North Africa

Niger: president meets with Tuareg rebels

Niger’s President Mamadou Tandja held peace talks with Tuareg rebel leaders for the first time in the northern town of Agadez—as work commences on a giant uranium mine in the Tuareg region.

South Asia

Mumbai terror attack suspect pleads not guilty

Alleged Mumbai terror attack suspect Mohammed Ajmal Kasab pleaded not guilty in an Indian court to 86 charges stemming from his participation in the November 2008 attack.