Indian PM Manmohan Singh is in the US on a state visit discussing terrorism and the financial crisis. Manish Antani from the US-India political action committee told RT he was surprised with the attention given to Singh.
On Thursday, incumbent leader Hamid Karzai was sworn in as president of Afghanistan for a second five-year term. He won August's election only after his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, dropped out of a planned second ballot.
Europe should overcome dividing lines and prejudices of the past and work towards a common security platform for the entire Euro-Atlantic region, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrey Nesterenko.
If the late leaders of Communist China were to witness an American President visit their country, not to lecture but to call it a peer, they would call it quite a sight, jokes author and journalist Pepe Escobar.
Dal Lake in Indian-administered Kashmir is a magnet for tourists. Famous for its natural beauty and the houseboat hotels which dot the shoreline, the popular holiday destination is now under threat of pollution.