DR Congo to vote on law after contested measures scrapped

Lawmakers in the Democratic Republic of Congo were set Sunday to adopt a new election law after scrapping controversial elements that triggered days of deadly protests against President Joseph Kabila.

Iran lawmakers drafting law on nuclear enrichment hike

Iran`s parliament has started to draft a law that would allow the country`s nuclear scientists to intensify their uranium enrichment, a step that could complicate ongoing talks with world powers.

Arvind Kejriwal upset over not being invited to R-Day celebrations

The chief ministerial candidate of the AAP and former Delhi chief minister Saturday said he has not been invited to attend the Republic Day parade Jan 26, where the US President Barack Obama will be the chief guest.

Russians ready to eat less in crisis, united round Vladimir Putin: Deputy PM

Russians are ready to ride out the current economic crisis, even by eating less food, and to stand by President Vladimir Putin`s side regardless, the deputy prime minister said Friday.

DR Congo Senate backs down on electoral bill behind violence

The Democratic Republic of Congo`s Senate on Friday backed down on an electoral bill that triggered deadly protests in Kinshasa, with foes of President Joseph Kabila fearing it would prolong his term in office.

Yemen cabinet resigns after militia siege of premier

The Yemeni cabinet tendered its resignation to President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi on Thursday after a two-day siege of the prime minister by Shiite militiamen, a government source said.

Israeli PM to address US Congress, but Obama not to meet him during March visit
Israeli PM to address US Congress, but Obama not to meet him during March visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Thursday an invitation to address the US Congress about Iran and Islamic extremism.

War and politics at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival

Consequences of war and politics on humanity was the topic of discussion by internationally acclaimed authors who shared personal experiences ranging from battleground stories to sitting down to write a novel.

Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi invited to join BJP

The Kerala unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has extended an invite to Malayalam film actor Suresh Gopi for joining the party.

Anna Hazare says 'don't want to talk about dirty politics'

Refusing to comment on fellow activist Kiran Bedi's political debut, Anna Hazare on Wednesday said that he doesn't favour getting into the dirty politics.

Bahrain charges opposition chief over 'regime overthrow' bid

Prosecutors on Monday charged Bahrain`s Shiite opposition chief with attempting to overthrow the regime and sent him to trial despite international calls for his release.

Police crack down on anti-Kabila demo in DR Congo

At least two students were wounded Monday when police opened fire on thousands of protesters opposed to extending President Joseph Kabila`s hold on power in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Huthi fighters fire on Yemen PM's convoy: Minister

Yemen`s Prime Minister Khalid Bahah escaped unharmed after his convoy came under fire from Huthi fighters on Monday, an official said, as clashes between troops and the Shiite militia raged in the capital.

Nepal police clash with activists seeking Hindu state

Nepalese police clashed Sunday with activists campaigning for the country to be declared a Hindu state, as tensions rose before Thursday`s deadline for publication of a post-war constitution.

Niger police breaks up opposition demo after deadly cartoons riots

Police in Niger fired tear gas Sunday to break up a banned opposition demonstration in the capital Niamey, a day after deadly riots over the publication by France`s Charlie Hebdo magazine of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.

Taiwan's embattled ruling party looks to new leader to turn tide

Taiwan`s Beijing-friendly ruling party appointed a new leader on Saturday in the hope of reversing its fortunes after its worst-ever local election setback reflected growing fears over Chinese influence.

Obama, Cameron to pledge partnership against cyber-crime

US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron, meeting in Washington on Friday, are expected to announce a newly strengthened partnership against cyber-crime.

Burundi opposition leaders detained as polls loom

Burundi opposition leaders on Friday accused Bujumbura of eliminating rivals ahead of elections, after a senior opposition figure was jailed for bribery and another arrested for rebel links.

PCB gags World Cup bound Pakistan team
PCB gags World Cup bound Pakistan team

The World Cup bound Pakistan team has been told to strictly avoid any discussions on religion, politics or Indo-Pak relations not only during their opening match against India but also in the other games of the quadrennial mega-event.

John Kerry to meet Iran FM on nuclear talks in Paris: US official

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet in Paris on Friday to discuss negotiations for a nuclear deal, a US official said.