Israeli security forces take up positions during clashes with Palestinian youths, in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiyeh. The clashes started after a protest against Israel's house demolitions in Issawiyeh.
The role of profit-driven companies in India's microfinance industry is raising concerns about its social mission.
India's private sector is strong, but the public sector's mismanagement of the Commonwealth Games may have tarnished the image of India as an investment opportunity, say economic analysts.
Many Indians hope the missteps leading up to the India Commonwealth Games, which begin in Delhi Sunday, will add momentum to efforts to reform governance.
Pakistan President Zardari says his country is 'losing the war' against the Taliban ahead of a key meeting with UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who took Zardari's government to task recently for supporting militants in Afghanistan and India.
WikiLeaks has unleashed a barrage of criticism against Pakistan's spy agency, with the United States and Britain now joining India in calling for Islamabad to break all ties with the Taliban and terrorist groups. Pakistan continues to dismiss WikiLeaks.
India approved a new currency symbol after a nationwide contest this year to find a new way to represent the rupee.
Lending to the poor has proved so profitable in India that microfinance institutions saw their loan portfolio jump from $252 million to $2.5 billion in two years, raising fears of a subprime-like microfinance bubble.
Babar Ali, just a teenager himself, has started a free school in his parents' backyard for the poorest children in his village in India's West Bengal region.
Satish Vijaykumar's The Sapling Project wants to plant 10,000 trees in Mumbai, where trees are losing out to rapid economic development, and then expand to the rest of India and beyond.