Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Sri Lanka’s attorney general advised the acting police chief on Monday to launch a criminal investigation of the former defense secretary over “major lapses” that contributed to security failures ahead of Easter suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people.Attorney General Dappula de Livera said he decided to recommend an investigation of Hemasiri Fernando based on the findings of a special board of inquiry appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena after the April 21 ...
Sunday, 5 May 2019
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. Suspected suicide bombers from little-known groups in Sri Lanka attacked churches and luxury hotels in the country on Easter Sunday, killing worshippers, tourists and their families. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks. Tourism, which accounts for five ...
Sunday, 28 April 2019
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 the suicide bombers told Reuters on Sunday. Zainee Hashim, Rilwan Hashim and their father Mohamed Hashim, who were seen in a video circulating on social media calling for all-out war against non-believers, were among 15 killed in a fierce gun battle with the military on the east coast on ...
Saturday, 24 February 2018
A surge of rocket fire, shelling and air strikes has killed nearly 500 people since Sunday night, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The dead included more than 120 children. Air strikes killed 21 civilians in the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Saturday as major powers bickered over the terms of a ceasefire, a monitor said. Devestating bombardment Twelve were killed in the enclave’s largest town Douma, which has been repeatedly hit in the devastating bombardment the ...
Saturday, 19 August 2017
A man threatened to detonate a grenade at a hospital in Iraq’s Dhi Qar governorate on Monday unless he was allowed to visit his ill father. The police said the man was drunk and that he claimed he was affiliated with a Popular Mobilization faction. We have become accustomed to accusing someone of being drunk, taking drugs or suffering from a mental illness to explain abnormal behavior. Whether the man was drunk or not, the most important point is that attacks on healthcare institutions and ...
Sunday, 9 April 2017
Egyptian stocks fell on Sunday, hurt by bomb blasts in the country, while most other Middle East stock markets also ended lower as geopolitical tensions weighed on investor sentiment. Some of the Middle East markets started the day in positive territory as higher oil prices briefly offset concerns about a US missile strike on a Syrian air base, but lost momentum as the day progressed. The Egyptian index closed 1.55 percent lower with Commercial International Bank Egypt down 1.5 percent and ...
Sunday, 31 July 2016
A suicide attacker rammed a car bomb into the gates of the headquarters of Somalia’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in the capital Mogadishu
Monday, 4 July 2016
After deadly blasts in Baghdad, Abadi ordered fake devices supposedly detecting bombs to be replaced by efficient detectors
Saturday, 11 June 2016
The judgment awards a reported $13 million to families of Americans who died in eight bombings or hostage-takings
Monday, 28 March 2016
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The Front Altair was on fire in waters between Gulf Arab states and Iran after an explosion that a source blamed on a magnetic mine. The crew of the Norwegian vessel were picked up by a vessel in the area and passed to an Iranian rescue boat. (ISNA/Handout via Reuters)
A member of Manbij Military Council gestures at a car in Manbij city, Syria, December 29, 2018. Some 20 miles from the Turkish border, Manbij occupies a critical spot in the map of the Syrian conflict, near the junction of three separate blocks of territory that form spheres of Russian, Turkish and - for now - US influence. (Reuters)
People stand near the civil administration building of Manbij city, December 29, 2018. ISIS was dislodged from Manbij in 2016 by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a militia force spearheaded by the Kurdish YPG and backed by the US-led coalition. (Reuters)