BBC News - Middle East
Mr Netanyahu has rejected his partners' ultimatum and assumed the Israel's defence post for himself.
Egyptian falconers meet in the desert to celebrate World Falconry Day and highlight an ancient sport.
Some imams in Kurdistan have officially banned a hugely popular video game – but others are hitting back.
Currency trader Vahid Mazloumin and an associate were found guilty of "spreading corruption on earth".
Yemen's civil war is approaching a pivotal moment, but the UN warns that the humanitarian crisis could be about to get much worse.
Iran may be open to a new deal, but not with this president, argues US foreign policy expert PJ Crowley.
An Israeli charm offensive is making once unlikely friends in the Arab world, worrying Palestinians.
The BBC's Frank Gardner looks at whether the Saudi prince can withstand the growing political storm.