In brief

Somalia's allies alarmed as political crisis deepens

India bars Mother Teresa's charity from receiving foreign funds

Lebanese president says government blockage must end

New round of Iran nuclear negotiations begins in Vienna

Iraqi Kurds mourn their dead in Channel drowning

Israel plans to double settlement in Golan Heights

No long-distance road trips for Afghan women without male escort: Taliban

Tens of thousands in Sudan anti-coup rallies as tear gas fired

Visitors return to Afghan national museum Taliban once ransacked

"My children are cold": brutal winter hits Syria camps

Militias mobilise in Libya capital amid tensions over election

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah sentenced to 5 years in prison

UK court orders Dubai’s ruler to pay record divorce settlement

Israel to add U.S. and Canada to travel ban over omicron variant

Lira plunges again after Erdogan rules out higher rates

Mosul museum restores artefacts destroyed by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq

UN’s Guterres blames Lebanon’s leaders for "paralysing" country in visit

Hundreds of thousands march to Sudan presidential palace in protest against coup

France targets mosque for closure after "unacceptable" preaching

Tunisia opposition condemns extension of parliament freeze

Taliban blamed for at least 72 extrajudicial killings: UN

Armed with drones, Turkey explores African arms sales

France identifies victims of Channel migrant boat tragedy, mainly Iraqi Kurds

"I am dead here": Lebanese join Middle East migrants to Europe

U.S. imposes sweeping human rights sanctions on China, Myanmar and North Korea

Libya delays candidate list raising new doubts over election timetable

Iran sees progress at nuclear talks

Burkina Faso PM resigns following protests over jihadist violence

An Afghan village shrivels in worst drought in decades

Iraqi wars' deadly legacy: unexploded ordnance

Record number of journalists jailed in 2021: CPJ

U.S. House votes to punish China over Uighur treatment

'Ashamed': Pakistan grapples with fallout from mob killing

From cinema ban to film festival: Saudi rolls out red carpet

Top UAE adviser makes rare trip to Iran amid nuclear talks

Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150bn over Myanmar genocide

Indonesia volcano eruption death toll rises to 34

U.S. announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Libyan court says Gaddafi's son can run for president

Council of Europe notifies Turkey of planned action over Osman Kavala

Macron heads to UAE, aiming to secure major Rafale fighter jet sale

Stuck in limbo, Syrians in Denmark suffer unbearable wait

The courage to help: how migrants changed my life

Libyan presidential hopefuls petition against interim PM Dbeibah's candidacy

After Channel boat disaster, Iraqi families fear worst

'Cold will kill us' – Yemen's fleeing families face desert winter

Nuclear talks resume in Vienna as West asks whether Iran is serious or stalling

Ilona Taimela and Finland's secret school for children of IS fighters

Concerned by new variant, countries move to tighten COVID-19 measures

Turkish police tear-gas women protesting over violence

Libya fighters disrupt Seif al-Gaddafi's election appeal

Interpol elects Emirati general al-Raisi, accused of torture, as new president