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The recapture of Mosul may be jeopardised by the IS-set fires that swept one of Iraq's major oil fields, creating health risks for civilians and troops amassing there.
American journalist Noor Tagouri this week became the first hijab-wearing woman to be featured in Playboy, sparking debate within the Muslim community over her decision to appear in the magazine.
Millions are taking part in the Jordan elections under newly revised rules, which could see opposition Islamists return as a major parliament force.
Activists urge voters outside the US to register and cast their ballot to stop Presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The headquarters of the Syria Civil Defence Society (The White Helmets) was destroyed by heavy airstrikes in the Zubdiya district and the devastating aftermath as seen in the Mashhad district on 23/09/2016 [Photograph by Zouhir al-Shimale]
Palestinians display their grapes during the 6th Grape festival at the village of Halhul in Hebron, West Bank on September 19, 2016. [Anadolu/Getty]
32nd Alexandria film festival in Egypt's northern coastal city of Alexandria on September 21, 2016 [STRINGER/AFP/Getty]
The seventh Beirut Art Fair kicks off in Lebanon.