In brief

Mosul doctors struggle to save civilians on Iraq front line

Why is Jakarta's governor on trial for blasphemy?

Seeking common ground in Myanmar's bitter religious divide

American comic's show cancelled in Saudi Arabia

Turkey detains more than 100 in raids against pro-Kurdish party

Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

Over 10,000 civilians flee east Aleppo in 24 hours

Head of UN criminal tribunal calls on Turkey to release UN judge

US churches vow to offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants

Germany's top court rules Muslim schoolgirls must join swimming lessons

Egypt arrests son of deposed president Morsi

Malaysia PM opens thorny debate in accusing Myanmar of genocide

Iraq prepares for new fight against post-Mosul IS

Egypt arrests 41 over alleged organ-trafficking ring

Angela Merkel launches election bid with tough line on immigration

Kerry "in favour" of bringing Assad to Syria peace talks

Study reveals jihadist ideology a strong lure independent of IS

Radical Islam breeds in deprived corner of Serbia

Obama: Terror fight needs coalitions, no 'false promises'

Tunisia breaks up 160 militant cells in first 10 months of 2016

As Iraq's Kurds eye statehood, a border takes shape

Chaos erupts as Iraq delivers aid to Mosul

Over 200,000 Indonesian Muslims protest Christian governor

Pro-Assad Syrian mufti rejects terrorism claims

Protest outside Russian consulate in Istanbul over Syria

Tunisian President: "Islam is not incompatible with democracy"

Syria's Aleppo loses clown who warmed war-torn hearts

Moscow demands answers after Erdogan vows to oust 'tyrant' Assad

German edition of Erdogan-critical newspaper goes out of print

Eastern Aleppo risks becoming "one giant graveyard"

No chicken, no cafes: Egyptians scrimp as prices leap

Indonesians rally for peace before mass Muslim protest

Dutch MPs approve partial ban on burka wearing in public

In Morocco's Fez, world's oldest library holds gems

Slovakia toughens church registration rules to bar Islam

Somali-American teenager first contestant to wear hijab, burkini in Miss Minnesota USA Pageant

Myanmar's Suu Kyi delays Indonesia trip amid Rohingya crisis

Indonesia Muslim hardliners break up what they think is gay sex party

Indonesian woman screams in pain during Aceh caning

Exodus as Syria rebels lose northeast Aleppo

Iraqi forces try to weed out IS from those fleeing Mosul

Turkey's ruling party set to submit constitution bill within two weeks

US authorities seek authors of hateful letters to mosques

Muslim outcry over Hungarian town's anti-Islam decree

Attackers daub swastikas on Stockholm mosque

Israeli air force bombs Islamic State base in the Golan Heights

Putin and Erdogan discuss Syria twice in two days

Two Yazidi mass graves found near Iraq's Sinjar

Son of Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri jailed over execution tape

Egypt bars TV host from travel after airing of criticism

After IS hell, displaced Iraqis face winter freeze

Jonathan Greenblatt: 'This proud Jew would register as a Muslim' in database