In brief

Hundreds of migrants freezing in heavy snow in Bosnia camp

Niger stages historic elections despite jihadist attacks

Egypt security delegation in Libya capital for rare visit

Hundreds of Syrians flee Lebanon camp after tents torched

Anti-Modi Kashmiri alliance wins majority of seats in polls

'Glimmer of hope': Beirut seeks Christmas cheer after devastating year

Turkish parliament extends law for troop deployment to Libya

UAE Islamic body okays vaccines even with pork

Afghan election activist dies after rush-hour Kabul ambush

The Afghan police team welcoming back Taliban fighters

Netanyahu and Gantz coalition crashes out over budget dispute

Israel's government collapses, triggering fourth early election in two years

Outrage as Hamas discourages Christmas celebrations in Gaza

U.S. Congress enacts historic funding for Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding

Rockets hit near U.S. embassy in Iraq as tensions flare

In Egypt, coronavirus pandemic inspires passion for oud

Palestinian foreign minister urges Israel to return to talks

Lebanon prosecutor pauses port probe amid legal challenges

Germany brings home 3 women and 12 kids from camps in Syria

"Like Xanax": In Lebanon, crisis comedy combats trauma

Rare Christmas sales in Saudi Arabia

Sesame Street unveils Rohingya Muppets to help refugee children

Iraqi parliament formally declares Christmas a national holiday

Turkish court to start new trial of philanthropist Osman Kavala

Israel condemns EU ritual slaughter ruling

Human Rights Watch: Egypt imposes collective punishment at Scorpion prison

Struggling Syria farmers turn to tropical fern for fodder

China's Alibaba "dismayed" by Uighur facial-recognition software

Algerian state tightens screws on online media

Government forces rescue more than 340 kidnapped Nigerian schoolboys

Israeli brothers, raised in West Bank, at odds over occupation

ICC rejects Uighur genocide complaint against China

China, Turkey and Egypt top jailed journalist league table

Iran's Supreme Leader holds first function since health rumours

Anger grows in Sri Lanka over forced Muslim coronavirus cremations

After 60 years, East Jerusalem Palestinians face eviction under Israeli settler rulings

Verdict awaited in French trial over Charlie Hebdo attack

Baghdad booze bombings: Islamic vice squads or turf war?

Indonesia's female forest guardians fight for the environment

'What choice do we have?': Rohingya women face odyssey of misery

Iran summons EU envoys for protesting Ruhollah Zam's hanging

Austrian Constitutional Court overturns headscarf ban in schools

More than 300 boys still missing after attack on school in Nigeria

Erdogan's poetry recital sparks diplomatic row between Turkey and Iran

"Finally, it came": Morocco's Jews toast Israel deal

Iran jails British-Iranian researcher for 9 years for subversion

Armenia and Azerbaijan blame each other for deadly post-ceasefire clashes

What hardline Islamic cleric Rizieq Shihab's return means for Indonesian politics

Australian Uighur family reunited after leaving Xinjiang

Dilemma for West over foreigners jailed in Iran

International court to sentence killer of Lebanon's former premier Rafic Hariri

W. Sahara ‘does not belong’ to Morocco, says Polisario Front, blasting Trump declaration