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B. 12-04 Hebron settlers evicted by force Hebron, West Bank
2. 12-05 5 Blackwater guards charged in deaths Washington
3. 12-07 EU to begin Somali pirate patrols Somalia
4. 12-11 Restaurant bomber kills 55 Kirkuk, Northern Iraq
5. 12-13 Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates' Somalia
G. 12-13 Gates: 'Endgame' for US mission in Iraq Iraq
12-14 Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush Baghdad
I. 12-15 Iraq rally for Bush shoe attacker Sadr City
J. 12-15 Shoe thrower wanted to humiliate Bush Baghdad

Summary.     Click for More >   Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels   Israel has bombed supply tunnels in the southern Strip in a 2nd day of intense air raids aimed at forcing Hamas militants to halt rocket fir... Israeli airstrikes in Gaza enter third day   Barak: Israel in 'all-out war' with Hamas   The nation's defense minister: Israel is in 'all-out war' with Hamas. 'We have stretched our hand in peace many times to the Palestinian' President quits amid power struggle Gaza death toll exceeds 375 Growing calls for Gaza ceasefire Israel considers truce amid airstrikes Israel rejects Gaza truce calls UN holds Gaza crisis discussion
Hebron settlers evicted by force 5 Blackwater guards charged in deaths Restaurant bomber kills 55 Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates'   Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush   Bush made a farewell visit, where he met with Iraqi leaders, talked to the media and joked after a man threw shoes at him Iraq rally for Bush shoe attacker Call for record Opec output cut UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July' Hamas declares Israel truce over  The Islamist militant group says it has ended its six-month ceasefire with Israel in the Gaza Strip. It expired at 0400 GMT on Friday Iranian warships sent to Somali waters Iraqi MPs back foreign troop deal Hamas launch more rockets into Israel German navy foils Somali pirates Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
Dec.4   West Bank
Dec.5   Washington
Dec.11   Northern Iraq
Dec.13   Somalia
Dec.14   Baghdad
Dec.15   Sadr City
Dec.16   Algeria
Dec.17   Baghdad
Dec.18   Gaza
Dec.20   Somalia
Dec.23   Baghdad
Dec.24   Gaza
Dec.25   Somalia
Dec.27   Gaza
  At least 225 killed in Israeli attacks. An Israeli army spokeswoman said her country is ready to continue the attacks 'as long as it takes'.    Israel was responding to an escalation in rocket attacks from Gaza. Missiles struck security compounds and militant bases. About 700 ot...
Dec.28   Gaza
  Gaza
Dec.29   Jerusalem
  Somalia
  Gaza
Dec.30   Gaza
  Gaza
Dec.31   Jerusalem
  UN Security Council



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Middle East
Gates: 'Endgame' for US mission in Iraq
UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July'
Hamas declares Israel truce over
Hamas launch more rockets into Israel
Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
Israel set for prolonged Gaza op
Israel renews air strikes on Gaza
Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza enter third day
Israel bombs university in Gaza
Barak: Israel in 'all-out war' with Hamas
Gaza death toll exceeds 375
Israel pounds Gaza for fourth day
Growing calls for Gaza ceasefire
Israel considers truce amid airstrikes
Israel rejects Gaza truce calls
Israel turns back Gaza aid ship
UN gears up for return of displaced Iraqis
Hebron settlers evicted by force
Gates: 'Endgame' for US mission in Iraq
Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush
Iraq rally for Bush shoe attacker
Shoe thrower wanted to humiliate Bush
Iraqi lawmakers argue over shoe-thrower
Iraqi MPs back foreign troop deal
Judge refuses to annul marriage of girl, 8
Israel, Egypt discuss Hamas clashes
Israel rejects Gaza truce calls
Chemical Ali sentenced, again, to death
Hebron on edge after recent clashes
Bomb kills leader opposing al Qaeda
Restaurant bomber kills 55
Blackwater prosecutors meet with Iraqis
Israel frees hundreds of Palest. Prisoners
Attacks in Iraq kill 20 people
Hamas declares Israel truce over
Iraq shoe-thrower set for trial
Hamas launch more rockets into Israel
Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
Israel renews air strikes on Gaza
Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza enter third day
Israel bombs university in Gaza
Gaza death toll exceeds 375
Israel pounds Gaza for fourth day
Gaza air campaign 'a first stage'
Israel
Hamas declares Israel truce over
Hamas launch more rockets into Israel
Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
Israel set for prolonged Gaza op
Israel renews air strikes on Gaza
Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza enter third day
Barak: Israel in 'all-out war' with Hamas
Gaza death toll exceeds 375
Growing calls for Gaza ceasefire
Israel considers truce amid airstrikes
Israel rejects Gaza truce calls
Israel turns back Gaza aid ship
Hebron settlers evicted by force
PM: calls settlers' actions a 'pogrom'
Israel rejects Gaza truce calls
Hebron on edge after recent clashes
Israel frees hundreds of Palest. Prisoners
Hamas declares Israel truce over
Hamas launch more rockets into Israel
Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
Israel renews air strikes on Gaza
Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza enter third day
Israel bombs university in Gaza
Gaza death toll exceeds 375
Israel pounds Gaza for fourth day
Palestine
Hamas declares Israel truce over
Hamas launch more rockets into Israel
Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
Israel set for prolonged Gaza op
Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza enter third day
Gaza death toll exceeds 375
Growing calls for Gaza ceasefire
Israel considers truce amid airstrikes
Israel turns back Gaza aid ship
Hebron settlers evicted by force
Hebron on edge after recent clashes
Hamas declares Israel truce over
Hamas launch more rockets into Israel
Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
Israel renews air strikes on Gaza
Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza enter third day
Israel bombs university in Gaza
Gaza death toll exceeds 375
Iraq
Car bomb kills 2 U.S. soldiers
Gates: 'Endgame' for US mission in Iraq
Blackwater prosecutors meet with Iraqis
UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July'
Gates: 'Endgame' for US mission in Iraq
Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush
Iraq rally for Bush shoe attacker
Shoe thrower wanted to humiliate Bush
Iraqi lawmakers argue over shoe-thrower
Iraqi MPs back foreign troop deal
Chemical Ali sentenced, again, to death
Bomb kills leader opposing al Qaeda
Restaurant bomber kills 55
Blackwater prosecutors meet with Iraqis
Iraq shoe-thrower set for trial
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Gaza
Hamas declares Israel truce over
Hamas launch more rockets into Israel
Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza enter third day
Gaza death toll exceeds 375
Growing calls for Gaza ceasefire
Israel considers truce amid airstrikes
Israel turns back Gaza aid ship
Hamas declares Israel truce over
Hamas launch more rockets into Israel
Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
Israel renews air strikes on Gaza
Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza enter third day
Israel bombs university in Gaza
Gaza death toll exceeds 375
Baghdad
Blackwater prosecutors meet with Iraqis
UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July'
Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush
Iraq rally for Bush shoe attacker
Shoe thrower wanted to humiliate Bush
Iraqi MPs back foreign troop deal
Chemical Ali sentenced, again, to death
Bomb kills leader opposing al Qaeda
Blackwater prosecutors meet with Iraqis
Iraq shoe-thrower set for trial
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Somalia
EU to begin Somali pirate patrols
Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates'
Iranian warships sent to Somali waters
German navy foils Somali pirates
Rights group berates West over Somalia
PM: President can't fire me
President quits amid power struggle
EU to begin Somali pirate patrols
Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates'
German navy foils Somali pirates
EU to begin Somali pirate patrols
Jerusalem
Barak: Israel in 'all-out war' with Hamas
Gaza air campaign 'a first stage'
Israel rejects Gaza truce calls
PM: calls settlers' actions a 'pogrom'
Israel rejects Gaza truce calls
Israel frees hundreds of Palest. Prisoners
Gaza air campaign 'a first stage'
West Bank
Militant shot dead by Israeli forces
Hebron settlers evicted by force
Hebron on edge after recent clashes
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North America
UN holds Gaza crisis discussion
Bush brushes off shoe attack
UN holds Gaza crisis discussion
5 Blackwater guards charged in deaths
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Northern Iraq
Car bomb kills 2 U.S. soldiers
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Restaurant bomber kills 55
Attacks in Iraq kill 20 people
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Hebron settlers evicted by force   Israeli forces have evicted about 200 Jewish settlers from a disputed building in the mainly Palestinian city   5 Blackwater guards charged in deaths  5 security guards have been indicted on charges related to a 2007 shooting in which 17 Iraqis were killed in a Baghdad square EU to begin Somali pirate patrols   Restaurant bomber kills 55   A suicide bomber killed at least 55 people at a restaurant where Arab and Kurdish politicians were working on ways to ease tensions   Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates'  The navy responded to a mayday call from MV Gibe and arrested 23 Somali and Yemeni pirates who tried to storm a ship in the Gulf of Aden Gates: 'Endgame' for US mission in Iraq   Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush


December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  Gaza  Israel turns back Gaza aid ship
 Iraq  UN gears up for return of displaced Iraqis
Dec.2  Baghdad  Chemical Ali sentenced, again, to death
Dec.3  West Bank  Hebron on edge after recent clashes
Dec.4   West Bank  
 Mosul  Car bomb kills 2 U.S. soldiers
Dec.5   Washington  
Dec.6  Baghdad  Bomb kills leader opposing al Qaeda
 Somalia  28 killed in fighting
Dec.7  Jerusalem  PM: calls settlers' actions a 'pogrom'
  Somalia
Dec.8  Somalia  Rights group berates West over Somalia
Dec.9  Somalia  Ship passengers to be flown over pirates
Dec.11   Northern Iraq  
Dec.13   Somalia  
  Iraq
 Baghdad  Blackwater prosecutors meet with Iraqis
Dec.14   Baghdad  
  Bush made a farewell visit, where he met with Iraqi leaders, talked to the media and joked after a man threw shoes at him
 Muntadhar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist, was wrestled to the floor by security guards after during a news conference he called Bush 'a dog' and threw his footwear, just missing the president
 Somalia  PM: President can't fire me  Syria  Carter meets with leader of Hamas Dec.15   Sadr City   Iraq rally for Bush shoe attacker  Thousands of Iraqis have demanded the release of a local TV reporter who threw his shoes at US President at a news conference  Jerusalem  Israel frees hundreds of Palest. Prisoners   Baghdad Shoe thrower wanted to humiliate Bush
 Mosul  Attacks in Iraq kill 20 people Dec.16  West Bank  Militant shot dead by Israeli forces  UN Security Council  Somali pirates can be pursued on land  Washington  Bush brushes off shoe attack   Algeria     Call for record Opec output cut  Opec leaders are gathering under pressure from Saudi Arabia to make their biggest ever single cut in output as prices plunge Dec.17   Baghdad   UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July'   Gordon Brown and Iraqi prime minister say UK forces will have 'completed their tasks' and leave the country by the end of July next year  Baghdad  Shoe-throwing journalist faces court trial  Bahrain  15 arrested over 'terror plot'  Southern Israel  Militants' rockets pound southern Israel   Baghdad Iraqi lawmakers argue over shoe-thrower Dec.18  Somalia  Pirates likely to get arms ship ransom   Gaza     Hamas declares Israel truce over
  The Islamist militant group says it has ended its six-month ceasefire with Israel in the Gaza Strip. It expired at 0400 GMT on Friday
Dec.19  Iran  Iraqi shoe thrower wins hearts in Iran  Egypt  Severed cable disrupts web access Dec.20   Beijing China to deploy ships off Somalia   Baghdad Officers in Iraqi plot released from jail   Baghdad First try at law to keep foreign troops fails   Somalia   Iranian warships sent to Somali waters  A group of Iranian warships steamed into the Gulf of Aden, joining an expanding list of navies sent to protect shipping routes from the pira... Dec.21   London UK seeking ways to keep troops in Iraq   Baghdad Baghdad celebrates first public Christmas   Ethiopia AU meets for Somalia crisis talks Dec.22   Baghdad Iraq shoe-thrower set for trial Dec.23   Baghdad   Iraqi MPs back foreign troop deal  MPs have authorised the government to sign agreements allowing non-US troops to stay on in the country after 2008   Basra Soldiers seize apparently stolen relics   Saudi Arabia Judge refuses to annul marriage of girl, 8 Dec.24   Gaza     Hamas launch more rockets into Israel  Militants fired more than 30 rockets and mortars from Gaza days after Prime Minister Olmert threatened to respond to the ongoing attacks   West Bank Bethlehem pilgrims mark Christmas Dec.25   Cairo Israel, Egypt discuss Hamas clashes   Somalia   German navy foils Somali pirates  The frigate Karlsruhe has foiled an attempt by pirates to hijack an Egyptian cargo vessel in the Gulf of Aden. 6 Somali pirates were capture... Dec.26   Sunni Triangle Militants in police battle Dec.27   Baghdad At least 22 killed by car bomb   Gaza     Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
  At least 225 killed in Israeli attacks. An Israeli army spokeswoman said her country is ready to continue the attacks 'as long as it takes'
 Israel was responding to an escalation in rocket attacks from Gaza. Missiles struck security compounds and militant bases. About 700 others were wounded. Gaza officials: Most of those killed were policemen in the Hamas militant movement, but women and children also died
  Gaza Israel set for prolonged Gaza op   Gaza Israel renews air strikes on Gaza Dec.28   Gaza     Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels
  Israel has bombed supply tunnels in the southern Strip in a 2nd day of intense air raids aimed at forcing Hamas militants to halt rocket fire.    Israel says its jets bom...
  Global Calls grow around world for calm in Gaza   Baghdad Iraq allows British, other troops to stay   Gaza Israel bombs university in Gaza   Gaza     Israeli airstrikes in Gaza enter third day  The death toll from a weekend of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza has topped 300. Another 650-plus people have been wounded in the strikes Dec.29   Jerusalem     Barak: Israel in 'all-out war' with Hamas
  The nation's defense minister: Israel is in 'all-out war' with Hamas. 'We have stretched our hand in peace many times to the Palestinian'
  Somalia   President quits amid power struggle  Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed announced his resignation amid a power struggle with the African nation's prime minister and parliament   Gaza Israel pounds Gaza for fourth day   Gaza     Gaza death toll exceeds 375  Israel bombed a Hamas government compound, leveling at least 3 structures, including the foreign ministry building Dec.30   Jerusalem Gaza air campaign 'a first stage'   Gaza   Growing calls for Gaza ceasefire  Foreign powers stepped up calls for Israel and the Hamas to end hostilities, after four days of violence   Iraq U.S. deaths in Iraq down 66% from 2007   Gaza   Israel considers truce amid airstrikes  Israeli airstrikes on Gaza continued for a fifth day, as the defense minister mulled a truce proposal to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza Dec.31   Jerusalem   Israel rejects Gaza truce calls  Prime Minister Olmert has rejected international calls for a 48-hour truce in the Strip to allow in more humanitarian aid   Moscow Hamas ready for peace, Russians say   Baghdad Army probes killing of al Qaeda suspect   UN Security Council   UN holds Gaza crisis discussion  The Council is meeting to discuss the crisis in the Strip as international calls grow for a halt to the Israeli-Palestinian violence