Egyptians react to Sisi's run for president

Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says he has quit the military to run for president and vows to rid the country of "terrorism" almost nine months after toppling its elected leader. Duration: 00:48 Mar 28, 2014

Ukraine opposition's Timoshenko to run for president

Ukraine's highly-divisive opposition leader and former premier Yulia Tymoshenko announced plans on Thursday to contest snap presidential polls set for May 25 following last month's fall of a pro-Kremlin regime. Duration: 00:53 Mar 28, 2014

Israel diplomat strike could hinder pope visit

Pope Francis will pray side-by-side with Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew in Jerusalem in a powerful sign of Christian unity during his May visit to Holy Land, the Vatican said on Thursday. Duration: 00:52 Mar 28, 2014

MH370 victims' families desperately await hard evidence

Thunderstorms and gale-force winds grounded the international air search for wreckage from Flight MH370 on Thursday, frustrating the effort again as Thailand reported a satellite sighting of hundreds of floating objects. Durartion: 00:53 Mar 28, 2014

Election campaign in Hungary in high gear as vote nears

As Hungary gears up for the country's election on 6 April, posters promoting the ruling Fidesz Party led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban adorn billboard posters and trams throughout the country's capital. Duration: 00:57 Mar 27, 2014

Ivorian ex-youth firebrand Ble Goude defiant before ICC

Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's right-hand man Charles Ble Goude faced International Criminal Court judges for the first time on Thursday, proclaiming his innocence over deadly post-election violence three years ago. Duration: 00:48 Mar 27, 2014

Slain AFP reporter's son makes 'miracle' recovery

The only surviving child of Sardar Ahmad, the AFP reporter gunned down with the rest of his family in a Kabul hotel, has made a rapid recovery, doctors said Thursday in a development his family hailed as a "miracle". Duration: 00:24 Mar 27, 2014

Harper, Merkel condemn Russia, ready for more sanctions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that she hoped the threat of further sanctions would be enough to keep Russia in check in the Ukraine crisis but that Europe was prepared to act if necessary. Duration: 00:55 Mar 27, 2014

Police arrest two Maoists responsible for landmine blast in Jharkhand

Khunti, March 27 (ANI): Police arrested two Maoists involved in a landmine blast, which injured three security officials, after a face-off in Khunti district of Jharkhand. A landmine blast near Murhu police station in Kotna village injured three officers engaged in anti-Maoist operations. The blast took place as soon as their car reached the village. Arrested Maoists belong to rebel outfit People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI). Police have recovered a rifle, three bullets and mobile phones from the arrested Maoists. Mar 27, 2014

Netmagic, an NTT Communications company, expands data center footprint in India

Bengaluru, March 28 (ANI): Netmagic, an NTT Communications Company, and India's only Data center Infrastructure Lifecycle Management service provider, announced the launch of its new data center in Bengaluru. It the first time that Netmagic and NTT Communications have collaborated in building an entire facility from the ground up, and will benefit from their combined engineering and operations expertise. The company has expectations that the data center will win the confidence of its customers. The new facility also marks the formal launch of the Nexcenter brand of data center services in India. Mar 27, 2014

Unable to pay Rs 10,000 crore to secure Subrata Roy's release: Sahara tells SC

New Delhi, March 27 (ANI): Sahara group Chief Subrata Roy will likely remain in judicial custody till 3 April as the group informed the Supreme Court on Thursday that it is unable to pay Rs.10,000 crore for his release. On Thursday, the Supreme Court adjourned the hearing of Roy's bail plea after the Sahara group sought lowering the amount of guarantees set for its chief Roy's release on bail. The Sahara counsel told the court that the bail amount is too high and "the net worth of Subrata Roy and Sahara companies is much less than the bail amount that has been demanded". Mar 27, 2014

India abstains from voting against Sri Lanka on UNHRC resolution

New Delhi, March 27 (ANI): India on Thursday abstained from voting on the US-sponsored resolution seeking probe into Sri Lankan war crimes at the UNHRC, though the resolution was passed with the support of 23 nations. Talking over the same, MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that India have voted differently on the resolution as it imposes an international investigation mechanism. He said that adopting an intrusive approach like this that undermines national sovereignty and institutions is counter productive. Mar 27, 2014