BBC News - Middle East
Saudi Arabia women's driving activists 'targeted in smear campaign'
With weeks to go until Saudi women are allowed to drive, activists face arrests and death threats.
Syria war: IS militants 'leave Damascus suburbs'
Activists say there has been an evacuation but Syrian officials deny any ceasefire deal.
Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr's bloc wins Iraq elections
Moqtada Sadr, a long-time opponent of the US and Iran, makes a comeback in Iraq, final results show.
Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate' - UN rights chief
The UN rights chief sharply criticises Israel for killing Palestinians "caged in a toxic slum".
Iran nuclear deal: EU moves to avoid impact of US sanctions
The bloc is resurrecting an old statute in order to protect billions of dollars of investment in Iran.
Beirut Pride cancelled after organiser detained
The organiser of Lebanon's Beirut Pride says authorities detained him on Monday night.
The 'day spa' for pregnant sharks
Visit the 'day spa' where pregnant dusky sharks treat themselves to a warm bath
Gaza: The history behind the anger
The BBC's Paul Adams explains the issues at the root of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
Saudi women prepare to hit the road
Women received driving lessons at an exhibition ahead of next month's lifting of the female driving ban.
'Shock in Gaza at the scale of the killing'
The BBC's Jeremy Bowen explains the reason why people have been protesting in Gaza.
Why Jerusalem matters
The city's importance explained, as the controversial US embassy move to the city goes ahead.
What Trump's Jerusalem decision means for peace
The BBC's Lyse Doucet explains what the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital means for peace.
Iranian women threw off the hijab - what happened next?
The BBC takes a look at how far a growing women's movement against Iran's mandatory hijab has come.
Six misconceptions about Ramadan
As Ramadan begins, we speak to experts about some of the misconceptions around the holy month.
'I hated myself for Abu Ghraib abuse'
One of the soldiers convicted in the Abu Ghraib scandal talks about its legacy.
Did Israel use excessive force at Gaza protests?
Israeli troops have been criticised for using live fire in response to Palestinian protests in Gaza.
Saudi women troll men telling them 'You won't drive'
Women in Saudi Arabia are hitting back at men telling them: "You won't drive," on social media.
Trumplomacy over Iran leaves Europe scrambling
The US abandonment of the Iran nuclear deal left US allies spinning, writes Barbara Plett Usher.
Jerusalem embassy: Are other countries planning to move?
The US officially opened its new embassy on 14 May to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the creation of Israel.
Iran nuclear deal: The EU's billion-dollar deals at risk
Billions of dollars of EU investment in Iran are at risk in the sanctions dispute with the US.