On Monday, over 10,000 Sri Lankan soldiers raided the headquarters of hardline Islamist group NTJ and detained one man at the premises. The BBC reports that Sri Lankan authorities have so far attested 150 people in connection with the attacks, but are still searching for around 140 members of IS.
The move comes three weeks after Trump hosted Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, whose government has been criticized for cracking down on secular and left-wing activists, as well as Islamists close to the Muslim Brotherhood . The Muslim Brotherhood is Egypt's oldest Islamist movement, and the impetus to designate it a terror group actually came from Egypt. Trump told CBN News during an interview in 2017 that he was holding meetings about the Muslim Brotherhood's terror status.
Boeing has once again been shaken by its 737 Max saga, this time after it was revealed that safety features for the controversial airliner were inactive - which was not what the airlines flying the craft had been led to believe. Southwest said in a statement published on CNBC: "Upon delivery (prior to the Lion Air event), the AOA disagree lights were depicted to us by Boeing as operable on all MAX aircraft, regardless of the selection of optional AOA indicators on the Primary Flight ...
The White House called it an "excellent and productive meeting" on rebuilding the nation's infrastructure, and said Mr. Trump also agreed to meet soon with Democrats on lowering prescription drug prices. "Two trillion dollars for infrastructure". But big obstacles remain, including how to pay for it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi adds that the eventual agreement "will be big and it will be bold".
Tropical Cyclone FANI is moving north-west over the southern Bay of Bengal. It is likely to intensify further into a very severe cyclonic storm during next 12 hours. Indian Naval ships at Visakhapatnam and Chennai are on stand-by to proceed to the most affected areas to undertake Humanitarian Aid Distress Relief (HADR), evacuation, logistic support including providing medical aid, reported agencies.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler proposed one round of five-minute questioning for each counsel member including an additional round of 30-minute questioning for each party, involving each party's committee counsels, CNN reported .