Feb 28: US joined allies last Friday (Feb 25) in imposing stringent sanctions on Russia, Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy rejected Russia’s invitation for peace talks in Belarus last Sunday (Feb 27), Five staff of a medical charity were kidnapped last Friday (Feb 25) by armed men in Cameroon.
14 Feb: Thousands of Ukrainians marched across the capital of Kyiv last Saturday (Feb 12) to show unity as fears of an invasion from Russia Looms. US President Joe Biden issued a warning last Thursday (Jan 10) to Americans in Ukraine to leave within 48 hours as Russia continues to threaten an invasion. Iran’s nuclear deal talks restarted last Tuesday (Feb 8) in Vienna, where delegates from Iran, China, Russia, France, Germany, UK and Use to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal.
Jan 17: The US Coast Guard pulled 176 Haitians from an overloaded, unseaworthy boat approaching Florida’s coast last Monday (Jan 10). A former Syrian colonel was sentenced to life in prison by a German court last Thursday (Jan 14) for atrocities committed in Syria under the Assad regime. Uganda reopened its schools last Monday (Jan 10) after 83-week closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec 27: More than thirty people, including children, killed in Myanmar by state military, NASA launches $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope, World Food Program “forced” to cut aid to Yemen amid fund shortage.
Dec 20: The French flag in Mali’s military base was lowered last Tuesday (Dec 14) after their forces left the city of Timbuktu after nine years, Two police officers and a suspected attacker were killed in bomb blasts at Colombia’s airport, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party suffered a massive loss during the recent by-election last Friday (Dec 17).
Oct 11: The World Health Organisation (WHO) approves world’s first Malaria vaccine for use in Africa, The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has voted to stop formal investigations of war crimes in Yemen, Multiple world leaders have been implicated in the Pandora Papers, a leak that has uncovered the offshore shell companies in which people hide their wealth.
Sep 27: World leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to enforce pledges to end energy poverty, Kim Jo-Yong negotiated that talks to discuss an end to the Korean war will only be done if “hostile policies” cease, new tally by the United Nations (UN) puts the death toll of the Syrian war at 350,000.
Sep 20: French submarine building deal with Australia abruptly ended after the latter decided to join a defence pact with the United Kingdom and the United States, the US government admits that a drone strike conducted in Kabul killed 10 innocent people, and Iran formally begins the process to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a Eurasia-adjacent alliance.
Aug 23: At least two Afghans fell from the sky after clinging onto a US Air Force plane to flee Afghanistan last Monday, Taliban forces held its first press conference last Tuesday to explain its wish to have peaceful relations with other countries, hundreds of firefighters have been struggling to contain France’s worst wildfires
Aug 16: The UN released a climate report last Monday emphasising global warming may reach an irreversible state, North Korea did not answer routine calls with South Korea on inter-Korean hotlines last Tuesday, Taliban forces entered Afghanistan’s capital Kabul last Sunday