January 28, 2023

Armed conflicts and attacks

Russo-Ukrainian War

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

Battle of Donbas

Russia claims that a Ukrainian HIMARS missile strike on a hospital in Novoaidar, Luhansk Oblast, has killed 14 people and injured 24 others, including patients and medical staff. (Reuters)

Attacks on civilians in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

The Russian Air Force launches an airstrike on the city of Seredyna-Buda in Sumy Oblast, destroying a kindergarten and damaging nearby residential buildings. No casualties have been reported. The towns of Esman and Shalyhyne are also damaged by cross-border shelling. (Ukrinform)

2023 Iran drone attacks

The Iranian Defence Ministry says that a drone attack on a military plant in Isfahan, Iran, was "unsuccessful" with at least three drones shot down by air defenses. No casualties have been reported. (Reuters) (AP)

Explosions are reported at military sites and factories across Iran, including near the capital Tehran. Videos on social media appear to show explosions and large fires in the cities of Karaj, Dezful, and Tabriz. (Iran International)

An explosion occurs at an oil refinery in Azarshahr, East Azerbaijan province, according to Iranian media. (Urdu Point)

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Two Israelis are shot and critically injured by a 13-year-old Palestinian in East Jerusalem, in the West Bank and the attacker is shot and injured by one of his victims before being arrested. (Al Jazeera) The Times of Israel)

Business and economy

British regional airline Flybe collapses into administration with 277 job losses, while 75,000 customers are affected by flight cancellations. (BBC News)

Disasters and accidents

At least 24 people are killed when a bus plunges off a cliff in the El Alto District, Talara Province, Peru. (Reuters)

2023 West Azerbaijan earthquake

Three people are killed and 816 others are injured by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Khoy, West Azerbaijan province, Iran. (Al Jazeera)

Louisville, New York bus-truck crash

Six people are killed and three others are injured in a collision between a bus and a truck in Louisville, New York, United States. (NBC News)

Law and crime

Three people are killed inside a vehicle and four others are injured on the street during a mass shooting in the Beverly Crest neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States. (AP)

Politics and elections

2023 Czech presidential election

The Czech Statistical Office reports that former NATO Military Committee chair Petr Pavel has been elected president, defeating former prime minister Andrej Babiš with 58 percent of the votes. (AFP via France 24)


2023 Australian Open – Women's singles

Aryna Sabalenka defeats Elena Rybakina in the final, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, to win the women's singles tennis title at the 2023 Australian Open in Melbourne, winning her first major singles title. (AFP via Deccan Herald)