A deputy in Tunisia’s transitional parliament survived an assassination attempt in the city of Kasserine, near the Algerian border, where security forces have been hunting Islamist militants for months. via Tunisian deputy survives assassination attempt | Reuters.
Amnesty International says it has new evidence Islamic State militants are carrying out “a wave of ethnic cleansing” against minorities in northern Iraq. via BBC News – Iraq crisis: Islamic State accused of ethnic cleansing.
Russia is to alter its military doctrine as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato’s presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says. via BBC News – Russia ‘to alter military doctrine towards Nato’.
Australia is set to step up its partnership with NATO, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, as the country pursues a bigger role in global crises from Iraq and Syria to Ukraine. via Australia to step up formal partnership with NATO at summit | Reuters.
Philippine police have arrested three men suspected of planning “anti-China” firebomb attacks at several locations in Manila, officials say. via BBC News – Philippines arrests three over ‘anti-China’ firebomb plan.
Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected. The health ministry said the cases were believed to have been contracted by visitors to Tokyo’s popular Yoyogi Park. via BBC News – Japan tackles first dengue fever
NATO will declare “mission accomplished” this week as it winds down more than a decade of operations in Afghanistan but departing combat troops look likely to leave behind political turmoil and an emboldened insurgency. via Afghan turmoil threatens NATO’s ‘mission accomplished’ plans | Reuters.
A poll showing support for Scottish independence at its highest ever level threw the fate of the United Kingdom into question on Tuesday, just two weeks before Scots vote on whether to secede. via UK’s fate in the balance as poll shows record support for Scottish independence | Reuters.
A record 4.1 million people in Syria received food rations in August due to more convoys being able to cross front lines and borders from Turkey and Jordan, the U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. via Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, U.N. says
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a joint session of parliament on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. via Pakistan PM chairs joint parliament session as crisis deepens | Reuters.