Terror Trail-I: Lashkar's grand plot in Lanka, B'desh & Maldives

India's deep state is well versed in the art of intelligence warfare. Its human intelligence-led inputs to the Sri Lankan establishment, though unutilised, showed that they were on top of their game. India has been tracking the National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ) for sometime now. New Delhi moved with great alacrity passing on direct actionable intelligence in the weeks and days leading up to the Easter Sunday bombings. And this happened from material accessed during interrogations of an ISIS suspect arrested in India.

3,000 kg garbage collected from Mt Everest region

KATHMANDU: A total of 3,000 kg of solid waste has been collected from the Mt Everest region since the beginning of the Nepal government-backed Sagarmatha Cleaning Campaign on April 14, the media reported on Monday.

15 killed after fierce gun battle in SL

 A total of 15 people were killed following a fierce gun battle between Sri Lankan forces and an armed group in Kalmunai city, the military said on Saturday.

SL Police carry out controlled explosion in Colombo

COLOOMBO:  The Sri Lankan police on Wednesday carried out a controlled explosion in the capital after a suspicious motorcycle was found parked on the main road.

Islamic State claims Sri Lanka bombings

The Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that left 321 people dead.

Sri Lanka carnage to avenge Christchurch, toll 321

Sri Lanka said on Tuesday that the horrific Easter Sunday bombings were meant to avenge the attacks on two mosques in New Zealand as the death toll in the island nation rose to 321 including 10 Indians.

3 Indians among 207 killed in Sri Lanka mayhem

COLOMBO: At least 207 people were killed and 469 injured when eight suicide bombings, mainly in Colombo, ravaged Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday in the island's bloodiest day since the civil war ended a decade ago. Three Indians were among the dead.

Imran Khan to embark on four-day China trip next week

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a four-day visit to China next week to attend the Belt and Road Forum and hold bilateral talks with the Chinese leadership on the new phase of the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC) and other issues of mutual interest, the Foreign Office announced.

Iraqi PM to visit Saudi Arabia to boost ties

BAGHDAD:  Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Tuesday said he will visit Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to promote bilateral relations.

Amid crisis, US-Turkey discuss defence, security

WASHINGTON: US Acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan has met Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and discussed bilateral issues related to defence, security and economy, Pentagon said.

Trump vetoes resolution to end US role in Yemen war

WASHINGTON:  US President Donald Trump has vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, describing the congressional measure as an "unnecessary" and "dangerous" attempt to weaken his constitutional powers.

Indonesia goes to polls to elect new President

JAKARTA:  Millions of Indonesians queued up outside voting booths on Wednesday to elect the next President of the world's third largest democracy as incumbent leader Joko "Jokowi" Widodo faces off against longtime rival and former Army general Prabowo Subianto.

Amid crisis, US-Turkey discuss defence, security

WASHINGTON:  US Acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan has met Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and discussed bilateral issues related to defence, security and economy, Pentagon said.

9-year Indian girl wins $1 million in Dubai raffle

DUBAI: A nine-year-old Indian girl on Tuesday won a $1 million jackpot in Dubai Duty Free's Millennium Millionaire, six years after she had won a luxury car McLaren Coupe in the same raffle.

Notre Dame fire under control, main structure saved

 A devastating fire that engulfed the Notre Dame, the 850-year-old Unesco world heritage landmark in Paris, was brought under control on Tuesday, while the Cathedral's main structure as well as its two towers has been saved, the city's fire brigade has confirmed.

Muslim Congresswoman experiences increase in death threats

Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has said that in the days since President Donald Trump tweeted about a speech she gave last month, she has experienced an increase in death threats.

Indian-origin man jailed for bursting crackers

SINGAPORE:  An Indian-origin man has been jailed for three weeks in Singapore and also fined for setting off fireworks near housing blocks during Diwali celebrations last year.

Trump plans to move illegal migrants to 'sanctuary cities'

US President Donald Trump has threatened to release detained undocumented immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities, while blaming the country's immigration laws on Democrats.

Sudanese President Bashir forced out in coup

KHARTOUM:  Sudanese Army on Thursday removed President Omar al-Bashir from power after nearly 30 years, following widespread protests that escalated at the weekend, Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf said.

Pakistan Minister asks Britain to return Koh-i-Noor

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday asked Britain to return to Islamabad the famous Koh-i-Noor diamond, which is claimed by India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and also Iran.


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