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1. 01-24 Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board Lebanon
C. 03-09 Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem Jerusalem
05-30 Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship Gaza
E. 08-21 Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling Bushehr, Southern Iran
F. 08-31 U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends Iraq
G. 09-26 Israel's West Bank building freeze expires West Bank
7. 12-02 Dozens killed in northern Israel forest fire Haifa, Northern Israel

Summary.     Click for More > Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling 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 c... Israel's West Bank building freeze expires Dozens killed in northern Israel forest fire
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 Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem   Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
Jan.1  Iraq  No U.S. combat deaths in Iraq in Dec.
Jan.3  Yemen  U.S., Britain close embassies in Yemen
Jan.24   Lebanon
Feb.2  Iran  Ahmadinejad accepts nuclear deal terms
Feb.16   Dubai
Feb.26  Turkey  Ex-generals charged over 'plot'
Mar.9   Jerusalem
Mar.24  Saudi Arabia  Saudis arrest 100 planning terror attacks
Mar.27  Baghdad  Allawi open to talks over new government
Apr.2  Iraq  Gunmen kill 25 in attack on village
Apr.23  Baghdad  At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings
May.17  Tehran  Iran agrees Turkey nuclear deal
May.30   Gaza
  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 wer...
Jun.13  Jerusalem  Israel sets up inquiry into Gaza flotilla raid
Jun.16  Iran  Iran says it's working on new reactor
Jun.28  Turkey  Turkey bars Israel military flight
Jul.4  Beirut  Hezbollah 'mentor' Fadlallah dies
Jul.5  Jerusalem  Israel unveils new blockade rules for Gaza
Jul.8  Iran  Woman won't be stoned to death
Jul.15  Southern Iran  2 blasts kill at least 20 in southeast Iran
Jul.18  Baghdad  Baghdad suicide attack kills 43
Jul.29  Beirut  Syria and Saudi leaders in Beirut
Aug.3  Southern Lebanon  Israeli, Lebanese soldiers exchange fire
Aug.17  Baghdad  48 killed outside army recruitment center
Aug.18  Southern Iraq  Last US combat brigade quits Iraq
Aug.21   Southern Iran
Aug.31   Iraq
Sep.10  Iran  Iran calls off release of American hiker
Sep.12  Turkey  Turks approve new constitution
Sep.13  Sinai  Egypt hosts Mid-East peace talks
Sep.14  Tehran  Freed US hiker vows to help friends
Sep.26   West Bank
Oct.10  Jerusalem  Israeli cabinet backs Jewish oath
Oct.26  Baghdad  Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death
Oct.31  Dubai  Dubai bomb flew on passenger jets
Nov.1  Baghdad  58 dead as Iraqi forces end church siege
Nov.2  Baghdad  Blasts kill at least 63
Nov.11  Baghdad  Maliki reappointed as Iraq's PM
Dec.2   Northern Israel
Dec.5  Sinai  Egypt shark attack kills German
Dec.12  Israel  Fierce storms strike Middle East
Dec.21  Baghdad  Iraqi parliament approves government
Dec.30  Tel Aviv  Ex-president guilty of rape, harassment
 Baghdad  Christians killed in Iraq attacks
Dec.31  Egypt  Deadly blast at Egyptian church



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U.S., Britain close embassies in Yemen
Ahmadinejad accepts nuclear deal terms
Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem
Allawi open to talks over new government
Iran agrees Turkey nuclear deal
Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
Israel sets up inquiry into Gaza flotilla raid
Iran says it's working on new reactor
Hezbollah 'mentor' Fadlallah dies
Israel unveils new blockade rules for Gaza
Woman won't be stoned to death
Syria and Saudi leaders in Beirut
Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling
Iran calls off release of American hiker
Freed US hiker vows to help friends
Israel's West Bank building freeze expires
Ex-president guilty of rape, harassment
Christians killed in Iraq attacks
U.S., Britain close embassies in Yemen
Saudis arrest 100 planning terror attacks
Gunmen kill 25 in attack on village
At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings
2 blasts kill at least 20 in southeast Iran
Baghdad suicide attack kills 43
48 killed outside army recruitment center
Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death
Dubai bomb flew on passenger jets
58 dead as Iraqi forces end church siege
Ex-president guilty of rape, harassment
Christians killed in Iraq attacks
Deadly blast at Egyptian church
No U.S. combat deaths in Iraq in Dec.
Saddam's cousin, 'Chemical Ali,' hanged
Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
Israeli, Lebanese soldiers exchange fire
48 killed outside army recruitment center
Last US combat brigade quits Iraq
U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends
Egypt hosts Mid-East peace talks
Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death
U.S., Britain close embassies in Yemen
Saudis arrest 100 planning terror attacks
Gunmen kill 25 in attack on village
At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings
2 blasts kill at least 20 in southeast Iran
Baghdad suicide attack kills 43
48 killed outside army recruitment center
Dubai bomb flew on passenger jets
58 dead as Iraqi forces end church siege
Blasts kill at least 63
Christians killed in Iraq attacks
Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board
Bodies found after plane crash
Dozens killed in northern Israel forest fire
Egypt shark attack kills German
Fierce storms strike Middle East
Suicide bombers target city of Baquba
At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings
2 blasts kill at least 20 in southeast Iran
Baghdad suicide attack kills 43
48 killed outside army recruitment center
Dubai bomb flew on passenger jets
58 dead as Iraqi forces end church siege
Blasts kill at least 63
Deadly blast at Egyptian church
Arab Countries
U.S., Britain close embassies in Yemen
Allawi open to talks over new government
Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
Hezbollah 'mentor' Fadlallah dies
Syria and Saudi leaders in Beirut
Egypt hosts Mid-East peace talks
Israel's West Bank building freeze expires
Maliki reappointed as Iraq's PM
Christians killed in Iraq attacks
U.S., Britain close embassies in Yemen
Saudis arrest 100 planning terror attacks
Gunmen kill 25 in attack on village
At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings
Baghdad suicide attack kills 43
48 killed outside army recruitment center
Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death
Dubai bomb flew on passenger jets
58 dead as Iraqi forces end church siege
Christians killed in Iraq attacks
Deadly blast at Egyptian church
No U.S. combat deaths in Iraq in Dec.
Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
Israeli, Lebanese soldiers exchange fire
48 killed outside army recruitment center
Last US combat brigade quits Iraq
U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends
Egypt hosts Mid-East peace talks
Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death
U.S., Britain close embassies in Yemen
Saudis arrest 100 planning terror attacks
Gunmen kill 25 in attack on village
At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings
Baghdad suicide attack kills 43
48 killed outside army recruitment center
Dubai bomb flew on passenger jets
58 dead as Iraqi forces end church siege
Christians killed in Iraq attacks
Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board
Bodies found after plane crash
Egypt shark attack kills German
At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings
Baghdad suicide attack kills 43
48 killed outside army recruitment center
Dubai bomb flew on passenger jets
58 dead as Iraqi forces end church siege
Blasts kill at least 63
Deadly blast at Egyptian church
Iraq
Allawi open to talks over new government
Maliki reappointed as Iraq's PM
Iraqi parliament approves government
Christians killed in Iraq attacks
Gunmen kill 25 in attack on village
At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings
Baghdad suicide attack kills 43
48 killed outside army recruitment center
Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death
58 dead as Iraqi forces end church siege
Christians killed in Iraq attacks
No U.S. combat deaths in Iraq in Dec.
48 killed outside army recruitment center
Last US combat brigade quits Iraq
U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends
Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death
Gunmen kill 25 in attack on village
At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings
Baghdad suicide attack kills 43
48 killed outside army recruitment center
58 dead as Iraqi forces end church siege
Christians killed in Iraq attacks
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At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings
Baghdad suicide attack kills 43
48 killed outside army recruitment center
58 dead as Iraqi forces end church siege
Blasts kill at least 63
Baghdad
Allawi open to talks over new government
Maliki reappointed as Iraq's PM
Christians killed in Iraq attacks
At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings
Baghdad suicide attack kills 43
48 killed outside army recruitment center
Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death
Christians killed in Iraq attacks
Saddam's cousin, 'Chemical Ali,' hanged
48 killed outside army recruitment center
Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death
At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings
Baghdad suicide attack kills 43
48 killed outside army recruitment center
Christians killed in Iraq attacks
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At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings
Baghdad suicide attack kills 43
48 killed outside army recruitment center
58 dead as Iraqi forces end church siege
Iran
Ahmadinejad accepts nuclear deal terms
Iran agrees Turkey nuclear deal
Iran says it's working on new reactor
Woman won't be stoned to death
Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling
Freed US hiker vows to help friends
2 blasts kill at least 20 in southeast Iran
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Israel
Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem
Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
Israel sets up inquiry into Gaza flotilla raid
Israel's West Bank building freeze expires
Ex-president guilty of rape, harassment
Ex-president guilty of rape, harassment
Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship
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Dozens killed in northern Israel forest fire
Fierce storms strike Middle East
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Lebanon
Hezbollah 'mentor' Fadlallah dies
Syria and Saudi leaders in Beirut
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Israeli, Lebanese soldiers exchange fire
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Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board
Bodies found after plane crash
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Jerusalem
Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem
Israel sets up inquiry into Gaza flotilla raid
Israel unveils new blockade rules for Gaza
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Turkey
Turkey bars Israel military flight
Turks approve new constitution
Ex-generals charged over 'plot'
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Saudis arrest 100 planning terror attacks
Dubai bomb flew on passenger jets
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Egypt
Egypt hosts Mid-East peace talks
Deadly blast at Egyptian church
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No U.S. combat deaths in Iraq in Dec. U.S., Britain close embassies in Yemen Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board


January 2010 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Iraq
Jan.3   Yemen
Jan.4  Dubai  Tallest structure Burj Khalifa opened
Jan.10  Jerusalem  Israel to construct Egyptian border barrier
Jan.24   Lebanon  
  The Boeing 737-800 was thought to have gone down after takeoff from Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut at 2:27 a.m..    Eyewitnesses say they saw a ball of fire in the sky b...
Jan.25  Baghdad  Saddam's cousin, 'Chemical Ali,' hanged  Lebanon  Bodies found after plane crash

February 2010 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2   Iran Ahmadinejad accepts nuclear deal terms
Feb.6  Iran  Iran warning against protests Feb.10  Iran  Iran braces for anti-government protests Feb.16   Dubai     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 elevator while dressed in tennis clothes and carrying rackets and backpacks
Feb.26   Turkey   Ex-generals charged over 'plot'  Cetin Dogan, former head of First Army, and Engin Alan, a former special forces commander have been charged over an alleged plot in 2003

March 2010 ... more > Top ^
Mar.3  Sunni Triangle  Suicide bombers target city of Baquba Mar.4  Turkey  Turkey anger at US Armenian vote Mar.7  Iraq  Election hit by insurgent attacks Mar.9   Jerusalem   Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem
  Israel has approved the building of 1,600 new homes in east Jerusalem, in a move that threatens to overshadow Joe Biden's visit
 Jerusalem  Biden condemns new Israel housing units Mar.12  Jerusalem  Israel seals off West Bank Mar.21  Baghdad  Iraq vote recount calls rejected Mar.22  Jerusalem  Netanyahu: Jerusalem not a settlement Mar.24   Saudi Arabia Saudis arrest 100 planning terror attacks Mar.26  Gaza  Tanks 'enter Gaza' after deadly clashes Mar.27   Baghdad Allawi open to talks over new government Mar.31  Saudi Arabia  Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case

April 2010 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Gaza  Thirteen Israeli air strikes hit Gaza Strip Apr.2   Iraq Gunmen kill 25 in attack on village
Apr.5  Iraq  Video shows deaths of 2 journalists in Iraq Apr.23   Baghdad At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings Apr.25  Iran  Five new missiles tested, Iran says

May 2010 ... more > Top ^
May.17   Tehran Iran agrees Turkey nuclear deal
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
 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  Israel  Gaza raid detainees freed Jun.6  Gaza  Israel foils scuba dive attack Jun.13  Baghdad  Blast, gunfire kill 15 near bank   Jerusalem Israel sets up inquiry into Gaza flotilla raid Jun.16   Iran Iran says it's working on new reactor Jun.28   Turkey Turkey bars Israel military flight Jun.30  Cyprus  Spy suspect 'missing' in Cyprus

July 2010 ... more > Top ^
Jul.4   Beirut Hezbollah 'mentor' Fadlallah dies
Jul.5  Iran  Mother of two to be stoned to death   Jerusalem Israel unveils new blockade rules for Gaza Jul.8   Iran Woman won't be stoned to death Jul.15   Southern Iran 2 blasts kill at least 20 in southeast Iran Jul.18   Baghdad Baghdad suicide attack kills 43 Jul.29   Beirut Syria and Saudi leaders in Beirut

August 2010 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3   Southern Lebanon   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   Baghdad 48 killed outside army recruitment center
Aug.18   Southern Iraq Last US combat brigade quits Iraq 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...
Aug.31   Iraq   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'
 West Bank  4 Israelis shot dead in West Bank

September 2010 ... more > Top ^
Sep.10   Iran Iran calls off release of American hiker
Sep.12   Turkey     Turks approve new constitution  Voters have given strong backing to constitutional changes. 58% had voted 'Yes' to amending the constitution Sep.13   Sinai Egypt hosts Mid-East peace talks Sep.14   Tehran   Freed US hiker vows to help friends   A jubilant American Sarah Shourd reunited with her mother, after authorities released her from a Tehran prison where she had been held for 14... Sep.26   West Bank   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 ...


October 2010 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2  West Bank  Abbas: Stop talks if no settlement freeze Oct.10   Jerusalem Israeli cabinet backs Jewish oath Oct.11  Jerusalem  Offer to extend settlement freeze Oct.23  Baghdad  Wikileaks' timing angers Iraqi PM Oct.26   Baghdad Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death Oct.31   Dubai Dubai bomb flew on passenger jets  Baghdad  37 dead in Iraqi rescue mission

November 2010 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1   Baghdad 58 dead as Iraqi forces end church siege
Nov.2   Baghdad Blasts kill at least 63 Nov.11   Baghdad Maliki reappointed as Iraq's PM

December 2010 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2   Northern Israel   Dozens killed in northern Israel forest fire
Map of Haifa Israel
  A bus carrying up to 50 people overturned after the driver lost control of the vehicle because of the fire and surrounding smoke.    The blaze had scorched more than 750 acres in the Carmel Forest near Ha...
Dec.5   Sinai Egypt shark attack kills German Dec.12   Israel   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.16  Israel  UFO downed over Israeli nuclear plant Dec.21   Baghdad Iraqi parliament approves government Dec.28  Iran  Iran executes man as Israeli spy Dec.30   Tel Aviv     Ex-president guilty of rape, harassment  A Tel Aviv district court Thursday found former Israeli president Moshe Katsav guilty of multiple charges of rape and sexual harassment   Baghdad   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   Egypt   Deadly blast at Egyptian church   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. Ex-generals charged over 'plot'  Cetin Dogan, former head of First Army, and Engin Alan, a former special forces commander have been charged over an alleged plot in 2003   Deaths as Israeli forces storm aid ship




Middle East, 2010 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2010
Jan.1   Iraq
Jan.25  Baghdad  Saddam's cousin, 'Chemical Ali,' hanged
Feb.26   Turkey
Mar.26  Gaza  Tanks 'enter Gaza' after deadly clashes
Apr.1  Gaza  Thirteen Israeli air strikes hit Gaza Strip
Apr.5  Iraq  Video shows deaths of 2 journalists in Iraq
Apr.25  Iran  Five new missiles tested, Iran says
May.30   Gaza
  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  Gaza  Israel foils scuba dive attack Jun.28   Turkey Turkey bars Israel military flight
Aug.3   Southern Lebanon 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   Baghdad 48 killed outside army recruitment center Aug.18   Southern Iraq Last US combat brigade quits Iraq Aug.31   Iraq 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'
Sep.13   Sinai Egypt hosts Mid-East peace talks Oct.26   Baghdad Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death Dec.16  Israel  UFO downed over Israeli nuclear plant



Middle East, 2010 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.24   Lebanon 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..    Eyewitnesses say they saw a ball of fire in the sky b...
Jan.25  Lebanon  Bodies found after plane crash Dec.2   Northern Israel Dozens killed in northern Israel forest fire Map of Haifa Israel
  A bus carrying up to 50 people overturned after the driver lost control of the vehicle because of the fire and surrounding smoke.    The blaze had scorched more than 750 acres in the Carmel Forest near Ha...
Dec.5   Sinai Egypt shark attack kills German Dec.12   Israel Fierce storms strike Middle East  The storms have sunk a ship off the Israeli coast, closed ports and disrupted shipping in the Suez Canal



Middle East, 2010 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.4  Dubai  Tallest structure Burj Khalifa opened 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...




Middle East, 2010 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.3   Yemen U.S., Britain close embassies in Yemen
Jan.25  Baghdad  Saddam's cousin, 'Chemical Ali,' hanged Feb.16   Dubai   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 elevator while dressed in tennis clothes and carrying rackets and backpacks
Feb.26   Turkey Ex-generals charged over 'plot'  Cetin Dogan, former head of First Army, and Engin Alan, a former special forces commander have been charged over an alleged plot in 2003 Mar.3  Sunni Triangle  Suicide bombers target city of Baquba Mar.7  Iraq  Election hit by insurgent attacks Mar.24   Saudi Arabia Saudis arrest 100 planning terror attacks Mar.31  Saudi Arabia  Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case Apr.2   Iraq Gunmen kill 25 in attack on village Apr.23   Baghdad At least 61 dead in Iraq bombings Jun.1  Israel  Gaza raid detainees freed Jun.6  Gaza  Israel foils scuba dive attack Jun.13  Baghdad  Blast, gunfire kill 15 near bank Jun.30  Cyprus  Spy suspect 'missing' in Cyprus Jul.5  Iran  Mother of two to be stoned to death Jul.8   Iran Woman won't be stoned to death Jul.15   Southern Iran 2 blasts kill at least 20 in southeast Iran Jul.18   Baghdad Baghdad suicide attack kills 43 Aug.17   Baghdad 48 killed outside army recruitment center Aug.31  West Bank  4 Israelis shot dead in West Bank Oct.26   Baghdad Iraqi court sentences Tariq Aziz to death Oct.31   Dubai Dubai bomb flew on passenger jets Oct.31  Baghdad  37 dead in Iraqi rescue mission Nov.1   Baghdad 58 dead as Iraqi forces end church siege Nov.2   Baghdad Blasts kill at least 63 Dec.28  Iran  Iran executes man as Israeli spy Dec.30   Tel Aviv   Ex-president guilty of rape, harassment  A Tel Aviv district court Thursday found former Israeli president Moshe Katsav guilty of multiple charges of rape and sexual harassment Dec.30   Baghdad 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   Egypt Deadly blast at Egyptian church   An explosion, apparently caused by a car bomb, in the north Egyptian city of Alexandria has has killed seven people and injured 24



Middle East, 2010 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.3   Yemen U.S., Britain close embassies in Yemen
Jan.10  Jerusalem  Israel to construct Egyptian border barrier Feb.2   Iran Ahmadinejad accepts nuclear deal terms Feb.6  Iran  Iran warning against protests Feb.10  Iran  Iran braces for anti-government protests Mar.4  Turkey  Turkey anger at US Armenian vote Mar.7  Iraq  Election hit by insurgent attacks Mar.9   Jerusalem Israel approves new homes in E. Jerusalem
  Israel has approved the building of 1,600 new homes in east Jerusalem, in a move that threatens to overshadow Joe Biden's visit
Mar.9  Jerusalem  Biden condemns new Israel housing units Mar.12  Jerusalem  Israel seals off West Bank Mar.21  Baghdad  Iraq vote recount calls rejected Mar.22  Jerusalem  Netanyahu: Jerusalem not a settlement Mar.27   Baghdad Allawi open to talks over new government Mar.31  Saudi Arabia  Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case May.17   Tehran Iran agrees Turkey nuclear deal 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
 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.13   Jerusalem Israel sets up inquiry into Gaza flotilla raid Jun.16   Iran Iran says it's working on new reactor Jun.28   Turkey Turkey bars Israel military flight Jul.4   Beirut Hezbollah 'mentor' Fadlallah dies Jul.5  Iran  Mother of two to be stoned to death Jul.5   Jerusalem Israel unveils new blockade rules for Gaza Jul.8   Iran Woman won't be stoned to death Jul.29   Beirut Syria and Saudi leaders in Beirut 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...
Sep.10   Iran Iran calls off release of American hiker Sep.12   Turkey   Turks approve new constitution  Voters have given strong backing to constitutional changes. 58% had voted 'Yes' to amending the constitution Sep.13   Sinai Egypt hosts Mid-East peace talks Sep.14   Tehran Freed US hiker vows to help friends   A jubilant American Sarah Shourd reunited with her mother, after authorities released her from a Tehran prison where she had been held for 14... Sep.26   West Bank 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 ...
Oct.2  West Bank  Abbas: Stop talks if no settlement freeze Oct.10   Jerusalem Israeli cabinet backs Jewish oath
Oct.11  Jerusalem  Offer to extend settlement freeze Oct.23  Baghdad  Wikileaks' timing angers Iraqi PM Nov.11   Baghdad Maliki reappointed as Iraq's PM Dec.21   Baghdad Iraqi parliament approves government Dec.28  Iran  Iran executes man as Israeli spy Dec.30   Tel Aviv   Ex-president guilty of rape, harassment  A Tel Aviv district court Thursday found former Israeli president Moshe Katsav guilty of multiple charges of rape and sexual harassment Dec.30   Baghdad 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   Egypt Deadly blast at Egyptian church   An explosion, apparently caused by a car bomb, in the north Egyptian city of Alexandria has has killed seven people and injured 24