In brief

Crackdown on hardliners as Pakistan detains blasphemy protest cleric

Germany's AfD says it represents Christian values – churches disagree

Indonesia's 'millennials party' draws fire for comments on Sharia bylaws

Syrian Kurdish women march to end gender-based violence

Protest in Myanmar's Rakhine state opposes Rohingya return

Modi's backers step up holy site dispute as Indian election looms

Iran urges Muslims – including Saudi 'brothers' – to unite against U.S.

'I woke up gay': Malaysian LGBT+ band uses music to fight bias

Yemeni officials: UN envoy in front-line city of Hodeidah

Australia proposes stripping native-born extremists of citizenship

Wife of academic jailed in UAE condemns actions of UK

Egypt reveals it is holding daughter of Muslim Brotherhood leader along with five others

Lebanon's economy faces stark choice: Reform or collapse

Indian government dissolves Kashmir state assembly

Syria's Druze reject Assad's call to serve

Fears of boat exodus as smugglers prey on Rohingya desperation

Central African ex-militia leader 'Rambo' to appear at ICC

After years of silence, music fills streets of Iraq's Mosul

Austria's Turkish community caught in nationality trap

Suicide bomber targets clerics in Afghan capital

Judge voids U.S. female genital mutilation law

Australia PM and Muslim leaders spar over his terror comments

Australia PM and Muslim leaders spar over Morrison's terror comments

Libyan Sufis celebrate Prophet's birthday despite security fears

Official report claims Indonesian mosques spreading radicalism to government workers

Tunisia appoints first Jewish minister in the Arab world for sixty years

Iraqi cleric linked to Basra protests killed outside home

Saudi women mount 'inside-out' abaya protest

U.S. envoy hopes for Afghan peace deal before April election

'Moral panic' targets Indonesia's LGBT community

Rebels say Syrian army is stepping up attacks in Idlib

Rouhani sees Iran and Iraq expanding trade despite U.S. sanctions

Chinese city urges those "poisoned by extremism", who follow conservative Islam, to confess crimes

U.S. senators seek clampdown on Saudis over Yemen and murder of Khashoggi

Vigilante mobs: failure of state to deliver justice or grim indictment of Indonesian society?

Australia and Malaysia at loggerheads over possible Jerusalem embassy

'Absolute terror': Afghans abandon villages under Taliban attack

Rohingya refugee camp quiet after Bangladesh scraps return

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide in landmark ruling

Islamic theologian Tariq Ramadan freed on bail in French rape case

Tackle poverty and birth rate to end Boko Haram, says emir

Dissident Moroccan publisher jailed on sexual assault charges

Black Tunisians push for equality in face of racism

Thousands of Afghans flee fighting in Hazara districts

Hamas announces ceasefire with Israel after worst escalation in years

Syria extends time for post-war property claims under disputed law

Egyptian court adds Islamist group to terrorism list

Israelʹs raid on Gaza risks provoking a new war

U.S. ends refuelling support in Yemen war as pressure builds on Saudi Arabia

Afghan Taliban attacks intensify as U.S. peace envoy returns

Crowds pay tribute to Melbourne terror victim

Saudi sisters' tragic end in New York shows perils for runaways