Abbas suspends ties with Israel
Israel mounts deadly overnight raids, raising toll past 100 in sixth day of attacks.
Putin's pick wins Russian election
Dmitry Medvedev promises "direct continuation" of predecessor's policies.
East Timor fighter surrenders
Suspect in last month's attacks on country's leaders turns himself in.
Chavez beefs up Colombia border
Venezuela leader says Bogota attacks on Farc fighters inside Ecuador could spark war.
LRA and Uganda sign peace pact
Deal provides for disarmament and demobilisation of Lord's Resistance Army
Ahmadinejad in landmark Iraq visit
Iranian president visiting Baghdad for talks that could help improve Iraqi security.
Scores killed in Pakistan bombing
Suicide bomber targets gathering of tribal elders in northwest of the country.
Armenia opposition ends protest
Defeated presidential candidate suspends protests until emergency rule expires.
Thailand begins Hmong deportations
Aid groups question claim that Petchabun camp inmates returned to Laos voluntarily.
Saudis urged to leave Lebanon
Diplomatic sources cite security fears after US warship positions off Lebanese coast.
Turkish troops could re-enter Iraq
Ankara puts PKK on notice after claiming ground offensive achieved "initial targets".
EADS wins $35bn US defence deal
American contractor Boeing loses bid to build 179 airborne tankers for US air force.
Palestinians die in Israeli attacks
At least 20 Palestinians and one Israeli killed in violence since Wednesday.