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BREAKING: Eight soldiers killed, more than 20 injured in Iran parade attack

BREAKING: Eight soldiers killed, more than 20 injured in Iran parade attack

At least eight troops were killed on Saturday in an attack on a military parade in the southwestern province of  Khuzestan, the province’s deputy governor Ali-Hossein Hosseinzadeh said. “Eight to nine military personnel were martyred and more than 20 wounded,” the semi-official ISNA news agency quoted  Hosseinzadeh as saying. READ ALSO: LIVE UPDATES: Osun governorship election […] …

Africa’s absolute monarchy, Swaziland, to hold nominal elections

Africa’s absolute monarchy, Swaziland, to hold nominal elections

eSwatini, the small southern African kingdom was formerly known as Swaziland, is set to hold elections on Friday, though political parties are banned from taking part and the absolute monarch, King Mswati III, chooses both prime minister and cabinet. “Elections are meaningless and do not allow Swazi citizens to hold their government to account or […] …

Genocide: Rwanda discovers mass graves with 5,400 bodies

Genocide: Rwanda discovers mass graves with 5,400 bodies

Rwandan authorities have discovered the bodies of 5,400 victims of the 1994 genocide, the executive secretary of Genocide Survivors Organisation Ibuka said on Thursday. The executive secretary, Naphtal Ahishakiye, added that the bodies were exhumed from 26 mass graves in the Masaka and Kicukiro districts of the capital, Kigali. “A resident from Kicukiro, who had […] …

Celebration as former Pakistan PM Sharif, daughter regain freedom

Celebration as former Pakistan PM Sharif, daughter regain freedom

A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of jailed former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, suspending the sentences they received from a lower court in July, thus, prompting celebrations among supporters waiting outside. The Islamabad High Court suspended the 10-year sentence for Sharif and the seven-year term handed down to his daughter, […] …

Zambian President fires minister over misuse of poor people’s fund

Zambian President fires minister over misuse of poor people’s fund

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday fired a Minister responsible for the administration of a social cash transfer scheme after reports of misapplication of funds. This follows revelations that about 4.3 million US dollars of donor funds for the scheme had gone missing, forcing some donors to suspend funding. Chief Government Spokesperson, Dora Siliya, confirmed […] …

India approves ban on instant divorce

India approves ban on instant divorce

In a landmark move, the Indian government on Wednesday approved a ban on triple talaq (instant divorce), a prevalent practice of instant divorce common among the country’s minority Muslims, by passing an executive order. Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its nod to the ordinance making triple divorce an offence after the government failed to pass […] …

Maltese Customs intercepts largest drug haul

Maltese Customs intercepts largest drug haul

Maltese Customs intercepted the largest ever drug haul, the Customs Department said on Tuesday. According to local media Malta Today, over 15 tonnes of cannabis resin was seized while in transit at the Malta Free port on a container ship. “The containers, which were transiting through Malta on their way from Syria to Libya, were […] …

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