ROME - Italy wants to expand its troop presence in Afghanistan by more than a third, Italian media quoted Defence Minister Ignazio La Russa as saying Saturday during a meeting with US General David Petraeus in Milan.

NEW DELHI - The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) denied the reports about the party's top leader Lal Krishna Advani not campaigning for the candidates in the ensuing Bihar polls.

CAIRO - Criticism mounted in the Middle East Saturday of new building permits to be issued by Israel for housing units in East Jerusalem, which are widely seen as an obstruction to peace efforts in the region.

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has reacted strongly to the statement of Indian army chief, General V.K.

CHANDIGARH - Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Saturday instructed the police chief not to tinker with the security provided to legislators and MPs.
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