Twenty people have been killed and 26 injured in a mass shooting in the Texas city of El Paso. Governor Greg Abbott described it as “one of the most deadly days in the history of Texas”. The massacre happened at a Walmart store, a few miles from the US-Mexican border. A 21-year-old man is in custody, named by US media as Patrick Crusius. The attack came less than a week after a teenage gunman killed three people at a California food festival. The Texas shooting has been dubbed the eighth deadliest in modern US history. US President Donald Trump described the attack as “an act of cowardice”.”I know that I stand with everyone in this country to condemn this. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people”, he wrote on Twitter. 

Iranian Kurdish province of Kermanshah was hit by multiple earthquakes on Saturday which were also felt by people in the border areas of Kurdistan Region.The shakes were measured between 2.8 and 4.2 on Richter scale, in Sarpel Zahab town which was heavily affected by a 2017 earthquake which killed over 600 people and left thousands injured.Officials in Kurdistan Region and Iran confirmed that there were no casualties and no serious material damages caused by the quake.

after the lifting of the ban on women driving last year, the Saudi feminist movement can now celebrate its second victory: the authorities have announced that women can be granted passports and travel abroad without the consent of their male guardians.