Ten years after the US-led invasion of Iraq, the American troops may be gone but the country they left behind is reeling from the consequences of the war. To discuss this issue, Douglas Herbert speaks to James Dobbins, a former American diplomat who is now the Director of the RAND International Security and Defense Policy Center.
Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed charges against ex-US vice president Dick Cheney and executives of the oil firm Halliburton, over alleged bribes to Nigerian officials in the 1990s.
Former US vice-president Dick Cheney was admitted to George Washington University hospital for testing after he felt ill and is expected to remain there over the weekend, according to a statement issued by his office.
Former US Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a long history of heart problems, has been hospitalized after experiencing chest pains, his office said. Hospital doctors said the controversial Republican was stable, but may need additional treatment.
The New York Times and Washington Post have reported that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) hired security contractor Blackwater in 2004 as part of a secret programme to assassinate al Qaeda leaders.
In this edition: Manuel Zelaya and Roberto Micheletti, two men at the heart of Honduras's political storm; drug cartels take on Mexican police; and Congress investigates former vice-president Dick Cheney's secret anti-terrorism plans.
Today on the Web: Net users react to the imprisonment of two young bloggers and pacifist militants in Azerbaijan; former US vice-president Dick Cheney is caught up in a scandal; and Her Majesty the Queen is on Twitter.
Democrats have accused former Vice President Dick Cheney of a "serious breach" of law in ordering the CIA to withhold information from Congress about a secret counter-terrorism programme. Some lawmakers vowed to push for an investigation.
Former US Vice President Dick Cheney (pictured) has lashed out at President Barack Obama's security policies, including a ban on harsh interrogation tactics. Cheney called a ban on "enhanced" interrogations "recklessness".