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BBC | News | Middle-East

url: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/default.stm

IS conflict: Iraqi forces enter outskirts of Tal Afar


Troops and militiamen are fighting their way into the biggest city in Iraq still under IS control.

Syria war: 'Dozens of civilians killed' in Raqqa air strikes


Activists say 19 children were among those who died when US-led planes bombed the Syrian city.

Teenager arrested for dancing Macarena on Saudi street


A 14-year-old is arrested in Saudi Arabia after a clip of him dancing in the street went viral.

Morocco bus sexual assault: Four arrested over attack


Four men are arrested in Casablanca, after a video emerged showing a woman being assaulted on a bus.

Australian terror plan to hide plane bomb in Barbie revealed


Details emerge of plans to hide bombs inside a doll and a meat grinder on an Australian flight.

Syria war: Russian jets 'destroy IS convoy near Deir al-Zour'


Russia says 200 militants were killed in the strike, which activists say took place on Friday.

How children are starving in Yemen's war


No food and intermittent electricity - a BBC team sees what medics are up against in a rebel-held city.

Iraqi forces push towards IS stronghold of Tal Afar


Popular Mobilisation militiamen are taking part in the assault on the last IS enclave in north Iraq.

Can Mosul University recover from IS years?


Yalda Hakim looks at what remains of the University of Mosul.

Baghdad's Little Manchester


Old Trafford's footballing giants help Iraqis escape the uncertainty and violence of everyday life.

Broken city


Rebuilding Mosul and restoring trust among its residents is a monumental task, says Yalda Hakim.

Underwhelming response


Israeli politicians and press decry Donald Trump's remarks on Charlottesville's violent protests.

'War zone'


Sally Nabil visited to Awamiya in Saudi Arabia, which has been devastated by demolitions and fighting.

The lost royals


In the last two years, three Saudi princes living in Europe have disappeared. All were critical of the Saudi government.

Plane clothed


Social media reaction to a Saudi Arabian airline's strict dress code has been mixed.

How do you start a country?


Recognition and powerful friends are just two of the requirements to become an independent state.

Breaking taboo


Praise and condemnation for pair as they play against Maccabi Tel Aviv for their Greek club side in the Europa League.

Last call


A mother pleaded for help from an air raid shelter. A BBC reporter then tried to track her down.