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US warns Syria over 'potential' plan for chemical attack

Syria is planning another chemical attack, the US says, warning it would pay a "heavy price".

Syria war: Air strike on IS prison in Mayadin 'kills dozens'

Activists believe US-led coalition aircraft bombed the site and that prisoners are among the dead.

World Cup 2022: Claims of corruption in Qatar bid published in Germany

Claims of alleged corruption in Qatar's successful 2022 World Cup bid are published in the German media.

World food security risks growing, Chatham House says

More must be done to protect key transport routes like the Panama and Suez canals, researchers warn.

Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attack

The group deploys suicide bombers in different parts of the city, but their counter-attack is defeated.

Jewish group cancels Netanyahu dinner over Western Wall decision

Jewish leaders react angrily after Israel's PM freezes plans to upgrade mixed-gender prayer section.

Dodging IS snipers on Mosul frontline

The BBC's Orla Guerin joins Iraqi fighters so close to IS militants they can "see their faces".

Retired UK ambulances saving lives in Syria

Volunteers from the 'Unity Convoy' have delivered 100 ambulances to the devastated country.

How Syrian refugees battle against cancer

Ammash, 4, has leukaemia and the funds for his treatment are running out.

Russian warships launch missiles at IS targets in Syria

Missiles are fired from the Mediterranean at Islamic State group targets in Syria.

In pictures

The Islamic world has begun marking the holiday which ends the Ramadan fast.

Out of control

Yemen cholera epidemic: 'I have never seen such suffering'

Moveable feast

Working out when the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr begins is surprisingly complicated.

Awkward questions

A guide on how to deal with "uncomfortable questions" during family gatherings after Ramadan.

Battle for Raqqa

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse is one of the first reporters to reach the de-facto IS capital Raqqa.

After Mosul

Although IS is close to losing Mosul, the jihadist group still controls a number of Iraqi towns.