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  1. June 17, 2014

    Iraq crisis: US and Iran tread carefully to find solution

    Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the George W Bush administration received an offer of help from a surprising source –...

  2. June 8, 2014

    Senior US diplomats to hold bilateral nuclear talks with Iran

    Two American diplomats who conducted secret, back-channel talks with Iran in 2013 will travel to Geneva this for weeks for...

  1. January 11, 2013

    Rebels claim Syrian military air base

    Rebels have taken a long-contested military helicopter base in northern Syria, opposition activists said on Friday, giving...

  2. December 10, 2012

    Political solution to Syria backed

    The US and Russia have said they still back a political solution to Syria’s war, even as the deepening crisis underscores...

  3. October 14, 2012

    US military officials arrive in Myanmar

    A delegation of more than 30 US military and civilian officials has arrived in Myanmar at the weekend, in Washington’s most...

  4. September 22, 2012

    Libyan protests condemn Benghazi militias

    Thousands of Libyans enraged by the lawlessness of armed militias and the killing of the popular US ambassador last week,...

  5. beyondbrics

    March 2, 2012

    Embraer contract: the US flip-flops

    It was once the norm in the US to casually brand any equatorial Latin American country as a banana republic. But now it is...

  6. March 2, 2012

    Brazil warns US over cancelled aircraft deal

    The Brazilian government has warned Washington that the abrupt cancellation by the US Air Force of an order of warplanes...

  7. March 17, 2011

    Washington explains rethink on no-fly zone

    The Obama administration scrambled on Thursday to explain why, after days of expressing doubts about a no-fly zone over...

  8. December 3, 2010

    US counts cost in week of leaks

    A week of WikiLeaks has left a host of memorable images in its wake. Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev, the prime...

  9. December 3, 2010

    US concern over Paris ship sale to Russia

    The full force of US objections to France’s plan to sell four Mistral class helicopter and troop carriers to Russia is...

  10. December 1, 2010

    WikiLeaks on Litvinenko’s death strain US-Russia ties

    The US’s attempt to “reset” ties with Russia has been tested by leaked diplomatic cables about possible links between Moscow...

  11. May 13, 2010

    After being ill with indecision, the recovery can begin

    From Mr Paul Dare. Sir, The agreement that the new Conservative party government has made with the Liberal Democrats in...

  12. April 15, 2010

    White House says Iran nuclear threat years away

    The Obama administration said on Wednesday it would probably take Iran three to five years to make a nuclear weapon, a...

  13. February 27, 2010

    Iran nuclear dispute casts long shadow as US courts Brazil

    The dispute over Iran's nuclear programme is casting a shadow over the Americas as Hillary Clinton heads south to push...

  14. February 27, 2010

    US woos Brazil over Iran nuclear dispute

    The dispute over Iran's nuclear programme is casting a shadow over the Americas as Hillary Clinton heads south to push...

  15. February 26, 2010

    US woos Brazil over Iran nuclear dispute

    The dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme is casting a shadow over the Americas as Hillary Clinton heads south to push...

  16. January 16, 2010

    No decision reached on Iran sanctions

    NEW YORK, Jan 16- A six-power meeting to discuss future action over Iran’s nuclear program focused mainly on possible...

  17. November 23, 2009

    India feels the chill as US warms to China

    When Manmohan Singh, India's prime minister, last visited Washington, in 2005, he was presented with a historic gift by...

  18. November 23, 2009

    India feels chill as US courts China

    When Manmohan Singh, India's prime minister, last visited Washington, in 2005, he was presented with a historic gift by then...

  19. November 22, 2009

    India feels the chill as US warms to China

    When Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, last visited Washington, in 2005, he was presented with a historic gift by then...

  20. November 11, 2009

    Obama struggles to match rhetoric on Middle East strategy

    Less than a year after Barack Obama took presidential office promising a new start in the Middle East, US policy towards...

  21. November 10, 2009

    US fails to match Mideast rhetoric

    Less than a year after Barack Obama took presidential office promising a new start in the Middle East, US policy towards the...

  22. October 2, 2009

    Iran clearsinspectorsto visitnuclear site

    Iran yesterday accepted international demands for inspectors to visit its recently disclosed nuclear site and to restart...

  23. October 2, 2009

    Obama welcomes advance in Iran talks

    President Barack Obama yesterday hailed what he said was a tentative agreement in Geneva that could diminish tensions over...

  24. October 2, 2009

    Obama hails tentative agreement over Iran's nuclear programme

    President Barack Obama yesterday hailed what he said was a tentative agreement that could help diminish tensions over...

  25. October 2, 2009

    Tehran agrees to inspection

    Iran yesterday accepted international demands for inspectors to visit its recently disclosed nuclear site and to restart...

  26. October 2, 2009

    Iran to allow checks on nuclear facility

    Iran agreed last night to international demands to keep talking about its nuclear programme and to allow inspectors into a...

  27. October 2, 2009

    Obama welcomes advance in Iran talks

    President Barack Obama yesterday hailed what he said was a tentative agreement that could help diminish tensions over...

  28. October 1, 2009

    US welcomes advance in Iran talks

    President Barack Obama on Thursday hailed what he said was a tentative agreement that could help diminish tensions over...

  29. September 15, 2009

    Iran agrees to US nuclear talks

    The US and other world powers will next month meet Tehran's chief nuclear negotiator to test the seriousness of Iran's...

  30. September 14, 2009

    Iran agrees to US nuclear talks

    The US and other world powers will next month meet Tehran’s chief nuclear negotiator to test the seriousness of Iran’s...

  31. September 7, 2009

    Roche and Glaxo to test swine flu drugs

    Roche, the Swiss pharmaceutical group, is funding a study to test the efficacy of its flu drug Tamiflu in combination with...

  32. September 7, 2009

    How Tamiflu became a global blockbuster

    When senior executives from Roche host a briefing for journalists today in Basel, their chosen topic will be unusual for a...

  33. September 6, 2009

    How Tamiflu became a global blockbuster

    When senior executives from Roche host a briefing for journalists on Monday in Basel, their chosen topic will be unusual...

  34. May 5, 2009

    Saudi reconciliation with US might still end in tears

    On the surface it was a love fest, a day of celebration by an estranged couple who had finally reconciled, and were now...

  35. May 4, 2009

    Comment: Saudi detente with US faces tests

    On the surface it was a love fest, a day of celebration by an estranged couple who had finally reconciled, and were now...

  36. April 23, 2009

    Disappointing trial hits Roche

    Shares in Roche, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group, dropped more than 9 per cent after it reported disappointing results from...

  37. April 23, 2009

    Disappointing trial hits Roche

    Shares in Roche, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group, dropped more than 9 per cent after it reported disappointing results from...

  38. April 9, 2009

    Formal meetings with Iran promised by US

    The Obama administration said yesterday it would begin formal face-to-face meetings with Iran, together with other leading...

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