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Indian PM's close ally, Amit Shah, helped craft winning election strategy

23 May 2019

NEW DELHI With India's ruling Hindu nationalists headed for a stunning election victory on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's powerful right hand man, Amit Shah, could reap his reward as a potential home minister, an analyst and a party official said.

Exclusive: Sri Lankan software engineer, under Indian surveillance, key in Easter attack

14 May 2019

COLOMBO/AHMEDABAD,India A Sri Lankan software engineer suspected by authorities in Sri Lanka of having provided technical and logistical support to the Easter Sunday suicide bombers was monitored by Indian intelligence agencies three years ago for links with Islamic State suspects, investigators said.

Explainer: U.N. blacklists leader of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad

01 May 2019

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Masood Azhar, on Wednesday after China dropped its objection to the move, ending a long diplomatic impasse.

Explainer - U.N. blacklists leader of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad

01 May 2019

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Masood Azhar, on Wednesday after China dropped its objection to the move, ending a long diplomatic impasse.

Exclusive: Sri Lankan ex-defence chief Gotabaya says he will run for president, tackle radical Islam

26 Apr 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's former wartime defence chief, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, said on Friday he would run for president in elections this year and would stop the spread of Islamist extremism by rebuilding the intelligence service and surveilling citizens.

Sri Lanka police hunt 140 after Easter bombings as shooting erupts in east

26 Apr 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lankan police are trying to track down 140 people believed linked to Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 253, as shooting erupted in the east during a raid. | Video

Picture emerges of well-to-do young bombers behind Sri Lankan carnage

25 Apr 2019

COLOMBO Details began to emerge in Sri Lanka on Wednesday of a band of nine, well-educated Islamist suicide bombers, including a woman, from well-to-do families who slaughtered 359 people in Easter Sunday bomb attacks. | Video

Sri Lanka's crisis of leadership opens space for nationalist Rajapaksas

25 Apr 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother, then the defence secretary, crushed Tamil Tiger separatists with such ferocity ten years ago that Western powers sought war crime trials against them and greeted their defeat in elections later with barely concealed glee.

Foreigners caught up as Sri Lanka searches for clues to Easter Sunday bombings

25 Apr 2019

COLOMBO, April 25 Sri Lankan authorities swept up more people, including foreigners, for questioning on Thursday as they probed deeper into the Easter Sunday bombings, which killed 359 people in potentially the deadliest operation claimed by Islamic State.

Suicide bombing intelligence row stokes political tension in Sri Lanka

24 Apr 2019

COLOMBO Political tension mounted in Sri Lanka on Wednesday over the handling of advance intelligence related to Easter Sunday's suicide bombings, with an ally of the prime minister charging that top officials deliberately withheld critical information.

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Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake on collective action in economic and foreign policy.