Top news: The scandal that cost CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus his job last week has widened to include the top NATO commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, who is under investigation for "inappropriate communication'' with a Tampa woman who exchanged threatening emails with Paula Broadwell, Petraeus' biographer and paramour. How Gen. Allen's emails are related to Petraeus' extramarital affair is not immediately clear, though defense officials said the communication lasted from 2010 to 2012.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced on Tuesday that the F.B.I. had referred Allen's case to the Pentagon and that he had turned the matter over to the Pentagon's inspector general. Panetta also said that he asked the president to place a hold on Gen. Allen's nomination to be the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and Commander of the U.S. European Command.
Syria: Six Persian Gulf countries recognized the newly formed National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces as the country's "legitimate representative." Inside Syria, forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad bombed a rebel-held village close to the Turkish border after exchanging fire with Israeli tanks in the Golan Heights.
- President Mahmoud Abbas announced that the Palestinian Authority will present its bid for "non-member observer" status at the U.N. on Nov. 29.
- Egyptian authorities arrested an escaped convict who was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2004 and 2005 Red Sea resort bombings.
- Rivals of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki have started campaigning for presidential term limits in order to prevent him from winning a third term in 2014.
- Officials in Kenya discovered more bodies in northern Samburu county, bringing the total to 42 police officers killed in a recent ambush.
- President Francois Bozize of the Central African Republic ordered his son arrested over an unpaid $15,000 hotel bill.
- U.K. International Development Secretary Justine Greening pledged to reflect "very carefully" before delivering more aid to Rwanda.
- Burmese opposition leader and MP Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to make her first visit to India in 40 years on Tuesday.
- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the United States' post-2014 troop levels in Afghanistan will be determined in the next several weeks.
- Following a request by President Hamid Karzai, India agreed to play a larger role in training Afghan police and military forces.
- Eurozone ministers gave Greece two more years to meet its deficit-reduction targets, releasing 31.5 billion Euros in bailout funds.
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Portugal's prime minister in Lisbon amid austerity protests.
- EU finance ministers discussed increasing capital requirements for banks and setting up an EU banking union overseen by a single supervisor.
- Brazil's Supreme Court sentenced Jose Dirceu, a former aide to ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, to 10 years in prison for corruption.
- A Honduran police officer allegedly killed five fellow officers at a police station in La Ceiba.
- A group of Latin American leaders called on the Organization of American States to study the impact of the recent marijuana legalization in two U.S. states.