World This Week: 16 April-22 April 2012

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A compilation of all the important topics and events of the week is given here. Update your Current Affairs Weekly with our World This Week.

16 April 2012
•    Taliban militants unleashed a wave of coordinated suicide and gun attacks in Afghanistan targeting the diplomatic area, NATO bases, and Parliament at seven locations in Kabul, and three other eastern cities
•    Israel deployed hundreds of police at its main airport to detain activists flying in to protest the country's occupation of Palestinian areas in defiance of vigorous Israeli government efforts to block their arrival
•    Iran and world powers agreed in nuclear talks to hold a more in-depth meeting in Baghdad on 23 May 2012 where, the EU's foreign policy chief warned Tehran, concrete results must be achieved

17 April 2012

•    Spain's King Juan Carlos faced fire for a hunting trip in Botswana during which the monarch, patron of a wildlife charity, broke his hip and ended up in hospital
•    Sudan brands South Sudan ‘enemy', as both the country got indulged in bitter clash along the border
•    Pope Benedict XVI celebrated a very Bavarian birthday marking his 85 years with his brother, German bishops and a musical band from his native land
•    Anders Behring Breivik, a Right-wing fanatic admitted to a bomb-and-shooting massacre that killed 77 people in Norway

18 April 2012
•    Jama'at-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed moved to court over the issue of 10-million dollar bounty announced by the State Department for information leading to his arrest and conviction
•    The extreme-Right terrorist, Anders Behring Breivik quizzed over terrorists contact
•    Pakistani Army Chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani advocated peaceful coexistence with India, adding that the civil and military leaderships of the two countries should discuss ways to resolve the issue

19 April 2012

•    Bombings in several Iraqi cities killed 30 people
•    Sushma Swaraj handed over railway line to Sri Lanka
•    Sun's Royal Editor Duncan held over bribes allegation
•    Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raja Gilani's son accused in drugs case

20 April 2012
•    A private aeroplane with 127 people on board crashed near the federal capital  just as it was approaching the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Rawalpindi for landing
•    Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party planned to boycott Myanmar's Parliament next week in a row that threatens to overshadow the activist's landmark election to public office
•    Protests flared up in Egypt, Bahrain

21 April 2012
•    Japan forgave Myanmar's 3.7-billion dollar debt and resume development aid as a way to support the country's democratic and economic reforms
•    Ten tonnes of explosives seized in Afghanistan
•    One killed ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix, At least 50 people have died in the unrest since February 2011 in the longest-running street battles of the Arab Spring
•    The Security Council unanimously approved a resolution expanding the number of U.N. ceasefire observers in Syria from 30 to 300

22 April 2012
•    Afghanistan and the United States agreed the contents of a long-awaited deal to define their relationship after most foreign troops leave at the end of 2014
•    Aung San Suu Kyi's party National League for Democracy (NLD) announced it would postpone its parliamentary debut, in the first sign of discord between Myanmar's newly-elected opposition and reformist government

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