US official calls for joint action with India to fight terror
A senior US State Department official called for
joint action against terrorism, including against groups based in
Pakistan. Richard Boucher, US Assistant Secretary of State for South
and Central Asia, arrived in India last week. He made the comments
after meetings with business leaders and government officials.
India steps up relief efforts as floods hit hundreds of
Fifty-five people were reported killed by
flooding in India as relief workers moved thousands marooned by
heavy monsoon rains to higher ground. Authorities raced to shift
some 30,000 people when the city of Surat in the western coastal
state of Gujarat was flooded after the Tapti river burst its banks,
local officials said.
Arab nations demand UN shift to end Lebanon war
Arab countries will press the U.N. Security
Council on Tuesday for changes to a draft resolution to end the war
between Israel and Hizbollah, as the Jewish state vows to expand its
offensive in Lebanon if diplomacy fails.