In brief

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

Christian in Pakistan blasphemy case wants to leave for Germany

Turkey seeks to detain 103 active duty soldiers over coup links

Fears of ethnic violence as Afghan Taliban target Hazara district

Khashoggi murder further complicates 'Arab NATO' plan

Wintry weather and diplomacy cool down Gaza border protests

Kuwaiti sculptors struggle for right to be seen

TLP: Pakistan's hardline Islamist party calling the shots

'I had suicidal thoughts': Gay Lebanese speak out against conversion therapy

Louis Farrakhan, in Iran, warns Trump a Middle East war is possible

Dozens of Rohingya flee camps by boat, reviving memories of 2015 tragedy

Mosques seek Twitter ban on Dutch populist Geert Wilders

Minnesota and Michigan send first Muslim women to U.S. Congress

Turkish court sentences pro-Kurdish lawmaker to jail on terrorism charges

West calls on China to close Uighur detention camps

Italy offers to help Asia Bibi leave Pakistan

Egypt's Sisi orders review of law curbing NGOs

Taliban tax collectors help tighten insurgents' grip in Afghanistan

Facebook admits not doing enough to prevent Myanmar violence

Churchmen seek repeal of Israel's Jewish nation law

Saudi-backed forces advance towards Yemen's Hodeidah as U.N. warns of famine

Iran's President Rouhani warns of 'war situation' as sanctions resume

IS kills three Iraq village chiefs in a week

Asia Bibi's husband pleads for asylum on behalf of the family

President Assad and Russian envoy discuss Syrian constitutional committee

Pakistan deploys troops to subdue protests after blasphemy ruling

Women wrestlers take on rivals and tradition in south Iraq

Pakistan's Supreme Court overturns Asia Bibiʹs blasphemy conviction

Gloves off: India's ruling party underlines Hindu ambitions as elections near

Syria says Turkey not implementing Idlib deal

Thousands of Syrians stuck in the desert risk starvation

Raped then jailed: Mauritanian women fight to end victim blaming

Group of Jewish leaders to Trump: you are part of the problem

Amnesty: Tunisia breaching rights with 'abusive' travel restrictions

Morocco youth transform traditional festival to gain voice

Huge crowds converge in Senegal's holy city for Sufi pilgrimage

Italy's League blocks Muslims from buying and converting chapel

Iran backlash after top cleric meets reformists

Iraqi Yazidi minority shuns children born of IS rape and enslavement

U.S. Muslim groups raise tens of thousands for synagogue victims