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Lebanon murder inquiry arrest after UK woman's death

Rebecca Dykes, who worked at the UK embassy in Beirut, had been strangled, police sources say.

Iran TV broadcasts jailed doctor 'confessing to spying'

Sweden-based doctor Ahmadreza Djalali is shown confessing to spying - a charge he has always denied.

Egypt: Ancient child burials found near Aswan

The more than 3,000-year-old burials are among three recent discoveries near the city of Aswan.

Jerusalem: Palestinians killed in fresh clashes with Israel

Fresh violence erupts between Palestinians and Israeli troops over the US shift on Jerusalem.

US woman used bitcoin to move cash to Islamic State, police say

She is accused of taking out fraudulent bank loans and buying bitcoin to funnel cash to IS.

Iran supplied Yemen rebels with ballistic missile - US

A missile fired at Saudi Arabia "might as well have had 'Made in Iran' stickers" on it, the US says.

Iraq hangs 38 on terrorism charges

Those sentenced to death were accused of belonging to so-called Islamic State.

Syria war: US says flares fired at Russian jets

A mid-air collision was only narrowly avoided, the US defence department says.

Raqqa: 'I blame the coalition'

Civilians are returning to Raqqa after Islamic State were pushed out, but dangers, and wounds, remain.

Syrian army deserters on why they had to escape the civil war

Seif and Ghadir both deserted the "slavery" of the Syrian Army and fled the country.

The Israeli PM meets EU foreign ministers, but differences emerge immediately.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu meets EU foreign ministers, but differences emerge immediately.

Caught up in Lebanon tear gas clashes

Protests against US President Donald Trump's controversial decision turn ugly again in Beirut.

Split Sanaa

Nawal al-Maghafi finds the clashes between former allies in the civil war have destroyed parts of Sanaa.

Russia packs a punch

The Syria campaign made Russia a key player in the Middle East, Steve Rosenberg writes.

Rock 'n' rebellion

Beirut-based Mashrou' Leila talks about their music and run in with the Egyptian government.

Sexual taboo

Mitra Farazandeh, who lives in northern Iran, says many people think she doesn't deserve love and a sex life, because of her physical disability.

Backlash fears

US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital poses a problem for Washington's Gulf Arab partners, writes Frank Gardner.

Trump's Jerusalem move

Palestinians in the West Bank and Israelis in Jerusalem react to the US policy shift on the city.

Battle scars

One year on from a military campaign that successfully expelled so-called Islamic State (IS) from its Libyan stronghold of Sirte, residents complain of the scale of destruction that remains there.