July 2022


August 13, 2022

July 31

The death toll from flash floods in Kentucky in the United States has risen to 28. Kosovo police closed two border crossings in the north of the country after local Serbs blocked roads and fired shots at police to protest the order to replace Serbian car license plates with Kosovars within two months. In Moscow, Vadim Bakatin, the last head of the KGB in the USSR, died.

July 30

At least 125 people were injured when followers of Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stormed parliament in Baghdad's Green Zone.

July 29

The death toll from recent floods in Iran has risen to at least 53. Russia's invasion of Ukraine: Russia and the Donetsk People's Republic (DRL) say 53 people have died and 75 have been injured following the shelling of a prison where Ukrainian prisoners of war were held in the DRL-controlled city of Olenivka, Donetsk Oblast. Russia and Ukraine accused each other of carrying out the shelling. According to governor Vitaly Kim, a Russian raid killed five civilians and injured seven others at a bus stop in Nikolaev.

July 28

At least 17 people have been killed and 40 injured in skirmishes between groups of Assad supporters and anti-government residents in Essaouira, Syria. 13 people were killed and 47 injured in a bus accident in Estelí, Nicaragua. Russia's invasion of Ukraine: Russian forces fired on Bakhmut in the Donetsk region with BM-27 Uragan, killing three civilians and wounding three others. Six blocks of flats and six single-family houses have also been destroyed or damaged. Russia is carrying out missile attacks on the Kiev region from the Black Sea for the first time in weeks. The missiles hit Bucha, Lutiż and Wyszogród. According to the governor of Kiev, Oleksij Kuleba, at least 15 people were injured, including five civilians. Russian missiles hit Kropywnycki, damaging objects belonging to the Kropywnycki Aviation Academy and Air Urga. Five people were killed and 25 injured.

July 27

11 people, including a government official, were killed in the Ash-Shabab suicide bombing at the entrance to a government building in Mark, Lower Shabelle, Somalia. A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Luzon in the Philippines, killing five people and injuring over 100 others. The quake took place at a depth of 10 km and its epicenter was about 11 km from the city of Dolores in the southeast of the country. The Lulo Rose, the largest pink diamond in 300 years, was discovered at the Lulo Mine in Angola's North Lunda Province.

July 26

Russia's invasion of Ukraine: Ukrainian forces struck the strategic Antonovsky Bridge in the Kherson Oblast using the M142 HIMARS missile system, causing severe damage to the bridge and preventing the passage of vehicles. Ukraine also said it had destroyed a Russian ammunition depot, artillery and other military equipment in the region, killing 51 Russian soldiers. At least 40 people died and 50 fell ill after consuming illegally brewed alcohol in Gujarat, India. Several suspected smugglers have been detained in connection with their death. Fifteen people were killed and 50 injured when UN peacekeepers opened fire during an anti-UN protest in Goma, North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Croatia has opened the 2404 m long Pelješka bridge which is located on the sea channel between Komarna and Pelješac and connects the south-eastern semi-exclave of the country with the rest of the country, bypassing the short coastal strip of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the municipality of Neum.

July 25

Eurovision Song Contest 2023: Next year's Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted by the United Kingdom, replacing this year's winner, Ukraine, due to the ongoing war there. In this year's competition