In brief

Syrian rebels say Moscow deploys ground forces in Idlib campaign

US bans Myanmar army chief over Rohingya "ethnic cleansing"

Australia calls on China to let Uighur mother and son leave

Netanyahu makes history as Israel's longest-serving leader

US defence chief nominee: Turkey's drift away from NATO "disheartening"

Diverse and talented, England cricket champs come from afar

Workers recover hundreds of bodies from Syrian mass grave

Egyptian parliament approves controversial NGO law

Philippine leader signs law punishing sexual harassment

Iran's top diplomat warns US is "playing with fire"

Hamas official condemned after calling on Palestinians to kill Jews

Palestinians denounce Trump tweets against local hero

Egypt opens museum for Nobel laureate Mahfouz after long delay

Bangladesh ex-dictator H.M. Ershad dies at 89

Pakistan and India discuss details of visa-free pilgrimage corridor

India scrubs Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff

26 killed in deadly Somalia hotel siege

Lebanese speaker says U.S. sanctions an "assault" on country

German far-right party shaken by rising sway of hardliner Hoecke

Amnesty accuses Egypt of 'indefinitely' detaining dissidents

Ambassadors condemn China's treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang

Islamist elected new speaker of Algeria's parliament

Iran's Revolutionary Guards deny trying to stop British tanker in Gulf

Reporters Without Borders in secret Riyadh mission to urge journalists' release

Nigeria Sharia police arrest four over 'Facebook' wedding

Cancellation of Minaj Saudi concert stirs online anger

Fresh protests by Nigerian Shias after deadly clashes

Taliban assurance of 'women's rights' has big caveat

Short-sighted policies stall Balkans' integration into EU, says Erdogan

U.S. and Taliban talks end after rival Afghans agree on "roadmap for peace"

Attacks against Syrians in Turkey raise fears of escalation

Grief-stricken families of Sudan's revolution seek justice

Iran welcomes French efforts to save nuclear deal

Shias and security forces clash in Nigerian capital Abuja

Mauritanian 'blasphemy' blogger repents again

U.S. wants military coalition to safeguard waters off Iran and Yemen

Prison sentence for German woman who went to live under Islamic State

Egypt football fans bitter as unloved team crash out of African Cup

Iran breaks uranium enrichment threshold; more sanctions says U.S.

Wahhabism confronted: Sri Lanka curbs Saudi influence after bombings

Egyptians light up stadium in tribute to fallen fans

Niqab banned in Tunisian government offices

Five years into war, Yemen at 'rock bottom'

German police investigate after far-right supporters praise politician's murder

Syrians return to home town near Lebanese border in state-organised trip

Sudan generals and protesters reach landmark agreement on new governing body

Big cats of Instagram: Pakistani elite's questionable craze

Malaysian children in practice run for Muslim hajj

Erdogan says solution possible for China's Muslims

International Criminal Court requests inquest into Rohingya crisis

Algeria's interim president proposes talks without 'state' role

Indian political scion Rahul Gandhi resigns as party leader