The government has been accused of covering up the sale of 20 tonnes of heavy water to Israel for its nuclear programme in the early 1950s. The UK knew the ingredient it sold to Norway would be subsequently sold on to Israel for nuclear weapons.
The head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, said the international community was losing patience with Iran over its nuclear program but cautioned against using military action.
Iran's President Ahmadinejad said if Germany and Austria feel responsible for massacring Jews during World War II, a state of Israel should be established on their soil. "Why should the Palestinian Muslims have to pay the price?"
3 scenarios if Bashar Assad is toppled: chaos, an Islamist regime or another strongman from Assad’s minority Alawite sect. Israel fears all those options, saying Assad provides a measure of stability. US officials dismissed concerns
The European Union salvaged a face-saving agreement with Israel and its Arab neighbours on Monday on a joint code of conduct to fight terrorism, at the end of a lackluster summit from which most Arab leaders stayed away.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new centrist party would win a March election, altering Israel's political map by crushing rightists opposed to peacemaking with the Palestinians, surveys found on Friday.
Palestinians took control of a border for the first time Friday with the festive opening of the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt, a milestone on their rocky path to independence and a rare moment of joy for fenced-in Gazans.
The British assessments of Israeli intentions is jeopardising the prospect of a peace agreement by trying to put the future of Arab East Jerusalem beyond negotiation and risks driving Palestinians living in the city into radical groups.
Polls predicted Ariel Sharon's re-election as Israeli premier at the head of his new faction, vindicating his gamble to quit his right-wing party in a move that has raised hope of a breakthrough in the peace process.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said he gambled and broke away from his hardline Likud Party because he did not want to squander peacemaking opportunities created by Israel's pullout from the Gaza Strip or waste time with political wrangling.
Israel's dovish Labor Party voted Sunday to pull out of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's coalition government, virtually assuring early general elections in March.
Hundreds of Fatah gunmen marched in Gaza and fired in the air on Thursday, demanding reforms for their dominant Palestinian faction ahead of its first vote to choose candidates for a parliamentary election.
Iran obtained detailed instructions on how to set up the complicated process of enriching uranium, which can used to make nuclear arms, from the black market network run by a Pakistani scientist.
Iran said the satellite would be purely scientific. But a month after its launch — and only weeks after the president said Israel should be wiped off the map — the head of Tehran's space program now says the Sina-1 is capable of spying on the
Prodded by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Israel and the Palestinians agreed on details for opening the borders of the Gaza Strip and allowing freer movement for Palestinians elsewhere, a significant step toward an eventual peace deal between h
Just hours before the talks, Israeli troops shot dead the leader of the armed wing of Islamist movement Hamas in the northern West Bank city of Nablus during an arrest operation to round up members of the radical faction.
Israeli prisoner Ramil Razilo was removing rubble from the planned site of a new prison ward when his shovel uncovered the edge of an elaborate mosaic, unveiling what may be the Holy Land's oldest church.
Although Israel ended its 38-year military rule on September 12, to Palestinian celebrations, passage to and from Gaza has, if anything, become more difficult since then.
Top Israeli cabinet ministers on Tuesday approved a border crossing between Gaza and Egypt, to allow Palestinians to come and go freely after the Israeli withdrawal from the strip, Israeli officials said.
Tehran, Iran, Oct. 28 – Iran’s ultra-conservative President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended on Friday his statement earlier this week calling for the destruction of the state of Israel.
Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has openly called for Israel to be "wiped off the map" and lashed out at Muslim nations who recognise the Jewish state.
The Israeli army launched artillery and air attacks on two Gaza Strip targets in retaliation for the first rocket attacks on Israeli soil by Palestinian militants since they declared an informal truce last month.
The White House said that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's call for Israel to be "wiped off the map" underlined US concerns about Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday he would not fire his cabinet, defying lawmakers who had demanded the government's dismissal over its failure to halt lawlessness.
Israeli troops on Monday shot dead a top Islamic Jihad commander in the occupied West Bank, the most senior Palestinian militant killed since the start of an eight-month-old ceasefire.
GUSH ETZION, West Bank Oct 17, 2005 — Israel suspended negotiations with the Palestinian Authority on issues such as prisoner releases and slapped tough travel restrictions on the West Bank after Palestinian gunmen killed three Israelis and wounded f
Lawrence A. Franklin, 58, former top Pentagon analyst, pleaded guilty to three felony counts as part of a plea bargain. During the plea hearing before US District Judge T.S. Ellis, in Alexandria, Va., he admitted to leaking classified information to
Abbas said "we were told that [President George ] Bush is committed to the establishment of a viable Palestinian state beside the state of Israel, so based on our saying that we are ready to try that experiment, that is what was determined.
Franklin said he leaked the classified information because he was frustrated with a U.S. government policy, which he did not specify.
A former Pentagon analyst pleaded guilty to passing secret information to Israeli embassy officials and members of a pro-Israeli lobbying group, BBC reported.