BBC News - Middle East
Qatar crisis: Turkey's Erdogan calls for swift end to Gulf dispute
Turkey's leader says the row is not in anyone's interest as he begins two days of shuttle diplomacy.
Jerusalem: Metal detectors at holy site 'could be removed'
Tensions have risen over security measures at the site in Jerusalem revered by Jews and Muslims.
Syria army announces halt in fighting in parts of Eastern Ghouta
A cessation of hostilities is declared in parts of Eastern Ghouta after a Russia-led initiative.
Three Israelis stabbed to death in West Bank attack
The victims were stabbed to death in an attack on a house in a West Bank settlement.
East Jerusalem: Palestinians killed as holy site tensions soar
Violence erupts between Israeli forces and Palestinians as Jerusalem holy site tensions soar.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman overhaul security agencies
His decrees aim to maintain "the highest readiness levels to keep up with the latest developments".
Yemen's cholera epidemic 'largest ever recorded'
Cholera has swept through Yemen faster than any other country on record this year.
Egypt's Uighurs fear deportation to China
Muslim Uighurs detained by Egyptian police fear harsh treatment if they are deported to China.
Jerusalem holy site security row explained
There is anger over security at the Jerusalem holy site where two Israeli police officers were killed.
Qatar 'informed' al-Qaeda bombers says UAE diplomat
Emirati diplomat Omar Saif Ghobash claims Qatari links to al-Qaeda.
Sailing by
Russian warships sailing from the Black Sea to Syria pass through the centre of one of Europe's biggest cities - where amateur ship spotters watch their every move.
Sending a message
Tensions are raised by the arrest of the president's own brother - and the jailing of a US academic.
IS - what next?
Quentin Sommerville on what might happen to so-called Islamic State now its "caliphate"'s shrinking.
'Temporary setback'
IS media are seeking to make a success story out of Mosul's destruction and loss to Iraqi forces.
Next chapter
New military challenges loom for Iraq even as the battle against IS ends in Mosul, writes Michael Knights.
Taste of freedom
People rescued from Mosul's Old City get a taste of freedom - but the misery is far from over.
'How's my abaya?'
Women in Arabia have responded on social media to a scholar's advice on how they should dress