Tony Blair is in discussions about a change in his role as peace envoy in the Middle East, according to the Financial Times (£).
Senior diplomats told the newspaper the former prime minister was being eased out, which they suggested was "long overdue".
"He has been ineffective in this job. He has no credibility in this part of the world," they were quoted as saying.
But a senior source in the US administration said Blair has been "a valued partner in trying to bring peace to the Middle East", adding, "We will continue to value his input and support."
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Tony Blair has donated more than £100,000 to help Labour win key battleground seats at the General Election.
The former prime minister has made a donation of £1,000 to the local campaigns in 106 target constituencies, saying they were "where the election will be won for Labour".
A Labour spokesman said the party was "delighted" that Blair had put his own money behind the effort to get Ed Miliband into Downing Street.
"Good luck and here's to a Labour victory on May 7," he wrote in a letter to the candidates.
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Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has warned today's government to be careful with the current peace process.
Blair's warning for today's Govt; 'You've inherited a peace process that works, so be careful with it. It's fragile.'
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has told MPs that the On The Runs scheme helped bring about the end of Irish terrorism.
Blair. If we had not done this deal we might be dealing with Irish terrorism now at the same time as international terror.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has admitted that the On The Runs (OTR) scheme could have been better run, but insists it was vital for the peace process to succeed.
He is giving evidence before a parliamentary investigation into the scheme:
Tony Blair tells NI Select Committee the On The Runs scheme could have been better run and he takes responsibility for it as PM of the day.
Blair; if the On The Runs had not been dealt with the NI political process could have collapsed. Sinn Fein might have walked away.
Tony Blair apologises for the errors in the OTR scheme ... But not the scheme itself.
Tony Blair is due to give evidence before a parliamentary investigation into the On The Runs (OTRs) scheme for fugitive IRA members later today.
The former prime minister's Labour administration sent about 200 letters to republicans assuring them they were not being pursued by the UK authorities following requests from Sinn Fein.
An investigation was launched by MPs when the prosecution of a man for the murder of four soldiers during an explosion in Hyde Park in 1982 was halted after he received one of the letters in error.
The OTR letters scheme began while Mr Blair was premier, and the chairman of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has said he is one of the most important witnesses to the inquiry.
A spokesman for the committee said Mr Blair had confirmed he would be attending a sitting today.
Mr Blair was a key architect of the Good Friday Agreement, which led to IRA arms decommissioning and the establishment of a devolved power-sharing administration at Stormont.
Tony Blair has denied saying Labour leader Ed Miliband is too left wing to win the next General Election.
The former Labour prime minister told a magazine his party was "traditionally" defeated at the ballot box when presenting "traditional" left-wing policies against "traditional" right-wing opposition.
But Mr Blair took to Twitter to say the comments mis-represented his faith in Mr Miliband's ability to win the 2015 election, as ITV News Political Correspondent Emily Morgan reports.
Tony Blair says his comments about Ed Miliband's chances of winning a general election have been "mis-interpreted".
TB: "My remarks have been mis-interpreted, I fully support Ed and my party and expect a Labour victory in the election."
He had been seen as casting doubt on whether Labour can win the general election fighting on Ed Miliband's "traditional left-wing" platform.
The former prime minister's remarks, in which he acknowledged there was "obviously a difference" between his politics and those of the current leader, came as Mr Miliband appealed to voters ahead of May's poll by offering an economic recovery which "reaches your kitchen table".