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World 24 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Iran wants direct nuclear talks with U.S. - report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran is making explicit requests for direct talks on its nuclear program, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing U.S. officials, Iranian analysts and foreign diplomats.

World 24 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Italy's Prodi wins final parliamentary approval

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's new prime minister Romano Prodi won the final seal of approval from parliament on Tuesday, allowing his centre-left government to get on with running a country whose public finances are spiralling out of control.

World 22 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

ElBaradei may cite Iran security issue in U.S. talks

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief headed on Monday for talks in Washington where he is likely to nudge U.S. officials to consider security assurances for Iran to defuse a crisis over Tehran's nuclear programme, diplomats said.

Nation 20 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Security tightened amid meet

The big signboard that greets visitors arriving by air proclaims this Egyptian resort city as the 'City of Peace'.

Nation 19 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Ensure 9MP succeeds, senators told

Senators should act as watchdogs to ensure the successful implementation of the Ninth Malaysia Plan, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

World 19 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bush touts immigration plan, Senate debates

YUMA, Arizona (Reuters) - President George W. Bush took his immigration case to the Mexican border on Thursday, where he pressed for tougher security and a guest worker program as Mexico made clear it opposed his plan.

World 12 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Key U.S. senators support Gen. Hayden as CIA chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, nominated to be CIA director, won public support from two independent-minded Republican senators on Friday despite revelations that he oversaw efforts to track the phone calls of tens of millions of Americans.

World 12 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bush denies spying infringing on Americans' privacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush denied on Thursday the government was

World 12 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

White House says 'full steam ahead' on Hayden for CIA

BILOXI, Miss., (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that Gen. Michael Hayden's nomination to be CIA director was going

Nation 09 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Four take oath as senators

UMNO deputy information chief for Kangar division Ahmad Hussin has been sworn in as a senator at the Dewan Negara.