There was a sudden meteor shower in Russia. It started yesterday with very little warning, apparently very apocalypse-esque. 1000 people were seriously injured.
Thousands of people rallied in Iraq against the Prime Minister and the Shi’ite led government. Most of the protests happened in Sunni areas. They are calling for release of prisoners and a reform of the anti-terror laws. Elections for all levels of government are upcoming on April 20th.
South Korea says they have failed to detect radioactive elements that would have leaked after North Korea’s nuclear test earlier this week. No radioactivity was detected after the 2009 test either. This could mean that North Korea is overstating its ability, or that detection measures are not happening fast enough.
Georgian officials get in fist fight
Armenian Presidential Election to go ahead on Feb 18th despite Paruyr Hairikian requesting a postponement as he recovers from being shot
Kenyan government sued for police brutality after the 2007 election
Chief minister, Amir Haidar Khan Hoti of Pakistan’s NW providence, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, escaped unhurt from an attempted suicide bomb attack, the bomber did not survive
Indian troops at the border of the Kashmir region, shot/killed a Pakistani soldier who crossed the border
US calls for the release of 2 Iranian opposition leaders under house arrest since 2011
Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe announced March 16 – new constitution vote
Moldova starts its parliamentary session despite political unrest, and Speaker Marian Lupu’s proposal to postpone, Prime Minister Vlad Filat also says his part would leave its coalition
Somali militants claim to have executed a Kenyan soldier are the government failed to meet demands
The G20 meeting for finance ministers starts in Moscow, Russia
Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli troops during a rally in support of prisoner hunger strike
Cyprus’s opposition, right wing, Nicos Anastasiades, has a lead in the polls – presidential election, 2/17
150 killed in attack on Syrian airport in Aleppo, over the past 2 days
NASA’s mo-hawk guy got to go to the SOTU Bobak Ferdowsi; stars and stripes for the curiosity landing