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World Boston What in the World? Weekly Quiz – September 20-26, 2021

A drone strike in THIS city left ten innocent residents dead, including seven children, in what the head of U.S. Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie called a “tragic mistake.” The attack was intended to stop an attack from the terror group IS-K days after their bombing at the Hamad Karzai International Airport killed over 190 including 13 American service members. (#WACquiz)

Qandahar
Mazar-i-Sharif
Peshawar
Kabul

The United States signed a defense pact, called THIS, with the United Kingdom and Australia to boost joint capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region, in response to Chinese ambitions. (#WACquiz)

UCAUS
AUKUS
AAUK
INDOTO
Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party was certain to win parliamentary elections over the weekend due to their election rigging and suppression tactics. Among other deceitful tactics an App championed by outlawed backers of THIS jailed opposition leader was pulled by Google and Apple after threats to the companies’ workers. (#WACquiz)
Nikita Kucherov
Alexei Navalny
Evgeny Malkin
Alexander Ovechkin
North Korea tested THIS weapon system following discussions between China and South Korea regarding the issue. Following the event, South Korea tested its own similar weapon, heightening tensions between the two powers and threatening a breakdown of ties. (WACA Weekly World News Update)
Satellite based weapons
Ballistic missiles
Long range cruise missiles
Long range strike drones
WHICH traditionally conservative, Catholic, and Latin American country recently decriminalized abortion? The country’s Supreme Court’s decision is expected to have international implications, especially as the state of Texas recently passed a restrictive abortion law. (WACA Weekly World News Update)
Colombia
Brazil
France
Mexico

Emmanuel Macron, president of THIS European country, recently announced via Twitter that the country’s military forces had carried out an operation that killed the leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara. (#WACquiz)

Germany
France
Czech Republic
Belgium

Iran, under new President Ebrahim Raisi, replaced its envoy to the nuclear deal negotiations with the P5+1 group, representing the permanent five members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) plus Germany and the European Union. The UNSC includes these countries EXCEPT WHICH one? (WACA Weekly World News Update) 

Canada
France
China
Russia

The defense agreement signed by Australia, the UK and the United States included development of THIS weapon system by Australia, resulting in cancellation of a project with France. The reaction from Paris, over the arms industry implications and the cold shoulder it received by the signatories, has been severe with France recalling its ambassador from Washington. (#WACquiz)

Air defense systems
Armor including M-1 tanks
Intelligence satellite systems
Nuclear powered submarines

The 76th session of THIS international body has convened with Abdulla Shahid of the Maldives serving as its President. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the organization’s unity in common cause was “the beating heart” of their work (#WACquiz)

UN General Assembly
UN High Commission for Refugees
UN Security Council
World Health Organization
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the longest serving President – 20 years -- of THIS Mahgreb country died last week. As a teenager he joined the National Liberation Army to fight against colonial French occupation. He later championed “third-worldism” and the movement of non-aligned nations. (#WACquiz)
Zimbabwe
Algeria
Mozambique
Libya
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