After two health care workers in Texas were infected with Ebola while caring for a Liberian patient, a poll Tuesday showed a rattled US public that nevertheless stayed confident in the government`s response.
Star athlete Oscar Pistorius is spending his first night in jail Tuesday as he starts serving a five-year sentence behind the towering walls of a grim South African prison after a sensational trial for killing his girlfriend.
The United Nations` investigator on torture said Tuesday he had asked the US military to allow him to interview inmates as a condition for a visit to the Guantanamo prison.
Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said Tuesday he shared with his US counterpart his country`s concerns about the direction of talks between world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme.
Kurdish defenders of the strategic Syrian border town of Kobane awaited reinforcements today after weathering another onslaught by Islamic State jihadists.
Canada was faced with the specter of Islamist violence on Tuesday after an attack by a suspected jihadist killed a soldier, a day before Ottawa deployed warplanes to bomb Islamic State militants.
The internationally recognised Libyan government called today for a civil disobedience campaign in Tripoli until its forces retake the capital from militias who seized it.
Israel`s top police officer on Tuesday pledged a new task force to combat Jerusalem unrest, after Palestinians hurled Molotov cocktails at an apartment taken over by Jewish settlers.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu unveiled sweeping new security laws branded as repressive by critics, saying those in possession of banned objects at protests would face up to four years in jail.
A batch of experimental Ebola vaccine was today set to arrive in Switzerland from Canada, as researchers scramble to beat the deadly disease which has west Africa in its grip.