June 28, 2022

Armed conflicts and attacks

Syrian civil war

The United Nations estimates that more than 300,000 people have been killed since the start of the civil war in 2011, which is 1.5% of Syria's pre-war population. (Reuters)

Insurgency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Two policemen and a polio vaccinator are shot dead by gunmen on motorcycles in North Waziristan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. (AP)

Business and economy

2019–present Sri Lankan economic crisis, 2021–2022 global energy crisis

Sri Lanka's power and energy minister Kanchana Wijesekera announces that the government will lift restrictions on fuel imports in response to the country's energy crisis, ending a fuel duopoly between the state-owned Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and the Indian government-owned Lanka IOC. (International Business Times)

Sri Lanka suspends sales of fuel for non-essential vehicles. For the next two weeks, only buses, trains and vehicles used for medical services and transporting food will be allowed to refuel. (BBC News)

Disasters and accidents

Four people are killed when a helicopter crashes into the Arabian sea near India. (Reuters)

Authorities in Argentina issue a blizzard warning for Neuquén Province as roads remain blocked by snow. (Rio Negro)

Tuluá prison riot

A fire occurs during a prison riot in Tuluá, Colombia, killing 51 inmates and injuring 24 others. (Reuters)

June 2022 Afghanistan earthquake

The United States government provides US$55 million in immediate humanitarian funding following the devastating earthquake in southern Afghanistan that killed at least 1,000 people. (Reuters)

2022 Mumbai building collapse

Nineteen people are killed when a building collapses in Mumbai, India. (Reuters)

2022 Japan heatwave

Tokyo records the city's highest temperature since 1875 as a heat wave continues. Several people are hospitalized due to heatstroke. (CNA)

Health and environment

2022 monkeypox outbreak

Peru reports two new cases of monkeypox. (La Republica Peru)

South Africa reports its second case of monkeypox. (Reuters)

Benin reports their first three cases of monkeypox. (Outbreak News Today)

2022 monkeypox outbreak in Europe

France reports more than 100 new cases of monkeypox. (Sante Publique France)

Italy reports two new cases of monkeypox. (Salute GOV Italy)

Romania reports three new cases of monkeypox. (Stiripe Surse Romania)

Switzerland reports four new cases of monkeypox. (Swiss Confederation Health)

2022 monkeypox outbreak in Portugal

Portugal reports more than ten new cases of monkeypox. (DGS Portugues)

2022 monkeypox outbreak in Spain

Spain reports nearly 200 new cases of monkeypox. (Sanidad GOB Espanol)

2022 monkeypox outbreak in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom reports nearly 200 cases of monkeypox. (GOV.UK)

2022 monkeypox outbreak in Asia

Israel reports five new cases of monkeypox. (Gov Israel)

2022 monkeypox outbreak in the United States

Nebraska reports its first case of monkeypox. (KSNB-TV)

Ohio reports its second case of monkeypox. (WBNS-TV)

The CDC announces that they will activate an emergency operations center for monkeypox. (CNN)

The Biden administration announces that over 296,000 doses of the monkeypox vaccine will be distributed to combat the spread of monkeypox, including 56,000 doses of the Jynneos vaccine. (Business Insider) (The Hill)

The total number of monkeypox cases in the United States reaches 300. (CDC.GOV)

2022 monkeypox outbreak in Canada

Canada reports more than 40 new cases of monkeypox. (Government of Canada)

COVID-19 pandemic

International relations

2022 NATO Madrid summit, Enlargement of NATO

Turkey, Finland, and Sweden sign a joint memorandum on security, clearing the way for Finland and Sweden's NATO accession bids. (Reuters)

Nuclear program of Iran

Iranian nuclear talks are moved to Qatar in a new bid to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. (Politico)

Law and crime

Russian opposition politician Ilya Yashin is sentenced to two weeks in prison after being arrested yesterday for "disobeying police". (Barron's)

Protesting against the government's nitrogen policy, a group of Dutch farmers gathered at Minister for Nature and Nitrogen Policy Christianne van der Wal's home and rioted, forcing some police officers on the scene to flee for their own safety. (Dutch News)

Freedom of the press in India

Police in India arrest Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News who has been a vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. (BBC News)

2022 Saanich shootout

Six police officers are injured and two bank robbers killed in a shootout at a bank in Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. Nearby homes and businesses are later evacuated due to a potential explosive device in the area. (Victoria News)

Politics and elections

Scottish independence

Proposed second Scottish independence referendum

Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's First Minister, announces during a parliamentary debate session that an independence referendum bill will be tabled in the Scottish Parliament. The bill sets the date for the break-up vote at October 19, 2023. Sturgeon will try to bypass Prime Minister Boris Johnson's unlikely permission to conduct the referendum by referring the bill to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. (CNBC) (The Guardian)


Racism in sport

In motorsport, Red Bull terminates Estonian driver Jüri Vips's contract with its junior team following an incident where Vips was heard using the word "nigga" on a Twitch livestream. (CNN)