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Officer fled civil war as a child, resettled in Minneapolis

Officer fled civil war as a child, resettled in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Mohamed Noor fled Somalia’s civil war as a child, following a well-worn path with his family to a refugee camp in Kenya, the U.S. and eventually Minnesota. After a difficult start, he “fell in love” with his new city, Minneapolis, and carved out a life in business. Then he spotted an online […]

Trump: Russia investigations an attempted ‘coup’ By Bianca Quilantan

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Trump: Russia investigations an attempted ‘coup’ By Bianca  Quilantan

“We have nothing to do with Russia except that we have been tougher on Russia than any administration in 50 years,” President Donald Trump said. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo   “We have nothing to do with Russia except that we have been tougher on Russia than any administration in 50 years,” President Donald Trump said. […]

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A generation lost’: The victims of Sri Lanka bombings Here are the stories of some of the 350 people who died in the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka.

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A generation lost’: The victims of Sri Lanka bombings Here are the stories of some of the 350 people who died in the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka.

Entire families attending Easter Mass, a mother and daughter enjoying breakfast on the Christian holy day, a newlywed man on honeymoon – these are the victims of the devastating bomb blasts that rocked churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Scores of children, many of them from the same family, are among the 359 people killed when […]

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Putin welcomes Kim’s efforts to normalize ties with US, hopes for denuclearization talks progress

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Putin welcomes Kim’s efforts to normalize ties with US, hopes for denuclearization talks progress

Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un shake hands during their meeting in Vladivostok © RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikov Leaders of Russia and North Korea sat down for a historic summit in Vladivostok, expressing hope it will revive the peace process in the Korean Peninsula and talks on normalizing relations with the US. The summit […]

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Social media blocked for over 24 hrs in SL after bombing… Blocking social media platforms yield effective results?

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Social media blocked for over 24 hrs in SL after bombing… Blocking social media platforms yield effective results?

As news broke out last Sunday that multiple blasts in Sri Lanka had killed and injured hundreds, the country’s officials announced that social media would be blocked to avoid the spread of rumours and disinformation. Facebook and Instagram were among the platforms temporarily shut down, according to the Sri Lankan government news portal. Websites that […]

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Pirates Attack Two Fishing Boats off Somalia

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Pirates Attack Two Fishing Boats off Somalia

Security team from ESPS Navarra boards the suspected mothership dhow, April 23 (EUNAVFOR)  On Sunday, two fishing vessels were attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The attempted boardings were both thwarted, but security officials said that they represent a reminder that antipiracy measures are still required when transiting the high-risk area off Somalia. […]

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EXCLUSIVE – Inside factory where Sri Lanka jihadists plotted to slaughter Christians: ‘Mother of Satan’ explosive used in attacks ‘were made in workshop owned by one of the suicide bombers

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EXCLUSIVE – Inside factory where Sri Lanka jihadists plotted to slaughter Christians: ‘Mother of Satan’ explosive used in attacks ‘were made in workshop owned by one of the suicide bombers

The bombs are thought to have been made in a copper factory in Wellampitiya, a suburb of Colombo It was owned by businessman and father-of-four Inshaf Ahamad, who blew himself up at a hotel on Sunday  Police raided the copper factory last night and took nine suspects – including the manager – into custody  At […]

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Putin & Kim set to meet in Vladivostok, Russia on April 25

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Putin & Kim set to meet in Vladivostok, Russia on April 25

© Reuters / KCNA; © Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERSVladimir Putin and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un will meet in the city of Vladivostok, Russia’s Far East, on April 25. It will be the first meeting of the two heads of state. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov earlier confirmed that the meeting would take place before […]

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Srilanka:IS claims responsibility for SL bombings,People carry a casket during a mass for victims, two days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Negombo (Reuters)

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Srilanka:IS claims responsibility for SL bombings,People carry a casket during a mass for victims, two days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Negombo (Reuters)

  Explosive device disposed at Kochchikade An improvised explosive device was detected inside a vehicle near the St. Anthony’s Church, Jampettah Road, Kochchikade, and was disposed in controlled explosion at site by the Bomb Disposal Unit today. 23 April 2019 08:25 am Death toll rises to 310 The death toll from the Easter Sunday terror […]

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Turkey rejects US sanctions on Iran’s oil, FM Çavuşoğlu says

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Turkey rejects US sanctions on Iran’s oil, FM Çavuşoğlu says

Gas flares from an oil production platform at the Soroush oil fields in the Persian Gulf, south of the capital Tehran, July 25, 2005. (Reuters Photo) Ankara on Monday criticized a decision by U.S. President Donald Trump not to reissue waivers in May allowing importers, including Turkey, to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions. […]

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