In brief

"IS brides" open up in Syria camp documentary at SXSW

NGOs file landmark Syria case against Russian Wagner fighters

A decade after Syria's uprising, refugees in Jordan see no way home

Afghan officials reverse ban on girls singing after social media backlash

Suu Kyi to face court after Myanmar’s bloodiest day since coup

Libya's new interim PM set to take office

Iran charges aid worker Zaghari-Ratcliffe with "propaganda against the system"

Protests in Jordan after COVID-19 patients die due to hospital oxygen shortages

U.S. joins West in rare criticism of Egypt on human rights abuses

Sri Lanka to ban burkas over "national security" concerns

Saudi court upholds prison sentence for women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul

Turks grapple with poverty as inflation bites

U.S. blacklists deadly militias in DR Congo and Mozambique linked to IS group

Algerian president sets June date for early legislative elections

Mauritanian ex-president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz charged with corruption

Britain tells citizens to quit Myanmar, UN warns of "crimes against humanity"

France says Lebanon "running out of time before total collapse"

Lebanese army starts clearing roadblocks after week of protests

Biden promotes rights in first Iran sanctions

British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert says Iran tried to recruit her as spy

Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

Myanmar security forces surround striking rail workers opposed to military coup

Child refugees dream of Syria they never knew

France to speed up de-classification of secret archives on Algeria War

Swiss voters back proposal to ban full-face veils in public places

Israeli Labor's new leader Merav Michaeli: feminist and battle ready

India's evictions of forest dwellers fuels Kashmir fears

With heavy hearts, Syrians in Turkey pursue new lives

Iran ends aid worker Zaghari-Ratcliffe's house arrest, but she faces new trial

Activists in race to save digital trace of Syria war

In Erbil, thousands attend largest mass of Pope's historic trip to Iraq

Lebanese dread end to subsidies as economic crisis bites

India's sword-wielding Sikh warriors guard protesting farmers

In Somalia, a female taxi driver defies convention

Kyrgyz activists face Women's Day violence from "patriots"

Pope Francis begins historic visit to war-ravaged Iraq as "pilgrim of peace"

Diplomatic revolt against Myanmar's junta deepens amid brutal crackdown

Khashoggi's fiancee criticises lack of action against Saudi crown prince

Israel moving to protect hundreds of personnel against ICC probe

European lawmakers urge action against Israel's "de-facto annexation" of West Bank

Group pushes Germany to charge MbS in Khashoggi murder

"If the others go I'll go": Inside China's scheme to transfer Uighurs into work

Snarl-ups to start-ups: Cairo's jams inspire tech solutions

"Nobody is safe anymore": Afghans in shock after three female media workers killed

In Iraq, Pope reaches out to top Shia cleric

Protesters shut down roads as Lebanon pound hits all-time low

Thousands demand India's top judge Bobde quit over rape remarks

Macron admits French forces "tortured and murdered" Algerian freedom fighter

Republican Nikki Haley calls grow for U.S. to boycott 2022 Olympics in China

"Not a good idea:" Experts concerned about Pope Francis' trip to Iraq

"Inferior" women: China counters Uighur criticism with explicit PR attacks

Don't bully Riyadh, Saudi columnists tell Biden administration