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B. 01-02 Iran fires missiles in Strait of Hormuz Strait of Hormuz, Southern Iran
C. 02-08 Homs suffers 'heaviest' shelling Homs, Syria
02-21 Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology Afghanistan
4. 02-22 Two Western journalists killed in Syria Homs, Syria
F. 03-10 US soldier kills Afghan civilians Kandahar
G. 03-22 Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali Mali
H. 04-07 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche Siachen, Pakistan
I. 04-11 Syria ceasefire comes into effect Syria

Summary.     Click for More > DR Congo rebels advance on Goma Gaza death toll 'rises over 100'   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 North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch
Iran fires missiles in Strait of Hormuz Homs suffers 'heaviest' shelling 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 US soldier kills Afghan civilians Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche Syria ceasefire comes into effect   North Korea launches rocket   Defying warnings from the international community, a long-range rocket launched, but it broke apart before escaping the earth's atmosphere Sudans 'locked in logic of war' Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes   Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops  A suicide bomber dressed in a military uniform infiltrated one of the most heavily secured locations in Yemen on Monday, setting off a blast NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre   More than 92 people, including 32 children younger than 10, were killed Friday by artillery and tank shells in the Syrian village of Houla Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter Top Syrian officials killed Syrian forces hammer Aleppo   The head of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has called for foreign states to arm rebel fighters Police die in Egypt border attack Chinese ships patrol disputed islands Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths CIA's Petraeus quits over affair   Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike Map of Gaza City Israel
Jan.1  Southern Sudan  Fighters attack town despite peacekeepers
Jan.2   Southern Iran
Jan.3  Afghanistan  Taliban ready for talks 'with foreigners'
Jan.11  Washington  Video shows alleged U.S. Marine abuse
Jan.19  Helmand  Afghan helicopter crash kills six
Jan.23  Paris  Senate passes Armenian genocide bill
Jan.25  Somalia  Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
Jan.28  Iran  UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran
Feb.7  Maldives  Police revolt topples Maldives president
Feb.8   Syria
Feb.11  Syria  Syrian military hospital chief killed
Feb.21   Afghanistan
Feb.22   Syria
Feb.27  Syria  Opposition: 64 killed at Homs checkpoint
Feb.29  Syria  Syria troops 'advancing in Homs'
Mar.4  Congo  Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60
Mar.10   Kandahar
Mar.14  Afghanistan  Soldier accused of Afghan killings flown out of country
Mar.18  Syria  Syrian rebels 'in Damascus firefight'
Mar.22   Mali
Apr.5   Alaska
 Mali  Mali rebels declare independence
Apr.7   Pakistan
 Syria  127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians
Apr.11   Syria
Apr.12   North Korea
Apr.13  North Korea  Allies condemn North Korea launch
Apr.14  NW Pakistan  Pakistan attack frees prisoners
Apr.17   Southern Sudan
Apr.18  India  India launches long-range missile
Apr.23  Southern Sudan  Sudanese warplanes dropped bombs near border
Apr.26   Netherlands
 Japan  US and Japan reach Okinawa deal
May.16  Hague  Long-awaited Mladic war crimes trial begins
May.21   Yemen
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May.26   Syria
Jun.5  Tribal Areas  US drone kills al-Qaeda chief
Jun.6  Syria  New 'massacre' in central Syria
Jun.12  UN  Syria in civil war - UN official
Jun.16  Syria  UN suspends Syria peace mission
Jun.21  Jordan  Syrian pilot flees to Jordan seeking asylum
Jun.22   Northern Syria
Jul.3  Pakistan  Pakistan reopens NATO supply routes to Afghanistan
Jul.12  Syria  'Mass killing' in Syria village
Jul.15  North Korea  North Korea military head removed
Jul.18   Syria
Jul.20  Syria  Syrian forces, rebels battle in Damascus
Jul.28   Aleppo
Jul.30  Aleppo  Syrian rebels hold out in Aleppo
Aug.1  Aleppo  Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists
Aug.5   Sinai
Aug.7  Sinai  Egypt launches Sinai 'air strike'
Aug.9  Aleppo  Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area
Aug.12  Egypt  Egypt president 'retires' military figures
Aug.13  Northern Syria  Syria rebels 'shoot down plane'
Aug.20  Washington  Obama warns Syria on chemical arms
Aug.22  Syria  184 people killed, 100 of them in Damascus
Aug.27  Syria  Syria helicopter down in Damascus
Sep.1  Aleppo  Fighting rages at Syria air bases
Sep.4  Syria  Refugees flee Syria in record numbers
Sep.10  Yemen  Yemen says al-Qaeda chief killed
Sep.13   Japan
Sep.21  Eastern Libya  Protesters storm Benghazi militia
Sep.22  Syria  Rebel command 'moved into Syria'
Sep.23  Ethiopia  Sudan and South Sudan hold talks
Sep.28  Somalia  AU forces 'rout Somali militants'
Sep.30  Afghanistan  US toll in Afghan war hits 2,000
Oct.3   Turkey
Oct.5  Pakistan  Imran Khan leads drone protest
Oct.6  Philippines  Philippines and Muslim rebels agree peace deal
Oct.10  Turkey  Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey
Oct.12  Norway  Peace Prize is a slap on the back for European Union
Oct.15  Hague  Karadzic denies Bosnia war crimes
Oct.20  Gaza  Israel intercepts Gaza-bound boat
Oct.24  Syria  UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire
Nov.5  Syria  Suicide bombing in central Syria
Nov.9   CIA
Nov.12  USA  Petraeus scandal engulfs US commander Allen
Nov.14   Gaza
  Ahmed Jabr, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced.    U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting. Hamas' military wing warn...
Nov.15  Southern Israel  Gaza rocket fire kills Israelis
 Jerusalem  Israel calls up army reservists
Nov.16  Jerusalem  Militant rocket targets Jerusalem
 Gaza  Israel air strikes hit Hamas HQ
Nov.18  Gaza  Death toll mounts from Israel strikes
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Nov.19   Gaza
Nov.21  Tel Aviv  Bomb blast on bus in Tel Aviv
  Gaza
Nov.26  Cairo  Israel and Hamas begin indirect Gaza ceasefire talks
Dec.6  Cairo  Tanks deployed near presidential palace after protests
Dec.9  Somalia  Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels
Dec.11   North Korea
Dec.26  CAR  Rebels advance in Central African Republic



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Arab Countries
Homs suffers 'heaviest' shelling
Two Western journalists killed in Syria
Opposition: 64 killed at Homs checkpoint
127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians
Syria ceasefire comes into effect
Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops
U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre
Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter
'Mass killing' in Syria village
Top Syrian officials killed
Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
Police die in Egypt border attack
Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike
Gaza death toll 'rises over 100'
Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire
Two Western journalists killed in Syria
Egypt president 'retires' military figures
UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire
Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire
Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
Syrian military hospital chief killed
Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops
Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops
Top Syrian officials killed
Syrian forces, rebels battle in Damascus
Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area
AU forces 'rout Somali militants'
Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels
Opposition: 64 killed at Homs checkpoint
Syria troops 'advancing in Homs'
127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians
U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre
'Mass killing' in Syria village
Syria
Homs suffers 'heaviest' shelling
Two Western journalists killed in Syria
Opposition: 64 killed at Homs checkpoint
127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians
Syria ceasefire comes into effect
U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre
Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter
'Mass killing' in Syria village
Top Syrian officials killed
Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
Two Western journalists killed in Syria
UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire
Syrian military hospital chief killed
Top Syrian officials killed
Syrian forces, rebels battle in Damascus
Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area
Opposition: 64 killed at Homs checkpoint
Syria troops 'advancing in Homs'
127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians
U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre
'Mass killing' in Syria village
South Asia
Taliban ready for talks 'with foreigners'
Police revolt topples Maldives president
Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology
US soldier kills Afghan civilians
135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche
Taliban ready for talks 'with foreigners'
Police revolt topples Maldives president
Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology
Pakistan attack frees prisoners
Pakistan attack frees prisoners
US soldier kills Afghan civilians
Africa
Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali
Sudans 'locked in logic of war'
DR Congo rebels advance on Goma
Rebels advance in Central African Republic
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Fighters attack town despite peacekeepers
DR Congo rebels advance on Goma
Rebels advance in Central African Republic
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Israel
Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike
Israel calls up army reservists
Gaza death toll 'rises over 100'
Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire
Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire
Bomb blast on bus in Tel Aviv
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USA
Video shows alleged U.S. Marine abuse
US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship'
NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable
CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable
Obama warns Syria on chemical arms
CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
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Video shows alleged U.S. Marine abuse
Europe
Senate passes Armenian genocide bill
Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths
Senate passes Armenian genocide bill
Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
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Senate passes Armenian genocide bill
Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
Afghanistan
Taliban ready for talks 'with foreigners'
Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology
US soldier kills Afghan civilians
Taliban ready for talks 'with foreigners'
Nato in Afghanistan Koran apology
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US soldier kills Afghan civilians
North America
Video shows alleged U.S. Marine abuse
NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable
CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable
CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
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Video shows alleged U.S. Marine abuse
Homs
Homs suffers 'heaviest' shelling
Two Western journalists killed in Syria
Opposition: 64 killed at Homs checkpoint
Two Western journalists killed in Syria
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Opposition: 64 killed at Homs checkpoint
Syria troops 'advancing in Homs'
Central Africa
Sudans 'locked in logic of war'
DR Congo rebels advance on Goma
Rebels advance in Central African Republic
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DR Congo rebels advance on Goma
Rebels advance in Central African Republic
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North Africa
Police die in Egypt border attack
Egypt president 'retires' military figures
Egypt president 'retires' military figures
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East Asia
North Korea launches rocket
Chinese ships patrol disputed islands
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Somalia
AU forces 'rout Somali militants'
Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels
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Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
AU forces 'rout Somali militants'
Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels
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Washington
Video shows alleged U.S. Marine abuse
CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
Obama warns Syria on chemical arms
CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
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Damascus
Top Syrian officials killed
Syrian forces, rebels battle in Damascus
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Syrian military hospital chief killed
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Syrian forces, rebels battle in Damascus
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Northern Syria
Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter
Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
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Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area
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January 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Southern Sudan
Jan.2   Southern Iran
  Iran test-fired two missiles, the final day of its naval exercises. The Qader missile, a long-range sea-to-shore missile, was fired during the maneuvers
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 Jan.11   Washington Video shows alleged U.S. Marine abuse  A number of websites posted a video showing four men dressed in U.S. Marine Corps combat gear urinating on the apparently dead bodies Jan.19   Helmand Afghan helicopter crash kills six Jan.20  Afghanistan  Attack killed four French soldiers 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 Jan.25   Somalia Navy SEALs rescue aid workers Jan.26  Washington  US to cut almost 100,000 troops Jan.27  Syria  Assault on restive Syrian cities Jan.28   Iran   UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran  Inspectors from IAEA have begun a three-day visit to Iran, to try to determine the purpose of the country's nuclear program

February 2012 ... more > Top ^
Feb.5  Syria  Opposition group calls for strike as violence grows Feb.6  Syria  Syria artillery onslaught on Homs 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.8   Syria   Homs suffers 'heaviest' shelling
Map of Homs Syria
  The Syrian city of Homs has come under renewed bombardment for the fifth day running - the heaviest so far. Tanks are on the streets
Feb.11   Syria Syrian military hospital chief killed Feb.15  Libya  Amnesty International: Libyan militias out of control Feb.17  Syria  Syrian city shelled after UN vote Feb.19  South Korea  S Korean drills despite threats 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
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 Feb.24  Iran  Inspectors: Iran boosting enrichment efforts Feb.25  Kabul  Nato in Afghan ministries pullout after attack Feb.26  Syria  Violence rages amid voting in Syria Feb.27  Northern Syria  Syrian army shells northern towns   Syria     Opposition: 64 killed at Homs checkpoint   At least 144 people were killed Monday across Syria, including 64 who died in a 'horrifying massacre' at a checkpoint in Homs province Feb.29   Syria Syria troops 'advancing in Homs'  North Korea  North Korea approves nuclear curbs

March 2012 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4   Congo Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60
Mar.6  Syria  Syrian deaths as escape route attacked Mar.10   Kandahar   US soldier kills Afghan civilians
  A US soldier in Afghanistan is reported to have killed a number of Afghan civilians after walking off his base in Kandahar province
 Gaza  Israeli airstrike in Gaza kills 17 Mar.11  Washington  Obama condolences over massacre Mar.12  Afghanistan  Taliban vow revenge for shootings Mar.14   Afghanistan Soldier accused of Afghan killings flown out of country
Mar.16  Afghanistan  US names Afghan killings suspect Mar.18   Syria Syrian rebels 'in Damascus firefight' Mar.22   Mali     Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali
  Armed soldiers walked through damaged presidential palace, after the troops' leaders claimed to have ousted the democratically elected leader
Mar.25  Moscow  Annan is 'last chance' for Syria Mar.31  Mali  Mali rebels seize garrison town

April 2012 ... more > Top ^
Apr.4  Syria  Violence rages in Syria despite high-level diplomacy Apr.5  Manhattan  Arms dealer Viktor Bout sentenced   Alaska   US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' Map of Sitka Alaska Alaska
  The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami.    The coast would hold off scuttling the Ryou-Un Maru ...
  Mali Mali rebels declare independence  Turkey  Syrian refugees spill into Turkey Apr.6  Mali  Mali coup leaders 'to stand down' Apr.7   Pakistan 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche Map of Siachen Pakistan
  Up to 135 people are now feared dead in an avalanche which hit a military camp in the disputed Kashmir region.    124 Pakistani soldiers and 11 civilians were missing after 21m ...
  Syria     127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians   Syrian forces are targeting civilians displaced from their homes by earlier fighting, an opposition group said Apr.8  Vatican  Pope calls for end to Syria bloodshed  Syria  Syria suggests it might not pull forces by deadline  Syria  Rebels reject new Syria demand Apr.10  Syria  Syria: Deadline passes, violence rages Apr.11   Syria     Syria ceasefire comes into effect
  A ceasefire for Syria proposed by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has come into force, but Western countries have doubted Syria's willingness.    US President Barack Obama and French President Nico...
Apr.12   North Korea     North Korea launches rocket
  Defying warnings from the international community, a long-range rocket launched, but it broke apart before escaping the earth's atmosphere
 It flew about a minute into the ocean. North Korean state media announced that the rocket had not managed to put an observation satellite into orbit
Apr.13   North Korea Allies condemn North Korea launch
Apr.14   NW Pakistan   Pakistan attack frees prisoners   Almost 400 prisoners have escaped from a Pakistani jail after it came under attack from heavily-armed militants Apr.15  Syria  Renewed clashes as UN monitors due  Kabul  Assaults target presidential palace, embassies Apr.17   Southern Sudan   Sudans 'locked in logic of war' Map of Heglig Southern Sudan
  Sudan and South Sudan are 'locked in a logic of war', the UN Security Council (UNSC) has been told.    The two countries are fighting over their disputed border. Suda...
Apr.18  Washington  US condemns Afghan bodies 'abuse'   India India launches long-range missile Apr.23   Southern Sudan Sudanese warplanes dropped bombs near border Apr.26   Netherlands   Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
  International judges have found former Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war.    Taylor, 64, was accused of backing rebels who killed tens o...
  Japan US and Japan reach Okinawa deal
Apr.28  Lebanon  Lebanon holds 'Syria arms ship'

May 2012 ... more > Top ^
May.16   Hague Long-awaited Mladic war crimes trial begins
May.21   Yemen   Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops
  A suicide bomber dressed in a military uniform infiltrated one of the most heavily secured locations in Yemen on Monday, setting off a blast
 More than an hour after the attack, there were still bodies at the blood-spattered scene, and some ambulances responding to the blast took six or seven victims each
  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 May.26   Syria   U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre
Map of Houla Syria
  More than 92 people, including 32 children younger than 10, were killed Friday by artillery and tank shells in the Syrian village of Houla
 UN mission head Maj-Gen Robert Mood told the BBC the killing in Houla was 'indiscriminate and unforgivable'
May.31  Syria  Syria blames rebels for Houla massacre

June 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jun.5   Tribal Areas US drone kills al-Qaeda chief
 London  Flypast ends Jubilee celebrations Jun.6   Syria New 'massacre' in central Syria Jun.7  Syria  UN monitors 'shot at' in Syria Jun.8  Syria  Massacre traces in Syrian village Jun.11  Northern Syria  Government forces fired indiscriminately Jun.12   UN Syria in civil war - UN official Jun.14  Egypt  Cries of 'coup' after court ruling in Egypt Jun.16   Syria UN suspends Syria peace mission Jun.17  Egypt  Egypt's military 'granted powers' Jun.21   Jordan Syrian pilot flees to Jordan seeking asylum Jun.22   Northern Syria   Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter Map of Latakia Syria
  The Syrian military has said it shot down a Turkish plane 'flying in airspace over Syrian waters', according to state-run news agency Sana.    The Turkish and Syrian navies are meanwhile engaged...
Jun.28  Syria  Explosions shake heart of Damascus Jun.30  Geneva  World powers agree on steps for Syria

July 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  Turkey  Turkey scrambles jets to Syria border Jul.3   Pakistan Pakistan reopens NATO supply routes to Afghanistan
Jul.6  Syria  High-ranking general defects from Syrian military Jul.9  Eastern Afghanistan  6 American troops killed IED attack Jul.10  Congo  Warlord gets 14 years for using child soldiers Jul.12   Syria   'Mass killing' in Syria village   At least 200 people are reported to have been killed in the Syrian village of Tremseh, in Hama province Jul.14  Syria  UN team reach Syria killings site Jul.15  Syria  Syria is in civil war - Red Cross   North Korea North Korea military head removed Jul.16  Syria  Clashes spread in Syrian capital 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.19  Syria  Troops go in for Damascus battle Jul.20   Syria   Syrian forces, rebels battle in Damascus  Syrian troops clashed with opposition fighters as the battle for the capital advances relentlessly amid collapsed diplomatic efforts  UN Security Council  U.N. extends mission as Syria boils Jul.24  Aleppo  Syrian troops hit back in Aleppo Jul.25  Syria  Defections as Syria clashes rage Jul.28  Aleppo  Syria forces launch Aleppo attack   Aleppo   Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
Map of Aleppo Syria
  The head of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has called for foreign states to arm rebel fighters
 Tanks pounded the Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, a sign that a much-feared government offensive in the country's largest city has started
Jul.30  Aleppo  Rebels inch closer to Syria's largest city   Aleppo Syrian rebels hold out in Aleppo

August 2012 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Aleppo Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists
 Aleppo  Fighting in Aleppo 'escalates' Aug.2  Washington  Obama OK'd covert aid to Syrian rebels Aug.4  Aleppo  Fighting intensifies in Aleppo Aug.5   Sinai   Police die in Egypt border attack
  Unidentified gunmen have attacked a checkpoint on the Egyptian-Israeli border, killing at least 15 Egyptian policemen.    The heavily armed attackers, in two vehicles, ...
Aug.7  Syria  Iran, Syria huddle as fighting rages   Sinai Egypt launches Sinai 'air strike'
Aug.9   Aleppo   Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area   Syrian rebel commanders say they have lost control of the strategic Salah al-Din district in the northern city of Aleppo after a government ... Aug.10  Aleppo  Aleppo clashes spark refugee rise Aug.11  Helmand  Double gun attacks in Afghanistan 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.13   Northern Syria Syria rebels 'shoot down plane' Aug.15  UN  UN blames Syria for Houla deaths 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.22   Syria 184 people killed, 100 of them in Damascus Aug.25  Syria  Syrian opposition: Deadliest month  Syria  'Scores of bodies' found in Syria Aug.27   Syria Syria helicopter down in Damascus  Colombia  Colombia holding talks with Farc Aug.31  Washington  Ex-SEAL warned over bin Laden book

September 2012 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   Aleppo Fighting rages at Syria air bases
Sep.3  Aleppo  'Deadly strike' in Syria's Aleppo Sep.4   Syria Refugees flee Syria in record numbers Sep.9  Afghanistan  US to hand Bagram back to Afghans Sep.10   Yemen Yemen says al-Qaeda chief killed Sep.13   Japan Chinese ships patrol disputed islands Map of Senkaku Japan
  Six Chinese maritime surveillance ships entered waters around a group of islands at the center of a heated territorial dispute between Tokyo and Beijing
Sep.14  Helmand  Taliban attack 'revenge for film' Sep.15  Southern Afghanistan  Four Nato troops killed by 'Afghan police' Sep.20  Syria  Syrian helicopter 'clipped plane' 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.22   Syria Rebel command 'moved into Syria' Sep.23  Libya  Libya to disband illegal militias   Ethiopia Sudan and South Sudan hold talks Sep.25  Syria  Damascus rocked by twin blasts Sep.28   Somalia   AU forces 'rout Somali militants'   Troops from the African Union and Somali army made significant gains in an assault on one of the final strongholds of an al Qaeda-linked militant... Sep.30   Afghanistan US toll in Afghan war hits 2,000

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Oct.3   Turkey   Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths
Map of Akcakale Turkey
  Turkey fired on Syrian government targets in response to the shelling of a Turkish border town in which five civilians were killed.    The town of Akcakale was hit by artillery ...
Oct.4  Turkey  Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment Oct.5   Pakistan Imran Khan leads drone protest Oct.6  Southern Israel  Israel shoots down drone   Philippines Philippines and Muslim rebels agree peace deal Oct.10   Turkey   Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey   Turkish fighter jets have forced a Syrian passenger plane suspected of carrying weapons to land in Ankara Oct.12   Norway Peace Prize is a slap on the back for European Union Oct.15   Hague Karadzic denies Bosnia war crimes Oct.20   Gaza Israel intercepts Gaza-bound boat 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.27  Northern Syria  Fighting unravels temporary Syrian truce

November 2012 ... more > Top ^
Nov.5   Syria Suicide bombing in central Syria
Nov.9  Iran  Pentagon: Iran fires on U.S. drone   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  Northern Israel  Israeli tanks 'hit Syrian units' in Golan   USA Petraeus scandal engulfs US commander Allen
Nov.14   Gaza   Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike Map of Gaza City Israel
  Ahmed Jabr, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced
 U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting. Hamas' military wing warned that Israelis had opened 'the gates of hell on themselves' with the move
Nov.15   Southern Israel Gaza rocket fire kills Israelis   Jerusalem   Israel calls up army reservists   Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has authorised the call-up of 30,000 army reservists, amid speculation about a possible ground offensive...  Gaza  Israel intensifies Gaza bombing Nov.16   Jerusalem   Militant rocket targets Jerusalem   Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip say they have launched a rocket on Jerusalem - the first time the holy city has been targeted from Gaza   Gaza Israel air strikes hit Hamas HQ Nov.17  Gaza  Fresh fire exchanged as violence continues  Gaza  Israel shells Gaza from the sea Nov.18   Gaza Death toll mounts from Israel strikes   Congo   DR Congo rebels advance on Goma Map of Goma Congo
  M23 Rebels in eastern DR Congo have advanced to within a few kilometres of the provincial capital, Goma
Nov.19   Gaza   Gaza death toll 'rises over 100'
  At least 105 people have died in the Gaza Strip in six days of violence, Hamas officials say, as Israeli forces continue their bombardment
Nov.20  Gaza  Gaza pounded despite truce talks Nov.21   Tel Aviv Bomb blast on bus in Tel Aviv   The blast injured 22 people, shook up the Israeli public and drew immediate condemnation from world leaders   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.23  Congo  Rebel march continues in Eastern Congo Nov.26   Cairo Israel and Hamas begin indirect Gaza ceasefire talks


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Dec.1  Afghanistan  Taliban target US Afghan base, kill 5 Dec.6   Cairo Tanks deployed near presidential palace after protests
Dec.9   Somalia   Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels   The Somali National Army, along with African Union troops, on launched a offensive against al Qaeda-linked rebels and captured the town of J...  Cairo  Morsi orders military to keep order Dec.11   North Korea   North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch
  North Korea surprised and angered the international community by launching a long-range rocket just days after suggesting it would be delayed.    The regime said the rocket had successfully blasted off from a space center on its ...
Dec.13  Moscow  Russia: Syrian rebels may win conflict Dec.14  Turkey  U.S. sending troops, missiles to Turkey Dec.16  Syria  Damascus Palestinian refugee camp 'attacked' Dec.21  Syria  Syria firing more Scud missiles Dec.26  Syria  Syrian military police chief defects   CAR   Rebels advance in Central African Republic  The United Nations are temporarily relocating dependents and nonessential staff because a cease-fire with rebel forces is not holding


Afghan helicopter crash kills six Syrian military hospital chief killed 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche Map of Siachen Pakistan




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2012
Feb.29  North Korea  North Korea approves nuclear curbs




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2012
Jan.19   Helmand
Jan.20  Afghanistan  Attack killed four French soldiers
Feb.11   Syria
Apr.7   Pakistan
  Up to 135 people are now feared dead in an avalanche which hit a military camp in the disputed Kashmir region.    124 Pakistani soldiers and 11 civilians were missing after 21m ...
Apr.8  Syria  Syria suggests it might not pull forces by deadline Jul.9  Eastern Afghanistan  6 American troops killed IED attack Aug.2  Washington  Obama OK'd covert aid to Syrian rebels Sep.15  Southern Afghanistan  Four Nato troops killed by 'Afghan police' Sep.30   Afghanistan US toll in Afghan war hits 2,000 Nov.5   Syria Suicide bombing in central Syria



World, War & Army, 2012 Election, Vote Timeline ... See World Election, Vote timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.26  Syria  Violence rages amid voting in Syria Mar.4   Congo Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60
Apr.5  Manhattan  Arms dealer Viktor Bout sentenced Apr.28  Lebanon  Lebanon holds 'Syria arms ship'



World, War & Army, 2012 Border Conflict Timeline ... See World Border Conflict timeline Top ^
2012 Apr.17   Southern Sudan Sudans 'locked in logic of war'
Map of Heglig Southern Sudan
  Sudan and South Sudan are 'locked in a logic of war', the UN Security Council (UNSC) has been told.    The two countries are fighting over their disputed border. Suda...
Apr.23   Southern Sudan Sudanese warplanes dropped bombs near border Aug.5   Sinai Police die in Egypt border attack
  Unidentified gunmen have attacked a checkpoint on the Egyptian-Israeli border, killing at least 15 Egyptian policemen.    The heavily armed attackers, in two vehicles, ...
Oct.3   Turkey Turkey retaliates for shelling deaths
Map of Akcakale Turkey
  Turkey fired on Syrian government targets in response to the shelling of a Turkish border town in which five civilians were killed.    The town of Akcakale was hit by artillery ...
Nov.12  Northern Israel  Israeli tanks 'hit Syrian units' in Golan



World, War & Army, 2012 War Crime Timeline ... See World War Crime timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.11   Washington Video shows alleged U.S. Marine abuse  A number of websites posted a video showing four men dressed in U.S. Marine Corps combat gear urinating on the apparently dead bodies 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.17  Syria  Syrian city shelled after UN vote Feb.27  Northern Syria  Syrian army shells northern towns Feb.27   Syria   Opposition: 64 killed at Homs checkpoint   At least 144 people were killed Monday across Syria, including 64 who died in a 'horrifying massacre' at a checkpoint in Homs province Feb.29   Syria Syria troops 'advancing in Homs'
Mar.6  Syria  Syrian deaths as escape route attacked Mar.10   Kandahar US soldier kills Afghan civilians
  A US soldier in Afghanistan is reported to have killed a number of Afghan civilians after walking off his base in Kandahar province
Mar.11  Washington  Obama condolences over massacre Mar.14   Afghanistan Soldier accused of Afghan killings flown out of country
Mar.16  Afghanistan  US names Afghan killings suspect Apr.7   Syria   127 dead as Syrian forces target civilians   Syrian forces are targeting civilians displaced from their homes by earlier fighting, an opposition group said Apr.18  Washington  US condemns Afghan bodies 'abuse' Apr.26   Netherlands   Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
  International judges have found former Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war.    Taylor, 64, was accused of backing rebels who killed tens o...
May.16   Hague Long-awaited Mladic war crimes trial begins
May.26   Syria U.N. observers see bodies of 92 dead in massacre
Map of Houla Syria
  More than 92 people, including 32 children younger than 10, were killed Friday by artillery and tank shells in the Syrian village of Houla
 UN mission head Maj-Gen Robert Mood told the BBC the killing in Houla was 'indiscriminate and unforgivable'
May.31  Syria  Syria blames rebels for Houla massacre Jun.6   Syria New 'massacre' in central Syria Jun.7  Syria  UN monitors 'shot at' in Syria Jun.8  Syria  Massacre traces in Syrian village Jun.17  Egypt  Egypt's military 'granted powers' Jul.10  Congo  Warlord gets 14 years for using child soldiers Jul.12   Syria 'Mass killing' in Syria village   At least 200 people are reported to have been killed in the Syrian village of Tremseh, in Hama province Jul.14  Syria  UN team reach Syria killings site Aug.1   Aleppo Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists Aug.15  UN  UN blames Syria for Houla deaths Aug.25  Syria  'Scores of bodies' found in Syria Sep.23  Libya  Libya to disband illegal militias Oct.15   Hague Karadzic denies Bosnia war crimes Dec.13  Moscow  Russia: Syrian rebels may win conflict



World, War & Army, 2012 Ground Forces Timeline ... See World Ground Forces timeline Top ^
2012 Jul.19  Syria  Troops go in for Damascus battle



World, War & Army, 2012 Navy Timeline ... See World Navy timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.25   Somalia Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
Apr.5   Alaska   US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' Map of Sitka Alaska Alaska
  The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami.    The coast would hold off scuttling the Ryou-Un Maru ...
Apr.5   Alaska   US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' Map of Sitka Alaska Alaska
  The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami.    The coast would hold off scuttling the Ryou-Un Maru ...
Sep.13   Japan Chinese ships patrol disputed islands Map of Senkaku Japan
  Six Chinese maritime surveillance ships entered waters around a group of islands at the center of a heated territorial dispute between Tokyo and Beijing
Oct.20   Gaza Israel intercepts Gaza-bound boat Nov.17  Gaza  Israel shells Gaza from the sea



World, War & Army, 2012 Coup Timeline ... See World Coup timeline Top ^
2012 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.22   Mali   Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali
  Armed soldiers walked through damaged presidential palace, after the troops' leaders claimed to have ousted the democratically elected leader
Apr.6  Mali  Mali coup leaders 'to stand down' Apr.8  Vatican  Pope calls for end to Syria bloodshed May.21   Yemen   Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops
  A suicide bomber dressed in a military uniform infiltrated one of the most heavily secured locations in Yemen on Monday, setting off a blast
 More than an hour after the attack, there were still bodies at the blood-spattered scene, and some ambulances responding to the blast took six or seven victims each
Jun.14  Egypt  Cries of 'coup' after court ruling in Egypt Nov.5   Syria Suicide bombing in central Syria Nov.21   Tel Aviv Bomb blast on bus in Tel Aviv   The blast injured 22 people, shook up the Israeli public and drew immediate condemnation from world leaders



World, War & Army, 2012 Justice Timeline ... See World Justice timeline Top ^
2012 Apr.5  Manhattan  Arms dealer Viktor Bout sentenced Apr.26   Netherlands   Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
  International judges have found former Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war.    Taylor, 64, was accused of backing rebels who killed tens o...
May.16   Hague Long-awaited Mladic war crimes trial begins Jul.6  Syria  High-ranking general defects from Syrian military Jul.10  Congo  Warlord gets 14 years for using child soldiers Jul.15   North Korea North Korea military head removed Jul.17  North Korea  North Korea's Kim named marshal 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 Oct.15   Hague Karadzic denies Bosnia war crimes 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.14   Gaza   Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike Map of Gaza City Israel
  Ahmed Jabr, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced
 U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting. Hamas' military wing warned that Israelis had opened 'the gates of hell on themselves' with the move
Dec.26  Syria  Syrian military police chief defects



World, War & Army, 2012 Missiles Timeline ... See World Missiles timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.2   Southern Iran Iran fires missiles in Strait of Hormuz
Map of Strait of Hormuz Iran
  Iran test-fired two missiles, the final day of its naval exercises. The Qader missile, a long-range sea-to-shore missile, was fired during the maneuvers
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...
Apr.12   North Korea   North Korea launches rocket
  Defying warnings from the international community, a long-range rocket launched, but it broke apart before escaping the earth's atmosphere
 It flew about a minute into the ocean. North Korean state media announced that the rocket had not managed to put an observation satellite into orbit
Apr.13   North Korea Allies condemn North Korea launch
Apr.18   India India launches long-range missile Jun.6   Syria New 'massacre' in central Syria Jun.8  Syria  Massacre traces in Syrian village Nov.15   Southern Israel Gaza rocket fire kills Israelis Nov.16   Jerusalem Militant rocket targets Jerusalem   Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip say they have launched a rocket on Jerusalem - the first time the holy city has been targeted from Gaza Dec.11   North Korea North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch
  North Korea surprised and angered the international community by launching a long-range rocket just days after suggesting it would be delayed.    The regime said the rocket had successfully blasted off from a space center on its ...
Dec.21  Syria  Syria firing more Scud missiles



World, War & Army, 2012 Kidnapping Timeline ... See World Kidnapping timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.25   Somalia Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
Jun.12   UN Syria in civil war - UN official Jul.15  Syria  Syria is in civil war - Red Cross



World, War & Army, 2012 Summit Timeline ... See World Summit timeline Top ^
2012 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 ...




World, War & Army, 2012 Weapon Inspection Timeline ... See World Weapon Inspection timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.28   Iran   UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran  Inspectors from IAEA have begun a three-day visit to Iran, to try to determine the purpose of the country's nuclear program 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



World, War & Army, 2012 Immigration Timeline ... See World Immigration timeline Top ^
2012 Jun.21   Jordan Syrian pilot flees to Jordan seeking asylum
Sep.4   Syria Refugees flee Syria in record numbers



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2012 Jan.27  Syria  Assault on restive Syrian cities Feb.6  Syria  Syria artillery onslaught on Homs Feb.8   Syria   Homs suffers 'heaviest' shelling
Map of Homs Syria
  The Syrian city of Homs has come under renewed bombardment for the fifth day running - the heaviest so far. Tanks are on the streets
Apr.10  Syria  Syria: Deadline passes, violence rages Jun.5   Tribal Areas US drone kills al-Qaeda chief 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 Oct.6  Southern Israel  Israel shoots down drone Nov.9  Iran  Pentagon: Iran fires on U.S. drone Nov.17  Gaza  Fresh fire exchanged as violence continues Nov.19   Gaza   Gaza death toll 'rises over 100'
  At least 105 people have died in the Gaza Strip in six days of violence, Hamas officials say, as Israeli forces continue their bombardment
Nov.20  Gaza  Gaza pounded despite truce talks



World, War & Army, 2012 Agreement Timeline ... See World Agreement timeline Top ^
2012 Apr.26   Japan US and Japan reach Okinawa deal
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 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




World, War & Army, 2012 Aviation Disasters Timeline ... See World Aviation Disasters timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.19   Helmand Afghan helicopter crash kills six Mar.10  Gaza  Israeli airstrike in Gaza kills 17 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.22   Northern Syria Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter Map of Latakia Syria
  The Syrian military has said it shot down a Turkish plane 'flying in airspace over Syrian waters', according to state-run news agency Sana.    The Turkish and Syrian navies are meanwhile engaged...
Jul.1  Turkey  Turkey scrambles jets to Syria border Aug.7  Syria  Iran, Syria huddle as fighting rages Aug.7   Sinai Egypt launches Sinai 'air strike' Aug.13   Northern Syria Syria rebels 'shoot down plane' Aug.27   Syria Syria helicopter down in Damascus Sep.3  Aleppo  'Deadly strike' in Syria's Aleppo Sep.20  Syria  Syrian helicopter 'clipped plane' Sep.20  Syria  Syrian helicopter 'clipped plane' Oct.10   Turkey Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey   Turkish fighter jets have forced a Syrian passenger plane suspected of carrying weapons to land in Ankara Nov.15  Gaza  Israel intensifies Gaza bombing Nov.16   Gaza Israel air strikes hit Hamas HQ Dec.16  Syria  Damascus Palestinian refugee camp 'attacked'



World, War & Army, 2012 Embassy Timeline ... See World Embassy timeline Top ^
2012 Apr.15  Kabul  Assaults target presidential palace, embassies



World, War & Army, 2012 Human Rights Timeline ... See World Human Rights timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.15  Libya  Amnesty International: Libyan militias out of control



World, War & Army, 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 Jan.26  Washington  US to cut almost 100,000 troops 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.9  Afghanistan  US to hand Bagram back to Afghans Sep.23   Ethiopia Sudan and South Sudan hold talks Oct.4  Turkey  Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment Nov.15   Jerusalem Israel calls up army reservists   Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has authorised the call-up of 30,000 army reservists, amid speculation about a possible ground offensive... Nov.26   Cairo Israel and Hamas begin indirect Gaza ceasefire talks Dec.14  Turkey  U.S. sending troops, missiles to Turkey



World, War & Army, 2012 Assassination Timeline ... See World Assassination timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.11   Syria Syrian military hospital chief killed
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




World, War & Army, 2012 Political Leaders Timeline ... See World Political Leaders timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.5  Washington  Obama unveils smaller US military 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.23  Washington  Obama apology for Koran burnings Mar.11  Washington  Obama condolences over massacre Apr.6  Mali  Mali coup leaders 'to stand down' 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.25  Syria  Defections as Syria clashes rage 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 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 Dec.26  Syria  Syrian military police chief defects



World, War & Army, 2012 Avalanche Timeline ... See World Avalanche timeline Top ^
2012 Apr.7   Pakistan 135 Pakistani soldiers trapped in avalanche
Map of Siachen Pakistan
  Up to 135 people are now feared dead in an avalanche which hit a military camp in the disputed Kashmir region.    124 Pakistani soldiers and 11 civilians were missing after 21m ...
Jun.5  London  Flypast ends Jubilee celebrations



World, War & Army, 2012 Rebellion Timeline ... See World Rebellion timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.1   Southern Sudan Fighters attack town despite peacekeepers
Feb.5  Syria  Opposition group calls for strike as violence grows Feb.15  Libya  Amnesty International: Libyan militias out of control Feb.25  Kabul  Nato in Afghan ministries pullout after attack Feb.26  Syria  Violence rages amid voting in Syria Mar.18   Syria Syrian rebels 'in Damascus firefight' Mar.31  Mali  Mali rebels seize garrison town Apr.5   Mali Mali rebels declare independence Apr.8  Syria  Rebels reject new Syria demand Apr.14   NW Pakistan   Pakistan attack frees prisoners   Almost 400 prisoners have escaped from a Pakistani jail after it came under attack from heavily-armed militants Apr.15  Syria  Renewed clashes as UN monitors due Apr.15  Kabul  Assaults target presidential palace, embassies May.21   Yemen   Suicide blast kills more than 100 Yemeni troops
  A suicide bomber dressed in a military uniform infiltrated one of the most heavily secured locations in Yemen on Monday, setting off a blast
 More than an hour after the attack, there were still bodies at the blood-spattered scene, and some ambulances responding to the blast took six or seven victims each
Jun.14  Egypt  Cries of 'coup' after court ruling in Egypt Jun.28  Syria  Explosions shake heart of Damascus Jul.16  Syria  Clashes spread in Syrian capital 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.20   Syria Syrian forces, rebels battle in Damascus  Syrian troops clashed with opposition fighters as the battle for the capital advances relentlessly amid collapsed diplomatic efforts Jul.24  Aleppo  Syrian troops hit back in Aleppo Jul.25  Syria  Defections as Syria clashes rage Jul.28  Aleppo  Syria forces launch Aleppo attack Jul.28   Aleppo Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
Map of Aleppo Syria
  The head of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has called for foreign states to arm rebel fighters
 Tanks pounded the Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, a sign that a much-feared government offensive in the country's largest city has started
Jul.30  Aleppo  Rebels inch closer to Syria's largest city Jul.30   Aleppo Syrian rebels hold out in Aleppo Aug.1  Aleppo  Fighting in Aleppo 'escalates' Aug.2  Washington  Obama OK'd covert aid to Syrian rebels Aug.4  Aleppo  Fighting intensifies in Aleppo Aug.9   Aleppo Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area   Syrian rebel commanders say they have lost control of the strategic Salah al-Din district in the northern city of Aleppo after a government ... Aug.11  Helmand  Double gun attacks in Afghanistan Aug.22   Syria 184 people killed, 100 of them in Damascus Aug.27  Colombia  Colombia holding talks with Farc Sep.1   Aleppo Fighting rages at Syria air bases Sep.10   Yemen Yemen says al-Qaeda chief killed Sep.14  Helmand  Taliban attack 'revenge for film' 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.22   Syria Rebel command 'moved into Syria' Sep.23  Libya  Libya to disband illegal militias Sep.25  Syria  Damascus rocked by twin blasts Sep.28   Somalia AU forces 'rout Somali militants'   Troops from the African Union and Somali army made significant gains in an assault on one of the final strongholds of an al Qaeda-linked militant... Oct.5   Pakistan Imran Khan leads drone protest Oct.27  Northern Syria  Fighting unravels temporary Syrian truce Nov.18   Congo DR Congo rebels advance on Goma Map of Goma Congo
  M23 Rebels in eastern DR Congo have advanced to within a few kilometres of the provincial capital, Goma
Nov.23  Congo  Rebel march continues in Eastern Congo Dec.1  Afghanistan  Taliban target US Afghan base, kill 5 Dec.6   Cairo Tanks deployed near presidential palace after protests Dec.9   Somalia Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels   The Somali National Army, along with African Union troops, on launched a offensive against al Qaeda-linked rebels and captured the town of J... Dec.13  Moscow  Russia: Syrian rebels may win conflict Dec.26   CAR Rebels advance in Central African Republic  The United Nations are temporarily relocating dependents and nonessential staff because a cease-fire with rebel forces is not holding



World, War & Army, 2012 War Games Timeline ... See World War Games timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.19  South Korea  S Korean drills despite threats



World, War & Army, 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 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.4  Syria  Violence rages in Syria despite high-level diplomacy Apr.8  Vatican  Pope calls for end to Syria bloodshed Apr.11   Syria   Syria ceasefire comes into effect
  A ceasefire for Syria proposed by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has come into force, but Western countries have doubted Syria's willingness.    US President Barack Obama and French President Nico...
Apr.14   NW Pakistan   Pakistan attack frees prisoners   Almost 400 prisoners have escaped from a Pakistani jail after it came under attack from heavily-armed militants Jun.16   Syria UN suspends Syria peace mission
Jun.30  Geneva  World powers agree on steps for Syria Jul.20  UN Security Council  U.N. extends mission as Syria boils Sep.9  Afghanistan  US to hand Bagram back to Afghans Sep.23   Ethiopia Sudan and South Sudan hold talks Oct.6   Philippines Philippines and Muslim rebels agree peace deal 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.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.26   Cairo Israel and Hamas begin indirect Gaza ceasefire talks
Dec.9  Cairo  Morsi orders military to keep order



World, War & Army, 2012 Terror Timeline ... See World Terror timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.25  Kabul  Nato in Afghan ministries pullout after attack Mar.12  Afghanistan  Taliban vow revenge for shootings Jun.5   Tribal Areas US drone kills al-Qaeda chief
Sep.10   Yemen Yemen says al-Qaeda chief killed Nov.14   Gaza   Hamas military leader killed by Israeli strike Map of Gaza City Israel
  Ahmed Jabr, the head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced
 U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting. Hamas' military wing warned that Israelis had opened 'the gates of hell on themselves' with the move




World, War & Army, 2012 Collateral Damage Timeline ... See World Collateral Damage timeline Top ^
2012 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...
Apr.5  Turkey  Syrian refugees spill into Turkey Jun.11  Northern Syria  Government forces fired indiscriminately Aug.10  Aleppo  Aleppo clashes spark refugee rise Aug.25  Syria  Syrian opposition: Deadliest month Sep.4   Syria Refugees flee Syria in record numbers Nov.18   Gaza Death toll mounts from Israel strikes



World, War & Army, 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 Oct.4  Turkey  Turkey OKs foreign troop deployment



World, War & Army, 2012 Weapons of Mass Destruction Timeline ... See World Weapons of Mass Destruction timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.24  Iran  Inspectors: Iran boosting enrichment efforts Mar.4   Congo Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60
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...