France and Russia will exchange intelligence on Islamic State and other rebel groups to improve the effectiveness of their aerial bombing campaigns in Syria, French President Francois Hollande said after talks with Vladimir Putin.
Pope Francis said today in Kenya, a country that has seen a spate of attacks by Islamist militants, that dialogue between religions in Africa was essential to teach young people that violence in God's name was unjustified.
Firecrews and decontamination teams attended a major mosque in Brussels close to the European Union headquarters to investigate a suspect powder that police later said turned out to be flour.
European shares hit three-month highs today, rising in thin trade as expectations grew for aggressive European Central Bank (ECB) action next week.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has banned female genital mutilation (FGM) with immediate effect, but campaigners said on Tuesday a law is needed to "save countless lives" in the West African nation where three-quarters of women have been cut.
Islamic State claimed responsibility today for an attack on a Tunisian presidential guard bus, an official statement from the group said.
Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria today to protect its jets operating there and pledged its air force would keep flying missions near Turkish air space, sounding a defiant note after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet.
French President Francois Hollande said today the United States and France have agreed to step up strikes in Syria and Iraq to target Islamic State militants after the deadly November 13 attacks in Paris.
Five people were injured, none seriously, on Saturday in a fire that sent flames bursting out of windows from a residence on the 50th floor of the Chicago's famous John Hancock Center, according to the Chicago Fire Department.