World News of the Week – April 9 to April 15, 2018

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Damascus skies erupt with missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria (via AP)

What You Need To Know:

1. The United States, France, and Britain launched military strikes aimed Syria to punish President Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians.

2. A plane crash in Algeria killed 257 people in the worst aviation disaster in the country’s history.

3. The Taliban attacked a government compound in central Afghanistan killing 15 people, including three top local officials.

4. Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces in Gaza continued, bringing the death toll to 28.

5. Veteran pro-EU candidate Milo Djukanovic won Montenegro’s presidential election with 53% of the vote.

6. Militants wearing explosive belts killed 8 Egyptian soldiers at a military base in central Sinai.

7. At least 82 people have died from drinking tainted bootleg liquor in Indonesia.

8. Militants disguised as U.N. peacekeepers killed one person at a United Nations base in Mali.

9. Indian security forces killed 4 civilians in a village in Kashmir.

10. Nigeria’s President Buhari announced he will seek another term in elections next year ending months of speculation about his future after bouts of ill health.

Afghanistan

Algeria

Azerbaijan

Brazil

Bulgaria

Central African Republic

China

Colombia

Czech Republic

DR Congo

Ecuador

Egypt

Ethiopia

France

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Iran

Israel

Japan

Mali

Malta

Mexico

Montenegro

Mozambique

Myanmar

Niger

Nigeria

North Korea

Pakistan

Palestine

Panama

Philippines

Russia

Somalia

South Sudan

Sudan

Syria

Thailand

Uganda

United Arab Emirates

United States of America

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen

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