Recent Major Global Events & World Changing DisastersBelow you will find recent major global events and information about recent disasters, earthquakes and other types of world changing events happening currently or recently.
April 13th, 2017: US Drops MOAB, The Largest Non Nuclear BombThe U.S has dropped the largest non nuclear bomb in its arsonal, the GBU-43B a 21,000LB concussive bomb was dropped in eastern Afghanistan onto ISIS tunnels. The bomb is called the MOAB and has a blast radius of one mile. This just days after a green beret was killed fighting ISIS.
While it was at first thought that the death toll was only 36, the death toll is now being raised to at least 94 ISIS fighters. No civilian casualties have been reported which is not surprising considering how well coordinated, calculated and planned out the attack was beforehand to ultimately minimize the risk of civilian casualties.
April 9th, 2017: Church Bombing In Egypt Kills At Least 32Two separate bomb blasts in Egypt has killed at least 32 people, and injured 130. The first blast happened in the town of Tanta, where 26 people were killed and 71 injured. The second blast happened in Alexanderia where 6 people were killed and 66 injured. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
April 6th, 2017: US Launches Missiles At SyriaThe US launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Shayrat air field in Syria, in response to Syria's use of illegal chemical weapons on its own people which killed around 100 men, women and children civilians.
The Shayrat airfield is said to be the airfield where the chemical attacks containing sarin and chlorine were launched from.
In response, Russia condemned the cruise missile attack, stating that it's "an aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law." and Russian President Putin said that the attack was under 'far-fetched' pretext.
2017 – Doomsday Clock Set To 2 And A Half Minutes To Midnight
For the first time in the 70-year history of the Doomsday Clock, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board has moved the hands of the iconic clock 30 seconds closer to midnight. "The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon." - Bulletin Of Atomic Scientists
June 23rd, 2016 - Britain Votes To Leave The European UnionOn June 23rd, 2016, Britain votes to leave, or 'exit' the European Union, thus coining the term 'Brexit', wanting to be free from the EU's laws and single currency market. The withdrawal from the EU will be finalized by April, 2019.