World News Current Affairs (Page : 7)

  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan elected as Turkey’s President

    Monday, Aug 11, 2014

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan elected as Turkey’s President

      Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan becomes the nation's first directly elected President. The Result He captured a

  • Bolivia legalizes Child Labour from the age of 10

    Saturday, Jul 19, 2014

    Bolivia legalizes Child Labour from the age of 10

      'Desperate situations call for desperate measures'  And short-sighted Bolivian lawmakers believe every word of it - both in letter and spirit.

  • Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014

    "Fortune 500": 2014 list of world's biggest 500 companies

      The oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has been dislodged from the pole position by the retail major Wal-Mart as the world’s biggest company in terms

  • Iraq Crisis: War of Sects

    Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014

    Iraq Crisis: War of Sects

      It all started on June 10th 2014 when the ISIS -an al-Qaeda inspired group- seized Mosul, Iraq`s second largest city and the province of Ninevah

  • Juan Manuel Santos gets another term as President of Colombia

    Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014

    Juan Manuel Santos gets another term as President of Colombia

      Juan Manuel Santos has been elected as President of Colombia for the second consecutive 4-year term.   The Election Santos, who hea

  • Reuven Rivlin to become the 10th president of Israel

    Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014

    Reuven Rivlin to become the 10th president of Israel

      Israel’s parliament Knesset has elected a right-wing hard-liner president in Reuven Rivlin. He pipped Meir Sheetrit by 63 votes to 53, in a tightly-

  • Lithuania to be the 19th country to adopt

    Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014

    Lithuania to be the 19th country to adopt "euro"

      Lithuania is set to be the 19th country to adopt the common currency euro beginning 1 January 2015.   Points to Know Presently 18 out of

  • Rami Hamdallah to head the first united government in Palestine in 7 years

    Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014

    Rami Hamdallah to head the first united government in Palestine in 7 years

      Hamas and Fatah have finally honoured their April treaty by forming a united national government in Palestine since its political division in 200

  • El Salvador gets a new President in Salvador Sanchez Ceren

    Monday, Jun 02, 2014

    El Salvador gets a new President in Salvador Sanchez Ceren

      Salvador Sanchez Ceren has been sworn in as the new President of El Salvador.   The Result: He won the presidency by pipping conservativ

  • Peter Mutharika wins presidential election in Malawi

    Saturday, May 31, 2014

    Peter Mutharika wins presidential election in Malawi

      The Presidential election in Malawi, an impoverished southern African country, has dethroned the incumbent ruler Joyce Banda - the first female p


World News Tidbits ( May 31, 2014 - Aug 11, 2014 )

  • Aug 11, 2014 Iraq crisis: 'Islamic State' drives into Sinjar, an ancient home of the Yazidis, killing at least 500 of them.   show

  • Aug 09, 2014 Islamic State makes inroads into Kurdish territory; pushed back regional 'Peshmerga' fighters.    show

  • Aug 09, 2014 US brokers a deal between Afghanistan feuding presidential candidates (Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai) to form a unity government till the clear winner emerges after the vote-recount.   show

  • Aug 08, 2014 Two 'Khmer Rouge' leaders jailed for crimes against humanity  - read more

  • Aug 08, 2014 US comes to Kurd's assistance in Iraq; to launch airstrikes on the Islamic State militants if they invade Kurdish capital of Irbil.   show

  • Aug 01, 2014 Turkey is going for Presidential election as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to become the nation's first directly-elected president.   show

  • Aug 01, 2014 Libya going Iraq way (?): Islamic extremist group Ansar al-Sharia captures the nation's second largest city Benghazi; the city declared an 'Islamic emirate'   show

  • Jul 30, 2014 World Hepatitis Day 2014 is observed across the globe on July 28.   show

  • Jul 28, 2014 Liberia closes most of its border crossings in a measure to fight off deadly spread of Ebola virus.   show

  • Jul 25, 2014 Fouad Massoum, a veteran Kurdish leader, elected as the President of Iraq.   - read more

  • Jul 24, 2014 India votes to launch an independent inquiry into Israel's offensive in Gaza in the UN Human Rights Council.   show

  • Jul 21, 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict escalates with mounting toll of casualty; UNSC calls for immediate ceasefire.   show

  • Jul 19, 2014 Bolivia legalizes Child Labour from the age of 10. - read more

  • Jul 18, 2014 India to host the IBSA summit 2015 in New Delhi.   show

  • Jul 18, 2014 Russia to play host to BRICS Summit 2015 at Ufa.   show

  • Jul 11, 2014 Israel-Hamas conflict intensifies; 88 Palestinians killed in recent Jewish bombardment.   show

  • Jul 09, 2014 Ashraf Ghani is set to be the next President of Afghanistan.   show

  • Jul 08, 2014 Wal-Mart is the largest company in the world by revenue: Fortune - read more

  • Jul 07, 2014 The world's largest mall is to come up at Dubai (UAE).   show

  • Jul 05, 2014 Japan ends military pacifism by amending Article 9 of constitution.   show

  • Jul 04, 2014 Michelle Howard becomes the first women admiral in 236 year old history of US Navy.   show

  • Jul 01, 2014 French bank BNP Paribas has been penalized with a fine of $8.83 billion for violating US sanctions imposed on Sudan, Iran and Cuba.   show

  • Jul 01, 2014 ISIS Jihadist declared the captured territories a caliphate (Islamic state) with its leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi as Caliph (head of state).   show

  • Jun 28, 2014 UNESCO names Poland’s Wroclaw city as the World Book Capital (WBC) for 2016.   show

  • Jun 25, 2014 All about Iraq crisis... - read more

  • Jun 19, 2014 Spain coronates its new King "Felipe VI" ; ending the 39-year reign of his father Juan Carlos.   show

  • Jun 18, 2014 US to send 275 troops to Iraq to protect American embassy in Baghdad from rampaging ISIS.   show

  • Jun 17, 2014 Juan Manuel Santos has been elected as President of Colombia for the second consecutive term.   - read more

  • Jun 11, 2014 Reuven Rivlin to be the next president of Israel.     - read more

  • Jun 11, 2014 Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, falls to rebel group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Shams) as citizens and government forces flee.   show

  • Jun 09, 2014 Lithuania is set to be the 19th country to adopt the common currency euro beginning 1 January 2015.   - read more

  • Jun 05, 2014 Bashar Al-assad registers a landslide victory in Syrian Presidential election; gets another 7 year term as head of conflict-ridden country.   show

  • Jun 04, 2014 India slips to 7th rank, lowest in over a decade, in the foreign direct investment confidence index.   show

  • Jun 04, 2014 India is now the world's second largest textile exporter after China.   show

  • Jun 03, 2014 Spanish monarch Juan Carlos I to abdicate the throne in favour of his son and Crown Prince Felipe.   show

  • Jun 03, 2014 Palestine finally gets a united government; Rami Hamdallah has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister by President Mahmoud Abbas. - read more

  • Jun 02, 2014 Salvador Sanchez Ceren has been sworn in as the new President of El Salvador.   - read more

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