November 2016: Revised Peace with FARC Approved
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of November 2016.
1. Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul 2. Hundreds of Migrants Drown Off Libya 3. British High Court Ruling Will Slow Brexit 4. China Blocks New Hong Kong Legislators 5. ISIS Kidnaps Hundreds of Civilians Outside Mosul 6. Poet, Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies 7. South African President Zuma Survives Another No-Confidence Vote 8. Samsung to Buy Harman International for $8 Billion 9. Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukaev Arrested 10. Shiite Pilgrims Killed by ISIS 11. First U.S. Casualty in Syria 12. Fidel Castro Dies 13. François Fillon Wins French Presidential Nomination 14. OPEC Agrees to Cut Oil Production 15. Columbia: New Peace with FARC
- Revised Peace with FARC Approved
- On November 30, 2016, Colombia's congress approved a revised peace accord with the FARC rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. The previous referendum was rejected by voters on October 2, but by going through congress, voters don't have a say. President Juan Manuel Santos's House and Senate approve the deal in overwhelming numbers. Opponents walk out of Congress in protest before the vote. Santo's predecessor, Álvaro Uribe, is against the deal, tweeting: "congressional action was an attempt to replace a popular mandate."
- Photo source: AP Photo/Ivan Valencia