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Sikh group launches White House online petition against Modi

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 19:33

A New York-based Sikh rights group, which had earlier campaigned against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, has launched an online petition campaign urging President Barack Obama to cancel invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat.

India`s child sex ratio drops: UN report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 15:16

India needs to take urgent action following a sharp fall in its child sex ratio, a United Nations report said Tuesday.

JD(U)-RJD alliance of two defeated parties: Chirag Paswan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:46

Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan`s son, Chirag Paswan, has said the proposed alliance between the Janata Dal-United and the Rashtriya Janata Dal is one between two defeated political parties.

Raising Madras HC issue so late indicates Katju trying to please someone: Ali Anwar

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 11:23

Janata Dal (United) leader Ali Anwar on Tuesday said that it seems like Katju is trying to please someone to get new assignments, by raising the Madras High Court issue so late.

JD-U leader to discuss alliance with Lalu Prasad Yadav today

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 09:04

Janata Dal-United state president Vashsisht Narain Singh will meet Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in New Delhi, a day after announcing that JD-U will contest the polls with the RJD to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Kerry promises $47 million in humanitarian aid to Gaza

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 07:26

The United States will provide $47 million (35 million euros) in humanitarian aid to help Palestinians hit by Israel`s campaign in the Gaza Strip, Secretary of State John Kerry pledged Monday.

Gaza truce efforts intensify as Ban, Kerry in Cairo

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 05:51

World efforts to end two weeks of deadly violence in and around Gaza stepped up a gear on Monday as the UN chief and top US diplomat arrived in Cairo to press for an immediate truce.

More than 100,000 Palestinians displaced in Gaza: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 04:21

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said Monday the number of people seeking refuge at its sites in Gaza to escape a two-week-old Israeli offensive on the enclave has soared to more than 100,000.

Kerry makes mic gaffe on Gaza

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 19:55

US Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to criticise Israel in candid remarks caught on an open microphone between television interviews.

Two soldiers killed fighting for Israel were US citizens

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 16:25

Two American men were among the 13 Israeli soldiers killed in the conflict in Gaza on Sunday, the US State Department said, the bloodiest day of the conflict, in which about 100 Palestinians were also killed.

Russian envoy says will support UN resolution on jet crash: Report

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 16:15

Russia will support a United Nations resolution ensuring unfettered access to the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 as long as it does not blame Moscow, its ambassador to Australia told the Australian Financial Review on Monday.

Iran complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:36

Iran has diluted its entire stock of medium-enriched uranium as required under a November deal with world powers, the UN atomic agency said in its latest report seen by AFP Monday.