Central Asian nation's Justice Ministry says the riot broke out late on Sunday in the prison in the city of Vakhdat, 10 km east of the capital Dushanbe, as militants armed themselves with knives and killed three guards and five fellow prisoners.
It has been more than two weeks since Sri Lanka was hit by a series of bomb attacks, but closure remains elusive as some families continue to search for their loved ones.
The Trump administration's move towards labelling the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation is a culmination of the marriage of counter-revolutionaries in the Middle East and the far-right in the West.
Sir Lankan Muslim women question the new face veil ban imposed by the government after the Easter Sunday terror attacks, while some of them call it a misstep that encourages anti-Muslim sentiment.
Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's video appearance is an attempt to revive the morale of a group that has suffered heavy losses and is looking to rebrand itself.
The group's leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in the video acknowledged defeat in the group's last stronghold in Syria and discussed the Easter Day bombings in Sri Lanka, which killed over 250 people and for which the group claimed responsibility.
Syria's northwestern city of Azaz is just a 20 minute drive from the border with Turkey and it is a gateway to Europe for any Daesh fighters wanting to escape the war.
Global terror groups are relying on the power of online networks to drive discussions and shape opinions - often without any inkling of their real motives.
Sacred structures have become the repeated scenes of trauma from Iraq, New Zealand, France to Sri Lanka.
Britain-based war monitor Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says over 60 Syrian regime fighters have been killed in 48 hours.
The US special envoy to Syria has stressed Washington and Ankara have strong relations and they are geostrategic partners.
US DNA tests have confirmed the death of a pro-Daesh commander who was a key leader of the terrorist group that laid siege to Marawi City in the southern Philippines in 2017.
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