- Jan 20, 2020
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill cosponsored by Sen. Maggie Hassan to ensure that small states get funding to improve security at houses of worship.
Hundreds of worshippers and many clergy were killed at churches, mosques, synagogues and temples.
Nearly 160,000 security personnel will be deployed to try to make Christmas and New Year celebrations in Indonesia safe, reported ucanews.org.
Worries about Islamic extremism will be paramount for many Sri Lankan voters while others hope to block former leaders accused of human rights violations from returning to power in Saturday’s presidential election, the country’s first national polls since last Easter’s deadly suicide attacks.
Sri Lanka’s governing party presidential candidate on Thursday pledged to refocus the country’s security policy and introduce tough laws to tackle religious extremism and terrorism.
A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee that investigated last April’s Easter suicide bombings has concluded that the country’s spy chief was primarily responsible for the intelligence failure that led to the deaths of 269 people in the attacks.