In brief

Lebanon vote under new rules likely to keep old guard in power

Pakistan's qawwali music fights to be heard after singer's death

Eastern Libya commander Haftar returns after treatment in France

Western powers and allies start new Syrian initiative in Paris

UN council expected to vote on Friday on Western Sahara talks

Israel cancels expulsions of African migrants

Saudi Arabia uses ancient tourist site to alter its history

German Muslim council says anti-Semitism is a 'sin'

Activist group publishes database of Syria chemical attacks

Egypt fight against IS threatens to spark humanitarian crisis: HRW

Germany donates additional 1 billion euros to Syria

Taliban launches new Afghanistan offensive with U.S. as primary target

Iran president criticises violence by morality police

Death toll from Sunday attack in Kabul rises to 60

Travel ban case is justices' first dive into Trump policy

Safer conditions but wages low on Bangladesh collapse anniversary

French Muslims blast anti-Semitism letter as attack on Islam

Saudi anti-extremism centre hosts French cardinal

Muslim nomads see rape as new sign of hostility in India

Saudi cinema launch ends decades-old ban, public screenings start today

Indonesia's Aceh canes couples for public shows of affection

Muslim woman who refused handshake denied French citizenship

Syria probe mission on hold amid security fears

'This is my family': Where the travel ban debate hits home

Turkish president calls snap polls for 24 June

Rebellious fashion: Saudi women embrace sports abayas

Pakistan blasphemy law viewed as blunt instrument to silence dissent

What happened in Douma on 7 April

Children of Iraq's Kawliya return to school after 14-year break

Amnesty report: Women seen linked to militants badly treated in Iraqi camps

Amnesty report: Women seen linked to militants badly treated in Iraqi camps

Chorus of disapproval over award for German rap album with Auschwitz lyric

Boat with 70 Rohingya Muslims leaves Myanmar for Malaysia

Syria rebels say Western strikes 'farce' as long as Assad stays

21 sentenced to life over Turkey's 1997 'post-modern coup'

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faces new rape accusation

Rare Israeli-Palestinian compromise at UNESCO brings hope

Indonesia steamrolls bootleg booze as death toll nears 100

Myanmar official: Rohingya likely allowed to apply for citizenship

UNICEF: Boko Haram has abducted over 1,000 children in Nigeria since 2013

Indonesia's Aceh to take caning indoors after backlash

Gaza's hospitals taxed by wounded from Israeli fire

Muslim activist from Australia denied entry into U.S.

Myanmar court refuses to dismiss charges against journalists

NGOs urge Spain not to sell warships to Saudi Arabia

Why might Syria's regime have dropped toxic gas on Ghouta?

Girls' headscarf ban debate ties Merkel's conservatives in knots

Iranian village lets women watch football

Will the Saudi Crown Prince reform Wahhabism in Europe?

U.S. weighs strong response to Syria attacks despite risk of Russia clash

Morocco mulls 'all options' over its Western Sahara truce threat claim

Bangladesh launches billion dollar 'model' mosques to counter radicals