TL;DR: WEEK OF 21 OCTOBER

TUE: NETANYAHU FAILS TO FORM NEW COALITION GOVERNMENT Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form a new coalition government, and it’s all up to ex-military chief Benny Gantz to form his coalition and succeed as Israel’s next Prime Minister. (Picture Credits: Times of Israel)…

TRUDEAU STILL TRUDGING ALONG

A bittersweet victory for the Liberals After a grueling election season in Canada, the Liberal Party led by Justin Trudeau has once again won the most seats in the House of Commons, securing Trudeau’s position as Prime Minister for another four-year term. Unfortunately for…

DEMONSTRATION IN CATALONIA TURNED NASTY

What happened? Peaceful marches in Spain’s Catalonia region have taken a violent turn. Masked protestors tackled riot officers near the national police headquarters in Barcelona, threw stones and cans and set rubbish cans on fire in the streets. Riot police retaliated with tear gas,…

TL;DR: WEEK OF 14 OCTOBER

FRI: EBOLA VACCINE SEES GREEN LIGHT AT THE END OF EUROPE’S REGULATIONS European drug regulators approve American drugmaker Merck’s vaccine Ervebo, as a licensed treatment against the Ebola virus. (Picture Credits: Reuters) Read more about the planned developments after the vaccine’s approval at Reuters.…

TURKS AND KURDS CLASH IN SYRIA

What happened? Turkey launched a military offensive, codenamed Operation Peace Spring on 9 October, two days after the Trump Administration ordered American troops to withdraw from northeastern Syria, where the US had been supporting its Kurdish allies. The operation’s aim is to push back…