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
THOUSANDS of prisoners held as part of the US "war on terror" remain at risk of torture or ill-treatment, Amnesty International said yesterday.
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KURDISH rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan did not receive a fair trial in Turkey, the European Court of Human Rights court ruled yesterday.
IRAN vowed yesterday that it would "definitely" resume some uranium reprocessing activities, rejecting suggestions that Tehran, under European pressure, was considering backing away from such action.
AN unprecedented summit of south American and Arab leaders closed on Wednesday with the adoption of a declaration urging Israel to abandon occupied territories and insisting that free trade must be harnessed to benefit the world's poor.
AT LEAST three more anti-US protesters were killed in Afghanistan during clashes with police yesterday, when rage at the alleged US desecration of the Koran at Guantanamo Bay spread throughout the country.
MILITANTS holding Australian engineer Douglas Wood hostage in Iraq have extended the deadline on their demand for a troop withdrawal by Canberra, Australia's top Islamic leader said yesterday after meeting senior Muslim clerics.
THE United Nations top human rights official began a four-day trip to Colombia yesterday amid protests over her accusations that President Alvaro Uribe was being soft on right-wing paramilitary death squads.
US Republican Senator George Voinovich agreed yesterday to let the contentious nomination of ultrahawk John Bolton as US ambassador to the United Nations go to the full Senate for a vote.
THE first witness in a civil suit brought by two families of victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia testified yesterday that Dutch troops protecting a UN "safe area" felt "frustrated and powerless" against overwhelming Serb forces who seized control.