Turkish president meets opposition amid judicial row

Turkey's president Abdullah Gul met Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday after holding talks with opposition leaders on the embattled premier's controversial bid to curb judges' powers. Duration: 00:52 Jan 14, 2014

UN's Ban urges Iraq to suspend use of death penalty

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged Iraqi leaders to place a moratorium on the death penalty. The suggestion met a cool response from Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. Duration: 00:29 Jan 13, 2014

Egypt Brotherhood charities struggle amid crackdown

A crackdown by Egypt's authorities on the Muslim Brotherhood has left hundreds of Islamic charities struggling for funds, but the move could backfire during this week's referendum on a new constitution. Duration: 01:04 Jan 13, 2014

Morocco Berbers mark New Year, call for national holiday

Thirty months after winning official recognition for their ancient Amazigh-language in a new constitution, Morocco's Berbers are pushing for January 13, when they celebrate their New Year, to be made a public holiday. Duration: 00:57 Jan 13, 2014

Prashant Bhushan's press meet disrupted by man shouting 'traitor'

New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): A press conference being held by Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan was disrupted today by a man who identified himself as Vishnu Gupta. The protestor shouted angry slogans against Mr Bhushan, describing him as a "traitor" for his recent remarks on Kashmir. Jan 13, 2014

Gazans express joy as Israel buries Ariel Sharon

Israel on Monday buried former prime minister Ariel Sharon, celebrated as a military hero at home but loathed by Palestinians as a bloodthirsty criminal. Sharon died on Saturday after eight years in a coma. Reaction from Gaza City. Duyration: 00:45 Jan 13, 2014

Humanity fades religious barriers

Jammu and Kashmir, Jan 13 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir, the northern most state of India is known for its pristine beauty. It is also known for amity between the many communities present here. Here, a Blanket Fair is organized every year in the premises of Narsingh Temple situated 50 kilometers from Samba district of Jammu. People belonging to different communities sell and buy blankets at reasonable prices. Blanket fair or Rathkhada fair as it is popularly known is famous for the fine quality of woolen sold here. From hand woven shawls to machine made ones all were sold and bought here by people belonging to different faiths. The blanket fair is yet another example of the spirit of tolerance and acceptances of differences in the country, which has helped in the evolution of a composite culture. Jan 13, 2014