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Russia's Putin visits Syria airbase and orders start of pullout

BBC / News

Russia's Vladimir Putin visits Syria and tells troops he is ordering the start of their withdrawal.

11

Saudi Arabia to allow cinemas to reopen from early 2018

BBC / Middle East

The measure is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030 reform programme.

Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

BBC.com

But the EU says its stance is unchanged after the US recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Sunday, Dec 10

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Qatar buys 24 Eurofighter jets

BBC / Business

The move will help safeguard thousands of jobs at BAE Systems, mainly at Warton in Lancashire.

18

Netanyahu: Palestinians must face reality over Jerusalem

BBC / News

Israel's prime minister says Jerusalem has "never been the capital of any other people".

Caught up in Lebanon tear gas clashes

BBC / News

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

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Johnson's talks on jailed Briton in Iran 'worthwhile'

BBC / UK

The foreign secretary says progress has been made over jailed British-Iranian mother's release.

11

Trump Jerusalem move: Tear gas at Lebanon US embassy protest

BBC / News

The demonstration is the latest against Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

04

Trump's Jerusalem move: Arab allies attack decision

BBC

Key allies are among Arab countries who condemn the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

02

Mashrou' Leila: The voice of Middle East youth

www.bbc.co.uk

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

Saturday, Dec 9

21

Trump's Jerusalem move: Palestinian protests rage for third day

BBC / News

Palestinians angry at Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital again protest.

20

Jerusalem clashes: Sheltering in a sweet shop

BBC / News

People shelter in a sweet shop amid protests after Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

19

Johnson in 'frank talks' on jailed Briton Zaghari-Ratcliffe

BBC / UK

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and his Iranian counterpart discuss Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe during meeting.

18

Egypt uncovers ancient tombs at Luxor

BBC / Africa

A mummy dating back about 3,500 years is among items discovered in the two tombs.

15

Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

BBC.com

PM Haider al-Abadi says Iraqi troops are now in complete control of the country.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson meets Iranian counterpart

BBC / UK

The foreign secretary is pressing for release of dual nationals, including Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

09

Israel strikes Gaza Hamas sites after rocket attacks

BBC / News

Tension rises following President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

02

Sexual taboo

BBC

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.

Friday, Dec 8

00

Frank Gardner: US puts counter-terror efforts at risk

BBC / News

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

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Jerusalem: Trump's envoy Haley berates 'outrageous UN hostility'

BBC.com

Donald Trump's envoy Nikki Haley attacks the UN and vows not to allow countries to bully Israel.

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Tensions high in wake of Donald Trump's Jerusalem announcement

www.bbc.co.uk

Israeli forces and Palestinians protesting at Trump's Jerusalem declaration have clashed.

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Jerusalem row: Clashes erupt over Trump move

BBC / News

Israeli-Palestinian violence flares amid protests over Donald Trump's controversial policy shift.

11

Gold trader reports death threats in US

BBC / Europe

Reza Zarrab, a key witness in an Iran sanctions trial, says he was moved into the custody of the FBI.

09

Trump's Jerusalem move: US warns against scrapping Abbas talks

BBC / News

US-Palestinian talks are at risk after Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

03

Trump's Jerusalem move: Anger in Ramallah and Israeli delight

www.bbc.co.uk

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

Thursday, Dec 7

23

UK FM to urge Iran to free jailed Briton

BBC / Middle East

The foreign secretary's trip to Tehran will see him urge the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

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Argentina judge seeks arrest of ex-leader Cristina Fernández

She is accused of covering up alleged Iranian involvement in a 1994 bomb attack against a Jewish centre.

Syria war: UN rebukes Russia and Iran over evacuations

BBC / Middle East

A key official says the failure to get seriously ill people out of a revel enclave shows "impotence".

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Battle scars

BBC / Africa

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.

Trump Jerusalem move sparks Israeli-Palestinian clashes

BBC

Violence erupts as Palestinians protest against the shift in the US stance on the holy city.