In brief

Turkey fury after mosques play WWII anti-facist song

"It has even changed death": coronavirus disrupts burials in Turkey

Iran's Khamenei: fight to 'liberate Palestine' is 'Islamic duty'

Egyptians rush to buy treats before Eid ul-Fitr curfew

France and UN envoys warn Israel against partial annexation of West Bank

India reports biggest 24-hour rise in virus cases as lockdown eases

Doctors Without Borders warns of coronavirus "catastrophe" in war-torn Yemen

Sons of murdered Saudi journalist Khashoggi forgive his killers

Vatican expresses "concern" over Israel's West Bank annexation plans

Kashmir Internet blackouts hinder health services and contact tracing

Turkey starts generating power from controversial Ilisu dam

Egypt registers 720 new coronavirus cases in one day

Young Tunisians eat in secret despite Ramadan and lockdown

Syria seizes assets of Assad’s tycoon cousin Rami Makhlouf

Egypt: Mada Masr editor Lina Attalah released on bail

Deaths from coronavirus-like symptoms surge in Yemen's Aden

Assad cousin Makhlouf refuses Syrian government demand to resign from telecoms empire

EU mission's raising of rainbow flag sparks outcry in Iraq

Iran sentences French academic Fariba Adelkhah to five years in prison

India extends lockdown through 31 May as reported coronavirus cases exceed China’s

Afghanistan’s President Ghani signs power-sharing deal with rival Abdullah

Madagascar reports its first coronavirus death

Israel’s parliament swears in new unity government with PM Netanyahu at helm

Editor-in-chief of prominent independent news site detained in Egypt

Syria trial in Germany: "Anwar R was part of Assad’s oppression system"

Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacks opposition mayors over coronavirus aid

Egypt arrests local journalist in accelerating crackdown

India announces relief for millions of migrant workers and farmers

U.S. blames IS for Kabul maternity attack and urges peace process

World leaders demand free coronavirus vaccine for all

Inauguration for Israel unity government postponed over cabinet picks

U.S. warns of coronavirus scapegoating in India and Pakistan

Lebanon brings back lockdown for four days as IMF mulls $10 billion aid package

Norway's top military official in Iraq says coronavirus helps IS

Trump congratulates Iraq PM Kadhimi on forming government

Workers' rights at risk as Indian labour laws face post-lockdown challenge

IMF approves 2.7 billion dollars in aid for Egypt

Pompeo visits Israel for talks on controversial U.S. peace plan

‘We’re afraid of tomorrow’: Syrian refugees face hunger and poverty amid coronavirus downturns

Assad cousin's dissent reveals power struggle in Syria's ruling family

At least 14 dead as gunmen attack MSF-run clinic in Kabul

Over 65s in Turkey go outside for first time since March

Egypt's President Sisi expands powers, citing coronavirus outbreak

Tunisian prosecuted for online Koran parody

Pre-schoolers return as Israel further eases coronavirus curbs

Turkey threatens to target Haftar's forces in Libya if attacks persist

Lebanon’s rooftops provide relief and inspiration for residents under Covid-19 lockdown

Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts

Booze battle for Pakistan's drinkers during lockdown and Ramadan

Tunisia allows Turkish medical aid plane to land for Libyans

Morocco launches fleet of drones to tackle virus from the sky

EU's Frontex expects influx of migrants at Turkish border