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).
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 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.
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 6: Conservative US Supreme Court Justices signal support for abortion restrictions, Iran nuclear talks stall again as Tehran strengthens stance, Hunger in Latin America up by 30 per cent from last year – highest in last 20 years.
Nov 22: Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon forest soared to the highest level since 2006, US President Biden and Chinese President Xi met to discuss how to improve their ties, COVID-19 protestors in the Netherlands turned violent as they pelted the police with stones and fireworks.
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 13: Four of the six prisoners have been caught after escaping from Gilboa Prison in northern Israel, a fire at a makeshift hospital treating COVID-19 patients in North Macedonia killed at least 14 people, the fire and smoke alarms sounded off at the Russian segment of the International Space Station while the batteries were being recharged.
Aug 30: Biden warns another highly possible attack on Kabul, ‘Humanitarian catastrophe’ unfolds as hundreds die in Western Ethiopian violence, 539 migrants rescued off Italian island of Lampedusa