The religious seminaries educating more than four million students, often from poor backgrounds, have long been accused of links to extremism. But there is more to meet the eye.
Last week, Iran notified China, France, Germany, Russia and the UK of its decision to halt some commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, a year after the US unilaterally withdrew from the accord and re-imposed sanctions.
Many Uyghurs don't speak out due to fear of repercussions and others don't because they have been indoctrinated against criticising the Chinese government.
Democrats will try to hold the US Attorney General William Barr in contempt over special counsel Robert Mueller's report. He is being accused of spinning the results of the investigation to President Donald Trump's benefit.
The volunteers aren't part of any official group and organise events with the aim to encourage people to care about their children's future - the environment.
A meeting between the monarchs of Morocco and Saudi Arabia in Riyadh should have cooled tempers between the two governments for the moment but it will be the Libya crisis which could re-ignite them.
A caretaker government staffed by respected officials and ministers should preside over the elections to ensure that Afghanistan doesn't face another crisis ahead of a high stakes election.
The continued imprisonment of women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia is a clear sign that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's vision for reform is about optics, not change.
A Pakistani official says gunmen have ambushed a bus and killed 14 passengers after forcing them off the vehicle on a highway in the country's southwest.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi is on a three-day visit to the US and experts view it as a much needed outreach for the former military general who's facing international criticism for his increasingly authoritarian approach.
The decision to label the IRGC as a terrorist organisation is unnecessarily provocative from the Trump administration.
The WFP has declared the flood crisis in Mozambique a level three emergency, putting it on a par with Yemen, Syria and South Sudan.
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