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Sri Lanka lifts nationwide state of emergency

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Sunday he had lifted a nationwide state of emergency imposed on March 6 after Buddhist-Muslim clashes. "Upon assessing the public safety situation, I instructed to revoke the…

UK to hold emergency meeting on Russian spy attack

LONDON: Britain was to hold a second meeting of its national emergencies committee on Saturday in response to a nerve agent attack on a Russian former spy. Home Secretary Amber Rudd was to chair the meeting of the committee, known as…

Sri Lanka declares emergency to quell anti-Muslim riots

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has declared a state of emergency for ten days to combat the spread of violence after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in Kandy. The emergency has been declared to rein in the spread of communal violence, a government…

French MPs adopt tough anti-terror law

PARIS: France's lower house of parliament overwhelmingly approved a new counter-terrorism bill on Tuesday, making permanent several controversial measures in place under a nearly two-year-old state of emergency. The law was approved by…