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B. 01-02 Iran fires missiles in Strait of Hormuz Strait of Hormuz, Southern Iran
01-10 Car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist' Iran
D. 01-22 Yemen president 'leaves country' Yemen
4. 02-01 Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes Port Said, Egypt
F. 02-08 Homs suffers 'heaviest' shelling Homs, Syria
G. 02-22 Two Western journalists killed in Syria Homs, Syria
H. 03-17 Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies Egypt
I. 04-11 Syria ceasefire comes into effect Syria
9. 05-21 Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops Yemen

Summary.     Click for More > Gaza death toll 'rises over 100'   Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire   Hours after a cease-fire was declared Wednesday in Israel's conflict with Gaza, it appeared to be holding Egypt president takes new powers Voters back Egyptian constitution
Iran fires missiles in Strait of Hormuz Car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist'   Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a university lecturer and nuclear scientist, has been killed in a car explosion in north Tehran Yemen president 'leaves country'  Ali Abdullah Saleh, has left the country to travel to the US for medical treatment, Yemeni officials have told journalists Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes   At least 74 people have been killed in clashes between rival fans following a football match in the city of Port Said. Scores were injured Homs suffers 'heaviest' shelling Two Western journalists killed in Syria Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies  Pope Shenouda III has died at the age of 88, state television has announced. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt's 80 million population Syria ceasefire comes into effect   Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops  A suicide bomber dressed in a military uniform infiltrated one of the most heavily secured locations in Yemen on Monday, setting off a blast U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre   More than 92 people, including 32 children younger than 10, were killed Friday by artillery and tank shells in the Syrian village of Houla Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter 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 Police die in Egypt border attack   Anti-US protests spread in Arab world   In Yemen, demonstrators briefly stormed the grounds of the embassy in Sanaa and burned the US flag. In Egypt, 70 people were injured in prot... Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths Beirut blast kills top official   Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike Map of Gaza City Israel
Jan.2   Southern Iran
Jan.5  Southern Iraq  60 slain in Iraq bombings
Jan.6  Syria  Suicide bomber kills 25 in Syria
Jan.9  Iran  Iran sentences American to death
 Iran  Iran 'enriching uranium' at mountain site
Jan.10   Iran
Jan.11  Syria  French journalist killed in Syria
Jan.22   Yemen
Jan.28  Syria  Arab League suspends Syria mission
 Iran  UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran
Feb.1   Egypt
Feb.8   Syria
Feb.10  Aleppo  Blasts rock Syria's second city
Feb.11  Syria  Syrian military hospital chief killed
Feb.18  Syria  2 killed as Syrians protest near palace
Feb.19  Iran  Iran suspends oil exports to Britain and France
Feb.21  Iran  IAEA experts leave Iran without agreement
Feb.22   Syria
Feb.25  Syria  Syria holds vote on constitution
Feb.27  Syria  Opposition: 64 killed at Homs checkpoint
Feb.29  Syria  Syria troops 'advancing in Homs'
Mar.1  Egypt  NGO workers leave Egypt on U.S. military plane
Mar.7  Syria  Syrian city 'devastated' - UN aid chief
 Syria  Syria minister joins opposition
Mar.10  Syria  Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan
Mar.17   Egypt
Mar.18  Syria  Syrian rebels 'in Damascus firefight'
Apr.7  Syria  127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians
Apr.11   Syria
Apr.17  Egypt  Bans on Egypt candidates upheld
Apr.19  Bahrain  Security stepped up at Bahrain F1
Apr.22  Bahrain  Despite protests, Grand Prix finishes without a hitch
May.21   Yemen
May.26   Syria
Jun.6  Syria  New 'massacre' in central Syria
Jun.13  Baghdad  'Despicable' bombings kill dozens in Iraq
Jun.14  Egypt  Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid
Jun.16  Syria  UN suspends Syria peace mission
Jun.21  Jordan  Syrian pilot flees to Jordan seeking asylum
Jun.22   Northern Syria
Jun.24  Egypt  Egypt's Morsi makes unity call
Jul.11  Iraq  Top Syria diplomat abandons Assad
Jul.12  Syria  'Mass killing' in Syria village
Jul.18   Syria
Jul.20  Syria  Syrian forces, rebels battle in Damascus
Jul.24  Iraq  Iraq suffers deadliest day of 2012 as 103 are killed
Jul.28   Aleppo
Jul.30  Aleppo  Syrian rebels hold out in Aleppo
Aug.1  Aleppo  Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists
Aug.5   Sinai
Aug.6  Syria  Syria's prime minister leaves regime
Aug.7  Sinai  Egypt launches Sinai 'air strike'
Aug.9  Aleppo  Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area
Aug.12  Iran  Rescue operations end after Iran quakes kill 250
 Egypt  Egypt president 'retires' military figures
Aug.13  Northern Syria  Syria rebels 'shoot down plane'
Aug.22  Syria  184 people killed, 100 of them in Damascus
Aug.27  Syria  Syria helicopter down in Damascus
Sep.1  Aleppo  Fighting rages at Syria air bases
Sep.4  Syria  Refugees flee Syria in record numbers
Sep.10  Yemen  Yemen says al-Qaeda chief killed
Sep.13   Yemen
Sep.22  Syria  Rebel command 'moved into Syria'
Oct.3   Turkey
Oct.10  Turkey  Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey
Oct.19   Beirut
Oct.20  Gaza  Israel intercepts Gaza-bound boat
Oct.24  Syria  UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire
Nov.5  Syria  Suicide bombing in central Syria
Nov.11  Qatar  Syrian cleric to lead opposition
Nov.14   Gaza
  Ahmed Jabr, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced.    U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting. Hamas' military wing warn...
Nov.15  Southern Israel  Gaza rocket fire kills Israelis
 Jerusalem  Israel calls up army reservists
Nov.16  Jerusalem  Militant rocket targets Jerusalem
 Gaza  Israel air strikes hit Hamas HQ
Nov.17  Egypt  Egypt bus-train crash kills 50 children
Nov.18  Gaza  Death toll mounts from Israel strikes
Nov.19   Gaza
Nov.21  Tel Aviv  Bomb blast on bus in Tel Aviv
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Nov.22   Egypt
Nov.23  Egypt  State TV: Protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ
Nov.24  Egypt  Top Egyptian judicial body rips Morsi
Nov.26  West Bank  Yasser Arafat's remains exhumed
Nov.29  Egypt  Assembly adopts new constitution
Dec.2  Egypt  Egypt judges refuse to oversee Morsi referendum
Dec.7  Gaza  Hamas political leader makes historic Gaza visit
Dec.22  Egypt  Egypt's vice-president resigns
Dec.25   Egypt



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February 2012
02/08 Homs suffers 'heaviest' shelling
02/11 Syrian military hospital chief killed
02/22 Two Western journalists killed in Syria
02/27 Opposition: 64 killed at Homs checkpoint
02/18 2 killed as Syrians protest near palace
02/22 Two Western journalists killed in Syria
02/01 Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes
02/10 Blasts rock Syria's second city
02/11 Syrian military hospital chief killed
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03/07 Syrian city 'devastated' - UN aid chief
03/17 Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies
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April 2012
04/07 127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians
04/11 Syria ceasefire comes into effect
04/17 Bans on Egypt candidates upheld
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May 2012
05/21 Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops
05/26 U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre
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05/21 Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops
June 2012
06/22 Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter
06/02 Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
06/14 Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid
06/24 Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
06/02 Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
July 2012
07/12 'Mass killing' in Syria village
07/18 Top Syrian officials killed
07/28 Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
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08/05 Police die in Egypt border attack
08/09 Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area
08/12 Egypt president 'retires' military figures
08/06 Syria's prime minister leaves regime
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09/13 Anti-US protests spread in Arab world
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October 2012
10/03 Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths
10/10 Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey
10/24 UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire
10/24 UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire
10/19 Beirut blast kills top official
November 2012
11/14 Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike
11/15 Israel calls up army reservists
11/16 Militant rocket targets Jerusalem
11/19 Gaza death toll 'rises over 100'
11/21 Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire
11/04 Egypt's Coptic Christians pick new pope
11/21 Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire
11/22 Egypt president takes new powers
11/27 Crowd to Morsi: Ditch decree or leave
11/29 Assembly adopts new constitution
11/21 Bomb blast on bus in Tel Aviv
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12/08 President Morsi 'annuls' powers decree
12/25 Voters back Egyptian constitution
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January 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2   Southern Iran  
  Iran test-fired two missiles, the final day of its naval exercises. The Qader missile, a long-range sea-to-shore missile, was fired during the maneuvers
Jan.5   Southern Iraq 60 slain in Iraq bombings Jan.6   Syria     Suicide bomber kills 25 in Syria   The incident took place in the al-Midan quarter of Damascus. Casualties included mostly civilians and some law enforcement personnel Jan.7  Syria  Syria tense as bomb victims mourned Jan.8  Egypt  Arabs urge end to Syria bloodshed Jan.9   Iran Iran sentences American to death   Iran Iran 'enriching uranium' at mountain site Jan.10  Syria  Al-Assad blames 'external conspiracies'   Iran   Car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist' Map of Tehran Iran
  Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a university lecturer and nuclear scientist, has been killed in a car explosion in north Tehran
 Academic also worked at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, and the driver of the car were killed in the attack
Jan.11   Syria     French journalist killed in Syria   TV reporter Gilles Jacquier was among eight killed in the city of Homs, the first Western journalist to die in the country's current unrest Jan.13  Iran  Top Iran cleric: U.S., Israel behind deaths Jan.14  Egypt  ElBaradei ends Egyptian presidential run  Basra  Suicide bomber kills more than 50 in Iraq Jan.22   Yemen     Yemen president 'leaves country'
  Ali Abdullah Saleh, has left the country to travel to the US for medical treatment, Yemeni officials have told journalists
Jan.23  Syria  Syria slams Arab League plan Jan.27  Syria  Assault on restive Syrian cities Jan.28   Syria     Arab League suspends Syria mission   The Arab League has suspended its monitoring mission in Syria due to the dramatic spike in violence and mounting fatalities   Iran     UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran  Inspectors from IAEA have begun a three-day visit to Iran, to try to determine the purpose of the country's nuclear program

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Feb.1   Egypt   Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes
Map of Port Said Egypt
  At least 74 people have been killed in clashes between rival fans following a football match in the city of Port Said. Scores were injured
 Fans armed with knives invaded the pitch after a match between clubs al-Masry and al-Ahly. It is the biggest disaster in the country's soccer history. Officials fear the death toll could rise further
Feb.2  Egypt  Riots in Egypt lead to sackings Feb.3  Syria  'Syria killings' as UN nears vote Feb.5  Syria  Opposition group calls for strike as violence grows Feb.6  Syria  Syria artillery onslaught on Homs Feb.7  Syria  Russia 'wants Arab role in Syria' Feb.8   Syria   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   Aleppo Blasts rock Syria's second city Feb.11   Syria Syrian military hospital chief killed Feb.13  Bahrain  Bahrain activists hit by teargas Feb.14  Jerusalem  Thai bombs raise fears, questions in Israel Feb.15  Tehran  Iran to install nuclear fuel rods in reactor Feb.17  Syria  Syrian city shelled after UN vote Feb.18   Syria 2 killed as Syrians protest near palace Feb.19   Iran Iran suspends oil exports to Britain and France Feb.21   Iran IAEA experts leave Iran without agreement Feb.22   Syria     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.    Ochlik had covered conflicts from Haiti to Libya, and won first prize in the World Press Photo general news ca...
 Baghdad  Baghdad bombings and shootings kill 25 Feb.24  Iran  Inspectors: Iran boosting enrichment efforts Feb.25   Syria Syria holds vote on constitution Feb.26  Syria  Violence rages amid voting in Syria Feb.27  Northern Syria  Syrian army shells northern towns   Syria   Opposition: 64 killed at Homs checkpoint   At least 144 people were killed Monday across Syria, including 64 who died in a 'horrifying massacre' at a checkpoint in Homs province Feb.29   Syria Syria troops 'advancing in Homs'

March 2012 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Egypt NGO workers leave Egypt on U.S. military plane
 Syria  2 French journalists safely out of Syria  Syria  Red Cross to enter Homs district Mar.6  Syria  Syrian deaths as escape route attacked Mar.7   Syria   Syrian city 'devastated' - UN aid chief   UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has said parts of the Syrian city of Homs have been 'completely devastated'   Syria Syria minister joins opposition Mar.10   Syria Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan  Gaza  Israeli airstrike in Gaza kills 17 Mar.15  Gulf  Gulf states to close Syrian embassies Mar.17   Egypt   Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies
  Pope Shenouda III has died at the age of 88, state television has announced. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt's 80 million population
Mar.18  Aleppo  'Deadly car bomb' in Syrian city   Syria Syrian rebels 'in Damascus firefight'
Mar.23  Egypt  Clashes over Egypt football ban

April 2012 ... more > Top ^
Apr.4  Syria  Violence rages in Syria despite high-level diplomacy Apr.5  Turkey  Syrian refugees spill into Turkey Apr.7   Syria   127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians   Syrian forces are targeting civilians displaced from their homes by earlier fighting, an opposition group said Apr.8  Syria  Syria suggests it might not pull forces by deadline  Syria  Rebels reject new Syria demand Apr.10  Syria  Syria: Deadline passes, violence rages Apr.11   Syria   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.    US President Barack Obama and French President Nico...
Apr.15  Syria  Renewed clashes as UN monitors due Apr.17   Egypt   Bans on Egypt candidates upheld  Ten candidates who had applied to run in the Egyptian presidential election have lost their appeals against disqualification, officials say Apr.19   Bahrain Security stepped up at Bahrain F1 Apr.22   Bahrain Despite protests, Grand Prix finishes without a hitch Apr.25  Syria  Massive explosion in Hama 'kills 70' Apr.28  Lebanon  Lebanon holds 'Syria arms ship'

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May.10  Syria  Dozens killed in Damascus blasts May.21   Yemen     Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops
  A suicide bomber dressed in a military uniform infiltrated one of the most heavily secured locations in Yemen on Monday, setting off a blast
 More than an hour after the attack, there were still bodies at the blood-spattered scene, and some ambulances responding to the blast took six or seven victims each
May.25  Egypt  Muslim Brotherhood predicting runoff May.26   Syria   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'
May.28  Qatar  Shopping mall fire in Doha, kills 19 May.31  Syria  Clinton accuses Russia over Syria  Syria  Syria blames rebels for Houla massacre

June 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jun.6   Syria New 'massacre' in central Syria
Jun.7  Syria  UN monitors 'shot at' in Syria Jun.8  Syria  Massacre traces in Syrian village Jun.11  Northern Syria  Government forces fired indiscriminately Jun.13   Baghdad 'Despicable' bombings kill dozens in Iraq Jun.14   Egypt   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...  Egypt  Cries of 'coup' after court ruling in Egypt Jun.16   Syria UN suspends Syria peace mission Jun.17  Egypt  Egypt's military 'granted powers' Jun.20  Egypt  Egyptian election result delayed Jun.21   Jordan Syrian pilot flees to Jordan seeking asylum Jun.22   Northern Syria   Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter Map of Latakia Syria
  The Syrian military has said it shot down a Turkish plane 'flying in airspace over Syrian waters', according to state-run news agency Sana.    The Turkish and Syrian navies are meanwhile engaged...
Jun.24   Egypt Egypt's Morsi makes unity call Jun.28  Syria  Explosions shake heart of Damascus

July 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  Turkey  Turkey scrambles jets to Syria border Jul.6  Syria  High-ranking general defects from Syrian military Jul.11   Iraq Top Syria diplomat abandons Assad
Jul.12   Syria   'Mass killing' in Syria village   At least 200 people are reported to have been killed in the Syrian village of Tremseh, in Hama province Jul.14  Syria  UN team reach Syria killings site  Egypt  Clinton meets with Egypt's new president Jul.15  Syria  Syria is in civil war - Red Cross Jul.16  Syria  Clashes spread in Syrian capital Jul.18   Syria   Top Syrian officials killed
  Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha; Deputy Defense Minister, al-Assad's security adviser and assistant vice president, and Interior Minister were killed
Jul.19  Syria  Troops go in for Damascus battle Jul.20   Syria   Syrian forces, rebels battle in Damascus  Syrian troops clashed with opposition fighters as the battle for the capital advances relentlessly amid collapsed diplomatic efforts Jul.24   Iraq Iraq suffers deadliest day of 2012 as 103 are killed
 Aleppo  Syrian troops hit back in Aleppo Jul.25  Syria  Defections as Syria clashes rage Jul.28  Aleppo  Syria forces launch Aleppo attack   Aleppo   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 much-feared government offensive in the country's largest city has started
Jul.30  Aleppo  Rebels inch closer to Syria's largest city   Aleppo Syrian rebels hold out in Aleppo

August 2012 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Aleppo Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists
 Aleppo  Fighting in Aleppo 'escalates' Aug.4  Syria  Iran pilgrims abducted in Syria  Aleppo  Fighting intensifies in Aleppo Aug.5   Sinai   Police die in Egypt border attack
  Unidentified gunmen have attacked a checkpoint on the Egyptian-Israeli border, killing at least 15 Egyptian policemen.    The heavily armed attackers, in two vehicles, ...
Aug.6   Syria   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  Syria  Iran, Syria huddle as fighting rages   Sinai Egypt launches Sinai 'air strike'
Aug.9   Aleppo   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  Aleppo clashes spark refugee rise Aug.12   Iran Rescue operations end after Iran quakes kill 250   Egypt     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   Northern Syria Syria rebels 'shoot down plane' Aug.19  Syria  U.N. observer mission in Syria ends Aug.22   Syria 184 people killed, 100 of them in Damascus Aug.25  Syria  Syrian opposition: Deadliest month  Syria  'Scores of bodies' found in Syria Aug.27   Syria Syria helicopter down in Damascus

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Sep.1   Aleppo Fighting rages at Syria air bases
Sep.3  Aleppo  'Deadly strike' in Syria's Aleppo Sep.4   Syria Refugees flee Syria in record numbers Sep.9  Baghdad  Fugitive Iraq VP sentenced to death Sep.10   Yemen Yemen says al-Qaeda chief killed Sep.13   Yemen     Anti-US protests spread in Arab world Map of Sanaa Yemen
  In Yemen, demonstrators briefly stormed the grounds of the embassy in Sanaa and burned the US flag. In Egypt, 70 people were injured in protests
 Protests were also reported in Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia
Sep.17  Lebanon  Lebanon's Hezbollah in anti-film rally Sep.20  Syria  Syrian helicopter 'clipped plane' Sep.22   Syria Rebel command 'moved into Syria' Sep.25  Syria  Damascus rocked by twin blasts

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Oct.2  Iran  'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall' Oct.3  Aleppo  Dozens killed in blasts at Aleppo public square   Turkey   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.    The town of Akcakale was hit by artillery ...
Oct.4  Turkey  Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment Oct.6  Southern Israel  Israel shoots down drone Oct.10   Turkey   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.11  Yemen  Worker at U.S. Embassy in Yemen killed Oct.13  Syria  Syria bans Turkish civil flights Oct.19   Beirut     Beirut blast kills top official
  Wissam al-Hassan, Lebanon's head of internal intelligence, has been killed in a massive car bomb attack in central Beirut.    A huge car bomb has killed at least eight people and inj...
Oct.20   Gaza Israel intercepts Gaza-bound boat
 Lebanon  Anger erupts as Lebanon mourns Oct.24   Syria   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  Northern Syria  Fighting unravels temporary Syrian truce

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Nov.5   Syria Suicide bombing in central Syria
Nov.8  Qatar  Syrian opposition upbeat on talks Nov.9  Iran  Pentagon: Iran fires on U.S. drone Nov.11   Qatar Syrian cleric to lead opposition Nov.12  Northern Israel  Israeli tanks 'hit Syrian units' in Golan Nov.13  Syria  France, U.S. stand behind new opposition alliance Nov.14   Gaza     Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike Map of Gaza City Israel
  Ahmed Jabr, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced
 U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting. Hamas' military wing warned that Israelis had opened 'the gates of hell on themselves' with the move
Nov.15   Southern Israel Gaza rocket fire kills Israelis   Jerusalem   Israel calls up army reservists   Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has authorised the call-up of 30,000 army reservists, amid speculation about a possible ground offensive...  Gaza  Israel intensifies Gaza bombing Nov.16   Jerusalem   Militant rocket targets Jerusalem   Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip say they have launched a rocket on Jerusalem - the first time the holy city has been targeted from Gaza   Gaza Israel air strikes hit Hamas HQ Nov.17   Egypt Egypt bus-train crash kills 50 children  Gaza  Fresh fire exchanged as violence continues  Gaza  Israel shells Gaza from the sea Nov.18   Gaza Death toll mounts from Israel strikes Nov.19   Gaza     Gaza death toll 'rises over 100'
  At least 105 people have died in the Gaza Strip in six days of violence, Hamas officials say, as Israeli forces continue their bombardment
Nov.20  Gaza  Gaza pounded despite truce talks Nov.21   Tel Aviv   Bomb blast on bus in Tel Aviv   The blast injured 22 people, shook up the Israeli public and drew immediate condemnation from world leaders   Gaza     Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire
  Hours after a cease-fire was declared Wednesday in Israel's conflict with Gaza, it appeared to be holding
 Under the deal, Israel has agreed to end all hostilities and targeted killings, while Hamas will stop attacks against Israel and along the border
Nov.22   Egypt     Egypt president takes new powers
  President Mohammed Morsi has issued a declaration banning challenges to his decrees, laws and decisions.    The declaration says no court can dissolve the consti...
 Egypt  Egyptian fury over Morsi 'coup' Nov.23   Egypt State TV: Protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ Nov.24   Egypt Top Egyptian judicial body rips Morsi Nov.26   West Bank Yasser Arafat's remains exhumed Nov.28  Syria  Deadly blasts shake Damascus suburb Nov.29   Egypt   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... Nov.30  Jerusalem  Israel authorises settler homes

December 2012 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  Egypt  Egypt Islamists rally for Morsi Dec.2   Egypt Egypt judges refuse to oversee Morsi referendum
Dec.7   Gaza Hamas political leader makes historic Gaza visit Dec.14  Turkey  U.S. sending troops, missiles to Turkey Dec.16  Syria  Damascus Palestinian refugee camp 'attacked' Dec.21  Syria  Syria firing more Scud missiles  Egypt  Egypt votes in second referendum Dec.22   Egypt Egypt's vice-president resigns Dec.25   Egypt   Voters back Egyptian constitution
  Nearly two-thirds of voters in an Egyptian referendum have supported a proposed new constitution, the election commission has announced.    63.8% of voters cast Yes ballots in two stages. The commission announced the result live...
Dec.26  Syria  Syrian military police chief defects


Iran fires missiles in Strait of Hormuz Map of Strait of Hormuz Iran




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Jan.2   Southern Iran
  Iran test-fired two missiles, the final day of its naval exercises. The Qader missile, a long-range sea-to-shore missile, was fired during the maneuvers
Jan.27  Syria  Assault on restive Syrian cities Jan.28   Iran   UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran  Inspectors from IAEA have begun a three-day visit to Iran, to try to determine the purpose of the country's nuclear program Feb.5  Syria  Opposition group calls for strike as violence grows Feb.6  Syria  Syria artillery onslaught on Homs Feb.8   Syria 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.11   Syria Syrian military hospital chief killed Feb.17  Syria  Syrian city shelled after UN vote Feb.22   Syria   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.    Ochlik had covered conflicts from Haiti to Libya, and won first prize in the World Press Photo general news ca...
Feb.24  Iran  Inspectors: Iran boosting enrichment efforts Feb.26  Syria  Violence rages amid voting in Syria Feb.27  Northern Syria  Syrian army shells northern towns Feb.27   Syria Opposition: 64 killed at Homs checkpoint   At least 144 people were killed Monday across Syria, including 64 who died in a 'horrifying massacre' at a checkpoint in Homs province Feb.29   Syria Syria troops 'advancing in Homs' Mar.6  Syria  Syrian deaths as escape route attacked Mar.10  Gaza  Israeli airstrike in Gaza kills 17 Mar.18   Syria Syrian rebels 'in Damascus firefight' Apr.4  Syria  Violence rages in Syria despite high-level diplomacy Apr.5  Turkey  Syrian refugees spill into Turkey Apr.7   Syria 127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians   Syrian forces are targeting civilians displaced from their homes by earlier fighting, an opposition group said Apr.8  Syria  Syria suggests it might not pull forces by deadline Apr.8  Syria  Rebels reject new Syria demand Apr.10  Syria  Syria: Deadline passes, violence rages Apr.11   Syria 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.    US President Barack Obama and French President Nico...
Apr.15  Syria  Renewed clashes as UN monitors due Apr.28  Lebanon  Lebanon holds 'Syria arms ship' May.21   Yemen   Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops
  A suicide bomber dressed in a military uniform infiltrated one of the most heavily secured locations in Yemen on Monday, setting off a blast
 More than an hour after the attack, there were still bodies at the blood-spattered scene, and some ambulances responding to the blast took six or seven victims each
May.26   Syria 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'
May.31  Syria  Syria blames rebels for Houla massacre Jun.6   Syria New 'massacre' in central Syria Jun.7  Syria  UN monitors 'shot at' in Syria Jun.8  Syria  Massacre traces in Syrian village Jun.11  Northern Syria  Government forces fired indiscriminately Jun.14  Egypt  Cries of 'coup' after court ruling in Egypt Jun.16   Syria UN suspends Syria peace mission Jun.17  Egypt  Egypt's military 'granted powers' Jun.21   Jordan Syrian pilot flees to Jordan seeking asylum Jun.22   Northern Syria Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter Map of Latakia Syria
  The Syrian military has said it shot down a Turkish plane 'flying in airspace over Syrian waters', according to state-run news agency Sana.    The Turkish and Syrian navies are meanwhile engaged...
Jun.28  Syria  Explosions shake heart of Damascus Jul.1  Turkey  Turkey scrambles jets to Syria border Jul.6  Syria  High-ranking general defects from Syrian military Jul.12   Syria 'Mass killing' in Syria village   At least 200 people are reported to have been killed in the Syrian village of Tremseh, in Hama province Jul.14  Syria  UN team reach Syria killings site Jul.15  Syria  Syria is in civil war - Red Cross Jul.16  Syria  Clashes spread in Syrian capital Jul.18   Syria Top Syrian officials killed
  Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha; Deputy Defense Minister, al-Assad's security adviser and assistant vice president, and Interior Minister were killed
Jul.19  Syria  Troops go in for Damascus battle Jul.20   Syria Syrian forces, rebels battle in Damascus  Syrian troops clashed with opposition fighters as the battle for the capital advances relentlessly amid collapsed diplomatic efforts Jul.24  Aleppo  Syrian troops hit back in Aleppo Jul.25  Syria  Defections as Syria clashes rage Jul.28  Aleppo  Syria forces launch Aleppo attack Jul.28   Aleppo 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 much-feared government offensive in the country's largest city has started
Jul.30  Aleppo  Rebels inch closer to Syria's largest city Jul.30   Aleppo Syrian rebels hold out in Aleppo Aug.1   Aleppo Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists Aug.1  Aleppo  Fighting in Aleppo 'escalates' Aug.4  Aleppo  Fighting intensifies in Aleppo Aug.5   Sinai Police die in Egypt border attack
  Unidentified gunmen have attacked a checkpoint on the Egyptian-Israeli border, killing at least 15 Egyptian policemen.    The heavily armed attackers, in two vehicles, ...
Aug.7  Syria  Iran, Syria huddle as fighting rages Aug.7   Sinai Egypt launches Sinai 'air strike'
Aug.9   Aleppo 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  Aleppo clashes spark refugee rise Aug.12   Egypt   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   Northern Syria Syria rebels 'shoot down plane' Aug.22   Syria 184 people killed, 100 of them in Damascus Aug.25  Syria  Syrian opposition: Deadliest month Aug.25  Syria  'Scores of bodies' found in Syria Aug.27   Syria Syria helicopter down in Damascus Sep.1   Aleppo Fighting rages at Syria air bases Sep.3  Aleppo  'Deadly strike' in Syria's Aleppo Sep.4   Syria Refugees flee Syria in record numbers Sep.10   Yemen Yemen says al-Qaeda chief killed Sep.20  Syria  Syrian helicopter 'clipped plane' Sep.22   Syria Rebel command 'moved into Syria' Sep.25  Syria  Damascus rocked by twin blasts Oct.3   Turkey 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.    The town of Akcakale was hit by artillery ...
Oct.4  Turkey  Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment Oct.6  Southern Israel  Israel shoots down drone Oct.10   Turkey 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.20   Gaza Israel intercepts Gaza-bound boat Oct.24   Syria 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  Northern Syria  Fighting unravels temporary Syrian truce Nov.5   Syria Suicide bombing in central Syria Nov.9  Iran  Pentagon: Iran fires on U.S. drone Nov.12  Northern Israel  Israeli tanks 'hit Syrian units' in Golan Nov.14   Gaza   Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike Map of Gaza City Israel
  Ahmed Jabr, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced
 U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting. Hamas' military wing warned that Israelis had opened 'the gates of hell on themselves' with the move
Nov.15   Southern Israel Gaza rocket fire kills Israelis Nov.15   Jerusalem Israel calls up army reservists   Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has authorised the call-up of 30,000 army reservists, amid speculation about a possible ground offensive... Nov.15  Gaza  Israel intensifies Gaza bombing Nov.16   Jerusalem Militant rocket targets Jerusalem   Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip say they have launched a rocket on Jerusalem - the first time the holy city has been targeted from Gaza Nov.16   Gaza Israel air strikes hit Hamas HQ Nov.17  Gaza  Fresh fire exchanged as violence continues Nov.17  Gaza  Israel shells Gaza from the sea Nov.18   Gaza Death toll mounts from Israel strikes Nov.19   Gaza   Gaza death toll 'rises over 100'
  At least 105 people have died in the Gaza Strip in six days of violence, Hamas officials say, as Israeli forces continue their bombardment
Nov.20  Gaza  Gaza pounded despite truce talks Nov.21   Tel Aviv Bomb blast on bus in Tel Aviv   The blast injured 22 people, shook up the Israeli public and drew immediate condemnation from world leaders Nov.21   Gaza   Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire
  Hours after a cease-fire was declared Wednesday in Israel's conflict with Gaza, it appeared to be holding
 Under the deal, Israel has agreed to end all hostilities and targeted killings, while Hamas will stop attacks against Israel and along the border
Dec.14  Turkey  U.S. sending troops, missiles to Turkey Dec.16  Syria  Damascus Palestinian refugee camp 'attacked' Dec.21  Syria  Syria firing more Scud missiles Dec.26  Syria  Syrian military police chief defects



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2012 Mar.1  Syria  Red Cross to enter Homs district May.28  Qatar  Shopping mall fire in Doha, kills 19 Aug.12   Iran Rescue operations end after Iran quakes kill 250
Sep.20  Syria  Syrian helicopter 'clipped plane' Nov.17   Egypt Egypt bus-train crash kills 50 children



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2012 Feb.19   Iran Iran suspends oil exports to Britain and France
Oct.2  Iran  'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall' Oct.13  Syria  Syria bans Turkish civil flights Nov.30  Jerusalem  Israel authorises settler homes



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2012 Feb.1   Egypt Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes
Map of Port Said Egypt
  At least 74 people have been killed in clashes between rival fans following a football match in the city of Port Said. Scores were injured
 Fans armed with knives invaded the pitch after a match between clubs al-Masry and al-Ahly. It is the biggest disaster in the country's soccer history. Officials fear the death toll could rise further
Mar.23  Egypt  Clashes over Egypt football ban Apr.19   Bahrain Security stepped up at Bahrain F1 Apr.22   Bahrain Despite protests, Grand Prix finishes without a hitch



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2012 Jan.5   Southern Iraq 60 slain in Iraq bombings
Jan.6   Syria   Suicide bomber kills 25 in Syria   The incident took place in the al-Midan quarter of Damascus. Casualties included mostly civilians and some law enforcement personnel Jan.7  Syria  Syria tense as bomb victims mourned Jan.9   Iran Iran sentences American to death Jan.10   Iran Car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist' Map of Tehran Iran
  Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a university lecturer and nuclear scientist, has been killed in a car explosion in north Tehran
 Academic also worked at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, and the driver of the car were killed in the attack
Jan.11   Syria   French journalist killed in Syria   TV reporter Gilles Jacquier was among eight killed in the city of Homs, the first Western journalist to die in the country's current unrest Jan.14  Basra  Suicide bomber kills more than 50 in Iraq Feb.1   Egypt Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes Map of Port Said Egypt
  At least 74 people have been killed in clashes between rival fans following a football match in the city of Port Said. Scores were injured
 Fans armed with knives invaded the pitch after a match between clubs al-Masry and al-Ahly. It is the biggest disaster in the country's soccer history. Officials fear the death toll could rise further
Feb.2  Egypt  Riots in Egypt lead to sackings Feb.10   Aleppo Blasts rock Syria's second city Feb.11   Syria Syrian military hospital chief killed Feb.14  Jerusalem  Thai bombs raise fears, questions in Israel Feb.22  Baghdad  Baghdad bombings and shootings kill 25 Mar.10   Syria Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan Mar.18  Aleppo  'Deadly car bomb' in Syrian city Mar.23  Egypt  Clashes over Egypt football ban Apr.25  Syria  Massive explosion in Hama 'kills 70' May.10  Syria  Dozens killed in Damascus blasts May.21   Yemen   Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops
  A suicide bomber dressed in a military uniform infiltrated one of the most heavily secured locations in Yemen on Monday, setting off a blast
 More than an hour after the attack, there were still bodies at the blood-spattered scene, and some ambulances responding to the blast took six or seven victims each
Jun.6   Syria New 'massacre' in central Syria
Jun.8  Syria  Massacre traces in Syrian village Jun.13   Baghdad 'Despicable' bombings kill dozens in Iraq Jul.18   Syria Top Syrian officials killed
  Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha; Deputy Defense Minister, al-Assad's security adviser and assistant vice president, and Interior Minister were killed
Jul.24   Iraq Iraq suffers deadliest day of 2012 as 103 are killed
Aug.4  Syria  Iran pilgrims abducted in Syria Sep.9  Baghdad  Fugitive Iraq VP sentenced to death Sep.10   Yemen Yemen says al-Qaeda chief killed Oct.3  Aleppo  Dozens killed in blasts at Aleppo public square Oct.11  Yemen  Worker at U.S. Embassy in Yemen killed Oct.19   Beirut   Beirut blast kills top official
  Wissam al-Hassan, Lebanon's head of internal intelligence, has been killed in a massive car bomb attack in central Beirut.    A huge car bomb has killed at least eight people and inj...
Nov.5   Syria Suicide bombing in central Syria
Nov.14   Gaza   Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike Map of Gaza City Israel
  Ahmed Jabr, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced
 U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting. Hamas' military wing warned that Israelis had opened 'the gates of hell on themselves' with the move
Nov.21   Tel Aviv Bomb blast on bus in Tel Aviv   The blast injured 22 people, shook up the Israeli public and drew immediate condemnation from world leaders Nov.28  Syria  Deadly blasts shake Damascus suburb



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2012 Jan.7  Syria  Syria tense as bomb victims mourned Jan.8  Egypt  Arabs urge end to Syria bloodshed Jan.9   Iran Iran 'enriching uranium' at mountain site
Jan.10  Syria  Al-Assad blames 'external conspiracies' Jan.10   Iran Car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist' Map of Tehran Iran
  Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a university lecturer and nuclear scientist, has been killed in a car explosion in north Tehran
 Academic also worked at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, and the driver of the car were killed in the attack
Jan.11   Syria   French journalist killed in Syria   TV reporter Gilles Jacquier was among eight killed in the city of Homs, the first Western journalist to die in the country's current unrest Jan.13  Iran  Top Iran cleric: U.S., Israel behind deaths Jan.14  Egypt  ElBaradei ends Egyptian presidential run Jan.22   Yemen   Yemen president 'leaves country'
  Ali Abdullah Saleh, has left the country to travel to the US for medical treatment, Yemeni officials have told journalists
Jan.23  Syria  Syria slams Arab League plan Jan.28   Syria   Arab League suspends Syria mission   The Arab League has suspended its monitoring mission in Syria due to the dramatic spike in violence and mounting fatalities Feb.2  Egypt  Riots in Egypt lead to sackings Feb.3  Syria  'Syria killings' as UN nears vote Feb.5  Syria  Opposition group calls for strike as violence grows Feb.7  Syria  Russia 'wants Arab role in Syria' Feb.13  Bahrain  Bahrain activists hit by teargas Feb.15  Tehran  Iran to install nuclear fuel rods in reactor Feb.18   Syria 2 killed as Syrians protest near palace
Feb.21   Iran IAEA experts leave Iran without agreement Feb.22   Syria   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.    Ochlik had covered conflicts from Haiti to Libya, and won first prize in the World Press Photo general news ca...
Feb.25   Syria Syria holds vote on constitution Feb.26  Syria  Violence rages amid voting in Syria Mar.1   Egypt NGO workers leave Egypt on U.S. military plane Mar.1  Syria  2 French journalists safely out of Syria Mar.1  Syria  Red Cross to enter Homs district Mar.7   Syria Syrian city 'devastated' - UN aid chief   UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has said parts of the Syrian city of Homs have been 'completely devastated' Mar.7   Syria Syria minister joins opposition Mar.10   Syria Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan Mar.15  Gulf  Gulf states to close Syrian embassies Mar.17   Egypt Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies
  Pope Shenouda III has died at the age of 88, state television has announced. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt's 80 million population
Apr.17   Egypt Bans on Egypt candidates upheld  Ten candidates who had applied to run in the Egyptian presidential election have lost their appeals against disqualification, officials say Apr.19   Bahrain Security stepped up at Bahrain F1
Apr.22   Bahrain Despite protests, Grand Prix finishes without a hitch May.25  Egypt  Muslim Brotherhood predicting runoff May.31  Syria  Clinton accuses Russia over Syria Jun.14   Egypt 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.14  Egypt  Cries of 'coup' after court ruling in Egypt Jun.17  Egypt  Egypt's military 'granted powers' Jun.20  Egypt  Egyptian election result delayed Jun.21   Jordan Syrian pilot flees to Jordan seeking asylum Jun.24   Egypt Egypt's Morsi makes unity call Jul.11   Iraq Top Syria diplomat abandons Assad Jul.14  Syria  UN team reach Syria killings site Jul.14  Egypt  Clinton meets with Egypt's new president Jul.18   Syria Top Syrian officials killed
  Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha; Deputy Defense Minister, al-Assad's security adviser and assistant vice president, and Interior Minister were killed
Jul.25  Syria  Defections as Syria clashes rage Aug.6   Syria 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  Syria  Iran, Syria huddle as fighting rages Aug.12   Egypt   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.19  Syria  U.N. observer mission in Syria ends Sep.4   Syria Refugees flee Syria in record numbers
Sep.9  Baghdad  Fugitive Iraq VP sentenced to death Sep.13   Yemen   Anti-US protests spread in Arab world Map of Sanaa Yemen
  In Yemen, demonstrators briefly stormed the grounds of the embassy in Sanaa and burned the US flag. In Egypt, 70 people were injured in protests
 Protests were also reported in Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia
Sep.17  Lebanon  Lebanon's Hezbollah in anti-film rally Oct.2  Iran  'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall' Oct.4  Turkey  Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment Oct.11  Yemen  Worker at U.S. Embassy in Yemen killed Oct.13  Syria  Syria bans Turkish civil flights Oct.20  Lebanon  Anger erupts as Lebanon mourns Oct.24   Syria 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  Qatar  Syrian opposition upbeat on talks Nov.11   Qatar Syrian cleric to lead opposition Nov.13  Syria  France, U.S. stand behind new opposition alliance Nov.21   Gaza   Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire
  Hours after a cease-fire was declared Wednesday in Israel's conflict with Gaza, it appeared to be holding
 Under the deal, Israel has agreed to end all hostilities and targeted killings, while Hamas will stop attacks against Israel and along the border
Nov.22   Egypt   Egypt president takes new powers
  President Mohammed Morsi has issued a declaration banning challenges to his decrees, laws and decisions.    The declaration says no court can dissolve the consti...
Nov.22  Egypt  Egyptian fury over Morsi 'coup' Nov.23   Egypt State TV: Protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ
Nov.24   Egypt Top Egyptian judicial body rips Morsi Nov.26   West Bank Yasser Arafat's remains exhumed Nov.29   Egypt 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... Nov.30  Jerusalem  Israel authorises settler homes Dec.1  Egypt  Egypt Islamists rally for Morsi Dec.2   Egypt Egypt judges refuse to oversee Morsi referendum Dec.7   Gaza Hamas political leader makes historic Gaza visit Dec.21  Egypt  Egypt votes in second referendum Dec.22   Egypt Egypt's vice-president resigns Dec.25   Egypt Voters back Egyptian constitution
  Nearly two-thirds of voters in an Egyptian referendum have supported a proposed new constitution, the election commission has announced.    63.8% of voters cast Yes ballots in two stages. The commission announced the result live...
Dec.26  Syria  Syrian military police chief defects