In brief

Khamenei to lead Friday prayers amid Iran tumult

Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing peace deal

Trump use of doctored Pelosi-Schumer photo draws Muslim ire

Indian state of Kerala challenges new citizenship law in court

Family of Canadian who died in Iran-downed jetliner shares its grief

Trump support for Iran protesters could fuel anti-U.S. forces

U.S. officials cite deterrence to defend lethal drone strike

Iran's president says downing Ukrainian plane an "unforgiveable error"

Muslims pray for peace in Islamic congregation in Bangladesh

Indian police battle anti-Modi protesters over disputed law

EU council president and Egypt's Sisi discuss Libyan feud

No web, no jobs: Kashmiris board the 'Internet Express'

King of Jordan warns Islamic State on rise again

Iraq warns of 'collapse' if Trump blocks oil cash

Iran police open fire on those protesting plane shootdown

Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who modernised Oman, dies at 79

Sudan's PM Hamdok visits rebel stronghold in Kordofan on peace mission

India's top court says indefinite Kashmir Internet shut-down unwarranted

Iran in 'shock' over missing female Olympic medallist

Climate change threatens Afghanistan's crumbling heritage

Unidentified planes strike targets in eastern Syria

On streets of Tehran, relief for now at no wider conflict

Iran invites Boeing to probe plane crash that killed 176

Iraq speaker condemns 'Iranian violation of Iraqi sovereignty'

Muslims in fear as police crack down in India's heartland

Dozen hurt in fresh Indian student clashes

Egypt's president says interfaith bond saved country

Iran drops spy charge for detained French academic

Islamic extremists' toll in Burkina Faso rising

Iran fires missiles at U.S. troop bases in Iraq

Huge crowds in Iran for commander's funeral, daughter warns U.S. of 'dark day'

Turkey to back Libya deployment bill but troops unlikely for now

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu to seek immunity from corruption charges

Rock-throwing Iraqi militias quit U.S. Embassy after protests

Assailants attack several protest camps across Lebanon

Israel bars Gaza's Christians from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas

Malaysian Muslims handed jail terms for missing prayers

Princeton researcher freed from Iran urges release of other prisoners

India's Supreme Court delays hearing citizenship law pleas

Uighur human rights activist Ilham Tohti awarded EU Sakharov Prize

Everyone welcome? Gay football fans prepare for Qatar World Cup

Egyptians in Qatar ready for Salah-mania despite boycott

Pakistan court sentences former dictator Musharraf to death

Spontaneous protest hounds former Lebanese PM from concert

Turkey detains nearly 200 over Gulen links

"Night of horrors": Inside the Indian university stormed by police

India's Hindu nationalist trajectory under Modi

Untiring protesters come up against immovable elite in Algeria

Amnesty says 304 people killed in November Iran protests

Israeli diplomat rebuffs anti-Semitic claim against German ambassador

UN extends Palestinian refugee mission until 2023

Backer of Iraq anti-government protests killed in Baghdad