- Financial Times picks first female editor Khalaf as Barber signs off
Roula Khalaf will become the first woman to edit the Financial Times in its 131-year history after Lionel Barber, Britain's most senior financial journalist, said he would step down.
- French police disperse protesters blocking major Spain-France road link
French riot police were dispersing on Tuesday morning hundreds of Catalan pro-independence demonstrators who had been blocking a major road link that connects the Spanish region with France for nearly 24 hours.
- Violence brings Hong Kong to 'brink of total breakdown': police
Hong Kong police fired tear gas on Tuesday in the Central financial district, over the harbour in Mong Kok and at universities to break up pro-democracy protests which they said were leading the city to the "brink of total breakdown".
- Saudi court convicts 38 people on terrorism-related charges
A Saudi Arabian court has convicted 38 people of terrorism-related crimes, state-run Al Ekhbariya television reported on Tuesday.
- Algerian court jails 21 protesters
A court in Algeria sentenced 21 protesters on Tuesday to six months in jail for "undermining national unity", official media reported, a month ahead of a presidential election.
- U.N. urges Lebanon to form government of 'competence', banks close
Lebanon's banks and schools were shut on Tuesday in a new wave of disruption as politicians struggled to agree on a new government to steer the country out of its worst economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war.
- U.N. official calls for new, competent Lebanese govt
A top U.N. official in Lebanon called on Tuesday for the urgent formation of a new government made up of people known for their competence, which he said would be in a better position to appeal for international support.
- Bolivia seeks new leader as Morales heads for Mexico refuge
Bolivia's former leader Evo Morales was flying to Mexico for asylum on Tuesday as security forces sought to quell violence over the long-serving leftist's resignation and lawmakers searched for an interim replacement.
- Spain's Socialists and Podemos reach preliminary post-election deal: source
Spain's Socialists of acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez have reached a preliminary post-election agreement with far-left party Unidas Podemos, a Socialist source told Reuters on Tuesday without giving any details.
- Jailed Catalan leader could have sought immunity from European Parliament: court adviser
A jailed Catalan separatist leader elected to the European Parliament while in detention had the right to ask lawmakers to decide whether to uphold his immunity, an adviser to the European Court of Justice said on Tuesday.
- 'YOU? Really?': Iran's Zarif scorns EU warning over nuclear deal
Europeans have failed to fulfill their own commitments to Iran's 2015 nuclear deal, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Tuesday, in response to a warning by the EU that urged Tehran to stick to the pact or face consequences.
- Saudi Arabia says Iran being 'deceptive' on nuclear programme
Saudi Arabia's cabinet on Tuesday said Iran was being "deceptive and evasive" about its nuclear programme and accused it of delaying giving information to the U.N. atomic watchdog.
- Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander, rockets rain from Gaza
Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a rare targeted strike in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, drawing retaliatory rocket salvoes that reached as far as Tel Aviv.
- UK Labour Party hit by cyber attack ahead of election
Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Tuesday it was subject to a large-scale cyberattack on its digital platforms just weeks before a national election but it was confident no data breach occurred.
- UK's Corbyn "very nervous" about election after cyber attack
British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday a large-scale cyber attack on his party's digital platforms just weeks before a national election had made him nervous about the rest of the campaign.
- Spain's king starts historic trip to Communist-run Cuba
Spain's King Felipe will kick off the first ever state visit by a Spanish monarch to Cuba on Tuesday by laying flowers at the monument in Havana to Jose Marti, a symbol of the former colony's struggle for independence.
- How a preacher sent gunmen into Burkina Faso's schools
When an Islamist preacher took up the fight in Burkina Faso's northern borderlands almost a decade ago, his only weapon was a radio station. The words he spoke kindled the anger of a frustrated population, and helped turn their homes into a breeding ground for jihad.
- Aircraft combats Sydney blaze as Australians reel from bushfires
Fires raged across a swathe of Australia's east coast on Tuesday, destroying more homes and shrouding Sydney in smoke from a blaze authorities fear they will be unable to control until next week.
- EU warns Cambodia on rights as it reviews trade benefits
The European Union voiced concern at human rights in Cambodia on Tuesday as it gave a one-month deadline to authorities to respond to a report on its investigation before deciding whether to suspend trade benefits.
- Moldova's fledgling government brought down by no confidence vote
Moldova's government was brought down by a no-confidence vote on Tuesday, threatening more instability just five months after pro-Western Prime Minister Maia Sandu took office promising to fight corruption.