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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

At least 18 people are killed and 6 others injured in a car bomb explosion in Khost, eastern Afghanistan.

At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said. Najib Danish, the ministry’s deputy spokesman, said the target of the bomber was a group of guards providing secur...

Libyan Civil War (2014-present)

Ansar al-Sharia announces it is formally dissolving amid heavy losses that have wiped out its leadership and decimated its fighters. The group was responsible for the 2012 Benghazi attack.

Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia, a group linked to Al-Qaeda, is formally dissolving itself, it said in a statement on Saturday.

Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman, co-founder, vocalist and keyboard player of the Allman Brothers, dies in Savannah, Georgia.

British Airways

British Airways cancels all flights from Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport amid a "major IT system failure", that is causing severe disruption to flight operations worldwide.

All British Airways flights leaving Heathrow and Gatwick are cancelled until 18:00 BST.

43rd G7 summit

The meeting of Group of 7 leaders in Taormina, Italy, concludes with a disagreement on whether to uphold the Paris Agreement; U.S. President Donald Trump is the only leader not to confirm commitment to the agreement, due to his climate change denial.

Germany called the climate change talks "very unsatisfactory", describing them as "six against one".


Colombey authorities report the tomb of French national hero Charles de Gaulle has been vandalized.

2017 Manchester Arena bombing

Theresa May announces that the British terror threat level has been downgraded from "critical" to "severe" and that Operation Temperer will be phased out shortly, following productive counter-terrorism investigations.

Threat level is reduced but Operation Temperer, which allows military to be deployed to key sites, will continue until end of bank holiday weekend

Marawi crisis

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte tells soldiers fighting in Mindanao, where he proclaimed martial law earlier this week, that he will accept responsibility for abuses they commit, and jokes that "[i]f you had raped three, I will admit it, that's on me."

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to reassure soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under martial law.