Sri Lanka disregarded Turkey warnings: Ex-Minister

Colombo, May 4 (IANS) Amid the apparent failure of the Sri Lankan government to act on intelligence on Easter Sunday’s suicide bombings, information has now surfaced that the defence authorities had also ignored Turkish government alerts that 50 members of the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) had arrived in the island country.

Rouhani vows to defeat US through ‘unity, resistance’

Tehran, May 4 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday said that Tehran will “defeat” Washington through unity of the nation following the end of the 180-day US waivers for major importers of Iran’s oil, announced by the White House, which aggravates the impact of tough measures against the Middle Eastern nation.