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The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group promises victory in Syria where his supporters are backing President al-Assad, amid an upsurge in fighting there.
The UK government's response to claims that British troops abused and unlawfully killed civilians in Iraq is inadequate, the High Court rules, but it stops short of ordering a public inquiry.
Tens of thousands of Bahrainis participated in a sit-in on Friday in protest at a raid on a senior Shia cleric's home.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says "hard decisions" will be needed for peace after two days of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
The WHO urges countries with possible cases of novel coronavirus to share information amid concern over patent rights held by commercial labs.
President Obama defends the use of drones as a "just war" of self-defence against deadly militants, and a campaign that has made America safer.
Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani accuses the country's leadership of ignorance after he is barred from running for office, say reports.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Lebanon's Hezbollah and Iran are perpetuating President Bashar al-Assad's "campaign of terror" in Syria.
Gunmen burst into a brothel in eastern Baghdad, killing seven women and five men, in the latest violence in a week of bloodshed in Iraq.
Amnesty International says the world has become an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants in its annual report.
Mohammed Morsi calls for the people of Sinai to give up their arms after seven members of the Egyptian security forces abducted in the region are freed.
The UN's nuclear watchdog says hundreds of advanced centrifuges have been fitted at Iran's Natanz nuclear plant.
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Aleem Maqbool visits the Imam Hussein Mosque in the Iraqi city of Karbala, the site of a holy pilgrimage for Shia Muslims.
Election campaigning is under way in Iran after the Guardian Council approved eight candidates, all considered conservatives.
Motorists in Saudi Arabia have developed a new way of driving cars, which uses only two wheels.
Amid dismay at Egypt's political direction and pessimism about the state of the economy, thousands of Egyptians are choosing to move abroad.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari warns his country is in danger of increased violence resulting from the ongoing crisis in Syria.
The BBC has seen evidence that the Syrian regime is getting support from Shia fighters crossing into the country from Iraq.
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Iran's voters have little choice as conservatives dominate
The mortuary that symbolises Egypt's post-revolutionary chaos
Iraq appears to be slipping back into mire of sectarian killings
Hezbollah's support for Assad hardens European attitudes
Landmark ruling could halt Israel's seizure of Palestinian property
Profiles of the eight candidates set to contest Iran's presidential poll
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