AMMAN/TOKYO— Jordan said it was still holding an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State militants who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless she was handed over by sunset.
UNITED NATIONS — Israel told the U.N. Security Council today it will take all necessary measures to defend itself after an exchange of fire between Hezbollah militants and Israel that has raised the threat of a full-blown conflict.
TOKYO — Senior Japanese officials were meeting late on Tuesday after a video emerged purporting to show Kenji Goto, a Japanese captive of Islamic State militants, saying he had 24 hours to live unless Jordan released a would-be suicide bomber.
TOKYO — Japan said today it was still trying to secure the release of two Japanese hostages held by Islamic State militants after a deadline to pay ransom for their release passed and there was no immediate word on their fate.
OSLO — The United Nations asked governments today to submit plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions as the building blocks of a deal due in Paris in December to limit global warming, after scientists said 2014 was the hottest year on record.
KIEV — An artillery shell or mortar struck a public transport stop in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine today, killing at least eight civilians in an incident both sides blamed on the other.
JERUSALEM— An Iranian general killed in an Israeli air strike in Syria was not its intended target and Israel believed it was attacking only low-ranking guerrillas, a senior security source said today.
PARIS — French prosecutors asked magistrates today to open a formal investigation into four men suspected of helping prepare the Islamist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris, one of three attacks in France that claimed 17 victims. The four suspects, ages 22 to 28, have been in police custody since Friday.
PARIS — Belgian, French and German police interrogated dozens of Islamist suspects today as much of Europe remained on heightened security alert after last week’s killings in Paris and raids in Belgium in which two gunmen were killed.
PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis said today he believed that man was primarily responsible for climate change and that he hoped this year’s climate meeting in Paris would take a courageous stand to protect the environment.
PARIS — The first edition of Charlie Hebdo after an attack by Islamist gunmen sold out within minutes today, featuring a cartoon of a tearful Prophet Mohammad on a cover that defenders called a moving work of art but critics saw as a new provocation.
DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France — Hundreds of heavily armed police moved in on two al-Qaida-linked suspects in the Charlie Hebdo magazine slayings where they were holed up near Charles de Gaulle Airport and shot them dead as they attempted to escape in a hail of gunfire, French authorities reported today.
PARIS — French anti-terrorism police converged on an area northeast of Paris today after two brothers suspected of being behind an attack on a satirical newspaper were spotted at a petrol station in the region.
PARIS — Hooded gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a weekly satirical magazine known for lampooning radical Islam, killing at least 12 people, including two police officers in the worst militant attack on French soil in decades.
JERUSALEM — An Israeli military court today sentenced a Palestinian to life imprisonment over the killing of three Israeli youths, whose abduction in the occupied West Bank set off a chain of events leading to the 50-day Gaza war last summer.
PANGKALAN BUN/SURABAYA, Indonesia — Ships and aircraft criss-crossed the seas off Borneo today hunting for the wreck of an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet, but bad weather again hindered the search for the plane and the black box flight recorders that should reveal why it crashed.
SURABAYA, Indonesia — The first two bodies from the AirAsia plane that crashed off the coast of Borneo arrived today in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, where relatives have gathered to await news of their loved ones.
SURABAYA, Indonesia — Indonesian rescuers searching for an AirAsia plane carrying 162people pulled bodies and wreckage from the sea off the coast of Borneo on Tuesday, prompting relatives of those on board watching TV footage to break down in tears.