In brief

Algeria journalist beaten and humiliated after arrest covering demos

Ethiopian mediator urges Sudan military and opposition to hold direct talks

Disgraced footballer kickstarts fresh #MeToo debate in Egypt

Iran nuclear dispute: could U.N. sanctions return?

Sea Watch captain Rackete freed from house arrest in Italy

EU, France, Germany and UK urge Iran to stick to the nuclear deal

U.S. duty free magnates fund controversial Israeli settlements

"The commission meeting in Vienna could not satisfy Iran's just demands"

Tunisia says no 'power vacuum' despite president's illness

Seven killed as mass demos rock Sudan

Syrian government co-opting aid to serve loyalists, says Human Rights Watch

Syrians dig, cook and fill sandbags in war against Assad

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe suspends hunger strike in Iranian prison

Rescue ship captain Carola Rackete held in Italy attracts donors and defenders

Iran's Zarif says U.S. should respect Iran if it wants to negotiate

Laundry ad promoting working women sparks furore in Pakistan

Ghani seeks pro-active Pakistan role in Afghan peace process

Iran says Vienna meet is "last chance" to save nuclear deal

Baghdad protesters take down Bahrain flag over Trump peace conference

Morsi's death prompts fears for other high-profile prison inmates

'Burkini' row shuts pools in French town

Sudan's underground musicians turn defiant after uprising

Former NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen defends Iran nuclear deal

Trump's tough talk on Iran prompts Senate vote on war powers

Rouhani says U.S. must lift sanctions before tensions can be eased

Mauritanian president defends continued detention of 'infidelʹ blogger

Egypt detains eight for funding plot to 'overthrow state'

Sri Lanka police overturn local council ban on Muslims

In Pakistan's northern mountains, plastic bags face the bin

U.S. to consider sanctions in case of more Sudan violence

Climate change threatens peace efforts: SIPRI

Iran 'never seeks war' with U.S., says Rouhani

Khashoggi fiancee Cengiz demands further UN investigations

Ekrem Imamoglu: Turkey's rising political star

Sudan's protesters accept roadmap for civilian rule

Pope seeks more freedom in theology and dialogue with Islam

Iran and U.S. trade barbs ahead of new sanctions

Jordan and Egypt say will attend U.S.-led Mideast peace meeting

Tunisia approves law excluding presidential candidate leading in polls

Iran says U.S. Middle East peace plan is "shameful" and "doomed to failure"

Turkey's opposition strikes blow to Erdogan with Istanbul mayoral win

Turkish lira firms after opposition wins Istanbul election

Algeria arrests 18 protesters over Berber flag

Sunday's Istanbul vote "a lose-lose situation" for Erdogan

Hundreds demonstrate for civilian rule in Sudan's state capitals

Those who oppose military are 'enemies of Algeria', says army head

U.S. Senate votes to block arm sales to Saudi Arabia

U.S. adds Saudi Arabia and Cuba to worst human traffickers list

Iran defiant over drone as Trump reportedly halts retaliatory strikes

UN chief insists he cannot set up probe into Khashoggi killing

Court declares Britain's arms sales to Saudi Arabia unlawful

In Afghanistan, conspiracy theories fuel polio outbreak