Sri Lanka imposes curfew, blocks social media amid violence

World 05/13/19, 11:51

Sri Lanka's government imposed a nationwide curfew Monday and temporarily blocked social media following a flare-up of communal violence in apparent response to last month's Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people, officials said.Acting police chief C.D. Wickramaratne said ...

Update: Cardinal says more churches could face attacks

World 05/02/19, 11:35

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 would be ...

Update: Sri Lanka emergency law bans face coverings

World 04/28/19, 13:01

The Latest on the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka (all times local):11 p.m.Muslim women in Sri Lanka will no longer be able to veil their faces under an emergency law ordered by President Maithripala Sirisena that bans all kinds of ...

Indian police uncovered a plot, but Sri Lanka didn’t act

World 04/27/19, 08:26

While monitoring the usual channels, Indian police stumbled upon something extraordinary: a detailed plot for what would become the bloodiest Islamic State group-linked attack in South Asia.Police were investigating suspected sympathizers of the withered caliphate in southern India when a ...

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