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April 2018

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2018.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2018: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2018?


  • 01 Apr 2018 2016-18 Kashmir Unrest: Two civilians, three soldiers and 13 militants were killed in clashes in South Kashmir, India.
  • 02 Apr 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud speaks with President Donald Trump by telephone to discuss the events.
  • 03 Apr 2018 Avigdor Liberty, Israeli Defence Minister, stated that Israel will continue its tactics at Gaza's border by shooting anyone who crosses it. He also called on Hamas for assistance and asked them to stop waging war.
  • 04 Apr 2018 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Shin Bet and Israeli Defence Forces announce that eleven members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group off Gaza's coast were arrested. They are suspected of plotting an attack against the Israeli Navy.
  • 05 Apr 2018 2018 Gaza border protests. The Israeli Defence Forces released footage of a man who was shot dead trying to break the Gazan border fence. Israel claims he was carrying an AK47 and explosives, including grenades. It also accused Hamas "playing with fire".
  • 06 Apr 2018 2018 Gaza border protests. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres warns Israel that it must be "extremely cautious" in the face of further protests at Gaza's border. Israeli Defence Forces fire again on Palestinians, killing at most seven. (The Guardian) Protesters start burning tires at the border.
  • 07 Apr 2018 Ten Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops near the Israel-Gaza border, including a journalist. Protests are continuing.
  • 08 Apr 2018 2018 Douma chemical attacks: According to the White Helmets, at least 70 people died in yesterday's chemical weapons attack in Douma (Syria). Russia and the Syrian government deny any chemical attack. (BBC). President Donald Trump warned Russia and Iran about Bashar al-Assad's support and called him "Animal Assad".
  • 09 Apr 2018 2018 Gaza border protests. Israel opens an investigation into a video that appears to show soldiers cheering while a Palestinian man is killed by an Israeli sniper at the Gazan border fence. (The Washington Post). Despite growing tensions between the two groups, the Palestinian Authority pays salaries to West Bank staff but not Gaza Strip staff.
  • 10 Apr 2018 Syria Civil War: 2018 Douma Chemical Attack: Anonymous U.S. officials claim that the United States is looking at a multilateral military response to the government forces in the country. Experts say France, the United Kingdom and other Middle Eastern allies could be helpful. (Reuters)Eurocontrol urges airlines to exercise caution over the Mediterranean Sea due to planned airstrikes against Syria.
  • 11 Apr 2018 Yemeni Crisis (2011-present: Royal Saudi Air Defense intercepts an ballistic missile from Yemen that was fired over Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This caused panic among residents. Houthis claim they launched several Burkan-2 missiles against targets in Saudi Arabia including oil facilities owned by Saudi Aramco. Two Qasef-1 drones operated by Houthis were also shot down by Saudi Air Defenses close to the border.
  • 12 Apr 2018 Poisoning of Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons stated that it agreed with UK authorities regarding their analysis of the toxic chemical that was used against the Skripals. The UK identified the substance as a Novichok nerve agents, a Russian-developed type.
  • 13 Apr 2018 The British government releases a statement stating that it is "highly probable" that the Assad regime used chemical arms against its own people. It also stated that, since such an act could not be ignored, Britain would cooperate with France and the United States to coordinate an international response. However, the British government did not specify what steps they would take.
  • 14 Apr 2018 Syria Civil War: 2018 Bombing of Damascus, Homs and Damascus: On Saturday morning, the United States, France and Britain launched missile strikes against chemical weapons sites and other military facilities in response to Douma's chemical attack. Russia calls for an emergency meeting at the United Nations Security Council to discuss its plans to supply S-300 missile systems in Syria.
  • 15 Apr 2018 Poisoning Yulia and Sergei Skripal: The UK Leader of Opposition Jeremy Corbyn asks for "incontrovertible evidence" to prove Russia's guilt. Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary, responds that it is "quite exceptional" to question Russian involvement.
  • 16 Apr 2018 Terrorism is in Israel: Petah Tikva resident Zohar Zuaretz was indicted for counterterror offenses related to far-right social media posts that he made about the killing of Arabs. (The Times of Israel). The Iliya Institute in Jerusalem, declared terrorist organization by Avigdor Liberman, Israel's Defense Minister.
  • 17 Apr 2018 Syrian Civil War - American-led intervention in Civil War in Syria: President Donald Trump and his Administration are looking at replacing U.S. military forces with an Arab force in Syria.
  • 18 Apr 2018 Syrian Civil War - Israeli involvement in the Syrian Civil War. It was revealed that an Israeli airstrike against an airbase in Syria had recently been launched at an Iranian Tor missile defense system.
  • 19 Apr 2018 Syrian Civil War: F-16 fighter jets from the Iraqi Air Force attack an Islamic State explosives plant and other positions in Syria, near Hajin. This was coordinated with the Syrian Armed Forces.
  • 20 Apr 2018 Syrian Civil War: ISIL accepts control of Yarmouk Camp, southern Damascus, to the Syrian Army in exchange for safe passage into ISIL-held territory within the Syrian Desert. This brings the predominantly Palestinian refugee area under government control for first time since 2012.
  • 21 Apr 2018 2018 Gaza border protests. Ambassador to the United Nations for Palestine Riyad Mensour said diplomats would ask the UN for an investigation into the violence.
  • 22 Apr 2018 2018 Gaza border protests. Rival Hamas members and Fatah members clash at a tent set by the family Mohammed Ayoub (14 years old) to offer condolences for his death during the protests. Hamas dismantles and orders everyone to leave the tent later.
  • 23 Apr 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: 2 more Palestinian protestors aged 18 and 20 die after being wounded in clashes at Israel-Gazan. Both were killed by Israeli troops.
  • 24 Apr 2018 Protests at the Gaza border in 2018: Israel Defense Forces arrest two terrorists who attempted to cross Gaza's border into Israel Armed with a knife & a grenade.
  • 25 Apr 2018 Ahmed Abu Hussein (24 years old) is the second journalist to be killed covering protests at Israel-Gaza's border. Hussein, who was wearing a jacket as a press jacket, was shot and killed by the Israeli Defence Forces in Gaza.
  • 26 Apr 2018 The United Nations reported the discovery of five mass graves "likely" in Blukwa Centre, Maze/Waliba in Ituri (Democratic Republic of Congo).
  • 27 Apr 2018 As protests enter their fifth week, the United Nations High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein requests Israel to stop using lethal force. Israeli Defence Forces are openly firing again, even using live ammunition.
  • 28 Apr 2018 Israel launched airstrikes against Hamas ships in Gaza's harbor and a Hamas building at Deir al Balah as a response to ongoing and sometimes violent protests.
  • 29 Apr 2018 Israel Defense Forces arrested a Hamas suspect for tampering at the Karni crossing on the Israeli-Gazan frontier.
  • 30 Apr 2018 Journalists killed in Afghanistan War (2001-present). Ahmad Shah, a BBC Pashto reporter, is shot to death in Khost, the eastern province.
  • 03 Apr 2018 YouTube headquarters shooting: A 38-year-old gunwoman opens fire at YouTube Headquarters in San Bruno, California, injuring three people before committing suicide.

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  1. - God's Plan
  2. - Meant To Be
  3. - Perfect
  4. - Finesse
  5. - Psycho


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 2018?

Everybody, Always by Bob Goff

Everybody, Always


What happens when we cease avoiding difficult people and just love everyone? Bob Goff's wildly entertaining, inspiring, and uplifting follow-up to Love Does, the New York Times bestseller, takes readers on an unforgettable journey that reveals the secrets of living …

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline

After Anna


After Anna is both a riveting and disturbing domestic thriller. It also contains a novel of legal intrigue and emotional justice. Lisa Scottoline, a New York Times bestseller, keeps readers guessing until the last shocking page.

Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel

Accidental Heroes


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * An Air Force veteran who was decorated. A pregnant flight attendant. TSA agent dedicated to their mission. These three fates, along with many others, are converged in Danielle Steel's riveting novel. It is a …

The Disappeared by C.J. Box

The Disappeared


Joe Pickett, Wyoming's game warden, has two deadly cases to deal with in this thrilling #1 New York Times-bestseller by C. J. Box. Wyoming's new governor isn’t sure what to do with Joe Pickett but he has an extremely delicate …

The Bishop's Pawn by Steve Berry

The Bishop's Pawn


This is the first case of Steve Berry's New York Times Bestseller, Cotton Malone.History also notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover, Jr., and Martin Luther King, Jr., was recorded.