World News coverage from Reuters.
Pro-government forces bombarded Syria's eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, killing at least 49 people, after the heaviest one-day death toll there in three years on Monday, a war monitoring group said.
During a rare address to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for an international Middle East peace conference to be convened by the middle of this year.
Israeli police alleged on Tuesday that Benjamin Netanyahu's former spokesman tried to bribe a judge to drop a fraud case against Netanyahu's wife, the latest corruption investigation encircling the long-serving prime minister.
Oxfam's chief executive apologized on Tuesday for saying a wave of condemnation over sex abuse by its staff was disproportionate as it had not "murdered babies in their cots" after a scandal that has prompted new reports of abuse.
There were no survivors among the 65 passengers and crew on an Iranian plane that ploughed into a mountain top, where most of the bodies lie buried under snow, the first rescue team to reach the wreckage said on Tuesday.
The European Union is shutting down a border checkpoint scheme with Ukraine, deepening doubts about Kiev's ability to deliver reforms in return for billions in European aid.
Britain and the United States are in talks about the fate of two captured British Islamic State militants, suspected of being part of a notorious group known for torturing and killing Western hostages, British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said.
Turkey has yet to issue a permit for Russia's Gazprom <GAZP.MM> to start building the land-based part of the TurkStream gas pipeline, three sources familiar with the matter said, stoking fears the strategically important project will be delayed.
Britain's government is "steadfastly" committed to the Belfast agreement, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Tuesday, after several lawmakers questioned whether the 1998 deal that ended 30 years of conflict in Northern Ireland was still working.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has "lost trust" in local news site Rappler and barred it from covering his official events, his spokesman said on Tuesday, in the latest blow for an outlet known for its tough scrutiny of his government.
Activists in Afghanistan are speaking out against corruption and spreading messages of peace and social justice with murals, many painted on concrete blast walls that have risen to ward off militant bombs.
Serbian authorities detained eight foreigners including two Americans this week attempting to photograph or enter military installations, the Tanjug news agency reported on Tuesday, adding an investigation had been opened.
South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa, acting on a pledge to fight corruption, said on Tuesday he planned to screen the lifestyles of future government officials as he mulled the make-up of a new cabinet.
A second Austrian student fraternity has a songbook containing anti-Semitic lyrics making fun of the Holocaust and insulting Jews, a newspaper said on Tuesday, three weeks after it exposed a similar case that forced a far-right politician to quit.
Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region on Tuesday to help a Kurdish militia there fend off a Turkish assault, raising the prospect of a wider escalation.
Britain should be able to leave the European Union's single market and customs union and still ensure there is no hard border in Ireland after Brexit, Foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.
An Afghan provincial governor who had defied President Ashraf Ghani's order to leave office agreed to step down on Tuesday but scores of armed men gathered in front of his compound as a standoff continued over the position of his deputy.
Diosdado Cabello, vice president of Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party, on Tuesday proposed holding an early congressional election alongside the April 22 presidential vote, potentially shortening the tenure of the currently opposition-run legislature.
Eleven Chinese warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month, a Chinese news portal said, amid a constitutional crisis in the tiny tropical island chain of the Maldives now under a state of emergency.
The vast network of Islamist charities taken over last week by Pakistan's government includes a horse-breeding stable, a fleet of 4x4 trucks, a swimming academy, martial arts classes and tens of thousands of staff and volunteers.