African migrants find refuge in mid-Sahara camps

The tens of thousands of African migrants who cross the Sahel in search of safety or a better life do not always reach Europe. Some are arrested along the way and deported to Niger. Apr 29, 2014

Iran praises upcoming presidential elections in Syria

During a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said that presidential elections in Syria are an opportunity to prepare the ground for peace and stability in the country. Apr 29, 2014

Christie's unveils largest, flawless blue diamond

Christie's auction house presents "The Blue" considered to be the largest flawless vivid blue diamond in the world, weighing in at 13.22 carats and estimated to fetch up to 25 million US dollars when it's auctioned in Geneva in May. Apr 29, 2014

Blast aboard Gaza activists' 'Ark' intended to break siege

An explosion damaged the Gaza "Ark" on Tuesday in the port of the city. The cargo ship, built by fishermen and activists was planned to be used as part of a voyage bound for Europe from Gaza City to break Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip. Apr 29, 2014

Iraqis vow mass vote despite spate of violence

Twin bombings killed 15 people northeast of Baghdad Tuesday, the latest in a wave of deadly violence that has cast a pall over Iraq's first general election since US troops withdrew. Apr 29, 2014

Mukhtar Ansaris Quami Ekta Dal announces support to Congress's Ajay Rai in Varanasi

Varanasi, April 29 (ANI): Mukhtar Ansari's Quami Ekta Dal on Thursday announced its support to Congress candidate Ajay Rai for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat where he is pitted against Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Mukhtar Ansari's brother Afzal Ansari during a Press Conference said that the party unanimously decided to support Ajay Rai. Apr 29, 2014

People fighting for Human rights in Gilgit

Gilgit Baltistan, April 29: Gilgit Baltistan is on the brink… and with no end to the suffering of the people; several NGOs have come forward to fight for Human Rights in the region. Apr 29, 2014

Election commission bans Ramdevs camp over honeymoon remark

Himachal Pradesh / Punjab/ New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): Election Commission of India on Tuesday (April 29) banned another camp of yoga guru, Ramdev in Himachal Pradesh, over his ‘honeymoon remark’. Ramdev, in Lucknow had said that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi visits Dalit households for picnics and honeymoon, which deeply offended the concerned community and triggered a storm. Chief electoral officer of Himachal Pradesh, Narinder Chauhan, said holding yoga camps with an intention to support any political party is prohibited. Following derogatory remarks of Ramdev, the Election Commission earlier banned him from conducting meetings and programmes in Lucknow. Meanwhile, Congress leader Meem Afzal called for Ramdev’s arrest as he violated Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Act. Senior lawyer, Majid Memon, said Ramdev should not make statements, as he is not affiliated to any party. Apr 29, 2014

Blast in Bihar's Madhubani district ahead of election injures three

Madhubani, April 29 (ANI): At least three people were injured after a crude bomb exploded in Madhubani district of Bihar on Tuesday ahead of the seventh phase of the ongoing general election. The cause of the explosion has not been ascertained yet. But it is suspected that the crude bombs, which were being made in a house, exploded while making them. Apr 29, 2014

Subramanian Swamy backs Modis comment on Mamata

New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, on Tuesday backed the comment made by party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. During an election rally in Serampore Modi had accused Banerjee, also the party chief of Trinamool Congress (TMC) of pocketing rupees 1.8 crores by selling her painting. Apr 29, 2014