In brief

Pence demands EU isolate Iran as Israelis and Arabs unite

UK teen runaway who joined IS 'wants to come home'

Court rules against Austria's mosque closures

Valentine's Day not feeling the love in Indonesia

Germany sees 'frightening' rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes

Syrian opposition: Terrorism will not be beaten with Assad in power

Prickly pears: 'humble' cactus brings hope to Algeria

India resumes flights to Iraq after 30 year gap

Security tight for Bangladesh 'mini-Hajj'

Egyptian lawmakers approve possible 3-decade rule by Sisi

Missing Uighurs' kin demand 'proof of life' videos from China

Two tales of a city: Palestinian and Israeli guides team up for a new tour of Jerusalem

Tight race between two Muslims as Nigeria holds presidential poll

Egypt arrests students for mocking Christianity online

Instagram removes gay Muslim comics following official warning from Indonesia

Turkey calls on China to close internment camps for Muslims

Catherine Deneuve's new film explores Islamist radicalisation

Saudi study: Millennial jihadists educated, not outcasts

'It's about freedom': Women on the frontline of Sudan's uprising

Drugs, violence threaten Rohingya men in world's largest refugee camp

Indonesian entertainers protest law on 'pornography' and blasphemy in music

Palestinians walk Hebron pupils to school after monitors leave

Algeria's Bouteflika confirms running for 5th term

Saudis don't know where Khashoggi's body is

Human Rights Watch: Egypt executes 3 Islamists tortured to confess

U.S. executes Muslim who sought death-chamber imam support

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrives in Afghanistan

Thirty years after Rushdie fatwa, blasphemy still a potent weapon

Pope to visit Moroccan imam school to boost moderate Islam

Tens of thousands of Muslims attend anti-government rally in Mali

Asica Bibi, acquitted of blasphemy, still can't leave Pakistan

Pope hails 'step forward' in Islam dialogue after UAE visit

Dutch former anti-Islam MP says he's become a Muslim

Amnesty accuses UAE of diverting arms to "militias" in Yemen

Taliban take centre stage as Kabul cut out of peace talks

Prince of IS-ravaged Yazidis buried in Iraq

British lawmakers say highest Saudi authorities may be responsible for activists' torture

Forty years on, Iran's revolutionaries have mixed feelings

Pope condemns Yemen war before touching down in the UAE

In Mosul exhibition, Iraqi artists process brutal rule of Islamic State

Erdogan says Turkey keeping 'low-level' contact with Syria

Egypt MPs table law amendment to extend Sisi rule

Rohingya insurgents vow to continue fight against 'genocidal' Myanmar

Iranian women see new opportunities alongside old barriers

Election fever grips Tunisia months ahead of polls

China pushes Xinjiang internment camps out of sight and out of reach

Celebrations to mark 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution begin in Iran

Atheist blogger appeals for funds to help him 'Escape Egypt'

UN eyes second round of Western Sahara talks in March

Muezzin muscled out: Israeli mosque fires bodybuilder

U.S. lawmakers nominate jailed Uighur scholar for Nobel peace prize

Bashir's hometown split as anti-government protests hit Sudan