In brief

Saudi Arabia arrests prominent cleric Safar al-Hawali

Army raises flag in Daraa, cradle of Syria revolt

Muslim scholars plead for peace in Afghanistan

German Turks warn of racism in angry World Cup post-mortem

Turkey sentences 72 defendants to life in coup bridge trial

Massive Turkey-funded mosque stirs unease in north Cyprus

Pakistan army says it has 'no direct role' in July 25 election

Migrants dreaming of Spain live off Moroccan dump

German court urges anti-Islam author Sarrazin and publisher to settle

Macron promises 'framework and rules' for Islam in France

Living a double life: Indonesia's atheists fear jail or worse

Peace in Afghanistan more elusive as Taliban shrug off talks

Yemeni asylum-seekers spark backlash in South Korea

Pakistan election rally suicide bomb toll climbs to 20

Kuwait's highest court sentences lawmakers to prison

Tens of thousands return home after south Syria ceasefire deal

Erdogan assumes greater powers as Turkey's new era begins

Mob justice and a settling of old scores in Iraqi IS trials

World failing displaced people, says Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Myanmar

Pope Francis says walls, occupation and fundamentalism hamper peace

Syrian opposition: Talks resume with Russians to end Daraa violence

Erdogan's constitutional revolution: paving the way to one-man rule

Qatar's charm offensive to win over Washington

Refugees find their feet through football in Ireland

Iranʹs threatened Strait of Hormuz oil blockade: China calls for dialogue

UN envoy says Yemen's parties offer "concrete ideas" for peace

Egypt sentences former Morsi advisor to life

Capital of Tunisia elects its first female mayor

Muslim Arabs find warm welcome in Russia's remote Grozny

Guterres says Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh need world's support

Turkey marks 25 years since mob attack on Alevi intellectuals

UN Security Council to hold emergency Syria talks

NGOs: French arms sales aiding repression in Egypt

U.S. travel ban leaves far-flung Syrian family in limbo

AU summit host warns of 'security failings' in Sahel amid new Mali attack

Gay groups march in Istanbul pride despite ban

Sikh election candidate among 19 dead in Afghan suicide attack

Portugal, the European country that wants more migrants

Merkel rebels vow last-ditch bid for migrant deal

Human Rights Watch: Indonesia 'anti-LGBT abuses' fuel HIV cases

Myanmar court to hear arguments on charging jailed Reuters reporters

Iran's rulers face discontent as U.S. pressure mounts

Saudi TV presenter flees kingdom amid probe into 'indecent clothes'

EU struggles to bridge migration rift at tense summit

Radical Sunni to stand in Pakistan election, while big names banned

French regulator warns Russia's RT over Syria report

Swiss government rejects proposed burka ban

Islamists fail to sway regional Indonesian elections

Malaysian mosque bans tourists after 'sexy dance' goes viral

Morocco jails protest leaders for up to 20 years

Indonesian election season is a gauge of rise of political Islam