In brief

Gloves off as Trump heads to the Vatican

Austria: Syrian war victims' names read in 48-hour session

Background: U.S.-Middle East sticking points

Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

Trump turnaround: Taking a softer tone on Islam in the Middle East

Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism

Trump to visit Israel in search of revived peace process

Voting, governance and clerical power in Iran

Ban India's instant Islamic divorces and teach women their rights

European Parliament condemns persecution of gay men in Chechnya

Trump vs. Pope Francis: a comparison in quotes

Bach vs. burka: Germany in election-year identity debate

China moves to expand DNA testing in Muslim region

Trump to address religious divides in first trip abroad

Iran's hard-line revolution lives on among Raisi supporters

Iran's Sunni leader endorses Rouhani for re-election

Trump to back Palestinian "self-determination" on Middle East trip

Austria heads for snap elections – resurgence of far-right?

Pope Francis prays for Yazidis as Iraqi troops advance in Mosul

Lifelines cut to Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta

Egyptian cleric facing trial for non-Muslim remarks

Saudi rulers and clerics fall out over cultural reforms

Millions of Pakistanis receive blasphemy warning texts

Sydney's surfing sheikh

Syrian refugees in limbo as U.S. doors remain closed

Why is religious intolerance on the rise in Indonesia?

Moroccan cleric defies taboo on women's inheritance

Iranian supreme leader critical of 'Western-influenced' Rouhani education plan

Indonesia to disband hard-line Islamic group Hizbut

Council on American-Islamic Relations: 2016 increase in anti-Muslim incidents

UNHCR urges next British government to 'do the right thing' by refugees

Turkey slams 'occupation' of Jerusalem

Jakarta governor sentenced to two years for blasphemy

German interior minister: migrants must accept a "dominant (German) culture"

At White House, Abbas to ask Trump to back Arab peace plan

Top Saudi royal rules out rapprochement with Iran

Alarm over worsening press freedom in Tunisia

Praise Allah! Islam goes evangelical in Nigeria's south

Hamas eases stance on Israel with new policy document

Morocco's Christian converts emerge from the shadows

UN rights chief questions due process in Turkey purges

Germany's Merkel presses Saudi Arabia on refugees and rights

Composer seeks answers after US airport detention

More than 160 detained as May Day marches turn violent in Istanbul

German MPs approve partial burka ban and tighter security measures

China bans list of Islamic names in restive Xinjiang region

Pope's Egypt visit likely to fall short of anti-terrorism goal

Turkey detains 1,000 in crackdown on alleged Gulen supporters

In Muslim Indonesia, tiny Jewish community lives on

Bangladesh to build hundreds of mosques with Saudi cash

Council of Europe assembly votes to monitor Turkey again

US judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary cities