In brief

"Immunised" Muslim pilgrims in Mecca as Ramadan begins

Biden administration proceeding with $23 billion weapon sales to UAE

Turkey plans April 24-May 4 Afghanistan peace summit

Tunisian journalists protest over new head of state news agency

Iran to begin 60% uranium enrichment after nuclear site incident

Egyptians celebrate more normal Ramadan despite coronavirus

Biden ready to announce U.S. withdrawal, even as peace eludes Afghanistan

Iran orders 10-day shutdown amid fourth wave of coronavirus pandemic

UAE selects first Arab woman for astronaut training

Libya's new PM Dbeibeh to visit Turkey on Monday

Iran says Natanz nuclear site hit by terrorism

Victims of "forced confessions" urge Western powers to ban Chinese TV channels

Pakistani transgender woman finds a niche in tailoring

Jordan's Abdullah appears with half-brother for first time since palace crisis

Israel says it will work closely with U.S. on any new Iran nuclear deal

Egyptian archaeologists hail discovery of 3,000-year-old "lost city"

India's new COVID-19 infections hit record, deaths at over five-month high

Muslim civil rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

Israel says it will not cooperate with ICC war crimes probe

India's top court paves way for Rohingya deportations to Myanmar

U.S. pledges Iraq troop withdrawal but without timeline

Court sentences acting Muslim Brotherhood leader to life in prison

Iran's Rouhani says Vienna talks open "new chapter"

Myanmar's UK envoy says military attaché "occupied" embassy

Biden resumes Palestinian aid, urges two-state solution

Turkey's chair snub riles EU chief as she defends women's rights

Iran ship said to be Red Sea troop base off Yemen attacked

Turkey jails 32 ex-soldiers for life over 2016 coup bid

Backlash after Pakistan PM links rape to how women dress

China hits out at U.S. over Beijing Olympics boycott row

Jordan's prince vows loyalty, king accepts mediation in palace row

Indian states seek widening of vaccinations as second surge overtakes first wave

Saudi to allow only "immunised" pilgrims to Mecca

Mozambique attack survivors turned back by Tanzania, says UN

Erdogan accuses former admirals of "political coup"

Palestinian president flies to Germany for medical checkup

Montenegro's PM seeks dismissal of justice minister over Srebrenica genocide denial

Egyptian mummies paraded through Cairo on way to new museum

Jordan's neighbours and allies voice support over its security moves

Jordanian military warns king's half-brother Hamza bin Hussein to stop actions undermining stability

UN envoy says Myanmar faces possibility of major civil war

DR Congo to host Nile dam talks from 3 to 5 April

Yes, Israel "occupies" West Bank, US says

Libya authorities release 120 captured pro-Haftar fighters

Yemen receives first coronavirus vaccines

UN says French strike in Mali killed 19 civilians in January

Turkey's top court refuses to hear expelled MP's appeal

Facebook to curb hate speech as Indian states go to polls

In stark warning, Egypt leader says Nile water "untouchable"

Biden picks Black women, first Muslim for federal judgeships

As under Trump, US report avoids "Occupied Territories"

Pakistan PM to India PM: We too want peaceful relations

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