Fears rise that IS will destroy ancient ruins in Syrian city, which is also a strategic military prize
Part terrorist group and part government, Isis claims to have established an Islamic state in Syria and Iraq
Militants use armoured bulldozers and multiple suicide bombers to force Iraqi forces out of city
Fighting will stop for five days to allow charities to distribute aid if Houthi rebels agree to the deal
Israel finally has a new government, but critics have branded Netanyahu 'a general without soldiers'
King Salman has changed the line of succession by appointing his nephew as crown prince of Saudi Arabia
The Sharia-compliant shop aims to challenge stereotypes of women in the conservative Muslim kingdom
As the chances of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fade, few alternatives remain
'Heartbreaking scenes' as the bodies of up to 1,700 Iraqi soldiers executed by Islamic State were discovered
Deal to curb Iran's ability to build a nuclear bomb could 'scarcely be more sensitive or difficult'
Local rebel groups are fighting for control of a country that could become the battleground for a wider war
Civilians are suffering in darkness as the conflict rumbles on. How did the country get into such a mess?
Critics argue it is a 'conveyor belt' to terrorism, but the Home Office says it preaches non-violence
The woman has also been ordered to pay a hefty fine for 'tarnishing the reputation' of a Saudi man
Militants raided the historical city in their latest attack on the 'non-Islamic heritage' of the Middle East
Footage shows knife-wielding men forcing the couple into a cage on the dance floor while jihadi music plays
Use of Shi'ite militia to reclaim Saddam Hussein's Sunni hometown raises fears of a future backlash
Revolutionary Guard stage war games including a gunboat assault on a model US warship
Female TV presenters forced to cover up in strict Islamic dress in the latest blow to women's rights
Footage shows Sheikh al-Khaibari using a cup to explain to university students why Galileo was wrong
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