IS claims Iran military parade attack, provides no evidence

Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for an attack by gunmen on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, according to the group’s Amaq news agency. Amaq said Islamic State...

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Saudi state TV gets first female news presenter

A Saudi Arabian journalist has become the first woman to anchor the main news bulletin on the country's main national television station. Weam Al Dakheel made the history co-presenting Al Saudiya's main evening news bulletin on Thursday along with a male colleague. Saudis praised Weam Al Dakheel on social media and celebrated her achievement and the new milestone for Saudi...

At least 12 die in Iran military parade attack

Gunmen have opened fire on an Iranian military parade in the south-western city of Ahvaz, killing at least 11 people, including civilians, and injuring more than 20, state media say. The attackers shot from a park near the parade and were wearing military uniforms, reports say. Iran's foreign minister said "terrorists" backed by "a foreign regime" were behind the attack....

  Americas

Canada adopts motion declaring Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya as genocide

Canada's Parliament has unanimously adopted a motion declaring crimes committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be genocide. The motion Thursday also endorsed the findings of a United Nations mission that outlined how crimes against humanity have been committed by the Myanmar military against Rohingya and other minorities, reports AP. In Washington, Canadian Foreign Affairs...

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  Africa

Tanzanian ferry wreck: Death toll reaches 183

Divers rescued a man on Saturday as they searched for survivors from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria on Thursday, killing at least 183 people. Four navy divers resumed the search operation inside the sunken MV Nyerere early on Saturday after hearing sounds that suggested signs of life. They pulled a man out of...

SA top court legalises private use of marijuana

South Africa’s highest court has allowed the private use of marijuana, upholding a lower court’s ruling that found the criminalisation of cannabis was unconstitutional. Activists who include members of the Rastafarian movement and traditional healers greeted the ruling with loud applause. They have held marches over the years to demand that the law be changed to allow people to smoke...