One of Northern Ireland's biggest and most expensive terrorist trials ended Wednesday with 12 of 13 defendants cleared of all charges against them, including murder, kidnapping and having guns.
One of Northern Ireland's biggest terrorist trials in decades started Tuesday at Belfast Crown Court amid tight security.
Dissident republicans were responsible for the shooting of a newspaper photographer during riots in Belfast Tuesday night, police said Wednesday.
Sectarian rioting broke out in eastern Belfast late Monday, with leaders from both Catholic and Protestant communities reporting attacks on homes overnight.
The British government said Saturday was a "historic day" after two loyalist paramilitary groups announced they had completed the process of decommissioning their weapons.
The British government on Wednesday said it determined that an outlawed Protestant group in Northern Ireland had abandoned its commitment to a 1994 cease-fire and was an enemy of the peace.
Gunmen opened fire on police and soldiers for a second night running amid a weekend of rioting on the streets of Northern Ireland that left 50 police officers injured.
Forty police officers were injured during clashes with angry loyalists in Belfast on Thursday.