In brief

Austria's far-right Freedom Party sets up panel to examine its past

Syria suffering some of worst fighting of war, UN warns

Egypt arrests aide to barred presidential challenger

Former cricket great Imran Khan seeks election glory in Pakistan

Saudi Arabia stages its first mixed theatrical show

Friend or foe? Assad quietly aids Syrian Kurds against Turkey

Bulldozed Rohingya villages deepen fears Myanmar is erasing history

Saudia Arabia to relinquish control of Brussels mosque

'Spot a gay' list in Malaysian newspaper sparks outrage

UN refugee chief warns against 'internationalisation' of Syrian conflict

Turkey launches terrorism probe against Kurdish opposition leader

Egypt bars Arabic version of U.S. comedy over 'ethical' violations

Israel begins telling African migrants to leave

Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan charged with rape

Erdogan heads to Italy to discuss Jerusalem with pope

Aid groups warn against forced refugee returns

White Helmets: fresh attack by Syrian regime using chlorine gas

Islamic theologian Ramadan held in Paris over rape allegations

Egypt's Sisi warns opponents as calls to boycott election build

Morality push may outlaw sex outside marriage in Indonesia

Turkey detains Amnesty chief after court orders release

U.S. extends protected status for some 7,000 Syrians

Syria congress delayed as Russia talks with rebel groups

Tunisia police disperse LGBT protesters

Obscure politician is face-saving challenger in Egypt vote

Turkey orders detention of 11 top doctors over criticism of Syrian offensive

UN envoy says Syria talks at 'very critical moment'

Trump warns Erdogan to avoid clash between U.S. and Turkish forces

Ex-Islamophobic German politician finds Allah, converts to Islam

Save the Children suspends operations in Afghanistan after IS attack

UN Palestinian agency doesn't know what reforms U.S. wants, says chief

Pakistani PM says "committed" to seizing Islamist charities

Hijab model pulls out of L'Oreal campaign over Israel tweets

UN Security Council refrains from condemning Turkey

Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar delayed

Turkish tanks roll into Syria to fight Kurdish militia

Chinese county bans schoolchildren from mosques

Pence set for warm Israeli welcome, Palestinian snub

Qatar: year of crisis spurred rights reforms

IMF does not want austerity in Tunisia, says spokesman

Russia at UN warns collapse of Iran deal would be 'alarming'

German AfD party rejected from intelligence panel

Tunisia 'queer film festival' seeks to make a difference

Ex-president Khatami: Iranian authorities should listen to popular demands

Saudi Arabia to grant tourist visas to some foreign citizens

Minorities in north Iraq look to post-jihadist future

Palestinian leaders call for suspension of recognition of Israel

Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against "un-Islamic" suicide bombings

Israel slams Palestinian leader over anti-Trump speech

Cranes arrive in Hodeidah to boost Yemen food aid flow

Iran frees 440 people arrested during protests

US task force to probe Hezbollah 'narcoterror'