2016: On This Year

2016

2016 (MMXVI in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 2016 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 2016 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 2016, who was Time's Person of the Year in 2016, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 2016, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 2016, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 2016.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 2016 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.

history

What was 2016 known for ?

  • The year started on a Friday, and it was a leap year. The year 2016 will go down in history as the international year of pulses by the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly. It was also the international year of global understanding by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC).
  • Captain America: Civil War was one of the highest grossing film . For the fifth time in a row, LL Cool J hosted the 58th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in LA where Kendrick Lamar walked away with five awards.
  • The Democratic presidential candidate, Hilary Clinton became the first woman in the history of the USA to be the flag bearer of a major political party on July 7. On November 8thDonald Trump was elected as the new President of the United States of America.
  • As the world continues to transmission into the digital era, Japanese electronics manufacturer Funai produced its last ever video cassette recorder.
  • On August 24, two volunteer paleontologists, Luke Tufts and Jason Love, found one of the largest and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex skeletons. The Seattle Burke Museum of National History and Culture volunteers found the skeleton on a site they were working on in northern area of Montana sticking out from a hillside. The find was one of the 15 complete T-Rex skulls found to date. The site has produced one of a significant amount of fossils including fish, mammals, reptiles, and almost a dozen dinosaur specimens. Scientists believe they found about 20% of the T. Rex’s skeleton.
  • An environmental report in September showed that the USA and China were responsible for 40% of the entire world’s carbon emissions. As of November 2016, 193 UNFCCC member countries had ratified the Paris global climate agreement, and the agreement went into force on November 4, 2016. Earlier on October 15, 150 countries had met at the UNEP summit in Rwanda and agreed to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). This was an amendment to the Montreal protocol.
  • The year 2016 became the year that the world lost one of the greatest musicians of all time Prince, on April 21.

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Oscar

2016: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 2016, during the 89th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 26/02/2017 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 4 categories honoring the films released in 2016:

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 2016?

La La Land
The Oscar for Best Director went to Damien Chazelle, for the movie La La Land , starring produced in the .

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2016?

Manchester by the Sea
The Oscar for Best Actor went to Casey Affleck, for the movie Manchester by the Sea, starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 2016?

La La Land
The Oscar for Best Actress went to Emma Stone, for the movie La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons produced in the .

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2016?

Fences
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Viola Davis, for the movie Fences, starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo produced in the United States of America.
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2016: Who was Time's Person of the Year?


Donald Trump
In 2016, Donald Trump was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. In 2016, Trump was elected President of the United States, defeating Hillary Clinton.

2016: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 2016 were:

Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks

Two by Two

By:

Nicholas Sparks, #1 New York Times Bestseller, returns with an emotionally powerful tale of unconditional love, its challenges and its rewards.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train

By:

#1 New York Times Bestseller USA Today Book of the Year is now a major motion movie starring Emily Blunt. Paula Hawkins' new novel Into the Water is coming May 2017. The

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

The Choice

By:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNicholas sparks uses his extraordinary talents to tell a story about love lost and found, and the choices that we hope to never have to make.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

By:

Marie Kondo, a Japanese cleaning expert, has created the #1 New York Times bestseller, Declutter Your Home. It walks readers through her revolutionary KonMari Method of simplifying, organizing and storing.

Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

Killing the Rising Sun

By:

This is the powerful and gripping new book in Bill O'Reilly's multimillion-selling Killing series. The end of World War II in Europe is near, but the pace is picking up in the Pacific. There, American soldiers are facing an enemy …

Monkey chinese zodiac sign

2016: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 2016?


According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 2016 was the Year of the Monkey.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Monkey sign.

Nobel Prize

2016: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year


2016: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 2016 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Yoshinori Ohsumi

2016: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 2016 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Juan Manuel Santos

2016: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 2016 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Bob Dylan

2016: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 2016 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • David J. Thouless
  • Duncan Haldane
  • John M. Kosterlitz

2016: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 2016 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Oliver Hart
  • Bengt R. Holmström

2016: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 2016 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Jean-Pierre Sauvage
  • Fraser Stoddart
  • Ben Feringa

2016: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 2016 were:

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

Country: United States of America

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

Country: United States of America

Room

Room

Release year: 2016

Written by:

Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson

Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson

Brimstone

Brimstone

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Martin Koolhoven

Rosario Tijeras

Rosario Tijeras

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Emilio Maille

world population

2016: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 2016 was 7,464,022,049 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 54.0% of the total population, which is roughly 4.0 billion individuals.The annual population change in 2016 was an increase of +84.1 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.14% over the previous year.The average population density in 2016 was 31 persons per square mile (or 50 persons per square kilometer).

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What happened in 2016?

Here's what happened in 2016:

  • Jan 1, 2016: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A shooting occurs at a Tel Aviv pub, Israel. It leaves two people dead and eight others injured. The gunman was able to escape and perhaps killed his accomplice, an Arab taxi driver. His body was discovered nearby. The shooter was identified by the police as Nisa'at Melkham, a 30-year-old muslim from Ar'ara. He was also searched his house.
  • Jan 2, 2016: Terrorism and violence in India: The 2016 Pathankot attack by terrorists: Four terrorists, allegedly members of Jaish-e-Mohammed attack an Indian Air Force Base in Pathankot (Punjab). Three security personnel and four terrorists were reported to have been killed.
  • Jan 3, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-17): The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing attack on an Iraqi Army base (Camp Speicher), north of Baghdad. It killed at least 15 and left 22 others injured.
  • Jan 4, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: Two Sunni mosques in central Iraq are bombed and a muezzin is murdered amid fears of renewed sectarian strife after the execution in Saudi Arabia of Shi'ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr.
  • Jan 5, 2016: War in Afghanistan (2001-present). A United States Army soldier was killed and two other soldiers were injured in a joint operation in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province with Afghan National Security Forces.
  • Jan 6, 2016: Libyan Civil War (2014-present). The Islamic State's Libyan branch continues to attack Libya's oil ports Sidra and Ra's Lanuf. At least 10 security personnel have been killed and 40 others injured. According to the National Oil Corporation (NOC), fires are still raging in Sidra and Ra's Lanuf, after oil storage tanks were damaged by shells.
  • Jan 7, 2016: Libyan Civil War (2014-present: Zliten truck bombing. At least 65 people were killed when a truck bomb exploded at a training center for police officers in Zliten, Libya.
  • Jan 8, 2016: 2016 Hurghada Attack: Two ISIS militants were killed and three others were injured in an attack on a Hurghada hotel.
  • Jan 9, 2016: Terrorism is in Egypt: Two police officers were shot to death by gunmen at the Giza pyramids on the outskirts Cairo.
  • Jan 10, 2016: PKK Rebellion (2015-present). Turkish security forces killed at least 32 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), militants during military operations in the troubled Kurdish-majority Southeast.
  • Jan 11, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017). At least 51 people were reportedly killed in an attack at a shopping center in Baghdad's capital. A car bombing also took place outside a Miqdadiyah illegal casino, east of Baghdad. Both attacks were claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant. (BBC),
  • Jan 12, 2016: January 2016 Istanbul bombing: At most 10 people were killed and 15 others were injured in the explosion that occurred at Istanbul's Sultanahmet Square. This was mostly German tourists. According to Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the suicide bomber from Syria, who is an ISIL member, was responsible. (Nine MSN),(BBC), (Reuters via Sky News Australia (The New York Times), (CNN) Sixty alleged Islamic militants were arrested in Turkey, with twenty-one people being held in Sanliurfa.
  • Jan 13, 2016: Terrorism is in Pakistan: A bomb explosion near Quetta, Pakistan's polio center, has resulted in at least 15 deaths and many more injuries.
  • Jan 14, 2016: 2016 Jakarta attacks: Gunfire and bomb blasts were reported in Jakarta's central area. There have been at least seven deaths. (ABC News Australia), AP, (The Australian), Reuters. Five attackers were killed in the attack by Islamic State militants. (AP),
  • Jan 15, 2016: 2016 Ouagadougou Attacks: Armed with heavy weapons, gunmen attack Cappuccino restaurant and the Splendid hotel, taking hostages in the capital of Burkino Faso, Ouagadougou. Reports say at least 20 people were killed. (BBC) (The Guardian). Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claims responsibility for the attack. If confirmed, it would be the first Islamic terrorist attack in the area.
  • Jan 16, 2016: 2016 Ouagadougou Attacks: Burkina Faso security force storms the Hotel Splendid, which was under attack by Al Qaeda militants in the Islamic Maghreb. More than 126 people were freed, and at least 29 have been killed. (AP via Daily Mail), (BBC),(CNN), (AFP via Daily Star). At least 10 bodies were also found in Cappucino cafe, which was also attacked and occupied by militants.
  • Jan 17, 2016: 2016 Jakarta attacks: Eight people have been confirmed killed in the attacks.
  • Jan 18, 2016: 2014-16 Russian military intervention Ukraine: Ukraine claims that a cyberattack against Boryspil International Airport in Kiev was carried out by Russian computers.
  • Jan 19, 2016: War in North-West Pakistan: A suicide bomber struck near a security checkpoint, near Peshawar (Pakistan), killing at least 9 and injuring 35. (Geo TV),
  • Jan 20, 2016: War in North-West Pakistan: Attack on Bacha Khan University: Gunmen attack a Charsadda University, Pakistan. At least 21 people are reported to have been killed.
  • Jan 21, 2016: Somali Civil War (2009-present). Al-Shabaab militants attack Lido, or the beach area in Mogadishu. At least 20 people were reportedly killed.
  • Jan 22, 2016: Douglas Borough Council announces the closure of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway at Douglas, Isle of Man at the close of the 2015 season.
  • Jan 23, 2016: Syrian Civil War: Deir ez-Zor Offensive (January 2016: At least 47 civilians have been killed in airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq, and Levant-controlled areas of Syria's eastern Deir ez-Zor Governorate. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
  • Jan 24, 2016: Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Army seizes control of Rabia, a strategic Turkmen settlement in Syria's Latakia Governorate. Since 2012, the town was under rebel control.
  • Jan 25, 2016: Boko Haram insurgency - Suicide bombers kill at most 32 people in northern Cameroon near the Nigeria border.
  • Jan 26, 2016: At least 22 people were killed in a suicide bombing attack at a checkpoint for the Syrian Army (SAA), in Homs. This includes around a dozen soldiers. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
  • Jan 27, 2016: Boko Haram insurgency. Suicide bombers set themselves on fire in Chibok, northeast Nigeria. At least 13 people were killed and at least 30 more were injured. (AFP via Yahoo. (Reuters)Cameroon shuts down most northern markets near the Nigerian border.
  • Jan 28, 2016: Yemeni Civil War (2015)-present: A suicide bomb attack on the presidential palace in Aden (Yemen) has claimed at least seven lives. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility for the attack.
  • Jan 29, 2016: Terrorism is in Saudi Arabia: A terrorist attack on a Shia mosque, Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, has left at least 3 people dead and 7 others injured.
  • Jan 30, 2016: Facebook and Instagram, a social networking site, prohibit private sales of guns to anyone via their services.
  • Jan 31, 2016: Boko Haram insurgency 2016 Dalori attack: More than 100 people were killed and many more injured in an attack on Dalori Village, 4 km from Maiduguri in Nigeria by Boko Haram militants.
  • Feb 1, 2016: PKK Rebellion (2015-present: Two Turkish Army soldiers were killed in an ambush by the Kurdistan Workers Party in southeast Diyarbakir Province.
  • Feb 2, 2016: War in Afghanistan (2001-present), Military Intervention against ISIL: U.S. Airstrikes in Eastern Afghanistan Hit an ISIS Radio Station and Killed 29 militants.
  • Feb 3, 2016: Conflict between Israel and Palestine (2015-present). Three Palestinian assailants carry out a shooting attack and stabbing near Jerusalem's Damascus Gate. One policewoman was killed, another was seriously injured, and a civilian was lightly hurt before being shot by security forces. Their bodies were found with pipe bombs. (The Times of Israel). Two Hamas militants are killed when a tunnel they dug from Gaza Strip to Israel bursts.
  • Feb 4, 2016: Yemeni Civil War (2015-present). Six Al-Qaeda in The Arabian Peninsula militants are killed in a drone strike in Yemen's Shabwah Governorate.
  • Feb 5, 2016: Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Army, along with its allies, capture Ataman near Daraa. (Reuters)Fifteen thousand Syrians converge on the border with Turkey in response to the offensive by the Syrian Government in the Aleppo Governorate.
  • Feb 6, 2016: Jocelyn Elliott, an Australian woman kidnapped along with her husband in Burkina Faso by al Qaeda, has been freed by an affiliate.
  • Feb 7, 2016: 2016 Taiwan earthquake: At least 29 people were killed in yesterday's earthquake in Taiwan. There are at least 120 people trapped in Tainan under the collapsed buildings. 198 people have been rescued.
  • Feb 8, 2016: Libyan Civil War (2014-present). A MiG-23 fighter plane of the Libyan Air Force crashes during airstrikes against Islamic State-controlled areas east of Derna.
  • Feb 9, 2016: Syrian Civil War: At least 10 people are killed in a suicide bombing attack on Damascus, the capital of Syria. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claim responsibility. (The New York Times). (AP) Doctors without Borders reports that three people were killed and six more injured in Friday's airstrikes. The source of the strikes was not known. They struck the Tafas field medical center in Dara'a Governorate, near the Jordanian border.
  • Feb 10, 2016: Boko Haram insurgency, two female suicide bombers attack a camp for people displaced in Dikwa in Nigeria. (CNN), (Al Jazeera), (Reuters)(ABC News)A twin suicide attack on Cameroon, near the Nigerian border, has left at least six people dead and more than thirty others injured.
  • Feb 11, 2016: Conflict in Northern Mali: Two civilians were killed and a customs officer were injured when Islamist militants attacked a post at Mopti, central Mali.
  • Feb 12, 2016: Conflict in Northern Mali: At least five United Nations peacekeepers are killed and 30 more injured in an attack by suspected Islamist militants against a MINUSMA station in Kidal, northern Mali.
  • Feb 13, 2016: Saudi Arabia has sent fighter jets and troops to Turkey's Incirlik Air Base in preparation for a planned ground invasion against Syria. Turkey's Minister for Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu confirmed that troops were being deployed in Adana, near the border with Turkey and Syria. However, the number of personnel was not confirmed.
  • Feb 14, 2016: War in Afghanistan: According to the United Nations, civilian casualties reached an all-time high in 2015. At least 3,545 noncombatants were killed, and 7,457 were injured.
  • Feb 15, 2016: Following a clash at the Syria-Turkey border, a Turkish soldier was killed by an armed group trying illegally to enter Turkey. According to the Turkish military, the clash took place in Yayladagi District of Hatay Province.
  • Feb 16, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: Three Americans kidnapped last month in Baghdad were released by the Iraqi National Intelligence Service.
  • Feb 17, 2016: Yemeni Civil War (2015)-present: A suicide bomber kills at most 13 soldiers at a base of the Yemeni Army run by forces loyalto ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. It is located in Aden, a southern port city. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
  • Feb 18, 2016: Conflict between Kurdish and Turkish: February 2016 Diyarbakir bombing. A roadside bomb struck a military convoy killing six soldiers from the Turkish Army in southeast Diyarbakir Province. (ABC News, (Reuters) Turkish Air Force jets bomb Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), bases in Iraqi Kurdistan within hours of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdan blaming Kurdish militants for 2016 Ankara bombing.
  • Feb 19, 2016: Libyan Civil War (2014-present), Military Intervention against ISIL: United States Air Force warplanes conduct airstrikes in western Libya on ISIL, near the Tunisian border. According to reports, at least 38 people were killed.
  • Feb 20, 2016: Libyan Civil War (2014-present). According to Ivica Dacic, Serbia's Foreign Minister, two Serbian embassy staff were abducted from Libya in November 2015. They are believed to be among the dozens of people killed in yesterday's U.S. strike on an ISIL camp in Sabratha. (Reuters)Around 14 people have been killed and 32 injured in fighting in Benghazi's eastern city. The battles were fought between the Libyan National Army, Islamist militants, and most notably in the Boatni neighbourhood.
  • Feb 21, 2016: Syrian Civil War: February 2016, Homs Bombings: Two bomb explosions struck the Syrian city Homs, killing at least 57 and injuring more than 100 others. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant takes responsibility. (Reuters) (AFP via Daily Mail] (BBC) February 2016 Sayyidah Zaynab Bombings: A series of bombings occurred in Sayyidah Zaynab in Damascus, Rif Dimashq Governorate. At least 83 people were killed and 178 were injured. ISIL claims again responsibility.
  • Feb 22, 2016: Jammu and Kashmir insurgency: 2016 Pampore standoff: Insurgents are fighting Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front militants.
  • Feb 23, 2016: Syrian Civil War: Battle of Aleppo (2012): ISIL militants closed the main supply route of the Syrian Army to Aleppo and captured Khanasir according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
  • Feb 24, 2016: Kurdish-Turkish Conflict: According to security sources, nine militants were killed when Turkish Air Force helicopters attacked a group of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK fighters) fighters in southeast Turkey.
  • Feb 25, 2016: War in Donbass - The Ukrainian military retakes Shyrokyne, a strategic village.
  • Feb 26, 2016: Moro Conflict, Operation Enduring Freedom, Philippines: Philippine security forces capture the stronghold of ISIL-linked militants in Lanao del Sur, a predominantly Muslim province. During the fighting, three soldiers from the Philippine Army were also killed.
  • Feb 27, 2016: As of midnight, a truce has been declared for the Syrian Civil War. According to reports, Russian Air Force attacks against opposition positions were intensified before the truce was in effect.
  • Feb 28, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). Two police officers were killed when a bomb explodes at Helmand Province.
  • Feb 29, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-17): A suicide bomber attacked a Shiite funeral in Miqdadiyah Governorate. At least 40 people were killed and 58 more were injured. The attack was claimed by ISIL.
  • Mar 1, 2016: War in Donbass: Three soldiers were killed and two more injured when a Ukrainian military vehicle was set on fire in the eastern Luhansk Oblast.
  • Mar 2, 2016: According to the official Xinhua News Agency, one Chinese national was killed and three more were injured in a militant attack on a Chinese-invested firm in Laos.
  • Mar 3, 2016: DHKP/C Insurgency in Turkey: Istanbul police shoot and kill two women belonging to the Revolutionary People's Liberation Army Front who were allegedly trying to ambush a Bayrampasa neighbourhood on the city's European-facing side. Two officers were also injured.
  • Mar 4, 2016: Libyan Civil War (2014-present). A Libyan spokesperson claims that two Italian hostages were freed by local fighters in Sabratha, Libya. They are being held under Islamic State custody. He also confirmed that two other hostages from Italy were killed in clashes between IS militants and local forces.
  • Mar 5, 2016: Taliban insurgency. The Afghan Taliban release a statement disapproving of peace talks with Afghanistan's government until foreign forces cease attacking their positions and withdraw completely from the country. Next week, direct peace talks between government officials and Taliban are expected to take place at Islamabad in Pakistan.
  • Mar 6, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: A suicide bomber causes at least 60 deaths and injures 70 others by driving his explosives-laden truck through a security checkpoint at the entry to the Iraqi city, Hillah. It happened south of Baghdad. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
  • Mar 7, 2016: Insurgency within the Maghreb (2002 to present): At least 50 people were killed in clashes between the Tunisian Army, Islamist militants and the Tunisian Army in Ben Gardane near the border with Libya.
  • Mar 8, 2016: Spillover from the Syrian Civil War: In the Turkish border town Kilis, at least one person was killed and another injured by mortar shells fired in Syria.
  • Mar 9, 2016: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: Taliban militants attacked government offices in southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. At least 10 people were killed, seven of them being the attackers.
  • Mar 10, 2016: One soldier and eight militants are killed in clashes between Lebanese Army soldiers and jihadist militants in the vicinity of Ras Baalbek, northeast Lebanon. This is close to the Syrian border.
  • Mar 11, 2016: Insurgency within the Maghreb (2002-present: Three suspected Islamist militants are killed by the Algerian Army near El Oued in the east. The Army also seizes large quantities of weapons, including six antiaircraft missiles.
  • Mar 12, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014)-2017: Use of chemical weaponry in the Iraqi Civil War. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fired mortars containing unidentified chemical agents, killing one and injuring 600 people in Taza Khurmatu in Iraq.
  • Mar 13, 2016: March 2016, Ankara bombing: An explosion takes place in central Ankara (Turkey), with at least 34 deaths and 125 injuries.
  • Mar 14, 2016: March 2016 Ankara Bombing: Turkey's Interior Ministry Efkan Ala said that the results of yesterday's Ankara bombing investigation will be released later today. Mehmet Muezzinoglu, the Health Minister, says that 125 people were taken to hospital with 19 of them in critical condition. The bombing was carried out by two Kurdish militants.
  • Mar 15, 2016: 2016 Brussels police raids: Belgian Security Forces hunt gunmen connected to the November 2015 Paris attacks. The raid on a Brussels house left four officers injured and one dead following an exchange of gunfire. One or more gunmen are still at large in the Belgian capital's south suburb of Forest, so roads have been closed.
  • Mar 16, 2016: War in North-West Pakistan 2016 Peshawar Bus Bombing: 15 people were killed and at least 54 others were injured when a bomb was detonated in a bus carrying officials in Peshawar.
  • Mar 17, 2016: Iraqi Civil War, Syrian Civil War. The United States Secretary John Kerry has stated that ISIL committed genocide against Christians and Yazidis in Syria and Iraq. (BBC). Islamic State Reports commander Hassan Aboud died from wounds he received in a battle near Aleppo. A vehicle in which he was riding was struck by a roadside bomb close to Khanaser.
  • Mar 18, 2016: Insurgency in Maghreb (2002-present). Four security personnel were killed by Boko Haram, al-Qaeda and other terrorists in separate attacks in Niger.
  • Mar 19, 2016: March 2016 Istanbul bombing: Five people are killed in an explosion in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey. (Sputnik International), (Al Jazeera),
  • Mar 20, 2016: March 2016 Istanbul bombing: Turkish authorities identify a Turkish man suspected of having ties to Islamic State as the perpetrator of this weekend's suicide bombing at Istanbul.
  • Mar 21, 2016: A Serbian man sets off a grenade in a bakery in Belgrade. He kills himself. There were no other injuries.
  • Mar 22, 2016: 2016 Brussels bombings: According to Belgian media, at least 34 people were killed and at least 170 others were injured in three explosions at Brussels Airport and Maalbeek Metro station. Frederic Van Leeuw, the Belgian federal prosecutor, warns that it is too early to know how many victims were killed in the bombings. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claim responsibility.
  • Mar 23, 2016: Van Leeuw claims that 31 people were killed and 271 were injured by the bombings.
  • Mar 24, 2016: Starboard Value LP is an activist hedge fund that launches a proxy contest in order to oust all the directors of Yahoo!
  • Mar 25, 2016: Aftermath from the 2016 Brussels bombings. Six suspects were arrested in Brussels Schaerbeek. (BBC/CNN) Belgian officials have confirmed that Najim Laachraoui (24-year-old suicide bomber) was the bomb-maker behind the suicide vests used in the Paris attacks of November 13, 2015.
  • Mar 26, 2016: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Palmyra offensive: Syrian Civil War: March 2016: With the assistance of Russian airstrikes, Syrian troops advanced into Palmyra from multiple fronts and took several neighborhoods. They were unable, however, to encircle it.
  • Mar 27, 2016: According to a Syrian military source, the Palmyra offensive (March 2016), The Syrian Army has taken full control of Palmyra following heavy fighting with ISIL forces.
  • Mar 28, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). Taliban fighters launch explosives at Afghanistan’s Parliament during its session. While members of Parliament claim that no one was hurt, a Taliban spokesperson says it caused many casualties.
  • Mar 29, 2016: 2016 Brussels bombings: Officials in Belgium have reduced the death toll to 32 from 35, while nearly 100 people are still being treated. (UPI).Brussels Zaventem International Airport CEO Arnaud Fist said Wednesday that the airport would reopen at less then a quarter capacity as ongoing tests determine which flights are allowed to resume. Feist said that it could take several months before the airport reaches full capacity.
  • Mar 30, 2016: Libyan Civil War (2014-present). Tripoli is reporting explosions and gunfire.
  • Mar 31, 2016: Conflict between Israel and Palestine (2015 to present): 16 Palestinian suspects were arrested by Israeli security forces on the West Bank.
  • Apr 1, 2016: Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that airstrikes against the village of Deir al-Asafir in Rif Dimashq Governorate have left at least 30 dead and many more injured.
  • Apr 2, 2016: Armenian-Azerbaijani border dispute: 2016 Armenian–Azerbaijani clashes. After an escalated dispute over Azerbaijan's borders with the Nagorno–Karabakh Republic, Armenia and Azerbaijan exchange gunfire for a third consecutive day.
  • Apr 3, 2016: Nagorno–Karabakh conflict 2016 Armenian-Azerbaijani fighting: Azerbaijan declares a unilateral ceasefire in the country's fight against ethnic Armenians, one day after 30 soldiers were killed. According to the Associated Press, rebel forces deny Azerbaijani's claims and claim that they don't see any evidence that the government has stopped fighting. (AP),
  • Apr 4, 2016: Boko Haram insurgency - Nigeria's army claims it has detained Khalid al-Barnawi (leader of the Boko Haram splinter organization Ansaru).
  • Apr 5, 2016: Syrian Civil War: Al-Nusra Front militants shoot a Sukhoi Su-22 fighter plane of the Syrian Arab Air Force and capture its pilot in northern Aleppo Governorate.
  • Apr 6, 2016: Syrian Civil War: Aleppo offensive (April 2016). The Syrian Army and its allies launched an offensive south from Aleppo.
  • Apr 7, 2016: Syrian Civil War: Syrian state television reports that ISIL militants kidnapped more than 300 employees from a cement plant outside Al-Dumayr this week. Since then, no contact has been made.
  • Apr 8, 2016: Sinai insurgency: At most seven people were killed in the insurgency. This includes five soldiers from Egypt's Army, and one civilian woman. The attacks on multiple websites were claimed by ISIL's Sinai branch.
  • Apr 9, 2016: Moro Conflict: 2016 Battle of Basilan - At least 18 soldiers were killed and 52 others injured during clashes between Abu Sayyaf militants in Basilan, Philippines.
  • Apr 10, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). The Taliban claim responsibility for yesterday's rocket attack on Kabul, Afghanistan. They also claim that the target of the attack was U.S. Secretary John Kerry. Kerry was visiting the capital to defuse a crisis in the unity government. Kerry had left less than an hour before. There have been no casualties.
  • Apr 11, 2016: 2016 Stavropol bombings, at least three suicide bombers attacked a Stavropol police station, Russia.
  • Apr 12, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). The Taliban announces their annual spring offensive, to be called "Operation Omari".
  • Apr 13, 2016: War in Donbass - The Ukrainian Army claims that eight of its soldiers were injured in fighting against Russian-backed separatists east of the country in the past 24 hours. According to a military spokesperson, there were 29 incidents of shelling around Mariupol.
  • Apr 14, 2016: Eight people were killed by Taliban militants in Afghanistan's War on Terror (2001-present).
  • Apr 15, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). A war rages in Kunduz Province as the Taliban launch their spring offensive to seize Kunduz. A Taliban spokesperson claimed that several outposts had fallen to them, but this was not immediately verified. However, a police chief stated that security forces were maintaining control of the situation.
  • Apr 16, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). According to a police chief at the scene, 40 Taliban fighters were killed in an attack on Afghan security forces. Four security personnel are also killed.
  • Apr 17, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). Heavy fighting continues in Afghanistan's north as Taliban fighters intensify attacks in various districts around Kunduz to retake the capital. A police chief said that militants attacked several checkpoints at the southwest outskirts the city overnight, while the government repelled an attack to the east.
  • Apr 18, 2016: Rebels in Syria launch new offensives against the government forces in the country’s Latakia Governorate, and Hama Governorate. A number of rebel groups had previously announced that they would launch a new offensive against the government forces as a response to claims of violations to the cease-fire agreement. This further strains the Syrian peace process.
  • Apr 19, 2016: War in Afghanistan: April 2016 Kabul Attack: An explosion was reported in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, one week after Taliban announced the start of their annual spring offensive. At least 28 people were reported to have been killed in the attack on an Afghan government security building. More than 200 others were injured. (Times of India), (AP via Fox News). The United Nations Security Council condemned today's attack on Kabul by Taliban.
  • Apr 20, 2016: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: April 2016 Kabul attack. According to the Afghan Interior Ministry, the death toll from yesterday’s Taliban attack against Kabul’s National Directorate of Security has risen to 64 and 347 others were injured.
  • Apr 21, 2016: Sudanese nomadic conflicts, Ethnic violence South Sudan: The Ethiopian Army crosses into South Sudan with the approval of the latter in search for more than 100 children who were kidnapped by unknown assailants and then spirited across the border in surprise attack that also killed 208 people just a few days before.
  • Apr 22, 2016: Conflict in Moro: After a kidnapping close to Davao City, the U.K. Foreign Office (UK Foreign Office) and the U.S. State Department have issued travel advisory regarding the Philippine islands of Mindanao & the Sulu Archipelago. (Sun Star Cebu),
  • Apr 23, 2016: War in North-West Pakistan: Pakistani Taliban claim the assassination of Soran Singh, a Sikh lawmaker.
  • Apr 24, 2016: Iraqi Civil War: At most 14 people were killed in suicide bombings in Baghdad.
  • Apr 25, 2016: Kurdish-Turkish Conflict (2015-present: Two Turkish soldiers were killed and four others were wounded by Kurdish militants. (Daily Mail). The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), warns Turkey that it is ready to intensify its fight.
  • Apr 26, 2016: Syrian Civil War: At least five members of the rescue organization Syrian Civil Defense were killed in an airstrike by the Syrian government near Aleppo. Over the last few days, dozens of people were killed in Aleppo by government airstrikes or opposition bombardment.
  • Apr 27, 2016: Conflict in Moro: The Philippine president Benigno Aquino III claims that Abu Sayyaf militants are planning to kidnap Kris Aquino, his sister and boxer Manny Pacquiao.
  • Apr 28, 2016: After an increase in kidnappings by Abu Sayyaf militants, the Moro Conflict: Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines agree to joint naval patrols.
  • Apr 29, 2016: Aleksi Borodavkin (Russian ambassador to the United Nations) stated that the Syrian Army is preparing an offensive against ISIL strongholds in Al-Raqqah, Deir ez-Zor, and that Russian Air Force will provide air support.
  • Apr 30, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014)-2017: April 2016 Baghdad Bombing: At least 19 people are killed and nearly 50 Shi'ite pilgrims are injured in the car bombing that occurred in southeastern Baghdad. ISIL claimed responsibility.
  • May 1, 2016: Turkey-ISIL conflict and Spillover of Syria Civil War: 2016 Gaziantep Bombing: One officer was killed and thirteen others were injured when a bomb exploded at a Gaziantep police station. Attacks are being suspected by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (BBC)
  • May 2, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: At least 14 people, including Shiite pilgrims were killed in three bombings in Baghdad. More than 30 others were injured.
  • May 3, 2016: Three civilians are killed in a rocket attack on a hospital in Aleppo, Syria during the Syrian Civil War. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attack was part a larger shelling campaign that claimed 19 more lives.
  • May 4, 2016: Conflict in Moro: Abu Sayyaf militants threaten to behead a Canadian hostage and a Filipina hostage as well as a Norwegian hostage.
  • May 5, 2016: Syria Civil War: Twelve people have been killed and many more injured in twin explosions that occurred in central Syria. (USA Today). 28 people were killed in an airstrike on a camp housing Syrian refugees near the border with Turkey and Syria. This includes children, women, and even children.
  • May 6, 2016: Syrian Civil War: Aleppo offensive (May 2016: More than 72 people are killed in clashes in Khan Tuman, Syria between Al-Nusra Front forces and Syrian government forces.
  • May 7, 2016: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: Resolute Support mission: Two Romanian soldiers were killed in an insider attack on Afghanistan.
  • May 8, 2016: Insurgency in Sinai: Eight policemen are killed by gunmen during an ambush just outside Cairo. Islamic State claims the attack.
  • May 9, 2016: Somali Civil War (2009-present). At least four people are killed in a suicide car bomb attack on Mogadishu’s Traffic Police Headquarters. Al-Shabaab claims responsibility.
  • May 10, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). Ali Haider Gilani is the son of Yousaf Raza Gilani who was former Prime Minister of Pakistan. He was kidnapped in 2001 by Taliban militants.
  • May 11, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017). Baghdad bombings, 11 May 2016. At least 64 people were killed and 87 others injured when a bomb was detonated on Sadr City's market. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility. (CNN), (NY Times)ISIS claims responsibility for the death of 45 fighters who fled a battle in Qayyarah.
  • May 12, 2016: Yemeni Crisis (2011-present: Al Qaeda militants kill at most 13 Yemeni government soldiers near Mukalla.
  • May 13, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: A security contractor from Australia is shot and killed in Baghdad. Unconfirmed reports suggest that he was killed. (ABC News Australia).Three gunmen opened fire on a Real Madrid supporters group meeting in Samarra, northern Iraq. At least 14 people were killed and 25 others were injured. The Islamic State of Iraq & Syria claim responsibility for the attack.
  • May 14, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present: Two people have been killed and twelve injured in a suicide bombing attack at a Helmand Province police training centre.
  • May 15, 2016: Iraqi civil War (2014-present). At least 18 people were killed in suicide bombings at a cooking gas plant owned by the state in Taji, north Baghdad. 11 more died in other attacks.
  • May 16, 2016: Han Kang's novel The Vegetarian was translated by Deborah Smith and won the Man Booker International Prize. (BBC News), (The Independent),
  • May 17, 2016: Iraqi civil War (2014-present: 17 May 2016 Baghdad Bombings: At least 69% are killed and 230 others injured by a series bombings targeting Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad, Iraq. Some of these attacks are claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq or Syria.
  • May 18, 2016: War in North-West Pakistan: Two bombings in Peshawar, Pakistan kill a police officer.
  • May 19, 2016: Syrian civil war: Syrian government forces, along with Lebanese Hezbollah soldiers, retake large areas southeast of Damascus. This includes the important town of Deir al-Asafir. (BBC). (Al Arabiya). More than 50 people have been killed in fighting between Jaysh al-Islam's rival factions and al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front of Ghouta near Damascus.
  • May 20, 2016: Iraqi civil War (2014-present). Ar-Rutbah offensive (2016). U.S. airstrikes helped the Iraqi Army to retake Ar-Rutbah, a southwestern city under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq. This victory will enable the reopening of the Baghdad–Amman highway.
  • May 21, 2016: Attacks on Bangladeshi secularists: A homeopathic doctor in Bangladesh is killed in an attack. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claim the responsibility.
  • May 22, 2016: Syrian civil war: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, more than 60,000 people were killed in government prisons during Syria's five-year civil war.
  • May 23, 2016: Syrian Civil War: Reuters reports nearly 150 people are killed and at least 200 wounded in a series of car bomb and suicide attacks in the Syrian cities of Jableh and Tartus in government-controlled territory that hosts Russian military bases. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group claim responsibility.
  • May 24, 2016: Jammu and Kashmir insurgency: Jaish-e-Mohammed operations Chief is killed in a gun fight with police
  • May 25, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). The Afghan Taliban announced that Haibatullah Akhundzada, the Taliban's new leader, will replace Akhtar Mansour, who was killed in a drone strike. Sirajuddin Haqqani, Mullah Yaqoob and Mullah Yaqoob were named as the deputy leaders. (Al-Jazeera). A suicide bomb attack causes at least 10 deaths and injures four passengers on a bus carrying appeals court staff west of Kabul.
  • May 26, 2016: Iraqi civil War: Operation Breaking Terrorism - Iraqi security forces and Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces capture Al-Karmah (about 16 km (10 miles) northeast Fallujah).
  • May 27, 2016: Operation Breaking Terrorism, Iraqi Civil War: According to the United States, 70 militants were killed in an airstrike in Fallujah on Wednesday.
  • May 28, 2016: Spillover from the Syrian Civil War. Turkey claims its artillery fire and U.S. air strike killed more than 104 ISIL militants.
  • May 29, 2016: Conflict in Northern Mali: Five United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an attack on central Mali.
  • May 30, 2016: Iraqi civil War (2014-present). At least 24 people have been killed in a series attacks in and around Baghdad. ISIL claimed responsibility. (ABC News, (AP)Operation Breaking Terrorism - Iraqi forces reportedly enter Fallujah. Tens of thousands are trapped in the city. (USA Today),
  • May 31, 2016: Syrian Civil War: Overnight air strikes in Idlib (Syria) have claimed the lives of at least 23 people.
  • Jun 1, 2016: Syrian Civil War: The United States-backed Syrian Democratic Forces launch an offensive to retake control of Manbij, Aleppo Governorate, from ISIL.
  • Jun 2, 2016: Somali Civil War (2009-present). At least 16 Al-Shabaab militants were killed in a raid on Somali forces near Kismayo. This includes the mastermind behind the attack at Garissa University College.
  • Jun 3, 2016: 2016 European Floods: The Seine River flood waters are expected to reach six metres above their normal level. At least 11 people have been killed by flooding in France and Germany. (BBC)A sixth body was found in Bavaria, near the Austrian border.
  • Jun 4, 2016: Syrian Civil War: Syrian Government Forces enter Raqqa Province, the capital of Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Levant. It is one of three simultaneous attacks on Syria and Iraq.
  • Jun 5, 2016: Conflict between Kurdish and Turkish Kurds (2015-present). Turkish Air Force bombs Kurdistan Workers Party targets in northern Iraq, southeastern Turkey, killing at least 27 militants.
  • Jun 6, 2016: Five people who worked for Jordanian intelligence were killed in an attack at a Palestinian Baqa'a refugee camps near Amman.
  • Jun 7, 2016: A car bomb explosion in Istanbul's main tourist district, Turkey, kills seven police officers and four civilians. It also leaves 36 people with serious injuries. CNN Turk reports that the explosives were remotely controlled and caused the destruction of a police bus. No one has yet claimed responsibility.
  • Jun 8, 2016: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: 12 Taliban members are killed by the Taliban. They were captured during recent ambushes in Ghazni Province, June 3rd and 5.
  • Jun 9, 2016: Somali Civil War (2009-present). Al-Shabaab claims it has killed at most 60 Ethiopian soldiers during an attack on an AMISOM base in central Somalia.
  • Jun 10, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). A bomb explodes at a mosque in Nangarhar Province. It kills four people and injures nearly 40 others.
  • Jun 11, 2016: Officials report that fighting broke out between ISIL militants (2001-present), and Afghan police in Haska Mina District of Nangarhar Province. Six police officers were killed and fifteen militants were wounded.
  • Jun 12, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: ISIL militants attacked a military barracks east of Fallujah in the Third Battle of Fallujah. More than 50 government soldiers were killed and more than 50 militia members were injured. The assault resulted in the deaths of at least 12 militants.
  • Jun 13, 2016: 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting: Officials in Orlando, Florida continue to identify the bodies from yesterday's attack. 33 of the 49 victims have been identified so far and their families have been notified.
  • Jun 14, 2016: Afghanistan-Pakistan skirmishes : Afghan and Pakistani troops clash at the Torkham border crossing, between the two countries. One Afghan soldier was killed and one Pakistani major was wounded. Another 22 people were also hurt. Tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan have grown over the attempts of Pakistan to construct a crossing gate.
  • Jun 15, 2016: Syrian Civil War: At least 34 people were killed in airstrikes by the Syrian government on rebel-held areas of Aleppo.
  • Jun 16, 2016: Libyan Civil War (2014-2018): At least 10 security personnel in Abu Qurayn, west-of Sirte, are killed by a suicide bomber.
  • Jun 17, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017), Military Intervention against ISIL, Battle of Fallujah (2016) : The Iraqi government retakes the main government building in Fallujah.
  • Jun 18, 2016: Terrorism within the European Union: Twelve people were arrested, and three more men were charged with terrorist offences in Belgium. These charges follow dozens of raids that were carried out mostly in the Brussels area.
  • Jun 19, 2016: Pan-Orthodox Council - A meeting of Eastern Orthodox churches opens on Crete, the Greek island. This is the first such gathering in a millennium. After a dispute, however, the Russian, Bulgarian and Georgian Orthodox Church of Antioch declined to attend. The event will continue until June 27,
  • Jun 20, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). A minibus transporting private security guards explodes at Kabul, resulting in the deaths of at least 12 and injuries to several others.
  • Jun 21, 2016: Jordanian-Syrian border incidents in the Syrian Civil War: A car bomb explodes near an outpost of the Jordanian Armed Forces in the extreme north-eastern part of Rukban. This is a temporary refugee camp for Syrian refugees. Six soldiers are killed and fourteen others are injured.
  • Jun 22, 2016: Moro conflict: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant declares War on the Philippines
  • Jun 23, 2016: Boko Haram Insurgency: Medecins Sans Frontieres reports that more than 1,200 people died from starvation or illness in a refugee camp to flee Boko Haram's northeastern Nigeria.
  • Jun 24, 2016: Conflict in Moro: Seven Indonesian sailors kidnapped off Sulu, near Mindanao, in the southern Philippines. This raises terrorist fears. (The New York Times).
  • Jun 25, 2016: Moro conflict: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant exhorts its Indonesian and Malaysian supporters to fight Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines.
  • Jun 26, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-17): Battle of Fallujah (2016). The commander of counter-terrorism forces that participated in the offensive claims that Fallujah was "fully liberated".
  • Jun 27, 2016: Syria Civil War spillover to Lebanon: A suicide bomber attacked Qaa, a Lebanese village near the Syrian border. At least six people were killed and thirteen others were injured.
  • Jun 28, 2016: Yemeni Civil War: Three bombings by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Yemen's southern port of Al Mukalla have killed 38 government troops and injured 24 others.
  • Jun 29, 2016: Attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport in 2016: 42 people have been killed.
  • Jun 30, 2016: War in Afghanistan (2001-present). A convoy of Afghan National Security Forces outside Kabul is attacked by a coordinated ambush that includes suicide bombers and heavy machines guns, resulting in more than 40 deaths.
  • Jul 1, 2016: 2016 Gulshan Attack: Gunmen storm a restaurant and exchange fire with security. They then take at least 20 hostages in the Gulshan neighbourhood of Dhaka. Two police officers are killed. Two policemen are killed by the Islamic State.
  • Jul 2, 2016: After a standoff with Rapid Action Battalion, 13 hostages were freed from the Gulshan attack in 2016. (Reuters) Twenty-five hostages were killed and two police officers were injured. Six gunmen have been captured and six are now dead.
  • Jul 3, 2016: Iraqi Civil War: At least 125 people are killed in twin bombings that struck two commercial areas in Baghdad. ISIL claims responsibility.
  • Jul 4, 2016: Terrorism in Malaysia: Malaysia has confirmed that it was bombed by the Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant (ISIS) during the week before, raising concerns about the possible spread of militant influence.
  • Jul 5, 2016: Iraqi Civil War: Iraqi troops, supported by U.S. aerialstrikes, move northward towards Qayyarah Airfield West, south of Mosul. The United Nations reports that three people were killed in a mortar attack against a camp for displaced Iraqis, south of Baghdad. Two children are among the casualties. 13 other victims were injured, two critically.
  • Jul 6, 2016: CPP-NPA/NDF rebellion: Twenty soldiers from the Philippine Army are being investigated for allegedly mutilating a New People's Army soldier. The eyes of the communist militant were gouged, his tongue was removed and his throat was slit.
  • Jul 7, 2016: Terrorism in Bangladesh: A group armed with radical Islamists throw homemade bombs at police officers from the Kishoreganj District, central Bangladesh. At least one officer was killed and several were injured.
  • Jul 8, 2016: Insurgency in North Caucasus: At the least eight militants unidentified and one security officer were killed in ongoing clashes, Russia's rural Dagestan.
  • Jul 9, 2016: Jammu and Kashmir insurgency: Insurgency: There are at least three deaths and many more injuries as protesters clash with Indian Army troops. Protesters defied an army curfew to attend the funeral of Hizbul Mujahideen's top rebel commander.
  • Jul 10, 2016: South Sudanese Civil War. An estimated 272 people were killed in clashes between rival Sudan People's Liberation Army groups as fighting continues in Juba. A spokesman for Vice President Riekmachar and rebel leader Riek Machar said that South Sudan is now "back to war" despite a recent peace agreement.
  • Jul 11, 2016: War in Somalia: Fighting near Afgooye in Lower Shabelle has resulted in the deaths of at least 10 Somali Armed Forces soldiers as well as 12 Al-Shabaab militants.
  • Jul 12, 2016: South Sudanese Civil War. After five days of fighting that saw 272 deaths and thousands more displaced in Juba, the President Salva Kiir Maiardit and the Vice-President Riekmachar declare a ceasefire.
  • Jul 13, 2016: Iraqi Civil War: At least seven people are killed when a car bomb explodes at a checkpoint in Baghdad.
  • Jul 14, 2016: War in Somalia: Four Kenyan police officers are shot and killed by a suspected militant of Al-Shabaab at a Kapenguria police station, Kenya. After a shootout with police, the militant was killed.
  • Jul 15, 2016: France's President Francois Hollande has extended a three-month state of emergency against terroristic acts following the attack that claimed more than 80 lives. It was previously stated that it would be lifted by the 26th of July. (Sputnik News),
  • Jul 16, 2016: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdan returns to Istanbul Ataturk Airport, indicating that the coup might be in trouble.
  • Jul 17, 2016: An armed group has seized control over the Yerevan Police Headquarters in Erebuni District, Armenia. At least one person has been reported killed and several others taken hostage. According to Armenia's National Security Service, the gunmen want Jirair Sefilian released.
  • Jul 18, 2016: Yemeni Civil War: Six Yemeni soldiers were killed in suicide bombings close to Al Mukalla.
  • Jul 19, 2016: Syrian Civil War: The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that U.S. coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State-held town of Manbij, north Syria, have killed at least 56 civilians (including 11 children) and injured dozens more.
  • Jul 20, 2016: Ukrainian crisis: Pavel Sheremet, a prominent Ukrainian journalist based in Ukraine, is killed in a car bombing at Kiev.
  • Jul 21, 2016: Fox News Channel controversy: 21st Century Fox announced Roger Ailes, the Fox News chief executive, was resigning. Rupert Murdoch will take his place as interim Chairman and Chief Executive.
  • Jul 22, 2016: 2016 Turkish coup attempt, 2016 Turkish purges. Thousands gather in Istanbul's Taksim Square to show support for President Recep Tayyip Erdoan's new powers. This is in response to the attempted coup.
  • Jul 23, 2016: Munich shooting, 2016: Munich Police Chief Hubertus andrae identified the attacker as a dual-national Iranian-German 18-year-old who apparently acted alone. His head was shot by a gunshot to the head, and he was later found dead. (Reuters)Chief Andrae says there are no indications that the teenager gunman who shot and killed nine people, as well as himself, was connected to ISIL or any other terrorist group. The attack left 27 people injured.
  • Jul 24, 2016: Iraqi Civil War, Military Intervention against ISIL: A suicide attack on one of the residential entrances in district Kadhimiyah in northern Baghdad left at least 21 people dead and more than 35 injured. According to its official media, ISIL claims responsibility.
  • Jul 25, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-17): A suicide car bomb injures more than 32 people at the Al Khalis entrance northeast of Baghdad. Many died in their cars as they waited to enter the town.
  • Jul 26, 2016: Somali Civil War (2009-present). Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for the double suicide car bombing attack on Mogadishu, near the African Union base at its airport. At least 13 people were killed, seven UN guards included.
  • Jul 27, 2016: Civil war in Syria: At least 44 people were killed in twin bombings in Al-Qamishli, a Kurdish-controlled town near the Syria-Turkey border. The attack was claimed by ISIL.
  • Jul 28, 2016: Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defense Minister, says Russia and Syria will open humanitarian routes to Aleppo and provide a means for rebel fighters of the conflict to surrender their arms.
  • Jul 29, 2016: With many militants reported to have been killed, the Nigerian military begins bombing militants in Lagos.
  • Jul 30, 2016: Kurdish-Turkish Conflict (1978-1999): 35 Kurdistan Workers Party militants are killed by the Turkish military after they attempted to seize a base in Turkey’s Hakkari Province.
  • Jul 31, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-17): Islamic State militants attacked two gas facilities northwest from Kirkuk, northern Iraq. At least five people were killed and six others were injured. Three of the assailants set off their explosive vests, and one was killed during clashes with security forces.
  • Aug 1, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). The Taliban claim responsibility for the truck bombing at a military base in Kabul.
  • Aug 2, 2016: Syrian Civil War: A volunteer search and rescue team from the Syria Civil Defence says that 33 people were injured by toxic gas dropped from an unmanned helicopter onto Saraqeb, rebel-held Idlib Governorate.
  • Aug 3, 2016: The European Banking Authority supports the retention of a 3% leverage ratio in most European Union banks.
  • Aug 4, 2016: Syrian Civil War: At most 40 government airstrikes hit rebel-held areas in Aleppo city, and nearby towns. At least two people were killed by the strikes, which included one on an Atareb camp for displaced persons, south-west Aleppo. (The National) Jan Egeland, a UN special envoy to Syria says there were 44 attacks against hospitals, clinics, and health posts in Syria during July alone.
  • Aug 5, 2016: 2016 Assam Attacks: Gunmen open fire on a Assam market, India. 13 people are killed and 18 are injured.
  • Aug 6, 2016: Syrian civil war: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims 10 people were killed in an attack on a hospital in Milis, Syria's Idlib Province.
  • Aug 7, 2016: 2016 stabbing of Charleroi officers by police: ISIL claims responsibility in the machete attack on Belgium.
  • Aug 8, 2016: 2016 Ethiopian protests. More than 50 protesters were killed by Ethiopian security force forces in the past few days. The government blocked internet access and restricted journalistic access to the country.
  • Aug 9, 2016: Conflict between Israel and Palestine: Israel accuses a UN administrative manager that he was a Hamas-linked operative working from Gaza.
  • Aug 10, 2016: Ukrainian crisis: Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), claims it has stopped two armed Ukrainian incursions in Crimea. At least one of the officers was killed after a "massive fight" with "sabotage terrorist" groups. The Russian claims are denied by Ukraine.
  • Aug 11, 2016: August 2016 Thailand bombings. Two bombs in plant pots explode, killing at least one person, and injuring ten others in Hua Hin District in Thailand.
  • Aug 12, 2016: August 2016 Thailand bombings The attacks were not claimed by any group.
  • Aug 13, 2016: Yemeni Civil War (2015): A bombing attack on a school in northern Yemen has resulted in the deaths of at least 10 children and 28 injuries. Houthi rebels claim that the Saudi Arabia-led coalition is responsible.
  • Aug 14, 2016: Yemeni Civil War: Around 40 Al-Qaeda in The Arabian Peninsula fighters are killed by Yemeni forces as they fight their way into eastern Yemen via Saudi-led airstrikes.
  • Aug 15, 2016: At least 11 people were killed in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition that struck a northern Yemen hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres.
  • Aug 16, 2016: To launch airstrikes against Syria, the Russian Air Force uses an Iranian Airbase near Hamadan.
  • Aug 17, 2016: During a counter-terrorism raid in Saint Petersburg, Russia on an apartment block, at least four North Caucasus Islamic militants were killed by Federal Security Service (FSB).
  • Aug 18, 2016: Conflict between Kurdish and Turkish Kurds (2015-present). Three bombings that targeted police and military killed at least 12 and left 219 people wounded in southeast Turkey.
  • Aug 19, 2016: Syrian civil war: Russian warships patrolling the Mediterranean Sea fire cruise missiles towards Aleppo. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the strikes were directed at the Islamist militant group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham.
  • Aug 20, 2016: Gaziantep bombing. A suicide bomber attacks a Kurdish wedding celebration at Gaziantep in Turkey, killing at least 22 and wounding 94. (Reuters),
  • Aug 21, 2016: Somali Civil War (2009-present). A suicide car bomb by Al-Shabaab kills at least 20 people in Galkayo, Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland.
  • Aug 22, 2016: 2016 Pacific Typhoon Season: Typhoon Mindulle is expected to make landfall close to Tokyo, Japan. Train services and flights will be cancelled. It will arrive one day after Typhoon Kompasu. (Bloomberg),
  • Aug 23, 2016: Boko Haram insurgency. Nigeria's air force killed senior militants and possibly left their leader Abubakar Shekau dead.
  • Aug 24, 2016: Syrian civil war: US-backed rebels and the Turkish Armed Forces join forces to take Jarabulus from ISIL. To prevent ISIL from retaking areas they will not retreat from, the Turkish Land Forces are also bombarding YPG positions.
  • Aug 25, 2016: Philippine Drug War: Rodrigo Duterte's drug war has claimed 1,900 lives.
  • Aug 26, 2016: Kurdish-Turkish Conflict (1978-1999): Eight Turkish officers are killed and forty are injured by a bombing at a Cizre police checkpoint. The PKK is believed to have been responsible.
  • Aug 27, 2016: Paraguayan People's Army Insurgency: Eight Paraguayan Army Soldiers are killed by insurgents from the suspected Paraguayan People's Army EPP, just outside Arroyito in northern Paraguay.
  • Aug 28, 2016: Moro conflict: Supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant are freed from a Marawi prison in the Philippines by Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant militants.
  • Aug 29, 2016: Conflict in Moro: 12 Philippine Army soldiers are killed during clashes against the Abu Sayyaf.
  • Aug 30, 2016: Sinjar massacre: Many Yazidi were killed in the massacre of 2014. ISIL discovered 72 mass graves.
  • Aug 31, 2016: After "proof" of two miracles, Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be made a saint.
  • Sep 1, 2016: 2016 Gabonese protests. Large explosions and gunfire were reported in Libreville, Gabonese capital. This is as security forces clashed with Jean Ping supporters protesting the election results that indicate President Ali Bongo Ondimba won narrowly. Jean Ping, an opposition leader, claims that two people were killed when military helicopters attacked the Union of Forces for Change headquarters. Internet is also cut in Libreville, the capital.
  • Sep 2, 2016: Sectarianism in Pakistan: Islamic militants attack Christian areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 13 people were killed in Mardan.
  • Sep 3, 2016: Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines, declares a "state of lawlessness" in the country following yesterday's bombing at Davao City which has resulted in the deaths of at least 14 people.
  • Sep 4, 2016: 2016 Davao City Bombing: The governments of Australia and Canada, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States have issued travel warnings to Mindanao, Philippines, in light of the attack.
  • Sep 5, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). Two suicide bombers on foot killed at least 24 and injured 91 other people after they struck close to Kabul's Afghan Ministry of Defence. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the deaths of 58 commanders and officers. A second bombing occurred shortly thereafter. (Reuters) (BBC Today
  • Sep 6, 2016: 2016 Davao City Bombing: Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine president, declares a national emergency. Duterte warns Abu Sayyaf that he will eat him alive. (Time'),
  • Sep 7, 2016: Syrian civil war: More than 100 people were injured by a chlorine attack in Aleppo Tuesday. One person is killed by the blast of barrel bombs.
  • Sep 8, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). Taliban militants invade Tarinkot, the provincial capital in Afghanistan's Urozgan Province. Fighting has been reported at multiple fronts in the city. Local officials fled to Tarinkot Airport nearby for refuge.
  • Sep 9, 2016: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: The United States Navy SEALs fail to rescue hostages from Australia and America by high altitude parachuting.
  • Sep 10, 2016: Russia-United States relations and Syrian civil war: The U.S. Obama Administration and the Russian Putin Administration have reached a peace agreement for Syria. This deal will end combat in certain areas and create a center of combat for the fight against ISIL and Al-Nusra Front.
  • Sep 11, 2016: Civil war in Syria: More than 100 people have been killed in airstrikes against rebel-held Idlib, and more than 100 others were injured.
  • Sep 12, 2016: Conflict in Moro: Three Filipino fishermen were allegedly taken from their trawler by Abu Sayyaf, a Filipino national, off the Malaysian island of Sabah.
  • Sep 13, 2016: Syria: Syria's air defense reports that it has shot down an Israeli warplane which attacked a Syrian army post in al-Quneitra. It was located near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. According to the Israel Defense Forces, missiles were fired at their aircraft, but they did not hit.
  • Sep 14, 2016: 2016 Davao City Bombing: The September 2nd bombing has claimed 15 lives.
  • Sep 15, 2016: Through the U.S. Justice Department, the Obama administration seeks a $14 billion fine against Deutsche Bank for mortgage securities.
  • Sep 16, 2016: War in North-West Pakistan: At least 28 people are killed and 31 injured in a suicide bombing at a mosque located in Mohmand Agency. Jamaat-ul Ahrar claims responsibility.
  • Sep 17, 2016: American-led intervention in Syria and Syria's civil war: The United States admits that warplanes may not have struck a Syrian Army post near Deir-ez-Zor Airport in eastern Syria. It was conducting an operation against ISIL in which more than 60 Syrian soldiers were killed. (BBC). The United Nations Security Council (UNSC), holds an emergency session to address the U.S. strikes in Deir ez-Zor.
  • Sep 18, 2016: Insurgency in Kashmir: Four Jaish-e-Mohammed militants attacked an Indian Army base close to the Pakistan border, killing at least 17 soldiers.
  • Sep 19, 2016: 2016 New York and New Jersey Bombings: A robot from the bomb squad detonates an explosive device in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Seaside Park has experienced an explosion before. No one was hurt. (NBC News). Ahmad Khan Rahami is arrested by police in Linden, New Jersey. Two officers were reportedly hurt.
  • Sep 20, 2016: After street violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between protesters against President Joseph Kabila and security force left at least 44 people dead, armed men wearing military uniforms set fire to the headquarters of the main opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress in Kinshasa (DR Congo), killing at least two.
  • Sep 21, 2016: According to the Obama administration, Russia is responsible for the September 19th bombing of an aid convoy belonging to United Nations near Aleppo. Russia denies any involvement. The United Nations suspended all humanitarian convoys to Syria in the wake of the attack.
  • Sep 22, 2016: Saudi Arabian-led intervention Yemen: 26 people have been killed in an airstrike by the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen. The strike targeted a house in western Yemen.
  • Sep 23, 2016: Insurgency in South Thailand: Three Thai police officers are killed and two others injured in a bomb-and-gun attack that took place in Yala province.
  • Sep 24, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017). A triple suicide bombing attack in Tikrit north of Tikrit kills at most 11 people and injures 34 others.
  • Sep 25, 2016: Syria Civil War: France, the United States and the United Kingdom seek to meet with the United Nations Security Council in order to discuss the declining security situation at Aleppo.
  • Sep 26, 2016: Colombian conflict: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, and FARC leader Rodrigo Londono (also known as Timochenko), sign a peace agreement in Cartagena. This ends the longest-running armed conflict in Western Hemisphere. On October 2, the final agreement will go to the people for their approval in a referendum.
  • Sep 27, 2016: Aleppo Offensive - The Syrian Army and insurgents clash in Aleppo's 1070 Apartments District.
  • Sep 28, 2016: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: At least 21 deaths from a U.S. drone attack in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
  • Sep 29, 2016: 2016 India-Pakistan military conflict: The Indian Army claims that it carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan on militant camps across the Line of Control. This allegedly killed several militants. Pakistan denies this claim, and calls it cross-border shooting that resulted in the deaths of two of its soldiers. (India Today), (Reuters),
  • Sep 30, 2016: Aleppo offensive (September 2016). Ten thousand pro-government soldiers, mostly Iranian-led Shiite militants amass near Aleppo to prepare for a final assault against rebel-held areas of the city.
  • Oct 1, 2016: Yemeni Civil War: Houthi Forces launch rockets that reportedly hit HSV-2 Swift, which is a military vessel belonging the United Arab Emirates Navy. It was reportedly destroyed off the coast Yemen near the strategically important port of Mokha in the Red Sea. (Reuters),
  • Oct 2, 2016: Libyan Civil War (2014-present). An ISIL sniper shoots Jeroen Oerlemans, a Dutch war correspondent and photographer, in Sirte, Libya.
  • Oct 3, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). The Taliban launch an offensive into Kunduz, which they briefly captured last summer. (Nine Entertainment Company Now). A bomb in Kabul kills one and injures two.
  • Oct 4, 2016: Sectarianism and violence in Pakistan: Two motorcyclists open fire on a bus heading to Hazara Town in Quetta, Pakistan. The attack killed four Shia Hazara women and injured two others. (The Daily Mail, (Dawn)
  • Oct 5, 2016: Jose Cuervo, a Mexican tequila producer, will postpone its IPO until after US presidential elections because of concerns about market volatility.
  • Oct 6, 2016: Somali Civil War (2009-present). Six people were killed in an al-Shabaab attack against a village close to Mandera, Kenya. (Reuters),
  • Oct 7, 2016: Insurgency in Balochistan - Two bombs explode near Machh, Pakistan killing at least six and injuring nineteen more.
  • Oct 8, 2016: Saudi Arabian-led intervention into Yemen: Saudi-led coalition aircraft launch airstrikes against civilians at the funeral for the father of Houthi government's interior minister in Sana'a. At least 140 people were killed and over 500 others were injured. Abdul-Qader Hilal, the mayor of Sana'a is among the dead. (The Independent), (BBC),
  • Oct 9, 2016: Conflict between Kurdish and Turkish Kurds (2015-present). A PKK car bomb killed at least 17 people in Turkey's southeast Hakkari Province.
  • Oct 10, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). A suicide bomber kills at most 14 people, mostly police officers in Lashkargah in Helmand Province as Taliban insurgents advance on the Afghan city. (Reuters) A gunman shoots down 14 people at a Shiite shrine in Kabul, on a holy day.
  • Oct 11, 2016: According to reports, a gunman dressed in an Afghan police uniform kills 14 people and injures many more at the Shiite Karte Skhi shrine in Kabul, just before Ashura begins. The attacker is killed by police. (UPI),
  • Oct 12, 2016: Iraqi Civil War: Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi Prime Minister rejects Turkey’s claim that Turkish forces should be part of an operation to retake Mosul from militant-held forces.
  • Oct 13, 2016: Yemeni Crisis (2011-present). The U.S. military launches Tomahawk Cruise Missiles from the USS Nitze in direct response to Houthi-controlled radar stations in Yemen. This follows two incidents in which missiles were fired at United States Navy vessels in Red Sea. (Reuters),
  • Oct 14, 2016: Sinai insurgency: An ISIL attack on North Sinai Governorate security checkpoint, Egypt leaves at least 12 Egyptian military personnel dead and 15 terrorists injured. (Reuters),
  • Oct 15, 2016: At least 55 people were killed in the Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017), 2016 Oct Baghdad Attacks: An attack on a Shi'ite mosque, a check-point at the police station and the family of an anti Islamic State Sunni paramilitary leader have resulted in the deaths of at least 55 Iraqis. (Reuters)ISIL claims responsibility for the takeback of Iraqi forces' launching of Mosul, its stronghold.
  • Oct 16, 2016: Turkey-ISIL conflict : Three police officers are killed and at least nine others are injured in a suicide bomber attack on a safehouse belonging to ISIL.
  • Oct 17, 2016: Iraqi Civil War: The Battle of Mosul is announced by Haider al-Abadi, Iraqi Prime Minister, and backed by the U.S.-led Coalition. This battle will retake ISIL-held Mosul which was declared the capital of the caliphate in Iraq. (Reuters),
  • Oct 18, 2016: Somalia War: Somali police claim at least seven people are dead following clashes in which Somalia and African Union troops drove al-Shabab extremists out of Afgooye (a town near Mogadishu).
  • Oct 19, 2016: Eight people are injured in Portland by a natural gas explosion.
  • Oct 20, 2016: Turkish military intervention in the Syrian Civil War: Turkish jets hit Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia with 26 airstrikes in three recently-captured-from-ISIL villages west of al-Bab and northeast of Aleppo. According to the Turkish General Staff, 160-200 people have been killed. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that 11 people were killed and many more were injured. (Reuters),
  • Oct 21, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: ISIL militants attack government buildings, police stations and a power plant in Kirkuk, Iraqi Kurdistan. Hundreds of people are killed.
  • Oct 22, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017), Battle of Mosul (2016)-2017: At least 284 people are executed in Mosul by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (CNN),
  • Oct 23, 2016: Yemeni Civil War (2015-present). Saudi Arabian-led air strikes on Yemeni capital Sana'a continue after a cease-fire.
  • Oct 24, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: ISIL recaptures Ar-Rutbah in western Iraq, where it had previously withdrawn from in May.
  • Oct 25, 2016: Attack on Quetta's police training college in 2016: Gunmen attacked a Pakistani training academy for police officers in Quetta, resulting in at least 59 deaths and 117 injuries. The attack was claimed by ISIL-Khorasan Province. (Reuters), (AP via Yahoo! ), (Reuters), (AP via Yahoo!
  • Oct 26, 2016: Somali Civil War (2009-present). A militant group affiliated to ISIL seizes Qandala, a coastal town in the autonomous Puntland area.
  • Oct 27, 2016: Japan's Prince Mikasa, who is the oldest member the Imperial Family, has died at the age 100.
  • Oct 28, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: Battle of Mosul (2016): UN reports that 232 civilians were killed in and around Mosul by the Islamic State of Iraq (and the Levant).
  • Oct 29, 2016: Sectarianism in Pakistan: Five people were killed and many more injured when armed terrorists opened fire on Majlis members at a Karachi home in the Nazimabad area of Karachi.
  • Oct 30, 2016: Sinai insurgency: Six insurgents and 4 soldiers were killed in a military operation in North Sinai Governorate.
  • Oct 31, 2016: Eight members of the Students Islamic Movement of India were escaped from Bhopal prison and are being killed by police.
  • Nov 1, 2016: (2016). Battle of Mosul: Ravina Shamdasani, a spokeswoman for the United Nations Human Rights Council, says that ISIL militants killed 40 Iraqi Security Forces members on Saturday and then threw their bodies into the Tigris river. (Reuters) Iraqi Special Operations Forces have fought to reach the outskirts Mosul.
  • Nov 2, 2016: Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. A new analysis by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau shows that nobody was in control of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 when it crashed into the southern Indian Ocean in 2014.
  • Nov 3, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). Battle of Boz Qandahari. Two American military personnel, four Afghan Commandos and 30 civilians were killed in clashes against the Taliban in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
  • Nov 4, 2016: Kurdish-Turkish Conflict: At least 8 people are killed and up to 100 injured in a car bomb attack in Diyarbakir (Turkey).
  • Nov 5, 2016: Battle of Aleppo: Residents of Aleppo prepare to resume bombing after a brief ceasefire.
  • Nov 6, 2016: War in Afghanistan (2001-present:) An Australian woman was reportedly kidnapped and taken to Kabul.
  • Nov 7, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017), Battle of Mosul (2016), Hamam al-Alil Massacre: The Iraqi Army finds at least 100 bodies beheaded as they retake Hamam al-Alil (the last major settlement south of Mosul).
  • Nov 8, 2016: Yemeni Civil War (2015-present). Six Al Qaeda insurgents were killed by the Arab coalition.
  • Nov 9, 2016: Operation Inherent Resolution: The United States declares that 64 civilians were killed in air strikes against targets in Syria and Iraq in the past year.
  • Nov 10, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). Attack on German consulate Mazar-i-Sharif: At least 2 people were killed and 90 others were injured in the attack on the German consulate Mazar-i-Sharif. The Taliban claimed responsibility.
  • Nov 11, 2016: Syrian Civil War: Armed opposition militias fired shells containing white phosphorus and chlorine at the 1070 Apartments project, Aleppo.
  • Nov 12, 2016: 2016 Khuzdar bombing in Pakistan: A bomb blast in the Shah Noorani Shrine in Hub, Lasbela District of Balochistan, Pakistan killed at least 52 people and left more than 100 others injured. ISIL claimed responsibility. (The News) (GEO tv) (Daily Pakistan),
  • Nov 13, 2016: Conflict in Myanmar: Rohingya Insurgency in Western Myanmar: 8 people are killed, 36 are taken into custody in clashes between Myanmar Army and what are believed be Rohingya rebels in Rakhine State.
  • Nov 14, 2016: Terrorism is in Indonesia: In Samarinda, a child is killed and three more are injured in an attack.
  • Nov 15, 2016: Syrian Civil War: Four to 20 people have been killed in airstrikes by the government and Russia that struck rebel-held areas, five hospitals and an Aleppo mobile clinic, according to Elizabeth Trudeau, spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department. Russia and Syria deny that Aleppo was targeted.
  • Nov 16, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). Four Afghan National Security Forces members are killed and eleven are injured in a suicide bomber attack on the Afghan Defense Ministry Headquarters in Kabul.
  • Nov 17, 2016: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least ten people were killed in a car bomb attack in Azaz, Aleppo Governorate.
  • Nov 18, 2016: Conflict in Moro: At least 14 people are killed during clashes between suspected Abu Sayyaf militants from Sulu, Philippines.
  • Nov 19, 2016: Iraqi Civil War: ISIL insurgents killed at least 12 tribal fighters. Shirqat was the scene of the attack.
  • Nov 20, 2016: An attack by insurgent groups from Muse, Shan State on Tatmadaw checkpoints and police outposts in Tatmadaw has resulted in at least 8 deaths and over a dozen injuries. According to the State Counselor's Office, the attack was carried out by the Kachin Independence Army (Ta'ang National Liberation Army), Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDA) and other insurgent groups.
  • Nov 21, 2016: Yemeni Civil War (2015-present). A 48-hour ceasefire that is largely ineffective comes to an end as both sides continue fighting and violate the terms. At least 35 people are killed, 4 of them civilians.
  • Nov 22, 2016: TransAsia Airways' board decides to dissolve it after Tuesday's halt in flights.
  • Nov 23, 2016: 2016 India-Pakistan military conflict: Pakistani officials claim that nine civilians were killed when cross-border Indian shelling struck their bus in Neelam valley, northeast of Muzaffarabad. Three Pakistani soldiers were also killed in other cross border firing incidents. (Reuters),
  • Nov 24, 2016: Colombian peace negotiations: After the collapse of the first one, the Colombian government and FARC rebels agree to a new agreement.
  • Nov 25, 2016: Legalization of cannabis: The legal sale of recreational marijuana is now allowed by Alaska's ballot measure 2.
  • Nov 26, 2016: Somali Civil War (2009-present: At least 20 people are killed by a car bomb in Mogadishu.
  • Nov 27, 2016: The entire Hanano district of eastern Aleppo has been captured by the Syrian Armed Forces. They are currently working to remove mines and improvised explosion devices. Rebels accuse the lack of hospitals of causing the collapsed defences.
  • Nov 28, 2016: Aleppo offensive (November 2016: More than a third captured by the rebel-controlled east Aleppo. Following the recent conquests, thousands of civilians fled to the government- and Kurdish controlled districts of the city. According to the United Nations, more than 250,000 civilians could still be trapped in rebel-held areas of the city.
  • Nov 29, 2016: Somali Civil War (2009-present). A bomb kills at most 4 Somali soldiers, and 11 more are injured.
  • Nov 30, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). 16 Taliban militants were killed by Afghan security forces in Ghazni.
  • Dec 1, 2016: Ethnic violence in South Sudan (2011-present). A United Nations human rights committee in South Sudan asserts that a "steady proces of ethnic cleansing" is taking place in the war-torn country.
  • Dec 2, 2016: Conflict between Kurdish and Turkish Kurds (2015-present). Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a military operation in Hakkari Province.
  • Dec 3, 2016: Somali Civil War (2009-present). Seven insurgents were killed in clashes in northern Somalia.
  • Dec 4, 2016: Insurgency in North Caucasus: Russian Federal Security Service claims that it killed Rustam Asildarov (leader of the Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant's Caucasus Province) and four other militants from the Dagestan area. (AFP via Yahoo! News Australia), (RFERL),
  • Dec 5, 2016: In clashes at Kasai (DR Congo), 31 people are reported to have been killed.
  • Dec 6, 2016: Six Pakistani fishermen were killed while fishing in the Red Sea off Mocha, Taiz Governorate, Yemen. Six more are missing after a Saudi attack on a boat that was carrying 12 Pakistani sailors. (The News),
  • Dec 7, 2016: Syrian Civil War: Battle of Aleppo (2012)-present, Aleppo offensive (2016): Syrian rebels leave Aleppo's old city. (BBC). Turkish military intervention in Syria: Turkish Air Force strikes 12 Islamic State of Iraq targets in Al-Bab District. At least 23 militants were killed.
  • Dec 8, 2016: War in Donbass - According to a United Nations Report released today, the death toll from the war is estimated at 9,758 people as of December 1.
  • Dec 9, 2016: Syria Civil War: Battle of Aleppo and Aleppo offensive (November-16, 2016): Russia will continue talks with the United States on Aleppo following talks between U.S Secretary of State John Kerry & Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
  • Dec 10, 2016: Syrian Civil War: Palmyra attack (December 2016). The SOHR, Amaq and Amaq announced that ISIL had captured an oil field to the north-west Palmyra. (De Standaard). (VOA). American-led intervention in Syria (November-December 2016),: The United States announces it will send 200 additional troops to support the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS) and the Levant (from Al-Raqqah). (Reuters), (BBC),
  • Dec 11, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: At least 8 people are killed in two car bombings in Fallujah.
  • Dec 12, 2016: December 2016 Istanbul bombings: According to Recep Akdag, the death toll from the bombings at Besiktas (Istanbul) has risen to at least 44. (Anadolu Agency). At least 118 HDP supporters and officials were arrested in anti-terrorism raids. HDP denies any connection with the PKK and Kurdistan Freedom Falcons. (Reuters),
  • Dec 13, 2016: Botroseya Church Bombing: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the bombing of the Egyptian Coptic Church in Cairo, which claimed 25 lives on the 11th of December.
  • Dec 14, 2016: Aleppo offensive (November-December 2016, Syria): Shelling broke the ceasefire in Aleppo, disrupting the evacuation of civilians.
  • Dec 15, 2016: War in Donbass - The European Union has extended its main sanctions economic against Russia related to Ukraine for six months, until mid-2017.
  • Dec 16, 2016: Aleppo offensive (November-December 2016, Syria): The Syrian forces are disrupting evacuations following the failed ceasefire. The city's remains were evacuated by approximately 8000 civilians.
  • Dec 17, 2016: 2016 Kayseri bombing - At least 13 people were killed and 56 more injured in a bombing of a bus carrying off-duty troops in Kayseri Province in central Turkey.
  • Dec 18, 2016: Syrian Civil War, Aleppo Offensive (November-December 2016: Rebels target and set fire to several buses on their way to evacuate the ill and wounded from the besieged Syrian villages Al-Fu'ah/Kafriya.
  • Dec 19, 2016: Andrei Karlov assassinated: A gun attack on an Ankara art gallery kills Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey. Russia labels the assassin, a 22-year-old police officer Mevlut Mert Alintas (terrorist), Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkish Foreign Minister, travels to Moscow for a trilateral meeting about Syria. He stated that "the incident will have no impact on relations between Turkey and Russia."
  • Dec 20, 2016: Six men are being held in Ankara in connection to the assassination of Andrei Karlov (Russian ambassador to Turkey).
  • Dec 21, 2016: Terrorism is in Indonesia: Three Indonesian police officers are killed in a gunfight south Jakarta following the discovery of a bomb. In connection with alleged involvement in suicide bomb attack plans, fourteen people were arrested.
  • Dec 22, 2016: Syrian Civil War, Battle of Aleppo (2012)-16: The Syrian Army claims it now has full control of Aleppo after the evacuation of last rebel group to the Idlib Governorate.
  • Dec 23, 2016: Syrian Civil War: More than 100 Syrian Army POWs were reportedly found in East Aleppo, the last rebel-held territory. They claim that they were executed by rebel forces.
  • Dec 24, 2016: Boko Haram insurgency: President Muhammadu Buhari announced that the Nigerian Armed Forces had successfully expelled Boko Haram militants in their last stronghold, the Sambisa Forest, northeastern Nigeria.
  • Dec 25, 2016: Pope Francis appeals for peace during a Christmas Mass at the Vatican.
  • Dec 26, 2016: American actor George S. Irving is best known as one of the final members of Oklahoma's original production. At 94, Heat Miser, the voice of Heat Miser in The Year Without a Santa Claus, is dead.
  • Dec 27, 2016: Yemeni Civil War: Government forces attempt to capture a Houthi-controlled area in Bayhan District. This is at the border of Shabwa, Marib and Shabwa provinces. At least 28 Houthi militants were killed and 12 Yemeni soldiers were wounded.
  • Dec 28, 2016: Afghanistan War (2001-present). A bomb explosion in Kabul causes many casualties. According to Afghan police, the attack was directed at Fakori Behishti, a member in the National Assembly.
  • Dec 29, 2016: Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that a ceasefire was reached between the rebel forces and the government of Syria. Russia and Turkey are said to have guaranteed the ceasefire, which would not include UN-denominated terrorist organizations like ISIL and al-Nusra. While the FSA states it will abide by this truce, Ahrar al Sham expresses "reservations".
  • Dec 30, 2016: Lukasz Urban's funeral, the driver who was killed during last week’s attack on Berlin's Christmas market, will be held in Banie, near the German border. A German diplomat and President of Poland Andrzej Da attend.
  • Dec 31, 2016: Iraqi Civil War (2014-17): December 2016 Baghdad Bombings: Two bomb blasts in Baghdad killed at least 27 and injured more than 50 people in the attack on a central Baghdad market. (AP),
  • Jan 3, 2016: In response to the execution of Nimr al-Nimr, Iran ends its diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia.

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What does the year 2016 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 2016 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 117th year of the 21st century and the 6th year of the 2010s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 2015 and precedes 2017.

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