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  1. May 28, 2008

    Deal agreed on solving Arctic disputes

    The five states bordering the Arctic Ocean agreed on Wednesday to solve territorial disputes over the polar region, and its...

  2. March 26, 2008

    US seeks assurances on Pakistan's support

    Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's president, yesterday swore in Yusuf Raza Gilani as the new prime minister. The ceremony came...

  1. March 25, 2008

    US seeks assurances on Pakistan support

    Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s president, on Tuesday swore in the country’s new prime minister – as two senior US officials...

  2. February 20, 2008

    Bush stresses call for reform over 'stability'

    George W. Bush warned the international partners of the US yesterday not to respond to Fidel Castro's resignation by...

  3. December 13, 2007

    Ex-CIA chiefs to testify over tape scandal

    The House intelligence committee plans to call George Tenet and Porter Goss, former Central Intelligence Agency chiefs, to...

  4. December 13, 2007

    Former CIA chiefs to be quizzed

    The US House intelligence committee plans to call George Tenet and Porter Goss, former Central Intelligence Agency chiefs,...

  5. December 1, 2007

    Beijing bars another US ship in Hong Kong spat

    China has blocked another US warship from visiting Hong Kong, the latest in a string of refusals that threatens to...

  6. December 1, 2007

    China bars another US ship from Hong Kong

    China has blocked another US warship from visiting Hong Kong, the latest in a string of refusals that threatens to...

  7. December 1, 2007

    China bars US ship and aircraft from Hong Kong

    China blocked another US warship and a military cargo aircraft from gaining access to Hong Kong in the latest in a string...

  8. November 30, 2007

    China bars another US ship from HK

    China blocked another US warship and a military cargo aircraft from gaining access to Hong Kong in the latest in a string of...

  9. November 18, 2007

    US urges Musharraf to end emergency rule

    The US urged a quick reversal of Pakistan’s controversial emergency rule and a recent crackdown as it sought to revive...

  10. November 17, 2007

    Bhutto calls on US to tie aid to democracy in Pakistan

    Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's main opposition leader, yesterday urged the US to consider withdrawing aid and military support...

  11. November 17, 2007

    Bhutto urges US to threaten halt in Pakistan aid

    Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's main opposition leader, urged Washington yesterday to consider withdrawing aid and military...

  12. November 17, 2007

    Bhutto urges US to halt aid to Pakistan

    Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's main opposition leader, yesterday urged the US to consider withdrawing aid and military support...

  13. November 16, 2007

    Bhutto urges US to halt aid to Pakistan

    Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan’s main opposition leader, urged Washington on Friday to consider withdrawing aid and military...

  14. November 16, 2007

    Musharraf puts power shift in motion

    Pakistan's new caretaker administration will be appointed today, allowing General Pervez Musharraf, the pro-US military...

  15. November 16, 2007

    Musharraf puts power shift in motion

    Pakistan's new caretaker administration will be appointed today, allowing General Pervez Musharraf, the pro-US military...

  16. November 16, 2007

    Musharraf sets power transition in motion

    Pakistan's new caretaker administration will be appointed today, allowing General Pervez Musharraf, the pro-US military...

  17. November 16, 2007

    Musharraf swears in caretaker cabinet

    Pakistan military ruler General Pervez Musharraf swore in a caretaker government on Friday to set the stage for...

  18. November 14, 2007

    Musharraf cut adrift by Bhutto

    Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister of Pakistan, yesterday withdrew a vital democratic lifeline from Pervez...

  19. November 14, 2007

    Bhutto cuts political lifeline to Musharraf

    Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister of Pakistan, yesterday withdrew a vital democratic lifeline from General Pervez...

  20. November 14, 2007

    Musharraf cut adrift by Bhutto

    Benazir Bhutto yesterday withdrew a vital democratic lifeline from General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's military ruler,...

  21. November 8, 2007

    Bhutto ups ante with protest threat

    Benazir Bhutto yesterday threatened a "long march'' from the east Pakistan city of Lahore to the capital Islamabad if...

  22. November 8, 2007

    Bhutto ups ante with threat of 'long march'

    Benazir Bhutto yesterday threatened a "long march'' from the east Pakistan city of Lahore to the capital Islamabad if...

  23. September 27, 2007

    Gates seeks $190bn for war spending

    At a dramatic congressional hearing that saw the eviction of several dozen mostly female protesters, Robert Gates, the US...

  24. September 27, 2007

    Gates seeks $190bn for US wars

    At a dramatic congressional hearing that saw the eviction of several dozen mostly female protesters, Robert Gates, the US...

  25. September 27, 2007

    Gates presses Congress for extra $42bn in war funding

    At a dramatic congressional hearing that saw the eviction of several dozen mostly female protesters, Robert Gates, the US...

  26. September 12, 2007

    US avoids Sharif controversy

    The US on Wednesday steered away from controversy surrounding Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s exile to Saudi...

  27. August 29, 2007

    Negroponte hits at Taiwan poll

    John Negroponte, the US deputy secretary of state, has criticised Taiwan's planned referendum on United Nations membership...

  28. August 28, 2007

    US criticises Taiwan’s planned vote

    John Negroponte, the US deputy secretary of state, has criticised Taiwan’s planned referendum on United Nations membership,...

  29. August 3, 2007

    Observer: Hiding his talent under a bushel?

    South-east Asian diplomats may have felt a little slighted when Condoleezza Rice, US secretary of state, skipped the...

  30. August 2, 2007

    Observer: Hiding his talent under a bushel?

    South-east Asian diplomats may have felt a little slighted when Condoleezza Rice, US secretary of state, skipped the...

  31. August 2, 2007

    US not to use force to free hostages

    South Korea and the United States agreed on Thursday not to use force to free 21 Korean hostages in Afghanistan, but Afghan...

  32. August 1, 2007

    Rice's absence from Asean forum puts regional influence in question

    Condoleezza Rice's absence this week from Asia's biggest security meeting has raised questions over whether Washington's...

  33. July 31, 2007

    Asia question US regional influence

    Condoleezza Rice’s absence this week from Asia’s biggest security meeting has raised questions over whether Washington’s...

  34. June 18, 2007

    US backs Musharraf and calls for fair elections

    John Negroponte, the US deputy secretary of state, at the weekend offered US support to General Pervez Musharraf, after...

  35. June 17, 2007

    US backs Musharraf and calls for fair elections

    John Negroponte, the US deputy secretary of state, on Saturday offered US support to General Pervez Musharraf, after...

  36. June 15, 2007

    Negroponte to press Musharraf

    John Negroponte, the US deputy secretary of state, is due in Pakistan on Friday amid a growing push by Washington for...

  37. May 18, 2007

    'No soft landing for Raúl Castro'

    The US has called on Europe and its other allies not to engage in business as usual with a new Communist government in Cuba...

  38. May 17, 2007

    US warns cyber-attacks will increase

    A top US official on Thursday warned that cyber-attacks against governments and institutions were likely to increase in...

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