In brief

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

Amnesty International: Myanmar army building on razed villages

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

German government condemns far-right MPs' Syria visit

Ultra-nationalist Myanmar monk Parmaukkha walks free from prison

Doctors Without Borders reports massive casualties in Eastern Ghouta

Bangladesh Islamic school burns students' mobile phones

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

Iraqi Kurdistan leader criticises cut in share of federal budget

German Interior Ministry: first survey figures reveal at least 950 attacks on Muslims and mosques last year

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

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

Tunisian judges and lawyers protest against police 'pressure'

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

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

Morocco targets media workers after publisher held

Dutch parliament recognises Armenian killings as genocide

U.N. Security Council to vote on Friday on demand for Syria truce

For single Syrian women, search for soulmate comes up empty

Egyptian court sentences 21 to death on terrorism charges

Relax and invest, Saudi prince tells investors after corruption crackdown

Syrian regime pounds rebel enclave and sends fighters to face Turkey

Yemen offensive threatens heritage site, warns International Red Cross

Why the 'deafening silence' among French about anti-Semitism?

300 arrested after Sufis clash with Iran police, killing 5

German 'Islamic State' bride sentenced to 6 years in prison

Syrian Kurdish official: deal for Syrian army to enter Afrin

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan hospitalised in France

Netanyahu warns Iran 'not to test Israel's resolve'

New Indonesia web system blocks more than 70,000 "negative" sites

Al-Qaida urges Egyptians to topple government as Egypt preps for vote

German-Turkish journalist Yucel released from jail pending trial

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