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International Review 2016

Jan 1 Dubai skyscraper “The Address” burns as the New Year is rung in. Fire started on the 31st.

Jan 2 Saudi Arabia executes 47 alleged terrorists, including Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

Jan 6 North Korea states that they have successfully tested a thermonuclear weapon

Jan 15 Islamist militants attack a hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso killing 28, injuring 56

Jan 30 Boko Haram militants on motorcycles attack Dalori village near Maiduguri, Nigeria, killing at least 65 and injuring 136.

17 Jan : A suicide bomber killed at least 13 people in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

21 Jan : 7 dead, 20 wounded as suicide bomber hits Afghan TV bus, carrying journalists working for a private Afghan television channel.

20 Jan ISIL  confirms death of ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria drone strike

Afghan civilian casualties top 11,000 to hit record in 2015: UN

18 Feb :At least 28 killed by Ankara car bomb targeting military personnel

21 Feb: Islamic State claims deadly Syrian bomb blasts ripped through the SayyidaZeinab suburb of Damascus, killing at least 83 people and wounding more than 170.

10 Feb: (Nigeria) Two Boko Haram female suicide bombers killed at least 58 & injured 78 at a camp for people made homeless.

12 Feb: Six UN peacekeepers among 9 troops killed inNorthern  Mali attacks

21 jan: Somalia Attack: 20 Dead After Siege At Beachfront Restaurant.

Jan 15: (KENYA) At least 180 Kenyan troops were killed when al-Shabab attacked their base said Somalia’s president on 25 February.

Feb 6 (tremor)  Over 114 dead in collapsed Taiwan building.

March 24  Ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić is sentenced to 40 years in prison after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the Bosnian War

Mar 14 :(Turkey blast ) Car bomb in Ankara kills 34, wounds 125a busy square in central Ankara.

March 14, 2016:Turkey Second Blast : 3 foreigners among 5 killed in Istanbul suicide bomb attack

16 Mar: Two Female suicide bombers kill 24, wounded 18 In an attack during dawn prayers  a mosque.

18 Mar:61 dead as Fly Dubai Flight 981  passenger jet crashes in southern Russia.

21 Mar: In secret mission, 17 Yemeni Jews escape civil war for new life in Israel.

Mar 22  Three coordinated bombings in Brussels, Belgium kill at least 32 and injure at least 250. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility for the attacks.

24 Mar: EX-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic guilty of genocide, jailed for 40 years.

25 Mar (Hilla-Iraq) ISIS suicide bomber kills 32,during a match in the small stadium in the city of Iskanderiyah.

02 Apr:  Clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani military in Nagorno-Karabakh kill at least 193 people, which becomes the heaviest breach of the 1994 ceasefire.

15 Apr: At least 19 dead, more than 1,000 injured after Japan earthquake.

16 Apr: Ecuador earthquake death toll passes 400 with many still trapped

19 April: Deadly suicide bomb attack hits Afghan capital Kabul, 28 people killed and 329 injured in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul.

22 Apr: (Paris Agreement) 175 countries sign landmark deal on climate change. This Is the Only Way to Fight Global Climate Change

23 Apr: North Korea tests submarine launched missile

07 May :British Muslim Sadiq Khan sworn in as London mayor

10 May :Bangladesh Executes Jamaat-e-Islami Leader ‘MotiurRahmanNizami’  for war crimes.

21 May :Afghan Taliban’s Leader Mullah Mansoor ‘killed in US drone strike’

19 May: Egypt Air ‘Flight MS804’ plane crashubMediterranean. The 66 passengers dead.The Airbus A320 plane was flying from Paris to Cairo.

4 June :(USA) Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74.

12 June :(USA) The deadliest shooting attack in U.S.A. history killed at least 49 people at a popular gay nightclubin Orlando.

24 June:(UK) Britain has voted to leave the European Union, Global stock markets plunged and the British pound saw its biggest one day drop in the history.

24 June :(CHINA) China Tornado Kills 98, Injures 800 after a powerful tornado and severe storms hit a densely populated area of farms and factories.The tornado hit near the city of Yancheng in Jiangsu province.

16 Jul : (TURKEY) Turkey foils bloody coup attempt, closes in on remnants of renegade forces.

killed at least 265 people andMore than 100 coup plotters dead, acting military chief Gen.UmitDundar said on live TV.

22 July : (Afghanistan) Kabul explosion: At least 80 dead, 230 Injured. The blast took place during a protest march staged by the Hazara community over plans for a controversial new power line, which they say bypasses their home province.

7 July :At least 30 killed in ISIL assault on Iraq shrine: The overnight assault  in an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suicide bomb, gun and mortar attack on the Sayyid Mohammed shrine in Balad north of Iraq’s capital Baghdad.

2 July:Dhaka cafe attack ends with 20 hostages among dead.

July 13 :France: NICE TRUCK ATTACK 84 DEAD, 202 HURT AS TRUCK through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.

14 July :ISIS ‘Minister for war’ Abu Omar al-Shishani Killedin a US air strike in Syria.

24 Aug: (AFGHANISTAN) Attack on Kabul’s American University: 7 students among 13 dead.

30 Aug: Russia says it killed ISIS spokesman Mohammad al-Adnani- Said Russian Defence Ministry.

18 Aug: 14 killed in attacks on police, military in Turkey; 220 hurt.

21 Aug: Turkey bomb blast in wedding 51, injured 69.  Bomber was 12-14 years old.

13 Aug:  Airstrike on Yemen school by Saudi-led coalition kills 10 children, wounds dozens

21 Aug: Twin suicide bombs claimed by al Shabaab kill 20 people in Somalia.

24 Aug: Italy earthquake: Death toll reaches 281, 368 Injured, the 6.2-magnitude quake ruined Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in north-east of central Italy.

29 Aug: Yemen Army camp bombing: Death toll rises to 60, a suicide bomber drove a car into the building in north Aden.

29 Aug: US, India sign military logistics agreement for  to governing the use of each other’s land, air and naval bases for repair and  resupply.

30 Aug: Suicide bomber hits Somalia presidential compound, 22 dead.

Rio Olympics 2016 :   5  to 21 August. The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the

 official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo.

11 Sep : Over 1.8 million Muslims perform Hajj Imam-e-Kaaba called upon the Muslim Ummah to demonstrate unity to face the present day challenges.

3 Sep: Bangladesh executes 5th slamist party leader Mir Quasem Ali for 1971 war. A relative of Mir Quasem Ali, senior leader of the country’s largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami.

24 Oct: Terrorist attack at Sariab Police Training College in Quetta Balochistan  Martyred 61, Injured 165.

17 Oct: 30  killed, 70-plus injured as buses run into each other in Rahim Yar Khan.

26 Oct: ‘ Islamic State (IS) militants abducted and killed around 30 civilians, including children, in central Afghanistan the capital of Ghor province.

8 Oct: More than 150 killed, 525 wounded  when air strikes hit a funeral ceremony in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition. UN official said,

17 Oct: Iraqi forces begin assault to retake Mosul, embarking on the country’s biggest fight against Islamic State militants so far.

13 Oct: Boko Haram Frees 21 of 276 Chibok Schoolgirls in Nigeria from their dormitories in the town of Chibok 2½ years ago.

13 Oct: Thailand’s King BhumibolAdulyadej dead at 88.

10 Oct : Haiti death toll from Hurricane Matthew passes 1,000.

8 Nov: U.S.Election 2016 :Man of The YearDonald J. Trump elected 45thPresident of the United States.

25 Nov: Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro dies aged 90.

24 Nov: ISIS Bomb Aimed at Shiite Pilgrims in Iraq Kills at Least 80.

07 Dec: At least 54 dead, dozens missing after quake hits Indonesia.

11 Dec: Bombing at Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 25.

11 Dec: Lagos, Nigeria 60 dead in collapsed Nigerian church onto worshipers in southern Nigeria.

17 Dec: 13 soldiers killed, 56 wounded in attack in Turkey’s Kayseri.

18 Dec: 13 killed in Indonesian military plane crash.

18 Dec: 52 killed, 84 wounded in bombing outside Yemen military camp.

18 Dec: KARAK, 10 killed in Deadly shootings hit police, citizens and tourists in Jordan’s Al Karak.

19 Dec: Russian ambassador shot dead in Ankara Art Gallery .

19 Dec:  At Least 12 Dead 48 Injured in Berlin (Germany) After Truck Crashes into Christmas Market.

21 Dec: Massive Mexican fireworks blast kills at least 32 injured 59.

25 Dec: Russian Military plane crashes into Black Sea near Sochi (Adler Airport) heading for Latakia in Syria.

23 Dec:  UN Security Council vote against Israel’s settlement construction.

25 Dec:  Pop superstar Singer George Michael  dies at 53.

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