On Monday, two different men were sworn in as president of Afghanistan, bringing political confusion to the country at a time when it most needs a stable government.
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On Saturday, the United States (US) signed an agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan that could lead to US soldiers leaving Afghanistan.
In today's news roundup, a plane that crashed in Iran may have been shot down, Travelex's money exchange business has been hit by ransomware, and scientists put 3-D glasses on cuttlefish.
At around two in the morning on Wednesday, January 8, Iran launched 22 missiles at two US bases in Iraq. No US or Iraqi soldiers were hurt or killed.
On Friday, an attack ordered by US President Donald Trump killed Iran's top general, Qassem Soleimani. The killing greatly raises tensions between the US and Iran at a time when tensions are already very high.
After clearing it with US President Donald Trump last week, Turkey attacked an army that worked with the US for years in Syria. Turkey's attack could have serious long-term effects on peace and safety in the world.
A drone attack on buildings and machinery used to produce oil in Saudi Arabia has limited world oil supplies and raised the possibility of a larger conflict in the Middle East.
India has decided to change its laws so that Kashmir, an area long-protected by special rules, is no longer special. The move is likely to cause problems in Kashmir and with India's neighbor, Pakistan.
On Friday, New Mexico state senator John Pinto died. Mr. Pinto was one of the last of the Navajo code talkers, a group of Marines who helped the United States send secret messages during World War II.
Today marks 100 years since the end of World War I. One hundred years ago may seem impossibly far in the past, but it is still important to remember the lessons of that war today.