In brief

Israeli court suspends plan to deport thousands of African migrants

Christians, Jews and Muslims unite to push for assault rifle ban

Suicide bombing kills nine in Pakistan's Lahore

The pain of Syrian refugees

Syrian Red Crescent says convoy to enter Douma in besieged Ghouta

Migrant death in Italy points to dire conditions in Libya

Gaza's economic plight requires trade, not just aid

Facing boycott, Qatar focuses on self-reliance in five-year plan

With Pompeo′s rise, uncertainty deepens for Iran nuclear deal

U.S. detecting Taliban interest in Afghan peace talks

Iraqi PM says will lift ban on international flights to Kurdistan Region

Iraqi PM says will lift ban on international flights to Kurdistan Region

White House hosts meeting on Gaza crisis without Palestinians present

Afghan sisters deported from Austria after landmark EU ruling

Indonesia university revokes niqab ban after criticism

SIPRI report: War and conflict fuel arms imports to Middle East and Asia

Harmless nostalgia or worrying nationalism? Germany split over new ministry

Tunisia extends state of emergency as polls approach

UN rights chief denounces "climate of intimidation" in Egypt before vote

Delegation from Syria rebel enclave mulls evacuation deal

Turkey orders 186 detained on suspected links to Gulen network

Female police officers help security on Afghan front line

Iraq's Shia militias formally inducted into security forces

Ultra-nationalist Myanmar monk Parmaukkha walks free from prison

German government condemns far-right MPs' Syria visit

Doctors Without Borders reports massive casualties in Eastern Ghouta

Buddhist mobs target Sri Lanka's Muslims despite state of emergency

UN condemns Syria starvation tactics, 'domination' of Eastern Ghouta

Vatican signals its concern over populist rise in Italy elections

Bangladesh Islamic school burns students' mobile phones

Iraqi Kurdistan leader criticises cut in share of federal budget

In Syria's Ghouta, shelters are tombs for the living

Hotel hunting: mission impossible in tribal Iraq

Cairo prosecutor orders arrest of TV host for "defaming police"

"Bittersweet victory" for Moroccan women facing domestic violence

Oscar-nominated gay love film banned in Tunisia

Oscar-nominated gay love film banned in Tunisia

EU-Morocco fishing deal valid as long as not applied to W. Sahara

Egypt's Sisi warns 'defaming' army and police is treason

Tunisian judges and lawyers protest against police 'pressure'

U.S. makes new push for UN Syria chemical weapons probe

Human Rights Watch: 'Big data' predictions spur detentions in China's Xinjiang

Egypt calls for BBC boycott amid dispute over critical report

Algeria breast cancer survivors shunned as 'half-women'

Russian truce plan fails to halt bombing of Syria's Ghouta

Jerusalem′s Church of the Holy Sepulchre closed for second day as priests protest

New law brings hope to abused Tunisian women

'Campaigning' for Egypt's presidential vote underway

Syria's Ghouta reels from strikes despite ceasefire call

Turkey says UN Syria ceasefire won't affect Afrin offensive