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Sri Lanka attacks could signal new international campaign of terror

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor The carnage in Sri Lanka, one of the worst terrorist atrocities this century, could signal the start of a new campaign of “spectacular” attacks around the world. There have long been warnings that Islamic State militants, many trained in explosives and guns after time spent fighting in Syria and Read More

Indian Coast Guard placed on high alert after Sri Lanka bombings

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New Delhi has beefed up security and surveillance along its maritime borders, reportedly to catch any terrorists fleeing to India from neighboring Sri Lanka, where 290 people were killed in the series of attacks on Easter Sunday. Security has been enhanced in and around naval bases “as a precautionary measure” against the “backdrop” of the Read More

Exclusive: India hopes U.S. will allow allies to buy some Iranian oil – source

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FILE PHOTO: 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/Raheb Homavandi NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India hopes the U.S. will allow its allies to continue to buy some Iranian oil instead of halting the purchases altogether from May, Read More

U.S. prepares to end Iran oil waivers; Asian buyers to be hardest hit

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WASHINGTON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The United States is expected to announce on Monday that buyers of Iranian oil need to end imports soon or face sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, triggering a 3 percent jump in crude prices to their highest for 2019 so far. Officials in Asia opposed the expected move, Read More

U.S. prepares to end Iran oil waivers, triggering price spike

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WASHINGTON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The United States is expected to announce on Monday that buyers of Iranian oil need to end imports soon or face sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, triggering a 3 percent jump in crude prices to their highest for 2019 so far. FILE PHOTO: Gas flares from an oil Read More

U.S. prepares to end exemptions on Iran sanctions, and oil prices soar

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WASHINGTON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The United States is expected to announce on Monday that buyers of Iranian oil need to end imports soon or face sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, triggering a 3 percent jump in crude prices to their highest for 2019 so far. FILE PHOTO: Gas flares from an oil Read More

Death toll in Sri Lanka terror spree jumps to 290, about 500 wounded

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At least 290 people were killed in a series of blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, updated casualty figures confirm. The government plans to hold a security council meeting to assess the threat level in the country. In addition, around 500 people received various injuries when eight coordinated blasts struck churches and hotels in Read More

Russian, Indian warships join Chinese Navy’s 70th anniversary celebrations (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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Indian and Russian warships have arrived at Chinese shores to take part in celebrations and a parade, marking the 70th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy and showcasing the forces of a dozen naval powers. A stealth guided-missile destroyer of the Indian Navy, INS Kolkata, accompanied by tanker INS Shakti, reached the port Read More

‘Why was warning ignored?’ Sri Lankan minister tweets intel letter from 10 days before bombings

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A letter warning of imminent terrorist attacks and sent to security forces 10 days prior to the Easter Sunday bombing spree in Sri Lanka has been made public, raising questions as to whether law enforcement failed to act on it. On April 11, Sri Lanka’s intelligence had issued a nationwide alert of possible suicide attacks Read More

‘Intelligence failure’: Sri Lankan govt too focused on past, not ready for new threats – analysts

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A series of devastating terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of more than 200 people are partially a result of the Sri Lankan security services’ inability to adapt to new security challenges, analysts told RT. The island nation that once survived a bloody, decades-long civil war against a secessionist ethnic militant group known as the Read More