An extract on #2017
January 21 Millions of people worldwide join the Women's March in response to the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. 420 marches were reported in the U.S. and 168 in other countries, becoming the largest single-day protest in American history and the largest worldwide protest in recent history.
March 10 The UN warns that the world is facing the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II, with up to 20 million people at risk of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria.
April 6 In response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town, the U.S. military launches 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at an air base in Syria. Russia describes the strikes as an "aggression", adding they significantly damage U.S.Russia ties.
April 13 In the 2017 Nangarhar airstrike the U.S. drops the GBU-43/B MOAB, the world's largest non-nuclear weapon, at an ISIL base in Afghanistan.
June 10 The 2017 World Expo is opened in Astana, Kazakhstan.
June 21 The Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq, is destroyed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
June 25 The World Health Organization estimates that Yemen has over 200,000 cases of cholera.
June 27 A series of cyberattacks using the Petya malware begins, affecting organizations in Ukraine.
July 4 Russia and China urge North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear programs after it successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile.
July 7 The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is voted for by 122 of the 193 UN member states.