Kabul, Afghanisthan | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 08:48 PM IST
The local Islamic State group’s affiliate claimed responsibility for what was the deadliest attack in Kabul this year.
Colombo | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 11:29 PM IST
President Maithripala Sirisena issued the order to extend the emergency laws for another month, according to a government decree published on Monday. Sirisena said the extension is “in the interest of public security, the preservation of public order and maintenance of supplies and services essential to the life of the community.”
Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 08:30 AM IST
Donald Trump’s comments came after Syrian NGOs on Friday decried international inaction in the face of mounting violence in the northwestern region.
Bentota, Sri Lanka | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 10:50 AM IST
Cancellation rates at hotels across the country averaged 70 percent as of Saturday, with the capital Colombo taking a bigger hit, Sri Lanka’s Tourism Bureau Chairman Kishu Gomes told Reuters.
Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2019 01:14 PM IST
The April 21 attacks on hotels and churches in Sri Lanka killed more than 250 people, including 40 foreign nationals.
Colombo | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2019 12:43 PM IST
No group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attacks, but police have arrested 24 people - mostly members of an Islamist extremist group - in connection with the blasts that also killed 31 foreigners, including eight Indian nationals.
New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta, Neeraj Chauhan and Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 02:34 PM IST
India is helping Sri Lanka probe the attacks with “technical and intelligence” support, and Indian security agencies are watching a Tamil Naidu-based cleric, officials said.
Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 12:22 AM IST
Kumaraswamy’s office confirmed later that Shivukumar too was killed in the attack . All five were staying at the Shangri La hotel in Colombo, according to Rajat B, a friend of one of the victims’ son.
Associated Press | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 11:44 AM IST
A local police official who was posted at the fruit market and survived the bomb said the area had been packed at the time of the blast early in the morning.
Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 12:01 AM IST
Sajjad Bhat, who is from south Kashmir’s Shopian district, has now joined Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) group and his pictures carrying weapons have gone viral on social media since Monday morning. He has also been evading arrest, according to officials.