In brief

Egypt inmates dread noose as executions rise under Sisi

UN envoy holds 'substantial' talks with Syria FM in Damascus

Religious symbols proposal ignites fiery debate in Quebec

Algerian judges and lawyers push for post-Bouteflika overhaul

Indonesians to vote in world's biggest single-day election

Islamic State claims deadly Pakistan fruit market bombing

Democrats defend Ilhan Omar after Trump retweets video against her

Thousands of Pakistanis form human chain in image of Christchurch mosque

Algerians rally to demand interim president step down

Sudan army ousts Bashir, yet protestors vow further demos

Internet monitor: Egypt blocks campaign site opposing constitutional change

Big turnout for India's giant election, where Modi has the edge

Libya forces battle for Tripoli despite UN truce calls

Turkey bans elected pro-Kurdish mayors from taking office

Algerian interim president promises free elections

Netanyahu on path for victory in Israeli election

Pressure on Bashir builds as calls for Sudan transition grow

German woman on trial over death of 5-year-old Yazidi slave girl

UN postpones Libya talks as violence rages

UN refugee chief sees more 'poison' focused against migrants

Dubai's "Quranic Park" draws on Islam's holy text

Indonesian loses blasphemy appeal over mosque loudspeaker complaint

Malaysia continues to grapple with death penalty abolition

Algeria's parliament to meet on Tuesday to elect interim president

New Zealand PM Ardern details top-level inquiry into mosque attacks

Libya's UN-backed government launches counter-attack in Tripoli

Dozens protest in London against Brunei's anti-gay laws

Gaddafiʹs son can face crimes against humanity case: ICC judges

Thousands protest outside Sudan army HQ in face of tear gas

Russia blocks UN Libya statement singling out Haftar's forces

Hindu nationalists hope to consolidate power in Indian vote

Second group of Rohingya Muslims found on Malaysian beach

Israel to close Gaza and West Bank access for election

Pakistan′s post-International Women's Day feminist firestorm

To vote or not to vote? The question facing Arab Israelis

Algeria set for new protests despite Bouteflika departure

Malaysia: families of missing Shia activist and missing Christian pastor urge new probe

Voter rolls: Marijuana becomes unexpected issue in Israeli polls

Only 6 percent of those subject to Trump travel ban granted U.S. waivers

French troops move to Mali's crossroads region in anti-jihad push

German lawmakers reject far-right deputy speaker candidate

Algerian leader Bouteflika ends 20-year rule after mass protests

'Us versus them': Netanyahu fights for survival in election run-up

'Like a Ferrari, you don't need it': New Zealanders set to turn in guns

The Sudanese cartoonist reaching out to the world

Palestinians pray for fish as Israel opens deeper waters

UN appoints prosecutor to gather evidence of Myanmar atrocities

Afghans recruited to fight in Syrian war struggle back home

Turkey's local polls: is it a win or a loss for Erdogan?

Bouteflika might resign this week, private Algerian TV channels report

Pope rounds off Morocco visit with mass for thousands

Actor George Clooney urges boycott of Brunei-owned hotels