Iraqi troops dig in, bolstering Baghdad's defences

Soldiers armed with shovels are digging in just 25 kilometres (15 miles) north of Baghdad as others man new checkpoints, bolstering the Iraqi capital's defences against a militant assault. Duration: 00:51 Jun 15, 2014

Situation calms after fighting on DR Congo-Rwanda border

Rwandan and Congolese troops traded heavy weapons fire on Thursday in a second day of fighting on the border between the two neighbours. But the situation has since calmed and those who fled their homes near the border are returning. Duration: 00:59 Jun 15, 2014

C. African PM calls for peace for World Cup

The Central African Republic's Prime Minister calls on his compatriots to observe a truce in sectarian violence in the country, for the World Cup and the month of Ramadan that starts on June 28th. Duration: 01:00 Jun 14, 2014

Women cast their votes in Afghan elections

Afghan women defied Taliban threats to vote Saturday in a second-round presidential election, as US-led combat troops wind down a 13-year war that has failed to defeat the insurgents. Duration: 00:37 Jun 14, 2014

PM Modi addresses Naval officers onboard INS Vikramaditya

INS Vikramaditya, June 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inspired the naval officers onboard INS Vikramaditya, the largest warship dedicated to India. Modi appreciated and praised the defence forces for being the protectors of the nation and ensuring peace and safety throughout the country. He also said that the new BJP government has planned to build a war memorial for the martyrs of the country who will always be remembered. He added that the much awaited and demanded 'one rank one pension' will be fulfilled by the new government which came with intentions not promises. Jun 14, 2014

India to review Company Act to ease business

Chennai, June 14 (ANI): Indian government will be reviewing the Company Act to ease business in the country as told by MoS of Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday. Sitharaman, who has independent charge of the ministry, said the government would consult all the stake holders on June 21, to remove the bottlenecks to facilitate investment and jobs creation. She added that her ministry wanted to understand the difficulties and constraints faced by Special Economic Zones (SEZs). Jun 14, 2014

Experts in India endorse Modi's Bhutan visit

New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): Experts opined on Saturday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first foreign visit to Bhutan is a sign that he wants to strengthen relationships with its neighbouring countries. Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval and senior officials would also accompany the Prime Minister for the visit on June 15 and 16. Senior Journalist and BJP leader M.J. Akbar, views this step as a sign of a very clear foreign policy. Senior journalist and political analyst, Neerja Chaudhary, welcomed Modi's visit as a move that shows his seriousness in improving relations with India's neighbours. Jun 14, 2014

Bhutan PM humbled on Modi visiting Bhutan, says need to strengthen relations

Thimphu, June 14 (ANI): Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay on Saturday expressed his happiness over Indian PM Narendra Modi visiting Bhutan and choosing it for his first visit from friendship point of view. Tobgay said that Bhutan has shared friendly relations with India since long and efforts will be made to strengthen the relation even more. Jun 14, 2014