Hezbollah has a vast network of spies operating inside Israel, providing the organization with information on rocket targets, military installations and senstivie industrial sites, such as chemical plants, according to a Palestinian newspaper affilia
Police in Germany are hunting pranksters who have been sticking miniature flag portraits of George W. Bush into piles of dog poo in public parks. "This has been going on for about a year now, and there must be 2,000 to 3,000 piles excrement
France and the US reached a deal Friday on a final draft resolution aimed at ending the monthlong conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, and said the UN Security Council would vote on the text later in the day.
They have watched Nasrallah transform the Shiite militia into the only Arab force credited in the Arab world with defeating Israel on the battlefield - forcing the end of an 18-year Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon in 2000 - and a potent politi
British police said on Thursday they had thwarted a plot to blow up aircraft in mid-flight between Britain and the United States and arrested more than 15 people. Britain's security services raised the threat level to the country to "crit
The UN report, as you may note, does not mention Iran or Kazakhstan, details that the Sunday Times claims to have obtained from anonymous Tanzanian customs officials. Tanzanian customs officials said the shipment was bound for land-locked Kazakhstan
"They want to build an empire," Ahmadinejad said of the Americans. "Those who refuse to accept an invitation will not have a good ending or fate. ... Hatred vis-a-vis the president is increasing every day around the world."
Cuba's Communist government has signaled a crackdown on the use of black-market satellite dishes, just over a week after ailing leader Fidel Castro temporarily relinquished power to his brother. The Communist Party newspaper Granma warned that th
The police investigation into alleged phone tapping of the royal family has been expanded to "dozens of celebrities and cabinet ministers", according to the ITV News political editor Tom Bradby. Bradby, speaking on today's ITV1
In roughly a decade or so, urban China has evolved from having a heavily subsidized system of government-owned housing to a free-wheeling, market-driven one with all the opportunities and inequalities that come with it.
China property stocks have taken a real shellacking in recent months. Behind the downturn is Beijing's deliberate policy of turning the screws on investment activity in the mainland's white-hot property market.
Iranian doctors have overseen the country's first animal cloning—a lamb that died minutes after birth—plan future experiments in genetics and stem cell research. Part of the Islamic regime's center for medical, aerospace and nuclear technolog
It seems an unlikely scrap of land to squabble over. Treeless, remote, and blasted by the full fury of the South Atlantic, the Falkland Islands are home to less than 3,000 people, and thrilling only to those who love nature, big winds, and spectacula
Doctors at the exclusive Cimeq hospital in western Havana are accustomed to handling the delicate health problems of Cuba's communist elite. It was here last weekend, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt, that they battled for several hours to save
With 14,000 labourers toiling day and night, the first of Dubai's three palm-shaped islands is finally about to get its first residents. The Palm Jumeirah, a 12-square-mile island group, is part of what's billed as the largest land-reclama
The Congolese government denied that a uranium shipment left its territory last year bound for Iran. "It's a great big lie," government spokesman said. "All our nuclear activities are under the control of the International Atomic E
Cuban Vice President Carlos Lage vigorously denied a Brazilian newpaper report citing government sources as saying that Fidel Castro had abdominal cancer. The Brazilian daily said that Brazilian President da Silva was notified from Havana about the e
Pro-Beijing lawmakers approved legislation giving broad police authority to conduct covert surveillance, including wiretapping phones, bugging homes and offices and monitoring e-mail. The bill passed after pro-democracy lawmakers walked out of the c
Police shot the Brazilian electrician 7 times in the head as he boarded a train at in London 2 weeks after suicide bombers killed 52 people on 3 underground trains and a bus. De Menezes had been mistaken for 1 of 4 men police believe tried to set off
Software publishers and Socialist Party members are among the groups unhappy with the new French copyright law that took effect today. French Internet surfers could now go to [French] prison for downloading copyrighted music files without authorizati
[High praise indeed!] A Perth Magistrate has told a 20-year-old man who took part in a protest against Israel's bombing of Lebanon he had "brought shame to Australia". Raymond Grenfell pleaded guilty to obstructing a police officer duri
Members of Falun Gong, a spiritual movement banned by the Chinese government, are being "in effect, murdered for their organs," which are being sold to buyers from China and abroad, says a former member of Canadian Parliament and coauthor o
Nigeria's president has pledged his oil-rich but infrastructure-poor West African nation will build a nuclear power plant within 12 years. Despite being Africa's leading oil producer and the fifth biggest supplier of crude to the United St
Ukraine's president was wrestling with the choice of dissolving parliament or nominating his rival as prime minister after last-ditch talks in which he sought to win guarantees for his Western-leaning policies.
Civil war is more likely outcome in Iraq than democracy, Britain's outgoing ambassador in Baghdad has warned Tony Blair in a confidential memo. William Patey, who left the Iraqi capital last week, also predicted the break-up of Iraq along ethnic
A Moscow court declared Russian oil group Yukos bankrupt after an unprecedented judicial campaign, seen by critics as vengeance directed from behind the scenes by the Kremlin. "The court declares Yukos bankrupt and initiates liquidation of the c
PRESIDENT Ahmadinejad vowed that Iran would not bow to "the language of force and threats", a day after the UN security council ordered it to freeze sensitive nuclear work by the end of the month. "Iranians consider it their right t
Within minutes all 8 drivers and guards had been handcuffed and locked in the back of one of the vans on a suffocatingly hot day, the cash, equivalent to about $850,000, had been stolen by the men in the convoy - whoever they were - and the Iraqi ban
British Prime Minister Tony Blair and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced an agreement to bypass the Bush administration and work together to explore ways to fight global warming. The two leaders announced the pact as they met with bus
A television sting claimed to expose a thriving "arms-for-alms" trade in India yesterday when journalists apparently caught doctors on screen agreeing to amputate the limbs of beggars for as little as 10,000 rupees (£125). An investigati