Two deadly suicide attacks rocked the Chechen capital of Grozny Friday killing at least four policemen, Russian news agencies have reported. Chechen Interior Minister Ruslan Alkhanov told reporters that both attackers used bicycles.
Chechen fighters are claiming responsibility for a disaster on Monday at a hydro-electric dam in Siberia that is believed to have killed over 70 people. The Kremlin rejects the rebel claims and has offered to pay the victims' families compensation.
US President Barack Obama has called it "highly objectionable" that Libya has celebrated the return of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, but the son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi says it is a "victory" for his country.
Switzerland's President Hans-Rudolf Merz has apologised to Libya for the arrest one year ago of a son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, paving the way for a "normalisation" of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Scotland's justice minister says Libyan national Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, who was given a life sentence for his role in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, will be released from a Scottish jail on compassionate grounds.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel leads the Forbes list of most powerful women for the fourth year running, while neither the US First Lady, Michelle Obama, nor Secretary of State Hillary Clinton make the top 30.
The eight suspected hijackers of the "Artic Sea" merchant ship that was recovered off the coast of Cape Verde three weeks after apparently vanishing in the North Sea have arrived in Moscow along with the ship's Russian crew.
London police say they have arrested two men in connection with Britain's biggest ever gem robbery. Armed robbers walked out of an exclusive store in the British capital on August 4 with a jewel haul worth 47 million euros.
Scotland's justice minister is due to rule on the possible release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi (pictured), who is serving a life sentence for his role in the 1988 terror attack that claimed 270 lives.
The 15-strong crew of the cargo ship Arctic Sea, along eight suspected hijackers, have arrived in Cape Verde after being rescued by a Russian warship on August 17. Russia has taken over the investigation of the mysterious hijacking.