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Nabeel Rajab: UN experts call for release of Bahraini activist

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Nabeel Rajab, who has been detained since 2016, was convicted of "spreading fake news" last year.

Thursday, Aug 16

14

US arrests Iraqi refugee wanted over IS killing

BBC / Middle East

An Iraqi arrest warrant alleges that Omar Ameen shot dead an Iraqi policeman during a raid in 2014.

12

Ancient Egyptian mummification 'recipe' revealed

BBC / Africa

Forensic examination of a mummy shows the original ancient Egyptian embalming recipe, scientists say.

04

A tour of Syria - with the Russian military

BBC

Syria's civil war isn't over, but Russia is keen to show that life is gradually returning to normal.

01

Libyan court sentences 45 to death over 2011 killings

BBC / Middle East

The Justice Ministry announces says 45 Gaddafi-era militiamen will be executed for 2011 killings.

Wednesday, Aug 15

16

Iran sanctions: US President Trump ‘behaving like a mafia boss’

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The United States's actions on Iran are nothing to be proud of, says Prof Mohammad Marandi.

13

Palestinian mail blocked by Israel arrives eight years late

BBC / Middle East

Letters and packages from as far as 2010 arrive in the West Bank after they are released by Israel.

11

Israel reopens Gaza cargo crossing after calm

BBC / Middle East

Israel had shut Kerem Shalom for all but humanitarian deliveries in response to Palestinian attacks.

02

The story of Gaza's first Olympic athlete

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How a young athlete from the Gaza Strip overcame prejudice and poverty to make Olympic history.

Tuesday, Aug 14

16

Fans set to return to Egypt league for the first time since 2012

BBC / Middle East

The Egyptian government announces that fans will be allowed back to watch league matches for the first time since 2012 initially in smaller numbers.

Jeremy Corbyn will not apologise over Tunisia wreath row

BBC / UK

The Labour leader says he was at an event in 2014 in order to promote peace in the Middle East.

15

IS conflict: Up to 30,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq - UN

BBC / Middle East

A UN report says a "reduced, covert version" of the group could remain, despite its military losses.

Monday, Aug 13

22

Israeli PM and UK Labour leader clash

BBC

The Labour leader says Benjamin Netanyahu's claims about his "words and actions are false".

21

Yemen war: Mass funeral held for children killed in bus attack

BBC / Middle East

Thousands attend the funeral for 40 children who died in a Saudi-led air strike on a bus.

17

Elon Musk says Saudis back Tesla buyout

BBC / Business

The explanation of his plan to take the electric carmaker private follows legal action by some investors.

13

Syria war: Arms depot blast in Idlib province kills 67

BBC.com

More than 50 civilians were killed by the explosion in Idlib, which caused two buildings to collapse.

Sunday, Aug 12

22

Caspian Sea: Five countries sign deal to end dispute

BBC / News

Five countries agree to share the resource-rich Caspian Sea after more than two decades of dispute.

21

Children pulled from rubble after deadly Syria blast

BBC.com

Video believed to be of the flattened building in Idlib province shows children being rescued.

10

Iranian female photographer defies football match restrictions

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An Iranian photographer defies the country's restrictions on women attending men's sporting events.

04

Syria's Druze vow to free women and children kidnapped by IS

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Jihadists kidnapped 30 women and children from the minority sect during an attack in Suweida in July.

Saturday, Aug 11

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Egypt: Defrocked monk charged with killing Coptic bishop

BBC / Middle East

Egyptian Bishop Epiphanius was found dead at his monastery in a case that shocked the Coptic Church.

02

'I cook for strangers'

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A woman in exile discovers that cooking for strangers is a way into their hearts.

Friday, Aug 10

18

Yemen war: Saudis to probe air strike child deaths

BBC / Middle East

At least 29 children died in the air strike on a bus in a Houthi rebel stronghold in Yemen.

17

Egyptian actress returns

BBC / Middle East

Egyptian actress Hala Shiha, who retired in 2005, marks her comeback on social media.

04

Saudi-led air strike kills 29 children in Yemen

BBC / News

The bus was hit at a market in Dahyan, in the northern province of Saada.

Thursday, Aug 9

18

Yemen war: Saudi-led air strike on bus kills 29 children

BBC.com

The children, all under the age of 15, died in a Saudi-led coalition attack in the rebel-held north.

Looted 5,000-year-old artefacts to be returned to Iraq

BBC

Eight items seized by police in 2003 will be returned after being identified by museum experts.

09

Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel

BBC / Middle East

Israel's military says it was targeting Hamas sites after they fired dozens of rockets at Israel.

Wednesday, Aug 8

21

Welsh tourist 'stuck in Dubai' over £36k speeding fine

BBC / UK

Welshman Farah Hashi broke the speed limit dozens of times in a few hours in a rented Lamborghini.

19

Iran sanctions: US can't stop our oil exports, says minister

BBC / News

Iran's foreign minister says Donald Trump's sanctions plan will not work and mocks his "tantrums".