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UN inquiry looks at new suspects in Hariri killing

A special UN commission investigating the killing of the former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri reported that it has uncovered fresh evidence that could lead to more suspects in the three-year-old assassination case.

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A child takes part in a World AIDS Day ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa.

Music stars issue special (RED) release

Monday, 1 December 2008

Charitable foundation launches weekly digital magazine on World Aids Day

Miliband: Syria vital to peace in Middle East

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

David Miliband said that his talks with Syria's President, Bashar al-Assad, focused on ways of achieving a comprehensive peace in the Middle East.

Gordon Brown and other world leaders greeting each other at the start of the G20 summit at the weekend

Brown claims world backing for plan to tax less, spend more

Monday, 17 November 2008

Gordon Brown will claim today that his plans to cut taxes to keep the British economy moving have won the endorsement of leaders from the world's 20 largest economies.

US rejects offer of missile trade-off

Friday, 14 November 2008

The US Defence Secretary, Robert Gates, has rejected a Russian suggestion that both countries scrap their plans to place defensive missiles in eastern Europe.

Hamid Karzai has discussed peace talks with Saudi and Pakistani leaders

Karzai to brief PM on secret Taliban talks

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Afghan President to visit London as efforts are made to end conflict.

Mandelson urges Obama to resist US protectionists

Friday, 7 November 2008

The Business Secretary Peter Mandelson last night urged Barack Obama not to retreat into trade isolation and protectionism.

Rice admits Middle East deal this year is unlikely

Friday, 7 November 2008

The Bush administration conceded yesterday that an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by a year-end deadline is no longer possible.

A Palestinian press worker holds a freshly printed copy of Palestinian daily newspaper al-Quds with Barack Obama on the front page, in Atarot in the West Bank near Jerusalem

What the world wants from its president

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

It's not just the US which is waiting to see what happens when Barack Obama moves into the Oval Office. The Independent's world-wide correspondents explain what other countries are expecting.

The people of the world are yearning for the end of eight years of a Bush administration

Now to undo the damage done ...

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

But, Anne Penketh warns, the winner will be hamstrung by high expectations.

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Forbidden City

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Howard Jacobson: More terrorism, more blame games

To argue Palestine fuelled the massacre in Mumbai is preposterous

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