August 15, 2022

Armed conflicts and attacks

Mali War

Operation Barkhane

France formally ends its military intervention in Mali after withdrawing its last remaining troops from a military base in Gao. The base was handed over to Malian Armed Forces before the French forces crossed into neighbouring Niger. (Ecofin Agency)

War in Afghanistan

Fall of Kabul

The Taliban stages a Victory Day parade on the first anniversary of the capture of Kabul. (CBS News)

Israeli–Syrian ceasefire line incidents during the Syrian civil war

Israel launches a series of airstrikes on Damascus and Tartus, Syria, killing three soldiers and injuring three others. (Al Jazeera)

Health and environment

COVID-19 pandemic

International relations

Prime minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern announces the deployment of 120 New Zealand troops to the United Kingdom to train Ukrainian forces. (Reuters)

Liberia–United States relations

The United States imposes sanctions on three senior members of the cabinet of Liberian president George Weah, accusing them of corruption. (AP)

Law and crime

A lawsuit is filed against the Central Intelligence Agency and its former director Mike Pompeo, accusing the agency of spying on lawyers and journalists who met with Julian Assange. (Axios)

2021 Myanmar coup d'état

The military junta court sentences former state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to six years in prison for corruption. (France 24)

Politics and elections

2022 Kenyan general election

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declares William Ruto as the winner of the election. (AP)


FIFA suspends the All India Football Federation for violating its statutes on third-party interference. India is stripped of its hosting rights for international football tournaments, including the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup scheduled for October 2022. (Deutsche Welle)