World News of the Week – February 12 to February 19, 2018

 

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Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn-in as President of South Africa in Cape Town on February 15, 2018 (via Reuters)

 

What You Need To Know:

1. Syrian Government forces killed at least 94 people in bombing of Eastern Ghouta in ‘extreme escalation of hostilities.

2. Civilian plane crashes into Mount Dena in Southern Iran killing all 65 on board.

3. Israeli police recommend that Prime Minister Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges in two separate corruption cases.

4. 17 people killed high-school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The gunman was a former student at the school who had been expelled.

5. Egyptian military continues offensive in Sinai, at least 53 militants killed.

6. In Nigeria, three suicide bombers kill 18 at Maiduguri fish market. In a separate incident, armed bandits killed 35 villagers.

7. ISIS militants ambush a group of Iraq‘s Shiite paramilitary fighters killing at least 27 people.

8. In South Africa, President Zuma resigned after 9 years in office. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa replaces him.

9. A truck packed with Eritrean and Somali migrants crashed in Libya leaving at least 19 dead and nearly 80 injured.

10. Ethiopian Prime Minister resigns after massive anti-government protests. Authorities immediately call 6-month state of emergency.

Israel

Nigeria

Egypt

Serbia

Austria

Ukraine

South Sudan

Belgium

Iraq

Indonesia

Afghanistan

Pakistan

Lebanon

Bolivia

North Korea

Palestine

South Korea

China

New Zealand

Syria

Australia

Tongo

Thailand

South Africa

The United Kingdom

Guatemala

Netherlands

Brazil

Czech Republic

Turkey

Ethiopia

France

Greece

Kenya

Russia

Myanmar

India

Colombia

The United States of America

Mexico

Haiti

Sri Lanka

Germany

Congo

Iran

Japan

Denmark

Libya

Cambodia

Venezuela

Zimbabwe

Tanzania

Zambia

Saudi Arabia

Latvia

Vatican

The Maldives

Sudan

Bulgaria

Sweden

Mozambique

Peru

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