In brief

Egypt bets on ancient finds to pull tourism out of pandemic

Scores of children abducted from Islamic seminary in Nigeria

Turkey FM Cavusoglu visits Athens after anger over Muslim comments

Searching for Gertrude Bell, colonial "mother" of modern Iraq

Israel's far-right "kingmaker" Naftali Bennett joins anti-Netanyahu coalition

Israel and Egypt holds talks on bolstering fragile Hamas truce

West African leaders hold urgent summit on Mali coup

Erdogan inaugurates mosque in Istanbul's Taksim Square

South Asia passes 30 million COVID-19 cases as India battles second wave

Israeli PM says UN rights council probe decision "shameful"

Austria sparks uproar with "Islam map"

Egypt invites Hamas, Palestinians, Israel for further talks

Morocco escalates row with Spain over Western Sahara

Twitter concerned over staff safety, freedom of expression in India

Turkish mobster's videos targeting top politicians draw millions of views

Israel's attacks on Gaza "may constitute war crimes", says UN rights chief

Ousted Mali president and prime minister freed by military

Assad dismisses critics as Syria votes to extend his grip on power

Ireland urges Israel to end "de facto annexation" of Palestinian land

Blinken arrives in Egypt on mission to shore up Gaza truce

Probe finds Islamophobia a "problem" in UK's ruling party

Top U.S. diplomat lands in Israel to "solidify" ceasefire

Myanmar's Suu Kyi makes first in-person court appearance

Malian army detains leaders, triggering condemnation, coup fears

Syria: Assad dynasty's half century in power

Former top magazine editor Tarun Tejpal acquitted of rape in India

Syrians abroad vote early in presidential poll expected to return Assad to power

Canadian court rules Iran’s 2020 downing of Ukrainian flight "act of terrorism"

Spain accuses Morocco of "blackmail" over sudden influx of migrants to Ceuta

Israel-Hamas ceasefire comes into force after 11 days of fighting

U.S. and international community hail Egypt-brokered Gaza ceasefire

Indonesian LGBT+ magazines find a second life online

Pakistan police foil mob attempt to lynch blasphemy suspect

ICC prosecutor urges Libya to hand over Gaddafi's son

89 still missing at sea after cyclone slams into India

"No one left but you": Bereaved Gaza father clutches wounded baby boy

UN reports more than 52,000 Palestinians displaced amid Israeli air strikes on Gaza

Islamic State remains 'potent' force in Afghanistan, says U.S. envoy

Egypt says prioritising vaccination of tourism workers

Breaking taboos: Arab podcasts talk sex

Israeli army launches artillery towards Lebanon in response to rocket fire

U.S. asks Israel to provide "justification" for strike on media building in Gaza

Iran heavy-hitters Raisi and Larijani bid for presidential race

Islamic nations slam Israel – and each other's ties to it

"I want to study": Lebanon crisis cancels school for many

Iraqis find escape and success on PUBG virtual battleground

Fighting resumes in Afghanistan as Eid ceasefire ends amid calls for fresh peace talks

Israel pounds Gaza with fresh round of strikes as diplomatic stalemate goes on

Pro-Palestinian demonstrations across Europe

Mosques disappear as China strives to "build a beautiful Xinjiang"

Muslims mark grim Eid in shadow of Israel-Palestinian crisis

Emmanuel Macron's party pulls support from woman in Muslim headscarf