BBC : Middle East (54)

Lebanon PM Saad Hariri 'suspends' resignation

Saad Hariri had originally announced his surprise resignation while visiting Saudi Arabia.

Israeli man's photos in holy Muslim site cause social media rage

Ben Tzion posted photos of himself inside one of Islam's holiest sites in Medina.

Suicide car bombing at north Iraq market kills 23

The blast ripped through a crowded area in the ethnically mixed town of Tuz Khurmatu.

Iranian charged with Game of Thrones hack

The man is accused of leaking unaired episode and demanding a $6m ransom from HBO.

Iran earthquake: Khamenei criticises government's response

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says "some sectors" must do more, on a visit to the scene of the disaster.

BBC witnesses last stand of IS in eastern Syrian town

The Islamic State group has lost its last urban stronghold in Syria, but peace is a long way off.

Iraq Supreme Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional

The Kurdish prime minister criticised the Supreme Court ruling but said he would not challenge it.

Yemen crisis: Where power cuts threaten babies' lives

Hospitals in Yemen could run out of fuel in three weeks. The BBC reports from one of them.

Saudi women on what life's really like

Does the world have the right idea about women in Saudi Arabia?

Coptic Christian: 'I forgive the people who killed my granddaughter Maggie'

Samir Abdo's granddaughter was killed in a terror attack at an Egyptian chapel in 2016.

Saudi minister challenged over Yemen

Saudi Arabia's foreign affairs minister defends sanctions on Yemen, as the UN warns millions will die.

1111 for the road

A charity auction of special number plates by the Abu Dhabi police sees bids in tens of thousands of pounds.

War and waste

Yemen is on the brink of famine - so how come when markets there are full of fresh food?

Egypt's hipsters

What's the new hair craze? Young Egyptians know it all.

Bitter rivalry

The two Middle Eastern powers have long been rivals but recently it all got a lot more tense.

'For world peace'

When Iraq and Israel beauty contestants posted a photo together on social media, reaction was very mixed.

Saad Hariri, Lebanon PM, to return to Beirut 'in coming days'

Saad Hariri vows to go back home by Wednesday and will then clarify his shock decision to resign.

Iranian boy leads friend to food video

A touching moment said to be in the aftermath of the Iranian earthquake isn't what it seems.

Yemen blockade: Saudi foreign affairs minister defends sanctions

Saudi Arabia's foreign affairs minister defends sanctions on Yemen, as the UN warns millions will die.

Yemen blockade: UN warns of 'untold thousands' of deaths

The Saudi-led coalition tightened its two-year blockade after a missile attack on Riyadh.

Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM 'can go to France when he wants'

The Lebanese PM and his family were invited to France after his shock resignation caused a crisis.

Ahmad Zeidan: British student released from UAE prison

He spent three years in jail after claiming he was tortured into signing a drugs confession.

UK mulls protection for Briton held in Iran

Foreign Office mulls diplomatic protection for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, after meeting with her husband.

Egypt singer faces trial for 'provocative' Nile remarks

Sherine Abdel Wahab was filmed telling a fan that drinking from the Nile could make someone ill.

Athlete auctions medal for Iran quake victims

Kianoush Rostami says he is "returning my Olympic gold medal to my people".

Lebanon FM Bassil wants to resolve Hariri 'ambiguity'

Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil says he expects Prime Minister Saad Hariri to return from Saudi Arabia.

Concern over Iraq's Darbandikhan dam after earthquake

BBC Arabic's Rami Ruhayem reports from Iraq's Darbandikhan dam which has developed cracks following Sunday's earthquake.

How did IS fighters escape from Raqqa?

The BBC's Quentin Sommerville uncovers details of a secret deal that let several hundred militants escape.

Long walk to safety

The Yemen crisis has displaced 1,000 people to a camp where people say: 'We have nothing.'

Aleppo dilemma

Mohamed was only 15 when he briefly joined so-called Islamic State in his hometown Aleppo, but the experience left him scarred.

Green planet

The United Arab Emirates' space research is turning to growing food on Mars.

Trapped maids

Tanzanian women travel to Oman to become maids and get trapped with abusive employers.

'Desperate situation'

Yemen's dire humanitarian situation could be worsened by the closure of rebel-controlled ports.

Uncertain fate

A list of some of the dual nationals who ,like Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, are in prison in Iran.

'The villages have vanished'

Witnesses describe the aftermath of a devastating earthquake which hit the Iran-Iraq border region.

Dubai Airshow

The world's aviation industry gathers at a time when the traditional headline-grabbers are struggling.

UK's Johnson to meet husband of jailed Briton

The foreign secretary and Richard Ratcliffe, whose wife is in prison in Iran, are to speak in person.

Iran earthquake survivors plead for help as death toll rises

About 12,000 homes collapsed in the quake, the BBC learns, leaving thousands out in the cold.

Syria war: Air strikes on Atareb market 'kill more than 50'

Activists and rescue workers say the rebel-held town of Atareb was hit three times by warplanes.

Yemen war: Saudi-led coalition 'to reopen some ports'

Pledge comes a week after the coalition tightened its blockade of the war-torn country.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case: Diplomatic protection 'one option'

It is an option being considered to secure Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's release from an Iran jail, says No 10.

Bahraini man wins Scrabble Championship

The scrabble world championships take place in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

Saad Hariri: Lebanon return from Saudi Arabia 'within days'

Lebanon's PM Saad Hariri says he is free in Saudi Arabia, and that he resigned to protect himself.

Strong quake hits Iraq-Iran border region

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake rattles the northern border region, with deaths reported.

Iraq: Mass graves discovered near Hawija

The regional governor says so-called Islamic State turned an airbase into an execution ground.

Trump and Putin 'agree to defeat IS in Syria'

The two leaders agreed a statement after a brief meeting at the Asia-Pacific summit.

Iraq begins fight for final IS-held town, Rawa

Rawa is the last town remaining under IS control in Iraq after the fall of al-Qaim.

Saudi Arabia and Iran: Will they go to war?

Tensions have recently soared between the two Middle East heavyweights.

Iran building permanent military base in Syria - claim

Satellite images of activity at a compound south of Damascus come amid worsening regional tensions.

Syria civil war: Troops enter last IS urban stronghold

State media said army units had destroyed IS defences and were engaged in clashes inside Albu Kamal.