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February 28

Armed conflicts and attacks

Myanmar security forces begin violently dispersing anti-coup protesters and clearing makeshift road blocks, killing a total of 18 protesters in several cities. More than 30 others are wounded by live rounds, and several have been arrested.
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Chadian security forces raid the home of opposition leader Yaya Dillo Djérou in N'Djamena, killing five of his relatives, including his mother and son. A government statement states that the raid was an operation to arrest Dillo. Two other people are also killed and five wounded in the ensuing fight.
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Law and crime

Police charge 47 out of the 55 arrested last month during a mass raid with the charge of "subversion". The charged include Professor Benny Tai, former legislator James To, activist and district councillor Lester Shum and League of Social Democrats politicians and activists Leung Kwok-hung and Jimmy Sham, who was particularly defiant in court.
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February 27

Politics and elections

Armenian President Armen Sarksyan refuses an order from Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to dismiss the military's Chief of the General Staff Onik Gasparyan, saying parts of the decree were in violation of the constitution. More than 15,000 protest in the capital Yerevan calling for Pashinyan to resign.
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Armed conflicts and attacks

Police launch the most extensive crackdown since the protests began, critically wounding a woman and detaining hundreds of people across the country.
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The junta leaders fire Myanmar's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Kyaw Moe Tun after he called for their removal in a UN General Assembly meeting on Friday.
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All 42 people, including 27 students, who were kidnapped from a boarding school in Kagara, Niger State, Nigeria, on February 17, are released by their captors.
Source: Al Jazeera external link
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Saudi Arabia intercepts a ballistic missile attack over its capital Riyadh and bomb-laden drones targeting the southern province of Jizan, both of which were launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels backed by Iran.
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Law and crime

Indonesia's anti-corruption agency arrests South Sulawesi Governor Nurdin Abdullah and several other people for alleged corruption in Makassar. Abdullah's arrest came as a surprise to many with his track record as an anti-corruption champion.
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Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan Province has reported internet outages in the past week, following a series of violent clashes between protestors and the police.
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Cuba approves its first animal welfare law after pressure from animal rights movement groups. The decree will regulate scientific experiments on animals, the handling of stray cats and dogs, and veterinarian practices in the country. Some civil society groups say the decree doesn't go far enough, as it doesn't outlaw animal sacrifice or cockfighting.
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February 26

Disasters and accidents

A small plane crashes in Gainesville, Georgia, U.S., killing three people.
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International relations

Myanmar's Ambassador to the United Nations Kyaw Moe Tun addresses the UN in New York, calling for the international community to take the "strongest possible action" to remove the military junta from power.
Source: France 24 external link

Business and economy

The United States House of Representatives votes 219-212 to pass U.S. President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion relief package, which would provide $1,400 in direct payments. The bill will head to the Senate for a vote.
Source: CNET external link
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission temporarily halts the trading of 15 stocks, most of which are penny stocks, out of concern that online users were coordinating to artificially raise their value.
Source: Bloomberg external link

Armed conflicts and attacks

An explosion hits the Israeli-owned cargo ship in the Gulf of Oman. No injuries are reported among the ship's 28 crew members. Israeli media reports, citing unnamed Israeli government officials, that Iran was likely behind the blast.
Source: Bloomberg external link
At least 317 girls are kidnapped by armed bandits raiding a secondary school hostel in the Nigerian state of Zamfara.
Source: Al Jazeera external link
Security forces open fire against a crowd of demonstrators during anti-government protests in Nasiriyah, Iraq, killing 3 people and wounding 47 others. Two other protestors have also been killed in the past few days.
Source: Al Jazeera external link
Ukraine reports 10 ceasefire violations in the Luhansk region.
Source: Unian external link
An NGO vice-president met with 70 members of the Twa and Bantu in Nyunzu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, to ensure lasting peace in the Nyunzu Territory.
Source: Radio Okapi external link
Claude Ibalanky, the coordinator of the National Monitoring Mechanism of the Addis Ababa Agreement (MNS) revealed at a workshop organized by the MNS and MONUSCO in Kinshasa, that there are people in Kinshasa taking advantage of the instability in eastern Congo.
Source: Radio Okapi external link
The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) kill three civilians in an ambush on the Beni-Kasindi road. Congolese and MONUSCO troops positioned nearby then clashed with the ADF, forcing them to retreat.
Source: Radio Okapi external link

Law and crime

The UK Supreme Court rules that ISIL supporter Shamima Begum is forbidden from returning to the United Kingdom to appeal the revocation of her citizenship. This overturns the decision by the Court of Appeal, citing four errors in their ruling.
Source: CNN external link
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reportedly identified a suspect in connection to the death of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick during the storming of the U.S. Capitol last month.
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Arnel Joseph, a powerful Haitian gang leader, is killed in a gun battle with police in L'Estère a day after escaping from prison during a riot. The death toll from the incident rise to a total of 25 people, including many civilians killed by the inmates after randomly opening fire in the streets. The prison's director, six inmates and police officers are among the dead. Sixty more prisoners who escaped are captured and arrested, while more than 200 others are still on the run.
Source: BBC external link
The Biden administration releases a previously classified intelligence report on the assassination of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, confirming that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman had approved of the assassination.
Source: New York Times external link

February 25

Politics and elections

The United States House of Representatives votes to pass the Equality Act. The bill will now head to the Senate for a vote.
Source: NBC News external link

International relations

India and Pakistan issue a joint statement indicating that both sides agree to stop firing at each other at the disputed Line of Control border in Kashmir.
Source: DW external link
The Dutch House of Representatives votes to recognize the Chinese government's treatment of its Uyghur Muslim minority as genocide, becoming the first European Union country to do so.
Source: Reuters external link
The governing body of the International Civil Aviation Organization appoints Juan Carlos Salazar of Colombia as the new Secretary-General of the Organization succeeding Fang Liu of China.
Source: ICAO external link

Sports

Despite losing the last match 2–1 to São Paulo, Flamengo wins their seventh Brasileirão and eighth national championship overall.
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Law and crime

The Federal Court, in a landmark decision, unanimously declares that Selangor's sharia law provision on "unnatural sex" is invalid and unconstitutional, as such offences fall under the jurisdiction of federal law.
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Former USA Gymnastics coach John Geddert dies from suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound off Interstate 96 in Michigan, shortly after being charged with human trafficking and sexual assault of a minor.
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Notable gang leader Arnel Joseph and other detainees escape from prison in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, during a riot which result in the death of eight people inside the jail, including the prison's director. Casualties are also reported in the city's streets.
Source: Al Jazeera external link

Health and environment

Afghanistan reports an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu on a poultry farm in Herat Province.
Source: Hindustan Times external link
Western Cape reports their first case of African Swine Fever at two small farms in Mfuleni, Eerste River in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Science and technology

Facebook bans all accounts related to Myanmar's military, the Tatmadaw, as well as ads from military-controlled companies following the military coup against Aung San Suu Kyi and the military seizure of power on February 1.
Source: CBS News external link

Armed conflicts and attacks

Houthi forces attack Ma'rib, with ballistic missiles amid an ongoing offensive to capture the city.
Source: Al Arabiya English external link
Gunmen kill 36 people, wound several others and burn down houses when they attack two villages in Kaduna and Katsina States, Nigeria. Several attackers are killed during an air operation by security forces.
Source: Al Jazeera external link
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan warns of an attempted military coup against him after the army demands that he and his government resign. In response, Pashinyan dismisses the head of the general staff of the armed forces and calls on his supporters to rally in his support.
Source: Reuters external link
At least 14 people are killed at a religious site in Bambari, Central African Republic, amid clashes between armed groups and security forces.
Source: Al Jazeera external link
Nine soldiers are killed and nine others are wounded during a long exchange of fire with armed groups in Bandiagara, Mali.
Source: Al Jazeera external link
Pro-military counter-protesters attack anti-coup protesters during a rally against the military junta in Yangon. Some counter-protesters were armed with knives and clubs, while others used slingshots and threw stones to attack their opponents.
Source: Voice of America external link
At U.S. President Joe Biden's direction, the U.S. military launches airstrikes against Iranian-backed militia group Kata'ib Hezbollah's structures in Abu Kamal, Syria, killing 17 Popular Mobilization Forces militants. The airstrikes are described as retaliation for a recent rocket strike in Erbil, Iraq, which left two people dead and 13 others wounded, including American military personnel.
Source: Al Jazeera external link
Seven civilians are killed by CODECO militiamen in Banyari Kilo sector, Djugu Territory, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Source: Radio Okapi external link