British government to reopen embassy in Tehran

Britain plans to reopen its embassy in Iran, Foreign Secretary William Hague announced Tuesday, as the West steps up its engagement with Tehran amid rapid jihadist advances in neighbouring Iraq. Duration: 00:45 Jun 18, 2014

Syria govt retakes strategic town on Turkey border

Syria's army said Sunday it had recaptured the strategic town of Kasab and the only border crossing with Turkey in Latakia province, after it fell to rebels almost three months ago. Duration: 00:56 Jun 17, 2014

Kenyan coastal town residents stunned by Shebab assault

At least 49 people have been killed after militants from Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab stormed into a Kenyan coastal town, attacking a police station, hotels and homes and singling out non-Muslims for execution. Duration: 00:52 Jun 17, 2014

Former CBI Director supports demand for resignation of Governors

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Former CBI Director Joginder Singh on Tuesday supported the new government’s decision of demanding resignation from Governors holding office during previous government’s tenure. Singh said that this tradition was initiated by the UPA government when they came to power and they are sowing what they reaped. Jun 17, 2014

Yashwant Sinha may lead BJP's campaign in Jharkhand polls: LK Advani

Hazaribagh, June 17 (ANI): Veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday met BJP leader Yashwant Sinha who has been in judicial custody for the past 2 weeks. Sinha was arrested for ordering BJP workers to tie up an Electricity Board official in Hazaribagh. Advani endorsed the leader after visiting him in jail and added that he might lead the BJP's campaign in Jharkhand during the assembly polls. Jun 17, 2014

BSE closes points 330.71 up on June 17

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 330.71 points up to stand at 25,521.19. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 98.15 points up to stand at 7,631.70. JPINFRATEC and IRB Infra were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 12.82% and 7.82% along with Hindustan Copper and Berger Paints with an increase of 5.65% and 5.55% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Suzlon Energy and Sun TV Network with a decrease of 4.99% and 2.21% along with Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. and Bhushan Steel with a decrease of 2.14% and 1.94% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 95.20 points at 15,127.03 while the banking sector is down 392.23 points at 17,612.82 and the realty sector is up 18.49 points at 2,047.24. The Indian currency is up 0.10% at Rs 60.10 per dollar. Jun 17, 2014