• Lebanon returns Israeli vulture cleared of spying

    A huge vulture detained in Lebanon on suspicion of spying for Israel has been returned home after UN peacekeepers intervened, Israeli officials says.

  • Gaddafi son freed after Lebanon kidnap

    Late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Hannibal has been freed after being briefly kidnapped by an armed group in Lebanon, security sources say.

  • UN unites against Islamic State

    The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to "redouble" action against Islamic State, following last week's deadly attacks in Paris. The French-drafted document urges UN members to "take all necessary measures" in the fight against IS.

  • Large dust storm hits Middle East

    A large dust storm hits western parts of the Middle East, putting dozens of people in hospital and leading to public health warnings.

  • Implications for Bangladesh

    Over the past several weeks, the world witnessed the #YouStink anti-government protest in Lebanon popularly known as the 'garbage movement', comprising of people from across the sectarian and political spectrum.

  • Jihadists' slave markets sell girls at any price: UN envoy

    Teenage girls abducted by Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria are being sold in slave markets "for as little as a pack of cigarettes," the UN envoy on sexual violence said Monday.

  • IS threat to rare bird near Palmyra

    A rare bird may become extinct in Syria because of the capture of Palmyra by Islamic State, experts say.

  • Hezbollah vows to attack al-Nusra rebels 'inside Syria'

    Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah says his Lebanese Shia group will launch an attack inside Syria on Sunni militants fighting for the al-Nusra Front.

  • Israeli Staff Sergeant Dor Chaim Nini

    Israel expects high civilian casualties

    According to Israeli military assessment, Israel could suffer hundreds of civilian dead if it fights another war with Hezbollah.