In The News……

In the news

King Mohammed VI of Morocco

  • In response to ongoing protests in Morocco, King Mohammed VI (pictured) announces constitutional reform proposals to be voted on in a referendum.
  • Ongoing flooding in the People’s Republic of China affects more than ten million people and causes more than US$3 billion in damage.
  • Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati forms a new government.
  • Ayman al-Zawahiri succeeds Osama bin Laden as al-Qaeda’s leader.
  • Let the Great World Spin, by Irish writer Colum McCann, wins the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
  • In ice hockey, the Boston Bruins defeat the Vancouver Canucks in game seven to win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1972.