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B. 01-22 Yemen: President resigns as rebels tighten hold Sanaa, Yemen
C. 01-22 Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3. 01-31 ISIS: Japanese hostage beheaded ISIS
4. 02-08 Egypt Cairo football clashes leave at least 22 dead
5. 02-15 Egyptian Christians held in Libya 'killed' Eastern Libya
6. 03-18 Tunis museum attack: 19 people killed Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia
04-14 Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya Mediterranean sea, Libya
I. 05-15 Militants seize Ramadi stronghold Ramadi, Western Iraq
J. 05-20 Islamic State 'in control' of Syria's Palmyra Palmyra, Syria

Summary.     Click for More > Militants seize Ramadi stronghold Islamic State 'in control' of Syria's Palmyra Tunisia attack on Sousse beach 'kills 39' 64 soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Egyptian Army's checkpoints 30 people were killed by bomb Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion Palmyra's Baalshamin temple blown up by IS   2,411 people died in Hajj stampede Map of Mina Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered a safety review for the Hajj pilgrimage after at least 717 people died in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca Russia launches first airstrikes in Syria Palestinian rioters torch Jewish holy site Joseph's Tomb   No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268   Airbus A-321 has crashed in central Sinai killing all 224 people on board. It left the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, bound for St Peter... Beirut attacks: Islamic State claims it carried out   Paris attacks: 120 dead and hostages held at Bataclan   France has declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after at least 60 people were killed in multiple gun and bomb a... Palestinian attacks in Israel and W Bank kill five   Russia warplane shot down in Syria   Russian President Vladimir Putin has bitterly condemned the downing of a Russian jet on the Turkey-Syria border Iraq declares Ramadi liberated from ISIS
Yemen: President resigns as rebels tighten hold Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies ISIS: Japanese hostage beheaded Egypt Cairo football clashes leave at least 22 dead Egyptian Christians held in Libya 'killed' Tunis museum attack: 19 people killed   Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya Map of Mediterranean sea Libya
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  Yemen: President resigns as rebels tighten hold   Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has resigned along with his prime minister in protest at the takeover of the capital Sanaa by Shia Houthi rebels Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia  Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died in hospital. He was the fifth of his brothers to take the throne and became king in 2005 New Saudi king promises continuity Three killed as Israel and Hezbollah clash on border ISIS: Japanese hostage beheaded   A newly distributed ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive journalist Kenji Goto, after a lecture is given by 'Jihadi ... Jordan executes convicted jihadists after pilot's death Egypt Cairo football clashes leave at least 22 dead   Clashes between football fans and security forces after fans of the Zamalek tried to force their way into a match without tickets   Egyptian Christians held in Libya 'killed'   A video has emerged showing the beheadings purportedly of 21 Coptic Christians who had been kidnapped by Islamic State (IS) militants Police think 3 teens are headed to Syria Turkey enters Syria to remove tomb Iraqi army drives IS from key town Tunis museum attack: 19 people killed Map of Bardo Museum Tunis Tunisia  Tunisia's president has vowed to fight terrorism 'without mercy', following a gun attack on the Bardo Museum in the capital Tunis that killed 19 people IS claims Yemen mosque bombings Houthi rebels make gains in Aden   Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya Map of Mediterranean sea Libya


January 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jan.9  Al Qaeda rep says group directed Paris magazine attack
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Jan.23
Jan.24  Japan checking 'hostage death' video
Jan.26  Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane'
Jan.28
Jan.29  Militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula leave 20 dead
Jan.31  


February 2015 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt
Feb.3
Feb.4  Jordan vows 'severe response' to IS
Feb.6  US has 'no proof' of hostage death
Feb.8  
Feb.10  Last US Islamic State hostage killed
Feb.13  Key Iraqi town near US training base falls to jihadists
Feb.15  
 Egypt 'bombs IS in Libya' after beheadings video
Feb.20  Fire rips through Dubai skyscraper
Feb.21
Feb.22
Feb.25  Three New York men sought to join Islamic State
Feb.26  Identity of ISIS terrorist known as 'Jihadi John' revealed
Feb.28  ISIS militants destroying antiquities in Iraq


March 2015 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2  Iraq 'seizes districts from IS' in Tikrit advance
Mar.5  Syria's al-Nusra Front commander 'killed in strike'
Mar.6
Mar.13  Egypt unveils plans to build new capital east of Cairo
Mar.16  Netanyahu vows no Palestinian state
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Mar.20
Mar.22  Third Tunis attacker 'on the run'
Mar.25  Saudi Arabia launches military operation in Yemen
Mar.28  Idlib 'captured by Islamist groups'
Mar.29  Bardo Museum attack: Thousands join protest march


April 2015 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Yemen crisis: Fighting intensifies in Aden
Apr.5
Apr.6  Kenya launches airstrikes against al-Shabaab
 Mass graves of Iraqi soldiers killed by IS found in Tikrit
Apr.14  
  About 400 migrants are feared drowned after their boat capsized, survivors have told Save the Children. The Italian coast guard had rescued 144
 More than 8,000 have been picked up since Friday
Apr.16  Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard Apr.17  Saddam aide Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri 'killed' in Iraq

May 2015 ... more > Top ^
May.2  Islamic State: Militants 'kill 300 Yazidi captives' May.5  IS says it was behind US Prophet cartoon attack May.9  Civilians 'struggle to flee' Saada strikes May.15     Militants seize Ramadi stronghold   Islamic State militants have seized the main government building in Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's largest province May.16  Top ISIS commander taken out by US Special Forces in Syria  Morsi, Egypt's ex-leader, sentenced to death May.20     Islamic State 'in control' of Syria's Palmyra   Islamic State militants have taken near complete control of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, home to some of the world's most magnificent... May.21  Islamic State 'seizes last Syria-Iraq border crossing' May.22  Islamic State claims Shia mosque bombing May.24  Iraqi forces lack will to fight - Ashton Carter

June 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jun.5  Tariq Aziz, ex-Saddam Hussein aide, 'dies in prison' Jun.10  Obama 'to send 500 more troops to Iraq'  PM Tony Abbott urges regional action against IS Jun.14  South Africa court bid to arrest Sudan's Omar al-Bashir  Mokhtar Belmokhtar: Top Islamist 'killed' in US strike Jun.26   Tunisia attack on Sousse beach 'kills 39'
Map of Sousse Tunisia  At least 39 people, mostly foreigners, have been killed and 36 injured in an attack on a beach in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse, officials say  Tunisia beach attack: 80 'propagandist' mosques to be closed

July 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1     64 soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Egyptian Army's checkpoints   Islamic militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks on Egyptian Army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula Jul.4  Islamic State 'executes 25 men in Palmyra' Jul.5  ISIS crisis: Air strikes target Syria stronghold Jul.20     30 people were killed by bomb   Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu has promised to boost security along the country's border with Syria Jul.24 Turkish warplanes bomb ISIS positions in Syria
Jul.25  Turkey's air force hits IS and PKK in Syria and Iraq Jul.26  Mogadishu hotel rocked by bomb

August 2015 ... more > Top ^
Aug.6   Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion   Egypt has opened a major expansion of the Suez Canal, which deepens the main waterway and provides ships with a 35km (22 mile) channel parallel... Aug.12 Image shows Croatian beheaded by ISIS in Egypt
Aug.15  More than 40 migrants died in overcrowded boat Aug.16  Syria conflict: Marketplace air strikes 'kill 80'  Egyptian president imposes strict new anti-terror laws Aug.22  Up to 3,000 migrants rescued near Libya coast Aug.23   Palmyra's Baalshamin temple blown up by IS Map of Baalshamin Palmyra Syria  Islamic State militants have destroyed Palmyra's ancient temple of Baalshamin, Syrian officials and activists say Aug.27 Libya boats capsize off Zuwara carrying hundreds Aug.29  3 al-Jazeera journalists convicted Aug.31 UN: Palmyra's Temple of Bel 'destroyed'

September 2015 ... more > Top ^
Sep.11 Mecca crane collapse: 107 dead in Saudi Arabia
Sep.13 Mexican tourists killed by Egyptian security forces Sep.24     2,411 people died in Hajj stampede Map of Mina Saudi Arabia
  Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered a safety review for the Hajj pilgrimage after at least 717 people died in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca
 Another 863 people were injured in the incident at Mina. 2 million pilgrims were taking part in the Hajj's last major rite
Sep.26  Saudi mufti says stampede deaths 'beyond human control' Sep.27 IS conflict: France launches air strikes in Syria Sep.30     Russia launches first airstrikes in Syria
Map of Lattakia Syria  Russian defence officials say their aircraft carried out about 20 missions against the so-called Islamic State group (IS) on Wednesday

October 2015 ... more > Top ^
Oct.4  Islamic State 'blows up Palmyra arch' Oct.7 Syria crisis: Nato to discuss Russia air campaign
Oct.9  Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Oct.11  Turkish air strikes on PKK rebels as country mourns Oct.16   Palestinian rioters torch Jewish holy site Joseph's Tomb Map of Joseph%27s Tomb Nablus Israel  Palestinians have torched a Jewish holy site in the West Bank city of Nablus, amid soaring tensions with Israel  Turkey shot down Russian drone near Syrian border Oct.20  Canada to withdraw fighter jets from Syria and Iraq Oct.24  Israel and Jordan strike deal on Jerusalem holy site Oct.27 IS 'blows up Palmyra columns to kill three captives'  Syria conflict: Iran to be invited to key talks, US says Oct.30  Obama to send special forces to fight IS Oct.31     No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268 Map of Hasna Egypt
  Airbus A-321 has crashed in central Sinai killing all 224 people on board. It left the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, bound for St Petersburg.    Wreckage was found in the Hasana area and bodies removed, along with the 'black box'. The bodies ...
 Sinai plane crash: 'No SOS call' before disaster

November 2015 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1 Sinai plane crash: Russian airliner 'broke up in mid-air'
 Sinai plane crash: Victims flown back to Russia Nov.2 Sinai plane crash: 'External influence' caused crash Nov.3  Sinai crash: Russia plane flight recorders to be examined Nov.4 Sinai plane crash: Bomb may have downed airliner Nov.5 Curbs on Sharm el-Sheikh travel widen Nov.12   Beirut attacks: Islamic State claims it carried out   Militants from so-called Islamic State (IS) say they were behind two suicide bomb attacks in the Lebanese capital Beirut, which killed at least... Nov.13  US 'reasonably certain' strike killed Jihadi John     Paris attacks: 120 dead and hostages held at Bataclan Map of Bataclan France
  France has declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after at least 60 people were killed in multiple gun and bomb attacks.    At least 15 people were killed near the arts centre, where up to 60 people are being held ...
Nov.16 Paris attacks: 'France will destroy IS' - Hollande Nov.17  Paris attacks: Video 'shows ninth attacker' Nov.19   Palestinian attacks in Israel and W Bank kill five   2 Israelis were stabbed to death by a Palestinian man at the entrance of a shop that serves as a synagogue Nov.24     Russia warplane shot down in Syria Map of Latakia Syria
  Russian President Vladimir Putin has bitterly condemned the downing of a Russian jet on the Turkey-Syria border.    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has...
Turkey Russia jet: Marine killed in pilot rescue bid

December 2015 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2 UK launches first Syria air strikes
Dec.4 San Bernardino shooters pledged allegiance to ISIS Dec.18 US welcomes 'milestone' as UN endorses Syria peace plan  Iraqi soldiers 'killed by friendly fire' Dec.22  Ramadi battle enters second day  Russia air strikes 'killed 200 civilians' Dec.27  Iraqi forces 'retake Islamic State Ramadi stronghold'  Iraq forces in 'full control' of central Ramadi Dec.28   Iraq declares Ramadi liberated from ISIS   The Iraqi city of Ramadi has been 'liberated' from so-called Islamic State, the Iraqi military has declared. There are still pockets of resistance... Dec.29  Paris attacks: IS commanders 'killed in US-led strikes' Dec.31 Fire sweeps through Dubai skyscraper


  Yemen: President resigns as rebels tighten hold   Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has resigned along with his prime minister in protest at the takeover of the capital Sanaa by Shia Houthi rebels Three killed as Israel and Hezbollah clash on border Turkey enters Syria to remove tomb Iraqi army drives IS from key town Houthi rebels make gains in Aden   Militants seize Ramadi stronghold   Islamic State militants have seized the main government building in Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's largest province   Islamic State 'in control' of Syria's Palmyra   Islamic State militants have taken near complete control of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, home to some of the world's most magnificent...   64 soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Egyptian Army's checkpoints   Islamic militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks on Egyptian Army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula Turkish warplanes bomb ISIS positions in Syria IS conflict: France launches air strikes in Syria   Russia launches first airstrikes in Syria Map of Lattakia Syria  Russian defence officials say their aircraft carried out about 20 missions against the so-called Islamic State group (IS) on Wednesday Syria crisis: Nato to discuss Russia air campaign   Russia warplane shot down in Syria Map of Latakia Syria




Arab Countries, 2015 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2015
Jan.22
Jan.26  Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane'
Jan.28
Jan.29  Militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula leave 20 dead
Feb.4  Jordan vows 'severe response' to IS
Feb.13  Key Iraqi town near US training base falls to jihadists
Feb.15  Egypt 'bombs IS in Libya' after beheadings video
Feb.22
Mar.2  Iraq 'seizes districts from IS' in Tikrit advance
Mar.5  Syria's al-Nusra Front commander 'killed in strike'
Mar.6
Mar.25  Saudi Arabia launches military operation in Yemen
Mar.28  Idlib 'captured by Islamist groups'
Apr.1  Yemen crisis: Fighting intensifies in Aden
Apr.5
Apr.6  Kenya launches airstrikes against al-Shabaab
Apr.6  Mass graves of Iraqi soldiers killed by IS found in Tikrit
May.2  Islamic State: Militants 'kill 300 Yazidi captives'
May.9  Civilians 'struggle to flee' Saada strikes
May.15
May.16  Top ISIS commander taken out by US Special Forces in Syria
May.20
May.21  Islamic State 'seizes last Syria-Iraq border crossing'
May.24  Iraqi forces lack will to fight - Ashton Carter
Jun.10  Obama 'to send 500 more troops to Iraq'
Jul.1
Jul.5  ISIS crisis: Air strikes target Syria stronghold
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Jul.25  Turkey's air force hits IS and PKK in Syria and Iraq
Aug.16  Syria conflict: Marketplace air strikes 'kill 80'
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Oct.9  Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet
Oct.11  Turkish air strikes on PKK rebels as country mourns
Oct.16  Turkey shot down Russian drone near Syrian border
Oct.20  Canada to withdraw fighter jets from Syria and Iraq
Oct.30  Obama to send special forces to fight IS
Nov.13  US 'reasonably certain' strike killed Jihadi John
Nov.24
  Russian President Vladimir Putin has bitterly condemned the downing of a Russian jet on the Turkey-Syria border.    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has...
Nov.24 Turkey Russia jet: Marine killed in pilot rescue bid Dec.2 UK launches first Syria air strikes Dec.18 US welcomes 'milestone' as UN endorses Syria peace plan Dec.18  Iraqi soldiers 'killed by friendly fire' Dec.22  Ramadi battle enters second day Dec.22  Russia air strikes 'killed 200 civilians' Dec.27  Iraqi forces 'retake Islamic State Ramadi stronghold' Dec.27  Iraq forces in 'full control' of central Ramadi Dec.28 Iraq declares Ramadi liberated from ISIS   The Iraqi city of Ramadi has been 'liberated' from so-called Islamic State, the Iraqi military has declared. There are still pockets of resistance...



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2015 Feb.20  Fire rips through Dubai skyscraper Apr.14   Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya
Map of Mediterranean sea Libya
  About 400 migrants are feared drowned after their boat capsized, survivors have told Save the Children. The Italian coast guard had rescued 144
 More than 8,000 have been picked up since Friday
Apr.16  Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard Aug.15  More than 40 migrants died in overcrowded boat Aug.22  Up to 3,000 migrants rescued near Libya coast Aug.27 Libya boats capsize off Zuwara carrying hundreds Sep.11 Mecca crane collapse: 107 dead in Saudi Arabia Sep.24   2,411 people died in Hajj stampede
Map of Mina Saudi Arabia
  Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered a safety review for the Hajj pilgrimage after at least 717 people died in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca
 Another 863 people were injured in the incident at Mina. 2 million pilgrims were taking part in the Hajj's last major rite
Sep.26  Saudi mufti says stampede deaths 'beyond human control' Oct.31   No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268 Map of Hasna Egypt
  Airbus A-321 has crashed in central Sinai killing all 224 people on board. It left the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, bound for St Petersburg.    Wreckage was found in the Hasana area and bodies removed, along with the 'black box'. The bodies ...
Oct.31  Sinai plane crash: 'No SOS call' before disaster Nov.1 Sinai plane crash: Russian airliner 'broke up in mid-air' Nov.1  Sinai plane crash: Victims flown back to Russia Nov.2 Sinai plane crash: 'External influence' caused crash Nov.3  Sinai crash: Russia plane flight recorders to be examined Nov.24 Turkey Russia jet: Marine killed in pilot rescue bid Dec.31 Fire sweeps through Dubai skyscraper



Arab Countries, 2015 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2015 Aug.6 Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion   Egypt has opened a major expansion of the Suez Canal, which deepens the main waterway and provides ships with a 35km (22 mile) channel parallel... Nov.5 Curbs on Sharm el-Sheikh travel widen




Arab Countries, 2015 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2015 Feb.8 Egypt Cairo football clashes leave at least 22 dead   Clashes between football fans and security forces after fans of the Zamalek tried to force their way into a match without tickets



Arab Countries, 2015 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.9  Al Qaeda rep says group directed Paris magazine attack Jan.24  Japan checking 'hostage death' video Jan.31 ISIS: Japanese hostage beheaded   A newly distributed ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive journalist Kenji Goto, after a lecture is given by 'Jihadi ... Feb.1  Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt Feb.3 Jordan executes convicted jihadists after pilot's death
Feb.4  Jordan vows 'severe response' to IS Feb.6  US has 'no proof' of hostage death Feb.8 Egypt Cairo football clashes leave at least 22 dead   Clashes between football fans and security forces after fans of the Zamalek tried to force their way into a match without tickets Feb.10  Last US Islamic State hostage killed Feb.15   Egyptian Christians held in Libya 'killed'   A video has emerged showing the beheadings purportedly of 21 Coptic Christians who had been kidnapped by Islamic State (IS) militants Feb.21 Police think 3 teens are headed to Syria Feb.25  Three New York men sought to join Islamic State Feb.26  Identity of ISIS terrorist known as 'Jihadi John' revealed Feb.28  ISIS militants destroying antiquities in Iraq Mar.5  Syria's al-Nusra Front commander 'killed in strike' Mar.18 Tunis museum attack: 19 people killed
Map of Bardo Museum Tunis Tunisia  Tunisia's president has vowed to fight terrorism 'without mercy', following a gun attack on the Bardo Museum in the capital Tunis that killed 19 people Mar.20 IS claims Yemen mosque bombings Mar.22  Third Tunis attacker 'on the run' Mar.29  Bardo Museum attack: Thousands join protest march Apr.16  Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard Apr.17  Saddam aide Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri 'killed' in Iraq May.2  Islamic State: Militants 'kill 300 Yazidi captives' May.5  IS says it was behind US Prophet cartoon attack May.16  Top ISIS commander taken out by US Special Forces in Syria May.16  Morsi, Egypt's ex-leader, sentenced to death May.22  Islamic State claims Shia mosque bombing Jun.14  South Africa court bid to arrest Sudan's Omar al-Bashir Jun.14  Mokhtar Belmokhtar: Top Islamist 'killed' in US strike Jun.26 Tunisia attack on Sousse beach 'kills 39' Map of Sousse Tunisia  At least 39 people, mostly foreigners, have been killed and 36 injured in an attack on a beach in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse, officials say Jun.26  Tunisia beach attack: 80 'propagandist' mosques to be closed Jul.4  Islamic State 'executes 25 men in Palmyra' Jul.20   30 people were killed by bomb   Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu has promised to boost security along the country's border with Syria Jul.26  Mogadishu hotel rocked by bomb Aug.12 Image shows Croatian beheaded by ISIS in Egypt Aug.16  Egyptian president imposes strict new anti-terror laws Aug.23 Palmyra's Baalshamin temple blown up by IS Map of Baalshamin Palmyra Syria  Islamic State militants have destroyed Palmyra's ancient temple of Baalshamin, Syrian officials and activists say Aug.29  3 al-Jazeera journalists convicted Aug.31 UN: Palmyra's Temple of Bel 'destroyed' Sep.13 Mexican tourists killed by Egyptian security forces Oct.4  Islamic State 'blows up Palmyra arch' Oct.16 Palestinian rioters torch Jewish holy site Joseph's Tomb Map of Joseph%27s Tomb Nablus Israel  Palestinians have torched a Jewish holy site in the West Bank city of Nablus, amid soaring tensions with Israel Oct.27 IS 'blows up Palmyra columns to kill three captives' Oct.31   No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268 Map of Hasna Egypt
  Airbus A-321 has crashed in central Sinai killing all 224 people on board. It left the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, bound for St Petersburg.    Wreckage was found in the Hasana area and bodies removed, along with the 'black box'. The bodies ...
Nov.4 Sinai plane crash: Bomb may have downed airliner Nov.5 Curbs on Sharm el-Sheikh travel widen Nov.12 Beirut attacks: Islamic State claims it carried out   Militants from so-called Islamic State (IS) say they were behind two suicide bomb attacks in the Lebanese capital Beirut, which killed at least... Nov.13  US 'reasonably certain' strike killed Jihadi John Nov.13   Paris attacks: 120 dead and hostages held at Bataclan Map of Bataclan France
  France has declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after at least 60 people were killed in multiple gun and bomb attacks.    At least 15 people were killed near the arts centre, where up to 60 people are being held ...
Nov.16 Paris attacks: 'France will destroy IS' - Hollande Nov.17  Paris attacks: Video 'shows ninth attacker' Nov.19 Palestinian attacks in Israel and W Bank kill five   2 Israelis were stabbed to death by a Palestinian man at the entrance of a shop that serves as a synagogue Dec.4 San Bernardino shooters pledged allegiance to ISIS Dec.29  Paris attacks: IS commanders 'killed in US-led strikes'



Arab Countries, 2015 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.22   Yemen: President resigns as rebels tighten hold   Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has resigned along with his prime minister in protest at the takeover of the capital Sanaa by Shia Houthi rebels Jan.22 Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia  Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died in hospital. He was the fifth of his brothers to take the throne and became king in 2005 Jan.23 New Saudi king promises continuity Feb.1  Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt Mar.13  Egypt unveils plans to build new capital east of Cairo Mar.16  Netanyahu vows no Palestinian state Mar.29  Bardo Museum attack: Thousands join protest march May.16  Morsi, Egypt's ex-leader, sentenced to death Jun.5  Tariq Aziz, ex-Saddam Hussein aide, 'dies in prison' Jun.10  PM Tony Abbott urges regional action against IS Jun.14  South Africa court bid to arrest Sudan's Omar al-Bashir Jun.26  Tunisia beach attack: 80 'propagandist' mosques to be closed Aug.16  Egyptian president imposes strict new anti-terror laws Aug.29  3 al-Jazeera journalists convicted Sep.26  Saudi mufti says stampede deaths 'beyond human control' Oct.9  Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Oct.24  Israel and Jordan strike deal on Jerusalem holy site Oct.27  Syria conflict: Iran to be invited to key talks, US says Nov.3  Sinai crash: Russia plane flight recorders to be examined Nov.16 Paris attacks: 'France will destroy IS' - Hollande Dec.18 US welcomes 'milestone' as UN endorses Syria peace plan