In brief

UN Palestinian agency doesn't know what reforms U.S. wants, says chief

Pakistani PM says "committed" to seizing Islamist charities

Hijab model pulls out of L'Oreal campaign over Israel tweets

UN Security Council refrains from condemning Turkey

Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar delayed

Turkish tanks roll into Syria to fight Kurdish militia

Chinese county bans schoolchildren from mosques

Pence set for warm Israeli welcome, Palestinian snub

Qatar: year of crisis spurred rights reforms

IMF does not want austerity in Tunisia, says spokesman

Russia at UN warns collapse of Iran deal would be 'alarming'

German AfD party rejected from intelligence panel

Tunisia 'queer film festival' seeks to make a difference

Ex-president Khatami: Iranian authorities should listen to popular demands

Saudi Arabia to grant tourist visas to some foreign citizens

Minorities in north Iraq look to post-jihadist future

Palestinian leaders call for suspension of recognition of Israel

Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against "un-Islamic" suicide bombings

Israel slams Palestinian leader over anti-Trump speech

Cranes arrive in Hodeidah to boost Yemen food aid flow

Iran frees 440 people arrested during protests

Tunisia's first LGBTQ radio station keeps playing despite threats

Around 40 killed in Kabul blasts targeting Shia centre

Saudi Arabia and UAE to roll out VAT in 2018

Pakistan closes 27 NGOs in what activists see as widening crackdown