In brief

Tunisia's main party decries "coup" as president suspends parliament and fires PM

Lebanese billionaire poised to be named premier-designate

Tunisian teen wins surprise Olympic swimming gold

U.S offers further air support to Afghan troops amid Taliban offensive

Pegasus Affair: Morocco sues Amnesty International and a French NGO for defamation

Tunisian medics struggle to tackle virus as tourists soak up sun

Monsoon floods leave thousands stranded in India

Tunisian trailblazer Ons Jabeur dreams of gold in Tokyo

Syria's table tennis tween Hend Zaza navigates "tough" road to Olympics

Bangladesh takes Eid break from COVID lockdown

Pakistan blocks TikTok again over "inappropriate content"

Water crisis protests continue in Iran, with chanting in Tehran

Turkey's Erdogan says Taliban should end "occupation" in Afghanistan

Young Pakistani's Taliban idealism ends with death in Afghanistan

Pilgrims ascend Mount Arafat in high point of pandemic-era hajj

Egypt frees Esraa Abdel-Fattah and 5 other activists amid criticism of rights record

Iraqis protest to "end impunity" as killings of activists go unpunished

Private Israeli malware "Pegasus" used to spy on journalists, activists and politicians

Prize-winning Reuters journalist Danish Siddiqui killed covering clash between Afghan forces and Taliban

White House says 20,000 Afghan interpreters asking for U.S. asylum

EU companies can ban headscarves under certain conditions, court says

COVID shatters hajj dreams of older pilgrims

Clubhouse in a conflict zone: Afghans confront Taliban on audio app

Afghan forces fighting to retake Pakistan border crossing

Lebanon's PM-designate Hariri abandons effort to form new government

Four charged with plot to kidnap New York-based Iranian journalist

Thirteen killed, including 9 Chinese nationals, in Pakistan bus blast

Relatives of Lebanon blast victims clash with police during protest

UAE opens Israel embassy after normalisation deal

Pregnant women and mothers threatened by Afghan violence

Taliban claims to control Spin Boldak border crossing with Pakistan

Fire at Iraq COVID-19 hospital leaves dozens dead, more injured

U.S. blacklists 14 more Chinese firms over rights abuses

Iranian exiles demand prosecution of president-elect Ebrahim Raisi

Barred Iran director's son follows his footsteps to Cannes

Verdict day in Jordan "coup plot" trial

Rohingya wary as Myanmar's anti-junta resistance reaches out

Mila, French teen harassed over anti-Islam videos, visits mosque

Taliban capture key Afghan-Iran border crossing

France sentences 11 for cyberbullying teen over anti-Islam remarks

Biden says U.S. military mission in Afghanistan will end 31 August

South Sudan marks troubled decade of independence with little fanfare

Saudi official in U.S. for talks on Yemen, Iran... and Khashoggi?

Ever Given container ship set to leave Suez Canal

Qatar to provide food aid for Lebanese soldiers amid economic crisis

Bomb-laden drones hit airport in city of Erbil in northern Iraq

Iran warns UN nuclear agency over enrichment plans

U.S. left Bagram airfield at night and didn’t tell new commander

Man freed by Pakistani court killed in apparent "blasphemy vigilante" attack

Syrian army shelling on rebel stronghold Idlib kills civilians, mostly children

Ethiopia's Tigray rebels agree to "ceasefire in principle" but set strict conditions

Norwegian pension fund sells off groups linked to Israeli settlements