Bush says Iraq surge is 'working'
Bush defends US-led invasion in speech at the Pentagon as Iraq war enters its sixth year.
Bin Laden threatens EU over cartoon
Al-Qaeda leader vows response to "insulting drawings" of Prophet Muhammad.
Serbia neighbours accept Kosovo
Belgrade recalls envoys from Croatia and Hungary after they recognise independence.
European and US markets slip
British bank denies financial problems as Wall Street is hit by profit-taking.
The Iraq Invasion: Five Years On
The US president promised Iraqis a new era of peace, prosperity, and liberty.
Zimbabwe poll preparations 'skewed'
Human rights groups say violence and initimidation could prevent free elections.
France tries 'al-Qaeda recruiters'
Seven men suspected of helping arrange for people to join armed groups in Iraq.
Arrests made at US war protests
Activists gather in capital on fifth anniversary of invasion of Iraq.
McCain makes Iran gaffe
Republican presidential hopeful says Iran is funding and training al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Greeks march against pensions plan
Nationwide strike paralyses public services and transport systems.
Pakistan swears in female speaker
Fahmida Mirza will play a key role if parliament decides to confront the president.
Iraq war enters sixth year
Bush to concede "high cost" but also defend invasion in anniversary speech.
Shares rally after US interest cut
Gains in Asia and Wall Street follow Fed step and improved investment bank earnings.
Myanmar envoy disappointed at visit
Ibrahim Gambari says he made no progress in pushing Myanmar towards democracy.
Deaths in US raid on Afghan home
The US military says the raid was aimed at "disrupting militant activities".
China: Tibet protesters 'surrender'
Authorities say 105 rioters surrender to police as Tibetans continue protests elsewhere.
Western Sahara talks end in failure
Morocco and the Polisario Front agree on making family visits easier but little else.
Indonesia grounds troubled airline
Adam Air given three months to meet safety requirements as main investor pulls out.
Timor president leaves hospital
Ramos-Horta discharged after assassination attempt pledging to return "soon".
ExxonMobil loses Venezuela case
US oil giant vows to continue fight to get compensation for nationalisation move.