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Iran says 'jihadist separatists' behind attack as probe points to IS

Tehran - Iran on Tuesday identified the perpetrators of a deadly attack on a military parade as "jihadist separatists", announcing a series of arrests and appearing to tie the Islamic State group to the bloodshed.

UN probes 'credible' reports of nine Afghan civilians killed in air strike

Kabul - The United Nations said Tuesday it was investigating "credible reports" that nine members of a family had been killed in an air strike in Afghanistan, but US Forces denied the victims were civilians.

Nearly 170 charged with forming 'Bahrain Hezbollah'

Dubai - Bahrain's attorney general charged nearly 170 people on Tuesday with forming a Shiite "terrorist organisation" named for Lebanon's famed militant group Hezbollah.

Iran says 'jihadist separatists' behind deadly parade attack

Tehran - Iran's intelligence ministry said Tuesday that investigators had found last week's deadly attack on a military parade in the mainly ethnic-Arab southwestern city of Ahvaz was mounted by "jihadist separatists".

France says 'no alternative' to AU-led plan on C.Africa

New York - France's foreign minister said an African Union-led plan was the only viable way to end fighting among rival factions in the Central African Republic, pushing back Monday against an alternative peace process steered by Russia.

US vows to up Iran pressure but says not after regime change

New York - The White House promised Monday to keep exerting "maximum pressure" on Iran and said new sanctions were in the pipeline while insisting that the US was not seeking the overthrow of Tehran's clerical regime.

France seeks tougher sanctions on Libyans who block political solution

New York - France on Monday called for stronger UN sanctions on Libyans who stand in the way of a political solution in the conflict-ridden country.

Egypt court confirms 20 death sentences over police killings

Apo - An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences for 20 Islamists convicted of killing 13 policemen during violent unrest after the military overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

Thousands attend funeral for Iran attack dead

Ahvaz - Tens of thousands of mourners attended a funeral on Monday in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz for soldiers and civilians killed in an attack on a military parade.

Myanmar army chief defiant after UN 'genocide' probe

Myanmar's powerful army chief says the United Nations has no right to interfere in his country's sovereignty, a week after UN investigators called for him and other top generals to be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya.

Rohingya crisis: UN should not 'interfere': Myanmar army chief

Myanmar's powerful army chief said the United Nations had no right to interfere in the sovereignty of his country, a week after UN investigators called for him and other top generals to be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya.

Thousands attend funeral for Iran attack dead

Ahvaz - Thousands of people gathered Monday morning in the south-western Iranian city of Ahvaz for the funeral of those killed during an attack on a military parade.

A dozen civilians dead in DR Congo rebel attack: witnesses

- Sixteen people, including 12 civilians, were killed in a rebel attack on Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, witnesses told AFP on Sunday.

Iran points finger at US allies over deadly attack

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday pointed blame at Arab separatists for a deadly attack on a military parade and accused an unnamed US-backed Gulf state of supporting them.

Iran points finger at Arab separatists for deadly attack

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday appeared to blame Arab separatists for an attack on a military parade the previous day that left 29 people dead.

Seven soldiers killed in militant clashes in NW Pakistan

Islamabad - Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed in an exchange of fire with militants in the country's northwest near the Afghan border on Saturday, the military said.

Islamic State group claims Iran parade attack: propaganda agency

Beirut - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a deadly shooting at a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, its propaganda agency Amaq said.

Libya urges 'effective' UN action to end Tripoli violence

Tripoli - Libya's internationally recognised government has called on the UN to take "concrete and effective" action to protect civilians and halt fighting near the capital that has killed more than 100 people since late August.

Gabon hails 'brave' ICC decision not to probe violence claims

Libreville - Gabon on Saturday hailed as "brave" a decision by the International Criminal Court not to open a formal probe into claims of violence after a disputed presidential poll in a country ruled by the same family for nearly 50 years.

Gunmen kill 24 at Iran army parade, Tehran blames US ally

Tehran - Militants shot dead at least 24 people including women and children at a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, state media reported, in a rare attack the government blamed on a US ally in the region.

12 killed as jihadists attack village in north Mozambique

Maputo - Twelve villagers were killed and 14 wounded in an attack by suspected jihadists on a village in a gas-rich region of northern Mozambique, a local source told AFP on Friday.

Afghan journalists dying in record numbers to report the war

Kabul - Moments after Afghan journalist Samim Faramarz wrapped up his live report on the latest suicide attack in Kabul, a car bomb exploded just metres away, killing him and his cameraman Ramiz Ahmadi.

Ukraine leader backs controversial 'Russian foreign agents' bill

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday backed a controversial bill that would require pro-Russian groups to register as "foreign agents", borrowing from the playbook of his arch-enemy Vladimir Putin.

Ukraine leader backs controversial 'Russian foreign agents' bill

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday backed a controversial bill that would require pro-Russian groups to register as "foreign agents", borrowing from the playbook of his arch-enemy Vladimir Putin.

Dozens wounded as Mexico City eviction turns violent

Mexico - Violence erupted when Mexico City authorities evicted a squatter camp Wednesday, with residents hurling stones at riot police in clashes that left dozens of people wounded.

Bangladesh passes controversial digital security law despite protests

Dhaka - Bangladesh's parliament on Wednesday passed a controversial digital security act despite protests by journalists who say the law will severely curb media freedom in the country.

Toll from Ethiopia bloodshed at least 58: rights group, source

Addis Ababa - At least 58 people were killed during ethnic violence at the weekend on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, an Amnesty International researcher told AFP on Wednesday.

Afghan Shiites brace for attacks ahead of Ashura holy day

Kabul - A series of devastating suicide attacks on Afghanistan's minority Shiite community has fuelled fears of more violence ahead of Ashura, one of the Muslim sect's holiest days, and prompted calls for civilians to arm themselves.

ICC to probe Myanmar crimes against Rohingya

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's prosecutor opened a preliminary probe on Tuesday into Myanmar's crimes against Rohingya Muslims, including killings, sexual violence and forced deportations.

Myanmar military brutality against Rohingya 'hard to fathom': UN investigator

Geneva - The level of brutality used by Myanmar's military against the Rohingya minority is "hard to fathom", a UN investigator said Tuesday, presenting a damning report calling for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide.
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