Authorities in Iran blamed Iraq on Monday for a sandstorm that crippled its power grid in an oil-rich southern province, sparking protests against local officials.
Libya's Tobruk-based government has issued a controversial travel ban prohibiting women under 60 from leave the country alone, citing "security concerns".
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reportedly turned down an offer from former US Secretary of State John Kerry to make peace with Arab states in return for some concessions to Palestinians.
As the US and Iran wrangle over sanctions and missile tests, their athletes grappled in the ring on Friday in wrestling's Freestyle World Cup final, with the Iranians emerging victorious.
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Washington is pushing for a new military coalition of Sunni Arab nations, involving intelligence sharing with Israel, in a move against the growing regional presence of Iran.
A rugby star from New Zealand has been named among 2017's most influential Muslims around the world.
As regime and rebel representatives sit down for peace talks in Astana, the Syrian army and allies are engaged in brutal and deadly warfare, causing dozens of deaths in Daraa.
The capitals of Iraq and Iran were both ignited by two local derbies, which brought more than just football to stadiums packed with tens of thousands of raucous fans.
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