In brief

Blasphemy lawyer returns to Pakistan to aid in Bibi appeal

UAE sees pope's visit as way to build bridges

German Jewish leader 'threatened' after criticising far-right AfD

Jakarta ex-governor Purnama freed from prison after blasphemy sentence

Israel charges Jewish teen over Palestinian's killing

Egypt 'more dangerous' than ever for government critics says Amnesty

Turkey says has capacity to create "safe zone" in Syria alone

In rural Tunisia, inheritance reform offers women rare boost

Bosnian Muslims anger Serbs with name change plan

Hamas refuses to let Qatar pay Gaza salaries

Calls for action as Bangladesh migrant deaths spike

Pakistani activist arrested; Amnesty calls for release

No politics please for Baghdad bikers aiming to unite Iraq

Iraqi PM makes first visit to protest-hit Basra

Indonesia sets conditions for release of Abu Bakar Bashir

Four charged in plot to attack U.S. Muslim community of Islamberg

"The trash never stops": Indonesia battles to clean up rivers

India detains Rohingya stuck in border standoff with Bangladesh

U.S. confirms Taliban talks in Qatar

Saudi music festival spotlights pre-Islamic heritage

White House: Trump, Erdogan seeking 'negotiated solution' on Syria

Sudan protesters show resilience and employ Arab Spring tactics

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

Egypt sentences TV host to jail over gay interview

German Bundestag move to tighten asylum law for four nationalities

Tunisian labour union plans new strike over wages

Pakistan launches vaccination drive in push against polio

Germany to revoke licence of Iran airline over suspected covert ops

Millions vote on new Muslim autonomous region in the Philippines

Deadly attack on U.S. forces leaves Syrian town fearful for the future

From New Orleans to Tehran: Life of detained Iran newscaster

UK court rejects case brought by mother of IS "Beatle" suspect

Incoming Pakistan Chief Justice opens new era for powerful court

Bangladesh bans film about Islamist cafe siege

Saudi Arabia pumps money into restive Shia quarter it once flattened

Sudan's Bashir stands firm even as protests mount

Radical cleric behind Bali bombing to be freed from prison

Tunisia's revolution anniversary marked by rising tension

Turkey's Erdogan to meet Putin in Moscow next week

Mosul demolishes iconic building used by IS for 'gay' killings

New envoy in Syria to revive UN mediation efforts

Algeria's ancient pyramid tombs still shrouded in mystery

Saudi teen says wants to work for freedom for women

Germany's security agency steps up watch on far-right AfD

Czech court jails man for train attacks staged to blame Muslims

Syria Kurds reject 'security zone' under Turkish control

Tunisia NGOs file graft lawsuit against President Essebsi

Yemen, Iran, Khashoggi murder top Pompeo's talks in Saudi

Egypt's al-Sisi in Jordan talks amid U.S. push for anti-Iran alliance

Runaway Saudi teen settles in Canada after being granted asylum

Turkey vows to continue fight against Kurdish militia after Trump threat

In role reversal, Abbas pressures Hamas as Israel allows aid