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Relatives mourn during a burial ceremony for bomb blast victims at a cemetery in Colombo on Wednesday. Photograph:  Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Sri Lankan authorities have confirmed that 359 people were killed in a wave of suicide bombings on the island on Easter Sunday. Since then, the names (...)

The front page of a Sri Lankan newspaper, showing coverage of the Easter Sunday blasts. Photograph: by Ishara S. Kodikara / AFP

After the horrific Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, which left hundreds dead and hundreds more injured, the government there moved to shut down acc(...)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Since January, 104 people have been executed, compared to 148 during the whole of 2018, and detentions have multiplied. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace

Saudi Arabia’s execution on Tuesday of 37 men, the majority of them Shias sentenced to death for terrorism, could exacerbate tensions within the kingd(...)

 St Sebastian Church in Negombo after multiple explosions targeted churches and hotels across Sri Lanka. Photograph: Stringer/Getty

Irish tourists who cancel upcoming holidays to Sri Lanka in the wake of Easter weekend’s terrorist attacks will not be able to claim anything under th(...)

Sri Lankan security personnel inspect the debris of a car after it exploded when police tried to defuse a bomb near St Anthony’s Shrine  in Colombo. Photograph:   Getty Images

The confidential security memo laid it all out: names, addresses, phone numbers, even the times in the middle of the night that one suspect would visi(...)

Mourners in Negombo, Sri Lanka, on Monday. Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times

A lawyer and her two children were among the eight British victims of the Sri Lanka terror attacks, her husband has confirmed. Anita Nicholson, son A(...)

in Negombo, Sri Lanka, relatives mourn during the wake of an 11-year-old who was standing in line for Communion on Sunday when she was killed in one of the blasts. Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times

Sri Lankan officials believe the co-ordinated bombings of churches and hotels across the country on Easter Sunday was carried out by National Thowheet(...)

Shoes of victims are kept as evidence as security personnel inspect the interior of St Sebastian’s Church, a day after the church was hit in series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty  Images

The billionaire fashion tycoon behind online clothing retailer Asos lost three of his four children in the Sri Lanka terror attacks, a spokesman has s(...)

Sri Lankan Security personal pass the damaged Kingsbury Hotel, where a fatal blast occured the day before. Photograph: MA Pushpa Kumara/EPA

Sri Lankan officials failed to heed warnings from intelligence agencies about the threat of an attack by a domestic radical Muslim group, the country’(...)

A relative of a victim of the explosion at St Anthony’s Shrine reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, the culmination of Holy Week, powerful explosions ripped through three(...)

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