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B. 11-04 Egypt's Coptic Christians pick new pope Cairo
11-06 Obama re-elected as US president Chicago
3. 11-09 CIA's Petraeus quits over affair CIA
E. 11-11 Greece MPs approve new austerity budget Greece
5. 11-14 Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike
G. 11-14 Xi heads new Chinese leadership Beijing
7. 11-15 Israel calls up army reservists Jerusalem
8. 11-16 Militant rocket targets Jerusalem Jerusalem
9. 11-18 DR Congo rebels advance on Goma Goma, Congo

Summary.     Click for More >   CIA's Petraeus quits over affair   CIA director David Petraeus has resigned from his post, admitting he had an extra-marital affair that was conducted with his biographer Greece MPs approve new austerity budget Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike Map of Gaza City Israel
Egypt's Coptic Christians pick new pope   Obama re-elected as US president
Nov.1  USA  US campaign restarts after Sandy
 Southern India  Cyclone tears into south Indian coast
Nov.2  New York  Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery
 New York  New York marathon off amid Sandy uproar
Nov.3  New York  Race to restore power after Sandy
Nov.4   Cairo
Nov.5  Syria  Suicide bombing in central Syria
 South Korea  South Korea shuts down 2 nuclear reactors
 Ohio  Obama and Romney push to the finish
Nov.6  USA  US votes in neck-and-neck contest
 USA  Obama, Romney remain locked in tight race
  Chicago
  The president earlier scored a big win in Pennsylvania. Obama also walked away with a win in the swing states of New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Michigan
 Elsewhere, Obama and Romney each racked up expected victories in relatively safe territory. Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, has called the president to concede the race
Nov.7  Ghana  Shop building collapses in Ghana
 Guatemala  Quake felt throughout Central America, Mexico
 Beijing  Hu Jintao opens Chinese congress
Nov.8  Qatar  Syrian opposition upbeat on talks
Nov.9  Iran  Pentagon: Iran fires on U.S. drone
  CIA
Nov.10  London  BBC boss George Entwistle resigns
Nov.11   Greece
 Qatar  Syrian cleric to lead opposition
Nov.12  Northern Israel  Israeli tanks 'hit Syrian units' in Golan
 USA  Petraeus scandal engulfs US commander Allen
Nov.13  Syria  France, U.S. stand behind new opposition alliance
 European Union  EU workers in austerity protests
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 warned that Israelis had opened 'the gates of hell on themselves' with the move
  Beijing   Xi heads new Chinese leadership
  Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man chosen to lead China for the next decade as his elevation to the top of China's ruling Communist Party.    He led the new Politburo Standing Committee out onto the stage at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi replaces Hu Jintao. He ...
Nov.15  Southern Israel  Gaza rocket fire kills Israelis   Jerusalem Israel calls up army reservists
 Gaza  Israel intensifies Gaza bombing Nov.16   Jerusalem Militant rocket targets Jerusalem  U.S. Congress  Petraeus testifies on Benghazi attack  Gaza  Israel air strikes hit Hamas HQ  UN  U.N. watchdog: Iran not cooperating sufficiently 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   Congo DR Congo rebels advance on Goma   M23 Rebels in eastern DR Congo have advanced to within a few kilometres of the provincial capital, Goma  Myanmar  Obama in landmark Burma visit 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   Mumbai Mumbai attack gunman Qasab executed  Gaza  Gaza pounded despite truce talks Nov.21   Tel Aviv Bomb blast on bus in Tel Aviv   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 ki...
Nov.22   Egypt   Egypt president takes new powers  President Mohammed Morsi has issued a declaration banning challenges to his decrees, laws and decisions  Egypt  Egyptian fury over Morsi 'coup'  Mexico  Mexico 'should change its name' Nov.23  Egypt  State TV: Protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ  Congo  Rebel march continues in Eastern Congo  Belgium  EU budget talks end without deal Nov.24  Egypt  Top Egyptian judicial body rips Morsi  Bangladesh  'At least 120 dead' in Dhaka fire Nov.25  Sao Paulo  Vettel takes third F1 world title  Barcelona  Poll win for Catalan nationalists   Bangladesh Second fire breaks out at clothes factory   A fire has broken out in a multi-storey building housing clothes-making factories in the capital two days after a blaze in another clothes f... Nov.26  Cairo  Israel and Hamas begin indirect Gaza ceasefire talks  West Bank  Yasser Arafat's remains exhumed Nov.27   Cairo Crowd to Morsi: Ditch decree or leave   Egyptians swarmed Tahrir Square to demand that their first freely elected leader respect their wishes, hoping to revive a democratic grounds... Nov.28  Syria  Deadly blasts shake Damascus suburb Nov.29   UN Gen. Assembly U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid   The assembly endorsed an upgraded U.N. status for the Palestinian Authority, despite intense opposition from the United States and Israel   Egypt Assembly adopts new constitution Nov.30  Jerusalem  Israel authorises settler homes



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Nov.1   USA
  Southern India
 Athens  Greek bank list editor on trial
 New York  Sandy death toll keeps climbing
 Myanmar  World Bank promises aid to Burma


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Nov.2   New York  
 Washington  US economy adds 171,000 new jobs
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Nov.3   New York
 Northern Syria  Rebels 'attack key Syria airbase'
 Iowa  US rivals battle for swing states


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Nov.4   Cairo  
  Coptic Christians picked Bishop Tawadros Theodorus II, a process that involved a blindfolded boy choosing one of three names in a crystal chalice
 USA  US rivals deadlocked in last push  New York  NY alert over post-storm housing  FBI  FBI to question Benghazi attack suspect

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Nov.5   Syria     Suicide bombing in central Syria   50 Syrian soldiers have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in central Syria, state media and activists say   South Korea   South Korea shuts down 2 nuclear reactors  South Korea had shut down operations at two nuclear reactors after discovering that they were using parts supplied with forged quality certi...  New York  NY inquiry into Sandy overpricing   Ohio     Obama and Romney push to the finish   US presidential rivals Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have spent the day before the election visiting key swing states and making final pitches...

November 6 ... more > Top ^

Nov.6   USA US votes in neck-and-neck contest
 Moscow  Putin dismisses defence minister   USA Obama, Romney remain locked in tight race   Chicago     Obama re-elected as US president
  The president earlier scored a big win in Pennsylvania. Obama also walked away with a win in the swing states of New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Michigan
 Elsewhere, Obama and Romney each racked up expected victories in relatively safe territory. Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, has called the president to concede the race


November 7 ... more > Top ^

Nov.7   Ghana   Shop building collapses in Ghana   A multi-storey department store has collapsed in Ghana's capital, Accra, with dozens of people believed to be trapped inside  Chicago  Obama: 'Best yet to come'   Guatemala Quake felt throughout Central America, Mexico
 Washington  Barack Obama heads to White House   Beijing     Hu Jintao opens Chinese congress  Chinese President Hu Jintao has opened a Communist Party congress that begins a once-in-a-decade power transfer with a stark warning on corr...

November 8 ... more > Top ^

Nov.8  Washington  Obama to make historic Burma trip   Qatar Syrian opposition upbeat on talks
 Argentina  Thousands join Argentina protest

November 9 ... more > Top ^

Nov.9   Iran Pentagon: Iran fires on U.S. drone
 Washington  Obama to address looming fiscal cliff  Myanmar  Many dead in Burma train crash   CIA     CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
  CIA director David Petraeus has resigned from his post, admitting he had an extra-marital affair that was conducted with his biographer
 Petraeus described his behaviour as 'unacceptable' for the leader of the main intelligence agency. He conducted the affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell


November 10 ... more > Top ^

Nov.10  Baghdad  Iraq cancels Russian arms deal   London   BBC boss George Entwistle resigns  The BBC's director general, George Entwistle, has resigned in the wake of the Newsnight child abuse broadcast  Florida  Obama adds Florida to poll count

November 11 ... more > Top ^

Nov.11   Greece     Greece MPs approve new austerity budget
  Greek lawmakers have approved a 2013 budget involving fresh spending cuts, despite mass public street protests
  Qatar     Syrian cleric to lead opposition  A leading Damascus cleric who fled Syria has been chosen at a meeting in to head a new coalition to oppose President al-Assad's government  Spain  Messi passes Pele milestone

November 12 ... more > Top ^

Nov.12   Northern Israel Israeli tanks 'hit Syrian units' in Golan  North Carolina  FBI search Petraeus mistress home   USA     Petraeus scandal engulfs US commander Allen   The Pentagon is investigating John Allen, the US commander in Afghanistan, for sending 'inappropriate' emails to a woman linked to Petraeus

November 13 ... more > Top ^

Nov.13   Syria France, U.S. stand behind new opposition alliance
 Beijing  China's party congress wraps up   European Union EU workers in austerity protests

November 14 ... more > Top ^

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
  Beijing     Xi heads new Chinese leadership
  Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man chosen to lead China for the next decade as his elevation to the top of China's ruling Communist Party
 He led the new Politburo Standing Committee out onto the stage at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi replaces Hu Jintao. He was followed by Li Keqiang, the man set to succeed Premier Wen Jiabao. The size of the Standing Committee had been reduced from 9 to 7


November 15 ... more > Top ^

Nov.15   Southern Israel   Gaza rocket fire kills Israelis   Three people have been killed as rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel, amid escalating violence   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 on Gaza
  Gaza Israel intensifies Gaza bombing

November 16 ... more > Top ^

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
  U.S. Congress Petraeus testifies on Benghazi attack  Gaza  Israel-Gaza cease-fire fails  Hague  War court clears Croatia generals   Gaza     Israel air strikes hit Hamas HQ   Witnesses reported extensive damage to the building, which Egypt's PM Hisham Qandil had visited on Friday   UN U.N. watchdog: Iran not cooperating sufficiently

November 17 ... more > Top ^

Nov.17   Egypt   Egypt bus-train crash kills 50 children   Fifty children aged four to six years old and the driver of the school bus they were on were killed when their vehicle was hit by a train in...   Gaza Fresh fire exchanged as violence continues
 Mumbai  Hindu nationalist Thackeray dies   Gaza Israel shells Gaza from the sea

November 18 ... more > Top ^

Nov.18   Gaza   Death toll mounts from Israel strikes   The strike targeted a Hamas official. The strike on a home in Gaza has killed at least 10 people. Gaza militants continue to fire rockets at...  Thailand  Obama in South East Asia visit  Bangladesh  Deadly slum fire in Bangladesh   Congo   DR Congo rebels advance on Goma
Map of Goma Congo
  M23 Rebels in eastern DR Congo have advanced to within a few kilometres of the provincial capital, Goma
 Czech Republic  Czech Rep win Davis Cup thriller  Turkey  Jailed Kurds end hunger strike   Myanmar     Obama in landmark Burma visit   US President Barack Obama is making the first visit by a sitting US president. Crowds of people, some waving US flags, lined the streets  UN  Ban Ki-moon calls for Gaza truce

November 19 ... more > Top ^

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


November 20 ... more > Top ^

Nov.20  Cambodia  Obama meets with China's leader  London  Murdoch protégé charged with conspiracy  Egypt  Egypt: Israel to end Gaza attacks   Mumbai     Mumbai attack gunman Qasab executed
Map of Pune India
  Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has been hanged in an Indian prison
  Gaza Gaza pounded despite truce talks

November 21 ... more > Top ^

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.    After the bus explosion, huge blasts were heard in Gaza as t...
 Congo  Congo rebels threaten new advance   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
 Belgium  EU leaders set for budget battle

November 22 ... more > Top ^

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 constituent assembly, which is drawing up a new constitution
  Egypt Egyptian fury over Morsi 'coup'   Mexico Mexico 'should change its name'

November 23 ... more > Top ^

Nov.23   Egypt   State TV: Protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ   Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said Friday he works for the interest of the Egyptian people and takes 'no particular side'   Congo Rebel march continues in Eastern Congo
  Belgium     EU budget talks end without deal   The Brussels summit has ended without agreement on the 27-strong union's next seven-year budget  NW Pakistan  Bomb strikes Shia procession  Cairo  Egypt protesters flee 'tear gas'

November 24 ... more > Top ^

Nov.24   Egypt     Top Egyptian judicial body rips Morsi   The Supreme Judicial Council joined protesters in lambasting the president for issuing a decree disabling the courts and giving him unchecked...  Congo  DR Congo rebels urged to stop war   Bangladesh     'At least 120 dead' in Dhaka fire   The fire broke out late on Saturday in the nine-floor Tazreen Fashion factory in the Ashulia district on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka  Egypt  Egypt NGOs denounce Morsi decree  China  China lands J-15 jet on Liaoning aircraft carrier

November 25 ... more > Top ^

Nov.25   Sao Paulo Vettel takes third F1 world title
 Egypt  Morsi reaches out to opponents  Northern Nigeria  Bombs hit Nigeria barracks church   Barcelona Poll win for Catalan nationalists   Bangladesh   Second fire breaks out at clothes factory Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  A fire has broken out in a multi-storey building housing clothes-making factories in the capital two days after a blaze in another clothes factory


November 26 ... more > Top ^

Nov.26  Egypt  Egypt president meets judges amid crisis   Cairo     Israel and Hamas begin indirect Gaza ceasefire talks   Representatives of Israel and Hamas have begun indirect talks about the implementation of the ceasefire deal that ended the recent violence in...  European Union  Eurozone deal on Greece bailout   West Bank     Yasser Arafat's remains exhumed   The remains of Yasser Arafat have been exhumed, Palestinian officials say, as part of an investigation into how the Palestinian leader died

November 27 ... more > Top ^

Nov.27   Cairo     Crowd to Morsi: Ditch decree or leave
Map of Tahrir Square Egypt
  Egyptians swarmed Tahrir Square to demand that their first freely elected leader respect their wishes, hoping to revive a democratic groundswell


November 28 ... more > Top ^

Nov.28   Syria Deadly blasts shake Damascus suburb
 Washington  BP banned from new US contracts  Egypt  Assembly rushes to finish constitution  Northern Syria  Syrian villagers cheer downed jet

November 29 ... more > Top ^

Nov.29  London  Report urges independent regulator for UK press  Paris  Continental cleared over Concorde crash   UN Gen. Assembly   U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid
  The assembly endorsed an upgraded U.N. status for the Palestinian Authority, despite intense opposition from the United States and Israel
 The resolution elevates their status from 'non-member observer entity' to 'non-member observer state,' the category which Palestinians hope will provide new leverage in their dealings with Israel. The vote was 138 delegates in favor of the measure, nine against and 41 abstentions
 Syria  Internet shuts down in Syria   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 legislation


November 30 ... more > Top ^

Nov.30   Jerusalem Israel authorises settler homes  Cairo  Cairo readies for pro-Morsi rally


  Suicide bombing in central Syria   50 Syrian soldiers have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in central Syria, state media and activists say Pentagon: Iran fires on U.S. drone   CIA's Petraeus quits over affair




World, November 2012 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Nov.3  Northern Syria  Rebels 'attack key Syria airbase'
Nov.5   Syria
Nov.6  Moscow  Putin dismisses defence minister
Nov.9   Iran
Nov.9   CIA
  CIA director David Petraeus has resigned from his post, admitting he had an extra-marital affair that was conducted with his biographer
 Petraeus described his behaviour as 'unacceptable' for the leader of the main intelligence agency. He conducted the affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell
Nov.10  Baghdad  Iraq cancels Russian arms deal Nov.12   Northern Israel Israeli tanks 'hit Syrian units' in Golan
Nov.12   USA   Petraeus scandal engulfs US commander Allen   The Pentagon is investigating John Allen, the US commander in Afghanistan, for sending 'inappropriate' emails to a woman linked to Petraeus 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   Three people have been killed as rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel, amid escalating violence 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 on Gaza
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-Gaza cease-fire fails Nov.16  Hague  War court clears Croatia generals Nov.16   Gaza   Israel air strikes hit Hamas HQ   Witnesses reported extensive damage to the building, which Egypt's PM Hisham Qandil had visited on Friday 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   The strike targeted a Hamas official. The strike on a home in Gaza has killed at least 10 people. Gaza militants continue to fire rockets at... Nov.18   Congo DR Congo rebels advance on Goma
Map of Goma Congo
  M23 Rebels in eastern DR Congo have advanced to within a few kilometres of the provincial capital, Goma
Nov.18  UN  Ban Ki-moon calls for Gaza truce 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  Egypt  Egypt: Israel to end Gaza attacks 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.    After the bus explosion, huge blasts were heard in Gaza as t...
Nov.21  Congo  Congo rebels threaten new advance 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.23   Congo Rebel march continues in Eastern Congo Nov.24  Congo  DR Congo rebels urged to stop war Nov.24  China  China lands J-15 jet on Liaoning aircraft carrier Nov.26   Cairo   Israel and Hamas begin indirect Gaza ceasefire talks   Representatives of Israel and Hamas have begun indirect talks about the implementation of the ceasefire deal that ended the recent violence in... Nov.28  Northern Syria  Syrian villagers cheer downed jet



World, November 2012 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2012 Nov.1   Southern India Cyclone tears into south Indian coast
Nov.1  New York  Sandy death toll keeps climbing Nov.2   New York   Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery   Fuel shortages and difficulties in restoring power are hampering efforts to restore normality to parts of the US north-east in the wake of Storm... Nov.2   New York New York marathon off amid Sandy uproar Nov.3   New York Race to restore power after Sandy Nov.4  New York  NY alert over post-storm housing Nov.5  New York  NY inquiry into Sandy overpricing Nov.7   Ghana Shop building collapses in Ghana   A multi-storey department store has collapsed in Ghana's capital, Accra, with dozens of people believed to be trapped inside Nov.7   Guatemala Quake felt throughout Central America, Mexico Nov.9  Myanmar  Many dead in Burma train crash Nov.17   Egypt Egypt bus-train crash kills 50 children   Fifty children aged four to six years old and the driver of the school bus they were on were killed when their vehicle was hit by a train in... Nov.18  Bangladesh  Deadly slum fire in Bangladesh Nov.24   Bangladesh   'At least 120 dead' in Dhaka fire   The fire broke out late on Saturday in the nine-floor Tazreen Fashion factory in the Ashulia district on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka Nov.25   Bangladesh Second fire breaks out at clothes factory Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  A fire has broken out in a multi-storey building housing clothes-making factories in the capital two days after a blaze in another clothes factory
Nov.29  Paris  Continental cleared over Concorde crash



World, November 2012 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2012 Nov.2   New York New York marathon off amid Sandy uproar
Nov.11  Spain  Messi passes Pele milestone Nov.18  Czech Republic  Czech Rep win Davis Cup thriller Nov.25   Sao Paulo Vettel takes third F1 world title



World, November 2012 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2012 Nov.1  Athens  Greek bank list editor on trial Nov.1  Myanmar  World Bank promises aid to Burma Nov.2   New York   Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery   Fuel shortages and difficulties in restoring power are hampering efforts to restore normality to parts of the US north-east in the wake of Storm... Nov.2  Washington  US economy adds 171,000 new jobs Nov.4  New York  NY alert over post-storm housing Nov.5   South Korea South Korea shuts down 2 nuclear reactors  South Korea had shut down operations at two nuclear reactors after discovering that they were using parts supplied with forged quality certi... Nov.5  New York  NY inquiry into Sandy overpricing Nov.9  Washington  Obama to address looming fiscal cliff Nov.28  Washington  BP banned from new US contracts Nov.29  Paris  Continental cleared over Concorde crash Nov.29  Syria  Internet shuts down in Syria Nov.30   Jerusalem Israel authorises settler homes




World, November 2012 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2012 Nov.1  Athens  Greek bank list editor on trial Nov.4  FBI  FBI to question Benghazi attack suspect Nov.5   Syria   Suicide bombing in central Syria   50 Syrian soldiers have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in central Syria, state media and activists say 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.16   U.S. Congress Petraeus testifies on Benghazi attack Nov.16  Hague  War court clears Croatia generals Nov.18  Turkey  Jailed Kurds end hunger strike Nov.20  London  Murdoch protégé charged with conspiracy Nov.20   Mumbai   Mumbai attack gunman Qasab executed Map of Pune India
  Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has been hanged in an Indian prison
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.    After the bus explosion, huge blasts were heard in Gaza as t...
Nov.23  NW Pakistan  Bomb strikes Shia procession Nov.25  Northern Nigeria  Bombs hit Nigeria barracks church Nov.28   Syria Deadly blasts shake Damascus suburb




World, November 2012 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2012 Nov.1   USA US campaign restarts after Sandy
Nov.1  Myanmar  World Bank promises aid to Burma Nov.3  Iowa  US rivals battle for swing states Nov.4   Cairo Egypt's Coptic Christians pick new pope Map of Cairo
  Coptic Christians picked Bishop Tawadros Theodorus II, a process that involved a blindfolded boy choosing one of three names in a crystal chalice
Nov.4  USA  US rivals deadlocked in last push Nov.5  New York  NY inquiry into Sandy overpricing Nov.5   Ohio   Obama and Romney push to the finish   US presidential rivals Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have spent the day before the election visiting key swing states and making final pitches... Nov.6   USA US votes in neck-and-neck contest Nov.6  Moscow  Putin dismisses defence minister Nov.6   USA Obama, Romney remain locked in tight race Nov.6   Chicago   Obama re-elected as US president
  The president earlier scored a big win in Pennsylvania. Obama also walked away with a win in the swing states of New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Michigan
 Elsewhere, Obama and Romney each racked up expected victories in relatively safe territory. Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, has called the president to concede the race
Nov.7  Chicago  Obama: 'Best yet to come' Nov.7  Washington  Barack Obama heads to White House Nov.7   Beijing   Hu Jintao opens Chinese congress  Chinese President Hu Jintao has opened a Communist Party congress that begins a once-in-a-decade power transfer with a stark warning on corr... Nov.8  Washington  Obama to make historic Burma trip Nov.8   Qatar Syrian opposition upbeat on talks
Nov.8  Argentina  Thousands join Argentina protest Nov.9  Washington  Obama to address looming fiscal cliff Nov.9   CIA   CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
  CIA director David Petraeus has resigned from his post, admitting he had an extra-marital affair that was conducted with his biographer
 Petraeus described his behaviour as 'unacceptable' for the leader of the main intelligence agency. He conducted the affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell
Nov.10  Baghdad  Iraq cancels Russian arms deal Nov.10   London BBC boss George Entwistle resigns  The BBC's director general, George Entwistle, has resigned in the wake of the Newsnight child abuse broadcast Nov.10  Florida  Obama adds Florida to poll count Nov.11   Greece   Greece MPs approve new austerity budget
  Greek lawmakers have approved a 2013 budget involving fresh spending cuts, despite mass public street protests
Nov.11   Qatar   Syrian cleric to lead opposition  A leading Damascus cleric who fled Syria has been chosen at a meeting in to head a new coalition to oppose President al-Assad's government Nov.12  North Carolina  FBI search Petraeus mistress home Nov.12   USA   Petraeus scandal engulfs US commander Allen   The Pentagon is investigating John Allen, the US commander in Afghanistan, for sending 'inappropriate' emails to a woman linked to Petraeus Nov.13   Syria France, U.S. stand behind new opposition alliance
Nov.13  Beijing  China's party congress wraps up Nov.13   European Union EU workers in austerity protests Nov.14   Beijing   Xi heads new Chinese leadership
  Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man chosen to lead China for the next decade as his elevation to the top of China's ruling Communist Party
 He led the new Politburo Standing Committee out onto the stage at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi replaces Hu Jintao. He was followed by Li Keqiang, the man set to succeed Premier Wen Jiabao. The size of the Standing Committee had been reduced from 9 to 7
Nov.16   U.S. Congress Petraeus testifies on Benghazi attack Nov.16   UN U.N. watchdog: Iran not cooperating sufficiently Nov.17  Mumbai  Hindu nationalist Thackeray dies Nov.18  Thailand  Obama in South East Asia visit Nov.18  Turkey  Jailed Kurds end hunger strike Nov.18   Myanmar   Obama in landmark Burma visit   US President Barack Obama is making the first visit by a sitting US president. Crowds of people, some waving US flags, lined the streets Nov.18  UN  Ban Ki-moon calls for Gaza truce Nov.20  Cambodia  Obama meets with China's leader Nov.20  London  Murdoch protégé charged with conspiracy Nov.20  Egypt  Egypt: Israel to end Gaza attacks 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.21  Belgium  EU leaders set for budget battle 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 constituent assembly, which is drawing up a new constitution
Nov.22   Egypt Egyptian fury over Morsi 'coup' Nov.22   Mexico Mexico 'should change its name' Nov.23   Egypt State TV: Protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ   Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said Friday he works for the interest of the Egyptian people and takes 'no particular side' Nov.23   Belgium   EU budget talks end without deal   The Brussels summit has ended without agreement on the 27-strong union's next seven-year budget Nov.23  Cairo  Egypt protesters flee 'tear gas' Nov.24   Egypt   Top Egyptian judicial body rips Morsi   The Supreme Judicial Council joined protesters in lambasting the president for issuing a decree disabling the courts and giving him unchecked... Nov.24  Congo  DR Congo rebels urged to stop war Nov.24  Egypt  Egypt NGOs denounce Morsi decree Nov.25  Egypt  Morsi reaches out to opponents Nov.25   Barcelona Poll win for Catalan nationalists Nov.26  Egypt  Egypt president meets judges amid crisis Nov.26   Cairo   Israel and Hamas begin indirect Gaza ceasefire talks   Representatives of Israel and Hamas have begun indirect talks about the implementation of the ceasefire deal that ended the recent violence in... Nov.26  European Union  Eurozone deal on Greece bailout Nov.26   West Bank   Yasser Arafat's remains exhumed   The remains of Yasser Arafat have been exhumed, Palestinian officials say, as part of an investigation into how the Palestinian leader died Nov.27   Cairo   Crowd to Morsi: Ditch decree or leave Map of Tahrir Square Egypt
  Egyptians swarmed Tahrir Square to demand that their first freely elected leader respect their wishes, hoping to revive a democratic groundswell
Nov.28  Egypt  Assembly rushes to finish constitution Nov.29  London  Report urges independent regulator for UK press Nov.29   UN Gen. Assembly U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid
  The assembly endorsed an upgraded U.N. status for the Palestinian Authority, despite intense opposition from the United States and Israel
 The resolution elevates their status from 'non-member observer entity' to 'non-member observer state,' the category which Palestinians hope will provide new leverage in their dealings with Israel. The vote was 138 delegates in favor of the measure, nine against and 41 abstentions
Nov.29  Syria  Internet shuts down in Syria 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 legislation
Nov.30   Jerusalem Israel authorises settler homes Nov.30  Cairo  Cairo readies for pro-Morsi rally