Sri Lanka’s minority Muslims fear attacks after Daesh-linked bombers blew themselves up in four hotels and three churches, killing more than 250 people.
It has been more than two weeks since Sri Lanka was hit by a series of bomb attacks, but closure remains elusive as some families continue to search for their loved ones.
Net hotel bookings drop a staggering 186 percent on average over the week following the attacks compared to the same period last year, data from travel consultancy ForwardKeys shows.
Muslims in Sri Lanka are concerned that the short-term ban on the face veil could lead to the further marginalisation of Muslims in society.
The bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, claimed by Daesh, have left Sri Lanka’s leaders grappling with the implications of the apparent intelligence failure.
At least 310 people were killed and hundreds more injured in a series of apparently coordinated attacks across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
Sacred structures have become the repeated scenes of trauma from Iraq, New Zealand, France to Sri Lanka.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the government says 13 people had been arrested and police would look into whether the attackers had "overseas links."
Seven refugees died off the coast of Libya on Sunday, according to the Italian coastguard, including an eight-year-old boy.
As he led the Easter Mass in St Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis spoke of the war in Syria. Worshippers were subjected to heightened security measures.
Christians observe Good Friday as part of the Easter Holy Week to commemorate their belief in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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