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56% drop in new HIV cases in India: UNAIDS

GENEVA:  India, which has one of the highest populations of HIV-infected people in Asia, has witnessed a decline in new infections by a significant 56 per cent from the epidemic’s peak in 1996, with other Asian countries also showing a plunge.

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13 killed in Egypt’s Tahrir Square

CAIRO: At least 13 people have been killed in renewed clashes in Egypt's Tahrir Square despite a truce announced today as dark clouds gathered over next week's first elections here since Hosni Mubarak's downfall.

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South China Sea discussion constructive

BALI INDONESIAL: US President Barack Obama was encouraged by the constructive tone of a discussion about the South China Sea issue at an East Asia leaders’ meeting in Bali, Indonesia, a senior US official said Saturday. 

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