Afghan election a crucial test of Washington resolve

The United States hopes to maintain a military presence in Afghanistan after 2014, but Kabul's future security could hinge on the US Congress's willingness to keep bankrolling the mission, analysts say. Duration: 01:59 Apr 4, 2014

US army reveals identity of Ft Hood shooter

The identity of the troubled soldier who launched a deadly shooting rampage on his Texas base before turning the gun on himself was revealed on Thursday as Specialist Ivan Lopez. Duration: 00:39 Apr 4, 2014

Hungary's rebranded far-right party eyes poll success

Known for its anti-Semitic and anti-Roma rhetoric, Hungary's Jobbik party is trying to shed its far-right image and appeal to a younger audience as it heads into Sunday's general election. Duration: 01:06 Apr 4, 2014

Lebanon registers its millionth Syrian refugee

More than one million Syrians have registered as refugees in Lebanon after fleeing war in their country, inflicting a "staggering" impact on the tiny Mediterranean country, the UN said on Thursday. Duration: 00:53 Apr 4, 2014

Kerry urges Israelis, Palestinians to move forward

During a press conference in Algiers Thursday, US Secretary of State John Kerry demanded action from recalcitrant Israeli and Palestinian leaders, saying negotiations were at a "critical moment". Duration: 01:13 Apr 3, 2014

Kejriwal claims his governance in Delhi helped reducing corruption

New Delhi/Lucknow, April 03 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal, lashed out at ruling Congress and main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party for the prevalent corruption in New Delhi and said that his 49-day rule was better than the 65 years of governance by both the leading parties. Kejriwal conducted a road show in the national capital on Thursday (April 03) and was followed by large numbers of supporters and workers as he moved through the streets of the city. Lashing out at Congress and BJP, Kejriwal urged the voters to exercise their franchise in his favour. Meanwhile, popular actor-dancer and AAP leader, Javed Jaffrey also conducted his road show in his constituency Lucknow. Apr 3, 2014

BJP chargesheet on Congress on Friday, party manifesto on April 7: Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi, April 03 (ANI): BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday that the party will release chargesheet over misgovernance by the Congress–led UPA Government on Friday, while the party's manifesto will be released on April 7. BJP will release its poll manifesto on the day General Elections begin. The chargesheet will highlight corruption, inflation, failures of the UPA Government during its 10 years of rule. It will also feature issues of unemployment and farmer suicides in the country. Apr 3, 2014

Congress has no answer to Modi: BJP

Bangalore, April 03 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu, hit at ruling Congress saying it has not nominated any leader for the top post as they have no one to match the stature of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Naidu slammed Congress for its false promises and accused the party members of indulging in dirty politics. Speaking to mediapersons on Thursday in Bangalore, Naidu said that the party was running away from the debate on the promises and performances. The senior leader also pin-pointed on the failed promises of the party especially the passage of the bill for 33 percent reservation of women in parliament and the party's election manifesto promise of providing one-third reservation for women. Apr 3, 2014

Mayank Gandhi has no right to contest elections: Rakhi Sawant

Mumbai, April 03 (ANI): It seems the election season has launched a war of words between candidates. Aam Aadmi Party's Mayank Gandhi, criticized the candidature of Rakhi Sawant, who has launched her own party Rashtriya Aam Party (RAP) few days ago and is a candidate from Mumbai North West constituency, against AAP's Mayank Gandhi. He said that no serious voter would vote for Rakhi. Meanwhile, reacting over this Sawant said that Gandhi was scared and a man who doesn't respect women has no authority to contest elections. Apr 3, 2014

LS Polls: Politicos file their nominations

Mathura/Kannauj, April 03 (ANI): Political leaders filed their nomination papers on Thursday to contest the upcoming 2014 general elections, as the world's largest democracy goes to polls. Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini who is contesting as a BJP Candidate filed her nomination from Mathura. Meanwhile, lawmaker Dimple Yadav from Samajwadi Party (SP) who is also the wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav, filed her nomination from Kannauj. Apr 3, 2014