Letter bomb targets top UK official in N Ireland

A letter bomb addressed to Britain`s top official in Northern Ireland has been defused after being detected inside Stormont Castle, the government center in Belfast.

Facebook shuts page threatening N Ireland police

Facebook has closed a social
networking page that encouraged Irish republicans to post
pictures and personal details of Northern Ireland police
officers.

Car bomb explodes outside N Ireland court: Police

A car bomb exploded outside a Northern Ireland court, police said, in an attack that one lawmaker attributed to republican dissidents.

N Ireland parties hopeful of crisis deal

Political parties in Northern Ireland have expressed hope of striking a deal to avert a crisis in the province`s fragile administration, despite a scandal engulfing its leading politician.

British, Irish PMs want early N Ireland resolution

The British and Irish prime ministers expressed confidence an impasse on transferring key powers to Northern Ireland can soon be resolved, with only a "limited number of outstanding issues" remaining.

N Ireland dissident threat `worst for six years`

The threat posed by paramilitary groups in N Ireland is the highest it has been in six years, a paramilitary watchdog said on Wednesday.