Women need to be equal participants: Emma Watson at Davos
Women need to be equal participants: Emma Watson at Davos

'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson has called on young men to speak out when women are degraded and husbands to support wives to pursue their ambitions.

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.

Maharashtra govt to buy house in London where Ambedkar stayed

Maharashtra government has decided to acquire the 2,050 sq ft three-storey house in London where Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar once lived.

Guinea president still 'at war' against Ebola

Guinean President Alpha Conde is "still at war" against Ebola despite declining cases in his small west African nation, he said in an interview.

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.

New US sanctions would `unravel` Iran nuclear deal: Zarif

Iran warned the US Congress on Friday against imposing new sanctions, saying this would lead to a collapse of negotiations over Iran`s controversial nuclear programme.

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 bumps into old friend MS founder Bill Gates at Davos

On the final day of his Davos trip, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was taken by a surprise when he bumped into Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Friday at the World Economic Forum Annual Summit.

France's Hollande urges big business to help in anti-terror fight

French President Francois Hollande urged business leaders gathered in Davos Friday to take action in the fight against extremism, saying the financial sector could help by cutting off funding sources.

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.

Chandrababu 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.

Internet will `disappear`, Google boss Eric Schmidt tells Davos
Internet will `disappear`, Google boss Eric Schmidt tells Davos

Google boss Eric Schmidt predicted on Thursday that the Internet will soon be so pervasive in every facet of our lives that it will effectively "disappear" into the background.

Britain's Prince Andrew `reaffirms` denial of lurid sex claims

Britain`s Prince Andrew spoke at the Davos annual meeting on Thursday to "reaffirm" official denials of claims he had sex with an underaged girl employed by an American billionaire and convicted sex offender.

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.

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.

ILO chief laments failure to tackle inequality at Davos

World leaders meeting in Davos this week are likely to agree that inequality is a problem but unlikely to do anything about it, the head of the International Labour Organization said.

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.

Japan PM to launch `Davos meeting for women`

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to launch a female-focused version of the Davos economic forum, as part of a wider push to boost the number of women in the workforce at home, he said in an interview published Tuesday.