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  • Police to allow transgender recruits in Pakistan...
    on April 24, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Transgender people in Pakistan's Sindh province will be able to serve as regular duty police officers, the police chief said, adding it was time to offer more opportunities to a group relegated to menial jobs in government. […]

  • Picture emerges of well-to-do young bombers...
    on April 24, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Details began to emerge in Sri Lanka on Wednesday of a band of nine, well-educated Islamist suicide bombers, including a woman, from well-to-do families who slaughtered 359 people in Easter Sunday bomb attacks. […]

  • Factbox: After 'caliphate' defeat, Islamic State...
    on April 24, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Driven from its self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State is down but not out. […]

  • Blood brothers: the wealthy family behind Sri...
    on April 24, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Sri Lankan housewife Fathima Fazla thought of her neighbours in the grand three-storey home across the street as the wealthy celebrities of her humble Colombo suburb. She had no idea how infamous they would become. […]

  • Suicide bombing intelligence row stokes political...
    on April 24, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Political tension mounted in Sri Lanka on Wednesday over the handling of advance intelligence related to Easter Sunday's suicide bombings, with an ally of the prime minister charging that top officials deliberately withheld critical information. […]