The year 2021 AD (Roman numerals: MMXXI) is the current year, a simple year that began on Friday (link shows full calendar template for the year) of the Gregorian calendar. It is the year 2021 AD, the year 21 in the third millennium and the twenty-first century, and the second year in the decade of 2020.
January 1 - The implementation of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom after the latter formally left the European Union after its decision to withdraw in 2016, known as Brexit.
January 5 - Leaders and heads of delegations to the Gulf summit in Al-Ula in Saudi Arabia sign a document of principles establishing an end to the diplomatic crisis with Qatar, which lasted for more than three years.
January 6 – Protesters storm the United States Capitol, disrupting the US Congress' ratification of the 2020 US presidential election.
January 9 - Sriwijaya Flight 182 with 62 people on board crashes north of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.
January 13 - The US House of Representatives charges Donald Trump with sedition in a second impeachment case, becoming the first US president to be impeached twice.
January 15 – At least 80 people are killed and more than 800 injured, when a 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.
January 15 – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his cabinet resign in the wake of the childcare fraud scandal in the Netherlands.
January 16 - Yoweri Museveni is re-elected President of Uganda for a sixth term, after being declared as receiving 58.6% of the vote.
January 18 - Faustin-Archange Touadera is re-elected President of the Central African Republic for a second term, after receiving 53.92% of the vote.
January 20 - The inauguration of 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden.
January 21 - At least 32 people were killed and more than 110 injured in two bombings in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
January 23 - Demonstrations and protests in several Russian cities over the arrest of dissident Alexei Navalny.
January 23 - American journalist Larry King dies
January 24 - Presidential elections in Portugal.
January 26 - Kaia Kallas is the first female Prime Minister of Estonia in the country's history following the resignation of Juri Ratas.
January 26 - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and his government resign due to problems in the ruling coalition
January 29 - A fire broke out in shops in Al Tawfiqia Market in Cairo.
February 1 - Myanmar State Counselor and former opposition leader Ms Aung San Suu Kyi is arrested by the military following the announcement of election fraud in November 2020
February 4 - The murder of the Lebanese writer and political activist Luqman Seli