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B. 01-02 Anger at execution of top Shia cleric Saudi Arabia
2. 02-26 Syria conflict: Temporary truce comes into effect Syria
D. 03-13 Ankara car bomb kills at least 32 Guven Park, Kizilay district, Ankara, Turkey
E. 07-03 Baghdad bombing kills 250 al-Hadi Centre, Karrada, Baghdad
07-15 Turkish coup attempt Ankara, Turkey
G. 08-20 Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep Gaziantep, Turkey
7. 10-17 Liberation of Mosul Begins Mosul
I. 12-19 Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara Modern Arts Centre, Ankara, Turkey
9. 12-22 Aleppo 'back under government control' Aleppo

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Anger at execution of top Shia cleric  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region Syria conflict: Temporary truce comes into effect Ankara car bomb kills at least 32 Baghdad bombing kills 250 Turkish coup attempt Map of Ankara Turkey
Jan.1  Tel Aviv  Tel Aviv shooting: Two dead, Israeli police say
Jan.2   Saudi Arabia
Jan.3  Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia breaks off ties with Iran after al-Nimr execution
Jan.8  Egypt  Egypt attack: Three tourists stabbed at Hurghada hotel
Jan.16  Iran  Jason Rezaian and three other US prisoners freed in Iran
 Iran  Sanctions lifted after Iran found in compliance on nuclear deal
Feb.5  Aleppo  Syria war: Thousands fleeing fighting mass at Turkey border
Feb.10  Aleppo  Aleppo fighting displaces 50,000 people
Feb.15  Northern Syria  Hospital strike deliberate, says MSF
Feb.17  Turkey  At least 28 dead in Turkish capital explosion
Feb.21  Damascus  Blasts in Homs and Damascus kill 140
Feb.26   Syria
Feb.28  Tehran  Reformists win all 30 Tehran seats
Mar.10  ISIS  Leaked ISIS documents reveal recruits' blood types, obedience levels
Mar.13   Turkey
Mar.14  Syria  Syria conflict: Russia's Putin orders 'main part' of forces out
Mar.29  Cyprus  EgyptAir hijack: Man surrenders at Larnaca airport
Apr.2  Azerbaijan  Clashes broke out in disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh
Apr.23  Turkey  Merkel and EU officials visit Turkey camp
Apr.28  Aleppo  Syria conflict: Aleppo in 'catastrophic' state says UN
Apr.30  Baghdad  Iraqi Shia protesters storm Baghdad parliament
May.12  Damascus  Top Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed
May.20  Egypt  EgyptAir crash: Debris found from flight MS804
 Egypt  EgyptAir: 'Smoke detected' inside cabin before crash
May.22  Sunni Triangle  Falluja assault: PM announces beginning of military operation
May.24  Northern Syria  Kurds launch campaign north of IS-held Raqqa
Jun.8  Tel Aviv  Four people killed by two Palestinian gunmen
Jun.15  Egypt  EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean
Jun.16  Egypt  EgyptAir plane's voice recorder found
Jun.19  Sunni Triangle  IS conflict: Falluja 'humanitarian disaster' warning
Jul.3   Baghdad
Jul.15   Turkey
  An unsuccessful coup d'état was staged against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government by a faction within the Armed Forces.    In a TV statement the group responsible for the coup named themselves the Turkish Peace Council. At least 290 peop...
Jul.17  Turkey  Turkey coup arrests hit 6,000 as Erdogan roots out 'virus'
Jul.20  Turkey  Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced
Jul.25  Abu Dhabi  Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip
Aug.1  Northern Syria  Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, all 5 onboard dead
Aug.3  Dubai  Firefighter killed after jet crash-lands in Dubai with 300 people on board
Aug.12  Northern Syria  Syria rebels 'cut off IS escape route' through Manbij
Aug.16  Iran  Russian bombers use Iran base for air strikes
Aug.20   Turkey
Aug.23  Northern Syria  Turkey begins anti-IS campaign in Syria
Sep.6  Aleppo  Government helicopters 'drop chlorine' on Aleppo
Sep.17  Northern Syria  US air strikes 'kill dozens of Syria government troops'
Sep.27  Tel Aviv  Former Israeli PM Shimon Peres dies
Oct.15  Baghdad  Suicide bomber targets mourning tent in Baghdad, kills 41
Oct.17   Mosul
Nov.1  Mosul  Mosul battle: Iraqi special forces 'break front line'
Dec.7  Aleppo  Aleppo battle: Assad says victory in city would be 'huge step'
Dec.11  Syria  Palmyra: Fierce battle for ancient Syrian city
Dec.14  Aleppo  Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement 'back on'
Dec.19   Turkey
Dec.22   Aleppo
Dec.23   Jerusalem





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Tel Aviv shooting: Two dead, Israeli police say   Two people have died and and seven others have been injured after a gunman opened fire with an automatic rifle at a bar, Israeli police say Anger at execution of top Shia cleric


January 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Tel Aviv  
Jan.2   Saudi Arabia  
  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region
Jan.3  Iran  Iran: Saudis face 'divine revenge'   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia breaks off ties with Iran after al-Nimr execution
Jan.8   Egypt Egypt attack: Three tourists stabbed at Hurghada hotel Jan.11  Syria  Madaya Syria: '400 residents need' urgent evacuation Jan.16   Iran Jason Rezaian and three other US prisoners freed in Iran   Iran   Sanctions lifted after Iran found in compliance on nuclear deal   Iran has completed the necessary steps in a deal to restrict its nuclear program, officials from the EU and the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency... Jan.30  Turkey  Turkey says Russia violated its airspace Jan.31  Damascus  Dozens killed near Sayyida Zeinab shrine

February 2016 ... more > Top ^
Feb.5   Aleppo Syria war: Thousands fleeing fighting mass at Turkey border
Feb.8  Syria  Syria 'exterminating detainees' - UN report  Turkey  Migrant crisis: '24 dead' off Turkey as boat sinks Feb.10   Aleppo Aleppo fighting displaces 50,000 people Feb.13  Northern Syria  Syria conflict: Turkey shells Kurdish militia Feb.15   Northern Syria Hospital strike deliberate, says MSF Feb.17   Turkey     At least 28 dead in Turkish capital explosion   A large explosion has left at least 61 more injured. A vehicle full of explosives was detonated as military buses were passing by Feb.21   Damascus     Blasts in Homs and Damascus kill 140   A series of explosions in the Syrian cities of Homs and Damascus have left dozens of people dead, monitors and state media say Feb.22  Syria  Syria conflict: US-Russia brokered truce 'to start at weekend' Feb.26   Syria     Syria conflict: Temporary truce comes into effect
  The 'cessation of hostilities' began at midnight with early reports suggesting that guns had fallen silent over major battlefields
Feb.28   Tehran   Reformists win all 30 Tehran seats   Allies of Iran's reformist President Hassan Rouhani have won a landslide victory in Tehran, in the first parliamentary vote since a nuclear ...

March 2016 ... more > Top ^
Mar.10   ISIS     Leaked ISIS documents reveal recruits' blood types, obedience levels  Germany's interior minister said he believes data in the documents could allow authorities to prosecute people who joined ISIS Mar.13   Turkey     Ankara car bomb kills at least 32 Map of Guven Park Kizilay district Ankara Turkey
  The explosion happened in key transport hub and commercial area. Several vehicles at the scene were reduced to burnt-out wrecks.    A security official told Reuters news agency that initial findings suggested i...
Mar.14   Syria     Syria conflict: Russia's Putin orders 'main part' of forces out   In a surprise move, Russian President has ordered his military to start withdrawing the 'main part' of its forces in Syria from Tuesday Mar.28  United Arab Emirates  Fire breaks out at skyscraper in United Arab Emirates Mar.29   Cyprus   EgyptAir hijack: Man surrenders at Larnaca airport   The hijack of a domestic Egyptian flight that caused it to be diverted to Cyprus has ended with all hostages released and the hijacker surre...

April 2016 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2   Azerbaijan     Clashes broke out in disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh   Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for an end to fighting. Azerbaijan said 12 of its soldiers had been killed Apr.23   Turkey Merkel and EU officials visit Turkey camp
Apr.28   Aleppo Syria conflict: Aleppo in 'catastrophic' state says UN Apr.29  Syria  Syria conflict: Temporary partial truce comes into effect Apr.30   Baghdad     Iraqi Shia protesters storm Baghdad parliament   Hundreds of Shia Muslim activists have stormed Iraq's parliament in protest against ongoing deadlock in approving a new cabinet

May 2016 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Baghdad  PM Haider al-Abadi orders arrest of parliament protesters May.11  Sadr City  Dozens killed in Baghdad car bombings May.12   Damascus     Top Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed   Mustafa Amine Badreddine has been killed in an Israeli operation in Syria, the Lebanon-based Shia militant organisation says May.20   Egypt EgyptAir crash: Debris found from flight MS804
  Egypt EgyptAir: 'Smoke detected' inside cabin before crash May.22   Sunni Triangle     Falluja assault: PM announces beginning of military operation   Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the start of a military operation to retake Falluja from so-called Islamic State (IS) May.24   Northern Syria Kurds launch campaign north of IS-held Raqqa

June 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1  Egypt  EgyptAir crash: Black box signals heard by search teams Jun.5  Sunni Triangle  Civilians 'shot as they flee Falluja' Jun.8   Tel Aviv Four people killed by two Palestinian gunmen
Jun.15   Egypt   EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean   Wreckage of the EgyptAir flight that went missing over the Mediterranean last month has been found, Egyptian investigators say Jun.16   Egypt EgyptAir plane's voice recorder found Jun.19   Sunni Triangle IS conflict: Falluja 'humanitarian disaster' warning

July 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jul.3   Baghdad     Baghdad bombing kills 250
Map of al-Hadi Centre Karrada Iraq
  A suicide truck bomb ripped through a busy shopping district. The brazen Saturday night attack in the heart of the packed Karrada neighborhood.    150 wounded. The families were shopping ...
Jul.15   Turkey   Turkish coup attempt Map of Ankara Turkey
  An unsuccessful coup d'état was staged against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government by a faction within the Armed Forces
 In a TV statement the group responsible for the coup named themselves the Turkish Peace Council. At least 290 people were killed and more than a thousand injured. In Ankara, the Parliament and the Presidential Palace were bombed
Jul.17   Turkey     Turkey coup arrests hit 6,000 as Erdogan roots out 'virus'  Turkey has arrested 6,000 people after a failed coup, with President Erdogan vowing to purge state bodies of the 'virus' that caused the rev... Jul.20   Turkey Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced Jul.25   Abu Dhabi Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip Jul.29  Turkey  Erdogan to drop lawsuits against people who insulted him Jul.30  Aleppo  'Families leave' besieged Aleppo

August 2016 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Northern Syria Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, all 5 onboard dead
Aug.3   Dubai Firefighter killed after jet crash-lands in Dubai with 300 people on board Aug.6  Aleppo  Syria rebels 'break government siege' of Aleppo Aug.12   Northern Syria Syria rebels 'cut off IS escape route' through Manbij Aug.16   Iran Russian bombers use Iran base for air strikes Aug.20   Turkey   Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep Map of Gaziantep Turkey
  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said so-called Islamic State was likely to have carried it out amid reports of a suicide bomber targeting the party
Aug.23   Northern Syria   Turkey begins anti-IS campaign in Syria   The Turkish military has launched an operation to clear the Syrian border town of Jarablus of so-called Islamic State (IS) militants, officials... Aug.30  Aleppo  Islamic State: Abu Muhammad al-Adnani 'killed in Aleppo'

September 2016 ... more > Top ^
Sep.3  Turkey  IS conflict: Turkey sends more tanks into Syria Sep.6   Aleppo Government helicopters 'drop chlorine' on Aleppo
Sep.12  Northern Syria  Syria war: Cessation of hostilities 'holding' Sep.17   Northern Syria   US air strikes 'kill dozens of Syria government troops'   The US-led coalition has admitted its planes carried out an attack in eastern Syria that the Russian army says killed at least 62 Syrian tro... Sep.27   Tel Aviv   Former Israeli PM Shimon Peres dies   Former PM and president has died aged 93. He suffered a stroke two weeks ago and his condition improved before a sudden deterioration Sep.30  Jerusalem  Shimon Peres funeral: Leaders hail legacy of former Israeli leader  Syria  Syria conflict: Russia 'driving rebels into hands of extremists'

October 2016 ... more > Top ^
Oct.15   Baghdad Suicide bomber targets mourning tent in Baghdad, kills 41
Oct.17   Mosul   Liberation of Mosul Begins
  The Iraqi government launches an offensive strategy to take back the city, which is the last major city in Iraq that is under the Islamic State
Oct.23  Northern Iraq  Iraqi forces advance near Mosul as ISIS attacks western town

November 2016 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1   Mosul   Mosul battle: Iraqi special forces 'break front line'   Iraqi forces fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) in Mosul have broken through the front line without suffering any losses, a spokesman say... Nov.24  Northern Israel  Haifa fire overcome but others rage elsewhere in Israel Nov.27  Abu Dhabi  Nico Rosberg clinches world title in tense Abu Dhabi GP finale  Aleppo  Thousands uprooted from rebel-held east Aleppo

December 2016 ... more > Top ^
Dec.7   Aleppo Aleppo battle: Assad says victory in city would be 'huge step'
Dec.11   Syria Palmyra: Fierce battle for ancient Syrian city Dec.13  Aleppo  Aleppo battle: Rebels await evacuation, as fighting ends Dec.14   Aleppo   Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement 'back on'   A deal to evacuate the last rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo is back on, opposition fighters say, a day after a previous agreement fell thr... Dec.18  Aleppo  Hundreds leave Aleppo as evacuations resume Dec.19   Turkey   Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara Map of Modern Arts Centre Ankara Turkey
  Mevlut Mert Aydintas, 22, a Turkish policeman has shot dead Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia's involvement in Aleppo
Dec.22   Aleppo   Aleppo 'back under government control'
  The Syrian army says it has retaken full control of Aleppo, following the evacuation of the last group of rebels
Dec.23   Jerusalem     Israel settlements: Netanyahu snubs 'shameful' UN vote
  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a UN call to end illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land is 'shameful'



Syria war: Thousands fleeing fighting mass at Turkey border Aleppo fighting displaces 50,000 people Hospital strike deliberate, says MSF   At least 28 dead in Turkish capital explosion   A large explosion has left at least 61 more injured. A vehicle full of explosives was detonated as military buses were passing by   Syria conflict: Temporary truce comes into effect




Middle East, 2016 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2016
Jan.11  Syria  Madaya Syria: '400 residents need' urgent evacuation
Jan.30  Turkey  Turkey says Russia violated its airspace
Feb.5   Aleppo
Feb.10   Aleppo
Feb.13  Northern Syria  Syria conflict: Turkey shells Kurdish militia
Feb.15   Northern Syria
Feb.17   Turkey
Feb.22  Syria  Syria conflict: US-Russia brokered truce 'to start at weekend'
Feb.26   Syria
  The 'cessation of hostilities' began at midnight with early reports suggesting that guns had fallen silent over major battlefields
Mar.14   Syria   Syria conflict: Russia's Putin orders 'main part' of forces out   In a surprise move, Russian President has ordered his military to start withdrawing the 'main part' of its forces in Syria from Tuesday Apr.2   Azerbaijan   Clashes broke out in disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh   Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for an end to fighting. Azerbaijan said 12 of its soldiers had been killed Apr.28   Aleppo Syria conflict: Aleppo in 'catastrophic' state says UN Apr.29  Syria  Syria conflict: Temporary partial truce comes into effect May.12   Damascus   Top Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed   Mustafa Amine Badreddine has been killed in an Israeli operation in Syria, the Lebanon-based Shia militant organisation says May.22   Sunni Triangle   Falluja assault: PM announces beginning of military operation   Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the start of a military operation to retake Falluja from so-called Islamic State (IS) May.24   Northern Syria Kurds launch campaign north of IS-held Raqqa Jun.5  Sunni Triangle  Civilians 'shot as they flee Falluja' Jun.19   Sunni Triangle IS conflict: Falluja 'humanitarian disaster' warning Jul.15   Turkey Turkish coup attempt Map of Ankara Turkey
  An unsuccessful coup d'état was staged against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government by a faction within the Armed Forces
 In a TV statement the group responsible for the coup named themselves the Turkish Peace Council. At least 290 people were killed and more than a thousand injured. In Ankara, the Parliament and the Presidential Palace were bombed
Jul.17   Turkey   Turkey coup arrests hit 6,000 as Erdogan roots out 'virus'  Turkey has arrested 6,000 people after a failed coup, with President Erdogan vowing to purge state bodies of the 'virus' that caused the rev... Jul.20   Turkey Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced Jul.30  Aleppo  'Families leave' besieged Aleppo Aug.6  Aleppo  Syria rebels 'break government siege' of Aleppo Aug.12   Northern Syria Syria rebels 'cut off IS escape route' through Manbij Aug.16   Iran Russian bombers use Iran base for air strikes Aug.23   Northern Syria Turkey begins anti-IS campaign in Syria   The Turkish military has launched an operation to clear the Syrian border town of Jarablus of so-called Islamic State (IS) militants, officials... Sep.3  Turkey  IS conflict: Turkey sends more tanks into Syria Sep.6   Aleppo Government helicopters 'drop chlorine' on Aleppo Sep.12  Northern Syria  Syria war: Cessation of hostilities 'holding' Sep.17   Northern Syria US air strikes 'kill dozens of Syria government troops'   The US-led coalition has admitted its planes carried out an attack in eastern Syria that the Russian army says killed at least 62 Syrian tro... Sep.30  Syria  Syria conflict: Russia 'driving rebels into hands of extremists' Oct.17   Mosul Liberation of Mosul Begins
  The Iraqi government launches an offensive strategy to take back the city, which is the last major city in Iraq that is under the Islamic State
Oct.23  Northern Iraq  Iraqi forces advance near Mosul as ISIS attacks western town Nov.1   Mosul Mosul battle: Iraqi special forces 'break front line'   Iraqi forces fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) in Mosul have broken through the front line without suffering any losses, a spokesman say... Nov.27  Aleppo  Thousands uprooted from rebel-held east Aleppo Dec.7   Aleppo Aleppo battle: Assad says victory in city would be 'huge step'
Dec.11   Syria Palmyra: Fierce battle for ancient Syrian city Dec.13  Aleppo  Aleppo battle: Rebels await evacuation, as fighting ends Dec.14   Aleppo Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement 'back on'   A deal to evacuate the last rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo is back on, opposition fighters say, a day after a previous agreement fell thr... Dec.18  Aleppo  Hundreds leave Aleppo as evacuations resume Dec.22   Aleppo Aleppo 'back under government control'
  The Syrian army says it has retaken full control of Aleppo, following the evacuation of the last group of rebels




Middle East, 2016 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2016 Feb.8  Turkey  Migrant crisis: '24 dead' off Turkey as boat sinks Mar.28  United Arab Emirates  Fire breaks out at skyscraper in United Arab Emirates May.20   Egypt EgyptAir crash: Debris found from flight MS804 May.20   Egypt EgyptAir: 'Smoke detected' inside cabin before crash Jun.1  Egypt  EgyptAir crash: Black box signals heard by search teams Jun.15   Egypt EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean   Wreckage of the EgyptAir flight that went missing over the Mediterranean last month has been found, Egyptian investigators say Jun.16   Egypt EgyptAir plane's voice recorder found Jun.19   Sunni Triangle IS conflict: Falluja 'humanitarian disaster' warning Aug.1   Northern Syria Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, all 5 onboard dead Aug.3   Dubai Firefighter killed after jet crash-lands in Dubai with 300 people on board Nov.24  Northern Israel  Haifa fire overcome but others rage elsewhere in Israel



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2016 Jul.25   Abu Dhabi Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip
Nov.27  Abu Dhabi  Nico Rosberg clinches world title in tense Abu Dhabi GP finale



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2016 Jan.8   Egypt Egypt attack: Three tourists stabbed at Hurghada hotel




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2016 Jan.1   Tel Aviv Tel Aviv shooting: Two dead, Israeli police say   Two people have died and and seven others have been injured after a gunman opened fire with an automatic rifle at a bar, Israeli police say Jan.2   Saudi Arabia Anger at execution of top Shia cleric
  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region
Jan.8   Egypt Egypt attack: Three tourists stabbed at Hurghada hotel Jan.16   Iran Jason Rezaian and three other US prisoners freed in Iran Jan.31  Damascus  Dozens killed near Sayyida Zeinab shrine Feb.17   Turkey   At least 28 dead in Turkish capital explosion   A large explosion has left at least 61 more injured. A vehicle full of explosives was detonated as military buses were passing by Feb.21   Damascus   Blasts in Homs and Damascus kill 140   A series of explosions in the Syrian cities of Homs and Damascus have left dozens of people dead, monitors and state media say Mar.10   ISIS   Leaked ISIS documents reveal recruits' blood types, obedience levels  Germany's interior minister said he believes data in the documents could allow authorities to prosecute people who joined ISIS Mar.13   Turkey   Ankara car bomb kills at least 32 Map of Guven Park Kizilay district Ankara Turkey
  The explosion happened in key transport hub and commercial area. Several vehicles at the scene were reduced to burnt-out wrecks.    A security official told Reuters news agency that initial findings suggested i...
Mar.29   Cyprus EgyptAir hijack: Man surrenders at Larnaca airport   The hijack of a domestic Egyptian flight that caused it to be diverted to Cyprus has ended with all hostages released and the hijacker surre... May.11  Sadr City  Dozens killed in Baghdad car bombings May.12   Damascus   Top Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed   Mustafa Amine Badreddine has been killed in an Israeli operation in Syria, the Lebanon-based Shia militant organisation says Jun.8   Tel Aviv Four people killed by two Palestinian gunmen Jul.3   Baghdad   Baghdad bombing kills 250 Map of al-Hadi Centre Karrada Iraq
  A suicide truck bomb ripped through a busy shopping district. The brazen Saturday night attack in the heart of the packed Karrada neighborhood.    150 wounded. The families were shopping ...
Jul.17   Turkey   Turkey coup arrests hit 6,000 as Erdogan roots out 'virus'  Turkey has arrested 6,000 people after a failed coup, with President Erdogan vowing to purge state bodies of the 'virus' that caused the rev... Aug.20   Turkey Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep Map of Gaziantep Turkey
  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said so-called Islamic State was likely to have carried it out amid reports of a suicide bomber targeting the party
Aug.30  Aleppo  Islamic State: Abu Muhammad al-Adnani 'killed in Aleppo' Oct.15   Baghdad Suicide bomber targets mourning tent in Baghdad, kills 41 Dec.19   Turkey Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara Map of Modern Arts Centre Ankara Turkey
  Mevlut Mert Aydintas, 22, a Turkish policeman has shot dead Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia's involvement in Aleppo




Middle East, 2016 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2016 Jan.2   Saudi Arabia Anger at execution of top Shia cleric
  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region
Jan.3  Iran  Iran: Saudis face 'divine revenge' Jan.3   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia breaks off ties with Iran after al-Nimr execution Jan.16   Iran Jason Rezaian and three other US prisoners freed in Iran Jan.16   Iran Sanctions lifted after Iran found in compliance on nuclear deal   Iran has completed the necessary steps in a deal to restrict its nuclear program, officials from the EU and the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency... Feb.8  Syria  Syria 'exterminating detainees' - UN report Feb.22  Syria  Syria conflict: US-Russia brokered truce 'to start at weekend' Feb.28   Tehran Reformists win all 30 Tehran seats   Allies of Iran's reformist President Hassan Rouhani have won a landslide victory in Tehran, in the first parliamentary vote since a nuclear ... Apr.23   Turkey Merkel and EU officials visit Turkey camp Apr.30   Baghdad   Iraqi Shia protesters storm Baghdad parliament   Hundreds of Shia Muslim activists have stormed Iraq's parliament in protest against ongoing deadlock in approving a new cabinet May.1  Baghdad  PM Haider al-Abadi orders arrest of parliament protesters Jul.20   Turkey Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced Jul.29  Turkey  Erdogan to drop lawsuits against people who insulted him Sep.27   Tel Aviv Former Israeli PM Shimon Peres dies   Former PM and president has died aged 93. He suffered a stroke two weeks ago and his condition improved before a sudden deterioration Sep.30  Jerusalem  Shimon Peres funeral: Leaders hail legacy of former Israeli leader Dec.14   Aleppo Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement 'back on'   A deal to evacuate the last rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo is back on, opposition fighters say, a day after a previous agreement fell thr... Dec.19   Turkey Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara Map of Modern Arts Centre Ankara Turkey
  Mevlut Mert Aydintas, 22, a Turkish policeman has shot dead Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia's involvement in Aleppo
Dec.23   Jerusalem   Israel settlements: Netanyahu snubs 'shameful' UN vote
  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a UN call to end illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land is 'shameful'