In brief

Indonesia frees radical cleric linked to Bali bombings that killed 202

French strike in Mali targeted jihadists, says Bamako

Pakistan arrests 7 Shia militants, foils possible attacks

Iraq court issues arrest warrant against Trump for murder

Indonesia Islamic council aims for halal ruling before mass vaccination

Sudan quietly signs Abraham Accords weeks after Israel deal

Myanmar police arrest nearly 100 trafficked Rohingya in raid

Pandemic drives down Tunisia's tourism revenue by 65%

Pakistan protests against Shia massacre by IS disrupts air travel

UN hails new Libya prisoner swap under October truce

Germany calls on Bosnia to do more for migrants left without shelter

US hits Iran with fresh sanctions as Trump term nears end

Siegfried, meet Ahmet: German weather systems get makeover

Pakistan's Hazara say no end to Quetta sit-in without justice for slain miners

Amnesty calls on Israel to give Palestinians virus vaccine

Pakistani court orders rebuilding of destroyed Hindu temple

Algerian hunger strikers hospitalised in prison protest

Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration to ease rift with Qatar

Kabul negotiators in Doha as Afghan government accuses Taliban of stalling

Iran steps up nuclear programme, holds South Korean tanker

CORRECTED – Indian state bans Islamic schools, drawing criticism

Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya's frail ceasefire

Al-Qaida branch claims responsibility for killing two French soldiers in Mali

Algerian jailed for 3 years for political protest memes

Lebanon to start lockdown amid post-holiday infections surge

Egypt rapper suspended over selfies with Israelis reinstated

Indonesia set to free Bali bombing-linked cleric Bashir

Niger village attacks killed 100, says prime minister

IS gunmen kill 11 minority Shia coal miners in south-western Pakistan

Anti-US chants as Iraqis mourn commanders killed a year ago

German arms exports to Middle East worth more than a billion in 2020

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks over disputed dam

Indian state bans Islamic schools, drawing criticism

Peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur ends, stoking fears

Death toll in Yemen airport blast rises to 25, over 100 injured

Rome slams Egypt decision to clear police in Italian's murder

Israel admits to 50 airstrikes in Syria in 2020

Tunisia president to launch dialogue to "correct the revolution" process

Pakistan arrests 24 people over demolition of Hindu temple

US State Department approves potential sale of 3,000 smart bombs to Saudi Arabia

Indian state's "Love Jihad" law denounced by ex-bureaucrats, diplomats in open letter

Trump's Blackwater pardons "an affront to justice": UN experts

Indonesia bans hardline Islamic Defender's Front group

Saudi court jails women's rights activist

Three French soldiers killed in explosion in Mali

North Macedonia arrests eight suspected of terrorism

Moroccan team in Israel to set up liaison office

Rebels attack villages in northern Nigeria, killing 10

Russia reinforcing Syrian area where Turkey-backed fighters have clashed with Kurdish forces

Bangladesh moves more Rohingya to controversial island

Hezbollah says it has doubled its arsenal of guided missiles

Turkish lawmakers pass bill monitoring civil society groups