Hundreds of protesters defied Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko for a third day, massing in the capital to protest over his re-election, denounced as flawed by Washington and independent observers.
An exclusive interview with the most senior officer directly responsible for the tactical firearms team who shot de Menezes at Stockwell tube station. He met the officers who killed de Menezes that afternoon, and later attended a series of high-leve
Tony Blair lost an influential ally today as the Economist withdrew its backing for the prime minister in the wake of this week's setbacks. The weekly magazine urges Mr Blair to "quit while he is still ahead" and give the elector
An autopsy and preliminary tests on Slobodan Milosevic's blood found no evidence of poison or medicines in concentrations that could have killed him, the UN war crimes tribunal said. No traces were found of rifampicine, which a Dutch toxicologist
Chinese AIDS activists called for the release of fellow rights worker Hu Jia, who vanished a month ago, while his wife said she still had no idea where he was and was becoming increasingly worried. Hu went missing after protesting the government'
Pakistan is not a party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and was long regarded as a de facto nuclear power that "could assemble a limited number of nuclear weapons in a relatively short timeframe." India’s May 11 and 13, 1998, nuclea
Iran's supreme leader ordered the country's diplomats to defend the country's nuclear program, saying any retreat would undermine the country's independence and Tehran's other foreign policy goals.
A UN anti-discrimination committee strongly urged Mexico to stop forced sterilizations of indigenous people and comply with an international convention. The Mexican government admitted that forced sterilizations continue in some poor states, but
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has died, the UN tribunal said on Saturday, just months before his trial for genocide and war crimes in the Balkans wars in the 1990s was expected to conclude.
As China becomes more wealthy and worldly, it's also experiencing a growing interest in spirituality. Chinese are emerging with "more time and freedom to think," says Yuan Ci, a monk who works with the Buddhist Association of China in B
Thousands of opposition supporters and human rights activists demonstrated in Nairobi to protest against raids on Kenya's oldest newspaper and its sister television station. It was the first time government shut down major media operations.
MORE than a third of the £53 million stolen during the Securitas depot robbery has been found, police said last night.
Mr de Menezes was not carrying a bag and was wearing only a denim jacket that was unlikely to conceal explosives. It later emerged that the officers' radios did not work underground.
Over the next five months the first biometric chips will be placed in UK passports
It sounds a little weird to think of the NWFP and Balochistan as "foreign land" but that's exactly what it is, despite what the map says. The Islamabad government has waged several out-and-out wars against the Balochs (with a significa
Hindu priests who look after the memorial of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi conducted a purification ceremony at the shrine after a visit from President Bush. But it wasn't the president who offended them, it was the sniffer-dogs who
"His Web site lured people in the world to come to commit suicide in Cambodia," National Deputy Police Chief Gen. SokPhal said. "Cambodia is not the place for foreigners to come to kill themselves."
An Italian parliamentary commission concluded "beyond any reasonable doubt" that the Soviet Union was behind the 1981 attempt to kill Pope John Paul II — a theory long alleged but never proved, according to a draft report made available Th
China condemned Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian for scrapping a council on eventual unification and it warned the US not to offer Chen any leeway. Chen declared an end to the National Unification Council and its 15-year-old unification guidelines
Arab legislators meeting in Jordan will seek to introduce international laws barring religious slander following the insults to Islam recently made by European media. [Does that include attacks on Judaism?]
Lawyers for the Bosnian government screened shocking video footage of killings of Bosnian Muslims to show the International Court of Justice what genocide looks like. "... premeditated, calm, cowardly, cruel ... killing of boys who did nothing w
General Randhir Kumar Mehta has disclosed that Liberia is now considered as a safe country ... thanked the Liberian people of their desire and readiness to return the country to a gun free environment that will boost investment.
A secret report by a special prosecutor's office says that the Mexican military carried out a "genocide plan" of kidnapping, torturing and killing hundreds of suspected subversives during the so-called dirty war, from the late 1960'
A British arms dealer walked free after a multimillion-dollar terrorist trial collapsed when FBI agents refused to reveal vital information about their "sting" operation to capture an arsenal of weapons. US agents had spent more than 2 year
The chauffeur of the car in which Diana, Princess of Wales died was working for the French secret service, the British team reinvestigating her death has been told.
In a meeting with visiting US congressman Rob Simmons, Mr Chen called the National Unification Council – and National Unification Guidelines adopted at the same time – an "absurd product of an absurd era" and said they should be abolished.
A media watchdog urged Egyptian President Mubarak to fulfill a 2-year-old pledge to amend a law which lays down jail terms for journalists convicted of libel. "... during this period journalists were sentenced to prison, harassed, and assaulted
Egypt had the world's attention in 2005. That year witnessed the country's first ever contested presidential election in September, followed, two months later, by a landmark parliamentary election, in which the banned Muslim Brotherhood group
A Chinese man jailed over the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests has been released from jail but is severely mentally ill. Yu Dongyue was sentenced to 20 years in jail for throwing paint at a portrait of China's former leader Mao Zedong.
The Prime Minister was under pressure over his support for US "rendition flights", his failure to call openly for the closure of the Guantánamo Bay camp, and over draconian anti-terror laws, after damning reports by the Commons Foreign Affa