Current Events

By: Laura and Kaitlyn

Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Relations with Iran

  • Saudi Arabia said Sunday it had severed ties with Iran over the storming of the Saudi Embassy
  • Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said at a news conference that Iran's diplomatic mission and related entities in Saudi Arabia had been given 48 hours to leave
  • The official Saudi Press Agency confirmed the announcement a short time later
  • 5 Themes (Government)
Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Relations With Iran. (n.d.). Retrieved January 4, 2016, from http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/saudi-arabia-cuts-diplomatic-relations-iran-over-execution-protests-n489436

Video Appears to Show ISIS Executions

  • On Sunday, January 4th, there was a video released by ISIS
  • Five men were executed by ISIS because they were believed to be spy's from Britain
  • The video shows them actually being shot in the back of the head
  • ISIS plans to one day to invade Britain, along with a child, in the video, threatening more attacks
  • 5 Themes (Economics)
Tacopino, J. (n.d.). Video appears to show ISIS execute 5 accused British spies. Retrieved January 4, 2016, from http://nypost.com/2016/01/03/video-appears-to-show-isis-execute-5-accused-british-spies/

6.7 Magnitude Earthquake hits India's Northeast

  • Earthquake hit India's remote Northeast region
  • Before dawn Monday
  • Killed at least 4 people and injured 100 others
  • Damage to several surrounding buildings
  • 5 Themes (Geography & Economics)
(n.d.). Retrieved January 4, 2016, from http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/67-magnitude-quake-hits-indias-northeast-36070741