Asia Pacific Aug 23, 2019

Four months after Easter attacks, Sri Lanka ends emergency

Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists that killed 258 people, officials said Friday. President Maithripala Sirisena has been extending the emergency on the 22nd of each month since the April 21 attacks on three ...

World Aug 22, 2019

Head of Iran-backed militia in Iraq walks back U.S. accusation

The head of Iraq's paramilitary Shiite forces, supported by Iran, on Thursday appeared to walk back a statement by his deputy the day before blaming Israeli drones and claiming the U.S. was responsible for a series of attacks on bases run by the militia. Faleh ...

'Jihadi Jack' lashes out at U.K. after it revokes his citizenship

World Aug 20, 2019

'Jihadi Jack' lashes out at U.K. after it revokes his citizenship

The Muslim convert dubbed "Jihadi Jack" who is being held in northern Syria after joining the Islamic State group on Monday said Britain's decision to revoke his citizenship was "not something I recognise." Jack Letts, 24, a dual U.K.-Canadian national, was captured by Kurdish forces ...