2021 March

Let’s look back at March. What had happened around the world.

By the March the vaccination process for COVID 19 has begun and the number of vaccinations around the world passed 300 million at the beginning of the month and by the end of the month the number had exceeded 500 millions worldwide.

Switzerland had decided to ban the wearing burqa in public. They became the 7th European country to do so.

Pope Francis met the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Iraq. It was the first time in history a pope and a grand Ayatollah had a meeting.

One of the largest container ships in the world had stuck in the Suez canal for almost a week causing a huge problem in transportation.

Afghan War

During the March 14 were killed and 6 were injured. Among them were female media workers, a female doctor and security officers.

Myanmar Protests

After the coup d’etat in Myanmar last February protest against the new governing party has been held all over the country. Stun grenades and live ammunition were used by the security forces against these protesters. The reports say that over 100 people were killed during the protests held on 27th March at the annual armed forces holiday.

Second Libyan Civil War

Since its start in 2014 to 2020 the war was among few armed groups. Bodies of four Filipinos were found at a cemetery who were kidnapped and murdered back in 2015. Despite Libya’s latest success in creating a new government, four airstrikes were reported to have hit Libya’s southern city of Ubari. At the end of the month A senior Libyan commander loyal to Haftar, Mahmoud al-Werfalli was reportedly killed by unknown gunmen in Libya’s city of Benghazi. He was wanted by the ICC for war crimes, that complaints he had killed for captives allegedly.

Turkey had decided to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention. It was the first country to withdraw since its start. The convention was for Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence. Since this decision thousand of women had joined in protests in Istanbul

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