An exchange of letters between Barack Obama and the Iranian president, Hassan Rowhani, has set the stage for a possible meeting between the two men at the UN next week in what would be the first face-to-face encounter between a US and Iranian leader since Iran’s 1979 revolution. Julian Borger reports.
Edward Snowden is living under guard at a secret location in Russia, but is able to travel around the country freely without being recognised, according to the former NSA contractor’s Russian lawyer.
British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said it was "absolutely certain" that Iraq would be disarmed of weapons of mass destruction.
The European Union on Thursday adopted a statement calling for a 'central role' for the United Nations in rebuilding Iraq.
Russia handed the US ambassador to Moscow a protest on Wednesday after bombs fell near the Russian embassy in Baghdad.
European Parliament has replaced a ban on new biotech foods with rules that allow genetically modified products that are clearly labelled.
Tony Blair warned his Cabinet that they should not expect the war in Iraq to end soon, though it was clear Saddam Hussein would be ousted.
Britain is beginning to scale back its military deployment in the Gulf by bringing back warships, planes, helicopters and a submarine.
Sarosh Zaiwalla has been appointed an accredited conflict mediator by the London-based international mediation institute Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.
'No one is doubting the role and importance of the UN as a central organization on questions of guaranteeing world peace and security,' Ivanov said.
Prime Minister Blair must start to distance himself from President Bush if he wants Britain to have a real voice in Europe, Robin Cook said on Wednesday.
President Jacques Chirac on Thursday hailed the fall of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and said that full sovereignty must be returned to the nation.
Austrian far-right leader Joerg Haider has offered asylum in his Alpine province to Iraq's foreign minister in an interview published on Thursday.
The US-led invasion of Iraq is 'going well', but it might be weeks before the guns fall silent, a junior British defence minister said on Monday.
The first of 23 British servicemen killed in the opening days of the Iraq war were flown home on Saturday to a solemn ceremony with military honours.