Parts of central London were brought to a standstill on Saturday as thousands of pro-Palestinians marched in protest against Israel`s offensive in Gaza, while in Paris a banned demonstration descended into violence.
Israel today warned it would "significantly widen" its first ground offensive in five years in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, after 11 days of airstrikes that have killed 285 Palestinians so far failed to stop the militants` rocket attacks on the Jewish state.
French authorities are forbidding pro-Palestinian protests in some cities after violence marred a recent march against the violence in Gaza, as Jewish-Muslim tensions in France have reached their highest level in years.
President Barack Obama said on Wednesday in announcing a plan to leave 9,800 troops in Afghanistan in 2015 that Afghanistan will not be a perfect place and it is not up to the United States to make it one.
Farhan Akhtar, who has started an online campaign "Men against Rape and Discrimination" (MARD), says the responsibility to create a safer environment for women lies not just with the government, but with every citizen.
Senior BJP leader and former minister BB Harichandan told the Justice S C Mohapatra inquiry commission on Saturday that he had requested Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to enhance the security for Swami Laxmananda Saraswati.
Union Finance Minister Pranab
Mukherjee on Friday said the Congress, a partner in the Trinamool
Congress-led government in West Bengal, must share equal
responsibility with the senior partner in working for the