April 16, 2024

Armed conflicts and attacks

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israel–Hamas war

Israel–Hezbollah conflict

The Israeli military conducts an airstrike and assassinates Ismail Yusuf Baz, the commander of Hezbollah's coastal sector in Lebanon. (Israel Defense Forces)

Killing of Benjamin Achimeir

A mob of Israeli settlers in Aqraba kills two Palestinians in revenge for the killing of Israeli teenager Benjamin Achimeir amid escalating ethnoreligious violence in the West Bank. (The Guardian)

Russian invasion of Ukraine

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signs a new army draft law. (Reuters)

2024 Wakeley church stabbing

Australia says the stabbing attack at the Assyrian church in Sydney was an Islamic terrorist act. (Reuters)

Peacekeeping operations in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russian peacekeepers begin withdrawing from Nagorno-Karabakh, leaving the region under the full control of Azerbaijan. (Caliber.az)

Naxalite–Maoist insurgency

Indian security forces kill at least 29 Maoist insurgents in a major counterinsurgency operation in Kanker district, Chhattisgarh. A large quantity of weapons are also seized. (NDTV)

Business and economy

Argentina and Denmark sign a 2.1 billion kroner (US$300 million) deal for the sale of 24 Royal Danish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons to Argentina. No date for the F-16s to be handed over to Argentina has been announced. (AP)

Disasters and accidents

Heavy rains and flash floods have swept parts of the Persian Gulf, killing at least 18 people in Oman and causing travel disruption in the United Arab Emirates. (Al Jazeera)

2024 Børsen fire

A fire breaks out in Copenhagen's 17th-century Stock Exchange Building, leading to the collapse of its iconic Dragespir spire. Important Danish artworks including From Copenhagen Stock Exchange are carried to safety. (Reuters) (The Guardian)

Politics and elections

The U.S. House of Representatives send impeachment articles of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate. (Reuters)

Science and technology

European Space Agency scientists announce the discovery of Gaia BH3, the second-largest known black hole in the Milky Way. (NOS) (ESA)


It is suspected Chinese marathon record holder He Jie won the Beijing half marathon due to match fixing. World Athletics expresses integrity concerns and the organization starts an investigation. (NOS) (Reuters)

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