Sept 19: Hundreds killed in deadliest Azerbaijan and Armenia border clashes since 2020, Chinese delegation banned from attending Queen Elizabeth II’s lying in state, Five soldiers killed in Israeli airstrike on Syria’s Damascus International Airport.
Sept 5: Colombia and Venezuela restore full diplomatic relations, The United Nations (UN) releases long-awaited report confirming allegations of abuse in Xinjiang, Russia’s Gazprom indefinitely suspends natural gas flows.
August 22: US and Taiwan announced last Friday (Aug 18) start of trade talks amid tensions with China, President Biden signs climate change, healthcare and taxes into law last Tuesday (Aug 16), Singapore to repeal Section 377A of the Penal Code as announced last Sunday (Aug 21).
August 8: The United States prepared its largest security package for Ukraine, expected to be valued at US$1 billion and finalised on Monday (Aug 8), China conducted military exercises and placed sanctions on US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday (Aug 5) due to displeasure with her visit to Taiwan, At least 44 people, including 15 children were killed over a three-day bombardment on the Gaza Strip which began on Friday (Aug 5).
July 25: China vowed on Tuesday (July 19) to respond if US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan, The European Central Bank hikes rates for the first time in 11 years last Tuesday (July 19), Sri Lanka Establishment PM Ranil Wickremesinghe has been elected by parliament to serve as interim president last Wednesday (July 20).
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.
Feb 7: Thousands protest against vaccine mandates in Canada last Saturday (Feb 5), Amnesty International calls Israel an apartheid state last Tuesday (Feb 1), Demonstrators protest against racism in Brazil after Congolese refugee killed last Saturday (Feb 5).
Jan 24: Indonesia names new capital “Nusantara”, Barbados holds its first elections after officially transitioning to a republic, with the incumbent party winning in a landslide victory, Britain warns against Russia and China that the West will not tolerate dictatorial aggression and coercion.
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.
Jan 10: United States (US) officials raise the possibility of restricting military manoeuvres and missile deployments in Eastern Europe, North Korea successfully tests hypersonic missile, Armed bandits attack the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara, leaving an estimated 200 dead.