South Africa ministers `plotted to protect Sudan`s Bashir`
South Africa ministers `plotted to protect Sudan`s Bashir`

The South African government secretly plotted to ensure safe passage out of the country for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir despite an international warrant for his arrest on war crimes charges, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

President thanks Tanzania for support to India's bid for UNSC

Thanking Tanzania for its support to India's permanent membership to the United Nations Security Council, President Pranab Mukherjee has said both countries should ensure that institutions of global governance address the concerns of developing countries.

Afghan leader extends parliament's term, promises election date

 With elections delayed by political squabbling, Afghanistan`s president issued a decree on Friday extending parliament`s mandate until a vote could be held.

Obama to visit Ethiopia, African Union in July
Obama to visit Ethiopia, African Union in July

US President Barack Obama will in late July become the first sitting American leader to visit Ethiopia and the headquarters of the African Union, the White House said Friday.

Woody Harrelson hops aboard Rob Reiner's 'LBJ' as President
Woody Harrelson hops aboard Rob Reiner's 'LBJ' as President

Woody Harrelson has been cast as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in Rob Reinerdirected feature 'LBJ.'

Pak Prez condemns India for propaganda against CPEC
Pak Prez condemns India for propaganda against CPEC

 Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain today criticised India for its "shameless propaganda" against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor that runs through PoK and said the government was determined to complete the project.

Sudanese president's whereabouts unknown

 As a judge here prepared to rule on Monday on whether South African authorities must arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for "crimes against humanity", confusion prevailed about his whereabouts.

Bashir to leave South Africa Monday despite court case: Sudan official

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will leave South Africa on Monday, an official in his delegation said, as a Pretoria judge was due to hear an application for his arrest.

Sudan says all `normal`, Bashir to return after AU summit
Sudan says all `normal`, Bashir to return after AU summit

Sudan insisted President Omar al-Bashir`s visit to Johannesburg for a summit was proceeding normally and he would return after its main meeting, despite a court order Sunday banning him from leaving South Africa.

Sudan`s Bashir, survivor defying international justice
Sudan`s Bashir, survivor defying international justice

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who was temporarily banned by a court from leaving South Africa Sunday, has defied war crimes charges from the International Criminal Court since 2009.

Erdogan says troubled by Kurdish advance in northern Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said he was troubled by the advance of Kurdish forces in the Tal Abyad region of northern Syria, saying they could in the future threaten Turkey.

Mukherjee condoles passing away of Manoranjan Bhakta

President Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of veteran parliamentarian Manoranjan Bhakta.

Students protest against appointment of BJP's Gajendra Chauhan as FTTI chief
Students protest against appointment of BJP's Gajendra Chauhan as FTTI chief

BJP member and actor Gajendra Chauhan's appointment as the President of Film and Television Insitiute of of India (FTII) and chairman of its governing council by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry has created quite a furore among the students.

Sharad Pawar in fray with three others for MCA president post
Sharad Pawar in fray with three others for MCA president post

NCP chief Sharad Pawar and three others have filed nominations for the post of president at the elections of the Mumbai Cricket Association scheduled on June 17, the MCA announced on Thursday.

India, Portugal can together build stronger partnership: President

President Pranab Mukherjee said India and Portugal can work together to build a "stronger partnership", a statement from the Rashtrapati Bhawan said on Tuesday.

President sets US stance on Jerusalem: Supreme Court

 The American president rather than Congress has authority to decide policy on matters of sovereignty such as the US stance on the status of Jerusalem, the Supreme Court ruled today.

Turkey party set to lose majority in blow for Erdogan

Turkey's Islamic-rooted ruling party was on Sunday set to lose its absolute majority in parliament after a sharp fall in support from voters, in a blow to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ambitions to expand his powers.

Lawyer reveals Snowden meeting with Argentine president

An attorney for ex-intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said Saturday that the whistleblower met Argentina`s President Cristina Kirchner in April and discussed US surveillance operations.

US presidential race gains momentum in June

 US presidential race seems to have gained momentum in June, with about half dozen candidates, including Hillary Clinton, either announcing or launching their campaign about year-and-a-half away from the November 2016 elections.

Keen on talks with India on equal footing: Pak Prez

Pakistan is keen on talks with India on an "equal footing", President Mamnoon Hussain said today as he asked New Delhi to take steps to resolve the Kashmir issue according to the UN resolutions to give "solid ground for peace" in the region.