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B. 01-14 Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins Tunis, Tunisia
2. 01-29 Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear Cairo
D. 01-30 99% vote to split in Southern Sudan Southern Sudan
4. 02-04 Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day' Tahrir Square, Cairo
02-11 Mubarak steps down, vice president says Cairo
6. 02-16 Police move in on Bahrain protesters Manama, Bahrain
7. 02-20 More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre Benghazi, Eastern Libya
8. 03-10 Saudi police open fire at protest Qatif, Saudi Arabia

Summary.     Click for More > Police move in on Bahrain protesters More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre   Protesters used an explosives-laden car in an attempt to gain entry into a military camp and clashes were reported in a funeral procession Saudi police open fire at protest U.N. approves no-fly zone over Libya 15 killed in Syria clashes Laurent Gbagbo captured   Ivory Coast's UN-recognised President, Alassane Ouattara, has urged restraint after the dramatic capture of his bitter rival 75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire Hamas, Fatah reach deal for government   Prince William married Catherine Middleton Map of Westminster United Kingdom
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins   Army tanks and armored personnel carriers patrolled Tunis, a day after Ghannouchi announced that he is the interim president Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear 99% vote to split in Southern Sudan  98.83% of Southern Sudanese voted to split from the north, organizers reported, marking the first complete preliminary results Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day' Mubarak steps down, vice president says
Jan.1  Brazil  Brazil inaugurates first female president
Jan.8   Arizona
Jan.9  Southern Sudan  Southern Sudanese voters head to polls
Jan.12  Beirut  Lebanon's unity government collapses
Jan.14   Tunisia
Jan.16  Haiti  'Baby Doc' Duvalier back in Haiti
Jan.17  Rome  Berlusconi sex allegations widen
 Tunisia  N. Africa hit by wave of self-immolation
Jan.18  Washington  Obama hosts China's Hu at dinner
Jan.20  Tunisia  Government lifts ban on political groups
Jan.25  Egypt  3 dead after thousands protest
Jan.27  Cairo  ElBaradei returns as protests build
 Yemen  Protesters want Yemen's president out
Jan.28  Egypt  Government dissolved amid unrest
Jan.29  Egypt  Embattled Mubarak appoints deputy
  Cairo
 London  Anti-Mubarak protests around the world
Jan.30   Southern Sudan
 Egypt  Protesters defy curfew
Jan.31  Egypt  Egypt army rules out using force
Feb.1  Jordan  King dismisses government, appoints PM
 Egypt  Mubarak: I'll step down in September
Feb.2  Cairo  Cairo street battles echo past midnight
Feb.4   Cairo
 Egypt  Tens of thousands demand change
Feb.5  Cairo  Army, demonstrators stand off in square
Feb.6  Egypt  VP promises changes to protesters
 Egypt  Opposition wary after landmark talks
Feb.7  Egypt  Egypt ups pay as protests go on
Feb.11   Cairo
  Hosni Mubarak is stepping down from the presidency, VP Omar Suleiman said, prompting Cairo demonstrators to chant 'Egypt is free!'.    Mubarak ruled for 30 years, suppressing dissent and protest. The news was gre...
 Cairo  Egypt rejoices as Mubarak departs
Feb.12  Egypt  Egypt moves to reassure allies
 Algeria  Protesters, police clash in Algiers
Feb.13  Italy  Women stage anti-Berlusconi rallies
 Egypt  Military dissolves parliament
Feb.14  Algeria  Unrest spread across M East and N Africa
Feb.15  Eastern Libya  Benghazi, Libya 'rocked by protests'
Feb.16   Bahrain
Feb.19  Bahrain  Protesters retake Pearl Roundabout
Feb.20   Eastern Libya
 Tehran  Security forces push back Iran protesters
 Libya  Libyan leader's son warns of 'civil war'
Feb.21  Libya  Libyan leader appears on state TV
Feb.22  Libya  Defiant Gaddafi refuses to quit
Feb.24  Libya  Gadhafi blames drugs, al Qaeda
Feb.25  Washington  Obama announces Libya sanctions
Feb.26  UN Security Council  UN passes Gaddafi sanction vote
Feb.27  Libya  Security forces in Libyan city switch sides
 Libya  Libya exodus sparks border crisis
Mar.1  Pakistan  Pakistan minorities minister 'shot dead'
Mar.4  Libya  Protests in Tripoli after prayers
Mar.5  Cairo  Protesters raid on Cairo state security HQ
Mar.10   Saudi Arabia
Mar.17   UN Security Council
Mar.18  Tribal Areas  Calls for revenge after US drones kill 40
Mar.20  Egypt  Egyptians approve constitutional changes
Mar.23   Syria
Mar.29  London  Diplomats unite against Gadhafi
Mar.30  London  Libyan foreign minister defects
 Syria  Syria leaves state of emergency in place
Apr.3  Afghanistan  Afghan Koran protests spreading
Apr.4  Haiti  Martelly 'is Haiti poll winner'
Apr.6  Portugal  Portugal seeks bail-out from EU
Apr.8  Syria  Forces fire on Syrian protesters
Apr.10  France  French veil curbs come into force
Apr.11   Ivory Coast
Apr.13  Cairo  Hosni Mubarak's detention ordered
 Qatar  Libyan rebels get boost at summit
Apr.14  U.S. Congress  US Congress approves budget bill
Apr.15  Syria  Clashes at mass protest in Syria
Apr.17  Nigeria  Jonathan 'headed for Nigeria win'
Apr.18  Syria  Syria protesters take over square
Apr.21  Japan  Japan announces emergency budget
Apr.22   Syria
Apr.23  Yemen  President Saleh agrees to step down
Apr.24  Vatican  Pope calls for peace around world
Apr.25  Syria  Syria launches bloody new crackdown
Apr.27  Washington  Obama releases birth certificate
  West Bank
Apr.29   London
  Prince William of Wales slipped a gold ring onto the finger of Catherine Middleton, and the couple vowed to love, comfort, honor each other.    Bells pealed over London and flag-waving crowds roared in excitement as Middleto...
Apr.30   Syria Syrian troops storm Daraa mosque  Libya  Nato strike 'kills Gaddafi's son May.1  Vatican  John Paul II beatified May.2  Canada  PM Harper wins Canadian election May.3  Pakistan  Pakistan dismisses US raid fears May.5  Manhattan  Obama in 9/11 tribute after B Laden death May.6  Kentucky  Obama meets Bin Laden raid team May.7   Washington US releases Bin Laden home videos May.8  Egypt  Muslim-Christian violence intensified May.12  Pakistan  U.S. grills bL wives, via Pakistan officials May.13  Washington  US not recognising rebel council  Pakistan  Pakistan condemns Bin Laden raid May.14   New York   IMF head questioned over 'attack'
  The head of the IMF, Dominique Strass-Kahn, 62, is being questioned by New York police over an alleged sex attack on a hotel maid.    He was taken off an Air France plane at JFK airport minutes before it left for Paris. T...
May.15  Israel  Clashes erupt along Israel's border May.17  Ireland  Queen honours Irish fighters May.18  Washington  U.S. sanctions target Syrian president May.19   Washington Obama made major Middle East speech
May.20  Washington  Obama and Netanyahu admit 'differences' May.24  London  Obama hails 'special' ties to UK  U.S. Congress  Netanyahu lays out peace terms May.27  France  G8 leaders calls on Gaddafi to go May.29  Switzerland  FIFA suspends top executives  Belgrade  Nationalists protest Mladic arrest May.30  Libya  South African leader visits Gadhafi Jun.3  Syria  Troops 'kill 34' at Syria protest Jun.4  Saudi Arabia  Yemen's Saleh 'in Saudi Arabia Jun.7  Saudi Arabia  Yemen's Saleh 'gravely wounded' Jun.12  Turkey  Turkey ruling party 'leads vote' Jun.13  Bahrain  Dozens of doctors and nurses on trial Jun.18  Kabul  Karzai: U.S. in peace talks with Taliban Jun.19  European Union  European ministers: Greece to get loans Jun.20  Tunisia  Ben Ali sentenced to jail in absentia Jun.22  Washington  Obama orders cut in Afghan force Jun.25  Beijing  Leading China activist Hu Jia 'freed' Jun.27  Hague  ICC issues warrant for Gadhafi Jun.28  Athens  Greek protests turn ugly as strike begins  France  Christine Lagarde named IMF chief Jun.29   Greece Parliament's vote in favour of austerity Jun.30  Canada  Canada welcomes William and Kate Jul.1  Syria  Hundreds of thousands in protests Jul.3  Thailand  Thailand elects its first woman PM Jul.4  Venezuela  Chavez addresses Caracas crowds Jul.7   London Hacking scandal spurs paper's closing   The embattled tabloid News of the World, one of the oldest and best-selling newspapers in Britain, will shut down after Sunday's issue Jul.8  Florida  Space shuttle in historic final lift-off Jul.9   Southern Sudan South Sudan raises national flag Map of Juba Southern Sudan
  Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have watched the raising of the new country's flag at an independence ceremony in the capital.    Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-...
 London  NoW goes to presses for last time Jul.12  London  Murdoch summoned over phone hacking Jul.15  London  Murdoch apologizes as deputies resign  Istanbul  U.S. recognizes Libyan rebels' authority Jul.17  London  Brooks arrested in hacking scandal  London  London police chief resigns amid scandal Jul.19  London  UK lawmakers grill Murdoch, ex-editor Jul.20  London  Parliament grills combative Cameron Jul.21   Florida   Space shuttle makes final landing   Space shuttle Atlantis has landed back on Earth, bringing to a close America's 30-year orbiter program  European Union  Eurozone agrees new Greek bailout Jul.23  Norway  Norway mourns twin attack victims Jul.29  U.S. Congress  US Congress split over debt issue Jul.31   Syria Army, protesters clash, killing 71 Aug.2  Washington  Obama signs bill to end default threat Aug.3  Cairo  Mubarak pleads not guilty Aug.6   Washington U.S. government credit downgraded  Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgraded its credit rating of the U.S. federal government from AAA to AA+ Aug.7  Northern Syria  Syrian tanks, bulldozers roll into Deir Ezzor Aug.10  London  Cameron: 'Fightback is under way' Aug.11  Iowa  Republicans trade barbs at Iowa debate Aug.13  Iowa  Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll Aug.14  Northern Syria  21 dead after naval forces shell city Aug.15  Northern Syria  Palestinians 'flee Syrian camp' Aug.16   New Delhi India activist on fast in prison  Paris  Leaders demand 'euro governance' Aug.18  Washington  Obama says al-Assad must go Aug.19  Norway  Norwegian bereaved visit island Aug.20  Iran  U.S. hikers get eight years in prison Aug.24  Siberia  Kim Jong-il in rare Russia talks Aug.28  Japan  Yoshihiko Noda wins leadership race Aug.29  Libya  Rebels give Gadhafi loyalists ultimatum  Algeria  Gaddafi family 'flee to Algeria' Sep.2  Turkey  Turkey kicks out Israeli diplomats Sep.5  Niger  Libya army convoy reaches Niger Sep.9   Egypt Protesters break into Israeli embassy Sep.11   Manhattan Sombre US honours victims of 9/11  Niger  Gaddafi's son arrives in Niger Sep.13  Kabul  Militants fire on U.S. Embassy  Iran  U.S. hikers jailed in Iran may be released Sep.15  Libya  Sarkozy, Cameron pledge aid to Libya Sep.21   Iran U.S. hikers in Iran freed Sep.22  Yemen  President Saleh returns to Yemen Sep.23   UN Gen. Assembly   Abbas submitted request for full member
  The Quartet negotiators has urged Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace talks within one month and aim for a deal by the end of 2012.    Addressing the General Assembly, Abbas urged the Security Council to back a state with pre-1967...
Sep.24  Moscow  Putin set to return as president Sep.25  Saudi Arabia  Women will be allowed to vote Sep.29  Berlin  Parliament approves EU bailout fund  Syria  Mob pelts US ambassador in Syria Oct.2  Greece  Greece to miss targets on deficit Oct.4  UN Security Council  UN resolution on Syria is vetoed Oct.8  Yemen  Saleh will step down, but aides qualify Oct.9  Berlin  Euro crisis talks 'end in accord'  Cairo  23 dead as forces clash with protesters Oct.10  Syria  At least 31 were killed during clashes Oct.11  Jerusalem  Prisoner swap deal to free Shalit Oct.15  Rome  Protest rallies grip major cities  Manhattan  NY protests move to Times Square Oct.16  Paris  Hollande elected to face Sarkozy Oct.19  Athens  Greece MPs back austerity plans Oct.21  New York  Saudi Arabian heir to throne dies Oct.23   Eastern Libya Libya's new leaders declare liberation
 Argentina  Fernandez heads for Argentina win Oct.24  Syria  U.S. pulls ambassador from Syria Oct.25  Libya  Gadhafi buried along with son Oct.26   Belgium EU leaders reach eurozone agreement Oct.27   Tunisia Islamists win Tunisia's elections Oct.28  London  Daughters given equal rights to throne Oct.31   Global World population has reached 7 billion  Paris  UNESCO OKs Palestinian membership  Greece  Greece to hold bailout referendum Nov.2  London  Assange loses fight against extradition  France  Bailout loan withheld from Greece  San Francisco Bay Area  Oakland protesters shut down port Nov.3  Greece  Greek PM backs off plans for referendum  Syria  Tanks 'open fire' in Syrian city of Homs Nov.4  Greece  Greece's PM wins confidence vote Nov.10  Greece  Papademos named as new prime minister Nov.11  Rome  Italy senate passes austerity law  Mexico  Mexican interior minister killed in crash Nov.12  Egypt  Arab League sanctions for Syria   Rome   Berlusconi resigns as Italian PM   Silvio Berlusconi has resigned as prime minister of Italy, after dominating the country's politics for 17 years Nov.13  Rome  Monti nominated to replace Berlusconi Nov.15  Colombia  Colombia Farc rebels name leader Nov.16  Australia  Obama stakes US claim to Pacific Nov.17   Manhattan Mass arrests at Occupy protests Nov.18  Austria  UN 'concern' at Iran nuclear plan Nov.19   Cairo Clashes intensify in Cairo's Tahrir Square Nov.20  Spain  Spain conservatives win election Nov.21  Cairo  Casualties mount from protests in Egypt Nov.23   Saudi Arabia Yemen leader signs deal to quit  Cairo  Unrest continues in central Cairo Nov.24  Egypt  Egypt military 'appoints new PM' Nov.27  Egypt  Arab League imposed sanctions on Syria Nov.28  Egypt  Polls close after first day of Egypt vote  UN  'Gross violations' of human rights in Syria Nov.29   Tehran Iranian students storm UK embassy Nov.30  London  UK to expel all Iranian diplomats Dec.1  Myanmar  Hillary Clinton meets Aung San Suu Kyi Dec.3  Egypt  Egypt Islamists widen poll lead   US Georgia Cain suspends US presidency bid Dec.4  Russia  United Russia party suffers exit poll blow Dec.5  Paris  France, Germany outline fiscal pact Dec.9  Belgium  Eurozone deal reached without UK  Congo  Joseph Kabila 're-elected' Dec.10  Moscow  Russian protests biggest in years  South Africa  Climate talks end with late deal Dec.12  Canada  Canada pulls out of Kyoto accord  UN  UN estimates 5,000 killed in Syria Dec.15  Paris  Chirac found guilty on corruption charges Dec.16  Kazakhstan  Clashes hit Kazakh oil strike town Dec.18  Czech Republic  Czech statesman Vaclav Havel dies   North Korea   N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies
  North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69, state-run television in an emotional statement has announced
 The announcer, wearing black, said he had died of physical and mental over-work. He has been the dictator of the communist country since the death of his father Kim Il-sung in 1994. Kim Jong-il suffered a stroke in 2008 and was absent from public view for months. His designated successor is believed to be his son, Kim Jong-woon
Dec.19  Baghdad  Arrest warrant issued for vice president Dec.23  U.S. Congress  Obama beats Congress in tax fight Dec.24  Moscow  Thousands take to streets Dec.25  North Korea  South Korean delegation enters North Dec.26   Syria Arab League observers arrive in Syria  Jerusalem  Clashes in Israel segregation row Dec.27  Syria  Homs residents confront Arab League team  Syria  Security forces fire on protesters in Homs  North Korea  Mourners fill Pyongyang streets for Kim Dec.28   North Korea Kim Jong-il state funeral held in N. Korea  Gulf  U.S.: Iran blocking Hormuz unacceptable' Dec.29   North Korea N Korea hails Kim's son as leader  Cairo  17 non-governmental organisations raided



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Tens of thousands demand change
Mubarak steps down, vice president says
Police move in on Bahrain protesters
More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre
King dismisses government, appoints PM
Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day'
Mubarak steps down, vice president says
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Tens of thousands demand change
Mubarak steps down, vice president says
Egypt moves to reassure allies
More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre
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Unrest spread across M East and N Africa
More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre
Defiant Gaddafi refuses to quit
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March 2011
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April 2011
75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire
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September 2011
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Protesters break into Israeli embassy
Sombre US honours victims of 9/11
Abbas submitted request for full member
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Protesters break into Israeli embassy
October 2011
Libya's new leaders declare liberation
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November 2011
Clashes intensify in Cairo's Tahrir Square
Yemen leader signs deal to quit
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Yemen leader signs deal to quit
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Mass arrests at Occupy protests
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December 2011
Arab League observers arrive in Syria
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Cain suspends US presidency bid
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January 2011 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Brazil
Jan.2  Pakistan  Pakistan PM loses vital partner
Jan.7  Sudan  Bashir: Sudan not ready for split
Jan.8   Arizona
  Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, 40, was shot at close range during a public meeting. 6 other people have been killed.    She is in a critical condition. The dead in...
Jan.9   Southern Sudan Southern Sudanese voters head to polls Jan.12   Beirut Lebanon's unity government collapses Jan.14   Tunisia     Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins Map of Tunis Tunisia
  Army tanks and armored personnel carriers patrolled Tunis, a day after Ghannouchi announced that he is the interim president
 Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has fled with his family to Saudi Arabia, after being forced from office after 23 years in power
Jan.15  Tunisia  Tunisian swears in interim president Jan.16   Haiti   'Baby Doc' Duvalier back in Haiti  The former president Jean-Claude Duvalier, has returned to the country, 25 years after he was overthrown by a popular revolt Jan.17  Tunisia  Tunisia announces new government   Rome Berlusconi sex allegations widen   Tunisia     N. Africa hit by wave of self-immolation  In Tunisia Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest. Egypt, Algeria, and Mauritania demonstrators are turning to self-immolation Jan.18   Washington     Obama hosts China's Hu at dinner   Chinese President Hu Jintao has kicked off a four-day US visit with a rare private dinner at the White House with President Barack Obama Jan.19  Washington  U.S., China pledge cooperation Jan.20   Tunisia Government lifts ban on political groups Jan.22  Algeria  Algerians defy ban to protest government Jan.23  Jerusalem  Flotilla raid 'regrettable' but legal  Ireland  Greens pull out of crumbling government  West Bank  Palestinian peace 'offers' leaked Jan.25   Egypt     3 dead after thousands protest   An unprecedented display of anti-government rage inspired in part by the tumult in the nearby North African nation of Tunisia  U.S. Congress  Obama hails US 'Sputnik moment' Jan.26  Egypt  Hundreds held over protests Jan.27   Cairo ElBaradei returns as protests build   Yemen Protesters want Yemen's president out Jan.28   Egypt Government dissolved amid unrest Jan.29   Egypt     Embattled Mubarak appoints deputy   Hosni Mubarak has named intelligence chief Omar Suleiman as his first ever vice-president as he struggles to regain control of the country  Iran  Iran hangs Iranian-Dutch woman   Cairo     Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
  Defiance and hope replaced Friday's scenes of widespread chaos and violence but at least five people were reported dead in clashes.    A firefight was going on around the Interior ministry as protesters attempted to charge the building. The building was a symbol of Pre...
  London Anti-Mubarak protests around the world
Jan.30   Southern Sudan   99% vote to split in Southern Sudan
  98.83% of Southern Sudanese voted to split from the north, organizers reported, marking the first complete preliminary results
 The referendum on whether to declare independence from the government in the north is part of a peace agreement. The war was between a government dominated by Arab Muslims against black Christians or animists in the south. Several million voters cast ballots, including expatriates in other countries. A majority of oil reserves are in the south.
  Egypt Protesters defy curfew
 Cairo  ElBaradei joins Cairo protesters Jan.31   Egypt Egypt army rules out using force  Cairo  Egypt braces for massive protest

February 2011 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   Jordan King dismisses government, appoints PM  King Abdullah II dismissed his government and appointed Marouf Al Bakhit as a new prime minister with orders to implement political reform   Egypt Mubarak: I'll step down in September
Feb.2   Cairo Cairo street battles echo past midnight Feb.3  Egypt  Mubarak 'fears chaos if he quits' Feb.4   Cairo     Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day' Map of Tahrir Square Egypt
  Tens of thousands are taking part in a 'day of departure' to try to oust Mubarak. There is an increased army presence in Cairo's Tahrir Square
  Egypt   Tens of thousands demand change   Thousands sang patriotic sangs and danced in Tahrir Square, but tensions remained high. Street battles between pro- and anti-regime groups Feb.5   Cairo Army, demonstrators stand off in square  Egypt  US envoy says Mubarak 'must stay' Feb.6   Egypt VP promises changes to protesters   Egypt Opposition wary after landmark talks Feb.7  Southern Sudan  Southern Sudan votes to split from north  North Korea  N. and S. Korea to begin military talks   Egypt Egypt ups pay as protests go on Feb.8  Cairo  Mubarak reform pledge rejected  Washington  US urges faster change in Egypt Feb.10  Egypt  Egyptians boo Mubarak's intent to stay Feb.11   Cairo     Mubarak steps down, vice president says
  Hosni Mubarak is stepping down from the presidency, VP Omar Suleiman said, prompting Cairo demonstrators to chant 'Egypt is free!'
 Mubarak ruled for 30 years, suppressing dissent and protest. The news was greeted with a huge outburst of joy and celebration by thousands in Tahrir Square
  Cairo Egypt rejoices as Mubarak departs
Feb.12   Egypt Egypt moves to reassure allies  Egypt's military authorities have reaffirmed the country's commitment to all its international treaties   Algeria Protesters, police clash in Algiers  Egypt  Egypt army vows civilian handover Feb.13   Italy Women stage anti-Berlusconi rallies   Egypt Military dissolves parliament Feb.14   Algeria     Unrest spread across M East and N Africa  Authorities in Algeria would lift a state of emergency. Clashes broke out between pro- and anti-government protesters in Yemen Feb.15  Iran  Iran president dismisses protests   Eastern Libya Benghazi, Libya 'rocked by protests' Feb.16   Bahrain   Police move in on Bahrain protesters Map of Manama Bahrain
  At least two people were killed early morning when police swarmed into the capital, Manama, to roust protesters from the Pearl Roundabout.    Police move into a square, using tear gas against crowds to clea...
Feb.18  Bahrain  Bahrain troops 'fire on crowds'  UN Security Council  U.S. vetoes resolution on settlements  Eastern Libya  Rising death toll in Libya unrest Feb.19   Bahrain Protesters retake Pearl Roundabout Feb.20   Eastern Libya More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre
Map of Benghazi Libya
  Protesters used an explosives-laden car in an attempt to gain entry into a military camp and clashes were reported in a funeral procession
 The son of Moammar Gadhafi proposed the speedy implementation of significant democratic reforms in the restrictive country. He's warning of a civil war, return to colonialism and poverty if citizens sided with anti-government protesters
  Tehran Security forces push back Iran protesters   Libya Libyan leader's son warns of 'civil war' Feb.21  Libya  Col Gadhafi under mounting pressure   Libya Libyan leader appears on state TV Feb.22   Libya     Defiant Gaddafi refuses to quit   Col Muammar Gaddafi has refused to stand down amid widespread anti-government protests which he said had tarnished the image of the country  UN Security Council  Libya crackdown condemned at UN Feb.23  Washington  Obama condemns crackdown in Libya Feb.24   Libya Gadhafi blames drugs, al Qaeda Feb.25  UN  U.N. chief urges end to Libya violence   Washington Obama announces Libya sanctions Feb.26  UN Security Council  UN debates steps against Gaddafi   UN Security Council     UN passes Gaddafi sanction vote   The Security Council has voted unanimously to impose sanctions on Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan regime for its attempts to put down an uprising Feb.27   Libya Security forces in Libyan city switch sides   Libya Libya exodus sparks border crisis Feb.28  Libya  Gadhafi: 'They love me, all my people'

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Mar.1  Libya  Worldwide pressure on Gadhafi tightens   Pakistan Pakistan minorities minister 'shot dead'   Minister for Minority Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian, has died after gunmen opened fire on his car in the capital, Islamabad Mar.4   Libya Protests in Tripoli after prayers
Mar.5  Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia imposes ban on all protests   Cairo Protesters raid on Cairo state security HQ Mar.9  Wisconsin  Republicans remove bargaining rights Mar.10   Saudi Arabia   Saudi police open fire at protest Map of Qatif Saudi Arabia
  Three people were taken to the hospital after Saudi security forces fired on scores of protesters in the city of Qatif
Mar.11  Yemen  Security forces fire live bullets at protests Mar.13  Japan  PM: Japan crisis 'worst since WWII' Mar.15  Bahrain  Two killed in new Bahrain clashes Mar.17   UN Security Council U.N. approves no-fly zone over Libya
  Joyous Libyan rebels in Benghazi erupted with fireworks and gunfire after the Security Council voted to impose a no-fly zone.    The 15-member body voted 10-0 in favour, with five abstentions. The...
 Haiti  Jean-Bertrand Aristide 'returning home' Mar.18   Tribal Areas Calls for revenge after US drones kill 40   Tribal leaders in the Pakistani region have vowed revenge against the US after drones killed more than 40 people near the Afghan border  Yemen  33 killed in Yemen clashes Mar.19  Syria  Tear gas fired at Daraa funeral Mar.20  Libya  Gaddafi vows 'long war' in Libya   Egypt Egyptians approve constitutional changes  Voters overwhelmingly approved proposed constitutional amendments that pave the way for parliamentary elections in June Mar.22  Libya  Defiant Gaddafi pledges victory Mar.23   Syria   15 killed in Syria clashes
Map of Daraa Syria
  Escalating violence between security forces and anti-government protesters. The government fired the governor of the province
Mar.28  Washington  Obama defends Libya intervention Mar.29   London Diplomats unite against Gadhafi Mar.30   London   Libyan foreign minister defects  Moussa Koussa arrived in London Wednesday and told the government there that he has resigned   Syria Syria leaves state of emergency in place

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Apr.3   Afghanistan Afghan Koran protests spreading
Apr.4  Washington  Obama announces re-election bid   Haiti   Martelly 'is Haiti poll winner'  Preliminary results in Haiti's presidential election show musician Michel 'Sweet Micky' Martelly has defeated ex-senator Mirlande Manigat Apr.5  Libya  Libyan rebels scoff at Gadhafi deal Apr.6   Portugal   Portugal seeks bail-out from EU   Portugal becomes the third eurozone country to request financial aid from the European Union, saying it is at too great a risk Apr.8   Syria   Forces fire on Syrian protesters   At least 17 people have died after security forces fired on protesters who gathered after Friday prayers, according to a doctor at the scene Apr.9  Cairo  Army crackdown in Cairo's Tahrir Square Apr.10   France French veil curbs come into force  Libya  Gaddafi 'accepts AU truce plan' Apr.11   Ivory Coast   Laurent Gbagbo captured Map of Abidjan Ivory Coast
  Ivory Coast's UN-recognised President, Alassane Ouattara, has urged restraint after the dramatic capture of his bitter rival
 Gbagbo surrendered after a military assault on his residence
Apr.12  Sinai  Ex-President Mubarak 'has heart attack' Apr.13   Cairo   Hosni Mubarak's detention ordered   A probe is exploring the killing of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the center of the country's dramatic uprising earlier this year   Qatar Libyan rebels get boost at summit Apr.14   U.S. Congress US Congress approves budget bill Apr.15   Syria Clashes at mass protest in Syria Apr.16  Cuba  Raul Castro proposes Cuba term limits  Yemen  Thousands of Yemeni women marched Apr.17   Nigeria   Jonathan 'headed for Nigeria win'  Goodluck Jonathan is set for election as Nigeria's president with almost double the vote of his main rival, partial results suggest Apr.18   Syria Syria protesters take over square Apr.19  Syria  Syria to lift state of emergency  Washington  U.S. first lady's plane aborts landing Apr.21   Japan Japan announces emergency budget Apr.22   Syria   75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire
  The security forces used live ammunition and tear gas on anti-government protesters who rallied across the country after Friday prayers
Apr.23  Syria  Another day of Syrian violence: 10 dead   Yemen   President Saleh agrees to step down  President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen has agreed to step down under a 30-day transition plan aimed at ending unrest over his 32-year rule  Southern India  Indian guru Satya Sai Baba dies Apr.24  Beijing  China blocks Easter service  Yemen  Yemen rally demands swift action   Vatican Pope calls for peace around world
Apr.25   Syria Syria launches bloody new crackdown Apr.26  Iran  Iran's nukes under cyberattack Apr.27   Washington     Obama releases birth certificate   The White House releases President Barack Obama's birth certificate, in response to persistent rumours he was not born in the US   West Bank     Hamas, Fatah reach deal for government
  The rival movements announced a deal to form a unity government amid international efforts for statehood advanced by Abbas.    The move comes amid international efforts for statehood advanced by Palestinian President Abbas of Fa...
 UN Security Council  Divided UN fails to agree on Syria  China  New census shows China is ageing Apr.29  Alabama  Obama visits tornado-ravaged zone   London     Prince William married Catherine Middleton
Map of Westminster United Kingdom
  Prince William of Wales slipped a gold ring onto the finger of Catherine Middleton, and the couple vowed to love, comfort, honor each other
 Bells pealed over London and flag-waving crowds roared in excitement as Middleton arrived at Westminster Abbey to marry the second in line to the British throne
 Syria  Dozens killed in clashes with Syrian forces  London  Balcony kisses seal royal wedding Apr.30   Syria Syrian troops storm Daraa mosque Map of Daraa Syria
  The army has seized control of Omari mosque which had become a centre for anti-government protests in the southern Syrian city of Daraa.    Soldiers other security forces blanketed the area around the m...
  Libya   Nato strike 'kills Gaddafi's son   A air strike in the capital, Tripoli, has killed the 29 years old son of the Libyan leader, a government spokesman has said

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May.1   Vatican     John Paul II beatified  The late Pope has been officially beatified at a ceremony at the Vatican in front of hundreds of thousands of Catholic faithful May.2  Washington  Obama: World 'safer' without Bin Laden   Canada   PM Harper wins Canadian election  Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative Party has won a majority of seats in general election, according to provisional results May.3   Pakistan Pakistan dismisses US raid fears
May.4  Washington  No release of Bin Laden photos May.5   Manhattan   Obama in 9/11 tribute after B Laden death   US President Barack Obama is visiting Ground Zero, four days after US forces killed al-Qaeda head Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan May.6  Syria  '13 killed' at Syrian protests   Kentucky Obama meets Bin Laden raid team May.7   Washington   US releases Bin Laden home videos Map of Pentagon USA
  The Pentagon releases home videos of Osama Bin Laden seized at the secret compound in northern Pakistan where he was shot.    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
May.8   Egypt Muslim-Christian violence intensified  Syria  Syria steps up protest crackdown May.10  Washington  Geithner hails 'progress' in China talks May.11  Libya  First Gaddafi footage in two weeks May.12   Pakistan U.S. grills bL wives, via Pakistan officials May.13   Washington US not recognising rebel council   Pakistan Pakistan condemns Bin Laden raid May.14   New York   IMF head questioned over 'attack'
  The head of the IMF, Dominique Strass-Kahn, 62, is being questioned by New York police over an alleged sex attack on a hotel maid
 He was taken off an Air France plane at JFK airport minutes before it left for Paris. The married former finance minister is considered a Socialist candidate for the presidency
May.15   Israel Clashes erupt along Israel's border
 New York  IMF head to plead not guilty in rape attem. May.17   Ireland   Queen honours Irish fighters   The Queen has laid a wreath at the Garden of Remembrance during the first visit by a British monarch since Ireland gained independence May.18   Washington U.S. sanctions target Syrian president  New York  IMF chief resigns over sex charge May.19   Washington Obama made major Middle East speech
  President Barack Obama has given a key US policy speech about the Middle East and the wider Arab world.    Obama said 'mutually agreed swaps' would help c...
May.20   Washington     Obama and Netanyahu admit 'differences'   US President Barack Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu have admitted to 'differences' on the path to Mid-East peace, after they met  Madrid  Spain protesters defy rally ban May.21  Ivory Coast  Inauguration marks end to turmoil May.24   London Obama hails 'special' ties to UK   U.S. Congress Netanyahu lays out peace terms May.26  France  Obama arrives in France for top-level talks May.27   France G8 leaders calls on Gaddafi to go May.28  Syria  Death toll from Syrian protests on the rise May.29   Switzerland   FIFA suspends top executives   FIFA has provisionally suspended executive committee members Mohamed Bin Hammam and Jack Warner after a meeting of ethics committee   Belgrade Nationalists protest Mladic arrest May.30   Libya South African leader visits Gadhafi May.31  Syria  Boy's death symbolizes Syrian uprising

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Jun.2  Japan  Prime minister survives no-confidence vote Jun.3   Syria Troops 'kill 34' at Syria protest
Jun.4   Saudi Arabia Yemen's Saleh 'in Saudi Arabia Jun.5  Portugal  Socialists admit election defeat  Peru  Peru's Humala claims election win Jun.6  New York  US lawmaker admits lewd picture  Luxembourg  EU to hold E.coli crisis meeting Jun.7   Saudi Arabia Yemen's Saleh 'gravely wounded' Jun.10  Northern Syria  Protesters die in clashes Jun.12   Turkey Turkey ruling party 'leads vote' Jun.13   Bahrain Dozens of doctors and nurses on trial Jun.15  U.S. Congress  White House defends mission in Libya Jun.16  New York  Strauss-Kahn 'claimed immunity' Jun.17  Syria  Syria unrest: fresh protests erupt  Morocco  Moroccan monarch unveils reforms Jun.18   Kabul   Karzai: U.S. in peace talks with Taliban  The United States is involved in peace talks with the Taliban, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told a youth group Jun.19   European Union European ministers: Greece to get loans Jun.20   Tunisia Ben Ali sentenced to jail in absentia  Syria  Al-Assad: Reheated promises with threats Jun.21  Greece  Greek PM survives confidence vote Jun.22   Washington   Obama orders cut in Afghan force   Obama has announced the withdrawal of 10,000 US troops this year and another 23,000 by the end of September 2012 Jun.25   Beijing   Leading China activist Hu Jia 'freed'   Hu Jia - one of China's most prominent dissidents - has been released from prison, his wife says Jun.27   Hague ICC issues warrant for Gadhafi  The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants Monday for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two of his relatives  Greece  Greek unions stage general strike Jun.28   Athens Greek protests turn ugly as strike begins   France Christine Lagarde named IMF chief Jun.29   Greece     Parliament's vote in favour of austerity
  The European Union has welcomed the Greek parliament's vote in favour of a severe austerity package that has sparked strikes and protests.    MPs approved the unpopular package of spending cuts and tax hikes by 155 votes to ...
Jun.30   Canada Canada welcomes William and Kate  Beijing  China marks 90 years of communism  Venezuela  Chavez tells of cancerous tumour

July 2011 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1   Syria Hundreds of thousands in protests
Jul.2  Syria  Assad sacks key governor Jul.3   Thailand Thailand elects its first woman PM   PM Abhisit Vejjajiva conceded that Yingluck Shinawatra had won the nation's election. Pheu Thai party had garnered a majority Jul.4   Venezuela Chavez addresses Caracas crowds Jul.5  London  UK press hacking row escalates Jul.6  London  UK dead soldiers' families 'hacked' Jul.7   London Hacking scandal spurs paper's closing
  The embattled tabloid News of the World, one of the oldest and best-selling newspapers in Britain, will shut down after Sunday's issue
 This Sunday's issue will be the last edition of the paper, News International chairman James Murdoch says. The announcement follows accusations that the paper eavesdropped on the phone messages of murder and terror victims, politicians and celebrities
Jul.8   Florida Space shuttle in historic final lift-off  Southern Sudan  South Sudan to become newest nation Jul.9   Southern Sudan   South Sudan raises national flag Map of Juba Southern Sudan
  Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have watched the raising of the new country's flag at an independence ceremony in the capital
 Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon are among dignitaries attending celebrations in the capital
  London NoW goes to presses for last time Jul.10  Washington  U.S. halting millions in aid to Pakistan Jul.11  Syria  US and France embassies attacked Jul.12   London Murdoch summoned over phone hacking Jul.14  FBI  FBI to probe Murdoch's company Jul.15   London Murdoch apologizes as deputies resign   Istanbul U.S. recognizes Libyan rebels' authority Jul.16  London  Murdoch ad apologizes for 'wrongdoing'  Washington  Obama met with Dalai Lama Jul.17   London Brooks arrested in hacking scandal   London   London police chief resigns amid scandal   The widening phone-hacking scandal that brought down one of Britain's biggest newspapers claimed another victim Jul.18  Tunisia  Libyan, U.S. officials hold talks  England  Hacking whistle-blower found dead Jul.19   London UK lawmakers grill Murdoch, ex-editor   News Corp. magnate Rupert Murdoch and his son, James, said were not to blame in a burgeoning scandal Jul.20   London Parliament grills combative Cameron Jul.21   Florida     Space shuttle makes final landing
Map of Kennedy Space Center Florida
  Space shuttle Atlantis has landed back on Earth, bringing to a close America's 30-year orbiter program
 Nasa's shuttles were involved in building the space station, and the launch the Hubble telescope
  European Union Eurozone agrees new Greek bailout Jul.23   Norway Norway mourns twin attack victims Jul.27  House of Representatives  Boehner pushes House on debt plan Jul.29   U.S. Congress US Congress split over debt issue  New York  New York Post told to 'preserve' info Jul.30  Scotland  Queen's granddaughter weds in Scotland  U.S. Senate  US Senate in intense debt debate Jul.31   Syria Army, protesters clash, killing 71 Map of Hama Syria
  Syrian tanks stormed the flashpoint city of Hama in one of several clashes nationwide that left at least 67 dead and more than 100 injured
 Washington  Obama announces US deficit deal

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Aug.1  House of Representatives  US House passes debt-limit bill Aug.2   Washington   Obama signs bill to end default threat   President Barack Obama has signed legislation to increase the US debt ceiling and avert a financial default after Congress voted Aug.3   Cairo Mubarak pleads not guilty
 Syria  Tanks 'advancing' on Syrian city Aug.4  Syria  Deaths pile up in Hama siege Aug.6   Washington U.S. government credit downgraded
  Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgraded its credit rating of the U.S. federal government from AAA to AA+
 This was the first time the government was given a rating below AAA. Global stock markets declined on August 8, 2011, following the announcement
Aug.7   Northern Syria Syrian tanks, bulldozers roll into Deir Ezzor
Aug.8  Saudi Arabia  Saudi king: Syrian crackdown unjustified Aug.9  Syria  Turkish envoy meets with al-Assad Aug.10   London Cameron: 'Fightback is under way' Aug.11  London  PM: Police waited too long to act   Iowa Republicans trade barbs at Iowa debate Aug.13  London  Ex-NYC top cop to advise UK on gangs  South Carolina  Perry announces presidential aims   Iowa Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll   US Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, an Iowa-born social conservative, has won a key pre-election campaign poll in the state  Myanmar  Aung San Suu Kyi leaves capital Aug.14   Northern Syria 21 dead after naval forces shell city   Tens of people were injured when naval forces shelled Latakia and security forces opened fire in residential neighborhoods Aug.15   Northern Syria Palestinians 'flee Syrian camp' Aug.16  London  Hacking 'discussed' at News of the World   New Delhi India activist on fast in prison Map of Delhi India
  Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has spent a night in Tihar jail in the capital, Delhi, despite the government decision to free him
  Paris Leaders demand 'euro governance' Aug.17  New Delhi  Indian PM blasts hunger striker Aug.18   Washington Obama says al-Assad must go Aug.19   Norway Norwegian bereaved visit island  Egypt  Egypt withdraws envoy in Israel Aug.20   Iran   U.S. hikers get eight years in prison  The two U.S. hikers detained for two grueling years in Iran on spying charges have been sentenced to eight years in prison Aug.22  Libya  Saif al-Islam Gadhafi spotted in Tripoli Aug.24   Siberia Kim Jong-il in rare Russia talks  Libya  Rebels appeal for Gaddafi capture Aug.25  Japan  Japan's Prime Minister Kan quits Aug.28   Japan Yoshihiko Noda wins leadership race Aug.29   Libya Rebels give Gadhafi loyalists ultimatum   Algeria Gaddafi family 'flee to Algeria' Aug.31  Washington  Obama declares floods disaster in NC & NY

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Sep.1  Libya  Col Gaddafi 'ready for long war' Sep.2   Turkey     Turkey kicks out Israeli diplomats  Turkey has decided to expel Israel's ambassador and other senior diplomats amid tensions over that country's raid on a flotilla headed to Ga... Sep.3  Libya  Libya spy papers 'show CIA link  Paris  Strauss-Kahn arrives in France Sep.5   Niger Libya army convoy reaches Niger   The vehicles rolled into the town of Agadez; one report said they were accompanied by well-armed Tuareg tribal fighters Sep.7  Southern California  Rivals take aim on Perry debate debut Sep.8  U.S. Congress  Obama unveils crucial jobs plan Sep.9   Egypt Protesters break into Israeli embassy
  Protesters have broken into the building housing Israel's embassy in Egypt's capital, entering consular offices.    Israel's ambassador has flown out of Egypt. Security forces fired te...
Sep.10  Syria  Arab League deal on Syria reforms Sep.11   Manhattan   Sombre US honours victims of 9/11
  Ceremonies are being held in the US to honour the victims of the 9/11 attacks, 10 years after the event.    A minute's silence marked each moment that a plane struck, and a tower fell. In a s...
  Niger Gaddafi's son arrives in Niger Sep.12  Florida  Sparks fly in Republican TV debate Sep.13   Kabul Militants fire on U.S. Embassy   Afghan and coalition forces battled Taliban who launched 3 brazen assaults, including a attack on the U.S. Embassy and NATO's command   Iran U.S. hikers jailed in Iran may be released Sep.14  France  Eurozone leaders reassure Greece Sep.15   Libya   Sarkozy, Cameron pledge aid to Libya   The leaders of France and Britain pledged support for Libya's revolution that included offering help to capture Moammar Gadhafi  Denmark  Denmark centre-left wins election Sep.17  Washington  New Obama plan to tax wealthiest Sep.19  Washington  Obama outlines US deficit plans  Italy  Italy has debt rating cut by S&P Sep.21   Iran   U.S. hikers in Iran freed
  American hikers Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer were released from an Iranian prison into the care of an Omani official.    Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were released on bail of $500,000 each and their sentenc...
Sep.22   Yemen   President Saleh returns to Yemen  Yemeni state television says President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned to the country three months after surviving an assassination attempt Sep.23   UN Gen. Assembly     Abbas submitted request for full member
  The Quartet negotiators has urged Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace talks within one month and aim for a deal by the end of 2012
 Addressing the General Assembly, Abbas urged the Security Council to back a state with pre-1967 borders and called to vote in favour of our full membership, in an unusually impassioned speech
Sep.24   Moscow     Putin set to return as president   Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he has accepted a proposal to stand for president in March 2012. Medvedev backs Putin for preside... Sep.25   Saudi Arabia Women will be allowed to vote  Washington  Eurozone rescue plan 'emerging' Sep.27  European Union  UN Syria sanctions call dropped Sep.29   Berlin Parliament approves EU bailout fund   Syria Mob pelts US ambassador in Syria  Western China  Rocket launches Chinese space lab

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Oct.1  Manhattan  Hundreds arrested in New York protest Oct.2   Greece Greece to miss targets on deficit
Oct.4   UN Security Council   UN resolution on Syria is vetoed   China and Russia have vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Syria over its crackdown on anti-government protesters Oct.5  Alaska  Palin not running for president Oct.7  Norway  Three women win Nobel Peace Prize Oct.8   Yemen Saleh will step down, but aides qualify Oct.9   Berlin Euro crisis talks 'end in accord'   Cairo 23 dead as forces clash with protesters  Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf said that clashes between army forces and pro-Coptic Christian protesters had 'brought us back' Oct.10   Syria At least 31 were killed during clashes Oct.11   Jerusalem   Prisoner swap deal to free Shalit  Israel and Hamas have agreed a deal for the release of Sgt Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier held hostage by Palestinian militants for five y... Oct.13  Spain  S&P lowers Spain's credit rating Oct.15   Rome Protest rallies grip major cities   Manhattan   NY protests move to Times Square   Police in New York have arrested about 70 people, as Occupy Wall Street protesters moved to Times Square Oct.16   Paris Hollande elected to face Sarkozy  Libya  Bulldozers raze Gaddafi compound Oct.17  Sichuan  Tibetan nun dies setting herself ablaze Oct.18  Israel  Mid-East joy at prisoner exchange Oct.19  Athens  Greek clashes amid general strike   Athens   Greece MPs back austerity plans   The Greek parliament has given initial approval to new austerity measures, as clashes broke out between protesters and police in Athens Oct.20  Libya  Libyans rejoice at Gadhafi's death Oct.21  Libya  Gaddafi death transparency urged   New York Saudi Arabian heir to throne dies Oct.23   Eastern Libya Libya's new leaders declare liberation Map of Benghazi Libya
  Libya's interim leaders declared the nation's freedom Sunday, ushering in a new era after the death of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi.    Transitional government has declared national liberation before a jubi...
  Argentina Fernandez heads for Argentina win Oct.24   Syria U.S. pulls ambassador from Syria  Tunisia  Moderate Islamist party claims election Oct.25   Libya   Gadhafi buried along with son   Gadhafi, his son Mutassim and his defense minister Abu Bakr Younis were taken to an undisclosed location Oct.26   Belgium EU leaders reach eurozone agreement
  EU leaders announce a deal on debt crisis measures, including a hard-fought deal with private sector investors to take a 50% loss on Greek bonds.    Banks must raise more capital to protect them against losses resulting f...
Oct.27   Tunisia Islamists win Tunisia's elections
  Tunisia's moderate Islamist Ennahda party has won the country's first democratic elections after the Arab Spring uprisings.    Ennahda won more than 41% of the vote, sec...
Oct.28   London Daughters given equal rights to throne  Libya  ICC talks over surrender of Gadhafi son Oct.29  Ireland  Higgins elected Irish president  Syria  Syria's Assad warns Western powers Oct.30  Sydney  Qantas ordered to end labor dispute Oct.31   Global     World population has reached 7 billion
  The U.N. announces that the world population has reached 7 billion. CNN's Richard Roth tries to survive.
  Paris UNESCO OKs Palestinian membership   Greece Greece to hold bailout referendum

November 2011 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1  Greece  Greek vote casts shadow on debt deal Nov.2   London Assange loses fight against extradition
  France Bailout loan withheld from Greece   San Francisco Bay Area Oakland protesters shut down port Nov.3  Greece  Calls for Greek leader to resign   Greece   Greek PM backs off plans for referendum   George Papandreou said that a controversial proposal to hold a referendum on an international bailout for his country would not be necessary   Syria Tanks 'open fire' in Syrian city of Homs Nov.4   Greece Greece's PM wins confidence vote Nov.6  Greece  Greeks agree coalition government Nov.8  Rome  Berlusconi to resign as prime minister Nov.10   Greece   Papademos named as new prime minister  Lucas Papademos, a former banker and European Central Bank vice president, has been named interim prime minister of Greece Nov.11   Rome Italy senate passes austerity law  Greece  Greece swears in unity coalition   Mexico Mexican interior minister killed in crash Nov.12   Egypt Arab League sanctions for Syria   Rome     Berlusconi resigns as Italian PM
  Silvio Berlusconi has resigned as prime minister of Italy, after dominating the country's politics for 17 years
 President Giorgio Napolitano is likely to appoint technocrat Mario Monti his successor
Nov.13  Syria  Regime backers rally after suspension   Rome     Monti nominated to replace Berlusconi   Economist Mario Monti was nominated Sunday to replace Silvio Berlusconi as Italy's prime minister Nov.14  Manhattan  Occupy Wall Street protest camp cleared Nov.15   Colombia Colombia Farc rebels name leader Nov.16  Australia  US to send marines to Australia  Morocco  Turkish-Arab call for 'urgent' action   Australia Obama stakes US claim to Pacific Nov.17   Manhattan     Mass arrests at Occupy protests Map of Brooklyn Bridge USA
  Several thousand demonstrators have marched across Brooklyn Bridge on a day of protest that has seen solidarity rallies across the US.
Nov.18   Austria UN 'concern' at Iran nuclear plan Nov.19   Cairo   Clashes intensify in Cairo's Tahrir Square
  Fighting between police and protesters injured 168 people. A prominent grass-roots group for citizens to resist the military-led government
Nov.20  Cairo  Protesters flee security in Tahrir Square   Spain Spain conservatives win election
 Libya  Gadhafi intelligence chief captured Nov.21   Cairo Casualties mount from protests in Egypt  Washington  Iran hit by fresh West sanctions Nov.22  Pakistan  Pakistan's U.S. ambassador quits  Cairo  Egyptian elections will be held on time Nov.23   Saudi Arabia Yemen leader signs deal to quit
  Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has signed a deal, brokered by Yemen's Gulf Arab neighbours, under which he will step down
  Cairo   Unrest continues in central Cairo  Protesters step up their demand for Egypt's military rulers to resign. Street battles with riot police have been heaviest around the interior... Nov.24  Portugal  Portugal flights grounded by general strike   Egypt   Egypt military 'appoints new PM'  Egypt's military rulers have appointed ex-prime minister Kamal Ganzouri to form a new government Nov.27   Egypt   Arab League imposed sanctions on Syria   Foreign ministers from 19 Arab League countries voted Sunday to slap economic sanctions against the Syrian regime  Egypt  Polls open for Egypt's historic vote Nov.28   Egypt Polls close after first day of Egypt vote   UN 'Gross violations' of human rights in Syria Nov.29   Tehran Iranian students storm UK embassy Map of Tehran Iran
  Iranian students are breaking down the door, throwing around papers and replacing the British flag with an Iranian one.    Protesters in Tehran enter the UK embassy c...
 London  UK warns Iran over embassy attack Nov.30   London UK to expel all Iranian diplomats  Myanmar  Burma hails 'new chapter' with US

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Dec.1   Myanmar Hillary Clinton meets Aung San Suu Kyi
Dec.3   Egypt   Egypt Islamists widen poll lead  The political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood and a more conservative Salafist Islamist party are leading, while secular liberals are behind   US Georgia Cain suspends US presidency bid Map of Atlanta USA
  US presidential hopeful Herman Cain has said he is suspending his campaign for the Republican nomination.    Cain blamed political and media pressure on his family in the wake of 'fals...
Dec.4   Russia   United Russia party suffers exit poll blow  An exit poll for Russia's parliamentary elections points to a sharp drop in support for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia party  West Germany  Afghan conference as Nato eye exit Dec.5  Paris  German, French leaders meet   Paris France, Germany outline fiscal pact Dec.7  Syria  No guilt over crackdown, says Assad  Thailand  US man jailed in Thai royal case Dec.8  Moscow  Putin blames Clinton for election unrest  Belgium  EU-wide treaty change bid fails Dec.9   Belgium     Eurozone deal reached without UK   A majority of European leaders agreed early Friday on a new deal to try to resolve the continent's debt crisis, but Britain refused   Congo Joseph Kabila 're-elected' Dec.10   Moscow Russian protests biggest in years   Thousands of people have attended the biggest anti-government rally in the Russian capital since the fall of the Soviet Union   South Africa Climate talks end with late deal Dec.12  Washington  Iraq PM in Washington as pullout looms   Canada   Canada pulls out of Kyoto accord  Canada will formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, the minister of the environment Peter Kent has said   UN UN estimates 5,000 killed in Syria Dec.14  North Carolina  Obama speech marks end of Iraq war Dec.15   Paris   Chirac found guilty on corruption charges  Former President Jacques Chirac was found guilty on charges stemming from his time as mayor of Paris and given a 2 year suspended sentence Dec.16   Kazakhstan Clashes hit Kazakh oil strike town  UN Security Council  UN lifts Libyan banks sanctions Dec.17  U.S. Senate  US Senate passes key funding bill Dec.18   Czech Republic   Czech statesman Vaclav Havel dies   The Czech Republic's first president after the Velvet Revolution against communist rule, has died at the age of 75   North Korea     N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies
  North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69, state-run television in an emotional statement has announced
 The announcer, wearing black, said he had died of physical and mental over-work. He has been the dictator of the communist country since the death of his father Kim Il-sung in 1994. Kim Jong-il suffered a stroke in 2008 and was absent from public view for months. His designated successor is believed to be his son, Kim Jong-woon
Dec.19   Baghdad Arrest warrant issued for vice president  An Iraqi investigative committee issued an arrest warrant for Tariq al-Hashimi, who is accused of orchestrating bombing attacks Dec.20  North Korea  North Korea leader lies in state Dec.21  Syria  'Horrific massacres' cry Syrian opposition Dec.22  North Korea  N. Korea welcomes South's delegations Dec.23   U.S. Congress Obama beats Congress in tax fight
 London  Prince Philip in hospital after chest pain  Cuba  Cuba to release 2,900 prisoners Dec.24   Moscow Thousands take to streets  Vatican  Pope berates Christmas 'glitter' Dec.25   North Korea South Korean delegation enters North Dec.26   Syria   Arab League observers arrive in Syria
  Members of an Arab League delegation arrived to look into events on the ground and whether Syria is upholding a commitment to end a brutal crackdown.    A group of 50 Arab League monitors arrives in Syria a...
  Jerusalem Clashes in Israel segregation row   Ultra-orthodox Jews have clashed with police in the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem Dec.27   Syria Homs residents confront Arab League team   Syria Security forces fire on protesters in Homs   North Korea Mourners fill Pyongyang streets for Kim Dec.28   North Korea     Kim Jong-il state funeral held in N. Korea Map of Pyongyang North Korea
  North Korea has begun two days of funeral services for late leader Kim Jong-il with a huge procession in the capital, Pyongyang.    Thousands of soldiers bowed their heads as a giant portrait of Kim was carried slowly through the streets. H...
  Gulf U.S.: Iran blocking Hormuz unacceptable'  Syria  Unrest continues as Arab monitors fan out  North Korea  Thousands gather for Kim memorial Dec.29   North Korea   N Korea hails Kim's son as leader
  North Korea has hailed late leader Kim Jong-il's son, Kim Jong-un, as 'supreme leader of the party, state and army'
 Syria  Syria monitors visit Damascus amid violence   Cairo 17 non-governmental organisations raided
 North Korea  North Korea: 'Expect no change' Dec.30  Syria  Mass Syria rallies prompt clashes


Kim Jong-il in rare Russia talks UN 'concern' at Iran nuclear plan Egypt ups pay as protests go on   Portugal seeks bail-out from EU   Portugal becomes the third eurozone country to request financial aid from the European Union, saying it is at too great a risk US Congress approves budget bill Japan announces emergency budget European ministers: Greece to get loans Christine Lagarde named IMF chief Eurozone agrees new Greek bailout   Obama signs bill to end default threat   President Barack Obama has signed legislation to increase the US debt ceiling and avert a financial default after Congress voted U.S. government credit downgraded




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2011
Apr.26  Iran  Iran's nukes under cyberattack
Aug.24   Siberia
Nov.18   Austria




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2011
Feb.7   Egypt
Apr.6   Portugal
Apr.14   U.S. Congress
Apr.21   Japan
May.18  New York  IMF chief resigns over sex charge
Jun.19   European Union
Jun.28   France
Jul.21   European Union
Jul.27  House of Representatives  Boehner pushes House on debt plan
Jul.30  U.S. Senate  US Senate in intense debt debate
Jul.31  Washington  Obama announces US deficit deal
Aug.2   Washington
Aug.6   Washington
  Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgraded its credit rating of the U.S. federal government from AAA to AA+
 This was the first time the government was given a rating below AAA. Global stock markets declined on August 8, 2011, following the announcement
Aug.16   Paris Leaders demand 'euro governance'
Sep.14  France  Eurozone leaders reassure Greece Sep.17  Washington  New Obama plan to tax wealthiest Sep.19  Washington  Obama outlines US deficit plans Sep.19  Italy  Italy has debt rating cut by S&P Sep.25  Washington  Eurozone rescue plan 'emerging' Oct.2   Greece Greece to miss targets on deficit Oct.9   Berlin Euro crisis talks 'end in accord' Oct.13  Spain  S&P lowers Spain's credit rating Oct.15   Rome Protest rallies grip major cities Oct.26   Belgium EU leaders reach eurozone agreement
  EU leaders announce a deal on debt crisis measures, including a hard-fought deal with private sector investors to take a 50% loss on Greek bonds.    Banks must raise more capital to protect them against losses resulting f...
Oct.31   Greece Greece to hold bailout referendum Nov.2   France Bailout loan withheld from Greece Dec.5   Paris France, Germany outline fiscal pact Dec.16  UN Security Council  UN lifts Libyan banks sanctions Dec.17  U.S. Senate  US Senate passes key funding bill



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2011 Jun.19   European Union European ministers: Greece to get loans
Jul.6  London  UK dead soldiers' families 'hacked' Jul.10  Washington  U.S. halting millions in aid to Pakistan Sep.15   Libya   Sarkozy, Cameron pledge aid to Libya   The leaders of France and Britain pledged support for Libya's revolution that included offering help to capture Moammar Gadhafi Sep.25  Washington  Eurozone rescue plan 'emerging'



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2011 Jan.9   Southern Sudan Southern Sudanese voters head to polls
Jan.30   Southern Sudan 99% vote to split in Southern Sudan
  98.83% of Southern Sudanese voted to split from the north, organizers reported, marking the first complete preliminary results
 The referendum on whether to declare independence from the government in the north is part of a peace agreement. The war was between a government dominated by Arab Muslims against black Christians or animists in the south. Several million voters cast ballots, including expatriates in other countries. A majority of oil reserves are in the south.
Feb.7  Southern Sudan  Southern Sudan votes to split from north Mar.13  Japan  PM: Japan crisis 'worst since WWII' Mar.20   Egypt Egyptians approve constitutional changes  Voters overwhelmingly approved proposed constitutional amendments that pave the way for parliamentary elections in June Apr.4  Washington  Obama announces re-election bid Apr.4   Haiti Martelly 'is Haiti poll winner'  Preliminary results in Haiti's presidential election show musician Michel 'Sweet Micky' Martelly has defeated ex-senator Mirlande Manigat Apr.17   Nigeria Jonathan 'headed for Nigeria win'  Goodluck Jonathan is set for election as Nigeria's president with almost double the vote of his main rival, partial results suggest May.2   Canada PM Harper wins Canadian election  Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative Party has won a majority of seats in general election, according to provisional results Jun.5  Portugal  Socialists admit election defeat Jun.5  Peru  Peru's Humala claims election win Jun.12   Turkey Turkey ruling party 'leads vote' Jul.3   Thailand Thailand elects its first woman PM   PM Abhisit Vejjajiva conceded that Yingluck Shinawatra had won the nation's election. Pheu Thai party had garnered a majority Aug.11   Iowa Republicans trade barbs at Iowa debate Aug.13  South Carolina  Perry announces presidential aims Aug.13   Iowa Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll   US Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, an Iowa-born social conservative, has won a key pre-election campaign poll in the state Sep.7  Southern California  Rivals take aim on Perry debate debut Sep.12  Florida  Sparks fly in Republican TV debate Sep.15  Denmark  Denmark centre-left wins election Sep.24   Moscow   Putin set to return as president   Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he has accepted a proposal to stand for president in March 2012. Medvedev backs Putin for preside... Sep.25   Saudi Arabia Women will be allowed to vote Oct.5  Alaska  Palin not running for president Oct.16   Paris Hollande elected to face Sarkozy Oct.23   Argentina Fernandez heads for Argentina win Oct.24  Tunisia  Moderate Islamist party claims election Oct.27   Tunisia Islamists win Tunisia's elections
  Tunisia's moderate Islamist Ennahda party has won the country's first democratic elections after the Arab Spring uprisings.    Ennahda won more than 41% of the vote, sec...
Oct.31   Greece Greece to hold bailout referendum Nov.1  Greece  Greek vote casts shadow on debt deal Nov.3   Greece Greek PM backs off plans for referendum   George Papandreou said that a controversial proposal to hold a referendum on an international bailout for his country would not be necessary Nov.20   Spain Spain conservatives win election Nov.22  Cairo  Egyptian elections will be held on time Nov.27  Egypt  Polls open for Egypt's historic vote Nov.28   Egypt Polls close after first day of Egypt vote Dec.3   Egypt Egypt Islamists widen poll lead  The political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood and a more conservative Salafist Islamist party are leading, while secular liberals are behind Dec.3   US Georgia Cain suspends US presidency bid Map of Atlanta USA
  US presidential hopeful Herman Cain has said he is suspending his campaign for the Republican nomination.    Cain blamed political and media pressure on his family in the wake of 'fals...
Dec.4   Russia United Russia party suffers exit poll blow  An exit poll for Russia's parliamentary elections points to a sharp drop in support for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia party Dec.9   Congo Joseph Kabila 're-elected'



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2011 May.15   Israel Clashes erupt along Israel's border
Aug.19  Egypt  Egypt withdraws envoy in Israel



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2011 Jan.2  Pakistan  Pakistan PM loses vital partner Jan.12   Beirut Lebanon's unity government collapses
Jan.17  Tunisia  Tunisia announces new government Jan.23  Ireland  Greens pull out of crumbling government Feb.1   Jordan King dismisses government, appoints PM  King Abdullah II dismissed his government and appointed Marouf Al Bakhit as a new prime minister with orders to implement political reform Feb.12  Egypt  Egypt army vows civilian handover Apr.21   Japan Japan announces emergency budget Apr.27   West Bank   Hamas, Fatah reach deal for government
  The rival movements announced a deal to form a unity government amid international efforts for statehood advanced by Abbas.    The move comes amid international efforts for statehood advanced by Palestinian President Abbas of Fa...
May.29   Switzerland   FIFA suspends top executives   FIFA has provisionally suspended executive committee members Mohamed Bin Hammam and Jack Warner after a meeting of ethics committee Jul.8  Southern Sudan  South Sudan to become newest nation Jul.9   Southern Sudan South Sudan raises national flag
Map of Juba Southern Sudan
  Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have watched the raising of the new country's flag at an independence ceremony in the capital
 Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon are among dignitaries attending celebrations in the capital
Jul.15   Istanbul U.S. recognizes Libyan rebels' authority Aug.6   Washington U.S. government credit downgraded
  Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgraded its credit rating of the U.S. federal government from AAA to AA+
 This was the first time the government was given a rating below AAA. Global stock markets declined on August 8, 2011, following the announcement
Sep.14  France  Eurozone leaders reassure Greece Sep.17  Washington  New Obama plan to tax wealthiest Sep.19  Washington  Obama outlines US deficit plans Sep.19  Italy  Italy has debt rating cut by S&P Sep.23   UN Gen. Assembly   Abbas submitted request for full member
  The Quartet negotiators has urged Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace talks within one month and aim for a deal by the end of 2012
 Addressing the General Assembly, Abbas urged the Security Council to back a state with pre-1967 borders and called to vote in favour of our full membership, in an unusually impassioned speech
Oct.2   Greece Greece to miss targets on deficit Oct.13  Spain  S&P lowers Spain's credit rating Oct.23   Eastern Libya Libya's new leaders declare liberation Map of Benghazi Libya
  Libya's interim leaders declared the nation's freedom Sunday, ushering in a new era after the death of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi.    Transitional government has declared national liberation before a jubi...
Oct.28  Libya  ICC talks over surrender of Gadhafi son Oct.31   Paris UNESCO OKs Palestinian membership Nov.2   France Bailout loan withheld from Greece



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2011 Jun.6  Luxembourg  EU to hold E.coli crisis meeting Aug.3  Syria  Tanks 'advancing' on Syrian city Aug.7   Northern Syria Syrian tanks, bulldozers roll into Deir Ezzor




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2011 May.8   Egypt Muslim-Christian violence intensified
Aug.14   Northern Syria 21 dead after naval forces shell city   Tens of people were injured when naval forces shelled Latakia and security forces opened fire in residential neighborhoods Oct.31   Global   World population has reached 7 billion
  The U.N. announces that the world population has reached 7 billion. CNN's Richard Roth tries to survive.
Dec.10   South Africa Climate talks end with late deal
Dec.12   Canada Canada pulls out of Kyoto accord  Canada will formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, the minister of the environment Peter Kent has said Dec.28   Gulf U.S.: Iran blocking Hormuz unacceptable'



World, Politics, 2011 Coup Timeline ... See World Coup timeline Top ^
2011 Feb.12  Egypt  Egypt army vows civilian handover Apr.10   France French veil curbs come into force
Apr.24  Beijing  China blocks Easter service Apr.24   Vatican Pope calls for peace around world May.1   Vatican   John Paul II beatified  The late Pope has been officially beatified at a ceremony at the Vatican in front of hundreds of thousands of Catholic faithful May.8   Egypt Muslim-Christian violence intensified Oct.9   Cairo 23 dead as forces clash with protesters  Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf said that clashes between army forces and pro-Coptic Christian protesters had 'brought us back' Dec.24  Vatican  Pope berates Christmas 'glitter'



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2011 Jan.29  Iran  Iran hangs Iranian-Dutch woman Apr.14   U.S. Congress US Congress approves budget bill
Jun.13   Bahrain Dozens of doctors and nurses on trial Jun.16  New York  Strauss-Kahn 'claimed immunity' Jun.20   Tunisia Ben Ali sentenced to jail in absentia Jun.27   Hague ICC issues warrant for Gadhafi  The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants Monday for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two of his relatives Jun.27  Greece  Greek unions stage general strike Aug.1  House of Representatives  US House passes debt-limit bill Aug.2   Washington   Obama signs bill to end default threat   President Barack Obama has signed legislation to increase the US debt ceiling and avert a financial default after Congress voted Aug.3   Cairo Mubarak pleads not guilty Aug.20   Iran   U.S. hikers get eight years in prison  The two U.S. hikers detained for two grueling years in Iran on spying charges have been sentenced to eight years in prison Sep.5   Niger Libya army convoy reaches Niger   The vehicles rolled into the town of Agadez; one report said they were accompanied by well-armed Tuareg tribal fighters Oct.28  Libya  ICC talks over surrender of Gadhafi son Oct.30  Sydney  Qantas ordered to end labor dispute Nov.2   London Assange loses fight against extradition Dec.7  Thailand  US man jailed in Thai royal case Dec.15   Paris   Chirac found guilty on corruption charges  Former President Jacques Chirac was found guilty on charges stemming from his time as mayor of Paris and given a 2 year suspended sentence Dec.16   Kazakhstan Clashes hit Kazakh oil strike town Dec.23  Cuba  Cuba to release 2,900 prisoners



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2011 Jan.23  West Bank  Palestinian peace 'offers' leaked Feb.20   Eastern Libya More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre
Map of Benghazi Libya
  Protesters used an explosives-laden car in an attempt to gain entry into a military camp and clashes were reported in a funeral procession
 The son of Moammar Gadhafi proposed the speedy implementation of significant democratic reforms in the restrictive country. He's warning of a civil war, return to colonialism and poverty if citizens sided with anti-government protesters
Apr.29  Syria  Dozens killed in clashes with Syrian forces May.11  Libya  First Gaddafi footage in two weeks Jul.5  London  UK press hacking row escalates Jul.6  London  UK dead soldiers' families 'hacked' Jul.7   London Hacking scandal spurs paper's closing
  The embattled tabloid News of the World, one of the oldest and best-selling newspapers in Britain, will shut down after Sunday's issue
 This Sunday's issue will be the last edition of the paper, News International chairman James Murdoch says. The announcement follows accusations that the paper eavesdropped on the phone messages of murder and terror victims, politicians and celebrities
Jul.7   London Hacking scandal spurs paper's closing
  The embattled tabloid News of the World, one of the oldest and best-selling newspapers in Britain, will shut down after Sunday's issue
 This Sunday's issue will be the last edition of the paper, News International chairman James Murdoch says. The announcement follows accusations that the paper eavesdropped on the phone messages of murder and terror victims, politicians and celebrities
Jul.9   London NoW goes to presses for last time Jul.9   London NoW goes to presses for last time Jul.12   London Murdoch summoned over phone hacking Jul.14  FBI  FBI to probe Murdoch's company Jul.15   London Murdoch apologizes as deputies resign Jul.16  London  Murdoch ad apologizes for 'wrongdoing' Jul.17   London Brooks arrested in hacking scandal Jul.18  England  Hacking whistle-blower found dead Jul.29  New York  New York Post told to 'preserve' info Aug.16  London  Hacking 'discussed' at News of the World Dec.12   UN UN estimates 5,000 killed in Syria Dec.21  Syria  'Horrific massacres' cry Syrian opposition



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2011 Feb.20   Libya Libyan leader's son warns of 'civil war'




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2011 Apr.26  Iran  Iran's nukes under cyberattack Apr.29  Alabama  Obama visits tornado-ravaged zone Jun.30  Beijing  China marks 90 years of communism Sep.11   Manhattan   Sombre US honours victims of 9/11
  Ceremonies are being held in the US to honour the victims of the 9/11 attacks, 10 years after the event.    A minute's silence marked each moment that a plane struck, and a tower fell. In a s...




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2011 Feb.20   Libya Libyan leader's son warns of 'civil war' Mar.18   Tribal Areas Calls for revenge after US drones kill 40   Tribal leaders in the Pakistani region have vowed revenge against the US after drones killed more than 40 people near the Afghan border Mar.20  Libya  Gaddafi vows 'long war' in Libya Aug.10   London Cameron: 'Fightback is under way' Aug.13  London  Ex-NYC top cop to advise UK on gangs Aug.29   Libya Rebels give Gadhafi loyalists ultimatum Sep.9   Egypt Protesters break into Israeli embassy
  Protesters have broken into the building housing Israel's embassy in Egypt's capital, entering consular offices.    Israel's ambassador has flown out of Egypt. Security forces fired te...
Oct.29  Syria  Syria's Assad warns Western powers Nov.29  London  UK warns Iran over embassy attack Dec.28   Gulf U.S.: Iran blocking Hormuz unacceptable'



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2011 Mar.29   London Diplomats unite against Gadhafi
Apr.13   Qatar Libyan rebels get boost at summit May.27   France G8 leaders calls on Gaddafi to go Nov.1  Greece  Greek vote casts shadow on debt deal



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2011 Jan.23  Jerusalem  Flotilla raid 'regrettable' but legal Mar.18   Tribal Areas Calls for revenge after US drones kill 40   Tribal leaders in the Pakistani region have vowed revenge against the US after drones killed more than 40 people near the Afghan border May.12   Pakistan U.S. grills bL wives, via Pakistan officials
May.12   Pakistan U.S. grills bL wives, via Pakistan officials Jul.6  London  UK dead soldiers' families 'hacked' Jul.20   London Parliament grills combative Cameron Aug.31  Washington  Obama declares floods disaster in NC & NY



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2011 Feb.27   Libya Libya exodus sparks border crisis
Mar.17  Haiti  Jean-Bertrand Aristide 'returning home' Aug.15   Northern Syria Palestinians 'flee Syrian camp' Nov.2   London Assange loses fight against extradition



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2011 Jan.18   Washington   Obama hosts China's Hu at dinner   Chinese President Hu Jintao has kicked off a four-day US visit with a rare private dinner at the White House with President Barack Obama Jan.19  Washington  U.S., China pledge cooperation Mar.17   UN Security Council U.N. approves no-fly zone over Libya
  Joyous Libyan rebels in Benghazi erupted with fireworks and gunfire after the Security Council voted to impose a no-fly zone.    The 15-member body voted 10-0 in favour, with five abstentions. The...
Apr.19  Washington  U.S. first lady's plane aborts landing Apr.29  Alabama  Obama visits tornado-ravaged zone Apr.30   Libya   Nato strike 'kills Gaddafi's son   A air strike in the capital, Tripoli, has killed the 29 years old son of the Libyan leader, a government spokesman has said May.20   Washington   Obama and Netanyahu admit 'differences'   US President Barack Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu have admitted to 'differences' on the path to Mid-East peace, after they met May.24   London Obama hails 'special' ties to UK May.26  France  Obama arrives in France for top-level talks May.30   Libya South African leader visits Gadhafi Jul.16  Washington  Obama met with Dalai Lama Aug.9  Syria  Turkish envoy meets with al-Assad Oct.30  Sydney  Qantas ordered to end labor dispute Nov.11   Mexico Mexican interior minister killed in crash Nov.16  Australia  US to send marines to Australia Nov.16   Australia Obama stakes US claim to Pacific Nov.24  Portugal  Portugal flights grounded by general strike Nov.30  Myanmar  Burma hails 'new chapter' with US Dec.12  Washington  Iraq PM in Washington as pullout looms Dec.22  North Korea  N. Korea welcomes South's delegations Dec.25   North Korea South Korean delegation enters North



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2011 Mar.17   UN Security Council U.N. approves no-fly zone over Libya
  Joyous Libyan rebels in Benghazi erupted with fireworks and gunfire after the Security Council voted to impose a no-fly zone.    The 15-member body voted 10-0 in favour, with five abstentions. The...
Apr.10  Libya  Gaddafi 'accepts AU truce plan' Jul.21   European Union Eurozone agrees new Greek bailout Jul.31  Washington  Obama announces US deficit deal Oct.9   Berlin Euro crisis talks 'end in accord' Oct.11   Jerusalem   Prisoner swap deal to free Shalit  Israel and Hamas have agreed a deal for the release of Sgt Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier held hostage by Palestinian militants for five y... Oct.26   Belgium EU leaders reach eurozone agreement
  EU leaders announce a deal on debt crisis measures, including a hard-fought deal with private sector investors to take a 50% loss on Greek bonds.    Banks must raise more capital to protect them against losses resulting f...
Dec.5   Paris France, Germany outline fiscal pact Dec.9   Belgium   Eurozone deal reached without UK   A majority of European leaders agreed early Friday on a new deal to try to resolve the continent's debt crisis, but Britain refused



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2011 Jan.20   Tunisia Government lifts ban on political groups
Jan.26  Egypt  Hundreds held over protests Jan.29  Iran  Iran hangs Iranian-Dutch woman Feb.8  Washington  US urges faster change in Egypt Feb.22  UN Security Council  Libya crackdown condemned at UN Feb.23  Washington  Obama condemns crackdown in Libya Feb.24   Libya Gadhafi blames drugs, al Qaeda Feb.25  UN  U.N. chief urges end to Libya violence Mar.30   Syria Syria leaves state of emergency in place Apr.13   Cairo   Hosni Mubarak's detention ordered   A probe is exploring the killing of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the center of the country's dramatic uprising earlier this year Jun.13   Bahrain Dozens of doctors and nurses on trial Jun.25   Beijing Leading China activist Hu Jia 'freed'   Hu Jia - one of China's most prominent dissidents - has been released from prison, his wife says Jun.27   Hague ICC issues warrant for Gadhafi  The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants Monday for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two of his relatives Jul.17   London Brooks arrested in hacking scandal Aug.4  Syria  Deaths pile up in Hama siege Aug.7   Northern Syria Syrian tanks, bulldozers roll into Deir Ezzor Aug.8  Saudi Arabia  Saudi king: Syrian crackdown unjustified Aug.13  Myanmar  Aung San Suu Kyi leaves capital Aug.14   Northern Syria 21 dead after naval forces shell city   Tens of people were injured when naval forces shelled Latakia and security forces opened fire in residential neighborhoods Aug.16   New Delhi India activist on fast in prison Map of Delhi India
  Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has spent a night in Tihar jail in the capital, Delhi, despite the government decision to free him
Aug.18   Washington Obama says al-Assad must go Aug.20   Iran   U.S. hikers get eight years in prison  The two U.S. hikers detained for two grueling years in Iran on spying charges have been sentenced to eight years in prison Sep.13   Iran U.S. hikers jailed in Iran may be released Sep.21   Iran U.S. hikers in Iran freed
  American hikers Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer were released from an Iranian prison into the care of an Omani official.    Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were released on bail of $500,000 each and their sentenc...
Oct.1  Manhattan  Hundreds arrested in New York protest Oct.4   UN Security Council UN resolution on Syria is vetoed   China and Russia have vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Syria over its crackdown on anti-government protesters Oct.10   Syria At least 31 were killed during clashes
Oct.17  Sichuan  Tibetan nun dies setting herself ablaze Oct.21  Libya  Gaddafi death transparency urged Nov.16  Morocco  Turkish-Arab call for 'urgent' action Nov.28   UN 'Gross violations' of human rights in Syria Dec.1   Myanmar Hillary Clinton meets Aung San Suu Kyi Dec.7  Syria  No guilt over crackdown, says Assad Dec.12   UN UN estimates 5,000 killed in Syria Dec.19   Baghdad Arrest warrant issued for vice president  An Iraqi investigative committee issued an arrest warrant for Tariq al-Hashimi, who is accused of orchestrating bombing attacks Dec.21  Syria  'Horrific massacres' cry Syrian opposition Dec.23  Cuba  Cuba to release 2,900 prisoners Dec.26   Syria Arab League observers arrive in Syria
  Members of an Arab League delegation arrived to look into events on the ground and whether Syria is upholding a commitment to end a brutal crackdown.    A group of 50 Arab League monitors arrives in Syria a...
Dec.27   Syria Homs residents confront Arab League team Dec.29  Syria  Syria monitors visit Damascus amid violence Dec.29   Cairo 17 non-governmental organisations raided



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2011 Feb.5  Egypt  US envoy says Mubarak 'must stay' Aug.19  Egypt  Egypt withdraws envoy in Israel Sep.2   Turkey   Turkey kicks out Israeli diplomats  Turkey has decided to expel Israel's ambassador and other senior diplomats amid tensions over that country's raid on a flotilla headed to Ga... Sep.13   Kabul Militants fire on U.S. Embassy   Afghan and coalition forces battled Taliban who launched 3 brazen assaults, including a attack on the U.S. Embassy and NATO's command Oct.24   Syria U.S. pulls ambassador from Syria
Nov.2   San Francisco Bay Area Oakland protesters shut down port Nov.29   Tehran Iranian students storm UK embassy Map of Tehran Iran
  Iranian students are breaking down the door, throwing around papers and replacing the British flag with an Iranian one.    Protesters in Tehran enter the UK embassy c...
Nov.30   London UK to expel all Iranian diplomats



World, Politics, 2011 Assassination Timeline ... See World Assassination timeline Top ^
2011 Jan.8   Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot
Map of Tucson Arizona
  Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, 40, was shot at close range during a public meeting. 6 other people have been killed.    She is in a critical condition. The dead in...
Feb.25   Washington Obama announces Libya sanctions Feb.26   UN Security Council   UN passes Gaddafi sanction vote   The Security Council has voted unanimously to impose sanctions on Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan regime for its attempts to put down an uprising Mar.1  Libya  Worldwide pressure on Gadhafi tightens Mar.1   Pakistan Pakistan minorities minister 'shot dead'   Minister for Minority Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian, has died after gunmen opened fire on his car in the capital, Islamabad May.18   Washington U.S. sanctions target Syrian president Sep.27  European Union  UN Syria sanctions call dropped Nov.12   Egypt Arab League sanctions for Syria Nov.21  Washington  Iran hit by fresh West sanctions Nov.27   Egypt Arab League imposed sanctions on Syria   Foreign ministers from 19 Arab League countries voted Sunday to slap economic sanctions against the Syrian regime Dec.16  UN Security Council  UN lifts Libyan banks sanctions



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2011 Feb.6   Egypt Opposition wary after landmark talks
Feb.7  North Korea  N. and S. Korea to begin military talks Feb.26  UN Security Council  UN debates steps against Gaddafi Mar.22  Libya  Defiant Gaddafi pledges victory Mar.28  Washington  Obama defends Libya intervention Apr.27  UN Security Council  Divided UN fails to agree on Syria May.6   Kentucky Obama meets Bin Laden raid team May.10  Washington  Geithner hails 'progress' in China talks May.13   Washington US not recognising rebel council Jun.6  Luxembourg  EU to hold E.coli crisis meeting Jun.15  U.S. Congress  White House defends mission in Libya Jun.18   Kabul   Karzai: U.S. in peace talks with Taliban  The United States is involved in peace talks with the Taliban, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told a youth group Jun.22   Washington   Obama orders cut in Afghan force   Obama has announced the withdrawal of 10,000 US troops this year and another 23,000 by the end of September 2012 Jul.18  Tunisia  Libyan, U.S. officials hold talks Aug.16   Paris Leaders demand 'euro governance' Sep.1  Libya  Col Gaddafi 'ready for long war' Oct.28  Libya  ICC talks over surrender of Gadhafi son Nov.6  Greece  Greeks agree coalition government Nov.16  Australia  US to send marines to Australia Dec.4  West Germany  Afghan conference as Nato eye exit Dec.5  Paris  German, French leaders meet Dec.8  Belgium  EU-wide treaty change bid fails Dec.14  North Carolina  Obama speech marks end of Iraq war



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2011 Apr.29   London   Prince William married Catherine Middleton
Map of Westminster United Kingdom
  Prince William of Wales slipped a gold ring onto the finger of Catherine Middleton, and the couple vowed to love, comfort, honor each other
 Bells pealed over London and flag-waving crowds roared in excitement as Middleton arrived at Westminster Abbey to marry the second in line to the British throne
Apr.29  London  Balcony kisses seal royal wedding May.17   Ireland   Queen honours Irish fighters   The Queen has laid a wreath at the Garden of Remembrance during the first visit by a British monarch since Ireland gained independence Jun.30   Canada Canada welcomes William and Kate Jul.30  Scotland  Queen's granddaughter weds in Scotland Oct.21   New York Saudi Arabian heir to throne dies Oct.28   London Daughters given equal rights to throne Dec.7  Thailand  US man jailed in Thai royal case Dec.23  London  Prince Philip in hospital after chest pain



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2011 Jan.14   Tunisia   Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins
Map of Tunis Tunisia
  Army tanks and armored personnel carriers patrolled Tunis, a day after Ghannouchi announced that he is the interim president
 Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has fled with his family to Saudi Arabia, after being forced from office after 23 years in power
Jan.15  Tunisia  Tunisian swears in interim president Jan.16   Haiti 'Baby Doc' Duvalier back in Haiti  The former president Jean-Claude Duvalier, has returned to the country, 25 years after he was overthrown by a popular revolt Jan.17   Rome Berlusconi sex allegations widen Jan.29   Egypt   Embattled Mubarak appoints deputy   Hosni Mubarak has named intelligence chief Omar Suleiman as his first ever vice-president as he struggles to regain control of the country Feb.1   Egypt Mubarak: I'll step down in September Feb.3  Egypt  Mubarak 'fears chaos if he quits' Feb.11   Cairo   Mubarak steps down, vice president says
  Hosni Mubarak is stepping down from the presidency, VP Omar Suleiman said, prompting Cairo demonstrators to chant 'Egypt is free!'
 Mubarak ruled for 30 years, suppressing dissent and protest. The news was greeted with a huge outburst of joy and celebration by thousands in Tahrir Square
Feb.21   Libya Libyan leader appears on state TV
Feb.22   Libya   Defiant Gaddafi refuses to quit   Col Muammar Gaddafi has refused to stand down amid widespread anti-government protests which he said had tarnished the image of the country Feb.28  Libya  Gadhafi: 'They love me, all my people' Mar.13  Japan  PM: Japan crisis 'worst since WWII' Mar.22  Libya  Defiant Gaddafi pledges victory Mar.28  Washington  Obama defends Libya intervention Mar.30   London Libyan foreign minister defects  Moussa Koussa arrived in London Wednesday and told the government there that he has resigned Apr.9  Cairo  Army crackdown in Cairo's Tahrir Square Apr.11   Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagbo captured Map of Abidjan Ivory Coast
  Ivory Coast's UN-recognised President, Alassane Ouattara, has urged restraint after the dramatic capture of his bitter rival
 Gbagbo surrendered after a military assault on his residence
Apr.12  Sinai  Ex-President Mubarak 'has heart attack' Apr.13   Cairo   Hosni Mubarak's detention ordered   A probe is exploring the killing of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the center of the country's dramatic uprising earlier this year Apr.16  Cuba  Raul Castro proposes Cuba term limits Apr.19  Washington  U.S. first lady's plane aborts landing Apr.23   Yemen President Saleh agrees to step down  President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen has agreed to step down under a 30-day transition plan aimed at ending unrest over his 32-year rule Apr.27   Washington   Obama releases birth certificate   The White House releases President Barack Obama's birth certificate, in response to persistent rumours he was not born in the US Apr.30   Libya   Nato strike 'kills Gaddafi's son   A air strike in the capital, Tripoli, has killed the 29 years old son of the Libyan leader, a government spokesman has said May.2  Washington  Obama: World 'safer' without Bin Laden May.5   Manhattan   Obama in 9/11 tribute after B Laden death   US President Barack Obama is visiting Ground Zero, four days after US forces killed al-Qaeda head Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan May.6   Kentucky Obama meets Bin Laden raid team May.14   New York   IMF head questioned over 'attack'
  The head of the IMF, Dominique Strass-Kahn, 62, is being questioned by New York police over an alleged sex attack on a hotel maid
 He was taken off an Air France plane at JFK airport minutes before it left for Paris. The married former finance minister is considered a Socialist candidate for the presidency
May.15  New York  IMF head to plead not guilty in rape attem. May.18  New York  IMF chief resigns over sex charge May.21  Ivory Coast  Inauguration marks end to turmoil May.24   U.S. Congress Netanyahu lays out peace terms
May.29   Switzerland   FIFA suspends top executives   FIFA has provisionally suspended executive committee members Mohamed Bin Hammam and Jack Warner after a meeting of ethics committee Jun.4   Saudi Arabia Yemen's Saleh 'in Saudi Arabia Jun.6  New York  US lawmaker admits lewd picture Jun.7   Saudi Arabia Yemen's Saleh 'gravely wounded' Jun.16  New York  Strauss-Kahn 'claimed immunity' Jun.20   Tunisia Ben Ali sentenced to jail in absentia Jun.20  Syria  Al-Assad: Reheated promises with threats Jun.28   France Christine Lagarde named IMF chief Jun.30  Venezuela  Chavez tells of cancerous tumour Jul.2  Syria  Assad sacks key governor Jul.4   Venezuela Chavez addresses Caracas crowds Jul.15   London Murdoch apologizes as deputies resign Jul.17   London   London police chief resigns amid scandal   The widening phone-hacking scandal that brought down one of Britain's biggest newspapers claimed another victim Aug.3   Cairo Mubarak pleads not guilty Aug.17  New Delhi  Indian PM blasts hunger striker Aug.22  Libya  Saif al-Islam Gadhafi spotted in Tripoli Aug.24  Libya  Rebels appeal for Gaddafi capture Aug.25  Japan  Japan's Prime Minister Kan quits Aug.28   Japan Yoshihiko Noda wins leadership race Aug.29   Algeria Gaddafi family 'flee to Algeria' Sep.1  Libya  Col Gaddafi 'ready for long war' Sep.3  Paris  Strauss-Kahn arrives in France Sep.5   Niger Libya army convoy reaches Niger   The vehicles rolled into the town of Agadez; one report said they were accompanied by well-armed Tuareg tribal fighters Sep.8  U.S. Congress  Obama unveils crucial jobs plan Sep.11   Niger Gaddafi's son arrives in Niger Sep.22   Yemen President Saleh returns to Yemen  Yemeni state television says President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned to the country three months after surviving an assassination attempt Oct.8   Yemen Saleh will step down, but aides qualify Oct.29  Ireland  Higgins elected Irish president Nov.3  Greece  Calls for Greek leader to resign Nov.8  Rome  Berlusconi to resign as prime minister Nov.10   Greece Papademos named as new prime minister  Lucas Papademos, a former banker and European Central Bank vice president, has been named interim prime minister of Greece Nov.11  Greece  Greece swears in unity coalition Nov.12   Rome   Berlusconi resigns as Italian PM
  Silvio Berlusconi has resigned as prime minister of Italy, after dominating the country's politics for 17 years
 President Giorgio Napolitano is likely to appoint technocrat Mario Monti his successor
Nov.13   Rome   Monti nominated to replace Berlusconi   Economist Mario Monti was nominated Sunday to replace Silvio Berlusconi as Italy's prime minister Nov.15   Colombia Colombia Farc rebels name leader
Nov.20  Libya  Gadhafi intelligence chief captured Nov.22  Pakistan  Pakistan's U.S. ambassador quits Nov.23   Saudi Arabia Yemen leader signs deal to quit
  Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has signed a deal, brokered by Yemen's Gulf Arab neighbours, under which he will step down
Nov.24   Egypt Egypt military 'appoints new PM'  Egypt's military rulers have appointed ex-prime minister Kamal Ganzouri to form a new government Dec.14  North Carolina  Obama speech marks end of Iraq war Dec.15   Paris   Chirac found guilty on corruption charges  Former President Jacques Chirac was found guilty on charges stemming from his time as mayor of Paris and given a 2 year suspended sentence Dec.19   Baghdad Arrest warrant issued for vice president  An Iraqi investigative committee issued an arrest warrant for Tariq al-Hashimi, who is accused of orchestrating bombing attacks Dec.29   North Korea   N Korea hails Kim's son as leader
  North Korea has hailed late leader Kim Jong-il's son, Kim Jong-un, as 'supreme leader of the party, state and army'




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2011 Jun.17  Morocco  Moroccan monarch unveils reforms Sep.10  Syria  Arab League deal on Syria reforms



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2011 Jan.17   Tunisia   N. Africa hit by wave of self-immolation  In Tunisia Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest. Egypt, Algeria, and Mauritania demonstrators are turning to self-immolation Jan.22  Algeria  Algerians defy ban to protest government Jan.25   Egypt   3 dead after thousands protest   An unprecedented display of anti-government rage inspired in part by the tumult in the nearby North African nation of Tunisia Jan.26  Egypt  Hundreds held over protests Jan.27   Cairo ElBaradei returns as protests build
Jan.27   Yemen Protesters want Yemen's president out Jan.28   Egypt Government dissolved amid unrest Jan.29   Cairo   Defiant Cairo protesters lose fear
  Defiance and hope replaced Friday's scenes of widespread chaos and violence but at least five people were reported dead in clashes.    A firefight was going on around the Interior ministry as protesters attempted to charge the building. The building was a symbol of Pre...
Jan.29   London Anti-Mubarak protests around the world Jan.30   Egypt Protesters defy curfew Jan.30  Cairo  ElBaradei joins Cairo protesters Jan.31   Egypt Egypt army rules out using force Jan.31  Cairo  Egypt braces for massive protest Feb.2   Cairo Cairo street battles echo past midnight Feb.4   Cairo   Huge crowds in Cairo for 'departure day' Map of Tahrir Square Egypt
  Tens of thousands are taking part in a 'day of departure' to try to oust Mubarak. There is an increased army presence in Cairo's Tahrir Square
Feb.4   Egypt Tens of thousands demand change   Thousands sang patriotic sangs and danced in Tahrir Square, but tensions remained high. Street battles between pro- and anti-regime groups Feb.5   Cairo Army, demonstrators stand off in square Feb.6   Egypt VP promises changes to protesters Feb.7   Egypt Egypt ups pay as protests go on Feb.8  Cairo  Mubarak reform pledge rejected Feb.10  Egypt  Egyptians boo Mubarak's intent to stay Feb.12   Algeria Protesters, police clash in Algiers Feb.13   Italy Women stage anti-Berlusconi rallies Feb.14   Algeria   Unrest spread across M East and N Africa  Authorities in Algeria would lift a state of emergency. Clashes broke out between pro- and anti-government protesters in Yemen Feb.15  Iran  Iran president dismisses protests Feb.15   Eastern Libya Benghazi, Libya 'rocked by protests' Feb.16   Bahrain Police move in on Bahrain protesters Map of Manama Bahrain
  At least two people were killed early morning when police swarmed into the capital, Manama, to roust protesters from the Pearl Roundabout.    Police move into a square, using tear gas against crowds to clea...
Feb.18  Bahrain  Bahrain troops 'fire on crowds' Feb.18  Eastern Libya  Rising death toll in Libya unrest Feb.19   Bahrain Protesters retake Pearl Roundabout Feb.20   Eastern Libya More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre Map of Benghazi Libya
  Protesters used an explosives-laden car in an attempt to gain entry into a military camp and clashes were reported in a funeral procession
 The son of Moammar Gadhafi proposed the speedy implementation of significant democratic reforms in the restrictive country. He's warning of a civil war, return to colonialism and poverty if citizens sided with anti-government protesters
Feb.20   Tehran Security forces push back Iran protesters Feb.21  Libya  Col Gadhafi under mounting pressure Feb.27   Libya Security forces in Libyan city switch sides Mar.4   Libya Protests in Tripoli after prayers Mar.5  Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia imposes ban on all protests Mar.5   Cairo Protesters raid on Cairo state security HQ Mar.10   Saudi Arabia Saudi police open fire at protest Map of Qatif Saudi Arabia
  Three people were taken to the hospital after Saudi security forces fired on scores of protesters in the city of Qatif
Mar.11  Yemen  Security forces fire live bullets at protests Mar.15  Bahrain  Two killed in new Bahrain clashes Mar.18  Yemen  33 killed in Yemen clashes Mar.19  Syria  Tear gas fired at Daraa funeral Mar.23   Syria 15 killed in Syria clashes Map of Daraa Syria
  Escalating violence between security forces and anti-government protesters. The government fired the governor of the province
Apr.3   Afghanistan Afghan Koran protests spreading Apr.8   Syria Forces fire on Syrian protesters   At least 17 people have died after security forces fired on protesters who gathered after Friday prayers, according to a doctor at the scene Apr.13   Qatar Libyan rebels get boost at summit Apr.15   Syria Clashes at mass protest in Syria Apr.16  Yemen  Thousands of Yemeni women marched Apr.18   Syria Syria protesters take over square Apr.22   Syria 75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire
  The security forces used live ammunition and tear gas on anti-government protesters who rallied across the country after Friday prayers
Apr.23  Syria  Another day of Syrian violence: 10 dead Apr.24  Yemen  Yemen rally demands swift action Apr.25   Syria Syria launches bloody new crackdown
Apr.29  Syria  Dozens killed in clashes with Syrian forces May.6  Syria  '13 killed' at Syrian protests May.8  Syria  Syria steps up protest crackdown May.15   Israel Clashes erupt along Israel's border May.20  Madrid  Spain protesters defy rally ban May.28  Syria  Death toll from Syrian protests on the rise May.29   Belgrade Nationalists protest Mladic arrest Jun.3   Syria Troops 'kill 34' at Syria protest Jun.10  Northern Syria  Protesters die in clashes Jun.17  Syria  Syria unrest: fresh protests erupt Jun.27  Greece  Greek unions stage general strike Jun.28   Athens Greek protests turn ugly as strike begins Jul.1   Syria Hundreds of thousands in protests Jul.11  Syria  US and France embassies attacked Jul.15   Istanbul U.S. recognizes Libyan rebels' authority Jul.31   Syria Army, protesters clash, killing 71 Map of Hama Syria
  Syrian tanks stormed the flashpoint city of Hama in one of several clashes nationwide that left at least 67 dead and more than 100 injured
Aug.3  Syria  Tanks 'advancing' on Syrian city Sep.9   Egypt Protesters break into Israeli embassy
  Protesters have broken into the building housing Israel's embassy in Egypt's capital, entering consular offices.    Israel's ambassador has flown out of Egypt. Security forces fired te...
Sep.13   Kabul Militants fire on U.S. Embassy   Afghan and coalition forces battled Taliban who launched 3 brazen assaults, including a attack on the U.S. Embassy and NATO's command Sep.29   Syria Mob pelts US ambassador in Syria
Oct.1  Manhattan  Hundreds arrested in New York protest Oct.9   Cairo 23 dead as forces clash with protesters  Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf said that clashes between army forces and pro-Coptic Christian protesters had 'brought us back' Oct.15   Rome Protest rallies grip major cities Oct.15   Manhattan NY protests move to Times Square   Police in New York have arrested about 70 people, as Occupy Wall Street protesters moved to Times Square Oct.19  Athens  Greek clashes amid general strike Oct.23   Eastern Libya Libya's new leaders declare liberation Map of Benghazi Libya
  Libya's interim leaders declared the nation's freedom Sunday, ushering in a new era after the death of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi.    Transitional government has declared national liberation before a jubi...
Nov.2   San Francisco Bay Area Oakland protesters shut down port Nov.3   Syria Tanks 'open fire' in Syrian city of Homs Nov.13  Syria  Regime backers rally after suspension Nov.14  Manhattan  Occupy Wall Street protest camp cleared Nov.15   Colombia Colombia Farc rebels name leader Nov.17   Manhattan   Mass arrests at Occupy protests Map of Brooklyn Bridge USA
  Several thousand demonstrators have marched across Brooklyn Bridge on a day of protest that has seen solidarity rallies across the US.
Nov.19   Cairo Clashes intensify in Cairo's Tahrir Square
  Fighting between police and protesters injured 168 people. A prominent grass-roots group for citizens to resist the military-led government
Nov.20  Cairo  Protesters flee security in Tahrir Square Nov.21   Cairo Casualties mount from protests in Egypt
Nov.23   Cairo Unrest continues in central Cairo  Protesters step up their demand for Egypt's military rulers to resign. Street battles with riot police have been heaviest around the interior... Nov.24  Portugal  Portugal flights grounded by general strike Dec.8  Moscow  Putin blames Clinton for election unrest Dec.10   Moscow Russian protests biggest in years   Thousands of people have attended the biggest anti-government rally in the Russian capital since the fall of the Soviet Union Dec.16   Kazakhstan Clashes hit Kazakh oil strike town Dec.24   Moscow Thousands take to streets Dec.26   Jerusalem Clashes in Israel segregation row   Ultra-orthodox Jews have clashed with police in the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem Dec.27   Syria Security forces fire on protesters in Homs Dec.28  Syria  Unrest continues as Arab monitors fan out Dec.30  Syria  Mass Syria rallies prompt clashes



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2011 May.10  Washington  Geithner hails 'progress' in China talks Jul.8   Florida Space shuttle in historic final lift-off
Jul.21   Florida   Space shuttle makes final landing Map of Kennedy Space Center Florida
  Space shuttle Atlantis has landed back on Earth, bringing to a close America's 30-year orbiter program
 Nasa's shuttles were involved in building the space station, and the launch the Hubble telescope
Sep.29  Western China  Rocket launches Chinese space lab



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2011 Jan.7  Sudan  Bashir: Sudan not ready for split Jan.23  West Bank  Palestinian peace 'offers' leaked Jan.31   Egypt Egypt army rules out using force
Feb.7  North Korea  N. and S. Korea to begin military talks Feb.11   Cairo Egypt rejoices as Mubarak departs Feb.12   Egypt Egypt moves to reassure allies  Egypt's military authorities have reaffirmed the country's commitment to all its international treaties Feb.18  UN Security Council  U.S. vetoes resolution on settlements Feb.25  UN  U.N. chief urges end to Libya violence Feb.27   Libya Security forces in Libyan city switch sides Apr.5  Libya  Libyan rebels scoff at Gadhafi deal Apr.10  Libya  Gaddafi 'accepts AU truce plan' Apr.19  Syria  Syria to lift state of emergency Apr.24   Vatican Pope calls for peace around world Apr.27  China  New census shows China is ageing Apr.30   Syria Syrian troops storm Daraa mosque Map of Daraa Syria
  The army has seized control of Omari mosque which had become a centre for anti-government protests in the southern Syrian city of Daraa.    Soldiers other security forces blanketed the area around the m...
May.3   Pakistan Pakistan dismisses US raid fears May.7   Washington   US releases Bin Laden home videos Map of Pentagon USA
  The Pentagon releases home videos of Osama Bin Laden seized at the secret compound in northern Pakistan where he was shot.    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
May.19   Washington Obama made major Middle East speech
  President Barack Obama has given a key US policy speech about the Middle East and the wider Arab world.    Obama said 'mutually agreed swaps' would help c...
May.24   U.S. Congress Netanyahu lays out peace terms
May.30   Libya South African leader visits Gadhafi Jun.18   Kabul   Karzai: U.S. in peace talks with Taliban  The United States is involved in peace talks with the Taliban, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told a youth group Aug.10   London Cameron: 'Fightback is under way' Aug.13  London  Ex-NYC top cop to advise UK on gangs Aug.16   New Delhi India activist on fast in prison Map of Delhi India
  Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has spent a night in Tihar jail in the capital, Delhi, despite the government decision to free him
Sep.3  Libya  Libya spy papers 'show CIA link Sep.8  U.S. Congress  Obama unveils crucial jobs plan Oct.7  Norway  Three women win Nobel Peace Prize Oct.11   Jerusalem   Prisoner swap deal to free Shalit  Israel and Hamas have agreed a deal for the release of Sgt Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier held hostage by Palestinian militants for five y... Oct.11   Jerusalem   Prisoner swap deal to free Shalit  Israel and Hamas have agreed a deal for the release of Sgt Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier held hostage by Palestinian militants for five y... Oct.16  Libya  Bulldozers raze Gaddafi compound Oct.18  Israel  Mid-East joy at prisoner exchange Oct.20  Libya  Libyans rejoice at Gadhafi's death Dec.4  West Germany  Afghan conference as Nato eye exit Dec.29  North Korea  North Korea: 'Expect no change'



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2011 May.2  Washington  Obama: World 'safer' without Bin Laden May.4  Washington  No release of Bin Laden photos May.5   Manhattan   Obama in 9/11 tribute after B Laden death   US President Barack Obama is visiting Ground Zero, four days after US forces killed al-Qaeda head Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan Jul.23   Norway Norway mourns twin attack victims
Sep.11   Manhattan   Sombre US honours victims of 9/11
  Ceremonies are being held in the US to honour the victims of the 9/11 attacks, 10 years after the event.    A minute's silence marked each moment that a plane struck, and a tower fell. In a s...
Sep.13   Kabul Militants fire on U.S. Embassy   Afghan and coalition forces battled Taliban who launched 3 brazen assaults, including a attack on the U.S. Embassy and NATO's command



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2011 Jan.1   Brazil Brazil inaugurates first female president
Oct.7  Norway  Three women win Nobel Peace Prize



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2011 Mar.1   Pakistan Pakistan minorities minister 'shot dead'   Minister for Minority Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian, has died after gunmen opened fire on his car in the capital, Islamabad Apr.23  Southern India  Indian guru Satya Sai Baba dies May.31  Syria  Boy's death symbolizes Syrian uprising Jul.23   Norway Norway mourns twin attack victims
Aug.15   Northern Syria Palestinians 'flee Syrian camp' Aug.19   Norway Norwegian bereaved visit island Oct.25   Libya Gadhafi buried along with son   Gadhafi, his son Mutassim and his defense minister Abu Bakr Younis were taken to an undisclosed location Nov.11   Mexico Mexican interior minister killed in crash Dec.18   Czech Republic Czech statesman Vaclav Havel dies   The Czech Republic's first president after the Velvet Revolution against communist rule, has died at the age of 75 Dec.18   North Korea   N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies
  North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69, state-run television in an emotional statement has announced
 The announcer, wearing black, said he had died of physical and mental over-work. He has been the dictator of the communist country since the death of his father Kim Il-sung in 1994. Kim Jong-il suffered a stroke in 2008 and was absent from public view for months. His designated successor is believed to be his son, Kim Jong-woon
Dec.20  North Korea  North Korea leader lies in state Dec.27   North Korea Mourners fill Pyongyang streets for Kim
Dec.28   North Korea   Kim Jong-il state funeral held in N. Korea Map of Pyongyang North Korea
  North Korea has begun two days of funeral services for late leader Kim Jong-il with a huge procession in the capital, Pyongyang.    Thousands of soldiers bowed their heads as a giant portrait of Kim was carried slowly through the streets. H...
Dec.28  North Korea  Thousands gather for Kim memorial



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2011 Jan.8   Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot
Map of Tucson Arizona
  Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, 40, was shot at close range during a public meeting. 6 other people have been killed.    She is in a critical condition. The dead in...
Jan.25  U.S. Congress  Obama hails US 'Sputnik moment' Feb.13   Egypt Military dissolves parliament Mar.9  Wisconsin  Republicans remove bargaining rights May.13   Pakistan Pakistan condemns Bin Laden raid Jun.2  Japan  Prime minister survives no-confidence vote Jun.15  U.S. Congress  White House defends mission in Libya Jun.21  Greece  Greek PM survives confidence vote Jun.29   Greece   Parliament's vote in favour of austerity
  The European Union has welcomed the Greek parliament's vote in favour of a severe austerity package that has sparked strikes and protests.    MPs approved the unpopular package of spending cuts and tax hikes by 155 votes to ...
Jul.19   London UK lawmakers grill Murdoch, ex-editor   News Corp. magnate Rupert Murdoch and his son, James, said were not to blame in a burgeoning scandal Jul.27  House of Representatives  Boehner pushes House on debt plan Jul.29   U.S. Congress US Congress split over debt issue
Jul.30  U.S. Senate  US Senate in intense debt debate Aug.11  London  PM: Police waited too long to act Sep.29   Berlin Parliament approves EU bailout fund Oct.19   Athens Greece MPs back austerity plans   The Greek parliament has given initial approval to new austerity measures, as clashes broke out between protesters and police in Athens Nov.4   Greece Greece's PM wins confidence vote Nov.11   Rome Italy senate passes austerity law Dec.17  U.S. Senate  US Senate passes key funding bill Dec.23   U.S. Congress Obama beats Congress in tax fight



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2011 Jan.17   Rome Berlusconi sex allegations widen
May.14   New York   IMF head questioned over 'attack'
  The head of the IMF, Dominique Strass-Kahn, 62, is being questioned by New York police over an alleged sex attack on a hotel maid
 He was taken off an Air France plane at JFK airport minutes before it left for Paris. The married former finance minister is considered a Socialist candidate for the presidency
May.15  New York  IMF head to plead not guilty in rape attem. May.18  New York  IMF chief resigns over sex charge Jun.6  New York  US lawmaker admits lewd picture Dec.28   Gulf U.S.: Iran blocking Hormuz unacceptable'