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Sri Lanka detains Syrian in investigation of blasts; toll rises to 321

Sri Lanka detains Syrian in investigation of blasts; toll rises to 321

Sri Lankan police detained a Syrian among 40 people being questioned about the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, government and military sources said on Tuesday, as the toll from the coordinated bomb attacks rose to 321. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which...

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Venezuela government calls two new counter protests

Venezuela government calls two new counter protests

Venezuela's government announced on Monday two marches to counter the ones opposition leader Juan Guaido has planned. The street demonstrations in favor of President Nicolas Maduro will take place on Saturday, and May 1, Labor Day. Saturday's event will also mark Venezuela's official...

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Sri Lanka social media shutdown raises fears on free expression

Sri Lanka social media shutdown raises fears on free expression

Sri Lanka's decision to block social media following deadly suicide attacks highlights a growing distrust of online platforms, but critics said the move is likely to restrict the flow of important news and information as well as abusive content. The move comes amid growing frustration by...

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8 arrested in Sri Lanka as death toll climbs to 207

8 arrested in Sri Lanka as death toll climbs to 207

Eight people have been arrested in connection with a string of eight deadly blasts that killed 207 people and injured more than 450 in Sri Lanka Sunday, the country's prime minister said. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said "so far the names that have come up are local," but that...

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