Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari told AFP Tuesday he was "very confident" of victory as vote counting after a tense general election showed him pulling ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Istanbul (AFP) - A massive power cut caused chaos and shut down public transport across Turkey on Tuesday, with the government refusing to rule out that the electricity system had been the victim of an attack.
Sanaa (AFP) - Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran traded accusations Tuesday over the escalating conflict in Yemen, which the UN rights chief warned was on the brink of "total collapse".
Seyne-les-Alpes (France) (AFP) - The chief executives of Lufthansa and Germanwings will on Wednesday travel to the area near last week's plane crash in the French Alps, the airline said.
A court battle to have Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran's case for clemency heard in an administrative court will hear closing arguments on Wednesday.
Lausanne (AFP) - Drowning in a radioactive sea of nuclear jargon, mixing up Bushehr and breakout, plutonium and Parchin, centrifuges and code 3.1?
Istanbul (AFP) - A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted more than 200 army officers accused of plotting a coup against the Islamic-rooted government in 2003.
Istanbul (AFP) - An armed leftist group took hostage Tuesday a Turkish prosecutor probing the politically sensitive death of an anti-government protester, threatening to kill him if their demands were not met.
Kuwait City (AFP) - International donors pledged $3.
Kirkuk (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraqi forces have retaken the Salaheddin provincial government headquarters in Tikrit from the Islamic State jihadist group, a significant advance in the battle to recapture the city, officials said Tuesday.
Yangon (AFP) - Myanmar's president Tuesday hailed a draft national ceasefire with armed rebel groups, described by the UN as a "historic and significant achievement" as the country tries to end decades of civil war.