In brief

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

Egypt signs €8 billion deal with Siemens for high-speed rail system

Sudan lifts state of emergency imposed since military coup

India's Kashmir sees upsurge in violence after separatist Yasin Malik convicted

Israeli court upholds ban on Jewish prayer at Al Aqsa compound

Tunisian president issues decree to hold referendum on new constitution

'Princess of the Wall of Death': Indonesian daredevil defies gravity and stereotypes

UK MPs blast 'systemic failures' of Afghan withdrawal

Young Lebanese voters shake grip of traditional parties

Egypt promises to allow protest, push pledges as COP27 host

Syrian refugees in Turkey left in limbo

Pakistan's defiant ex-premier Imran Khan calls for march on Islamabad

Turkey dreams of far-fetched gas pipeline with Israel

Female Afghan TV presenters cover their faces on air

Rich Lebanese buy 'island passports' as crisis bites

Taliban orders female TV presenters to cover face on air

Pentagon probe rejects claims U.S. covered up civilian deaths in Syria airstrike

First commercial flight in six years leaves Yemen's Sanaa amid fragile truce

Iran Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi rejects plagiarism claims at Cannes

Sandstorm blankets Saudi capital in grey haze

Clashes rock Tripoli as rival Libyan government enters capital

Hezbollah lose ground, reformists surge in Lebanon polls

Mali withdraws from G5 Sahel regional anti-jihadist force

Early results: Lebanon's Hezbollah suffers election losses

Lebanon awaits results of first vote since multiple crises

French city rekindles burkini row with pool rule change

Despite 'fatigue', donors pledge another $6.7 billion for Syria, neighbours

After Israel ruling, West Bank families fear evictions 'at any time'

Al-Jazeera journalist shot dead during Israeli raid in West Bank

UN says 'imminent' Yemen oil spill would cost $20 bn to clean up

Red Cross chief on Iran visit talks Afghans' plight

Syrian mothers mourn two brides-to-be lost off Lebanon

Syria's Assad meets Iran’s supreme leader during Tehran visit

Dozens of migrants drown off Western Sahara, aid agency says

Hundreds rally in support of Tunisian President Saied

Taliban leader orders women to cover their faces in public

COVID-19 pandemic killed 13 to 17 million in 2020-21: WHO

National strike in Sri Lanka to demand govt step down

Severe dust storms in Iraq cause breathing problems for thousands

Yemen's war-weary Taiz choked by siege despite truce

Al Shabab militants mount deadly attack on African Union base in Somalia

Adoration turns to anger towards crisis-hit Sri Lanka's ruling clan