2022’s top stories
Islam News -2022 was a year where the news cycle sometimes seemed relentless, and the ping of yet another alert typically brought more shocking news.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine devolved into a long and desperate slog that is now estimated to have killed more than 40,000 civilians and displaced up to 30 million more.
The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to abortion in the U.S. In Pakistan, flooding devastated hundreds of villages, killing around 1,500 people and affecting more than 33 million. Iran is experiencing the deadliest protests in decades.
Economically, these were rough times. The British pound hit a historic low against the U.S. dollar, and central banks yanked hard on interest rates to curb inflation.
As the year draws to a close, the cost of heating fuel is biting hard, and a global recession looms. Until recently, China’s unbending approach to the pandemic hurt businesses and strangled growth.
In politics, people voted for change in Australia, Brazil, Italy and Sweden, and for familiar faces in France and Denmark.
In Israel, Bibi is back. Elon Musk owns Twitter now. And in sports, February brought a deeply strange Olympics in Beijing, with an equally unusual World Cup in Qatar at the end of the year.
But it wasn’t all doom and gloom: On the lighter side, 2022 brought us Wordle, Abba’s digital residency in London, the inaugural Tour de France Femmes, even a new Beyoncé album.
Next year has moments of levity and ingenuity already on the schedule, including potential changes to daylight saving in the U.S. and a remembrance of Pablo Picasso on the 50th anniversary of his death.
Source: The New York Times