TONY BLAIR

  • Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon dies at 85 January 12, 2014

    Called as the bulldozer by Israelis and butcher by the Arabs, former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon passed away on Saturday. He was in a state of minimal consciousness for the past 8 years after suffering a stroke in 2006. He will be laid to rest on Monday at his...
  • London: Tony Blair's daughter held at gunpoint by robbers, escapes unhurt September 19, 2013

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's barrister daughter Kathryn escaped unhurt after being held at gunpoint by robbers on a central London street. The 29-year-old came face to face with two muggers as she and her boyfriend were walking their dog on Monday night. The two men, one armed with...
  • The Last Word: Tony Blair on Middle East crisis, media regulation December 10, 2012

    In this episode of The Last Word, Karan Thapar interviews exBritish Prime Minister Tony Blair and gets him to speak on the crisis in the Middle East and the need for media regulation. ...
  • Can nuke India in 8 seconds: Pakistan General June 15, 2012

    London: Pakistan could launch a nuclear strike on India within eight seconds, claimed an Army General in Islamabad in 2001, a warning that is described in the latest volume of diaries by a key aide of former Prime Minister Tony Blair. The General asked Blair's former communications director, Alistair Campbell, to...
  • Had professional ties with Murdoch as PM: Tony Blair May 29, 2012

    Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair defended his ties with media baron Rupert Murdoch at the phonehacking inquiry. ...
  • UK: Tony Blair heckled at phonehacking inquiry May 29, 2012

    London: British leaders are forced to court powerful press barons such as Rupert Murdoch or risk savage media attacks which render them unable to govern effectively, former Prime Minister Tony Blair told an inquiry on Monday. Interrupted by a heckler who accused him of being a war criminal for supporting...
  • Phone hacking scandal: Tony Blair to be questioned May 28, 2012

    London: Tony Blair's decision to openly court Rupert Murdoch to win power and ensure favorable coverage during his decadelong tenure as British prime minister will come under scrutiny when he faces a media inquiry on Monday. The inquiry, ordered by Prime Minister David Cameron after Murdoch's now defunct News of the...
  • Cameron messaged me 'lots of love', says Brooks May 12, 2012

    London: Known for using the internet and new media, British Prime Minister David Cameron somehow believed that 'LOL' meant 'Lots of Love' when sending texts to exeditor of the News of the World Rebekah Brooks, until she enlightened him that it actually meant 'Laugh Out Loud'. Brooks, 43, who was arrested...
  • Phone hacking: Cherie Blair sues Murdoch's company February 23, 2012

    London: Cherie Blair, barrister and wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, on Wednesday sued the nowdefunct News of the World over hacking of her phone, joining a host of celebrities and others who have initiated legal proceedings against media baron Rupert Murdoch's company. Cherie's solicitor Graham Atkins confirmed a claim...
  • Tony Blair's personal details hacked: Report June 26, 2011

    London: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's personal details have been stolen by computer hackers, a media report said. Details of a file containing the Blair's National Insurance number and the addresses of friends, colleagues and relatives began circulating on microblogging site 'Twitter' even contact details for relatives of...
  • Cherie Blair lifts the lid on her sex life March 18, 2011

    London: Former British Premier Tony Blair's wife Cherie has lifted the lid on her sex life, saying that her husband "still excites me in all possible ways". "We've been married 31 years and known each other 35 and even now he still excites me in all possible ways," 'The Sun' tabloid...
  • Sir Gulam Noon, Raj Loomba conferred peerages in UK November 19, 2010

    London: Indian origin entrepreneurs Sir Gulam Noon and Raj Loomba were today conferred peerages of the UK for life, as the appointment of 53 new members to the House of Lords prompted criticism that several former party donors had been named. While Mumbaiborn Sir Gulam Noon, a leading entrepreneur...
  • Tony Blair in running for bad sex award October 16, 2010

    London: Former UK prime minister Tony Blair's memoirs have been nominated for the Literary Review's Bad Sex Award. The least desirable prize in literature is conventionally awarded to novelists. However, the judges have made an exception for the former prime minister and his toecurling reminiscences about a night of passion...
  • Tony Blair: 'I cried for Iraq war victims' September 2, 2010

    London: Tony Blair regrets banning fox hunting, but not invading Iraq. He was captivated by Princess Diana, intimidated by Queen Elizabeth II. He heaps praise on President George W. Bush but calls his close colleague Gordon Brown a man of "zero" emotional intelligence. He acknowledges that some find him delusional,...
  • Blair's 'clear vision' with Khosla ventures May 25, 2010

    London: Former British prime minister Tony Blair, who has landed a job as adviser to Indianborn billionaire Vinod Khosla's USbased venture capital firm, says he shares a "clear vision" with the tycoon, one of the earliest leaders in cleantech investment. Blair is to lend his expertise and global relationships to the...
  • Watch: Tony Blair grilled over Iraq war January 30, 2010

    Did Tony Blair lie to his country and the world to launch a war on Iraq? The former British prime minister is being grilled at a government enquiry and has strongly defended his decision saying the world is better off without Saddam Hussain. ...
  • Former British PM Blair says no regrets over Iraq war January 30, 2010

    London: Former British prime minister Tony Blair said on Friday he had no regrets about the 2003 USled invasion of Iraq, saying Saddam Hussein was a threat to the world who had to be disarmed or removed. Blair said the September 11 al Qaeda attacks on the United States meant rogue...
  • Cherie Blair another Swine flu suspect July 17, 2009

    London: Cherie Blair, the wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, has become UK's most highprofile victim of flu. She started feeling unwell at the beginning of the week and was diagnosed with suspected swine flu on Tuesday. She has been put on a course of antiviral Tamiflu. Mrs Blair,...
  • US spied on Tony Blairs life: Report November 25, 2008

    Washington:: The Bush regime spied on the private life of Tony Blair while he was the British premier, according to a US whistleblower, whose claim could prove embarrassing for the two close allies. Former Navy communications operator David Murfee Faulk, who had top secret clearance at a covert listening post...
  • CNNIBN special: Cherie and Tony Blair on world issues November 24, 2008

    Even as the world ushers in new leaders, more and more they are looking towards the man who was the prime minister of Great Britain to fix some of the problems that are going on right now. ...
  • HT Summit: World leaders answer tough questions November 23, 2008

    On the second day of Hindustan TImes Leadership Summit, world leaders of great stature such as Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair answered some really tough questions from audience....
  • Speaking For Myself: The memoirs of a first lady November 23, 2008

    New Delhi: First ladies don't often write memoirs and certainly no other first lady has ever written one like Cherie Booth Blair's Speaking for Myself. While her obvious adoration of husband and former British prime minister Tony Blair runs right through the book, Cherie makes it clear that she isn't...
  • Force of ideas can defeat Islamic terror: Tony Blair November 22, 2008

    New Delhi: The ultimate defeat of Islamic terrorism can come not from the force of arms but from the force of ideas, former British prime minister Tony Blair said on Saturday, stressing the role of education and faith. Be it hotspots like Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine and many more, "in...
  • Blair's English humour adds fun to HT Summit November 22, 2008

    New Delhi: From taking a swipe at the English cricket team to admitting how tech unsavvy he was, former British prime minister Tony Blair had the large audience at the HT Leadership summit in splits at various stages of his 30minute address on Saturday. It began with a reference to India's...
  • HT Summit: Blair on India's standing | English humour November 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Former prime minister of UK Tony Blair spoke at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on Saturday. Blair addressed several important issues including religious differences, education leadership in a globalised world, world economy, world terrorism and enviornment issues. Speaking on the realigious differences and education in India Blair said, "Religious differences...
  • Tony Blair charges 2.5 lakh dollars per 90min speech October 29, 2008

    London: Former British premier Tony Blair, who is said to be the highest paid speaker in the world, is learnt to have amassed a wealth of 12 million over the past one year since vacating 10 Downing Street. This is more than six times the income he earned during his prime...
  • Blair used wife's 'pain' for political ends: book May 13, 2008

    London: Cherie Blair was shocked by the ruthless manner in which the tragic news of her miscarriage was used by her husband and former British prime minister Tony Blair and his media managers for political reasons. In the latest extracts from her memoirs Speaking for Myself, published in The Times,...
  • Rahul Gandhi has great commitment to India: Blair March 22, 2008

    Former British prime minister, Tony Blair was in India and CNNIBN's Vidya Shankar Aiyar talked to him about his work on the climate change issue, the situation in China, the IndoUS Nuclear Deal and Rahul Gandhi. Vidya Shankar Aiyar: You are now batting to save the planet from this climate change...
  • Blair endorses Rahul Gandhi, calls him PM material March 21, 2008

    New Delhi: In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, former British prime minister Tony Blair said Rahul Gandhi will make a good prime minister. Blair even went on to say the young Gandhi was one of the most talented young politicians worldwide. Blair met the Congress GeneralSecretary in New Delhi on Thursday...