In brief

Job losses and pay cuts as Lebanon's economy crumbles

Algerian anti-election marchers vote with their feet

Morocco rapper gets one-year jail for insulting police

Qatari foreign minister's Saudi visit seen easing Gulf rift

China defends Xinjiang crackdown after criticism from European leaders

Iraqi forces kill 45 protesters after Iranian consulate torched

France plans crackdown on Islamist presence in troubled areas

U.S. says it received 20,000 messages from Iran protests

U.N. investigators eye 160 Islamic State militants over Yazidi massacres

Hundreds of banks and government sites burned in Iran unrest

Lebanon's Hariri steps aside to speed up new government

A century ago and today, Baghdad's Rasheed Street is the front line in revolt

Amnesty: Egypt uses prosecution branch to crush dissent

Buddhist nationalists claim victory in Sri Lankan election

U.S. teen's TikTok video on Xinjiang goes viral

Iran arrests 180 people suspected of leading fuel protests

Muslim woman defends Jewish family from anti-Semitic attack on London Underground

Thirteen dead in one of the 'worst' days of protest in southern Iraq

Police fire tear gas as groups clash in Lebanon capital

Mass surveillance system flags Uighurs for detention camps

Shia detentions in Malaysia fuel fears of crackdown

Egypt police free journalists held in raid on news outlet

Independent Egyptian news website Mada Masr offices raided

UK begins to repatriate British orphans in Syria

Baghdad tunnel becomes a museum for Iraq's protest movement

Protesters say 'real independence' close as Lebanon turns 76

Turkish court upholds verdict against 12 ex-staff of opposition newspaper

About 1 in 4 Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs

'Peace prayer': Muslim choir from restive Thai south to sing for Pope Francis

Myanmar town offers glimmer of hope for Muslims enduring 'apartheid'

Pregnant woman punched, kicked in Australian 'Islamophobic attack'

'Revenge porn' and leaked selfies: sextortion spreads in Iraq

Kashmir shutdown caused losses of more than $1 billion, trade body says

Rohingya in Malaysia warn against fleeing from Bangladesh

Egypt targets relatives of dissidents living abroad

U.S. and Australian hostages freed by Taliban in prisoner swap

U.S. support for Israeli settlements renews focus on core issue in Middle East conflict

French nun refused place in retirement home due to veil

'This is my sacrifice': Thousands maimed in Iraq protests

Egypt's Sisi in Berlin to court German investors

Turkey orders detention of 133 military personnel over suspected Gulen links

Scuffles as protesters in Lebanon block lawmakers' path

Senegal's president calls for more aggressive fight against terrorism

Iran spy agency leaks reveal 'vast' sway in protest-hit Iraq

Iran downplays and demonises protests amid Internet shutdown

U.S. backs Israel on settlements, angering Palestinians and clouding peace process

In new pro-Israel shift, U.S. no longer calls settlements illegal

Turkey re-arrests journalist Ahmet Altan a week after his release

Setback for Tunisia's #MeToo movement as new MP gets immunity

Differences between key nations over Islamic State foreign fighters

Football win over Iran gives Iraqis respite from anti-government protests

Lebanese pay tribute to first slain protester