World Apr 30

Priests are seen in the background as a security personnel stands guard in front of St Anthony's Shrine, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
Sri Lanka lifts social media ban imposed after Easter blasts

President Maithripala Sirisena ended the blocking of Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube and other popular sites, but asked the public to "act in a responsible manner" on social media, according to a government statement.

Mar 23

U.S.-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants, marking the end of a brutal self-styled caliphate the group carved out in large parts…

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