World This Week: 9 April-15 April 2012

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Apr 18, 2012 11:54 IST
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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.

9 April 2012
•    Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari visited India. The president was on his private visit to the shrine of Khwaza Moinuddin Chishty in Ajmer
•    Gunmen attack plane in Indonesia; journalist dead
•    The United States offered a lucrative monetary offering to the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) government for the budget 2012-13 in exchange for re-opening NATO supply routes that have been closed since the deadly November 26 airstrike
•    Sri Lanka expressed concern over possible impact of radiation from India's nuclear power plants located in the southern region

10 April 2012
•    Two Suicide bombers killed 11 in Afghanistan
•    European Court cleared the extradition of UK radical cleric Abu Hamza to US
•    64 killed in clashes with al-Qaeda fighters in Yemen
•    London was voted the most important city in the world, followed by New York

11 April 2012
•    Bo Xilai, a high-ranking Communist Party official, was stripped of his most powerful posts
•    The Nepal Army (NA) took  control of the Maoist People's Liberation Army (PLA) cantonments, combatants and the weapons stored in containers inside the camps
•    Russia urged Syria to implement a troop pullout plan more vigorously, and maintained that a full ceasefire is only possible after the deployment of international monitors

12 April 2012
•    Mitt Romney won the Republican Party crown to challenge President Barack Obama in November elections, as chief rival Rick Santorum dropped his long-shot White House bid
•    Two massive earthquakes jolted Indonesia, raising the threat of Tsunami in the country
•    Sri Lanka faced yet another rights abuse allegation as two senior members of a breakaway faction of the JVP accused the security forces of abducting them

13 April 2012
•    North Korea's five-day window to launch a rocket opened with no confirmed firing
•    South Sudan's President said that the nation will not withdraw its troops that this week entered a disputed border region with Sudan
•    Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo was finally released by the Odisha State Organising Committee of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) in Kandhamal district

14 April 2012
•    Russia, India and China opposed new sanctions on North Korea
•    North Korea's heralded long-range rocket test failed
•    External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi discussed South China Sea issue on the sidelines of the Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral conference
•    Pakistan's Parliament gave an unanimous but conditional nod to reset up the ties with the U.S.

15 April 2012
•    Crucial talks between Iran and the six global powers, which could lift the threat of another military conflict in the region and guarantee unimpeded energy flows from the oil rich Gulf countries resumed on a positive note
•    Around 30 Afghans, half of them women, took to the streets of Kabul to protest against the recent killing of five Afghan women
•    Pakistan's former Foreign Secretary, Salman Bashir, 60, was appointed High Commissioner to India


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