Top news: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left Cambodia on Tuesday to meet with leaders in Israel, Egypt, and the West Bank, as the conflict in Gaza entered its seventh day. Overnight, Israel carried out roughly 100 airstrikes on Hamas targets inside Gaza and more than 60 rockets have been fired toward Israel so far on Tuesday. The death toll sits at 112, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.
In Cairo, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for a cessation of hostilities. "My message is clear," he said. "All sides must halt fire immediately. Further escalating the situation will put the entire region at risk." According to the BBC, Israel has put plans for a ground invasion on hold as Egypt tries to broker a ceasefire. "I prefer a diplomatic solution," said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "I hope that we can get one but if not, we have every right to defend ourselves with other means and we shall use them."
Syria: Several extremist groups fighting in Syria declared their opposition to the new National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces in a video posted online. The coalition replaced the dysfunctional Syrian National Council, following U.S.-backed negotiations in Doha last week. Meanwhile, rebel fighters inside Syria said they seized a government military installation outside Damascus.
- Police clashed with protesters in Cairo on the anniversary of bloody street battles that left 42 dead last year.
- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani travelled to Iraqi Kurdistan in an effort to calm tensions with Baghdad.
- An attacker stabbed a guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.
- Members of the M23 rebel group took control of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday.
- Kenyan troops beat and detained residents of Garissa, after gunman killed three soldiers.
- Rwanda accused Congolese forces of shelling its territory during a battle with rebel forces near the border.
- At least 14 people died in a stampede at a religious ceremony in Bihar, northern India.
- Police in India arrested a woman for criticizing the city of Mumbai on Facebook.
- President Barack Obama arrived in Cambodia for the meeting of the Association of South East Asian Nations amid rising tensions between China and Japan.
- France's conservative opposition Union for a Popular Movement party chose Jean-Francois Cope as its new leader.
- Greece's parliament approved new spending controls Monday to appease foreign lenders.
- Police in Italy arrested six people in connection with the kidnapping of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's accountant.
- The Farc rebels declared a unilateral two-month ceasefire, but Colombia's defense minister rejected it out of hand, saying the army would continue to pursue rebel fighters.
- The remains of Vice President Jose Toha were reburied in Chile after an autopsy determined that he was murdered almost 40 years ago.
- The White House announced that President Barack Obama will host Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto next week.