Defence Secretary Philip Hammond believes himself vindicated by the High Court ruling that his Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) is independent.
A look at the causes and possible outcomes of Silvio Berlusconi and his right-wing coalition's lead in the polls.
Attacks such as yesterday's horrific murder in Woolwich didn't happen before the 'war on terror.' It's time we recognised the consequences of the conflicts we've unleashed
ISRAEL will target any Palestinians who fire mortars at Israeli communities, top Israeli security officials decided yesterday, signalling a further erosion of a shaky truce between the two sides.
THE Moscow court reading the verdict in the trial of oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said yesterday that he had committed fraud, but it indicated that he could receive a lighter sentence than originally sought.
A TOP aide to UN secretary-general Kofi Annan told a congressional panel yesterday that a transformation of the UN is under way, but he denied that the world body is an out-of-control bureaucracy.
VENEZUELAN Vice-President Jose Vicente Rangel accused the US yesterday of trying to sidestep its legal obligations by not immediately acting against Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles over the 1976 bombing of a Cuban plane.
THE International Committee of the Red Cross has told US authorities about US personnel at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp showing disrespect to the Koran, Red Cross spokesman Simon Schorno said yesterday.
THE sole defendant in Russia's trial over last year's Beslan school hostage siege pleaded innocent yesterday during an emotional session that saw angry relatives hurling themselves at court bailiffs in frustration over the slow pace of the trial.
BRITISH Prime Minister Tony Blair met Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams and Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley at Downing Street yesterday to explore the possibility of a return to power-sharing in Northern Ireland.
NOTORIOUS terrorist Luis Posada Carriles was arrested in Miami on Tuesday after making a public appearance at a press conference on the same day that 1.2 million Cubans marched in Havana to demand justice and an end to terrorism.
FIVE civil rights, animal rights and environmental groups united yesterday to sue the FBI to release records about the monitoring and intimidation of anti-war and other political activists by counter-terrorism agents.
BRAZILIAN President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva welcomed 12,000 agrarian reform activists to Brasilia on Tuesday who have been on a 125-mile march to highlight land inequality in the country.