September 23, 2022

Armed conflicts and attacks

Afghanistan conflict

September 2022 Kabul mosque bombing

Seven people are killed and 41 others are injured when a car bomb explodes at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Reuters)

Tigray War

A 60-year-old man is killed by an Ethiopian airstrike on Mekelle, in the rebel-controlled Tigray Region. (Reuters)

Mexican drug war

Gunmen kill ten people in a mass shooting at a pool hall in Tarimoro, Guanajuato, Mexico. (CBS News)

Health and environment

COVID-19 pandemic, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism, Tourism in Bhutan

Bhutan reopens its borders for international tourists following a two-year closure due to the pandemic. (ANINews)

Law and crime

Mahsa Amini protests, Iran–United States relations

Seven Iranian government officials and one group are sanctioned by the United States Department of the Treasury, which deems the Guidance Patrol responsible for the death of Mahsa Amini. (AP)

Politics and elections

Russo-Ukrainian War

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

2022 annexation referendums in Russian-occupied Ukraine

Referendums begin in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian oblasts of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia and the separatist republics of Donetsk and Luhansk on whether to join Russia, in what Ukraine and other countries consider to be "sham" referendums. (AFP via Barron's)