In brief

2016, the year the IS 'caliphate' buckled

EU to seek summit with Turkey next month

White House warns against ditching Iran deal, as sanctions become law

Iraqi businessman erects tallest Christmas tree in Baghdad

Indonesia minister says government not losing to radicals

Popular Chinese Muslim website down after posting letter critical of Xi

Aleppo evacuations gather pace as rebels, civilians leave

No new chapters on Turkey's EU membership talks

Head of al-Azhar: Western modernity 'not best' for Muslim women

After Aleppo ceasefire, rebel and civilian pullout delayed

UN sounds alarm over horrors suffered by migrants detained in Libya

Tunisian court okays marriage of pregnant 13-year-old

Islamic State claims Cairo Coptic bombing

Lebanese women protest against rape law

Trouble stirs in sands of Western Sahara

Mosul doctors struggle to save civilians on Iraq front line

Why is Jakarta's governor on trial for blasphemy?

Seeking common ground in Myanmar's bitter religious divide

American comic's show cancelled in Saudi Arabia

Turkey detains more than 100 in raids against pro-Kurdish party

Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

Over 10,000 civilians flee east Aleppo in 24 hours

Head of UN criminal tribunal calls on Turkey to release UN judge

US churches vow to offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants

Germany's top court rules Muslim schoolgirls must join swimming lessons

Egypt arrests son of deposed president Morsi

Malaysia PM opens thorny debate in accusing Myanmar of genocide

Iraq prepares for new fight against post-Mosul IS

Egypt arrests 41 over alleged organ-trafficking ring

Kerry "in favour" of bringing Assad to Syria peace talks

Angela Merkel launches election bid with tough line on immigration

Study reveals jihadist ideology a strong lure independent of IS

Radical Islam breeds in deprived corner of Serbia

Obama: Terror fight needs coalitions, no 'false promises'

Tunisia breaks up 160 militant cells in first 10 months of 2016

As Iraq's Kurds eye statehood, a border takes shape

Chaos erupts as Iraq delivers aid to Mosul

Over 200,000 Indonesian Muslims protest Christian governor

Pro-Assad Syrian mufti rejects terrorism claims

Protest outside Russian consulate in Istanbul over Syria

Tunisian President: "Islam is not incompatible with democracy"

Syria's Aleppo loses clown who warmed war-torn hearts

Moscow demands answers after Erdogan vows to oust 'tyrant' Assad

German edition of Erdogan-critical newspaper goes out of print

Eastern Aleppo risks becoming "one giant graveyard"

No chicken, no cafes: Egyptians scrimp as prices leap

Dutch MPs approve partial ban on burka wearing in public

Indonesians rally for peace before mass Muslim protest

In Morocco's Fez, world's oldest library holds gems

Slovakia toughens church registration rules to bar Islam

Somali-American teenager first contestant to wear hijab, burkini in Miss Minnesota USA Pageant

Myanmar's Suu Kyi delays Indonesia trip amid Rohingya crisis

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