In brief

Pakistan javelin-thrower sharpens hopes of rare Olympic medal

Many Iranians plan to boycott vote for a president without power

Global powers promise to help Lebanon's crisis-hit army

Iranians head to the polls with ultraconservative Raisi tipped to win

Lebanon’s crisis threatens one of its few unifiers, the army

Refugees team up with fashion students at Paris upcycling workshop

Hope, fear, apathy: Iranian youths look to election

Israel launches air strikes on Gaza after Palestinians send incendiary balloons

Saudi Arabia executes man for crimes committed as a minor in "flawed trial"

Iraqi Kurd woman speaker battles a man's world

Israeli nationalists to march in East Jerusalem as Palestinians call for "Day of Rage" in response

Canadian man faces terrorism charges after attack on Muslims

Silenced musicians see Turkey playing politics with COVID ban

At least 18 killed in shelling attack on opposition-held Syria town

Iraq opens mass grave to identify victims of IS group’s Badush prison massacre

Saudi allows hajj pilgrimage for 60,000 vaccinated residents, bars foreigners again

Children pay the price in Pakistan's mass HIV outbreak

Iran's ultraconservative Raisi: 'anti-graft' poll favourite

Turnout at lowest in 20 years in divisive Algerian parliamentary elections

Naftali Bennett: From tech millionaire to Israel’s ultranationalist PM

Macron announces the end of France's anti-Islamist Operation Barkhane in the Sahel

In Draghi's Italy, far-right gains ground with Meloni

Italy and Turkey get ball rolling as Euro 2020 begins under COVID cloud

Russia preparing to give Iran advanced satellite system

UN court upholds conviction of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic

Israeli parliament to vote Sunday on anti-Netanyahu coalition government

Taliban shoot and kill group of mine-clearing workers in Afghanistan

Iranians to vote as ultraconservatives eye easy victory

Iran lawmakers to take Rouhani to court over UNESCO document

Iran cleric Mohtashamipour, founder of Hezbollah, dies

Toll rises from deadly Pakistan train crash as rescuers comb through wreckage

Muslim family in Canada killed in "premeditated" truck attack

Yemen's unique "dragon's blood" island under threat

Steam rises as India and Pakistan take basmati battle to EU

Australian soldier sues media over Afghan war crimes allegations

Mali's Assimi Goita: special ops commander turned strongman

Turkish drone attack kills three civilians in northern Iraq Kurdish refugee camp

Leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram is dead, says rival militant Islamist group

Israeli police detain Palestinian activist twins in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah

Clown helps Mumbai kids fight COVID

Stink bugs eat into Lebanon's "white gold" pine nut trade

After attack on rival, IS jihadists battle for control in northeast Nigeria

Thirteen on trial over threats against French teen who slammed Islam on social media

Israel's anti-Netanyahu coalition must now seek parliamentary approval

"Uighur tribunal" to open in London as China dismisses ‘PR show’

Danish MPs back controversial plan to relocate asylum seekers outside Europe

Last dash for Israeli politicians fighting to unseat Netanyahu

Exhaustion and fear for India's frontline doctors in COVID battle

Transgender woman battles for "dignity" in conservative Egypt

Nigeria rules out paying ransom for hundreds of kidnapped school children

Now anti-mask too, far-right AfD eyes upset in Germany regional vote

Egypt bets on ancient finds to pull tourism out of pandemic