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 14th, 2018: U.S. Begins Precision Missile Strikes On Syria
April 12th, 2018: U.S. Deploy's Carrier Nuclear Strike Group To Syria
April 9th, 2018: Syrian Airfield Hit By Missile StrikeAt least 14 people were killed in a missile strike on an air base in Syria just days after a chemical attack by the Syrian government killed scores of their own people. Initially Syria blamed the United States for the airstrike, but the US has denied involvement in the attack. The location of the airstrike was the Tiyas air base, also known as T4, not far from the the city of Homs.
Israel has attacked locations within Syria in the past, but they have not commented on whether or not they were involved in this particular airstrike.
April 4th, 2018: Many Dead After Chemical Attack In SyriaMore than 80 men, women and children are dead after a chemical poison gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun located in north western Syria after war planes flew in and dropped a bomb that created a yellow mushroom cloud after it exploded.
January 25th, 2018: Doomsday Clock Moved To 2 Minutes To MidnightThe Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved the doomsday clock hand from 2 and a half minutes to midnight to two minutes to midnight due to a growing number of nuclear threats and climate change. This is the first time since 1953 that the doomsday clock has been set this close to midnight.
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.