BREAKING NEWS

Diplomatic mission

News

Gaddafi accepts AU peace plan - Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma says Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has accepted the African Union roadmap aimed at bringing the conflict in the

South African President Jacob Zuma says Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has accepted the African Union roadmap aimed at bringing the conflict in the

News

Ghaddafi reappears in public

Libyan leader Muammar Ghaddafi has been seen in public for the first time since May 11, when he was filmed reportedly meeting tribal leaders. Liban

Libyan leader Muammar Ghaddafi has been seen in public for the first time since May 11, when he was filmed reportedly meeting tribal leaders. Liban

News

South Africa's Zuma in Tripoli for talks

South Africa’s President has arrived in Tripoli for talks with Libya’s leader on ending the violence. Jacob Zuma was given the full red carpet

South Africa’s President has arrived in Tripoli for talks with Libya’s leader on ending the violence. Jacob Zuma was given the full red carpet

News

Obama praises Poland as an example for the region

US President Obama, on his first visit to Poland since taking office, reaffirmed his country’s commitment to Poland’s security by finalising a deal

US President Obama, on his first visit to Poland since taking office, reaffirmed his country’s commitment to Poland’s security by finalising a deal

News

US strengthens ties with central and eastern Europe

President Barack Obama met with heads of state from more than a dozen central and eastern European countries on Friday during his trip to Poland. The

President Barack Obama met with heads of state from more than a dozen central and eastern European countries on Friday during his trip to Poland. The

News

Clinton seeks to smooth US-Pakistan ties

The most senior American official to visit Pakistan since a US strike team killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden this month says tense relations

The most senior American official to visit Pakistan since a US strike team killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden this month says tense relations

News

Clinton in Pakistan for showdown talks

There was a warm welcome in Islamabad for Hilary Clinton but the smiles will do little to gloss over soaring tensions between Pakistan and the

There was a warm welcome in Islamabad for Hilary Clinton but the smiles will do little to gloss over soaring tensions between Pakistan and the

News

Obama: 'special relationship' remains significant

President Barack Obama has completed his state visit to Britain with a key note address to both houses of parliament. In it he reassured the UK that

President Barack Obama has completed his state visit to Britain with a key note address to both houses of parliament. In it he reassured the UK that

News

Ashton in Benghazi promises rebels EU support

The European Union’s head of foreign policy has gone to Benghazi in Libya promising support for the rebels who are fighting to overthrow Colonel

The European Union’s head of foreign policy has gone to Benghazi in Libya promising support for the rebels who are fighting to overthrow Colonel

News

Solidarity for Japan ahead of Asian summit

This weekend’s East Asia summit in Japan has offered China and South Korea a chance to display their solidarity with their neighbour, still

This weekend’s East Asia summit in Japan has offered China and South Korea a chance to display their solidarity with their neighbour, still

News

Israel's Netanyahu rejects Obama's border proposals

Israel’s prime minister has rejected US President Obama’s vision for the borders of a future Palestinian state. Speaking at the White House

Israel’s prime minister has rejected US President Obama’s vision for the borders of a future Palestinian state. Speaking at the White House

News

Britain's Queen ends triumphant trip to Ireland

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has left Ireland after an historic visit widely hailed as a diplomatic triumph. Earlier, she and Prince Philip visited

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has left Ireland after an historic visit widely hailed as a diplomatic triumph. Earlier, she and Prince Philip visited

News

Britain's Queen visits Irish horse heartland

For a monarch passionate about horses, it was surely one of the highlights of her four-day trip. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has continued her

For a monarch passionate about horses, it was surely one of the highlights of her four-day trip. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has continued her

News

Queen Elizabeth talks of "shared values" at Dublin banquet

Britain’s Queen has acknowledged the turbulent history between her country and Ireland on day two of her landmark visit to the country. But she and

Britain’s Queen has acknowledged the turbulent history between her country and Ireland on day two of her landmark visit to the country. But she and

News

Queen Elizabeth visits scene of British massacre in Ireland

It was one of the most daring diplomatic engagements of her reign of nearly 60 years. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has visited Croke Park sports

It was one of the most daring diplomatic engagements of her reign of nearly 60 years. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has visited Croke Park sports

News

Irish protesters make themselves heard during royal visit

Not everyone was happy for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II to make her historic visit to the Irish Republic. Although not large in number, a rally

Not everyone was happy for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II to make her historic visit to the Irish Republic. Although not large in number, a rally

News

Queen Elizabeth II makes historic visit to Irish Republic

For the first time in a century, a British monarch has set foot on Irish soil. Queen Elizabeth II has arrived in Dublin for an historic four day

For the first time in a century, a British monarch has set foot on Irish soil. Queen Elizabeth II has arrived in Dublin for an historic four day

News

UK Queen makes historic visit to Irish Republic

For the first time in a century, a British monarch has set foot on Irish soil. Queen Elizabeth II has arrived in Dublin for an historic four day

For the first time in a century, a British monarch has set foot on Irish soil. Queen Elizabeth II has arrived in Dublin for an historic four day

News

British Queen arrives in Dublin for historic visit

Queen Elizabeth II has arrived in Dublin at the start of her historic visit to the Irish Republic.   The British monarch is the first to set

Queen Elizabeth II has arrived in Dublin at the start of her historic visit to the Irish Republic.   The British monarch is the first to set

News

Bomb alerts in Dublin ahead of UK Queen's visit

The Irish Army have blown up a makeshift bomb found on a bus outside Dublin ahead of an historic visit by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. A second

The Irish Army have blown up a makeshift bomb found on a bus outside Dublin ahead of an historic visit by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. A second

News

US Middle East envoy George Mitchell resigns

The US envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell is stepping down for personal reasons. His resignation has been accepted by the White

The US envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell is stepping down for personal reasons. His resignation has been accepted by the White

News

Libyan opposition to open London office

There has been a significant step forward for Libya’s rebel movement in its campaign for international recognition. British Prime Minister David

There has been a significant step forward for Libya’s rebel movement in its campaign for international recognition. British Prime Minister David

News

Yemen opposition ponders next move as Saleh stays put

Yemen’s opposition is said to be considering stepping up its protests after President Ali Abdullah Saleh refused to sign a deal handing over

Yemen’s opposition is said to be considering stepping up its protests after President Ali Abdullah Saleh refused to sign a deal handing over

News

Gaddafi sends envoy to Greece

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has sent a trusted adviser to Athens as speculation grows that he is trying to find a way out of his stand-off with the

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has sent a trusted adviser to Athens as speculation grows that he is trying to find a way out of his stand-off with the

News

Historic trip by Turkey's Erdogan to Iraqi Kurdish region 

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has became the first Turkish prime minister to visit the Kurdish region of Iraq.   The trip, in which he opened a new

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has became the first Turkish prime minister to visit the Kurdish region of Iraq.   The trip, in which he opened a new