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  1. September 3, 2008

    US battles to save India nuclear accord

    A plan hatched in Washington and New Delhi is faltering because of objections raised in Dublin, Bern and Wellington. The...

  2. August 4, 2008

    Pakistan faces pressure to curb militants

    Pakistan faced growing international pressure during a summit of south Asian leaders at the weekend to rein in Islamic...

  1. August 3, 2008

    Pakistan told to rein in militants

    Pakistan faced growing international pressure during a summit of South Asian leaders at the weekend to rein in Islamic...

  2. July 10, 2008

    Musharraf vendetta shackles Pakistan

    Pakistan's uneasy ruling coalition between the party of Benazir Bhutto, the assassinated former prime minister, and that of...

  3. July 9, 2008

    Musharraf vendetta hampers Pakistan

    Pakistan’s uneasy ruling coalition between the party of Benazir Bhutto, the assassinated former prime minister, and that of...

  4. July 7, 2008

    Suicide bomber kills 10 in Islamabad

    A suicide bomber struck in the heart of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, yesterday, killing at least 10 people, although...

  5. July 7, 2008

    Suicide bomber kills 10 in Islamabad

    A suicide bomber struck in the heart of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, yesterday, killing at least 10 people, although...

  6. July 6, 2008

    Suicide bomber kills police in Islamabad

    A suicide bomber struck in the heart of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, on Sunday, killing at least 10 people, although...

  7. July 3, 2008

    Islamabad urged to switch focus from Musharraf

    A senior US official yesterday urged Pakistan's ruling politicians to stop squabbling over the future of president Pervez...

  8. July 3, 2008

    Islamabad urged to stop squabbling

    A senior US official on Wednesday urged Pakistan’s ruling politicians to stop squabbling over the future of Pervez...

  9. April 25, 2008

    Rebel calls Pakistan truce

    A prominent pro-Taliban militant commander yesterday ordered his followers to stop all attacks, in a potentially crucial...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. February 21, 2008

    US praises Pakistan’s election

    The United States praised Pakistan on Thursday for holding an election that advanced the cause of democratic civilian...

  13. February 1, 2008

    US strategy on Taliban attacked

    The Bush administration's stance on Afghanistan is coming under increasing domestic criticism, as legislators from both US...

  14. September 7, 2007

    Knowledge of ‘home-grown’ terror increases

    The foiled alleged bomb plot exposed in Germany this week was new evidence of the worrying evolution of the Islamist...

  15. September 7, 2007

    Increasing knowledge about 'home-grown' terror

    The foiled alleged bomb plot exposed in Germany this week was new evidence of the worrying evolution of the Islamist...

  16. August 17, 2007

    US pledges to work with Pakistan in border war with militants

    The US yesterday sought to work with Pakistan in fighting militants along the Afghan border, in a partial reversal of last...

  17. August 16, 2007

    US pledges to work with Pakistan

    The US on Thursday sought to work with Pakistan in fighting militants along the Afghan border, in a partial reversal of last...

  18. June 13, 2007

    US urged to back change in Pakistan

    Leaders of Pakistan's opposition urged Washington last night to push for the restoration of democracy, warning it risked...

  19. June 12, 2007

    US warned over backing for Musharraf

    Leaders of Pakistan’s opposition on Tuesday urged the US to push for the restoration of democracy, warning that Washington...

  20. June 12, 2007

    US warned over backing for Musharraf

    Leaders of Pakistan’s opposition on Tuesday urged the US to push for the restoration of democracy, warning that Washington...

  21. March 16, 2007

    US plans $750m aid for Pakistan

    The Bush administration yesterday reassured General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's president, that the US retained a...

  22. March 16, 2007

    Bush aide pledges $750m for Pakistan

    The Bush administration on Thursday reassured General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s president, that the US retained a...

  23. January 16, 2007

    Pakistan raids militant camps near border

    The Pakistani military on Tuesday carried out a pre-dawn attack on militant training camps in a remote area near the Afghan...

  24. October 18, 2006

    Sri Lanka peace talks vow

    The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday said it remained committed to the peace process despite an attack by suspected rebels...

  25. September 28, 2006

    Bush to seal strategic link with Kazakh leader

    Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan’s president, comes to the White House on Friday confident that his role as an oil-rich and...

  26. August 12, 2006

    Washington seeks to smooth Kyrgyz relations as central Asian states flex their muscles

    Richard Boucher, the US assistant secretary of state, met Kurmanbek Bakiyev, president of Kyrgyzstan, in the capital...

  27. August 8, 2006

    Afghanistan 'is gate to Asian trade'

    A more stable and open Afghanistan could serve as a gateway for increased trade between central and south Asia, said...

  28. May 3, 2006

    Nepal's new prime minister forms seven-member cabinet

    Nepal's new prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala yesterday formed a seven-member cabinet that faced urgent tasks of...

  29. May 2, 2006

    Nepal PM names seven-member cabinet

    Nepal’s new prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Tuesday formed a seven-member cabinet that faced urgent tasks of...

  30. April 4, 2006

    Afghan violence 'set to escalate'

    Afghanistan is likely to see a surge in violence as Nato troops expand their presence into areas previously dominated by...

  31. June 3, 2005

    Boucher and out

    Champagne for Richard Boucher, the long-serving State Department spokesman, after what was believed to be his last...

  32. June 2, 2005

    US officials strike sober note in reaction to Europe's discord

    Schadenfreude is in the air over Washington this week. Jacques Chirac, the French leader who clashed with President George...

  33. June 1, 2005

    Khodorkovsky vows to fight for Russian freedom as he is jailed for nine years

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky vowed yesterday to fight for his freedom and the "freedom of the whole of Russia" after he was...

  34. May 26, 2005

    US agrees military sales to Indonesia

    The Bush administration yesterday decided to upgrade military relations with Indonesia by permitting the sale of non-lethal...

  35. May 26, 2005

    US-Jakarta military deal

    The Bush administration yesterday decided to upgrade military relations with Indonesia by permitting the sale of non-lethal...

  36. May 24, 2005

    Khamenei urges rethink on reformist candidates

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, called on the Guardian Council on Monday to reconsider its decision to...

  37. May 17, 2005

    US voices concern

    The US said yesterday it was deeply disturbed by reports that the Uzbek authorities had fired on demonstrators on Friday,...

  38. May 16, 2005

    Fox tries to defuse growing migration dispute

    President Vicente Fox of Mexico tried to defuse a growing dispute on Monday over migration to the US, which intensified...

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