Here’s what’s going on in the world for the week of July 18, 2022.
The I2U2, also known as the West Asia Quad, focuses on clean energy, infrastructure, food security, health, space and other areas.
United States domestic politics have hindered the funding and utilization of the Green Climate Fund, the United Nations mechanism started in 2010 to help developing countries transition to renewable energy. Funding for the organization comes from developed countries, but the prior Trump Administration refused to fund the mechanism and current Republican opposition has delayed additional funding.
Log4j vulnerability will continue to be a pervasive threat according to a report from the Cyber Safety Review Board, a cyber security panel. However, the vulnerability has only been exploited at low level attacks so far.
The United Nations has decried the ongoing gang violence in Haiti, which has taken the lives of more than a thousand people since January. The UN is calling for a freeze of small arms sales to the country in response.
Venezuela has one of the worst vaccination rates in the world. The country is barred from accessing a regional system that helps pay for and provide affordable vaccines until it pays off a debt of 11 million dollars, which came mostly from an ongoing political fight between the government and opposition.
Drop boxes for ballots were highly secure during the 2020 presidential election in the United States, according to Associated Press survey. This result conflicts with the claims made by the former president.
Egypt will suspend sending peacekeepers to Mali in August.
A team of highschool students from Zimbabwe are the world champions of the International Highschool Moot Court competition, which simulates the proceedings of the International Criminal Court pre-trial chambers.
Laurent Bucyibaruta, who was governor of the Gikongoro province during the Rwandan genocide, has been convicted for complicity to commit genocide and crimes against humanity.
Wildfires are raging through South Western Europe.
The main events of the Russian-Ukraine War as of Saturday.
Two studies show that immigrants in France are integrating but still face discrimination and racism. Many in France have an immigrant ancestor.
Explainer: The islands of Sanafir and Tiran are strategically important for access to the Red Sea. While their possession has been contested, new ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia might see these islands become tourist sites.
Government officials are preparing for possible protests across Iraq after a mass gathering by supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr gathered in Baghdad.
The war in Ukraine has damaged wheat supplies for the Middle East and North Africa, the largest consumers of wheat exports.
Pacific Island nations demand solid action against climate change from the United States and China.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the interim president of the country.
The legacy of former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.