Sri Lanka

Egyptian, Sri Lankan presidents discuss economic, diplomatic cooperation

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 - 02:26 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received Tuesday a phone call from Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to discuss bilateral relations.

Coronavirus: Kuwait suspends flights with Egypt, 6 states for one week

Sat, 07 Mar 2020 - 11:27 GMT

The Kuwaiti Cabinet decided to suspend air flights from and to seven countries, including Egypt, for a week, as a preventive measure to control the spread of Coronavirus.

Sri Lanka Catholic church holds first Sunday Mass since Easter bombings

Sun, 12 May 2019 - 09:57 GMT

The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka has held the first regular Sunday Mass since the Easter suicide bombings of churches and hotels killed more than 250 people.

Leave my country alone, Sri Lanka president tells Islamic State

Wed, 01 May 2019 - 09:41 GMT

Sirisena said a foreign mastermind may have planned the Easter Sunday bombings, claimed by Islamic State, telling the militant group to 'eave my country alone'.

Sri Lanka on alert for attacks by militants dressed in uniforms

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 - 09:22 GMT

Sri Lankan security officials have warned that Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday’s suicide bombings are planning imminent attacks.

Churches fall silent in Sri Lanka a week after attacks

Sun, 28 Apr 2019 - 09:56 GMT

Churches across Sri Lanka suspended Sunday mass and the Archbishop of Colombo delivered a televised special sermon from a chapel at his home.

Sri Lankan attacks part of scheme using religions in kindling wars: Al-Azhar

Sat, 27 Apr 2019 - 05:00 GMT

The terrorist attack in Sri Lanka is part of a plan that uses religions to stir conflict, Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb said Saturday.

Sri Lanka says 60 people arrested since Easter Sunday blasts

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 - 10:30 GMT

More than 60 people have been arrested since the rash of Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed at least 359 people.

Death toll from Sri Lanka bombing attacks rises to 359: Police

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 - 09:44 GMT

The death toll from the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka rose to 359, Channel News Asia reported Wednesday.

No Egyptians among victims of terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka: Min.

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 - 01:43 GMT

Makram announced Monday that there were no Egyptians among the victimsof the terrorist attacks that targeted three hotels and churches in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka says attacks carried out by suicide bombers, international network involved

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 - 11:19 GMT

Seven suicide bombers took part in the attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500.

Three children of Danish billionaire killed in Sri Lanka attacks

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 - 11:17 GMT

Denmark’s richest man Povlsen and his wife lost three of their four children in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, a spokesman for Povlsen’s fashion firm.

President Sisi condemns Sri Lanka blasts

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 - 11:09 GMT

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the Sri Lanka bombings that targeted three churches and three hotels, killing more than 100 people and injuring hundreds.

In Pics: Bombs kill 138 in Easter Day attacks on Sri Lankan churches, hotels

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 - 10:00 GMT

Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400.

Azhar graduates organization decries Sri Lanka blasts

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 - 09:09 GMT

Deadly blasts that hit three churches and three hostels in Sri Lanka on Sunday have been deplored by the World Organization for Al-Azhar Graduates.

Mendis leads Sri Lanka fightback against England in Colombo

Mon, 26 Nov 2018 - 07:50 GMT

Mendis was batting on 77 at the break, hitting seven boundaries and a six in his knock. Silva, meanwhile, was on 37 with Sri Lanka.

U.S. concerned about Sri Lanka crisis, urges reconvening of parliament

Sun, 28 Oct 2018 - 10:53 GMT

The U.S. State Department expressed concern on Sunday over a political crisis in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka President sacks PM, plunges country into crisis

Sat, 27 Oct 2018 - 10:40 GMT

Maithripala Sirisena installed Sri Lanka's controversial former strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse as the country's new prime minister Friday.

Sri Lanka arrests top policeman over alleged president assassination plot

Thu, 25 Oct 2018 - 10:40 GMT

A top Sri Lankan police official was arrested on Thursday over a suspected plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena, police a spokesman said.

Sri Lanka wants Chinese help to recover phone evidence over "assassination plot"

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 - 12:30 GMT

Sri Lankan police on Tuesday won permission from a court to ask Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei to help recover data from a phone used by a police informant.

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