In brief

Nearly 300 Rohingya migrants land in Indonesia's Aceh

Bangladesh mosque blast death toll rises to 24; probes starting

UAE-Israel deal step towards Middle East peace: Egypt's Sisi

Greece and Turkey agree de-escalation talks says NATO; Athens denies deal

Afghan government says mother's name can go on birth certificates

Judges to rule on Dutch populist Wilders' appeal of racial incitement conviction

Facebook bans India ruling party leader over hate speech violations

Lebanon's army finds 4.35 tonnes more explosive chemicals near Beirut port

Kabul releases nearly 200 Taliban prisoners ahead of peace talks

Highest Nile waters for a century swamp Sudan

One month after Beirut blast, rescuers find signs of life amid the rubble

Erdogan calls for stricter laws on Turkish lawyers accused of terrorism links

Tunisian prime minister Hichem Mechichi wins confidence vote amid crisis

U.S. to lift 33-year arms embargo on Cyprus, angering Turkey

Lebanon PM designate bids to form crisis cabinet within two weeks

France's Macron arrives in Iraq for official visit

Is France's unapologetic 'freedom to blaspheme' in peril?

France to re-live Charlie Hebdo attacks as landmark terror trial opens in Paris court

Jordanian cartoonist Emad al-Hajjaj arrested for satirising UAE-Israel deal

Clashes break out at anti-Islam rally in Norway

Where state is weak, Mali militants broker talks between rival clans

Lebanese presidency to convene consultations on Monday to designate new PM

Trolls flood social media in Pakistan amid virus lockdown

PM Scott Morrison 'open' to Christchurch terrorist serving sentence in Australia

What's behind the Turkey-Greece sabre-rattling?

Egypt to prosecute some 54 million who boycotted Senate vote

Germany's Federal Labour Court declares Berlin headscarf ban for teachers illegal

Iranian lawmakers want Twitter ban – but tweet themselves

Turkish opposition leader Babacan tests positive for coronavirus

UN will take no action on U.S. demand for snapback sanctions on Iran

Water already dwindling, Egypt's farmers fear impact of dam

German minister Maas sees readiness for dialogue between Greece and Turkey

Lebanon blast evidence trail hints at ties to Hezbollah

Hezbollah backs IMF help for Lebanon, but with a warning

Taliban team in Islamabad for talks with Pakistan officials

Bangladesh plans 'go-and-see' scheme to relocate Rohingya to island

Leader of India's opposition Congress offers to resign after dissent letter

"End of the world": Countdown to Beirut’s devastating blast

Sicilian president wants to expel migrants due to coronavirus risks

Israel again strikes Hamas targets in Gaza

After Hagia Sophia, Turkey's Erdogan turns another former church into mosque

Mali junta wants military rule for three years, agrees to free president

Syria blackout after suspected pipeline attack

Sentencing of New Zealand mosque gunman begins in Christchurch

Israeli dig unearths large trove of early Islamic gold coins

Saudi price for ties with Israel is Palestinian state, says Saudi royal

A transitional ‘civilian or military’ president will take power in Mali, says junta

Lebanon braces for fresh coronavirus lockdown in wake of Beirut blast

Cyprus says willing to engage on defining Eastern Med maritime zones

Indonesia capital displays dummy coffin as COVID-19 warning

Iraqi prime minister heads to Washington for talks with Trump

Islamic State fires rockets in Kabul during independence celebration