Obama calls on nation to remember US war dead

Washington , May 31

US President Barack Obama on Monday visited Arlington National Cemetery, as is traditional on Memorial Day, to pay tribute to the country's war dead, whom he said represent "the best" the nation has to offer.

EU to revise development strategy for Sri Lanka

Colombo , May 31

The European Union (EU), in close consultation with the Sri Lkaann government, is currently in the process of revising its development strategy for Sri Lanka, a Sri Lanka - EU joint statement said on Monday.

Humankind custodians of the planet: Pope

Vatican City , May 30

Men and women are the "stewards" of the earth, not its "masters", Pope Francis said on Monday, recalling the theme of his acclaimed encyclical on the environment.

UN says 4,000 foreign fighters in Syria, Iraq

Vienna , May 30

At least 4,000 foreign fighters have travelled from European Union countries to fight IS and other militant groups in Syria and Iraq, the EU said in a new report on Monday citing data from 12 countries.