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1. 01-22 Netanyahu pledge after narrow win Jerusalem
C. 01-26 Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest Port Said, Egypt
D. 01-30 Israeli jets strike convoy along Syrian border Jimraya, Syria
E. 02-26 Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt Luxor, Egypt
5. 03-22 Israeli apology for flotilla deaths Israel
6. 07-26 Huge rival rallies grip Egypt Alexandria, Egypt
7. 08-14 Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin Jerusalem
08-21 Syrian rebels allege chemical attack Damascus

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Netanyahu pledge after narrow win Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest Israeli jets strike convoy along Syrian border Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt Israeli apology for flotilla deaths Hassan Rouhani wins Iran election   Reformist-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani has won Iran's presidential election, securing just over 50% of the vote and so avoiding the need for... Huge rival rallies grip Egypt Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin Syrian rebels allege chemical attack
Jan.6  Syria  Assad denounces 'puppet' opponents
Jan.11  Northern Syria  Rebels 'overrun Syria airbase'
Jan.22   Jerusalem
Jan.25  Egypt  Fatal clashes mark Egypt uprising
Jan.26   Egypt
Jan.27  Egypt  Curfew issued as Egypt death toll rises
Jan.28  Egypt  Egypt protests defy night curfew
Jan.30   Syria
Feb.1  Turkey  Fatal blast outside U.S. Embassy
Feb.26   Egypt
Mar.19  Baghdad  Attacks claim 48 lives on Iraq anniversary
Mar.20  Tel Aviv  Obama on first Israel trip as president
Mar.21  West Bank  Obama vows Palestinian state support
 Damascus  Syria cleric among mosque bomb dead
Mar.22   Israel
 Cyprus  Cyprus MPs pass banking reforms
Mar.25  Cyprus  Cyprus banks closed until Thursday
Apr.1  Syria  Syria suffers 'deadliest month'
Apr.9  Southern Iran  Quake strikes Iran, near nuclear site
Apr.16  Southern Iran  Strong earthquake rocks Iran, Pakistan
Apr.29  Damascus  Bomb targets Syrian prime minister in Damascus
May.3  Northern Syria  'Dozens killed' in Syria village
May.4  Damascus  Damascus hit 'by Israeli strikes'
May.6  Syria  Evidence Syria rebels 'used sarin'
May.11  Turkey  Deadly blasts hit Turkey border town
May.14  Syria  Video: Syrian rebel cutting out, eating heart
May.17  Baghdad  Deadly blasts target Iraqi Sunnis
May.19  Syria  Syria army storms rebel-held town
May.25  Beirut  2 rockets hit Lebanese Hezbollah stronghold
May.27  Baghdad  Wave of Baghdad car bombs 'kills 57'
May.29  Syria  Hezbollah fighters 'invading' Syria
Jun.1  Turkey  Park protests spread across Turkey
Jun.4  Turkey  Turkey apology to wounded protesters
Jun.5  Syria  Syrian regime captures crucial city of Qusayr
Jun.13  Turkey  Turkish PM meets park protesters
Jun.15   Iran
Jun.18  Qatar  US, Taliban to hold Afghanistan peace talks in Qatar
Jun.22  Qatar  Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'
Jul.4  Egypt  Egypt army arrests key figures in Muslim Brotherhood
Jul.22  Baghdad  Mass 'al-Qaeda' jailbreaks in Iraq
Jul.26   Egypt
Jul.28  Syria  Syrian army 'makes key Homs gains'
Aug.4  Tehran  Rouhani takes over as Iran's president
Aug.6  Yemen  US flies embassy staff out of Yemen
Aug.8  Yemen  Slew of drone strikes in Yemen kill dozens
Aug.10  Baghdad  69 killed by wave of bombings in Iraq
Aug.13  West Bank  Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners
Aug.14   Jerusalem
Aug.15  Beirut  Car bomb rocks Hezbollah stronghold
Aug.21   Damascus
  Opposition groups claimed that hundreds were killed when the government used chemical agents in rebel strongholds in the Damascus countryside
 Footage shows people carrying limp bodies, some haphazardly covered in sheets, others splayed, nearly nude, on the floor. The allegations come as a U.N. group arrived in Syria to determine whether either side in the conflict is using chemical weapons
Aug.22  Northern Israel  Blasts heard in northern Israel
Aug.23  Northern Lebanon  Twin bombings rock mosques in Tripoli, Lebanon
Aug.26  Damascus  Syria: U.N. team comes under sniper fire
Sep.2  Syria  More than 2m have fled Syria - UN
Sep.3  Israel  Israel missile test amid Syria fears
Sep.15  Damascus  Syrian official declares 'victory,' thanks Russia
Sep.18  Tehran  Iran 'will never build nuclear arms'
Sep.20  Syria  Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program
Sep.21  Syria  Syria hands in chemical weapons data
Sep.27   Iran
Sep.28  Tehran  Rivals rally as Rouhani returns
Oct.18  Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia nixes Security Council offer
 Syria  Lebanese hostages in Syria 'freed'
Oct.26  Southern Iran  Iran 'hangs 16 rebels' in reprisal
Oct.30  West Bank  Protests as Israel releases Palestinians
Oct.31  Syria  Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW
 Northern Syria  Israeli planes strike Syrian military base
Nov.18  Northern Syria  Top Syrian rebel commander dies
Nov.19  Beirut  Twin blasts hit Iran Beirut embassy
Nov.20  Sinai  Egyptian troops die in Sinai attack
Dec.23  Egypt  Deadly blast at Egypt security site
Dec.25  Baghdad  Bomb attacks on Christians in Baghdad kill 37
Dec.27  Beirut  U.S. friend, Hezbollah foe killed in blast
Dec.31  Aleppo  Rocket sets bus afire, killing 25





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January 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jan.6   Syria
Jan.9  Syria  'No fuel, no wood, no electricity'
Jan.11   Northern Syria
Jan.12  West Bank  West Bank tent protesters evicted
Jan.13  Egypt  Mubarak will be retried
Jan.22   Jerusalem  
  Israeli Prime Minister has pledged to form 'as broad a government as possible' after his alliance won a narrow election victory.    The centrist Yesh Atid party came second with ...
Jan.23  Northern Iraq  Many dead in Iraqi mosque bomb Jan.25   Egypt Fatal clashes mark Egypt uprising
Jan.26   Egypt   Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest Map of Port Said Egypt
  At least 30 people have died in Port Said, officials say, in clashes sparked by the sentencing to death of 21 local people over football riots in Egypt
Jan.27   Egypt     Curfew issued as Egypt death toll rises   Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy imposed a 30-day curfew on Port Said after dozens of people were killed in riots that followed death senten... Jan.28   Egypt Egypt protests defy night curfew Jan.29  Northern Syria  'Dozens of bodies' found in Syria Jan.30   Syria     Israeli jets strike convoy along Syrian border Map of Jimraya Syria
  Fighter jets struck overnight a suspected Syrian convoy along the Lebanese-Syrian border believed to have been moving weapons to Hezbollah.    Syria 'confirms...


February 2013 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   Turkey   Fatal blast outside U.S. Embassy   One person died Friday in an apparent suicide bombing at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara Feb.17  Jerusalem  Israel to launch Prisoner X inquiry Feb.21  Damascus  Deadly bomb rocks Syrian capital Feb.26   Egypt   Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt
Map of Luxor Egypt
  Hot air balloon exploded over the city of Luxor. Eighteen tourists were killed when the balloon dropped almost 300 meters.    British, French, Hong Kong and Japanese...


March 2013 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4  Western Iraq  Syrian soldiers 'killed in Iraq' Mar.6  Syria  Filipinos taken hostage in Syria Mar.16  Cyprus  Shock in Cyprus over bailout levy Mar.17  Cyprus  Cyprus leader seeks bailout change Mar.19   Baghdad   Attacks claim 48 lives on Iraq anniversary   17 car bombs, seven roadside bombs, rippled mostly through Shiite neighborhoods on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion  Cyprus  Cyprus MPs reject divisive bank tax Mar.20   Tel Aviv     Obama on first Israel trip as president   Barack Obama has arrived in Israel for his first trip there as president, saying the US was proud to stand by Israel as its strongest ally  Jerusalem  Obama, Netanyahu talk Iran in Israel Mar.21   West Bank Obama vows Palestinian state support
  Damascus Syria cleric among mosque bomb dead Mar.22   Israel     Israeli apology for flotilla deaths
  Israel's prime minister has apologised to Turkey for any mistakes that could have resulted in the loss of lives during the 2010 raid on a flotilla
  Cyprus Cyprus MPs pass banking reforms
 Jordan  President Barack Obama arrived in refugee-flooded Jordan Mar.25   Cyprus Cyprus banks closed until Thursday Mar.28  Cyprus  Cyprus banks reopen with tough curbs

April 2013 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1   Syria     Syria suffers 'deadliest month'   More than 6,000 people died in Syria in March, the deadliest month since protests against the government began two years ago, activists say Apr.9   Southern Iran Quake strikes Iran, near nuclear site
Apr.16   Southern Iran   Strong earthquake rocks Iran, Pakistan   At least 40 people are feared dead in Iran and seven more in Pakistan after a powerful 7.8 earthquake near the countries' shared border Apr.29   Damascus Bomb targets Syrian prime minister in Damascus

May 2013 ... more > Top ^
May.3   Northern Syria 'Dozens killed' in Syria village
May.4   Damascus   Damascus hit 'by Israeli strikes'   Syrian state TV says rockets have hit a research centre, that West suggested is involved in chemical weapons research May.6   Syria     Evidence Syria rebels 'used sarin'   Testimony from victims of the conflict suggests rebels have used the nerve agent, sarin, a leading member of a UN commission of inquiry has ... May.11   Turkey     Deadly blasts hit Turkey border town   Car bombs have killed 43 people and injured 100 in the Turkish town of Reyhanli, near the Syrian border, Turkey's interior minister says May.14   Syria Video: Syrian rebel cutting out, eating heart May.17  Syria  Russia 'sends modern arms to Syria'   Baghdad   Deadly blasts target Iraqi Sunnis   More than 60 people have been killed and dozens hurt in bomb attacks apparently targeting Sunnis, in Iraq's worst day of violence for months May.19   Syria Syria army storms rebel-held town May.20  Basra  Kidnapped civilians among dozens killed in Iraq  Turkey  1 dead, 18 hurt as hot air balloons collide in Turkey May.25   Beirut 2 rockets hit Lebanese Hezbollah stronghold May.27   Baghdad Wave of Baghdad car bombs 'kills 57' May.29   Syria     Hezbollah fighters 'invading' Syria   The military chief of the main umbrella group of Syrian rebels, the Free Syrian Army, has accused Hezbollah fighters of 'invading' Syria May.30  Damascus  Bashar al-Assad: Syrian army 'has balance of power'

June 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Turkey   Park protests spread across Turkey   Police have clashed with protesters in the capital and in Istanbul, on the 2nd day of unrest sparked by plans to build a shopping centre on a... Jun.4   Turkey Turkey apology to wounded protesters
Jun.5   Syria   Syrian regime captures crucial city of Qusayr   Syrian government forces seized control Wednesday of the strategically important border city, which had been the site of nearly seven weeks of... Jun.12  Turkey  Turkey 'may hold referendum on park' Jun.13   Turkey Turkish PM meets park protesters Jun.14  Iran  Iran's leader jabs US as presidential vote begins  Tehran  Early vote count in Iran gives Rowhani wide lead Jun.15   Iran   Hassan Rouhani wins Iran election
  Reformist-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani has won Iran's presidential election, securing just over 50% of the vote and so avoiding the need for a run-off
 Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf was well behind in second place. Turnout was at 72.2% among the 50 million who were eligible to vote to choose a successor to Ahmadinejad
Jun.18   Qatar     US, Taliban to hold Afghanistan peace talks in Qatar  Representatives from the United States and the Taliban will engage in Afghanistan peace talks Thursday in an office that has opened in Qatar Jun.21  Syria  Syrian rebel commander says they have new weapons Jun.22   Qatar     Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'   Foreign ministers of the Friends of Syria group have agreed to provide urgent support to rebels who are fighting President Bashar al-Assad

July 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2  Egypt  Egypt teeters on brink of overthrow Jul.4   Egypt Egypt army arrests key figures in Muslim Brotherhood  Egypt  Egypt Islamist group calls for 'Friday of Rejection' Jul.5  Egypt  Egypt clashes after pro-Morsi deaths Jul.7  Egypt  Thousands protest after Muslim Brotherhood, opponents call for rallies Jul.22   Baghdad Mass 'al-Qaeda' jailbreaks in Iraq Jul.26   Egypt   Huge rival rallies grip Egypt Map of Alexandria Egypt
  Huge rallies by supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist president are continuing into the night with five people killed in Alexandria
Jul.28   Syria Syrian army 'makes key Homs gains'

August 2013 ... more > Top ^
Aug.4   Tehran Rouhani takes over as Iran's president
Aug.5  Yemen  Chatter in Yemen led to U.S. warnings Aug.6   Yemen US flies embassy staff out of Yemen Aug.8  Damascus  Syria denies Assad 'convoy attack'   Yemen Slew of drone strikes in Yemen kill dozens Aug.9  Yemen  3 US drone strikes kill 12 militants in Yemen Aug.10   Baghdad   69 killed by wave of bombings in Iraq  A wave of bomb attacks has hit Iraq as people celebrated the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan, with more than 60 reported dea... Aug.11  Jerusalem  Israel approves prisoner release Aug.13   West Bank   Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners   Israel has released 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of a deal that will see peace talks resume on Wednesday Aug.14   Jerusalem   Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin
  The first direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in three years have begun in Jerusalem, say Israeli officials
Aug.15   Beirut Car bomb rocks Hezbollah stronghold
Aug.19  Sinai  25 soldiers killed in a Sinai ambush Aug.21   Damascus   Syrian rebels allege chemical attack
  Opposition groups claimed that hundreds were killed when the government used chemical agents in rebel strongholds in the Damascus countryside
 Footage shows people carrying limp bodies, some haphazardly covered in sheets, others splayed, nearly nude, on the floor. The allegations come as a U.N. group arrived in Syria to determine whether either side in the conflict is using chemical weapons
Aug.22   Northern Israel Blasts heard in northern Israel Aug.23   Northern Lebanon   Twin bombings rock mosques in Tripoli, Lebanon   Two powerful explosions ripped through neighborhoods near mosques. At least 29 people died and more than 500 were wounded Aug.24  Damascus  MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims' Aug.26   Damascus   Syria: U.N. team comes under sniper fire   U.N. inspectors appear to have reached one of the areas of an alleged chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital Aug.30  Syria  UN team quits Syria as US weighs strike

September 2013 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2   Syria   More than 2m have fled Syria - UN   More than two million Syrians are now refugees, with the total going up by half a million in the past three months, the UN refugee agency has... Sep.3   Israel Israel missile test amid Syria fears
Sep.12  Damascus  Assad confirms chemical arms plan Sep.15   Damascus Syrian official declares 'victory,' thanks Russia Sep.18  Iran  Nasrin Sotoudeh 'among freed political prisoners'   Tehran Iran 'will never build nuclear arms' Sep.20   Syria Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program Sep.21   Syria Syria hands in chemical weapons data Sep.27   Iran     Obama and Rouhani speak by phone
  U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the first communication between U.S. and Iranian leaders since 1979
Sep.28   Tehran Rivals rally as Rouhani returns

October 2013 ... more > Top ^
Oct.6  Syria  Syria chemical arms removal begins Oct.10  Northern Syria  Syria rebels 'executed civilians' Oct.13  Northern Syria  Red Cross workers kidnapped in Syria Oct.18   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia nixes Security Council offer
  Syria Lebanese hostages in Syria 'freed' Oct.20  Northern Syria  Deadly truck bomb rocks Syrian city Oct.25  Syria  Syria: Polio epidemic fears grow Oct.26   Southern Iran Iran 'hangs 16 rebels' in reprisal Oct.30   West Bank Protests as Israel releases Palestinians Oct.31   Syria   Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW   Syria has destroyed all its declared chemical weapons facilities, and all of the chemical weapons at inspected sites have been placed under ...   Northern Syria   Israeli planes strike Syrian military base   The target, according to the Obama administration official, was missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to Hez...

November 2013 ... more > Top ^
Nov.6  Jerusalem  Kerry visits Jerusalem Nov.15  Aleppo  Syrian rebel 'beheaded in case of mistaken identity' Nov.18   Northern Syria Top Syrian rebel commander dies
Nov.19   Beirut Twin blasts hit Iran Beirut embassy Nov.20   Sinai Egyptian troops die in Sinai attack Nov.24  Tehran  Iran cheers deal as Israel warns

December 2013 ... more > Top ^
Dec.4  Beirut  Hezbollah senior commander killed Dec.5  Yemen  Double attack on key Yemen ministry Dec.23   Egypt Deadly blast at Egypt security site
Dec.25   Baghdad Bomb attacks on Christians in Baghdad kill 37  Turkey  Defiant Turkish PM in reshuffle Dec.27   Beirut   U.S. friend, Hezbollah foe killed in blast  Mohamad Chatah, a former Lebanese finance minister and ambassador to the U.S., died when a car bomb struck his convoy in downtown Beirut Dec.30  Israel  Israel frees Palestinian prisoners Dec.31   Aleppo Rocket sets bus afire, killing 25


Rebels 'overrun Syria airbase'   Israeli jets strike convoy along Syrian border Map of Jimraya Syria




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Jan.9  Syria  'No fuel, no wood, no electricity'
Jan.11   Northern Syria
Jan.29  Northern Syria  'Dozens of bodies' found in Syria
Jan.30   Syria
  Fighter jets struck overnight a suspected Syrian convoy along the Lebanese-Syrian border believed to have been moving weapons to Hezbollah.    Syria 'confirms...
Mar.4  Western Iraq  Syrian soldiers 'killed in Iraq' Mar.6  Syria  Filipinos taken hostage in Syria Mar.19   Baghdad Attacks claim 48 lives on Iraq anniversary   17 car bombs, seven roadside bombs, rippled mostly through Shiite neighborhoods on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion Mar.22  Jordan  President Barack Obama arrived in refugee-flooded Jordan Apr.1   Syria   Syria suffers 'deadliest month'   More than 6,000 people died in Syria in March, the deadliest month since protests against the government began two years ago, activists say May.3   Northern Syria 'Dozens killed' in Syria village May.4   Damascus Damascus hit 'by Israeli strikes'   Syrian state TV says rockets have hit a research centre, that West suggested is involved in chemical weapons research May.6   Syria   Evidence Syria rebels 'used sarin'   Testimony from victims of the conflict suggests rebels have used the nerve agent, sarin, a leading member of a UN commission of inquiry has ... May.14   Syria Video: Syrian rebel cutting out, eating heart May.17  Syria  Russia 'sends modern arms to Syria' May.19   Syria Syria army storms rebel-held town May.25   Beirut 2 rockets hit Lebanese Hezbollah stronghold May.29   Syria   Hezbollah fighters 'invading' Syria   The military chief of the main umbrella group of Syrian rebels, the Free Syrian Army, has accused Hezbollah fighters of 'invading' Syria May.30  Damascus  Bashar al-Assad: Syrian army 'has balance of power' Jun.5   Syria Syrian regime captures crucial city of Qusayr   Syrian government forces seized control Wednesday of the strategically important border city, which had been the site of nearly seven weeks of... Jun.21  Syria  Syrian rebel commander says they have new weapons Jun.22   Qatar   Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'   Foreign ministers of the Friends of Syria group have agreed to provide urgent support to rebels who are fighting President Bashar al-Assad Jul.4   Egypt Egypt army arrests key figures in Muslim Brotherhood Jul.28   Syria Syrian army 'makes key Homs gains' Aug.8  Damascus  Syria denies Assad 'convoy attack' Aug.8   Yemen Slew of drone strikes in Yemen kill dozens Aug.9  Yemen  3 US drone strikes kill 12 militants in Yemen Aug.14   Jerusalem Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin
  The first direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in three years have begun in Jerusalem, say Israeli officials
Aug.19  Sinai  25 soldiers killed in a Sinai ambush Aug.21   Damascus Syrian rebels allege chemical attack
  Opposition groups claimed that hundreds were killed when the government used chemical agents in rebel strongholds in the Damascus countryside
 Footage shows people carrying limp bodies, some haphazardly covered in sheets, others splayed, nearly nude, on the floor. The allegations come as a U.N. group arrived in Syria to determine whether either side in the conflict is using chemical weapons
Aug.22   Northern Israel Blasts heard in northern Israel
Aug.24  Damascus  MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims' Aug.26   Damascus Syria: U.N. team comes under sniper fire   U.N. inspectors appear to have reached one of the areas of an alleged chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital Aug.30  Syria  UN team quits Syria as US weighs strike Sep.2   Syria More than 2m have fled Syria - UN   More than two million Syrians are now refugees, with the total going up by half a million in the past three months, the UN refugee agency has... Sep.3   Israel Israel missile test amid Syria fears Sep.12  Damascus  Assad confirms chemical arms plan Sep.20   Syria Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program Sep.21   Syria Syria hands in chemical weapons data Oct.6  Syria  Syria chemical arms removal begins Oct.10  Northern Syria  Syria rebels 'executed civilians' Oct.20  Northern Syria  Deadly truck bomb rocks Syrian city Oct.26   Southern Iran Iran 'hangs 16 rebels' in reprisal Oct.31   Syria Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW   Syria has destroyed all its declared chemical weapons facilities, and all of the chemical weapons at inspected sites have been placed under ... Oct.31   Northern Syria Israeli planes strike Syrian military base   The target, according to the Obama administration official, was missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to Hez... Nov.15  Aleppo  Syrian rebel 'beheaded in case of mistaken identity' Nov.18   Northern Syria Top Syrian rebel commander dies Nov.20   Sinai Egyptian troops die in Sinai attack Dec.31   Aleppo Rocket sets bus afire, killing 25



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2013 Feb.26   Egypt Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt
Map of Luxor Egypt
  Hot air balloon exploded over the city of Luxor. Eighteen tourists were killed when the balloon dropped almost 300 meters.    British, French, Hong Kong and Japanese...
Apr.9   Southern Iran Quake strikes Iran, near nuclear site Apr.16   Southern Iran Strong earthquake rocks Iran, Pakistan   At least 40 people are feared dead in Iran and seven more in Pakistan after a powerful 7.8 earthquake near the countries' shared border May.20  Turkey  1 dead, 18 hurt as hot air balloons collide in Turkey Aug.24  Damascus  MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims' Oct.25  Syria  Syria: Polio epidemic fears grow



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2013 Feb.26   Egypt Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt
Map of Luxor Egypt
  Hot air balloon exploded over the city of Luxor. Eighteen tourists were killed when the balloon dropped almost 300 meters.    British, French, Hong Kong and Japanese...
Mar.16  Cyprus  Shock in Cyprus over bailout levy Mar.19  Cyprus  Cyprus MPs reject divisive bank tax Mar.22   Cyprus Cyprus MPs pass banking reforms Mar.25   Cyprus Cyprus banks closed until Thursday Mar.28  Cyprus  Cyprus banks reopen with tough curbs



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2013 Jan.26   Egypt Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest
Map of Port Said Egypt
  At least 30 people have died in Port Said, officials say, in clashes sparked by the sentencing to death of 21 local people over football riots in Egypt




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2013 Jan.13  Egypt  Mubarak will be retried Jan.23  Northern Iraq  Many dead in Iraqi mosque bomb Jan.26   Egypt Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest
Map of Port Said Egypt
  At least 30 people have died in Port Said, officials say, in clashes sparked by the sentencing to death of 21 local people over football riots in Egypt
Feb.1   Turkey Fatal blast outside U.S. Embassy   One person died Friday in an apparent suicide bombing at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara Feb.17  Jerusalem  Israel to launch Prisoner X inquiry Feb.21  Damascus  Deadly bomb rocks Syrian capital Mar.6  Syria  Filipinos taken hostage in Syria Mar.19   Baghdad Attacks claim 48 lives on Iraq anniversary   17 car bombs, seven roadside bombs, rippled mostly through Shiite neighborhoods on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion Mar.21   Damascus Syria cleric among mosque bomb dead Apr.29   Damascus Bomb targets Syrian prime minister in Damascus May.11   Turkey   Deadly blasts hit Turkey border town   Car bombs have killed 43 people and injured 100 in the Turkish town of Reyhanli, near the Syrian border, Turkey's interior minister says May.17   Baghdad Deadly blasts target Iraqi Sunnis   More than 60 people have been killed and dozens hurt in bomb attacks apparently targeting Sunnis, in Iraq's worst day of violence for months May.20  Basra  Kidnapped civilians among dozens killed in Iraq May.27   Baghdad Wave of Baghdad car bombs 'kills 57' Jul.4   Egypt Egypt army arrests key figures in Muslim Brotherhood Jul.22   Baghdad Mass 'al-Qaeda' jailbreaks in Iraq Aug.5  Yemen  Chatter in Yemen led to U.S. warnings Aug.6   Yemen US flies embassy staff out of Yemen Aug.10   Baghdad 69 killed by wave of bombings in Iraq  A wave of bomb attacks has hit Iraq as people celebrated the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan, with more than 60 reported dea... Aug.11  Jerusalem  Israel approves prisoner release Aug.13   West Bank Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners   Israel has released 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of a deal that will see peace talks resume on Wednesday Aug.15   Beirut Car bomb rocks Hezbollah stronghold Aug.23   Northern Lebanon Twin bombings rock mosques in Tripoli, Lebanon   Two powerful explosions ripped through neighborhoods near mosques. At least 29 people died and more than 500 were wounded Oct.13  Northern Syria  Red Cross workers kidnapped in Syria Oct.18   Syria Lebanese hostages in Syria 'freed' Oct.20  Northern Syria  Deadly truck bomb rocks Syrian city Oct.26   Southern Iran Iran 'hangs 16 rebels' in reprisal Nov.19   Beirut Twin blasts hit Iran Beirut embassy Dec.4  Beirut  Hezbollah senior commander killed Dec.5  Yemen  Double attack on key Yemen ministry Dec.23   Egypt Deadly blast at Egypt security site Dec.25   Baghdad Bomb attacks on Christians in Baghdad kill 37 Dec.27   Beirut U.S. friend, Hezbollah foe killed in blast  Mohamad Chatah, a former Lebanese finance minister and ambassador to the U.S., died when a car bomb struck his convoy in downtown Beirut Dec.30  Israel  Israel frees Palestinian prisoners



Middle East, 2013 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.6   Syria Assad denounces 'puppet' opponents
Jan.12  West Bank  West Bank tent protesters evicted Jan.13  Egypt  Mubarak will be retried Jan.22   Jerusalem   Netanyahu pledge after narrow win
  Israeli Prime Minister has pledged to form 'as broad a government as possible' after his alliance won a narrow election victory.    The centrist Yesh Atid party came second with ...
Jan.25   Egypt Fatal clashes mark Egypt uprising
Jan.27   Egypt   Curfew issued as Egypt death toll rises   Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy imposed a 30-day curfew on Port Said after dozens of people were killed in riots that followed death senten... Jan.28   Egypt Egypt protests defy night curfew Feb.1   Turkey Fatal blast outside U.S. Embassy   One person died Friday in an apparent suicide bombing at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara Feb.17  Jerusalem  Israel to launch Prisoner X inquiry Mar.16  Cyprus  Shock in Cyprus over bailout levy Mar.17  Cyprus  Cyprus leader seeks bailout change Mar.19  Cyprus  Cyprus MPs reject divisive bank tax Mar.20   Tel Aviv   Obama on first Israel trip as president   Barack Obama has arrived in Israel for his first trip there as president, saying the US was proud to stand by Israel as its strongest ally Mar.20  Jerusalem  Obama, Netanyahu talk Iran in Israel Mar.21   West Bank Obama vows Palestinian state support Mar.22   Israel   Israeli apology for flotilla deaths
  Israel's prime minister has apologised to Turkey for any mistakes that could have resulted in the loss of lives during the 2010 raid on a flotilla
Mar.22   Cyprus Cyprus MPs pass banking reforms
Mar.22  Jordan  President Barack Obama arrived in refugee-flooded Jordan Jun.1   Turkey Park protests spread across Turkey   Police have clashed with protesters in the capital and in Istanbul, on the 2nd day of unrest sparked by plans to build a shopping centre on a... Jun.4   Turkey Turkey apology to wounded protesters Jun.12  Turkey  Turkey 'may hold referendum on park' Jun.13   Turkey Turkish PM meets park protesters Jun.14  Iran  Iran's leader jabs US as presidential vote begins Jun.14  Tehran  Early vote count in Iran gives Rowhani wide lead Jun.15   Iran Hassan Rouhani wins Iran election
  Reformist-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani has won Iran's presidential election, securing just over 50% of the vote and so avoiding the need for a run-off
 Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf was well behind in second place. Turnout was at 72.2% among the 50 million who were eligible to vote to choose a successor to Ahmadinejad
Jun.18   Qatar   US, Taliban to hold Afghanistan peace talks in Qatar  Representatives from the United States and the Taliban will engage in Afghanistan peace talks Thursday in an office that has opened in Qatar Jun.22   Qatar   Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'   Foreign ministers of the Friends of Syria group have agreed to provide urgent support to rebels who are fighting President Bashar al-Assad Jul.2  Egypt  Egypt teeters on brink of overthrow Jul.4   Egypt Egypt army arrests key figures in Muslim Brotherhood Jul.4  Egypt  Egypt Islamist group calls for 'Friday of Rejection' Jul.5  Egypt  Egypt clashes after pro-Morsi deaths Jul.7  Egypt  Thousands protest after Muslim Brotherhood, opponents call for rallies Jul.26   Egypt Huge rival rallies grip Egypt Map of Alexandria Egypt
  Huge rallies by supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist president are continuing into the night with five people killed in Alexandria
Aug.4   Tehran Rouhani takes over as Iran's president Aug.6   Yemen US flies embassy staff out of Yemen Aug.11  Jerusalem  Israel approves prisoner release Aug.14   Jerusalem Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin
  The first direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in three years have begun in Jerusalem, say Israeli officials
Sep.12  Damascus  Assad confirms chemical arms plan Sep.15   Damascus Syrian official declares 'victory,' thanks Russia
Sep.18  Iran  Nasrin Sotoudeh 'among freed political prisoners' Sep.18   Tehran Iran 'will never build nuclear arms' Sep.20   Syria Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program Sep.21   Syria Syria hands in chemical weapons data Sep.27   Iran   Obama and Rouhani speak by phone
  U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the first communication between U.S. and Iranian leaders since 1979
Sep.28   Tehran Rivals rally as Rouhani returns Oct.13  Northern Syria  Red Cross workers kidnapped in Syria Oct.18   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia nixes Security Council offer Oct.30   West Bank Protests as Israel releases Palestinians Oct.31   Syria Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW   Syria has destroyed all its declared chemical weapons facilities, and all of the chemical weapons at inspected sites have been placed under ... Nov.6  Jerusalem  Kerry visits Jerusalem Nov.19   Beirut Twin blasts hit Iran Beirut embassy Nov.24  Tehran  Iran cheers deal as Israel warns Dec.25  Turkey  Defiant Turkish PM in reshuffle