What in the World?

This week in FP’s international news quiz: a targeted assassination, Senegal’s election, and changing fashion politics.

By , a deputy copy editor at Foreign Policy.
People are seen in line through an opening in a red building.
People are seen in line through an opening in a red building.
People wait in line outside their voting station in the neighborhood of Ngor in Dakar, Senegal, on July 31. JOHN WESSELS/AFP via Getty Images

What in the world has gone on this week? See what you can remember with our weekly international news quiz!

Have feedback? Email whatintheworld@foreignpolicy.com to let me know your thoughts.

What in the world has gone on this week? See what you can remember with our weekly international news quiz!


1. On Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky ordered the evacuation of which region after an explosion killed at least 53 Ukrainian prisoners of war?


2. Over the weekend, the U.S. military killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike in Kabul.

How long had he been in charge of the terrorist group?

His death is the end of an era for al Qaeda, Middle East expert Daniel Byman wrote in Zawahiri’s obituary.


3. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathered this week for its 55th ministerial meeting to discuss Russia, China, and U.S. relations.

Which country is hosting the proceedings?


4. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with his counterpart in another country on Wednesday. One expert described the two countries’ relationship as a “little club of pariahs.”

What was the country?


5. Experts are pointing to extreme weather events around the world as evidence of climate change’s growing threat. Which of these was not one of the natural disasters documented this week?

FP’s Christina Lu and Anusha Rathi reported on the catastrophic heat waves stripping the Mediterranean region of its staple crops and tourism industry.


6. Fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces erupted on Wednesday in the Lachin corridor of the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Which country has peacekeeping forces positioned in the region?


7. Senegalese President Macky Sall’s ruling coalition lost its absolute majority in parliament by one seat, the country’s electoral commission said on Thursday.

What is the name of his coalition?


8. On Thursday, a Russian court found U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner guilty of marijuana possession. She was sentenced to how many years in prison?


9. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is promoting a new tactic to keep cool and save electricity. Which fashion trend has he encouraged Spaniards to adopt?


10. Jean-Marc Peillex, the mayor of France’s Saint-Gervais-les-Bains commune, has called for future climbers of Mont Blanc, France’s tallest mountain, to pay a hefty deposit to cover the cost of rescue or potential burial. How much is the suggested fee?

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Alexandra Sharp is a deputy copy editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @AlexandraSSharp

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