World News of the Week – February 20 to February 25, 2018

 

 

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Man carries a child he rescued from the rubble in Hamouria, Syria (via AFP)

 

What You Need To Know: 

1. Syrian Government airstrikes continued in the Eastern Ghouta region as over 500 civilians were killed this week. In response, the U.N. Security Council adopted a 30-day ceasefire.

2. In Nigeria, 110 girls have gone missing after a Boko Haram attack on a school.

3. Two car bombs in Somalia‘s capital Mogadishu killed at least 45 people. Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants claimed responsibility.

4. Australia‘s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce resigned after weeks of pressure over an affair with a staffer and a new allegation of sexual harassment.

5. China‘s communist party considers scrapping term limits for President Xi Jinping.

6. Thousands protest in DR Congo against President Kabila. At least 2 protesters were killed by security forces.

7. The Russian Government admits that “several dozen” Russian citizens were killed in a recent battle in Syria. Some reports claim that over 100 Russian mercenaries were killed by U.S. airstrikes.

8. One of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu‘s closest confidant agrees to testify against him in a corruption and bribery investigation.

9. Members of the North Korean delegation visiting South Korea for the Winter Olympics said North Korea was open to talks with the United States.

10. A wave of attacks across Afghanistan has left more than 25 people dead, most of them soldiers.

Afghanistan

Argentina

Australia

Bahrain

Belgium

Brazil

Burkina Faso

Cambodia

China

The Czech Republic

DR Congo

Ecuador

Egypt

Ethiopia

France

Greece

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Italy

Japan

Jordan

Latvia

Malaysia

The Maldives

Mexico

Montenegro

Mozambique

Myanmar

Nigeria

North Korea

Pakistan

Palestine

Papua New Guinea

Peru

The Philippines

Russia

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Somalia

South Africa

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Uganda

Ukraine

The United Kingdom

The United States of America

The Vatican

Yemen

Zimbabwe

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