World update: Top 10 International News Of This Week

by Shatakshi Gupta
  • The border conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has been going on for years. Another border dispute broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Many countries, including India, have also urged the two countries to cease fire. Meanwhile, Armenia announced that 105 of its soldiers had been killed in the ongoing battle with Azerbaijan. After that, it is very likely that this conflict between the two countries will escalate further. For unversed, the conflict has been going on between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed lands of the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The two countries claim the area of the Nagorno-Karabakh area that is more than 4,400 square kilometers.
  • Lately, North Korea has fired at least one unidentified ballistic missile towards its eastern seaboard. South Korea, however, did not specify what type of missile it was or how far it flew. The launch came a day after South Korean officials said they had detected signs that North Korea was preparing to test-fire a missile designed to be fired from a submarine. North Korea has ramped up test activities at a record pace in 2022, testing more than 30 ballistic weapons, including its first intercontinental ballistic missile since 2017, as it continues to open up expanding military capabilities amid a protracted stalemate over nuclear diplomacy.

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  • After the death of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, important positions in the British royal family were renewed. Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son, Prince Charles, is now the new king. Simultaneously, taking King’s place, his son William was made Prince of Wales, and William’s wife, Catherine, made Princess of Wales. Let us tell you that after Queen Elizabeth II of England died, her son Prince Charles became the new king. The new king’s first decision was to call him Charles III.
  • Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s official state funeral took place on September 27. The national mourning was held at the Nippon Budokan Community Center in Tokyo. Abe was assassinated on July 8. After that, her last rites were performed according to the Buddhist tradition on July 12. The official state funeral was just symbolic. Prime Minister of India Modi, Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris and representatives of 217 countries traveled to Japan to attend.
  • A gunman opened fire on September 26 at a school in the Russian city of Izhevsk. 15 people have died in the incident, while 24 people have been injured. Among the dead were 11 students. According to the governor of the state of Udmurtia, Alexander Brechlov, the incident happened shortly after the start of the school year. A stranger entered the school with a gun. It is believed that he got to the school by climbing the perimeter wall and for this reason escaped from the sight of the guards. As soon as this man entered, he started shooting at the children who were coming to class. During this time, there was a stampede in the school. As armed security officers surrounded the attacker, he also shot himself in the head.
  • Four seized regions of Ukraine have been holding votes on whether they want to join Russia under the control of officials sponsored by Russia. The referendums have been criticised as being illegal by the West and Ukraine. In Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia—two areas in eastern Ukraine and two in the south—voting began on Friday. The vote takes place as Ukraine’s counteroffensive has reclaimed land that Moscow had taken since its invasion in February, putting Moscow on the defensive. Russia had carried out a similar action in Crimea in 2014, but the international world disregarded the vote as fraudulent.
  • Protests against the hijab have continued in Iran since September 16. In addition to women, men also joined the protest. Now it has expanded to 15 cities. Violent clashes also took place between police and protesters. The police opened fire and arrested the agitators. More than 1000 people were arrested. The youths created a mobile app called Garshad to fight the government’s moral police. 10 lakh people downloaded this app in 5 days. Young people transmit a secret message through this. Considering this, mobile Internet was shut down and Instagram is blocked in Tehran. On September 13, Iranian police arrested a young woman named Mahsa Amini for not wearing a headscarf. She died three days later, on September 16.
  • The 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77) opened on 13 September. A high-level segment took place from 20 to 26 September this year, where different heads of state delivered their speeches and put their concerns in front of the world. This time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not attend the United Nations General Assembly i.e. UNGA. Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaishankar attended the General Assembly and delivered a speech. This time, the agenda of the UN meeting is to tighten sanctions against Russia. In such a situation, by staying away from the meeting, India made it clear that it would not bow down to impose the West’s agenda on Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping also did not attend the meeting.
  • Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral took place September 19 . The royal family’s official website said in a statement that the Queen was buried next to her husband, Prince Philip, at King George Memorial VI Chapel. The King George Memorial is part of Windsor Castle. In addition to the Queen’s father, King George VI, her mother and sister are also buried here. Nothing has been made public about the final ceremony. Buckingham Palace called it a “deeply personal family occasion”. Earlier, the various Head of State paid tribute to the Queen at a state funeral. Among them are Indian President Draupadi Murmu and US President Joe Biden. Prince Harry, the son of King Charles, who has renounced his status as a member of the royal family, did not salute Queen Elizabeth’s coffin. We talk about it a lot.
  • The US Federal bank on Wednesday raised interest rates for the third time in a row. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.75% to 3-3.25%. Interest rates are raised to control inflation. Inflation in the US has hit a 40-year high. After a long period of outperforming Asian currencies, the rupee lost the most value among Asian currencies on Thursday. According to Bloomberg, the rupee closed at 80.86 on Thursday and opened at 81.06 today. Rupee’s 52-week range is 73.61-81.24.