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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Of Electoral And Wanton Violence (April 23 to 28, 2018)

This roundup covers news summaries across six regions: Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Wherever possible I draw links to Singapore, but I think it is more important to understand geopolitical developments around the world, to draw attention to meaningful news stories, and to highlight both positive and negative events.

Around the world, I rely primarily on the email newsletters from “The Economist“, “Foreign Policy“, “Muck Rack“, “The New York Times“, “The Wall Street Journal“, and “The World Post“. In Singapore, the weekly digests from the European Union Centre and the Middle East Institute are handy. Do send me recommendations of news outlets or articles too, to jinyao.guan.yin.miao[a]gmail.com!

Taken from https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/720x405/p05w90rh.jpg.

Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

April 23 to 28, 2018

Afghanistan, Madagascar, and Nicaragua were rocked by electoral violence, while two weeks of mass street protests in Armenia led to the resignation of the country’s prime minister. A suicide blast at a voter registration centre in Afghanistan – claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – killed at least 57 people, one person was killed in Madagascar when police fired tear gas at opposition demonstrators protesting new electoral laws, while in Nicaragua violent protests over planned changes to the social security system, which were later scrapped, left at least 10 people dead. Violent attacks also affected Canada (when a van drove into pedestrians), Nigeria (in a church attack), Pakistan (by three suicide bombs), Tennessee (where a gunman killed four people), and Yemen (after airstrikes hit a wedding party).

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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