•  Barack Obama
    Sep 17, 2013 02:30 IST

    Tehran and Washington may meet for first time since 1979 at UN

    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
    Sep 18, 2013 01:46 IST

    Snowden’s anonymous life in Russia

    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.

  • Manu Sareen Denmark cabinet minister
    Feb 05, 2014 17:51 IST

    India-born keeps powerful portfolios in Danish govt

    India-born Danish politician Manu Sareen (46) continues to hold some of the most powerful and sensitive portfolios in the new Danish cabinet announced by incumbent Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

  • Nov 18, 2002 17:47 IST

    Iraq's disarmament 'absolutely certain': UK

    British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said it was "absolutely certain" that Iraq would be disarmed of weapons of mass destruction.

  • Apr 17, 2003 14:35 IST

    EU wants 'central role' for UN in Iraq

    The European Union on Thursday adopted a statement calling for a 'central role' for the United Nations in rebuilding Iraq.

  • Apr 02, 2003 15:37 IST

    Near-hit of embassy angers Russia

    Russia handed the US ambassador to Moscow a protest on Wednesday after bombs fell near the Russian embassy in Baghdad.

  • Jul 03, 2003 11:19 IST

    EU allows GM foods, but with labels only

    European Parliament has replaced a ban on new biotech foods with rules that allow genetically modified products that are clearly labelled.

  • Apr 03, 2003 19:18 IST

    Blair says war may not end soon

    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.

  • Apr 11, 2003 16:59 IST

    Britain starts scaling back Gulf forces

    Britain is beginning to scale back its military deployment in the Gulf by bringing back warships, planes, helicopters and a submarine.

  • Jun 10, 2003 08:55 IST

    NRI lawyer is accredited conflict mediator

    Sarosh Zaiwalla has been appointed an accredited conflict mediator by the London-based international mediation institute Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.

  • Apr 11, 2003 15:44 IST

    Russia reasserts UN role in post-war Iraq

    '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.

  • Apr 16, 2003 13:40 IST

    'Blair needs to distance himself from Bush'

    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.

  • Apr 10, 2003 14:47 IST

    Chirac hails fall of Saddam Hussein

    President Jacques Chirac on Thursday hailed the fall of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and said that full sovereignty must be returned to the nation.

  • Apr 03, 2003 18:59 IST

    Austria's Haider offers Iraqi minister asylum

    Austrian far-right leader Joerg Haider has offered asylum in his Alpine province to Iraq's foreign minister in an interview published on Thursday.

  • Mar 24, 2003 15:32 IST

    Britain says Iraq war could wrap in weeks

    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.