Amnesty slams EU response to Syrian refugees

Amnesty International says the failure of EU leaders to provide a safe haven for Syrian refugees was 'outrageous', after revealing in a damning report that member states have offered places for just 12,340 people over the next year. Duration: 00:56 Dec 14, 2013

Middle East region lashed by inclement weather

Torrential rains have flooded the streets of Gaza City and left hundreds of Palestinian families stuck in their homes. Many spent the bitterly cold night on rooftops waiting to be rescued. Duration: 00:55 Dec 14, 2013

Kerry meets Netanyahu, Abbas on new peace mission

US Secretary of State John Kerry met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Friday, in his latest attempt at promoting Israeli-Palestinians peace talks. He earlier met Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in Ramallah. Duration: 00:47 Dec 13, 2013

BJP and Congress trying to pervert Anna, alleges Sisodia

New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia said on Friday that agents from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress are trying to pervert Anna Hazare on the issue of the Lokpal bill. Dec 13, 2013

Narayan Sai offers bribe to investigating officer: Surat Police

Surat, Dec 13 (ANI): The Surat Police on Friday alleged that Narayan Sai, son of self-styled and controversial godman Asaram, and his associates tried to bribe several authorities to weaken the rape case against him. Police commissioner of Surat, Rakesh Asthana, said that police had seized rupees five crore and detained six people, including a sub inspector. Dec 13, 2013

Government building consensus to pass Lokpal Bill: Manish Tewari

New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said on Friday that the government is generating a consensus on the Lokpal Bill, so that it can be passed. Earlier today, the UPA Government tabled the Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha. Dec 13, 2013

Last goodbyes for Mandela before burial

Anxious South Africans queued through the night for the final chance to say farewell Friday to Nelson Mandela in Pretoria before his body is moved to his rural, boyhood home for burial. Dec 13, 2013

Former Home Secretary RK Singh joins BJP

New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): Former Union Home Secretary RK Singh formally joined the BJP on Friday. Singh is likely to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2014. Singh joined BJP in presence of party president Rajnath Singh in New Delhi. Dec 13, 2013

Profile of a Manipuri Artisan Muktamani

Manipur, Dec 13 (ANI): 54-year-old Moirangthem Muktamani Devi is a well known artisan from Kakching, Manipur. She has won National and State level awards for her work. Muktamani was born in December 1958. She was married to Kshetrimayum Naran Singh at an early age. In 1990 she established "Mukta Shoes Industry" in her locality. It was registered in DIC, Thoubal under wool and knitting embroidery section. Dec 13, 2013

India shocked over arrest of its diplomat in US over visa fraud

New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): India's Foreign Ministry on Friday said that it is 'shocked' and 'appalled' over the treatment being meted out to one of its woman diplomats who was arrested by the US police over visa fraud. MEA spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin said that India would take up the matter forcefully with the US government and has voiced the sentiment already through the Indian embassy in Washington. Dec 13, 2013