May 14, 2022

Armed conflicts and attacks

Insurgency in the Maghreb

Jihadist insurgency in Burkina Faso

Fifteen civilians and three VPD volunteers are killed during a shooting attack against their convoy in Kompienga. (France 24)

Twenty people, including eight VPD volunteers, are killed during an attack in the town of Guessel. (Africanews)

Six people are killed during an attack in Markoye. (Ouest France)

2022 Buffalo shooting

Ten people are killed and three others injured after a gunman opens fire in a Tops Friendly Markets supermarket in Buffalo, New York, United States. The shooter, a self-described white supremacist, is taken into custody. (AP)

Arts and culture

Eurovision Song Contest 2022

Kalush Orchestra, representing Ukraine, wins the Grand Final with the song "Stefania". (Yahoo! News)

Business and economy

Economy of Venezuela

Venezuela announces that it will sell 5–10% shares in state-owned companies to private investors in order to help fund state enterprises. (AP)

2022 heat wave in India and Pakistan

India bans wheat exports with immediate effect after the heat wave causes yields to be lower than expected. Exceptions will be made if wheat is requested by governments, or for food security needs. (Bloomberg)

International relations

Georgia–Russia relations, Russia–South Ossetia relations

Proposed Russian annexation of South Ossetia

Outgoing South Ossetian President Anatoly Bibilov announces that a referendum on joining Russia will be held on July 17. (Reuters)

Politics and elections

The Federal Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates appoints Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the country's new president, who also inherits the Emirate of Abu Dhabi after the death of his half-brother Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. (AP)