Year-Ender 2023: international news that grabbed attention

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Dec 26, 2023

February 6: Earthquake in Turkey & Syria

7.8 magnitude earthquake struck 2 nations, killing over 67,000 people & causing severe damage, making it most deadly seismic event since 1939.

March: Donald Trump indicted

Trump became first current or former U.S. prez to be indicted by grand jury on 31 counts of falsifying business records.

British Coronation in May

Following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III was crowned in UK. His coronation was first in 7 decades.

Nijjar killing in June & tensions in India-Canada

Tensions rose when Trudeau alleged India's involvement in pro-Khalistan leader Nijjar's killing. US accused India of Gurpatwant Pannun's murder plot.

Blue-birdie is gone!

Elon Musk rebranded Twitter as 'X' in July 2023 after acquiring it officially in Oct 27, 2022. Musk replaced the bird with alphabet X.

Imran Khan’s arrest in August 2023

Ousted in April 2022, former PM Imran Khan was arrested in Aug 2023 for the Toshakhana and Al-Qadir Trust cases.

September 9-10: India host G20

India hosted its inaugural G20 Leaders' Summit with 43 heads of govt, including Biden, Trudeau, Sunak attending. Putin, Xi Jinping did not attend.

Israel-Hamas war

As per reports, 20,000 Palestinians have died since Israel launched counter-offensive after Hamas attacked Israel on Oct 7.

Feb 2022 Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues

Prez Zelenskyy faces issues as US, EU's funding slows due to internal politics. As per UN, over 10,000 Ukrainians, 500,000 soldiers have died so far.