[520] News Headlines – Feb 2024

Completion Date: 01 March 2024
Medium: Paint & ink on acid-free mount-board
Dimensions: 63 x 58 cm

01 Feb
Houthis claim hit on US container ship in Red Sea

01 Feb
EU leaders unlock €50bn support package for Ukraine

02 Feb
U.S. strikes over 85 targets at 7 sites in Iraq and Syria against Iran’s forces and proxies

03 Feb
Iraq warns of disastrous consequences for region after US strikes

04 Feb
US and UK strike Iran-backed Houthi targets in Yemen

05 Feb
King Charles diagnosed with cancer

06 Feb
US court rules that Trump has no presidential immunity

07 Feb
Netanyahu rejects Hamas’s proposed ceasefire terms

08 Feb
World’s first year-long breach of key 1.5C warming limit

09 Feb
Trump wins huge victory in Nevada caucus

10 Feb
Shocking opposition victory throws Pakistan into chaos

10 Feb
Netanyahu asks military for plans to evacuate Rafah, where 1.4 million are sheltering

11 Feb
Trump says he would ‘encourage’ Russia to attack Nato allies who do not pay their bills

12 Feb
Israel rescues two hostages in Rafah as strikes reported

13 Feb
Biden urges Israel to protect Rafah civilians

14 Feb
Ukraine says it has sunk another warship, disabling a third of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet

15 Feb
One dead and 21 injured near Super Bowl parade

16 Feb
Donald Trump’s hush-money trial set to begin in March

16 Feb
Jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny dead

17 Feb
Judge orders Trump to pay nearly $355 million in civil fraud trial

18 Feb
Israel condemns Brazil’s Lula likening Gaza war to Holocaust

19 Feb
Russia raises its flag in Avdiivka, then presses the advantage on a vulnerable Ukraine

20 feb
US calls for temporary Gaza ceasefire in UN text

21 Feb
Stocks in Japan hit record high, surpassing 1989 peak

22 Feb
Navalny’s mother says authorities are ‘blackmailing’ her over son’s remains
Odysseus becomes first US spacecraft to land on moon in over 50 years

23 Feb
Netanyahu unveils plan for Gaza’s future post-Hamas

24 Feb
South Africa’s ANC pitches for votes as majority threatened
Navalny’s body returned to his mother 8 days after his death

25 Feb
Trump easily wins South Carolina but Haley fights on
Ukraine war: Zelensky says 31,000 troops killed

26 Feb
Sweden to join NATO after bid approved

27 Feb
Kremlin warns against NATO ground intervention in Ukraine

28 Feb
Biden wins Michigan primary despite Gaza protest vote

29 Feb
Putin says West sending troops to Ukraine could lead to nuclear war