In brief

Afghan women fear mandatory poll photos could stop them from voting

Boxer Zeina Nassar's fight to wear a headscarf in the ring

United States hopes to see rapid action on lifting Kashmir curbs

Top 5 Afghan presidential candidates in Saturday's election

Despite French and British pleas, few signs of U.S.-Iran detente

'No nation on earth' does more for religious freedom, says U.S. State Dept official

Egypt's rival camps wage online battle over Sisi

Egypt's opposition decimated under Sisi

Egypt rights group: Nearly 2,000 detained since protests

Algeria army chief criticises protesters for rejecting election

Sudan activists say thousands protest in Darfur over economy

Israeli negotiators seek to break Netanyahu-Gantz deadlock

Algeria court sentences Bouteflika brother to 15 years

Trump urges India's Modi to improve ties with Pakistan amid Kashmir dispute

For Uighur refugees, freedom means losing family

Trump and Rouhani know conditions for talks, but it's up to them to deliver: Macron

Coalition forces in Iraq say attacks 'will not be tolerated'

Trump must restore trust before any talks, says Rouhani

Egypt clamps down on media outlets following protests

Collapse of U.S.-Taliban talks an awkward blow for Pakistan

Populists Trump and Modi vow relentless fight on extremists at mass rally

Bye bye Bibi? Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Gantz for prime minister

Families struggle to meet Kashmiris lodged in Indian jail

U.S. emphasises diplomacy in standoff with Iran

Sudan's new PM Hamdok launches probe into protesters' deaths

Algeria: ""Take us all to prison, the people will not stop"

Egypt detains award-winning rights lawyer Mahienour El-Massry

Two Bloomberg reporters go on trial for report on Turkish economy

Demonstrators clash with Egyptian security forces in rare anti-Sisi protests

Iran's Khamenei approved Saudi strike, CBS reports

Apples rot in Kashmir orchards, as lockdown puts economy in tailspin

UN faces rival ceasefire resolutions in Syria's Idlib

Liquidity crunch choking Palestinian economy: World Bank

Prime Minister Imran Khan warns Pakistanis against jihad in Kashmir

Trump pledges to increase sanctions on Iran, but open to UN visit

Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung on the Israel election

Erdogan says up to 3 mlllion Syrian refugees can return to "safe zone" if it extended

Protesters reject Algerian election announcement

France pledges 60 million euros in support for Sudan's new government

Wary of conflict with Iran, Trump takes go-slow approach to attack on Saudi oil

Jailed tycoon and professor in Tunisia's presidential runoff

Collapse of Syrian pound deals blow to struggling shops

Egypt's Sisi dismisses corruption allegations

Japan defence chief: Not aware of any Iran involvement in Saudi attacks

Pakistan slams India over Kashmir remarks

Israel's 2 main political parties deadlocked after election

German AfD leader: Suspected extremists in the party are 'important'

Blasphemy accusation in Pakistan sparks ransacking of Hindu temple and school

In push for race and religion, Malaysian opposition formalises pact

'Rebel' Saudi women shun obligatory abaya robe

Leaders of Iran, Russia, Turkey meet over Syria conflict

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law