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B. 2017-06-05 Qatar faces airspace ban as crisis with neighbours grows Qatar
C. 2017-05-20 Trump signed trade deals of $350bn with Saudi Arabia Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3. 2016-04-26 Islamic State: Up to $800m of funds 'destroyed by strikes' Mosul
4. 2016-03-06 Iran billionaire Babak Zanjani sentenced to death Iran
5. 2016-01-08 Egypt attack: Three tourists stabbed at Hurghada hotel Bella Vista, Hurghada, Egypt
6. 2015-11-05 Curbs on Sharm el-Sheikh travel widen Sharm el-Sheikh, Sinai
H. 2015-08-30 Italian firm Eni makes huge gas discovery of Egyptian coast Mediterranean Sea, Egypt
2015-08-06 Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion Ismailia, Egypt
J. 2015-07-25 Egypt holds trial run on second Suez Canal Suez Canal, Egypt

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Qatar faces airspace ban as crisis with neighbours grows Trump signed trade deals of $350bn with Saudi Arabia Egypt attack: Three tourists stabbed at Hurghada hotel Curbs on Sharm el-Sheikh travel widen Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion   Egypt has opened a major expansion of the Suez Canal, which deepens the main waterway and provides ships with a 35km (22 mile) channel parallel... US airlines halt flights to Israel after FAA guidance Iraq crisis: Key oil refinery 'seized by rebels' Twitter 'blocked' in Turkey  Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked in the country. PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to 'wipe out Twitte... Cyprus banks closed until Thursday Cyprus MPs pass banking reforms Iran suspends oil exports to Britain and France Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling   Iran began fueling its first nuclear energy plant. Western nations have questioned whether the fuel will be used solely for electricity Dubai debt woes 'a drama, but no crisis' Iran tests its first nuclear power plant UAE to cancel all of Iraq's $7B debt Saudi Arabia to increase oil output Saudis to host oil price summit Third undersea Internet cable cut Giant Caspian oil pipeline opens Iraq tenders 'only for US allies' China joins WTO   Aswan Dam opened Map of Aswan Dam Egypt  The British began construction of the first dam across the Nile in 1898. Construction lasted until 1902 First ships through Suez Canal Map of Port Said Egypt
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  Qatar faces airspace ban as crisis with neighbours grows  Egypt is closing its airspace to Qatari planes in a growing diplomatic row, with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain expected to do the same on Tuesday   Trump signed trade deals of $350bn with Saudi Arabia Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia  This included the largest arms deal ever made in US history, which Rex Tillerson said was aimed at countering the 'malign' influence of Iran Islamic State: Up to $800m of funds 'destroyed by strikes' Iran billionaire Babak Zanjani sentenced to death Egypt attack: Three tourists stabbed at Hurghada hotel Map of Bella Vista Hurghada Egypt  Three foreign tourists have been injured after two suspected Islamic State militants stormed into Bella Vista hotel in Red Sea resort of Hurghada   Curbs on Sharm el-Sheikh travel widen Map of Sharm el-Sheikh Egypt  More countries have joined the UK in curbing travel to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, amid fears that a bomb brought down a Russian plane Italian firm Eni makes huge gas discovery of Egyptian coast Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion Map of Ismailia Egypt


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May.20   Saudi Arabia


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Apr.26   Mosul
Mar.6   Iran
Jan.8   Egypt


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Nov.5   Sinai
Aug.30   Egypt
Aug.6   Egypt
  Egypt has opened a major expansion of the Suez Canal, which deepens the main waterway and provides ships with a 35km (22 mile) channel parallel to it
Jul.25   Egypt Egypt holds trial run on second Suez Canal Jun.27   Armenia Armenian president suspends electricity price hikes in to end protests Feb.6   Qatar Gauguin painting breaks sale record at nearly $300m

year 2014 Top ^

Nov.15   Northern Iraq Iraq 'expels IS militants from a major oil refinery'
Sep.28   Northern Syria Coalition bombs Syria refineries Sep.24   Syria US, allies target ISIS oil supplies in Syria Jul.22   Tel Aviv   US airlines halt flights to Israel after FAA guidance  The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has suspended all flights into Israel's Ben Gurion Airport Jul.3  Northern Syria  Group: ISIS takes major Syrian oil field Jun.23   Northern Iraq   Iraq crisis: Key oil refinery 'seized by rebels'   Sunni rebels in Iraq say they have fully captured the country's main oil refinery at Baiji, north of Baghdad Jun.19   Northern Iraq Battle for key Iraqi oil refinery Jun.18   Northern Iraq Militants driven back from nation's main oil refinery May.23  Tehran  Report: Iran billionaire executed over $2.6B fraud May.14   Turkey Turkish mine disaster: Unions calls protest strike Mar.20   Turkey Twitter 'blocked' in Turkey
  Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked in the country. PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to 'wipe out Twitter'
Feb.16   Sinai Deadly bombing hits Egypt tour bus


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Mar.28   Cyprus Cyprus banks reopen with tough curbs
Mar.25   Cyprus Cyprus banks closed until Thursday  Temporary measures will be placed on transactions when they reopen despite an EU/IMF bailout deal Mar.22   Cyprus Cyprus MPs pass banking reforms   MPs in Cyprus have voted to restructure the island's banks - one of several measures to ease a financial crisis, which has hit eurozone conf... Mar.19   Cyprus Cyprus MPs reject divisive bank tax Mar.16   Cyprus Shock in Cyprus over bailout levy

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Oct.13   Syria Syria bans Turkish civil flights
Oct.2   Iran 'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall' Feb.19   Iran   Iran suspends oil exports to Britain and France  Iran's oil ministry announced Sunday that it had stopped crude exports to British and French companies

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Sep.4   Southern Iran First nuclear power plant is online


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Aug.21   Southern Iran Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling
Map of Bushehr Iran
  Iran began fueling its first nuclear energy plant. Western nations have questioned whether the fuel will be used solely for electricity.    The transfer of nuclear fuel was being watched by the Internation...
Jan.4   Dubai Tallest structure Burj Khalifa opened

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Dec.13   Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi gives Dubai $10bn to pay debts
Nov.27   Dubai Dubai debt woes 'a drama, but no crisis'  Market experts say the debt revelations will not lead the global economy back into recession, but have seriously damaged the Emirate's standing Feb.25   Southern Iran Iran tests its first nuclear power plant   Tests were carried out at the Bushehr nuclear power plant using dummy fuel rods, loaded with lead in place of enriched uranium

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Jul.6   Dubai UAE to cancel all of Iraq's $7B debt  Dubai has forgiven the nearly $7 billion Baghdad owes it, Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki announced Jun.22   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia to increase oil output  King Abdullah: Saudi Arabia will increase its daily production from 9 million barrels to 9.7 million in the near future to counter the sharp... Jun.21   Saudi Arabia Saudis to host oil price summit   S. Arabia is set to host a meeting of oil producing and consuming nations to discuss soaring oil prices Jun.15   Saudi Arabia Saudi oil output to rise in July
Apr.30   Iran Iran dumps U.S. dollar for oil trades Feb.1   United Arab Emirates Third undersea Internet cable cut  A cable was cut off the emirate of Duba, the third loss of a line carrying Internet and telephone traffic in three days.

year 2007 Top ^

Jul.2   Yemen Bomb kills Spanish tourists
Jun.26   Tehran Protests fuel rationing Jun.7   Oman Cyclone pounds Mideast oil region

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Oct.19   Qatar Opec approves cut in oil output


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May.25   Azerbaijan   Giant Caspian oil pipeline opens  Oil is set to flow from Azerbaijan direct to the Mediterranean for the first time after a $3.6bn pipeline opened

year 2003 Top ^

Dec.9   Iraq   Iraq tenders 'only for US allies'  Companies from countries opposed to the conflict will be barred from bidding for new rebuilding contracts worth $18.6bn

year 2001 Top ^

Nov.10   Qatar     China joins WTO  Trade ministers have unanimously approved China's entry after 15 years of negotiations Dec. 10, 1902   Egypt     Aswan Dam opened
Map of Aswan Dam Egypt
  The British began construction of the first dam across the Nile in 1898. Construction lasted until 1902
Nov. 17, 1869   Egypt First ships through Suez Canal Map of Port Said Egypt
  An artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Opened after 10 years of construction



Islamic State: Up to $800m of funds 'destroyed by strikes' Cyprus banks reopen with tough curbs Cyprus banks closed until Thursday  Temporary measures will be placed on transactions when they reopen despite an EU/IMF bailout deal Cyprus MPs pass banking reforms   MPs in Cyprus have voted to restructure the island's banks - one of several measures to ease a financial crisis, which has hit eurozone conf... Cyprus MPs reject divisive bank tax Shock in Cyprus over bailout levy 'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall' Abu Dhabi gives Dubai $10bn to pay debts Dubai debt woes 'a drama, but no crisis'  Market experts say the debt revelations will not lead the global economy back into recession, but have seriously damaged the Emirate's standing UAE to cancel all of Iraq's $7B debt  Dubai has forgiven the nearly $7 billion Baghdad owes it, Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki announced Turkish mine disaster: Unions calls protest strike Twitter 'blocked' in Turkey




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Dec.13   Abu Dhabi
Nov.27   Dubai
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Jul.6   Dubai




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2014
Mar.20   Turkey
  Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked in the country. PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to 'wipe out Twitter'
2008 Feb.1   United Arab Emirates Third undersea Internet cable cut  A cable was cut off the emirate of Duba, the third loss of a line carrying Internet and telephone traffic in three days.



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2015 Nov.5   Sinai   Curbs on Sharm el-Sheikh travel widen Map of Sharm el-Sheikh Egypt  More countries have joined the UK in curbing travel to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, amid fears that a bomb brought down a Russian plane 2014 Jul.22   Tel Aviv   US airlines halt flights to Israel after FAA guidance  The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has suspended all flights into Israel's Ben Gurion Airport



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2016 Jan.8   Egypt Egypt attack: Three tourists stabbed at Hurghada hotel Map of Bella Vista Hurghada Egypt  Three foreign tourists have been injured after two suspected Islamic State militants stormed into Bella Vista hotel in Red Sea resort of Hurghada 2014 Feb.16   Sinai Deadly bombing hits Egypt tour bus 2007 Jul.2   Yemen Bomb kills Spanish tourists



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2015 Aug.6   Egypt Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion
Map of Ismailia Egypt
  Egypt has opened a major expansion of the Suez Canal, which deepens the main waterway and provides ships with a 35km (22 mile) channel parallel to it
Jul.25   Egypt Egypt holds trial run on second Suez Canal 1869 Nov. 17, 1869   Egypt First ships through Suez Canal Map of Port Said Egypt
  An artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Opened after 10 years of construction




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2017 Jun.5   Qatar   Qatar faces airspace ban as crisis with neighbours grows  Egypt is closing its airspace to Qatari planes in a growing diplomatic row, with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain expected to do the same on Tuesday 2012 Oct.13   Syria Syria bans Turkish civil flights
Feb.19   Iran   Iran suspends oil exports to Britain and France  Iran's oil ministry announced Sunday that it had stopped crude exports to British and French companies



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2010 Jan.4   Dubai Tallest structure Burj Khalifa opened
1902 tr> Dec. 10, 1902   Egypt   Aswan Dam opened Map of Aswan Dam Egypt
  The British began construction of the first dam across the Nile in 1898. Construction lasted until 1902




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2016 Mar.6   Iran Iran billionaire Babak Zanjani sentenced to death
2014 May.23  Tehran  Report: Iran billionaire executed over $2.6B fraud



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2017 May.20   Saudi Arabia   Trump signed trade deals of $350bn with Saudi Arabia Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia  This included the largest arms deal ever made in US history, which Rex Tillerson said was aimed at countering the 'malign' influence of Iran 2001 Nov.10   Qatar   China joins WTO  Trade ministers have unanimously approved China's entry after 15 years of negotiations



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2015 Aug.30   Egypt Italian firm Eni makes huge gas discovery of Egyptian coast




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2015 Feb.6   Qatar Gauguin painting breaks sale record at nearly $300m




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2015 Jun.27   Armenia Armenian president suspends electricity price hikes in to end protests
2011 Sep.4   Southern Iran First nuclear power plant is online 2010 Aug.21   Southern Iran Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling Map of Bushehr Iran
  Iran began fueling its first nuclear energy plant. Western nations have questioned whether the fuel will be used solely for electricity.    The transfer of nuclear fuel was being watched by the Internation...
2009 Feb.25   Southern Iran Iran tests its first nuclear power plant   Tests were carried out at the Bushehr nuclear power plant using dummy fuel rods, loaded with lead in place of enriched uranium



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2014 Nov.15   Northern Iraq Iraq 'expels IS militants from a major oil refinery'
Sep.28   Northern Syria Coalition bombs Syria refineries Sep.24   Syria US, allies target ISIS oil supplies in Syria Jul.3  Northern Syria  Group: ISIS takes major Syrian oil field Jun.23   Northern Iraq   Iraq crisis: Key oil refinery 'seized by rebels'   Sunni rebels in Iraq say they have fully captured the country's main oil refinery at Baiji, north of Baghdad Jun.19   Northern Iraq Battle for key Iraqi oil refinery Jun.18   Northern Iraq Militants driven back from nation's main oil refinery 2008 Jun.22   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia to increase oil output  King Abdullah: Saudi Arabia will increase its daily production from 9 million barrels to 9.7 million in the near future to counter the sharp... Jun.21   Saudi Arabia Saudis to host oil price summit   S. Arabia is set to host a meeting of oil producing and consuming nations to discuss soaring oil prices Jun.15   Saudi Arabia Saudi oil output to rise in July Apr.30   Iran Iran dumps U.S. dollar for oil trades 2007 Jun.26   Tehran Protests fuel rationing Jun.7   Oman Cyclone pounds Mideast oil region 2006 Oct.19   Qatar Opec approves cut in oil output 2005 May.25   Azerbaijan   Giant Caspian oil pipeline opens  Oil is set to flow from Azerbaijan direct to the Mediterranean for the first time after a $3.6bn pipeline opened