**Karzai in India to Push for Investment **
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in India where he held talks Monday with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to appeal for increased investment in war-torn Afghanistan.
Indian officials say Mr. Karzai and Mr. Singh will review a strategic partnership agreement their two countries signed last year designed to deepen security and economic ties. India has already invested more than $2 billion dollars on Afghanistan's infrastructure.
Before holding talks in New Delhi with Mr. Singh Monday, President Karzai met with other high-level Indian officials and visited Mahatma Gandhi's memorial.
**Moderate Syrian Cleric to Lead Opposition**
Syrian opposition groups have elected a moderate cleric, Maath al-Khatib, to lead a new coalition uniting the disparate factions fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.
Khatib is a former imam at the Umayyad mosque in Damascus and was imprisoned several times for criticizing Mr. Assad's rule before leaving Syria this year.
Opposition members also voted Sunday in Doha to elect businessman Riad Seif and well-known female activist Suhair al-Attasi as vice presidents.
Seif proposed the U.S.-backed initiative to establish an umbrella organization for the opposition both inside Syria and abroad. Anti-Assad figures had struggled to achieve unity under pressure from U.S. diplomats and officials from Qatar, which have supported Syrian opposition activity since an uprising began last year.
The U.S. State Department said in a statement late Sunday that it looks forward to supporting the united opposition as it works "toward the end of Assad's bloody rule" and a peaceful, democratic future in Syria.
The agreement Sunday came after the group formerly seen as the main representative of the opposition, the Syrian National Council, heeded Arab and Western pressure to agree to a new structure embracing those who had been unwilling to join its ranks.