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A summary of today's impactful news stories from around the world hand-picked by our staff at TRT World.

A summary of today's impactful news stories from around the world hand-picked by our staff at TRT World.




A summary of today's impactful news stories from around the world hand-picked by our staff at TRT World.






December 7, 2022

*) Xi set to arrive in Riyadh to meet Saudi and Arab leaders Chinese President Xi Jinping is embarking on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia where he will hold meetings with regional leaders likely focused on energy. The overseas trip is only Xi's third since the Covid-19 pandemic began in 2020. It is also his first to Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude oil exporter, since 2016. *) US says it has not 'enabled' Ukraine strikes inside Russia The United States says it hadn't "enabled"...


December 6, 2022

*) Sudan's generals, civilian factions sign initial deal to end crisis Sudan's military and civilian leaders have signed an initial deal aimed at ending a deep crisis that has gripped the northeast African country since a coup a year ago. In a first phase, the framework agreement lays the groundwork for establishing a transitional civilian authority, said the civilian group the Forces for Freedom and Change. A final deal tackling issues including transitional justice and reforms to the...


December 5, 2022

*) West African leaders agree to create regional force West African leaders have agreed to create a regional force to intervene against terrorism and in the event of coups. The president of the Economic Community of West African States, Omar Alieu Touray, said the leaders of the group decided to act to take control of the security in the region. Several countries in the region are suffering from the spread of militancy and terrorism, including Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, and southwards to...


December 2, 2022

*) Up to 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed so far As many as 13,000 Ukrainian troops have been killed since Russia's incursion into the country in February, a senior adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says. Mykhailo Podolyak told a local media outlet that the number of casualties range from 10,000 to 13,000 dead. President Zelenskyy would make the official data public when the right moment comes, he added. *) DRC accuses M23 rebels of civilian massacre The Democratic Republic of Congo's...


December 1, 2022

*) School bombing in Afghanistan kills 15 At least 15 people have been killed in a bombing at a religious school in the north of Afghanistan. Most of the victims were students. At least 20 people were also wounded in the explosion, which happened in the city of Aybak during prayer time. No group has claimed responsibility so far. Since the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan in August last year, there have been multiple attacks targeting civilians across the country. Most were claimed by...


November 30, 2022

*) Deadly blast in western Pakistan A bomb blast targeting a police patrol has killed at least three people and wounded more than 20 people in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, according to a police official. The blast targeted a police patrol that wounded 21 people, including 15 police officers, the official said, adding police were on duty to guard a polio vaccination team. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, also known as Pakistani Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the blast. *)...


November 29, 2022

*) China’s police increase security Police in China have increased security across the country to prevent further protests. Days of demonstrations in multiple cities have shown the level of anger being felt by many at Beijing's zero-Covid policy. After almost three years of harsh lockdowns and mass daily testing, some people are openly calling for the resignation of President XI Jinping. *) US to announce emergency aid for Ukraine The United States is set to announce what it's calling a...


November 28, 2022

*) China’s lockdown protests enter third day China is facing unprecedented civil disobedience over its strict zero-Covid restrictions. Police have arrested several demonstrators in Shanghai on the third day of growing protests. And in the capital Beijing, hundreds have rallied against lockdowns. They began on Friday in the northwestern Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, where ten people died in a fire. Protesters have blamed the incident on a coronavirus lockdown. On Monday, the number of...


November 25, 2022

*) Russian strikes cause emergency outages in Ukraine Ukraine races to repair energy infrastructure after Russian attacks cut power to millions of people across the country. In the capital Kiev, 60 percent of residents were still without power on Friday amid temperatures well below freezing, according to the city’s mayor. Meanwhile, the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson came under its heaviest Russian bombardment since Ukrainian forces recaptured it two weeks ago. At least four people...


November 24, 2022

*) Anwar Ibrahim is Malaysia's new prime minister After days of political impasse, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been appointed as Malaysia’s new prime minister. King Al Sultan Abdullah confirmed his appointment on Thursday, five days after parliamentary election left no party with a clear majority to form a government. Anwar is set to be sworn in at 9∂ GMT. *) Ceasefire in eastern DRC to begin Friday African leaders gathered in Angola’s capital Luanda have called for an “immediate...


November 23, 2022

*) Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes northwestern Türkiye A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has struck Türkiye's northwestern Duzce province, with tremors felt in Istanbul, Ankara and other regions, officials say. The earthquake, which struck at 01:08 GMT was centred about 14 kilometres northwest of Duzce, in the Golyaka district, Türkiye's disaster management agency, AFAD said. The agency said that 35 people were injured, one of them critically, and reported 70 aftershocks in the region. *)...


November 22, 20222

*) Hunt for buried survivors after deadly quake hits Indonesia Rescuers continued their search for survivors after a powerful earthquake hit Indonesia’s main island of Java. At least 162 people have died in Monday’s magnitude 5.6 quake, which also injured thousands. The death toll is expected to rise as many remain trapped in collapsed buildings. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo said the government would hand out compensation to victims and their families. *) Türkiye neutralises 184 PKK/YPG...


November 21, 2022

*) Türkiye begins anti-terror raids in Iraq, Syria after Istanbul bombing Türkiye has launched air strikes on PKK/YPG targets in northern Iraq and Syria that came after last week's terrorist attack in Istanbul. The defence ministry confirmed that 89 targets had been destroyed and that "many terrorists" were "neutralised” as “Operation Claw-Sword” was launched early on Sunday morning. Meanwhile at least eight Turkish security officials were injured near the Syrian border as PKK/YPG terrorists...


November 18, 2022

*) Russian missiles hit Ukrainian energy infrastructure Russian missiles continue to pound critical Ukrainian energy infrastructure. Ukraine's President Volodmyr Zelenskyy says 10 million people are without power, following Russian missile strikes targeting its energy facilities. Most of the power outages are in the capital Kiev, the port of Odessa and the western city of Vinnytsia. Officials have confirmed damage to critical infrastructure in Odessa and Dnipro, and at least four deaths in...


November 17, 2022

*) Zelenskyy insists Poland missile attack wasn't by Ukraine Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy insists a missile that killed two people in Poland did not come from Ukrainian armed forces. Zelenskyy says a full-access investigation involving his officials should clarify what happened in Poland. He maintains a missile that crossed over into Poland did not come from Ukrainian armed forces. Earlier, Poland's President Andrej Duda said the missile strike appears to have been an accident,...


November 16, 2022

*) Blaming Russia for Poland missile attack will escalate tensions: Erdogan Türkiye's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voices the need to respect Russia's statement on reports of a suspected missile attack on Poland, saying pointing fingers at Russia would further escalate tensions. Erdogan’s remarks came after NATO member Poland said that a Russian-made missile landed on its territory, about six kilometres from Ukraine’s border, and killed two people. The Turkish president said an...


November 15, 2022

*) G20 leaders 'must end war' between Russia, Ukraine — Indonesia Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who is also the host of this year's G20 summit, has called for peace and asked member countries to not allow another Cold War between major powers. He made the remarks during the opening speech of the event that brought together leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies. The ongoing food, energy and climate crises are expected to be top of the agenda, but it's Russia's ongoing attack on...


November 14, 2022

*) Prime suspect in Istanbul bomb attack detained: Turkish authorities Turkish authorities have detained dozens of suspects, including the prime suspect in the bomb attack that killed 6 people and injured 81 on Istanbul's iconic Istiklal Avenue. The prime suspect, who is believed to have planted the explosive device, was identified as 23-year-old Syrian national Ahlam Albashir. The suspect said that she had entered Türkiye illegally from Syria after taking orders from the PKK/YPG terrorist...


November 11, 2022

*) Ukraine liberates dozens of towns Ukraine says dozens more towns and villages have been liberated in the south of the country. It comes as Ukrainian forces continue their advance towards the strategically vital city of Kherson. Russians have announced they're withdrawing from the city but there's considerable scepticism about that. *) Leaders of Turkic nations meet in Uzbekistan Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is among leaders from the Organization of Turkic States attending the...


November 10, 2022

*) Republicans closer to secure House majority The Republicans are nudging closer to winning enough seats to gain a majority in the US House of Representatives, but control of the Senate is still up for grabs. The outcome will affect President Joe Biden's ability to push his agenda through a highly partisan Congress. The Senate race in Georgia will go into a run-off next month. According to the latest numbers, the Democrats and the Republicans both have 48 seats. The parties need to gain 51...