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Tuesday, 29 November 2022 08:40 GMT

Kuwait- The world witnesses many developments in '17


(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT -- November 4: US President Donald Trump started 11-day trip to five Asia countries - Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.
November 5: Catalonia's ex-leader Carles Puigdemont handed himself in to Belgian police in Brussels.
November 5: Typhoon Damrey killed 27 people in Vietnam.
November 5: Nayyar Iqbal Rana, Pakistan's deputy consul general in Jalalabad was shot dead by two assailants in the Afghan city.
November 6: At least 26 people were killed and 20 others wounded after a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs town, Wilson County, Texas.
November 8: The European Union imposed an arms embargo and other sanctions on Venezuela in response to the political crisis in the South American country.
November 9: The Spanish authorities arrested speaker of Catalonia's sacked parliament Carme Forcadell over the region's controversial bid for independence.
November 9: Chinese and US companies struck a slew of deals amounting in value to USD 253 billion during US President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing. November 9: Iran announced that it produced 94 billion cubic meters of natural gas from South Pars - a joint gas field with Qatar - between March 21 and October 22 at a daily rate of 435 million cubic meters.
November 13: Iran reported 325 deaths and thousands of injuries from a magnitude 7.3 earthquake that struck near Halabjah on the Iraqi side of the borders and the Iranian province of Kermanshah.
November 13: Borut Pahor was reelected as Slovenia President by 53 percent of votes.
November 15: The world's most beautiful diamond - a 163.41 carat D-colour emerald-cut diamond designed by de Grisogono, was sold at a Christie's auction in New York for USD 450 million.
November 17: A team of researchers, using the European Southern Observatory's (ESO's) High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS), discovered "exoplanet" - one of the closest Earth-like planets ever orbiting the red dwarf star Ross 128.
November 21: FIFA's ethics panel banned three former soccer officials from Nicaragua, Venezuela and Guam for life over charges of corruption.
November 23: Bangladesh and Myanmar signed a deal to work with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) for repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled violence in Rakhine state, west Myanmar.
November 24: Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, was sworn in as president of Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe was forced to step down.
November 24: The Pakistani authorities, acting on a court order, freed Hafiz Saeed, the co-founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, for a lack of evidence amid US accusation of having a role Mumbai terror attacks in 2006 and 2008.
November 26: The Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi extended his contract with Barcelona untill the end of the 2010-21 season for EUR 700 million.
November 27: Meredith Corporation announced a USD 2.8 billion-worth deal to take over the US Time Inc.
December 1: Michael Flynn, former Director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency, admitted giving false information to the FBI about his meetings with the Russian Ambassador in Washington before President Donald Trump became president.
December 2: Bosnian-Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak died after drinking cyanide in the Hague courtroom.
December 2: The US Senate approved a bill that would slash taxes.
December 2: Toys"R"Us retail closed 25 stores in Britain in a drive to reschedule debts.
December 4: Inflation in Turkey reached 14-year record high, registering 13 percent.
December 5: UN Undersecretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman paid a visit to North Korea.
December 5: Turkish courts held hearings for 150 academics on charges of promoting terrorism.
December 5: The Peace Diamond sold in New York auction with USD 6.5 million.
December 5: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned Russia from the winter games in South Korea.
December 7: UNESCO decided to add the Pizza of Naples in the world heritage list.
December 8: British Prime Minister Theresa May reached an agreement with the European Union that confirmed Brexit was on track.
December 8: Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo won the 2017 Ballon d'Or for the fifth time in his career.
December 9: Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was arrested in Kiev, Ukraine, on charges of trying to topple the ruling regime.
December 9: The EU and Japan reached a free trade agreement, aimed at establishing the world's largest open economic zone. December 21: Swiss Reinsurance Company (Swiss RE) says cost of global disasters in 2017 reached USD 306 billion.
December 22: UNSC approves new sanctions on North Korean in reaction to Pyongyang's ballistic missile test.
December 22: Parties, in favor of Catalonia's independence, win election and maintain parliamentary majority.
December 22: Separatists Catalan President Carles Puigdemon calls Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy for unconditional talks outside of Spain to resolve Catalan issue. Rajoy refuses to hold such talks.
December 23: Typhoon Tembin kills over 180 people and causes havoc in the southern Philippines.
December 24: China runs successful test of the AVIC AG600, the largest amphibious aircraft in the world.
December 25: Suicide attack against Afghan intelligence headquarters in Kabul leaves around 10 people dead.
December 25: Guatemala takes decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
December 25: Moscow bans opposition politician Alexei Navalny from running in the 2018 Presidential election.
December 26: Peruvian presidency pardons former leader Alberto Fujimori from a 25-year sentence for human rights crimes and illicit activities.
December 26: Canada kicks out Venezuelan diplomats in retaliation to a similar act carried out by the government in Caracas.
December 26: Vitaly Mutko resigns from his Presidency of the Russian Football Union (RFS) due to steroids scandal. (end) eng

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