In brief

Pakistan protests block roads but fail to oust prime minister

Uighur activist 'risks mum's life' to urge world to act over China crackdown

ICC authorises probe into alleged Myanmar Rohingya abuse

Egyptian woman fights unequal Islamic inheritance laws

Pakistan's opposition to ramp up protests to force out Imran Khan

Saudi authorities backtrack on description of feminism as extremism

India: DIY Hindu temple waits to move into Ayodhya holy site

Indonesia urges public to report civil servants over 'radical' content

Iraqi protesters rally as UN steps up mediation efforts

Man shot dead as Lebanese army disperse protesters

Turkey tries to shed light on White Helmets founderJames Le Mesurier's death

Turkey attempts to shed light on White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier's death

Hezbollah says its 'arms won't be twisted' as crisis deepens

Hacked Moroccan lawyer urges action against cyber spies

Food shortage fears sparks panic buying in protest-hit Lebanon

UN experts: 'Brutal' prison killed Egyptian ex-president

UN mission in Iraq proposes roadmap for ending upheaval

UAE says diplomatic efforts needed for agreement with Iran

Will the Ayodhya verdict widen the rift or bring India together?

Ayodhya prays for closure after court battle

Thousands join French march against Islamophobia

India ramps up security ahead of verdict on contested Ayodhya religious site

As bigotry stirs globally, Bosnian Jews and Muslims recall lesson in tolerance

U.S. offers millions in rewards for information on al-Qaida leaders

Twitter accounts push propaganda photos of Turkish soldiers

For east Syria, US troops are about much more than oil

Turkey launches domestic operations against Kurdish militants in south-east

Iraq's top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani says security forces must keep peace

Iraqi protesters gather in key squares to keep up pressure on cabinet

Journalists Ahmet Altan and Nazli Ilicak freed in Turkey

OPCW report to identify culprits of Syria chemical weapons attacks

Crowds in Syria pelt Turkish-Russian patrol with stones

Turkey says it has captured slain IS leader al-Baghdadi's sister in Syria

Iraqi security forces use live fire to disperse Baghdad protesters

UN chief 'shocked' by death toll in Iraq protests

EU concerned at Iran's latest plans to reduce nuclear commitments

No Kashmiri flag or constitution under Indian-imposed changes

Angela Merkel calls Kashmir situation 'not sustainable' during India visit

Radical Pakistani cleric mulls move after PM Imran Khan refuses to step down

Five candidates running to replace ousted Algerian president Bouteflika

Thirsty crops and leaky infrastructure drive Tunisia's water crisis

No negotiations with U.S., says Khamenei

Protesters block roads across Lebanon

As Iraq and Lebanon protests flare, Iran clings to hard-earned sway

Blocking police at checkpoints, Iraqis revel in people power

Iranians chant "Death to America" to mark U.S. embassy seizure

Iraq’s PM urges protesters to stop, saying unrest is hurting the economy

Lebanon's president calls for new government of technocrats to push economic reforms

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic broke EU migrant law

Thousands rally in Pakistan to demand Imran Khan step down

Indian Kashmir losing migrant workers as militants find new target

Iraqi protesters reject leadership changes and demand systemic overhaul