In brief

Massive blast rips mosque in Pakistan’s Peshawar, killing dozens

Deadly strikes destroy convoy carrying ‘Iranian weapons’ into Syria

Blinken on Middle East tour as Israel-Palestinian violence flares

Israel hits Gaza as conflict flares after West Bank clashes

IMF announces visit to crisis-hit Pakistan

Hijabi 'indie mothers' embraced by young Indonesian music fans

All eyes on turnout as Tunisia votes again after boycott

Investigation into Beirut port blast resumes after more than a year

Power returns to Pakistan a day after massive outage

First Palestinian woman becomes Lutheran pastor in Holy Land

Israeli restrictions risk turning West Bank into 'another Gaza': HRW

Protests in Stockholm, including Koran-burning, draw strong condemnation from Turkey

Israel PM Netanyahu fires minister Deri in compliance with Supreme Court order

Turkey cancels Swedish defence minister's visit over Koran-burning protest

Indonesia's transgender community fears threat posed by new law

Tens of thousands of Israelis protest against Netanyahu justice plans

Erdogan sets stage for May 14 Turkish election

Former Iran president's son freed after seven years

At Davos, Saudi Arabia says curbing oil dependency a priority

Erdogan effigy stunt in Sweden aimed to reveal 'dictatorial' Turkey

Gunmen shoot dead 'fearless' Afghan woman ex-lawmaker Mursal Nabizada

Indonesia stadium disaster negligence trial begins

Egypt sentences 38 people to life in prison over 2019 protests

Thousands of Israelis protest against Netanyahu's legal reforms

Iran executes British-Iranian Alireza Akbari accused of spying

Bangladesh opposition protests demand PM's resignation

Lebanon's Husseini, architect of peace accord, dies at 86

Germany's probe into alleged bio-chemical terror plot draws blank

Pakistani PM reports global pledges of $9.7 billion in flood aid

Indonesian president acknowledges country's past human rights abuses

Pope denounces Iran death penalty following protests

Egyptians hit by soaring food prices as crisis bites

United Arab Emirates says it will teach Holocaust in schools

Thousands take to streets in Hamburg in solidarity with Iran protests

Iranians suspected of plotting bio-weapon attack arrested in Germany

Thousands demonstrate in Tel Aviv against new Netanyahu government

UN urges "impartial" probe after 28 killed in Burkina Faso

Conductor Barenboim resigns from Berlin opera over ill health

Taliban criticises Prince Harry over Afghan killings comment

Israel police arrest two teens over attack on Christian cemetery

Iran closes French institute amid conflict over Khamenei caricatures

Iran releases star actor Taraneh Alidoosti on bail

Germany criticises Israeli minister's provocative visit to holy site

Egypt recovers 2,700-year-old sarcophagus lid from US

Israel thanks Morocco for protecting Jews during Holocaust

Israel extreme-right minister visits Al-Aqsa mosque compound

Pakistan says it won't allow countries to shelter militants

Two Iranian teens face death penalty over protests: rights group

Israeli missile strikes put Damascus airport out of service

Police: 2 children among 6 people killed in Kashmir village attacks

Hezbollah hands over suspected killer of UN peacekeeper: security source

Suspect charged with deadly shooting of Kurds in Paris