Most Shared Stories Tagged: Middle East

Constraints on growth of nuclear power

The rising price of oil and the growing demand for energy has prompted a new look at nuclear power -- even in the oil-rich Middle East, but there are limits to how fast nuclear energy can grow to meet that demand

Gazans spill into Egypt

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Rushdie Ali Aluf at the border between Gaza and Egypt, which is normally closed off by a security barrier, but a hole was blasted out of the barrier today, and thousands of Gazans spilled into Egypt.

Worsening conditions in Gaza

The World's Quil Lawrence reports on how Gaza has fared since Israel withdrew from the territory in 2005 and since the militant group Hamas took over in Gaza last June.

US tightens sanctions on Iran

The US, the UN, and Germany have agreed to tighten sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, but China and Russia are not joining up, as The World's Europe Correspondent Gerry Hadden reports.

Trouble in Mosul

Iraq's capital, Baghdad, has seen relative calm in the last few months, but the same cannot be said for the city of Mosul, where today insurgents

Iraq group under attack

A group of former Sunni insurgents in Iraq joined forces to form, "The Awakening Council,� and the American-backed group has grown to about 70,000 members and has helped quell the violence

Chaos in Gaza

Thousands of Palestinians streamed into Egypt today, in spite of efforts by Egyptian authorities to close Gaza's southern border, as Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest from BBC Gaza correspondent Aleem Maqbool.

Gazans enjoy access to goods

BBC producer Nevine Malek reports on how access to basic goods from Egypt has changed the life of one Palestinian family living in a refugee camp in Gaza.

The way forward in Iraq

Iraq was a major theme of President Bush's State of the Union speech last night, and Anchor Lisa Mullins discusses the president's vision of Iraq's future with Thomas Donnelly, of the American Enterprise Institute