A US source announced on Tuesday that the United States and Cuba have made a major step towards ending decades of Cold War enmity by reaching a deal to reopen embassies in Washingtn and Havana.
The Ku Klux Klan plans to hold a pro-Confederate flag rally at the South Carolina Capitol, where a statue of a former state governor who championed white supremacy was vandalized on Tuesday amid scrutiny of symbols associated with slavery.
Nearly 1,200 inmates, inlcuind al-Qaeda suspects, have fled a Yemeni prison on Tuesday after their guards deserted their posts amid fierce fighting between Shiite rebels and their opponents, according to official statements.
Islamic State fighters stormed the Syrian town of Tel Abyad on the Turkish border on Tuesday and captured a neighbourhood from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, but suffered setbacks in the northeastern city of Hasaka, a monitor and the army said.
The young college student who killed 38 tourists in a Tunisian seaside resort was in a jihadi training camp in western Libya at the same time as the two attackers who hit the National Bardo Museum in March, a top security official said on Tuesday.
US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday that he would "walk away" from a bad nuclear deal with Iran, emphasising that the goal of the agreement is to ensure that Tehran does not get a nuclear weapon and that the pact has a strong verifiable mechanism.
Eurozone finance ministers declined to extend Greece's bailout on Tuesday just hours before its expiry and a possible IMF default, but talks will continue on Wednesday after Athens asked for a new aid plan, officials said.
Cuba on Tuesday became the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.
All 116 people on board an Indonesian air force transport plane that crashed on Tuesday into a major city on Sumatra are believed to have been killed after the jet exploded in a fireball shortly after take-off, the country's air force chief said.
In a big leap towards ensuring a climate deal in Paris this winter, the world’s biggest carbon dioxide emitter China on Tuesday submitted a comprehensive action plan to check its rising carbon flow into atmosphere including peaking of its emissions by 2030.
Greece will become the first developed nation not to repay its debt to the International Monetary Fund on time, as the country sinks deeper into a financial emergency that has forced it put a nationwide lockdown on money withdrawals.
Two Uber France managers have been ordered to stand trial on charges of "deceptive commercial practices" and complicity in illegal activities linked to its low-cost ride-hailing service, the Paris prosecutor's office said on Tuesday.
The imposition of capital controls on Sunday evening means Greeks are no longer able to purchase goods or services from many big international online suppliers including Google, Apple and Facebook.
Suicide bombers targeted Nato troops in Kabul and a police headquarters in restive southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing three people and wounding more than 70 as the Taliban's bloody spring offensive showed no signs of letting up.
The debt crisis in Greece has spawned words that might sound, er, Greek to a lot of people. Here is a selection of the key neologisms and stock phrases that have made their way from social media into the Grexit vocabulary.