In brief

Austrian president's visit in Iran stirs hope of EU rapprochement

Indian Muslims condemn IS, calling it ″un-Islamic″

Media fear of Islam ″obsessional″: France's Houellebecq

Hungarian PM says refugees "threaten Europe's Christian identity"

Top Saudi cleric slams Iran prophet movie

UN calls on Lebanon to elect president as protests grow

UN says Gaza could be "uninhabitable" by 2020

More than 10,000 Icelanders ready to welcome Syrians

Egypt muezzin suspended over "Facebook prayer call"

Iran premieres big-budget epic film "Muhammad"

British Library rejects Taliban trove fearing terror laws

In talks, Muslim rebels seek independence in south Thailand

In first, headscarf-wearing woman named minister in Turkey

Iran bars Barenboim, thwarting Tehran concert plan

A brief history of Palmyra, the ancient pearl of Syria's desert

Jordan's king tells Putin he must help find solution on Syria

Baseball: ESPN pulls Schilling over Muslim "Nazi" tweet

Bookstore raid by religious authorities in Malaysia ruled illegal

Palestinian sentenced to death in Gaza for providing information to Israel

About 100 Germans have died in Iraq and Syria

Islamic State has destroyed temple in Syria's Palmyra

"Positive contacts" with Israel on Gaza truce, says Hamas head

Malaysia: 24 bodies of trafficked migrants found near Thai border

Angela Merkel condemns "disgusting" violence against refugees

Ehud Barak's Iran bombshell could shake up Israeli politics

Islamic experts urge more Muslim action on climate change

Nearly all India's Muslim women reject "triple talaq" and polygamy

Islamic State destroys historic Syrian monastery, monitor says

Labour leadership favourite vows to apologise on Iraq war

Turkey accuses BBC of supporting terrorism

US "deeply concerned" over air raid on Yemen port

Hundreds of US rabbis voice support for Iran nuclear deal

Clerics gather in Egypt to counter extremist fatwas

Libya PM withdraws offer to resign

Mystery surrounding leadership of Boko Haram in Nigeria

Egyptian president signs new anti-terrorism law into effect

Syria regime's air strikes "unacceptable", UN envoy says

Imam killed by suspected jihadists in Mali

Morocco jails two over anti-gay beating

Bangladesh plans census for undocumented Rohingya

Rising infant mortality rate in Gaza fuels blockade fears – UN

Saudi foreign minister blames Assad for the rise of Islamic State

Iraqi Christians who fled IS living in limbo while in exile

French court to rule on pork school dinners for Jews and Muslims

Iranian foreign minister discusses Syria with Hezbollah leader

Libya PM resigns live on TV hours after peace talks restart

Egypt civil servants protest against law they fear will cut ranks

Bangladesh police chief's blogger warning sparks uproar

"Strategy rethink needed" as Boko Haram shifts to suicide attacks

Holy Land Catholic body urges action against Jewish extremists

After 3 years, Jordan refugee camp for Syrians now a city

Married by a woman: a quiet Palestinian revolution

Pages