September 2016 Current Events: World News Slideshow
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of September 2016.
1. Death of Uzbekistan's President 2. Mother Teresa Gains Sainthood 3. Hong Kong Elections 4. Syrian Government Drops Chlorine Bomb in Aleppo 5. Gabon Reelects President 6. North Korea Tests Nuclear Warheads 7. U.S. and Russia: Syrian Cease-Fire 8. Bayer Buys Monsanto 9. Parliamentary Election Reinforces Putin 10. Syrian Cease-Fire Over 11. Puerto Rico Loses Power 12. Typhoon Megi Hits Asia 13. Israeli Leader Shimon Peres Dies 14. OPEC Agrees to Oil Cuts
- Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov Dies
- The first and only president of Uzbekistan dies from a stroke on Friday, September 2, 2016. Islam Karimov led Uzbekistan for 25 years, starting in 1989. Two years later he declared Uzbekistan an independent country. There is no established successor for Karimov, causing uncertainty for the country's future. Karimov had a large impact on the country, setting up peaceful foreign policies in Central Asia and cooperation between many countries in the region while also being a point of concern in terms of human rights violation and corruption. Vladimir Putin announced his condolences on the Kremlin website stating, "It is difficult to overestimate the contribution of Islam Karimov to the establishment of relations of strategic partnership between our countries."
- Photo source: AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit