World News of the Week – April 2 to April 8, 2018

Presidents Rouhani of Iran, Erdogan of Turkey and Putin of Russia pose before their meeting in Ankara
Presidents Hassan Rouhani of Iran, Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Vladimir Putin of Russia pose before their meeting in Ankara, Turkey (via Reuters)

Here’s What You Need To Know: 

1. Suspected poison gas attack killed at least 40 people in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, Syria.

2. Hungary‘s right-wing Prime Minister Orban easily won a new term as his political party received a super-majority.

3. Brazil‘s top court narrowly ruled against former President Lula. He faces a 12-year jail sentence for corruption.

4. Israeli troops killed dozens of Palestinian protesters along the Israel-Gaza border.

5. French and Malian troops killed 30 Islamist insurgents near the border with Niger.

6. Saudi-led airstrikes killed 12 civilians in the coastal city of Hodeidah in Yemen.

7. U.S. President Trump proposed $100 billion in additional tariffs on China “in light of China’s unfair retaliation” against earlier U.S. tariff actions.

8. Christian militias stormed a U.N. base in the Central African Republic killing one peacekeeper.

9. Former South Korean President Park received a 24-year prison term for corruption.

10. Opposition candidate and former military junta leader Julius Maada Bio was sworn in as Sierra Leone’s new president.

Afghanistan

Albania

Argentina

Australia

Bahrain

Brazil

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Central African Republic

China

Congo

Czech Republic

Egypt

France

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Hungary

Indonesia

Israel

Malaysia

Mali

Nigeria

North Korea

Pakistan

Palestine

Philippines

Russia

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Syria

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States of America

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen

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