Madagascar`s President Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Wednesday pardoned five political prisoners who had got stiff prison sentences for allegedly plotting against his predecessor, who took power in a coup.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will visit Egypt next Wednesday to discuss resuming talks with Islamic Hamas movement.
US-Pak ties are likely to continue while "as an incentive," US has offered Pak a major role in reconciliation talks.
Bahrain`s Sunni rulers launched landmark reconciliation talks with the opposition following four months of Shiite-led protests.
Representatives of the rival Hamas and Fatah groups met in the Syrian capital Damascus in a second round of talks designed to try and narrow divisions that have damaged the Palestinian cause.
Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah announced that they have agreed on steps to end their division and share power and said they will hold more
talks before signing a final deal in Cairo.
Day in Pics: 25th December
Showbiz World - December 25, 2014
Sunny Leone with Mastizaade