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B. 01-27 Battle rages on after 25 dead Gaza
2. 02-03 Truck bomb kills more than 120 in market Baghdad
D. 02-08 Palestinian talks yield power-sharing pact Mecca
4. 03-06 More than 120 die in blasts Karbala,, Iraq
03-23 Iran seizes 15 British sailors Persian Gulf, Iran
6. 04-18 Bombings kill almost 200 Baghdad
H. 04-27 Army 'concerned' by vote Turkey
I. 05-20 Islamic militants, security forces battle Tripoli, Northern Lebanon
9. 06-12 Blast hits key Shia shrine Samarra, Sunni Triangle

Summary.     Click for More > Bombings kill almost 200   Insurgent bombers launched a series of attacks across Baghdad. 112 dead in Sadriya market. 28 dead in an attack at the entrance to Sadr City Army 'concerned' by vote Islamic militants, security forces battle Blast hits key Shia shrine Hamas hails 'liberation' of Gaza
  Battle rages on after 25 dead  Gunmen from the Hamas and Fatah are continuing an increasingly bloody power struggle over the Palestinian government Truck bomb kills more than 120 in market   A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden truck in a crowded market in Sedriya, a mixed neighborhood Palestinian talks yield power-sharing pact More than 120 die in blasts   Iran seizes 15 British sailors Map of Persian Gulf Iran
Jan.2  Baghdad  Iraq investigates Saddam footage
Jan.3  Baghdad  Guard detained over Hussein video
Jan.13  Jerusalem  Rice begins Mid-East peace push
Jan.14  Baghdad  Saddam half-brother executed
Jan.16  Baghdad  Bombs kill 70 at university
 Jerusalem  Military chief quits over war performance
Jan.21  Iraq  25 U.S. troops killed in 1 day in Iraq
Jan.22  Baghdad  Market bombs kill 100 in 2 Iraqi cities
 Beirut  Protesters barricade roads
Jan.24  Jerusalem  President: I'm not guilty, I won't resign
Jan.27   Gaza
Jan.28  Southern Iraq  US, Iraqi troops have killed 250 militants
Jan.29  Southern Israel  Bakery bomber kills three
Jan.31  Iraq  Probe eyes Iran ties in Karbala attack
Feb.2  Iraq  U.S. loses fourth copter in Iraq in 2 weeks
 Gaza  24 killed before factions reach truce
Feb.3   Baghdad
Feb.7  Baghdad  Fifth U.S. chopper in 18 days down
 Southern Lebanon  Clash on Israel-Lebanese border
Feb.8   Mecca
Feb.9  Jerusalem  Israeli police, Muslims clash at holy site
Feb.11  Baghdad  U.S.: Iran to blame for killing U.S. troops
Feb.12  Baghdad  90 killed on day Golden Mosque attack
Feb.13  Baghdad  Iraq unveils new security plans
 Southern Iran  Bomb kills 18 on military bus
Feb.26  Baghdad  Suicide bomber kills 50 at university
Mar.6   Iraq
Mar.9  Baghdad  Iraq hosts key security meeting
Mar.11  Baghdad  Car bomb kills 31 pilgrims
Mar.15  Gaza  New Palestinian Cabinet named
Mar.17  Sunni Triangle  Gas attack makes hundreds ill
Mar.19  Baghdad  Former VP Ramadan executed
Mar.22  Baghdad  UN chief shaken by blast
Mar.23  Baghdad  Bomb injures Iraqi deputy PM
  Iran
  The naval patrol seized sailors who had boarded a vessel suspected of smuggling cars off the coast of Iraq.    The Royal Marines and naval officers were have been apprehended by up to 6 ships from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy. The British government demanded the safe ret...
Mar.27  Northern Iraq  Truck bombs kill 50 in city of Tal Afar
Mar.28  Iran  British captives shown on Iranian TV
Apr.4  Iran  Ahmadinejad frees UK sailors
 Syria  Pelosi pushes Syria on militant links
Apr.9  Iran  Nuclear program stepped up
Apr.12  Baghdad  8 killed in suicide attack on parliament
Apr.14  Iraq  Bombings in Karbala, Baghdad killed 56
Apr.15  Baghdad  Bomb attacks strike capital
Apr.16  Baghdad  Sadr ministers quit Iraqi cabinet
Apr.18   Baghdad
 Iran  Iran nuclear operations confirmed
Apr.27   Turkey
 Saudi Arabia  Saudis arrest 172 militants
Apr.28  Iraq  Bomb kills 58 in holy city of Karbala
Apr.30  Jerusalem  'Severe failure' over Lebanon war
May.1  Turkey  Presidential vote annulled
May.3  Sinai  Iraq rebuild summit opens
May.8  Israel  King Herod's ancient tomb 'found'
May.12  Iraq  3 missing, 5 killed in attack on U.S. patrol
May.14  Gaza  Hamas-Fatah cease-fire collapses
May.18  Gaza  Clashes continued for 6th day
May.20   Northern Lebanon
May.22  Northern Lebanon  Thousands flee refugee battle
May.23  Iran  UN reports ongoing Iran defiance
May.28  Baghdad  U.S., Iran hold historic talks
May.29  Baghdad  Five Britons seized
Jun.1  Gaza  Video released of BBC's Johnston
 Northern Lebanon  Fighting kills at least 14
Jun.7  Oman  Cyclone pounds Mideast oil region
Jun.11  Gaza  14 died in Fatah/Hamas clashes
Jun.12   Sunni Triangle
Jun.13  Beirut  Lebanese lawmaker killed in blast
Jun.14   Gaza
  The militants have hailed a series of military victories over rivals Fatah as a new 'liberation' of the territory.    Fighters seized Fatah's Preventative Security building and the intelligence service headquarters, and overran Rafah. An aide to Abbas ...
 West Bank  Abbas sacks Hamas-led government Jun.15  West Bank  Abbas appoints new Palestinian PM Jun.17  West Bank  New Palestinian cabinet sworn in Jun.19  Baghdad  Car bomb kills 87 in crowded square Jun.21  Baghdad  14 U.S. troops killed in 48 hours  Beirut  Defense minister: Militants crushed Jun.24  Baghdad  'Chemical Ali' sentenced to hang  Gaza  BBC reporter in suicide vest video Jun.26  Tehran  Protests fuel rationing Jul.3   Gaza BBC reporter Alan Johnston freed Jul.7   Northern Iraq At least 105 killed in village market blast Jul.16  Northern Iraq  Truck bomb kills at least 80 in Kirkuk Jul.20  Israel  Israel frees 256 prisoners Jul.22  Turkey  Ruling party claims win Aug.5  Lebanon  Opposition wins key Lebanese poll Aug.14   Mosul Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks Aug.20  Southern Iraq  Bomb kills governor Aug.22  Northern Iraq  Helicopter crash kills 14 U.S. soldiers Aug.28   Turkey Turks elect ex-Islamist president Aug.29  Iraq  Muqtada al-Sadr suspends militia Sep.2  Northern Lebanon  Army 'in control' of camp  Basra  British leave Basra base Sep.6   Syria Israeli airstrike targeted nuclear reactor Sep.14  Iraq  Al Qaeda claims sheik killing Sep.17  Baghdad  Iraq shootout firm loses license  Iraq  'Fair probe' vow on Iraq gunfight Sep.19   Beirut Anti-Syrian lawmaker dies in blast Sep.30  Yemen  'Catastrophic' volcano eruption off Yemen Oct.6  Iraq  Shia leaders sign truce deal Oct.17  Turkey  MPs clear attacks in Iraq Oct.20  Iran  Iran's nuclear negotiator resigns Oct.22  Turkey  Turkish troops missing after raid Nov.9  Iraq  Sunni chiefs killed in blast Nov.23  Beirut  Lahoud steps down; no successor Nov.25  Syria  Syria to attend Mideast summit Nov.29  Turkey  Jetliner with 56 people on board crashed Dec.1   Northern Iraq   Turkey attacks Kurd rebels in Iraq  The Turkish military said it attacked 50 to 60 Kurdish rebels inside Iraqi territory, inflicting 'significant losses' Dec.16  Northern Iraq  Turkey hits PKK  Basra  British troops return Basra to Iraqis Dec.17  Saudi Arabia  Report: King pardons rape victim



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Arab Countries
Iraq investigates Saddam footage
Saddam half-brother executed
Market bombs kill 100 in 2 Iraqi cities
Truck bomb kills more than 120 in market
90 killed on day Golden Mosque attack
More than 120 die in blasts
Former VP Ramadan executed
UN chief shaken by blast
Truck bombs kill 50 in city of Tal Afar
8 killed in suicide attack on parliament
Bombings kill almost 200
Blast hits key Shia shrine
BBC reporter Alan Johnston freed
At least 105 killed in village market blast
Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks
Anti-Syrian lawmaker dies in blast
Battle rages on after 25 dead
24 killed before factions reach truce
Fifth U.S. chopper in 18 days down
Clash on Israel-Lebanese border
Gas attack makes hundreds ill
UN chief shaken by blast
3 missing, 5 killed in attack on U.S. patrol
Clashes continued for 6th day
Islamic militants, security forces battle
Fighting kills at least 14
Hamas hails 'liberation' of Gaza
Israeli airstrike targeted nuclear reactor
Turkey attacks Kurd rebels in Iraq
Protesters barricade roads
Palestinian talks yield power-sharing pact
U.S., Iran hold historic talks
Abbas sacks Hamas-led government
Iraq shootout firm loses license
Lahoud steps down; no successor
Market bombs kill 100 in 2 Iraqi cities
Truck bomb kills more than 120 in market
90 killed on day Golden Mosque attack
More than 120 die in blasts
UN chief shaken by blast
Truck bombs kill 50 in city of Tal Afar
8 killed in suicide attack on parliament
Bombings kill almost 200
Saudis arrest 172 militants
Blast hits key Shia shrine
At least 105 killed in village market blast
Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks
Anti-Syrian lawmaker dies in blast
Market bombs kill 100 in 2 Iraqi cities
Truck bomb kills more than 120 in market
90 killed on day Golden Mosque attack
More than 120 die in blasts
UN chief shaken by blast
Truck bombs kill 50 in city of Tal Afar
8 killed in suicide attack on parliament
Bombings kill almost 200
Blast hits key Shia shrine
At least 105 killed in village market blast
Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks
Anti-Syrian lawmaker dies in blast
Iraq
Iraq investigates Saddam footage
Saddam half-brother executed
Market bombs kill 100 in 2 Iraqi cities
Truck bomb kills more than 120 in market
90 killed on day Golden Mosque attack
More than 120 die in blasts
Former VP Ramadan executed
UN chief shaken by blast
Bombings kill almost 200
Blast hits key Shia shrine
At least 105 killed in village market blast
Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks
Fifth U.S. chopper in 18 days down
Gas attack makes hundreds ill
UN chief shaken by blast
3 missing, 5 killed in attack on U.S. patrol
'Chemical Ali' sentenced to hang
British leave Basra base
Turkey attacks Kurd rebels in Iraq
U.S., Iran hold historic talks
Iraq shootout firm loses license
Market bombs kill 100 in 2 Iraqi cities
Truck bomb kills more than 120 in market
90 killed on day Golden Mosque attack
More than 120 die in blasts
UN chief shaken by blast
Truck bombs kill 50 in city of Tal Afar
Bombings kill almost 200
Blast hits key Shia shrine
At least 105 killed in village market blast
Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks
Market bombs kill 100 in 2 Iraqi cities
Truck bomb kills more than 120 in market
90 killed on day Golden Mosque attack
More than 120 die in blasts
UN chief shaken by blast
Truck bombs kill 50 in city of Tal Afar
Bombings kill almost 200
Blast hits key Shia shrine
At least 105 killed in village market blast
Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks
Baghdad
Iraq investigates Saddam footage
Saddam half-brother executed
Market bombs kill 100 in 2 Iraqi cities
Truck bomb kills more than 120 in market
90 killed on day Golden Mosque attack
Former VP Ramadan executed
UN chief shaken by blast
Bombings kill almost 200
Fifth U.S. chopper in 18 days down
UN chief shaken by blast
'Chemical Ali' sentenced to hang
U.S., Iran hold historic talks
Iraq shootout firm loses license
Market bombs kill 100 in 2 Iraqi cities
Truck bomb kills more than 120 in market
90 killed on day Golden Mosque attack
UN chief shaken by blast
8 killed in suicide attack on parliament
Bombings kill almost 200
Market bombs kill 100 in 2 Iraqi cities
Truck bomb kills more than 120 in market
90 killed on day Golden Mosque attack
UN chief shaken by blast
8 killed in suicide attack on parliament
Bombings kill almost 200
Israel
BBC reporter Alan Johnston freed
Battle rages on after 25 dead
24 killed before factions reach truce
'Severe failure' over Lebanon war
Hamas hails 'liberation' of Gaza
'Severe failure' over Lebanon war
Abbas sacks Hamas-led government
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Lebanon
Lebanese lawmaker killed in blast
Anti-Syrian lawmaker dies in blast
Clash on Israel-Lebanese border
Islamic militants, security forces battle
Fighting kills at least 14
Protesters barricade roads
Lahoud steps down; no successor
Lebanese lawmaker killed in blast
Anti-Syrian lawmaker dies in blast
Lebanese lawmaker killed in blast
Anti-Syrian lawmaker dies in blast
Palestine
BBC reporter Alan Johnston freed
Battle rages on after 25 dead
24 killed before factions reach truce
Hamas hails 'liberation' of Gaza
Abbas sacks Hamas-led government
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Gaza
BBC reporter Alan Johnston freed
Battle rages on after 25 dead
24 killed before factions reach truce
Hamas hails 'liberation' of Gaza
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Northern Iraq
Truck bombs kill 50 in city of Tal Afar
At least 105 killed in village market blast
Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks
Turkey attacks Kurd rebels in Iraq
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Truck bombs kill 50 in city of Tal Afar
At least 105 killed in village market blast
Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks
Truck bombs kill 50 in city of Tal Afar
At least 105 killed in village market blast
Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks
Iran Your ad is here
Iran seizes 15 British sailors
Nuclear program stepped up
Ahmadinejad frees UK sailors
Nuclear program stepped up
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Turkey Your ad is here
Army 'concerned' by vote
Army 'concerned' by vote
Turks elect ex-Islamist president
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Beirut
Lebanese lawmaker killed in blast
Anti-Syrian lawmaker dies in blast
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Protesters barricade roads
Lahoud steps down; no successor
Lebanese lawmaker killed in blast
Anti-Syrian lawmaker dies in blast
Lebanese lawmaker killed in blast
Anti-Syrian lawmaker dies in blast
Northern Lebanon Your ad is here
Islamic militants, security forces battle
Fighting kills at least 14
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  Iraq investigates Saddam footage   The government has launched an inquiry into unofficial mobile phone footage showing the execution of former leader Guard detained over Hussein video Rice begins Mid-East peace push   Saddam half-brother executed   Barzan Ibrahim decapitated during hanging. The former head of Revolutionary Court Hamed al-Bandar also hanged Bombs kill 70 at university Military chief quits over war performance 25 U.S. troops killed in 1 day in Iraq Market bombs kill 100 in 2 Iraqi cities   Bombs in marketplaces killed dozens of people in Baghdad and in Khalis, near the northeastern city of Baquba Protesters barricade roads   Hundreds have blocked major roads in and around the capital at the start of a general strike called by Hezbollah-led opposition President: I'm not guilty, I won't resign   Battle rages on after 25 dead


January 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2   Baghdad  
Jan.3   Baghdad
Jan.4  Gaza  Haniya, Abbas agree to pull back forces
Jan.5  Egypt  Hanging 'makes martyr of Saddam'
Jan.6  Baghdad  Iraq PM warns over Saddam hanging
Jan.9  Sunni Triangle  Plane crash kills 30 Turkish workers
Jan.13   Jerusalem
Jan.14   Baghdad  
Jan.16   Baghdad
  Jerusalem
Jan.17  Baghdad  Bombers kill 28 in Baghdad, Kirkuk
Jan.20  Iraq  13 killed in U.S. copter crash
 Turkey  Hrant Dink murder suspect caught
Jan.21   Iraq
Jan.22   Baghdad  
  Beirut  
Jan.23  Lebanon  Opposition halts strike
Jan.24   Jerusalem
Jan.25  Beirut  City lockdown after rivals battle in streets
Jan.27   Gaza  
  Gunmen from the Hamas and Fatah are continuing an increasingly bloody power struggle over the Palestinian government
 Both sides have suspended talks. Those killed included a boy of 11 or 12 who was hit during a shootout
Jan.28   Southern Iraq US, Iraqi troops have killed 250 militants
Jan.29   Southern Israel Bakery bomber kills three  Gaza  Hamas and Fatah agree to cease-fire Jan.30  Iraq  Attacks on Shiite pilgrims kill 38 Jan.31   Iraq Probe eyes Iran ties in Karbala attack

February 2007 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2   Iraq U.S. loses fourth copter in Iraq in 2 weeks
  Gaza     24 killed before factions reach truce  Fatah and Hamas gunmen battled each other at universities, a radio station and in streets Feb.3   Baghdad   Truck bomb kills more than 120 in market
  A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden truck in a crowded market in Sedriya, a mixed neighborhood
 The blast destroyed stores and automobiles. Many victims were trapped under the rubble. 8 die in other attacks; 2 came when 9 bombs detonated in Kirkuk
Feb.7   Baghdad     Fifth U.S. chopper in 18 days down   An insurgent group claimed responsibility for downing a U.S. helicopter and 'burning it down completely'   Southern Lebanon   Clash on Israel-Lebanese border  Israeli and Lebanese forces have exchanged fire on the border between the 2 countries Feb.8  Baghdad  Top Iraqi official held in raid   Mecca   Palestinian talks yield power-sharing pact
  Rival leaders signed an agreement in principle on a government in Saudi-brokered talks in Mecca.    Palestinian President Abbas, of the Fatah, and Meshaal, leader of Hamas, signed the accord at a ceremony hosted by Kin...
Feb.9   Jerusalem Israeli police, Muslims clash at holy site Feb.11   Baghdad U.S.: Iran to blame for killing U.S. troops Feb.12   Baghdad   90 killed on day Golden Mosque attack   5 explosions ripped through central Baghdad, amid memorials marking last year's attack on a revered Shiite shrine in Samarra Feb.13   Baghdad Iraq unveils new security plans   Southern Iran Bomb kills 18 on military bus Feb.20  Jerusalem  Rice talks with Israelis, Palestinians Feb.25  Iraq  Car bomb kills dozens; mystery blasts Feb.26   Baghdad Suicide bomber kills 50 at university

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Mar.6   Iraq   More than 120 die in blasts
Map of Karbala Iraq
  Insurgents stepped up attacks on Shiite pilgrims heading to the city of Karbala, with bombings and small arms attacks.    Suicide bombers targeted Shiite pi...
Mar.8  Baghdad  No military solution to Iraq - U.S. chief Mar.9   Baghdad Iraq hosts key security meeting Mar.10  Gaza  Palestinian infighting kills Hamas man  Iraq  Kidnapping in Iraq aimed at Germans Mar.11   Baghdad Car bomb kills 31 pilgrims Mar.15   Gaza New Palestinian Cabinet named Mar.17   Sunni Triangle   Gas attack makes hundreds ill  Suicide bombers detonated 3 chlorine-filled trucks in Anbar province, killing 2 police officers and sickened 350 Iraqis and 6 coalition force... Mar.19   Baghdad   Former VP Ramadan executed   One of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants, Taha Yassin Ramadan was sentenced to life for his role in killing Shias in the 1980s Mar.20  Baghdad  VP: Iraq 'should talk to militants' Mar.21  Israel  General strike shuts down Israel Mar.22   Baghdad     UN chief shaken by blast  A blast interrupted a Ban Ki-moon news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki Mar.23   Baghdad Bomb injures Iraqi deputy PM   Iran     Iran seizes 15 British sailors Map of Persian Gulf Iran
  The naval patrol seized sailors who had boarded a vessel suspected of smuggling cars off the coast of Iraq
 The Royal Marines and naval officers were have been apprehended by up to 6 ships from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy. The British government demanded the safe return of its troops and summoned Tehran's ambassador to explain the incident. Iran had asked Britain's ambassador to explain why the personnel had crossed into Iranian territory
 Tehran  Ahmadinejad cancels Sec. Council visit Mar.25  West Bank  Rice pushes 'common agenda' in Mideast Mar.27   Northern Iraq   Truck bombs kill 50 in city of Tal Afar   The explosions, within a few minutes of each other, targeted markets. In 2006 Bush touted Tal Afar as an example  Iran  Iran: Inquiry first, access second Mar.28   Iran     British captives shown on Iranian TV   The female British sailor detained by Iran in the Persian Gulf said her crew 'trespassed' in Iranian waters Mar.30  Iran  Video shows detainee 'apology'

April 2007 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Tehran  Protest at UK embassy  Jerusalem  Olmert to Arab leaders: Let's talk peace Apr.4   Iran     Ahmadinejad frees UK sailors   Iranian President has met with some of the 15 personnel held in Iranian custody, after pardoning the group   Syria Pelosi pushes Syria on militant links
 Tehran  Britons leave Tehran for home Apr.6  Jerusalem  Peace pleas punctuate Good Friday Apr.7  Tehran  Iran urges UK goodwill on sailors  Iran  CIA tortured me, says Iran envoy Apr.8  Iraq  30 dead in attacks across Iraq Apr.9   Iran   Nuclear program stepped up   Ahmadinejad: nuclear fuel production program has reached 'industrial' levels  Iraq  Thousands protest Baghdad's fall Apr.12   Baghdad   8 killed in suicide attack on parliament   After the attack in the cafeteria, more explosives were found near the parliament room. An explosion is killing at least two MPs Apr.14   Iraq Bombings in Karbala, Baghdad killed 56 Apr.15   Baghdad Bomb attacks strike capital Apr.16   Baghdad Sadr ministers quit Iraqi cabinet Apr.18   Baghdad   Bombings kill almost 200
  Insurgent bombers launched a series of attacks across Baghdad. 112 dead in Sadriya market. 28 dead in an attack at the entrance to Sadr City
 11 civilians were killed in Karrada district. 4 police officers were killed when a suicide car bomber exploded at an Iraqi police checkpoint
  Iran Iran nuclear operations confirmed
Apr.19  Turkey  Bible attack suspects detained Apr.21  Baghdad  U.S. under fire over Baghdad wall Apr.22  Mosul  Gunmen line up, execute 23 Kurd Apr.23  Iraq  Suicide bomb kills 9 U.S. soldiers Apr.27   Turkey   Army 'concerned' by vote
  Army has warned against questioning the secular system after a disputed 1st-round presidential vote in parliament.    The ruling party has sharply criticised an army threat. The European Union and the U.S. have urg...
  Saudi Arabia   Saudis arrest 172 militants  Suspects arrested in an anti-terror sweep related to a terror plot involving attacks on senior officials and government installations Apr.28   Iraq Bomb kills 58 in holy city of Karbala
Apr.30   Jerusalem     'Severe failure' over Lebanon war  Ehud Olmert has been criticised by government inquiry panel over his handling of Israel's conflict in Lebanon in 2006  Turkey  Prime Minister Erdogan calls for unity

May 2007 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Baghdad  Iraq al Qaeda leader reported dead   Turkey Presidential vote annulled
May.2  Jerusalem  Olmert should go, Israeli FM says May.3   Sinai Iraq rebuild summit opens May.8   Israel   King Herod's ancient tomb 'found'   An archaeologist has found the tomb of the ruler of Judea while it was under Roman administration in the 1st century BC May.9  Gaza  Police teams walk tough beat for peace May.12   Iraq   3 missing, 5 killed in attack on U.S. patrol  American troops were on the hunt south of Baghdad for 2 members of a U.S.-led military patrol May.13  Northern Iraq  Bombings leave at least 45 dead May.14   Gaza Hamas-Fatah cease-fire collapses May.15  Gaza  Gunmen raid Fatah official's home May.17  Gaza  Israel launches air strikes May.18   Gaza   Clashes continued for 6th day  2 Hamas men and a passer-by were killed when a van was hit close to a Hamas post. Israel launched a series of air strikes on Hamas targets May.19  Southern Iraq  Blair's tribute to troops in Iraq  Gaza  Israeli jets strike Hamas May.20   Northern Lebanon   Islamic militants, security forces battle Map of Tripoli Lebanon
  Tanks pounded a militant group's headquarters in a Palestinian camp near Tripoli after the city's worst clashes killed 37 people.    14 fighters from the radical Fatah Islam group, linked to ...
 Gaza  Hamas leader's house hit by Israeli missile May.21  Beirut  Explosion rocks Beirut  Lebanon  Fighting enters third day May.22   Northern Lebanon Thousands flee refugee battle May.23   Iran UN reports ongoing Iran defiance May.24  Beirut  PM vows to uproot militants May.25  Iraq  Sadr calls for Sunni co-operation  Lebanon  Hezbollah leader warns Lebanese army May.26  Gaza  Israeli jets strike; Hamas minister arrested May.28   Baghdad     U.S., Iran hold historic talks   The United States told Iran its support for militias fighting in Iraq needs to cease. Iran criticizes U.S. 'occupation' in Iraq May.29   Baghdad   Five Britons seized   4 bodyguards and a finance expert have been kidnapped from Iraq's finance ministry. The kidnappers wore police uniforms  Iraq  Chopper attack, bombs kill 10 U.S. troops May.31  Northern Lebanon  Fresh fighting hits camp

June 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Gaza Video released of BBC's Johnston
  Northern Lebanon   Fighting kills at least 14   Lebanese soldiers, backed by gunboats, artillery and tanks, entered a Palestinian camp that has hosted days of fierce fighting north of Trip... Jun.7   Oman Cyclone pounds Mideast oil region Jun.10  Gaza  Militants throw rivals off high-rise buildings Jun.11   Gaza 14 died in Fatah/Hamas clashes Jun.12  Gaza  Hamas launches new attacks   Sunni Triangle   Blast hits key Shia shrine Map of Samarra Iraq
  The 3 minarets of the al-Askari, one of the holiest sites in Shia Islam, have been damaged by an explosion in Samarra.    The bombing destroyed two towers at the mosque. The same holy site was attacked in February 2006. The...
Jun.13  Jerusalem  Peres elected Israel's president   Beirut   Lebanese lawmaker killed in blast  Walid Eido, an anti-Syrian member of the Lebanese parliament died in a bomb blast. 6 other people died and 11 were wounded in the explosion  Baghdad  Sunni insurgents storm Sunni mosques Jun.14   Gaza     Hamas hails 'liberation' of Gaza
  The militants have hailed a series of military victories over rivals Fatah as a new 'liberation' of the territory
 Fighters seized Fatah's Preventative Security building and the intelligence service headquarters, and overran Rafah. An aide to Abbas called the Hamas offensive a coup against the Palestinian Authority. Abbas was likely to dismiss the government and call new elections
  West Bank     Abbas sacks Hamas-led government  Palestinian Authority President has dismissed the coalition government and declared a state of emergency  Gaza  Hamas 'in full control of Gaza' Jun.15   West Bank Abbas appoints new Palestinian PM
Jun.17   West Bank New Palestinian cabinet sworn in  Northern Israel  2 rockets fall on northern Israel Jun.19   Baghdad     Car bomb kills 87 in crowded square  A truck bomb ripped through a crowded Khalani Square, killing at least 75 people and wounding 204 others  Gaza  Gazans trapped at Israeli crossing Jun.21   Baghdad 14 U.S. troops killed in 48 hours  Egypt  Egyptians to host Mid-East summit   Beirut Defense minister: Militants crushed Jun.23  Northern Lebanon  Booby trap in camp kills Lebanese soldiers  Sunni Triangle  9 U.S. troops die Jun.24   Baghdad   'Chemical Ali' sentenced to hang  An Iraq court sentenced 3 former aides to Saddam Hussein to death by hanging for their role in a genocide campaign that that killed up to 100,000...  Jerusalem  Israel to free Palestinian funds  Southern Lebanon  U.N. peacekeepers killed   Gaza BBC reporter in suicide vest video Jun.25  Israel  Israel to release Fatah prisoners Jun.26   Tehran Protests fuel rationing

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Jul.2  Yemen  Bomb kills Spanish tourists Jul.3   Gaza   BBC reporter Alan Johnston freed
  Johnston, kidnapped March 12 by a group calling itself the Army of Islam, was wearing blue jeans and looking gaunt.    TV pictures showed Johnston, 45, leaving a building and entering a car, acc...
Jul.4  Jerusalem  BBC man: I felt buried alive Jul.7   Northern Iraq     At least 105 killed in village market blast
Map of Amerli Iraq
  A truck, resembled an Iraqi military truck, laden with two tons of explosives detonated in an outdoor market in Amerli.    250 people were wounded in the bombing.. The village predominately populated by Shiite Turkmens and K...
Jul.13  Tehran  Iran, IAEA resolve inspection row Jul.16   Northern Iraq   Truck bomb kills at least 80 in Kirkuk   A suicide bomber ripped through a busy commercial district, leaving a large crater surrounded by dozens of mutilated bodies Jul.20   Israel   Israel frees 256 prisoners  Israel released 255 Palestinian prisoners as part of a series of goodwill gestures designed to bolster Abbas in his standoff against Hamas Jul.22   Turkey   Ruling party claims win  AK Party won a resounding election victory, giving the Islamist-rooted party a mandate for reform but risking fresh tensions with the secular... Jul.25  Baghdad  Bombers target soccer celebrations Jul.28  Abu Dhabi  Musharraf in talks with Bhutto Jul.29  Iraq  Iraq celebrates Asian Cup victory  Iraq  Third of Iraqis 'need urgent aid'

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Aug.1  Baghdad  Gas station blast kills 50  Saudi Arabia  Saudis back US Middle East plans  Baghdad  Sunni bloc leaves Iraq government Aug.5  Iraq  U.S.: Iraq shrine bomber killed   Lebanon Opposition wins key Lebanese poll
Aug.8  Sadr City  Raid, street fighting leave 40 dead Aug.11  Southern Iraq  Bomb kills governor Aug.13  Turkey  Gul getting 2nd shot at presidency Aug.14   Mosul   Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks Map of Mosul Iraq
  The blasts targeted a Kurdish religious minority, the Yazidi sect, near Mosul. At least 4 blasts hit areas which house the community.    Tensions between the Yazidi and local Muslims have grown since a Yazidi girl was stoned by her community in April for converting t...
Aug.18  Turkey  Jet hijack ends peacefully Aug.20   Southern Iraq Bomb kills governor Aug.22   Northern Iraq Helicopter crash kills 14 U.S. soldiers Aug.27  Baghdad  U.S. links Hussein's daughter to terror cell Aug.28   Turkey   Turks elect ex-Islamist president
  Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul has been elected president in a parliamentary vote in a third round of voting.    Gul is the first politician with an Islamist background to become head of state si...
 Baghdad  US seizes Iranian group in Iraq Aug.29   Iraq Muqtada al-Sadr suspends militia


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Sep.2   Northern Lebanon   Army 'in control' of camp   Lebanon's army has taken full control of a Palestinian refugee camp where its troops have been battling Fatah al-Islam militants  Iran  Iran 'reaches nuclear target'   Basra   British leave Basra base   Five-hundred British troops began withdrawing from their base in the city, which has been hit daily by mortar attacks Sep.3  Baghdad  President Bush made surprise visit Sep.6   Syria   Israeli airstrike targeted nuclear reactor
  New York Times: An airstrike targeted a partially built nuclear reactor that was years away from completion.    Syria has said its air defenses opened fire on warplanes a...
Sep.10  Israel  Dozens hurt by rocket Sep.13  Sunni Triangle  Insurgents kill key US ally Sep.14   Iraq Al Qaeda claims sheik killing Sep.15  Baghdad  Sadr group quits Iraq ruling bloc  Iraq  Al Qaeda threatens Sunni leaders Sep.17   Baghdad   Iraq shootout firm loses license  Iraq has cancelled the licence of the Blackwater USA, after it was involved in a gunfight in which at least 8 civilians died   Iraq     'Fair probe' vow on Iraq gunfight   Iraq and the US have pledged a transparent investigation into a gunfight involving a private security firm that left eight civilians dead Sep.19  Jerusalem  Israel: Gaza is 'hostile entity'   Beirut   Anti-Syrian lawmaker dies in blast
  A massive bombing killed parliamentarian Antoine Ghanem and at least 4 others. He was a Christian Maronite and a member of Phalange Party.    The blast will reduce the parliamentary majority from 69 to 68, preventing them from electing a free president. World...
Sep.20  Beirut  Assassination spurs calls for strike Sep.30   Yemen 'Catastrophic' volcano eruption off Yemen

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Oct.3  Baghdad  Bomb injures Polish envoy Oct.5  Iraq  Iraqi lawmaker detained in raid Oct.6   Iraq Shia leaders sign truce deal
Oct.9  Baghdad  Australian contractors kill 2 women Oct.10  Northern Iraq  Turkey hits rebels in Iraq  Turkey  Turkey condemns US Armenia vote Oct.11  Turkey  Turkey recalls U.S. envoy  Sunni Triangle  Strike 'kills 15 civilians' Oct.15  Tehran  Putin arrived in Tehran for landmark visit Oct.16  Turkey  Iraq seeks talks on Turkey threat Oct.17   Turkey MPs clear attacks in Iraq Oct.20   Iran Iran's nuclear negotiator resigns Oct.21  Turkey  44 die as Turkey battles Kurdish rebels Oct.22   Turkey Turkish troops missing after raid Oct.23  Baghdad  Turkey wins Iraq backing on PKK Oct.24  Turkey  Kurdish rebels pounded Oct.26  Iran  Guard 'ready to defend revolution' Oct.29  Iraq  US hands over Karbala to Iraqis

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Nov.1  Iraq  Deaths in Iraq 'continue to fall' Nov.8  Dubai  Bridge collapses in Dubai marina Nov.9   Iraq Sunni chiefs killed in blast
Nov.12  Gaza  Deadly clash at Arafat rally Nov.18  Iraq  Bomber kills kids getting toys from troops Nov.20  Saudi Arabia  Pipeline death toll at 40 Nov.23  Beirut  MPs fail to elect president  Saudi Arabia  Saudis to attend Mid-East summit   Beirut   Lahoud steps down; no successor   Lebanese President has left the presidential palace after not naming a successor, and is calling on the army to preserve the nation's securi... Nov.25   Syria Syria to attend Mideast summit Nov.29   Turkey   Jetliner with 56 people on board crashed   All have died. The Atlasjet Airlines' MacDonnell Douglas 83 crashed in southern Turkey as the pilot was preparing to land in Isparta

December 2007 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Northern Iraq     Turkey attacks Kurd rebels in Iraq
  The Turkish military said it attacked 50 to 60 Kurdish rebels inside Iraqi territory, inflicting 'significant losses'
 A spokesman for the local Iraqi Kurdistan government denied there had been an attack. The Turkish military did not say whether Turkish troops had crossed into Iraq to conduct the operation
Dec.11  Beirut  Blast kills army general Dec.15  Gaza  Huge rally marks Hamas anniversary Dec.16   Northern Iraq     Turkey hits PKK   The warplanes and long-range missiles attacked Kurdish rebel positions in the mountains near the Turkish border   Basra   British troops return Basra to Iraqis   British troops handed over responsibility for security in the province of Basra, a major milestone in the scaling-back of the military prese...  Turkey  'US backed' Turkish raids on Iraq Dec.17   Saudi Arabia Report: King pardons rape victim Dec.18  Northern Iraq  Turkish troops cross into Iraq Dec.19  Jerusalem  Hamas leader: I'm open to talks Dec.22  Northern Iraq  Turkey in fresh Iraq air strikes Dec.25  Israel  Iranian Jews find new homes in Israel


Military chief quits over war performance 25 U.S. troops killed in 1 day in Iraq   Battle rages on after 25 dead




Middle East, 2007 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2007
Jan.4  Gaza  Haniya, Abbas agree to pull back forces
Jan.16   Jerusalem
Jan.20  Iraq  13 killed in U.S. copter crash
Jan.21   Iraq
Jan.25  Beirut  City lockdown after rivals battle in streets
Jan.27   Gaza
  Gunmen from the Hamas and Fatah are continuing an increasingly bloody power struggle over the Palestinian government
 Both sides have suspended talks. Those killed included a boy of 11 or 12 who was hit during a shootout
Jan.28   Southern Iraq US, Iraqi troops have killed 250 militants
Jan.29  Gaza  Hamas and Fatah agree to cease-fire Jan.31   Iraq Probe eyes Iran ties in Karbala attack Feb.2   Iraq U.S. loses fourth copter in Iraq in 2 weeks Feb.2   Gaza   24 killed before factions reach truce  Fatah and Hamas gunmen battled each other at universities, a radio station and in streets Feb.7   Baghdad   Fifth U.S. chopper in 18 days down   An insurgent group claimed responsibility for downing a U.S. helicopter and 'burning it down completely' Feb.7   Southern Lebanon Clash on Israel-Lebanese border  Israeli and Lebanese forces have exchanged fire on the border between the 2 countries Feb.11   Baghdad U.S.: Iran to blame for killing U.S. troops Feb.13   Baghdad Iraq unveils new security plans Feb.13   Southern Iran Bomb kills 18 on military bus Mar.8  Baghdad  No military solution to Iraq - U.S. chief Mar.10  Gaza  Palestinian infighting kills Hamas man Mar.17   Sunni Triangle Gas attack makes hundreds ill  Suicide bombers detonated 3 chlorine-filled trucks in Anbar province, killing 2 police officers and sickened 350 Iraqis and 6 coalition force... Mar.20  Baghdad  VP: Iraq 'should talk to militants' Mar.22   Baghdad   UN chief shaken by blast  A blast interrupted a Ban Ki-moon news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki Mar.23   Iran   Iran seizes 15 British sailors Map of Persian Gulf Iran
  The naval patrol seized sailors who had boarded a vessel suspected of smuggling cars off the coast of Iraq
 The Royal Marines and naval officers were have been apprehended by up to 6 ships from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy. The British government demanded the safe return of its troops and summoned Tehran's ambassador to explain the incident. Iran had asked Britain's ambassador to explain why the personnel had crossed into Iranian territory
Mar.27  Iran  Iran: Inquiry first, access second Mar.28   Iran   British captives shown on Iranian TV   The female British sailor detained by Iran in the Persian Gulf said her crew 'trespassed' in Iranian waters Mar.30  Iran  Video shows detainee 'apology' Apr.1  Jerusalem  Olmert to Arab leaders: Let's talk peace Apr.8  Iraq  30 dead in attacks across Iraq Apr.9   Iran Nuclear program stepped up   Ahmadinejad: nuclear fuel production program has reached 'industrial' levels Apr.21  Baghdad  U.S. under fire over Baghdad wall Apr.23  Iraq  Suicide bomb kills 9 U.S. soldiers Apr.27   Turkey Army 'concerned' by vote
  Army has warned against questioning the secular system after a disputed 1st-round presidential vote in parliament.    The ruling party has sharply criticised an army threat. The European Union and the U.S. have urg...
Apr.30   Jerusalem   'Severe failure' over Lebanon war  Ehud Olmert has been criticised by government inquiry panel over his handling of Israel's conflict in Lebanon in 2006 May.9  Gaza  Police teams walk tough beat for peace May.12   Iraq 3 missing, 5 killed in attack on U.S. patrol  American troops were on the hunt south of Baghdad for 2 members of a U.S.-led military patrol May.14   Gaza Hamas-Fatah cease-fire collapses
May.15  Gaza  Gunmen raid Fatah official's home May.17  Gaza  Israel launches air strikes May.18   Gaza Clashes continued for 6th day  2 Hamas men and a passer-by were killed when a van was hit close to a Hamas post. Israel launched a series of air strikes on Hamas targets May.19  Southern Iraq  Blair's tribute to troops in Iraq May.19  Gaza  Israeli jets strike Hamas May.20   Northern Lebanon Islamic militants, security forces battle Map of Tripoli Lebanon
  Tanks pounded a militant group's headquarters in a Palestinian camp near Tripoli after the city's worst clashes killed 37 people.    14 fighters from the radical Fatah Islam group, linked to ...
May.20  Gaza  Hamas leader's house hit by Israeli missile May.21  Lebanon  Fighting enters third day May.22   Northern Lebanon Thousands flee refugee battle May.24  Beirut  PM vows to uproot militants May.25  Lebanon  Hezbollah leader warns Lebanese army May.26  Gaza  Israeli jets strike; Hamas minister arrested May.29  Iraq  Chopper attack, bombs kill 10 U.S. troops May.31  Northern Lebanon  Fresh fighting hits camp Jun.1   Northern Lebanon Fighting kills at least 14   Lebanese soldiers, backed by gunboats, artillery and tanks, entered a Palestinian camp that has hosted days of fierce fighting north of Trip... Jun.10  Gaza  Militants throw rivals off high-rise buildings Jun.11   Gaza 14 died in Fatah/Hamas clashes Jun.12  Gaza  Hamas launches new attacks Jun.13  Baghdad  Sunni insurgents storm Sunni mosques Jun.14   Gaza   Hamas hails 'liberation' of Gaza
  The militants have hailed a series of military victories over rivals Fatah as a new 'liberation' of the territory
 Fighters seized Fatah's Preventative Security building and the intelligence service headquarters, and overran Rafah. An aide to Abbas called the Hamas offensive a coup against the Palestinian Authority. Abbas was likely to dismiss the government and call new elections
Jun.14  Gaza  Hamas 'in full control of Gaza' Jun.17  Northern Israel  2 rockets fall on northern Israel Jun.21   Baghdad 14 U.S. troops killed in 48 hours
Jun.21   Beirut Defense minister: Militants crushed Jun.23  Northern Lebanon  Booby trap in camp kills Lebanese soldiers Jun.23  Sunni Triangle  9 U.S. troops die Jun.24   Baghdad 'Chemical Ali' sentenced to hang  An Iraq court sentenced 3 former aides to Saddam Hussein to death by hanging for their role in a genocide campaign that that killed up to 100,000... Jun.24  Southern Lebanon  U.N. peacekeepers killed Jun.25  Israel  Israel to release Fatah prisoners Jul.20   Israel Israel frees 256 prisoners  Israel released 255 Palestinian prisoners as part of a series of goodwill gestures designed to bolster Abbas in his standoff against Hamas Aug.5  Iraq  U.S.: Iraq shrine bomber killed Aug.8  Sadr City  Raid, street fighting leave 40 dead Aug.22   Northern Iraq Helicopter crash kills 14 U.S. soldiers Aug.29   Iraq Muqtada al-Sadr suspends militia Sep.2   Northern Lebanon Army 'in control' of camp   Lebanon's army has taken full control of a Palestinian refugee camp where its troops have been battling Fatah al-Islam militants Sep.2  Iran  Iran 'reaches nuclear target' Sep.2   Basra British leave Basra base   Five-hundred British troops began withdrawing from their base in the city, which has been hit daily by mortar attacks Sep.6   Syria Israeli airstrike targeted nuclear reactor
  New York Times: An airstrike targeted a partially built nuclear reactor that was years away from completion.    Syria has said its air defenses opened fire on warplanes a...
Sep.10  Israel  Dozens hurt by rocket Sep.17   Baghdad Iraq shootout firm loses license  Iraq has cancelled the licence of the Blackwater USA, after it was involved in a gunfight in which at least 8 civilians died Sep.17   Iraq   'Fair probe' vow on Iraq gunfight   Iraq and the US have pledged a transparent investigation into a gunfight involving a private security firm that left eight civilians dead Oct.5  Iraq  Iraqi lawmaker detained in raid Oct.6   Iraq Shia leaders sign truce deal Oct.9  Baghdad  Australian contractors kill 2 women Oct.10  Northern Iraq  Turkey hits rebels in Iraq Oct.11  Sunni Triangle  Strike 'kills 15 civilians' Oct.17   Turkey MPs clear attacks in Iraq Oct.21  Turkey  44 die as Turkey battles Kurdish rebels Oct.22   Turkey Turkish troops missing after raid Oct.23  Baghdad  Turkey wins Iraq backing on PKK Oct.24  Turkey  Kurdish rebels pounded Oct.26  Iran  Guard 'ready to defend revolution' Oct.29  Iraq  US hands over Karbala to Iraqis Nov.1  Iraq  Deaths in Iraq 'continue to fall' Nov.25   Syria Syria to attend Mideast summit Dec.1   Northern Iraq   Turkey attacks Kurd rebels in Iraq
  The Turkish military said it attacked 50 to 60 Kurdish rebels inside Iraqi territory, inflicting 'significant losses'
 A spokesman for the local Iraqi Kurdistan government denied there had been an attack. The Turkish military did not say whether Turkish troops had crossed into Iraq to conduct the operation
Dec.16   Northern Iraq   Turkey hits PKK   The warplanes and long-range missiles attacked Kurdish rebel positions in the mountains near the Turkish border Dec.16   Basra British troops return Basra to Iraqis   British troops handed over responsibility for security in the province of Basra, a major milestone in the scaling-back of the military prese... Dec.16  Turkey  'US backed' Turkish raids on Iraq Dec.18  Northern Iraq  Turkish troops cross into Iraq Dec.22  Northern Iraq  Turkey in fresh Iraq air strikes



Middle East, 2007 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.9  Sunni Triangle  Plane crash kills 30 Turkish workers Jun.7   Oman Cyclone pounds Mideast oil region Jul.29  Iraq  Third of Iraqis 'need urgent aid' Aug.22   Northern Iraq Helicopter crash kills 14 U.S. soldiers Sep.30   Yemen 'Catastrophic' volcano eruption off Yemen Nov.8  Dubai  Bridge collapses in Dubai marina Nov.20  Saudi Arabia  Pipeline death toll at 40 Nov.29   Turkey Jetliner with 56 people on board crashed   All have died. The Atlasjet Airlines' MacDonnell Douglas 83 crashed in southern Turkey as the pilot was preparing to land in Isparta



Middle East, 2007 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2007 Jul.25  Baghdad  Bombers target soccer celebrations Jul.29  Iraq  Iraq celebrates Asian Cup victory



Middle East, 2007 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2007 Mar.21  Israel  General strike shuts down Israel Mar.28   Iran   British captives shown on Iranian TV   The female British sailor detained by Iran in the Persian Gulf said her crew 'trespassed' in Iranian waters Jun.7   Oman Cyclone pounds Mideast oil region
Jun.26   Tehran Protests fuel rationing Jul.2  Yemen  Bomb kills Spanish tourists



Middle East, 2007 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.2   Baghdad   Iraq investigates Saddam footage   The government has launched an inquiry into unofficial mobile phone footage showing the execution of former leader Jan.3   Baghdad Guard detained over Hussein video
Jan.14   Baghdad   Saddam half-brother executed   Barzan Ibrahim decapitated during hanging. The former head of Revolutionary Court Hamed al-Bandar also hanged Jan.16   Baghdad Bombs kill 70 at university Jan.17  Baghdad  Bombers kill 28 in Baghdad, Kirkuk Jan.20  Turkey  Hrant Dink murder suspect caught Jan.22   Baghdad Market bombs kill 100 in 2 Iraqi cities   Bombs in marketplaces killed dozens of people in Baghdad and in Khalis, near the northeastern city of Baquba Jan.29   Southern Israel Bakery bomber kills three Jan.30  Iraq  Attacks on Shiite pilgrims kill 38 Feb.3   Baghdad Truck bomb kills more than 120 in market
  A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden truck in a crowded market in Sedriya, a mixed neighborhood
 The blast destroyed stores and automobiles. Many victims were trapped under the rubble. 8 die in other attacks; 2 came when 9 bombs detonated in Kirkuk
Feb.8  Baghdad  Top Iraqi official held in raid Feb.12   Baghdad 90 killed on day Golden Mosque attack   5 explosions ripped through central Baghdad, amid memorials marking last year's attack on a revered Shiite shrine in Samarra Feb.13   Southern Iran Bomb kills 18 on military bus Feb.25  Iraq  Car bomb kills dozens; mystery blasts Feb.26   Baghdad Suicide bomber kills 50 at university Mar.6   Iraq More than 120 die in blasts Map of Karbala Iraq
  Insurgents stepped up attacks on Shiite pilgrims heading to the city of Karbala, with bombings and small arms attacks.    Suicide bombers targeted Shiite pi...
Mar.10  Iraq  Kidnapping in Iraq aimed at Germans Mar.11   Baghdad Car bomb kills 31 pilgrims Mar.19   Baghdad Former VP Ramadan executed   One of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants, Taha Yassin Ramadan was sentenced to life for his role in killing Shias in the 1980s Mar.22   Baghdad   UN chief shaken by blast  A blast interrupted a Ban Ki-moon news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki Mar.23   Baghdad Bomb injures Iraqi deputy PM Mar.27   Northern Iraq Truck bombs kill 50 in city of Tal Afar   The explosions, within a few minutes of each other, targeted markets. In 2006 Bush touted Tal Afar as an example Apr.12   Baghdad 8 killed in suicide attack on parliament   After the attack in the cafeteria, more explosives were found near the parliament room. An explosion is killing at least two MPs Apr.14   Iraq Bombings in Karbala, Baghdad killed 56 Apr.15   Baghdad Bomb attacks strike capital Apr.18   Baghdad Bombings kill almost 200
  Insurgent bombers launched a series of attacks across Baghdad. 112 dead in Sadriya market. 28 dead in an attack at the entrance to Sadr City
 11 civilians were killed in Karrada district. 4 police officers were killed when a suicide car bomber exploded at an Iraqi police checkpoint
Apr.19  Turkey  Bible attack suspects detained Apr.22  Mosul  Gunmen line up, execute 23 Kurd Apr.23  Iraq  Suicide bomb kills 9 U.S. soldiers Apr.27   Saudi Arabia Saudis arrest 172 militants  Suspects arrested in an anti-terror sweep related to a terror plot involving attacks on senior officials and government installations Apr.28   Iraq Bomb kills 58 in holy city of Karbala
May.1  Baghdad  Iraq al Qaeda leader reported dead May.13  Northern Iraq  Bombings leave at least 45 dead May.21  Beirut  Explosion rocks Beirut May.29   Baghdad Five Britons seized   4 bodyguards and a finance expert have been kidnapped from Iraq's finance ministry. The kidnappers wore police uniforms Jun.1   Gaza Video released of BBC's Johnston Jun.12   Sunni Triangle Blast hits key Shia shrine Map of Samarra Iraq
  The 3 minarets of the al-Askari, one of the holiest sites in Shia Islam, have been damaged by an explosion in Samarra.    The bombing destroyed two towers at the mosque. The same holy site was attacked in February 2006. The...
Jun.13   Beirut Lebanese lawmaker killed in blast  Walid Eido, an anti-Syrian member of the Lebanese parliament died in a bomb blast. 6 other people died and 11 were wounded in the explosion Jun.19   Baghdad   Car bomb kills 87 in crowded square  A truck bomb ripped through a crowded Khalani Square, killing at least 75 people and wounding 204 others Jun.24   Baghdad 'Chemical Ali' sentenced to hang  An Iraq court sentenced 3 former aides to Saddam Hussein to death by hanging for their role in a genocide campaign that that killed up to 100,000... Jun.24   Gaza BBC reporter in suicide vest video Jul.2  Yemen  Bomb kills Spanish tourists Jul.3   Gaza BBC reporter Alan Johnston freed
  Johnston, kidnapped March 12 by a group calling itself the Army of Islam, was wearing blue jeans and looking gaunt.    TV pictures showed Johnston, 45, leaving a building and entering a car, acc...
Jul.4  Jerusalem  BBC man: I felt buried alive Jul.7   Northern Iraq   At least 105 killed in village market blast
Map of Amerli Iraq
  A truck, resembled an Iraqi military truck, laden with two tons of explosives detonated in an outdoor market in Amerli.    250 people were wounded in the bombing.. The village predominately populated by Shiite Turkmens and K...
Jul.16   Northern Iraq Truck bomb kills at least 80 in Kirkuk   A suicide bomber ripped through a busy commercial district, leaving a large crater surrounded by dozens of mutilated bodies Jul.25  Baghdad  Bombers target soccer celebrations Aug.1  Baghdad  Gas station blast kills 50 Aug.11  Southern Iraq  Bomb kills governor Aug.14   Mosul Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks Map of Mosul Iraq
  The blasts targeted a Kurdish religious minority, the Yazidi sect, near Mosul. At least 4 blasts hit areas which house the community.    Tensions between the Yazidi and local Muslims have grown since a Yazidi girl was stoned by her community in April for converting t...
Aug.18  Turkey  Jet hijack ends peacefully Aug.20   Southern Iraq Bomb kills governor Aug.27  Baghdad  U.S. links Hussein's daughter to terror cell Aug.28  Baghdad  US seizes Iranian group in Iraq Sep.10  Israel  Dozens hurt by rocket Sep.13  Sunni Triangle  Insurgents kill key US ally Sep.14   Iraq Al Qaeda claims sheik killing Sep.15  Iraq  Al Qaeda threatens Sunni leaders Sep.19   Beirut Anti-Syrian lawmaker dies in blast
  A massive bombing killed parliamentarian Antoine Ghanem and at least 4 others. He was a Christian Maronite and a member of Phalange Party.    The blast will reduce the parliamentary majority from 69 to 68, preventing them from electing a free president. World...
Sep.20  Beirut  Assassination spurs calls for strike Oct.3  Baghdad  Bomb injures Polish envoy Nov.9   Iraq Sunni chiefs killed in blast
Nov.12  Gaza  Deadly clash at Arafat rally Nov.18  Iraq  Bomber kills kids getting toys from troops Dec.11  Beirut  Blast kills army general Dec.17   Saudi Arabia Report: King pardons rape victim



Middle East, 2007 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.4  Gaza  Haniya, Abbas agree to pull back forces Jan.5  Egypt  Hanging 'makes martyr of Saddam' Jan.6  Baghdad  Iraq PM warns over Saddam hanging Jan.13   Jerusalem Rice begins Mid-East peace push
Jan.16   Jerusalem Military chief quits over war performance Jan.22   Beirut Protesters barricade roads   Hundreds have blocked major roads in and around the capital at the start of a general strike called by Hezbollah-led opposition Jan.23  Lebanon  Opposition halts strike Jan.24   Jerusalem President: I'm not guilty, I won't resign Feb.8   Mecca Palestinian talks yield power-sharing pact
  Rival leaders signed an agreement in principle on a government in Saudi-brokered talks in Mecca.    Palestinian President Abbas, of the Fatah, and Meshaal, leader of Hamas, signed the accord at a ceremony hosted by Kin...
Feb.9   Jerusalem Israeli police, Muslims clash at holy site
Feb.20  Jerusalem  Rice talks with Israelis, Palestinians Mar.9   Baghdad Iraq hosts key security meeting Mar.15   Gaza New Palestinian Cabinet named Mar.21  Israel  General strike shuts down Israel Mar.23  Tehran  Ahmadinejad cancels Sec. Council visit Mar.25  West Bank  Rice pushes 'common agenda' in Mideast Mar.27  Iran  Iran: Inquiry first, access second Apr.1  Tehran  Protest at UK embassy Apr.1  Jerusalem  Olmert to Arab leaders: Let's talk peace Apr.4   Iran   Ahmadinejad frees UK sailors   Iranian President has met with some of the 15 personnel held in Iranian custody, after pardoning the group Apr.4   Syria Pelosi pushes Syria on militant links Apr.4  Tehran  Britons leave Tehran for home Apr.6  Jerusalem  Peace pleas punctuate Good Friday Apr.7  Tehran  Iran urges UK goodwill on sailors Apr.7  Iran  CIA tortured me, says Iran envoy Apr.9   Iran Nuclear program stepped up   Ahmadinejad: nuclear fuel production program has reached 'industrial' levels Apr.9  Iraq  Thousands protest Baghdad's fall Apr.16   Baghdad Sadr ministers quit Iraqi cabinet Apr.18   Iran Iran nuclear operations confirmed Apr.21  Baghdad  U.S. under fire over Baghdad wall Apr.27   Turkey Army 'concerned' by vote
  Army has warned against questioning the secular system after a disputed 1st-round presidential vote in parliament.    The ruling party has sharply criticised an army threat. The European Union and the U.S. have urg...
Apr.30   Jerusalem   'Severe failure' over Lebanon war  Ehud Olmert has been criticised by government inquiry panel over his handling of Israel's conflict in Lebanon in 2006 Apr.30  Turkey  Prime Minister Erdogan calls for unity May.1   Turkey Presidential vote annulled May.2  Jerusalem  Olmert should go, Israeli FM says May.3   Sinai Iraq rebuild summit opens May.8   Israel King Herod's ancient tomb 'found'   An archaeologist has found the tomb of the ruler of Judea while it was under Roman administration in the 1st century BC May.19  Southern Iraq  Blair's tribute to troops in Iraq May.23   Iran UN reports ongoing Iran defiance May.24  Beirut  PM vows to uproot militants May.25  Iraq  Sadr calls for Sunni co-operation May.25  Lebanon  Hezbollah leader warns Lebanese army May.28   Baghdad   U.S., Iran hold historic talks   The United States told Iran its support for militias fighting in Iraq needs to cease. Iran criticizes U.S. 'occupation' in Iraq Jun.1   Gaza Video released of BBC's Johnston Jun.13  Jerusalem  Peres elected Israel's president Jun.14   West Bank   Abbas sacks Hamas-led government  Palestinian Authority President has dismissed the coalition government and declared a state of emergency Jun.15   West Bank Abbas appoints new Palestinian PM Jun.17   West Bank New Palestinian cabinet sworn in Jun.19  Gaza  Gazans trapped at Israeli crossing Jun.21  Egypt  Egyptians to host Mid-East summit Jun.21   Beirut Defense minister: Militants crushed Jun.24  Jerusalem  Israel to free Palestinian funds Jun.25  Israel  Israel to release Fatah prisoners Jun.26   Tehran Protests fuel rationing Jul.13  Tehran  Iran, IAEA resolve inspection row Jul.22   Turkey Ruling party claims win  AK Party won a resounding election victory, giving the Islamist-rooted party a mandate for reform but risking fresh tensions with the secular... Jul.28  Abu Dhabi  Musharraf in talks with Bhutto Aug.1  Saudi Arabia  Saudis back US Middle East plans Aug.1  Baghdad  Sunni bloc leaves Iraq government Aug.5   Lebanon Opposition wins key Lebanese poll Aug.13  Turkey  Gul getting 2nd shot at presidency Aug.27  Baghdad  U.S. links Hussein's daughter to terror cell Aug.28   Turkey Turks elect ex-Islamist president
  Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul has been elected president in a parliamentary vote in a third round of voting.    Gul is the first politician with an Islamist background to become head of state si...
Sep.2  Iran  Iran 'reaches nuclear target' Sep.3  Baghdad  President Bush made surprise visit Sep.15  Baghdad  Sadr group quits Iraq ruling bloc Sep.15  Iraq  Al Qaeda threatens Sunni leaders Sep.17   Baghdad Iraq shootout firm loses license  Iraq has cancelled the licence of the Blackwater USA, after it was involved in a gunfight in which at least 8 civilians died Sep.19  Jerusalem  Israel: Gaza is 'hostile entity' Sep.20  Beirut  Assassination spurs calls for strike Oct.5  Iraq  Iraqi lawmaker detained in raid Oct.6   Iraq Shia leaders sign truce deal Oct.10  Turkey  Turkey condemns US Armenia vote Oct.11  Turkey  Turkey recalls U.S. envoy Oct.15  Tehran  Putin arrived in Tehran for landmark visit Oct.16  Turkey  Iraq seeks talks on Turkey threat Oct.17   Turkey MPs clear attacks in Iraq Oct.20   Iran Iran's nuclear negotiator resigns Oct.23  Baghdad  Turkey wins Iraq backing on PKK Oct.29  Iraq  US hands over Karbala to Iraqis Nov.12  Gaza  Deadly clash at Arafat rally Nov.23  Beirut  MPs fail to elect president Nov.23  Saudi Arabia  Saudis to attend Mid-East summit Nov.23   Beirut Lahoud steps down; no successor   Lebanese President has left the presidential palace after not naming a successor, and is calling on the army to preserve the nation's securi... Nov.25   Syria Syria to attend Mideast summit Dec.15  Gaza  Huge rally marks Hamas anniversary Dec.17   Saudi Arabia Report: King pardons rape victim Dec.19  Jerusalem  Hamas leader: I'm open to talks Dec.25  Israel  Iranian Jews find new homes in Israel