July 27, 2022
Weekly World News Update
Gas Rationing Europe, WHO Monkeypox Emergency, Myanmar Junta Executes Political Prisoners, Widodo Heads to China, Sri Lanka Elects Interim President, UN Extends Yemen Truce
Gas Rationing In Europe
How a Russian Natural Gas Cutoff Could Weigh on Europe’s Economies” Mark Flanagan, Alfred Kammer, Andrea Pescatori & Martin Stuermer, International Monetary Fund– July 19, 2022

EU Nations Back 15% Gas-Cut Target as Russia Reduces Flows” John Ainger & Alberto Nardelli, Bloomberg – July 26, 2022

Europe Agrees Compromise Gas Curbs as Russia Squeezes Supply” Kat Abnett, Reuters – July 26, 2022


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WHO Declares Monkeypox A Global Health Emergency

Monkeypox Is Truly an Emergency. The WHO Was Right to Raise the Highest Alarm” Devi Sridhar, The Guardian – July, 25, 2022


Blaming Gay Men for Monkeypox Will Harm Everyone” Steven Thrasher, Scientific American – June 9, 2022

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Myanmar Junta Executes Four Democratic Political Prisoners
Myanmar Junta Executes Democracy Activists as It Sinks Into Economic Mess” Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times– July 25, 2022

ASEAN Denounces Execution of Myanmar Democracy Leaders” Phnom Penh, Kyodo News – July 26, 2022

In Myanmar’s Rakhine State, a Fraying Truce May Hold Key to Anti-Regime Fight” Kyaw Hsan Hlaing, United States Institute of Peace – July 21, 2022

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Indonesian President Widodo Heads to China

Indonesia’s Widodo to Meet Xi on Rare China Trip Before G20” Ken Moritsugu, ABC News – July 25, 2022

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Sri Lanka Elects Interim President
Rights Group Seeks Arrest of Former Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa in Singapore” Alasdair Pal & Devjyot Ghoshal, Reuters – July 24, 2022

Sri Lanka’s New President Is Already Cracking Down On Protests” Ellen Ioanes, Vox – July 23, 2022

Rocky Road Ahead for Ranil Wickremesinghe” Rathindra Kuruwita, The Diplomat – July 25, 2022

UN Trying to Extend Truce in Yemen


Six Year Old Boy Dies, 11 Injured in Houthi Attack in Taiz” Sakina Fatima, The Siasat Daily – July 25, 2022

Yemen’s Houthis ‘Will Not Extend UN-Brokered Truce’” Saeed Al- Batati, Arab News – July 17, 2022

Weekly World News Update is a collection of sources to help readers better understand what is happening around the world and the policy implications of these developments. Any opinions expressed in the above articles are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of the World Affairs Councils of America, which takes no institutional positions on matters of policy.