Moscow, Feb 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is losing arms markets in Asia and the Middle East, two of its traditional strongholds, but gaining new ones in Latin America and Africa, a Russian arms official said ahead of an aviation expo in India. "While losing some, we have gained new markets, like Venezuela for instance," said Alexander Fomin, head of Russia's Federal Military-Technical Cooperation Service. Fomin is leading Russia's delegation at the Aero India show, that opens Wednesday near Bangalore.
Video from Anadolu Agency appears to show a shoe being thrown at Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a mosque visit in Cairo. Ahmadinejad's three-day visit to Egypt is centered around an Islamic summit
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Cairo on Tuesday, marking the first visit to Egypt by an Iranian president since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, Egyptian television footage showed. Duration:
Kottayam (Kerala), Feb 5 (IANS) Putting the Arab uprisings into categories such as "democratic revolutions" or "Islamist revolutions" leads "to distorted expectations and understandings" about the issue, according to an expert.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Egypt on Tuesday for the first visit by an Iranian leader in more than three decades, marking a historic departure from years of frigid ties between the two regional heavyweights
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives in Cairo for historic talks with Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
An Egyptian television channel broadcasts a graphic video of Egyptian riot police beating a naked protester in Cairo. Travis Brecher reports
Egypt's Interior Minister vowed Saturday to investigate the beating of a naked man by riot police that threatened to further inflame popular anger against security forces, but suggested that initial results absolve the police of direct abuse
London, Feb 4 (IANS) Two British adventurers are attempting to smash the world record for a gruelling 10,000-mile (16,000-km) drive from Cape Town to London in just 10 days. Philip Young, 53, and Paul Brace, 50, are attempting to drive across 13 countries and two continents in a Union Jack-emblazoned Fiat Panda, the Daily Express reported. One will drive while the other eats food from army-issue cans and tries to grab some rest.
Moscow, Feb 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian lawmakers are looking to ban passengers from carrying duty-free alcohol on board airplanes, amid a rise in disruption caused by Russian drunk travellers, Russian media said. The first deputy chairman of the State Duma Transport Committee, Vitaly Yefimov, said members of the Russian State Duma plan to introduce a bill banning passengers from carrying alcohol on board in an effort to prevent violent behavior caused by drinking, gazeta.ru reported Sunday. Earlier Sunday, a Russian aircraft bound for Thailand made a forced landing in Uzbekistan when a 29-year-old drunken man attacked passengers