In brief

Egypt's ex-PM Hazem Beblawi faces torture allegation in American's lawsuit

Gulf crisis sees new "fake news" flurry online

Outrage in Turkey as man killed in fight over music during prayers

Masks, personal mats and no ablutions as Saudis re-open mosques

Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque re-opens after more than two months

Yemen pledging drive seeks $2.4 billion to save aid operations as coronavirus spreads

German military to include rabbis for first time since Hitler expelled them

Monkeys steal coronavirus blood samples in India

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque to re-open on Sunday

'Blasphemy' and satire spell trouble for Moroccan actor and Tunisian student

As Iraq lockdown chokes off imports, local businesses thrive

Medics critical of Egypt’s coronavirus response muzzled

Greece to bolster patrols on border with Turkey

Iran: End of sanctions waivers for nuclear facilities has no effect

Afghan security forces killed in first "Taliban attack" since end of ceasefire

Protests and pandemic rob Iraqi students of graduation dreams

A world re-drawn: Egypt historian Khaled Fahmy sees rising surveillance state

More than 100 experienced IS fighters back in Germany, ministry says

After rare silence, Istanbul's Grand Bazaar prepares to reopen

Russia sends fighter jets to Libya to support mercenaries

WHO tells Indonesia to stop using hydroxychloroquine

Hezbollah chief rejects U.S. pressure to beef up role of UN peacekeepers

Afghanistan frees hundreds more Taliban prisoners during ceasefire

Israeli El Al aircraft lands in Turkey for first time in 10 years

India's among 10 nations worst hit by coronavirus as cases jump

Iran re-opens key shrines after two-month virus closure

Afghan ceasefire holds as prisoner release expected

Israel’s Arabs escaped the worst, but coronavirus signals economic trouble ahead

Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu professes innocence at start of corruption trial

Afghanistan's Ghani to accelerate Taliban prisoner release after agreeing to Eid ceasefire

Turkey fury after mosques play WWII anti-facist song

"It has even changed death": coronavirus disrupts burials in Turkey

Iran's Khamenei: fight to 'liberate Palestine' is 'Islamic duty'

Egyptians rush to buy treats before Eid ul-Fitr curfew

France and UN envoys warn Israel against partial annexation of West Bank

India reports biggest 24-hour rise in virus cases as lockdown eases

Doctors Without Borders warns of coronavirus "catastrophe" in war-torn Yemen

Sons of murdered Saudi journalist Khashoggi forgive his killers

Vatican expresses "concern" over Israel's West Bank annexation plans

Kashmir Internet blackouts hinder health services and contact tracing

Turkey starts generating power from controversial Ilisu dam

Egypt registers 720 new coronavirus cases in one day

Young Tunisians eat in secret despite Ramadan and lockdown

Syria seizes assets of Assad’s tycoon cousin Rami Makhlouf

Egypt: Mada Masr editor Lina Attalah released on bail

Deaths from coronavirus-like symptoms surge in Yemen's Aden

Assad cousin Makhlouf refuses Syrian government demand to resign from telecoms empire

EU mission's raising of rainbow flag sparks outcry in Iraq

Iran sentences French academic Fariba Adelkhah to five years in prison

India extends lockdown through 31 May as reported coronavirus cases exceed China’s

Afghanistan’s President Ghani signs power-sharing deal with rival Abdullah

Madagascar reports its first coronavirus death

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