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Fresh details emerge on Sri Lanka bomber who studied in UK

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Fresh details have emerged about Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, a former UK student who is suspected of carrying out a Sri Lanka suicide bombing. Mohamed travelled to the UK on 1 January 2006 and returned to Sri Lanka on 29 September 2007, Sky sources have said. He made another trip to Britain in 2008. Image: Read More

Trump’s widening OPEC fight puts Saudi oil capacity in spotlight

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By Grant Smith on 4/25/2019 LONDON (Bloomberg) — The biggest threat to President Donald Trump’s hopes for low gasoline prices is his growing entanglement in the politics of OPEC nations. The White House plans to choke off oil exports from Iran without triggering a spike in prices largely by getting Saudi Arabia, the only OPEC Read More

Jittery unease remains in Sri Lanka as manhunt continues

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By Greg Heffer, news reporter Sri Lanka locked down its central bank and a road leading to the airport in its largest city, where businesses were advising staff to remain indoors because of a possible security threat. A sense of jittery unease in the country remained four days after 359 people, including eight Britons, were Read More

26yo man arrested with maps of Sri Lankan Parliament, assault rifle ammo

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A 26-year-old man in possession of improvised maps of and six passes to parliament and assault rifle ammunition was arrested by Sri Lankan authorities overnight. Local reports say police were responding to a tip-off when they found the 26-year-old carrying several parliamentary passes and a rough map marking out the road route to the parliament. Read More

‘Lured into war’? Iranian FM warns Trump could be duped into crisis by hawkish ‘B-team’

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US President Donald Trump may not want war, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has said, but that won’t stop the hawks in his administration and Israel from “luring” him into one, possibly with a false flag attack. “Those who have designed the policies that are being pursued do not simply want a negotiated solution,” Zarif Read More

If US wants to enter Hormuz Strait, it must talk to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards – FM Zarif

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If the US seeks to operate in the Hormuz Strait, the Persian Gulf’s major trade route, it must talk to those who defend it, FM Zarif said, referring to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, which the US has declared ‘terrorists’. Anyone who enters the Strait of Hormuz has to work with regional powers providing security for the Read More

Sri Lanka suicide bomber who studied in UK named

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One of the suicide bombers behind the Sri Lanka suicide attacks was former UK student Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, according to security sources. Mohamed is believed to have studied in the southeast of England at some point between 2006 and 2007 – and later did a postgraduate course in Australia, before returning to settle in Read More

Family’s heartbreak as son is buried in Sri Lanka attack mass grave

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By Tom Cheshire, Asia correspondent As she followed the car that carried her brother’s coffin, she cried out, asking why God was punishing them, and remembering how they had walked the same street together so many times when he was alive.   Marious Neranjen Fernando was killed in the bomb attack on St Sebastian’s Church Read More

‘Lift sanctions & apologize if you want to talk,’ Iran’s Rouhani tells Washington

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The US should first drop sanctions and apologize, if it wants to sit down for negotiations, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said, after Washington stepped up “maximum pressure” on Tehran. “Negotiation is only possible if all the pressures are lifted, they apologize for their illegal actions and there is mutual respect,” Rouhani said on Wednesday. He Read More

Terrorists needed ‘at least 7-8 years’ to plan Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka

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It took terrorists several years to orchestrate the deadly Easter Sunday suicide bombings, lawmaker and former Commander of the Sri Lankan Army, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said. The coordinated attacks killed 359 people. The bombings “must have been planned for at least 7-8 years,” Fonseka, who also serves as minister of regional development, told lawmakers Read More