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Sri Lanka says hardline Buddhist groups likely to blame for anti-Muslim attacks

Sri Lanka said on Wednesday that hardline Buddhist groups were likely to blame for a wave of anti-Muslim riots that swept the island this week in apparent retal...

Sri Lanka says hardline Buddhist groups likely to blame for anti-Muslim attacks

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| Sri Lanka: Hardline Buddhists 'likely behind attacks on Muslims' Sri Lankan authorities have said that Buddhist groups are likely to blame for a wave of anti-Muslim riots that swept the island this week in apparent retaliation for last month's Easter bombings....
11:13, 05/16/2019

Sri Lanka bans groups suspected to be behind attacks; ringleader's relatives wounded Sri Lanka's president on Saturday outlawed two Islamist groups suspected to be behind the suicide bombings on churches and hotels while the wife and child of the suspected ringleader were wounded during a military raid in safe house, his family and p...
05:52, 04/29/2019

Buddhist Mobs Target Muslims in Sri Lanka Rampaging mobs from the majority Buddhist population attacked Muslim communities Monday night, police and witnesses said, with new violence plaguing Sri Lanka after deadly church bombings on Easter Sunday that were claimed by Islamic State militants....
20:13, 05/14/2019

"Possible Attacks On Buddhist Temples", Sri Lankan Intelligence Reports Female bombers posing as devotees may have been planning to attack Sri Lanka's Buddhist temples after authorities seized white clothes from a house that was raided following Easter Sunday blasts, a......
11:39, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka raids headquarters of hardline Islamist group suspected in church bombings Sri Lankan police raided the headquarters of a hardline Islamist group founded by the suspected ringleader behind the Easter suicide bombings of churches and hotels, a Reuters witness said, as Sunday mass was canceled due to fears of further attacks....
18:13, 04/28/2019

Mali’s ‘self-defence’ groups must face justice, after deadly intercommunal attacks Mali’s authorities have been urged by the UN to provide justice for the victims and survivors of attacks by so-called self-defence groups, responsible for horrific intercommunal violence in central Mali, after a weekend assault that claimed the lives...
18:13, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka wary of new attacks Sri Lankans of different faiths are being urged to pray privately amid fears of further attacks, and the country's prime minister tells CNN that security forces are still working to pick up terrorist "sleepers."...
18:26, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka Says More ISIS Terror Attacks Can't Be Ruled Out Investigators have dismantled a major part of the network linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday, but warned the chance of further ISIS......
20:39, 05/07/2019

Sri Lanka Finds Evidence of Planning for Further Attacks Sri Lankan police say arrests and searches of locations linked to the Easter bombers have turned up significant evidence that new attacks could be in the works, especially against the country’s Buddhist community....
01:26, 05/03/2019

Sri Lanka revises death toll from attacks down by 100 Sri Lankan officials revised the death toll from Easter Sunday bombings down by about 100 on Thursday, blaming the difficulty in identifying body parts at bomb scenes for the earlier inaccurate number....
05:52, 04/29/2019

U.S. believes Sri Lanka militants may be plotting more attacks: ambassador The United States believes members of the militant group blamed for Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday attacks may be at large and planning more assaults, the U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka said on Tuesday....
11:25, 04/30/2019

All directly involved in Sri Lanka attacks dead or arrested COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police say two bomb experts were among the suicide attackers who struck churches and hotels on Easter and all those directly involved in the bombings are either dead or under arrest. Acting police chief C.D. Wickr...
09:00, 05/07/2019

Sri Lanka warns further Islamist militant attacks cannot be ruled out Investigators have dismantled a major part of the network linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday, but warned the chance of further Islamist militant attacks could not be ruled out....
13:13, 05/07/2019

Sri Lanka on alert for attacks by militants dressed in uniforms Sri Lankan security officials have warned that Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday's suicide bombings are planning imminent attacks and could be dressed in military uniforms....
10:39, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka Expels 200 Islamic Clerics After Easter Attacks Sri Lanka has expelled over 600 foreign nationals, including around 200 Islamic clerics, since the Easter suicide bombings blamed on a local terror group, a minister told AFP Sunday....
15:00, 05/05/2019

After the Sri Lanka Terror Attacks, Muslims Fear Backlash As Sri Lanka mourns around 250 people killed in a series of terrorist attacks by a group loyal to ISIS, there are fears that the grief will turn into more violence....
19:13, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka Catholics hold 1st Sunday Mass since attacks The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka has held the first regular Sunday Mass since the Easter suicide bombings of churches and hotels killed more than 250 people...
07:00, 05/12/2019

Death toll in Sri Lanka Easter attacks lowered by more than 100 The Sri Lankan Health Ministry on Thursday revised the death toll of Easter Sunday's deadly terror attacks, lowering the number of those killed to 253....
22:26, 04/28/2019

Schools Re-Open Amid Fears Of More Terrorist Attacks In Sri Lanka State schools in Sri Lanka resumed classes on Monday amid tight security after the Easter Sunday bombings, but many anxious parents kept their children at home over fears of more attacks by ISIS......
12:00, 05/06/2019

Sri Lanka On Alert For Attacks By Terrorists Dressed In Military Uniforms Sri Lankan security officials have warned that Islamist terrorists behind Easter Sunday's suicide bombings are planning imminent attacks and could be dressed in military uniforms....
13:13, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka’s President Says Country Is Now Safe After Easter Sunday Attacks (COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) — Sri Lanka’s president says “99%” of the suspects in Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels have been arrested and their explosive materials seized, and that it is safe for tourists to return to the...
18:00, 05/07/2019

Sri Lanka bans face veils after attacks by Islamist militants Authorities in Sri Lanka on Monday banned women from wearing face veils under an emergency law put in place after deadly Easter Sunday attacks by Islamist militants....
10:39, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka Catholics Hold First Sunday Mass After Easter Attacks Thousands of Catholics attended mass in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo Sunday amid tight security to prevent a repeat of Easter bomb attacks that killed 258 people....
03:52, 05/13/2019

Most Terrorists Linked To Suicide Attacks Killed, Arrested: Sri Lanka PM Sri Lankan forces have killed or arrested most of the terrorists linked to the Easter suicide bombings and the country is ready to return to normality, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Sunday....
20:13, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka imposes overnight curfew after anti-Muslim attacks Police announced the curfew after sectarian violence erupted in several towns in the country's North Western Province. Authorities also shut down social media after Christians interpreted a Facebook post as threatening....
21:52, 05/13/2019

Sri Lanka Maintains High Alert For Attacks Ahead Of Ramadan Sri Lankan security forces maintained a high level of alert on Tuesday after the Easter Sunday bombings, officials said, amid intelligence reports that Islamist terrorists were planning fresh attacks......
11:52, 04/30/2019

Sri Lanka imposes curfew in northwest province after attacks on mosques Sri Lanka imposed curfew across its northwest province on Monday, a police spokesman said, after attacks on mosques and shops owned by Muslims in the worst outbreak of violence since the Easter bombings on churches and hotels by Islamist militants....
15:00, 05/13/2019

‘We Knew What Was Coming’: Sri Lanka Sees ISIS’ Hand in Attacks After years of warnings, the travel patterns of several suspects and the design of their bombs suggest a larger Islamic State role in the Easter attacks....
19:52, 05/03/2019

From a hockey game to scenes of carnage: covering the Sri Lanka attacks Reuters Colombo correspondent Shihar Aneez was at a hockey game when suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing over 250 people and wounding hundreds more....
13:00, 05/10/2019

Sri Lanka Arrests Journalist Covering Easter Attacks Over "Trespass" Sri Lankan police arrested a Reuters news agency journalist Thursday while he was covering the aftermath of Easter bombings and remanded him in custody for two weeks on a charge of trespassing,......
03:52, 05/03/2019

Sri Lanka bans social media for 3rd time since suicide attacks The Sri Lanka government on Monday banned all social media platforms -- for the third time in less than a month -- to prevent the spread of false information during a time of religious tension, officials said....
22:13, 05/13/2019

Sri Lanka Army Chief Says Threat Of More Terror Attacks Contained Sri Lanka's army commander Mahesh Senanayake said the threat of more terror attacks had been contained and the security services had dismantled most of the network linked to the Easter Sunday......
22:52, 05/10/2019

Asos tycoon who lost children in Sri Lanka attacks thanks public Anders and Anne Holch Povlsen thank those who offered condolences after three of their children were killedThe Povlsen family have thanked the public for their condolences after they lost three of their four “beloved and beautiful” children in the te...
06:26, 05/17/2019

Sri Lanka on alert for attacks as archbishop slams poor church security Sri Lankan security officials have warned that Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday's suicide bombings are planning attacks and could be dressed in uniform, as the archbishop of Colombo complained about insufficient security around churches....
14:13, 04/29/2019

In wake of deadly attacks, Sri Lanka president vows stability before vote Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Saturday the security forces would "eradicate terrorism" following devastating suicide attacks on Easter Sunday and restore stability before a presidential election due by year-end....
19:52, 05/04/2019

Sri Lanka bomb suspect's sister fears 18 relatives dead after attacks The sister of the suspected ringleader of Sri Lanka's deadly Easter Sunday bombings has told CNN up to 18 of her family members are missing and feared dead since the attacks and subsequent raids....
22:26, 04/28/2019

A week after the Easter Sunday attacks, Sri Lanka is no closer to understanding or healing After any terrorist outrage, the first question that is always asked is, could the carnage have been prevented? In Sri Lanka, still reeling from a devastating series of bombings on Easter Sunday that left more than 250 people dead and at least 500 wo...
22:26, 04/28/2019

Bombers Visited Kashmir, Kerala Before Attacks, Says Sri Lanka Army Chief Some of the suicide bombers who carried out the last month's devastating attacks in Sri Lanka visited Kashmir and Kerala for "some sort of training" or to "make some more links" with other foreign......
18:26, 05/04/2019

Employee of IT firm Virtusa arrested in Sri Lanka over suspected links to attacks Sri Lankan police on Friday said they had arrested an employee of information technology services company Virtusa Corp in Colombo in connection with Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people....
18:00, 05/10/2019

Before the Sri Lanka attacks, much of South Asia seemed resistant to ISIS. Now it’s reassessing the risks. In the wake of the suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people, governments throughout the region are reviewing their assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State. Here’s a look at the threat around the region....
05:39, 05/04/2019

Sri Lanka bans all face coverings for 'public protection' after bomb attacks Any face covering that "hinders the identification of individuals in a way that threatens national security" is now banned in Sri Lanka, according to a statement from the country's President....
17:00, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka army chief says threat of more Islamist militant attacks contained Sri Lanka's army commander Mahesh Senanayake said the threat of more Islamist militant attacks has been contained and the security services have dismantled most of the network linked to the Easter Sunday bombings....
16:39, 05/10/2019

Christian-Muslim Clashes Rock Easter Attacks Town In Sri Lanka Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic Church appealed for calm and an alcohol ban Monday after clashes between Christians and Muslims in a town scarred by the Easter suicide attacks....
12:00, 05/06/2019

Sri Lanka Bans Face Coverings as it Scrambles to Respond to Easter Attacks Eight days after the April 21 bombings in Sri Lanka left at least 253 dead, the government announced that all face coverings would be banned in public, saying the move would help the search for those involved. The bombings, carried out by alleged Isl...
14:39, 05/02/2019

Islamic State Inspired, but Didn't Direct, Easter Attacks, Sri Lanka Says The devastating Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka were locally planned and executed, without direct guidance from the Islamic State militant group, investigators said....
21:13, 05/05/2019

Asos billionaire thanks well-wishers after death of three children in Sri Lanka terror attacks Billionaire fashion tycoon Anders Holch Povlsen has thanked the public for their condolences following the deaths of their three "beloved" children in the Sri Lanka terror attacks....
15:52, 05/16/2019

Sri Lanka's Buddhists mark somber Vesak after Easter Sunday attacks Buddhist Sri Lankans marked the festival of Vesak in low key celebrations on Saturday amid heightened religious tensions in the Indian Ocean nation following the deadly Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 250 people....
19:52, 05/18/2019

US citizens killed in Sri Lanka Easter attacks, secretary of State Pompeo says "The U.S. Embassy is working tirelessly to provide all possible assistance to the American citizens affected by the attacks and their families," Pompeo said....
18:39, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka's tourism sector counts the human and financial toll of Easter attacks As Sri Lanka's hospitality industry tries to come to terms with the human and financial costs, the government is under pressure to act decisively to bring restore confidence....
04:13, 05/01/2019

Sri Lanka rupee extends falls on fears of more attacks; stocks up in dull trade The Sri Lankan rupee closed weaker for the fourth consecutive session on Monday, as worries about more attacks after the Easter Sunday bombings weighed on investor sentiment, while stocks extended gains into the fourth day after hitting a more than s...
16:00, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka attacks latest: 15 bodies found after police raid linked to Easter bombings Fifteen bodies have been found after suspected Islamist militants linked to the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka opened fire and set off explosives during a police raid....
00:52, 05/02/2019

UN, world leaders, condemn Sri Lanka terrorist attacks targeting churches, hotels, which leave more than 200 dead More than 200 have been killed and hundreds injured by a series of explosions inside churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, as Christians gathered for services to celebrate Easter. In a statement, UN chief António Guterres said he was "outraged by the ter...
18:52, 04/28/2019

‘Hateful attacks’ pushing Sri Lanka backwards, UN advisers warn, urging an end to ‘discriminatory practices’ that feed intolerance Growing instances of religious-based violence in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka have prompted two United Nations Special Advisers to call for an end to “hateful attacks” directed towards the country’s Muslim minority....
21:52, 05/14/2019

Astonishing Denisovan Fossil Discovery Traced Back to Buddhist Monk The archaeology world is abuzz today with news of the first Denisovan fossil found outside of Siberia. The 160,000-year-old jawbone was uncovered by a Buddhist monk in a Chinese cave nearly 40 years ago—an aspect of this story that’s as intriguing as...
05:26, 05/02/2019

Revealed: nine more US states considering hardline anti-abortion bills Legislation pushed by high-profile conservative Janet PorterGeorgia this month signed six-week abortion ban into lawAlabama passes nation’s strictest abortion banAnti-abortion legislation that copies a controversial bill recently passed into law in G...
23:26, 05/15/2019

Hardline Egyptian Islamist receives five-year sentence for court siege case Hardline Egyptian Islamist leader Hazem Salah Abu Ismail's five-year sentence for his involvement in besieging a court in Nasr City in 2012 has been upheld by the country's top appeals court....
19:52, 05/04/2019

The Euro's Near-Term Nosedive: Don't Blame the ECB On February 28, our Currency Pro Services identified a major bearish set-up in the euro/US dollar price: See the chart for yourself -- and followed -- in this Chart of the Day....
15:39, 05/01/2019

Britons having less sex and digital life may be to blame – study Research finds drop in sexual activity steepest for married and cohabiting couplesSex is on the decline in Britain, particularly among married and cohabiting couples, according to a major study that suggests the increasingly busy lives we lead and di...
01:26, 05/08/2019

The West Wing: is it to blame for everything? Podcasts of the week The cultural and political impact of television is explored in depth, and Bret Easton Ellis returns, as contrary as everIf you’re attending Latitude festival this year, you’ll find that the world inhabiting your headphones has extended outwards and g...
13:00, 05/17/2019

Avs captain takes blame for controversial no-goal Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog shouldered the responsibility Wednesday night after a rare offside call erased a Colorado goal and torpedoed the Avs' momentum in a season-ending loss to the Sharks....
09:00, 05/09/2019

Don’t Blame China’s Tariffs for Soybeans’ 2018 Slump From spring 2018 to late September, soybean prices plunged 20% to end at their lowest level in a decade. Mainstream experts were united: The catalyst was China's 25% import tax on U.S. soybeans. Our story sows a very different seed....
15:26, 05/01/2019

The Latest: Lawyer tries shifting blame for warehouse fire The Latest on the trial of two men for 36 people at a warehouse fire (all times local): 10:55 a.m.: A prosecutor opened the trial for two men facing charges after a deadly fire killed 36 people in an illegally converted Northern California warehouse ...
05:00, 05/01/2019

NBA stars blame refs for their lack of calls: they should look in the mirror The Warriors v Rockets rivalry is the best we have in the NBA. So it’s a shame it’s being dominated by debates about officiatingThe relationship between the NBA’s officials and its players is at its lowest point in over a decade. Not since the summer...
14:39, 05/01/2019

Defense seeks to shift blame for warehouse fire A defense attorney is expected to counter a prosecutor's emotional opening statement by attempting to deflect blame from his client charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a Northern California warehouse fire that killed...
07:52, 05/01/2019

Opioid crisis is also to blame for rise in cocaine deaths Death by cocaine is rising in America, and the opioid crisis, the nation’s deadliest overdose epidemic, is at fault, health officials said Thursday. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly three-quarters of the...
18:52, 05/06/2019

Emails: Purdue executive cast blame on opioid victims HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma cast blame on victims of the opioid epidemic in nearly 20-year-old emails that have been made public in a lawsuit brought by Connecticut’s attorney general. The lawsuit says ...
20:52, 05/07/2019

Opinion: You can blame Tiger Woods for a lot, but not the death of young employee Tiger Woods is being sued by the family of a man who worked as a bartender at Woods' restaurant and died after drinking with fellow employees.        ...
22:00, 05/14/2019

As Payless wades through bankruptcy again, creditors say hedge fund may be to blame Payless ShoeSource finds itself in another bankruptcy battle, and creditors say the hedge fund that controls the retailer may be to blame.        ...
16:13, 04/29/2019

FCC Blames Wireless Carriers for Outages After Hurricane Michael, Pretends It's Not Also to Blame An investigation by the Federal Communications Commission identified the causes of what it called “unacceptably slow restoration of wireless service” in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, the Category 5 that ripped across Florida in October, killing...
02:26, 05/11/2019

Saudis blame Iran for drone attack amid calls for US strikes Saudi Arabia blames Tehran for drone attack by Yemen’s rebels that knocked out key oil pipeline, as newspaper close to palace calls for “surgical” U.S. strikes on Iran...
04:39, 05/17/2019

‘Game of Thrones’ fans say Sansa Stark to blame for coffee cup goof Internet sleuths think they’ve found the culprit behind the coffee cup that found its way into Sunday's "Game of Thrones" — the actress who plays Sansa Stark....
00:26, 05/07/2019

Chances of war with Iran are rising. And Donald Trump is to blame | Michael H Fuchs The Trump administration is goading Iran into a conflict, and no one should expect Iran to back downDonald Trump is doing everything possible to provoke a conflict with Iran while making it look like Iran’s fault.A year ago, Trump withdrew the US fro...
17:00, 05/09/2019

Two-thirds of Americans blame drug companies for opioid crisis, new poll says About two-thirds of Americans believe drug companies are to blame for the opioid crisis, although nearly as many hold drug users themselves responsible, a new poll finds....
20:39, 04/28/2019

Climate change to blame as bark beetles ravage central Europe's forests Hot, dry summers are fanning an unprecedented outbreak of bark beetles that are destroying vast swathes of central Europe's spruce forests which define the region's landscape....
20:00, 04/28/2019

Tyreek Hill fights back with letter, texts: Child’s mother is to blame Tyreek Hill’s lawyer is fighting back on child abuse allegations against the Chiefs wide receiver, instead levying the blame on Hill’s fiancée in a letter sent to the NFL. Hill’s fiancée, Crystal Espinal, secretly recorded audio tha...
23:52, 05/02/2019

Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog takes blame for controversial offside Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog took the blame after his controversial offside negated a game-tying goal against the San Jose Sharks in Game 7....
19:00, 05/09/2019

U.S. Measles Cases Reach Highest Level in 25 Years. Vaccine Misinformation May Be to Blame (NEW YORK) — U.S. measles cases in 2019 have climbed to their highest level in 25 years in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines. New York City health officials on Wednesday reported 61 new c...
21:13, 04/28/2019

Canadian language complaints have spiked by over 20%. An uproar over Doug Ford may be to blame: commissioner Canada's official languages commissioner said almost half of the complaints came from the National Capital Region of Ottawa and Gatineau, where federal government offices are located....
02:00, 05/10/2019

Facebook Gets a New Look: Less Blue, More Groups A redesign of Facebook’s website and mobile app is geared partly toward steering users to participate in more group conversations as the company strives to reduce abusive content and the scrutiny resulting from it....
20:00, 04/30/2019

Death of a retailer: Creditors claim hedge fund may be to blame for Payless' bankruptcy Payless ShoeSource bankruptcy: Creditors, lenders question Alden Global Capital hedge fund's role        ...
11:39, 04/29/2019

Kurt Rambis anger, calls for Rob Pelinka firing: Lakers’ blame game gets ugly If only LeBron James had included an opt-out in his contract with the Lakers. Following the conclusion of another disastrous season in Los Angeles — resulting in James missing the playoffs for the first time in 14 years, Luke Walton being fired as co...
01:13, 05/11/2019

These idiots shot a porno in an Autopilot-enabled Tesla and Elon Musk deserves some blame Taylor Jackson is a pioneer, of sorts. The adult actress, to our knowledge, is the first to shoot a pornographic scene in a moving vehicle without a human driver. And much like other pioneers her actions will inspire some while leading others to reen...
10:26, 05/09/2019

Here’s why your Facebook groups went secret overnight Over the last day, you may have noticed that several of your Facebook groups have switched their settings to “Secret,” for no apparent reason. That may have been to avoid the attentions of a particular virulent group inserting itself into other commu...
00:13, 05/17/2019

Teams could ask FIA F3 to use qualifying groups to avoid congestion FIA Formula 3 Championship teams could try to persuade the series to use qualifying groups to avoid congested qualifying sessions, Autosport has learned...
11:39, 05/15/2019

Muslim groups apologize for video: Mistake 'ours to own' Muslim leaders in Philadelphia are apologizing for an event last month at which children were captured on video speaking in Arabic about beheadings and the liberation of Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site....
01:26, 05/16/2019

Ohio State's Investigation Of Richard Strauss's Sexual Abuse Finds Plenty Of Victims, But Few People To Blame On Friday, Ohio State University released the findings of an independent law firm’s investigation into the sexual abuse committed by former university physician Richard Strauss. During his time at the school from 1978 until 1998, the investigation fo...
01:26, 05/18/2019

Mauricio Pochettino refuses to blame Tottenham pair after red cards leave Champions League spot in doubt Mauricio Pochettino refused to criticise Juan Foyth, Heung-min Son or referee Craig Pawson after both players were sent off in Tottenham's 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday....
17:52, 05/04/2019

Aid groups say conditions in northwest Syria at crisis point BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of international aid groups say conditions in Syria’s northwest have reached “crisis point” and are calling for an immediate end to the fighting. The aid groups said, in an appeal issued Friday, violence has dis...
13:13, 05/17/2019

Abortion-rights groups challenge restrictions on providers RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As abortion opponents cheer the passage of fetal heartbeat laws and other bans on the procedure, abortion-rights groups have been waging a quieter battle in courthouses around the country to overturn less direct restrictions pass...
23:00, 05/16/2019

Facebook takes down far-right groups days before Spanish election Investigation uncovered networks reaching 1.7m people that were spreading fake newsFacebook has taken down several networks that were spreading far-right content to nearly 1.7 million people in Spain, days before national elections that are expected ...
14:26, 05/01/2019

ISIS makes inroads with militant groups in Congo The caliphate may be gone in Iraq and Syria but ISIS is rebranding and finding new places to terrorize, this time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo....
16:13, 05/01/2019

Malaysia's new government slow on reforms, rights groups say Malaysia's new government has failed to deliver on most of its human rights reform promises in its first year in power, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said on Wednesday....
12:26, 05/08/2019

Sri Lankan army probes possible additional extremist groups Sri Lanka's army chief says other groups of Islamic extremists could be operating in the country independent of the one that carried out Easter Sunday bomb attacks....
17:13, 05/16/2019

Public groups stepping up e-commerce retail efforts The U.S. public dealership groups are deepening their investment in e-commerce initiatives to help customers go further in buying -- or selling -- a car before stepping into a store....
06:52, 04/29/2019

Facebook Can Turn User Groups Into Gold Mines As Facebook pivots to private user groups, investors might bear in mind that corralling users into groups defined by race, geography, stage of life and hobbies could make ad targeting easier....
15:52, 05/06/2019

A 25-year-old woman was shot and killed as she was driving home from work, and now police are looking into whether a person hunting illegally in the area is to blame Facebook Micalla Rettinger, 25, was driving home from the bar where she works in Iowa early Sunday morning when she was shot and killed. Authorities say there's nothing to suggest Rettinger was targeted, and that they are exploring the possibility t...
02:52, 05/02/2019

Three Thais accused of insulting king have disappeared: rights groups Three Thai activists facing charges of insulting the monarchy have disappeared after reportedly being arrested in Vietnam, rights groups said on Friday, months after two exiled critics of the military and monarchy turned up dead....
10:39, 05/10/2019

Voter signup groups say Tennessee penalties change landscape NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Voter registration groups and civil rights advocates say the penalties created by a new Tennessee law could force them to rethink efforts to persuade minorities and college students to become civically engaged. The new law is ...
03:39, 05/04/2019

UEFA plans closed-off Champions League with 8-team groups UEFA plans to change the Champions League in 2024 by creating eight-team groups kicking off in August, and narrow the entry path for teams from smaller domestic leagues        ...
23:26, 05/09/2019

Facebook will allow patients in support groups to post questions anonymously Facebook will now offer a special designation for patient groups and allow administrators to post questions and other content on a member's behalf....
20:52, 04/30/2019

Rights groups challenge warrantless cellphone searches at U.S. border U.S. officials at ports of entry improperly contend they are entitled to confiscate and search travelers' cellphones and other devices without warrants to enforce laws that cover more than customs and immigration, according to a court filing by civil...
23:13, 04/30/2019

WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups WhatsApp said on Tuesday a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company and may have targeted human rights groups....
19:00, 05/14/2019

Cuban gay rights groups hold unauthorized march in Havana HAVANA (AP) — Gay rights activists using social media organized an unauthorized march down eight blocks of one of Havana’s main thoroughfares before they were stopped by police. The march Saturday afternoon was the second by a non-governmental ...
01:00, 05/12/2019

Rights groups sue over U.S. decision to hold asylum seekers without bond Immigrant rights groups asked a U.S. court on Thursday to reverse a Trump administration decision that allows asylum seekers who cross the border illegally to be held without bond....
07:26, 05/03/2019

Will Continue Efforts To Bring Terror Groups To Justice: India India has welcomed the listing of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN, nearly a decade after it first pushed for banning the Pakistan-based terrorist by the world body....
18:52, 05/01/2019

Humanitarian conditions in northwest Syria at ‘crisis point’: aid groups Some 70 aid groups called for an immediate end to the fighting. They said that the violence has displaced an estimated 180,000 people in the last two weeks alone....
06:26, 05/18/2019

Women’s groups want admitted harasser Barry Grodenchik to resign Women’s groups and their supporters are calling for Queens legislator Barry Grodenchik’s head, saying the City Council didn’t go far enough in punishing their fellow member for giving a staffer so many hugs and kisses that she skipp...
20:00, 05/15/2019

Civil rights groups sue Tennessee over law imposing new penalties on voter registration Civil rights groups in Tennessee have asked a federal court to block enforcement of a new state law that threatens to impose new penalties on voter-registration groups if they file too many incomplete forms....
20:00, 05/03/2019

Rights groups try to block Saudi vessel loading French arms Two French human rights group on Thursday sought to block the loading of weapons onto a Saudi Arabian vessel that is due to dock in northern France later in the day, the groups said, arguing the cargo contravened an international arms treaty....
22:00, 05/09/2019

As satanic groups rise, Vatican opens up exorcism summit to non-Catholics With a rise in reported demonic possessions and devil worship in the era of social media, the Roman Catholic Church opened its doors to non-Catholics for the first time during its annual exorcism training conference....
18:00, 05/10/2019

Venezuela's neighbors accuse Maduro of protecting 'terrorist groups' in Colombia The Lima Group regional bloc on Friday accused the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of protecting "terrorist groups" in Colombia, keeping up pressure days after an attempted military uprising failed to dislodge Maduro from power....
03:13, 05/04/2019

U.S. education groups McGraw-Hill, Cengage plan all-stock merger - WSJ Educational publishers McGraw-Hill Education Inc and Cengage Learning Holdings II Inc are planning an all-stock merger, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday....
08:39, 05/01/2019

After Social Media Bans, Militant Groups Found Ways to Remain Hezbollah and other groups classified as terrorist organizations by the United States have changed their social media strategies to stay on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter....
18:52, 04/28/2019

Consumer groups accuse Amazon of illegally collecting data on children The groups allege Echo Dot Kids Edition collects voice recordings of users under 13. identifying information on users under 13 and that the system’s parental controls are flawed...
07:52, 05/09/2019

U.S. education groups McGraw-Hill, Cengage plan all-stock merger Educational publishers McGraw-Hill Education Inc and Cengage Learning Holdings II Inc are planning an all-stock merger, McGraw-Hill said on Wednesday....
13:26, 05/01/2019

Woman with cancer dies in UAE jail after rights groups, U.N. call for release A woman with terminal cancer who was serving a 10-year prison sentence in the United Arab Emirates has died in jail, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday, two months after the United Nations called for her release on medical grounds....
20:39, 05/05/2019

Lima Group accuses Maduro of protecting 'terrorist groups' in Colombia The Lima Group regional bloc, which supports the opposition in Venezuela, accused Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of protecting "terrorist groups" in Colombia, and said it rejects any attempt to threaten the life Colombian President Ivan Duque....
01:26, 05/04/2019

Trump administration's California fracking plan is 'dangerous,' environmental groups say The Trump administration's plan to open up more than 1 million additional acres of public and private land in California to fracking is raising alarm in the environmental community, which is challenging the proposal as "dangerous."...
20:13, 05/03/2019

UPDATE 5-WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups * Informs U.S. law enforcement to help with investigation (Adds comment from Electronic Frontier Foundation, details on Israeli cyber surveillance company NSO Group, comment from lawyer who says he was a target)...
04:26, 05/15/2019

U.S. anti-abortion groups plot course from state capitals to Supreme Court Anti-abortion advocacy groups have pushed hard in recent months for the passage of bills to restrict or even ban the procedure outright at the state level, inspired by the perception that the U.S. Supreme Court has tilted in their favor....
02:52, 05/16/2019

California Gov. Newsom facing new pressure from environmental groups to block drilling, fracking In the next few weeks California Gov. Gavin Newsom is slated to announce his administration’s energy policy strategy – and many environmental groups in the state are hoping it will include plans to end oil and gas drilling in the nation’s most populo...
22:52, 04/29/2019

Civil-rights groups show support for Paul Haggis’ rape accuser Eleven civil rights organizations — including the ACLU, Her Justice and the Anti-Violence Project — have filed an amicus brief in support of Haleigh Breest, the publicist who accused Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis of rape....
15:26, 05/09/2019

| Researchers find Facebook 'hosted' cybercriminal groups selling stolen info Facebook has housed dozens of cybercriminal groups that set up shop on the platform as online marketplaces to sell a variety of illegal services, such as stolen credit card information, account theft and spamming tools, a team of researchers found....
18:26, 04/28/2019

Top Civil Rights Groups Will Help Crystal Mason Appeal Her 5-Year Sentence for Trying to Vote It was a case so unfair, it quickly became a go-to talking point to illuminate the criminal justice system’s deep racial inequities: Crystal Mason, a 44-year-old Texas woman was sentenced to five years in jail for unknowingly casting an illegal ballo...
22:26, 05/13/2019

Sri Lankan army defends rehiring major amid outcry from rights groups Sri Lanka's army on Thursday defended its decision to reinstate an intelligence official arrested in 2017 on suspicion he attacked journalists, saying he is the right person to investigate the Easter bombings claimed by Islamic State....
18:39, 05/16/2019

LGBT groups and tech companies warn that a Texas bill could cost the state billions The LGBTQ community and major employers say a bill passed by the Texas Senate is a license to discriminate, giving professionals the right to turn away people based on religious beliefs. Amazon, Dell, Apple and Facebook urged Texas to drop the bill....
20:00, 04/28/2019

Pope Francis should visit Argentina to meet cleric abuse victims, rights groups say Pope Francis should visit Argentina to meet victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and intervene on their behalf, said international groups fighting clerical abuse on Thursday....
01:52, 05/03/2019

Tories accuse Liberals of playing politics by stripping references to religious groups from terror report Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the government removed the terms "Sikh," "Sunni" and "Shia" from the report when referring to extremism to avoid conveying the impression that an entire religion or community is a threat to national security....
01:52, 05/14/2019

'Brexit tensions partly to blame,' charity claims, as racist offences double on TfL rail network in space of four years Racist offences on Transport for London's (TfL) rail network have doubled in the space of four years, with a leading anti-hate crime charity saying Brexit tensions could be partly to blame....
08:39, 05/05/2019

'Privacy-focused' Facebook puts the spotlight on groups Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg lays out his vision for a privacy-focused social network as users choose to communicate in smaller groups and governments investigate the company's business practices. (April 30)       ...
09:39, 05/01/2019

'We are shooting ourselves in the foot': Business groups, farmers urge Trump not to slap new tariffs on China Farmers and small businesses urge President Donald Trump not to follow through on his threat to place new tariffs on Chinese imports.        ...
21:52, 05/09/2019

Don't blame me, says 'Thrones' star: 'The cup bearer does not drinketh the Starbucks tea' "The cup bearer does not drinketh the Starbucks tea," Emilia Clarke wrote on Instagram after HBO joked that the anachronistic paper coffee cup was hers.        ...
22:13, 05/09/2019

Ten charged in US and Europe over malware attacks Ten people have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers and caused more than 100 million US dollars in financial losses in the United States and Europe. (May 16)     ...
19:39, 05/16/2019

Iran says it’s not preparing attacks against US, allies Iran poses no threat to Iraq or any other state and has no intention of attacking US assets in the Middle East, a spokesman for the Iranian mission to the UN said Thursday. Alireza Miryousefi also said that Team Trump’s warning of heightened threats ...
23:39, 05/16/2019

Sri Lanka dawdles in digital Its local banks have invested heavily in technology, but many customers still prefer the old-fashioned ways: paper ledgers and physical tellers. And while the country’s fintech industry is filled with promise, it remains stuck in first gear....
18:52, 04/28/2019

WHO warns Ebola could spread elsewhere if attacks don’t stop The World Health Organization is warning it may not be possible to contain Ebola to the two affected provinces in eastern Congo if violent attacks on health teams continue...
11:26, 05/10/2019

WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta. According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilitie...
19:52, 04/28/2019

EU Adopts Powers to Respond to Cyber-Attacks The European Union on Friday adopted powers to punish those outside the bloc who launch cyber-attacks that cripple hospitals and banks, sway elections and steal company secrets or funds....
19:13, 05/17/2019

Ashok Gehlot Attacks PM Modi, Says He Is "On Course To Becoming Dictator" Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot claimed on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on course to becoming a "dictator" who talks of nationalism to captivate the people....
17:39, 04/29/2019

The Latest: Cardinal says more churches could face attacks The Latest on attacks by an Islamic State-linked group that carried out Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka that killed 257 people (all times local): 10 p.m. Sri Lanka's Catholic cardinal says that he has received "foreign information" that attempts...
19:39, 05/02/2019

Stephen Moore: 'Attacks on my character have become untenable' Stephen Moore, President Trump’s pick for the Federal Reserve Board who withdrew his name Thursday, said in a letter to the president he was dropping out of contention because could not endure the personal attacks....
22:13, 05/02/2019

Sheriff says machete used in attacks on Appalachian Trail WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia sheriff says a man attacked two people on the Appalachian Trail with a machete. WJHL reports that the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement Saturday saying two hikers reported that a man with a mache...
23:52, 05/11/2019

Ceferin to AP: UEFA will explore CL revamp despite attacks UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin countered "negative energy" from critics of a radical Champions League overhaul that could lock in places by defending the need to be "constantly thinking about improving" the competition     ...
19:39, 05/11/2019

Ransomware attacks targeting US cities on the rise https://pmd.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/us/2019/05/10/ransomware-attacks-marquardt-dnt-tsr-vpx.cnn_2603699_768x432_1300k.mp4 _____ Crippling ransomware attacks targeting US government entities are on the rise. CNN’s Alex Marquardt reports. Source:...
20:26, 05/12/2019

Malaysia detains 4 men accused of planning attacks KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police say they have detained four men who were planning to assassinate “‘high-profile targets” and bomb places of worship and entertainment centers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Na...
13:39, 05/13/2019

Are financial advisors prepared for cyber attacks? As cyber threats abound, everyone from large financial firms to individual advisors need to make sure they have done everything they can to guard against a breach....
16:00, 05/13/2019

Officials in US, Europe charge 10 in malware attacks WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials from the United States and Europe are announcing criminal charges against 10 people in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers and caused more than $100 million in losses. Of...
14:13, 05/16/2019

Michigan mosque ups security in wake of attacks A Michigan mosque takes measures to increase security due to what an official says is a “downward spiraling trend” of hate crimes and hateful rhetoric. (April 30)        ...
11:25, 04/30/2019

Terror Threat In Sri Lanka Remains, Says US Sri Lanka Blasts: The US has warned that the terror threat in Sri Lanka still remains as active members of the group that carried out the massive suicide attacks on Easter Sunday may still be at......
17:39, 04/30/2019

Muslim shops in Sri Lanka attacked Violence erupted in a Sri Lankan town bombed on Easter Sunday after a largely Catholic mob attacked Muslim-owned shops and a vehicle -- prompting church authorities to call for calm and no further hostilities against Muslims in the area....
07:52, 05/08/2019

Bank of China aims big in little Sri Lanka BoC has only just opened its first Sri Lankan branch, but already it wants to be the biggest foreign player in the market. In an exclusive interview, Asiamoney sits down with the lender’s senior local bankers to discuss its goals and ambitions....
18:52, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka Identifies All 9 Easter Bombers The eight men and one woman who detonated bombs on Easter Sunday, killing themselves and more than 250 others, were a collection of Islamist radicals including a quiet truck driver and a foreign-educated engineer....
07:00, 05/02/2019

Saudi coalition answers oil attacks with airstrikes in Yemen Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen Thursday killed at least six people and injured dozens, an operation the Saudi government said is retaliation for terror attacks this week on oil infrastructure....
17:52, 05/16/2019

Death Toll in New Zealand Mosque Attacks Rises to 51 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand said that the man, a Turkish national, had been in an intensive care unit in a Christchurch hospital since the shooting seven weeks ago....
01:26, 05/03/2019

Malaysia detains three accused of planning attacks, links to IS Malaysia has detained three men on suspicion of supporting the Islamic State militant group and planning attacks in Indonesia and Malaysia, police said on Thursday....
14:00, 05/16/2019

Anxiety and hope over church schools reopening after attacks Catholic officials and parents in Sri Lanka are hopeful that church-run schools will begin to reopen this week for the first time since last month’s devastating Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels...
05:39, 05/15/2019

Mali calls for more EU help amid attacks in Africa’s Sahel BRUSSELS (AP) — Mali is urging the European Union to step up support for Africa’s Sahel countries amid a series of extremist attacks, as France mourns two officers killed during a hostage rescue mission in the region. Foreign Minister Tiebile D...
16:52, 05/14/2019

Chrome exploit uses a fake address bar for phishing attacks Cyberattackers don't need to find obscure technical flaws to launch phishing attacks -- they might just need a screen capture and some clever web coding. Developer James Fisher has found a relatively simple exploit in Chrome for mobile that tak...
09:52, 04/29/2019

Trump attacks ‘Fake News’ over Iran coverage for the web President Trump took aim yet again at what he calls “Fake News” — this time ripping reports that there was infighting within his administration over his hardline Middle East policies. “The Fake News Washington Post, and even more Fake News New York T...
00:52, 05/16/2019

Trump attacks prosecutors at ceremony for fallen officers WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is using a Capitol Hill ceremony for fallen law enforcement officers to criticize some big-city prosecutors he asserts don’t go after criminals who pose a severe threat to public safety. Trump also calle...
20:39, 05/15/2019

Chinese hackers reportedly used NSA malware tools for attacks An unidentified group of hackers that are referred to as Shadow Brokers posted several NSA hacking tools online in 2016 and 2017. But a new report reveals that some of the NSA’s malware tools were reversed-engineered long before that by Chinese hacke...
19:52, 05/08/2019

Attacks on Ebola clinics escalate as outbreak intensifies Attacks by armed militiamen and locals -- who maintain that the virus is a scheme brought in from the outside -- on Ebola clinics have only escalated as the spread of the disease intensifies....
21:52, 05/09/2019

Saudi Arabia Says 2 Oil Tankers Damaged in Sabotage Attacks The United Arab Emirates said a total of four ships had been targeted. Tensions with Iran are running high, but Emirati and Saudi officials did not say who was to blame....
19:26, 05/13/2019

Man to stay jailed over talk about avenging mosque attacks A federal judge has ruled a New York man will remain in custody in Montana pending his June 24 trial over charges that he lied to authorities about discussions he had about joining the Islamic State group and attacking random people to avenge shootin...
23:52, 05/16/2019

Attacks in Pakistani province kill 3 soldiers, 2 coalminers A Pakistani local official says three soldiers and two coalminers were killed in attacks in the country's volatile southwestern Baluchistan province....
11:13, 05/10/2019

A-10 pilot describes how iconic plane survives attacks Known for an ability to keep flying after taking multiple rounds of enemy machine gun fire, land and operate in rugged terrain, destroy groups of enemy fighters with a 30mm cannon and unleash a wide arsenal of attack weapons, the A-10 is described by...
20:00, 05/03/2019

Christians seek refuge after deadly Burkina attacks Concerned about a rise in violence against Christians in Burkina Faso, Pastor Jacques Ouedraogo changed the time of his Sunday service as a precaution. He believes this is what saved his life....
23:00, 05/17/2019

Pakistani officials: 4 soldiers killed in 2 attacks in north PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security officials say suspected militants have launched two separate gun attacks on security convoys in the country’s northwest, killing four soldiers and wounding 10 others. The officials say the ambushes c...
20:00, 05/06/2019

U.S. believes Iran proxies may be behind tanker attacks, official says U.S. national security agencies believe proxies sympathetic to or working for Iran may have attacked four tankers off the United Arab Emirates rather than Iranian forces themselves, a U.S. official familiar with the latest U.S. assessments said on Tu...
18:26, 05/14/2019

Donna Brazile: Liberal attacks on Joe Biden are ‘going to backfire’ Former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile, a Fox News contributor, said on “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday that liberal attacks on presidential candidate Joe Biden are "going to backfire."...
22:39, 05/07/2019

Man Plotted To Bomb US Rallies; Was Retaliating For New Zealand Attacks An Army veteran who allegedly planned to bomb a Los Angeles-area white supremacist rally has been arrested and his plot foiled, authorities said Monday....
04:52, 04/30/2019

Sri Lankan churches hold first Sunday masses since attacks Emotional Catholic services held in Colombo and Negombo amid high security presenceCatholics in the Sri Lankan cities of Colombo and Negombo, where churches were targeted by suicide bombers on Easter Sunday, have held their first Sunday morning masse...
14:00, 05/12/2019

Saudi Arabia says 2 oil tankers damaged by sabotage attacks Saudi Arabia said Monday two of its oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in attacks that caused "significant damage" to the vessels, one of them as it was en route to pick up Saudi oil to take to the U.S....
09:13, 05/13/2019

Trump attacks Democrats for wanting Mueller to testify President Trump on Sunday rebuked congressional Democrats for wanting Robert Mueller to testify in the House,​ reiterating his claim that the special counsel cleared him of collusion and obstruction of justice so there’s no need to continue inv...
00:13, 05/06/2019

Thousands of Syrians Flee Regime Attacks as Ramadan Gets Under Way An escalating regime and Russian bombing campaign on a rebel stronghold forced thousands of Syrians from their homes and into open fields and ramshackle encampments....
10:26, 05/08/2019

Cyber attacks hit two thirds of UK firms in 2015, says government (credit: Norse) Two thirds of UK firms have detected security breaches on their systems over the past year, according to the latest government figures. Staggeringly, a quarter of those companies—which employ more than 250 workers—were hit by a brea...
13:00, 05/02/2019

NYT: Chinese hackers detected and repurposed NSA malware for attacks An unidentified group of hackers that are referred to as Shadow Brokers posted several NSA hacking tools online in 2016 and 2017. But a new report reveals that some of the NSA’s malware tools were reversed-engineered long before that by Chinese...
04:26, 05/08/2019

Four arrested in Malaysia suspected of plotting Ramadan attacks Malaysian police have detained four men suspected of plotting a wave of killings and attacks in and around the capital during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, police said on Monday....
14:26, 05/13/2019

Attacks in Burkina Faso — a simmering Islamist conflict Six people killed in a Sunday church service were the latest victims of terrorist attacks in northern Burkina Faso. While the attacks haven't made headlines, observers say they show rising insecurity in the region....
21:52, 05/13/2019

Bomb Found Not Linked To Christchurch Attacks: Police New Zealand police on Wednesday ruled out any link between a bomb found in Christchurch and mosque shootings in March which killed 50 Muslim worshippers....
11:52, 05/01/2019

Crippling ransomware attacks targeting US cities on the rise Targeted ransomware attacks on local US government entities -- cities, police stations and schools -- are on the rise, costing localities millions as some pay off the perpetrators in an effort to untangle themselves and restore vital systems....
04:26, 05/11/2019

Viggo Mortensen attacks Spain's far-right Vox over Aragorn tweet Actor says his Lord of the Rings character ‘advocates inclusion of the various races’Viggo Mortensen has rebuked Spain’s far-right party Vox for using an image of his Lord of the Rings character, Aragorn, in a political tweet.On election day last mon...
18:26, 05/07/2019

U.S. Energy Department says oil markets well supplied after attacks on ships off UAE The U.S. Energy Department said on Monday it is confident that global oil markets are well supplied after the sabotage on Sunday of four vessels off the UAE coast, two of them oil tankers from Saudi Arabia....
19:26, 05/13/2019

Militants set off bombs during Sri Lanka raid, killing 15 Militants linked to Easter suicide bombings opened fire and set off explosives during a raid by Sri Lankan security forces on a house in the country's east....
20:26, 04/28/2019

Madrasas Should Be Under Religious And Cultural Ministry: Sri Lanka PM Madrasas in Sri Lanka should be regulated by the Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs Ministry and not by the Education Ministry, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said, days after the......
13:39, 05/04/2019

Christians attack Muslim shops in Sri Lanka Violence erupted in a Sri Lankan town bombed on Easter Sunday after a largely Catholic mob attacked Muslim-owned shops and a vehicle -- prompting church authorities to call for calm and no further hostilities against Muslims in the area....
05:52, 05/08/2019

Sri Lanka's tourism suffers after blasts Sri Lanka was the Lonely Planet guide's top travel destination for 2019, but since the Easter attacks on churches and luxury hotels, foreign tourists have fled. (May 16)        ...
11:13, 05/16/2019

Sri Lanka Says 42 Foreigners Killed In Easter Blasts Sri Lankan authorities have identified 42 foreign nationals among the 253 people killed in the string of Easter suicide bombings, officials said Tuesday....
11:52, 04/30/2019

Sri Lanka To Resume Mass On Sunday: Cardinal Sri Lanka's Catholic Church said public Mass will resume on Sunday amid tight security, two weeks after Easter Sunday bombings killed 253 people at three churches and three luxury hotels....
12:52, 04/30/2019

AP Interview: President says Sri Lanka now safe for tourists AP Interview: Sri Lanka’s president says “99%” of the suspects in Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels have been arrested and their explosive materials seized and the country was safe for tourists again...
04:13, 05/08/2019

Sri Lanka’s President Lifts Ban on Social Media The social media ban in the wake of the Easter attacks reflected global concern about the role the networks play in spreading hate speech and inciting communal violence....
11:00, 04/30/2019

What’s the future for Sri Lanka’s ‘lost’ population of whales? This is the same sperm whale pod Blue Planet filmed off Sri Lanka – but flocking tourists are making it less of a safe place for these stunning animalsThese transcendent, haunting images taken by photographer Andrew Sutton in the waters of the wester...
08:39, 05/03/2019

Correction: Denmark-Sri Lanka Blasts story HELSINKI (AP) — In a story May 6 about a funeral in Denmark, The Associated Press reported erroneously that more than 350 people were killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21. That was an early estimate but Sri Lanka has since lo...
15:13, 05/06/2019

Sri Lanka expels 600 foreigners after Easter bombings Around 200 Islamic clerics were among the 600 foreigners expelled from Sri Lanka after deadly bombings on Easter Sunday. Extensive security measures have been taken as schools reopen. Tourism has effectively collapsed....
22:26, 05/05/2019

Sri Lanka imposes new curfew as mosques attacked Sri Lanka widened a curfew on Monday after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst unrest since Easter bombings by Islamist militants and blocked Facebook and WhatsApp to stop people inciting violence....
14:26, 05/13/2019

Muslim killed in Sri Lanka riots despite curfew Mobs have killed a Muslim man and vandalized mosques and stores in Sri Lanka despite a nationwide curfew. The state also shut down social media after Christians interpreted a Facebook post as threatening....
11:39, 05/14/2019

Sri Lanka stocks end near 6-1/2-year low; rupee gains Sri Lankan shares recouped early losses on Tuesday, but closed at their lowest levels in six-and-a-half years on lingering investor concerns following the Easter Sunday bombings. ** Investigators have dismantled a major part of the network linked to ...
14:52, 05/07/2019

Sri Lanka Militants Set Off Bombs During Raid, Killing 15 Militants linked to Easter suicide bombings opened fire and set off explosives during a raid by Sri Lankan security forces on a house in the country’s east, leaving 15 bodies, including six children....
18:52, 04/28/2019

Gaza violence escalates after militants launch rocket attacks Gaza militants fired more than 400 rockets at Israel over the past day in one of the deadliest escalations in in years. The clashes included the first Israeli fatality from rocket fire since 2014....
10:52, 05/05/2019

Saudi Arabia to convene Arab leaders over recent attacks Saudi Arabia’s King Salman invited Gulf and Arab leaders to convene emergency summits to discuss the implications of this week’s attacks against the kingdom and neighboring United Arab Emirates, the foreign ministry said on Saturday....
03:00, 05/19/2019

Trump: U.S. backs Israel 100 percent against Gaza rocket attacks President Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States fully supported Israel's response to a barrage of rockets fired from Gaza and called for an end to the Palestinian militant attacks, warning Gazans such actions would bring them "nothing but mor...
06:26, 05/06/2019

Trump attacks social media companies after Facebook bans STERLING, Virginia (AP) — President Donald Trump is criticizing social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures. Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted complaints Friday and Saturday, declared that he would “monitor the ce...
19:26, 05/04/2019

Doctors go underground as Syrian government attacks rebel northwest In part of northern Syria's last rebel enclave, doctors have pulled back into cave shelters to treat the wounded and protect their patients from a government offensive that has hit health centers and hospitals....
17:39, 05/08/2019

The Sunday school children: The little-known tragedy of the Sri Lankan Easter attacks The first church Mohammed Nasar Mohammed Azar tried to blow up had already finished its service by the time he arrived. The Easter Sunday mass there had started early....
12:26, 05/05/2019

Israel and Gaza Step Up Attacks in Bloodiest Fighting Since 2014 War (JERUSALEM) — Gaza militants fired hundreds of rockets into southern Israel on Sunday, killing at least four Israelis and bringing life to a standstill across the region in the bloodiest fighting since a 2014 war. As Israel pounded Gaza with ai...
00:52, 05/06/2019

FBI, DHS officials deny agencies less focused on homegrown attacks than other threats National security officials on Wednesday denied an April report that the Trump administration's dissolution of a Department of Homeland Security advisory group on domestic terrorism threats led the agency to pay less attention to the problem....
20:52, 05/08/2019

Palestinians step up rocket attacks as Israel strikes Gaza Israeli forces struck dozens of targets throughout Gaza, including militant sites that the military said were concealed in homes or residential areas.        ...
20:26, 05/05/2019

Israel launches multiple airstrikes after Palestinian rocket attacks Six people have been killed in Gaza after Israel responded with airstrikes and tank fire to about 250 rockets being fired over the border by Palestinian militants on a day that has put further strain on an already fraying ceasefire.It was the second ...
15:39, 05/05/2019

At Least 5 Dead After Taliban Attacks U.S.-Based Aid Group Offices in Afghanistan (KABUL, Afghanistan) — Taliban fighters attacked the offices of a U.S.-based aid organization in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, setting off a huge explosion and battling security forces in an assault that lasted more than six hours and killed...
21:39, 05/08/2019

UAE calls for Arab unity at 'critical' time after tanker attacks The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that "critical circumstances" in the region require a united Gulf Arab and Arab stand, amid heightened tensions with Iran following last week's attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the UAE....
03:00, 05/19/2019

"Is Jai Shri Ram To Be Chanted In Pak?" Amit Shah Attacks Mamata Banerjee In an attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after a row over chants of 'Jai Shri Ram' in the state, BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday said he wondered if the Lord's name cannot be......
14:13, 05/07/2019

"Photoshop Government": Congress Attacks PM Modi Over Flagship Scheme The Congress on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling the central government he heads "a photoshop government". Jaiveer Shergill, a party spokesperson, said PM Modi spent the last......
22:52, 05/08/2019

Colombia's FARC political party accuses far right of attacks on members The political party formed by Colombia's former Marxist FARC rebels on Wednesday accused the far right of assassinating its members, but pledged to continue the process of reintegration....
19:26, 05/15/2019

Saudi-led coalition attacks air base adjoining Sanaa's airport The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has launched 10 air strikes targeting an air base adjoining Sanaa's airport, residents told Reuters on Wednesday....
22:39, 05/01/2019

Man arrested in deadly attacks on Appalachian trail hikers in Virginia A man accused of attacking hikers with a machete on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, killing one person and severely injuring another, has been arrested on murder and assault charges, federal and state authorities said on Sunday....
04:52, 05/13/2019

Iran Calls Ship Attacks Off UAE "Alarming", Urges Probe Iran on Monday called attacks on ships in the Gulf "alarming", after the UAE and Saudi Arabia said several vessels including oil tankers were damaged in acts of sabotage off the Emirati coast....
12:52, 05/13/2019

Sri Lankan Islamist Called for Violence on Facebook Before Easter Attacks A charismatic leader who allegedly helped plan and execute Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings called before the attacks for killing non-Muslims in Facebook posts that remained online despite complaints from moderate Muslims who say they asked the company to...
04:52, 05/01/2019

Official: Initial US assessment blames Iran for ship attacks WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says an American military team’s initial assessment is that Iranian or Iranian-backed proxies used explosives to blow large holes in four ships anchored off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. The official s...
02:13, 05/14/2019

German intelligence agency warns of 'Islamic State' attacks From a military point of view, the "Islamic State" has been defeated in the Middle East. However, the group remains a dangerous terrorist organization in the West, warns Germany's domestic intelligence agency....
04:00, 05/14/2019

France reports rise in anti-LGBT attacks, other infractions PARIS (AP) — France is seeing a rise in reported attacks and other abuse targeting members of the LGBT community. The French Interior Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that it registered 1,378 infractions based on sexual orientation last year, a r...
12:39, 05/14/2019

Saudi Arabia Says Drones Hit Oil Pipeline, After Reports of Tanker Attacks The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed to have carried out a drone attack on Saudi facilities. The incidents stoked rising fears of a military clash with Iran....
15:00, 05/14/2019

Germany’s AfD attacks Greta Thunberg as it embraces climate denial Rightwing populists to launch attack on climate science in vote drive before EU electionsGermany’s rightwing populists are embracing climate change denial as the latest topic with which to boost their electoral support, teaming up with scientists who...
15:52, 05/14/2019

Sri Lankan Accused of Leading Attacks Preached Slaughter. Many Dismissed Him. The man accused of masterminding the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels never hid his hatred. “We all underestimated him,” a resident of his hometown said....
19:13, 04/28/2019

U.S. embassy in Israel: Americans should 'remain vigilant' for terror attacks The U.S. embassy in Israel warned Americans to be vigilant for terrorist attacks on the anniversary of the embassy's move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem....
16:39, 05/14/2019

'Safe haven' for fleeing families hit by attacks in Burkina Faso DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Deadly attacks on Christians in a "safe haven" for thousands fleeing violence in Burkina Faso mark a new phase of crisis, the United Nations said on Thursday, as jihadis expand their reach....
16:39, 05/16/2019

Old versions of Windows get a new patch to stop WannaCry-style attacks Microsoft is trying to head off another WannaCry-style malware outbreak before it starts. The software giant has released fixes for a Remote Desktop Services (aka Terminal Services) vulnerability that could allow "wormable" malware that spreads from....
00:00, 05/15/2019

UAE says it will show restraint after tanker attacks, Iran's behavior a concern The United Arab Emirates will show restraint after attacks on oil tankers off its coast and is committed to de-escalation during a "difficult situation" caused by Iranian behavior in the region, a senior official said on Wednesday....
03:39, 05/16/2019

Cressida Dick: Terror attacks made Met look too macho for women The macho image of male police officers dealing with terrorist attacks and the Grenfell Tower disaster could be putting off women from joining the Met, Scotland Yard chief Cressida Dick said today....
12:13, 05/17/2019

Anti-Semitic attacks spike, killing most Jews in decades A report released by Israeli researchers says violent attacks on Jews spiked significantly in 2018, with the largest number of Jews killed in anti-Semitic acts in decades....
10:52, 05/01/2019

Gaza-Israel violence flares into second day with rocket attacks, air strikes Gaza militants fired more than 250 rockets into Israeli towns and villages through Saturday, while Israel hit back with tank shelling and air strikes that Palestinian officials said killed four people....
00:39, 05/05/2019

Swatting Attacks Stir Security Concerns Across Silicon Valley Tech companies are spending more to protect their executives, as so-called swatting attacks point to growing animosity and vulnerability in Silicon Valley....
15:39, 05/09/2019

Gaza-Israel hostilities flare with rocket attacks, air strikes Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel on Saturday and an Israeli air strike killed one Palestinian gunman as hostilities flared across the border for a second day....
14:39, 05/04/2019

'Punches, attacks, milkshakes': inside the Tommy Robinson campaign As the far-right activist fights to become an MEP, the Guardian learns new details of his modus operandi and support networkA drone hovers high above the crowd on a Wigan housing estate. About 300 men, women and children are gathered before a mobile ...
19:52, 05/17/2019

Congo Ebola deaths surpass 1,000 as attacks on treatment centers go on The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in Congo rose above 1,000 on Friday, with attacks on treatment centers continuing to hamper efforts to control the "intense transmission" of the second-worst epidemic of the virus on record....
01:26, 05/04/2019

Germany: Asylum-seeker jailed for random attacks in Amberg Four men from Afghanistan and Iran have been sentenced over arbitrary attacks on passersby in the Bavarian town of Amberg. The incident fueled debate on rules for deporting asylum-seekers who commit crimes....
11:00, 05/10/2019

Exclusive: Insurer says Iran's Guards likely to have organized tanker attacks Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are "highly likely" to have facilitated attacks last Sunday on four tankers including two Saudi ships off Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, according to a Norwegian insurers' report seen by Reuters....
18:52, 05/17/2019

UN human rights expert condemns attacks on Sudan protesters CAIRO (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert has condemned attacks on Sudanese protesters that left six killed, including an army officer, earlier this week, calling on the ruling military council to ensure the protection of peaceful demonstrators. Aristi...
18:26, 05/17/2019

Sri Lankan Cardinal Cites ‘Foreign Intelligence’ Saying More Attacks on Churches are Possible (COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) — Sri Lanka’s Catholic cardinal says that he has received “foreign information” that attempts would be made this week to attack a church and another Catholic institution. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith made the ...
00:00, 05/03/2019

| US charges ex-intel analyst over leaks on secret drone attacks A former intelligence analyst has been charged with leaking secrets about the US military's drone-based targeted assassination programme that formed the basis of a powerful 2015 expose by The Intercept....
19:00, 05/10/2019

U.S. warns merchant ships of possible Iranian attacks in Middle East U.S. commercial ships including oil tankers sailing through key Middle East waterways could be targeted by Iran in one of the threats to U.S. interests posed by Tehran, the U.S. Maritime Administration said in an advisory....
18:26, 05/10/2019

Trump calls for unity and tolerance amid religious attacks President Trump on Thursday called for religious unity and tolerance in the wake of a series of deadly attacks in recent months across the globe aimed at Christians and Jews....
21:39, 05/02/2019

Sri Lanka Bomber Was Radicalised By British-Pakistani Preacher In UK One of the Easter Sunday suicide bombers, who attempted to bomb the luxury Taj Samudra hotel in Sri Lanka capital Colombo, was radicalised by British-Pakistani radical preacher Anjem Choudary while he......
15:00, 05/14/2019

Sri Lanka Lifts Travel Ban On Grieving British Groom A Briton whose bride died on their honeymoon two days after arriving in Sri Lanka will be allowed to return home after a court lifted a travel ban Wednesday....
10:39, 05/15/2019

1 Killed In Sri Lanka Anti-Muslim Riots Despite Curfew Mobs slashed to death a Sri Lankan Muslim man despite a nationwide curfew imposed Monday night after anti-Muslim riots spread to three districts north of the capital in a violent backlash against......
23:39, 05/13/2019

Bombings Deflate Sri Lanka Tourism, and a Village That Depends on It A luxury resort that bills itself as a retreat from the world is far from the coastal cities targeted in the Easter Sunday attacks. But it, too, is feeling the effects....
14:52, 05/07/2019

Sri Lanka churches hold first Sunday mass since bombings Soldiers stood guard as the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka held its first regular Sunday mass since the suicide bombings on Easter Sunday which killed more than 250 people....
15:39, 05/12/2019

US Says Supports Sri Lanka's Fight Against Terror, Offers $480 Million The United States on Thursday re-affirmed its support for Sri Lanka in its fight against terrorism, in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people across the country last......
22:26, 05/17/2019

Sri Lanka Government Orders Nationwide Curfew For Second Night Sri Lanka's police declared Tuesday a nationwide curfew for a second night running, after anti-Muslim riots killed one man and left dozens of shops, homes and mosques damaged....
16:26, 05/14/2019

Sri Lanka imposes nationwide curfew after mosques attacked Sri Lankan police fired tear gas at mobs attacking mosques and shops owned by Muslims on Monday and imposed a nationwide curfew after the worst outbreak of sectarian violence since the Easter bombings by Islamist militants....
18:39, 05/13/2019

Sri Lanka Gets Long-Delayed $164 Million Loan Installment From IMF The International Monetary Fund Tuesday released a long-delayed loan instalment to Sri Lanka, providing financial relief to a government still reeling from the Easter Sunday bombings that claimed 258......
16:26, 05/14/2019

UPDATE 4-Sri Lanka imposes new curfew as mosques attacked Sri Lanka widened a curfew on Monday after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst unrest since Easter bombings by Islamist militants and blocked Facebook and WhatsApp to stop people inciting violence....
14:52, 05/13/2019

Catholic Schools In Sri Lanka To Reopen After Easter Bombings Sri Lanka's Catholic Church on Thursday announced it will reopen its schools next week for the first time since Easter Sunday bombings killed 258 people....
13:52, 05/09/2019

Sri Lanka imposes curfew after mobs target mosques Action taken following days of attacks on places of worship and Muslim-owned businessesSri Lanka has imposed a country-wide curfew after successive days of mob attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned shops in three districts.Facebook and WhatsApp have al...
01:00, 05/14/2019

The Dispatch: As Sri Lanka Grieves, Revenge Is Brewing on the Streets As Sri Lanka mourns around 250 people killed in a series of terrorist attacks by a group loyal to ISIS, there are fears that the grief will turn into more violence....
02:39, 05/01/2019

| Sri Lanka mass cancelled over fresh attack fears Sri Lanka's Catholic Church scrapped plans to resume Sunday services following a "specific threat" against two religious locations after the deadly Easter attacks....
19:39, 05/02/2019

Sri Lanka suspect's sister fears 18 relatives are dead The sister of the suspected ringleader of Sri Lanka's deadly Easter Sunday bombings has told CNN up to 18 of her family members are missing and feared dead since the attacks and subsequent raids....
04:13, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka Bombers Secured Unusual Source of Help: Their Families Unlike many terrorist organizations, Islamic State draws wives and children into attacks such as the spate of bombings on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. This makes the deadly violence even harder for security officials to spot and contain....
01:52, 05/04/2019

Sri Lanka police ask public to hand in blades following bomb COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police in Sri Lanka have requested members of the public hand over swords or other large knives to the nearest police stations after hundreds of such blades were discovered in Mosques and homes during searches in the afterma...
14:13, 05/04/2019

Sri Lanka hotels grapple with cancellations after bombing attack Hotels in Sri Lanka are seeing an influx of cancellations following the bombing attack that killed at least 253 people on Easter Sunday.        ...
21:00, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka president appoints new acting police chief Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Monday he had appointed Chandana Wickramaratne, the second in command of the police, as acting police chief, the latest change in personnel after Easter Sunday suicide bombings....
10:39, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka Bomber's Kin "Cooperating Fully" With New Zealand Police The Auckland-based mother and sister of one of the Sri Lankan Easter Sunday suicide bombers have been "cooperating fully" with the New Zealand police following the attacks that killed over 250 people....
01:26, 05/05/2019

| Sri Lanka to air Sunday mass on TV as attack threat persists Sri Lanka's Catholic Church will televise a private Sunday mass after cancelling regular services over fears of a repeat of Easter's suicide bombings, even as police and troops tightened security....
08:39, 05/05/2019

Sri Lanka Catholics celebrate Mass via TV amid new warnings COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan Catholics are celebrating Sunday Mass in their homes for a second week as churches remain closed after reports of possible fresh attacks by Islamic extremists. Cardinal Malcom Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, o...
08:39, 05/05/2019

How Peaceful, Idyllic Sri Lanka Became A Soft Target For Terrorists A week ago, Sri Lankan tourist guide Ricky Costa was preparing for a typically easy Sunday ferrying backpackers between Colombo's tea shops and beach bars in his canary-yellow rickshaw. Then the......
20:13, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka hunts 140 suspected IS militants for Easter bombings Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday promised an exhaustive search for nearly 150 people suspected in the Easter Day suicide attacks that killed hundreds....
19:39, 04/28/2019

Tourist Arrivals In Colombo To Drop By 50% After Bombings: Sri Lanka Tourist arrivals in Colombo will fall by 50 percent over the next two months following the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people, Sri Lanka's Tourism Bureau Chairman Kishu Gomes said......
13:13, 04/29/2019

Links to Easter bombings put eastern Sri Lanka on edge Suicide bombings at a militants' safe house have shaken the simple homes of this east Sri Lankan town as well as the rest of this idyllic coast, as the investigation into the Islamic State-claimed Easter bombings has spread here....
15:13, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka police name all 9 Easter Sunday suicide bombers The names of the nine people who authorities say detonated suicide bombs in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing 257 people, have been released and their assets will be seized in accordance with anti-terror laws, according to reports. Among the eight ...
17:13, 05/02/2019

Islamic State may have 'new plan', Sri Lanka's president warns A foreign mastermind may have been behind the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, the president said on Wednesday, as he told Islamic State to leave his country alone....
16:26, 05/01/2019

Two Indian Nationals Arrested Without Valid Visa In Sri Lanka Two more Indian nationals have been arrested by police in Colombo for violating Sri Lankan immigration laws during their stay in the country, authorities said....
13:39, 05/01/2019

Sri Lanka bans face coverings for 'public safety' Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena banned all forms of face coverings including the burqa and the hijab in the name of national security, the president's office said....
12:26, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka Bomber Trained in Syria With Islamic State At least one suicide bomber in the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka trained with Islamic State in Syria, reflecting the extremist group’s continued reach even after the collapse of its self-declared caliphate....
00:26, 04/30/2019

ISIS Chief Refers To Sri Lanka In First Video In Five Years The Islamic State group's elusive chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has purportedly appeared for the first time in five years in a propaganda video released Monday by the jihadist organisation....
22:26, 04/29/2019

Catholic services in Sri Lanka capital canceled for 2nd week Catholic services are being canceled for a second weekend in Sri Lanka’s capital after the government warned of more possible attacks by the same Islamic State-linked group that carried out Easter suicide bombings...
07:13, 05/02/2019

Terrorists Used "Easily Available Chemicals" To Make Bombs: Sri Lanka PM The suicide bombers behind the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka assembled easily-available chemicals to make explosives, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said, as authorities probe how......
22:26, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka police name all nine Easter Sunday suicide bombers All suspects in wave of bombings that killed more than 250 people named, 10 days after attacks Sri Lanka’s police have named nine people they say staged the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 257 people, and said the attackers’ assets would b...
13:52, 05/02/2019

Sri Lanka bombers had clear links to ISIS, President says Sri Lanka's President told CNN Monday it is "very clear" the Easter Sunday suicide bombers "had obtained training" from ISIS, according to Sri Lankan intelligence services....
18:26, 04/29/2019

After Sri Lanka blasts, government targets the niqab veil As Sri Lanka's long civil war ended in this once-contested region along its eastern coast, Muslim women eager to show their piousness began wearing the black niqab veil to hide their faces....
18:13, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka Authorities Were Warned, in Detail, 12 Days Before Attack The intelligence chief said in a memo dated April 9 that a radical Islamist and his group planned a suicide attack “shortly.” The memo included names and addresses....
15:52, 04/29/2019

Tycoon’s 3 children killed in Sri Lanka mourned in Denmark HELSINKI (AP) — A funeral service has been held in Denmark for the three children of a business tycoon who were killed during the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka. Holch Povlsen, the owner of the Bestseller clothing chain, comforted his wife, Anne, and t...
19:52, 05/05/2019

No Record To Suggest That Some Sri Lanka Bombers Visited Kashmir: Top Cop Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh Sunday said there was no record to suggest that any of the suicide bombers, who carried out the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, had visited Kashmir as......
02:39, 05/06/2019

| Sunday Mass canceled across Sri Lanka a week after bombings The Catholic church in Sri Lanka has canceled all Sunday Masses until further notice over concerns it remains a top target of Islamic State-linked extremists...
18:39, 04/28/2019

Washington student, Denver man among the dead in Sri Lanka blasts A fifth-grade student at an exclusive private school in Washington, D.C., and a Denver man on a business trip were among the U.S. residents killed in the Sri Lanka Easter attacks, a media report and the man's employer said on Monday....
18:39, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka Attack Signals ISIS’ Widening Reach A month after losing the last of its territory in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State is believed to have pulled off one of its deadliest attacks. It may be the way of the future....
18:52, 04/28/2019

China, US warn their citizens about traveling to Sri Lanka after bombings China on Tuesday issued an advisory cautioning its citizens not to travel to Sri Lanka in the near term after a series of explosions there on Easter Sunday....
18:39, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka rupee extends losses for 7th session; stocks down The Sri Lankan rupee fell for the seventh straight session on Friday on dollar demand from banks amid continued security alerts on possible further attacks after the Easter Sunday bombings. ** Stocks closed lower for the second time in seven sessions...
17:13, 05/03/2019

2 arrested after clash in Sri Lanka town hit by Easter blast Two people arrested, curfew lifted in a Sri Lankan town where a suicide bombing targeted a Catholic church and weekend clashes were said to involve majority ethnic Sinhalese and Muslims...
06:39, 05/06/2019

| After grief and chaos, picture of Sri Lanka bombers emerges A picture of a determined local militant cell that suddenly went global is slowly emerging from the aftermath of grief and confusion of Sri Lanka's Easter bombings...
18:39, 04/28/2019

Ethnic attacks in Mali killed 18 civilians this week: peacekeeping mission At least 18 civilians were killed in two related attacks this week in central Mali, the United Nations MINUSMA peacekeeping mission said on Saturday, as the death toll from fighting between local hunters and herders continues to climb....
16:13, 05/04/2019

Despite falling attacks, ISIL terrorists remain ‘global threat’: UN report Though attacks were down last year, a new United Nations report to the Security Council on Monday shows that ISIL is still a global threat, despite evolving into a “covert” terrorism network, with countries continuing to face challenges from the grow...
18:52, 04/28/2019

Solidarity needed to overcome ‘isolated’ attacks on Venezuela refugees, migrants Attacks and hate speech against Venezuelans seeking shelter in neighbouring countries should be condemned “with a clear and forceful message of rejection” and solidarity, a top UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and UN migration agency (IOM) official said in ...
18:13, 04/28/2019

Alabama Dem attacks Trump Jr. with slur after abortion comments spark outcry The Democrat from Alabama who sparked outrage with his remarks defending abortion attacked Donald Trump Jr. saying he's "proof" that mothers should have the right to abort their children. ...
04:52, 05/03/2019

A week after deadly attacks, Sri Lankan Catholics celebrate Mass at home Police said Sunday that 48 people had been arrested in the previous 24 hours in connection with the Easter bombings. The father and two brothers of the suicide bomber who is said to be the mastermind of the Easter attacks were reported killed in a bo...
05:52, 04/29/2019

Teen Mom's Chelsea DeBoer Opens Up About Her "Severe" Panic Attacks After Baby No. 3 When comparing Chelsea DeBoer's life to her co-stars, it's relatively drama free. The proud mother of three lives in a beautiful home far away from the hustle and bustle of the......
13:52, 05/06/2019

Turkish Man Injured In Christchurch Attacks Dies; Death Toll 51: Minister A Turkish citizen who was wounded during the attacks at two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch on March 15 has died, Turkey's foreign minister said on Thursday, raising the death toll from the......
18:13, 05/02/2019

Exclusive: U.N. says Somali militants using home-made explosives to step up attacks Somali Islamist insurgents are making their own explosives, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters, as they mount more frequent and deadly attacks....
13:00, 05/17/2019

Iranian lawmaker blames 'Israeli mischief' for tanker attacks off UAE coast The tanker attacks off the coast of the United Arab Emirates were "Israeli mischief," an Iranian parliamentary spokesman said on Tuesday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA)....
14:13, 05/14/2019

U.S. warns merchant ships of possible Iranian attacks; cleric threatens U.S. fleet Iran could target U.S. commercial ships including oil tankers, the U.S. Maritime Administration said on Friday, as a senior Iranian cleric said a U.S. Navy fleet could be "destroyed with one missile."...
23:39, 05/10/2019

ISIS still uses Instagram to promote jihad and provoke terror attacks: study ISIS extremists still use Instagram “to promote jihad and incite support for terror attacks on the West,” according to an investigation by British newspaper The Telegraph. However, Instagram maintains terrorists aren’t welcomed on the platform as par...
23:52, 05/13/2019

Saudi Oil Infrastructure at Risk as Small Attacks Raise Potential for Big Disruption Saudi Arabia spent heavily to protect its oil production lines but rapid changes in technology may mean ports and pipelines are increasingly exposed in the turbulent region....
22:39, 05/17/2019

Western powers clash at U.N. with Russia, Syria, on Syrian hospital attacks The United Nations said on Friday at least 18 health centers have been attacked in the past three weeks in northwestern Syria, prompting a confrontation between western powers and Russia and Syria at the Security Council over who is to blame....
23:00, 05/17/2019

Donald Trump Attacks Joe Biden More Than Other 2020 Rivals. Is He Afraid or Excited? One thing is clear: Donald Trump is tweeting a lot about Joe Biden. Among advisers to the former Democratic vice president, there’s a divide on whether that’s a sign that Trump is especially worried about facing the Democratic frontrunner...
01:26, 05/07/2019

ISIS still uses Instagram to promote jihad and provoke terror attacks, study says ISIS extremists still use Instagram “to promote jihad and incite support for terror attacks on the West,” according to an investigation by British newspaper The Daily Telegraph. However, Instagram maintains terrorists aren’t welcomed on the platform ...
21:00, 05/13/2019

UN chief praises New Zealand premier’s ‘admirable’ response to Christchurch attacks Speaking to media in the New Zealand capital Auckland on Sunday, alongside New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his solidarity with the victims and families of the March Christchurch mosque attack...
21:00, 05/12/2019

Pakistan’s War on Polio Falters Amid Attacks on Health Workers and Mistrust Pakistani officials had hoped that 2019 would be the year they declared victory against the disease. But attacks and mistrust of vaccinations make that goal unlikely....
12:13, 04/29/2019

KTM boss attacks "simply unacceptable" Johann Zarco MotoGP form KTM CEO Stefan Pierer has labelled new MotoGP signing Johann Zarco's performance so far in the 2019 season as "simply unacceptable", and suggested his current struggles are "psychological" in nature...
18:00, 05/08/2019

New Zealand media set protocols for court coverage of man accused of Christchurch attacks New Zealand news outlets on Wednesday agreed to guidelines for reporting on the court appearances of a man charged over deadly attacks on Christchurch mosques in March, which would limit coverage of statements promoting white supremacist ideology....
04:52, 05/01/2019

Bangladesh elections: Hold those responsible accountable for ‘violent attacks and intimidation’ Violence and alleged human rights violations in Bangladesh “before, during and after” 30 December elections have prompted the United Nations human rights office (OHCHR) to call on Friday for those responsible to be held to account....
18:52, 04/28/2019

U.S. pulls staff from Iraq, says Iran gave 'blessing' for tanker attacks Helicopters ferried U.S. staff from the American embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday out of apparent concern about perceived threats from Iran, which U.S. sources believe encouraged Sunday's attacks on four oil tankers in the Gulf....
03:39, 05/16/2019

The Latest: Police enter mosque of Easter attacks-tied group The Latest on the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Sri Lankan police have entered the main mosque of National Towheed Jamaat, just a day after authorities declared it and another organization terror groups over the Easter sui...
18:52, 04/28/2019

RPT-Asia oil buyers, shippers go on alert after Saudi ship, facility attacks Asian shippers and refiners have put ships heading to the Middle East on alert and are expecting a possible rise in marine insurance premiums after recent attacks on Saudi oil tankers and pipeline facilities, industry sources said on Tuesday....
02:26, 05/16/2019

Jeremy Hunt vows to step up fight against election cyber-attacks Foreign secretary to call for global action but say there is no proof of interference in UKJeremy Hunt is to promise the government will step up international efforts to prevent overseas cyber-attacks on elections, while insisting the UK has never su...
15:00, 05/01/2019

"Advance Alibi" For Poll Defeat: Arun Jaitley On Opposition Attacks Calling the attack on Election Commission by opposition parties an advance alibi for defeat, Union minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said India wants a better tomorrow and will not make suicidal choices......
21:00, 05/16/2019

De Blasio attacks Trump’s Air Force One video after filming at Gracie Mansion COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Pot, meet kettle. Mayor de Blasio on Saturday attacked President Trump for allegedly violating a federal law banning the use of government resources in politics — even though Hizzoner filmed his own campaign announcem...
03:52, 05/19/2019

Facebook imposes new restrictions on livestreaming to prevent abuse following Christchurch attacks Two months after the deadly white nationalist terrorist attacks in New Zealand, Facebook has announced new restrictions on who can livestream video on the social network. ...
21:52, 05/15/2019

During terrorist attacks, too many rules are stopping British first responders from saving lives An alarming trend has developed in recent British terrorist attacks: With the exception of the police, first responders are kept away from where they are needed....
18:52, 05/16/2019

Bill de Blasio launches 2020 bid and attacks 'con artist' Trump – live New York mayor De Blasio announces run for White HouseDe Blasio on Trump: ‘Every New Yorker knows he’s a con artist’Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.44pm BST Democrats in the US House of Representatives will read the entire reda...
16:13, 05/16/2019

Bloody naked man attacks baby in stroller on Atlantic City street A naked, bleeding man who was high on drugs attacked a 9-month-old baby in a stroller — sending the tot to the hospital — on an Atlantic City street, according to a new report. Stephon Whitfield, 28, who is shown in a mugshot bleeding from his swolle...
02:26, 05/08/2019

"Such People Untie My Shoelaces": Varun Gandhi Attacks Mother's Opponent Varun Gandhi, a BJP parliamentarian, has made a reference to his Nehru-Gandhi lineage at a rally in Sultanpur as he campaigned for mother Maneka Gandhi. Mr Gandhi attacked his mother's opponent......
21:00, 05/04/2019

Easter bombings in Sri Lanka will delay 'everybody's plans' for investment, hotelier says "We were just about ready to start again, on another hotel ... and now look at what's happened," said Ho Kwon Ping, executive chairman of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts....
18:39, 04/28/2019

Leave my country alone, Sri Lanka president tells Islamic State Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said a foreign mastermind may have planned the Easter Sunday bombings, claimed by Islamic State, telling the militant group to "leave my country alone"....
12:26, 05/01/2019

The Latest: India nabs alleged follower of Sri Lanka suspect The Latest on the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka (all times local): 1:35 p.m. India's investigative agency says it has arrested a 29-year-old Indian man who has identified himself as a follower of the alleged leader of the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka ...
11:30, 04/30/2019

| Sri Lanka blocks social media after anti-Muslim riots Sri Lanka blocked access to Facebook and WhatsApp after a posting sparked anti-Muslim riots across several towns in the latest fallout from the Easter Sunday suicide attacks....
15:39, 05/13/2019

Sri Lanka lifts social media ban nine days after terrorist bombings Sri Lanka's president ordered an end to the country's temporary ban on social media. The ban was instituted after devastating suicide bombings on Easter Sunday left more than 250 people dead. According to the New York Times, the government ...
18:13, 04/30/2019

Sri Lanka’s churches shut, Catholics celebrate Mass at home Sri Lanka’s Catholics celebrated Sunday Mass in their homes by a televised broadcast as churches across the island nation shut over fears of militant attacks, a week after the Islamic State-claimed Easter suicide bombings killed over 250 people...
18:26, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka Lifts Ban On Social Media, Security Remains Tight The Sri Lankan government has lifted a ban on social media platforms intended to stop the spread of rumours after the Easter Sunday bombings, a source from the president's office said on Tuesday....
11:52, 04/30/2019

Sri Lanka Lifts Social Media Ban Implemented After Easter Bombings COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Tuesday lifted a social media ban that was imposed after the Islamic State-claimed Easter bombings, a sign of security easing even as a Cabinet minister said he and others had received intelligence that th...
16:00, 04/30/2019

Sri Lanka expands curfew amid growing backlash against Muslims KINIYAMA, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka widened a curfew on Monday after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst unrest since Easter bombings by Islamist militants and blocked Facebook and WhatsApp to stop people inciting violence. ...
19:52, 05/13/2019

How 'laid back' Sri Lanka became a soft target for Islamist strike A week ago, Sri Lankan tourist guide Ricky Costa was preparing for a typically easy Sunday ferrying backpackers between Colombo's tea shops and beach bars in his canary-yellow rickshaw. Then the blasts began....
18:13, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka’s hotels, beaches and eateries now empty of tourists Hotel occupancy across the island of Sri Lanka has plummeted by 85% to 90%. The tropical beaches, restaurants and shops are empty.        ...
21:00, 05/17/2019

A Week Since Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka, ISIS Claims 3 More Attackers Emotional vigils replaced Sunday Mass as churches remained closed. The Islamic State said that three of its fighters had died in a police raid on Friday....
19:13, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka Blasts: Tamil Medium Teacher Among 106 Suspects Arrested Sri Lanka police has arrested 106 suspects, including a Tamil medium teacher and a school principal, in connection with the Easter Sunday blasts, the police said today....
20:13, 04/28/2019

Father, 2 Brothers Of Sri Lanka Blasts Mastermind Killed In Gun Battle The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces stormed their safe house two days ago, police sources and a relative of......
20:13, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka Resorts Face Uncertain Future After Suicide Blasts The cancellations started before the dust had settled on the hotels and churches hit by suicide bombers in Sri Lanka as tourists and operators pressed the panic button....
20:13, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka Town Was Suspicious Of Newcomers, Then Mayhem As Hideout Raided They arrived a day or two after the Easter Sunday bombings and moved into a low-slung house behind a high wall and black metal gate, unloading boxes from a pale gray minivan....
20:13, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka’s President Vows a Search of Every Home, as New Violence Erupts Explosions and shootings continued to shake the country, as President Maithripala Sirisena tried to deflect anger at the government’s failure to stop the Easter Sunday bombings....
19:13, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka again blocks social media amid communal unrest COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s government says it is temporarily blocking social media and messaging apps to prevent the spread of “misinformation,” the third time it has taken such a step since Easter attacks killed more tha...
13:39, 05/13/2019

Headquarters Of Terror Group, Allegedly Behind Sri Lanka Blasts, Raided Sri Lankan police raided the headquarters of aterror group founded by the suspected ringleader behind the Easter suicide bombings of churches and hotels, a Reuters witness said, as Sunday mass was......
22:00, 04/28/2019

East Sri Lanka on edge after Easter bombers linked to region Suicide bombings at a militants' safe house have shaken the simple homes of this east Sri Lankan town as well as the rest of this idyllic coast, as the investigation into the Islamic State-claimed Easter bombings has spread here....
18:52, 04/28/2019

Children killed during Sri Lanka gunbattle between troops and Islamist militants As darkness fell in Sainthamaruthu village on Sri Lanka's east coast on Friday, troops and police prepared to storm a concrete shack that local residents had told them was a safe house for a band of Islamist militants....
05:52, 04/29/2019

"No Face Veils In Public": Sri Lanka Announces Ban After Easter Bombings President Maithripala Sirisena used emergency powers in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings. The order clarifies that the key criterion for establishing the identity of a person is the need to......
09:50, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka Police Chief Refusing To Quit Despite President's Request Sri Lanka's incumbent police chief has refused to step down over the Easter Sunday suicide attacks despite President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday naming his successor....
10:52, 04/29/2019

Sri Lanka stocks fall for 10th day on sectarian violence concerns Sri Lankan shares fell for the tenth straight session on Wednesday and closed at their lowest in nearly seven years, as sectarian violence dented investor sentiment, while the rupee edged higher after four straight sessions of losses. ** Sri Lankan p...
14:39, 05/15/2019

Sri Lanka soldiers patrol areas hit by anti-Muslim violence Sri Lankan soldiers in armored vehicles on Tuesday patrolled towns hit by sectarian violence this week as residents recalled how Muslims had hid in paddy fields to escape mobs attacking their homes and shops....
14:13, 05/14/2019

Sri Lanka Army Denies Colluding With Anti-Muslim Rioters Sri Lanka's army today denied allegations that its troops colluded with anti-Muslim mobs and failed to contain widespread riots that killed one man in a backlash against the Easter terror attacks....
22:00, 05/16/2019

| Sri Lanka attack mastermind used chatrooms to sway suicide bombers While Sri Lanka Easter suicide attacks mastermind Zahran Hashim used social media to publicly call for the death of non-Muslims, he worked for months in private chatrooms to persuade six young men to sacrifice themselves, Muslim community leaders say...
08:39, 05/04/2019

Sri Lanka Police Discover Suspected Training Camp For Terrorists Sri Lankan police on Sunday discovered a 10-acre camp in the eastern town of Kattankudy, where terrorists linked to the deadly Easter attacks are believed to have practiced shooting and bombmaking....
20:39, 05/05/2019

Terror Group Behind Sri Lanka Bombings Has Rs 7 Billion In Assets: Police The ISIS-linked Sri Lankan extremist group National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ), blamed for the Easter Sunday bombings, has been found possessing more than Rs 140 million in cash and other assets worth......
06:52, 05/07/2019

Sri Lanka issues curfew in town of bombed church after clash COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka military spokesman Brig. Sumith Atapattu says a police curfew has been imposed in Negombo, a seaside town outside the capital, Colombo, after several people were injured in the first reported clash since the Easter...
19:52, 05/05/2019

Deserted Beaches, Empty Rooms: Sri Lanka Tourism Hit After Bombings Sri Lanka's $4.4 billion tourism industry is reeling from cancellations as travellers shun the sun and sand Indian Ocean island after multiple suicide bombings that killed over 250 people two weeks......
12:13, 05/05/2019

All Suspects In Sri Lanka Bombings Arrested Or Dead: Police Chief All suspected plotters and those directly linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings have either been arrested or are dead, the country's acting police chief said on Monday....
01:39, 05/07/2019

About 200 Children Lose Family Members In Sri Lanka's Easter Bombings About 200 children in Sri Lanka have lost their family members, some of them sole breadwinners, in the massive Easter Sunday bombings, according to a leading charity organisation....
13:52, 05/08/2019

Sri Lanka IT Employee Arrested For Link To Easter Sunday Bombings Sri Lankan police on Friday said they had arrested an employee of information technology services company Virtusa Corp in Colombo in connection with Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250......
22:52, 05/10/2019

| WATCH: Guns outnumber guests at bombed Sri Lanka hotel At the Cinnamon Grand Colombo, one of six Sri Lankan targets hit by suicide bombers on Easter Sunday, the silence that reigns is not just the usual hush of a plush hotel....
22:52, 05/06/2019

Sri Lanka's Catholics cancel Mass over 'specific attack threat' Catholic services are being canceled in Sri Lanka for a second weekend. The move comes after government warnings that there could be a repeat of the Easter Sunday church attacks in which more than 250 died....
18:52, 05/02/2019

Sri Lanka Bombings Threaten Long-Term Damage to the Economy The aftershocks of Sri Lanka’s deadly Easter bombings could damage its fragile economy for years by sapping it of dollars and confidence just when the island nation needs them most....
17:52, 05/09/2019

'Save us from the Satans': Survivors of Sri Lanka church attack pray Two weeks after suicide bombers killed 250 and wounded 500 in coordinated attacks at Sri Lankan churches and hotels, worshippers filed slowly into a community hall in the town of Batticaloa on Sunday....
17:52, 05/05/2019

ISIS Chose Sri Lanka To Tell World That It Exists: President Sirisena The ISIS terror group chose Sri Lanka to stage a massive attack on Easter Sunday to tell the world that they exist, President Maithripala Sirisena said today, amid reports that the plot was hatched in......
16:00, 05/06/2019

Sri Lanka To Air Sunday Mass On TV Fearing Repeat Of Suicide Bombings Sri Lanka's Catholic Church will televise a private Sunday mass after cancelling regular services over fears of a repeat of Easter's suicide bombings, even as police and troops tightened security....
14:52, 05/04/2019

Muslims afraid, resentful as ethnic divide deepens in Sri Lanka N.K. Masliya says she has been visiting a neighborhood clinic in the northwestern Sri Lankan village of Rathmalyaya for over five years, always dressed in a black abaya - a cloak-like over-garment worn by some Muslim women....
13:00, 05/10/2019

Sri Lanka Attack Mastermind Used Chatrooms To Sway Suicide Bombers While Sri Lanka Easter suicide attacks mastermind Zahran Hashim used social media to publicly call for the death of non-Muslims, he worked for months in private chatrooms to persuade six young men to......
13:39, 05/03/2019

US Official, Injured In Sri Lanka Suicide Attack, Dies In Hospital A US official wounded in Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday suicide bombings has died in hospital, raising to 258 the total number killed, including 45 foreigners, officials said Wednesday....
15:39, 05/08/2019

Sri Lanka: Catholics attend first Sunday Mass in capital since bombings Sri Lankan Catholics have attended their first regular Mass in Colombo since bomb attacks by suspected jihadis on Easter Sunday. Catholic schools are expected to reopen next week....
17:13, 05/12/2019

Sri Lanka April tourist arrivals slide after Easter bombings Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka tumbled 7.5 percent in April from a year ago, as travelers shunned the island nation after the deadly Easter Sunday bombings, a senior official of the state tourism bureau said....
11:00, 05/07/2019

Sri Lanka says dismantles big part of bombers' network, freezes assets Sri Lankan authorities say they have dismantled a major part of the network linked to the Easter Sunday bombings, confiscating bomb-making material and freezing assets worth about $40 million linked to the plotters....
11:00, 05/07/2019

| Easter bombers all killed or arrested: Sri Lanka police chief Sri Lankan security authorities have either killed or arrested all the jihadists responsible for the Easter suicide bombings that left 257 people dead, police chief Chandana Wickramaratne has said....
05:00, 05/08/2019

Lanka President Vows To "Eradicate Terrorism" Before Presidential Polls Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said the security forces would "eradicate terrorism" and restore stability before a presidential election due for year-end, vowing to bring to heel all......
18:26, 05/04/2019

UK Woman On Honeymoon In Sri Lanka Dies After Eating Hotel Food The husband of a British bride who died on her honeymoon in Sri Lanka will be kept in the country at least until a formal hearing on the death is held on Wednesday, police said....
18:39, 05/11/2019

Mosques attacked in Sri Lanka town after Facebook row, curfew imposed Several dozen people threw stones at mosques and Muslim-owned stores and a local man was beaten in the town of Chilaw on Sri Lanka's west coast on Sunday in a dispute that started on Facebook, sources told Reuters....
20:26, 05/12/2019

Sri Lanka blocks some social media platforms after violent incidents The Sri Lankan government said on Monday it was temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after violent incidents in the wake of Easter bombings by Islamist militants....
04:26, 05/13/2019

Trump calls Robert E. Lee a 'great general' as Biden attacks his Charlottesville response Trump's comments Friday all but ensured that the former vice president will continue to attack him over Charlottesville and link him to some of the most extreme elements of the far right....
21:00, 04/28/2019

Amazon granted patent for Bitcoin-style system to fight DDoS attacks Cryptocurrency rumor mongers are likely to be dancing today as Amazon has successfully filed a patent for a Bitcoin-styled Proof-of-Work system. But don’t get ahead of yourself, it doesn’t look like the Seattle-based ecommerce giant will be accepting...
21:00, 05/17/2019

Four Turkish soldiers killed by cross-border Kurdish militant attacks: ministry Four Turkish soldiers were killed and two others wounded in two separate cross-border attacks by Kurdish militants on Saturday, the defense ministry said, adding that the army had retaliated in both cases....
19:52, 05/04/2019

Fragile Cease-Fire Takes Hold Between Israel and Gaza After Weekend Attacks Two days of rocket attacks and airstrikes left 22 Palestinians and four Israelis dead, in the worst violence between the two sides since the 2014 war....
14:52, 05/06/2019

President Trump Attacks Mueller Testifying to Congress, in a Reversal of Previous Comments President Donald Trump tweeted a fiery rejection of special council Robert Mueller testifying before Congress on Sunday, backtracking previous statements on the matter and going against the position of some House Republicans. “Bob Mueller shoul...
04:26, 05/06/2019

Apple lists older Macs that could be left open to attacks similar to ZombieLoad Older Macs could be vulnerable to attacks crafted along the same lines as ZombieLoad – the most recent worrying major vulnerability in Intel’s processors – thanks to a lack of updates from Intel for the CPUs of the relevant machi...
14:13, 05/17/2019

Turk hurt in Christchurch attacks dies, New Zealand death toll at 51: minister A Turkish citizen who was wounded during deadly attacks at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on March 15 has died, Turkey's foreign minister said on Thursday, raising the death toll from the shooting to 51....
16:52, 05/02/2019

Barr Again Casts Doubt on Russia Inquiry’s Origins, Aligning With Trump’s Attacks Mr. Barr said his review of the investigation has turned up “inadequate” answers. But some former officials expressed concern he was deliberately undercutting it....
02:13, 05/18/2019

Rahul Gandhi To Meet Alwar Rape Survivor Amid Attacks On Congress Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will on Thursday visit a woman who was gang-raped in Alwar in Rajasthan last month by six men who also beat up her husband. The April 26 incident has provoked anger and......
07:13, 05/15/2019

Anti-Semitic attacks rise worldwide in 2018, led by U.S., west Europe: study Anti-Semitic attacks worldwide rose 13 percent in 2018 from the previous year, with the highest number of incidents reported in major Western democracies including the United States, France, Britain and Germany, an annual study showed on Wednesday....
13:39, 05/01/2019

"Namaz In Amethi, Temple In Ujjain": Smriti Irani Attacks Priyanka Gandhi In a bitter attack on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday said the Congress general secretary offered ''namaz'' in Amethi and then also visited the Mahakaleshwar Temple in......
21:00, 05/16/2019

Biden holds U.S. election kick-off rally as Democratic rivals sharpen attacks Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday will hold a presidential-style rally intended to make his march toward becoming the Democrat to take on President Donald Trump seem inevitable, even as rivals search for ways to slow him down....
17:26, 05/18/2019

All suspects in Sri Lanka bombings arrested or dead: acting police chief All suspected plotters and those directly linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings have either been arrested or are dead, the country's acting police chief said on Monday....
22:00, 05/06/2019

Sri Lanka police arrest two in clashes as schools reopen to near-empty classes Sri Lanka police arrested two men after a personal feud led to clashes between two sectarian groups in a beachside resort north of the capital, the site of one of the deadliest Easter Sunday suicide bombings, as schools reopened to near-empty classes...
13:13, 05/06/2019

Raid on House Linked to Sri Lanka Easter Bombings Leaves 15 Dead The wife and child of the suspected mastermind of the suicide attacks were seriously wounded when the raid turned violent. ISIS said its fighters were among those killed....
19:13, 04/28/2019

| WATCH: Fifteen dead as Sri Lanka forces raid jihadist hideout Fifteen people including six children have died during a Sri Lankan security forces operation in the aftermath of the Easter attacks, as three cornered suicide bombers blew themselves up and others were shot dead, police said Saturday....
18:39, 04/28/2019

Islamic State group claims Sri Lanka bombings that killed hundreds Terrorist group assumes responsibility for the string of Easter bombings that killed over 320 people in Sri Lanka, targeting churches and luxury hotels....
19:13, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka stocks edge up from near 7-year low on bargain hunting; rupee firmer Sri Lankan shares rose on Thursday, snapping their 10-session losing streak to recover from its lowest close in nearly seven years as investors bought beaten down shares. ** The rupee edged higher for the second session after four straight days of lo...
17:52, 05/16/2019

Billionaire who lost children in Sri Lanka blasts takes out Scottish newspaper ad Britain's biggest private landowner has thanked the people of Scotland for their messages of support following the death of three of his children in the Sri Lanka terror attacks....
21:26, 05/16/2019

Sri Lanka police discover suspected training camp for Islamist militants Sri Lankan police on Sunday discovered a 10-acre camp in the eastern town of Kattankudy, where Islamist militants linked to the deadly Easter attacks are believed to have practiced shooting and bombmaking. ...
23:00, 05/05/2019

Sri Lanka imposes curfew in Negombo after clashes, bans social media The Sri Lankan government has reimposed a ban on social media platforms in an effort to stop the spread of rumors after violence erupted between groups of civilians in Negombo, north of the capital and site of one of the Easter Sunday bombings....
23:00, 05/05/2019

Sri Lanka stocks edge higher on local buying; rupee steady Sri Lankan shares closed higher for a second straight session on Friday, moving further away from a near seven-year closing low hit earlier this week, as local investors bought beaten down stocks. ** Traders, however, said sectarian violence still we...
14:52, 05/17/2019

Suspects in Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka still at large, may be carrying explosives At least 58 people have been detained in connection with the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, among the world's worst terrorist attacks since 9/11.        ...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Tourism Suffers In Sri Lanka After Bomb Blasts Targeting Hotels, Churches Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka tumbled 7.5 percent in April from a year ago, as travellers shunned the island nation after the deadly Easter Sunday bombings, a senior official of the state tourism......
20:39, 05/07/2019

Deserted beaches, empty rooms: Sri Lanka tourism takes a hit after bombings Sri Lanka's $4.4 billion tourism industry is reeling from cancellations as travelers shun the sun and sand Indian Ocean island after multiple suicide bombings that killed over 250 people two weeks ago....
05:13, 05/05/2019

Sri Lanka School Principal, Teacher Arrested For Link To Terror Attack Sri Lankan Police said Friday they have arrested a school principal and a teacher for their alleged links to the local Islamist extremist group National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ) blamed by the government......
16:39, 05/17/2019

Sri Lanka stocks fall for 6th session, rupee snaps 2 days of gains Sri Lankan shares extended falls into a sixth session on Thursday and closed at their lowest levels in six-and-a-half years, due to shattered investor confidence after the Easter Sunday bombings. ** Investigators have dismantled a major part of the n...
15:52, 05/09/2019

Investigators Probe the Extent of Islamic State Involvement in Sri Lanka Attack Police believe the Easter bombing plotters likely worked with Islamic State to carry out the sophisticated attack that killed more than 250 people and are working to determine how much direct support they received from the extremist group....
01:39, 04/29/2019

Zakir Naik's TV Channel Blocked In Sri Lanka After Terror Attack: Report Two of Sri Lanka's major cable TV operators have dropped controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Peace TV from their list of channels, media reports said, after the Easter Sunday blasts that killed over......
13:39, 05/01/2019

Sri Lanka stocks, rupee fall as sectarian violence pushes investors away Sri Lankan shares slumped 1.6% on Tuesday, extending their falls into a ninth session and closing at their lowest in more than six-and-a-half years, while the rupee slipped for a fourth day in dull trade, as sectarian violence drove off investors. **...
14:52, 05/14/2019

One dead as Sri Lanka town gripped by another bout of anti-Muslim violence At least one person was killed Monday amid renewed anti-Muslim violence in a Sri Lankan town targeted during last month's Easter Sunday terrorist attacks....
10:00, 05/14/2019

Sri Lanka rupee falls for 6th session; stocks snap 5-day losing streak The Sri Lankan rupee fell for the sixth consecutive session on Thursday on dollar demand from banks amid security alerts on possible further attacks after the Easter Sunday bombings. ** Stocks closed lower for the first time in six sessions. ** Sri L...
16:13, 05/02/2019

Latest Sri Lanka arrest throws spotlight on Wahhabism in eastern hotbed Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombings, throwing a spotlight on the rising influence of Salafi-Wahhabi Islam on the island...
08:26, 05/12/2019

‘Why did this happen?’ A boy killed in Sri Lanka on Easter is mourned at Washington National Cathedral Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa, 11, who planned to return to school at Sidwell Friends for sixth grade, loved math, science and his pet ball pythons Fromage and Escargot....
04:26, 05/02/2019

ISIS Chief Talks Of Syria Defeat, Sri Lanka In First Video In 5 Years ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appeared Monday in a video for the first time in five years, indicating that he has survived the territorial defeat of the caliphate he proclaimed....
04:52, 04/30/2019

Sri Lanka clashes kill one; imposes nationwide curfew after mosques attacked One person was killed in Sri Lanka on Monday as police fired tear gas at mobs attacking mosques and Muslim-owned shops and imposed a curfew after the worst outbreak of sectarian violence since the Easter bombings by Islamist militants....
22:26, 05/13/2019

Threat Real As Security Forces Are On High Alert: US Envoy To Sri Lanka The US ambassador to Sri Lanka said on Tuesday that some of the ISIS terrorists involved in the Easter Sunday bombings on the island were likely still at large and could be planning fresh attacks....
11:52, 04/30/2019

Sri Lanka Imposes Nationwide Curfew As Riots Erupt Weeks After Bombings Sri Lanka imposed a nationwide night curfew Monday, after anti-Muslim riots spread to at least three districts just north of the capital in a violent new backlash against the Easter suicide bombings....
20:00, 05/13/2019

Sri Lanka Arrests Saudi-Educated Scholar Over Links With Easter Bombings Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombings, throwing a spotlight on the......
03:52, 05/13/2019

Rural Catholic church defies Sri Lanka threats, holds Mass The checkpoints started just outside of the east Sri Lanka village, the strictest seen in the days after Islamic State-aligned militants launched suicide attacks that killed over 250 people....
12:13, 04/30/2019

Father, two brothers of suspected Sri Lanka bombings mastermind killed in gun battle The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces stormed their safe house on the east coast two days ago, police and a relative said on Sunday....
18:13, 04/28/2019

Sri Lanka Bomb Suspect's Sister Fears 18 Relatives Killed In Gun Battle The sister of the suspected ringleader of Sri Lanka's deadly April 21 Easter Sunday bombings has said that up to 18 of her family members are missing and feared dead since the attacks and subsequent......
07:39, 04/29/2019

Wife, daughter of Sri Lanka bombings mastermind will survive blast: hospital The wife and daughter of the suspected mastermind of suicide bombings that killed 253 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday escaped with minor injuries from an explosion at a safe house where they had been holed up, hospital staff and police said on Monday....
14:13, 04/29/2019

India-Based Photo Journalist Arrested For Trespassing During Lanka Blasts An India-based photo journalist, who was in Sri Lanka to cover the aftermath of Easter Sunday bombings, was arrested by Sri Lankan police for alleged unauthorised entry into a school....
03:52, 05/03/2019

Sri Lanka Bans Face Covering In Public After Easter Sunday Blasts Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday announced a ban on face covering, a week after terrorists carried out coordinated suicide bombings that killed 253 people....
07:39, 04/29/2019

All directly involved in Sri Lanka Easter bombings dead or arrested: cops COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan police say two bomb experts were among the suicide attackers who struck churches and hotels on Easter and all those directly involved in the bombings are either dead or under arrest. Acting police chief C.D. Wickramara...
10:13, 05/07/2019

The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka Urges the Government to Crackdown on Islamists as If ‘on a War Footing’ (COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) — The Catholic church in Sri Lanka said Tuesday that the government should crack down on Islamists with more vigor “as if on war footing” in the aftermath of the Easter bombings. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the ar...
10:39, 04/29/2019

Court Orers DNA Test To Verify Death Of Sri Lanka Blasts Mastermind A Sri Lankan court has ordered a DNA test before May 15 to verify the death of Zahran Hashim, the ring leader of the local terror group NTJ which the government blamed carried out the devastating......
17:26, 05/10/2019

CORRECTED-Sri Lanka rupee touches near 6-week low; stocks hit 6-1/2-year closing low The Sri Lankan rupee fell for an eighth straight session on Monday to a near six-week low on dollar demand from banks, a day after clashes between two sectarian groups dented sentiment. ** Stocks dropped to their lowest close in about six-and-a-half ...
14:52, 05/07/2019

Sri Lanka Church Cancels Mass Amid Fears Of Fresh Attack Sri Lanka's Catholic Church scrapped plans to resume Sunday services following a "specific threat" against two religious locations after the deadly Easter attacks....
19:00, 05/03/2019