In brief

Former British PM Blair resigns as Middle East envoy

Erdogan promises private jet for top Muslim cleric

Bangladesh bans Islamist group after blogger killings

Croatia arts festival to stage Houellebecq play after all

Malaysia finds 139 graves in extensive migrant "detention" camps

Dutch cabinet backs partial Islamic burqa ban

Malaysia and Indonesia will take in migrants

Anti-Muslim film back up on YouTube after court ruling

Top cartoonist Luz to leave "Charlie Hebdo"

Morocco king eases restrictions on abortion for incest and rape

French conservatives reject mayor who wants to ban Islam

Croatia festival cancels Houellebecq play on security concerns

Morsi mass trial death sentence alarms US and EU

Vatican recognition of Palestine could fuel European debate

Shia militias converge on Iraqi city of Ramadi after IS takeover

Morocco health minister says he favours abortion

Dire situation in Libya driving dangerous crossings, says Amnesty

Motorcycle gunmen kill 43 in bus attack in Karachi, Pakistan

Protest in Bangladesh over blogger's "evil" murder

Palestinian FA to press for FIFA ban on Israel

1,600 Rohingyas and other refugees land in Indonesia and Malaysia

Hundreds flocked to Tunisia for Jewish festival

Egyptian Court sentences Mubarak and sons to 3 years in prison

Texas attack inspired but not directed by IS

Geert Wilders plans Muhammad exhibition after US shootings

Indonesian regency separates sexes in schools

Congo-Brazzaville bans Muslim women from wearing full veil

Anger as Algeria pores over new alcohol measures

Amnesty International condemns atrocities in Syrian city of Aleppo

"Charlie Hebdo" cartoonists reject Texas attack comparison

UNESCO awards press freedom prize to jailed Syria activist

Two shot dead at US Muhammad cartoon event

More writers come out for and against PEN American Center's award for "Charlie Hebdo"

Top "Charlie Hebdo" cartoonist Luz says he will no longer draw Mohammed

French Muslim girl banned from class for wearing long skirt

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders to kick start peace talks

Nigeria liberates 293 girls and women from Boko Haram

Saudi king appoints nephew as new crown prince

Pakistan takes steps to boost halal exports

Pakistan PM orders probe into killing of rights activist

Germany's parliamentary speaker says killings of Armenians were genocide

Morocco seeks to encourage citizens to overcome prejudice about organ donations

India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

UN seeks to step up Western Sahara negotiations

IS group is "Russia's greatest enemy", not US says Lavrov

Malaysia urged to punish Muslims over "cross" protest

US: No reason to think IS leader wounded

Egypt's former President Morsi sentenced to 20 years

Arab Spring loses appeal for youth across Middle East

EU condemns "criminal" killing of Ethiopian Christians

Steinmeier avoids "genocide" label for massacres of Armenians

Islamic law debate puts pressure on Malaysian PM

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