Power back after rebel attack plunges Pakistan into darkness

 An apparent rebel attack on a key power line plunged around 80 percent of Pakistan into darkness on Sunday, the latest reminder of the country`s crippling energy crisis.

Iraqi PM says West and Iran both helping against Islamic State

Iraq`s prime minister said on Friday the West had increased support to his country to help it fight Islamic State, and Iran was also providing crucial backing.

Kerry, Zarif in bilateral meeting in Davos: Official

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met for bilateral talks Friday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, an official source told AFP.

Kerry calls for more resources in anti-extremist fight, warns of Islamophobia
Kerry calls for more resources in anti-extremist fight, warns of Islamophobia

Countries must devote more resources to fight global extremism, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, but the battle would falter if it becomes consumed by sectarian division or Islamophobia.

Naidu meets Malaysian PM in Davos

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is in Davos to attend the World Economic Forum, met Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during which he explained the opportunities for investments in the state.

Petrol crisis forces Pak PM to skip WEF meet in Davos

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today had to cancel his trip to Davos to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) due to a serious shortage of petroleum in the country which has been plagued by a crippling energy crisis.

British Iraq war report delay sparks cover-up claims

A further delay to a report into Britain`s role in the Iraq war sparked angry claims of a cover-up on Wednesday, illustrating the lingering controversy over a conflict in which 179 British soldiers died.

Ukraine requests fresh IMF bailout: Lagarde

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has asked the IMF for a new and broader rescue package, IMF head Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday as the war-torn country fights to save its reeling economy.

Davos elite gather in shadow of attacks

 The world`s political and business elite gather for their annual meeting in the glitzy Swiss ski resort of Davos from Wednesday, with the shadow of recent attacks in France and ongoing global conflicts looming large.

Naidu to attend World Economic Forum as special invitee

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will leave for Davos early Tuesday to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a special invitee at the annual meet that sees dozens of heads of state, corporate leaders and experts discuss a range of issues.

Iran FM eyes new Kerry meet on Davos sidelines

 Iran`s foreign minister said Monday that he could hold fresh talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry this week on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

India improves rating on global corruption index

India has showed some improvement in addressing corruption this year, ranking 85th among 175 countries as against 94th last year, graft watchdog Transparency International India (TII) said on Wednesday.

India to lose over $4.58 trillion to non-communicable diseases

India stands to lose a whopping USD 4.58 trillion to non-communicable diseases and mental disorders between 2012 and 2030, an amount more than double India's annual GDP, a report says.

Govt to launch new policy to help people resume education
Govt to launch new policy to help people resume education

In a major push to the country's education system, the government will launch this month a 'credit-equivalent transfer system' that will help individuals resume their studies if they had left mid-way for employment.

Gender equality at work more than 80 years off: Report

If you`re waiting for gender equality in the workplace, be prepared to wait a long time.

Little progress made in bridging digital gap: World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum (WEF) in its latest report released Wednesday said little progress has been witnessed in bridging the digital gap across countries and regions.

India ranked 155th in global environment performance list

India has been ranked at a low 155th position in a global list that evaluates countries on how well they perform on high-priority environmental issues.

BJP slams Chidambaram`s comments at WEF

The BJP hit out at Finance Minister P Chidambaram`s comments at the World Economic Forum on the party`s economic policies, and quoted a report by a leading finance firm that the Narendra Modi-led BJP government, if elected, would be more business-friendly.

Independent panel set up to investigate Internet governance, surveillance

An independent panel, announced at the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, would be investigating Internet governance and surveillance for two years.

Japan appeals to global elite for backing in China dispute

Japan took its campaign for international support in a potentially explosive territorial dispute with China to Davos on Wednesday.