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01-03 Israeli ground troops enter Gaza Gaza
C. 01-09 Israel, Hamas brush off UN, keep fighting Gaza
D. 01-17 Israel declares unilateral cease-fire Jerusalem
E. 01-21 Israeli troops complete Gaza withdrawal Gaza
5. 01-25 Troops have taken key rebel stronghold Mullaittivu, Sri Lanka
6. 02-25 Guard mutiny 'spreads' Dhaka, Bangladesh
H. 03-04 Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader Hague
8. 03-07 Two die in Army attack Antrim, Northern Ireland

Summary.     Click for More >   Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack   A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman
Israeli ground troops enter Gaza   Earlier, the Israelis used ground artillery for the first time in the 8-day-old conflict when tanks fired shells into Gaza Israel, Hamas brush off UN, keep fighting Israel declares unilateral cease-fire  Israel has declared a unilateral cease-fire in the fighting in Gaza beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday. Olmert: Hamas has been dealt a very serious ... Israeli troops complete Gaza withdrawal Troops have taken key rebel stronghold   The head of Sri Lanka's army: soldiers have seized a key rebel stronghold of Mullaittivu after launching a surprise attack Guard mutiny 'spreads' Obama to pull troops from Iraq in 2010   Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader   The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of viole... Two die in Army attack N. Korea launches rocket Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates  U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot pirates holding Richard Phillips hostage after seeing one of the pirates 'had an AK-47 leveled at the captain's...   Taliban claims victory near Islamabad   Militants who implemented Islamic law in violence-plagued Swat Valley last week have now taken control of a neighboring Buner district War zone hospital 'hit'  The government forces have shelled a hospital inside the conflict zone killing at least 49 people Thousands flee fighting Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken  Ministry of Defense: Sri Lankan government soldiers seized the last remaining coastal stretch under the control of Tamil Tiger rebels Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed   N. Korea conducted second nuclear test   North Korea announces that it has conducted a second successful nuclear test at an underground facility near Kilchu N. Korea fires short-range missiles Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city   President Zelaya forced into exile  Troops have ousted the president and flown him out of the country after a power struggle over plans to change the constitution US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed' US cut missile defence plan   Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize   Obama said that he was 'surprised and deeply humbled' by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Pri...   Armenia, Turkey sign historic agreement   Turkey and Armenia are establishing diplomatic relations after nearly a century of animosity. The border has been closed since 1993 38 killed as police offices attacked Major Pakistani ground offensive begins   Pakistani soldiers and militants slugged it out the vast tribal region, with more than a dozen insurgents killed in military airstrikes   Deadly shootings at US army base Map of Fort Hood Texas
Jan.1  Gaza  Airstrike on camp kills Hamas commander
 Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka troops enter rebel HQ
Jan.3   Gaza
Jan.4  Gaza  Israeli forces split Gaza in two
Jan.6  Gaza  10 dead as Israeli missile hits near school
Jan.7  Jerusalem  Israel accepts truce 'principles'
 Northern Israel  Rockets from Lebanon strike Israel; 2 hurt
Jan.9   Gaza
Jan.11  Gaza  Israeli reservists sent to Gaza
Jan.12  Gaza  Israelis 'edge into urban Gaza'
Jan.13  Gaza  Israelis push on into Gaza City
Jan.17   Jerusalem
Jan.18  Gaza  Hamas agrees to one-week cease-fire
Jan.21   Gaza
Jan.22  Congo  DR Congo rebel leader arrested
Jan.25   Sri Lanka
 Netherlands  Warlord Thomas Lubanga in landmark trial
Jan.27  Gaza  Week-old Gaza cease-fire breached
 Gaza  Israeli jet targets Gaza tunnels
Jan.29  North Korea  North Korea tears up agreements
Feb.1  Gaza  Rockets wound 3 Israelis, strikes hit Gaza
Feb.3  Sri Lanka  President predicts rapid win
Feb.6  Kyrgyzstan  Kyrgyz closure of US base 'final'
Feb.13  Tribal Areas  Missile hit 'kills 27'
Feb.16  United Kingdom  British, French nuclear submarines collide
Feb.19  Kyrgyzstan  Parliament votes to close key U.S. base
Feb.23  North Korea  North Korea 'plans rocket launch'
Feb.25   Bangladesh
Feb.26  UN Tribunal  Serb ex-president cleared of war crimes
  Washington
Feb.27  Bangladesh  Troops find mass grave
Mar.4   Hague
Mar.7   Northern Ireland
Mar.10  China  China: U.S. ship violated international law
Mar.13  Washington  US drops 'enemy combatant' term
Mar.29  Lahore  Gun battle at police academy
Apr.4  France  Extra NATO troops for Afghan poll
  North Korea
Apr.12   Somalia
 Thailand  Troops crack down on protest
Apr.14  North Korea  N Korea orders UN inspectors out
Apr.15  Kenya  French warship captures pirates
Apr.16  Chechnya  Russia 'ends Chechnya operation'
Apr.18  Somalia  Dutch navy captures pirates after attack
Apr.22   NW Pakistan
May.6  NW Pakistan  Pakistani forces, Taliban clash
May.8  NW Pakistan  Tens of thousands flee war-torn region
May.11  Ohio  Demjanjuk deported to Germany
May.12   Sri Lanka
May.15   West Pakistan
 Washington  Obama to resurrect military tribunals
  Sri Lanka
May.18   Sri Lanka
 Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka leader hails 'victory'
May.19  Somalia  Ethiopian forces back in Somalia
 Jakarta  Nearly 100 dead in military plane crash
May.20  Iran  Iran announces new missile test
May.22  Somalia  Fierce battle in Somali capital
May.25   North Korea
May.26   North Korea
 North Korea  N Korea threatens military action
May.30   NW Pakistan
Jun.6  France  Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes
 Baghdad  U.S. contractors held in Green Zone killing
Jun.11  Afghanistan  Afghanistan attacks 'at new high'
Jun.14  Jerusalem  PM calls for demilitarized Palestinian state
Jun.18  North Korea  N. Korea ship may be carrying weapons
Jun.28   Honduras
Jun.29   Baghdad
Jul.1  Southern Afghanistan  U.S. launches 'major operation'
Jul.3  North Korea  North Korea test-fires more missiles
Jul.14  Nigeria Delta  Rebels announce 'truce'
Jul.20  Afghanistan  U.S. have deadliest month in Afghanistan
Jul.27  Northern Nigeria  Islamist attacks spread
 Colombia  FARC arms traced to Venezuela
Jul.30  Northern Nigeria  Captured leader of militant sect is dead
Aug.7   Tribal Areas
Aug.14  Gaza  Mosque gun battle rages
Aug.21  Iran  Defence minister-designate on Interpol list
Aug.31  Poland  WWII ceremonies begin
Sep.3  Northern Afghanistan  'Scores die' in explosion
Sep.13  Venezuela  Chavez in $2bn Russian arms deal
Sep.14  Somalia  Al-Qaeda Somalia suspect 'killed'
Sep.16   Washington
Sep.20  Afghanistan  US in Afghanistan failure warning
Sep.24  UN Security Council  Security Council aims for nuke-free world
Sep.28  Iran  Iran test-fires long-range missiles
Oct.9   Norway
Oct.10  Rawalpindi  Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ
  Switzerland
Oct.11  Turkey  Israel out of NATO event because of Gaza
Oct.12  NW Pakistan  41 dead in Swat Valley blast
Oct.14   Lahore
Oct.17   Tribal Areas
Oct.18  Southern Iran  Commanders assassinated
Oct.22  Guatemala  Officials seize cocaine submarine
Oct.24  Tribal Areas  Pakistan takes key Taliban town of Kotkai
 Iran  U.N. in Iran to inspect nuke facility
Oct.25  Iran  UN team 'visit Iran nuclear site'
Oct.26  UN Tribunal  Karadzic boycotts start of trial
 Western Afghanistan  DEA among 14 dead in copter crashes
Nov.5   Texas
  An army major has opened fire on fellow soldiers, killing 11 people and injuring 31. The shooter had been killed in the incident and two suspects arrested.    The gunman, Nidal Malik Hasan, was a military psychiatrist and due to be sent on a mission to Iraq. One of the...
 UN Gen. Assembly  Gaza war probes get U.N. approval
Nov.27  Berlin  2nd German official quits over airstrike
Nov.29  Iran  Iran authorizes 10 new nuke plants
Nov.30  Gulf  Iranian navy detains five Britons on yacht
Dec.1  Upstate New York  Obama: 3-year plan to end Afghan war
Dec.30   Afghanistan



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South Asia
Troops have taken key rebel stronghold
Guard mutiny 'spreads'
Taliban claims victory near Islamabad
War zone hospital 'hit'
Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken
Thousands flee fighting
Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed
Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city
Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed'
38 killed as police offices attacked
Major Pakistani ground offensive begins
Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack
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Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ
Troops have taken key rebel stronghold
Guard mutiny 'spreads'
Taliban claims victory near Islamabad
Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken
Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed
Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city
Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed'
38 killed as police offices attacked
Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack
Middle East
Israeli ground troops enter Gaza
Israeli forces split Gaza in two
10 dead as Israeli missile hits near school
Israel, Hamas brush off UN, keep fighting
Israelis push on into Gaza City
Israel declares unilateral cease-fire
Hamas agrees to one-week cease-fire
Israeli troops complete Gaza withdrawal
US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities
PM calls for demilitarized Palestinian state
Defence minister-designate on Interpol list
UN team 'visit Iran nuclear site'
Defence minister-designate on Interpol list
Commanders assassinated
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Pakistan
Gun battle at police academy
Taliban claims victory near Islamabad
Thousands flee fighting
Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city
Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed'
38 killed as police offices attacked
Major Pakistani ground offensive begins
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Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ
Gun battle at police academy
Taliban claims victory near Islamabad
Pakistani forces, Taliban clash
Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city
Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed'
38 killed as police offices attacked
Israel
Israeli ground troops enter Gaza
Israeli forces split Gaza in two
10 dead as Israeli missile hits near school
Israel, Hamas brush off UN, keep fighting
Israelis push on into Gaza City
Israel declares unilateral cease-fire
Israeli troops complete Gaza withdrawal
PM calls for demilitarized Palestinian state
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West Pakistan
Taliban claims victory near Islamabad
Thousands flee fighting
Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city
Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed'
Major Pakistani ground offensive begins
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Taliban claims victory near Islamabad
Pakistani forces, Taliban clash
Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city
Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed'
Europe
Serb ex-president cleared of war crimes
Two die in Army attack
Israel out of NATO event because of Gaza
Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
Armenia, Turkey sign historic agreement
Israel out of NATO event because of Gaza
Serb ex-president cleared of war crimes
Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader
Two die in Army attack
Two die in Army attack
East Asia
N. Korea launches rocket
Nearly 100 dead in military plane crash
N. Korea conducted second nuclear test
N. Korea fires short-range missiles
N Korea threatens military action
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Afghanistan
U.S. launches 'major operation'
U.S. have deadliest month in Afghanistan
Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack
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Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack
Sri Lanka
Troops have taken key rebel stronghold
War zone hospital 'hit'
Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken
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Troops have taken key rebel stronghold
Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken
Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed
NW Pakistan
Taliban claims victory near Islamabad
Pakistani forces, Taliban clash
Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city
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Taliban claims victory near Islamabad
Pakistani forces, Taliban clash
Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city
North Korea
N. Korea launches rocket
N. Korea conducted second nuclear test
N. Korea fires short-range missiles
N Korea threatens military action
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USA
Obama to pull troops from Iraq in 2010
US cut missile defence plan
Deadly shootings at US army base
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Demjanjuk deported to Germany
Deadly shootings at US army base
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Iran
Defence minister-designate on Interpol list
Commanders assassinated
Defence minister-designate on Interpol list
UN team 'visit Iran nuclear site'
Defence minister-designate on Interpol list
Commanders assassinated
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Africa
DR Congo rebel leader arrested
French warship captures pirates
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French warship captures pirates
DR Congo rebel leader arrested
Islamist attacks spread

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January 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Gaza  Gaza death toll 400 as airstrikes continue
  Gaza
  Sri Lanka
Jan.2  Gaza  Israel hit Hamas rocket-maker's home
Jan.3   Gaza  
  Earlier, the Israelis used ground artillery for the first time in the 8-day-old conflict when tanks fired shells into Gaza
 10 to 15 vehicles crossing the northern border. An Israeli military spokeswoman said the intention was to take control of areas from which militants have been firing rockets into Israel
Jan.4  Gaza  Israeli troops clash with Hamas   Gaza     Israeli forces split Gaza in two   Fighting is raging into the night in the Strip, where Israeli ground forces and heavy armour have effectively cut the territory in two Jan.5  Gaza  Israeli military surrounds Gaza City Jan.6   Gaza     10 dead as Israeli missile hits near school  A missile struck near a U.N. school in northern Gaza. The school was being used as a shelter for civilians  UN Security Council  UN chief demands Gaza ceasefire Jan.7   Jerusalem Israel accepts truce 'principles'  Gaza  Israel halts firing to allow aid into Gaza   Northern Israel Rockets from Lebanon strike Israel; 2 hurt Jan.8  Gaza  U.N.: Israeli strike kills 1 aid worker Jan.9   Gaza   Israel, Hamas brush off UN, keep fighting
  Israel continued its offensive in Gaza, hitting more than 50 targets, despite the U.N. Security Council's call for an immediate cease-fire
Jan.10  Gaza  Hamas rocket team leader killed  Gaza  Gaza hit by new Israeli strikes Jan.11  Gaza  Israel's military 'nearing its goals' in Gaza   Gaza Israeli reservists sent to Gaza Jan.12   Gaza Israelis 'edge into urban Gaza'  UN  UN chief wants Gaza conflict halt Jan.13   Gaza     Israelis push on into Gaza City  Israeli troops have advanced several hundred metres into several neighbourhoods and are engaged in street fighting with militants Jan.14  Gaza  Israel pursues its Gaza offensive Jan.15  Gaza  Third-ranking Hamas leader killed Jan.16  Jerusalem  Israelis edging closer to cease-fire Jan.17  Jerusalem  Israel to announce unilateral cease-fire   Jerusalem   Israel declares unilateral cease-fire
  Israel has declared a unilateral cease-fire in the fighting in Gaza beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday. Olmert: Hamas has been dealt a very serious blow
 Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said troops would remain in Gaza for now. Nearly 1,200 Palestinians have been killed since December 27. 13 Israelis have died. US has welcomed the ceasefire
Jan.18   Gaza     Hamas agrees to one-week cease-fire   Palestinian militants declared that they would stop attacks on Israel for a week and demanded that Israel remove troops from Gaza within the... Jan.19  Gaza  Palestinians count toll: 1,300 killed Jan.21   Gaza Israeli troops complete Gaza withdrawal
  Israeli troops have completed their withdrawal from Gaza after a 3-week military campaign against Hamas militants
Jan.22   Congo DR Congo rebel leader arrested  Gen Laurent Nkunda, the leader of Hutu FDLR, the main rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, has been arrested Jan.25   Sri Lanka   Troops have taken key rebel stronghold Map of Mullaittivu Sri Lanka
  The head of Sri Lanka's army: soldiers have seized a key rebel stronghold of Mullaittivu after launching a surprise attack
 Lt Gen Sarath Fonsek said troops had 'completely captured' the last Tamil Tiger rebel stronghold of Mullaitivu after a month of fighting
  Netherlands Warlord Thomas Lubanga in landmark trial Jan.27   Gaza Week-old Gaza cease-fire breached  Palestinians activated an explosive device and a Palestinian was killed by Israeli helicopter fire   Gaza Israeli jet targets Gaza tunnels Jan.29   North Korea North Korea tears up agreements

February 2009 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Jerusalem  Israel vows tough rocket response   Gaza Rockets wound 3 Israelis, strikes hit Gaza
 Sri Lanka  Deadly strike on hospital Feb.2  Sri Lanka  S Lanka tells civilians to leave Feb.3   Sri Lanka President predicts rapid win Feb.6   Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz closure of US base 'final' Feb.13   Tribal Areas Missile hit 'kills 27' Feb.15  NW Pakistan  Taleban announces Swat ceasefire Feb.16   United Kingdom British, French nuclear submarines collide Feb.17  Qatar  Sudan, rebels sign prisoner release deal  Washington  US to boost troops in Afghanistan Feb.19   Kyrgyzstan Parliament votes to close key U.S. base  Kyrgyzstan parliament has voted to close a base the U.S. uses as a route for troops and supplies heading into Afghanistan Feb.20  Sri Lanka  Tamil Tiger planes raid Colombo Feb.23   North Korea North Korea 'plans rocket launch' Feb.24  Bangladesh  Gun battle in capital Feb.25   Bangladesh   Guard mutiny 'spreads' Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  The mutiny by paramilitary troops has spread to towns outside the capital, as troops in Dhaka began laying down their arms.    Mutineers rebelled over poor pay and conditions Nearly 100 people are known to have died in 2days of unrest. Later troops have uncovered a grave tho...
Feb.26   UN Tribunal Serb ex-president cleared of war crimes  Milan Milutinovic was Thursday found not guilty of war crimes in Kosovo. 5 other former high-ranking officials were found guilty of similar ...  Bangladesh  Guard mutiny 'is over'   Washington     Obama to pull troops from Iraq in 2010
  President Obama is planning to pull all combat troops out of Iraq by August 2010, which falls short of his campaign promise.    Between 35,000 to 50,000 troops will remain in Iraq. They would be withdrawn gradually until all U.S. forc...
Feb.27   Bangladesh Troops find mass grave


March 2009 ... more > Top ^
Mar.3  Bangladesh  Police hold leader of mutiny Mar.4   Hague   Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader
  The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of violenc
 The court in stopped short of accusing Omar al-Bashir of genocide. Omar al-Bashir denies the charges and has dismissed any ICC ruling as worthless
Mar.5  South Korea  S Korea diverts jets over threats Mar.7   Northern Ireland Two die in Army attack
Map of Antrim United Kingdom
  Two military personnel have been shot dead during a gun attack at a base in County Antrim. 2 further military personnel and 2 civilians injured.    The gunmen struck at Massereene army ba...
Mar.9  North Korea  N. Kor. Warns against satellite interception Mar.10   China China: U.S. ship violated international law Mar.12  Kabul  Taliban poised at the gates of Kabul Mar.13   Washington US drops 'enemy combatant' term Mar.16  Madagascar  Opposition leader claims mandate Mar.17  Moscow  Russia announces major arms buildup Mar.21  Venezuela  Military 'seizes ports' Mar.26  North Korea  U.S. Navy deploys as N. K. readies rocket Mar.27  Washington  US rethinks Afghanistan strategy Mar.29   Lahore   Gun battle at police academy  The authorities remained locked in a fierce gun battle with armed attackers who threw grenades inside a police training center  Washington  U.S. prepared to hit targets in Pakistan

April 2009 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  London  U.S., Russia announce nuke talks Apr.2  North Korea  N. Korea warns against targeting rocket  Thailand  Gunfire on Thai-Cambodian border Apr.4   France Extra NATO troops for Afghan poll
  North Korea   N. Korea launches rocket
  North Korea launched a long-range rocket in what U.S. and South Korean officials deemed a provocative act; the payload remains unclear.    N. Korea has said the rocket was to carry a satellite into space,...
Apr.8  Somalia  U.S. warship nears boat carrying pirates Apr.11  Somalia  Pirates fire on approaching U.S. sailors Apr.12   Somalia Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates
  U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot pirates holding Richard Phillips hostage after seeing one of the pirates 'had an AK-47 leveled at the captain's back'
 The ship was stormed by pirates 350 miles off Somalia. The captain of Maersk Alabama, American cargo-ship, who'd been held in a lifeboat in the Indian Ocean, was rescued uninjured.
  Thailand Troops crack down on protest Apr.14   North Korea N Korea orders UN inspectors out Apr.15   Kenya French warship captures pirates   A warship has captured 11 pirates off the coast of Kenya, amid calls for the international community to deal with the problem of piracy Apr.16   Chechnya Russia 'ends Chechnya operation' Apr.18   Somalia Dutch navy captures pirates after attack Apr.22   NW Pakistan     Taliban claims victory near Islamabad
Map of Buner Pakistan
  Militants who implemented Islamic law in violence-plagued Swat Valley last week have now taken control of a neighboring Buner district
Apr.30  Basra  UK combat operations end in Iraq

May 2009 ... more > Top ^
May.5  NW Pakistan  Swat residents 'flee their homes' May.6   NW Pakistan   Pakistani forces, Taliban clash   Military is pounding Taliban targets in the Swat Valley, trying to clear militants who control parts of the district's main city May.7  Pakistan  Displaced Pakistanis crowd camps May.8   NW Pakistan Tens of thousands flee war-torn region
May.10  Sri Lanka  Shelling kills 378 civilians in 'no-fire' zone May.11  Sri Lanka  UN mourns Sri Lanka 'bloodbath'   Ohio   Demjanjuk deported to Germany   Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk, 89, was deported after he was removed from his home  Washington  US sacks top Afghanistan general May.12   Sri Lanka   War zone hospital 'hit'
  The government forces have shelled a hospital inside the conflict zone killing at least 49 people
May.15   West Pakistan   Thousands flee fighting
  Thousands of people are streaming into camps seeking refuge from the conflict between the army and Taliban rebels in the country's north-west
  Washington Obama to resurrect military tribunals   Sri Lanka   Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken
  Ministry of Defense: Sri Lankan government soldiers seized the last remaining coastal stretch under the control of Tamil Tiger rebels
 The seizure marks the total capture of coastline territory previously controlled by the rebels,
May.18   Sri Lanka   Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed
  The government said its forces had killed Tamil rebel chief Velupillai Prabhakaran as he attempted to flee
  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka leader hails 'victory' May.19   Somalia Ethiopian forces back in Somalia   Jakarta Nearly 100 dead in military plane crash   112 people were thought to be aboard when the Hercules transport plane crashed into a residential area in east Java May.20   Iran Iran announces new missile test May.22  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka celebrates end of civil war   Somalia Fierce battle in Somali capital May.23  NW Pakistan  Pakistan army 'in Taliban city' May.25   North Korea     N. Korea conducted second nuclear test Map of Kilchu North Korea
  North Korea announces that it has conducted a second successful nuclear test at an underground facility near Kilchu
 South Korea’s cabinet is holding an emergency meeting after it detected an artificial earthquake in North Korea. Later North Korea’s Central News Agency confirmed that the nation conducted its second underground nuclear test
May.26   North Korea   N. Korea fires short-range missiles
  North Korea fired two short-range missiles from its east coast -- a day after conducting a nuclear test
  North Korea N Korea threatens military action  North Korea has warned of a military response after S. Korea joined an anti-proliferation exercise which allow it to search the North's ship... May.30   NW Pakistan   Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city
Map of Mingora Pakistan
  The Pakistani security forces have taken back the city of Mingora from the Taliban, calling it a significant victory in its offensive.    Fighting intensified a week ago as troops moved in, advancing house by house against the rebels. The centre of the city was under military control, althou...
 NW Pakistan  Pakistan seeks 'hardcore' Taliban May.31  Israel  Israel stages biggest-ever war drill  NW Pakistan  Mingora city centre 'destroyed'

June 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jun.6   France Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes
  Baghdad U.S. contractors held in Green Zone killing Jun.7  Mexico  Deadly gun battle rocks Acapulco Jun.10  Washington  Shooting at Holocaust museum Jun.11   Afghanistan Afghanistan attacks 'at new high' Jun.14   Jerusalem   PM calls for demilitarized Palestinian state   Netanyahu said that Israel would agree to a peace agreement with Palestinians under which there would be a 'demilitarized Palestinian state' Jun.18   North Korea N. Korea ship may be carrying weapons Jun.23  Tribal Areas  'Dozens dead' in US drone strike Jun.28   Honduras     President Zelaya forced into exile
  Troops have ousted the president and flown him out of the country after a power struggle over plans to change the constitution
 Manuel Zelaya said he had been kidnapped by soldiers
Jun.29   Baghdad   US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities
  US troops are withdrawing to base in Iraq, handing control of cities and towns to Iraq's new security forces.    National Sovereignty Day declared a publi...


July 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1   Southern Afghanistan   U.S. launches 'major operation'  4,000 Americans, mostly the Marines, and 650 Afghan soldiers and police launched Operation Khanjar, 'strike of the sword' against Taliban fi... Jul.3  Tribal Areas  Deadly military crash  Libya  African Union in rift with court   North Korea North Korea test-fires more missiles Jul.6  Washington  Ex-Pentagon chief McNamara dies Jul.10  Helmand  Eight UK troops dead in 24 hours Jul.14  UN Tribunal  Taylor refutes 'malicious' accusations   Nigeria Delta Rebels announce 'truce' Jul.20   Afghanistan   U.S. have deadliest month in Afghanistan  Four U.S. troops were killed in eastern Afghanistan in a roadside bombing. The deaths would raise U.S. military fatalities in Afghanistan to... Jul.27   Northern Nigeria   Islamist attacks spread   15 people have been killed after militants staged three attacks in northern Nigeria, taking the total killed in two days of violence to 150   Colombia FARC arms traced to Venezuela Jul.30   Northern Nigeria Captured leader of militant sect is dead Jul.31  Nigeria  Row over militant killing

August 2009 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1  Colombia  Judge jails 15 soldiers Aug.6  West Pakistan  Taliban head Mehsud 'may be dead' Aug.7   Tribal Areas   Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed'
  There are growing indications that Pakistan's most wanted man, Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, has been killed by a US missile.    Taliban leaders have gathered in So...
Aug.14   Gaza Mosque gun battle rages Aug.21   Iran Defence minister-designate on Interpol list  Iran's defence minister-designate Vahidi is on an Interpol 'wanted' list over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre in Argentina Aug.31   Poland WWII ceremonies begin

September 2009 ... more > Top ^
Sep.3   Northern Afghanistan 'Scores die' in explosion   At least 90 people have been killed after NATO air strike blew up a fuel tanker hijacked by the Taliban Sep.13   Venezuela Chavez in $2bn Russian arms deal
Sep.14   Somalia Al-Qaeda Somalia suspect 'killed' Sep.15  UN  U.N.: Gaza acts amounted to war crimes Sep.16   Washington   US cut missile defence plan
  The US will abandon its plan to develop a missile system in Poland and the Czech Republic because Iran's missile program was less advanced.    Obama said there would be a 'proven, cost-effective' system using land- and ...
Sep.19  Washington  Obama to meet Middle East leaders Sep.20   Afghanistan US in Afghanistan failure warning Sep.22  New York  Obama calls for Mid-East urgency Sep.24   UN Security Council Security Council aims for nuke-free world Sep.26  Iran  Iran nuclear chief: U.N. can inspect plant  Iran  Iran tests short-range missiles Sep.28   Iran Iran test-fires long-range missiles

October 2009 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1  Iran  Iran to invite nuclear inspectors 'soon' Oct.3  Afghanistan  Soldiers killed in Afghan battle Oct.5  Washington  US 'needs time' on Afghan troops Oct.6  Uganda  Rwanda genocide suspect arrested Oct.9   Norway   Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
  Obama said that he was 'surprised and deeply humbled' by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
 Beijing  Nations urge early N Korea talks Oct.10   Rawalpindi Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ   At least 4 gunmen were holding 10 to 15 people hostage inside army headquarters in after an attack left at least 10 people dead   Switzerland   Armenia, Turkey sign historic agreement
Map of Zurich Switzerland
  Turkey and Armenia are establishing diplomatic relations after nearly a century of animosity. The border has been closed since 1993
 Neither the Armenians nor the Turks gave a closing statement after the signing
Oct.11   Turkey Israel out of NATO event because of Gaza  Turkey excluded Israel from a planned NATO military exercise partly because of Turkey's criticism of Gaza offensive nearly a year ago Oct.12   NW Pakistan 41 dead in Swat Valley blast   About 45 people were injured in the explosion in the Shangla district at a security forces checkpoint Oct.14   Lahore   38 killed as police offices attacked
  Militants have attacked police offices in the eastern city of Lahore, with a number of people reported to have been killed
Oct.17   Tribal Areas   Major Pakistani ground offensive begins
Map of South Waziristan Pakistan
  Pakistani soldiers and militants slugged it out the vast tribal region, with more than a dozen insurgents killed in military airstrikes
 30,000 troops, backed by artillery, had moved into the region where Pakistan Taliban leader Mehsud is based
Oct.18   Southern Iran Commanders assassinated   Several top commanders in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have been killed in a suicide bombing in the south-east of the country Oct.22   Guatemala Officials seize cocaine submarine Oct.24   Tribal Areas Pakistan takes key Taliban town of Kotkai   Iran U.N. in Iran to inspect nuke facility Oct.25   Iran UN team 'visit Iran nuclear site'   A team from the nuclear watchdog has inspected a previously secret uranium enrichment plant in Iran, near the holy city of Qom Oct.26   UN Tribunal   Karadzic boycotts start of trial  Former Bosnian Serb leader has failed to appear at his trial on 11 charges including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity   Western Afghanistan DEA among 14 dead in copter crashes Oct.27  Southern Afghanistan  8 U.S. troops killed Oct.30  Colombia  Deal allows U.S. to use Colombia bases Oct.31  Jerusalem  Clinton urges new Mid-East talks

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Nov.3  UN Tribunal  Aggressive Karadzic appears at hearing Nov.4  Israel  Israelis seize Iran arms ship Nov.5   Texas   Deadly shootings at US army base
Map of Fort Hood Texas
  An army major has opened fire on fellow soldiers, killing 11 people and injuring 31. The shooter had been killed in the incident and two suspects arrested
 The gunman, Nidal Malik Hasan, was a military psychiatrist and due to be sent on a mission to Iraq. One of the dead was a policeman, others were soldiers. President Obama described it as 'a horrific outburst of violence'
  UN Gen. Assembly Gaza war probes get U.N. approval Nov.9  South Korea  Two Koreas' navies in skirmish Nov.11  Washington  Obama in Afghan troop level talks Nov.13  London  MoD probes new Iraq abuse claims Nov.22  Iran  War games to defend nuclear sites  Gaza  Israel launches airstrikes against Gaza Nov.27   Berlin 2nd German official quits over airstrike Nov.29   Iran Iran authorizes 10 new nuke plants  Iran's Cabinet has authorized the construction of another 10 uranium enrichment plants, further defying international calls Nov.30   Gulf Iranian navy detains five Britons on yacht  Washington  Obama issues new Afghan orders

December 2009 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Upstate New York   Obama: 3-year plan to end Afghan war   The deployment of 30,000 additional U.S. troops is part of a strategy to reverse the Taliban's momentum and stabilize the country's governme... Dec.7  Afghanistan  U.S. defense secretary arrives Dec.8  U.S. Senate  McChrystal: Next 18 months 'critical' Dec.30   Afghanistan   Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack
Map of Khost Afghanistan
  A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman
Dec.31  CIA  CIA chief confirms officers killed by bomb


Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates




World, War & Army, 2009 Pirates Timeline ... See World Pirates timeline Top ^
2009
Apr.11  Somalia  Pirates fire on approaching U.S. sailors
Apr.12   Somalia
  U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot pirates holding Richard Phillips hostage after seeing one of the pirates 'had an AK-47 leveled at the captain's back'
 The ship was stormed by pirates 350 miles off Somalia. The captain of Maersk Alabama, American cargo-ship, who'd been held in a lifeboat in the Indian Ocean, was rescued uninjured.
Apr.15   Kenya French warship captures pirates   A warship has captured 11 pirates off the coast of Kenya, amid calls for the international community to deal with the problem of piracy Apr.18   Somalia Dutch navy captures pirates after attack
Sep.24   UN Security Council Security Council aims for nuke-free world Sep.26  Iran  Iran nuclear chief: U.N. can inspect plant Oct.1  Iran  Iran to invite nuclear inspectors 'soon' Oct.24   Iran U.N. in Iran to inspect nuke facility Oct.25   Iran UN team 'visit Iran nuclear site'   A team from the nuclear watchdog has inspected a previously secret uranium enrichment plant in Iran, near the holy city of Qom Nov.29   Iran Iran authorizes 10 new nuke plants  Iran's Cabinet has authorized the construction of another 10 uranium enrichment plants, further defying international calls



World, War & Army, 2009 Soldiers Die Timeline ... See World Soldiers Die timeline Top ^
2009 Jun.7  Mexico  Deadly gun battle rocks Acapulco Jun.7  Mexico  Deadly gun battle rocks Acapulco Jul.3  Tribal Areas  Deadly military crash Jul.10  Helmand  Eight UK troops dead in 24 hours Jul.20   Afghanistan U.S. have deadliest month in Afghanistan  Four U.S. troops were killed in eastern Afghanistan in a roadside bombing. The deaths would raise U.S. military fatalities in Afghanistan to... Oct.3  Afghanistan  Soldiers killed in Afghan battle Oct.22   Guatemala Officials seize cocaine submarine
Oct.26   Western Afghanistan DEA among 14 dead in copter crashes Oct.27  Southern Afghanistan  8 U.S. troops killed Nov.5   Texas   Deadly shootings at US army base Map of Fort Hood Texas
  An army major has opened fire on fellow soldiers, killing 11 people and injuring 31. The shooter had been killed in the incident and two suspects arrested
 The gunman, Nidal Malik Hasan, was a military psychiatrist and due to be sent on a mission to Iraq. One of the dead was a policeman, others were soldiers. President Obama described it as 'a horrific outburst of violence'
Dec.31  CIA  CIA chief confirms officers killed by bomb



World, War & Army, 2009 Arms Timeline ... See World Arms timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.17  Moscow  Russia announces major arms buildup Jun.18   North Korea N. Korea ship may be carrying weapons
Jul.27   Colombia FARC arms traced to Venezuela Sep.13   Venezuela Chavez in $2bn Russian arms deal



World, War & Army, 2009 Border Conflict Timeline ... See World Border Conflict timeline Top ^
2009 Apr.2  Thailand  Gunfire on Thai-Cambodian border



World, War & Army, 2009 War Crime Timeline ... See World War Crime timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.25   Netherlands Warlord Thomas Lubanga in landmark trial
Feb.26   UN Tribunal Serb ex-president cleared of war crimes  Milan Milutinovic was Thursday found not guilty of war crimes in Kosovo. 5 other former high-ranking officials were found guilty of similar ... Feb.27   Bangladesh Troops find mass grave Mar.4   Hague   Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader
  The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of violenc
 The court in stopped short of accusing Omar al-Bashir of genocide. Omar al-Bashir denies the charges and has dismissed any ICC ruling as worthless
May.11   Ohio   Demjanjuk deported to Germany   Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk, 89, was deported after he was removed from his home May.15   Washington Obama to resurrect military tribunals
Jun.6   Baghdad U.S. contractors held in Green Zone killing Jun.10  Washington  Shooting at Holocaust museum Jun.14   Jerusalem   PM calls for demilitarized Palestinian state   Netanyahu said that Israel would agree to a peace agreement with Palestinians under which there would be a 'demilitarized Palestinian state' Jul.3  Libya  African Union in rift with court Jul.14  UN Tribunal  Taylor refutes 'malicious' accusations Jul.31  Nigeria  Row over militant killing Aug.1  Colombia  Judge jails 15 soldiers Sep.15  UN  U.N.: Gaza acts amounted to war crimes Oct.6  Uganda  Rwanda genocide suspect arrested Oct.26   UN Tribunal   Karadzic boycotts start of trial  Former Bosnian Serb leader has failed to appear at his trial on 11 charges including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity Nov.3  UN Tribunal  Aggressive Karadzic appears at hearing Nov.5   UN Gen. Assembly Gaza war probes get U.N. approval Nov.13  London  MoD probes new Iraq abuse claims



World, War & Army, 2009 Ground Forces Timeline ... See World Ground Forces timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.3   Gaza   Israeli ground troops enter Gaza
  Earlier, the Israelis used ground artillery for the first time in the 8-day-old conflict when tanks fired shells into Gaza
 10 to 15 vehicles crossing the northern border. An Israeli military spokeswoman said the intention was to take control of areas from which militants have been firing rockets into Israel
Jan.4  Gaza  Israeli troops clash with Hamas Jan.4   Gaza   Israeli forces split Gaza in two   Fighting is raging into the night in the Strip, where Israeli ground forces and heavy armour have effectively cut the territory in two Jan.5  Gaza  Israeli military surrounds Gaza City Jan.10  Gaza  Hamas rocket team leader killed Jan.12   Gaza Israelis 'edge into urban Gaza'
Jan.13   Gaza   Israelis push on into Gaza City  Israeli troops have advanced several hundred metres into several neighbourhoods and are engaged in street fighting with militants Jan.14  Gaza  Israel pursues its Gaza offensive Mar.21  Venezuela  Military 'seizes ports' Apr.12   Thailand Troops crack down on protest Oct.17   Tribal Areas Major Pakistani ground offensive begins Map of South Waziristan Pakistan
  Pakistani soldiers and militants slugged it out the vast tribal region, with more than a dozen insurgents killed in military airstrikes
 30,000 troops, backed by artillery, had moved into the region where Pakistan Taliban leader Mehsud is based




World, War & Army, 2009 Sea Disaster Timeline ... See World Sea Disaster timeline Top ^
2009 Feb.16   United Kingdom British, French nuclear submarines collide
Feb.16   United Kingdom British, French nuclear submarines collide Mar.10   China China: U.S. ship violated international law Mar.26  North Korea  U.S. Navy deploys as N. K. readies rocket Apr.8  Somalia  U.S. warship nears boat carrying pirates Apr.11  Somalia  Pirates fire on approaching U.S. sailors Apr.12   Somalia Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates
  U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot pirates holding Richard Phillips hostage after seeing one of the pirates 'had an AK-47 leveled at the captain's back'
 The ship was stormed by pirates 350 miles off Somalia. The captain of Maersk Alabama, American cargo-ship, who'd been held in a lifeboat in the Indian Ocean, was rescued uninjured.
Apr.15   Kenya French warship captures pirates   A warship has captured 11 pirates off the coast of Kenya, amid calls for the international community to deal with the problem of piracy Apr.18   Somalia Dutch navy captures pirates after attack
Oct.22   Guatemala Officials seize cocaine submarine Nov.4  Israel  Israelis seize Iran arms ship Nov.9  South Korea  Two Koreas' navies in skirmish Nov.30   Gulf Iranian navy detains five Britons on yacht



World, War & Army, 2009 Coup Timeline ... See World Coup timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.16  Madagascar  Opposition leader claims mandate Jun.28   Honduras   President Zelaya forced into exile
  Troops have ousted the president and flown him out of the country after a power struggle over plans to change the constitution
 Manuel Zelaya said he had been kidnapped by soldiers
Oct.12   NW Pakistan 41 dead in Swat Valley blast   About 45 people were injured in the explosion in the Shangla district at a security forces checkpoint Oct.18   Southern Iran Commanders assassinated   Several top commanders in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have been killed in a suicide bombing in the south-east of the country Dec.30   Afghanistan   Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack
Map of Khost Afghanistan
  A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman




World, War & Army, 2009 Justice Timeline ... See World Justice timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.25   Netherlands Warlord Thomas Lubanga in landmark trial
Feb.26   UN Tribunal Serb ex-president cleared of war crimes  Milan Milutinovic was Thursday found not guilty of war crimes in Kosovo. 5 other former high-ranking officials were found guilty of similar ... Mar.4   Hague   Arrest warrant issued for Sudan leader
  The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of violenc
 The court in stopped short of accusing Omar al-Bashir of genocide. Omar al-Bashir denies the charges and has dismissed any ICC ruling as worthless
Mar.13   Washington US drops 'enemy combatant' term
May.11   Ohio   Demjanjuk deported to Germany   Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk, 89, was deported after he was removed from his home May.11  Washington  US sacks top Afghanistan general May.15   Washington Obama to resurrect military tribunals Jun.6   Baghdad U.S. contractors held in Green Zone killing Jul.3  Libya  African Union in rift with court Jul.6  Washington  Ex-Pentagon chief McNamara dies Jul.14  UN Tribunal  Taylor refutes 'malicious' accusations Aug.1  Colombia  Judge jails 15 soldiers Aug.21   Iran Defence minister-designate on Interpol list  Iran's defence minister-designate Vahidi is on an Interpol 'wanted' list over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre in Argentina Oct.18   Southern Iran Commanders assassinated   Several top commanders in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have been killed in a suicide bombing in the south-east of the country Oct.26   UN Tribunal   Karadzic boycotts start of trial  Former Bosnian Serb leader has failed to appear at his trial on 11 charges including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity Nov.3  UN Tribunal  Aggressive Karadzic appears at hearing Dec.7  Afghanistan  U.S. defense secretary arrives



World, War & Army, 2009 Missiles Timeline ... See World Missiles timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.7   Northern Israel Rockets from Lebanon strike Israel; 2 hurt
Feb.1   Gaza Rockets wound 3 Israelis, strikes hit Gaza Feb.13   Tribal Areas Missile hit 'kills 27' Feb.23   North Korea North Korea 'plans rocket launch' Apr.2  North Korea  N. Korea warns against targeting rocket Apr.4   North Korea N. Korea launches rocket
  North Korea launched a long-range rocket in what U.S. and South Korean officials deemed a provocative act; the payload remains unclear.    N. Korea has said the rocket was to carry a satellite into space,...
May.20   Iran Iran announces new missile test May.26   North Korea N. Korea fires short-range missiles
  North Korea fired two short-range missiles from its east coast -- a day after conducting a nuclear test
Jul.3   North Korea North Korea test-fires more missiles Sep.16   Washington   US cut missile defence plan
  The US will abandon its plan to develop a missile system in Poland and the Czech Republic because Iran's missile program was less advanced.    Obama said there would be a 'proven, cost-effective' system using land- and ...
Sep.26  Iran  Iran tests short-range missiles Sep.28   Iran Iran test-fires long-range missiles Nov.5   Texas   Deadly shootings at US army base Map of Fort Hood Texas
  An army major has opened fire on fellow soldiers, killing 11 people and injuring 31. The shooter had been killed in the incident and two suspects arrested
 The gunman, Nidal Malik Hasan, was a military psychiatrist and due to be sent on a mission to Iraq. One of the dead was a policeman, others were soldiers. President Obama described it as 'a horrific outburst of violence'




World, War & Army, 2009 Kidnapping Timeline ... See World Kidnapping timeline Top ^
2009 Oct.10   Rawalpindi Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ   At least 4 gunmen were holding 10 to 15 people hostage inside army headquarters in after an attack left at least 10 people dead



World, War & Army, 2009 Anniversary Timeline ... See World Anniversary timeline Top ^
2009 Jun.6   France Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes
Aug.31   Poland WWII ceremonies begin



World, War & Army, 2009 Warning Timeline ... See World Warning timeline Top ^
2009 Feb.1  Jerusalem  Israel vows tough rocket response Apr.2  North Korea  N. Korea warns against targeting rocket Apr.14   North Korea N Korea orders UN inspectors out
May.26   North Korea N Korea threatens military action  North Korea has warned of a military response after S. Korea joined an anti-proliferation exercise which allow it to search the North's ship... Sep.20   Afghanistan US in Afghanistan failure warning Sep.26  Iran  Iran nuclear chief: U.N. can inspect plant Oct.1  Iran  Iran to invite nuclear inspectors 'soon' Oct.24   Iran U.N. in Iran to inspect nuke facility Oct.25   Iran UN team 'visit Iran nuclear site'   A team from the nuclear watchdog has inspected a previously secret uranium enrichment plant in Iran, near the holy city of Qom



World, War & Army, 2009 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.9   Gaza   Israel, Hamas brush off UN, keep fighting
  Israel continued its offensive in Gaza, hitting more than 50 targets, despite the U.N. Security Council's call for an immediate cease-fire
Jan.11  Gaza  Israel's military 'nearing its goals' in Gaza Jan.15  Gaza  Third-ranking Hamas leader killed Jan.27   Gaza Week-old Gaza cease-fire breached  Palestinians activated an explosive device and a Palestinian was killed by Israeli helicopter fire May.19   Somalia Ethiopian forces back in Somalia
May.22  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka celebrates end of civil war Jun.23  Tribal Areas  'Dozens dead' in US drone strike Sep.15  UN  U.N.: Gaza acts amounted to war crimes Nov.5   UN Gen. Assembly Gaza war probes get U.N. approval



World, War & Army, 2009 Agreement Timeline ... See World Agreement timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.29   North Korea North Korea tears up agreements
Feb.17  Qatar  Sudan, rebels sign prisoner release deal Apr.4   France Extra NATO troops for Afghan poll Aug.21   Iran Defence minister-designate on Interpol list  Iran's defence minister-designate Vahidi is on an Interpol 'wanted' list over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre in Argentina Sep.13   Venezuela Chavez in $2bn Russian arms deal Oct.10   Switzerland   Armenia, Turkey sign historic agreement Map of Zurich Switzerland
  Turkey and Armenia are establishing diplomatic relations after nearly a century of animosity. The border has been closed since 1993
 Neither the Armenians nor the Turks gave a closing statement after the signing
Oct.30  Colombia  Deal allows U.S. to use Colombia bases



World, War & Army, 2009 Air Force Timeline ... See World Air Force timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.1  Gaza  Gaza death toll 400 as airstrikes continue Jan.1   Gaza Airstrike on camp kills Hamas commander
Jan.2  Gaza  Israel hit Hamas rocket-maker's home Jan.10  Gaza  Gaza hit by new Israeli strikes Jan.27   Gaza Israeli jet targets Gaza tunnels Feb.20  Sri Lanka  Tamil Tiger planes raid Colombo Mar.5  South Korea  S Korea diverts jets over threats Mar.21  Venezuela  Military 'seizes ports' May.19   Jakarta Nearly 100 dead in military plane crash   112 people were thought to be aboard when the Hercules transport plane crashed into a residential area in east Java May.19   Jakarta Nearly 100 dead in military plane crash   112 people were thought to be aboard when the Hercules transport plane crashed into a residential area in east Java Jul.3  Tribal Areas  Deadly military crash Sep.3   Northern Afghanistan 'Scores die' in explosion   At least 90 people have been killed after NATO air strike blew up a fuel tanker hijacked by the Taliban Oct.26   Western Afghanistan DEA among 14 dead in copter crashes Oct.31  Jerusalem  Clinton urges new Mid-East talks Nov.22  Gaza  Israel launches airstrikes against Gaza Dec.7  Afghanistan  U.S. defense secretary arrives



World, War & Army, 2009 Arrest Timeline ... See World Arrest timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.22   Congo DR Congo rebel leader arrested  Gen Laurent Nkunda, the leader of Hutu FDLR, the main rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, has been arrested Mar.3  Bangladesh  Police hold leader of mutiny Oct.6  Uganda  Rwanda genocide suspect arrested Nov.30   Gulf Iranian navy detains five Britons on yacht




World, War & Army, 2009 Political Sanctions Timeline ... See World Political Sanctions timeline Top ^
2009 Oct.11   Turkey Israel out of NATO event because of Gaza  Turkey excluded Israel from a planned NATO military exercise partly because of Turkey's criticism of Gaza offensive nearly a year ago



World, War & Army, 2009 War Management Timeline ... See World War Management timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.11   Gaza Israeli reservists sent to Gaza
Jan.29   North Korea North Korea tears up agreements Feb.1  Jerusalem  Israel vows tough rocket response Feb.3   Sri Lanka President predicts rapid win Feb.6   Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz closure of US base 'final' Feb.17  Washington  US to boost troops in Afghanistan Feb.19   Kyrgyzstan Parliament votes to close key U.S. base  Kyrgyzstan parliament has voted to close a base the U.S. uses as a route for troops and supplies heading into Afghanistan Feb.26   Washington   Obama to pull troops from Iraq in 2010
  President Obama is planning to pull all combat troops out of Iraq by August 2010, which falls short of his campaign promise.    Between 35,000 to 50,000 troops will remain in Iraq. They would be withdrawn gradually until all U.S. forc...
Mar.13   Washington US drops 'enemy combatant' term
Mar.27  Washington  US rethinks Afghanistan strategy Mar.29  Washington  U.S. prepared to hit targets in Pakistan Apr.1  London  U.S., Russia announce nuke talks Apr.4   France Extra NATO troops for Afghan poll Apr.16   Chechnya Russia 'ends Chechnya operation' May.18   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka leader hails 'victory' Jul.1   Southern Afghanistan U.S. launches 'major operation'  4,000 Americans, mostly the Marines, and 650 Afghan soldiers and police launched Operation Khanjar, 'strike of the sword' against Taliban fi... Sep.19  Washington  Obama to meet Middle East leaders Sep.20   Afghanistan US in Afghanistan failure warning Sep.22  New York  Obama calls for Mid-East urgency Oct.5  Washington  US 'needs time' on Afghan troops Oct.9  Beijing  Nations urge early N Korea talks Oct.30  Colombia  Deal allows U.S. to use Colombia bases Nov.11  Washington  Obama in Afghan troop level talks Nov.11  Washington  Obama in Afghan troop level talks Nov.30  Washington  Obama issues new Afghan orders Dec.8  U.S. Senate  McChrystal: Next 18 months 'critical'



World, War & Army, 2009 Political Leaders Timeline ... See World Political Leaders timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.16  Madagascar  Opposition leader claims mandate May.11  Washington  US sacks top Afghanistan general Jun.10  Washington  Shooting at Holocaust museum Aug.21   Iran Defence minister-designate on Interpol list  Iran's defence minister-designate Vahidi is on an Interpol 'wanted' list over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre in Argentina Oct.9   Norway   Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
  Obama said that he was 'surprised and deeply humbled' by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
Nov.27   Berlin 2nd German official quits over airstrike Nov.30  Washington  Obama issues new Afghan orders



World, War & Army, 2009 Rebellion Timeline ... See World Rebellion timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.1   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka troops enter rebel HQ
Jan.22   Congo DR Congo rebel leader arrested  Gen Laurent Nkunda, the leader of Hutu FDLR, the main rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, has been arrested Jan.25   Sri Lanka Troops have taken key rebel stronghold Map of Mullaittivu Sri Lanka
  The head of Sri Lanka's army: soldiers have seized a key rebel stronghold of Mullaittivu after launching a surprise attack
 Lt Gen Sarath Fonsek said troops had 'completely captured' the last Tamil Tiger rebel stronghold of Mullaitivu after a month of fighting
Feb.24  Bangladesh  Gun battle in capital Feb.25   Bangladesh Guard mutiny 'spreads' Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  The mutiny by paramilitary troops has spread to towns outside the capital, as troops in Dhaka began laying down their arms.    Mutineers rebelled over poor pay and conditions Nearly 100 people are known to have died in 2days of unrest. Later troops have uncovered a grave tho...
Feb.26  Bangladesh  Guard mutiny 'is over' Mar.3  Bangladesh  Police hold leader of mutiny Mar.7   Northern Ireland Two die in Army attack Map of Antrim United Kingdom
  Two military personnel have been shot dead during a gun attack at a base in County Antrim. 2 further military personnel and 2 civilians injured.    The gunmen struck at Massereene army ba...
Mar.12  Kabul  Taliban poised at the gates of Kabul Mar.29   Lahore Gun battle at police academy  The authorities remained locked in a fierce gun battle with armed attackers who threw grenades inside a police training center Apr.12   Thailand Troops crack down on protest Apr.22   NW Pakistan   Taliban claims victory near Islamabad Map of Buner Pakistan
  Militants who implemented Islamic law in violence-plagued Swat Valley last week have now taken control of a neighboring Buner district
May.6   NW Pakistan Pakistani forces, Taliban clash   Military is pounding Taliban targets in the Swat Valley, trying to clear militants who control parts of the district's main city May.15   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken
  Ministry of Defense: Sri Lankan government soldiers seized the last remaining coastal stretch under the control of Tamil Tiger rebels
 The seizure marks the total capture of coastline territory previously controlled by the rebels,
May.18   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed
  The government said its forces had killed Tamil rebel chief Velupillai Prabhakaran as he attempted to flee
May.22   Somalia Fierce battle in Somali capital
May.23  NW Pakistan  Pakistan army 'in Taliban city' May.30   NW Pakistan Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city Map of Mingora Pakistan
  The Pakistani security forces have taken back the city of Mingora from the Taliban, calling it a significant victory in its offensive.    Fighting intensified a week ago as troops moved in, advancing house by house against the rebels. The centre of the city was under military control, althou...
May.30  NW Pakistan  Pakistan seeks 'hardcore' Taliban Jun.11   Afghanistan Afghanistan attacks 'at new high' Jul.27   Northern Nigeria Islamist attacks spread   15 people have been killed after militants staged three attacks in northern Nigeria, taking the total killed in two days of violence to 150 Jul.30   Northern Nigeria Captured leader of militant sect is dead Aug.6  West Pakistan  Taliban head Mehsud 'may be dead' Aug.7   Tribal Areas Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed'
  There are growing indications that Pakistan's most wanted man, Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, has been killed by a US missile.    Taliban leaders have gathered in So...
Aug.14   Gaza Mosque gun battle rages
Sep.14   Somalia Al-Qaeda Somalia suspect 'killed' Oct.10   Rawalpindi Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ   At least 4 gunmen were holding 10 to 15 people hostage inside army headquarters in after an attack left at least 10 people dead Oct.12   NW Pakistan 41 dead in Swat Valley blast   About 45 people were injured in the explosion in the Shangla district at a security forces checkpoint Oct.14   Lahore 38 killed as police offices attacked
  Militants have attacked police offices in the eastern city of Lahore, with a number of people reported to have been killed
Oct.24   Tribal Areas Pakistan takes key Taliban town of Kotkai
Dec.30   Afghanistan   Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack Map of Khost Afghanistan
  A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman




World, War & Army, 2009 War Games Timeline ... See World War Games timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.5  South Korea  S Korea diverts jets over threats Mar.9  North Korea  N. Kor. Warns against satellite interception May.31  Israel  Israel stages biggest-ever war drill Oct.11   Turkey Israel out of NATO event because of Gaza  Turkey excluded Israel from a planned NATO military exercise partly because of Turkey's criticism of Gaza offensive nearly a year ago Nov.22  Iran  War games to defend nuclear sites



World, War & Army, 2009 Peace Efforts Timeline ... See World Peace Efforts timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.6  UN Security Council  UN chief demands Gaza ceasefire Jan.7   Jerusalem Israel accepts truce 'principles'
Jan.7  Gaza  Israel halts firing to allow aid into Gaza Jan.12  UN  UN chief wants Gaza conflict halt Jan.16  Jerusalem  Israelis edging closer to cease-fire Jan.17  Jerusalem  Israel to announce unilateral cease-fire Jan.17   Jerusalem Israel declares unilateral cease-fire
  Israel has declared a unilateral cease-fire in the fighting in Gaza beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday. Olmert: Hamas has been dealt a very serious blow
 Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said troops would remain in Gaza for now. Nearly 1,200 Palestinians have been killed since December 27. 13 Israelis have died. US has welcomed the ceasefire
Jan.18   Gaza   Hamas agrees to one-week cease-fire   Palestinian militants declared that they would stop attacks on Israel for a week and demanded that Israel remove troops from Gaza within the... Jan.21   Gaza Israeli troops complete Gaza withdrawal
  Israeli troops have completed their withdrawal from Gaza after a 3-week military campaign against Hamas militants
Feb.15  NW Pakistan  Taleban announces Swat ceasefire Feb.17  Qatar  Sudan, rebels sign prisoner release deal Apr.1  London  U.S., Russia announce nuke talks Apr.30  Basra  UK combat operations end in Iraq May.22  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka celebrates end of civil war Jun.14   Jerusalem   PM calls for demilitarized Palestinian state   Netanyahu said that Israel would agree to a peace agreement with Palestinians under which there would be a 'demilitarized Palestinian state' Jun.29   Baghdad US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities
  US troops are withdrawing to base in Iraq, handing control of cities and towns to Iraq's new security forces.    National Sovereignty Day declared a publi...
Jul.14   Nigeria Delta Rebels announce 'truce' Sep.19  Washington  Obama to meet Middle East leaders Sep.22  New York  Obama calls for Mid-East urgency Sep.24   UN Security Council Security Council aims for nuke-free world Oct.9   Norway   Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
  Obama said that he was 'surprised and deeply humbled' by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
Oct.9  Beijing  Nations urge early N Korea talks Oct.10   Switzerland   Armenia, Turkey sign historic agreement
Map of Zurich Switzerland
  Turkey and Armenia are establishing diplomatic relations after nearly a century of animosity. The border has been closed since 1993
 Neither the Armenians nor the Turks gave a closing statement after the signing
Oct.31  Jerusalem  Clinton urges new Mid-East talks Dec.1   Upstate New York   Obama: 3-year plan to end Afghan war   The deployment of 30,000 additional U.S. troops is part of a strategy to reverse the Taliban's momentum and stabilize the country's governme...



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2009 Mar.9  North Korea  N. Kor. Warns against satellite interception Sep.13   Venezuela Chavez in $2bn Russian arms deal




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2009 Mar.7   Northern Ireland Two die in Army attack
Map of Antrim United Kingdom
  Two military personnel have been shot dead during a gun attack at a base in County Antrim. 2 further military personnel and 2 civilians injured.    The gunmen struck at Massereene army ba...
Apr.8  Somalia  U.S. warship nears boat carrying pirates Sep.14   Somalia Al-Qaeda Somalia suspect 'killed'



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2009 Jan.6   Gaza   10 dead as Israeli missile hits near school  A missile struck near a U.N. school in northern Gaza. The school was being used as a shelter for civilians Jan.8  Gaza  U.N.: Israeli strike kills 1 aid worker Jan.19  Gaza  Palestinians count toll: 1,300 killed Feb.1  Sri Lanka  Deadly strike on hospital Feb.2  Sri Lanka  S Lanka tells civilians to leave May.5  NW Pakistan  Swat residents 'flee their homes' May.7  Pakistan  Displaced Pakistanis crowd camps May.8   NW Pakistan Tens of thousands flee war-torn region
May.10  Sri Lanka  Shelling kills 378 civilians in 'no-fire' zone May.11  Sri Lanka  UN mourns Sri Lanka 'bloodbath' May.12   Sri Lanka War zone hospital 'hit'
  The government forces have shelled a hospital inside the conflict zone killing at least 49 people
May.15   West Pakistan Thousands flee fighting
  Thousands of people are streaming into camps seeking refuge from the conflict between the army and Taliban rebels in the country's north-west
May.31  NW Pakistan  Mingora city centre 'destroyed' Jul.6  Washington  Ex-Pentagon chief McNamara dies Nov.27   Berlin 2nd German official quits over airstrike




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2009 Feb.19   Kyrgyzstan Parliament votes to close key U.S. base  Kyrgyzstan parliament has voted to close a base the U.S. uses as a route for troops and supplies heading into Afghanistan Jun.6   France Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes
Aug.31   Poland WWII ceremonies begin



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2009 May.25   North Korea   N. Korea conducted second nuclear test
Map of Kilchu North Korea
  North Korea announces that it has conducted a second successful nuclear test at an underground facility near Kilchu
 South Korea’s cabinet is holding an emergency meeting after it detected an artificial earthquake in North Korea. Later North Korea’s Central News Agency confirmed that the nation conducted its second underground nuclear test
Nov.29   Iran Iran authorizes 10 new nuke plants  Iran's Cabinet has authorized the construction of another 10 uranium enrichment plants, further defying international calls