CAIRO — An Egyptian court today sentenced 230 people, including leading pro-democracy activist Ahmed Douma, to life in prison on charges of attacking security forces and damaging state buildings during violent protests more than three years ago.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The United Nations’ highest court ruled today that neither Croatia nor Serbia had committed genocide against each other’s populations during the wars that accompanied the violent breakup of Yugoslavia in the1990s.
CAIRO, Eygpt — Egyptian President AbdelFattah al-Sisi cut short a visit to Ethiopia for an African Union summit today after Islamic State’s Egyptian wing claimed the killing of at least 30 soldiers and police officers in the Sinai Peninsula.
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.