How one website helps hundreds seek asylum
A Saudi activist has helped hundreds of ex-Muslims flee – especially women
07/09/2019 03:12 AM
'I spotted a lump when preparing for my ritual bath'
Why female mikveh or ritual bath attendants are being trained to look out for signs of cancer and domestic violence.
07/02/2019 07:10 PM
Princess Haya: The Dubai royal 'hiding in London'
The princess has separated from her husband, the ruler of Dubai, and is preparing for a court battle.
07/03/2019 08:14 AM
Lebanon civil war: From rival fighters to side-by-side bikers
Once Mawran and Elie fought for rival militias in Lebanon's civil war - now they've become close friends.
07/23/2019 07:20 PM
Iran crisis: A tale of two tankers
When Iran seized a UK-flagged tanker last week, it might have felt like a surprise move. But it wasn't.
07/22/2019 07:07 PM
Radio exchanges reveal Iran-UK confrontation as ship seized
A Royal Navy frigate is heard warning Iranian armed forces, moments before a British-flagged oil tanker was seized in the Gulf.
07/21/2019 03:38 AM
'We need to know more on surgery for war-zone children'
A new medical guide aims to improve the chances of saving children's lives, and limbs, in war zones.
07/16/2019 08:39 PM
Inside Iran: Are Tehran's poorest paying the price?
US imposed sanctions are crippling the economy, making food and medicines unaffordable.
07/16/2019 02:57 PM
Conjoined twins: How doctors separated twins joined at the head
Exclusive access to Great Ormond Street as surgeons worked to separate two girls who shared a skull.
07/16/2019 08:04 AM