Paris jihadist attacks fuel sixfold rise in Islamophobic acts
France sees progress in Rafale jet talks with UAE

UN Yemen envoy quits as Saudi-led air war enters fourth week
New round of Iran nuclear talks April 22-23 in Vienna

Yemen urges renegade army units to drop support for Huthis
Entrenched jihadists put full reconquest of Anbar out of reach

Iran holds Obama ‘accountable’ for application of treaties
Support for freedom of speech falls across Middle East

Bombing kills two military cadets in Egypt
Arab coalition considers large-scale drill in preparation for ‘ground assault

Libya calls for Russia support over arms embargo
Turkey vows to ignore any EU genocide resolution

Sudan extends nationwide elections by one day after low turnout
Syria rebels in south reject all forms of cooperation with Qaeda affiliate

Egypt court backs deportation of gay man to ‘safeguard morality’
Obama sees 'serious progress' in fight against ‘Islamic State’

Iran vows 'irreversible steps' on nuclear programme
UN imposes arms embargo on Huthi rebels in Yemen

Jordan raises safety concerns over construction of Israeli airport near Aqaba
Fabius says work remains to be done before final Iran nuclear deal

Car bomb kills at least six Egypt soldiers in Sinai Peninsula
Turkey swaps accusations with Kurds after deadly clashes

For Darfur displaced, Sudan elections offer little hope
Two dead in gun attack at South Korea embassy in Libya

Pre-dawn strike targets rebel base in central Yemen
Pope calls Armenian massacre ‘first genocide of 20th century’

‘Islamic State’ jihadists attack largest oil refinery in Iraq
Syria forces repel IS attack on military airport

Saudi Arabia sacks health minister over ‘shortcomings’
Turkey army clashes with Kurdish militants in southeast

Egypt court confirms death sentence for Muslim Brotherhood leader
Hundreds protest in Iran against Saudi Arabia

Fresh aid reaches Yemen capital as fierce clashes rage in south
Coalition air strikes hit Yemen Defence Ministry in central Sanaa

Palestinian police deploy near Jerusalem for first time
Egypt jihadist group confirms leader's death

Iran compares Saudi Arabia to ‘Zionist regime’ in Gaza
Sudan frees top political figures ahead of national elections

Iran supreme leader says no guarantee of final nuclear deal
Palestinians back coordinated military operation in Yarmuk

Algeria army kills four armed Islamists near capital
French special forces free Dutch hostage in Mali

Islamists kidnap 300 Kurds in northwestern Syria
Turkey blocks access to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube over images of slain prosecutor

Yemen clashes kill at least 100 people in 24 hours
Yemen crisis puts Pakistan in awkward position between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Kenya warplanes strike two Shebab camps in Somalia