The Spanish government scrapped plans to restrict the availability of abortion due to a lack of consensus, the prime minister said Tuesday, in a move that brought the resignation of the justice minister who introduced the new law.
Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on terrorism charges.
French President François Hollande announced that France will contribute $1 billion to a near-empty global fund to help developing nations adapt to the effects of climate change as he spoke at a United Nations climate summit on Tuesday.
The number of Chinese companies exporting “tools of torture” has surged over the past decade, Amnesty International said Tuesday, with many devices falling into the hands of rights violators worldwide.
Three suspected jihadists, including the partner of Toulouse shooter Mohamed Merah’s sister, were detained at Paris’s Orly Airport on Tuesday, the French Interior Ministry has said.
HURRIYET DAILY NEWS
Turkey’s government has lifted a ban on headscarves in state-funded secondary schools, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç announced on Monday, amid ongoing debate over compulsory religious education.
Many Syrian Kurds are now contemplating leaving Iraq and returning to their homeland to take up arms against the group labeling itself the Islamic State (IS). Watch FRANCE 24's special report.
ISRAEL - SYRIA
Israel’s military said it had shot down a Syrian fighter jet over the Golan Heights on Tuesday - in recent weeks the scene of fierce clashes between the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.
The two Palestinians suspected in the fatal abduction of three Israeli teenagers in June were killed in a shootout with Israeli forces, an army spokesman said Tuesday.
The United States and its Arab allies early Tuesday launched bombing raids against Islamic State militants in Syria, opening up a new front in the battle against the jihadist group after more than a month of US air strikes in Iraq.
ALGERIA - FRANCE
A video showing a French national kidnapped in Algeria was released on Monday by a group linked to the Islamic State (IS). The hostage called on French President François Hollande not to intervene in Iraq.