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03-13 Turkey-Netherlands row: Dutch ambassador barred Turkey
C. 02-06 Thousands hanged at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty says Saidnaya, Syria
3. 02-04 Iran holds military exercise in defiance of US sanctions Semnan, Iran
E. 01-15 MPs back new constitution boosting Erdogan's powers Turkey
F. 01-09 Rafsanjani death: Thousands attend ex-president's funeral
G. 01-08 Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani dies at 82 Tehran
H. 01-02 Israeli police question PM Netanyahu in corruption probe Jerusalem
8. 01-02 Syrian conflict: Rebels threaten to boycott Astana talks Syria

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Jan.16   Iran Sanctions lifted after Iran found in compliance on nuclear deal
 Iran  Jason Rezaian and three other US prisoners freed in Iran Jan.2   Saudi Arabia Anger at execution of top Shia cleric
  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region


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Jun.7  Turkey  Turkey ruling AKP loses majority in surprise result Apr.24   Armenia Armenia marks centenary of mass killings by Ottoman Turks   Ceremonies have been held in Armenia and around the world to mark the centenary of the start of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks Mar.17   Jerusalem   Netanyahu claims poll victory
  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in parliamentary election. Estimates gave both sides 27 seats each in the 120-seat Knesset.    Exit polls suggesting his Likud party had finished in a virtual tie with the left-of-centre Zionist Union. Neta...
Jan.23  Saudi Arabia  New Saudi king promises continuity Jan.22   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia  Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died in hospital. He was the fifth of his brothers to take the throne and became king in 2005   Yemen Yemen: President resigns as rebels tighten hold

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Aug.19   Northern Iraq   Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley  A video shows the beheading and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq Aug.11   Baghdad Iraqi President nominates new prime minister
Aug.10  Turkey  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails new era for Turkey Jul.31  Gaza  New Gaza humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas Jul.16  Gaza  Israel, Hamas agree to 5-hour cease-fire to allow humanitarian aid Jul.2  Jerusalem  Palestinians clash with Israeli police after body is found Jun.29   Iraq ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate Apr.23   Gaza Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation Mar.31  Tel Aviv  Israel's Olmert convicted of bribery Mar.20   Turkey Twitter 'blocked' in Turkey Jan.18  Syria  Syria opposition to attend peace talks Jan.11   Tel Aviv     Israel's former PM Ariel Sharon dies   Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke Jan.2  Tel Aviv  Israel ex-PM Sharon 'critically ill'

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Oct.31  Syria  Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW Sep.27   Iran Obama and Rouhani speak by phone
Aug.14   Jerusalem Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin Jul.26   Egypt Huge rival rallies grip Egypt Jun.22  Qatar  Syria rebels to get 'urgent support' Jun.18  Qatar  US, Taliban to hold Afghanistan peace talks in Qatar Jun.15   Iran   Hassan Rouhani wins Iran election   Reformist-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani has won Iran's presidential election, securing just over 50% of the vote and so avoiding the need for... Jun.1  Turkey  Park protests spread across Turkey Mar.22   Israel Israeli apology for flotilla deaths Mar.20  Tel Aviv  Obama on first Israel trip as president Feb.1  Turkey  Fatal blast outside U.S. Embassy Jan.27  Egypt  Curfew issued as Egypt death toll rises Jan.22   Jerusalem Netanyahu pledge after narrow win

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Dec.25   Egypt Voters back Egyptian constitution
Nov.29  Egypt  Assembly adopts new constitution Nov.22   Egypt Egypt president takes new powers Nov.21   Gaza   Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire   Hours after a cease-fire was declared Wednesday in Israel's conflict with Gaza, it appeared to be holding Oct.24  Syria  UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire Sep.13   Yemen     Anti-US protests spread in Arab world   In Yemen, demonstrators briefly stormed the grounds of the embassy in Sanaa and burned the US flag. In Egypt, 70 people were injured in prot... Aug.12  Egypt  Egypt president 'retires' military figures Aug.6  Syria  Syria's prime minister leaves regime Jul.18   Syria Top Syrian officials killed Jun.14  Egypt  Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid Mar.17   Egypt Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies  Pope Shenouda III has died at the age of 88, state television has announced. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt's 80 million population Feb.22  Syria  Two Western journalists killed in Syria Jan.22   Yemen     Yemen president 'leaves country'  Ali Abdullah Saleh, has left the country to travel to the US for medical treatment, Yemeni officials have told journalists

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Dec.26  Syria  Arab League observers arrive in Syria Nov.29  Tehran  Iranian students storm UK embassy Nov.23  Saudi Arabia  Yemen leader signs deal to quit Sep.21  Iran  U.S. hikers in Iran freed Sep.9  Egypt  Protesters break into Israeli embassy Jul.31  Syria  Army, protesters clash, killing 71 Apr.30  Syria  Syrian troops storm Daraa mosque Apr.27  West Bank  Hamas, Fatah reach deal for government Apr.22  Syria  75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire Mar.23  Syria  15 killed in Syria clashes Mar.10  Saudi Arabia  Saudi police open fire at protest Feb.16  Bahrain  Police move in on Bahrain protesters

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Sep.26  West Bank  Israel's West Bank building freeze expires Aug.21  Southern Iran  Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling May.30   Gaza   Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
  More than 10 people onboard a flotilla carrying aid for the Palestinian territory of Gaza were killed when security forces boarded the boats Mar.9  Jerusalem  Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem

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Jun.13   Tehran Election protests turn violent
Map of Tehran Iran  Ahmadinejad declaration as the winner of presidential election brought thousands of supporters of the rival Moussavi onto the streets Jun.12  Iran  Ahmadinejad has large lead in election Jun.4  Egypt  Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims Feb.2   Iran Iran makes first satellite launch

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Dec.14   Baghdad Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush


year 2007 Top ^

Aug.28  Turkey  Turks elect ex-Islamist president Apr.27  Turkey  Army 'concerned' by vote Feb.8  Mecca  Palestinian talks yield power-sharing pact

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.1  Beirut  Huge rally demands PM quit Nov.25  Gaza  Palestinians, Israel agree to cease-fire Oct.15  Jerusalem  Police back Katsav rape charges May.20  Baghdad  Parliament approves Cabinet Apr.11  Iran  Iran 'advances uranium program' Mar.28  Jerusalem  Kadima wins at polls Feb.4   Syria   Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
  Hundreds of Syrian demonstrators stormed the Danish Embassy in Damascus and set fire to the building in protest at the cartoons Jan.26   West Bank     Hamas won elections  Hamas and Fatah supporters scuffled outside the Palestinian parliament building Jan.4   Jerusalem     Sharon fights for life after stroke  Prime Minister was suffering what his doctor called a 'significant' stroke. His powers were transferred to Ehud Olmert

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.30  Lebanon  Ex-VP: Assad threatened Lebanese PM Dec.15  Iraq  'High turnout' in election Dec.11  Syria  New Hariri report 'blames Syria' Nov.25  Gaza  Palestinians take over key border Nov.20   Jerusalem Sharon to quit Likud party
Oct.26  Iran  Israel 'must be wiped from map' Oct.25   Baghdad Draft constitution passes Oct.20  Lebanon  U.N. probe links Syria to Hariri killing Sep.11   Gaza   Israeli flag lowered over Gaza  It was the end of 38 years of an occupation of the Palestinian territory 2 weeks ahead of schedule Aug.28  Baghdad  Committee signs Iraq's draft constitution Aug.22  Gaza  Settlers leave last outpost Aug.1  Saudi Arabia  King Fahd dead Jun.24   Tehran Ahmadinejad elected as president Jun.20  Beirut  Hariri camp secured majority in parliament May.3  Baghdad  Parliament swears in partial government Feb.8  Egypt  Palestinians, Israel announce cease-fire Jan.30   Iraq Iraqis vote amid violence Jan.9  West Bank  Abbas wins presidential election

year 2004 Top ^

Nov.12  West Bank  Chaos as Arafat is buried Jun.27  Baghdad  US hands over sovereignty in Iraq Jan.11  Iran  Protest as reformists blocked

year 2003 Top ^

Jun.4  Jordan  Summit with Sharon, Abbas, Bush Apr.30  Israel  New Mid-East peace plan launched Apr.9  Baghdad  Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray

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Jun.10   Syria Bashar al-Assad succeeds late father
Mar.21   Jerusalem Visit by Pope John Paul II Jan. 11, 1883   Egypt France and Great Britain abandon joint control of Egypt


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  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in parliamentary election. Estimates gave both sides 27 seats each in the 120-seat Knesset.    Exit polls suggesting his Likud party had finished in a virtual tie with the left-of-centre Zionist Union. Neta...
2014 Aug.10  Turkey  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails new era for Turkey 2013 Jun.15   Iran Hassan Rouhani wins Iran election   Reformist-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani has won Iran's presidential election, securing just over 50% of the vote and so avoiding the need for... Jan.22   Jerusalem Netanyahu pledge after narrow win
2012 Dec.25   Egypt Voters back Egyptian constitution 2009 Jun.12  Iran  Ahmadinejad has large lead in election 2007 Apr.27  Turkey  Army 'concerned' by vote 2006 Mar.28  Jerusalem  Kadima wins at polls Jan.26   West Bank   Hamas won elections  Hamas and Fatah supporters scuffled outside the Palestinian parliament building 2005 Dec.15  Iraq  'High turnout' in election Oct.25   Baghdad Draft constitution passes Jun.24   Tehran Ahmadinejad elected as president Jan.30   Iraq Iraqis vote amid violence Jan.9  West Bank  Abbas wins presidential election



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2005 Nov.25  Gaza  Palestinians take over key border



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2011 Apr.27  West Bank  Hamas, Fatah reach deal for government 2010 Mar.9  Jerusalem  Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem 2005 Sep.11   Gaza Israeli flag lowered over Gaza
  It was the end of 38 years of an occupation of the Palestinian territory 2 weeks ahead of schedule Aug.28  Baghdad  Committee signs Iraq's draft constitution 2004 Jun.27  Baghdad  US hands over sovereignty in Iraq 2003 Apr.9  Baghdad  Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray



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2016 Jan.2   Saudi Arabia Anger at execution of top Shia cleric
  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region
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2012 Mar.17   Egypt Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies  Pope Shenouda III has died at the age of 88, state television has announced. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt's 80 million population 2009 Jun.4  Egypt  Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims 2000 Mar.21   Jerusalem Visit by Pope John Paul II



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2012 Nov.29  Egypt  Assembly adopts new constitution Nov.22   Egypt Egypt president takes new powers




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2014 Aug.19   Northern Iraq   Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley  A video shows the beheading and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq 2012 Feb.22  Syria  Two Western journalists killed in Syria



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2015 Apr.24   Armenia Armenia marks centenary of mass killings by Ottoman Turks   Ceremonies have been held in Armenia and around the world to mark the centenary of the start of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks



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2005 Dec.30  Lebanon  Ex-VP: Assad threatened Lebanese PM



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2005 Aug.22  Gaza  Settlers leave last outpost



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2005 Dec.11  Syria  New Hariri report 'blames Syria' Oct.20  Lebanon  U.N. probe links Syria to Hariri killing



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2016 Apr.23  Turkey  Merkel and EU officials visit Turkey camp 2013 Mar.20  Tel Aviv  Obama on first Israel trip as president 2008 Dec.14   Baghdad Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush




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2016 Dec.14   Aleppo Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement 'back on'
  A deal to evacuate the last rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo is back on, opposition fighters say, a day after a previous agreement fell through 2014 Jul.31  Gaza  New Gaza humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas Jul.16  Gaza  Israel, Hamas agree to 5-hour cease-fire to allow humanitarian aid Apr.23   Gaza Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation 2012 Nov.21   Gaza   Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire   Hours after a cease-fire was declared Wednesday in Israel's conflict with Gaza, it appeared to be holding 2007 Feb.8  Mecca  Palestinian talks yield power-sharing pact 2006 Nov.25  Gaza  Palestinians, Israel agree to cease-fire 2005 Feb.8  Egypt  Palestinians, Israel announce cease-fire



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2017 Feb.6   Syria Thousands hanged at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty says   As many as 13,000 people, most of them civilian opposition supporters, have been executed in secret at a prison in Syria, Amnesty International... 2016 Jan.16  Iran  Jason Rezaian and three other US prisoners freed in Iran 2014 Mar.20   Turkey Twitter 'blocked' in Turkey
2011 Dec.26  Syria  Arab League observers arrive in Syria Sep.21  Iran  U.S. hikers in Iran freed



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2017 Mar. 13   Turkey Turkey-Netherlands row: Dutch ambassador barred
  Turkey has announced a series of measures in retaliation for a Dutch decision to block its ministers from campaigning for a referendum
2016 Dec.19   Turkey Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara Map of Modern Arts Centre Ankara Turkey
  Mevlut Mert Aydintas, 22, a Turkish policeman has shot dead Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia's involvement in Aleppo
2013 Feb.1  Turkey  Fatal blast outside U.S. Embassy 2011 Nov.29  Tehran  Iranian students storm UK embassy



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2016 Jan.16   Iran Sanctions lifted after Iran found in compliance on nuclear deal




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2014 Jan.18  Syria  Syria opposition to attend peace talks 2013 Aug.14   Jerusalem Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin
Jun.18  Qatar  US, Taliban to hold Afghanistan peace talks in Qatar 2003 Jun.4  Jordan  Summit with Sharon, Abbas, Bush



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2015 Jan.23  Saudi Arabia  New Saudi king promises continuity Jan.22   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia  Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died in hospital. He was the fifth of his brothers to take the throne and became king in 2005



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2015 Jan.22   Yemen Yemen: President resigns as rebels tighten hold
2014 Aug.11   Baghdad Iraqi President nominates new prime minister Mar.31  Tel Aviv  Israel's Olmert convicted of bribery Jan.2  Tel Aviv  Israel ex-PM Sharon 'critically ill' 2012 Aug.12  Egypt  Egypt president 'retires' military figures Aug.6  Syria  Syria's prime minister leaves regime Jul.18   Syria Top Syrian officials killed Jan.22   Yemen   Yemen president 'leaves country'  Ali Abdullah Saleh, has left the country to travel to the US for medical treatment, Yemeni officials have told journalists 2011 Nov.23  Saudi Arabia  Yemen leader signs deal to quit 2006 Oct.15  Jerusalem  Police back Katsav rape charges Jan.4   Jerusalem   Sharon fights for life after stroke  Prime Minister was suffering what his doctor called a 'significant' stroke. His powers were transferred to Ehud Olmert 2005 Nov.20   Jerusalem Sharon to quit Likud party 2000 Jun.10   Syria Bashar al-Assad succeeds late father



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2016 Apr.30   Baghdad Iraqi Shia protesters storm Baghdad parliament
2014 Jul.2  Jerusalem  Palestinians clash with Israeli police after body is found 2013 Jul.26   Egypt Huge rival rallies grip Egypt Jun.1  Turkey  Park protests spread across Turkey 2012 Sep.13   Yemen   Anti-US protests spread in Arab world   In Yemen, demonstrators briefly stormed the grounds of the embassy in Sanaa and burned the US flag. In Egypt, 70 people were injured in prot... 2011 Sep.9  Egypt  Protesters break into Israeli embassy Jul.31  Syria  Army, protesters clash, killing 71 Apr.22  Syria  75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire Mar.23  Syria  15 killed in Syria clashes Mar.10  Saudi Arabia  Saudi police open fire at protest Feb.16  Bahrain  Police move in on Bahrain protesters 2010 May.30   Gaza   Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship   More than 10 people onboard a flotilla carrying aid for the Palestinian territory of Gaza were killed when security forces boarded the boats 2009 Jun.13   Tehran Election protests turn violent Map of Tehran Iran  Ahmadinejad declaration as the winner of presidential election brought thousands of supporters of the rival Moussavi onto the streets 2006 Dec.1  Beirut  Huge rally demands PM quit Feb.4   Syria   Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze   Hundreds of Syrian demonstrators stormed the Danish Embassy in Damascus and set fire to the building in protest at the cartoons 2004 Jan.11  Iran  Protest as reformists blocked



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2016 Jul.20  Turkey  Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced 2013 Jan.27  Egypt  Curfew issued as Egypt death toll rises 2011 Apr.30  Syria  Syrian troops storm Daraa mosque



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2009 Feb.2   Iran Iran makes first satellite launch




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2017 Jan.8   Tehran Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani dies at 82
2016 Sep.27   Tel Aviv Former Israeli PM Shimon Peres dies   Former PM and president has died aged 93. He suffered a stroke two weeks ago and his condition improved before a sudden deterioration 2014 Jan.11   Tel Aviv   Israel's former PM Ariel Sharon dies   Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke 2005 Aug.1  Saudi Arabia  King Fahd dead 2004 Nov.12  West Bank  Chaos as Arafat is buried



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2012 Jun.14  Egypt  Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid 2007 Aug.28  Turkey  Turks elect ex-Islamist president 2006 May.20  Baghdad  Parliament approves Cabinet 2005 Jun.20  Beirut  Hariri camp secured majority in parliament May.3  Baghdad  Parliament swears in partial government