Sri Lankans light candles and pray outside St Anthony’s Church in Colombo on Tuesday. Associated Press
Sri Lanka blocked access to Facebook and WhatsApp on Monday after a posting sparked anti-Muslim riots across several towns in the latest fallout from the Easter Sunday suicide attacks.
Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp were among the platforms shut down by internet service providers on the orders of defence authorities, the pro-government Ada Derana news channel said.
After four years of constant noise and controversy, President Donald Trump’s final days in office have been eerily quiet — mostly because Twitter took away the digital platform that enabled him to boast and bully, and to overwhelm the attention
A skeletal 70-year-old elephant has been withdrawn from a high-profile annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka following a social media firestorm against parading the feeble animal.
The chief custodian of the Temple of the Tooth — which organises the event — Pradeep Nilanga Dela said Tikiri would not be part of Wednesday's grand finale, involving dozens of jumbos.
On leaving Tirana, Sheikh Khaled expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the warm reception and hospitality, which reflect the deep ties between the UAE and Albania.
Her achievements include writing the 1994 assault rifle ban and producing a 6,700-page report on the CIA torture programme during the US "war on terror."
Al Suhaimi's death caused a gloom among Saudis. Many of his fans on the X platform expressed their sadness over his death.