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 completed the handover of the West Bank town of Tulkarem to Palestinian control yesterday, unlocking a gate that had blocked traffic between the town and main points in the West Bank.
FIVE people died in a shoot-out between Russian soldiers and pro-Moscow Chechen police after a federal military vehicle ran over a Chechen's cow, a Chechen Interior Ministry spokesman said yesterday.
A NEWSPAPER owned by assassinated Lebanese former prime minister Rafik Hariri claimed yesterday that a UN report on his killing would accuse authorities of negligence and evidence tampering.
THOUSANDS of homeless villagers remained without aid yesterday, two days after tornadoes tore through northern Bangladesh, killing 47 people and injuring about 1,000.
PALESTINIAN President Mahmoud Abbas has begun placing restrictions on the use of weapons by guerillas, officials said yesterday, a step towards fulfilling a long-standing Israeli demand that the armed groups be dismantled.
DOZENS of resistance fighters attacked a US convoy with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades on Sunday night, sparking a battle in which the US claims to have killed 26 militants in one of the largest clashes since Iraq's January 30 election.
RUSSIAN investors are in talks with North Korea on supplying the energy-starved country with oil by rail, Russia's railways chief said yesterday in the far eastern city of Khabarovsk.
CROWDS of anti-war demonstrators gathered in communities across the United States on Sunday to protest against the war in Iraq, a day after larger protests in dozens of other cities on the second anniversary of the US-led invasion.
WITH a new Parliament sworn into office, Namibia's founding father Sam Nujoma handed power over to his designated successor yesterday after a 23-year national liberation war and three terms as president.
UN TROOPS surrounded a stronghold of armed ex-soldiers yesterday who helped oust Haiti's former president Bertrand Aristide last year, a day after battling other former members of the disbanded military in the bloodiest clashes of the 10-month-old mission.