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Main events that happened around globe 2022

KUWAIT, Dec 30 (KUNA) -- The world witnessed some major events in 2022.
The following are major events related to economy, democracy, sports and violence that happened in the passing year.
Democracy around the World Jan 4: Incumbent French President, Emmanuel Macron, announced running for upcoming presidential elections.
Jan 5: Kazakh government resigned over fuel crisis that triggered protests and security disturbances.
Jan 13: The British Royal Family stripped Duke of York Prince Andrew from all military titles and royal patronages, in the wake of sexual abuse lawsuit submitted against him in the United States.
Jan 17: Indonesia announced choosing Nusantara, as the name of the new capital, to be built in the eastern Island of Kalimantan.
Jan 18: European Parliament members elected Roberta Metsola as President.
Jan 22: Germany announced that its navy chief has decided to resign in the wake of comments he made on Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which he said Putin "deserved respect" and that Ukraine would never regain Russian-annexed Crimea from Moscow.
Jan 23: President of Armenia, Armen Sarkissian, announced his resignation due to the inability to have the required tools to affect external and internal political radical processes during hard times.
Jan 29: The Italian Parliament voted to elect Sergio Mattarella as president for a second term.
Feb 3: Four senior aides to UK's Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, have resigned within hours of each other amid growing pressure on the PM.
Feb 13: Frank-Walter Steinmeier was re-elected for a second term as President of Germany.
March 8: Pakistani opposition submitted the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister, Imran Khan in the National Assembly Secretariat.
March 10: South Korea announced opposition party candidate, Yoon Suk Yeol, as victor of presidential race.
March 10: Indian Right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi won in four of the five state Legislative Assembly Elections.
March 10: Hungary elected Katalin Novak as President.
March 13: Newly elected Armenian President, Vahagn Khachaturyan, was sworn in office.
March 15: Democrat Serdar Berdimuhamedow was elected as President of Turkmenistan.
March 24: European Union leaders re-elected Charles Michel as president of the European Council for a second term of two and a half years.
April 4: Rodrigo Chavez won Costa Rica's presidential elections for a tenure of four years.
April 7: The United States' Senate approved President's Joe Biden African American candidate, Ketanji Brown Jackson, to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
April 7: Aleksandar Vucic re-elected as Serbian President.
April 9: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has been deposed by a no-confidence vote in parliament.
April 11: Pakistan's parliament elected Shehbaz Sharif as the country's new prime minister following the removal of Imran Khan in a vote of no confidence.
April 24: France's incumbent president, Emmanuel Macron was reelected for a second term.

May 3: NATO approved new Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Christopher Cavoli.
May 5: The United States appointed Carrie Fowler as Special Envoy for Global Food Security.
May 10: Yoon Suk-Yeol swore in office as South Korea's President.
May 11: Ferdinand Marcos Jr won Philippines presidential elections.
May 12: The United States Senate approved Jerome Powell as president of Federal Reserve, the US central bank, for a second term.
May 16: Elisabeth Borne appointed as France's new Prime Minister.
May 21: Leader of the Australian Labor Party Anthony Albanese won legislative elections.
June 1: The United States appointed Mike Hammer as special envoy to Horn of Africa, succeeding David Satterfield.
June 1: The Australian government, with a diverse formation including two Muslim ministers, swore in office.
June 2: South Korean Peoples' Power party achieved sweeping victory in local elections.
June 6: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson overcame a vote of no confidence against him by lawmakers from his ruling Conservative Party, by a majority of 63 votes.
June 12: Bipartisan group of US senators reached an agreement on gun safety proposal that "helps ensure dangerous criminals and those who are adjudicated as mentally ill can't purchase weapons," June 25: United States President Joe Biden signed bipartisan gun safety bill into law.
June 28: French lawmakers chose Yael Braun-Pivet as first ever woman president of National Assembly.
June 30: American Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson swore in office to be the first African-American woman Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
June 30: Ferdinand Marcos Jr swore in constitutional oath as Philippines new president.
July 5: In protest of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's performance, Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak and Secretary of Health Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid handed in their resignation.
July 5: Britain announced appointing Secretary of Education Nadhim Zahawi as Secretary to the Treasury.
July 6: A number of British Secretaries announced group resignation.
July 7: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned from office.
July 9: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced stepping down from office.
July 11: Liberal Democratic Party, headed by Fumio Kishida, achieved sweeping victory in Japan's House of Councilors (the Upper House) elections.
July 14: Sri Lankan House of Representatives Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena received letter of resignation from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who fled the country following protests and demands of economic reformation.
July 15: Belgium appointed news anchor Hadja Lahbib, of Algerian descent, as foreign minister.
July 18: The government of Boris Johnson overcame a confidence vote at the UK House of Commons, keeping the prime minister in office until a successor is named.
July 20: Sri Lanka's Interim President Ranil Wickremesinghe won presidential elections to become Sri Lanka's eighth president.
July 25: Newly elected Indian President Droupadi Murmu swore in office to be the second woman to hold the position within the last ten years.
August 9: General Michael Langley assumed command of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).
August 15: William Ruto wins Kenyan presidential elections.
August 24: Thai constitutional court suspended Prime Minister Chan-o-cha.
Sept 5: Britain's conservative party elected Liz Truss new Prime Minister, succeeding the resigned Boris Johnson.
Sept 9: Britain's King Charles III, named Prince William as Heir Apparent and Prince of Wales.
Sept 10: King Charles III took the oath to become King of Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and other regions.
Sept 10: Senior members of British House of commons swore loyalty to King Charles III.
Sept 25: The far-right Brothers of Italy, led by Giorgia Meloni, won the Italian elections.
Oct 14: British finance minister was fired over financial crisis caused by his plan to cut taxes through government borrowing, 38 days after his appointment.
Oct 19: Former British state secretary for transport Grant Shapps was appointed interior minister, replacing the outgoing Suella Braverman resigned earlier.
Oct 20: UK Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned just after 45 days in her post.
Oct 21: Italy's President Sergio Mattarella named far-right leader Giorgia Meloni as the country's first female prime minister.
Oct 23: China's Communist Party reelected Xi Jinping as the party's third five-year term General Secretary.
Oct 23: Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen was re-elected for a second term.
Oct 24: Rishi Sunak named the UK's new prime minister.
Oct 30: Leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva won Brazil's presidential elections.
Nov 15: Slovenia elected Natasa Pirc Musar its new president.
Nov 17: American Republican Party recaptured the House of Representatives with 218 seats.
Nov 21: Kazakh incumbent President Tokayev reelected for a second term.
Nov 24: Malaysia's new Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim swore the constitutional oath and announced forming a national unity government.
Nov 27: Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasog reelected for a new term.
Nov 30: The chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Hakeem Jeffries, was elected by his colleagues to serve as minority leader.
Dec 7: Police in Peru detained the president Pedro Castillo after he was impeached by parliament following his attempt to dissolve the congress. Vice-President Dina Boluarte became Peru's first female President after swearing in office at the congress.
Dec 8: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) achieved a historic victory in Gujrat Assembly elections.
Dec 11: Alain Berset elected president of the Swiss Federation.
Dec 17: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that his party would dissolve two provincial assemblies.

Violence across the World: Jan 4: President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, issued a decree imposing state of emergency in regions of Almaty, Mangistau.
Jan 5: Kazakhstani President, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, declared several people injured and killed in protests, and assigned himself as head of Security Council after.
Jan 5: India announced three militants were gunned down following an encounter in Pulwama, in district of Jammu and Kashmir north of the country.
Jan 5: President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, imposed state of emergency in capital Nur-Sultan to safeguard citizens' safety, restore order, and protect the freedoms and rights of the people, in light of the ongoing tensions.
Jan 5: Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, as head of Collective Security Treaty Organization's Security Council announced sending peacekeeping troops to Kazakhstan. Jan 7: Indian declared that three Jaish-e-Mohammad militants were gunned down in an encounter with the security forces in Budgam district of north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Jan 8: The German government decided to suspend weapons export to Kazakhstan, in the wake of the turmoil shaking the country, which killed dozens of civilians.
Jan 9: Kazakhstan reported the death of 164 individuals in recent riots.
Jan 20: Three people were killed and 20 others injured in a blast targeting a market in Pakistan's eastern Lahore city.
Jan 20: Two separatist militants killed and one ranger wounded in Sai Buri district, Pattani, south of Thailand.
Jan 22: Seven people killed and nine injured in a blast targeting a passenger minivan in Afghanistan's western Herat province.
Jan 24: Burkina Faso's President, Roch Marc Kabore, has been detained by soldiers leading a coup d'etat.
Jan 24: Military coup leadership in Burkina Faso, headed by Lt. Col Paul Damiba, announced detaining President Roch Marc Kabore, dissolving government and parliament, suspending the constitution and closing borders.
Jan 27: 10 Pakistani army soldiers met their deaths following terrorist attack targeting check post in Baluchistan province, southwest of Pakistan.
Feb 2: Turkey announced the death of soldier in Sirnak province.
Feb 3: Attacks targeting security forces' camps in Pakistan left 13 militants and four soldiers dead as the Pakistan military successfully repulsed the attacks.
Feb 5: India announced that two militants were gunned down following an encounter with the security forces, in Srinagar.
Feb 6: Five soldiers of Pakistan army were killed after "terrorists" from inside Afghanistan, across the international border, opened fire on troops in Pakistan's northern Kurram district.
Feb 11: One person killed and 14 others injured following blast in Afghanistan's northwestern Badghis province.
Feb 11: An Indian police officer was killed and four others sustained injuries in a militant attack in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Feb 15: Greece summoned the Ukrainian ambassador protesting the death of two Greek citizens and the serious injury of two others following clash with Ukrainian soldiers.
Feb 17: France, along with European allies plus Canada, declared starting withdrawal of military personnel and assets from Mali at pretext of lack of justifications to pursue the anti-terrorism task in this country.
Feb 19: Ukraine announced a soldier was killed in clashes with militants backed by Moscow, amid a general mobilization of the separatist region, east of the country.
Feb 22: Russia ordered the dispatch of Russian forces to "perform peacekeeping functions" in eastern Ukraine's two breakaway regions.
Feb 24: Russia announced the start of special military operation in Donbas, southeast of Ukraine.
Feb 24: Ukraine declared that Russia took hold of military airport in the outskirts of the capital, Kiev.
Feb 24: NATO deployed additional land and air forces in Eastern Europe and increased the readiness of its forces in response to Russia's military operation in Ukraine.
Feb 24: Forces in the separatist region of Luhansk announced that they had downed two Ukrainian fighter jets, as well as two Ukrainian Brigadier aircraft.
Feb 26: 10 Greek nationals have been killed and six others wounded, including a child, by Russian bombing in Ukraine.
Feb 27: Greece summoned the Russian ambassador after 10 nationals were killed and six wounded in Ukraine.

March 1: Gunman killed four people, including his own children, at a church in Sacramento, California, then killed himself.
March 2: Three police officers killed, 25 others received injuries in a blast targeting a police van in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province.
March 4: 56 people were killed in a suicide blast inside a mosque in Pakistan's northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.
March 6: India announced a civilian was killed and 24 others were injured as militants hurled a grenade at security forces in Srinagar district of North Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
March 8: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky affirmed he will not be leaving the capital, Kyiv, as the military action closes in.
March 8: Ukraine withdrew troops participating in international missions to defend their homeland.
March 11: Russia announced it has gained full control of Volnovakha, Ukraine.
March 12: India stated that four militants were killed in three separate encounters in North Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
March 20: A deputy commander of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, Captain Andrei Paliy, was killed during fighting in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
March 25: Russia announced that 1,351 Russian soldiers were killed during its military operation in Ukraine.
March 30: Three security personnel killed and 18 others injured in an attack on a Frontier Corps (FC) fort in Pakistan's northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.
March 30: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Srinagar district of North Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
March 31: Russia declared terminating activities of five Ukrainian bio labs.
April 1: Russia announced Ukrainian helicopters targeted a fuel facility in the city of Belgorod, the first Ukrainian assault of its kind.
April 3: Six people dead and nine others wounded following a shooting in the United States' Sacramento.
April 8: Ukraine declared death of 50 people and injury of 100 more in missile attack on Kramatorsk's train station, east of Ukraine.
April 10: India announced the death of two militants and injury of three security personnel in confrontations in North Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
April 13: Russia announced the surrender of over a 1000 Ukrainian forces in city of Mariupol, last of the Ukrainian forces' strongholds east of the country.
April 19: Six people killed and over 11 others received injuries in two blasts that took place near a boys' school in the west of Afghan capital city of Kabul.
April 19: Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, announced beginning of full-scale Russian military operation in Donbas region, east of the country.
April 20: Attack targeting prison guards' bus killed one and injured four others in Bursa, northwest of Turkiye. April 23: Two militants killed in encounters with security officers in Jammu and Kashmir, India.
April 23: Pakistan announced three military officers dead following shooting with "terrorists" on borders with Afghanistan.
April 25: Russia declared one-sided seize fire Ukrainian city of Mariupol, citing humanitarian reasons.
May 9: Three guards killed at polling station in Philippine elections.
May 15: Suicide blast killed three army soldiers and a number of children in Pakistan.
May 23: Two soldiers of Pakistan army were killed in an attack by 'terrorists' in North Waziristan area of Pakistan.
May 24: Turkiye announced three soldiers were killed and five injured in Northern Iraq, in a gunfight with Kurdish Workers Party's (PKK).
May 24: 14 children and one teacher killed at an elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, the United States.
May 25: An Indian officer and three Pakistani militants were killed in armed combat in Jammu and Kashmir, north India.
May 30: France affirmed the death of a French journalist, Frederic Leclerc-Imhoff, who was covering the situation in Ukraine.

June 3: France declared that French citizen was killed in combat in Ukraine.
June 3: Pakistan announced death of soldier during gunfight with militants who attacked military site.
June 11: Turkiye announced death of soldier due to explosion in northern Iraq.
June 11: Two killed and dozens of others were hospitalized in violent protests against comments on Prophet in India.
June 12: Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
June 13: Russia declared destroying 63 sites for Ukrainian military forces and equipment.
June 14: Two militants and one police officer killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, India. June 15: France announced capture of IS leader in Mali. June 16: Three anonymous militants killed in separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir, India.
June 16: Turkiye announced death of soldier during Claw-Lock operation in northern Iraq.
June 18: Two dead following suicide attack targeting Sikh temple in Afghan capital of Kabul.
June 19: Six militants dead in gunfight with Pakistani security forces in Baluchistan province, southwest Pakistan.
June 20: Ukrainian forces attacked oil-drilling platforms off Crimea coast, belonging to Russian Black Sea Oil and Gas Company.
June 20: Russia declared destroying 208 Ukrainian fighter jets and 3,696 armed vehicles since beginning of military operation.
June 25: Russia announced that it has gained control of Sievierodonetsk and a number of other Ukrainian cities and towns.
June 25: Four "terrorists" killed in security operation, north Pakistan.
June 26: Seven "terrorists" and two Pakistani soldiers killed during encounters between the two sides.
June 27: India announced two militants dead in armed clashes with Indian police force in Jammu and Kashmir.
June 27: Russian bombardment on mall in Ukraine killed 18 people.
June 28: Russia attacked American and European arms' storage facilities in Ukraine.
June 29: Two militants killed in encounters with Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
July 3: 19 people killed, 11 injured in bust accident in Baluchistan province southwest Pakistan.
July 4: An arbitrary shooting incident in Chicago, the United States, killed six and wounded 24 others.
July 8: Thai army announced death of four separatists in Muslim majority provinces of Yala and Narathiwat, south of the country.
July 8: Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was fatally shot in the streets of Nara at age 67.
July 9: Protestors set fire to Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe's residence following his announcement of stepping down from office.
July 11: Russia destroyed American warehouses carrying projectile ammunition, located in West Ukraine.
July 13: One dead, tens injured in protests demanding that the interim president appointed by Gotabaya Rajapaksa prior to fleeing the country, Ranil Wickremesinghe, is removed.
July 13: Russia announced death of 350 Ukrainian soldiers in missile attack targeting ship manufacturing facility south Ukraine.
July 17: Booby-trapped car targeting hotel near presidential palace of Hirshabelle state killed and injured many.
July 24: Russian forces destroyed Ukrainian warship in Ukrainian Odessa port.
August 1: American President Joe Biden announced death of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri in a drone drill in Afghanistan.
August: 5: Eight dead and 18 injured in blast in Kabul, Afghanistan.
August 6: Afghanistan announced three dead and seven injured in blast.
August 9: Russia destroyed American missile warehouse in Ukraine.
August 11: The United States announced death of armed militant who attacked Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) office in Cincinnati.
August 12: Germany ceased all operations in Mali, and prepares complete forces withdraw.
August 14: Russia took control of Udy town in Kharkiv region, Ukraine.
August 15: France announced withdrawal of forces from Mali after nine years of being there.
August 18: Blast targeting a mosque in Afghani capital of Kabul killed 21 and injured 33 others.
August 29: Russian Air Defense forces destroyed two Ukrainian fighter jets.

Sept 2: Explosion in mosque killed 18 people in Afghanistan.
Sept 4: 10 people killed in stabbing incidents in Canada.
Sept 5: Explosion in Russian Embassy in Afghani capital killed Russian diplomats and Afghani citizens.
Sept 6: Two militants killed in clashes with Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sept 6: Four "terrorists" killed and five Pakistani soldiers in operation in Northern Pakistan.
Sept 13: Three Pakistani soldiers killed in armed clash with militants.
Sept 13: Azerbaijan announced death of 50 of its soldier following clashes with Armenian forces.
Sept 13: Armenia declared 49 military officers killed in clashes with Azerbaijani forces.
Sept 14: India declared two militants dead in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sept 16: One dead, 13 injured in blast in Baluchistan Province in Pakistan.
Sept 21: Russia declared partial troops' mobilization.
Sept 23: Nine dead, 41 wounded in blast in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul.
Sept 28: One person dead during a house search in Antwerp province in northern Belgium.
Sept 30: Pakistan declared death of one person and injury of 20 others due to blast in crowded market.
Sept 30: 19 dead, 27 injured in suicide blast targeting educational center in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Sept 30: India declared two militants dead in armed clashes in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sept 30: Soldiers from Burkina Faso announced overthrowing the military government in the country's second coup this year.
Oct 2: 129 people killed and 180 injured in a football match at Kanjuruhan Stadium in the Indonesian city of Malang, after a stampede of fans during a riot.
Oct 4: Seven militants and two Pakistani soldiers were killed in two security operations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, north Pakistan.
Oct 5: Four people were killed and 25 others wounded in an explosion that struck a mosque in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul near the state's interior ministry compound.
Oct 5: India announced death of four militants in two separate encounters with security forces in Kashmir.
Oct 6: 31 people, most of them children, were killed in a shooting spree at a daycare center in the northern province of Nong Bua Lamphu, Thailand.
Oct 8: Truck packed with explosives blew up on strategic bridge linking Crimea to Russia.
Oct 10: Two militants dead in confrontations with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, northern India.
Oct 15: 11 Russian soldiers killed and 15 injured due to attack targeting training camp south of Russia.
Oct 17: Pakistan declared five militants dead, and two four police agents injured in security operation, Baluchistan province southwest Pakistan.
Oct 17: The European Union Foreign Affairs Council agreed to set up a Military Assistance Mission in support of Ukraine.
Oct 18: two civilians dead due to hand grenade thrown by militants in Jammu and Kashmir, northern India.
Oct 19: Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing martial law in four regions that recently joined Russia, namely Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson.
Oct 24: Afghanistan announced death of 38 militants and the arrest of 87 others in security operation, northern Afghanistan.
Oct 31: Russian military forces launched a series of missile salvoes into Ukraine targeting key energy and military installations and posts.

Nov 1: Four militants dead in encounters taking place in India-controlled portion of Kashmir.
Nov 3: Pakistan declared one person dead, six injured in shooting incident targeting former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Nov 6: Two Turkish soldiers met their deaths in Claw-Lightning operation in northern Iraq.
Nov 9: France called the end of anti-terrorist Barkhane operation that began in Africa's Sahel region in 2014.
Nov 13: Explosion in touristic site, Taksim, a square located in the heart of Istanbul, killed six people and injured 53 others.
Nov 14: Russia seized control of Pavlivka and Mayorsk towns in Donestk.
Nov 15: Poland announced two people dead due to a Russian missile falling on a polish town near the Ukrainian borders.
Nov 16: Two Pakistani soldiers dead in shootout in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, north of the country.
Nov 16: Six police officers killed after their car was shot at in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan.
Nov 20: Turkiye carried out a wide-scale air operation against militants in northern Syria and northern Iraq, killing many gunmen and demolishing 89 strongholds.
Nov 21: Three civilians killed, 19 others injured in southern Turkiye, due to missiles launched from northern Syria.
Nov 26: Pakistan announced nine militants dead, and three others arrested in military operation in Baluchistan region.
Nov 27: Turkish security forces "neutralized" militants associated with the terrorist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in a security campaign.
Nov 30: In Afghanistan, 15 people were killed and 20 wounded by explosion targeting a religious institute north of the country.
Dec 5: Turkiye launched security operation against Kurdish Workers Party's (PKK).
Dec 5: Russia announced death of three individuals and injury of others in explosions targeting vital and military facilities.
Dec 6; Three workers dead and four others injured due to bomb explosion on a railway south of Thailand, a Muslim-majority area.
Dec 7: Indonesia declared the death of two people, injury of at least 10 in suicide attack targeting a police station.
Dec 10: Pakistan announced four IS militants killed in Waziristan, a Pakistani area bordering Afghanistan.
Dec 10: One person dead, seven wounded in hand grenade explosion outside of shopping mall in Baluchistan, southwest Pakistan.
Dec 11: Pakistan announced six civilians were killed and 17 injured due to Afghani border patrol opening fire on area residents.
Dec 12: Three militants dead, killed by Afghani security forces as the three attacked a hotel in capital area of Kabul.
Dec 14: Suicide combing in Khyber, northern Pakistan, left three civilians dead and five others injured.
Dec 15: Pakistan declared one person dead, 15 others wounded following Afghani border patrol launching mortars.
Dec 16: Two civilians dead, three wounded by anonymous militants' fire, outside of army camp in Jammu and Kashmir, India.

World Economics Jan 2: The United States today terminated Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from the AGOA trade preference program due to actions taken by each of their governments in violation of the AGOA Statute.
Jan 3: The index of Apple recorded its highest level, after its market value surpassed USD three trillion, becoming the world's first company to trade at such level.
Jan 4: The US dollar hit a five-year high against the Japanese yen at JPY 115.80.
Jan 5: Turkey announced restarting rail link between Iran, Pakistan and Istanbul after 10-year hiatus.
Feb 22: Britain slapped economic sanctions on five Russian banks and three oligarchs, and summoned Russian ambassador to protest his country's recognition of Luhansk and Donetsk separatist regions.
Feb 22: Germany halted the Russian-German Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea natural gas pipeline after Moscow formally recognized the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine as independent states.
Feb 22: United States President Joe Biden signed an executive order barring new investment, trade, and financing to, from, or in Ukraine's breakaway Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Feb 24: The United Kingdom adopted new pack of economic sanctions on Russia and Belarus.
Feb 25: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development terminated the accession process with Russia, and closed its office in Moscow.
Feb 25: The European Union approved package of "massive and targeted sanctions that will have maximum impact on the Russian economy and the political elite".
Feb 28: The United Kingdom banned Russian ships from entering its ports.
Feb 28: German Daimler Truck froze its business activities in Russia, including its cooperation with Russian truck maker Kamaz.
March 1: Japan imposed sanctions on Russian central bank in the aftermath of its military operation in Ukraine.
March 2: The European Union banned seven Russian banks from using the international payment system, Swift.
March 3: German car manufacturer Volkswagen announced halting its business in Russia.
March 4: Microsoft suspended all sales and services in Russia.
March 22: The UK and US reached an agreement under where US will remove its tariffs on UK steel and aluminum products and the UK will remove its tariffs on various US products.
March 23: Russia decided it will seek payment in rubles for gas sales from "unfriendly" countries.
March 25: The United States and European Union inked deal curbing reliance on Russian energy.
March 31: OPEC decided to replace the International Energy Agency (IEA) with Wood Mackenzie and Rystad Energy for data processing and assessing OPEC member countries crude oil production.
April 1: The 31 member states of International Energy Agency agreed to a new release of oil from emergency reserves in response to the market turmoil caused by Russia's military operation in Ukraine.
April 5: Japan banned exports of luxury goods to Russia in response to its military operation in Ukraine.
April 7: Britain announced building eight nuclear reactors to generate electricity, as part of new strategy aiming to boost country's energy independence.
April 8: The European Commission announced establishing, along with EU Member States an EU Energy Platform for the common purchase of gas, LNG and hydrogen.
April 8: The United States banned oil imports, and suspended regular trade relations with Russia and Belarus, due to military operation in Ukraine.
April 11: The European Commission banned 21 Russian airlines from flying over European airspace.
April 19: Greece seized a Russian oil tanker (Pegas), near the town of Karystos, as part of sanctions imposed by the European Union and Nato.
April 20: The United States imposed sanctions on Russian bank and cryptocurrency mining firm.
April 25: Twitter, Inc. announced entering a definitive agreement to be acquired by billionaire Elon Musk, valued at approximately USD 44 billion.
April 27: Russia's Gazprom energy company announced halting gas supply to Poland and Bulgaria, over refusal to pay in rubles.
April 28: South Korea transferred part of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies to Europe to help ease an energy crisis over Russia's military operation in Ukraine.
May 3: Greece commenced building a second liquefied natural gas in Alexandroupolis, northeast Greece.
May 19: The European Union halted import fees on all Ukrainian exports for a year in order to support its economy. May 31: The European Union agreed that sixth pack of sanctions on Russia would include oil and its products with temporary exemption for oil transmitted via pipelines.
June 1: The European Commission placed Russian I-fly airlines on blacklist, on pretext of breaching international safety guidelines.
June 6: Indonesia and Australia agreed on bolstering wheat import chain after supply disruptions caused by the Russia-Ukraine situation.
June 13: Luxemburg froze Russian assets worth EUR 210 million (approx. USD 219), in an attempt to hinder influx of Russian money to military operation in Ukraine. June 30: Russia withdrew forces from Zmiinyi Island, located in the Black Sea, to facilitate exportation of Ukrainian wheat.
July 12: European Union greenlit the use of euros in Croatia starting next year, to join 19 member states who also use it.
July 12: Twitter filed lawsuit against billionaire Elon Musk in an attempt to force the world's richest man into acquiring the social media platform worth USD 44 billion.
August 1: Russia declared sailing of first corn shipment from Ukrainian Odessa port under framework of Istanbul agreement, sponsored by the United Nations.
August 24: Germany and Canada inked agreements establishing long-term alliance in fields of hydrogen energy, liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports, and electric car batteries.
Sept 2: Russia's Gazprom halted pumping gas to Western Europe.
Sept 13: Australia swapped picture of Late Queen Elizabeth II on its coins with the picture of King Charles III, whereas the queen's picture remains on the five dollar bill.
Sept 30: Britain unveiled form of the 50 cents coin, carrying the picture of King Charles III. Oct 28: American billionaire Elon Musk completed Twitter takeover with a USD 44 billion deal.
Nov 26: The American Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it is banning authorizations for Chinese equipment and services provided by five companies including Huawei Technologies, and ZTE Corporation.
Dec 5: The US-European Trade and Technology Council agreed to diversify supply chain and address economic coercion policies, as well as EU fears regarding American inflation.
Dec 6: United States President Joe Biden announced largest foreign investment in state of Arizona as a Taiwanese company will build two semi-conductor factories.

Sports around the World: Feb 2: The three-day torch relay for the Beijing Olympics commenced. The torch will be carried through the three Olympics zones, starting with downtown Beijing before heading to Yanqing district and finally Zhangjiakou.
Feb 5: China was awarded its first gold medal in the Beijing-hosted winter Olympics in short track skating.
Feb 6: New Zealand's Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, landed the gold medal in women's snowboard slopestyle in Winter Olympics of 2022.
Feb 7: Senegal's national football team brought home the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in its history.
Feb 9: South Korea and Slovakia nabbed their first gold medals in Beijing's winter Olympics.
Feb 20: The Beijing winter Olympics concluded with Norway in the lead with a total of 37 medals, 16 gold, eight silver and 13 bronze, followed by Germany with 12 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 5 bronze, China came third with nine gold medals, four silver and two bronze.
Feb 25: Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) announced moved the Champions League final to Paris from St Petersburg, following Russia's military operation in Ukraine.
Feb 27: Liverpool FC won the English league title for the 19th time.
April 20: The All England Club, Wimbledon tournaments organizers, banned Russian and Belarusian tennis players from participating.
April 23: Bayern-Munich sports team was crowned champion of German football league, the Bundesliga.
April 23: Real Betis named winner of Spanish King's Cup for the third time.
April 23: Paris Saint-Germain football club crowned winner of French league for the tenth time.
April 30: Trabzonspor won Turkish League championship for seventh time.
April 30: Riyal Madrid crowned champion of Spanish League for the 35th time.
May 14: Liverpool won the Football Association Challenge Cup, FA Cup, 2022 title.
May 22: Manchester city sporting club defeated Aston Villa in English premier league finale.
May 22: AC Millan crowned champion of Italian football league for 19th time.
May 29: Riyal Madrid pronounced champion of Europe champions' league for the 14th time.
July 10: Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon open.
July 30: Liverpool Sporting club crowned champion of English Community Shield.
July 30: Trabzonspor won the Turkish super cup championship.
July 31: English woman football national team crowned champion of Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).
August 10: Spanish Riyal Madrid won European Super Cup, for the fifth time.
Oct 2: Kenyan runner Amos Kipruto won London men's Marathon 2022 with two hours, four minutes and 26 seconds, whereas Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw took the first place in the women's marathon with two hours, 17 minutes and 26 seconds.
Oct 17: French footballer Karim Benzema was awarded the Ballon d'Or for the first time in his career.
Nov 20: FIFA World Cup 2022 commenced in Qatar, the first football competition of this scale to take place in the Arab world. (end) kt