In brief

Libyan presidential hopefuls petition against interim PM Dbeibah's candidacy

After Channel boat disaster, Iraqi families fear worst

'Cold will kill us' – Yemen's fleeing families face desert winter

Nuclear talks resume in Vienna as West asks whether Iran is serious or stalling

Ilona Taimela and Finland's secret school for children of IS fighters

Concerned by new variant, countries move to tighten COVID-19 measures

Turkish police tear-gas women protesting over violence

Libya fighters disrupt Seif al-Gaddafi's election appeal

Interpol elects Emirati general al-Raisi, accused of torture, as new president

France and UK seek co-ordinated response after migrant tragedy

Iran loses 300,000 university graduates to better prospects abroad

Australia lists Hezbollah as "terrorist organisation"

Coal, an unavoidable pollutant in the harsh Afghan winter

Algeria's poor fret over plan to slash subsidies on basic goods

Four killed in Israel strikes on Syria: war monitor

Foreigners in Ethiopia advised to leave as Tigrayan rebels edge closer to Addis Ababa

Libyan interim PM Dbeibah aims for presidency, despite rules

Afghans 'marry off' baby girls for dowries as starvation looms

Muslim mason sculpts shrines for Bangladesh's Hindu dead

Sudan military leaders reinstate deposed prime minister Abdalla Hamdok

Robot waiters take Iraq's Mosulites back to the future

Vehicle ploughs into Christmas parade in U.S., killing multiple victims

Iranians gather in mass protest against water crisis caused by dried-up river

Kim Kardashian and Leeds owner Radrizzani help female Afghan soccer players fly to Britain

India to repeal agricultural reform laws after huge protests

Norway envoy in Sudan condemns "intolerable" violence

Main migrant camps on Polish border evacuated by Belarus as crisis continues

Poland warns migrant crisis could last for months

Libya strongman Haftar enters presidential race

No joke: Indian comedian Vir Das under nationalist fire

Humanitarian activists to face criminal charges in Greece

"Find a solution," say residents as smog blankets Pakistan's Lahore

Gaddafi's son announces candidacy for president of Libya

Iraq to start repatriating citizens in Belarus from Thursday

North African climate change threatens farming and political stability

Storms in Egypt leave 3 dead and unleash deadly scorpions

Italian coastguard rescues 550 migrants from stormy seas

Macron hosts world powers to push for stability, ensure elections in Libya

Neighbours of Belarus say migrant crisis risks military clash

HRW: Beijing Olympic sponsors must speak up on rights in China

Belarus airline Belavia to stop flying Syrians, Iraqis and Yemenis from Turkey amid crisis

300 pro-Haftar mercenaries to quit Libya

UAE foreign minister meets Syria’s Assad, U.S. slams visit to "dictator"

Poland accuses Putin of orchestrating Belarus border crisis to destabilise EU

Women plant mangroves to bolster India's cyclone defences

Poland blocks migrants at Belarus border, warns of "armed" escalation

U.S. Supreme Court to hear case of FBI surveillance of a mosque

Abu Dhabi to allow non-Muslim civil marriage under family law shakeup

Iraqi PM decries "cowardly" attack on his home by drones carrying explosives

Pakistan lifts ban on TLP Islamist group

Egypt's Abdul Fattah al-Sisi orders government to move to new capital

Hamas "guardian" law keeps Gaza woman from studying abroad