In brief

First elections for Druze in Israeli Golan divide community

Singer Sinead O'Connor converts to Islam

Pittsburgh unites in love after synagogue massacre

Saudi prosecutor in Istanbul for Khashoggi investigation

'Walk to heaven': Shia pilgrims trek to Iraq's Karbala

Must try harder: France vows to end school neglect of Arabic

UN: French ban on full-face Islamic veil violates human rights

Inside China's internment camps: tear gas, Tasers and textbooks

Saudi forum highlights crown prince's shifting fortunes

Ailing Pakistan economy gets a Saudi boost

Decades of war shatter Afghanistan's glassblowing craft

Erdogan keeps Saudi under pressure but shuns confrontation

Oxford Islamic scholar Ramadan admits to 'sex games' but denies rape

Saudi prince's future put to the test at investment forum

Barzani party tops Iraq Kurd vote despite failed independence bid

Iran gets February deadline to fix terror financing

Turkey's Erdogan to reveal 'naked truth' about Khashoggi murder

Taiwan's Mega International Commercial bank to end Taiwan-Iran clearing mechanism

Libyan Foreign Minister rejects EU's 'disembarkation platforms'

Author of critical book on Egypt's economy arrested

Germany won't export arms to Saudi 'in current situation': Merkel

Khashoggi on MbS: "A believer in himself. He doesn't believe in anybody else"

Talks on West Sahara conflict planned in Geneva in December

Final votes cast as Afghan election marked by violence and chaos ends

Curfew declared in Nigerian city after deadly sectarian violence

Afghans set to vote despite Taliban threats and corruption

Egypt denies forced disappearance reports of former lawmaker

Jail for offenders with new Tunisian anti-discrimination law

Algeria bans wearing of full-face veils at work

Iran stays quiet on Khashoggi case

Father of midwife murdered by Boko Haram hails her humanitarian work

With solar farms and roof panels, Bangladesh inches toward green power goal

Fighting in Kashmir's main city leaves 3 combatants dead

South Korea refuses refugee status for nearly 400 Yemenis

Turkish police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying

Saudi Arabia delivers $100 million pledged to U.S. as Pompeo lands in Riyadh

Gaza rocket hits home in Israel, military strikes back

China says Muslim internment camps are 'free vocational training'

German police probe terrorist link to Cologne station hostage-taking

Istanbul thrives as Arab media hub despite Khashoggi anxiety

Moscow says Syria buffer going ahead despite missed deadline

Water pollution in Iraq threatens Mandaean religious rites

Germany preparing to deport convicted September 11 suspect

Violence, vote-rigging concerns overshadow Afghan parliamentary polls

"United against racism", Germans stage mass protest against far right

Aid groups decry 'routine' killing of Yemen's civilians

New Syria law expands state regulation of religious affairs

Firebrand monk Wirathu hits back at UN and the international community

Israel approves 31 settler homes in flashpoint Hebron

Red Cross appeals for lives of abducted health workers in Nigeria

Chinese official says "sinicisation" of religion in Xinjiang must go on

Missing Khashoggi had big plans for his troubled region

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