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Sri Lanka orders fresh probe into Easter suicide bombings

Maithripala Sirisena says the commission has wide judicial powers to probe security and intelligence lapses.

Malaysian link to bombing of Thai police headquarters

The two suspects held for planting explosive devices had travelled to Malaysia several times, Thai police say.

UAE probe of tanker attacks points to ‘state actor’

The UAE along with Saudi Arabia and Norway presented the preliminary findings during a briefing to the UN Security Council.

After fleeing bombs, Syrian families shelter in olive groves

Families who fled Syrian government and Russian strikes are sleeping in olive groves near the Turkish border without enough food and no place else to go.

Sri Lankan Catholics say lonely prayers as churches close for second...

Father Suranga Warnakulasuriya has been saying mass in an empty church in Negombo every day since the slaughter at three hotels and three churches. 

Deserted beaches, empty rooms: Sri Lanka tourism takes a hit after...

Net hotel bookings dropped a staggering 186% on average over the week following the attacks.

A step forward in Muslim-Christian ties in Malaysia

The visit by a group of Muslims to a Sentul church to show solidarity following the attacks on churches in Sri Lanka offers hope of better relations between Muslims and Christians here.

The lesson from Sri Lanka: Be wary of radical preachers

Zahran Hashim, the mastermind of the suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people in Sri Lanka, is on record as saying things that should be familiar to Malaysians.

Sri Lankan police raid Islamist group suspected of suicide bombings

The raid took place in the eastern town of Kattankudy.

Man who confronted bomber at church door remembered

Ramesh Raju confronted the bombers outside the church and the bomb went off during the confrontation.

After Sri Lanka blasts, cops step up security at places of...

Police will immediately act on anything unusual, says deputy IGP.

Lockdown at Sri Lanka central bank amid bomb scare, airport road...

Sri Lanka is on high alert after an explosion occurred east of Colombo and a bomb scare at its Central Bank.

Sri Lanka bomb attacks results in more than 60 arrests

Sri Lankan has arrested more than 60 people and another 100 are most likely to be arrested.

‘Shattered’: Sri Lankan cricketer recounts church bombing horror

Dasun Shanaka is now sacred to even get out from his home.

IS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings

The group did not give evidence for its claim.

Sri Lanka Easter attack toll hits 290

The news came hours after it was revealed an improvised bomb discovered at the main airport in Colombo had been defused.

Gun fight between Somalia security forces and Al Shabaab leaves 15...

Fighting broke out at the country's labour and works ministries after Al Shabaab militants detonated a car bomb.

Taliban claims deadly attack on Afghan stadium celebration

Afghanistan's multi-day celebrations to mark its traditional new year have been marred by several attacks.

At least 4 dead in Al Shabaab assault on Somali capital...

Al Shabaab was ejected from Mogadishu in 2011, and has since been driven from most of its other strongholds.

Somali ministry in Mogadishu hit by Al Shabaab car bomb attack

Al Shabaab said one of its fighters had rammed the ministry building with a car bomb, allowing others to enter it.

Twin blasts at Afghan ceremony kill at least 3, wound 30

The casualties from the second blast had been minimal as people fled the area after the first.

India convicts militants over bomb attacks that killed 88

Ranjan Daimary, the chief of the Bodoland separatists, was among the 14 convicted on Monday.

India busts IS-inspired militant group

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said 10 members of the 'Harkat ul Harb-e-Islam' militant group were arrested.

Afghanistan announces Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said the conditional ceasefire will start tomorrow and it will continue as long as the Taliban preserves and respects it.