In brief

U.N. Security Council struggles to strike Syria aid deal as mandate expires

Soaring food prices put damper on Eid ul-Adha in Middle East

Palestinian president and Israeli leaders speak before Biden visit

Muslim pilgrims pray at Mount Arafat as hajj reaches apex

New head of anti-discrimination agency elected in Germany

German lawmakers recognise Yazidi 'genocide'

France repatriates 35 children, 16 mothers from Syria camps

Algeria celebrates 60 years of independence from France, with relations still strained

Lebanon gas row tops agenda as Israel PM visits Paris

Israel to test bullet that killed journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, army says

Hajj disasters: Stampedes, infernos and a bloody siege

Owners distraught as historic Nile houseboats are removed

Lockdown in Indian city after gruesome sectarian killing

Palestinian killed by Israel army in West Bank

UN urges Libya's rivals to agree on elections this week

Arrest of Indian Muslim journalist Mohammed Zubair sparks widespread outrage

Egypt tries man over murder of student who refused advances

Indonesian bar sparks uproar with Muhammad drink promotion

Turkish authorities arrest more than 200 at banned Pride march in Istanbul

Norway shaken by attack that kills 2 during Gay Pride festival

India flies tons of essentials to quake-rocked Afghanistan

Afghan quake survivors without food and shelter as floods hamper relief effort

More than 250 killed after strong earthquake strikes eastern Afghanistan

Israel coalition moves to dissolve parliament, Lapid to become caretaker PM

Germany's documenta art show covers up work after anti-Semitism row

The Chechens fighting Russia on the front line

Far-right sends shockwaves in France after electoral breakthrough

Monsoon floods kill 42 people; millions stranded in Bangladesh and India

Israel closes probe into violence at journalist Abu Akleh's funeral

India: Police brutality on video following Nupur Sharma protests

Saudi Arabia and Yemen's Houthis resume direct talks, sources say

Biden to meet with Saudi crown prince despite 'pariah' pledge

Qatar plans 1000 'Bedouin tents' to house World Cup fans

UK vows to pursue asylum policy after Rwanda flight cancelled

Indian officials step up arrests, demolish houses to stop unrest over anti-Islam remarks

Iraqi MPs from firebrand cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's bloc resign

Morocco bans film about daughter of Prophet Muhammad

Muslim Pakistani Iman Vellani stars in 'Ms. Marvel'

India: BJP's suspended Nupur Sharma in more trouble after Prophet Muhammad remarks

What’s in a name: Turkey formally requests name change to 'Turkiye'

France, Germany, UK urge Iran to ‘cease its nuclear escalation’, finalise deal

Morocco's gender-challenging artists take to the stage

From Saddam to IS: Iraq still exhuming mass graves

Major UK cinema chain pulls "Lady of Heaven" after Muslim protests

Ukraine war: Indonesians pay price of cooking oil crisis

Death of three sisters spotlights India dowry violence

Tunisia expert drafting new constitution says no reference to Islam

Sudan civilian bloc rejects post-coup crisis talks with military rulers

Rights groups allege French arms makers complicit in Yemen war crimes

Europe court condemns Turkey over Amnesty activist's 'unlawful' detention

Pakistani trans drama wins Cannes 'Queer Palm' award

Irish judges to rule on ex-soldier accused of IS membership