BBC News - Middle East
IS conflict: US airlift backs new assault near Raqqa stronghold
The US secretary of state says it is "only a matter of time" before the leader of IS is dead.
Holy Sepulchre Church: Discovery at 'Jesus's tomb' in Jerusalem
Renovation work at the church where it is said that Jesus was buried leads to an historic find.
IS conflict: Strike on Raqqa school 'kills displaced civilians'
A school being used as a shelter by up to 50 families was hit on Monday night, activists say.
British WWI alcohol stash unearthed in Israel
Hundreds of empty bottles enjoyed by British soldiers in 1917 have been discovered near Ramla.
Flight ban on laptops 'sparked by IS threat'
The aircraft ban on electronic devices was prompted by an Islamic State group threat, say US media.
Israel: Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine 'killed by own men'
Israel's military says intelligence suggests Mustafa Badreddine was killed by his own men.
Mosul offensive: On the road to the 'caliphate' mosque
BBC team travels with Iraqi forces as they close in on a mosque where IS declared a caliphate in 2014.
Iranians head to Georgia for their New Year
Iranians are heading to Georgia for their New Year to escape the restrictions back home where they are unable to party freely.
Mosul offensive: Camps struggle to feed IS survivors
An estimated 550,000 people remain in western Mosul, where Iraqi troops are fighting so-called IS.
The Syrian-American mayor with his own executive order
Mohamed Khairullah. of Prospect Park, New Jersey, signed an executive order supporting refugees.
Eyes on the prize
The mosque, with its famous leaning minaret, is where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed the creation of a new "caliphate" in 2014.
Saving Syria's heritage
Archaeologists begin work on an innovative solution which enables them to trace precious artefacts.
'Painful wait'
Narges Kalbasi Ashtari is barred from leaving India amid a court battle over the death of a child.
Running for their lives
BBC Arabic's Janay Boulos reports on the perils of being smuggled over the Syrian-Turkish border.
Evolving conflict
Six years on, more people are going to die in a war that has changed but not ended, says Jeremy Bowen.
How can I help?
The UN warns that the world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. Here's how you can help.
Six years, six phases
As the conflict in Syria is passing enters its seventh year, Tim Eaton explains six ways it has changed.