UK terror suspect had Blair's address

2014-10-14 16:10

A man on trial in London for terrorism had the address of a property owned by former British prime minister Tony Blair in his car when he was stopped, a prosecutor says.

Former British PM Tony Blair named "gay icon"

2014-09-26 09:35

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been named one of the top "gay icons" of the last thirty years in recognition of his work for gay rights.

Gaza violence: Blair arrives in Cairo for talks

2014-07-12 14:10

Mideast Quartet envoy Tony Blair has arrived in Cairo for talks on ending the violence in Gaza, where Israeli air raids have killed more than 125 Palestinians this week, officials say.

Call for quotas for women in business

2014-05-26 19:56

Britain should introduce quotas to promote women in the workplace, says Cherie Booth QC, wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Blair 'quits as advisor to Malawi leader'

2014-01-06 11:43

Former British PM Tony Blair has reportedly quit as an adviser to Malawi’s president Joyce Banda, amid a corruption scandal rocking the southern African country.

Blair denies pressuring SA over Mugabe

2013-11-28 10:44

Former British PM Tony Blair has denied putting pressure on South Africa while he was in office to help remove Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe in a military operation.

Australian PM Rudd battles Murdoch press

2013-09-03 11:01

Rupert Murdoch's clout in the UK and US might have diminished, but in Australia he dominates the media landscape, playing a prominent role in undermining Kevin Rudd, analysts say.

No proof of Syria govt chemical attack: Putin

2013-08-27 08:58

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told British Prime Minister David Cameron there is no evidence yet that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against rebels, Cameron's office says.

Time running out for Mideast peace

2013-06-19 22:38

Time is running out for the Middle East peace process, which must move forward or face total failure, former British prime minister Tony Blair says.

Palestinians cool on Kerry's $4bn plan

2013-05-27 22:20

A $4bn US plan to boost the Palestinian economy has been met with a cool response as Palestinian leaders insisted on a political dimension to the stimulus.

Iraq lurks at Bush's Texas-sized party

2013-04-26 12:01

Something was unmentionable in polite company gathered to dedicate George W Bush's presidential library in Texas: The words "Iraq war".

Miliband bows out of politics

2013-03-27 18:34

Former British foreign secretary David Miliband says he was leaving politics to boost his brother's chances of leading the opposition Labour Party to victory.

Blair praises Malawi's President Banda

2012-08-31 12:24

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has declared that new President Joyce Banda has brought "hope and expectation" to Malawi.

Blair shrugs off arrest threats

2012-08-30 10:25

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has shrugged off protests and threats of a citizen's arrest against him by South Africans saying there are others they should be protesting against.

Blair arrest bounty pays out over £10 000

2012-08-29 21:12

Payouts for attempts to arrest former British prime minister Tony Blair now exceed £10 000, a report claims.

Blair sorry about Tutu's withdrawal

2012-08-28 19:58

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has expressed sorrow at Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's decision to withdraw from a conference they were both attending in Johannesburg.

Blair justifies cost of Games

2012-07-26 10:23

After helping to deliver Olympics to London, former British Prime Minister Blair maintains event will be value for money.

Blair would love comeback as PM

2012-06-27 22:27

Tony Blair says that he would love a chance to return as Britain's prime minister - but acknowledged a comeback is extremely unlikely.

Murdoch 'pushed Blair on Iraq'

2012-06-16 11:47

Rupert Murdoch took part in an "over-crude" attempt by US Republicans to push Tony Blair into action before the invasion of Iraq, the former British PM's ex-media chief claims.

Lawyer: 500 hacking claims possible

2012-06-02 08:04

A lawyer for Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group says the company could face 500 lawsuits from victims of tabloid phone hacking - far more than have so far been filed.

Blair admits being too close to Murdoch

2012-05-28 18:11

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has told a press ethics inquiry that he got too close to Rupert Murdoch's media empire, in evidence disrupted by a protester calling him a "war criminal".

Blair appears at media ethics inquiry

2012-05-28 13:00

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been questioned by an inquiry into media ethics set up to deal with the fallout from the phone hacking scandal at News Corporation.

Tony Blair: Robin Gibb was committed

2012-05-21 22:29

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has paid tribute to the late Robin Gibb saying "he was a great friend" and a "committed human being".

Rebekah Brooks lays bare ties to UK elite

2012-05-11 13:01

Prime Minister David Cameron is among top politicians who sent sympathetic messages to Rebekah Brooks when she resigned as chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's UK newspaper group, she says.


Ex-Libyan leader allowed to sue UK over torture

2014-10-30 18:46

A former Libyan commander has won the right to sue the UK for damages over the years of torture he suffered at the hands of Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after being handed to Libya by UK and US spies.

Blair should have testified at arms inquiry - critic

2014-10-06 20:04

Former British prime minister Tony Blair should have been summoned to testify at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry, arms deal critic Terry Crawford-Browne says.

Egypt mediates talks between Israel, Palestine

2014-08-06 12:17

Egyptian officials mediating talks for a durable truce in Gaza have met an Israel delegation during the night and were to relay their demands to Palestinian representatives.

Iraq crisis: US orders carrier to Gulf

2014-06-15 08:52

The United States has ordered an aircraft carrier into the Gulf over the Iraq crisis, where Sunni Arab jihadists have seized a swathe of the country, as Shi’ite Iran said it would consider helping Washington.

Don't let peace talks collapse: Israel president

2014-01-31 10:37

Israel President Schimon Peres has launched a plea to bring the current peace talks with the Palestinians to a successful conclusion and warned against allowing them to collapse.

Nujoma takes a swipe at UK over 'Zim invasion plot'

2013-12-04 12:52

Former Namibian president Sam Nujoma has said that Africa must be prepared to defend the African continent from Western "imperialists" - this after reports of a Zimbabwe invasion plot by UK.

Mbeki: UK wanted Mugabe out by military force

2013-11-27 15:16

Former SA president Thabo Mbeki has made startling revelations about how the UK government was determined to depose Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe using military force.

Russia: Dire 'consequences' if Syria is hit

2013-08-27 12:04

Russia has warned a military intervention in Syria could have "catastrophic consequences" for the region and called on the international community to show "prudence" over the crisis.

I'm no dictator, Mugabe says

2013-06-03 10:43

President Robert Mugabe says he is no dictator but is being smeared by Western countries because of the Zimbabwe land reform programme.

Palestinian economic plan of $4bn: Kerry

2013-05-26 21:59

US Secretary of State John Kerry says an economic plan to revive the ailing Palestinian economy is expected to produce around $4bn in investment.

Blair recalls humiliation by Thatcher

2013-04-09 12:03

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday eulogised Margaret Thatcher as a "remarkable and towering figure" while recalling a time when she got the better of him.

Arab world has long way to go - Blair

2012-09-17 16:28

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has warned that violent demonstrations over an anti-Islam film show that some in the Arab world are still a generation from modernisation.

Blair: Tutu can do what he wants to

2012-08-30 22:33

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair says Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is perfectly entitled to do what he wants to do, after he pulled out of a summit in protest at Blair's attendance.

Sandton roads to be closed for protest

2012-08-30 08:07

Roads will be closed in Sandton for a few hours for a protest at the convention centre, Johannesburg metro police say.

Arrest warrant sought for Tony Blair

2012-08-29 14:09

An arrest warrant for former British prime minister Tony Blair is being sought by the Society for the Protection of our Constitution.

Protesters hope to arrest Blair in Joburg

2012-08-28 09:00

A political party is planning to protest against Tony Blair when he speaks in Johannesburg and are hoping to perform a citizen’s arrest on the former British prime minister.

Blair - problems in post-Assad Syria

2012-07-25 21:38

Ex-British Prime Minister Blair has warned of acute divisions in a post-Assad Syria.

Blair thought Brown was 'bonkers'

2012-06-18 09:58

Former British premier Tony Blair thought his successor Gordon Brown was "bonkers" and a "malign force" that was "hell-bent" on his destruction, say his ex-media chief's diaries.

Cameron denies deals with Murdoch empire

2012-06-14 13:04

Prime Minister David Cameron has dismissed claims that his party made covert deals with Rupert Murdoch's media empire as he faces a grilling at Britain's press ethics inquiry.

Blair: I ducked a fight with media

2012-05-29 11:31

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has said that he couldn't stand up to Britain's media tycoons while in power.

Protester interrupts Blair evidence

2012-05-28 16:03

A protester has been bundled out of a British press ethics inquiry as Tony Blair gave evidence, after bursting in and yelling that the Blair should be arrested for war crimes.

Blair to face press ethics inquiry

2012-05-25 14:00

Former British prime minister Tony Blair will testify at a press ethics inquiry set up following a phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World, the inquiry says.

UK politicians, media had 'incestuous' ties

2012-05-16 20:08

Britain's politicians and its powerful media were uncomfortably close while Tony Blair ran the country, a former UK minister says.

Libyans sue UK ex-minister Straw

2012-04-18 11:23

Two Libyans who claim Britain's complicity in their torture by Muammar Gaddafi's regime are taking legal action against former British foreign secretary Jack Straw, their lawyers say.

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