In brief

Defiant Erdogan casts Turkey currency crisis in religious, patriotic terms

Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery dies at 94

Afghan officials: Taliban take at least 100 people hostage

Australia swears in first female Muslim senator

Afghanistan announces Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

Israel closes people crossing with Gaza after border violence

Egyptian president ratifies law imposing Internet controls

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

The Hajj: Symbol of Muslim unity, equality and spiritual rejuvenation

Pakistan's Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister

'Allahu akbar' prayers for Muslim victims of Genoa tragedy

In India's citizenship test, a spelling error can ruin a family

Saudi Arabia says it's given $100 million to northeast Syria

Moroccan authorities force hundreds of migrants out of north

The Rohingya lists: refugees compile their own record of those killed in Myanmar

Egypt finalising details of long-term Hamas-Israel truce

Pilgrims descend on Mecca for 'smart hajj'

British police probe 'hate crime' catapult attacks on mosques

No arbitrary detention of Muslims in Uighur region says China

UN report: 20,000-30,000 IS fighters left in Iraq and Syria

Tunisia announces draft bill to give women equal inheritance

Germany deports failed Afghan asylum seekers

Iraq's top musicians play on despite unpaid wages

Uproar as politician praises 'White Australia' policy and urges Muslim ban

Egypt hands Muslim Brotherhood leader another life sentence

Splits deepen over British ex-minister Johnson's burka comments

Pakistan to release Indian prisoners in Independence Day gesture

Turkey central bank ready to take 'all necessary measures' for stability

Israel's Arab minority rallies against new nation-state law

Salman Rushdie leads tributes to writer V.S. Naipaul

Remembering Egyptian economist and thinker Samir Amin

Palestinian-American set to be first Muslim woman in U.S. Congress

Indonesia's Joko Widodo names Muslim cleric as election running mate

Truce reached between Hamas and Israel after Gaza escalation

Saudi effort to punish Canada seems to have little effect

Thousands in mosque standoff in China over demolition plan

UN plans talks on Western Sahara before end of 2018

Turkish goodwill gesture over electricity sows discord in Lebanon

Trump warns world against business with Iran as sanctions return

Buchenwald memorial chief demands answers from far-right German MP

Couples in Tunisia unable to wed despite law change

USA and EU seek details of Saudi arrests but dodge Canada spat

On the back foot, IS uses old tactics to gain new strength

Iran nuclear deal: developments since U.S. walkout

Pompeo says sanctions a pillar of U.S. policy toward Iran

Iranian diplomat granted entry to Saudi Arabia

Thousands of Druze protest Israel nation law in Tel Aviv

Tunisians protest against 'destructive' reforms

Yemen: U.S. allies don't defeat al-Qaida but pay it to go away

First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil

In Lebanon, volunteers speak up to battle suicide

The race for first Muslim woman in U.S. Congress