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Sri Lanka blames local Islamist extremist group for Easter bombings that killed 290

Sri Lanka on Monday accused a local extremist group, the National Thowheed Jama’ath, of being behind a string of Easter bombings against churches and hotels that killed at least 290 people.

By |2019-04-22T05:46:49+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments

What US intelligence believes happened with North Korea’s weapons test

By Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent, The US does not believe North Korea successfully launched a fully operational new weapon after Pyongyang claimed it had conducted a "new tactical guided weapons firing test" on Wednesday, according to a US official directly familiar with the latest assessment. The initial US intelligence assessment is North Korea tested components for [...]

By |2019-04-19T05:58:31+00:00April 19th, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments

North Korea demands Pompeo’s removal from US nuclear talks

North Korea on Thursday demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from talks over its banned nuclear programme, hours after the isolated state claimed to have tested a new kind of weapon.

By |2019-04-18T06:05:46+00:00April 18th, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Trump vetoes resolution calling on US to pull support of Saudi-led Yemen war

President Trump Tuesday vetoed a joint resolution calling on the U.S. to end military assistance to Saudi-led forces fighting in Yemen's ongoing civil war, calling it "an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities."

By |2019-04-17T06:06:54+00:00April 17th, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments

The West’s Foreign Fighter Problem

With Islamic State’s physical caliphate destroyed, the West faces an urgent challenge: what to do with foreign fighters and their families. Mishandling the problem could create decades of security threats in the U.S. and Europe, and several American allies are bungling this test.

By |2019-04-13T14:57:07+00:00April 12th, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Swedish prosecutors considering request to reopen Julian Assange rape case

Prosecutors in Sweden are considering reopening an investigation into sexual assault allegations against Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was arrested in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy after a seven-year standoff and faces an extradition battle to the United States on a charge of conspiring to reveal government secrets.

By |2019-04-12T06:24:49+00:00April 12th, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments