Recent Major Global Events & World Changing Disasters
Below you will find recent major global events, such as wars and conflicts and information about recent disasters, earthquakes and other types of world changing events happening currently or recently. The information on this page will be updated regularly with new events.
August of 2021 saw a botched military withdrawal from Afghanistan and two suicide bombing attacks at the Kabul international airport leaving scores of people dead, many of whom were waiting eagerly with their families to be evacuated from the country.
The United States military carried out overnight airstrikes against 2 Iran backed militias in both Iraq and Syria on Sunday in response to recent drone attacks targeting U.S. soldiers and military buildings.
Russia began amassing troops, armor and artillery on the Ukrainian border, initially attributing the buildup to 'training exercises' but as the forces, artillery and tanks grew in number it became obvious it was more than simply a training exercise as tensions grew to a near boiling point in the region.
Two United States warships were headed to the Black Sea, which prompted Russia's military drills and warnings from Russia to "Stay away for your own good" as well as threats of action if US warships were to patrol the Black Sea region, after which the US warships were recalled from patrolling the black sea region.
2021 see's an unprecedented amount of incursions from the Chinese into Taiwan's ADIZ (Air Defense Identification Zone) and threats from the Chinese government against Taiwan, stating that they 'wouldn't stand a chance' in a battle with China, and that the island is theirs and they are going to take it and reunify Taiwan back with the mainland.
The highest incursion yet was 25 military aircraft in the month of April, incursions which have been getting more and more frequent since the beginning of the year and claimed by the Chinese to be a "rehearsal" for a full scale invasion of the island.
A rocket attack was carried out targeting U.S troops stationed in the Al Asad airbase in Iraq. Iran has been suspected in the attack. A U.S civilian contractor died of heart failure during the attack but no one else was killed.
The threat level has been raised for the United States military stationed in Iraq due to a heightened risk of attack in response to the recent U.S Syrian strikes targeting Iranian backed militas.
On February 1st, 2021 in the early morning hours the Mayanmar military deposed the countries ruling party, the National League for Democracy in a successful coup, after which the military began a number of human rights abuses, cracking down on protestors and rolling through the streets with military vehicles.
Many thousands took to the streets in protest of this new regime, at which point the military began shooting people with rubber bullets, some of which were seriously injured and armored vehicles were deployed into the streets. The police then fired live ammunation into the protestors to quell the protests, killing some protestors in the process.
Dozens of Heavy ballistic missile attacks targeting U.S. Forces at numerous bases underway in Iraq. Iranian revolutionary guards have taken responsibility for the attacks.
Iran is known to have around 2,000 ballistic missiles in its arsenal and working to obtain nuclear weapon capability. The missles used in the attack were all short ranged missles and there have been no known casualties. It is thought that Iran purposefully avoided casualties to avoid an unwinnable all out war with the United States.
A Baghdad airstrike in Iran kills top Iranian commander, secomd most powerful man in Iran. Afterword, Iran issued a threat to the United States stating that it holds the U.S fully accountable for the attack and plans to respond.
Thousands of additional troops are now heading to the Middle East in response to the new threats by Iran to retaliate for the attack, leading to further escalation between Iran and the United States.