In brief

No more than 1 wife: Israel looks to tackle Bedouin polygamy

New Myanmar unrest panics Rohingya in border limbo

U.S. envoy on new Afghanistan peace trip

Missing German in custody of the Egyptian authorities

Iraqi Kurdistan denies HRW report on torturing children

Egypt's president acknowledges close co-operation with Israel in Sinai

Jail turned teen thug Mehdi Nemmouche into hardened jihadist

John Bolton on Syria withdrawal: U.S. will assure the defence of Israel

Saudi woman barricades herself in Thai hotel to resist being sent home

Egypt's Sisi inaugurates Coptic cathedral after bomb blast

Algeria defends expulsions after UN fears for 'stranded' migrants

Palestinian Authority pulls staff from Rafah border crossing

China says pace of Xinjiang 'education' will slow, but defends camps

Iran approves anti-money laundering bill to ease foreign trade

Malaysia's king abdicates in historic first

Annual migrant deaths in Mediterranean fall by over a quarter

US seeking to ensure 'Turks don't slaughter the Kurds' in Syria

Saudi prosecutor seeks death sentences as Khashoggi murder trial opens

Far-right 'street patrol' in German town after migrant violence

German journalists' group advises against travel to Turkey

Soccer: Italy's Serie A under fire for men-only seats in Saudi final

Australia defends stripping accused terrorist of citizenship

Israeli settlement activity appears to surge in Trump era

At least 31 killed in fight between rival groups in Syria

Netflix pulls comedy show episode in Saudi Arabia

Tunisian teachers protesting work conditions demand better pay

Netanyahu says Israel to escalate fight against Iran in Syria after U.S. exit

U.S. fundraising site suspends Palestinian boycott account

Egypt acquits 43 NGO workers on illegal funding charges

Syria's Kurds reel from U.S. move while Assad plans his next step

U.S. plans for more than 5,000 troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan

Fear grips 'stateless' millions in India's Assam

U.S. defence chief Mattis quits as Trump pulls out from Syria and Afghanistan

Nazareth preserves its Arab traditions as Christmas nears

Russia, Turkey, Iran renew push for new Syrian constitution

Yemeni mother to see dying son after U.S. waives visa ban

Egypt court orders release of anti-sex abuse activist

Locked away, forgotten: Muslim Uighur wives of Pakistani men

Germany's SPD moves to expel anti-Islam author

Damascus prepares for Christmas without mortar fire

Thai Islamic leaders tighten rules on child marriage

Tunisia's Truth Commission calls for government to back courts judging torturers

UN warns Yemen could face 'much worse' in 2019

Israeli army razes home of Palestinian attacker in night-long raid

Malaysia's Mahathir says no rights to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Turkey says Trump working on extraditing wanted cleric Gulen

Iraq's ancient pottery struggles to outlive modern plastic

Yemen's warring parties agree ceasefire for key port at UN talks

U.S. judge: Suit over Trump travel ban waivers will go ahead

Nigeria warned over Shia Muslim crackdown

Muslim preacher defies conservatism to preach in Indonesia nightclubs

U.N. watchdog presses Saudi Arabia on alleged torture of activists