2018: On This Year

2018 (MMXVIII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2018th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 2018 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 2018 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 2018, who was Time's Person of the Year in 2018, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 2018, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 2018, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 2018.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 2018 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 2018 known for ?

  • The year 2018 was a study in contrasts - marked by both historic loss and historic progress. Of the loss, we saw record-breaking natural disasters, such as the Camp Wildfire in California, displacing thousands of residents and celebrities while causing damages of $16.5 billion and 88 deaths.
  • The East Coast, meanwhile, suffered Hurricane Florence's record 34 inches of rainfall in North Carolina. The year wrapped up with December 22nd's tsunami in Indonesia's Sunda Strait, killing 430 people and injuring nearly 1,500. 2018 also marks the loss of several influential figures, such as former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, war-veteran-turned-senator John McCain, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, and entertainment icons such as "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin, and grandfather of Marvel Comics' Stan Lee. However, this year also saw tremendous progress - with U.S. unemployment rates dropping to their lowest since 1969, the Marine Corps seeing its first female infantry platoon commander, and Saudi Arabia lifting the ban on women driving. The UK saw its first wedding of a royal to a commoner with Prince Harry's marriage to actress Meghan Markle on May 19th. A historic summit between North and South Korea on April 27th led to a formal end of the Korean War, as the two countries unitedly welcomed the rest of the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang. Back in the States, the Trump Administration's second year continued to be one of controversy, as surfacing allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election cast a dark cloud over the 45th U.S. President. The entertainment industry was once again dominated by Disney subsidiary Marvel Entertainment - the release of "Avengers: Infinity War" holding record as the highest-grossing domestic opening weekend of all time following its April 27th release. During 2018 this third installment in the "Avengers" franchise ranked number 4 highest grossing film of all time, closely trailed by "Black Panther" at number 9, which released just a few months earlier on February 16th. The two films made for a combined box office total of some $3.3 billion. Despite numerous promising advances, the year's end concluded with Americans looking anxiously at the issue of climate change, with a poll in November revealing that 78% believe it to be the cause of increasingly extreme weather.

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2018: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 2018, during the 91st Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 24/02/2019 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 2018:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 2018?

Green Book
The Oscar for Best Movie went to Green Book, directed by Peter Farrelly, starring Linda Cardellini, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Tom Virtue produced in the .

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 2018?

The Oscar for Best Director went to Alfonso Cuarón, for the movie Roma , starring produced in the .

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2018?

Bohemian Rhapsody
The Oscar for Best Actor went to Rami Malek, for the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Joseph Mazzello, Mike Myers produced in the .

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 2018?

The Favourite
The Oscar for Best Actress went to Olivia Colman, for the movie The Favourite, starring Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Olivia Colman produced in the Ireland.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2018?

Green Book
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Mahershala Ali, for the movie Green Book, starring Linda Cardellini, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Tom Virtue produced in the .

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2018?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Regina King, for the movie If Beale Street Could Talk, starring Stephan James,Aunjanue Ellis,Dave Franco,Diego Luna,Pedro Pascal,Emily Rios,Kiki Layne,Regina King produced in the United States of America.
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2018: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

The Guardians
In 2018, The Guardians was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. Journalists who faced persecution, arrest or murder for their reporting. Those highlighted on four different covers were: Jamal Khashoggi, Washington Post columnist murdered for his criticism of the Saudi crown prince; Maria Ressa, editor of the Philippine news website Rappler, who was indicted for her critical coverage of its president’s controversially violent policies; Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Reuters journalists captured in Myanmar while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims; and the staff of The Capital, a Maryland newspaper whose office was targeted by a gunman who killed five of its employees in a mass shooting.[75] The accompanying feature also specifically spotlights the following journalists, in order: Shahidul Alam of Bangladesh, Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh of Vietnam, Dulcina Parra of Mexico, Luz Mely Reyes of Venezuela, Can Dündar of Turkey, Tatyana Felgenhauer of Russia, Amal Habani of Sudan and Arkady Babchenko of Russia.[76]

2018: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 2018 were:

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People


Connell and Marianne, two teenagers from different social backgrounds, share a profound connection that they conceal at school. Years later, as they navigate their college lives at Trinity College in Dublin, their paths continue to intertwine, leading them to confront …

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing


Kya Clark, a reclusive and talented naturalist, becomes the prime suspect in the death of a local man in a small fishing village. Owens' debut novel explores the impact of isolation on Kya's life and the intricate connection between her …

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

All Your Perfects


Colleen Hoover's novel explores a troubled marriage, where the memories, mistakes, and secrets accumulated over the years threaten to tear the couple apart, and an old forgotten promise might be the key to saving their relationship or pushing it beyond …

Circe by Madeline Miller



Circe, the daughter of the sun god Helios, possesses the power of witchcraft, which she hones on a deserted island, encountering various mythological figures and facing the wrath of both men and gods. Ultimately, Circe must choose between her divine …

Verity by Colleen Hoover



Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling writer, is hired by Jeremy Crawford to complete his injured wife Verity's book series. While sorting through Verity's notes, Lowen uncovers an unfinished autobiography containing disturbing admissions, including Verity's recollection of her daughter's death. Lowen must …

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2018: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 2018?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 2018 was the Year of the Dog.

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

Nobel Prize

2018: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

2018: Who won the Nobel Peace Prize ?

In 2018 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to:
  • Denis Mukwege
  • Nadia Murad

2018: Who won the Nobel Prize in Literature ?

In 2018 the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to:
  • Olga Tokarczuk

2018: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physics ?

In 2018 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to:
  • Gérard Mourou
  • Donna Strickland

2018: Who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences ?

In 2018 the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to:
  • William Nordhaus
  • Paul Romer

2018: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ?

In 2018 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to:
  • James P. Allison

2018: Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry ?

In 2018 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to:
  • Frances H. Arnold
  • George P. Smith
  • Greg Winter

2018: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 2018 were:

Incredibles 2

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner

Incredibles 2

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner

Deadpool 2

Release year: 2018

Directed by: David Leitch

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison

Country: United States of America

Deadpool 2

Release year: 2018

Directed by: David Leitch

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison

Country: United States of America

The King and I

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson

Country: United States of America

world population

2018: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 2018 was 7,631,091,040 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 2018 was an increase of +83.0 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.1% over the previous year.The average population density in 2018 was 32 persons per square mile (or 51 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 2018?

Here's what happened in 2018:

  • Jan 1, 2018: Kashmir conflict: After 36 hours, an armed standoff between Indian security force and Kashimiri rebels at paramilitary bases ends with eight people dying.
  • Jan 2, 2018: Weinstein effect: Vice Media suspends its top executives while it investigates accusations against them.
  • Jan 3, 2018: Boko Haram insurgency - A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Gamboru (Nigeria), killing 11 people.
  • Jan 4, 2018: Afghanistan War: At least 20 people are killed and 27 more injured in a suicide bomber attack that occurred near security officers investigating illegal drug and alcohol deals in Kabul, Afghanistan. The attack is claimed by the Islamic State.
  • Jan 5, 2018: Northern Rakhine State clashes. ARSA insurgents using small arms and homemade mines ambush a Burmese military convoy at Turaing. Three members of Myanmar’s security forces were reportedly injured.
  • Jan 6, 2018: Casamance conflict, 13 people are killed by gunmen near Ziguinchor (Senegal).
  • Jan 7, 2018: Syrian Civil War: At least 23 people are killed in an explosion at the headquarters for the Chechen-led Ajnad al-Kavkaz rebel organization in Idlib (Syria), while many others remain unaccounted for according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
  • Jan 8, 2018: Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company, has stopped research on Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
  • Jan 9, 2018: Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon resigns amid a dispute between the United States and President Donald Trump over remarks he made in Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury about the Trump family.
  • Jan 10, 2018: Colombian conflict: After failure to agree on a prolongation of the 101-day ceasefire agreement, hostilities between Colombia's government forces and ELN forces resume.
  • Jan 11, 2018: Conflict between Israel and Palestine: Two 16-year old Palestinians are killed in clashes with Israeli forces.
  • Jan 12, 2018: Saudi Arabia: Women's rights, Mohammad bin Salman. Saudi Vision 2030: Saudi Arabia has allowed women to watch football matches for the first time. This is part of an easement of the strict rules regarding gender separation that the ultra-conservative Muslim nation enforces.
  • Jan 13, 2018: After a boat that capsized off the Indian coast, near Dahanu in Maharashtra, a search is on for missing children. Two bodies were found.
  • Jan 14, 2018: Tunnel warfare by the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Blockade of the Gaza Strip. The Israel Defense Forces reported that the tunnel was completely destroyed by Hamas beneath the Kerem Shalom border. Before its jets bombed Gaza's tunnel opening, Israel closed the crossing. The crossing is still closed. (Ynetnews),
  • Jan 15, 2018: Insurgency in Iraq (2017-present), January 2018, Baghdad bombings. A double suicide bombing in Baghdad injures more than 90 people.
  • Jan 16, 2018: Aftermath of the Caracas helicopter accident: Yesterday's firefight between the Venezuelan Army and the Venezuelan Government resulted in Oscar Perez being killed. Perez's family killed two police officers, seven members of his group, and six other members.
  • Jan 17, 2018: Unknown gunmen kidnap two Americans and two Canadians in Kaduna State (Nigeria). After engaging in a fight with the abductors, two police officers are shot and killed.
  • Jan 18, 2018: Emirates Airlines announces a purchase order for 36 Airbus A380s. Emirates, which has a fleet of more than 100 aircraft, is the largest aircraft operator.
  • Jan 19, 2018: Turkish military intervention in Afrin. Turkey begins its military campaign to "destroy the" Syrian Kurdish YPG Group with a cross-border artillery attack into the Afrin Canton.
  • Jan 20, 2018: Syrian Civil War: Northwestern Syria Campaign (October 2017-present). The Syrian Army seizes the Abu al-Duhur Military Airbase, Idlib Governorate.
  • Jan 21, 2018: Insurgents killed at least 18 people in a 13-hour gun fight. This included 4 Afghans and 14 foreigners. According to the Afghan Interior Ministry, the siege ended when all the gunmen were killed. NATO claims that no foreign troops were killed. Taliban claim they sent five suicide bombers armed only with assault rifles and hand grenades. Afghan authorities blame the attack on Pakistan-based Haqqani. (CBS News), (AP via NBC News).
  • Jan 22, 2018: Seven people were killed in clashes with security forces and worshippers who took part in an Ethiopian Orthodox religious celebration marking Timkat (Epiphany), in Woldiya. This was happening over the weekend.
  • Jan 23, 2018: Libyan Civil War (2014-2018): A double car bombing in Benghazi leaves at least 33 dead and "dozens" more injured. According to local officials, the victims include both civilians and military personnel.
  • Jan 24, 2018: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: 2018 Save The Children Jalalabad Attack: An attack on Save the Children Jalalabad charity's offices in the eastern Afghan city Jalalabad.
  • Jan 25, 2018: Thirteen civilians from Burkina Faso were killed when their vehicle hit a mine near Boni, Mali's Mopti Region.
  • Jan 26, 2018: Syrian Civil War: Recep Tayyip Erdan, President of Turkey, says that the Afrin offensive will now be directed east towards Manbij, and the border to Iraq.
  • Jan 27, 2018: 2018 Kabul ambulance bombing. A suicide bomber, in an explosive-laden ambulance, kills at least102 people and injures 158 others outside of a Kabul hospital.
  • Jan 28, 2018: Yemeni Crisis (2011-present: Battle of Aden (2018): United Arab Emirates-backed Southern Transitional Council fighters take control of government buildings in Aden, south Yemen after clashing with forces loyal President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. At least 10 people have been reported killed and 30 others injured. Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr, Yemeni Prime Minister, accuses separatists for staging a coup.
  • Jan 29, 2018: Bus plunge: After falling from a bridge in Murshidabad, West Bengal, India, a bus plunges into River Bhairab, killing at least 36. Police and local residents are often at odds because rescuers fail to respond quickly enough to save passengers.
  • Jan 30, 2018: Yemeni Civil War (2015)-present: Battle of Aden (2018): After two days of intense fighting in Aden, the Southern Transitional Council (STC), takes control of the port city of Aden. Several people have been killed during the fierce fighting. The presidential palace, which has been surrounded, is now home to Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr (Yemeni Prime Minister) and members of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi's government.
  • Jan 31, 2018: Afghanistan War (2001-present). A BBC study found that the Taliban currently controls or has some territory in 70% of Afghanistan. They control 14 districts, which total 4% of Afghanistan's total, and have an open militant presence in 263 other districts, representing 66% of Afghanistan's remaining occupied territory.
  • Feb 1, 2018: Persecution of Muslims In Myanmar: Five mass graves were discovered in northern Rakhine State by the Associated Press. This was confirmed through multiple eyewitness testimony and video evidence. Many of those buried in the graves were Rohingya victims from the Gu Dar Pyin massacre.
  • Feb 2, 2018: Relations China-United Kingdom: In the midst of perceived erosion in freedoms in Hong Kong and Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May ends a three-day visit in China. It is estimated that there were PS9 billion worth of trade agreements.
  • Feb 3, 2018: The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports on the shooting down of a Sukhoi Su-25 Su-25 aircraft by unidentified rebel groups over Idlib Governorate. It was also reported that its pilot was also killed. Although the pilot managed to escape with his parachute, he was shot and killed while fighting with a pistol in an attempt to avoid capture. No groups claim responsibility. This version of events is supported by the Russian Ministry of Defence.
  • Feb 4, 2018: In response to the recent murder of an Israeli rabbi, the Cabinet of Israel authorizes Havat Gilad to be legalized.
  • Feb 5, 2018: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: 2018 Ariel stabbing: A Palestinian rabbi is killed by an Israeli Arab outside of the Israeli-occupied West Bank settlement at Ariel.
  • Feb 6, 2018: 2018 Hualien earthquake. Multiple earthquakes including one of magnitude 6.4, struck near Hualien City in Taiwan. Over 250 people are also injured and at least 9 are killed. Many structures were damaged in the aftermath.
  • Feb 7, 2018: Israeli involvement in the Syrian Civil War. Syrian state media claim that Israeli warplanes attacked Jamraya, Rif Dimashq Governorate from Lebanese aircraftspace. The Syrian Air Defense Force intercepted most of the missiles. Rumours suggest that the target was a weapon research center.
  • Feb 8, 2018: American-led intervention in Syria's Civil War: Syria and Russia have stated that the United States' military presence is illegal. About 25% of Syria's territory is now under the control of the United States and its allied forces.
  • Feb 9, 2018: Trinity Mirror buys British publishing group Northern & Shell for PS126.7 million from Richard Desmond. Trinity Mirror now owns the Daily Express, Daily Star and Daily Star newspapers.
  • Feb 10, 2018: According to the Israeli Army, it claimed that it shot down a Syrian UAV made in Iran. In response, it bombed Tiyas Military Base in Homs Governorate in Syria from where it was launched.
  • Feb 11, 2018: Saratov Airlines Flight 703 - An Antonov An-148 of Saratov Airlines, with 71 passengers on board, crashes shortly after take-off at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow, Russia. According to TASS, an emergency source stated that 65 passengers and six crew members died.
  • Feb 12, 2018: Drone strikes in Pakistan: Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan confirms that its deputy leader Khalid Mehsud was killed in a U.S.-led drone strike in North Waziristan. It is located near the border to Afghanistan.
  • Feb 13, 2018: United Airlines Flight 1175, which was flying to Honolulu, from San Francisco, lands safely at Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii after pilots request an emergency landing due to a lost engine cowling.
  • Feb 14, 2018: Syrian Civil War: Russian planes strike Ma'arrat Hurma village, Idlib, Syria. Seven civilians are killed and 10 more are injured.
  • Feb 15, 2018: War in Afghanistan: According to the United Nations, more than 10,000 Afghan civilians were wounded or killed in 2017 in war in Afghanistan.
  • Feb 16, 2018: Boko Haram insurgency - Three suicide bombers attack a Konduga fish market, Borno, Nigeria.
  • Feb 17, 2018: 2018 Oaxaca earthquakes: A military helicopter assessing the damage was carrying Alejandro Murat Hinojosa, the Governor of Oaxaca, and Alfonso Navarrete Prida (Mexico's Secretary for the Interior). The helicopter crashes over Jamiltepec killing 13 people. These are the only deaths related to the earthquake that have been reported. (CNN)Earthquakes on the British Isles: The strongest earthquake in the United Kingdom in ten years occurs in Swansea.
  • Feb 18, 2018: 2018 Kizlyar church shooting. A gunman shoots and kills five people at a Kizlyar, Dagestan (Russia) church. Later, he was shot and killed by police.
  • Feb 19, 2018: Syrian Civil War: Rif Dimashq offensive. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 44 people were killed in air strikes by the Syrian Air Force on rebel-held eastern Ghouta.
  • Feb 20, 2018: Syrian Civil War: Turkish military operations in Afrin: Prosyrian government forces are deployed to support the Kurdish YPG in its fight against Turkey, and the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (Afrin Region). This opens up a new front for the war.
  • Feb 21, 2018: Operation Barkhane: Two French soldiers die after their armoured vehicle collides with a roadside bomb in Mali.
  • Feb 22, 2018: Police in Montenegro have identified the attacker of a grenade attack against the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica yesterday. He was an ex-military veteran of the Armed Forces of Yugoslavia, according to authorities.
  • Feb 23, 2018: Syrian Civil War: Rif Dimashq offensive. Syrian government warplanes conduct a sixth day's airstrikes in rebel-held Ghouta suburbs east Damascus. 32 people are killed as the death toll after a week of bombardment has risen to over 400.
  • Feb 24, 2018: Somali Civil War (2009-present). February 2018, Mogadishu attack. At least 38 people were killed in two car bombings that took place near Mogadishu's presidential palace. Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for the attacks.
  • Feb 25, 2018: Syrian Civil War: Siege in Eastern Ghouta: The government launches an air and ground offensive in eastern Ghouta despite Resolution 2401 being adopted by the United Nations Security Council, which calls for a ceasefire in the area.
  • Feb 26, 2018: Saudi Arabia is opening applications for women to its Armed Forces for the first time.
  • Feb 27, 2018: North Korea's foreign relations: Five unnamed security sources in Europe claim that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his father Kim Jong Il fraudulently obtained Brazilian passports in order apply for visas to Western countries in 1990.
  • Feb 28, 2018: Kivu conflict: 23 people have been killed in clashes between militias within the Rutshuru Territory, North Kivu, DR Congo. Since February 25, violence has rekindled.
  • Mar 1, 2018: Donald Trump's Presidency: President Donald Trump announced plans to impose tariffs upon steel and aluminum imports. (BBC),
  • Mar 2, 2018: 2018 Ouagadougou Attacks: Terrorist attack on French Embassy and Military Headquarters in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) leaves 28 dead and more than 50 injured.
  • Mar 3, 2018: Conflict between Israel and Palestine: Officials in Gaza claim that Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian farmer who was living on his land in Gaza Strip. A spokesperson for Israel's military said that the soldier was too close to border fence.
  • Mar 4, 2018: 90th Academy Awards: The Shape of Water takes home four of the most prestigious awards, including Best Picture. Dunkirk took home three awards. According to Nielsen Holdings, the ceremony recorded its lowest U.S. TV audience ever.
  • Mar 5, 2018: Tongo Tongo ambush: ISIL releases purported footage from the October 2017 attack by American special forces in Tongo Tongo (Niger).
  • Mar 6, 2018: Kamwina Nsapu Rebellion: According to the UN Refugee Agency, more than 900,000.00 people have been displaced as a result of fighting between government forces and militias in central DR Congo since 2016.
  • Mar 7, 2018: 2018 Vienna stabbing: There were two stabbings in Vienna. Three people were injured in the first stabbing and one in the second. The perpetrator was captured.
  • Mar 8, 2018: Turkish military operation in Afrin. The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army retakes Jindires, Syria's Afrin district from the Kurdish YPG. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the town has been extensively destroyed by Turkish airstrikes.
  • Mar 9, 2018: Media of the United Kingdom: After 66 years, British music journalist magazine New Musical Express (NME), issues its last print edition. It has become a digital media medium.
  • Mar 10, 2018: Economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Joseph Kabila, the Congolese president, signs a law increasing taxes on mining and royalties for international mining companies operating in DR Congo. This was despite opposition from foreign companies.
  • Mar 11, 2018: 2017-18 South Pacific Cyclone Season: Cyclone Hola made landfall in New Zealand.
  • Mar 12, 2018: Apple Inc. acquires Texture digital magazine subscription app Texture, for an undisclosed amount.
  • Mar 13, 2018: Naxalite Maoist insurgency. Maoists set fire to a mine-protected vehicle belonging to CRPF personnel.
  • Mar 14, 2018: Stephen Hawking, a British physicist/cosmologist, has died at the age of 76 at his Cambridge home.
  • Mar 15, 2018: Economy of the United States. After accumulating US$20billion in debt, iHeartMedia (the largest U.S. broadcaster), files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. (CNN]Southern Grocers announces plans to file for bankruptcy, and close 94 of their locations.
  • Mar 16, 2018: 2017-18 North Korea crisis, 2018 inter-Korean Summit, North Korea-South Korea Relations: South Korea states they want to have high-level talks before the summit. (Reuters)South Korea-United States Relations: South Korea and the United States have announced that the Foal Eagle military drills and Key Resolve will be reduced and shortened.
  • Mar 17, 2018: 2018 Philippine Piper PA-23 Apache crashes: A Piper PA-23 passenger plane bound for Laoag International Airport, Ilocos Norte in the Philippines crashed upon takeoff from Plaridel Airport, Bulacan. Five people were killed and five others were injured.
  • Mar 18, 2018: Turkish military operation in Afrin. The Turkish Army and Free Syrian Army capture the Kurdish stronghold in Afrin, which was held by the YPG in north Syria. They also raise the Turkish flag over the city's centre. Turkish-backed forces bulldoze a statue of Kaveh, the legendary Kurdish figure, and remove it from the city centre.
  • Mar 19, 2018: Turkish military operation in Afrin - The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army rebels pillage the Syrian city Afrin.
  • Mar 20, 2018: Syrian Civil War: According to Syrian state TV SANA, a rocket from rebel-held Eastern Ghouta struck a Damascus market, killing at most 35 people. (Reuters) (Channel News Asia). Two women and 15 children were killed in an airstrike in Eastern Ghouta.
  • Mar 21, 2018: Saudi Arabian-led intervention into Yemen: Houthis claim that they have shot down an F-15 Royal Saudi Air Force jet flying over Sa'da Province, Yemen.
  • Mar 22, 2018: Somali Civil War (2009-present). A car bomb explosion in Mogadishu near the Weheliye Hotel in the Somali capital kills at most 14 and injures ten others. Al-Shabab claims responsibility.
  • Mar 23, 2018: Aftermath from the 2017 Parsons Green Bombing: Ahmed Hassan Mohammed Ali, a terrorist convict, is being held for life in London on one count each of attempted murder and causing an explosive with intent to endanger lives. Before he can be paroled, he will need to serve 34 years.
  • Mar 24, 2018: Terrorism In Egypt: As a motorcade with the head of security in Alexandria, Egypt passes by, a bomb placed beneath a car explodes, killing at least two persons.
  • Mar 25, 2018: Somali Civil War (2009-present). A car bomb claimed in Al-Shabab by Somalia kills five people, including the driver, and wounds about ten others. It is located outside Somalia's Parliament and Interior Ministry buildings, as well as the Presidential Palace building in Mogadishu.
  • Mar 26, 2018: Terrorism in Britain: Six alleged members from the banned neo Nazi group National Action appear before a court. One person is accused of plotting to murder MP Rosie Cooper, while another is charged with inciting death.
  • Mar 27, 2018: Terrorism in Britain: Old Bailey Justice Charles Haddon–Cave sentences Umar Haque, convicted terrorist who indoctrinated children in London to use him to commit attacks, to life imprisonment with parole eligibility after 25 years.
  • Mar 28, 2018: The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has issued new guidelines that increase the penalties for terrorist offenses. (The Financial Times), (The Law Gazette).
  • Mar 29, 2018: 2016 Berlin Attack: Five Tunisians arrested by Italian Police for links to Anis Amri. This Tunisian was responsible for the terror attack on December 16, 2016.
  • Mar 30, 2018: Terrorism is in Pakistan: Three people are killed and five more injured by a bomb that was dropped on police officers in Dera Ismail Khan (Pakistan).
  • Mar 31, 2018: Terrorism in Britain: On March 29, London police announced the arrest of a 19 year-old suspect of the preparation or commission of terrorist acts.
  • Apr 1, 2018: 2016-18 Kashmir Unrest: Two civilians, three soldiers and 13 militants were killed in clashes in South Kashmir, India.
  • Apr 2, 2018: 2018 Gaza border protests: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud speaks with President Donald Trump by telephone to discuss the events.
  • Apr 3, 2018: Avigdor Liberty, Israeli Defence Minister, stated that Israel will continue its tactics at Gaza's border by shooting anyone who crosses it. He also called on Hamas for assistance and asked them to stop waging war.
  • Apr 4, 2018: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Shin Bet and Israeli Defence Forces announce that eleven members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group off Gaza's coast were arrested. They are suspected of plotting an attack against the Israeli Navy.
  • Apr 5, 2018: 2018 Gaza border protests. The Israeli Defence Forces released footage of a man who was shot dead trying to break the Gazan border fence. Israel claims he was carrying an AK47 and explosives, including grenades. It also accused Hamas "playing with fire".
  • Apr 6, 2018: 2018 Gaza border protests. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres warns Israel that it must be "extremely cautious" in the face of further protests at Gaza's border. Israeli Defence Forces fire again on Palestinians, killing at most seven. (The Guardian) Protesters start burning tires at the border.
  • Apr 7, 2018: Ten Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops near the Israel-Gaza border, including a journalist. Protests are continuing.
  • Apr 8, 2018: 2018 Douma chemical attacks: According to the White Helmets, at least 70 people died in yesterday's chemical weapons attack in Douma (Syria). Russia and the Syrian government deny any chemical attack. (BBC). President Donald Trump warned Russia and Iran about Bashar al-Assad's support and called him "Animal Assad".
  • Apr 9, 2018: 2018 Gaza border protests. Israel opens an investigation into a video that appears to show soldiers cheering while a Palestinian man is killed by an Israeli sniper at the Gazan border fence. (The Washington Post). Despite growing tensions between the two groups, the Palestinian Authority pays salaries to West Bank staff but not Gaza Strip staff.
  • Apr 10, 2018: Syria Civil War: 2018 Douma Chemical Attack: Anonymous U.S. officials claim that the United States is looking at a multilateral military response to the government forces in the country. Experts say France, the United Kingdom and other Middle Eastern allies could be helpful. (Reuters)Eurocontrol urges airlines to exercise caution over the Mediterranean Sea due to planned airstrikes against Syria.
  • Apr 11, 2018: Yemeni Crisis (2011-present: Royal Saudi Air Defense intercepts an ballistic missile from Yemen that was fired over Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This caused panic among residents. Houthis claim they launched several Burkan-2 missiles against targets in Saudi Arabia including oil facilities owned by Saudi Aramco. Two Qasef-1 drones operated by Houthis were also shot down by Saudi Air Defenses close to the border.
  • Apr 12, 2018: Poisoning of Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons stated that it agreed with UK authorities regarding their analysis of the toxic chemical that was used against the Skripals. The UK identified the substance as a Novichok nerve agents, a Russian-developed type.
  • Apr 13, 2018: The British government releases a statement stating that it is "highly probable" that the Assad regime used chemical arms against its own people. It also stated that, since such an act could not be ignored, Britain would cooperate with France and the United States to coordinate an international response. However, the British government did not specify what steps they would take.
  • Apr 14, 2018: Syria Civil War: 2018 Bombing of Damascus, Homs and Damascus: On Saturday morning, the United States, France and Britain launched missile strikes against chemical weapons sites and other military facilities in response to Douma's chemical attack. Russia calls for an emergency meeting at the United Nations Security Council to discuss its plans to supply S-300 missile systems in Syria.
  • Apr 15, 2018: Poisoning Yulia and Sergei Skripal: The UK Leader of Opposition Jeremy Corbyn asks for "incontrovertible evidence" to prove Russia's guilt. Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary, responds that it is "quite exceptional" to question Russian involvement.
  • Apr 16, 2018: Terrorism is in Israel: Petah Tikva resident Zohar Zuaretz was indicted for counterterror offenses related to far-right social media posts that he made about the killing of Arabs. (The Times of Israel). The Iliya Institute in Jerusalem, declared terrorist organization by Avigdor Liberman, Israel's Defense Minister.
  • Apr 17, 2018: Syrian Civil War - American-led intervention in Civil War in Syria: President Donald Trump and his Administration are looking at replacing U.S. military forces with an Arab force in Syria.
  • Apr 18, 2018: Syrian Civil War - Israeli involvement in the Syrian Civil War. It was revealed that an Israeli airstrike against an airbase in Syria had recently been launched at an Iranian Tor missile defense system.
  • Apr 19, 2018: Syrian Civil War: F-16 fighter jets from the Iraqi Air Force attack an Islamic State explosives plant and other positions in Syria, near Hajin. This was coordinated with the Syrian Armed Forces.
  • Apr 20, 2018: Syrian Civil War: ISIL accepts control of Yarmouk Camp, southern Damascus, to the Syrian Army in exchange for safe passage into ISIL-held territory within the Syrian Desert. This brings the predominantly Palestinian refugee area under government control for first time since 2012.
  • Apr 21, 2018: 2018 Gaza border protests. Ambassador to the United Nations for Palestine Riyad Mensour said diplomats would ask the UN for an investigation into the violence.
  • Apr 22, 2018: 2018 Gaza border protests. Rival Hamas members and Fatah members clash at a tent set by the family Mohammed Ayoub (14 years old) to offer condolences for his death during the protests. Hamas dismantles and orders everyone to leave the tent later.
  • Apr 23, 2018: 2018 Gaza border protests: 2 more Palestinian protestors aged 18 and 20 die after being wounded in clashes at Israel-Gazan. Both were killed by Israeli troops.
  • Apr 24, 2018: Protests at the Gaza border in 2018: Israel Defense Forces arrest two terrorists who attempted to cross Gaza's border into Israel Armed with a knife & a grenade.
  • Apr 25, 2018: Ahmed Abu Hussein (24 years old) is the second journalist to be killed covering protests at Israel-Gaza's border. Hussein, who was wearing a jacket as a press jacket, was shot and killed by the Israeli Defence Forces in Gaza.
  • Apr 26, 2018: The United Nations reported the discovery of five mass graves "likely" in Blukwa Centre, Maze/Waliba in Ituri (Democratic Republic of Congo).
  • Apr 27, 2018: As protests enter their fifth week, the United Nations High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein requests Israel to stop using lethal force. Israeli Defence Forces are openly firing again, even using live ammunition.
  • Apr 28, 2018: Israel launched airstrikes against Hamas ships in Gaza's harbor and a Hamas building at Deir al Balah as a response to ongoing and sometimes violent protests.
  • Apr 29, 2018: Israel Defense Forces arrested a Hamas suspect for tampering at the Karni crossing on the Israeli-Gazan frontier.
  • Apr 30, 2018: Journalists killed in Afghanistan War (2001-present). Ahmad Shah, a BBC Pashto reporter, is shot to death in Khost, the eastern province.
  • May 1, 2018: Human rights violations during Syria Civil War: ISIL releases a video of an execution showing a prisoner being executed by explosives at Yarmouk Camp in Damascus.
  • May 2, 2018: Basque conflict: The Basque separatist group ETA, which waged an insurgency versus Spain between 1959-2011, announces its total dissolution.
  • May 3, 2018: Israel Defence Forces (IDF), while trying to breach the security fence surrounding the northern Gaza Strip, arrested a Palestinian man. He sustained injuries and was shot during his arrest.
  • May 4, 2018: (El Pais) Basque conflict: ETA's final act of dissolution takes place in Cambo-les-Bains France. In the presence of Jonathan Powell, Gerry Adams and Brian Currin, ETA is represented by politicians like Brian Currin, Brian Currin, Cuauhtemoc Carenas, Brian Currin, and Brian Currin. (El Pais). Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish Prime Minister, reminds a crowd about the 853 victims and reaffirms his resolve to end the 60-year-old ETA violence.
  • May 5, 2018: Six Palestinians are killed in an explosion at Deir al-Balah (Gaza), Hamas and Israel Defense Forces deny responsibility for the explosion and each blame the other.
  • May 6, 2018: Three Palestinian men were killed and two more injured by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), who opened fire on them. They were trying to undermine the Israeli-Gazan border fencing. A Hamas outpost close to the border was also attacked by the IDF, who claimed that it was used to launch incendiary kitses and other objects to try to burn Israeli fields.
  • May 7, 2018: Yemeni Civil War (2015)-present: Saudi-led Coalition airstrikes destroy Sana'a Presidential Palace, Yemen. At least six people were killed and 30 injured. Officials from the coalition claim that they targeted high-ranking Houthi officials.
  • May 8, 2018: Colombian conflict: The Colombian war crimes tribunal begins investigating atrocities committed during the 1960s war.
  • May 9, 2018: Terrorism and violence in Indonesia: Five officers were killed in a Jakarta detention center for terrorists' revolt while a sixth was held hostage. Negotiators agree to an audience with the rioters as well as Aman Abdurrahman (an inmate who heads ISIL in Indonesia), according to a request.
  • May 10, 2018: 2018 Gaza border protests. The Hamas-run Ministry of Health reports that 2,064 unarmed protesters were killed by live gunshots and 1,094 died from gas suffocation. [http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-05/11/c_137172334.htm (Xinhuanet)Senior Hamas member Yehiyeh Sinwar suggests that tens of thousands of Palestinian protestors may try to cross the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip.
  • May 11, 2018: After six weeks of protests, the Israel Defense Forces open fire again with tear gas and live bullets on Palestinian protestors. One person has been killed, and 146 more are injured. Some protestors also throw stones and burn tires.
  • May 12, 2018: Unrest in Burundi (2015-present), 26 people were killed in Cibitoke Province. According to the country's security minister, an unknown terrorist group was responsible for the attack on civilians living in their homes.
  • May 13, 2018: Terrorism and violence in Indonesia: Surabaya bombings result in at least 13 deaths and over 40 injuries in a series suicide bombings that took place at three churches in Surabaya in Indonesia.
  • May 14, 2018: Surabaya bombings. An Indonesian family is believed to be linked to terrorist group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah. All four of the attackers are killed and six civilians are injured. Four police officers are also hurt in the attack.
  • May 15, 2018: 2018 Gaza border protests. The Israeli Army reported that around 4,000 Palestinians are protesting at five locations near the Gaza border. They were throwing Molotov cocktails at soldiers and setting fire to cars. Two protesters are killed by the Israeli Army. More than 100 others are injured or injures by live fire and teargas.
  • May 16, 2018: Afghanistan War (2001-present: Battle of Farah): Taliban forces claim that they have taken control the western city Farah, after fighting for two days. After a similar attack on Kunduz 2015, it is now the second provincial capital temporarily taken over.
  • May 17, 2018: International military intervention against ISIL. Denmark announces partial withdrawal of its special forces in Iraq after the fall of ISIL.
  • May 18, 2018: Santa Fe High School shooting: In Texas, United States, a school shooting occurs at Santa Fe High School. Twelve others are hurt and eight students are killed, along with two teachers. (KTRK-TV),
  • May 19, 2018: Russian military intervention in Ukraine: Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation reports that Russian-led militants attacked Ukrainian troops in Donbas 43 times in the last 24 hours. They used artillery systems, 120mm mortars, and 82mm mortars ten times each, but there were no casualties among Ukrainian servicemen. Two militants have been killed and three more are injured, according to intelligence data.
  • May 20, 2018: 2018 Lower Puna Eruption: Lava continues to spew from Kilauea (Hawaii) fissures, reaching the Pacific Ocean, and severely injuring one person.
  • May 21, 2018: Economy of Japan: Sony has agreed to a $2.3billion deal in which they will purchase a controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing. This deal will allow Sony to indirectly own 90% the music publisher and its 2 million songs.
  • May 22, 2018: Southern Damascus offensive (April-May 2018, Syria): The Syrian government declares Damascus, its environs "completely safe" after taking Yarmouk Camp from ISIL and Hajar al Aswad.
  • May 23, 2018: Transport in Iran: Truck owners and drivers from Iran start striking in seven provinces in protest at poor working conditions.
  • May 24, 2018: Mississauga Restaurant Bombing: 15 people were injured when two suspects set off an improvised explosive device in a Mississauga restaurant. The suspects fled immediately. (Reuters),
  • May 25, 2018: Noblesville West Middle School shootings: Two people were injured in a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School, Noblesville, Indiana. One suspect is currently in police custody.
  • May 26, 2018: 2018 Lower Puna eruption: Many more properties destroyed by Kilauea's continuing eruption.
  • May 27, 2018: Politics in Japan: Yasuhiro Nagasone, former Japanese Prime Minister, celebrates his 100th Birthday.
  • May 28, 2018: Polish Foreign Relations: The Minister of Defence Mariusz Blaszczak claims that he has spoken to U.S. officials in Washington D.C. recently about permanent stationing thousands of U.S. soldiers in Poland as a means of deterring Russia.
  • May 29, 2018: 2018 Liege attack: Three people are killed, including two officers from the Belgian police, in Liege. Four officers were also injured in the shooting. Police later killed the gunman who took a female hostage.
  • May 30, 2018: Ukrainian crisis: Arkady Bachenko, who was assassinated in Kiev, Ukraine yesterday, claims that the assassination had been staged.
  • May 31, 2018: 2018 Nicaraguan protests: After violent protests against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, Catholic bishops have cancelled the Episcopal Conference talks they had planned with the government. According to Nicaraguan Human Rights Center 11 people were killed by pro-government armed group.
  • Jun 1, 2018: Brazil's Economy: Pedro Parente, Brazil Petrobras's head, resigns amid protests over diesel fuel prices.
  • Jun 2, 2018: Google reports that the U.S. military has terminated a contract to create machine-learning algorithms for drones and artificial intelligence.
  • Jun 3, 2018: Cattle raiding: 23 people were reported to have been killed by cattle thieves in Zamfara (Nigeria).
  • Jun 4, 2018: Seven people were killed in a suicide bombing attack at a Kabul gathering of clerics during the War in Afghanistan (2001-present). The religious group had previously issued a fatwa against suicide-bombings.
  • Jun 5, 2018: Heathrow Airport expansion: The Cabinet of Britain approves an controversial third runway at London Heathrow Airport.
  • Jun 6, 2018: Syrian Civil War: After seven years of closure, the Syrian government reopens Homs-Hama Highway.
  • Jun 7, 2018: Economy of the United Kingdom: House of Fraser announces it will close 31 of its 59 stores including its flagship store in London's Oxford Street.
  • Jun 8, 2018: 2018 Gaza border protests Israeli troops use tear gas and live rounds to kill four civilians and injure over 600 others.
  • Jun 9, 2018: According to Pajhwok Afghan News, the Taliban announced a three-day Eid ceasefire in Afghanistan with Afghan authorities. On Thursday, President Ashraf Ghani declared a ceasefire between the Taliban and government troops. It was effective from June 12-19.
  • Jun 10, 2018: Terrorism is in Iraq: Baghdad's warehouse housing ballot boxes from last month's elections burns to the ground. Many politicians claim that the fire was an act of criminality meant to destabilize the state after a dispute over the election results.
  • Jun 11, 2018: Economy of the United Kingdom: Poundworld, a British retail chain that employs thousands, goes into administration.
  • Jun 12, 2018: Conflicts between Indo-Pakistani and Pakistani forces, India-Pakistan relations. India claims that four soldiers were killed when Pakistan fired shots at Kashmir.
  • Jun 13, 2018: Yemeni Civil War (2015): Battle of Hudaida (2018) - Saudi-led coalition forces launch an operation to seize control of Al Hudaydah port, Yemen. The Houthis have held it since 2015.
  • Jun 14, 2018: Turkish general election 2018, 2018: Three people die and eight are injured in Suruc, Turkey after riots broke out during election campaigns.
  • Jun 15, 2018: War in North-West Pakistan: On June 13, the Afghan Ministry of Defense reported that Mullah Fazlullah (emir of Pakistani Taliban) was killed in Kunar by a drone strike.
  • Jun 16, 2018: Yemeni Civil War (2015)-present: Battle of Al Hudaydah. After driving out Houthi forces, Saudi Arabian-led coalition forces seize control over Hodeida International Airport. In the Yemeni port of Sanaa, around 280 people were reported to have been killed over the past four days.
  • Jun 17, 2018: Boko Haram insurgency: At least 31 people are killed in twin suicide bombings at Damboa, Nigeria. Rockets from outside the town are believed to be following the explosions.
  • Jun 18, 2018: Gaza-Israel conflict: A Palestinian man is killed while trying to alter the Israel-Gaza border’s automated defenses. They explode.
  • Jun 19, 2018: Floods in Abidjan on the Ivory Coast claimed 20 lives and damaged many homes and roads.
  • Jun 20, 2018: Sinking of the MV Sinar Bangun. The ferry, designed to carry 43 passengers, sinks at Tigaras, Lake Toba in North Sumatra. 192 people are reported missing.
  • Jun 21, 2018: North Korea-United States relations. North Korea and weapons.
  • Jun 22, 2018: A BNSF Railway freight train carrying 33 oil tanker cars, derailed in Lyon County Iowa. Some of the crude oil leaked into the rain-swollen Rock River. There were no injuries and a mandatory evacuation was ordered.
  • Jun 23, 2018: Eastern Daraa offensive (June 2018, Syria): The Syrian government launched a ground offensive in eastern Daraa, the southern province.
  • Jun 24, 2018: Eastern Daraa offensive (June 2018: First time that Russian warplanes provided air cover for the offensive
  • Jun 25, 2018: Police in Greater Manchester, England issue a public statement following the suicide of a Radcliffe teenager boy. The coroner also sends notices out to schools about the Doki Doki Literature Club!
  • Jun 26, 2018: Syrian Civil War: Eastern Daraa Offensive (June 2018: Syrian Army troops and Liwa al-Quds Militiamen take control of Busra al-Harir, in the southern Daraa Governorate. Recent fighting has caused approximately 45,000 displacements in the region. (BBC).Syrian state media reports that two Israeli missiles hit targets near Damascus International Airport, including an Iranian cargo aircraft just landing.
  • Jun 27, 2018: Fastjet shares fell 72% in the wake of equity talks between shareholders. The airline warned that trading could be stopped completely and that the company may be liquidated if no solution is found.
  • Jun 28, 2018: 2018 UY Aviation King Air C90 crashes: Four people were killed in a light aircraft crash in Mumbai's Ghatkopar, India.
  • Jun 29, 2018: BAE Systems receives a PS19.6bn contract for nine Hunter-class frigates to be built for the Royal Australian Navy. Construction is expected to start in 2020.
  • Jun 30, 2018: 2017-18 Iranian protests
  • Jul 1, 2018: 48 people were killed when a bus crashes off a mountain road in Uttarakhand, India.
  • Jul 2, 2018: Crossing the Ditch. Scott Donaldson, a New Zealander, becomes the first solo kayaker who successfully crosses the Tasman Sea. After 62 days at sea, Donaldson landed at Ngamotu Beach in New Plymouth at 8.44 PM local time (08.44 UTC).
  • Jul 3, 2018: Syrian Civil War: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's son is killed in a suicide bombing mission in Homs (western Syria) or by a Russian attack on a cave.
  • Jul 4, 2018: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli security forces clash with Bedouin residents of Khan al-Ahmar in West Bank as Israeli bulldozers prepare for demolition. On May 24, the Supreme Court of Israel decided that residents of the village could be expelled, although such relocation is illegal under international humanitarian law.
  • Jul 5, 2018: Incidents and accidents involving fireworks: At least 19 people were killed in two explosions at Tultepec's fireworks workshops, Mexico. Several more were injured. Tultepec has a large fireworks industry.
  • Jul 6, 2018: Off the coast of Galicia in Spain, was found the wreckage of U-966, a Nazi German submarine. It was lost to enemy fire in November 1943.
  • Jul 7, 2018: 2018 Phuket boat capsize: With 15 people still missing, the death toll from a Phuket tourist boat accident has risen to 41.
  • Jul 8, 2018: Syrian Civil War: An Israeli plane is damaged by the Syrian Air Defense Force. The Israeli missile strike against the Tiyas Military Airbase in the Homs Governorate (T-4 Airbase), is stopped by the Syrian Air Defense Force.
  • Jul 9, 2018: 2018 Japan Floods: Deaths due to heavy rains in Japan reach 126. More than 86 people are still missing.
  • Jul 10, 2018: Television in Iran: IRIB TV1 film showing social media users being scolded for encouraging dance online.
  • Jul 11, 2018: War in Afghanistan: Officials say that 29 soldiers from the Afghan Army were killed by the Taliban in an attack near Kunduz. Numerous militants are killed in air strikes elsewhere in Afghanistan.
  • Jul 12, 2018: 2018 Japan Floods: Heavy rains in Japan cause death tolls of 209 and 28 respectively.
  • Jul 13, 2018: 2018 Mastung suicide bombing; Pakistani general election, 2018: A suicide bomb attack near Mastung, Pakistan, kills 129 people, including political party candidate Siraj Raisani, during a political campaign. This attack is the third on a political rally in succession.
  • Jul 14, 2018: Iranian intervention in Iraq (2014-present). Iran's Revolutionary Guards kills three would-be saboteurs, injures another near the Iraqi border in Kermanshah before seizing their equipment. Another volunteer for Iran is also killed.
  • Jul 15, 2018: Protests in Iraq 2015-2018: 16 people were killed or seriously injured during demonstrations in Muthanna Province (Iraq), and 33 others were arrested.
  • Jul 16, 2018: 2015-2018 Iraqi protests - Demonstrations in Iraq leave many people dead and create mass unrest.
  • Jul 17, 2018: Gaza-Israel conflict, 2018 Gaza border protests. The Israel Defense Forces have been instructed to prepare for an extensive military offensive in Gaza in the event that Hamas demands to stop rocket attacks, incendiary and flaming kite launches are not met by Friday.
  • Jul 18, 2018: Syrian Civil War: Siege at al-Fu'ah, Kafriya: As part of a deal between rebel forces with the Syrian government, the evacuations of the Shia towns Al-Fu'ah (northern Idlib Governorate) begin.
  • Jul 19, 2018: Protests in 2015-2018 Iraq: The protests began last week and continue amid anger at poor public services, high levels of unemployment, and pollution.
  • Jul 20, 2018: 2018 Gaza border protests. The Israel Defense Forces engages in a gunfight against Hamas' military branch after an Israeli soldier is shot dead by a Palestinian sniper. Four Hamas members are also killed. Israel responds by striking Hamas targets in Gaza. (BBC) (The New York Times).Three rockets fired from Gaza at Israeli communities. The Iron Dome intercepts two of them.
  • Jul 21, 2018: Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has resigned due to declining health and is replaced with Jeep CEO Mike Manley.
  • Jul 22, 2018: Conflict in Afghanistan (2001-present: A suicide bomber from ISIL kills 14 and injures more than 60 people at a checkpoint near Hamid Karzai Airport. This attack occurs as Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum returns to Afghanistan from more than a year of exile in Turkey. Dostum, his entourage and others are not wounded.
  • Jul 23, 2018: 2018 Attica wildfires - Wildfires in Attica, Greece caused by wildfires that erupted on August 7, 2018, killed at least 76 people and left 172 others injured. They also destroyed hundreds of homes and vehicles. This prompted a state emergency. The Greek government asks for assistance from the European Union.
  • Jul 24, 2018: Israeli-Syrian military incidents in the Syrian Civil War: Israel Defense Forces shot down a Syrian Air Force plane near the Golan Heights, after it crossed into the UNDOF area near Israel's border.
  • Jul 25, 2018: Syrian Civil War: 2018 As-Suwayda Attacks: Coordinated suicide bombings and shootings by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (As-Suwayda), Syria, kill 215 and injure over 200 more.
  • Jul 26, 2018: Facebook stock drops 20% (US$118billion), setting a new record for the largest stock market loss in one trading day and the first time that a stock has lost more than $100 billion in one trading day.
  • Jul 27, 2018: Proposed Disney acquisition of 21st Century Fox: 21st Century Fox shareholders approve a $71.3 million merger with The Walt Disney Company.
  • Jul 28, 2018: The ground breaking for the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park (Illinois) is being pushed back until all federal approvals have been completed. This won't happen until 2019.
  • Jul 29, 2018: 2018 Pacific Typhoon Season: Typhoon Jongdari strikes central and western Japan. It injures at least 21 people, and cuts power to thousands of homes. After devastating floods earlier in the month and a deadly heat wave, the typhoon is just the latest of a series of weather events that have affected the country.
  • Jul 30, 2018: Syrian Civil War: 2018 Southern Syria Offensive: The Syrian Army seizes Al-Shajara. This is ISIL's "main bastion", according to the Daraa Governorate. (The New Arab). The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that ISIL militants have taken more than 30 Druze children and women hostage after last week's attack on Druze villages in As-Suwayda Governorate.
  • Jul 31, 2018: Terrorism and terrorist incidents in Tajikistan: ISIL claims responsibility in a Tajikistan attack that left four cyclists dead. It happened two days before.
  • Aug 1, 2018: After workers strike over ticketing changes, the Eiffel Tower in Paris is shut down.
  • Aug 2, 2018: Saudi Arabian-led intervention, Battle of Al Hudaydah in Yemen: At least 20 people were killed in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in Al Hudaydah (Yemen). Saudi Arabia's spokesperson denied that its jets were present in the area, but blamed rebels.
  • Aug 3, 2018: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: A suicide bomber attacked a Shi'ite mosque, Gardez, Afghanistan. At least 29 people were killed and at least 40 more were injured. The attack is not under immediate investigation.
  • Aug 4, 2018: Drone explosions in Caracas: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro survived an assassination attempt using drones while he was speaking at a military event held in Caracas. Eight people are hurt.
  • Aug 5, 2018: Three Czech soldiers are killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in Afghanistan during the War in Afghanistan (2001 to present). The bombing also leaves two U.S. soldiers and two Afghan soldiers with serious injuries.
  • Aug 6, 2018: 2018 European heatwave: Nine people are killed in a heat wave that hit Spain. (Publico: Seven people are killed by a heat wave in Genoa.
  • Aug 7, 2018: Drone explosions in Caracas, Colombia-Venezuela relations. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claims that he has "hard proof" that the Colombian government attempted to assassinate him on Saturday. He will release the evidence later in the day.
  • Aug 8, 2018: Academy Awards: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces changes to the Oscars. This includes a shorter ceremony and a category called "Most Popular Film".
  • Aug 9, 2018: Yemeni Civil War (2015): More than 60 people are injured and 43 are killed by an airstrike in which the Saudi-led coalition attacked a bus that was parked at a Dahyan market. The coalition called the strike a "legitimate war action" against Houthis and accused them of using children as human shields.
  • Aug 10, 2018: Ghazni offensive, War in Afghanistan: The Taliban launch a large-scale military offensive in an attempt to take over Ghazni in the southeastern part of Afghanistan. This is a provincial capital located on the Kabul–Kandahar Highway. They take over a portion of the city.
  • Aug 11, 2018: Ghazni offensive, War in Afghanistan: Fighting continues around Ghazni.
  • Aug 12, 2018: August 2018 Lombok earthquake: Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesperson for BNPB, confirmed that 436 people have died in the earthquake in Lombok.
  • Aug 13, 2018: In Afghanistan, war: More than 100 Afghan soldiers, police officers, 13 civilians, and hundreds of Taliban are killed in the ongoing offensive in Ghazni. (BBC). The Taliban seize Camp Chenaya in Afghanistan, an Afghan Army base located in Ghormach District of Faryab Province.
  • Aug 14, 2018: Norma Azucena Rodriguez Zamora is kidnapped in Hidalgo by gunmen.
  • Aug 15, 2018: War in Afghanistan: A suicide bomber attack on a Kabul education center left at least 48 people dead, mostly students. The Taliban denies any involvement. (BBC). Two units of Afghan security forces were attacked by the Taliban in Baghlan-e-Markazi District of Baghlan Province. The attack resulted in the deaths of at least 39 soldiers as well as police officers.
  • Aug 16, 2018: 2018 Washington Veterans Day Parade: President Donald Trump's planned military parade on November 10, 2018, has been postponed by the United States Department of Defense until 2019. Estimates for the parade's costs have increased from $12 million up to $92 million.
  • Aug 17, 2018: 2018 Gaza border protests: Near the Israel-Gaza barrier, around 20,000 Palestinians demonstrate. According to medical sources, two Israeli Defense Forces personnel were killed and at least 270 more wounded by the force. 50 of these victims were shot with live ammunition.
  • Aug 18, 2018: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends Karin Kneissl, Austria's foreign minister (FPO), and Wolfgang Malinger, a businessman.
  • Aug 19, 2018: 2018 Earthquakes: A magnitude 8.2 deep-focus earthquake (the strongest ever recorded in 2018) struck the South Pacific Ocean, near Fiji. There is no immediate tsunami threat.
  • Aug 20, 2018: Terrorism in Europe. A man storms into a Mossos-d'Esquadra station carrying a knife and is shot by an officer. The incident is being treated as an attempt to terrorist attack by police.
  • Aug 21, 2018: Afghanistan War: Mortars fired on Kabul's diplomatic quarter during President Ashraf Ghani's speech. Police say that the attackers have been killed and four others are injured after hours of fighting.
  • Aug 22, 2018: According to senior industry sources, the previously announced initial public offer of Saudi Aramco was canceled.
  • Aug 23, 2018: China-United States trade dispute: The United States imposes 25% tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese goods. China responds immediately with its own equivalent tariffs
  • Aug 24, 2018: Spanish government approves a decree amending the Historical Memory Law that allows the government to exhume Francisco Franco’s remains from Valle de los Caidos.
  • Aug 25, 2018: California auction sells a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for $48.4 Million. This makes it the most expensive car ever to be sold at auction.
  • Aug 26, 2018: Afghanistan War: Afghan authorities claim that the Afghan and foreign forces killed ISIL/K's head and ten other militant members in a joint ground-air operation on Saturday night.
  • Aug 27, 2018: United States free trade agreements, Mexico-United States relations. The United States and Mexico agree on key terms in the North American Free Trade Agreement. Canada has not yet signed the agreement.
  • Aug 28, 2018: Two people were killed and 35 injured when a suspected improvised explosive device was planted by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters detonated at a festival in Isulan Sultan Kudarat, Philippines.
  • Aug 29, 2018: Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia is struck by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake.
  • Aug 30, 2018: Economy of Argentina: Argentina raises its interest rate to 60% as its currency plummets.
  • Aug 31, 2018: War in Donbass - Alexander Zakharchenko (leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic), is killed in an explosion at a cafe near Donetsk.
  • Sep 1, 2018: Dahyan Air Strike, Yemeni Civil War (2015): Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates claim that 51 people were killed in the attack on a Yemeni school bus by a Saudi Arabian plane.
  • Sep 2, 2018: A suicide bomber targets a Somalia government building in Mogadishu and causes the destruction of a nearby school. There are 14 injuries and three deaths.
  • Sep 3, 2018: Libyan Civil War (2014-present). More than 40 people, including civilians have been killed in clashes in Tripoli, Libya.
  • Sep 4, 2018: 2015-2018 Iraqi Protests: Seven people were killed and over 30 injured in a Basra, Iraq rally after security forces opened fire.
  • Sep 5, 2018: Afghanistan War (2001-present). A suicide attack on a Hazara Shi'ite wrestling club in Kabul, Afghanistan. A second explosion, apparently targeting journalists and emergency services, kills at most 20 people and injures 70 more.
  • Sep 6, 2018: Two million Ford F150 trucks have been recalled because of a manufacturing defect that could cause the seatbelt pretensioner to light up and ignite the vehicle.
  • Sep 7, 2018: Syrian Civil War: Presidents of Russia, Iran and Russia disagree with the Turkish President's proposal for a ceasefire at Idlib following a meeting in Tehran. This would not include Islamist militants that these nations seek to defeat.
  • Sep 8, 2018: Taliban insurgents attacked the checkpoint in western Afghanistan's Herat, killing 9 people and injuring 6. The militants also suffered 10 injuries.
  • Sep 9, 2018: Four separate Taliban attacks kill dozens of Afghans in Afghanistan's war. Baghlan Province: An army base is destroyed.
  • Sep 10, 2018: Syrian Civil War: The Netherlands stops funding the opposition and police forces in Syria, claiming that there are very few chances they will win the war. The Netherlands will cease support for the White Helmets in December 2018.
  • Sep 11, 2018: 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurricane Florence. The Donald Trump campaign cancels an event for Missouri in advance of Hurricane Florence. (Politico). Hurricane Florence has caused the cancellation of the North Carolina Tar Heels football match against the UCF Knights, and the North Carolina State Wolfpack against the West Virginia Mountaineers game.
  • Sep 12, 2018: War in Afghanistan: Yesterday's suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan on protesters claimed 68 lives.
  • Sep 13, 2018: September 2018, inter-Korean Summit, North Korea-South Korea Relations: The third Inter-Korean summit will be held in Pyongyang between South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un next week.
  • Sep 14, 2018: Syrian Civil War: Idlib residents demonstrate against President Bashar al-Assad's government.
  • Sep 15, 2018: In twin attacks by Islamist militants from eastern Burkina Faso, nine civilians were killed
  • Sep 16, 2018: After being closed for "an ongoing law enforcement investigation into criminal activity at Sacramento Peak", the Sunspot Solar Observatory will reopen Monday. A suspect in this investigation could pose a risk to the safety and security of residents and staff.
  • Sep 17, 2018: Russia and Turkey announce a Demilitarized Zone in Syria's Idlib Governorate. They also rule out military operations.
  • Sep 18, 2018: Syria missile strikes (September 2018, News: The Russian Ilyushin Il-20 aircraft carrying fourteen people, which had been missing since Monday overs the Mediterranean Sea, has been shot down. Russia accuses Israel for not providing enough warning before it launched its attacks. This caused Syria to shoot down the plane.
  • Sep 19, 2018: Oromo-Somali violence: Ethiopia's recent rise in ethnic violence has resulted in 58 deaths. Thousands continue to protest against the killings in Addis Ababa.
  • Sep 20, 2018: Mercury Prize: Wolf Alice wins 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize with Visions of a Life.
  • Sep 21, 2018: Libyan Civil War (2014-2018), Battle of Tripoli (2018): Recent clashes in Tripoli have resulted in 96 deaths. The clashes that began on August 26, 2018 left 444 people dead and 16 others missing.
  • Sep 22, 2018: 2018 Ahvaz military parade assault: Four unidentified gunmen dressed in military uniforms opened fire on a military parade commemorating the Iran-Iraq War. The parade was held in Ahvaz Khuzestan, Iran. It saw 25 people killed and 60 injured. Both Ahvaz National Resistance and the Islamic State claim responsibility.
  • Sep 23, 2018: In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, rebels killed 23 civilians and four soldiers. It was close to an Ebola epidemic that had struck Beni, eastern Congo.
  • Sep 24, 2018: Russian officials claim that they will be sending S-300 air-defense missile systems to Syria in the next two weeks after the downing of Russian planes in Syria. Russia stated that it will begin jamming satellite signals and radar signals from planes attacking Syrian territory from the Mediterranean.
  • Sep 25, 2018: Inspire Brands has announced the purchase of Sonic Drive-In, a fast food chain, for US$2.3 billion.
  • Sep 26, 2018: Battle of Tripoli (2018): Heavy fighting in Tripoli has been stopped. More than 100 people were killed in the last month by different militias.
  • Sep 27, 2018: Justin Milne, the chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, resigned following allegations that he interfered with the broadcaster’s employment and editorial practices for former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.
  • Sep 28, 2018: 2018 Gaza border protests - Six Palestinians, including one 12-year-old boy, were killed in IDF fire during Gaza border clashes.
  • Sep 29, 2018: 2018 Sulawesi tsunami and earthquake: At least 408 people have been confirmed dead, and at least 560 injured by the tsunami that was triggered Friday by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Palu and Donggala (Indonesia).
  • Sep 30, 2018: 2018 Sulawesi earthquake, tsunami: It is now known that at least 844 people have been killed in the tsunami and earthquake in Indonesia.
  • Oct 1, 2018: 2018 Eastern Euphrates missile strike by Iran: Iran launches six ballistic missiles from its territory at ISIL targets in eastern Syria near the Euphrates River valley. This is in response to the Ahvaz military parade.
  • Oct 2, 2018: War in Afghanistan (2001-present), Afghan Parliamentary Election, 2018, 13 killed and more than 30 injured at an election rally held in Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan.
  • Oct 3, 2018: Toys "R" Us lenders have cancelled the bankruptcy auction of the brand name and other intellectual properties and instead plan on reviving the Babies "R" Us and Toys "R" Us brands.
  • Oct 4, 2018: Relations between India and Russia: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives India to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Oct 5, 2018: Two new members have been named by the Swedish Academy: Eric Runesson (the Swedish supreme court judge) and Jila Mossaed (the Swedish writer and poet).
  • Oct 6, 2018: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Avigdor Lieberman, the Defense Minister of Israel, has announced that Israel will reduce its fishing zone off Gaza Strip from 9 nautical mile (17 km; 10 miles) to 6 nautical mile (11 km; 6.9 miles) in response to weekly Gaza border protests. Yesterday's protest saw over 20,000 participants. Three Palestinians were among those killed.
  • Oct 7, 2018: Afghanistan War: Officials from Afghanistan claim that Taliban destroyed highway bridges in Maidan Wardak Province. This cut off traffic between Kabul, the capital, and the provinces Ghazni Zabul, Kandahar, and Zabul. Four provinces were without electricity, while fighting was reported in Ghazni Province. At least ten Afghan police officers were shot to death. In two weeks, parliamentary elections will be held.
  • Oct 8, 2018: Libyan Civil War (2014-present); The Rise of Terrorism In Egypt: A Libyan National Army operation at Derna results with the capture of Hesham Ashmawy. Hesham Ashmawy is one of Egypt's most wanted militants.
  • Oct 9, 2018: American Music Awards 2018: Taylor Swift, an American singer, wins four trophies including Artist of The Year. She also holds 23 American Music Awards. Whitney Houston was beaten by Taylor Swift.
  • Oct 10, 2018: A bus travelling from Nairobi, Kenya to Kisumu crashes into a tree and causes the deaths of at least 51 people.
  • Oct 11, 2018: A river in Bududa (Uganda) bursts, resulting in the deaths of at least 41 people. Many others are also injured and displaced.
  • Oct 12, 2018: Wedding of Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank: In the second British royal wedding of 2018, Princess Eugenie wed Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.
  • Oct 13, 2018: War in Afghanistan: An explosively rigged motorcycle is set on fire at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan. At least 14 people were killed, including civilians.
  • Oct 14, 2018: Pope Francis canonizes Oscar Romero (the Roman Catholic Archbishop San Salvador who was assassinated during Mass in 1980). Six additional canonizations are also announced, including the one of Pope Paul VI.
  • Oct 15, 2018: 2018 Cologne attack: Three people are hurt when a man sets fire to a fast-food outlet in Cologne's main station and then takes a woman hostage. Later, German counter-terrorism units rescue the woman.
  • Oct 16, 2018: Somali Civil War (2009-present). The United States Africa Command, (AFRICOM), says that 60 al-Shabaab militants were killed in an airstrike near Harardhere, central Somalia.
  • Oct 17, 2018: Two rockets were launched by Palestinians from Gaza Strip at Israel. One landed in Beersheba in the south, inflicting severe damage to a home but not injuring anyone, while the other landed in the sea.
  • Oct 18, 2018: War in Afghanistan: Afghan General and Kandahar Police Chief Abdul Raziq Achakzai are assassinated during a high-level meeting at the governor's compound. The incident took place with U.S. General Austin S. Miller. According to officials, Gen. Miller was uninjured while the governor sustained serious injuries. The Taliban claim responsibility.
  • Oct 19, 2018: The Sagrada Familia, Barcelona receives a building permit 136 years after it began construction.
  • Oct 20, 2018: After a rafting accident in a swollen River, four Americans are killed in Costa Rica.
  • Oct 21, 2018: 2018 Yilan train crash: A train in Yilan County, Taiwan derails and leaves at least 18 people dead and 187 injured.
  • Oct 22, 2018: China will open the longest sea bridge in the world, Hong Kong-Zhuhai Macau Bridge, after nine years of construction. The ceremony will take place in Hong Kong.
  • Oct 23, 2018: Ancient Black Sea Shipwrecks: A team of scientists who work in the Black Sea reported on the discovery of a Classical Greek trade ship that was built around 400 BC. It is the oldest intact shipwreck.
  • Oct 24, 2018: 2018 Sulawesi tsunami and earthquake: Officials lower the death toll from the tsunami and earthquake of September 28, 2018, to 2,256, 10,679, and 1,075 respectively.
  • Oct 25, 2018: For the first time, all combat roles in British Armed Forces are now open to women.
  • Oct 26, 2018: 2018 Gaza border protests. Israel responds to 40 Palestinian rockets by launching 80 air strikes against what Israel claims are Hamas and Iranian-controlled weapons factories in Gaza. Soon afterward, Islamic Jihad announces a Egypt-mediated ceasefire.
  • Oct 27, 2018: Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: At least 11 people were killed when a gunman opened fire on a Pittsburgh synagogue. (BBC),
  • Oct 28, 2018: Pittsburgh synagogue shoots: American online payments company PayPal bans Gab, a social media site that is associated with the alt-right movement. Joyent, Gab’s American hosting provider, says they will end their service tomorrow. After it was revealed that Robert Bowers was one of the 11 suspects in the deaths yesterday, the move was taken.
  • Oct 29, 2018: Syrian Civil War: Six years after being closed by the war, the National Museum of Damascus is reopened to the public.
  • Oct 30, 2018: 2018 Pacific Typhoon Season: Typhoon Yutu creates landslides and leaves at least four people dead in the Philippines.
  • Oct 31, 2018: Local student aged 17 years old, who was studying at a nearby school of polytechnics, set off an explosive device in Arkhangelsk's Federal Security Service building, killing himself and three FSB officers. This agency is Russia's main state security agency, and it succeeds the KGB.
  • Nov 1, 2018: 2018 Pacific Typhoon Season: 15 deaths from floods and landslides caused by Typhoon Yutu, a typhoon that struck the Philippines in August 2018. One man died in Hong Kong, China. (News.com.au),
  • Nov 2, 2018: Maulana Samiul-Haq, a former Pakistani senator well-known as the "Father to the Taliban", was killed by unknown attackers at his Rawalpindi residence. (Geo TV),
  • Nov 3, 2018: War in Afghanistan: Major Brent Taylor, a member of the Utah National Guard who was also the mayor for North Ogden (Utah), is killed by an Afghan commando in Kabul.
  • Nov 4, 2018: 2018 Minya bus attack: Egyptian police kill 19 Islamist militants who were involved in an attack in central Egypt on Coptic Christians two days ago.
  • Nov 5, 2018: Anglophone Crisis: At least seventy eight students and three staff members are kidnapped at Bamenda, capital of the North West region of Cameroon. Anglophone Crisis refers to a conflict between separatists in Cameroon and the government.
  • Nov 6, 2018: Demographics of Colombia: The Colombia Census was conducted thirteen years ago. The latest census shows that Colombia has five million fewer residents than originally estimated.
  • Nov 7, 2018: Jean-Claude Arnault, Postponement for the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature. Jayne Svenungsson announced that she was leaving the Swedish Academy which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature. She is the eighth member to leave the group after financial crimes and sex abuse scandals.
  • Nov 8, 2018: French authorities seize a Ryanair plane because it was owed illegal subsidies to the European Union at Bordeaux-Merignac Airport, just before 149 passengers bound for London boarded.
  • Nov 9, 2018: Officials in Afghanistan say the Taliban attacked an outpost of the army yesterday, killing 10 soldiers and 7 officers in Khwaja Ghar District. This comes after 7 police officers were killed in Farah yesterday.
  • Nov 10, 2018: Presidential Medal of Freedom: Babe Ruth and Elvis Presley will be receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom award. Orrin Hatch and Miriam Adelson (doctor and philanthropist) are also expected to be honored. (Entertainment Weekly),
  • Nov 11, 2018: Israel-Palestine conflict (November 2018). Seven Palestinians were killed in a raid of the Israel Defense Forces in southeastern Gaza Strip. This was supported by air strikes. One IDF officer was shot and killed, while another was hurt. Three of the 12 rockets fired from Gaza were later shot down.
  • Nov 12, 2018: Israel and Hamas exchange missile firing, with 300 rockets launched from Gaza in three hours.
  • Nov 13, 2018: Amazon announces that it will split its second headquarters in New York City from National Landing, northern Virginia
  • Nov 14, 2018: Anglophone Crisis: At least 30 Ambazonian separatists were killed by the Cameroonian Armed Forces during intense clashes that erupted in Cameroon's English speaking region. Also, Donga-Mantung's mayor is shot to death.
  • Nov 15, 2018: Conflict in Kivu: Seven MONUSCO peacekeepers died in clashes yesterday with militia in Beni (North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo).
  • Nov 16, 2018: Johnston Press, owner of i, The Scotsman and the Yorkshire Post, goes into administration after it failed to find a buyer. It will be delisted from the London Stock Exchange on 19th November 2018.
  • Nov 17, 2018: Syrian Civil War: Following months of fighting, the Syrian government forces take back control of Tulul al-Safa, south Syria from ISIL.
  • Nov 18, 2018: Boko Haram militants loyal to ISIS attacked a military station in Nigeria's town of Metele. At least 118 soldiers were killed and at least 153 more were left missing. The militants also took tanks, armored vehicles as well as weapons and ammunition.
  • Nov 19, 2018: Former CEO of Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, was arrested in Japan on suspicion of violating Japan's financial trading laws. Nissan recommended that Ghosn and Greg Kelly resign for misconduct. Ghosn is also chairman and CEO at Renault.
  • Nov 20, 2018: November 2018, Kabul Attack: At least 50 people were killed and 83 more injured in a suicide bombing at a Mawlid gathering, Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Nov 21, 2018: Afghanistan War (2001-present: 55 deaths in suicide bombing attack on Kabul gathering of religious scholars.
  • Nov 22, 2018: According to the Leaning Tower at Pisa Surveillance Group, the structure has been leaning less for the past 20 years by 4 cm (1.6 inches)
  • Nov 23, 2018: Attack on Karachi Chinese consulate, 2018: Four people were killed in an attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi. Three other attackers also died. Balochistan Liberation Army claims the attack.
  • Nov 24, 2018: Syrian Civil War: Syrian state media reports that over 50 civilians were injured in an alleged poison gas attack by Syrian rebels at Aleppo.
  • Nov 25, 2018: Russia blocks three Ukrainian Navy vessels' passage under the Kerch Strait Bridge with a cargo vessel, preventing them from passing through. Russia claims that they have violated her territorial waters, and that she ignored warnings. After shots were fired, the navy vessels and crews were seized. Russia claims that three Ukrainians were injured. Ukraine claims that six of their sailors have been injured. Ukraine denies that their ships were involved in any wrongdoing.
  • Nov 26, 2018: Kerch Strait incident: Russia requests an urgent meeting with the United Nations Security Council. (TASS). The Kerch Strait has been reopened for commercial shipping. (Reuters) Martial law in Ukraine: For a period of 30 jours, the Verkhovna Rada approves martial law in Ukraine.
  • Nov 27, 2018: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: Three U.S. soldiers are killed and three more are injured in an IED explosion near Ghazni in Afghanistan.
  • Nov 28, 2018: At least 30 Afghan civilians are killed in a series of U.S. Airstrikes, 16 of them children, in Garmsir District. Other civilians were also left injured or buried under the rubble. A suspected Taliban compound was the target of the strikes. The United States strategy is to encourage the Taliban to negotiate.
  • Nov 29, 2018: Vietjet Air Flight VJ 356, carrying 207 passengers and crew, crashed at Buon Ma Thoot International Airport. Six people sustained injuries, but all six survived.
  • Nov 30, 2018: 2018 Anchorage earthquake. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes Alaska. The epicenter is Anchorage. There are reports of severe damage.
  • Dec 1, 2018: 2018 Anchorage earthquake: More Than 1,000 aftershocks shake Alaska following a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that knocked out power and tore through buildings in Anchorage.
  • Dec 2, 2018: Afghanistan War (2001-present). A U.S. Air Force strike in Afghanistan kills Mullah Abdul Manan Akhund.
  • Dec 3, 2018: Qatar announces it will be withdrawing from OPEC beginning January 2019, following almost 60 years of membership. This is to allow the country to concentrate on natural gas production.
  • Dec 4, 2018: Operation Northern Shield: Israel announces a plan to remove Hezbollah tunnels along the border between Lebanon and Israel.
  • Dec 5, 2018: Riksbank, the deputy governor of Sweden’s central bank, stated that Sweden is likely to become cashless in the next three to five year.
  • Dec 6, 2018: Near a Chabahar police station, Iran, a car bomb explodes. The attack left around 40 people injured and two police officers dead. Islamic militant group Ansar Al-Furqan claims responsibility. Iran accuses perpetrators being "foreign-backed terrorists".
  • Dec 7, 2018: European migration crisis: Medecins Sans Frontieres rescue ship Aquarius 2 stops migrant rescue operations at the Mediterranean Sea. It cites sustained attacks by European governments on rescue and search efforts, especially in Italy.
  • Dec 8, 2018: Corinaldo stampede - Six people are killed, and many more are injured, as concertgoers rush to get out of a packed Lanterna Azzurra bar in Corinaldo, Ancona Province in Marche, Italy. Pepper spray was reportedly used inside the club.
  • Dec 9, 2018: After a fire broke out in an apartment in Reggio Emilia in Italy, two people were killed and 38 more were hospitalized.
  • Dec 10, 2018: Urjit Patel, Governor of Reserve Bank of India, abruptly resigns.
  • Dec 11, 2018: 2018 Strasbourg attack: Two people are killed and 14 more injured in a shooting rampage at Strasbourg's annual Christmas market. Police identify the shooter as an extremist and they flee the scene. This incident is being considered terrorist.
  • Dec 12, 2018: Afghanistan War (2001-present). The Afghan National Army leaves the western Shib Koh District, after the government failed in its duty to replenish troops there. The Taliban now control the district that borders Iran. (Reuters) The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that left 12 dead, 8 of them civilians in Kabul.
  • Dec 13, 2018: Conflict in Northern Mali: Around 42 people are killed by Jihadists riding motorcycles in an attack on Tuareg camps in Mali.
  • Dec 14, 2018: Syrian Civil War: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces retake Hajin, the last major Syrian town that ISIL controlled.
  • Dec 15, 2018: Kashmir conflict: Indian soldiers and counterinsurgency officers exchange gunfire with militants within the southern district Pulwama. One soldier was killed and three others were injured. After the battle ended, soldiers opened fire on anti-government protestors gathered in the area. Seven civilians were killed and 40 more were injured.
  • Dec 16, 2018: 2018 Strasbourg attack: A Polish national is killed in an attack on Strasbourg, France by terrorists.
  • Dec 17, 2018: Somali Civil War (2009-present). Six U.S. airstrikes in Somalia over the weekend killed at least 62 Al-Shabaab terrorists, according to The Pentagon.
  • Dec 18, 2018: Russian cargo vessel MV Kuzma Minin is stranded and is then refloated off Gyllyngvase (Cornwall) and brought to Falmouth Bay for inspection by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
  • Dec 19, 2018: American intervention in Syria, Syrian Civil War. The Pentagon reported that it began withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria. A spokesperson for the Pentagon stated that the coalition had liberated ISIL-held territory, but that the campaign is still not over.
  • Dec 20, 2018: In honor of former President Barack Obama, parts of Ventura Freeway in Southern California will be renamed "President Barack H. Obama Highway".
  • Dec 21, 2018: Colombian conflict: A joint military and police operation near Tumaco kills Walter Arizala, an Ecuadorian drug dealer and FARC dissident. Arizala was earlier this year wanted in connection with the assassination of two Ecuadorian journalists.
  • Dec 22, 2018: Somali Civil War: At least 16 people are killed and more than 20 injured by a car bomb in Mogadishu near the presidential palace.
  • Dec 23, 2018: Drone incident at Gatwick Airport: Two people were arrested by police just two days before and released without charge.
  • Dec 24, 2018: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.9% on Christmas Eve, marking its worst performance.
  • Dec 25, 2018: War in Afghanistan: According to the Afghan health ministry, at least 43 people were killed in yesterday's attack on Kabul's government building by a suicide bomber with three other gunmen. None of the attackers claimed responsibility.
  • Dec 26, 2018: The first time they have visited a combat zone since becoming president, the unannounced visit of President Donald Trump and First lady Melania Trump to the Al Asad Airbase in Iraq was post-Christmas.
  • Dec 27, 2018: At least 19 people have been killed in street battles between antigovernment protesters and riot officers in Sudan, with two policemen among them. Hundreds more are also injured. Amnesty International estimates that 37 people have died in the fighting.
  • Dec 28, 2018: Syrian Civil War: The Kurdish YPG asks for Syrian government troops to defend Manbij from what it calls a Turkish invasion.
  • Dec 29, 2018: Egyptian police have killed 40 militants in a retaliation to the roadside bombing that left three Vietnamese tourists dead and one Egyptian tour guide injured.
  • Dec 30, 2018: Afghanistan War: Taliban refuse peace talks with Afghan government
  • Dec 31, 2018: Two people are killed and 34 injured in a bomb blast at a busy shopping center in Cotabato in the Philippines.
  • Jan 3, 2018: For the first time in history, all five major storm surge gates in the Netherlands are closed simultaneously in the wake of a storm.


What does the year 2018 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 2018 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 119th year of the 21st century and the 8th year of the 2010s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 2017 and precedes 2019.

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