April 2016 Current Events: World News Slideshow
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of April 2016.
1. Panama Papers 2. Secretary Kerry Visits Japan 3. Cease-Fire in Yemen 4. Syrian Parliamentary Elections 5. Volodymyr Groysman Elected Ukrainian Prime Minister 6. Pope Francis Visits Refugees 7. Impeachment of Dilma Rouseff 8.Obama Sends Troops to Syria 9. Saudi Economic Development Plan 10. Airstrike on Syrian Hospital
- Saudi Arabia Announces Aggressive Economic Plan
- Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, left, speaks with his son Prince Mohammed as they wait for Gulf Arab leaders ahead of the opening of Gulf Cooperation Council, also known as GCC summit, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. King Salman announced the approval for the "Vision 2030"—a 15-year plan to reduce reliance on crude oil, instead focusing on growth in non-oil areas with the goal of increasing Saudi Arabia's gross domestic product (GDP) from 16% to 50%.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File