I am disappointed, wanted our PM to visit Jaffna: Salman Khurshid

Colombo, Nov 16 (ANI): Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid has said he is disappointed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh couldn’t visit Jaffna, epicentre of the civil war in Sri Lanka. Singh skipped CHOGM summit in Sri Lanka, after many political parties and some ministers advocated a thorough boycott by the PM to visit Colombo, over alleged war atrocities of the Sri Lankan Army in its war against the Tamil Tigers. Sri Lanka is hosting CHOGM from November 15 to 17. Khurshid enlisted relief and rehabilitation work undertaken by New Delhi. Khurshid urged Colombo to resolve the human rights issues. Nov 16, 2013

FPCCI chief favours special trade status for India

New Delhi, Nov 4 (ANI): President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Zubair Ahmed Malik, has pitched for Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status for India and liberalized visa regime to boost bilateral trade. Malik said the focus is to improve trade between two neighbours. Trade has long been tied to political issues between the hostile neighbours. The MFN status would help normalize trade relations between the two nuclear-armed rivals by ending heavy restrictions on what India is allowed to export across the border. New Delhi granted its neighbour such a status in the mid-nineties. Nov 16, 2013

At least two dead as militiamen fire on Tripoli rally

At least two people were killed and 25 wounded as militiamen opened fire Friday on residents holding a peaceful protest to demand they vacate their Tripoli headquarters, a Libyan official said. Duration: 0:44 Nov 15, 2013

Deadly sectarian clashes in Pakistan during Ashura

Sectarian clashes in Pakistan's garrison city Rawalpindi left dozens dead on Friday as worshippers massed to mourn the seventh century martyrdom of Hussain, the grandson of prophet Mohammad, officials said. Duration: 0:46 Nov 15, 2013

Cameron hears pain of war on historic Jaffna visit

As British Prime Minister David Cameron toured the muddy alleys of a poverty-stricken resettlement camp in Sri Lanka's former warzone Friday, residents raised their hopes that finally someone was listening. Duration: 00:37 Nov 15, 2013

Expat Filipinos in Dubai send money to typhoon victims

Expat Filipinos contributed funds to a church drive in the UAE to send money back home to typhoon victims. A super typhoon in the Philippines has killed thousands, igniting a global relief effort. Duration: 00:44 Nov 15, 2013

Pan-Muslim body greeted by protests in Myanmar

Myanmar Buddhist monks led rallies against the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Friday as delegates from the Muslim body toured western Rakhine state, where religious violence has torn communities asunder. Duration: 00:24 Nov 15, 2013