BBC : Middle East (32)

Iran carries out 'successful' satellite launch

The US criticises the launch from a new space centre, describing it as a provocative action.

Jordan's King Abdullah calls for Israel trial over embassy deaths

King Abdullah says the Israeli PM's praise for a guard who shot two Jordanians is "provocative".

Syria war: US says coalition partners must only fight IS

Opposition allies have been told they must not fight against Bashar al-Assad's government forces.

Israel removes Jerusalem flashpoint security apparatus

Muslim leaders end a holy site boycott after Israel fully removes its controversial security set-up.

Arab Despacito: Comedy version of the song complains about high dowries

An Omani cover of hit song Despacito is resonating with its message about the high cost of dowries

Iran TV host faces 'hypocrisy' backlash

Azadeh Namdari faces online backlash after video shows her drinking beer and not wearing her headscarf.

Israel removes flashpoint metal detectors at holy site

Israel says other techniques will replace the devices which had triggered uproar among Palestinians.

Israeli embassy staff home after Amman standoff

A security officer who killed an alleged attacker in Amman is among those to return to Israel.

Syria war: Russia sends police to southern 'safe zones'

The move marks a key step in the implementation of so-called 'de-escalation zones' in Syria.

Attack at Israel embassy in Jordan's capital Amman

One person was killed and another injured, reports citing security sources say.

Jerusalem: Israel installs security cameras near holy site

It remains unclear if metal detectors there that have sparked protests will be removed.

Hezbollah-Syrian offensive launched against border militants

Hezbollah and Syrian forces launch "open-ended" operation against militant groups on Lebanon border.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman overhaul security agencies

His decrees aim to maintain "the highest readiness levels to keep up with the latest developments".

Video of beating shared on social media leads to Saudi prince arrest

'A prince assaults citizens' is tweeted more than 200,000 times in the Arab world in 24 hours

Radiohead defy critics to play Israel

"A lot was said about this, but in the end we played some music," Thom Yorke told fans in Tel Aviv.

Netanyahu: EU's policy towards Israel is 'crazy'

The Israeli leader's comments at a closed-door meeting in Budapest were overheard by reporters.

Lebanon detains men behind assault on Syrian refugee

Several men verbally and physically attacked the man in a video shared online, prompting criticism.

Yemen war: Saudi-led air strike kills displaced civilians

Most of those killed in the incident in Taiz province are believed to have been from one family.

Saudi police release miniskirt video woman without charge

The woman was filmed openly defying the conservative Muslim kingdom's strict dress code.

Iranian students' sanctions-busting robot

A team of Iranian students finds an inventive way to take part in a US robotics competition.

Gargash: Qatar hacking story completely untrue

The UAE's minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, denies it hacked Qatar's news agency.

Joy and tears for families reunited in Mosul

Children used as human shields by so-called Islamic State in Mosul are free, but still suffering.

Sending a message

Tensions are raised by the arrest of the president's own brother - and the jailing of a US academic.

Saudi police question miniskirt video woman

The woman was filmed openly defying the conservative Muslim kingdom's strict dress code.

Iranian President Rouhani's brother 'released on bail'

Hossein Ferydoun, a key aide to President Hassan Rouhani, was detained by police on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia investigates video of woman in miniskirt

A woman shared footage of her openly defying the conservative Muslim kingdom's strict dress code.

Canada police issue warrant for imam for 'anti-Semitic hate speech'

The Jordanian cleric is accused of making several anti-Semitic statements at a Montreal mosque.

Qatar 2022: Fake news story claims Arab nations told Fifa they will boycott World Cup

A fake news story claiming Arab nations demand Fifa strip Qatar of the 2022 World Cup appears on a website designed to look like a credible Swiss news publication.

Iran jails US national for 10 years for spying

Iranian officials say Xiyue Wang, a researcher at Princeton University, has received a 10-year sentence.

Netanyahu in Paris to commemorate Vel d'Hiv deportation of Jews

The Israeli PM joins President Macron to commemorate a mass arrest of Jews in Nazi-occupied France.

How Green Burger has provoked online reaction in Egypt

An anglicised term for falafel has provoked fierce reaction online in Egypt

Qatar Airways CEO sorry for calling US air hostesses 'grandmothers'

Akbar Al Baker called US flight attendants grandmothers' and boasted his had an average age of 26.