Sri Lanka says 32 “elite” Muslims have joined Daesh in Syria

By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, Nov 18 – Thirty-two Sri Lankan Muslims from “well-educated and elite” families have joined Daesh in Syria, the justice minister told parliament on Friday, promising that the government would clamp down on extremists. The statement by minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe was condemned by representatives of the Muslim minority, who complained of racism.

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Kerry Urges Pakistan to Push Harder Against Extremists

NEW DELHI, Aug 31 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Pakistan had made progress in the fight against extremism in recent months, but urged Islamabad to push harder against militants hiding within its borders as tensions with neighbor India rise amid more violence in the disputed region of Kashmir. “It is clear that

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