Algeria jails two former prime ministers ahead of election
on December 10, 2019 at 12:53 pm
They were accused of abusing authority in a car manufacturing embezzlement scandal.
Syrian president's uncle on trial in France for money laundering
on December 9, 2019 at 6:21 pm
Rifaat al-Assad denies embezzling Syrian state funds to buy homes and offices worth €90m.
Pensacola attack gunman reported to have filed complaint
on December 9, 2019 at 4:01 pm
Mohammed Alshamrani alleged a naval instructor mocked his moustache in front of other students.
Six charts that show how hard US sanctions have hit Iran
on December 9, 2019 at 2:23 pm
Iran's leaders have stayed defiant in the face of the sanctions, but their substantial impact is clear.
Saudi Arabia ends gender segregation in restaurants
on December 9, 2019 at 12:16 am
It had previously been mandatory to have one entrance for families and women, and another for men.
Joshua reclaims heavyweight world titles in Riyadh
on December 7, 2019 at 11:32 pm
Anthony Joshua wins his world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr by unanimous decision in Saudi Arabia.
US and Iranian men released in prisoner swap
on December 7, 2019 at 6:14 pm
Xiyue Wang was jailed in Iran in 2016 while Massoud Soleimani was arrested at a US airport last year.
Iraq protests: Gunmen kill at least 20 people in Baghdad
on December 7, 2019 at 12:04 pm
The country is in the midst of fierce protests fuelled by anger over corruption and unemployment.
Saudi Aramco raises $25.6bn in world's biggest share sale
on December 6, 2019 at 5:28 pm
The oil giant's listing is the biggest to date, surpassing that of China's Alibaba in 2014.
What's behind the wave of Middle East protests?
on December 5, 2019 at 1:18 am
The BBC's Jeremy Bowen asks why people have been taking to the streets in Lebanon, Iran and Iraq.