Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said he will step down over a corruption probe after his ruling Kadima party chooses a new leader in two
Israel’s governing Kadima Party is to hold a leadership election in the autumn which could see Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ousted.
After a second bulldozer attack in Israel, security forces have raided the home of the man police say went on the rampage. The 22-year-old
A man driving a mechanical digger has been shot dead while carrying out an attack in Jerusalem say Israeli security services.
Eleven people are
It was a gruelling day for the relatives and friends of the two Israeli soldiers snatched two years ago. The Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and his
Israel would not have wanted yesterday’s prisoner exchange to be seen as a victory for Hiz’bullah, but in Lebanon there was no doubt. Samir Kantar
For those close to the two captured Israeli army reservists, the news ended an agonising two year wait.
One family member had talked about the
The Russian energy giant Gazprom has signed an agreement to help Iran develop its oil and gas fields, just days after the French company Total
Lebanon is looking to a new future after its warring factions formed a unity government, but big challenges lie ahead.
The cabinet, led by Prime
“They killed, you know, they killed me…That is to say, can you imagine a woman like me with half body? An independent woman, who used to be compared
After years of political instability in Lebanon, the recent election of President Michel Suleiman has brought a renewed sense of hope to the
More talks on climate change between G8 leaders and the heads of the emerging countries look set to be stormy. The poorer nations are apparently
Israel has begun exhuming the bodies of slain Palestinian and Lebanese fighters, ahead of a prisoner exchange with Hizbullah. The agreement between
The world’s leading industrialised nations are set to take an important step in the fight against global warming, the trickiest subject on their
A car bomb has been detonated outside the Indian Embassy in the Afghan capital, killing dozens of people and wounding more than 140.
Leaders of some of the richest countries in the world are facing a jam-packed agenda at the start of the G8 summit. Aid to Africa is playing a major
The Russian leader, Dmitry Medvedev, arrived in Japan for the summit with weapons on his mind. He met George Bush for the first time since becoming
World leaders have been arriving in Japan for tomorrow’s G8 summit, billed as a meeting on climate change but one that looks set to incorporate a
Ever rising oil prices will top the agenda at the G8 economic powers summit next week in Hokkaido, Japan. However economists are sceptical whether
Regular flights have begun between Taiwan and China, for the first time since 1949. Planes took off for Taiwan from five Chinese cities on the first
At least three people have been reported killed and dozens injured, after a Palestinian drove a bulldozer into a bus and several cars in West
The headquarters of Mongolia’s ruling party in the capital Ulan Bator bears the scars of Tuesday’s riots, provoked by alleged election fraud. Troops