World This Week: 30 July–5 August 2012

Here we are presenting a compilation of some of the important international events that took place over the past one week

Aug 8, 2012 12:06 IST
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Here we are presenting a compilation of some of the important international events that took place over the past one week. The world this week for the week 30 July to 5 August will help students to update their information on various international events.

30 July, 2012
•    Romanian President Traian Basescu survived impeachment when a referendum on his removal from office fell short of the 50 per cent turnout threshold
•    The UN report stated nearly 200000 Syrians have fled the embattled city of Aleppo since intense clashes between regime forces and rebels began 10 days ago
•    A Maldivian Court refused to try the former President, Mohamed Nasheed, saying it has no authority to do so

31 July, 2012
•    US and Afghanistan inked an agreement for the transit of cargo to and from Afghanistan through Pakistan
•    Russia kicked off a massive naval rearmament unveiling plans to build scores of warships by the end of decade
•    US State Department warned that terrorist opponents of better Indian-Pakistan relations, such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba, may derail any progress by launching new attacks
•    Radical preacher Abu Qatada lost his appeal against detention pending deportation to Jordan, where he is facing terror charges

1 August, 2012
•    Union government notified a law permitting investments by Pakistan citizens and companies in India in sectors/activities other than defence, space and atomic energy
•    US administration announced to impose sanctions on any institution that his administration suspected of engaging in trade with Iran including Chinese banks
•    Somalia’s Constituent Assembly endorsed a draft constitution billed as a key step to ending decades of civil war

2 August, 2012

•    Deputy Attorney General of Pakistan, Khurshid Khan was sacked after earning the ire of lawyers for performing voluntary service at Hindu and Sikh shrines in India
•    Russian President Vladimir Putin met British Prime Minister David Cameron on the sidelines of the London Olympics. The two leaders agreed that they have differing point of views over Syria
•    Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi swore in Cabinet that retained military chief Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi as Defence Minister

3 August, 2012
•    Pakistan’s Supreme Court scrapped the government’s new contempt law, which seek immunity for the legislators from contempt law
•    Russia regretted resignation of United Nations-Arab League envoy for Syria Kofi Annan’s and pledged continued support to his plan for ending violence in that country.
•     The UN General Assembly adopted a Saudi-drafted resolution on Syria that expressed grave concern at the rising violence in the country

4 August, 2012
•    The Afghan Parliament voted to dismiss two top Security Ministers
•    A grandson of ex-US President Harry Truman, who ordered the atomic bombings of Japan during World War II, visited Hiroshima to attend a memorial service for the victims
•    Sudan and South Sudan inked a deal over oil

5 August, 2012
•    At least six persons were killed and several injured by one or more gunmen, at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in US
•    Saudi King Abdullah invited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for an extraordinary summit of Muslim leaders to be held in August 2012 in Makkah
•    Hundreds of archaeological treasures looted from Afghanistan were returned to the country’s National Museum
•    At least 45 people were killed in a suicide bombing in south Yemen


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