(BBC) The Palestinian mastermind of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre that killed 11 Israeli athletes, Mohammed Oudeh, dies.
(BBC) Why Iran's Bahai minority fears new persecution
Israel renews its offer to release 1,000 Palestinian prisoners if Hamas militants free captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
Israel holds its first high-level meeting with Turkey since Turkish activists were killed on an aid ship bound for Gaza.
Iran has given Syria an advanced radar system that could threaten Israel's air supremacy in the region, a US report says.
(BBC) Israel is ready to expand the powers of an inquiry into its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, PM Netanyahu says.
(BBC) Rallies are held in Israel to mark the fourth anniversary of the capture of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit by Palestinian militants.
An award-winning lawyer and activist has been jailed for three years in Syria, human rights groups say.
Israel says it is easing the land blockade of the Gaza Strip, but the Palestinians say it should be lifted entirely.
Lebanon's quest to preserve its mother tongue
Refugee agencies express concern over reported plans by the UK to deport about 50 Iraqi asylum seekers.
(BBC) President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warns Iran will not agree to talks on its nuclear programme if new UN sanctions pass this week.
(BBC) Israel will reject a proposed international investigation into its deadly raid on a Gaza aid flotilla, its ambassador to the US says.
(BBC) Israel's raid puts Gaza blockade back in spotlight
(BBC) The Africans risking it all to cross into Israel
(BBC) An aid ship boarded by Israeli forces while trying to break the blockade of Gaza arrives in the Israeli port of Ashdod.
Cyclone Phet has not lessened in force to the degree expected as it passed over Oman, weather forecasters say.
(BBC) Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel had no choice but to stop the flotilla of ships which tried to break the Gaza blockade.
(BBC) Israel is deporting hundreds of foreign activists seized in a deadly raid on an aid flotilla trying to break its Gaza blockade.
(BBC) New wedding contracts will require Saudi brides to give their ages in an attempt to prevent children being married.
Al-Qaeda's number three leader and Afghan chief, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, has been killed, US and al-Qaeda sources say.
Israel attacks at least one of a convoy of ships trying to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip, amid reports of casualties.
Preparations are under way in Gaza to receive a convoy of ships that is trying to break Israel's economic blockade.
The Israeli PM accepts an invitation to meet Barack Obama in Washington, for the first time since a crisdis in relations.
(BBC) A deputy Cairo governor and seven other officials are jailed over a rockslide in a slum that left 119 people dead.
(BBC) Two American tourists kidnapped by armed tribesmen near Yemen's capital Sanaa have been freed, officials say.
Stand-off over Iran nuclear plans bursts back into life
(BBC) Has the Paris of the Middle East lost its charm?
(BBC) Limited hopes for new Middle East talks
(BBC) US President Obama renews sanctions against Syria, saying it supports terrorism and is pursuing weapons of mass destruction.
(BBC) Iran's girls' football team is allowed to play in the Youth Olympics after a deal allows them to cover their hair.
BBC News has seen documents which give more detail than ever before about how and why Israel maintains its Gaza blockade.
(BBC) Jostling aims as UN tries to firm up non-proliferation treaty
(BBC) Settlement ban plan fear of Palestinian builders
(BBC) Continuing political uncertainty in Iraq is contributing to a rise in the number of civilian deaths, Amnesty International warns.
(BBC) Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu again rejects US calls to halt construction in East Jerusalem, as the US envoy arrives in the region.
(BBC) Gaza surfers brave the blockade and sewage
(BBC) Would US attack or live with nuclear-armed Tehran?
(BBC) Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak says Israel must eventually give Palestinians their independence.
(BBC) Restoring classic cars in the Gaza Strip