In brief

Avoiding risky sea journey, Syrian refugees head to Italy 'pronto'

Taymur Jumblatt becomes leader of Lebanon's Druze community

Germany not 'convinced' Gulen behind failed Turkey coup

Blasphemy charges create climate of fear for Pakistani media

Brother of Toulouse attacker on trek against radicalism

Iran pilgrims to join this year's hajj

'We will have none of it': fear, optimism among US Muslims

Pope's Egypt visit offers chance to improve Catholic-Muslim ties

EU-Turkey deal makes seeking refuge in Europe "mission impossible"

UN praises Iran's 'exemplary' refugee efforts

Nationalism still in vogue in Europe, despite Dutch setback

As austerity-hit Egyptians turn to bread, wheat imports hit new highs

Erdogan lashes EU over 'anti-Islam crusade'

Head of powerful Muslim order in Senegal dies

Trump eyes appeal after travel ban again blocked

Pakistan PM orders 'blasphemous' content be removed from social media

Playwright uses art to help France fight radical Islam

Judgement day for Trump's revamped travel ban

Muslim Indonesia joins global craft beer revolution

Meeting between Saudi deputy crown prince and Trump a "turning point"

German minister urges Ditib mosques to ensure independence from Turkey

Polls open in Dutch election that is barometer of populism

Violence against Syria's children 'at its worst' in 2016: UN

Indonesian Buddhists caned under Sharia for first time

Tunnels under ancient Mosul mosque show Islamic State's focus on loot

Dutch PM Rutte seeks to de-escalate tensions with Turkey

UN documents human rights violations in southeast Turkey

Pakistan census: A third sex, nine languages, many faiths

Syria's long-suffering children bear the brunt of war and despair

Libya's deepening split finds battleground at oil terminals

Insiders aided Kabul hospital attack, survivors say

Dutch premier urges Turkish foreign minister to stay away

Dutch left-wing election rally draws thousands

Security official claims Xinjiang separatists are China's "most prominent" challenge

Fewer migrants and a burka ban: Germany's AfD releases manifesto

Pakistan police investigate allegations of blasphemy

Putin urges Netanyahu to focus on present Iran ties

U.S. programme for Afghan translators in jeopardy

Libya's eastern parliament quits UN peace deal with Tripoli

Indonesia court jails sect leaders

Turkish minister accuses Germany of political pressure on Turks

Fight IS, start 'revolution': Why foreigners join Syria Kurds

U.N. envoy for Western Sahara offers resignation

Decried as Muslim ban, will Trump decree pass legal muster?

Dutch 'Trudeau' aims to stem far-right election hopes

Rival prayers, yells, tensions over proposed US mosque

Bali won't cover up statues for Saudi king

Afghan security adviser: Muslims suffer terrorism, too

Wanted: Female candidates for Algeria's parliament quota

Saudi Arabia denies transgender women killed by police

Dutch back Muslims as far-right MP vows to close mosques

Erdogan jibes at "Nazi" Germany serve his drive for new powers

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