Kandahar: Amid his standoff with the Obama administration on a Bilateral Security Agreement, embattled President Hamid Karzai has asked the US and its allies not to "interfere" in Afghanistan's crucial presidential polls.
Rome: Italy has regretted that the case of two of its marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen was not resolved within three days of the incident, before the issue became enmeshed in India's "deadly judicial and political-electoral gears".
Islamabad: The Taliban have decided in principle on a ceasefire that is likely to be announced in the next 24 hours but have demanded the release of detained non-combatants and withdrawal of the Pakistani Army from North Waziristan region, media reports said today.
UNITED NATIONS: The long-standing issue of two Italian marines being tried by India is prompting tensions between the two countries and they should try to find a “reasonable” and “mutually acceptable” solution to it, the UN has said.
BANGKOK: Anti-government protesters in Thailand Saturday refused to end their rallies and vowed to fight “to the end”, even as embattled premier Yingluck Shinawatra’s government planned to step up its operation to clear demonstration sites.
WASHINGTON: The US Friday said Ambassador Nancy Powell’s meeting with BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is part of its comprehensive outreach to political leaders and businesses across the spectrum ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.