WATCH ABOVE Israel’s army said early on Friday it had launched fresh raids on targets linked to Islamic Jihad in Gaza, after it fired a number of rockets into Israel, despite a ceasefire that came into effect on Thursday morning. “The IDF (Israeli Defence Force) is currently striking Islamic Jihad terror[…]
Footage proves last week’s attack on an Iranian oil tanker was carried out by the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, a member of Iran’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said on Wednesday. The evidence “will be taken to the UN and the Security Council so that those countries behind this[…]
Colombo, Sri Lanka – A decision to ban face coverings a week after more than 250 people were killed in a series of coordinated attacks on Easter Sunday has drawn a mixed response, with activists saying the move “violated Muslim women’s right to practice their religion freely”. The law that takes[…]
Under a state of emergency after a spate of suicide bombings last week, Sri Lanka has imposed a ban on all forms of face coverings. The measure is aimed at helping police with identification as they hunt for terrorism suspects. The order comes into effect on Monday. It makes no[…]
Authorities in Sri Lanka have lowered the death toll in a spate of Easter bombings by more than 100, saying the difficulty in identifying body parts at blast scenes led to the earlier inaccurate number. The new number of people killed was 253, down from an earlier total of 359, the health[…]
Mohamed Hasan has barely left his home in Colombo since a string of deadly blasts struck Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, afraid he could be attacked because he is Muslim. He has a job at a printing press, but the 41-year-old’s family have begged him to stay home. “They are worried that[…]
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has said she is unaware of any links between Sunday’s church and hotel bombings in Sri Lanka and the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand after a Sri Lankan minister suggested a connection. “We haven’t received anything officially nor have we received any intelligence reports[…]
The death toll from the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka has risen to 359, according to police, who have also reported 18 more arrests made over the course of Tuesday night, bringing the total number of suspects detained to 58. The coordinated bombing attacks, which took place at three[…]
A series of coordinated explosions has rocked churches and hotels in Sri Lanka killing almost 300 people on Easter Sunday in the South Asian island nation. More than 500 people have been injured in the worst attack since the end of the civil war 10 years ago. The blasts targeted[…]
Turkish police have detained more than 20 Islamic State suspects, including a Syrian man believed to be organising an attack in Istanbul, a local newspaper reported on Saturday. Police arrested the man, identified as Ali al-Aggal and code-named Azzov, believed to be the ISIS group’s organiser of Turkey attacks, in[…]
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