BBC News - Middle East
Israel carries out Gaza strikes as soldier dies from gunshot
Israel's army kills four in a wave of attacks, as it suffers its first fatality in renewed clashes.
Syria conflict: Rebels begin to leave Quneitra, with army set to take over
Evacuations are underway from Quneitra province, which borders the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Egypt sarcophagus: Mystery black tomb opened in Alexandria
Archaeologists unseal a huge black granite sarcophagus found in the ancient city of Alexandria.
Berlin police seize Lebanese clan's property empire
Family members are under suspicion over the theft of a massive Canadian gold coin and other crimes.
Jewish nation state: Israel approves controversial bill
Prime Minister Netanyahu hails a "defining moment" as Israeli Arab MPs condemn the legislation.
Syria conflict: Besieged towns of Foah and Kefraya evacuated
Everyone has left two pro-government towns after three years under rebel siege, state media say.
Recipe for the world's oldest bread found
Charred crumbs found in the Jordanian desert show that bread-making dates back 14,000 years.
Yemeni refugees flee to South Korean holiday island of Jeju
Hundreds of Yemeni refugees have arrived on the resort island of Jeju, off mainland South Korea.
Yemen war: What life is like for children in the country
Ramzi is 11 and has become the man of the house after his father was killed in a Saudi airstrike.
The feminist who revolutionised Egypt
Huda Shaarawi launched a successful feminist revolution fighting for the rights of girls and women.
Yemen leader defends Saudi-led strikes
Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi says he has no regrets about the Saudi-led military operation in Yemen.
'I survived the bombing of the King David Hotel'
How an armed Zionist group attacked the British HQ in Palestine, killing 91 people.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case ‘top priority' for Hunt
The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says he's pushing to meet the new foreign secretary.
Lebanese farmer: Growing cannabis should be legal
Lebanon is considering legalising cannabis. A farmer explains why this could "benefit everyone".
Unlikely partners? China and Israel deepen trade ties
Israel may be a big ally of the US, but it is moving ahead with ever more business deals with China.
'Billion dollar ransom': Did Qatar pay record sum?
The BBC has copies of texts and voicemails revealing Qatar’s tortuous negotiations to free kidnapped royals.
The Syrian refugee supporting England with his daughters
Ahmad Al-Rashid shares his journey from Aleppo to London and why he supports England at the World Cup.
How kites and balloons became militant weapons
How Palestinian militants are using 'fire kites' and balloons to attack Israel.
Risking everything to dance in Iran
The BBC's Feranak Amidi describes getting away with partying in Iran despite harsh rules.
The Syrian man stuck in an airport for months
Hassan al-Kontar wanted to avoid Syria's civil war. He ended up stranded at Kuala Lumpur airport.
The mayor who wants a 'sexy' police force
A small group of young women dressed in shorts is patrolling the streets of Broummana in Lebanon.