In brief

Muslims now make up 6.5 percent of Germany's population

Palestinians say to hold polls if Israel approves Jerusalem voting

Vexed but vulnerable, President Erdogan avoids escalating genocide dispute with Biden

UN focuses on demand to repatriate foreign fighters in Libya

Religious festival stampede in Israel kills 44, hurts dozens

What remains as U.S. ends Afghan "forever war"

Israel rescue spokesman: Stampede is "national catastrophe"

Al-Qaida "shadow of former self'" ten years after Bin Laden death

Turkish court frees abused woman who killed husband

Egypt executes nine over 2013 police station storming

President Rouhani says leak aimed to create "discord" amid Iran nuclear talks

First Arab woman basketball referee to stand tall at Olympics

Turkish lake with likely clues to Mars gains unwanted fame

Pakistan sees record COVID-19 deaths as officials consider stricter lockdowns

Iran orders probe into leaked Zarif audio "conspiracy"

Israel committing 'apartheid' against Palestinians: Human Rights Watch

Sri Lanka arrests top Muslim leader over 2019 Easter attacks

Turkey launches new raid in northern Iraq

Turkey says it will respond in time to 'outrageous' U.S. genocide statement

Knife attacker in France said to have watched jihadist videos

Death toll in fire at Iraqi COVID-19 hospital surpasses 80

Police remove east Jerusalem barricades after violent protests

Turkey summons U.S. ambassador over Biden's genocide recognition

USA and Britain rush supplies to virus-stricken India

Relics seized from smugglers are returning to Afghanistan

Algerian professor gets 3-year jail term for offending Islam

Shooting revives criticism of Israel's use of deadly force

Pakistan parliament to resume debate on French envoy's expulsion

Israel strikes targets in Syria after missile lands near nuclear reactor

India's health system ‘crumbling’ under global record number of new COVID-19 cases

Press Freedom index no longer includes Germany among leading nations

Junta attacks displace nearly 250,000 people in Myanmar: UN envoy

Large-scale Houthi offensive roils Yemen's oil-rich Marib

Tears of joy and relief after conviction in Floyd murder case

Turkey says it remains against Egypt labeling Muslim Brotherhood "terrorists"

Outrage in Pakistan after journalist critical of military shot

India's most populous state fighting losing battle for COVID-19 beds and tests

U.S.-backed Afghan peace talks in Turkey postponed

"No sweets": For Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a tough Ramadan

Navalny vows to sue Russian prison for withholding Koran

Livin' on a prayer: Champion Pakistan Koran reader in full voice

Turkey frees journalist Ahmet Altan after European rights court ruling

"A very good weird": Israel drops outdoor COVID mask order

Egypt: Train derailment near Cairo leaves 11 dead, almost 100 injured

Radical Pakistan party releases 11 police hostages after anti-France protests

Saudi Arabia's city of roses blooms in Ramadan

Iran nuclear talks resume under shadow of Natanz attack

Blinken vows "enduring" U.S. support for Afghanistan in surprise Kabul visit

Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza after rocket attack

Young, female and fighting for India's forests

Car bomb blast kills four in Baghdad’s Sadr City

Turkish foreign minister briefs Afghan counterpart on NATO talks