India talks tough on terror, tells Pak security first; then trade

New York, Sep 30 (ANI): National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon said India took a hard stand on security and terror-related issues with Pakistan during a meeting between Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Nawaz Sharif, and said trade and economic understanding can and will only be taken up after a solution is arrived at on ways to end such attacks. Menon stressed that the secondary issue of trade would take place only after the 'precondition' of security along the border is taken care of. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif had met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly amid heightened tension between the neighbours over Kashmir. Sep 30, 2013

Pak calls for timely interaction with India to resolve all outstanding issues

New York, Sep 30 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani said that interaction with India on regular basis and tackling militancy are issues of concern for both India and Pakistan. He was commenting on the dialogue between the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. Jilani said that Sharif had always desired to pursue a foreign policy that seeks peace and economic cooperation between the neighbouring countries and added that the meeting reasonably emphasised the need of timely interaction between the two. Sep 30, 2013

Sonia praises PM for bringing millions out of poverty

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 30 (ANI): UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Sunday praised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's leadership for lifting millions of Indians out of poverty through the various social welfare schemes of the UPA regime. Sep 30, 2013

Situation under control, no report of fresh violence: Meerut DM

Meerut, Sep 30 (ANI): Even as hundreds of paramilitary personnel are patrolling Meerut town in Uttar Pradesh after a large gathering called to protest against the arrest of BJP MLA Sangeet Som turned violent on Sunday, ending with clashes between villagers and the police, Meerut DM Navdeep Rinwa said that the current situation is under control and there is no report of fresh violence. Sep 30, 2013

Syria's neighbours plead for help with refugees

Syria's neighbours plead for more international support to deal with the huge influx of refugees from the war-ravaged country, warning that the burden could destabilise the whole region. Duration: 01:09 Sep 30, 2013

West strengthened jihadists' hand in Syria: rebels

The hesitation of the West to support moderate rebels in Syria has pushed them closer to jihadists from abroad, giving an increasingly Islamist tint to the rebellion against Bashar al-Assad, according to rebels in Aleppo. Duration: 01:00 Sep 30, 2013

Kenyan MPs inspect mall massacre wreckage

As shopkeepers return to the Westgate Mall to retrieve items that survived the four day siege by gunmen, Kenyan MPs startan investigation into alleged intelligence failings over the deadly attack. Duration: 01:40 Sep 30, 2013

Israel court remands Iran spy suspect

An Israel court on Monday remanded in custody for eight days an alleged Iranian spy, arrested on September 11 carrying photographs of the US embassy in Tel Aviv. Duration: 00:33 Sep 30, 2013

French trial opens amid Roma polemic

Twenty-seven ethnic Roma go on trial for organised theft in France, amid a political row over the treatment of France's Roma population. French trial opens amid Roma polemic. Duration: 00:51 Sep 30, 2013

Hagel tours last Cold War frontier in Korea

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel tours the South-North Korean border, ahead of talks on switching command of combined US and South Korean forces in the event of war with the North. Duration: 00:59 Sep 30, 2013

Suicide bombing at Iraqi Shiite mosque kills dozens

Iraqis are sifiting through the rubble after a suicide attack at the Al-Hussein mosque, in the district of al-Musayyib, left at least 27 people dead and dozens more wounded. Duration: 00:24 Sep 30, 2013

UN election observers: Guinean voters want stability

Guineans "expressed quietly their desire to end the transition," in the parliamentary elections Saturday, despite "important organizational deficiencies," declared Monday at a press conference the EU Chief observer in Guinea. Duration: 00:44 Sep 30, 2013

Russia extends detention of more Greenpeace crew

A Russian court orders the detention for two months of eight more crew members of a Greenpeace ship who protested against Arctic oil drilling as part of a probe into alleged piracy. Duration: 00:36 Sep 30, 2013