August 2016 Current Events: World News Slideshow
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of August 2016.
1. Thailand's Referendum Equals New Constitution 2. Quetta, Pakistan Is Terror Target 3. Update on Boko Haram 4. Saudi Coalition Airstrike Hits Hospital in Yemen 5. Russia Deploys Airstrikes from Iran into Syria 6. UN Admits Responsibility in Haitian Cholera Epidemic 7. Suicide Bomber at Turkish Wedding 8. Thousands Killed in Philippine Drug War 9. Turkey Enters Syrian War 10. Columbian Government Makes Peace with FARC Rebels 11. Attack on American University in Afghanistan 12. Top ISIS Leader Killed 13. Brazil's Senate Votes to Impeach Rousseff
- Thailand Referendum Approves New Constitution
- On August 7, 2016, Thailand holds an election that results in an approval for a military-based constitution. The positive vote paves the way for a general election to be held next year. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha encourages the citizens of Thailand to vote "Yes" in the ballots, hoping to legitimize his junta, which has been in power since a coup in 2014.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit