India willing to play mediator in West Asia: VK Singh

 India with its democratic background and principled position of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries is in a position to work as a mediator and help ensure that peace in West Asia is restored, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh said Wednesday.

Nobody from J&K headed to West Asia to join ISIS: Omar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said no one from the state has gone to West Asia to join the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Indian monsoon strengthened by dust kicked up in Asia

A new analysis of data from satellite has revealed a link between dust in North Africa and West Asia and stronger monsoons in India.

Govt voices concern over security of Indians in West Asia

Expressing concern over the security of Indians working in West Asia region, the government on Wednesday said long-standing conflicts there cannot be ignored as India has a "natural" interest in peace in that region.

India involved in discussions on W Asia: E Ahamed

India on Wednesday sought to dispel the
notion that it was not adequately represented at discussions
on West Asia in the international fora.

Iran trying to influence uprisings in West Asia

The US on Thursday accused Iran of trying to "influence" a series of uprisings in the West Asia through its "proxies" like Hezbollah and Hamas, as it said that Tehran is involved with the opposition movements in Bahrain and Yemen.

Replication of W Asia-type unrest not possible in India: PM

The situation in West Asia and recent violent incidents in Egypt are a matter of concern for India but replication of such events is not possible in any
part of the country, PM Manmohan Singh said.

Ansari favours `Look West` policy focusing on Gulf region

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said India should `Look West` focusing on the Gulf countries as such a policy will help it in safeguarding and promoting its interests there.

`South, West Asia most likely to be 1st point of nuke war`

A former US non-proliferation official has warned that South Asia and the Middle East are most likely to be the first point of a future nuclear attack.

Obama, King Abdullah of Jordan discuss West Asia

US President Barack Obama telephoned King Abdullah of Jordan to discuss efforts towards advancing peace process in West Asia, the White House said on Thursday.