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02-16 Police move in on Bahrain protesters Manama, Bahrain
2. 02-21 Two Iranian warships 'enter Suez Canal' Suez Canal, Egypt
D. 03-10 Saudi police open fire at protest Qatif, Saudi Arabia
E. 03-23 15 killed in Syria clashes Daraa, Syria
F. 04-22 75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire Syria
G. 04-27 Hamas, Fatah reach deal for government West Bank
H. 04-30 Syrian troops storm Daraa mosque Daraa, Syria
8. 06-03 Yemen's presidential compound attacked Sanaa, Yemen
9. 07-31 Army, protesters clash, killing 71 Hama, Syria

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Police move in on Bahrain protesters Two Iranian warships 'enter Suez Canal' Saudi police open fire at protest 15 killed in Syria clashes 75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire Hamas, Fatah reach deal for government Syrian troops storm Daraa mosque Yemen's presidential compound attacked Army, protesters clash, killing 71 7 Israelis dead in string of attacks Protesters break into Israeli embassy U.S. hikers in Iran freed U.S.-born Muslim cleric killed   Shalit back in Israel after swap   Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has arrived back in Israel following his release from five years' captivity, as part of a prisoner exchange dea...   7.2 quake strikes eastern Turkey   In the most powerful earthquake in a decade, citizens were using flashlights and shovels as they clambered over the rubble of collapsed buil... Turkish earthquake topples hotel Yemen leader signs deal to quit Iranian students storm UK embassy Iran shoots down American drone Last US troops withdraw from Iraq
Jan.3  Yemen  80 African migrants feared drowned
Jan.9  Iran  Plane with 105 aboard crashes in Iran
Jan.12  Beirut  Lebanon's unity government collapses
Jan.25  Egypt  3 dead after thousands protest
Jan.27  Yemen  Protesters want Yemen's president out
Jan.28  Egypt  Government dissolved amid unrest
Jan.29  Egypt  Embattled Mubarak appoints deputy
Jan.30  Egypt  Protesters defy curfew
Jan.31  Egypt  Egypt army rules out using force
Feb.1  Jordan  King dismisses government, appoints PM
 Egypt  Mubarak: I'll step down in September
Feb.4  Egypt  Tens of thousands demand change
Feb.6  Egypt  VP promises changes to protesters
 Egypt  Opposition wary after landmark talks
Feb.7  Egypt  Egypt ups pay as protests go on
Feb.12  Egypt  Egypt moves to reassure allies
Feb.13  Egypt  Military dissolves parliament
Feb.16   Bahrain
Feb.19  Bahrain  Protesters retake Pearl Roundabout
Feb.20  Tehran  Security forces push back Iran protesters
Feb.21   Egypt
Mar.10   Saudi Arabia
Mar.20  Egypt  Egyptians approve constitutional changes
Mar.23  Jerusalem  Bomb explosion hits bus
  Syria
Mar.30  Syria  Syria leaves state of emergency in place
Apr.8  Syria  Forces fire on Syrian protesters
Apr.13  Qatar  Libyan rebels get boost at summit
Apr.15  Syria  Clashes at mass protest in Syria
Apr.18  Syria  Syria protesters take over square
Apr.22   Syria
Apr.23  Yemen  President Saleh agrees to step down
Apr.25  Syria  Syria launches bloody new crackdown
Apr.27   West Bank
Apr.30   Syria
May.1  Syria  'Tanks firing' protest city of Daraa
May.8  Egypt  Muslim-Christian violence intensified
May.15  Israel  Clashes erupt along Israel's border
May.17  Egypt  Egyptian named acting al Qaeda leader
Jun.3   Yemen
 Syria  Troops 'kill 34' at Syria protest
Jun.4  Saudi Arabia  Yemen's Saleh 'in Saudi Arabia
Jun.7  Yemen  Tribal fighters take over major city
 Saudi Arabia  Yemen's Saleh 'gravely wounded'
Jun.12  Syria  Heavy fighting in Jisr al-Shughour
 Turkey  Turkey ruling party 'leads vote'
Jun.13  Bahrain  Dozens of doctors and nurses on trial
Jul.1  Syria  Hundreds of thousands in protests
Jul.2  Lebanon  Hezbollah reject Hariri warrants
Jul.31   Syria
Aug.7  Northern Syria  Syrian tanks, bulldozers roll into Deir Ezzor
Aug.12  Northern Syria  Syrian tanks move into another town
Aug.14  Northern Syria  21 dead after naval forces shell city
Aug.15  Northern Syria  Palestinians 'flee Syrian camp'
Aug.18   Israel
Aug.20  Iran  U.S. hikers get eight years in prison
Sep.2  Turkey  Turkey kicks out Israeli diplomats
Sep.9   Egypt
Sep.13  Iran  U.S. hikers jailed in Iran may be released
Sep.21   Iran
Sep.22  Yemen  President Saleh returns to Yemen
Sep.25  Saudi Arabia  Women will be allowed to vote
Sep.29  Syria  Mob pelts US ambassador in Syria
Sep.30   Yemen
Oct.8  Yemen  Saleh will step down, but aides qualify
Oct.10  Syria  At least 31 were killed during clashes
Oct.11  Jerusalem  Prisoner swap deal to free Shalit
Oct.17  Israel  First of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners leave
Oct.18   Israel
Oct.23   Turkey
Oct.24  Syria  U.S. pulls ambassador from Syria
 Turkey  Death toll rises after Turkish quake
Oct.27  Turkey  Pulled alive 100 hours after earthquake
Oct.29  Gaza  Islamic Jihad: Israel hits training camp
Nov.3  Syria  Tanks 'open fire' in Syrian city of Homs
Nov.9   Turkey
Nov.12  Egypt  Arab League sanctions for Syria
Nov.17  Northern Syria  Syrian defectors strike pro-regime office
Nov.23   Saudi Arabia
Nov.24  Egypt  Egypt military 'appoints new PM'
 Iran  Iran arrests 12 for 'CIA spying'
Nov.27  Egypt  Arab League imposed sanctions on Syria
Nov.28  Egypt  Polls close after first day of Egypt vote
Nov.29   Tehran
Dec.3  Egypt  Egypt Islamists widen poll lead
Dec.4   Iran
Dec.15  Baghdad  US flag ceremony ends war in Iraq
Dec.17   Iraq
  The last convoy of US troops to leave Iraq has entered Kuwait, nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.    The column of about 100 armoured vehicles carrying 500 soldiers crossed t...
Dec.19  Baghdad  Arrest warrant issued for vice president
Dec.21  Baghdad  Multiple Iraq blasts kill at least 63 people
Dec.23  Syria  Syria 'suicide attacks kill 40'
Dec.26   Syria
 Jerusalem  Clashes in Israel segregation row
Dec.27  Syria  Security forces fire on protesters in Homs
 Syria  Homs residents confront Arab League team
Dec.28  Gulf  U.S.: Iran blocking Hormuz unacceptable'
Dec.29  Turkey  Turkey raid kills 35 on Iraq border



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3 dead after thousands protest
Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
Embattled Mubarak appoints deputy
King dismisses government, appoints PM
Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day'
Tens of thousands demand change
Mubarak steps down, vice president says
Egypt moves to reassure allies
Police move in on Bahrain protesters
Saudi police open fire at protest
Egyptians approve constitutional changes
15 killed in Syria clashes
Forces fire on Syrian protesters
Hosni Mubarak's detention ordered
75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire
President Saleh agrees to step down
Hamas, Fatah reach deal for government
Syrian troops storm Daraa mosque
Army, protesters clash, killing 71
Protesters break into Israeli embassy
U.S. hikers in Iran freed
Clashes intensify in Cairo's Tahrir Square
Yemen leader signs deal to quit
Iranian students storm UK embassy
Arab League observers arrive in Syria
Egypt moves to reassure allies
Two Iranian warships 'enter Suez Canal'
Yemen's presidential compound attacked
Army, protesters clash, killing 71
21 dead after naval forces shell city
7 Israelis dead in string of attacks
U.S.-born Muslim cleric killed
Prisoner swap deal to free Shalit
Shalit back in Israel after swap
Islamic Jihad: Israel hits training camp
Syrian defectors strike pro-regime office
Iran shoots down American drone
US flag ceremony ends war in Iraq
Last US troops withdraw from Iraq
Hosni Mubarak's detention ordered
7 Israelis dead in string of attacks
Protesters break into Israeli embassy
U.S.-born Muslim cleric killed
23 dead as forces clash with protesters
Prisoner swap deal to free Shalit
Islamic Jihad: Israel hits training camp
Multiple Iraq blasts kill at least 63 people
Syria 'suicide attacks kill 40'
3 dead after thousands protest
Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day'
Tens of thousands demand change
Police move in on Bahrain protesters
Saudi police open fire at protest
15 killed in Syria clashes
Forces fire on Syrian protesters
75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire
Army, protesters clash, killing 71
Protesters break into Israeli embassy
23 dead as forces clash with protesters
Clashes intensify in Cairo's Tahrir Square
Unrest continues in central Cairo
Iranian students storm UK embassy
Arab Countries
3 dead after thousands protest
Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
Embattled Mubarak appoints deputy
King dismisses government, appoints PM
Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day'
Tens of thousands demand change
Mubarak steps down, vice president says
Egypt moves to reassure allies
Police move in on Bahrain protesters
Saudi police open fire at protest
Egyptians approve constitutional changes
15 killed in Syria clashes
Forces fire on Syrian protesters
75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire
Hamas, Fatah reach deal for government
Syrian troops storm Daraa mosque
Army, protesters clash, killing 71
Protesters break into Israeli embassy
Clashes intensify in Cairo's Tahrir Square
Yemen leader signs deal to quit
Arab League observers arrive in Syria
Egypt moves to reassure allies
Two Iranian warships 'enter Suez Canal'
Yemen's presidential compound attacked
Army, protesters clash, killing 71
21 dead after naval forces shell city
U.S.-born Muslim cleric killed
Islamic Jihad: Israel hits training camp
Syrian defectors strike pro-regime office
US flag ceremony ends war in Iraq
Last US troops withdraw from Iraq
Hosni Mubarak's detention ordered
Protesters break into Israeli embassy
U.S.-born Muslim cleric killed
23 dead as forces clash with protesters
Islamic Jihad: Israel hits training camp
Multiple Iraq blasts kill at least 63 people
Syria 'suicide attacks kill 40'
3 dead after thousands protest
Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day'
Tens of thousands demand change
Police move in on Bahrain protesters
Saudi police open fire at protest
15 killed in Syria clashes
Forces fire on Syrian protesters
75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire
Army, protesters clash, killing 71
Protesters break into Israeli embassy
23 dead as forces clash with protesters
Clashes intensify in Cairo's Tahrir Square
Egypt
3 dead after thousands protest
Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
Embattled Mubarak appoints deputy
Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day'
Tens of thousands demand change
Mubarak steps down, vice president says
Egypt moves to reassure allies
Egyptians approve constitutional changes
Hosni Mubarak's detention ordered
Protesters break into Israeli embassy
Clashes intensify in Cairo's Tahrir Square
Egypt moves to reassure allies
Two Iranian warships 'enter Suez Canal'
Hosni Mubarak's detention ordered
Protesters break into Israeli embassy
23 dead as forces clash with protesters
3 dead after thousands protest
Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day'
Tens of thousands demand change
Protesters break into Israeli embassy
23 dead as forces clash with protesters
Clashes intensify in Cairo's Tahrir Square
Syria
15 killed in Syria clashes
75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire
Syrian troops storm Daraa mosque
Army, protesters clash, killing 71
Arab League observers arrive in Syria
Army, protesters clash, killing 71
21 dead after naval forces shell city
Syrian defectors strike pro-regime office
Syria 'suicide attacks kill 40'
15 killed in Syria clashes
Forces fire on Syrian protesters
75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire
Army, protesters clash, killing 71
Israel
Hamas, Fatah reach deal for government
Prisoner swap deal to free Shalit
Clashes in Israel segregation row
7 Israelis dead in string of attacks
Prisoner swap deal to free Shalit
Shalit back in Israel after swap
7 Israelis dead in string of attacks
Prisoner swap deal to free Shalit
Islamic Jihad: Israel hits training camp
Clashes in Israel segregation row
Iran
U.S. hikers get eight years in prison
U.S. hikers in Iran freed
Iranian students storm UK embassy
Iran shoots down American drone
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Yemen
President Saleh agrees to step down
President Saleh returns to Yemen
Yemen's presidential compound attacked
U.S.-born Muslim cleric killed
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Cairo
Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day'
23 dead as forces clash with protesters
Clashes intensify in Cairo's Tahrir Square
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23 dead as forces clash with protesters
Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day'
23 dead as forces clash with protesters
Clashes intensify in Cairo's Tahrir Square
Iraq
Arrest warrant issued for vice president
US flag ceremony ends war in Iraq
Last US troops withdraw from Iraq
Multiple Iraq blasts kill at least 63 people
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Turkey
Turkey kicks out Israeli diplomats
Turkey raid kills 35 on Iraq border
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Daraa
15 killed in Syria clashes
Syrian troops storm Daraa mosque
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15 killed in Syria clashes
Forces fire on Syrian protesters
Baghdad
Arrest warrant issued for vice president
US flag ceremony ends war in Iraq
Multiple Iraq blasts kill at least 63 people
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Gulf
Police move in on Bahrain protesters
Saudi police open fire at protest
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80 African migrants feared drowned Plane with 105 aboard crashes in Iran Lebanon's unity government collapses   3 dead after thousands protest   An unprecedented display of anti-government rage inspired in part by the tumult in the nearby North African nation of Tunisia Protesters want Yemen's president out Government dissolved amid unrest   Embattled Mubarak appoints deputy   Hosni Mubarak has named intelligence chief Omar Suleiman as his first ever vice-president as he struggles to regain control of the country Protesters defy curfew Egypt army rules out using force   King dismisses government, appoints PM  King Abdullah II dismissed his government and appointed Marouf Al Bakhit as a new prime minister with orders to implement political reform Mubarak: I'll step down in September   Tens of thousands demand change  Thousands sang patriotic sangs and danced in Tahrir Square, but tensions remained high. Street battles between pro- and anti-regime groups VP promises changes to protesters Opposition wary after landmark talks Egypt ups pay as protests go on   Egypt moves to reassure allies  Egypt's military authorities have reaffirmed the country's commitment to all its international treaties Military dissolves parliament Police move in on Bahrain protesters Map of Manama Bahrain


January 2011 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Iran  Iran 'shot down' 'Western spy planes'
Jan.3   Yemen
Jan.9   Iran
Jan.12   Beirut
Jan.23  Jerusalem  Flotilla raid 'regrettable' but legal
 West Bank  Palestinian peace 'offers' leaked
Jan.25   Egypt  
Jan.26  Egypt  Hundreds held over protests
Jan.27   Yemen
Jan.28   Egypt
Jan.29   Egypt  
 Iran  Iran hangs Iranian-Dutch woman
Jan.30   Egypt
Jan.31   Egypt


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Feb.1   Jordan  
  Egypt
Feb.3  Egypt  Mubarak 'fears chaos if he quits'
Feb.4   Egypt  
Feb.5  Egypt  US envoy says Mubarak 'must stay'
Feb.6   Egypt
  Egypt
Feb.7   Egypt
Feb.10  Egypt  Egyptians boo Mubarak's intent to stay
Feb.12   Egypt  
 Egypt  Egypt army vows civilian handover
Feb.13   Egypt
Feb.15  Iran  Iran president dismisses protests
Feb.16   Bahrain  
  At least two people were killed early morning when police swarmed into the capital, Manama, to roust protesters from the Pearl Roundabout.    Police move into a square, using tear gas against crowds to clea...
Feb.18  Bahrain  Bahrain troops 'fire on crowds' Feb.19   Bahrain Protesters retake Pearl Roundabout Feb.20   Tehran Security forces push back Iran protesters Feb.21   Egypt   Two Iranian warships 'enter Suez Canal' Map of Suez Canal Egypt
  Two Iranian warships have entered the Suez Canal to make a passage to the Mediterranean Sea. The warships are headed to Syria


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Mar.5  Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia imposes ban on all protests Mar.10   Saudi Arabia   Saudi police open fire at protest
Map of Qatif Saudi Arabia
  Three people were taken to the hospital after Saudi security forces fired on scores of protesters in the city of Qatif
Mar.11  Yemen  Security forces fire live bullets at protests  West Bank  Palestinian 'kills five Israelis' Mar.15  Bahrain  Two killed in new Bahrain clashes Mar.18  Yemen  33 killed in Yemen clashes Mar.19  Syria  Tear gas fired at Daraa funeral Mar.20   Egypt   Egyptians approve constitutional changes  Voters overwhelmingly approved proposed constitutional amendments that pave the way for parliamentary elections in June Mar.23   Jerusalem Bomb explosion hits bus   Syria   15 killed in Syria clashes Map of Daraa Syria
  Escalating violence between security forces and anti-government protesters. The government fired the governor of the province
Mar.28  Yemen  Ammo factory blast kills at least 121 Mar.30   Syria Syria leaves state of emergency in place

April 2011 ... more > Top ^
Apr.8   Syria   Forces fire on Syrian protesters   At least 17 people have died after security forces fired on protesters who gathered after Friday prayers, according to a doctor at the scene Apr.12  Sinai  Ex-President Mubarak 'has heart attack' Apr.13   Qatar Libyan rebels get boost at summit
Apr.14  Gaza  Italian activist kidnapped found dead Apr.15   Syria Clashes at mass protest in Syria Apr.16  Yemen  Thousands of Yemeni women marched Apr.18   Syria Syria protesters take over square Apr.19  Syria  Syria to lift state of emergency Apr.22   Syria   75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire
  The security forces used live ammunition and tear gas on anti-government protesters who rallied across the country after Friday prayers
Apr.23  Syria  Another day of Syrian violence: 10 dead   Yemen   President Saleh agrees to step down  President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen has agreed to step down under a 30-day transition plan aimed at ending unrest over his 32-year rule Apr.24  Yemen  Yemen rally demands swift action Apr.25   Syria Syria launches bloody new crackdown
Apr.26  Iran  Iran's nukes under cyberattack Apr.27   West Bank     Hamas, Fatah reach deal for government
  The rival movements announced a deal to form a unity government amid international efforts for statehood advanced by Abbas.    The move comes amid international efforts for statehood advanced by Palestinian President Abbas of Fa...
Apr.29  Syria  Dozens killed in clashes with Syrian forces Apr.30   Syria   Syrian troops storm Daraa mosque Map of Daraa Syria
  The army has seized control of Omari mosque which had become a centre for anti-government protests in the southern Syrian city of Daraa.    Soldiers other security forces blanketed the area around the m...


May 2011 ... more > Top ^
May.1   Syria 'Tanks firing' protest city of Daraa
May.6  Syria  '13 killed' at Syrian protests May.8   Egypt Muslim-Christian violence intensified  Syria  Syria steps up protest crackdown May.15   Israel Clashes erupt along Israel's border May.17   Egypt Egyptian named acting al Qaeda leader May.28  Syria  Death toll from Syrian protests on the rise May.31  Syria  Boy's death symbolizes Syrian uprising

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Jun.3   Yemen   Yemen's presidential compound attacked
Map of Sanaa Yemen
  President, prime minister and other senior government officials were injured during the shelling of the presidential compound in Sanaa.    The president sustained a injury to the head in the Sanaa attack. Prime Minister, the parl...
  Syria Troops 'kill 34' at Syria protest Jun.4   Saudi Arabia Yemen's Saleh 'in Saudi Arabia Jun.6  Syria  Syria vows to deal with attackers Jun.7   Yemen Tribal fighters take over major city   Saudi Arabia Yemen's Saleh 'gravely wounded' Jun.10  Syria  Syrian army 'moves on Jisr al-Shughour'  Northern Syria  Protesters die in clashes Jun.12   Syria Heavy fighting in Jisr al-Shughour   Turkey Turkey ruling party 'leads vote' Jun.13   Bahrain Dozens of doctors and nurses on trial  Syria  Military in control of Jisr al-Shugur Jun.17  Syria  Syria unrest: fresh protests erupt Jun.20  Syria  Al-Assad: Reheated promises with threats Jun.25  Syria  Syrian army widens border sweep

July 2011 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1   Syria Hundreds of thousands in protests
Jul.2  Syria  Assad sacks key governor   Lebanon Hezbollah reject Hariri warrants Jul.10  Cyprus  Blast at Zygi naval base munitions dump Jul.11  Syria  US and France embassies attacked Jul.31   Syria   Army, protesters clash, killing 71 Map of Hama Syria
  Syrian tanks stormed the flashpoint city of Hama in one of several clashes nationwide that left at least 67 dead and more than 100 injured


August 2011 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3  Syria  Tanks 'advancing' on Syrian city Aug.4  Syria  Deaths pile up in Hama siege Aug.7   Northern Syria Syrian tanks, bulldozers roll into Deir Ezzor
Aug.8  Saudi Arabia  Saudi king: Syrian crackdown unjustified Aug.9  Syria  Turkish envoy meets with al-Assad Aug.12   Northern Syria Syrian tanks move into another town Aug.14   Northern Syria   21 dead after naval forces shell city   Tens of people were injured when naval forces shelled Latakia and security forces opened fire in residential neighborhoods Aug.15  Iraq  Dozens killed in attacks across Iraq   Northern Syria Palestinians 'flee Syrian camp' Aug.18   Israel   7 Israelis dead in string of attacks Map of Eilat Israel
  In southern Israel attackers fired shots at a civilian bus, assaulted Israeli soldiers, and fired mortars and an anti-tank missile
Aug.19  Egypt  Egypt withdraws envoy in Israel Aug.20   Iran     U.S. hikers get eight years in prison  The two U.S. hikers detained for two grueling years in Iran on spying charges have been sentenced to eight years in prison

September 2011 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2   Turkey     Turkey kicks out Israeli diplomats  Turkey has decided to expel Israel's ambassador and other senior diplomats amid tensions over that country's raid on a flotilla headed to Ga... Sep.4  Southern Iran  First nuclear power plant is online Sep.9   Egypt   Protesters break into Israeli embassy
  Protesters have broken into the building housing Israel's embassy in Egypt's capital, entering consular offices.    Israel's ambassador has flown out of Egypt. Security forces fired te...
Sep.10  Syria  Arab League deal on Syria reforms Sep.13   Iran U.S. hikers jailed in Iran may be released
Sep.14  Yemen  Attacks target security offices Sep.21   Iran   U.S. hikers in Iran freed
  American hikers Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer were released from an Iranian prison into the care of an Omani official.    Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were released on bail of $500,000 each and their sentenc...
Sep.22   Yemen   President Saleh returns to Yemen  Yemeni state television says President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned to the country three months after surviving an assassination attempt Sep.25   Saudi Arabia Women will be allowed to vote
Sep.28  Iran  Iran to send ships near U.S. waters Sep.29   Syria Mob pelts US ambassador in Syria Sep.30   Yemen   U.S.-born Muslim cleric killed Map of Marib Yemen
  Anwar al-Awlaki -- whose fluency in English made him one of the top terrorist recruiters in the world -- was killed Friday in an airstrike.    It was a joint U.S. military-intelligence operation. FBI: The killings of the cleric and computer expert Samir Kha...


October 2011 ... more > Top ^
Oct.8   Yemen Saleh will step down, but aides qualify
 Northern Syria  Deadly gunfire at Syrian funeral Oct.10   Syria At least 31 were killed during clashes Oct.11   Jerusalem     Prisoner swap deal to free Shalit  Israel and Hamas have agreed a deal for the release of Sgt Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier held hostage by Palestinian militants for five y... Oct.15  Jerusalem  Israel publishes prison swap list Oct.17   Israel First of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners leave Oct.18   Israel     Shalit back in Israel after swap
  Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has arrived back in Israel following his release from five years' captivity, as part of a prisoner exchange deal
 He taken from Gaza to Egypt, and then to an airbase in Israel where he was reunited with his family. The first of 477 Palestinians to be released have arrived in Gaza and the West Bank. Another 550 are to be freed next month
 Israel  Mid-East joy at prisoner exchange Oct.23   Turkey     7.2 quake strikes eastern Turkey
Map of Van Turkey
  In the most powerful earthquake in a decade, citizens were using flashlights and shovels as they clambered over the rubble of collapsed buildings
 At least 45 people are reported to have been killed as a 7.2-magnitude earthquake causes buildings to collapse
Oct.24   Syria U.S. pulls ambassador from Syria   Turkey Death toll rises after Turkish quake  Turkey  Cold night for Turkish survivors Oct.25  Turkey  Baby rescued from Turkish quake rubble Oct.27   Turkey Pulled alive 100 hours after earthquake Oct.29   Gaza   Islamic Jihad: Israel hits training camp   At least 10 people are dead in Gaza and southern Israel, in a wave of back-and-forth attacks between the Israeli military and Palestinian mi...  Syria  Syria's Assad warns Western powers

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Nov.3   Syria Tanks 'open fire' in Syrian city of Homs
Nov.9   Turkey   Turkish earthquake topples hotel Map of Van Turkey
  At least four people died and 50 more were buried under rubble from an earthquake in eastern Turkey. 16 people were rescued from under rubble
 Turkey  Search for Turkey quake survivors Nov.12   Egypt Arab League sanctions for Syria Nov.13  Syria  Regime backers rally after suspension Nov.17   Northern Syria   Syrian defectors strike pro-regime office   Army defectors, armed with rocket-propelled grenades, attacked a pro-government youth group office and clashed with security personnel Nov.23   Saudi Arabia   Yemen leader signs deal to quit
  Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has signed a deal, brokered by Yemen's Gulf Arab neighbours, under which he will step down
Nov.24   Egypt   Egypt military 'appoints new PM'  Egypt's military rulers have appointed ex-prime minister Kamal Ganzouri to form a new government   Iran Iran arrests 12 for 'CIA spying'
Nov.27   Egypt   Arab League imposed sanctions on Syria   Foreign ministers from 19 Arab League countries voted Sunday to slap economic sanctions against the Syrian regime  Egypt  Polls open for Egypt's historic vote Nov.28   Egypt Polls close after first day of Egypt vote Nov.29   Tehran   Iranian students storm UK embassy Map of Tehran Iran
  Iranian students are breaking down the door, throwing around papers and replacing the British flag with an Iranian one.    Protesters in Tehran enter the UK embassy c...


December 2011 ... more > Top ^
Dec.3   Egypt   Egypt Islamists widen poll lead  The political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood and a more conservative Salafist Islamist party are leading, while secular liberals are behind Dec.4   Iran     Iran shoots down American drone
  A U.S. drone was shot down in eastern Iran, state media reported, citing a military source
Dec.7  Syria  No guilt over crackdown, says Assad Dec.9  Iran  American missing in Iran seen in video Dec.15   Baghdad   US flag ceremony ends war in Iraq   The flag of U.S. forces in Iraq has been lowered in Baghdad, bringing nearly nine years of US military operations in Iraq to a formal end Dec.17   Iraq   Last US troops withdraw from Iraq
  The last convoy of US troops to leave Iraq has entered Kuwait, nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein
 The column of about 100 armoured vehicles carrying 500 soldiers crossed the Iraqi desert. At the peak of the operation there were 170,000 US troops
Dec.19   Baghdad   Arrest warrant issued for vice president  An Iraqi investigative committee issued an arrest warrant for Tariq al-Hashimi, who is accused of orchestrating bombing attacks Dec.21  Syria  'Horrific massacres' cry Syrian opposition   Baghdad   Multiple Iraq blasts kill at least 63 people   A wave of apparently co-ordinated bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, kills at least 63 people and injures around 185 Dec.23   Syria   Syria 'suicide attacks kill 40'   At least 40 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in two suicide car bombings in Syria's capital, Damascus, officials say Dec.26   Syria   Arab League observers arrive in Syria
  Members of an Arab League delegation arrived to look into events on the ground and whether Syria is upholding a commitment to end a brutal crackdown.    A group of 50 Arab League monitors arrives in Syria a...
  Jerusalem   Clashes in Israel segregation row   Ultra-orthodox Jews have clashed with police in the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem Dec.27   Syria Security forces fire on protesters in Homs   Syria Homs residents confront Arab League team Dec.28   Gulf U.S.: Iran blocking Hormuz unacceptable'  Syria  Unrest continues as Arab monitors fan out Dec.29   Turkey   Turkey raid kills 35 on Iraq border   A Turkish military airstrike across the border with Iraq killed 35 people who are now thought to have been smuggling cigarettes  Syria  Syria monitors visit Damascus amid violence Dec.30  Syria  Mass Syria rallies prompt clashes