World News of the Week – April 16 to April 22, 2018

A boy walks along a damaged street at the city of Douma in Damascus
A boy walks along a damaged street in the city of Douma in Damascus, Syria (via Reuters)

What You Need To Know: 

1. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he will suspend nuclear and missile tests, scrap its nuclear test site, and instead pursue economic growth and peace, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States.

2. An ISIS suicide bomber attacked a voter registration center in Afghanistan’s capital on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others.

3. Raul Castro retired as Cuban President at the age of 86. Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez was selected to replace him.

4. Nicaragua‘s President Ortega canceled plans to overhaul the social security system after massive protests turned deadly.

5. Paraguay‘s ruling party candidate, Mario Abdo, was elected President pointing to another five years of pro-business policies.

6. 20 people were killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led military coalition in southwestern Yemen.

7. Israeli troops killed more Palestinians on the Gaza-Israel border, bringing to 35 the death toll in recent weeks among Palestinian protesters demanding the right to return to their former homeland.

8. Armenia’s former president shifted into the prime minister’s seat as about 40,000 protesters rallied in the capital to oppose the move. Police detained 3 opposition leaders and nearly 200 protesters.

9. China conducted live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait increasing tensions in the region.

10. Tens of thousands of Hungarians protested against government control over the media, which they say helped Prime Minister Orban to a landslide election victory earlier this month.

Afghanistan

Algeria

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Azerbaijan

Botswana

Brazil

China

Colombia

Croatia

Cuba

Czech Republic

Ecuador

Ethiopia

France

Germany

Guinea-Bissau

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Kenya

Kyrgyzstan

Libya

Lithuania

Madagascar

Malaysia

Mali

Mexico

Myanmar

Nepal

Nicaragua

Nigeria

North Korea

Palestine

Pakistan

Paraguay

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Slovakia

South Africa

South Korea

South Sudan

Sudan

Swaziland

Syria

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States of America

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen

Zimbabwe

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