BEIRUT The Syrian army and its allies fought intense clashes with insurgents in the opposition-held 1070 Apartments district of southwestern Aleppo on Tuesday, senior combatant sources on both sides said.
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THE HAGUE A former Islamist rebel was convicted by an international panel of war crimes judges on Tuesday for destroying historical sites in Timbuktu during Mali's 2012 conflict and sentenced to nine years in prison.
BEIJING China's ruling Communist Party will hold a key meeting late next month aimed at revising party discipline rules, state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday, as President Xi Jinping keeps up a battle to uproot deep-seated corruption.
BRUSSELS Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Hungary of mistreating refugees and migrants on purpose to deter them from seeking to cross into the European Union from Serbia, days before the country holds a referendum on EU migrant quotas.
BRATISLAVA Britain said on Tuesday it would oppose any EU plans to combine European forces into a single army or set up an EU military headquarters while London is still in the bloc.
CARTAGENA, Colombia Colombia's center-right government and the Marxist FARC rebel group signed a peace deal on Monday to end a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people and once took the Andean country to the brink of collapse. | Video