BBC News - Middle East
US plans open-ended military presence in Syria
The US wants to ensure the enduring defeat of IS, counter Iran's influence and help end the civil war.
Superjumbo jet future secured by Emirates order
A big order from Emirates airline saves the A380 after Airbus threatened to stop making the plane.
Sunken tanker Sanchi: Four oil slicks seen, says China
The Iranian ship was carrying 136,000 tons of crude when it sank in the East China Sea on 6 January.
Turkey poised to attack Kurdish-held Syrian town
Turkey says it is readying an assault on a Kurdish-held town in Syria. Here's all you need to know.
University backs Regeni tutor amid murder probe
Cambridge denounces "efforts to implicate" the academic in Italian Giulio Regeni's murder in Egypt.
Spotlight turns on Palestinian slap video teen
Palestinian Ahed Tamimi is viewed as a symbol of resistance by some and a propaganda tool by others.
UN alarmed as US cuts aid to Palestinian refugee agency
Officials warn the dignity and human security of millions of Palestinian refugees are at stake.
Syria war: Turkish forces mass near Kurdish areas
Turkey's president warns of imminent assaults on the Kurdish-held areas of Afrin and Manbij in Syria.
Looking for my brother
Amer hasn't heard from his brother Mohamed since he was arrested and put in an IS jail.
Moshe Holtzberg: The Israeli boy who survived 2008 Mumbai attack
"I am very happy", Moshe Holtzberg, now 11, told reporters in Hindi as he arrived in Mumbai.
Is this the world's oldest tattoo parlour?
Wassim Razzouk's family has been tattooing pilgrims to Jerusalem for at least 25 generations.
Saudi Arabia: How women are making football history
In the country's latest move toward social reform, female soccer fans are taking to the stands.
Horror and hope: The artists defying IS terror
Artists in the Middle East reflect on life under the group's brutal rule and try to revive the heritage it destroyed.
Syria shelling: 'They used to tell me I was beautiful'
One shell in Syria can change a life forever. Meet the Syrian girls who just want to be beautiful again.
Syrian shoe-shine refugee photo wins Turkish hearts
A photograph of a Syrian refugee gazing into a gym has resulted in a free lifetime membership
Why ordinary Iranians are turning to internet backdoors to beat censorship
In Iran, many ordinary citizens are engaged in a battle of wits as the authorities block popular apps and social media services.
Fauda: The drama lifting the lid on Israeli snatch squads
Jane Corbin explores how close to real life is the Israeli undercover snatch-squad TV hit Fauda.
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