In brief

Macron says unilateral action on Mideast peace won't solve crisis

Mauritania closes 'extremist' Islamic school

Turkeyʹs Erdogan to meet Angela Merkel amid tensions and protests

Watchdog urges Egypt to reverse seizure of al-Mesryoon newspaper

Saudi Arabia to offer visitor visa for special events from December

Iran's politics go topsy-turvy, 40 years after revolution

Brotherhood chief and 65 others get life for Egypt attack

Thousands mourn victims of Iran military parade attack

Indonesia kicks off presidential race as currency slumps

Key militant groups and attacks in Iran

San Francisco museum shows off modern Muslim women's fashion

Own up to mass Muslim detentions, Amnesty tells China

German federal government approves arms exports to Yemen war alliance

UN Syria war crimes body to open two cases this year

Syrian Kurds say they cannot hold foreign jihadists indefinitely

Indonesian city orders top staff to 'pray or get a new job'

World Bank approves 50-million-dollar grant for Rohingya healthcare

Regional 'burka ban' up for vote in Switzerland

China distances children from families to subdue Muslim west

Jeans and chadors as Iran capital marks Ashura

UN rights body members push for prosecution of Myanmar atrocities

Syria's government and opposition welcome Idlib deal

Angela Merkel takes a gamble with new immigration law

American al-Qaida recruit tells of training and 'terrible boredom'

Germany frees Iraqi suspect in killing that sparked racist attacks

Malaysia urged to ban child marriages as older man weds teen

Ashura: why holy day brings fear for Afghan Shias

Last stand: Syria's rebel Idlib prepares for a losing battle

U.S. State Department revokes PLO ambassador family visas

Iran orders the closure of a pro-reform newspaper

Egypt says it is fighting fake news, critics see new crackdown

Iraq parliament elects pro-Iran candidates

Swiss open rape case against Tariq Ramadan

LGBT-friendly Berlin mosque de-radicalises Muslim youth

25 years after Oslo: destroyed Gaza airport symbolises grounded peace hopes

Exiled journalist Can Dundar claims the West has 'abandoned' Turkey

Germany's Maas meets Lavrov in last-ditch bid to prevent Idlib attack

Kurds and Christians split over Syria school curriculum

U.S. weighing sanctions over China's Muslim crackdown

Campaigning begins for Iraqi Kurdish parliamentary vote

Egypt freezes assets of Muslim Brotherhood charities

As Idlib offensive looms, Syrians flee to border villages

Uzbek imam sacked after urging president to allow hijabs and beards

UNESCO seeks to help Iraq's Mosul rebuild cultural heritage

Assad 'has been warned' on Idlib chemical use: Mattis

China to regulate online religious activity amid crackdown

U.S. vows to respond 'decisively' to attacks in Iraq by Tehran allies

Egypt condemns 75 to death over clashes; photojournalist Shawkan gets 5 years

Foreign fighters in Syria's Idlib face last stand

Pakistan removes economist from key role following Islamist backlash

Nigeria claims 'normalcy restored' after Boko Haram attack

Boris Johnson's Brexit 'suicide vest' comment sparks furore