In brief

Trump must restore trust before any talks, says Rouhani

Egypt clamps down on media outlets following protests

Collapse of U.S.-Taliban talks an awkward blow for Pakistan

Populists Trump and Modi vow relentless fight on extremists at mass rally

Bye bye Bibi? Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Gantz for prime minister

Families struggle to meet Kashmiris lodged in Indian jail

U.S. emphasises diplomacy in standoff with Iran

Sudan's new PM Hamdok launches probe into protesters' deaths

Algeria: ""Take us all to prison, the people will not stop"

Egypt detains award-winning rights lawyer Mahienour El-Massry

Two Bloomberg reporters go on trial for report on Turkish economy

Demonstrators clash with Egyptian security forces in rare anti-Sisi protests

Iran's Khamenei approved Saudi strike, CBS reports

Apples rot in Kashmir orchards, as lockdown puts economy in tailspin

UN faces rival ceasefire resolutions in Syria's Idlib

Liquidity crunch choking Palestinian economy: World Bank

Prime Minister Imran Khan warns Pakistanis against jihad in Kashmir

Trump pledges to increase sanctions on Iran, but open to UN visit

Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung on the Israel election

Erdogan says up to 3 mlllion Syrian refugees can return to "safe zone" if it extended

Protesters reject Algerian election announcement

France pledges 60 million euros in support for Sudan's new government

Wary of conflict with Iran, Trump takes go-slow approach to attack on Saudi oil

Jailed tycoon and professor in Tunisia's presidential runoff

Collapse of Syrian pound deals blow to struggling shops

Egypt's Sisi dismisses corruption allegations

Japan defence chief: Not aware of any Iran involvement in Saudi attacks

Pakistan slams India over Kashmir remarks

Israel's 2 main political parties deadlocked after election

German AfD leader: Suspected extremists in the party are 'important'

Blasphemy accusation in Pakistan sparks ransacking of Hindu temple and school

In push for race and religion, Malaysian opposition formalises pact

'Rebel' Saudi women shun obligatory abaya robe

Leaders of Iran, Russia, Turkey meet over Syria conflict

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

Iran denies U.S. claim it was behind oil attack in Saudi Arabia

A look at the corruption scandals facing Israel's Netanyahu

Thousands rally in Sudan, calling for new judicial appointments

Egypt court sentences 11 Islamists to life over espionage with Hamas

China boosts soft power in Pakistan via film and social media

Netanyahu: Israel's longest-serving premier fights for his future

Unable to vote, Palestinians shrug off Israel's elections

Saudi crown prince hosts Christian evangelicals from the U.S.

"Will we eat democracy?" - Tunisians frustrated as elections approach

Israel's Netanyahu announces post-election plan to annex West Bank's Jordan Valley

Pakistan calls for UN probe of India actions in Kashmir

With Bolton's departure, an Iran hawk leaves the chessboard

Afghans fear Trump's Taliban move means more civilians die

Allgemeine Zeitung: The world is a bit safer after Bolton sacking

UN rights chief 'deeply concerned' over India actions in Kashmir

Afghans brace for fresh violence after U.S.-Taliban talks halt

Algerians protest over plan for swift elections