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.
By Bharatha Mallawarachi, Krishan Francis, Associated Press
In our Monday news wrap, Catholic clergy in Sri Lanka are demanding a crackdown on Islamic extremists after the Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people. Security forces continued to search for suspects amid calls for tougher action. Also,…
The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka has urged the government to crack down on Islamic extremists.
By Krishan Francis, Associated Press
Sri Lanka’s Catholics celebrated Mass in their homes via a televised broadcast on Sunday as churches across the island nation shut over fears of militant attacks, a week after the Islamic State-claimed Easter suicide bombings killed over 250 people.
By Jon Gambrell, Krishan Francis, Associated Press
By Emily Schmall, Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press
Catholic leaders canceled Sunday Masses indefinitely across Sri Lanka and officials urged Muslims to stay home for Friday prayers in an extraordinary call by the clergy to curtail worship as fear of more attacks plagued the island nation after the…
By Associated Press
Militants linked to Easter suicide bombings opened fire and set off explosives during a raid by Sri Lankan security forces on a house in the country’s east, leaving behind a grisly discovery Saturday: 15 bodies, including six children.
In our Friday news wrap, President Trump said the U.S. intends to withdraw support for the UN Arms Trade Treaty, which President Obama signed in 2013 but which the Senate never ratified. Trump told the NRA’s annual meeting the pact…
In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump denied he tried to have special counsel Robert Mueller fired. Though the Mueller report says Trump asked former White House counsel Don McGahn to get rid of Mueller, Trump tweeted that he “never…
The deadly Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka have refocused attention on the Islamic State, which claims connection to the eight believed suicide bombers. Judy Woodruff talks to Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times about indicators of the terror…
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