June 23, 2022

Armed conflicts and attacks

Turkey arrests ten alleged Iranian intelligence agents and charges them with plotting to murder Israeli tourists in hotels. (AFP via Al Arabiya) (Daily Sabah)

Russo-Ukrainian War

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

The Governor of Luhansk Oblast, Serhiy Haidai, says that Russia is "just destroying" everything in Lysychansk as pro-Russian separatists say they are close to capturing both that city and Sieverodonetsk. (AFP via Dunya News)

War crimes in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

The first trial for rape during the war in Ukraine is set to begin in absentia against a 32-year-old Russian soldier accused of murdering a civilian and repeatedly raping the his wife during the offensive in Kyiv. (Reuters)

2022 Ecuadorian protests

A third protester is killed in Quito during clashes with police as around 10,000 people continue to protest in the city. (France 24)

Business and economy

2022 boycott of Russia and Belarus

U.S. sportswear retailer Nike and networking firm Cisco announce that they are permanently ending their operations in Russia and Belarus. (BBC News)

Disasters and accidents

Five people are killed and 25 others injured by a fire at an apartment building in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (CNN)

Health and environment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration orders electronic cigarette company Juul to pull all of its products from the market, blaming the company for causing an increase in youth vaping. (NPR)

2022 monkeypox outbreak

2022 monkeypox outbreak in the United States

New York City becomes the first jurisdiction in the United States to distribute smallpox vaccines to people who are at risk of contracting the monkeypox virus. (The New York Times)

International relations

Enlargement of the European Union

Law and crime

Gun politics in the United States

In a 65–33 vote, the U.S. Senate passes gun control legislation for the first time in decades. The bill calls for tougher background checks on gun purchasers younger than 21, blocks gun sales to individuals with a history of domestic abuse against unmarried partners, and provides funding to encourage the adoption of a red flag law, among others. It is sent to the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote. (BBC News)

Politics and elections

2022 Grenadian general election

Citizens of Grenada head to the polls to vote in a general election. (Loop Caribbean News)

Science and technology

Scientists discover the largest known bacterium, Thiomargarita magnifica, in the mangroves of the Guadeloupe archipelago in Lesser Antilles. It is up to 2 cm (3/4 inch) long. (France 24)


2022 NBA draft

In basketball, the 76th NBA draft is held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., with the Orlando Magic selecting former Duke University player Paolo Banchero with the first overall pick. (ESPN)