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1. 01-24 Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board Lebanon
C. 02-16 Dubai ties Hamas official's death to EU Dubai
3. 02-19 Minaret collapse kills 41 Meknes, Morocco
E. 02-23 Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels Sudan
5. 05-12 Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor Tripoli, Libya
05-30 Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship Gaza
H. 08-31 U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends Iraq
I. 09-26 Israel's West Bank building freeze expires West Bank

Summary.     Click for More > UN announces Gaza flotilla probe Israeli, Lebanese soldiers exchange fire Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends   At 5 p.m. ET -- at a cost of more than 4,400 U.S. military personnel killed and 30,000 wounded -- thes combat mission officially drew to a close Israel's West Bank building freeze expires   Israeli settlers cheered expiration of a moratorium on building new settlements, as Netanyahu urged Palestinians not to walk away from talks WikiLeaks releases 400,000 Iraq papers Packages had 'explosive material' Dubai bomb flew on passenger jets 58 dead as Iraqi forces end church siege Blasts kill at least 63 FIFA's World Cup be held in Qatar in 2022 Egypt shark attack kills German Fierce storms strike Middle East Iraqi parliament approves government Christians killed in Iraq attacks Deadly blast at Egyptian church
Controversial cartoonist escapes attack Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board   Dubai ties Hamas official's death to EU  Dubai authorities issued an international arrest warrant for suspects in last month's slaying of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh Minaret collapse kills 41 Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor   92 passengers and 11 crew members were killed. An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly Afriqiyah Airways ...   Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
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No U.S. combat deaths in Iraq in Dec.   Controversial cartoonist escapes attack   A Somali terrorist was shot as he tried to enter the home of cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, known for his controversial Mohammad depictions U.S., Britain close embassies in Yemen Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board   The Boeing 737-800 was thought to have gone down after takeoff from Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut at 2:27 a.m. Egypt secure a record seventh Africa Cup   Dubai ties Hamas official's death to EU


January 2010 ... more > Top ^
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Jan.2  Somali pirates hijack 4th vessel in week
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Jan.4  Tallest structure Burj Khalifa opened
Jan.10  Israel to construct Egyptian border barrier
Jan.22  Hostages: Pirates will kill us in days
Jan.24  Report: New bin Laden tape emerges
 
Jan.25  Saddam's cousin, 'Chemical Ali,' hanged
 Bodies found after plane crash
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February 2010 ... more > Top ^
Feb.16  
  Dubai authorities issued an international arrest warrant for suspects in last month's slaying of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.    Killers in a swank Dubai hotel, some of them scoping out their target in an...
Feb.19   Minaret collapse kills 41 Map of Meknes Morocco  A 400-year-old minaret in Bab Berdieyinn mosque collapsed on worshipers, killing 36 and injuring 71 in the middle of prayers Feb.23   Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels  President Omar al-Bashir has signed a framework ceasefire deal with one of Darfur's main groups, the Justice and Equality Movement

March 2010 ... more > Top ^
Mar.3  Suicide bombers target city of Baquba Mar.7  Election hit by insurgent attacks Mar.12  Israel seals off West Bank Mar.21  Iraq vote recount calls rejected Mar.24 Saudis arrest 100 planning terror attacks
Mar.26  Tanks 'enter Gaza' after deadly clashes Mar.27 Allawi open to talks over new government Mar.31  Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case

April 2010 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Thirteen Israeli air strikes hit Gaza Strip Apr.2 Gunmen kill 25 in attack on village
Apr.5  Video shows deaths of 2 journalists in Iraq Apr.17  Elections 'failed' international norms Apr.23 At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings Apr.25  Five new missiles tested, Iran says Apr.26 President wins election, officials say

May 2010 ... more > Top ^
May.6 Russian marines storm hijacked oil tanker
May.12   Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor Map of Tripoli Libya
  92 passengers and 11 crew members were killed. An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly Afriqiyah Airways crash.    Ruben van Assouw, suffered multiple fractures in his lower lim...
May.16 Rebels attack Somali parliament May.30     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
 Armed forces boarded the largest vessel overnight, clashing with some of the 500 people on board' about 64 km out to sea. Israeli soldiers were shot at and attacked with weapons; the activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting. The activists were attempting to defy a blockade


June 2010 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1  Gaza raid detainees freed Jun.2  Gaza activists receive welcome Jun.6  Israel foils scuba dive attack Jun.13  Blast, gunfire kill 15 near bank Israel sets up inquiry into Gaza flotilla raid


July 2010 ... more > Top ^
Jul.4 Hezbollah 'mentor' Fadlallah dies
Jul.5 Israel unveils new blockade rules for Gaza Jul.12  Israeli review: Force against ships justified Jul.13  Israeli navy trails Gaza aid ship Jul.15  Ship unloads aid at Egyptian port Jul.18 Baghdad suicide attack kills 43 Jul.21  Chad rules out arresting Sudan leader Jul.27 More AU troops to Somalia Jul.29 Syria and Saudi leaders in Beirut Jul.31  Saddam-era official issues message

August 2010 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1  Disagreement over Iraq death toll Aug.2     UN announces Gaza flotilla probe  The secretary general has announced an investigation into an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid convoy on 31 May which killed nine Turkish act...  Obama confirms pullout from Iraq Aug.3   Israeli, Lebanese soldiers exchange fire  Israeli patrol tried to install cameras. Clashes along their volatile shared border left at least one person dead  Attacks, car bomb kill 25 in Iraq Aug.11  Jury: prison for bin Laden's driver Aug.17 48 killed outside army recruitment center
Aug.18 Last US combat brigade quits Iraq Aug.20     Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: The talks, involving other regional and international players, are intended to resolve all 'final status'... Aug.21  Venezuela defends flights to Iran, Syria Aug.27  Iraq on high alert over bombing fears Aug.29  Gadhafi arrives in Italy to observe ties Aug.31   U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends
  At 5 p.m. ET -- at a cost of more than 4,400 U.S. military personnel killed and 30,000 wounded -- thes combat mission officially drew to a close
 President Barack Obama announced the conclusion of the combat mission in a speech from the Oval Office. He said Americans who served in Iraq 'completed every mission they were given'
 4 Israelis shot dead in West Bank  Obama 'awed' by US Iraq sacrifice

September 2010 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1 Obama holds high-stakes Mideast talks
Sep.2  Middle East talks 'constructive' Sep.5  'US troops called' in Iraq attack Sep.6  Violence in Iraq leaves 6 dead Sep.13  US to push $60bn Saudi arms sale Egypt hosts Mid-East peace talks Sep.19  Terror suspect arrested at airport Sep.26  '50-50' hope for settlement deal  PM urges settlers to show restraint   Israel's West Bank building freeze expires
  Israeli settlers cheered expiration of a moratorium on building new settlements, as Netanyahu urged Palestinians not to walk away from talks.    Israel's PM urges Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to continue ...
Sep.27  Israel not to extend ban on settlements Sep.29  Senators want facts on bomber's release

October 2010 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2  Abbas: Stop talks if no settlement freeze Oct.7  Ambassador: Embassy car targeted Oct.8 US given month for Mid-East talks Oct.11  Offer to extend settlement freeze Oct.17  New al Qaeda threat targets Europe  Awakening Councils deny defections Oct.19 Saudi prince guilty of murdering aide Oct.20  China 'opposes UN Darfur report' Oct.22     WikiLeaks releases 400,000 Iraq papers   Secret documents are expected to give a never-before-seen, uncensored view of the Iraq War, covering the period from 2004 through 2009 Oct.23  Wikileaks' timing angers Iraqi PM Oct.26 Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death Oct.28  Bin Laden tape authentic, French say Oct.29   Packages had 'explosive material'
  Packages found in at least two locations abroad that were bound for Jewish organizations in the U.S. 'apparently contain explosive material Oct.30 Bomb 'meant to explode on plane'  Yemen holds student in bomb probe Oct.31   Dubai bomb flew on passenger jets  One of the two bombs posted from Yemen last week was transported on two passenger planes before being seized in Dubai  37 dead in Iraqi rescue mission

November 2010 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1   58 dead as Iraqi forces end church siege  75 others were wounded in the attack by gunmen. Most of the casualties were women, children. Security forces stormed the Sayidat al-Nejat  Bombs tip-off 'from al-Qaeda man' Nov.2   Blasts kill at least 63   285 others were wounded in a series of explosions across the capital. The blasts included 14 car bombs, two roadside bombs and mortar attacks Nov.5  Yemen-based al Qaeda group claims plot Nov.6  Somali pirates get record ransom  Iraqi Christians urged to leave Nov.8  Iraqis: British troops abused us Nov.11 Maliki reappointed as Iraq's PM
 Iraq's power-sharing deal falters Nov.12  Official: Bin Laden watched bombing Nov.14 British pair freed from pirates North-South Sudan framework set Nov.21  Magazine details al Qaeda plane plots

December 2010 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2     FIFA's World Cup be held in Qatar in 2022   The tiny, wealthy nation beat out the United States, Japan, South Korea and Australia to host what will be the largest sporting in the world Dec.4  Baghdad bombs hit Iran pilgrims Dec.5   Egypt shark attack kills German   A woman has been killed in a shark attack while snorkelling off the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh  Wikileaks: Saudis 'militants' chief funders' Dec.7  US drops settlement freeze demand Dec.12   Fierce storms strike Middle East  The storms have sunk a ship off the Israeli coast, closed ports and disrupted shipping in the Suez Canal Dec.19  Maliki to unveil Iraq government Dec.21   Iraqi parliament approves government  The parliament voted in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government, even though some vacancies remain  Senator: Bomber's release not justified Dec.23  Iraqi churches tone down Christmas Dec.25  Somalis held in Dutch terror raid Dec.26  U.S. tourists killed in Egypt bus crash Dec.30   Christians killed in Iraq attacks
  Two people have died and 14 injured in a series of attacks on Christian homes in the Iraqi capital Dec.31   Deadly blast at Egyptian church
Map of Alexandria Egypt  An explosion, apparently caused by a car bomb, in the north Egyptian city of Alexandria has has killed seven people and injured 24


No U.S. combat deaths in Iraq in Dec. Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels  President Omar al-Bashir has signed a framework ceasefire deal with one of Darfur's main groups, the Justice and Equality Movement Russian marines storm hijacked oil tanker Rebels attack Somali parliament   Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship




Arab Countries, 2010 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2010
Jan.1
Jan.25  Saddam's cousin, 'Chemical Ali,' hanged
Feb.23
Mar.26  Tanks 'enter Gaza' after deadly clashes
Apr.1  Thirteen Israeli air strikes hit Gaza Strip
Apr.5  Video shows deaths of 2 journalists in Iraq
Apr.25  Five new missiles tested, Iran says
May.6
May.16
May.30
  More than 10 people onboard a flotilla carrying aid for the Palestinian territory of Gaza were killed when security forces boarded the boats
 Armed forces boarded the largest vessel overnight, clashing with some of the 500 people on board' about 64 km out to sea. Israeli soldiers were shot at and attacked with weapons; the activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting. The activists were attempting to defy a blockade
Jun.6  Israel foils scuba dive attack Jul.13  Israeli navy trails Gaza aid ship Jul.21  Chad rules out arresting Sudan leader Jul.27 More AU troops to Somalia
Aug.1  Disagreement over Iraq death toll Aug.2  Obama confirms pullout from Iraq Aug.3 Israeli, Lebanese soldiers exchange fire  Israeli patrol tried to install cameras. Clashes along their volatile shared border left at least one person dead Aug.17 48 killed outside army recruitment center Aug.18 Last US combat brigade quits Iraq Aug.20   Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: The talks, involving other regional and international players, are intended to resolve all 'final status'... Aug.31 U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends
  At 5 p.m. ET -- at a cost of more than 4,400 U.S. military personnel killed and 30,000 wounded -- thes combat mission officially drew to a close
 President Barack Obama announced the conclusion of the combat mission in a speech from the Oval Office. He said Americans who served in Iraq 'completed every mission they were given'
Aug.31  Obama 'awed' by US Iraq sacrifice Sep.2  Middle East talks 'constructive' Sep.5  'US troops called' in Iraq attack Sep.13  US to push $60bn Saudi arms sale Sep.13 Egypt hosts Mid-East peace talks
Oct.22   WikiLeaks releases 400,000 Iraq papers   Secret documents are expected to give a never-before-seen, uncensored view of the Iraq War, covering the period from 2004 through 2009 Oct.26 Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death Nov.8  Iraqis: British troops abused us



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2010 Jan.24 Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board   The Boeing 737-800 was thought to have gone down after takeoff from Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut at 2:27 a.m. Jan.25  Bodies found after plane crash Feb.19 Minaret collapse kills 41 Map of Meknes Morocco  A 400-year-old minaret in Bab Berdieyinn mosque collapsed on worshipers, killing 36 and injuring 71 in the middle of prayers May.12 Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor Map of Tripoli Libya
  92 passengers and 11 crew members were killed. An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly Afriqiyah Airways crash.    Ruben van Assouw, suffered multiple fractures in his lower lim...
Dec.5 Egypt shark attack kills German   A woman has been killed in a shark attack while snorkelling off the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh Dec.12 Fierce storms strike Middle East  The storms have sunk a ship off the Israeli coast, closed ports and disrupted shipping in the Suez Canal Dec.26  U.S. tourists killed in Egypt bus crash



Arab Countries, 2010 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.31 Egypt secure a record seventh Africa Cup
Dec.2   FIFA's World Cup be held in Qatar in 2022   The tiny, wealthy nation beat out the United States, Japan, South Korea and Australia to host what will be the largest sporting in the world



Arab Countries, 2010 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.4  Tallest structure Burj Khalifa opened Aug.21  Venezuela defends flights to Iran, Syria Sep.13  US to push $60bn Saudi arms sale Dec.26  U.S. tourists killed in Egypt bus crash



Arab Countries, 2010 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.1   Controversial cartoonist escapes attack   A Somali terrorist was shot as he tried to enter the home of cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, known for his controversial Mohammad depictions Jan.2  Somali pirates hijack 4th vessel in week Jan.3 U.S., Britain close embassies in Yemen
Jan.22  Hostages: Pirates will kill us in days Jan.24  Report: New bin Laden tape emerges Jan.25  Saddam's cousin, 'Chemical Ali,' hanged Feb.16   Dubai ties Hamas official's death to EU
  Dubai authorities issued an international arrest warrant for suspects in last month's slaying of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.    Killers in a swank Dubai hotel, some of them scoping out their target in an...
Mar.3  Suicide bombers target city of Baquba Mar.7  Election hit by insurgent attacks Mar.24 Saudis arrest 100 planning terror attacks
Mar.31  Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case Apr.2 Gunmen kill 25 in attack on village Apr.23 At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings May.6 Russian marines storm hijacked oil tanker Jun.1  Gaza raid detainees freed Jun.6  Israel foils scuba dive attack Jun.13  Blast, gunfire kill 15 near bank Jul.18 Baghdad suicide attack kills 43 Aug.3  Attacks, car bomb kill 25 in Iraq Aug.11  Jury: prison for bin Laden's driver Aug.17 48 killed outside army recruitment center Aug.27  Iraq on high alert over bombing fears Aug.31  4 Israelis shot dead in West Bank Sep.6  Violence in Iraq leaves 6 dead Sep.19  Terror suspect arrested at airport Sep.29  Senators want facts on bomber's release Oct.7  Ambassador: Embassy car targeted Oct.17  New al Qaeda threat targets Europe Oct.19 Saudi prince guilty of murdering aide Oct.26 Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death Oct.28  Bin Laden tape authentic, French say Oct.29 Packages had 'explosive material'   Packages found in at least two locations abroad that were bound for Jewish organizations in the U.S. 'apparently contain explosive material Oct.30 Bomb 'meant to explode on plane' Oct.30  Yemen holds student in bomb probe Oct.31 Dubai bomb flew on passenger jets  One of the two bombs posted from Yemen last week was transported on two passenger planes before being seized in Dubai Oct.31  37 dead in Iraqi rescue mission Nov.1 58 dead as Iraqi forces end church siege  75 others were wounded in the attack by gunmen. Most of the casualties were women, children. Security forces stormed the Sayidat al-Nejat Nov.1  Bombs tip-off 'from al-Qaeda man' Nov.2 Blasts kill at least 63   285 others were wounded in a series of explosions across the capital. The blasts included 14 car bombs, two roadside bombs and mortar attacks Nov.5  Yemen-based al Qaeda group claims plot Nov.6  Somali pirates get record ransom Nov.12  Official: Bin Laden watched bombing Nov.14 British pair freed from pirates Nov.21  Magazine details al Qaeda plane plots Dec.4  Baghdad bombs hit Iran pilgrims Dec.21  Senator: Bomber's release not justified Dec.23  Iraqi churches tone down Christmas Dec.25  Somalis held in Dutch terror raid Dec.30 Christians killed in Iraq attacks  Two people have died and 14 injured in a series of attacks on Christian homes in the Iraqi capital Dec.31 Deadly blast at Egyptian church Map of Alexandria Egypt  An explosion, apparently caused by a car bomb, in the north Egyptian city of Alexandria has has killed seven people and injured 24



Arab Countries, 2010 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.3 U.S., Britain close embassies in Yemen
Jan.10  Israel to construct Egyptian border barrier Feb.19 Minaret collapse kills 41 Map of Meknes Morocco  A 400-year-old minaret in Bab Berdieyinn mosque collapsed on worshipers, killing 36 and injuring 71 in the middle of prayers Feb.23 Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels  President Omar al-Bashir has signed a framework ceasefire deal with one of Darfur's main groups, the Justice and Equality Movement Mar.7  Election hit by insurgent attacks Mar.12  Israel seals off West Bank Mar.21  Iraq vote recount calls rejected Mar.27 Allawi open to talks over new government Mar.31  Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case Apr.17  Elections 'failed' international norms Apr.26 President wins election, officials say May.16 Rebels attack Somali parliament May.30   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
 Armed forces boarded the largest vessel overnight, clashing with some of the 500 people on board' about 64 km out to sea. Israeli soldiers were shot at and attacked with weapons; the activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting. The activists were attempting to defy a blockade
Jun.2  Gaza activists receive welcome Jun.13 Israel sets up inquiry into Gaza flotilla raid
Jul.4 Hezbollah 'mentor' Fadlallah dies Jul.5 Israel unveils new blockade rules for Gaza Jul.12  Israeli review: Force against ships justified Jul.15  Ship unloads aid at Egyptian port Jul.21  Chad rules out arresting Sudan leader Jul.27 More AU troops to Somalia Jul.29 Syria and Saudi leaders in Beirut Jul.31  Saddam-era official issues message Aug.2   UN announces Gaza flotilla probe  The secretary general has announced an investigation into an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid convoy on 31 May which killed nine Turkish act... Aug.20   Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: The talks, involving other regional and international players, are intended to resolve all 'final status'... Aug.21  Venezuela defends flights to Iran, Syria Aug.29  Gadhafi arrives in Italy to observe ties Sep.1 Obama holds high-stakes Mideast talks Sep.2  Middle East talks 'constructive' Sep.13 Egypt hosts Mid-East peace talks Sep.26  '50-50' hope for settlement deal Sep.26  PM urges settlers to show restraint Sep.26 Israel's West Bank building freeze expires
  Israeli settlers cheered expiration of a moratorium on building new settlements, as Netanyahu urged Palestinians not to walk away from talks.    Israel's PM urges Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to continue ...
Sep.27  Israel not to extend ban on settlements Sep.29  Senators want facts on bomber's release Oct.2  Abbas: Stop talks if no settlement freeze Oct.7  Ambassador: Embassy car targeted Oct.8 US given month for Mid-East talks
Oct.11  Offer to extend settlement freeze Oct.17  Awakening Councils deny defections Oct.19 Saudi prince guilty of murdering aide Oct.20  China 'opposes UN Darfur report' Oct.23  Wikileaks' timing angers Iraqi PM Nov.6  Iraqi Christians urged to leave Nov.8  Iraqis: British troops abused us Nov.11 Maliki reappointed as Iraq's PM Nov.11  Iraq's power-sharing deal falters Nov.14 North-South Sudan framework set Nov.21  Magazine details al Qaeda plane plots Dec.5  Wikileaks: Saudis 'militants' chief funders' Dec.7  US drops settlement freeze demand Dec.19  Maliki to unveil Iraq government Dec.21 Iraqi parliament approves government  The parliament voted in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government, even though some vacancies remain Dec.21  Senator: Bomber's release not justified Dec.23  Iraqi churches tone down Christmas Dec.30 Christians killed in Iraq attacks  Two people have died and 14 injured in a series of attacks on Christian homes in the Iraqi capital Dec.31 Deadly blast at Egyptian church Map of Alexandria Egypt  An explosion, apparently caused by a car bomb, in the north Egyptian city of Alexandria has has killed seven people and injured 24