In brief

Canada to welcome 1,200 Yazidi refugees from Iraq

Iran on mission to Saudi Arabia to rejoin Hajj amid tensions

Israeli soldier gets 18 months for killing Palestinian

Egypt's Sisi and Jordan's Abdullah reaffirm support for two-state solution

France's Le Pen cancels meet with Lebanon grand mufti over headscarf

Saudi Arabia and Israel present de facto united front against Iran

Immigration rallies held around US to support Muslims

Pakistan's third sex seeks a reformation

Turkish PM scorns accusations of authoritarianism

Fight against terror can't become war against Islam

Muslim groups criticise Wilders' 'Moroccan scum' comments

Iran pushes for dialogue with Gulf Arab states

Avant-garde mosque in Lebanon to preach coexistence

London's mayor calls for Trump's state visit to be cancelled

Pope Francis: "No people is criminal and no religion is terrorist"

Egypt appoints 1st female governor

Syrian regime and Syrian rebels attend fresh Russian-backed talks

Trump drops US commitment to 'two-state' Middle East deal

Security crackdown as Pakistan mourns Sufi shrine victims

French presidential frontrunner Macron under fire over Algeria comments

French presidential frontrunner Macron under fire over Algeria comments

Dutch lawmaker insists on 'de-Islamisation'

Sold into marriage: how Rohingya girls become child brides in Malaysia

Pamuk interview 'scrapped' over Erdogan plan opposition

Turkish police detain more than 500 people in operations targeting PKK

New talks seek to end Syria's war after nearly six years

Trump welcomes Israel's Netanyahu for Middle East talks

Tolerance test as Muslim Indonesia's capital votes

Olympics: Trump immigration storm buffets LA 2024 bid

At NY fashion week, hijabs top looks fit for royalty

Syria opposition picks delegation for new peace talks

Desperate immigrants risk perilous winter trek to Canada

Myanmar to probe police over allegations of crimes against Rohingya

Turkey's election commission confirms 16 April as referendum date

Egypt inflation hit 29.6 percent in January

Muslim Indonesia's capital to vote in tolerance test

Guterres says 'Islamophobia' fuelling terrorism

Swiss back new citizenship rules in defeat for rightwing

NGO: Israeli settlers in West Bank top 421,000

Gulf Centre for Human Rights: Saudi frees rights activist

Italy and Tunisia sign declaration to combat migrant trafficking

Polisario says on alert along W.Sahara sand barrier

Egypt shuts down organisation treating torture victims

Abducted Pakistani blogger breaks silence

Haunted by prison ordeal, Turkish novelist won't stay silent

Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban

Anti-foreigner group PEGIDA disrupts artwork unveiling in Dresden

Trump paints dark picture in defence of travel ban

Turkey sacks 4,400 more civil servants, including teachers and police

UN alarmed over migrants streaming into Yemen despite conflict

Court fines German-Turkish author over 'death camp' speech

UN reports mass rapes, baby killings targeting Rohingya in Myanmar