“India-Africa partnership stands out and stands on its own. In India, Africa will always find a friend,” said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj while speaking at the 55th Africa Day celebrations held in New Delhi on Friday.
In a major political breakthrough, Nepal's two leading communist parties -- the ruling CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) -- on Thursday merged to form the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), the country's largest Left party.
An Anti-Terrorism Court in Islamabad resumed hearing of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case, summoning the last two Pakistani prosecution witnesses and asking the government about the availability of 27 Indian witnesses in the next hearing "so as to conclude the trial expeditiously".
Even as North Korea keeps the world in suspense over its proposed talks with the US and South Korea, the East Asian nation has given its assurance that it will not allow any action that will create concerns for India's security.