In brief

Gulf Arab states rebuke Israel, but alliances inch closer

Egypt pardons hundreds jailed for demonstrating

'Thank the Party!' China tries to brainwash Muslims in camps

A year after Myanmar madrassas shuttered, street prayer organisers face Ramadan in jail

Bosnia helpless as migrants open new Balkan route

Rohingya Muslims face difficult Ramadan in refugee camps

U.S. hits governor of Iran's central bank with sanctions

Belgium calls for Gaza inquiry

German Catholic bishops call for respect of Islam ahead of Ramadan

In war-torn Yemen, artisans keep up the shine on gemstones

Iraq rivals jostle for power after cleric Sadr's shock win

Diplomatic efforts on Syria sag in Kazakh capital Astana

Syrian refugees boost economy in Turkey

Israel warns Gaza protesters: Stay away from border fence

Kosovo moves to de-radicalise jailed jihadists

U.S. set for deeply controversial Jerusalem embassy move

Muslim scholars: "Suicide attacks violate Islamic principles"

Iran gives EU 60-day deadline to guarantee nuclear deal

Shia cleric Sadr leads in Iraq's initial election results

Merkel and Putin reaffirm support for Iran deal in phone call

Feel-good Egyptian leper film charms Cannes

Gazans rally near Israel border in blockade-busting campaign

Israel defence minister to Syria's Assad: 'throw Iranians out'

Taliban kill dozens of police in western Afghan province

UK, French, German foreign ministers to meet over Iran on Tuesday

Female ban during Nigerian festival causes uproar

UN chief asks for halt to 'all hostile acts' in Middle East

Charities plan food aid for struggling Egyptians during Ramadan

Netanyahu heads for Putin talks after Trump pullout from Iran deal

Europe seeks to uphold terms: French Foreign Minister says Iran deal is "not dead"

More than a million Turks say "Enough" to Erdogan on social media

Trump pulls the plug on the nuclear deal with Iran

Malaysians vote in toughest election yet for ruling coalition

Unofficial results suggest Hezbollah allies have gained in Lebanon parliament

UAE says military presence on Yemen's Socotra 'distorted'

Tunisia's Ennahda claims victory in landmark local elections

German president warns of dangers of letting anti-Semitism spread

Lebanon votes in shadow of Syria war, reflecting divisions

Muharrem Ince, a burst of energy to Turkey's lackadaisical opposition

Rouhani stresses importance of European position on nuclear deal

Muslim nations urged to stand by the forcibly displaced Rohingya

Saudi Arabia launches initiative to improve country's lifestyle

UN: Syria's war grinds on, no respite for civilians

Hungary rejects Euro-African declaration on migration

Erdogan blasts opposition for bolstering new party

Germany's far-right AfD helping make anti-Semitism "socially acceptable" says government official

Tough road for Iraq's female candidates in May 12 elections

Fear and exodus on front line of jihadist fight in Burkina Faso

Study warns of cholera flare-up in beleaguered Yemen

EU calls Abbas' Holocaust remarks "unacceptable"

The Islamic State group's affiliate in Afghanistan

Myanmar judge accepts police witness' testimony in press freedom case

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