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After months of anguish, the relatives of Lebanese soldiers being held hostage by extremist groups have blocked key roads in the capital urging the government to act.

02 July, 2015

UK PM David Cameron hinted that he may agree to extend air strikes targeting Islamic State positions in Iraq to include Syria.

30 June, 2015

Libya's Tripoli parliament has given support to the UN's fourth draft peace proposal, raising hopes of a political solution to the crisis in the country.

17 June, 2015

Blog: Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, an early investor in the micro-blogging service, reportedly has reservations over the appointment of Twitter's new boss.

16 June, 2015

A video has emerged showing Israeli troops brutally assaulting a Palestinian civilian in yet another shocking testimony to the violent nature of the Israeli occupation.

14 June, 2015

Analysis: The outgoing head of the Lebanese army has warned that political squabbling over the appointment of his successor, and of a new internal security chief is endangering Lebanon.

14 June, 2015

Israel attacked Gaza from the air, launching four strikes on the Strip early Wednesday, eyewitnesses said.

27 May, 2015

A German court will hear evidence from a Yemeni victim of a US drone attack following revelations that bases in Germany are key to the strikes.

22 May, 2015

Reports of efforts by Ankara to secure a deal to stop former Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi death sentence are denied by Egyptians and Qataris.

22 May, 2015

With migration high on the political agenda in Europe and in the Middle East, we talk to 'Abu Ammar', a Syrian connected to a smuggling network in Egypt.

18 May, 2015