In brief

Germany's SPD expels author Thilo Sarrazin over Islam comments after 10-year battle

New losses for Mali army at height of political crisis

With a heavy hand, India rides out Kashmir's year of disquiet

Verdict looms in killing of Lebanon ex-PM Hariri

Egypt says Turkish seismic survey plans could encroach on its waters

Islamic State attack on Afghan prison, killing 21, rages on

Germany approved arms deliveries to Turkey after Syria incursion

Highways raise alarm in Cairo's historic City of the Dead

Pakistan's daily death toll due to virus falls to single digits

Afghan ceasefire holds as hundreds of Taliban prisoners freed

Iran says it has arrested head of US-based "terrorist group"

Final days of hajj and Eid festival impacted by coronavirus

Restricted hajj hits Somalia's livestock economy

Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

India records highest daily jump of 57,000 cases

In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

Egypt reports lowest coronavirus daily figure since 3 May

Ten civilians killed in Boko Haram attack in Chad

Turkey condemns UAE's "malicious" acts in Libya

Muslim pilgrims stone devil with sterilised pebbles in Covid-era hajj

EU reintroduces entry ban for travellers from Algeria

Hunger will kill children in Lebanon by year's end: charity

Thousands of migrants dying on trek across Africa: UN

Yemeni separatists abandon self-rule, push peace deal

US hails Afghan ceasefire as hopes for peace talks rise

Banksy triptych raises $3 million for Palestinian hospital

Sudan PM, Egyptian official meet amid tensions over Nile dam

Indonesian women whipped for online pimping

Iraqi forces release kidnapped German curator

Erdogan to pray in Hagia Sophia after mosque reconversion

UN calls on Arab world for more solidarity against pandemic

Coalition pressures fashion industry to end Uighur forced labour

Islamic State group says it killed 5 aid workers in Nigeria

Turkey, France row over Mediterranean claims

French FM scolds "passive" Lebanon leadership

UN: Arab economies to shrink by 5.7% amid virus fallout

UN "horrified" by killing of five aid workers in Nigeria

US: House votes to repeal Trump travel ban decried as anti-Muslim

Spain searches for migrant boat taking risky Atlantic route

Malaysia judge drops Rohingya caning after outcry

Middle East mythbusters battle virus "infodemic"

Turkey must stop "provocation" in eastern Mediterranean: Germany

US sanctions Chinese companies over Muslim abuse complaints

Malaysia urged to halt "barbaric" caning of Rohingya

Over 22% of people in Delhi have had virus, study indicates

Pakistan warns video-sharing app TikTok over "immoral content"

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi to run again in November election

Sudan's ousted strongman Bashir goes on trial for 1989 coup

Egypt parliament greenlights possible intervention in Libya

Scaled-down hajj pilgrimage to start on 29 July

Saudi King Salman, 84, admitted to hospital

UK says China committing "gross" abuses against Uighurs