Some historical events from the year 2014 are the Ukrainian Crisis, the Malaysian Airlines flight disappearance, the kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls, the 2014 World Cup and Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Other events include the Hong Kong protests, Sydney cafe siege, ISIS expansion and Israel-Gaza conflict.
2014 was a turbulent year with several world events capable of long-lasting impact. The Ukrainian crisis, starting in February of 2014, involved a series of protests over Pro-Russian President Yanukovych of Ukraine eventually evolving into criticism of Russia's long-standing involvement with the former Soviet State of Ukraine. On March 8, 2014, a Boeing 777 plane commissioned by Malaysian Airlines simply went missing on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The crash called for one of the largest, most expensive searches in human history. As of June 2015, there is no consensus about the remains.
On April 14, 2014, 276 female students were captured from a school in Nigeria by Muslim extremists. Many of the girls were forced to convert to Islam and marry some of the kidnappers. Another important historical event in the Muslim world was Malala Yousafzai's winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist who fights for educational equality and human rights in Pakistan as of 2015.