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C. 01-01 Syrian activists: Thousands died in 2011 Syria
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F. 01-03 Pipeline attacked as Syria violence rages Homs, Syria
6. 01-03 Ex-Tunisia leader faces trial over killings Tunisia
7. 01-04 Ailing Mubarak wheeled back into court Egypt
I. 01-04 Syrian rebels eye 'huge operations' Syria
9. 01-05 Prosecutor seeks death for Mubarak Egypt

Summary.     Click for More > Homs suffers 'heaviest' shelling Two Western journalists killed in Syria Syria ceasefire comes into effect U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre Map of Houla Syria  More than 92 people, including 32 children younger than 10, were killed Friday by artillery and tank shells in the Syrian village of Houla   Mubarak jailed for protest deaths   An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's ... Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter   Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency   Mohamed Morsi was declared the new president of Egypt on Sunday, following the first democratic election in Egypt's history Top Syrian officials killed Syrian forces hammer Aleppo   The head of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has called for foreign states to arm rebel fighters Syria's prime minister leaves regime Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area Egypt president 'retires' military figures Obama warns Syria on chemical arms Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire Assembly adopts new constitution President Morsi 'annuls' powers decree Obama recognises Syria opposition Voters back Egyptian constitution
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January 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Arab body urges Syria mission end
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Jan.24  Thousands on revolution anniversary
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February 2012 ... more > Top ^
Feb.4
  As international anger grows over reports of mass carnage at the hands of the regime, a draft resolution condemning Syria failed to be adopted
 Russia and China rejected the draft resolution, which came hours after activists accused Syrian security forces of killing at least 55 people at Homs
Feb.8   Homs suffers 'heaviest' shelling Map of Homs Syria  The Syrian city of Homs has come under renewed bombardment for the fifth day running - the heaviest so far. Tanks are on the streets Feb.10  Blasts rock Syria's second city Feb.11  Syrian military hospital chief killed Feb.16 UN assembly adopts Syria motion Feb.18  2 killed as Syrians protest near palace Feb.22   Two Western journalists killed in Syria Map of Homs Syria  Marie Colvin, a American foreign correspondent for London's The Sunday Times, and war photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were killed in shelling in Homs Feb.23 World powers seek Syria breakthrough Feb.25  Syria holds vote on constitution Feb.27 Opposition: 64 killed at Homs checkpoint Feb.29  Syria troops 'advancing in Homs'

March 2012 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1  NGO workers leave Egypt on U.S. military plane Mar.7  Syria minister joins opposition Mar.10  Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan Mar.17  Gaddafi's intelligence chief held Mar.18  Syrian rebels 'in Damascus firefight'

April 2012 ... more > Top ^
Apr.7 127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians
Apr.11   Syria ceasefire comes into effect   A ceasefire for Syria proposed by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has come into force, but Western countries have doubted Syria's willingness Apr.14 UN passes plan for Syria monitors Apr.17 Bans on Egypt candidates upheld Apr.19  Security stepped up at Bahrain F1 Apr.21  UN votes to boost Syria mission Apr.22  Despite protests, Grand Prix finishes without a hitch

May 2012 ... more > Top ^
May.26 U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre
Map of Houla Syria
  More than 92 people, including 32 children younger than 10, were killed Friday by artillery and tank shells in the Syrian village of Houla
 UN mission head Maj-Gen Robert Mood told the BBC the killing in Houla was 'indiscriminate and unforgivable'


June 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1  Putin stands firm on Syria crisis Jun.2   Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
  An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising.    The 84-year-old is the first ex-leader to be tried in ...
Jun.6  New 'massacre' in central Syria Jun.12  Syria in civil war - UN official Jun.14 Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid  The Supreme Constitutional Court declared the parliament invalid, and the interim military rulers declared full legislative authority, triggering... Jun.16 UN suspends Syria peace mission
Jun.19  Egypt's Mubarak 'close to death' Jun.21  Syrian pilot flees to Jordan seeking asylum Jun.22 Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter   The Syrian military has said it shot down a Turkish plane 'flying in airspace over Syrian waters', according to state-run news agency Sana Jun.24   Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
  Mohamed Morsi was declared the new president of Egypt on Sunday, following the first democratic election in Egypt's history.    He won 51.73% of the vote, beating former PM Ahmed Shafiq. The announcement prompted...
 Egypt's Morsi makes unity call Jun.30 Morsi sworn in as Egypt's leader
 World powers agree on steps for Syria

July 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  Turkey scrambles jets to Syria border Jul.6  High-ranking general defects from Syrian military Jul.7  Libyans turn out big in landmark election Jul.11 Top Syria diplomat abandons Assad
Jul.12 'Mass killing' in Syria village Jul.14  UN team reach Syria killings site Jul.15  Syria is in civil war - Red Cross Jul.16  Clashes spread in Syrian capital Jul.18 Top Syrian officials killed  Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha; Deputy Defense Minister, al-Assad's security adviser and assistant vice president, and Interior Minister were... Jul.19  Troops go in for Damascus battle Jul.20 Syrian forces, rebels battle in Damascus  U.N. extends mission as Syria boils Jul.24  Syrian troops hit back in Aleppo Jul.25  Defections as Syria clashes rage Jul.28  Syria forces launch Aleppo attack Syrian forces hammer Aleppo Map of Aleppo Syria
  The head of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has called for foreign states to arm rebel fighters.    Tanks pounded the Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, a sign that a muc...
Jul.30  Rebels inch closer to Syria's largest city Syrian rebels hold out in Aleppo

August 2012 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1 Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists
 Fighting in Aleppo 'escalates' Aug.2 Annan resigns as UN Syria envoy  Obama OK'd covert aid to Syrian rebels Aug.3  Russia condemns UN vote on Syria Aug.4  Iran pilgrims abducted in Syria  Fighting intensifies in Aleppo Aug.6 Syria's prime minister leaves regime   Opposition leaders said Riyad Hijab had defected, while Syrian state television said al-Assad dismissed Hijab from his post Aug.7  Iran, Syria huddle as fighting rages Aug.8  Libya's transitional council hands over power Aug.9 Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area   Syrian rebel commanders say they have lost control of the strategic Salah al-Din district in the northern city of Aleppo after a government ... Aug.10  Aleppo clashes spark refugee rise Aug.12   Egypt president 'retires' military figures  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is replacing top generals and reasserting power the military claimed for itself before he took office Aug.13 Syria rebels 'shoot down plane' Aug.15  UN blames Syria for Houla deaths Aug.19  U.N. observer mission in Syria ends Aug.20   Obama warns Syria on chemical arms  President Barack Obama has said the use of chemical weapons by Syria would be a 'red line' that would change his thinking on intervention in... Aug.22 184 people killed, 100 of them in Damascus Aug.25  Syrian opposition: Deadliest month  'Scores of bodies' found in Syria

September 2012 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1 Fighting rages at Syria air bases
Sep.3  'Deadly strike' in Syria's Aleppo Sep.4 Refugees flee Syria in record numbers Sep.5 Ex-Gadhafi spy chief extradited to Libya Sep.20  Syrian helicopter 'clipped plane' Sep.25  Damascus rocked by twin blasts

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Oct.3  Dozens killed in blasts at Aleppo public square Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths
Map of Akcakale Turkey  Turkey fired on Syrian government targets in response to the shelling of a Turkish border town in which five civilians were killed Oct.4  Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment  UN condemns Syrian attack on Turkish town Oct.10 Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey   Turkish fighter jets have forced a Syrian passenger plane suspected of carrying weapons to land in Ankara Oct.13  Syria bans Turkish civil flights Oct.20  Gaddafi aide 'captured in Libya' Oct.24 UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire   After 19 months of incessant violence, the government has agreed to a cease-fire during the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday, which begins Frida... Oct.27  Fighting unravels temporary Syrian truce

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Nov.5 Suicide bombing in central Syria
Nov.8  Syrian opposition upbeat on talks Nov.11 Syrian cleric to lead opposition Nov.12  Israeli tanks 'hit Syrian units' in Golan Nov.13  France, U.S. stand behind new opposition alliance Nov.22  Egyptian fury over Morsi 'coup' Nov.28  Deadly blasts shake Damascus suburb Nov.29 Assembly adopts new constitution   Egypt's Islamist-run assembly has backed a draft constitution, including a measure keeping sharia, or Islamic law, as the main source of leg...

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Dec.2 Egypt judges refuse to oversee Morsi referendum
Dec.3  Obama warns Assad against attacks Dec.4  Clashes at Egypt anti-Morsi march Dec.5  Clashes in Cairo amid constitution row Dec.6 Tanks deployed near presidential palace after protests Dec.8   President Morsi 'annuls' powers decree   Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has annulled a decree he issued last month that hugely expanded his powers and sparked angry protests Dec.9  Morsi orders military to keep order Dec.11   Obama recognises Syria opposition   The US has formally recognised Syria's opposition rebel coalition as the 'legitimate representative' of the people, says President Obama Dec.13  Russia: Syrian rebels may win conflict Dec.14  U.S. sending troops, missiles to Turkey Dec.16  Damascus Palestinian refugee camp 'attacked' Dec.21  Syria firing more Scud missiles  Egypt votes in second referendum Dec.22 Egypt's vice-president resigns Dec.25 Voters back Egyptian constitution  Nearly two-thirds of voters in an Egyptian referendum have supported a proposed new constitution, the election commission has announced Dec.26  Syrian military police chief defects


  Homs suffers 'heaviest' shelling Map of Homs Syria  The Syrian city of Homs has come under renewed bombardment for the fifth day running - the heaviest so far. Tanks are on the streets   Two Western journalists killed in Syria Map of Homs Syria  Marie Colvin, a American foreign correspondent for London's The Sunday Times, and war photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were killed in shelling in Homs Opposition: 64 killed at Homs checkpoint 127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians   Syria ceasefire comes into effect   A ceasefire for Syria proposed by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has come into force, but Western countries have doubted Syria's willingness U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre Map of Houla Syria




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  More than 92 people, including 32 children younger than 10, were killed Friday by artillery and tank shells in the Syrian village of Houla
 UN mission head Maj-Gen Robert Mood told the BBC the killing in Houla was 'indiscriminate and unforgivable'
Jun.6  New 'massacre' in central Syria Jun.12  Syria in civil war - UN official Jun.16 UN suspends Syria peace mission Jun.21  Syrian pilot flees to Jordan seeking asylum Jun.22 Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter   The Syrian military has said it shot down a Turkish plane 'flying in airspace over Syrian waters', according to state-run news agency Sana Jun.30  World powers agree on steps for Syria Jul.1  Turkey scrambles jets to Syria border Jul.6  High-ranking general defects from Syrian military Jul.12 'Mass killing' in Syria village Jul.14  UN team reach Syria killings site Jul.15  Syria is in civil war - Red Cross Jul.16  Clashes spread in Syrian capital Jul.18 Top Syrian officials killed  Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha; Deputy Defense Minister, al-Assad's security adviser and assistant vice president, and Interior Minister were... Jul.19  Troops go in for Damascus battle Jul.20 Syrian forces, rebels battle in Damascus Jul.20  U.N. extends mission as Syria boils Jul.24  Syrian troops hit back in Aleppo Jul.25  Defections as Syria clashes rage Jul.28  Syria forces launch Aleppo attack Jul.28 Syrian forces hammer Aleppo Map of Aleppo Syria
  The head of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has called for foreign states to arm rebel fighters.    Tanks pounded the Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, a sign that a muc...
Jul.30  Rebels inch closer to Syria's largest city Jul.30 Syrian rebels hold out in Aleppo Aug.1 Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists Aug.1  Fighting in Aleppo 'escalates' Aug.2  Obama OK'd covert aid to Syrian rebels Aug.4  Fighting intensifies in Aleppo Aug.7  Iran, Syria huddle as fighting rages Aug.9 Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area   Syrian rebel commanders say they have lost control of the strategic Salah al-Din district in the northern city of Aleppo after a government ... Aug.10  Aleppo clashes spark refugee rise Aug.12   Egypt president 'retires' military figures  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is replacing top generals and reasserting power the military claimed for itself before he took office Aug.13 Syria rebels 'shoot down plane' Aug.15  UN blames Syria for Houla deaths Aug.20   Obama warns Syria on chemical arms  President Barack Obama has said the use of chemical weapons by Syria would be a 'red line' that would change his thinking on intervention in... Aug.22 184 people killed, 100 of them in Damascus Aug.25  Syrian opposition: Deadliest month Aug.25  'Scores of bodies' found in Syria Sep.1 Fighting rages at Syria air bases Sep.3  'Deadly strike' in Syria's Aleppo Sep.4 Refugees flee Syria in record numbers Sep.20  Syrian helicopter 'clipped plane' Sep.25  Damascus rocked by twin blasts Oct.3 Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths
Map of Akcakale Turkey  Turkey fired on Syrian government targets in response to the shelling of a Turkish border town in which five civilians were killed Oct.4  Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment Oct.10 Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey   Turkish fighter jets have forced a Syrian passenger plane suspected of carrying weapons to land in Ankara Oct.24 UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire   After 19 months of incessant violence, the government has agreed to a cease-fire during the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday, which begins Frida... Oct.27  Fighting unravels temporary Syrian truce Nov.5 Suicide bombing in central Syria Nov.12  Israeli tanks 'hit Syrian units' in Golan Dec.6 Tanks deployed near presidential palace after protests Dec.9  Morsi orders military to keep order Dec.13  Russia: Syrian rebels may win conflict Dec.14  U.S. sending troops, missiles to Turkey Dec.16  Damascus Palestinian refugee camp 'attacked' Dec.21  Syria firing more Scud missiles Dec.26  Syrian military police chief defects



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2012 Jan.6 Suicide bomber kills 25 in Syria
Jan.11 French journalist killed in Syria Feb.10  Blasts rock Syria's second city Feb.11  Syrian military hospital chief killed Mar.10  Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan Mar.17  Gaddafi's intelligence chief held Jun.2   Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
  An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising.    The 84-year-old is the first ex-leader to be tried in ...
Jun.6  New 'massacre' in central Syria Jul.18 Top Syrian officials killed  Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha; Deputy Defense Minister, al-Assad's security adviser and assistant vice president, and Interior Minister were... Aug.4  Iran pilgrims abducted in Syria Sep.5 Ex-Gadhafi spy chief extradited to Libya
Oct.3  Dozens killed in blasts at Aleppo public square Oct.20  Gaddafi aide 'captured in Libya' Nov.5 Suicide bombing in central Syria Nov.28  Deadly blasts shake Damascus suburb



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2012 Jan.1  Arab body urges Syria mission end Jan.11 French journalist killed in Syria
Jan.22   Yemen president 'leaves country'
  Ali Abdullah Saleh, has left the country to travel to the US for medical treatment, Yemeni officials have told journalists Jan.24  Thousands on revolution anniversary Jan.28 Arab League suspends Syria mission Feb.4   Security Council's Syria resolution fails
  As international anger grows over reports of mass carnage at the hands of the regime, a draft resolution condemning Syria failed to be adopted
 Russia and China rejected the draft resolution, which came hours after activists accused Syrian security forces of killing at least 55 people at Homs
Feb.16 UN assembly adopts Syria motion
Feb.18  2 killed as Syrians protest near palace Feb.22   Two Western journalists killed in Syria Map of Homs Syria  Marie Colvin, a American foreign correspondent for London's The Sunday Times, and war photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were killed in shelling in Homs Feb.23 World powers seek Syria breakthrough Feb.25  Syria holds vote on constitution Mar.1  NGO workers leave Egypt on U.S. military plane Mar.7  Syria minister joins opposition Mar.10  Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan Mar.17  Gaddafi's intelligence chief held Apr.14 UN passes plan for Syria monitors Apr.17 Bans on Egypt candidates upheld Apr.19  Security stepped up at Bahrain F1 Apr.21  UN votes to boost Syria mission Apr.22  Despite protests, Grand Prix finishes without a hitch Jun.1  Putin stands firm on Syria crisis Jun.2   Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
  An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising.    The 84-year-old is the first ex-leader to be tried in ...
Jun.12  Syria in civil war - UN official Jun.14 Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid  The Supreme Constitutional Court declared the parliament invalid, and the interim military rulers declared full legislative authority, triggering... Jun.19  Egypt's Mubarak 'close to death' Jun.21  Syrian pilot flees to Jordan seeking asylum Jun.24   Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
  Mohamed Morsi was declared the new president of Egypt on Sunday, following the first democratic election in Egypt's history.    He won 51.73% of the vote, beating former PM Ahmed Shafiq. The announcement prompted...
Jun.24  Egypt's Morsi makes unity call Jun.30 Morsi sworn in as Egypt's leader
Jun.30  World powers agree on steps for Syria Jul.7  Libyans turn out big in landmark election Jul.11 Top Syria diplomat abandons Assad Jul.14  UN team reach Syria killings site Jul.18 Top Syrian officials killed  Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha; Deputy Defense Minister, al-Assad's security adviser and assistant vice president, and Interior Minister were... Jul.25  Defections as Syria clashes rage Aug.2 Annan resigns as UN Syria envoy Aug.2  Obama OK'd covert aid to Syrian rebels Aug.3  Russia condemns UN vote on Syria Aug.6 Syria's prime minister leaves regime   Opposition leaders said Riyad Hijab had defected, while Syrian state television said al-Assad dismissed Hijab from his post Aug.7  Iran, Syria huddle as fighting rages Aug.8  Libya's transitional council hands over power Aug.12   Egypt president 'retires' military figures  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is replacing top generals and reasserting power the military claimed for itself before he took office Aug.15  UN blames Syria for Houla deaths Aug.19  U.N. observer mission in Syria ends Aug.20   Obama warns Syria on chemical arms  President Barack Obama has said the use of chemical weapons by Syria would be a 'red line' that would change his thinking on intervention in... Sep.4 Refugees flee Syria in record numbers Oct.4  Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment Oct.4  UN condemns Syrian attack on Turkish town Oct.13  Syria bans Turkish civil flights Oct.24 UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire   After 19 months of incessant violence, the government has agreed to a cease-fire during the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday, which begins Frida... Nov.8  Syrian opposition upbeat on talks Nov.11 Syrian cleric to lead opposition Nov.13  France, U.S. stand behind new opposition alliance Nov.22  Egyptian fury over Morsi 'coup' Nov.29 Assembly adopts new constitution   Egypt's Islamist-run assembly has backed a draft constitution, including a measure keeping sharia, or Islamic law, as the main source of leg... Dec.2 Egypt judges refuse to oversee Morsi referendum Dec.3  Obama warns Assad against attacks Dec.4  Clashes at Egypt anti-Morsi march Dec.5  Clashes in Cairo amid constitution row Dec.6 Tanks deployed near presidential palace after protests Dec.8   President Morsi 'annuls' powers decree   Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has annulled a decree he issued last month that hugely expanded his powers and sparked angry protests Dec.9  Morsi orders military to keep order Dec.11   Obama recognises Syria opposition   The US has formally recognised Syria's opposition rebel coalition as the 'legitimate representative' of the people, says President Obama Dec.13  Russia: Syrian rebels may win conflict Dec.21  Egypt votes in second referendum Dec.22 Egypt's vice-president resigns Dec.25 Voters back Egyptian constitution  Nearly two-thirds of voters in an Egyptian referendum have supported a proposed new constitution, the election commission has announced Dec.26  Syrian military police chief defects