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B. 01-10 Car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist' Iran
C. 01-22 Yemen president 'leaves country' Yemen
D. 02-12 Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity Greece
4. 02-21 Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology Afghanistan
F. 02-22 Two Western journalists killed in Syria Homs, Syria
G. 03-04 Putin declares win in elections Moscow
7. 03-17 Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies Egypt
03-19 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Toulouse, Southern France

Summary.     Click for More > Suu Kyi wins Myanmar election China dissident 'in US embassy'   Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC   Sarkozy concedes to Hollande   Francois Hollande defeated President Nicolas Sarkozy in a runoff, signaling a shift to the left as the country and Europe fight to dig out of... NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable   Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist'   Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a university lecturer and nuclear scientist, has been killed in a car explosion in north Tehran Yemen president 'leaves country'  Ali Abdullah Saleh, has left the country to travel to the US for medical treatment, Yemeni officials have told journalists Security Council's Syria resolution fails   As international anger grows over reports of mass carnage at the hands of the regime, a draft resolution condemning Syria failed to be adopt... Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology   US Gen John R Allen, the Nato commander in Afghanistan, has apologised over reports foreign troops may have burnt copies of the Koran Two Western journalists killed in Syria   Putin declares win in elections   Vladimir Putin has declared victory in presidential elections, returning for a third term after spending the last four years as the country's... Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies  Pope Shenouda III has died at the age of 88, state television has announced. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt's 80 million population 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
Jan.1  Arab Countries  Arab body urges Syria mission end
Jan.2  Nigeria  Nigeria fury at fuel price rises
Jan.3  Afghanistan  Taliban ready for talks 'with foreigners'
Jan.4  Iowa  Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes
Jan.9  Iran  Iran 'enriching uranium' at mountain site
Jan.10  New Hampshire  Romney claims victory in New Hampshire
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Jan.11  Syria  French journalist killed in Syria
Jan.17  Global  Sites protest US anti-piracy move
Jan.21  South Carolina  S. Carolina: Gingrich triumphs over Romney
Jan.22   Yemen
Jan.23  European Union  EU approves new sanctions against Iran
 Paris  Senate passes Armenian genocide bill
Jan.24  Cairo  Thousands on revolution anniversary
Jan.28  Syria  Arab League suspends Syria mission
Jan.31  Florida  Romney scores big Florida victory
Feb.4   UN Security Council
Feb.7  Maldives  Police revolt topples Maldives president
Feb.9  Greece  Greece leaders agree bailout cuts
Feb.12   Greece
Feb.14  Washington  China's Xi defends rights record
Feb.16  UN Gen. Assembly  UN assembly adopts Syria motion
Feb.17  Berlin  German president resigns amid scandal
Feb.18  Syria  2 killed as Syrians protest near palace
Feb.21   Afghanistan
 France  Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring'
 Iran  IAEA experts leave Iran without agreement
Feb.22   Syria
Feb.23  Tunisia  World powers seek Syria breakthrough
Feb.24  Kabul  Afghan Koran protests reach deadly peak
Feb.25  Syria  Syria holds vote on constitution
Feb.26  Florida  Shooting of Trayvon Martin
Mar.1  Egypt  NGO workers leave Egypt on U.S. military plane
Mar.4   Moscow
Mar.6  Ohio  Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils
Mar.7  Syria  Syrian city 'devastated' - UN aid chief
 Syria  Syria minister joins opposition
Mar.8  Greece  Greece confirms debt deal success
Mar.10  Syria  Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan
 Northern Japan  Japan marks deadly anniversary
Mar.15  North Korea  North Korea to launch satellite
Mar.17   Egypt
 Mauritania  Gaddafi's intelligence chief held
Mar.18  Cairo  Thousands mourn Egypt's Coptic Pope
Mar.19   Southern France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities.    French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse...
Mar.23  Mexico  Mexico crowds cheer Pope Benedict
Mar.24  South Korea  Obama visits tense Koreas border
Mar.26  U.S. Supreme Court  Supreme Court weighs Obama health law
 South Korea  Leaders warn over nuclear threat
Mar.27  Cuba  Pope meets Raul Castro in Havana
Apr.1   Myanmar
Apr.5  Mali  Mali rebels declare independence
Apr.10  Pennsylvania  Rick Santorum ends presidency bid
Apr.14  UN Security Council  UN passes plan for Syria monitors
Apr.16  New York  American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief
Apr.17  Egypt  Bans on Egypt candidates upheld
Apr.19  Norway  Breivik wanted to slay government, PM
 Bahrain  Security stepped up at Bahrain F1
Apr.21  UN Security Council  UN votes to boost Syria mission
Apr.22  Bahrain  Despite protests, Grand Prix finishes without a hitch
 Paris  Exit polls show Sarkozy 2nd in French vote
Apr.26  Japan  US and Japan reach Okinawa deal
Apr.27   Beijing
May.6   Paris
May.8  Greece  Greek leftist leader lays out radical agenda
May.9  Washington  Obama supports same-sex marriage
May.15  London  Murdoch editor charged over hacking
 Greece  Greece to hold new elections after stalemate
May.19  Washington  G8 targets 'growth and stability'
 New York  Rights activist Chen arrives in U.S.
May.21   Chicago
May.22  Florida  Launch success for SpaceX mission
May.23  Peshawar  Pakistani doctor in bin Laden raid gets 33 years in prison
May.31  North Carolina  Mistrial declared in Edwards case
Jun.1  Moscow  Putin stands firm on Syria crisis
Jun.2   Cairo
  An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising.    The 84-year-old is the first ex-leader to be tried in ...
Jun.3   London   Pomp, pouring rain for Diamond Jubilee   The Thames became a sea of red, white and blue Sunday, as tens of thousands celebrated the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Jun.9  Spain  Spanish bank bailout request welcomed Jun.12  UN  Syria in civil war - UN official Jun.14  Egypt  Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid Jun.16  Western China  China sends first female astronaut to space Jun.17   Greece Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed   The narrow election victory of Greece's New Democracy party has been welcomed by world leaders, who urged Athens to form a cabinet quickly Jun.18  Mexico  G-20 summit looks to boost economic recovery Jun.19  London  WikiLeakers founder seeks asylum in Ecuador  Cairo  Egypt's Mubarak 'close to death' Jun.21  Jordan  Syrian pilot flees to Jordan seeking asylum Jun.23  Paraguay  No warm welcome for Paraguay's new president Jun.24   Cairo Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
  Mohamed Morsi was declared the new president of Egypt on Sunday, following the first democratic election in Egypt's history
 He won 51.73% of the vote, beating former PM Ahmed Shafiq. The announcement prompted scenes of jubilation in Cairo's Tahrir Square, where Mr Morsi's supporters gathered
 Egypt  Egypt's Morsi makes unity call Jun.27  Northern Ireland  Queen makes history with ex-IRA leader handshake Jun.29  Belgium  European leaders reach key deal on banks Jun.30  Cairo  Morsi sworn in as Egypt's leader Jul.1  Mexico  Pena Nieto 'wins' Mexico election Jul.3  Pakistan  Pakistan reopens NATO supply routes to Afghanistan Jul.4   Geneva Long hunt detects possible 'God particle'  Japan  Parliament releases Fukushima probe report Jul.11  Spain  Spain unveils sweeping budget cuts  Iraq  Top Syria diplomat abandons Assad Jul.15  North Korea  North Korea military head removed Jul.18   Syria Top Syrian officials killed Aug.2  UN  Annan resigns as UN Syria envoy Aug.5   USA Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover lands   Nasa lands its one-tonne Curiosity rover on the Red Planet to study the possibility that this world may once have hosted microbial life Aug.6  Syria  Syria's prime minister leaves regime Aug.11  Virginia  Romney names Ryan as running mate Aug.12  Egypt  Egypt president 'retires' military figures Aug.16  Ecuador  Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks' Assange Aug.17  Moscow  Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism Aug.18  Japan  Japanese land on disputed island Aug.20  USA  US candidate's 'legitimate rape' gaffe  Washington  Obama warns Syria on chemical arms  Ethiopia  Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi dies Aug.22  Nevada  Prince Harry naked in Las Vegas Aug.25   Ohio US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies Aug.28  Florida  Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention Sep.1  Pakistan  Pakistan blasphemy case imam held Sep.2  South Korea  'Moonies' founder dies aged 92 Sep.4  Syria  Refugees flee Syria in record numbers Sep.6  North Carolina  Obama accepts White House nomination Sep.12   Eastern Libya Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate.    The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an ...
Sep.13   Yemen   Anti-US protests spread in Arab world   In Yemen, demonstrators briefly stormed the grounds of the embassy in Sanaa and burned the US flag. In Egypt, 70 people were injured in prot... Sep.14  France  Magazine publishes topless photos of UK's Catherine  Sudan  Anti-Islam film protests escalate Sep.16  China  China protests hit Japanese trade Sep.17  USA  Romney taped at secret donor talk Sep.21  Karachi  Deadly film protests in Pakistan  Eastern Libya  Protesters storm Benghazi militia Sep.23  Ethiopia  Sudan and South Sudan hold talks Sep.24  Taiwan  Taiwan boats in islands protest Sep.26  Athens  Athens clashes as Greek police fire tear gas  UN Gen. Assembly  Ahmadinejad responds to Western jabs Sep.27  UN Gen. Assembly  Netanyahu asks U.N. to draw 'red line' Sep.28  Beijing  China Communist Party ousts Bo Xilau Oct.3  Colorado  US rivals square off at debate Oct.5  Pakistan  Imran Khan leads drone protest Oct.6  Philippines  Philippines and Muslim rebels agree peace deal Oct.7   Venezuela Chavez wins Venezuela election Oct.11  Kentucky  US running mates clash in debate Oct.12  Norway  Peace Prize is a slap on the back for European Union Oct.13  Mauritania  Mauritania leader Abdelaziz shot Oct.14  Beijing  Cambodia's ex-King Sihanouk dies Oct.21  U. S. Midwest  Nixon's challenger McGovern dies Oct.22  Florida  Candidates spar on foreign policy Oct.24  Syria  UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire Oct.26   Milan Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud Oct.31  New Jersey  Obama visits storm disaster zone Nov.4  Cairo  Egypt's Coptic Christians pick new pope Nov.5  Ohio  Obama and Romney push to the finish Nov.6   Chicago   Obama re-elected as US president
  The president earlier scored a big win in Pennsylvania. Obama also walked away with a win in the swing states of New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Michigan.    Elsewhere, Obama and Romney each racked up expected victories in relatively safe territory....
Nov.7  Beijing  Hu Jintao opens Chinese congress Nov.9   CIA CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
Nov.10  London  BBC boss George Entwistle resigns Nov.11  Greece  Greece MPs approve new austerity budget  Qatar  Syrian cleric to lead opposition Nov.12  USA  Petraeus scandal engulfs US commander Allen Nov.14   Beijing   Xi heads new Chinese leadership   Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man chosen to lead China for the next decade as his elevation to the top of China's ruling Communist Pa... Nov.18  Myanmar  Obama in landmark Burma visit Nov.21   Gaza   Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire   Hours after a cease-fire was declared Wednesday in Israel's conflict with Gaza, it appeared to be holding Nov.22   Egypt Egypt president takes new powers Nov.23  Egypt  State TV: Protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ  Belgium  EU budget talks end without deal Nov.24  Egypt  Top Egyptian judicial body rips Morsi Nov.26  Cairo  Israel and Hamas begin indirect Gaza ceasefire talks  West Bank  Yasser Arafat's remains exhumed Nov.27   Cairo Crowd to Morsi: Ditch decree or leave Nov.29   UN Gen. Assembly U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid  Egypt  Assembly adopts new constitution Dec.2  Egypt  Egypt judges refuse to oversee Morsi referendum Dec.3  London  William and Kate expecting royal child Dec.6  Cairo  Tanks deployed near presidential palace after protests Dec.7  Gaza  Hamas political leader makes historic Gaza visit Dec.8  Cairo  President Morsi 'annuls' powers decree Dec.10  Mali  Mali PM Diarra quits after arrest Dec.11  Washington  Obama recognises Syria opposition  Cuba  President Chavez's cancer surgery 'successful' Dec.15  Johannesburg  Mandela in hospital after surgery Dec.16  Japan  Japan's Abe warns on road ahead Dec.19  South Korea  Park Geun-hye claims S. Korea presidential victory  Washington  Resignations follow Benghazi report Dec.22  Egypt  Egypt's vice-president resigns Dec.23  New Delhi  Thousands defy protest ban in India  New Delhi  Indian prime minister appeals for peace Dec.25   Egypt Voters back Egyptian constitution Dec.26  Johannesburg  Nelson Mandela out of hospital Dec.27  U.S. Senate  Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear Dec.28  Moscow  Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill   Singapore Woman gang-raped in India dies  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died Dec.29  New Delhi  Delhi rape victim's funeral held Dec.30  Cuba  Chavez suffers new complications Dec.31  Washington  US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline  U.S. Senate  US Senate approves key tax deal



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Middle East
Yemen president 'leaves country'
Two Western journalists killed in Syria
Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
Anti-US protests spread in Arab world
Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire
Egypt president takes new powers
Crowd to Morsi: Ditch decree or leave
Car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist'
French journalist killed in Syria
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
Voters back Egyptian constitution
Two Western journalists killed in Syria
Top Syrian officials killed
Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire
North America
Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes
Romney claims victory in New Hampshire
Security Council's Syria resolution fails
NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable
Obama re-elected as US president
CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid
Shooting of Trayvon Martin
Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes
Romney claims victory in New Hampshire
S. Carolina: Gingrich triumphs over Romney
Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils
Obama re-elected as US president
NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable
CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
Europe
Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity
Putin declares win in elections
Sarkozy concedes to Hollande
Pomp, pouring rain for Diamond Jubilee
Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed
Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school
Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
Putin declares win in elections
Sarkozy concedes to Hollande
Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed
Senate passes Armenian genocide bill
USA
Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes
Romney claims victory in New Hampshire
NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable
Obama re-elected as US president
CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
Shooting of Trayvon Martin
Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes
Romney claims victory in New Hampshire
S. Carolina: Gingrich triumphs over Romney
Obama re-elected as US president
NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable
CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
European Union
Senate passes Armenian genocide bill
Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity
Sarkozy concedes to Hollande
Pomp, pouring rain for Diamond Jubilee
Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed
Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school
Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
Sarkozy concedes to Hollande
Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed
Senate passes Armenian genocide bill
North Africa
Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
Egypt president takes new powers
Crowd to Morsi: Ditch decree or leave
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
Voters back Egyptian constitution
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Egypt
Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
Egypt president takes new powers
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
Voters back Egyptian constitution
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U. S. Midwest
Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes
NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable
Obama re-elected as US president
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Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes
Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils
Obama re-elected as US president
NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable
East Asia
Suu Kyi wins Myanmar election
China dissident 'in US embassy'
Xi heads new Chinese leadership
Woman gang-raped in India dies
Leaders warn over nuclear threat
Woman gang-raped in India dies
Suu Kyi wins Myanmar election
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Syria
French journalist killed in Syria
Arab League suspends Syria mission
Two Western journalists killed in Syria
French journalist killed in Syria
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Top Syrian officials killed
South Asia
Taliban ready for talks 'with foreigners'
Police revolt topples Maldives president
Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology
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Taliban ready for talks 'with foreigners'
Police revolt topples Maldives president
Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology
Greece
Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity
Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed
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Afghanistan
Taliban ready for talks 'with foreigners'
Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology
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Taliban ready for talks 'with foreigners'
Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology
France
Senate passes Armenian genocide bill
Sarkozy concedes to Hollande
4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school
Sarkozy concedes to Hollande
Senate passes Armenian genocide bill
UN
Security Council's Syria resolution fails
U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid
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Africa
Nigeria fury at fuel price rises
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
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Homs
French journalist killed in Syria
Two Western journalists killed in Syria
French journalist killed in Syria
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January 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Arab Countries
Jan.2   Nigeria
Jan.3   Afghanistan
 Iowa  Romney and Santorum tied in caucuses
Jan.4   Iowa  
 Iowa  Bachmann ends bid for White House
Jan.5  Washington  Obama unveils smaller US military
Jan.7  Argentina  No cancer after all for Argentine president
 Syria  Syria tense as bomb victims mourned
Jan.8  Egypt  Arabs urge end to Syria bloodshed
Jan.9   Iran
Jan.10  Syria  Al-Assad blames 'external conspiracies'
  New Hampshire  
  Iran
  Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a university lecturer and nuclear scientist, has been killed in a car explosion in north Tehran
 Academic also worked at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, and the driver of the car were killed in the attack
Jan.11   Syria   French journalist killed in Syria   TV reporter Gilles Jacquier was among eight killed in the city of Homs, the first Western journalist to die in the country's current unrest Jan.12  Myanmar  Burma releases senior dissidents Jan.13  Iran  Top Iran cleric: U.S., Israel behind deaths Jan.14  Egypt  ElBaradei ends Egyptian presidential run Jan.17   Global Sites protest US anti-piracy move   Wikipedia has taken its English-language site offline as part of protests against proposed anti-piracy laws in the US Jan.18  San Francisco Bay Area  Sites go dark in US law protest  Pakistan  Gilani holds firm in contempt row Jan.19  South Carolina  Rick Perry 'to quit' White House race Jan.21   South Carolina     S. Carolina: Gingrich triumphs over Romney   Newt Gingrich has convincingly beaten Mitt Romney in primary election, the latest leg in the battle to be the Republican candidate Jan.22   Yemen     Yemen president 'leaves country'
  Ali Abdullah Saleh, has left the country to travel to the US for medical treatment, Yemeni officials have told journalists
 Croatia  Croatia voters back EU membership  Cairo  Arab League calls for Assad departure Jan.23   European Union EU approves new sanctions against Iran
 Syria  Syria slams Arab League plan   Paris   Senate passes Armenian genocide bill  Turkey has reacted with anger after the French Senate approved a bill making it a crime to deny genocide was committed by Ottoman Turks Jan.24  U.S. Congress  Obama demands economic fairness   Cairo Thousands on revolution anniversary Jan.26  Florida  Republican rivals spar in debate Jan.28   Syria     Arab League suspends Syria mission   The Arab League has suspended its monitoring mission in Syria due to the dramatic spike in violence and mounting fatalities Jan.30  UN Security Council  Western pressure on Syria grows Jan.31   Florida Romney scores big Florida victory

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Feb.2  Egypt  Riots in Egypt lead to sackings Feb.3  Cairo  Cairo clashes over football anger  Syria  'Syria killings' as UN nears vote Feb.4   UN Security Council     Security Council's Syria resolution fails
  As international anger grows over reports of mass carnage at the hands of the regime, a draft resolution condemning Syria failed to be adopted
 Russia and China rejected the draft resolution, which came hours after activists accused Syrian security forces of killing at least 55 people at Homs
Feb.5  Syria  Opposition group calls for strike as violence grows Feb.7   Maldives Police revolt topples Maldives president  Mohamed Nasheed resigned after a revolt by police officers, his spokesman said, leaving the normally idyllic chain of islands in chaos  Syria  Russia 'wants Arab role in Syria'  Argentina  Argentina to file UN Falklands complaint  Minnesota  Santorum's hat-trick stuns Romney Feb.9   Greece Greece leaders agree bailout cuts
Feb.12   Greece   Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity
  Lawmakers voted to approve another round of austerity measures, sought in return for a new eurozone bailout of the debt-stricken country
Feb.13  UN  Harsh condemnation for Syria at U.N.  Bahrain  Bahrain activists hit by teargas Feb.14   Washington China's Xi defends rights record Feb.15  Tehran  Iran to install nuclear fuel rods in reactor  Libya  Amnesty International: Libyan militias out of control Feb.16   UN Gen. Assembly   UN assembly adopts Syria motion   The UN General Assembly has voted in favour of a resolution condemning human rights violations in Syria and calling for an end to the violen... Feb.17   Berlin German president resigns amid scandal   President Christian Wulff announced his resignation Friday following a series of scandals that prompted calls for him to stand down  Tokyo  Akihito heart surgery 'a success' Feb.18   Syria 2 killed as Syrians protest near palace Feb.20  Belgium  Fresh bailout for Greece 'agreed' Feb.21   Afghanistan Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology
  US Gen John R Allen, the Nato commander in Afghanistan, has apologised over reports foreign troops may have burnt copies of the Koran
 The books were taken from prisoners after the US uncovered a secret Taliban message system. Rumours that a Koran had been burnt led to protests outside the US base. Gen John R Allen said any 'improper disposal' of religious materials was inadvertent
  France Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring'   Iran IAEA experts leave Iran without agreement  Australia  Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd resigns Feb.22   Syria   Two Western journalists killed in Syria Map of Homs Syria
  Marie Colvin, a American foreign correspondent for London's The Sunday Times, and war photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were killed in shelling in Homs.    Ochlik had covered conflicts from Haiti to Libya, and won first prize in the World Press Photo general news ca...
Feb.23  Washington  Obama apology for Koran burnings   Tunisia   World powers seek Syria breakthrough   A major world conference is being held in Tunisia to seek a breakthrough in the increasingly bitter Syrian unrest Feb.24   Kabul   Afghan Koran protests reach deadly peak   At least 12 people are killed as protests continue for a fourth day across Afghanistan over the burning of Korans at a US air base Feb.25   Syria Syria holds vote on constitution  Johannesburg  Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital Feb.26   Florida Shooting of Trayvon Martin   Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old African American male who was unarmed. George Zimmerman is a 28-year-old biracial Hispanic  Syria  Violence rages amid voting in Syria Feb.28  Arizona  Romney secures primary victories Feb.29  North Korea  North Korea approves nuclear curbs

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Mar.1   Egypt NGO workers leave Egypt on U.S. military plane
 Syria  2 French journalists safely out of Syria  Syria  Red Cross to enter Homs district Mar.4  Moscow  Putin 'elected Russian president'   Moscow     Putin declares win in elections
  Vladimir Putin has declared victory in presidential elections, returning for a third term after spending the last four years as the country's PM
 Exit polls and preliminary results gave him about 60% of the vote
Mar.5  Washington  Iran threat looms over US-Israel talks  Washington  Netanyahu: Time running out on Iran Mar.6   Ohio     Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils   Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has crowned a string of victories with a wafer-thin win in the marquee swing state of Ohio Mar.7   Syria   Syrian city 'devastated' - UN aid chief   UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has said parts of the Syrian city of Homs have been 'completely devastated'   Syria Syria minister joins opposition
Mar.8   Greece   Greece confirms debt deal success  The Greek government has indicated that it has secured sufficient backing for a debt swap deal that will enable it to avoid defaulting on its... Mar.10   Syria Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan   Northern Japan   Japan marks deadly anniversary   Japan is set to mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, killing thousands Mar.11  Washington  Obama condolences over massacre Mar.12  UN Security Council  Syria dominates Security Council meeting Mar.15   North Korea North Korea to launch satellite  Gulf  Gulf states to close Syrian embassies Mar.17   Egypt Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies
  Pope Shenouda III has died at the age of 88, state television has announced. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt's 80 million population
  Mauritania Gaddafi's intelligence chief held Mar.18   Cairo Thousands mourn Egypt's Coptic Pope Mar.19   Southern France 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities
 French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse to the killings of three soldiers of North African descent in two separate incidents
Mar.23   Mexico Mexico crowds cheer Pope Benedict Mar.24  South Korea  Obama arrives in S. Korea for nuclear summit   South Korea Obama visits tense Koreas border Mar.25  Moscow  Annan is 'last chance' for Syria Mar.26   U.S. Supreme Court Supreme Court weighs Obama health law   South Korea Leaders warn over nuclear threat   World leaders have called for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism at a summit on nuclear security in Seoul Mar.27   Cuba Pope meets Raul Castro in Havana

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Apr.1   Myanmar   Suu Kyi wins Myanmar election
  Opposition leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi won a seat in Myanmar's parliament Sunday, her party said.    The formerly banned National League for Demo...
Apr.3  Wisconsin  Romney revels in triple primary win Apr.4  Athens  Greek clashes over man's suicide Apr.5   Mali Mali rebels declare independence
Apr.6  Mali  Mali coup leaders 'to stand down' Apr.8  New Delhi  Pakistan's president visits India  Vatican  Pope calls for end to Syria bloodshed Apr.10   Pennsylvania Rick Santorum ends presidency bid Apr.13  UN Security Council  Council mulling North Korea response Apr.14   UN Security Council   UN passes plan for Syria monitors  Council votes unanimously to approve resolution allowing observers into Syria to monitor cease-fire  North Korea  N Korean leader speaks publicly Apr.15  Kabul  Assaults target presidential palace, embassies Apr.16   New York American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief Apr.17   Egypt   Bans on Egypt candidates upheld  Ten candidates who had applied to run in the Egyptian presidential election have lost their appeals against disqualification, officials say Apr.19   Norway Breivik wanted to slay government, PM   Bahrain Security stepped up at Bahrain F1 Apr.21   UN Security Council UN votes to boost Syria mission Apr.22   Bahrain Despite protests, Grand Prix finishes without a hitch   Paris     Exit polls show Sarkozy 2nd in French vote   Socialist candidate Francois Hollande declared victory in the first round of presidential election, setting up a showdown with incumbent Nicolas... Apr.25  Pakistan  Pakistani PM guilty of contempt Apr.26  Pakistan  Bin Laden wives deported to Saudi Arabia   Japan US and Japan reach Okinawa deal Apr.27   Beijing China dissident 'in US embassy'
  Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC
 Chen - who is blind - had scaled a high wall and was driven hundreds of kilometres to Beijing


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May.1  Kabul  Obama, Karzai sign partnership pact May.2  Beijing  Chinese activist wants to go to U.S. May.5  Ohio  Obama rally kicks off campaign May.6   Paris     Sarkozy concedes to Hollande
  Francois Hollande defeated President Nicolas Sarkozy in a runoff, signaling a shift to the left as the country and Europe fight to dig out of a weak economy
 Hollande - who polled just under 52% of votes in Sunday's run-off - spoke of his pride at becoming presiden
May.8   Greece Greek leftist leader lays out radical agenda May.9   Washington Obama supports same-sex marriage May.12  Greece  Greece faces final coalition push May.15   London Murdoch editor charged over hacking   Greece Greece to hold new elections after stalemate  Paris  Hollande at swearing in: Discourage 'exorbitant' incomes  Berlin  Hollande and Merkel hold euro talks May.19   Washington G8 targets 'growth and stability'   New York Rights activist Chen arrives in U.S. May.20  Serbia  Nationalist Nikolic in Serbia win  Chicago  NATO summit draws protests May.21   Chicago   NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable
  NATO leaders signed off on President Obama's exit strategy from Afghanistan that calls for an end to combat operations next year.    NATO's combat troops would be withdrawn by the ...
May.22   Florida Launch success for SpaceX mission   California's SpaceX has launched on a mission to re-supply the space station - the first cargo delivery to the orbiting outpost by a private... May.23   Peshawar   Pakistani doctor in bin Laden raid gets 33 years in prison  Shakeel Afridi accused of helping the CIA track down Osama bin Laden was sentenced Wednesday to 33 years in prison for treason May.24  Kabul  President Hollande in Afghanistan on troop visit May.25  Egypt  Muslim Brotherhood predicting runoff May.27  Greece  Lagarde tax jibe angers Greeks May.31  Syria  Clinton accuses Russia over Syria   North Carolina Mistrial declared in Edwards case

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Jun.1   Moscow Putin stands firm on Syria crisis
Jun.2   Cairo   Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
  An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising
 The 84-year-old is the first ex-leader to be tried in person since the start of the Arab Spring in early 2011
 Cairo  Protests erupt over Mubarak trial Jun.3   London     Pomp, pouring rain for Diamond Jubilee
  The Thames became a sea of red, white and blue Sunday, as tens of thousands celebrated the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
 Queen Elizabeth takes to the River Thames in a special barge as part of a 1,000-boat flotilla celebrating her 60-year reign
Jun.4  Beijing  China arrests Tiananmen activists  London  Illness forces Prince Philip to miss concert Jun.5  London  Flypast ends Jubilee celebrations  Wisconsin  Republican Governor Walker survives recall Jun.9   Spain   Spanish bank bailout request welcomed   Spain's decision to request a loan of up to 100bn euros from eurozone funds to help shore up its struggling banks has won broad support Jun.10  Spain  Spain PM: 'Credibility of euro' is saved  Paris  French Socialists 'set for win' Jun.12  Moscow  Putin opponents march in Moscow   UN Syria in civil war - UN official Jun.14   Egypt Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid  The Supreme Constitutional Court declared the parliament invalid, and the interim military rulers declared full legislative authority, triggering...  Egypt  Cries of 'coup' after court ruling in Egypt Jun.15  Washington  US ends young migrant deportation Jun.16   Western China China sends first female astronaut to space  Geneva  Crown Prince Nayef dies Jun.17  Paris  Hollande's party wins majority   Greece     Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed
  The narrow election victory of Greece's New Democracy party has been welcomed by world leaders, who urged Athens to form a cabinet quickly
 With 99.9% of ballots counted, interior ministry results put New Democracy on 29.7% of the vote (129 seats), Syriza on 26.9% (71) and the socialist Pasok on 12.3% (33)
 Egypt  Egypt's military 'granted powers' Jun.18   Mexico G-20 summit looks to boost economic recovery   Leaders from the world's largest industrialized and emerging economies kick off the summit with the aim of boosting a sluggish global economic... Jun.19   London     WikiLeakers founder seeks asylum in Ecuador  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and has requested political asylum   Cairo Egypt's Mubarak 'close to death' Jun.20  Egypt  Egyptian election result delayed Jun.21   Jordan Syrian pilot flees to Jordan seeking asylum Jun.23   Paraguay   No warm welcome for Paraguay's new president   The impeachment have been carried out in accordance with the Constitution, but some Latin American presidents are calling it a coup d'etat Jun.24   Cairo     Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
  Mohamed Morsi was declared the new president of Egypt on Sunday, following the first democratic election in Egypt's history
 He won 51.73% of the vote, beating former PM Ahmed Shafiq. The announcement prompted scenes of jubilation in Cairo's Tahrir Square, where Mr Morsi's supporters gathered
  Egypt Egypt's Morsi makes unity call Jun.25  U.S. Supreme Court  Arizona migrant check ruled legal  UN Security Council  Turkey warns of Syrian 'threat' Jun.27   Northern Ireland Queen makes history with ex-IRA leader handshake Jun.28  U.S. Supreme Court  Supreme Court backs Obama health law Jun.29   Belgium European leaders reach key deal on banks  Colorado  Obama sees Colorado wildfire destruction Jun.30   Cairo Morsi sworn in as Egypt's leader  Geneva  World powers agree on steps for Syria  Hong Kong  Hong Kong marks 15 years since handover

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Jul.1   Mexico   Pena Nieto 'wins' Mexico election   Old ruling party, the PRI, is set to return to power as early official results indicate its candidate Enrique Pena Nieto has won the presidential... Jul.3   Pakistan Pakistan reopens NATO supply routes to Afghanistan
Jul.4   Geneva   Long hunt detects possible 'God particle'
  Cern scientists reporting from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have claimed the discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson
  Japan Parliament releases Fukushima probe report Jul.5  Argentina  Dictators found guilty of stealing babies Jul.6  Kabul  Clinton made a surprise visit to Kabul Jul.7  Libya  Libyans turn out big in landmark election Jul.11   Spain Spain unveils sweeping budget cuts   Iraq Top Syria diplomat abandons Assad Jul.13  Northern Afghanistan  Wedding bomb 'kills top Afghan MP' Jul.14  Syria  UN team reach Syria killings site  Egypt  Clinton meets with Egypt's new president Jul.15   North Korea North Korea military head removed Jul.17  North Korea  North Korea's Kim named marshal Jul.18   Syria Top Syrian officials killed
  Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha; Deputy Defense Minister, al-Assad's security adviser and assistant vice president, and Interior Minister were killed
Jul.22  Colorado  Obama heads to cinema attack city Jul.25  Syria  Defections as Syria clashes rage Jul.26  China  Wife of controversial Bo Xilai charged with murder

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Aug.2   UN Annan resigns as UN Syria envoy  Washington  Obama OK'd covert aid to Syrian rebels Aug.3  Moscow  Russia condemns UN vote on Syria Aug.5   USA   Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover lands
  Nasa lands its one-tonne Curiosity rover on the Red Planet to study the possibility that this world may once have hosted microbial life
 The vehicle is packed with scientific instruments, including a laser that can zap rocks to determine their make-up
Aug.6   Syria   Syria's prime minister leaves regime   Opposition leaders said Riyad Hijab had defected, while Syrian state television said al-Assad dismissed Hijab from his post Aug.7  Syria  Iran, Syria huddle as fighting rages Aug.8  Libya  Libya's transitional council hands over power Aug.11   Virginia Romney names Ryan as running mate Aug.12   Egypt   Egypt president 'retires' military figures  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is replacing top generals and reasserting power the military claimed for itself before he took office Aug.15  UN  UN blames Syria for Houla deaths Aug.16   Ecuador     Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks' Assange   Ecuador granted Julian Assange asylum over fears of political persecution. Britain vowed to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to Sweden Aug.17   Moscow Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism   3 members of female punk rock band were sentenced to 2 years in prison after they performed a song critical of President Putin in a church Aug.18   Japan   Japanese land on disputed island   Boats carrying dozens of Japanese nationalists activists have moored off a group of disputed islands, amid a bitter sovereignty row with Chi... Aug.19  Syria  U.N. observer mission in Syria ends  London  Julian Assange demands U.S. back off leakers Aug.20   USA US candidate's 'legitimate rape' gaffe   Washington   Obama warns Syria on chemical arms  President Barack Obama has said the use of chemical weapons by Syria would be a 'red line' that would change his thinking on intervention in...   Ethiopia Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi dies Aug.22   Nevada Prince Harry naked in Las Vegas Aug.25   Ohio US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies Map of Cincinnati Ohio
  He set foot on the Moon on 20 July 1969. A statement from his family says he died from complications from heart surgery he had earlier this month.    Neil Armstrong is famously describing the event as 'one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind'. Ba...
Aug.27  Colombia  Colombia holding talks with Farc Aug.28   Florida Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention   Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, has painted a personal portrait of her husband in a prime-time speech, on the day he became the presidential nomine... Aug.29  Florida  Republican veep to vow 'turnaround' Aug.30  Florida  Romney vow to revive US 'promise' Aug.31  Washington  Ex-SEAL warned over bin Laden book

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Sep.1   Pakistan Pakistan blasphemy case imam held
Sep.2  Angola  Angola's ruling party declared election winner   South Korea 'Moonies' founder dies aged 92   Self-styled messiah Sun Myung Moon, whose Unification Church became famous for marrying thousands of people in a single ceremony, has died, aged... Sep.4   Syria Refugees flee Syria in record numbers  North Carolina  First Lady rallies Democratic crowds Sep.6   North Carolina     Obama accepts White House nomination   Barack Obama has accepted the nomination of the Democratic party, and is delivering a speech telling voters they face a 'choice of a generat... Sep.8  Hong Kong  HK backs down on patriot classes Sep.9  Baghdad  Fugitive Iraq VP sentenced to death Sep.11  Washington  Obama marks 11th 9/11 anniversary Sep.12   Eastern Libya Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate
 The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an American-produced online film considered offensive to Muslims. 3 other Americans were killed by rockets fired at the U.S. Consulate
Sep.13   Yemen     Anti-US protests spread in Arab world
Map of Sanaa Yemen
  In Yemen, demonstrators briefly stormed the grounds of the embassy in Sanaa and burned the US flag. In Egypt, 70 people were injured in protests
 Protests were also reported in Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia
 Washington  Fed acts to bolster US economy Sep.14   France   Magazine publishes topless photos of UK's Catherine   The duchess of Cambridge is 'upset' with the magazine -- a French publication called Closer   Sudan Anti-Islam film protests escalate Sep.15  Ireland  Irish newspaper prints Kate pics Sep.16   China China protests hit Japanese trade Sep.17   USA Romney taped at secret donor talk  Lebanon  Lebanon's Hezbollah in anti-film rally Sep.18  USA  Romney: Palestinians don't want peace Sep.20  Pakistan  Pakistan anti-film protest ends Sep.21   Karachi   Deadly film protests in Pakistan   Fifteen people have died as violent protests erupted on the streets of Pakistan's main cities in anger at an anti-Islam film made in the US   Eastern Libya Protesters storm Benghazi militia   At least three people have been killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi after military police and protesters took over several militia bases Sep.23  Libya  Libya to disband illegal militias   Ethiopia Sudan and South Sudan hold talks  Southern China  Bo scandal policeman Wang jailed Sep.24   Taiwan Taiwan boats in islands protest Sep.25  UN Gen. Assembly  Obama delivers UN Assembly speech Sep.26   Athens Athens clashes as Greek police fire tear gas   UN Gen. Assembly Ahmadinejad responds to Western jabs Sep.27   UN Gen. Assembly     Netanyahu asks U.N. to draw 'red line'   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exhorted the General Assembly to draw 'a clear red line' to stop Iran from developing nuclear weap... Sep.28   Beijing China Communist Party ousts Bo Xilau   The politician, who fell from grace amid a scandal, has been expelled from the Communist Party and relieved of his duties, is to face criminal... Sep.30  Venezuela  Chavez rival in big Caracas rally

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Oct.2  Iran  'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall'  Arizona  US agent shot dead near Mexico border Oct.3  Georgia  Power shift moves Georgia closer to Russia   Colorado     US rivals square off at debate   US President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are clashing over their economic proposals in the first of three presidential debates Oct.4  Turkey  Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment  UN Security Council  UN condemns Syrian attack on Turkish town Oct.5   Pakistan Imran Khan leads drone protest
Oct.6   Philippines Philippines and Muslim rebels agree peace deal Oct.7   Venezuela   Chavez wins Venezuela election
  President Hugo Chavez has won a fourth term in office, after opposition leader Henrique Capriles admitted defeat.    Chavez won 54% of the vote with turnout at about 81%. He ...
Oct.9  Sweden  Quantum pioneers win Nobel prize Oct.11  Yemen  Worker at U.S. Embassy in Yemen killed   Kentucky US running mates clash in debate
Oct.12   Norway Peace Prize is a slap on the back for European Union Oct.13   Mauritania Mauritania leader Abdelaziz shot  Syria  Syria bans Turkish civil flights Oct.14   Beijing Cambodia's ex-King Sihanouk dies Oct.16  New York  Obama hits back in fiery debate Oct.18  Belgium  EU in deal on bank supervision Oct.20  Lebanon  Anger erupts as Lebanon mourns Oct.21   U. S. Midwest Nixon's challenger McGovern dies  Cuba  Fidel Castro appears in public Oct.22   Florida Candidates spar on foreign policy Oct.23  London  BBC chief testifies in TV presenter abuse scandal Oct.24   Syria UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire   After 19 months of incessant violence, the government has agreed to a cease-fire during the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday, which begins Frida... Oct.25  China  New York Times blocked over Wen Jiabao Oct.26   Milan   Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
  Flamboyant former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for tax evasion, but is very likely to appeal.    The trial, which also involved executives from Berlusconi's Mediaset TV group and the head of a Swiss ban...
Oct.27  North Carolina  Storm threat to key US election week Oct.31   New Jersey Obama visits storm disaster zone

November 2012 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1  USA  US campaign restarts after Sandy Nov.4   Cairo   Egypt's Coptic Christians pick new pope   Coptic Christians picked Bishop Tawadros Theodorus II, a process that involved a blindfolded boy choosing one of three names in a crystal ch... Nov.5   Ohio Obama and Romney push to the finish
Nov.6  USA  US votes in neck-and-neck contest  USA  Obama, Romney remain locked in tight race   Chicago     Obama re-elected as US president
  The president earlier scored a big win in Pennsylvania. Obama also walked away with a win in the swing states of New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Michigan
 Elsewhere, Obama and Romney each racked up expected victories in relatively safe territory. Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, has called the president to concede the race
Nov.7   Beijing Hu Jintao opens Chinese congress Nov.8  Qatar  Syrian opposition upbeat on talks Nov.9   CIA   CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
  CIA director David Petraeus has resigned from his post, admitting he had an extra-marital affair that was conducted with his biographer.    Petraeus described his behaviour as 'unacceptable' for the leader of the main i...
Nov.10   London BBC boss George Entwistle resigns Nov.11   Greece     Greece MPs approve new austerity budget  Greek lawmakers have approved a 2013 budget involving fresh spending cuts, despite mass public street protests   Qatar Syrian cleric to lead opposition Nov.12   USA Petraeus scandal engulfs US commander Allen Nov.13  Syria  France, U.S. stand behind new opposition alliance  European Union  EU workers in austerity protests Nov.14   Beijing   Xi heads new Chinese leadership
  Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man chosen to lead China for the next decade as his elevation to the top of China's ruling Communist Party
 He led the new Politburo Standing Committee out onto the stage at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi replaces Hu Jintao. He was followed by Li Keqiang, the man set to succeed Premier Wen Jiabao. The size of the Standing Committee had been reduced from 9 to 7
Nov.16  U.S. Congress  Petraeus testifies on Benghazi attack  UN  U.N. watchdog: Iran not cooperating sufficiently Nov.18   Myanmar Obama in landmark Burma visit Nov.21   Gaza   Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire
  Hours after a cease-fire was declared Wednesday in Israel's conflict with Gaza, it appeared to be holding
 Under the deal, Israel has agreed to end all hostilities and targeted killings, while Hamas will stop attacks against Israel and along the border
Nov.22   Egypt     Egypt president takes new powers
  President Mohammed Morsi has issued a declaration banning challenges to his decrees, laws and decisions.    The declaration says no court can dissolve the consti...
 Egypt  Egyptian fury over Morsi 'coup'  Mexico  Mexico 'should change its name' Nov.23   Egypt State TV: Protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ
  Belgium EU budget talks end without deal Nov.24   Egypt Top Egyptian judicial body rips Morsi Nov.25  Barcelona  Poll win for Catalan nationalists Nov.26   Cairo Israel and Hamas begin indirect Gaza ceasefire talks   West Bank Yasser Arafat's remains exhumed Nov.27   Cairo     Crowd to Morsi: Ditch decree or leave Map of Tahrir Square Egypt
  Egyptians swarmed Tahrir Square to demand that their first freely elected leader respect their wishes, hoping to revive a democratic groundswell
Nov.29   UN Gen. Assembly   U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid
  The assembly endorsed an upgraded U.N. status for the Palestinian Authority, despite intense opposition from the United States and Israel.    The resolution elevates their status from 'non-member observer entity' to 'non-member observer state,' the category which Palestinians hope ...
  Egypt   Assembly adopts new constitution   Egypt's Islamist-run assembly has backed a draft constitution, including a measure keeping sharia, or Islamic law, as the main source of leg... Nov.30  Jerusalem  Israel authorises settler homes

December 2012 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  Egypt  Egypt Islamists rally for Morsi Dec.2   Egypt Egypt judges refuse to oversee Morsi referendum
Dec.3   London   William and Kate expecting royal child  Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their first child after 19 months of marriage  Washington  Obama warns Assad against attacks Dec.4  Cairo  Clashes at Egypt anti-Morsi march Dec.5  Cairo  Clashes in Cairo amid constitution row Dec.6   Cairo Tanks deployed near presidential palace after protests Dec.7   Gaza Hamas political leader makes historic Gaza visit Dec.8  South Africa  Mandela in hospital for tests 'consistent with his age'   Cairo     President Morsi 'annuls' powers decree   Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has annulled a decree he issued last month that hugely expanded his powers and sparked angry protests Dec.9  Cairo  Morsi orders military to keep order Dec.10   Mali Mali PM Diarra quits after arrest Dec.11   Washington   Obama recognises Syria opposition   The US has formally recognised Syria's opposition rebel coalition as the 'legitimate representative' of the people, says President Obama   Cuba President Chavez's cancer surgery 'successful' Dec.13  Moscow  Russia: Syrian rebels may win conflict Dec.14  Washington  Obama plea after school shooting Dec.15   Johannesburg     Mandela in hospital after surgery   Nelson Mandela on Saturday morning underwent endoscopic surgery to have gall stones removed, President Zuma's office said in a statement Dec.16   Japan     Japan's Abe warns on road ahead  Shinzo Abe says his party has a 'heavy responsibility' following its landslide victory in Sunday's elections Dec.17  U.S. Senate  School killings spark gun debate Dec.19   South Korea Park Geun-hye claims S. Korea presidential victory  Conservative candidate Park Geun-Hye claimed victory in presidential election, a result that will make her the country's first woman preside...   Washington Resignations follow Benghazi report Dec.20  Moscow  Putin backs ban on US adoptions Dec.21  Washington  Obama 'to nominate John Kerry'  Egypt  Egypt votes in second referendum Dec.22   Egypt Egypt's vice-president resigns Dec.23   New Delhi Thousands defy protest ban in India   New Delhi Indian prime minister appeals for peace Dec.25   Egypt   Voters back Egyptian constitution
  Nearly two-thirds of voters in an Egyptian referendum have supported a proposed new constitution, the election commission has announced.    63.8% of voters cast Yes ballots in two stages. The commission announced the result live...
Dec.26  Syria  Syrian military police chief defects   Johannesburg Nelson Mandela out of hospital Dec.27   U.S. Senate Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear Dec.28   Moscow     Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill  Russian President has signed into law a ban on Americans adopting Russian orphans. The law is a reaction to the US Magnitsky Act   Singapore Woman gang-raped in India dies
  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died
 The woman had been in 'extremely critical condition' since being admitted Thursday to the Singapore hospital
Dec.29  Manila  Contraception law signed by Benigno Aquino   New Delhi Delhi rape victim's funeral held Dec.30   Cuba     Chavez suffers new complications  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has suffered 'new complications' after a cancer operation in Cuba, his vice-president has said Dec.31   Washington US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline   U.S. Senate US Senate approves key tax deal  North Korea  N Korea's Kim in rare TV speech


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Jan.9   Iran
Jan.10   Iran
  Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a university lecturer and nuclear scientist, has been killed in a car explosion in north Tehran
 Academic also worked at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, and the driver of the car were killed in the attack
Feb.15  Tehran  Iran to install nuclear fuel rods in reactor Feb.21   Iran IAEA experts leave Iran without agreement Feb.29  North Korea  North Korea approves nuclear curbs Mar.26   South Korea Leaders warn over nuclear threat   World leaders have called for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism at a summit on nuclear security in Seoul Sep.27   UN Gen. Assembly   Netanyahu asks U.N. to draw 'red line'   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exhorted the General Assembly to draw 'a clear red line' to stop Iran from developing nuclear weap... Nov.16  UN  U.N. watchdog: Iran not cooperating sufficiently Dec.3  Washington  Obama warns Assad against attacks



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2012 Feb.20  Belgium  Fresh bailout for Greece 'agreed' Mar.8   Greece   Greece confirms debt deal success  The Greek government has indicated that it has secured sufficient backing for a debt swap deal that will enable it to avoid defaulting on its... Apr.16   New York American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief
May.27  Greece  Lagarde tax jibe angers Greeks Jun.9   Spain   Spanish bank bailout request welcomed   Spain's decision to request a loan of up to 100bn euros from eurozone funds to help shore up its struggling banks has won broad support Jun.10  Spain  Spain PM: 'Credibility of euro' is saved Jun.29   Belgium European leaders reach key deal on banks Jun.29  Colorado  Obama sees Colorado wildfire destruction Sep.13  Washington  Fed acts to bolster US economy Oct.2  Iran  'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall' Oct.18  Belgium  EU in deal on bank supervision Dec.27   U.S. Senate Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear Dec.31   Washington US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline Dec.31   U.S. Senate US Senate approves key tax deal



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2012 Jan.3  Iowa  Romney and Santorum tied in caucuses Jan.4   Iowa   Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes   Coming off a barely-there victory in the causes, Mitt Romney vowed to continue to focus his campaign on defeating Obama, rather than Santoru... Jan.4  Iowa  Bachmann ends bid for White House Jan.10   New Hampshire   Romney claims victory in New Hampshire   Mitt Romney has taken a step closer to the Republican Party presidential nomination after claiming victory in the New Hampshire primary Jan.14  Egypt  ElBaradei ends Egyptian presidential run Jan.19  South Carolina  Rick Perry 'to quit' White House race Jan.21   South Carolina   S. Carolina: Gingrich triumphs over Romney   Newt Gingrich has convincingly beaten Mitt Romney in primary election, the latest leg in the battle to be the Republican candidate Jan.22  Croatia  Croatia voters back EU membership Jan.26  Florida  Republican rivals spar in debate Jan.31   Florida Romney scores big Florida victory
Feb.7  Minnesota  Santorum's hat-trick stuns Romney Feb.25   Syria Syria holds vote on constitution Feb.26  Syria  Violence rages amid voting in Syria Feb.28  Arizona  Romney secures primary victories Mar.4  Moscow  Putin 'elected Russian president' Mar.4   Moscow   Putin declares win in elections
  Vladimir Putin has declared victory in presidential elections, returning for a third term after spending the last four years as the country's PM
 Exit polls and preliminary results gave him about 60% of the vote
Mar.6   Ohio   Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils   Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has crowned a string of victories with a wafer-thin win in the marquee swing state of Ohio Mar.10   Northern Japan   Japan marks deadly anniversary   Japan is set to mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, killing thousands Apr.1   Myanmar   Suu Kyi wins Myanmar election
  Opposition leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi won a seat in Myanmar's parliament Sunday, her party said.    The formerly banned National League for Demo...
Apr.3  Wisconsin  Romney revels in triple primary win Apr.10   Pennsylvania Rick Santorum ends presidency bid
Apr.17   Egypt Bans on Egypt candidates upheld  Ten candidates who had applied to run in the Egyptian presidential election have lost their appeals against disqualification, officials say Apr.22   Paris   Exit polls show Sarkozy 2nd in French vote   Socialist candidate Francois Hollande declared victory in the first round of presidential election, setting up a showdown with incumbent Nicolas... May.5  Ohio  Obama rally kicks off campaign May.6   Paris   Sarkozy concedes to Hollande
  Francois Hollande defeated President Nicolas Sarkozy in a runoff, signaling a shift to the left as the country and Europe fight to dig out of a weak economy
 Hollande - who polled just under 52% of votes in Sunday's run-off - spoke of his pride at becoming presiden
May.15   Greece Greece to hold new elections after stalemate May.20  Serbia  Nationalist Nikolic in Serbia win May.25  Egypt  Muslim Brotherhood predicting runoff Jun.5  Wisconsin  Republican Governor Walker survives recall Jun.10  Paris  French Socialists 'set for win' Jun.17  Paris  Hollande's party wins majority Jun.17   Greece   Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed
  The narrow election victory of Greece's New Democracy party has been welcomed by world leaders, who urged Athens to form a cabinet quickly
 With 99.9% of ballots counted, interior ministry results put New Democracy on 29.7% of the vote (129 seats), Syriza on 26.9% (71) and the socialist Pasok on 12.3% (33)
Jun.20  Egypt  Egyptian election result delayed Jun.24   Cairo   Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
  Mohamed Morsi was declared the new president of Egypt on Sunday, following the first democratic election in Egypt's history
 He won 51.73% of the vote, beating former PM Ahmed Shafiq. The announcement prompted scenes of jubilation in Cairo's Tahrir Square, where Mr Morsi's supporters gathered
Jul.1   Mexico Pena Nieto 'wins' Mexico election   Old ruling party, the PRI, is set to return to power as early official results indicate its candidate Enrique Pena Nieto has won the presidential... Jul.7  Libya  Libyans turn out big in landmark election Aug.11   Virginia Romney names Ryan as running mate Aug.28   Florida Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention   Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, has painted a personal portrait of her husband in a prime-time speech, on the day he became the presidential nomine... Aug.29  Florida  Republican veep to vow 'turnaround' Aug.30  Florida  Romney vow to revive US 'promise' Sep.2  Angola  Angola's ruling party declared election winner Sep.4  North Carolina  First Lady rallies Democratic crowds Sep.6   North Carolina   Obama accepts White House nomination   Barack Obama has accepted the nomination of the Democratic party, and is delivering a speech telling voters they face a 'choice of a generat... Sep.30  Venezuela  Chavez rival in big Caracas rally Oct.3  Georgia  Power shift moves Georgia closer to Russia Oct.3   Colorado   US rivals square off at debate   US President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are clashing over their economic proposals in the first of three presidential debates Oct.7   Venezuela   Chavez wins Venezuela election
  President Hugo Chavez has won a fourth term in office, after opposition leader Henrique Capriles admitted defeat.    Chavez won 54% of the vote with turnout at about 81%. He ...
Oct.11   Kentucky US running mates clash in debate Oct.16  New York  Obama hits back in fiery debate Oct.22   Florida Candidates spar on foreign policy Oct.27  North Carolina  Storm threat to key US election week Nov.1  USA  US campaign restarts after Sandy Nov.5   Ohio Obama and Romney push to the finish Nov.6  USA  US votes in neck-and-neck contest Nov.6  USA  Obama, Romney remain locked in tight race Nov.6   Chicago   Obama re-elected as US president
  The president earlier scored a big win in Pennsylvania. Obama also walked away with a win in the swing states of New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Michigan
 Elsewhere, Obama and Romney each racked up expected victories in relatively safe territory. Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, has called the president to concede the race
Nov.25  Barcelona  Poll win for Catalan nationalists Dec.19   South Korea Park Geun-hye claims S. Korea presidential victory  Conservative candidate Park Geun-Hye claimed victory in presidential election, a result that will make her the country's first woman preside... Dec.21  Egypt  Egypt votes in second referendum Dec.25   Egypt Voters back Egyptian constitution
  Nearly two-thirds of voters in an Egyptian referendum have supported a proposed new constitution, the election commission has announced.    63.8% of voters cast Yes ballots in two stages. The commission announced the result live...




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2012 Aug.18   Japan Japanese land on disputed island   Boats carrying dozens of Japanese nationalists activists have moored off a group of disputed islands, amid a bitter sovereignty row with Chi... Oct.2  Arizona  US agent shot dead near Mexico border



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2012 Jan.23   Paris   Senate passes Armenian genocide bill  Turkey has reacted with anger after the French Senate approved a bill making it a crime to deny genocide was committed by Ottoman Turks Mar.11  Washington  Obama condolences over massacre May.12  Greece  Greece faces final coalition push Jun.9   Spain   Spanish bank bailout request welcomed   Spain's decision to request a loan of up to 100bn euros from eurozone funds to help shore up its struggling banks has won broad support Jun.10  Spain  Spain PM: 'Credibility of euro' is saved Jun.17  Egypt  Egypt's military 'granted powers' Jul.11   Spain Spain unveils sweeping budget cuts Jul.14  Syria  UN team reach Syria killings site Aug.8  Libya  Libya's transitional council hands over power Aug.15  UN  UN blames Syria for Houla deaths Sep.13  Washington  Fed acts to bolster US economy Sep.23  Libya  Libya to disband illegal militias Oct.31   New Jersey Obama visits storm disaster zone Nov.13  Syria  France, U.S. stand behind new opposition alliance Nov.29   UN Gen. Assembly U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid
  The assembly endorsed an upgraded U.N. status for the Palestinian Authority, despite intense opposition from the United States and Israel.    The resolution elevates their status from 'non-member observer entity' to 'non-member observer state,' the category which Palestinians hope ...
Nov.30  Jerusalem  Israel authorises settler homes Dec.13  Moscow  Russia: Syrian rebels may win conflict Dec.31   Washington US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline



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2012 Sep.1   Pakistan Pakistan blasphemy case imam held




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2012 Jan.10   Iran Car explosion 'kills nuclear scientist'
Map of Tehran Iran
  Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, a university lecturer and nuclear scientist, has been killed in a car explosion in north Tehran
 Academic also worked at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, and the driver of the car were killed in the attack
Feb.7   Maldives Police revolt topples Maldives president  Mohamed Nasheed resigned after a revolt by police officers, his spokesman said, leaving the normally idyllic chain of islands in chaos Feb.21   Afghanistan Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology
  US Gen John R Allen, the Nato commander in Afghanistan, has apologised over reports foreign troops may have burnt copies of the Koran
 The books were taken from prisoners after the US uncovered a secret Taliban message system. Rumours that a Koran had been burnt led to protests outside the US base. Gen John R Allen said any 'improper disposal' of religious materials was inadvertent
Mar.17   Egypt Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies
  Pope Shenouda III has died at the age of 88, state television has announced. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt's 80 million population
Mar.18   Cairo Thousands mourn Egypt's Coptic Pope Mar.19   Southern France 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities
 French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse to the killings of three soldiers of North African descent in two separate incidents
Mar.23   Mexico Mexico crowds cheer Pope Benedict Mar.27   Cuba Pope meets Raul Castro in Havana Apr.6  Mali  Mali coup leaders 'to stand down' Apr.8  Vatican  Pope calls for end to Syria bloodshed Jun.14  Egypt  Cries of 'coup' after court ruling in Egypt Jul.13  Northern Afghanistan  Wedding bomb 'kills top Afghan MP' Sep.1   Pakistan Pakistan blasphemy case imam held Sep.2   South Korea 'Moonies' founder dies aged 92   Self-styled messiah Sun Myung Moon, whose Unification Church became famous for marrying thousands of people in a single ceremony, has died, aged... Nov.4   Cairo Egypt's Coptic Christians pick new pope   Coptic Christians picked Bishop Tawadros Theodorus II, a process that involved a blindfolded boy choosing one of three names in a crystal ch...



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2012 Jan.18  Pakistan  Gilani holds firm in contempt row Mar.26   U.S. Supreme Court Supreme Court weighs Obama health law
Apr.19   Norway Breivik wanted to slay government, PM Apr.25  Pakistan  Pakistani PM guilty of contempt May.15   London Murdoch editor charged over hacking May.23   Peshawar   Pakistani doctor in bin Laden raid gets 33 years in prison  Shakeel Afridi accused of helping the CIA track down Osama bin Laden was sentenced Wednesday to 33 years in prison for treason May.31   North Carolina Mistrial declared in Edwards case Jun.2   Cairo   Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
  An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising
 The 84-year-old is the first ex-leader to be tried in person since the start of the Arab Spring in early 2011
Jun.28  U.S. Supreme Court  Supreme Court backs Obama health law Jul.5  Argentina  Dictators found guilty of stealing babies Jul.15   North Korea North Korea military head removed
Jul.17  North Korea  North Korea's Kim named marshal Jul.26  China  Wife of controversial Bo Xilai charged with murder Aug.12   Egypt   Egypt president 'retires' military figures  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is replacing top generals and reasserting power the military claimed for itself before he took office Aug.17   Moscow Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism   3 members of female punk rock band were sentenced to 2 years in prison after they performed a song critical of President Putin in a church Sep.9  Baghdad  Fugitive Iraq VP sentenced to death Sep.23  Southern China  Bo scandal policeman Wang jailed Oct.26   Milan   Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
  Flamboyant former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for tax evasion, but is very likely to appeal.    The trial, which also involved executives from Berlusconi's Mediaset TV group and the head of a Swiss ban...
Nov.9   CIA   CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
  CIA director David Petraeus has resigned from his post, admitting he had an extra-marital affair that was conducted with his biographer.    Petraeus described his behaviour as 'unacceptable' for the leader of the main i...
Nov.12   USA Petraeus scandal engulfs US commander Allen Nov.22   Egypt   Egypt president takes new powers
  President Mohammed Morsi has issued a declaration banning challenges to his decrees, laws and decisions.    The declaration says no court can dissolve the consti...
Nov.24   Egypt Top Egyptian judicial body rips Morsi Nov.29   Egypt Assembly adopts new constitution   Egypt's Islamist-run assembly has backed a draft constitution, including a measure keeping sharia, or Islamic law, as the main source of leg... Dec.8   Cairo   President Morsi 'annuls' powers decree   Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has annulled a decree he issued last month that hugely expanded his powers and sparked angry protests Dec.20  Moscow  Putin backs ban on US adoptions Dec.26  Syria  Syrian military police chief defects Dec.28   Moscow   Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill  Russian President has signed into law a ban on Americans adopting Russian orphans. The law is a reaction to the US Magnitsky Act Dec.29  Manila  Contraception law signed by Benigno Aquino



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2012 Jan.11   Syria   French journalist killed in Syria   TV reporter Gilles Jacquier was among eight killed in the city of Homs, the first Western journalist to die in the country's current unrest Jan.11   Syria   French journalist killed in Syria   TV reporter Gilles Jacquier was among eight killed in the city of Homs, the first Western journalist to die in the country's current unrest Feb.22   Syria   Two Western journalists killed in Syria
Map of Homs Syria
  Marie Colvin, a American foreign correspondent for London's The Sunday Times, and war photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were killed in shelling in Homs.    Ochlik had covered conflicts from Haiti to Libya, and won first prize in the World Press Photo general news ca...
Mar.1  Syria  2 French journalists safely out of Syria Apr.19   Bahrain Security stepped up at Bahrain F1 Apr.22   Bahrain Despite protests, Grand Prix finishes without a hitch May.15   London Murdoch editor charged over hacking Sep.12   Eastern Libya Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate
 The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an American-produced online film considered offensive to Muslims. 3 other Americans were killed by rockets fired at the U.S. Consulate
Oct.23  London  BBC chief testifies in TV presenter abuse scandal Oct.25  China  New York Times blocked over Wen Jiabao Dec.14  Washington  Obama plea after school shooting



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2012 May.8   Greece Greek leftist leader lays out radical agenda
Jun.12   UN Syria in civil war - UN official Nov.7   Beijing Hu Jintao opens Chinese congress



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2012 Jan.17   Global Sites protest US anti-piracy move   Wikipedia has taken its English-language site offline as part of protests against proposed anti-piracy laws in the US Jan.18  San Francisco Bay Area  Sites go dark in US law protest Jan.24   Cairo Thousands on revolution anniversary
Mar.10   Northern Japan   Japan marks deadly anniversary   Japan is set to mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, killing thousands Jun.30  Hong Kong  Hong Kong marks 15 years since handover Sep.11  Washington  Obama marks 11th 9/11 anniversary Oct.27  North Carolina  Storm threat to key US election week Oct.31   New Jersey Obama visits storm disaster zone



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2012 May.19   Washington G8 targets 'growth and stability'
May.21   Chicago   NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable
  NATO leaders signed off on President Obama's exit strategy from Afghanistan that calls for an end to combat operations next year.    NATO's combat troops would be withdrawn by the ...
Jun.18   Mexico G-20 summit looks to boost economic recovery   Leaders from the world's largest industrialized and emerging economies kick off the summit with the aim of boosting a sluggish global economic... Sep.16   China China protests hit Japanese trade




World, Politics, 2012 Riot Timeline ... See World Riot timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.2  Egypt  Riots in Egypt lead to sackings Feb.3  Cairo  Cairo clashes over football anger Apr.4  Athens  Greek clashes over man's suicide Jun.25  UN Security Council  Turkey warns of Syrian 'threat' Aug.20   Washington   Obama warns Syria on chemical arms  President Barack Obama has said the use of chemical weapons by Syria would be a 'red line' that would change his thinking on intervention in... Aug.31  Washington  Ex-SEAL warned over bin Laden book Dec.16   Japan   Japan's Abe warns on road ahead  Shinzo Abe says his party has a 'heavy responsibility' following its landslide victory in Sunday's elections



World, Politics, 2012 Political Probe Timeline ... See World Political Probe timeline Top ^
2012 Jul.14  Syria  UN team reach Syria killings site Aug.15  UN  UN blames Syria for Houla deaths Oct.5   Pakistan Imran Khan leads drone protest
Nov.26   West Bank Yasser Arafat's remains exhumed



World, Politics, 2012 Immigration Timeline ... See World Immigration timeline Top ^
2012 Apr.26  Pakistan  Bin Laden wives deported to Saudi Arabia Jun.15  Washington  US ends young migrant deportation Jun.21   Jordan Syrian pilot flees to Jordan seeking asylum
Jun.25  U.S. Supreme Court  Arizona migrant check ruled legal Aug.16   Ecuador   Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks' Assange   Ecuador granted Julian Assange asylum over fears of political persecution. Britain vowed to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to Sweden Sep.4   Syria Refugees flee Syria in record numbers



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2012 Feb.7  Syria  Russia 'wants Arab role in Syria' Mar.5  Washington  Iran threat looms over US-Israel talks Mar.5  Washington  Netanyahu: Time running out on Iran Mar.7   Syria Syrian city 'devastated' - UN aid chief   UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has said parts of the Syrian city of Homs have been 'completely devastated' Mar.10   Syria Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan
Mar.24  South Korea  Obama arrives in S. Korea for nuclear summit Mar.24   South Korea Obama visits tense Koreas border Apr.8  New Delhi  Pakistan's president visits India May.15  Berlin  Hollande and Merkel hold euro talks May.22   Florida Launch success for SpaceX mission   California's SpaceX has launched on a mission to re-supply the space station - the first cargo delivery to the orbiting outpost by a private... May.24  Kabul  President Hollande in Afghanistan on troop visit Jun.5  London  Flypast ends Jubilee celebrations Jun.21   Jordan Syrian pilot flees to Jordan seeking asylum Jun.29  Colorado  Obama sees Colorado wildfire destruction Jul.6  Kabul  Clinton made a surprise visit to Kabul Jul.14  Egypt  Clinton meets with Egypt's new president Jul.22  Colorado  Obama heads to cinema attack city Aug.7  Syria  Iran, Syria huddle as fighting rages Nov.18   Myanmar Obama in landmark Burma visit Dec.7   Gaza Hamas political leader makes historic Gaza visit



World, Politics, 2012 Agreement Timeline ... See World Agreement timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.9   Greece Greece leaders agree bailout cuts
Feb.20  Belgium  Fresh bailout for Greece 'agreed' Mar.8   Greece   Greece confirms debt deal success  The Greek government has indicated that it has secured sufficient backing for a debt swap deal that will enable it to avoid defaulting on its... Apr.26   Japan US and Japan reach Okinawa deal May.1  Kabul  Obama, Karzai sign partnership pact Jun.29   Belgium European leaders reach key deal on banks Jun.30  Geneva  World powers agree on steps for Syria Jul.3   Pakistan Pakistan reopens NATO supply routes to Afghanistan Oct.6   Philippines Philippines and Muslim rebels agree peace deal Oct.18  Belgium  EU in deal on bank supervision Nov.21   Gaza   Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire
  Hours after a cease-fire was declared Wednesday in Israel's conflict with Gaza, it appeared to be holding
 Under the deal, Israel has agreed to end all hostilities and targeted killings, while Hamas will stop attacks against Israel and along the border
Dec.31   U.S. Senate US Senate approves key tax deal




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2012 Mar.15  Gulf  Gulf states to close Syrian embassies Apr.15  Kabul  Assaults target presidential palace, embassies Jun.19   London   WikiLeakers founder seeks asylum in Ecuador  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and has requested political asylum Jul.11   Iraq Top Syria diplomat abandons Assad
Sep.12   Eastern Libya Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate
 The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an American-produced online film considered offensive to Muslims. 3 other Americans were killed by rockets fired at the U.S. Consulate
Oct.11  Yemen  Worker at U.S. Embassy in Yemen killed



World, Politics, 2012 Human Rights Timeline ... See World Human Rights timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.1   Arab Countries Arab body urges Syria mission end
Jan.8  Egypt  Arabs urge end to Syria bloodshed Jan.12  Myanmar  Burma releases senior dissidents Jan.23  Syria  Syria slams Arab League plan Jan.28   Syria   Arab League suspends Syria mission   The Arab League has suspended its monitoring mission in Syria due to the dramatic spike in violence and mounting fatalities Feb.3  Syria  'Syria killings' as UN nears vote Feb.4   UN Security Council   Security Council's Syria resolution fails
  As international anger grows over reports of mass carnage at the hands of the regime, a draft resolution condemning Syria failed to be adopted
 Russia and China rejected the draft resolution, which came hours after activists accused Syrian security forces of killing at least 55 people at Homs
Feb.13  UN  Harsh condemnation for Syria at U.N. Feb.14   Washington China's Xi defends rights record
Feb.15  Libya  Amnesty International: Libyan militias out of control Feb.16   UN Gen. Assembly UN assembly adopts Syria motion   The UN General Assembly has voted in favour of a resolution condemning human rights violations in Syria and calling for an end to the violen... Mar.1   Egypt NGO workers leave Egypt on U.S. military plane Mar.1  Syria  Red Cross to enter Homs district Mar.12  UN Security Council  Syria dominates Security Council meeting Mar.17   Mauritania Gaddafi's intelligence chief held Apr.14   UN Security Council UN passes plan for Syria monitors  Council votes unanimously to approve resolution allowing observers into Syria to monitor cease-fire Apr.21   UN Security Council UN votes to boost Syria mission Apr.27   Beijing China dissident 'in US embassy'
  Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC
 Chen - who is blind - had scaled a high wall and was driven hundreds of kilometres to Beijing
May.2  Beijing  Chinese activist wants to go to U.S. May.19   New York Rights activist Chen arrives in U.S. May.23   Peshawar   Pakistani doctor in bin Laden raid gets 33 years in prison  Shakeel Afridi accused of helping the CIA track down Osama bin Laden was sentenced Wednesday to 33 years in prison for treason Jun.4  Beijing  China arrests Tiananmen activists Jun.4  Beijing  China arrests Tiananmen activists Aug.17   Moscow Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism   3 members of female punk rock band were sentenced to 2 years in prison after they performed a song critical of President Putin in a church



World, Politics, 2012 Talks Timeline ... See World Talks timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.3   Afghanistan   Taliban ready for talks 'with foreigners'  The Afghan Taliban are prepared to open an 'office outside the country for talks with foreigners,' a spokesman for the movement said Jan.5  Washington  Obama unveils smaller US military Feb.23   Tunisia World powers seek Syria breakthrough   A major world conference is being held in Tunisia to seek a breakthrough in the increasingly bitter Syrian unrest Mar.25  Moscow  Annan is 'last chance' for Syria Apr.26   Japan US and Japan reach Okinawa deal
May.21   Chicago   NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable
  NATO leaders signed off on President Obama's exit strategy from Afghanistan that calls for an end to combat operations next year.    NATO's combat troops would be withdrawn by the ...
May.24  Kabul  President Hollande in Afghanistan on troop visit Jul.3   Pakistan Pakistan reopens NATO supply routes to Afghanistan Aug.27  Colombia  Colombia holding talks with Farc Aug.31  Washington  Ex-SEAL warned over bin Laden book Sep.23   Ethiopia Sudan and South Sudan hold talks Oct.4  Turkey  Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment Nov.8  Qatar  Syrian opposition upbeat on talks Nov.23   Belgium EU budget talks end without deal Nov.26   Cairo Israel and Hamas begin indirect Gaza ceasefire talks



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2012 Jan.23   European Union EU approves new sanctions against Iran
Jul.18   Syria Top Syrian officials killed
  Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha; Deputy Defense Minister, al-Assad's security adviser and assistant vice president, and Interior Minister were killed
Oct.2  Iran  'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall' Oct.13  Syria  Syria bans Turkish civil flights Oct.13  Syria  Syria bans Turkish civil flights



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2012 Jan.5  Washington  Obama unveils smaller US military Jan.7  Argentina  No cancer after all for Argentine president Jan.10  Syria  Al-Assad blames 'external conspiracies' Jan.13  Iran  Top Iran cleric: U.S., Israel behind deaths Jan.18  Pakistan  Gilani holds firm in contempt row Jan.22   Yemen   Yemen president 'leaves country'
  Ali Abdullah Saleh, has left the country to travel to the US for medical treatment, Yemeni officials have told journalists
Jan.24  U.S. Congress  Obama demands economic fairness Feb.2  Egypt  Riots in Egypt lead to sackings Feb.7   Maldives Police revolt topples Maldives president  Mohamed Nasheed resigned after a revolt by police officers, his spokesman said, leaving the normally idyllic chain of islands in chaos Feb.17   Berlin German president resigns amid scandal   President Christian Wulff announced his resignation Friday following a series of scandals that prompted calls for him to stand down Feb.21   France Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring' Feb.21  Australia  Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd resigns Feb.23  Washington  Obama apology for Koran burnings Feb.25  Johannesburg  Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital Feb.26   Florida Shooting of Trayvon Martin   Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old African American male who was unarmed. George Zimmerman is a 28-year-old biracial Hispanic Mar.7   Syria Syria minister joins opposition Mar.11  Washington  Obama condolences over massacre Mar.17   Mauritania Gaddafi's intelligence chief held Apr.6  Mali  Mali coup leaders 'to stand down' Apr.14  North Korea  N Korean leader speaks publicly Apr.16   New York American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief Apr.19   Norway Breivik wanted to slay government, PM Apr.25  Pakistan  Pakistani PM guilty of contempt May.15  Paris  Hollande at swearing in: Discourage 'exorbitant' incomes May.31   North Carolina Mistrial declared in Edwards case Jun.19   Cairo Egypt's Mubarak 'close to death' Jun.23   Paraguay No warm welcome for Paraguay's new president   The impeachment have been carried out in accordance with the Constitution, but some Latin American presidents are calling it a coup d'etat Jun.24   Egypt Egypt's Morsi makes unity call Jun.30   Cairo Morsi sworn in as Egypt's leader Jul.5  Argentina  Dictators found guilty of stealing babies Jul.15   North Korea North Korea military head removed Jul.17  North Korea  North Korea's Kim named marshal Jul.18   Syria Top Syrian officials killed
  Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha; Deputy Defense Minister, al-Assad's security adviser and assistant vice president, and Interior Minister were killed
Jul.22  Colorado  Obama heads to cinema attack city Jul.25  Syria  Defections as Syria clashes rage Jul.26  China  Wife of controversial Bo Xilai charged with murder Aug.2   UN Annan resigns as UN Syria envoy Aug.6   Syria Syria's prime minister leaves regime   Opposition leaders said Riyad Hijab had defected, while Syrian state television said al-Assad dismissed Hijab from his post Aug.12   Egypt   Egypt president 'retires' military figures  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is replacing top generals and reasserting power the military claimed for itself before he took office Aug.20   USA US candidate's 'legitimate rape' gaffe Sep.9  Baghdad  Fugitive Iraq VP sentenced to death Sep.17   USA Romney taped at secret donor talk Sep.18  USA  Romney: Palestinians don't want peace Sep.23  Southern China  Bo scandal policeman Wang jailed Sep.26   UN Gen. Assembly Ahmadinejad responds to Western jabs Sep.28   Beijing China Communist Party ousts Bo Xilau   The politician, who fell from grace amid a scandal, has been expelled from the Communist Party and relieved of his duties, is to face criminal... Oct.2  Arizona  US agent shot dead near Mexico border Oct.13   Mauritania Mauritania leader Abdelaziz shot Oct.21  Cuba  Fidel Castro appears in public Oct.26   Milan   Berlusconi handed 4-year prison term for tax fraud
  Flamboyant former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for tax evasion, but is very likely to appeal.    The trial, which also involved executives from Berlusconi's Mediaset TV group and the head of a Swiss ban...
Nov.9   CIA   CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
  CIA director David Petraeus has resigned from his post, admitting he had an extra-marital affair that was conducted with his biographer.    Petraeus described his behaviour as 'unacceptable' for the leader of the main i...
Nov.10   London BBC boss George Entwistle resigns Nov.12   USA Petraeus scandal engulfs US commander Allen Nov.14   Beijing   Xi heads new Chinese leadership
  Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man chosen to lead China for the next decade as his elevation to the top of China's ruling Communist Party
 He led the new Politburo Standing Committee out onto the stage at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi replaces Hu Jintao. He was followed by Li Keqiang, the man set to succeed Premier Wen Jiabao. The size of the Standing Committee had been reduced from 9 to 7
Dec.8  South Africa  Mandela in hospital for tests 'consistent with his age' Dec.10   Mali Mali PM Diarra quits after arrest Dec.11   Cuba President Chavez's cancer surgery 'successful' Dec.15   Johannesburg   Mandela in hospital after surgery   Nelson Mandela on Saturday morning underwent endoscopic surgery to have gall stones removed, President Zuma's office said in a statement Dec.17  U.S. Senate  School killings spark gun debate Dec.19   Washington Resignations follow Benghazi report Dec.21  Washington  Obama 'to nominate John Kerry' Dec.22   Egypt Egypt's vice-president resigns Dec.26  Syria  Syrian military police chief defects Dec.26   Johannesburg Nelson Mandela out of hospital Dec.30   Cuba   Chavez suffers new complications  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has suffered 'new complications' after a cancer operation in Cuba, his vice-president has said Dec.31  North Korea  N Korea's Kim in rare TV speech



World, Politics, 2012 Royal Timeline ... See World Royal timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.17  Tokyo  Akihito heart surgery 'a success' Jun.3   London   Pomp, pouring rain for Diamond Jubilee
  The Thames became a sea of red, white and blue Sunday, as tens of thousands celebrated the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
 Queen Elizabeth takes to the River Thames in a special barge as part of a 1,000-boat flotilla celebrating her 60-year reign
Jun.4  London  Illness forces Prince Philip to miss concert Jun.5  London  Flypast ends Jubilee celebrations Jun.16  Geneva  Crown Prince Nayef dies Jun.27   Northern Ireland Queen makes history with ex-IRA leader handshake Aug.22   Nevada Prince Harry naked in Las Vegas Sep.14   France   Magazine publishes topless photos of UK's Catherine   The duchess of Cambridge is 'upset' with the magazine -- a French publication called Closer Sep.15  Ireland  Irish newspaper prints Kate pics Nov.30  Jerusalem  Israel authorises settler homes Dec.3   London William and Kate expecting royal child  Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their first child after 19 months of marriage



World, Politics, 2012 Protest Timeline ... See World Protest timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.17   Global Sites protest US anti-piracy move   Wikipedia has taken its English-language site offline as part of protests against proposed anti-piracy laws in the US Jan.18  San Francisco Bay Area  Sites go dark in US law protest Feb.3  Cairo  Cairo clashes over football anger Feb.5  Syria  Opposition group calls for strike as violence grows Feb.13  Bahrain  Bahrain activists hit by teargas Feb.15  Libya  Amnesty International: Libyan militias out of control Feb.18   Syria 2 killed as Syrians protest near palace
Feb.24   Kabul Afghan Koran protests reach deadly peak   At least 12 people are killed as protests continue for a fourth day across Afghanistan over the burning of Korans at a US air base Feb.26  Syria  Violence rages amid voting in Syria Apr.4  Athens  Greek clashes over man's suicide Apr.5   Mali Mali rebels declare independence Apr.15  Kabul  Assaults target presidential palace, embassies Apr.22   Bahrain Despite protests, Grand Prix finishes without a hitch May.20  Chicago  NATO summit draws protests Jun.2   Cairo   Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
  An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising
 The 84-year-old is the first ex-leader to be tried in person since the start of the Arab Spring in early 2011
Jun.2  Cairo  Protests erupt over Mubarak trial Jun.12  Moscow  Putin opponents march in Moscow Jun.14  Egypt  Cries of 'coup' after court ruling in Egypt Jul.18   Syria Top Syrian officials killed
  Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha; Deputy Defense Minister, al-Assad's security adviser and assistant vice president, and Interior Minister were killed
Jul.25  Syria  Defections as Syria clashes rage Aug.2  Washington  Obama OK'd covert aid to Syrian rebels Aug.27  Colombia  Colombia holding talks with Farc Sep.13   Yemen   Anti-US protests spread in Arab world Map of Sanaa Yemen
  In Yemen, demonstrators briefly stormed the grounds of the embassy in Sanaa and burned the US flag. In Egypt, 70 people were injured in protests
 Protests were also reported in Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia
Sep.14   Sudan Anti-Islam film protests escalate Sep.16   China China protests hit Japanese trade Sep.17  Lebanon  Lebanon's Hezbollah in anti-film rally Sep.20  Pakistan  Pakistan anti-film protest ends Sep.21   Karachi Deadly film protests in Pakistan   Fifteen people have died as violent protests erupted on the streets of Pakistan's main cities in anger at an anti-Islam film made in the US Sep.21   Eastern Libya Protesters storm Benghazi militia   At least three people have been killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi after military police and protesters took over several militia bases Sep.21   Eastern Libya Protesters storm Benghazi militia   At least three people have been killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi after military police and protesters took over several militia bases Sep.23  Libya  Libya to disband illegal militias Sep.24   Taiwan Taiwan boats in islands protest Sep.26   Athens Athens clashes as Greek police fire tear gas Oct.5   Pakistan Imran Khan leads drone protest Nov.13  European Union  EU workers in austerity protests Nov.22  Egypt  Egyptian fury over Morsi 'coup' Nov.23   Egypt State TV: Protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ Nov.27   Cairo   Crowd to Morsi: Ditch decree or leave Map of Tahrir Square Egypt
  Egyptians swarmed Tahrir Square to demand that their first freely elected leader respect their wishes, hoping to revive a democratic groundswell
Dec.1  Egypt  Egypt Islamists rally for Morsi Dec.2   Egypt Egypt judges refuse to oversee Morsi referendum Dec.4  Cairo  Clashes at Egypt anti-Morsi march Dec.5  Cairo  Clashes in Cairo amid constitution row Dec.6   Cairo Tanks deployed near presidential palace after protests Dec.13  Moscow  Russia: Syrian rebels may win conflict Dec.23   New Delhi Thousands defy protest ban in India Dec.23   New Delhi Indian prime minister appeals for peace



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2012 Feb.26   Florida Shooting of Trayvon Martin   Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old African American male who was unarmed. George Zimmerman is a 28-year-old biracial Hispanic



World, Politics, 2012 Peace Efforts Timeline ... See World Peace Efforts timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.3   Afghanistan   Taliban ready for talks 'with foreigners'  The Afghan Taliban are prepared to open an 'office outside the country for talks with foreigners,' a spokesman for the movement said Jan.22  Cairo  Arab League calls for Assad departure Jan.30  UN Security Council  Western pressure on Syria grows Feb.7  Argentina  Argentina to file UN Falklands complaint Feb.23  Washington  Obama apology for Koran burnings Feb.29  North Korea  North Korea approves nuclear curbs Mar.25  Moscow  Annan is 'last chance' for Syria Apr.8  Vatican  Pope calls for end to Syria bloodshed Apr.13  UN Security Council  Council mulling North Korea response Apr.19   Bahrain Security stepped up at Bahrain F1
May.19   Washington G8 targets 'growth and stability' May.31  Syria  Clinton accuses Russia over Syria Jun.1   Moscow Putin stands firm on Syria crisis Jun.18   Mexico G-20 summit looks to boost economic recovery   Leaders from the world's largest industrialized and emerging economies kick off the summit with the aim of boosting a sluggish global economic... Jun.30  Geneva  World powers agree on steps for Syria Jul.4   Geneva Long hunt detects possible 'God particle'
  Cern scientists reporting from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have claimed the discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson
Aug.3  Moscow  Russia condemns UN vote on Syria Aug.19  Syria  U.N. observer mission in Syria ends Aug.19  London  Julian Assange demands U.S. back off leakers Sep.8  Hong Kong  HK backs down on patriot classes Sep.23   Ethiopia Sudan and South Sudan hold talks
Sep.25  UN Gen. Assembly  Obama delivers UN Assembly speech Oct.4  UN Security Council  UN condemns Syrian attack on Turkish town Oct.6   Philippines Philippines and Muslim rebels agree peace deal Oct.9  Sweden  Quantum pioneers win Nobel prize Oct.12   Norway Peace Prize is a slap on the back for European Union Oct.24   Syria UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire   After 19 months of incessant violence, the government has agreed to a cease-fire during the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday, which begins Frida... Nov.11   Qatar Syrian cleric to lead opposition Nov.21   Gaza   Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire
  Hours after a cease-fire was declared Wednesday in Israel's conflict with Gaza, it appeared to be holding
 Under the deal, Israel has agreed to end all hostilities and targeted killings, while Hamas will stop attacks against Israel and along the border
Nov.22  Mexico  Mexico 'should change its name' Nov.26   Cairo Israel and Hamas begin indirect Gaza ceasefire talks
Dec.9  Cairo  Morsi orders military to keep order Dec.11   Washington   Obama recognises Syria opposition   The US has formally recognised Syria's opposition rebel coalition as the 'legitimate representative' of the people, says President Obama



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2012 Mar.1  Syria  Red Cross to enter Homs district Mar.15   North Korea North Korea to launch satellite
May.22   Florida Launch success for SpaceX mission   California's SpaceX has launched on a mission to re-supply the space station - the first cargo delivery to the orbiting outpost by a private... Jun.16   Western China China sends first female astronaut to space Aug.5   USA Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover lands
  Nasa lands its one-tonne Curiosity rover on the Red Planet to study the possibility that this world may once have hosted microbial life
 The vehicle is packed with scientific instruments, including a laser that can zap rocks to determine their make-up
Aug.25   Ohio US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies Map of Cincinnati Ohio
  He set foot on the Moon on 20 July 1969. A statement from his family says he died from complications from heart surgery he had earlier this month.    Neil Armstrong is famously describing the event as 'one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind'. Ba...




World, Politics, 2012 Terror Timeline ... See World Terror timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.7  Syria  Syria tense as bomb victims mourned Mar.10   Syria Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan
Mar.19   Southern France 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities
 French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse to the killings of three soldiers of North African descent in two separate incidents
Mar.26   South Korea Leaders warn over nuclear threat   World leaders have called for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism at a summit on nuclear security in Seoul May.9   Washington Obama supports same-sex marriage Sep.11  Washington  Obama marks 11th 9/11 anniversary Oct.11  Yemen  Worker at U.S. Embassy in Yemen killed Nov.16  U.S. Congress  Petraeus testifies on Benghazi attack



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2012 Jun.4  London  Illness forces Prince Philip to miss concert



World, Politics, 2012 Obituary Timeline ... See World Obituary timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.7  Syria  Syria tense as bomb victims mourned Feb.22   Syria   Two Western journalists killed in Syria
Map of Homs Syria
  Marie Colvin, a American foreign correspondent for London's The Sunday Times, and war photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were killed in shelling in Homs.    Ochlik had covered conflicts from Haiti to Libya, and won first prize in the World Press Photo general news ca...
Aug.20   Ethiopia Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi dies Sep.4   Syria Refugees flee Syria in record numbers Oct.14   Beijing Cambodia's ex-King Sihanouk dies Oct.20  Lebanon  Anger erupts as Lebanon mourns Oct.21   U. S. Midwest Nixon's challenger McGovern dies Dec.28   Singapore Woman gang-raped in India dies
  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died
 The woman had been in 'extremely critical condition' since being admitted Thursday to the Singapore hospital
Dec.29   New Delhi Delhi rape victim's funeral held




World, Politics, 2012 Parliament Timeline ... See World Parliament timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.23   Paris   Senate passes Armenian genocide bill  Turkey has reacted with anger after the French Senate approved a bill making it a crime to deny genocide was committed by Ottoman Turks Feb.12   Greece   Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity
  Lawmakers voted to approve another round of austerity measures, sought in return for a new eurozone bailout of the debt-stricken country
Jun.14   Egypt Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid  The Supreme Constitutional Court declared the parliament invalid, and the interim military rulers declared full legislative authority, triggering... Jul.4   Japan Parliament releases Fukushima probe report
Jul.13  Northern Afghanistan  Wedding bomb 'kills top Afghan MP' Oct.4  Turkey  Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment Nov.11   Greece   Greece MPs approve new austerity budget  Greek lawmakers have approved a 2013 budget involving fresh spending cuts, despite mass public street protests Nov.16  U.S. Congress  Petraeus testifies on Benghazi attack Dec.17  U.S. Senate  School killings spark gun debate Dec.27   U.S. Senate Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear



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2012 Jan.2   Nigeria Nigeria fury at fuel price rises  Ordinary Nigerians and trade unionists have condemned the government for withdrawing a fuel price subsidy Feb.21   France Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring'
Aug.20   Washington   Obama warns Syria on chemical arms  President Barack Obama has said the use of chemical weapons by Syria would be a 'red line' that would change his thinking on intervention in... Oct.23  London  BBC chief testifies in TV presenter abuse scandal Dec.28   Singapore Woman gang-raped in India dies
  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died
 The woman had been in 'extremely critical condition' since being admitted Thursday to the Singapore hospital