Middle East

Saudi-led coalition bars UN, reporters' flight to Yemen

UN demands access to report on Yemen's 'man-made catastrophe' after BBC journalists are blocked from traveling to Sanaa.

Saudi-led coalition bars UN, BBC flight to Yemen

Middle East

Saudi-led attack kills several members of Yemeni family

UN 'deeply disappointed' by attack that killed at least 20 civilians who had fled fighting in country's southwest.

Saudi-led coalition attack kills 20 near Yemen's Taiz

Middle East

Mosul refugees suffer from summer heatwave

Heatstroke, hypertension and dehydration are the new threats facing refugees who fled the Iraqi city.

Syria's Civil War

Syria's war explained from the beginning

The Syrian civil war is the deadliest conflict the 21st century has witnessed so far.

Middle East

Turkish and Kurdish forces clash in northern Syria, tensions rise

Mounting tensions between Kurdish and Turkish troops in northern Syria have threatened to open a new front in the country’s complex war.

Middle East

Clashes erupt over Israel security measures in al-Aqsa

New Israeli security measures at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem have caused a confrontation between Israeli police and dozens of Muslim worshippers.

Middle East

Iraq struggles to treat Mosul casualties as ISIL hunt goes on

Those wounded from the end of the nine-month battle are being treated in makeshift field clinics. And some families are returning home after living in refugee camps for months.

Africa

Ex-leader’s supporters resist transition of power in Gambia

Gambia's new government is struggling to enforce its sovereignty in some areas still loyal to former President Yahya Jammeh.

Middle East

What will post-ISIL Mosul look like?

Now that Iraq’s second-largest city has been retaken from the armed group, fears are mounting of intra-militia fighting.

What will post-ISIL Mosul look like?

Middle East

Robberies prompt Yemen bank-services suspension

Starting from Monday, 12 lenders to halt clearing services for three days in Aden following a spate of armed robberies.

Banks in Aden suspend services after robberies

Asia

UN: Civilian deaths hit new high in Afghanistan

Fifteen percent increase in number of civilian lives lost in coordinated attacks involving more than one perpetrator.

UN condemns jump in Afghan civilian deaths

Middle East

France seeks to resolve Gulf political crisis

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is visiting Gulf Arab countries in a bid to find a solution to the region's political crisis that has fueled a land, air and sea blockade against Qatar.

War & Conflict

Timeline: Al-Aqsa Mosque

A review of the critical events that have marked the history of al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Timeline: Al-Aqsa Mosque

Middle East

Syria's war: Escape difficult from Hayt village

The week-old ceasefire in southwest Syria appears to be holding, but that is of little comfort for the people of Hayt.

Maps

Syrian Civil War Map

A map of the Syrian civil war that shows who controls what after five years of fighting.

Syrian Civil War Map