2017: On This Year

2017 (MMXVII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2017th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 2017 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 2017 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 2017, who was Time's Person of the Year in 2017, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 2017, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 2017, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 2017.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 2017 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.

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What was 2017 known for ?

  • The year began on a Sunday, just 19 days before the start of the Trump presidency. As many Americans suspected, the 365 days that followed would be ones characterized by controversy and contradiction.
  • What few suspected, however, was how great a part courage would play in 2017. This year will go down in history as one that saw women band together against widespread sexual violence. Known as the “Silence Breakers” these women would go on to become Time magazine’s person of the year. While marred by numerous terrorist acts, including a deadly Las Vegas shooting that left 58 people dead, 2017 also served to display humanity’s solidarity. It also saw the first total solar eclipse since 1918.
  • In terms of popular media, Disney smashed its competition at the box office. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Beauty and the Beast, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming all placed in the top five with well over 300 million dollars in gross revenue. While Game of Thrones dominated our televisions, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” flew off bookstore shelves. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch became the hot commodity at the electronics and video game stores.
  • Technology and global progress also allowed for some stunning discoveries in 2017, including: the discovery of a new organ, the creation of the world’s first ‘cyborg’, the exploration of a new continent; the approval of a drug proven effective on all cancer types, and the first instance of genetic repairs made to a human embryo. Volvo would also go down as the first automaker to promise an all-electric or all-hybrid line-up by 2019.
  • In 2017, we also mourned the loss of some great individuals. The original Batman, Adam West, died of leukemia on June 9th. One of the pioneers of Rock n’ Roll, Fats Domino, died peacefully in October at the age of 89. A total of 7,656 people lost their lives to terrorism worldwide. As the year ended, many worried Americans turned their eyes to trouble brewing on the Korean peninsula.

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2017: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 2017, during the 90th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 04/03/2018 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 5 categories honoring the films released in 2017:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 2017?

The Shape of Water
The Oscar for Best Movie went to The Shape of Water, directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones produced in the .

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2017?

Darkest Hour
The Oscar for Best Actor went to Gary Oldman, for the movie Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn produced in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 2017?

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Oscar for Best Actress went to Frances McDormand, for the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Caleb Landry Jones produced in the .

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2017?

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Sam Rockwell, for the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Caleb Landry Jones produced in the .

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2017?

I, Tonya
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Allison Janney, for the movie I, Tonya, starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson produced in the .
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2017: Who was Time's Person of the Year?


The Silence Breakers
In 2017, The Silence Breakers was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. The people who spoke out against sexual abuse and harassment, including the figureheads of the Me Too movement. Represented on the cover by strawberry picker Isabel Pascual (pseudonym), lobbyist Adama Iwu, actress Ashley Judd, software engineer Susan Fowler, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, and a sixth woman, a hospital worker who wished to remain anonymous and whose face cannot be seen. The feature also specifically spotlights, in order, actress Alyssa Milano, activist Tarana Burke, actress Selma Blair, the seven plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Plaza Hotel, politician Sara Gelser, entrepreneur Lindsay Meyer, dishwasher Sandra Pezqueda, actress Rose McGowan, psychotherapist and writer Wendy Walsh, blogger Lindsey Reynolds, housekeeper Juana Melara, journalist Sandra Muller, actor Terry Crews, University of Rochester professors Celeste Kidd and Jessica Cantlon, journalist Megyn Kelly, journalist Jane Merrick, producer Zelda Perkins, European Parliament member Terry Reintke, charity worker Bex Bailey, art curator Amanda Schmitt, filmmaker Blaise Godbe Lipman, and an anonymous former office assistant.[65][66]

2017: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 2017 were:

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove

By:

Meet Ove, the New York Times Bestseller that has taken the world by storm. He is a curmudgeon, the kind of person who points out people he doesn't like as if they are burglars outside his bedroom window.

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures

By:

#1 New York Times BestsellerThe amazing true story about the NASA black female mathematicians whose calculations fueled some of America's greatest space achievements.

It by Stephen King

It

By:

Stephen King's classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller is now a major motion movie. It tells the story of seven adults returning to their hometown to face a horror they first encountered as teens...an evil that doesn't have a …

Origin by Dan Brown

Origin

By:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017), by the author of The Da Vinci Code. Bilbao (Spain) Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of symbology, religious iconology, visits the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in order to witness a major announcement: the …

The Fix by David Baldacci

The Fix

By:

The sensational #1 New York Times bestseller Memory Man first featured Amos Decker, David Baldacci's extraordinary detective who can forget everything. Decker is back in a new stunning novel.

Rooster chinese zodiac sign

2017: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 2017?


According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 2017 was the Year of the Rooster.

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

Nobel Prize

2017: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year


2017: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 2017 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

2017: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 2017 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Kazuo Ishiguro

2017: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 2017 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Rainer Weiss
  • Barry Barish
  • Kip Thorne

2017: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 2017 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Richard Thaler

2017: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 2017 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Jacques Dubochet
  • Joachim Frank
  • Richard Henderson

2017: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 2017 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Jeffrey C. Hall
  • Michael Rosbash
  • Michael W. Young

2017: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 2017 were:

Active Adults

Active Adults

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Aaron Fisher-Cohen

Starring: Jonathan Rosen, Lola Kirke, Dominic Chianese, Joanna Merlin

The Layover

The Layover

Release year: 2017

Directed by: William H. Macy

Logan

Logan

Release year: 2017

Written by:

Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook

Country: United States of America

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

Release year: 2017

Written by:

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista

Country: United States of America

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

Release year: 2017

Written by:

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista

Country: United States of America

world population

2017: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 2017 was 7,547,858,925 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 55.0% of the total population, which is roughly 4.2 billion individuals.The annual population change in 2017 was an increase of +83.6 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.12% over the previous year.The average population density in 2017 was 32 persons per square mile (or 51 persons per square kilometer).

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What happened in 2017?

Here's what happened in 2017:

  • Jan 1, 2017: 2017 Istanbul nightclub attack: On the European coast of Bosphorus, a gunman opened fire at a Istanbul nightclub, killing at most 39 people and injuring 69 more. (BBC), (AP via ABC News Australia),
  • Jan 2, 2017: 2017 Istanbul nightclub attack: Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility. It claims it is responding to Turkey's actions within Syria.
  • Jan 3, 2017: Ford announced that it had cancelled plans to build Mexico's $1.6 billion plant. This decision was long criticised by Donald Trump. Instead, Ford will invest $700million in Flat Rock, Michigan, which could create 700 jobs through the expansion and investment. (CNN),
  • Jan 4, 2017: 2017 Brooklyn train crash: A commuter train on the Long Island Rail Road collided with a train in Brooklyn during rush hour, New York. It left 103 people injured.
  • Jan 5, 2017: Two gunmen are killed in a shootout in Izmir over the Kurdish-Turkish Conflict. Another escapes. A car bomb explodes during the shootout, killing both a police officer as well as a court employee.
  • Jan 6, 2017: Russian military intervention in Syria's civil war: Russia begins withdrawal of its forces from Syria. Russia's aircraft carrier battle group was the first to depart. The United Nations declares that the ceasefire is holding "largely".
  • Jan 7, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Near the border with Turkey, a fuel truck explodes in Azaz, a Syrian town. At least 43 people are killed, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
  • Jan 8, 2017: January 2017, Jerusalem vehicular attack: A truck crashes into a group Israeli soldiers in an attack on East Jerusalem. The attack resulted in the deaths of four and injuring 21 others. The terrorist was previously convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
  • Jan 9, 2017: January 2017, Jerusalem vehicular attack: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister, blames Islamic State for the attack on East Jerusalem that left four soldiers dead and 15 injured.
  • Jan 10, 2017: War in Afghanistan, 10 Jan 2017 Afghanistan bombings: At least 38 people were killed when two bombs explode close to Kabul's National Assembly.
  • Jan 11, 2017: War in Afghanistan: A bombing in Kandahar has resulted in the deaths of at least 11 people, including five diplomats from the UAE.
  • Jan 12, 2017: Two members of the funk band Tower of Power were seriously injured when a train struck them near Jack London Square, Oakland, California.
  • Jan 13, 2017: Syrian Civil War: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has revealed that it suspects Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and other top officials of the Syrian government of using chemical weapons in the conflict.
  • Jan 14, 2017: Battle of Mosul (2016-17). Iraqi forces seize parts of Mosul University, along with several areas along the Tigris River, from Islamic State militants. (Al Jazeera),
  • Jan 15, 2017: War in Afghanistan: At most seven people are killed when their vehicle collides with a roadside bomb at Nangarhar Province.
  • Jan 16, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Deir ez-Zor Offensive (January-February 2017: ISIL's third attack on the Syrian government's forces within the city of Deir ez-Zor reportedly divides the government-held area in half. According to the government, the attack involves approximately 14,000 ISIL fighters.
  • Jan 17, 2017: Boko Haram insurgency. A Nigerian Air Force plane mistakenly bombs a refugee settlement in Borno State near the border to Cameroon. At least 90 people were killed and more than 100 were injured. According to reports, the pilot believed that he was attacking Boko Haram militants.
  • Jan 18, 2017: Northern Mali conflict: A suicide bomber explodes a vehicle laden with explosives at a military camp near Gao, Mali. This is Mali's most deadly terrorist attack.
  • Jan 19, 2017: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 12 civilians were executed in Syria Civil War by ISIL militants.
  • Jan 20, 2017: Syrian Civil War: ISIL militants demolish part of Palmyra’s ancient Roman theatre. (BBC). An airstrike inflicts death on more than 40 Jabhat fateh al-Sham militants at a jihadist camp east of Aleppo. The exact cause of the attack is unknown. (Reuters),
  • Jan 21, 2017: War in North-West Pakistan: Parachinar bombing 2017: Around 90 people were injured and 22 are killed in the explosion at a Parachinar vegetable market, Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. (Al Jazeera), (AP), (Bernama via AstroAwan), (Radio Pakistan)Lashkar-i-Jhangvi al-Alami and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan released joint statements claiming responsibility through text messages sent to journalists. (Dawn News),
  • Jan 22, 2017: A 7.9 magnitude earthquake strikes west of Panguna in Papua New Guinea below Bougainville Island. There are no immediate reports of major injuries or casualties. The Tsunami Alert for Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and New Guinea has been canceled.
  • Jan 23, 2017: Yemeni Civil War - The Yemeni Army claims it has retaken the port of Mocha from Houthi rebels.
  • Jan 24, 2017: 89th Academy Awards: The nominees for 2017 Academy Awards have been announced. Hidden Figures, Moonlight, and La La Land are some of the most popular.
  • Jan 25, 2017: Somali Civil War (2009-present). Twenty-eight people were killed in an attack on central Mogadishu's Dayah Hotel. Al-Shabaab, a terrorist group, claims responsibility.
  • Jan 26, 2017: Libyan Civil War (2014-present). Forces of Libyan National Army claim that they have captured one of Benghazi's last strongholds from Ansar al-Sharia.
  • Jan 27, 2017: Somali Civil War (2009-Present): Al-Shabaab militants attacked a remote AMISOM headquarters in southern Somalia. They claimed to have killed many Kenyan soldiers.
  • Jan 28, 2017: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017). The World Food Programme reduces food aid for more than 1.4 million displaced Iraqis 50%. This is due to payment delays by donor countries.
  • Jan 29, 2017: Yemeni Civil War (2015): Yakla raid: U.S. military forces raid southern Al Bayda Governorate in Yemen. According to Reuters, around 30 people were killed in the attack, including at least three senior Al-Qaeda leaders and at least one U.S. soldier.
  • Jan 30, 2017: War in Donbass - The Ukrainian military reports that seven soldiers were killed by pro–Russian separatists over the past week. Separatists claim that they have been subject to artillery strikes by the Ukrainian side for more than five days.
  • Jan 31, 2017: Syrian Civil War: The Syrian opposition agrees that they will surrender the remaining villages between the Wadi barada area and Lebanon-Syria borders, as well the Rankous borderange to transport at least 250 rebel fighters from their stronghold in Idlib Governorate.
  • Feb 1, 2017: A shootout broke out with security forces in Azerbaijan, and four alleged extremists were killed. One suspect was arrested. According to the State Security Service, the suspect was linked to an unspecified religious extremist organization abroad.
  • Feb 2, 2017: Relations between Georgia and the European Union: The European Parliament unanimously approved visa-free Schengen for Georgia.
  • Feb 3, 2017: Afghanistan War (2001-present). According to Afghan Police, eight members of their force were killed at a Faryab Province checkpoint by the Taliban.
  • Feb 4, 2017: War in Donbass: Three Ukrainian Army soldiers die in fighting after a bomb explodes in eastern Ukraine killing a rebel commander. Over the last week, at least 33 people were killed in fighting.
  • Feb 5, 2017: In Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, heavy snowfall and avalanches have killed dozens of people. Kabul International Airport has been closed due to snow and/or ice. (BBC),
  • Feb 6, 2017: Sinai insurgency: At least 14 ISIL militants were killed in an Egyptian Army raid on central Sinai.
  • Feb 7, 2017: War in Afghanistan (2001 to present): At least 20 people are killed and 41 more are injured in a suicide bombing at Kabul's Supreme Court of Afghanistan. Ten of these are in critical condition.
  • Feb 8, 2017: War in Donbass - Donetsk People's Republic commander Mikhail Tolstykh (also known as his nom de guerre "Givi") is killed in a bomb explosion in Makiivka in Donetsk Oblast. Officials in the DPR blame the Security Service of Ukraine.
  • Feb 9, 2017: Syrian Civil War, Battle of al-Bab. At least three soldiers of Turkey's Armed Forces are killed in an accidental airstrike by Russia near al-Bab in northern Syria.
  • Feb 10, 2017: Three French police officers arrested three men and a girl aged 16 after they found bomb-making materials in a Montpellier apartment. The suspect was spotted online and stated that she wanted to leave Syria-Iraq to join the conflict. She also recorded a video where she pledged allegiance ISIL.
  • Feb 11, 2017: Afghanistan War (2001-present: At least seven people are killed by a suicide bomber outside a bank at Lashkargah.
  • Feb 12, 2017: Yemeni Civil War (2015)-present, Saudi Arabian-led Intervention in Yemen: A helicopter of the Saudi-led coalition bombs an aircraft outside Aden International Airport. At least three Yemeni soldiers were injured.
  • Feb 13, 2017: War in North-West Pakistan: 2017 Lahore suicide attack: A bomb exploded at a Lahore protest rally, Punjab. At least 13 people were killed, including six police officers. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a Pakistani Taliban splinter organization claims responsibility.
  • Feb 14, 2017: Conflicts in Syria's Idlib Governorate: Syrian Civil War, Clashes in Idlib Governorate (2017): Rival fighters from Tahrir Al-Sham and Jund Al-Aqsa clashed in Syria's northern Idlib Governorate. The conflict resulted "dozens" of deaths, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
  • Feb 15, 2017: Conflict in North-West Pakistan: At least seven people are killed in two bombings in Pakistan. Five people are killed by a suicide bomber at the Mohmand Agency tribal administrative headquarters, while two others are injured at Peshawar's hospital. Jamaat-ul Ahrar claimed responsibility for the initial attack.
  • Feb 16, 2017: 2017 Sehwan suicide bombing. At least 70 people were killed and over 150 others injured in the suicide bombing at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Shrine, Sehwan in Sindh, Pakistan. 50 of those injured are in critical condition. A medical emergency has been declared at the hospitals in Hyderabad, Dadu, and Jamshoro. (Dawn News),
  • Feb 17, 2017: Boko Haram insurgency - Seven suicide bombers explode after trying to attack a camp of displaced people in Maiduguri (Nigeria)
  • Feb 18, 2017: 2017 Leuven train derailment: A passenger train that derailed near Leuven in Belgium killed one person and injured 20 others.
  • Feb 19, 2017: Iraqi Civil War and Battle of Mosul: U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched an operation to take back control of western Mosul under ISIL militants, according to Haider al-Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq. According to the United Nations, humanitarian agencies have been established in the older parts of the city, where food and fuel supplies are already low, running water is scarce and electricity is not reliable for many of the 800,000.
  • Feb 20, 2017: According to the Philippine Coast Guard, gunmen attacked a Vietnamese ship near Tawi-Tawi in the Philippines. They killed at least one soldier and kidnapped seven more. Abu Sayyaf militants are believed to be behind the attack.
  • Feb 21, 2017: At least six people were killed by suicide bombers near Charsadda's district court. Jamaat-ul Ahrar claimed responsibility.
  • Feb 22, 2017: Syrian Civil War, Raqqa Offensive: U.S.-backed SDF troops on two fronts meet northeast of Raqqa to encircle a small group of villages held by ISIS.
  • Feb 23, 2017: War in North-West Pakistan: Six people were killed in a bomb explosion in Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Feb 24, 2017: After months of fighting, the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army seizes Al-Bab from ISIL in the Syrian Civil War. (The Washington Post). At least 60 people are killed when a car bomb explodes in Sousian, a Syrian village north of al-Bab. (Time), (BBC),
  • Feb 25, 2017: Syrian Civil War: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, militants attacked two bases of the Syrian Armed Forces in Homs and killed at least 42 people. One senior intelligence officer was also killed. (Reuters via Jerusalem Post),
  • Feb 26, 2017: Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Army captures the strategic town Tadef from ISIL south of al-Bab. This secures key transport routes in eastern Aleppo Governorate.
  • Feb 27, 2017: Conflict in Moro: Indanan, Philippines: Jurgen Kantner is beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf militants.
  • Feb 28, 2017: Afghanistan War (2001-present). Twelve Afghan National Police Officers are killed in an "infiltration attack" by Taliban in the southern Helmand Province.
  • Mar 1, 2017: Afghanistan War (2001-present: 16 deaths and 40 injuries after suicide bombers attacked Kabul. The Taliban claimed responsibility.
  • Mar 2, 2017: Palmyra offensive 2017: The Syrian Army and its Allies Recapture Palmyra from Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant.
  • Mar 3, 2017: 2015 Shoreham Airshow crash. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch determined that the crash was caused by a pilot error.
  • Mar 4, 2017: Afghanistan War (2001-present). According to provincial officials, at most eight people were killed and 22 others were injured by a roadside explosive in Farah Province. Locals claim that the attack was an airstrike.
  • Mar 5, 2017: Conflict between Sudanese in South Kordofan & Blue Nile: The Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North releases 127 captives, most of them soldiers from the Sudanese military.
  • Mar 6, 2017: Myanmar's internal conflict: At least 30 people were killed in an attack by the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (Laukkai) on several government buildings, police and military installations. Four other police officers were also taken hostage.
  • Mar 7, 2017: Syrian Civil War: After an ISIL withdrawal, the SAA captured Al-Khafsah and the Syrian Army captured at least 23 villages from ISIL in North East Aleppo Governorate.
  • Mar 8, 2017: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: March 2017 Kabul Attack: Unidentified gunmen disguised as doctors attacked a Kabul military hospital, killing at most 38 people and injuring many more. The attack was claimed by ISIL.
  • Mar 9, 2017: American-led intervention in Syria, Syrian Civil War: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (Syrian Observatory for Human Rights), at least 23 civilians were killed in air raids by the U.S.-led coalition in northern Syria's village of al-Matab.
  • Mar 10, 2017: Yemeni Civil War (2015-present). A Saudi-led coalition strikes a market in Al Hudaydah Governorate. At least 20 civilians are killed and six Houthi militants are injured.
  • Mar 11, 2017: Syrian Civil War: At least 40 people are killed, most of them Shia Iraqi pilgrims. More than 100 were injured in twin bombings in Damascus' Bab al-Saghir.
  • Mar 12, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Tahrir al-Sham is al-Qaeda's branch within Syria. It claims responsibility for the twin bombings in Damascus yesterday that left many dead.
  • Mar 13, 2017: Afghanistan War (2001-present: At least one person dies and eight others are injured in a suicide bomber attack on a bus carrying Kabul government employees.
  • Mar 14, 2017: Piratery off Somalia's coast: Somali pirates hijacked the Aris 13 (a United Arab Emirates-owned oil tanker), and kidnapped eight Sri Lankan crewmembers. This is the first hijacking a large commercial vessel in five decades.
  • Mar 15, 2017: Israeli authorities shot into a car while it was ramming at a bus shelter at Gush Etzion Junction, West Bank. Since October 2015, 13 Palestinians and three Israelis were killed. Fatima Jibrin Taqatqa (16) had lost control of her car. The teenager is now in critical condition. (Jewish Press),
  • Mar 16, 2017: Piratery off Somalia's coast: The Somali pirates who hijacked the Aris 13 (a United Arab Emirates-owned oil tanker), released it without condition.
  • Mar 17, 2017: Yemeni Civil War (2015-present), An Apache helicopter fired upon a boat carrying Somali refugees, off the coast Yemen. At least 40 people were killed and 35 others were injured. (Reuters),
  • Mar 18, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Between 1,500 and 2,000 people are leaving al-Waer District of Homs today to go to their destination, either Northern Homs Governorate or Idlib Governorate. In the next few weeks, the district will be evacuated by armed militants and their families. The rest of the population will then return to the area to receive aid and reconcile. (BBC),
  • Mar 19, 2017: New Zealand-United States relations : New Zealand expelled an unnamed diplomat from the United States after he refused to waive immunity in a police investigation.
  • Mar 20, 2017: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: A car bomb explodes in Baghdad's Hayy Al-A'amel neighbourhood, killing at least 23 and injuring 45 more.
  • Mar 21, 2017: War in Somalia: At least five people are killed when a car bomb explodes near Villa Somalia, President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed’s official residence in Mogadishu.
  • Mar 22, 2017: 2017 Westminster attack: A vehicle-ramming attack was carried out by an attacker outside the Houses of Parliament in London. He then stabbed a police officer before being shot and killed by security forces. At least four people are killed, including the attacker. (BBC), (Sky News),
  • Mar 23, 2017:
  • Mar 24, 2017: Insurgency in North Caucasus: Six Chechen soldiers and six militants are killed in an attack at night on a Russian National Guard station in Chechnya.
  • Mar 25, 2017: In twin bombings that struck Sylhet in Bangladesh, four people were killed.
  • Mar 26, 2017: After hitting a powerline near Kramatorsk in Donetsk Oblast and crashing into it, a Mi-2 transport helicopter from Ukraine crashed, killing all five crew members.
  • Mar 27, 2017: The Big Maple Leaf is a Canadian solid gold 1,000,000 dollar coin that weighs 100 kilograms (220 lb) and was stolen from Berlin's Bode Museum.
  • Mar 28, 2017: 2017 Congolese police decapitation attacks: Authorities find the remains of two missing U.N. investigators--former Swedish politician Zaida Catalan and U.S. national Michael Sharp--in a shallow grave in the province of Kasai-Central, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Reuters), (BBC),
  • Mar 29, 2017: Turkish military intervention in Syria: The Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announces the end of Opera Euphrates Shield. It was an international military operation against ISIL. He added: "Any operation that follows this one will be called something else." (Deutsche Welle),
  • Mar 30, 2017: Syrian Civil War: According the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Syria has more than five million refugees.
  • Mar 31, 2017: War in North-West Pakistan: A bomb explodes near the border to Afghanistan, killing at least 22 and injuring many more.
  • Apr 1, 2017: Intervention military against ISIL: An Iraqi Airstrike close to Al Qaim in Anbar province, Iraq kills Ayad Al-Jumaili. He is believed to be ISIL’s second-in command.
  • Apr 2, 2017: India opens the Chenani-Nashri Tunnel measuring 9.2 kilometers, in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Apr 3, 2017: 2017 Saint Petersburg Metro Bombing: At least 11 people are killed and more than 50 injured in an attack on a Saint Petersburg Metro train station at Sennaya Ploshchad station. Another bomb was found near Vosstaniya Square station and disarmed by authorities. (The Independent),
  • Apr 4, 2017: Syrian Civil War: At least 83 people are killed and many more injured in a toxic gas attack allegedly carried out by Syrian warplanes. (The Globe and Mail).
  • Apr 5, 2017: War in North-West Pakistan. A suicide bomber kills at most six people and injures 18 others near a Pakistan Army vehicle participating in the census in Lahore.
  • Apr 6, 2017: 2017 Saint Petersburg Metro Bombing: Russian authorities find and deactivate an explosive device inside a Saint Petersburg apartment during ongoing raids in response to the bombing.
  • Apr 7, 2017: In response to claims that the Syrian government used chemical weapons during its attack on Khan Shaykhun, the United States launches 60 Tomahawk cruise rockets. According to the Government of Syria, six soldiers were killed and nine civilians were injured in the attack. Four children were among them.
  • Apr 8, 2017: War in Afghanistan: An American special forces soldier is killed in action against ISIL militants in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar Province.
  • Apr 9, 2017: 2017 Palm Sunday Church Bombings: At least 45 people were killed and 50 others injured in explosions at two Coptic Christian churches that were packed with worshippers in the Egyptian cities Tanta or Alexandria on Palm Sunday. In response to the bombings, the Government of Egypt declares a three month state of emergency.
  • Apr 10, 2017: South Sudanese Civil War - 16 people are killed by government-aligned militias during a raid at Wau, South Sudan.
  • Apr 11, 2017: Russian military intervention in Syria, Syrian Civil War: According to Russia's Defence Ministry, two soldiers were killed in a mortar attack in Syria. Another soldier was injured. The ministry didn't specify the date or location of the attack. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty). 18 members of Syria's Democratic Forces were mistakenly killed by an airstrike led by the US in an attempt to kill ISIS soldiers.
  • Apr 12, 2017: Ten people are killed at Inabanga in Bohol in the Philippines' Central Visayas after the Armed Forces and National Police clash with Abu Sayyaf suspects.
  • Apr 13, 2017: War in Afghanistan (2001-present), Airstrike in Nangarhar, April 2017. The United States Air Force drops GBU-43/B Massive Orderd Ordnance Air Bomb in Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan. It is believed that the bomb was dropped on an ISIL tunnel and cave complex. This marks the first time the weapon has been used on the battlefield.
  • Apr 14, 2017: War in Afghanistan: According to the Afghan Ministry of Defense, 36 suspected ISIL militants were killed and no civilians were injured in yesterday's bombing of Nangarhar Province with the so-called "mother of bombs" (GBU-43) A ministry spokesperson stated that these deaths were not independently verified.
  • Apr 15, 2017: Syrian Civil War, 2017 Aleppo Suicide Car Bombing: A bomb explodes on a bus carrying refugees from pro-government villages Al-Fu'ah (and Kafriya) near Aleppo. More than 100 people are injured. (BBC),
  • Apr 16, 2017: In a shooting at Columbus' J&R Party Hall after hours club, nine people were injured. Two of the victims are in critical condition.
  • Apr 17, 2017: American pipeline operator Williams Partners agreed to sell an oil refinery in Louisiana to Nova Chemicals, a Canadian chemical company, for $2.1 billion.
  • Apr 18, 2017: The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced the discovery of 8 mummies and 10 colorful sarcophagi in an ancient tomb located near the Valley of the Kings, Luxor.
  • Apr 19, 2017: Insurgency in South Thailand: At least two people are killed in joint bombing and gun attacks in Narathiwat and Songkhla Provinces in Thailand. This is the latest in a long line of similar attacks.
  • Apr 20, 2017: After a man opened fire on police officers at central Paris' Champs-Elysees, one policeman was killed and the other critically injured. A gunman attempted to flee but was shot and killed, while another person was injured. Although ISIL claims responsibility, the claim is disputed. Francois Hollande, President of France, says all evidence points to a terrorist attack. (ABC News America via Yahoo!) (BBC),
  • Apr 21, 2017: Afghanistan War: 2017 Camp Shaheen Attack: Taliban insurgents attacked an Afghan military base at Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh Province, killing over 140 soldiers. This attack is regarded as the most deadly of its kind (BBC).
  • Apr 22, 2017: Pope Francis pays tribute to Christians who died under communism and Nazism at Rome's Basilica of St. Bartholomew. He also names the wife of a Muslim woman he met in Lesbos (Greece), and who was murdered by terrorists for refusing to drop her crucifix. Francis called the Lesbos camp a "concentration camp" and noted that many refugee camps, despite the goodwill of local communities, are often overcrowded and little more then prisons.
  • Apr 23, 2017: War in Donbass - A U.S. participant to the OSCE monitoring mission is killed, and two other people are injured when their vehicle crosses a landmine near Luhansk.
  • Apr 24, 2017: 2017 Camp Shaheen attack - The Afghan Minister for Defense, Abdullah Habibi, and Qadam Shah Shahim (the Chief of Staff of Afghanistan's Afghan National Army) resigned following a Taliban attack at Camp Shaheen, near Mazar-i-Sharif, that left over 140 people dead.
  • Apr 25, 2017: April 2017, Turkish airstrikes on Syria and Iraq: Turkish airstrikes kill 18 Kurdish YPG fighters, and media officers in northeastern Syria. Five Peshmerga fighters also died in a Turkish attack against Sinjar, Iraq. Turkey claims that it has destroyed "terror centers". The strike was condemned by Iraq as a violation its sovereignty.
  • Apr 26, 2017: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: After clashes against ISIL who took the ruins in 2014, the pro-government Popular Mobilization Forces militia retakes control of Hatra, an ancient city that was mostly destroyed in Iraq's Nineveh Governorate.
  • Apr 27, 2017: Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported a large explosion close to Damascus International Airport, followed by a fire. According to the Syrian government, Israel attacked the military base with multiple missiles. Yisrael Katz, Israeli Intelligence Minister, stated that the strike was in complete agreement with Israel's policies. (BBC) (Wires via Sydney Morning Herald: Israeli Air Defense Command shot down a Syrian Air Force drone with a MIM-104 Patriot missile.
  • Apr 28, 2017: Tsunami warnings were issued after a 6.8 earthquake struck the Philippines' Mindanao coast.
  • Apr 29, 2017: North Korea and weapons-of-mass destruction: U.S. Pacific Command officials and South Korean defense officials reported that a North Korean missile had been fired early in the morning. However, it quickly failed to travel beyond North Korea. This is similar to a failed attempt by North Korea 13 days ago.
  • Apr 30, 2017: In a shooting incident at a San Diego pool party, seven people are hurt and one is killed. Police kill the suspect.
  • May 1, 2017: Raoul Hedebouw, a representative of Workers' Party Belgium, is stabbed in his thigh just moments before he delivers a speech in Liege (Belgium). The suspect is taken into custody.
  • May 2, 2017: Syrian Civil War: According the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (Syrian Observatory for Human Rights), at least 38 people were killed in the attack by ISIL militants on a camp for displaced Syrians and Iraqi refugees located near Al-Shaddadah Governorate, Al-Hasakah Governorate.
  • May 3, 2017: Afghanistan War (2001-present). Eight civilians are killed and 28 others are injured in a suicide bombing attack on a NATO convoy.
  • May 4, 2017: 2017 Venezuelan protests - A student is shot to death in El Tigre during gunfire. This brings the total number of deaths in protests against Nicolas Maduro to 37.
  • May 5, 2017: Syria Civil War: Russia and Turkey agree to create four "safe zones" in Syria. All military aircraft, including those from Turkey, Russia, and the United States, will be prohibited from flying over these areas. (Reuters) (Fox News). The long-awaited safe zones were welcomed by the United Nations, but they have been rejected both by the Kurdish PYD and Syrian rebels.
  • May 6, 2017: War in Afghanistan (2001-present). Pope Francis condemns the U.S. military’s largest non-nuclear explosive, the Mother of All Bombs. He says that the term "mother" should be avoided when referring to a deadly weapon.
  • May 7, 2017: After a collision between a truck and bus in Vietnam's Gia Lai Province, at least 11 people have been killed.
  • May 8, 2017: Spirit Airlines cancels 11 flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and delays 30 others due to a dispute with its pilots. (As talks take place between the airline's union, Air Line Pilots Association International). Three people are taken into custody after protests broke out.
  • May 9, 2017: Syria-United States Relations, Turkey-United States Relations: President Donald Trump approves an arms agreement with the Syrian Kurds to aid the Syrian Democratic Forces against the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIL) despite opposition from Turkey.
  • May 10, 2017: Pope Francis will canonize two children who saw Fatima from visions.
  • May 11, 2017: Battle of Mosul: Lt Gen Othman Al-Ghanmi (Iraqi army chief of staff) states that his security forces are just days away from completing Operation Recapture Mosul from ISIL.
  • May 12, 2017: Paramore, the Grammy-winning band, releases After Laughter, their fifth album.
  • May 13, 2017: Insurgency in Balochistan. Gunmen open fire upon construction workers at Gwadar port, Pakistan. At least 10 people were killed. This attack was claimed by the Balochistan Liberation Army.
  • May 14, 2017: Yemeni Civil War: According the International Committee of the Red Cross a cholera epidemic has affected Yemen since April 27, killing at least 115 and leaving another 8,500 people ill.
  • May 15, 2017: Western Digital files an arbitration appeal to stop Toshiba Memory, its chip-making partner, from selling Toshiba Memory.
  • May 16, 2017: WannaCry ransomware attacks: Symantec and Kaspersky Lab, cybersecurity companies, report that technical evidence links WannaCry's ransomware attack with the North Korean-backed Lazarus Group. Also, cyberattacks against Sony Pictures and the SWIFT banking system in the past are believed to have been carried out by North Korea. (The Guardian),
  • May 17, 2017: Bundu dia Kongo supporters free their leader and 50 others with an attack on Makala prison in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo).
  • May 18, 2017: United States aircraft bombed a convoy belonging the Syrian pro-government militia in a "deconfliction area" around Al-Tanf.
  • May 19, 2017: War in Afghanistan: At least 11 people are killed by a roadside bomb in Logar Province.
  • May 20, 2017: Libyan Civil War (2014-2018): An attack on an airbase controlled by the Libyan National Army in southern Libya has claimed 140 lives.
  • May 21, 2017: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: At least 20 Afghan police officers are killed in a Taliban raid in southern Afghanistan.
  • May 22, 2017: 2017 Manchester Arena Bombing: The Greater Manchester Police (GMP), reported that there were deadly explosions at Manchester Arena, Manchester, England. This happened at the conclusion of Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman Tour performance. (BBC) (The Guardian). The GMP confirmed that at least 19 people were killed and 50 more injured, and is treating it as a terrorist attack. No one immediately claimed responsibility.
  • May 23, 2017: After the Manchester Arena bombing, campaigning for the United Kingdom general elections is suspended. 22 people have been killed and 59 others were injured. ISIL claims responsibility. Ariana Grande, singer and actress, suspends Dangerous Woman Tour. (AP), (BBC),
  • May 24, 2017: 2017 Manchester Arena Bombing: British police have arrested six suspects in the ongoing investigation into Monday's fatal explosion. One of them was a 23-year old man. He was taken into custody on Tuesday. (ABC News), (Reuters) (Reuters2) The Libyan Counter Terrorism Forces have taken into custody the father Ramadan Abedi and Hashem Abedi of Salman Abedi's suspected bomber.
  • May 25, 2017: A booby-trapped package that was intended to be a gift for the former Prime Minister of Greece, Lucas Papademos, explodes in his car in Athens. His injuries are not considered life-threatening according to authorities.
  • May 26, 2017: 2017 Minya attack, gunmen open fire upon buses carrying Coptic Christians, Minya Governorate in Egypt. At least 28 people were killed and dozens more were injured. According to state media, the Egyptian Air Force attacked militant camps in eastern Libya as a retaliation for the Minya attack.
  • May 27, 2017: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: At least 18 people were killed and six others injured by a car bomb blast in Khost, eastern Afghanistan.
  • May 28, 2017: CPP-NPA/NDF rebellion: After President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao, the government of the Philippines and Communist Party end peace talks.
  • May 29, 2017: Battle of Marawi: Philippine forces continue fighting Maute militants for Marawi.
  • May 30, 2017: Iraqi Civil War: Al-Faqma ice-cream parlor bombing: 13 people are killed and 24 injured in a car bomb explosion at a popular ice-cream parlor in central Baghdad. The attack was claimed by ISIL.
  • May 31, 2017: Afghanistan War (2001-present). May 2017 Kabul Attack: At least 90 people are killed and 461 others injured in a suicide bombing in Kabul, near the German Embassy. (Reuters via SBS), The Guardian
  • Jun 1, 2017: Marawi crisis: The Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced the death of ten Marawi soldiers as a result a "friendly fire” airstrike.
  • Jun 2, 2017: Rock am Ring: Terrorist threat forces evacuation of tens to thousands of Rock am Ring fans on the first day at the Zeppelinfeld, Nuremberg, Germany's annual Rock am Ring music festival. The festival organizers hope that the festival will resume on Saturday.
  • Jun 3, 2017: War in Afghanistan: Kabul attack in June 2017: According to the Interior Ministry three explosions at a Kabul funeral attended by MPs, government officials and others killed at least seven and left 119 more injured.
  • Jun 4, 2017: June 2017 London Attack: Explosions can be heard near London Bridge in the early hours of Sunday morning. These explosions are believed to have been controlled police explosions. (Metro) The attack left at least seven people dead and 48 others injured. Officials claim that the police killed the attackers. (The Washington Post).
  • Jun 5, 2017: 2017 Orlando shooting: Five people are killed and a former employee, aged 45, is fired at a Florida manufacturing company in Orlando. After the shooting, the shooter committed suicide. The shooting left eight others at the scene.
  • Jun 6, 2017: War in Afghanistan: 2017 Herat bombing - An explosion occurred near Herat's police station and a mosque, killing at most ten people.
  • Jun 7, 2017: 2017 Tehran attacks: Gunmen attack Tehran's Islamic Consultative Assembly, and Mausoleum Ruhollah Khomeini. 18 civilians were killed in the attack against the Parliament, and one was killed in the attack upon the mausoleum. (Reuters via The Canberra Times (AP) The shootings were claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
  • Jun 8, 2017: 2017 North Korean missile test: North Korea tests several missiles that are believed to be anti-ship weapon missiles. This test occurs immediately after South Korea has suspended further deployments of the THAAD antimissile system.
  • Jun 9, 2017: 2017 Tehran Attacks: Officials and thousands of people attend the funerals of victims. Los Angeles Times - President Hassan Rouhani claims that the attacks were against democracy and peace.
  • Jun 10, 2017: Marawi crisis: Special forces from the United States join the fight against the Maute in Marawi (Philippines).
  • Jun 11, 2017: Marawi crisis: Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines president, says that he "is not aware" that the United States has provided support for the Philippine government's military operation against Islamists at Marawi. Duterte said that he had never approached America for assistance.
  • Jun 12, 2017: 2017 Earthquakes: A magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes the Aegean Sea, leading to one death. Plomari, Greece: Many homes were destroyed and others collapsed.
  • Jun 13, 2017: 2017 Bangladesh landslide - At least 134 people have been killed and many more are missing due to landslides that were caused by heavy monsoonal rains in Bangladesh.
  • Jun 14, 2017: War in Afghanistan: ISIL-KP seized the Tora Bora cave complex of the Taliban after a weeklong offensive. This was allegedly in response to the 2017 Nangarhar airstrike. According to the Taliban, fighting continues.
  • Jun 16, 2017: June 2017, Jerusalem attack: An Israeli policewoman is fatally attacked near Jerusalem's Damascus Gate. Three Palestinian attackers are also killed. Israeli authorities interrogated ISIL claims. PFLP and Hamas also claim that it was their members who committed the crime.
  • Jun 17, 2017: War in Afghanistan: An "insider attack" on Camp Shaheen in northern Mazar-i-Sharif resulted in at least one Afghan being killed and seven Americans being wounded. The earlier report that Americans were killed was incorrect. The Taliban claim responsibility.
  • Jun 18, 2017: War in Afghanistan: A suicide bombing attack coordinated on a Gardez police station in Paktia Province leaves dozens dead and many others injured.
  • Jun 19, 2017: 2017 Finsbury Park Attack: A van ran over pedestrians in front of the Finsbury Park Mosque, a north London suburb. The act is being investigated by police as a terrorist attack. (News Limited),
  • Jun 20, 2017: Syrian Civil War, Military Intervention against ISIL: After Russia threatened that any U.S.-led coalition aircraft flying west of Euphrates would be considered a target, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), suspends combat operations against ISIL in Syria. (The Guardian). A U.S. F-15 destroys an Iranian Shahed 129 drone close to the Jordan-Syria border, where U.S. ground troops are based.
  • Jun 21, 2017: Conflict in Moro: The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters rebels invade a school at Pigcawayan (North Cotabato), Philippines and take hostages civilians.
  • Jun 22, 2017: War in Afghanistan: 2017 Lashkargah Bombing: At least 20 people are killed in a car bombing outside a New Kabul Bank branch, Lashkargah in Helmand Province. The Taliban claim responsibility.
  • Jun 23, 2017: War in North-West Pakistan: Multiple bombings in June 2017 at a Parachinar market kill at least 37 and injure more than 150 others. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty). (Al Jazeera). A suicide car bombing occurs at a Quetta police checkpoint, killing at least 13.
  • Jun 24, 2017: Incidents between Israeli and Syrian ceasefire lines during the Syrian Civil War. Israel and Syria exchanged weapons fire in the disputed Golan Height. Israel destroyed several targets, including two Syrian tanks. Although there were casualties on the ground in Syria it is not known how many among the Syrian forces. There were no injuries to Israeli troops.
  • Jun 25, 2017: Israeli-Syrian ceasefire lines incidents during the Syrian Civil War. Israel strikes two Syrian Army Artillery positions and an ammunition vehicle in Quneitra Governorate. This was after stray shells fired from Syria land in northern Golan Heights for the second day in succession.
  • Jun 26, 2017: Colombian peace process: The United Nations confirms the FARC's disarmament process is complete. Former rebels will be able to transition to civilian life, and the group will become a legal political party.
  • Jun 27, 2017: Ukrainian crisis: Maksym Shapoval is assassinated by a car bomb in Kiev. He was a Ukrainian intelligence officer and the head of a special forces force unit.
  • Jun 28, 2017: Type 055 destroyer: China’s state-run Global Times newspaper reports that the Type 055 destroyer was launched at the Jiangnan Shipyard, Shanghai. It is a 10,000-ton "new-generation" warship.
  • Jun 29, 2017: 2017 Creteil mosque incident: Man tries to run over pedestrians in front of a mosque, Creteil, France.
  • Jun 30, 2017: Five suicide bombers and other militants attack the Lebanese Armed Forces in an attack on two Syrian refugee camps near the Syrian border. According to the army, a girl was killed by one of the suicide attacks. Seven soldiers were also injured in the attack. 350 people were also detained, including many ISIL officials.
  • Jul 1, 2017: The memorial service for Helmut Kohl, former West German leader, is held in his death and funeral. World leaders like Bill Clinton, Emmanuel Macron and Dmitry Medvedev attend, as well as Angela Merkel and Theresa May. (Fox News),
  • Jul 2, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Three suicide bombers attack Damascus killing at least 21 and injuring 12 more.
  • Jul 3, 2017: Battle of Mosul: Three female ISIL suicide-bombers kill 15 and injure five people in three separate incidents in the last two days, as the fight for Mosul is winding down.
  • Jul 4, 2017: Ten people are killed and dozens injured in a boiler explosion at a garment factory in Dhaka in Bangladesh.
  • Jul 5, 2017: Mexican Drug War: At least 14 people are killed in a gunfight between La Linea gang members, and a rival cartel in Madera Municipality (Chihuahua).
  • Jul 6, 2017: World heritage sites: UNESCO meets in Krakow, Poland to discuss concerns regarding the state of Machu Picchu.
  • Jul 7, 2017: Sinai insurgency. Masked militants attacked an Egyptian Army checkpoint south of Rafah in North Sinai Governorate. At least 23 soldiers were killed, including a colonel in the special forces. Later, the Islamic State of Iraq & Syria claimed responsibility. VBIED and signal jamming were part of the attack.
  • Jul 8, 2017: Tropical Storm Nanmadol 2017: 15 people are killed in flooding on Kyushu, a southern Japanese island. Six others are missing.
  • Jul 9, 2017: World heritage sites: UNESCO has declared eight new world heritage sites, including the Lake District in North West England as well as Iran's Historic City of Yazd.
  • Jul 10, 2017: Battle of Mosul (2016-17). Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi Prime Minister declares the Battle for Mosul over after ISIL militants have been defeated.
  • Jul 11, 2017: Conflict between Kurdish and Turkish (2015-present). According to the Turkish Army's overnight air strike in Dargecit, eleven militants belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party were killed.
  • Jul 12, 2017: Monkey selfie: A case is being heard by the United States Court of Appeals in San Francisco concerning whether or not a Celebes crested Macaque owns its selfie.
  • Jul 13, 2017: Mexico Crime: 11 people are killed and 11 others injured when masked men attacked a children's birthday party in Tizayuca (Hidalgo).
  • Jul 14, 2017: 2017 Temple Mount shooting: Two Druze Israeli officers were killed in an attack on Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
  • Jul 15, 2017: A stampede that broke out at a football stadium near Dakar, Senegal has claimed the lives of eight people. It started when police used tear gas to stop a fight between rival teams' fans.
  • Jul 16, 2017: Jodie Whittaker will replace Peter Capaldi in the 13th Doctor's incarnation, making her the first woman to assume the role of Doctor Who's science fiction television series.
  • Jul 17, 2017: Moro conflict: New kidnappings, a jailbreak plague Sulu Province in the south of Mindanao in Philippines.
  • Jul 18, 2017: 2017 Earthquakes: A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula west of Attu in the North Pacific Ocean. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damages; the tsunami warning was cancelled.
  • Jul 19, 2017: Barbara Weldens (singer), whose first album won many awards, falls to the ground while performing at Festival Leo Ferre, Gourdon, in southwestern France. According to reports, the 35-year old singer and poet was electrocuted.
  • Jul 20, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Syrian rebels who have benefited by the "covert" CIA program of military aid say they were not informed about the U.S. decision. They also add that the full impact of this decision depends on whether U.S. allies Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey continue to support them in their fight. This decision, warns a commander of the Free Syrian Army, could lead to the fall of moderate opposition.
  • Jul 21, 2017: Syrian Civil War: There are violent clashes between the Syrian rebels, and the Syrian Democratic Forces, at the outskirts Al-Muhsenli Village in the northeastern country of Aleppo. However, no casualties have been reported. (Iraqi News). The Syrian Army used heavy artillery to shell the Zaitan Village residential areas, in the countryside around Aleppo. It also destroyed civilian property.
  • Jul 22, 2017: Conflict between Israel and Palestine: 2017 Temple Mount crisis: The United Nations Security Council will hold a session to discuss the increasing violence in Jerusalem.
  • Jul 23, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Six civilians are killed and 19 more injured when the Russian air force bombs Zor Shamr Camp and Madan, south and east from Raqqa in Syria with cluster bombs. The nearby Alburamadan was also hit; no casualties have been reported.
  • Jul 24, 2017: At least 24 people are killed and more than 40 injured in a suicide car bombing that occurred in Kabul's western region. Afghan authorities claim that the attacker was a bus of civilian workers from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum. (Reuters) (Al Jazeera). U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis criticized The Pentagon for spending US$28 million on Afghan woodland camouflage, which did not correspond to the country's terrain.
  • Jul 25, 2017: Israeli-Palestinian conflict 2017 Temple Mount crisis: Israel's government has announced that it will take down metal detectors as well as some cameras installed at Jerusalem's Temple Mount entrances. This was in response to protests and some deaths. Instead, more discreet surveillance methods will be used.
  • Jul 26, 2017: According to the Defense Ministry between 26 and 30 military personnel have died and more than 80 Taliban militants were either killed or injured in intense fighting at a Kandahar Province military base.
  • Jul 27, 2017: War in Donbass: The SBU, Ukraine's national intelligence service, reports that a drone carrying ZMG-1 thermite bombs caused the explosions at Balakliia, an Eastern Ukrainian military base, in March 2017. There were 5 people injured and 1 person died in the explosions.
  • Jul 28, 2017: 2017 Hamburg attack: A knife attack at the Edeka supermarket, Barmbek in Hamburg leaves one person dead and four others injured. Olaf Scholz, the Mayor of Hamburg, stated that the attackers were motivated by hatred. According to reports, the attacker shouted "Allahu Akbar" before attacking.
  • Jul 29, 2017: South African Premier Division: Two people are killed and 17 others are hurt in a stampede at First National Bank Stadium, Soweto, South Africa. The incident occurred during a match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.
  • Jul 30, 2017: Boko Haram Insurgency: Boko Haram terrorists attack an oil exploration team in Magumeri, Borno State, Nigeria. At least 69 people were killed.
  • Jul 31, 2017: Scripps Networks Interactive: Discovery Communications announced that it will acquire Scripps Networks Interactive at US$ 14.6 Billion.
  • Aug 1, 2017: Afghanistan War (2001-present: A blast at a Shia mosque in Herat in Afghanistan kills at most 29 people and injures many more.
  • Aug 2, 2017: Two American soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan's War on Terror. The Taliban claim responsibility.
  • Aug 3, 2017: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: A suicide bomber attacked a convoy in Afghanistan’s Kabul Province, killing one soldier from Georgia and three civilians, and injuring 13 more, including six Resolute Support personnel.
  • Aug 4, 2017: Danish royal consorts: Denmark’s Prince Henrik has announced that he will not be buried alongside Queen Margrethe II at Roskilde Cathedral, where Danish royals are buried since 1559. Henrik, a French-born 83-year old, is unhappy with his inequal status as Prince consort. According to a spokeswoman for the royal house, Margrethe, 77, accepted Henrik's decision. Margrethe had a specially-designed sarcophagus that was made for them.
  • Aug 5, 2017: 2017 V-22 Osprey accident: Three Marine Corps members are missing following a MV-22 Osprey collision off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Twenty-three of the 26 people aboard have been rescued. (AP),
  • Aug 6, 2017: Boko Haram: 11 people are killed by gunmen in an attack on St Phillip's Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Nigeria's Anambra State.
  • Aug 7, 2017: Godzilla in popular culture: Haruo Nakajima, who played the role of Godzilla between 1954 and 1972, has died at the age 88.
  • Aug 8, 2017: Battle of Marawi. The Pentagon is looking into conducting airstrikes on Marawi. If approved, this would allow the United States to send troops into the area to fight the ISIS-affiliated Maute and other Islamist terror groups. Later, a spokesperson denied the claims and clarified that the Philippines had not requested such an airstrike.
  • Aug 9, 2017: Six French soldiers were injured in a terror attack when a man drove a car into them at the Levallois-Perret barracks. Three of them are seriously.
  • Aug 10, 2017: Economy of the United States: New York State's GateHouse Media has announced an agreement to purchase 11 U.S. newspapers owned by Morris Communications, Georgia. The deal includes the Log Cabin Democrat, which was founded in 1879 and three Alaskan newspapers, the Juneau Empire Clarion, Peninsula Clarion, and Homer News. The deal is expected close by October 2. (AdWeek.) DINEEquity announced that it will close 160 Applebee's restaurants and IHOP restaurants.
  • Aug 11, 2017: Syrian Civil War: ISIL forces attack an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Base in vast desert areas of eastern Homs Governorate. The base was manned by 12-18 fighters. All but one are killed.
  • Aug 12, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Seven White Helmets members are killed by unidentified gunmen storming their office in rebel-held Sarmin in northwestern Syria.
  • Aug 13, 2017: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: Two U.S. military personnel are killed in combat operations in northern Iraq and five others are injured.
  • Aug 14, 2017: Big Ben: London's Big Ben will be silent for four years starting 21 August as essential repairs are made.
  • Aug 15, 2017: Boko Haram insurgency, Three suicide bombers kill 27 and injure 83 people near Maiduguri (Nigeria).
  • Aug 16, 2017: Confederate memorials and monuments being removed: Several Confederate monuments were taken down in Baltimore, Maryland overnight, including the Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee Monuments, Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monuments, Confederate Women's Monuments, and Roger B. Taney sculpture. On August 14, the Baltimore City Council unanimously approved the removal of the monuments.
  • Aug 17, 2017: 2017 Barcelona Attacks: A van drove into crowds in La Rambla (Barcelona) in an attack that Spanish police call a terrorist attack. It killed at least 12 people. ISIL claims responsibility for the arrest of two suspects.
  • Aug 18, 2017: Following the 2017 Barcelona attacks, five terrorist suspects were killed by Catalan police in Cambrils. They were responding to a second van attack. Although the police initially reported that the attackers were wearing explosive vests they later found out that they were fakes.
  • Aug 19, 2017: Terrorism in Russia: A 23 year old stabs and injures eight people at Surgut in Russia, before being shot by police. The attack was claimed by ISIL.
  • Aug 20, 2017: Iraqi Civil War: Battle of Tal Afar 2017: Iraqi security forces launch a ground offensive, along with Shi'ite volunteers, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Shi'ite volunteers, to retake Tal Afar from the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIL) militants. Since the liberation of Mosul, the city has been isolated and is now in the hands of ISIL.
  • Aug 21, 2017: Aftermath from the 2017 Barcelona Attacks: A Spanish police officer hunting the chief suspect in the van attack in Barcelona last Thursday shot dead a man west of Barcelona who was wearing an explosive belt.
  • Aug 22, 2017: Conflict at Ain al-Hilweh: Three more Palestinians were injured in renewed clashes between Islamist extremists, the Fatah-supported Joint Palestinian Security Force and the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refuge camp.
  • Aug 23, 2017: Saudi Arabian-led intervention is in Yemen: At most 35 people were killed in an attack on a hotel located near a Houthi checkpoint north of Sanaa.
  • Aug 24, 2017: Archaeology in Israel: An archaeological mosaic from the 6th century, dated to Justinian I's rule, was discovered while installing communication cables inside Jerusalem's Old City.
  • Aug 25, 2017: War in Afghanistan: New Zealand has announced the deployment of three additional non-combat military personnel to Afghanistan. This increases its military commitment to 13. (Reuters) Four gunmen attacked a Shiite mosque, Kabul, Afghanistan. At least 20 people were killed.
  • Aug 26, 2017: 2017 M1 Motorway Crash: Many people have been killed in a collision between two trucks and a minibus while driving on the M1 motorway, near Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire.
  • Aug 27, 2017: Rohingya insurgency, Western Myanmar: 2016-17 Northern Rakhine State violences, 2016-17 Rohingya persecutions in Myanmar: Dozens fleeing violence in Rakhine State have been detained by Bangladeshi authorities and Burmese officials after trying to cross the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh. Many were on their way to Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Ukhia (Bangladesh), where they were mostly inhabited Rohingya refugees.
  • Aug 28, 2017: Syrian Civil War, Syrian Civil War Spillover in Lebanon: Qalamoun offensive, July-August 2017,: ISIL militants, along with their families, leave their strongholds at the Lebanon-Syria border, Qalamun Mountains, and make way for the Deir ez-Zor Governorate, under Syrian military escort. Yesterday, warring parties reached a ceasefire.
  • Aug 29, 2017: Afghanistan War (2001-present). Five people are killed by a suicide bomber at the Kabul Bank subsidiary, near the Embassy of the United States of America in Kabul. Taliban claim that their attack was directed at soldiers and police who were withdrawing their salaries.
  • Aug 30, 2017: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: At least 11 Afghan civilians were killed and 16 others were injured when a NATO helicopter attacked Logar Province east of Kabul, where Taliban insurgents had sought refuge.
  • Aug 31, 2017: Wells Fargo account fraud scandal - Wells Fargo reports that an additional 1.4 Million accounts were found to be fraudulent. This brings the total number of potentially fraudulent accounts to around 3.5 million.
  • Sep 1, 2017: 2017 Atlantic hurricane season: Hurricane Irma is now a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 110 miles an hour (175 km per hour) and is expected to continue strengthening this weekend, increasing the risk when it approaches the Leeward Islands in The Caribbean.
  • Sep 2, 2017: Iraqi Civil War: Suicide bombers attack a power plant run by the state near Samarra, Iraq. Seven people were killed and thirteen others were injured. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
  • Sep 3, 2017: Economy of Cambodia: The Cambodia Daily newspaper will publish its last edition after it was ordered to pay USD$6.3million in taxes in the wake of an investigation by Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun S into private companies in Cambodia.
  • Sep 4, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Syrian state TV reports that the Syrian Army has reached a point three kilometers from Deir ez-Zor. This is a city under siege by the Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant since 2014. Two Russian soldiers escorting a military staff ceasefire monitoring convoy were killed in Deir ezZor Province.
  • Sep 5, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Siege of Deir ez-Zor (2014-17). The 28-month-old siege of Deir ez-Zor, by the Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant, is lifted by the Syrian Army.
  • Sep 6, 2017: Pope Francis visits Colombia to conduct pastoral visits: Pope Francis arrives in Colombia for five days. Francis had promised to visit South America in early 2016 after a peace treaty on civil war was signed.
  • Sep 7, 2017: Israeli involvement in the Syrian Civil War. It is believed that Israeli jets attacked a military research center near Masyaf in Hama Governorate. At least two soldiers from the Syrian Army were killed. Rumours claimed that the facility contained chemical weapons.
  • Sep 8, 2017: Pope Francis pastoral visits: Pope Francis responds to Rodrigo Londono, FARC rebel leader,'s open letter asking forgiveness for the pain the group has inflicted upon the country during his talk at Villavicencio. He urges Colombians who are skeptical about the peace agreement to seek reconciliation.
  • Sep 9, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Siege at Deir ez-Zor (2014-17). The Syrian Army ends the nine-month-long siege of Deir ez-Zor Airport, which was held by ISIL militants. (Reuters)Deir ez-Zor offensive, September 2017-present: The SDF announces an offensive to defeat ISIL militants in northern Deir ez-Zor Governorate.
  • Sep 10, 2017: Russian military intervention in Syria Civil War: Russian airstrikes against several ferries crossing the Euphrates near Deir ez-Zor have killed at least 34 civilians including 9 children, according the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
  • Sep 11, 2017: Sinai insurgency: 18 police officers were killed and seven more injured when militants attacked a convoy of police in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
  • Sep 12, 2017: 2016 United States Presidential Election: Hillary Clinton publishes What Happened, a memoir of her recent presidential campaign. Clinton suggested that she might not run for the presidency again in 2020.
  • Sep 13, 2017: War in Afghanistan: At least three people are killed and five others injured in a suicide bombing at a checkpoint close to Kabul International Cricket Stadium, Kabul, Afghanistan. (Reuters) The United States Senate has blocked an amendment to 2018 National Defense Authorization Act which would have repealed war authorizations for use of force in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Sep 14, 2017: Iraqi Civil War 2017 Nasiriyah Attacks: At least 50 people were killed and 87 more were injured in multiple attacks by ISIL members on the outskirts Nasiriyah, in the southern Dhi Qar Governorate.
  • Sep 15, 2017: 2017 Parsons Green bombing. An explosion at London's Parsons Green tube station caused 29 injuries. Scotland Yard considers the incident a terrorist attack.
  • Sep 16, 2017: Ryanair, an Irish low-cost airline cancels 82 Sunday flight to Ireland as part of a six-week-long program to eliminate 40 to 50 flights per day to clear its crew vacation backlog. This is to comply with the requirements of the Irish Aviation Authority by the end of 2012.
  • Sep 17, 2017: Five people are killed in a roadside bomb attack in North-West Pakistan during the war in Afghanistan.
  • Sep 18, 2017: Northern Rakhine State Clashes: A few hundred protestors gather in Yangon, Myanmar's capital commercial. They condemn Rohingya militants and any foreign interference in the Rakhine conflict.
  • Sep 19, 2017: 2017 Atlantic hurricane season: Maria, a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 160 mph (260 km/h), makes landfall in Dominica. Maria is the second Category 5 hurricane to land at this intensity in 2017, making it the only season with this record, after 2007 and 2007.
  • Sep 20, 2017: Economy in the United States: The U.S. Federal Reserve announced that its benchmark interest rate would not change in October, but it anticipates an increase at the end of 2019. It also expects three additional increases in 2018 as well as two more in 2019. The Federal Reserve has also announced that its balance sheet reduction program would begin in October.
  • Sep 21, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Russian-Syrian warplanes conduct airstrikes on southern Idlib killing three civilians and injuring many more.
  • Sep 22, 2017: Transport for London: Transport for London has announced that it will not issue Uber an additional private hire license.
  • Sep 23, 2017: Apocalypticism. Conspiracy theorist David Meade, a book author and conspiracy theorist, predicted that a mythological rogue Planet called Nibiru (sometimes referred to as Planet X), would collide with Earth and cause the end of the world.
  • Sep 24, 2017: Russian military intervention in Syria Civil War: According to the Russian Defence Ministry, a Russian lieutenant-general Valery Asapov was killed by mortar fire from ISIL militants close to Deir ez-Zor. Asapov is one of the top Russian military advisors in Syria.
  • Sep 25, 2017: The Myanmar Army discovers a mass grave containing 28 Hindus, including children. It is believed that they were killed by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army.
  • Sep 26, 2017: 2017 Har Adar shooting: Three Israelis were killed and one more injured when a Palestinian gunman opened fire at an Israeli settlement in Har Adar, West Bank.
  • Sep 27, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Russian planes strike the Yaqobia and Qaina villages of Christians-majority Qaina in western Idlib. One child was killed and five others were injured. Five Russian warplanes bomb the city of al-Tamane'a using rockets, bombs and Bunker-Buster missiles. This caused significant damage to the area and caused a large number of civilians fleeing.
  • Sep 28, 2017: Syrian Civil War: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant released footage that appears to show Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, its leader, urging his followers against "crusaders andapostates"
  • Sep 29, 2017: War in Somalia: Al-Shabaab militants attacked a military base based outside of Mogadishu. 15 soldiers were killed.
  • Sep 30, 2017: 2017 Edmonton attack: A man drove into a police officer in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada near the Commonwealth Stadium and then stabbed him. After fleeing the scene, the suspect was arrested the next night after a police chase. Four pedestrians were struck by the suspect's rental truck. The incident is being investigated by police as an act terrorist. (Edmonton Journal),
  • Oct 1, 2017: Yemeni Crisis (2011-present: Houthi forces claim that they have taken down an American MQ-9 Reaper drone above the Yemeni capital Sana'a. Saba News Agency footage appears to show people gathered around the aircraft's wreckage.
  • Oct 2, 2017: Due to a bomb threat, the Luxor Hotel has been placed under lockdown
  • Oct 3, 2017: ISIL releases video footage showing two alleged Russian soldiers captured in the Syrian Civil War. Russia, however, denies these claims.
  • Oct 4, 2017: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: Hawija offensive 2017: The Iraqi Army, allied paramilitary fighters, and the Iraqi Army storm the ISIL-held Hawija in Kirkuk Governorate. Hawija remains one of the few remaining strongholds of ISIL in Iraq.
  • Oct 5, 2017: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: Hawija offensive 2017: The Iraqi Army retakes Hawija, Kirkuk Governorate, from ISIL. As Iraqi troops carry out anti-ISIL operations within the Hawija District, fighting continues to the east and north of the city.
  • Oct 6, 2017: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (Syrian Observatory for Human Rights), at least 14 civilians were killed by Russian airstrikes as they crossed the Euphrates River near Mayadin, an ISIL-held area in eastern Syria, while fleeing Mahkan.
  • Oct 7, 2017: Two Saudi nationals were killed and three more injured when a gunman opened fire on the Al-Salam Royal Palace, Jeddah. Security guards shot and killed the gunman. (Arab News),
  • Oct 8, 2017: Rohingya persecution (2016-present). A refugee boat on its way to Bangladesh from Myanmar capssizes, leading to at least 12 deaths.
  • Oct 9, 2017: Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences: The Nobel Prize Committee awards American Richard Thaler, the Sveriges Rinksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memoriam Alfred Nobel, "for his contributions in behavioral economics." His research focuses on the psychology and conflict between what we plan to do for the financial future and what we plan to do for the present. (Nobel Prize.org),
  • Oct 10, 2017: 2017 North Korea crisis: A South Korean lawmaker asserts that North Korean hackers stole classified military records detailing joint operations between South Korean and United States forces in case of war with North Korea in 2016.
  • Oct 11, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Three suicide bombers attacked a police command centre in Damascus killing two and injuring six more. The Sun reports that Sally Jones, a British-born recruiter for ISIL, was killed in a drone strike by the United States in June. She was fleeing Raqqa, Syria with her 12-year old son.
  • Oct 12, 2017: In the Kurram Valley, Pakistani forces rescue Joshua Boyle, an American citizen, and their family from North-West Pakistani war. The Taliban had kidnapped the family in Afghanistan's Wardak Province five years ago. (Global News),
  • Oct 13, 2017: Human rights in the Philippines: A group representing civil society organizations in the Philippines demanded that Apple Inc. delete from its App Store all games it claimed violated the guidelines of the tech company and promoted violence and murders which are commonplace in the Philippine Drug War.
  • Oct 14, 2017: 14 October 2017, Mogadishu bombings. At least 276 people were killed in the explosion of an explosive-laden lorry outside a Mogadishu hotel. This is the worst terrorist attack in Somalia’s history.
  • Oct 15, 2017: 2017 Iraqi-Kurdish Conflict: Battle of Kirkuk (2017): Iraqi troops advance on Kurdish-held territory surrounding the city of Kirkuk. In the vicinity of cities, there have been reports of clashes.
  • Oct 16, 2017: War in Somalia: 14 Oct 2017 Mogadishu bombings - Somalis march to protest the presence of al Shabaab, who is believed to have been responsible for the recent bombing attack. (BBC).Battle of Kirkuk 2017: Iraqi government forces have seized key infrastructures outside of the disputed city of Kirkuk, which was held by Kurdish fighters. (BBC) The government of Iraq continues to push against Kurdish forces, as concerns over oil supplies from Iraq have pushed crude oil prices higher.
  • Oct 17, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Battle of Raqqa - The Syrian Democratic Forces announce that the battle for ISIL’s de facto capital is over.
  • Oct 18, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Major General Issam Zahreddine of the Syrian Republican Guard, who is known for leading battles against rebels in Aleppo and Homs, was killed by a Deir ez-Zor landmine, according to Syrian media.
  • Oct 19, 2017: War in Afghanistan: A Taliban attack on an Army Base in Kandahar Province has claimed the lives of at least 43 Afghan soldiers. The attack also claimed the lives of around 10 Taliban fighters.
  • Oct 20, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Battle of Raqa (2017): The Syrian Democratic Forces announce "total liberation of Raqa", previously ISIL's capital.
  • Oct 21, 2017: War in Somalia: 14 Oct 2017 Mogadishu bombings. Somalia's worst terror attack has now claimed 358 lives, making it the fifth most deadly terror attack in history.
  • Oct 22, 2017: Boko Haram insurgency. A suicide bomber injures five more people in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Police say that 13 civilians were also injured in separate attacks.
  • Oct 23, 2017: Battle of Marawi: After 5 months of fighting, the Philippines Armed Forces announces an end of military operations in Marawi's southern region.
  • Oct 24, 2017: Germany's terror: German police raid suspected Islamist militants to find weapons and ammunition.
  • Oct 25, 2017: Congressional Gold Medal: This medal is given to Filipino American veterans who served in World War II, more than 70 years after its end.
  • Oct 26, 2017: Russian interference in 2016 US elections: Twitter bans ads from Russian news agencies RT or Sputnik. This is based on U.S intelligence's conclusion, that both tried to interfere with 2016 U.S. presidential elections on behalf of Russia.
  • Oct 27, 2017: Kazakh alphabets: President Nursultan Nazarbayev, of Kazakhstan, announces that the Kazakh language would use a Latin script instead of the Cyrillic script.
  • Oct 28, 2017: 28 October 2017 Mogadishu bombings. Two car bombs explode near Mogadishu's national theater, killing at least 25 people. This attack comes two weeks after hundreds were killed in a similar attack. Islamist group Al-Shabaab claims responsibility.
  • Oct 29, 2017: Northern Rakhine State Clashes: More than 2000 people marched in Yangon to support the military and ask it to protect the country's sovereignty, national security, and stop illegal invaders (referring specifically to the Rohingya).
  • Oct 30, 2017: Gaza-Israel conflict: Seven Hamas militants are killed when an IDF destroys a tunnel that was partially completed from Gaza Strip's border. It crossed into Israeli territory. Many more were killed in rescue operations.
  • Oct 31, 2017: 2017 Lower Manhattan Attack: Eight people are killed, and at least eleven others are injured when a man driving a rented pickup truck down a bike path on the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan. Police arrest Sayfullo Saipov (29-year-old Uzbekistani immigrant) and shoot him. This incident is being treated as terroristic by police.
  • Nov 1, 2017: Saudi Arabian-led intervention is in Yemen: According to local officials and medics, at least 26 people were killed in an airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition. The strike was carried out in Sahar District, Yemen's northern Saada Governorate.
  • Nov 2, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Battle for Deir ez-Zor. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (Syrian Observatory for Human Rights), the Syrian Armed Forces have largely cleared the city of Deir ez-Zor of ISIS fighters. Deir ez-Zor was under three-year-long siege that was finally ended in September 2017.
  • Nov 3, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Siege Of Deir ez-Zor (2014-17). The Syrian Army (SAA), along with its allies, announces the complete liberation from ISIL of Deir ez-Zor. (Sputnik International). At least nine people were killed and 23 more injured in Hader Governorate after a Tahrir al-Sham-operated bomb detonated inside the town.
  • Nov 4, 2017: Saudi Arabian-led intervention to Yemen: Houthi rebels firing a ballistic missile at King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). According to Saudi officials, the missile was destroyed without any injuries or damage.
  • Nov 5, 2017: Yemeni Civil War: Aden Unrest: At least five government soldiers are killed in a suicide bombing in Aden.
  • Nov 6, 2017: 2017 Saudi Arabian Anti-Corruption Arrests: Investors react negatively to the arrest of Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal (a Saudi billionaire), one of the wealthiest men in the world.
  • Nov 7, 2017: The Indian capital of Delhi is covered in thick grey smog. Some areas are 30 times more polluted that the World Health Organization recommended limit. This was one year after similar smog.
  • Nov 8, 2017: Syrian Civil War: 2017 Abu Kamal offensive. The Syrian Army and its allies capture Abu Kamal, a member of the Islamic State of Iraq.
  • Nov 9, 2017: Yemeni Civil War, Saudi Arabian-led Intervention in Yemen: Senior UN officials warn that Yemen is facing the worst famine in decades with "millions of victims" if aid delivery does not resume.
  • Nov 10, 2017: Intentionally, a driver drove into a group students near Toulouse in France. Three people were injured and taken to the hospital. One suspect was arrested. This incident is not being treated as terrorism-related by police.
  • Nov 11, 2017: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: 2017 Western Iraq Campaign: The Iraqi Armed Forces launch a offensive to capture Rawa, the last stronghold of ISIL in Iraq. (BBC). Mass graves with at least 400 bodies were found near Hawija in Iraq, a city that ISIL occupied until last month.
  • Nov 12, 2017: 2017 in the Central African Republic - A grenade attack on a Peace Concert in Bangui (Central African Republic) kills 7 and injures 20,
  • Nov 13, 2017: Border incidents involving North Korea. A soldier from the Korean People's Army defected to South Korea via Korea Demilitarized Zone. As he was crossing to the South Korean side of Panmunjom at Panmunjom, a group of North Korean soldiers shot him and he was taken to hospital.
  • Nov 14, 2017: 2017 Zimbabwean coup d’etat: Six APCs and soldiers directing traffic were spotted in Harare on the day General Constantino Chiwenga intervened to stop a purge within ZANUPF. The general has been accused by the party of treason.
  • Nov 15, 2017: Works of Leonardo da Vinci: Salvator Mundi is sold by Christie's New York City for US$450.3 Million, setting a new record in the sale of original art.
  • Nov 16, 2017: South Sudanese Civil War - Rival factions of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement sign "Declaration of Unification" in Cairo (Egypt).
  • Nov 17, 2017: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: 2017 Western Iraq Campaign: The Iraqi Army seizes Rawa from Islamic State in Iraq & the Levant (ISIL). It was the last Iraqi town that ISIL held.
  • Nov 18, 2017: Disappearance: The Argentine Navy continues to search the South Atlantic for the missing ARA San Juan submarine. It disappeared on 15 November 2017.
  • Nov 19, 2017: Syrian Civil War: 2017 Abu Kamal offensive by Syrian government troops and allied militia: Syrian government troops and allied military retake Abu Kamal (ISIL's last urban stronghold) in Syria.
  • Nov 20, 2017: Economy of the United States: A lawsuit is filed by the U.S. Department of Justice to stop the merger of AT&T & Time Warner.
  • Nov 21, 2017: Boko Haram insurgency. An estimated 50 people die when a suicide bomber targets a mosque in Mubi, Nigeria, during morning prayers.
  • Nov 22, 2017: Counter-terrorism in Georgia. Gunfire and explosions are heard in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. This is in response to counter-terrorism operations. Three terrorists and one security guard are killed.
  • Nov 23, 2017: Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano emits smoke, ash, and steam at 5,900 feet (1798m) above its peak. This is the largest eruption since 2013.
  • Nov 24, 2017: 2017 Sinai mosque attack: More than 128 people were injured and at least 305 are killed in an attack on a mosque in Arish, Egypt.
  • Nov 25, 2017: Russia-United States relations - Russian President Vladimir Putin signs amendments to the law that allows foreign media outlets in Russia be listed as foreign agents. RT America was forced to register as a foreign agent in the United States earlier this month.
  • Nov 26, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Russian Airstrikes Hit Residential Buildings in Al-Shafah, a village held by ISIS in Deir Elzor province. At least 53 civilians were killed, 21 of them children.
  • Nov 27, 2017: Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle: Prince Harry proposes to American actress Meghan Markle
  • Nov 28, 2017: 2017 North Korean missile test: North Korea launches another missile as part of a test. It lands in the Sea of Japan.
  • Nov 29, 2017: 2017 in archaeology: University of Leicester archaeologists announce evidence that Julius Caesar invaded Britain from Pegwell Bay in Kent.
  • Nov 30, 2017: Aftermath to the 14 October 2017 Mogadishu Bombings: A Somali Committee determined that the death rate from the twin bombings in Mogadishu in October last year was higher than anticipated, reaching up to 512. This makes it the third-deadliest terrorist attack in the world.
  • Dec 1, 2017: 2017 Peshawar Agriculture Directorate Attack: Four attackers stormed the Directorate of Agricultural Training Institute, Pakistan, and exchanged fire with army and police personnel. At least 12 people are hurt and 12 are killed by the attackers. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claims responsibility.
  • Dec 2, 2017: Israeli involvement in the Syrian Civil War. Israel launched surface-to-surface missiles against a military installation just outside Damascus, Syrian state TV reported.
  • Dec 3, 2017: Saudi Arabian-led intervention into Yemen: Battle of Sana'a 2017: Royal Saudi Air Force bombs Houthi positions south of Sana'a to support Ali Abdullah Saleh, General People's Congress.
  • Dec 4, 2017: Saudi Arabian-led intervention into Yemen; Yemeni Civil War. Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed by Houthi forces during a roadside attack just outside Sana'a. This attack came after an earlier attack against his home.
  • Dec 5, 2017: At the age of 96, Michael I, last Romanian King, dies. (BBC),
  • Dec 6, 2017: Russian military intervention in Syria Civil War: Vladimir Putin declares victory against the Islamic State terror group on both banks of the Euphrates. (TASS). The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that 21 people were killed in Russian air strikes in Deir al-Zor, a Deir al-Zor village located on the east side of the Euphrates River.
  • Dec 7, 2017: Positions on Jerusalem: In practice, the Czech Republic recognizes West Jerusalem in its capital. (Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines, expresses interest to move his country's Embassy from Tel Aviv into Jerusalem.
  • Dec 8, 2017: Syrian Civil War: Russian aircraft strike a village in northwestern Idlib Governorate. There is a de-escalation zone. At least five civilians were killed.
  • Dec 9, 2017: United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital: Protests in Gaza and West Bank for the third consecutive day.
  • Dec 10, 2017: Conflict between Israel and Palestine: A Palestinian 24-year-old stabs and injures an Israeli security officer at Jerusalem's Central Bus Station. The attacker was arrested.
  • Dec 11, 2017: 2017 New York City attempted Bombing: A homemade pipe bomb carried by a man was set off near New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal. The attacker and three others were also injured. Akayed Ullah is currently in custody.
  • Dec 12, 2017: Unibail-Rodamco buys Westfield Corporation, a shopping mall owner, for $15.7 billion
  • Dec 13, 2017: Saudi Arabian-led intervention into Yemen: At least 30 people were killed in air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition against a rebel police camp in Yemen's capital Sanaa.
  • Dec 14, 2017: Colombian paramilitarism, internal armed conflict, illegal drug trade in Colombia: Colombia's largest narcotics gang Clan del Golfo (AGC) declares a ceasefire effective December 13. They claim the gesture is intended to "contribute to a complete, total, and lasting peace." Colombia's government said it was happy with the gesture but that they will continue to exert pressure on the organization.
  • Dec 15, 2017: In Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and at the Qalandia border crossing to determine the status of Jerusalem, Palestinians and Israeli soldiers fought. Also, clashes are reported in Gaza and Ramallah, Hebron, Qalqilya. Conflicts in which Israeli law enforcement used live bullets and Palestinians threw stones resulted in two Palestinians being killed in Gaza, 150 being wounded, and two others in West Bank. A further 10 were also hurt.
  • Dec 16, 2017: China-United Kingdom relations and One Belt One Road Initiative: According to the BBC, David Cameron, former Prime Minister of Britain, will head a PS750million ($1 billion) U.K. fund to improve rail, road, and air links between China, its trading partners, and China.
  • Dec 17, 2017: 9 people are killed in a suicide bombing and gun attack at a Quetta Methodist Church in Pakistan on July 17, 2017.
  • Dec 18, 2017: Twitter has suspended the accounts of white nationalists well-known for violating new offensive content rules.
  • Dec 19, 2017: Houthis claim that they launched a Volcano-H-2 missile at Al-Yamah Palace, Saudi capital. The missile was intercepted south-bound of Riyadh, and did not cause any casualties, according to the Saudis.
  • Dec 20, 2017: Uber is a transport company, and not a digital services. The European Court of Justice (ECJ), rules that Uber must accept stricter licensing and regulation within the European Union. Uber was instructed to follow local taxi rules in Barcelona when the case began.
  • Dec 21, 2017: December 2017, Melbourne car attack: Nineteen victims were injured when a car crashed into pedestrians on the corner of Flinders Street, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Australia. The driver was arrested. Victoria Police believe the incident was a deliberate act, but not terrorist-related.
  • Dec 22, 2017: Yemeni Civil War (2015-present). Eight million Yemenis are now at risk of starvation after 1,000 days of civil war.
  • Dec 23, 2017: 2017 Pacific Typhoon Season: Tropical Storm Tembin: In the Philippines, more than 200 people have been killed by floods and mudslides triggered by Severe Tropic Storm Vinta.
  • Dec 24, 2017: Typhoon Tembin - Officials have raised the death toll from this storm at 182. At least 153 people are missing and more that 70,000 were displaced.
  • Dec 25, 2017: Afghanistan War (2001-present). A suicide bomber kills 10 near Kabul's National Directorate of Security Headquarters. Amaq News Agency claims that ISIL was responsible for the attack.
  • Dec 26, 2017: Saudi Arabian-led intervention Yemen: According emergency services and Al Masirah (Houthi-owned), Saudi Arabian coalition air attacks killed 15 and wounded 60 people at al-Shahra souq in Taiz Governorate.
  • Dec 27, 2017: War in Donbass II, Minsk II: Ukraine exchanging hundreds of prisoners with Donetsk People's Republic (Luhansk People's Republic)
  • Dec 28, 2017: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: Kabul suicide bombing, December 2017: 41 killed and 84 injured in a suicide bombing at a Shiite cultural center in Kabul, Afghanistan. This group, which is affiliated with ISIL, claims responsibility to Amaq News Agency.
  • Dec 29, 2017: Attack on Saint Menas Church: Nine people are killed by two coordinated attacks against Coptic Christians in Egypt. A gunman kills two victims in an appliance store owned by Coptic Christians in Cairo's Helwan district. After killing two victims, the gunman moves on to a church and kills six more civilians and a cop before being arrested.
  • Dec 30, 2017: Insurgency in Egypt (2013)-present: Three militants are killed, and ten more are detained by Egyptian security forces at Giza.
  • Dec 31, 2017: A large number fireworks accidentally went off in a barge during a Terrigal New Year's Day celebration, NSW, Australia. This caused thousands of people to be evacuated from Terrigal by police. The two barges were also damaged.
  • Jan 1, 2017: An attack on a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, during New Year's celebrations, kills 39 people and injures 79 others.

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What does the year 2017 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 2017 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 118th year of the 21st century and the 7th year of the 2010s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 2016 and precedes 2018.

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