In brief

Muslim clerics in Sri Lanka seek clarity on face veils

Mediator no more? Trump says India and Pakistan can solve Kashmir on their own

China bans textbooks on Uighur culture

Iraqi leaders condemn air raids targeting paramilitary groups

Police in quandary after New Delhi revokes Kashmir autonomy

Young Afghan women barely remember Taliban, yet fear a return

Pakistan launches vaccination campaign to push against polio

Germany braces for far-right surge in eastern state elections

Sudan's persecuted Christians eye long-sought freedom

Harassed Moroccan women shun beach for new Rabat pool

India defends blocking politicians from visiting Kashmir

Iranian foreign minister Zarif's flying visit to the G7 in Biarritz

Istanbul bans "Queer Olympix"

Syria Kurds say will help implement U.S.-Turkey 'safe zone'

Hezbollah vows to confront any Israeli drones in Lebanese airspace

Israel bombed Iraq weapons depot, NYT reports

Zarif: Iran does not want war and is ready to work on French nuclear deal proposals

UN report condemns sexual violence by Myanmar military

Hamdok, UN economist turned Sudanese premier

India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

India's opposition politicians demand release of Kashmir activists

Syrian jailed for Germany knife killing that sparked far-right protests

India increases restrictions in Kashmir ahead of separatist call for protests

UN chief urges world to stamp out religious persecution

No Rohingya turn up for repatriation to Myanmar

Three children of German Islamic State fighters arrive in Frankfurt

German president warns against using religion for political gains

FIFA sends in emergency team to run Egypt's soccer body

Rohingya Muslims say they don't want to return to Myanmar

Algeria protest movement marks six months

US Taliban negotiator returning to Doha amid peace deal hopes

Trump offers to mediate "explosive" Kashmir standoff

German Interior Minister warns refugees who take Syria holidays

Turkey removes three pro-Kurdish mayors from office

New German defence minister seeks troop mandate extension in Jordan

US scraps West Bank conference over Palestinian protests

End child marriage "hell" for Indonesian girls, lawmaker urges

More than a dozen Burkina troops killed in "major terrorist attack"

Canada's Trudeau under pressure after Britain revokes citizenship of "Jihadi Jack"

Omar: Go to Israel, see "cruel reality of the occupation"

Iranian tanker caught in a standoff with the West heads to Greece

Germany's Jewish council warns against AfD's "right-wing extremism"

Trump says he will likely release Middle East peace plan after Israel elections

Gay rights advocate in Tunisia appeals rejection of presidential bid

UK strips citizenship from dual national "Jihadi Jack"

Jordan summons Israeli envoy over "violations" of Jerusalem holy site

Thousands homeless as fire consumes Bangladesh slum

Nearly half of UK adults think Islam is ‘incompatible’ with British values

The 'gift' of Tunisia's delicate date palm drink

Criticism mounts of New Zealand's mosque shooting response

Sudan to launch historic transition to civilian rule

Rights groups criticise U.N.decision to hold conference on torture in Egypt