A far-left Turkish group took an Istanbul prosecutor hostage on Tuesday and threatened on its website to kill him, prompting special forces officers to enter the courthouse as people inside the building were evacuated.
France's National Front scored its best ever local election result, but its hopes for power remain thwarted by widespread distaste for its anti-immigration policies and an election system that allows voters to block it from office.
Eight Bulgarians have been charged with propagating an extremist religious ideology and incitement to war, prosecutors said on Tuesday, as investigations continued into suspected sympathisers of the Islamic State group.
Islamic State fighters killed at least 30 people in a Syrian village near the city of Hama overnight, a group monitoring the war said, part of a pattern of attacks by the ultra-radical force in government-held areas of western Syria.
European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday he was confident a deal would be reached between Greece and its creditors by the end of April.
Flag carrier Turkish Airlines said it had cancelled flights from Istanbul to Yemen from Tuesday until April 5 due to political instability in the country.
The United States pledged US$507 million towards addressing the humanitarian crisis in Syria, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power told an international summit in Kuwait on Tuesday.
Foreigners living in South Africa are once again being subjected to xenophobic attacks in townships across the country. Mobs have brazenly looted stores owned by foreigners from Somalia and Bangladesh, among others, in daylight.
Austria has charged a 14-year old boy with terror offences after he researched how to build a bomb online and made contact with militants supporting Islamic State fighters in Syria, prosecutors said on Tuesday.
Kuwait will donate US$500 million (339 million pounds) towards easing Syria's humanitarian crisis, its leader told an international summit in the Kuwaiti capital on Tuesday.