In brief

Pakistan census: A third sex, nine languages, many faiths

Syria's long-suffering children bear the brunt of war and despair

Libya's deepening split finds battleground at oil terminals

Insiders aided Kabul hospital attack, survivors say

Dutch premier urges Turkish foreign minister to stay away

Dutch left-wing election rally draws thousands

Security official claims Xinjiang separatists are China's "most prominent" challenge

Fewer migrants and a burka ban: Germany's AfD releases manifesto

Pakistan police investigate allegations of blasphemy

Putin urges Netanyahu to focus on present Iran ties

U.S. programme for Afghan translators in jeopardy

Libya's eastern parliament quits UN peace deal with Tripoli

Indonesia court jails sect leaders

Turkish minister accuses Germany of political pressure on Turks

Fight IS, start 'revolution': Why foreigners join Syria Kurds

U.N. envoy for Western Sahara offers resignation

Decried as Muslim ban, will Trump decree pass legal muster?

Dutch 'Trudeau' aims to stem far-right election hopes

Rival prayers, yells, tensions over proposed US mosque

Bali won't cover up statues for Saudi king

Afghan security adviser: Muslims suffer terrorism, too

Wanted: Female candidates for Algeria's parliament quota

Saudi Arabia denies transgender women killed by police

Dutch back Muslims as far-right MP vows to close mosques

Erdogan jibes at "Nazi" Germany serve his drive for new powers

Egypt's Mukhabarat hires Washington lobbyists to boost image

Tunis to restore abandoned Christian cemetery

Trump signs revised travel ban in bid to overcome legal challenges

Sisi defends anti-IS fight after Copts flee Sinai

Australia's migration system at a glance

Saudi king arrives in Indonesia under tight security

Egypt arrests 9 Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Trump promises strong America

Germany's divided anti-migrant AfD alarmed by poll dip

NY museums wage cultural war against Trump prejudice

Muslim and Christian clerics convene co-existence meeting

Burkina parties for top film festival a year after attacks

Egypt's parliament expels lawmaker critical of human rights record

UN defends refugee vetting as Trump mulls revised entry ban

Turkey jails German journalist on terrorism charges

Mahershala Ali becomes first Muslim actor to win Oscar

Woman journalist says being targeted by Sudan Islamic hardliners

Muhammad Ali Jr. says airport detention made him feel "violated"

UN envoy urges action to end Rohingya suffering

Shrine to Islamist murderer reveals Pakistan's challenges

Israeli prime minister meets Australian opposition leader

Dutch immigrants' party challenging the far-right

Muslims raise over $91,000 for vandalised Jewish cemetery in Missouri

The Lake Chad region: 'Africa's most acute crisis'

Saudi's first Comic-Con fest penalised for 'violation'

Sacked Turkish academics take protest to the streets

Sunni Islam's Al-Azhar in Cairo dialogue with Vatican