In brief

155 migrants force entry into Spain's Ceuta enclave

Pakistan PM leads demonstration on Kashmir in bid to win over world opinion

Sri Lanka bans protests against Shia pilgrims

Headscarf ban for girls legally feasible, says German legal expert

Anti Merkel far-right AfD surges in east German state polls

Sudanese face daunting challenges on path to democracy

Germany's Merkel insists on two-state solution in Israel-Palestine conflict

India seeks to ease concerns about "citizens register"

Bangladeshis speak up about 'rampant' rapes in Islamic schools

Iran: Lifting U.S. sanctions will help salvage nuclear deal

Son of famed Afghan commander Massoud steps into spotlight

Islamic scholar Ramadan targeted by new rape complaint

Bangladesh women need not say if virgins on marriage certificates

Iran tells U.S. to take 'first step' and end sanctions

Muslim clerics in Sri Lanka seek clarity on face veils

Mediator no more? Trump says India and Pakistan can solve Kashmir on their own

China bans textbooks on Uighur culture

Iraqi leaders condemn air raids targeting paramilitary groups

Police in quandary after New Delhi revokes Kashmir autonomy

Young Afghan women barely remember Taliban, yet fear a return

Pakistan launches vaccination campaign to push against polio

Germany braces for far-right surge in eastern state elections

Sudan's persecuted Christians eye long-sought freedom

Harassed Moroccan women shun beach for new Rabat pool

India defends blocking politicians from visiting Kashmir

Iranian foreign minister Zarif's flying visit to the G7 in Biarritz

Istanbul bans "Queer Olympix"

Syria Kurds say will help implement U.S.-Turkey 'safe zone'

Hezbollah vows to confront any Israeli drones in Lebanese airspace

Israel bombed Iraq weapons depot, NYT reports

Zarif: Iran does not want war and is ready to work on French nuclear deal proposals

UN report condemns sexual violence by Myanmar military

Hamdok, UN economist turned Sudanese premier

India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

India's opposition politicians demand release of Kashmir activists

Syrian jailed for Germany knife killing that sparked far-right protests

India increases restrictions in Kashmir ahead of separatist call for protests

UN chief urges world to stamp out religious persecution

No Rohingya turn up for repatriation to Myanmar

Three children of German Islamic State fighters arrive in Frankfurt

German president warns against using religion for political gains

FIFA sends in emergency team to run Egypt's soccer body

Rohingya Muslims say they don't want to return to Myanmar

Algeria protest movement marks six months

US Taliban negotiator returning to Doha amid peace deal hopes

Trump offers to mediate "explosive" Kashmir standoff

German Interior Minister warns refugees who take Syria holidays

Turkey removes three pro-Kurdish mayors from office

New German defence minister seeks troop mandate extension in Jordan

US scraps West Bank conference over Palestinian protests

End child marriage "hell" for Indonesian girls, lawmaker urges

More than a dozen Burkina troops killed in "major terrorist attack"