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B. 01-14 Islamist rebels gaining ground in Mali Diabaly, Mali
01-19 Algeria siege ends in bloodshed Amenas, Algeria
D. 01-28 French-led troops secure hold on Timbuktu Timbuktu, Mali
E. 01-30 Israeli jets strike convoy along Syrian border Jimraya, Syria
5. 02-11 North Korea confirms nuclear test Pyongyang, North Korea
6. 03-24 CAR President Bozize flees capital Bangui, CAR
7. 03-29 N Korea in 'state of war' with South North Korea
8. 04-09 North Korea: It will be 'all-out war' North Korea
J. 04-25 US suspects Syria of chemical attack Washington

Summary.     Click for More > French-led troops secure hold on Timbuktu   French-led troops are consolidating their position in the historic Malian city of Timbuktu after seizing it from Islamist extremists Israeli jets strike convoy along Syrian border North Korea confirms nuclear test CAR President Bozize flees capital N Korea in 'state of war' with South  North Korea has said it is entering a 'state of war' with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and...   North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'   The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national... US suspects Syria of chemical attack   US intelligence agencies believe 'with varying degrees of confidence' that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels 'Barbaric' slaying may be terror attack   They first hit the man, thought to be a British soldier, with a car in broad daylight. Then the two attackers hacked him to death and dumped... EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels White House: Syria crosses 'red line'   Military ousts Egypt's Morsi
Islamist rebels gaining ground in Mali Algeria siege ends in bloodshed Map of Amenas Algeria
Jan.5  Kashmir  India 'kills Pakistani soldier in Kashmir'
Jan.7  Washington  Obama's Pentagon pick stokes row
Jan.11  Northern Syria  Rebels 'overrun Syria airbase'
 Washington  Obama and Karzai discuss endgame
 Mali  France taking on Islamist gangs in Mali
Jan.14   Mali
Jan.16  Algeria  Algeria troops besiege kidnappers
Jan.17  Algeria  Hostages missing in Algeria raid
Jan.19   Algeria
  Algerian troops have ended a siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert killing 11 Islamist militants after they killed seven hostages.    The hostages were summarily killed as the troops tried...
Jan.23  Washington  US to end ban on women in combat
Jan.26  Mali  French force in Mali 'takes Gao'
Jan.28   Mali
Jan.30   Syria
Feb.5  Washington  Drone strikes legal case revealed
 Tokyo  Japan PM condemns China radar act
Feb.11   North Korea
Feb.19  Virginia  Report: Chinese military leading cyberattacks
Feb.22  Mali  'Many die' in Mali mountain clashes
Feb.26  U.S. Senate  Hagel confirmed as defence secretary
Mar.4  Malaysia  Malaysia troops launch Borneo attack
Mar.15  Washington  U.S. to beef up missile defense against North Korea
Mar.19  Baghdad  Attacks claim 48 lives on Iraq anniversary
Mar.24   CAR
Mar.28  North Korea  N Korea 'readies rocket force'
Mar.29   North Korea
Apr.1  Syria  Syria suffers 'deadliest month'
Apr.4  North Korea  Report: N. Korea moving missile to coast
Apr.7  South Korea  North Korea 'preparing nuclear test'
Apr.9   North Korea
 South Korea  South Korea raises alert level
Apr.25   Washington
Apr.30  Washington  U.S. military planning Syria options
May.3  Northern Syria  'Dozens killed' in Syria village
May.4  Damascus  Damascus hit 'by Israeli strikes'
May.6  Syria  Evidence Syria rebels 'used sarin'
May.14  Syria  Video: Syrian rebel cutting out, eating heart
May.18  North Korea  N Korea 'fires short-range missiles'
May.19  Syria  Syria army storms rebel-held town
May.22   London
May.23  Washington  Obama defends 'just' drones war
May.25  Central India  'Maoist rebels' kill 17 in India
 Beirut  2 rockets hit Lebanese Hezbollah stronghold
May.27   Brussels
May.28  Moscow  Russian arms 'to deter Syria intervention'
May.29  Tribal Areas  Sources: Drone strike kills top militant
 Syria  Hezbollah fighters 'invading' Syria
Jun.5  Syria  Syrian regime captures crucial city of Qusayr
Jun.13   Washington
Jun.22  Qatar  Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'
Jul.3   Cairo
  Egypt's military toppled the country's first democratically elected president and reportedly put him under house arrest
 Military is rounding up some of his top supporters even as the deposed Mohamed Morsy insisted that he remains the country's legitimate leader. Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said the constitution had been suspended and the chief justice of the constitutional court would take on Mr Morsi's powers
Jul.4  Egypt  Egypt army arrests key figures in Muslim Brotherhood Jul.16  Panama  Cuban arms on seized N Korean ship Jul.28  Syria  Syrian army 'makes key Homs gains' Jul.30  Baltimore  Wikileaks source Manning convicted Aug.8  Yemen  Slew of drone strikes in Yemen kill dozens Aug.13   Mumbai Indian submarine hit by explosion Aug.14   Jerusalem Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin Aug.21   Baltimore   Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in Wikileaks case   The US soldier convicted of handing a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website has been sentenced to 35 years in prison   Damascus Syrian rebels allege chemical attack
  Opposition groups claimed that hundreds were killed when the government used chemical agents in rebel strongholds in the Damascus countryside
 Footage shows people carrying limp bodies, some haphazardly covered in sheets, others splayed, nearly nude, on the floor. The allegations come as a U.N. group arrived in Syria to determine whether either side in the conflict is using chemical weapons
Aug.22  Northern Israel  Blasts heard in northern Israel Aug.23  Texas  Fort Hood gunman Hasan convicted Aug.26  Damascus  Syria: U.N. team comes under sniper fire Aug.27  Washington  US 'ready' to launch Syria strike Aug.28  Washington  Obama 'sure Syria behind attack' Aug.29   London UK MPs vote against Syria action Aug.30  Paris  France backs US on Syria action  Washington  Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry Aug.31  Washington  Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria Sep.1  Washington  US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use' Sep.2  Syria  More than 2m have fled Syria - UN Sep.3  Israel  Israel missile test amid Syria fears Sep.8  Paris  Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry Sep.10  Washington  Obama: Military ready for attacking Syria if diplomacy fails Sep.12  Geneva  Tense talks in bid for Syria deal Sep.14   Geneva US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks Sep.16   Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people Sep.17  Southern Philippines  Hostages freed; Muslim rebels capture police chief Sep.20  Syria  Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program Sep.21  Syria  Syria hands in chemical weapons data Sep.23  Kenya  Kenya forces 'clearing' Nairobi mall Sep.27   UN Security Council UN adopts Syria chemical resolution   The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons Oct.4  Vietnam  Legendary Vietnam General and Ho Chi Minh disciple dies at 102 Oct.5  Somalia  US Navy SEALS raid militant group linked to Kenya mall attack   Libya US forces seize Al Qaeda leader behind 1998 embassy bombings Oct.11  Norway  Weapons watchdog wins Nobel peace prize  Afghanistan  Pakistan Taliban commander 'seized in US operation' Oct.13  Southern Italy  Italy steps up migrant boat patrols Oct.26  Southern Iran  Iran 'hangs 16 rebels' in reprisal Oct.31  Syria  Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW  Northern Syria  Israeli planes strike Syrian military base Nov.1   Tribal Areas Drone strike targets Taliban chief Nov.4   Congo DR Congo claims defeat of M23 rebels Nov.14  Philippines  1,000 US troops to assist in Philippine relief effort Nov.18  Northern Syria  Top Syrian rebel commander dies Nov.20  Sinai  Egyptian troops die in Sinai attack Nov.22   China China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea   China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japa... Nov.26  China  US bombers challenge China air zone Nov.28  China  China sends warplanes to air zone Nov.29  China  China sends jets into disputed zone Dec.2  UN  UN implicates Assad in war crimes Dec.17   Southern Sudan South Sudan clashes 'kill 400-500'   Hundreds of people are believed to have died in clashes between rival South Sudan army factions, the UN says, quoting unconfirmed reports Dec.21  Southern Sudan  S Sudan rebels 'control key state' Dec.23  Southern Sudan  Rebels seize key town in South Sudan Dec.25  Tokyo  Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine Dec.26  Japan  Japan agrees Okinawa US base move Dec.27  Southern Sudan  South Sudan government agrees in principle to ceasefire Dec.31  Southern Sudan  South Sudan peace talks planned as forces clash  Aleppo  Rocket sets bus afire, killing 25





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January 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Tribal Areas  Pakistan militant Mullah Nazir 'killed in drone attack'
Jan.5   Kashmir
Jan.7   Washington
Jan.9  Syria  'No fuel, no wood, no electricity'
Jan.11   Northern Syria
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Jan.12  Somalia  French soldier killed and hostage dead in Somalia
Jan.13  Paris  France vows 'short' Mali campaign
Jan.14   Mali  
  Islamist militants gained ground in town of Diabaly even as government troops stepped up their offensive to wrest control from rebels
 Cairo  Cairo military train derailment 'kills 17' Jan.16   Algeria Algeria troops besiege kidnappers Jan.17   Algeria Hostages missing in Algeria raid   An Algerian army operation to free hostages at a gas facility in the desert has left a number of Islamist militants and their captives missi... Jan.19   Algeria Algeria siege ends in bloodshed Map of Amenas Algeria
  Algerian troops have ended a siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert killing 11 Islamist militants after they killed seven hostages
 The hostages were summarily killed as the troops tried to free them. Foreign workers were among the hostages
Jan.21  London  Prince Harry returns from Afghan mission Jan.23   Washington US to end ban on women in combat   US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the military's ban on women serving in combat, a senior Pentagon official has said  North Korea  North Korea 'plans nuclear test' Jan.26   Mali French force in Mali 'takes Gao' Jan.28   Mali   French-led troops secure hold on Timbuktu Map of Timbuktu Mali
  French-led troops are consolidating their position in the historic Malian city of Timbuktu after seizing it from Islamist extremists
Jan.29  Northern Syria  'Dozens of bodies' found in Syria Jan.30  Mali  French forces take key Mali town   Syria   Israeli jets strike convoy along Syrian border Map of Jimraya Syria
  Fighter jets struck overnight a suspected Syrian convoy along the Lebanese-Syrian border believed to have been moving weapons to Hezbollah.    Syria 'confirms...


February 2013 ... more > Top ^
Feb.3  Mali  French jets bomb northern Mali Feb.5   Washington Drone strikes legal case revealed
  Tokyo Japan PM condemns China radar act Feb.11   North Korea   North Korea confirms nuclear test Map of Pyongyang North Korea
  Pyongyang said the underground test involved a 'miniaturised' nuclear device and was carried out in a 'safe and perfect manner'
Feb.13  Washington  Obama: 34,000 U.S. troops out of Afghanistan Feb.19   Virginia Report: Chinese military leading cyberattacks Feb.22   Mali 'Many die' in Mali mountain clashes Feb.24  Afghanistan  US forces 'must leave' Afghan region Feb.26   U.S. Senate Hagel confirmed as defence secretary

March 2013 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4  Western Iraq  Syrian soldiers 'killed in Iraq'   Malaysia Malaysia troops launch Borneo attack
Mar.6  Syria  Filipinos taken hostage in Syria Mar.11  Afghanistan  2 Americans among dead in Afghan attack Mar.15  Vatican  Vatican denies Dirty War allegations   Washington U.S. to beef up missile defense against North Korea Mar.19   Baghdad Attacks claim 48 lives on Iraq anniversary   17 car bombs, seven roadside bombs, rippled mostly through Shiite neighborhoods on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion Mar.22  Jordan  President Barack Obama arrived in refugee-flooded Jordan Mar.24   CAR CAR President Bozize flees capital Map of Bangui CAR
  Rebels in the Central African Republic have taken the capital, Bangui, after President Francois Bozize fled
Mar.28   North Korea N Korea 'readies rocket force' Mar.29   North Korea N Korea in 'state of war' with South
  North Korea has said it is entering a 'state of war' with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and the US


April 2013 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1   Syria     Syria suffers 'deadliest month'   More than 6,000 people died in Syria in March, the deadliest month since protests against the government began two years ago, activists say Apr.3  Guam  US boosts defences amid Korea threat Apr.4   North Korea     Report: N. Korea moving missile to coast   South Korea's foreign minister says the North has moved a mid-range missile to its east coast, but says it is not aimed at the US mainland Apr.7   South Korea North Korea 'preparing nuclear test'
Apr.9   North Korea   North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'
  The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national security'
 UN chief Ban Ki-moon warns the Korean crisis may become 'uncontrollable'
  South Korea South Korea raises alert level
Apr.25   Washington   US suspects Syria of chemical attack
  US intelligence agencies believe 'with varying degrees of confidence' that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels
Apr.30   Washington U.S. military planning Syria options


May 2013 ... more > Top ^
May.3   Northern Syria 'Dozens killed' in Syria village
May.4  Kandahar  5 US troops killed in southern Afghanistan   Damascus   Damascus hit 'by Israeli strikes'   Syrian state TV says rockets have hit a research centre, that West suggested is involved in chemical weapons research May.6   Syria   Evidence Syria rebels 'used sarin'   Testimony from victims of the conflict suggests rebels have used the nerve agent, sarin, a leading member of a UN commission of inquiry has ... May.14   Syria Video: Syrian rebel cutting out, eating heart May.15  Kabul  15 killed, including 6 Americans, after car bomb hits US convoy May.17  Syria  Russia 'sends modern arms to Syria' May.18   North Korea N Korea 'fires short-range missiles' May.19   Syria Syria army storms rebel-held town  Northern Nigeria  Nigeria military: 17 killed during offensive May.20  North Korea  North Korea fires more projectiles May.22   London 'Barbaric' slaying may be terror attack
Map of Southeastern London United Kingdom
  They first hit the man, thought to be a British soldier, with a car in broad daylight. Then the two attackers hacked him to death and dumped his body
 The men want to be filmed, with one of the attackers going over to a bus and asking people to take photos of him as if he wanted to be on TV
May.23   Washington Obama defends 'just' drones war May.25   Central India 'Maoist rebels' kill 17 in India  Paris  French soldier stabbed near Paris   Beirut 2 rockets hit Lebanese Hezbollah stronghold May.27   Brussels   EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels
  European Union foreign ministers have agreed not to renew the union's arms embargo on the Syrian opposition.    On the same day peace delegates met to talk a...
May.28   Moscow Russian arms 'to deter Syria intervention'
May.29   Tribal Areas Sources: Drone strike kills top militant   Syria   Hezbollah fighters 'invading' Syria   The military chief of the main umbrella group of Syrian rebels, the Free Syrian Army, has accused Hezbollah fighters of 'invading' Syria May.30  Damascus  Bashar al-Assad: Syrian army 'has balance of power'

June 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4  Paris  Syrian regime 'used sarin' - France Jun.5   Syria   Syrian regime captures crucial city of Qusayr   Syrian government forces seized control Wednesday of the strategically important border city, which had been the site of nearly seven weeks of... Jun.9  Kabul  Explosions and gunfire heard near Kabul airport Jun.13   Washington White House: Syria crosses 'red line'
  Syria used sarin gas, against rebels, a move that is prompting the U.S. to increase the 'scale and scope' of its support for the opposition.    Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad have used chem...
Jun.20  Afghanistan  Taliban offer to free US soldier in exchange for Guantanamo prisoners Jun.21  Syria  Syrian rebel commander says they have new weapons Jun.22   Qatar Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'   Foreign ministers of the Friends of Syria group have agreed to provide urgent support to rebels who are fighting President Bashar al-Assad

July 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jul.3   Cairo   Military ousts Egypt's Morsi
  Egypt's military toppled the country's first democratically elected president and reportedly put him under house arrest
 Military is rounding up some of his top supporters even as the deposed Mohamed Morsy insisted that he remains the country's legitimate leader. Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said the constitution had been suspended and the chief justice of the constitutional court would take on Mr Morsi's powers
Jul.4   Egypt Egypt army arrests key figures in Muslim Brotherhood Jul.16   Panama   Cuban arms on seized N Korean ship   Panama authorities discovered military equipment hidden inside a North Korean-flagged ship that originated in Cuba Jul.21  Colombia  Fifteen Colombia soldiers killed in rebel ambush Jul.24  Cairo  Egyptian army chief calls protests Jul.28   Syria Syrian army 'makes key Homs gains' Jul.30   Baltimore   Wikileaks source Manning convicted   Bradley Manning, the Army private who leaked thousands of classified documents, has been convicted of espionage but not of aiding the enemy

August 2013 ... more > Top ^
Aug.8  Damascus  Syria denies Assad 'convoy attack'   Yemen Slew of drone strikes in Yemen kill dozens
Aug.9  Yemen  3 US drone strikes kill 12 militants in Yemen Aug.10  Morocco  16 Moroccan royal guards die in bus crash Aug.13   Mumbai Indian submarine hit by explosion
  At least 18 sailors are feared to be trapped on board an Indian submarine that caught fire after an explosion in a Mumbai dockyard
Aug.14   Jerusalem Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin
  The first direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in three years have begun in Jerusalem, say Israeli officials
Aug.19  Sinai  25 soldiers killed in a Sinai ambush Aug.21   Baltimore   Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in Wikileaks case
Map of Fort Meade Maryland USA
  The US soldier convicted of handing a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website has been sentenced to 35 years in prison
 Pte First Class Manning, 25, was convicted in July of 20 charges against him, including espionage
  Damascus   Syrian rebels allege chemical attack
  Opposition groups claimed that hundreds were killed when the government used chemical agents in rebel strongholds in the Damascus countryside
 Footage shows people carrying limp bodies, some haphazardly covered in sheets, others splayed, nearly nude, on the floor. The allegations come as a U.N. group arrived in Syria to determine whether either side in the conflict is using chemical weapons
Aug.22   Northern Israel Blasts heard in northern Israel
Aug.23  Washington  Obama: Syria chemicals grave concern   Texas Fort Hood gunman Hasan convicted Aug.24  Damascus  MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims' Aug.26   Damascus Syria: U.N. team comes under sniper fire   U.N. inspectors appear to have reached one of the areas of an alleged chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital Aug.27   Washington US 'ready' to launch Syria strike Aug.28   Washington   Obama 'sure Syria behind attack'   US President Barack Obama says the US has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attacks near Damascus Aug.29  London  David Cameron makes case for military action   London UK MPs vote against Syria action
  British MPs have voted to reject possible military action against the Assad regime in Syria to deter the use of chemical weapons
Aug.30   Paris France backs US on Syria action   Washington Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry  Syria  UN team quits Syria as US weighs strike Aug.31   Washington Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria

September 2013 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   Washington US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use'   The US has evidence that the chemical nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus last month, John Kerry says Sep.2   Syria   More than 2m have fled Syria - UN   More than two million Syrians are now refugees, with the total going up by half a million in the past three months, the UN refugee agency has... Sep.3   Israel Israel missile test amid Syria fears
Sep.5  St. Petersburg  G20 summit: Showdown on Syria Sep.8   Paris Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry Sep.10   Washington Obama: Military ready for attacking Syria if diplomacy fails Sep.12  Damascus  Assad confirms chemical arms plan   Geneva Tense talks in bid for Syria deal Sep.14   Geneva   US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks
  Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons.    Syria's chemical weapons must be destroyed or removed ...
Sep.16   Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people
  A gunman who died after killing 12 people at a naval installation in Washington DC has been identified as a former Navy serviceman.    Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, died in a gun battle with police during the rampage. About ...
Sep.17   Southern Philippines Hostages freed; Muslim rebels capture police chief   As Philippine security forces rescued scores of hostages held by Muslim rebels, the rebels struck back by taking the local police chief capt... Sep.18  UN  U.N. chemical weapons inspectors to return to Syria Sep.20   Syria Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program  Hague  Syria chemical weapons data assessed Sep.21   Syria Syria hands in chemical weapons data  Pakistan  Pakistan frees top Afghan Taliban prisoner in peace move Sep.23   Kenya Kenya forces 'clearing' Nairobi mall   Kenyan security forces say they are attempting to clear the Westgate shopping complex in Nairobi in order to bring to an end the three-day s... Sep.27   UN Security Council UN adopts Syria chemical resolution
  The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons
 The 15-member body backed the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the US. The deal breaks a two-and-a-half year deadlock in the UN over Syria, where fighting between government forces and rebels rages on


October 2013 ... more > Top ^
Oct.4   Vietnam Legendary Vietnam General and Ho Chi Minh disciple dies at 102 Oct.5   Somalia     US Navy SEALS raid militant group linked to Kenya mall attack   US special forces targeted a leader of the al-Shabab Islamist group in Somalia in response to Kenya's Westgate attack   Libya US forces seize Al Qaeda leader behind 1998 embassy bombings Map of Tripoli Libya
  In Libya, US commandos captured Al-Libi, an al-Qaeda leader accused of the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania
Oct.6  Syria  Syria chemical arms removal begins Oct.10  Northern Syria  Syria rebels 'executed civilians' Oct.11   Norway Weapons watchdog wins Nobel peace prize   Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is the international watchdog helping to eliminate the Syrian army's stockpiles of poison...   Afghanistan Pakistan Taliban commander 'seized in US operation' Oct.13   Southern Italy Italy steps up migrant boat patrols Oct.20  Northern Syria  Deadly truck bomb rocks Syrian city Oct.26   Southern Iran Iran 'hangs 16 rebels' in reprisal Oct.31   Syria Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW   Syria has destroyed all its declared chemical weapons facilities, and all of the chemical weapons at inspected sites have been placed under ...   Northern Syria   Israeli planes strike Syrian military base   The target, according to the Obama administration official, was missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to Hez...

November 2013 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1   Tribal Areas Drone strike targets Taliban chief
Map of North Waziristan Pakistan
  A drone strike targeting a vehicle used by Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud has killed five people, intelligence sources say
Nov.2  Pakistan  Mehsud killing 'death of peace plan' Nov.4   Congo   DR Congo claims defeat of M23 rebels Map of Bunagana Congo
  The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed victory over M23 rebels in the east of the country
Nov.13  Philippines  US carrier to boost typhoon effort Nov.14   Philippines 1,000 US troops to assist in Philippine relief effort Nov.15  Aleppo  Syrian rebel 'beheaded in case of mistaken identity' Nov.18   Northern Syria Top Syrian rebel commander dies Nov.20   Sinai Egyptian troops die in Sinai attack Nov.22   China China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea
Map of East China Sea China
  China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japan
 PRC set up the 'East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone' which includes the Senkaku Islands, and announced that it would require all aircraft entering the zone to file a flight plan and submit radio frequency or transponder information. The Senkaku Islands dispute concerns a territorial dispute over a group of uninhabited islands known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan, the Diaoyu in China, and Tiaoyutai Islands in Taiwan. The islands are included within the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan
Nov.26   China US bombers challenge China air zone   The US has flown two B-52 bombers over disputed islands in the East China Sea in defiance of new Chinese air defence rules, officials say  China  China 'monitored' path of US bombers Nov.28   China China sends warplanes to air zone  Bangkok  Thai protesters target army HQ Nov.29   China China sends jets into disputed zone Nov.30  Bangkok  Troops deployed amid Bangkok clashes

December 2013 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2   UN UN implicates Assad in war crimes
Dec.5  UN Security Council  U.N. approves Central African Republic peacekeeping force Dec.17  Southern Afghanistan  6 US soldiers die in Afghan air crash   Southern Sudan South Sudan clashes 'kill 400-500'
  Hundreds of people are believed to have died in clashes between rival South Sudan army factions, the UN says, quoting unconfirmed reports
Dec.19  Southern Sudan  South Sudan attackers storm UN base Dec.20  North Korea  North Korea threatens to 'strike South Korea mercilessly' Dec.21   Southern Sudan S Sudan rebels 'control key state'
Dec.23   Southern Sudan   Rebels seize key town in South Sudan   Rebels have seized Bentiu, the capital of a key oil-producing state, as fears grew that the latest violence would spiral into an all-out civil... Dec.24  Southern Sudan  S Sudan army 'recaptures key town' Dec.25   Tokyo Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine Dec.26   Japan   Japan agrees Okinawa US base move   Japan has approved the relocation of a US military airbase on its southern island of Okinawa, officials said Dec.27   Southern Sudan South Sudan government agrees in principle to ceasefire   South Sudan's government says it has agreed 'in principle' to a cease-fire meant to stop fighting that has left more than 1,000 people dead Dec.31   Southern Sudan South Sudan peace talks planned as forces clash   Aleppo Rocket sets bus afire, killing 25


  North Korea confirms nuclear test Map of Pyongyang North Korea




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Jan.23  North Korea  North Korea 'plans nuclear test'
Feb.11   North Korea
  Pyongyang said the underground test involved a 'miniaturised' nuclear device and was carried out in a 'safe and perfect manner'
Jun.13   Washington White House: Syria crosses 'red line'
  Syria used sarin gas, against rebels, a move that is prompting the U.S. to increase the 'scale and scope' of its support for the opposition.    Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad have used chem...
Aug.23  Washington  Obama: Syria chemicals grave concern Aug.28   Washington   Obama 'sure Syria behind attack'   US President Barack Obama says the US has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attacks near Damascus Aug.30   Washington Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry
Sep.1   Washington US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use'   The US has evidence that the chemical nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus last month, John Kerry says Sep.8   Paris Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry Sep.12  Damascus  Assad confirms chemical arms plan Sep.20   Syria Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program Sep.20  Hague  Syria chemical weapons data assessed Sep.21   Syria Syria hands in chemical weapons data Sep.27   UN Security Council UN adopts Syria chemical resolution
  The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons
 The 15-member body backed the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the US. The deal breaks a two-and-a-half year deadlock in the UN over Syria, where fighting between government forces and rebels rages on
Oct.11   Norway Weapons watchdog wins Nobel peace prize   Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is the international watchdog helping to eliminate the Syrian army's stockpiles of poison... Oct.31   Syria Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW   Syria has destroyed all its declared chemical weapons facilities, and all of the chemical weapons at inspected sites have been placed under ...



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2013 Jan.12  Somalia  French soldier killed and hostage dead in Somalia Jan.14  Cairo  Cairo military train derailment 'kills 17' Mar.4  Western Iraq  Syrian soldiers 'killed in Iraq' Mar.11  Afghanistan  2 Americans among dead in Afghan attack May.4  Kandahar  5 US troops killed in southern Afghanistan May.22   London 'Barbaric' slaying may be terror attack
Map of Southeastern London United Kingdom
  They first hit the man, thought to be a British soldier, with a car in broad daylight. Then the two attackers hacked him to death and dumped his body
 The men want to be filmed, with one of the attackers going over to a bus and asking people to take photos of him as if he wanted to be on TV
Jun.22   Qatar Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'   Foreign ministers of the Friends of Syria group have agreed to provide urgent support to rebels who are fighting President Bashar al-Assad Aug.10  Morocco  16 Moroccan royal guards die in bus crash Aug.19  Sinai  25 soldiers killed in a Sinai ambush Nov.20   Sinai Egyptian troops die in Sinai attack Dec.17  Southern Afghanistan  6 US soldiers die in Afghan air crash



World, War & Army, 2013 Arms Timeline ... See World Arms timeline Top ^
2013 May.17  Syria  Russia 'sends modern arms to Syria' May.28   Moscow Russian arms 'to deter Syria intervention'
Jul.16   Panama   Cuban arms on seized N Korean ship   Panama authorities discovered military equipment hidden inside a North Korean-flagged ship that originated in Cuba



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2013 Jan.5   Kashmir India 'kills Pakistani soldier in Kashmir'
Feb.5   Tokyo Japan PM condemns China radar act Nov.22   China China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea Map of East China Sea China
  China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japan
 PRC set up the 'East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone' which includes the Senkaku Islands, and announced that it would require all aircraft entering the zone to file a flight plan and submit radio frequency or transponder information. The Senkaku Islands dispute concerns a territorial dispute over a group of uninhabited islands known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan, the Diaoyu in China, and Tiaoyutai Islands in Taiwan. The islands are included within the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan
Nov.26   China US bombers challenge China air zone   The US has flown two B-52 bombers over disputed islands in the East China Sea in defiance of new Chinese air defence rules, officials say Nov.26  China  China 'monitored' path of US bombers Nov.28   China China sends warplanes to air zone Nov.29   China China sends jets into disputed zone



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2013 Jan.29  Northern Syria  'Dozens of bodies' found in Syria Mar.15  Vatican  Vatican denies Dirty War allegations May.3   Northern Syria 'Dozens killed' in Syria village
May.14   Syria Video: Syrian rebel cutting out, eating heart Aug.10  Morocco  16 Moroccan royal guards die in bus crash Aug.23   Texas Fort Hood gunman Hasan convicted Oct.10  Northern Syria  Syria rebels 'executed civilians' Nov.15  Aleppo  Syrian rebel 'beheaded in case of mistaken identity' Dec.2   UN UN implicates Assad in war crimes Dec.25   Tokyo Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine



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2013 Aug.24  Damascus  MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims'



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2013 Aug.13   Mumbai Indian submarine hit by explosion
  At least 18 sailors are feared to be trapped on board an Indian submarine that caught fire after an explosion in a Mumbai dockyard
Aug.13   Mumbai Indian submarine hit by explosion
  At least 18 sailors are feared to be trapped on board an Indian submarine that caught fire after an explosion in a Mumbai dockyard
Sep.16   Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people
  A gunman who died after killing 12 people at a naval installation in Washington DC has been identified as a former Navy serviceman.    Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, died in a gun battle with police during the rampage. About ...
Oct.5   Somalia   US Navy SEALS raid militant group linked to Kenya mall attack   US special forces targeted a leader of the al-Shabab Islamist group in Somalia in response to Kenya's Westgate attack Oct.13   Southern Italy Italy steps up migrant boat patrols Oct.13   Southern Italy Italy steps up migrant boat patrols



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2013 Mar.15  Vatican  Vatican denies Dirty War allegations Mar.19   Baghdad Attacks claim 48 lives on Iraq anniversary   17 car bombs, seven roadside bombs, rippled mostly through Shiite neighborhoods on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion May.15  Kabul  15 killed, including 6 Americans, after car bomb hits US convoy Jul.3   Cairo   Military ousts Egypt's Morsi
  Egypt's military toppled the country's first democratically elected president and reportedly put him under house arrest
 Military is rounding up some of his top supporters even as the deposed Mohamed Morsy insisted that he remains the country's legitimate leader. Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said the constitution had been suspended and the chief justice of the constitutional court would take on Mr Morsi's powers
Oct.20  Northern Syria  Deadly truck bomb rocks Syrian city



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2013 Jan.7   Washington Obama's Pentagon pick stokes row Feb.5   Washington Drone strikes legal case revealed Feb.26   U.S. Senate Hagel confirmed as defence secretary Jul.24  Cairo  Egyptian army chief calls protests Jul.30   Baltimore   Wikileaks source Manning convicted   Bradley Manning, the Army private who leaked thousands of classified documents, has been convicted of espionage but not of aiding the enemy Aug.21   Baltimore   Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in Wikileaks case Map of Fort Meade Maryland USA
  The US soldier convicted of handing a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website has been sentenced to 35 years in prison
 Pte First Class Manning, 25, was convicted in July of 20 charges against him, including espionage
Aug.23   Texas Fort Hood gunman Hasan convicted Oct.4   Vietnam Legendary Vietnam General and Ho Chi Minh disciple dies at 102 Oct.26   Southern Iran Iran 'hangs 16 rebels' in reprisal



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2013 Mar.15   Washington U.S. to beef up missile defense against North Korea
Mar.28   North Korea N Korea 'readies rocket force' Apr.3  Guam  US boosts defences amid Korea threat Apr.4   North Korea   Report: N. Korea moving missile to coast   South Korea's foreign minister says the North has moved a mid-range missile to its east coast, but says it is not aimed at the US mainland May.4   Damascus Damascus hit 'by Israeli strikes'   Syrian state TV says rockets have hit a research centre, that West suggested is involved in chemical weapons research May.18   North Korea N Korea 'fires short-range missiles' May.20  North Korea  North Korea fires more projectiles May.25   Beirut 2 rockets hit Lebanese Hezbollah stronghold Aug.22   Northern Israel Blasts heard in northern Israel Sep.3   Israel Israel missile test amid Syria fears Sep.16   Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis killed 12 people
  A gunman who died after killing 12 people at a naval installation in Washington DC has been identified as a former Navy serviceman.    Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, died in a gun battle with police during the rampage. About ...




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2013 Jan.12  Somalia  French soldier killed and hostage dead in Somalia Jan.17   Algeria Hostages missing in Algeria raid   An Algerian army operation to free hostages at a gas facility in the desert has left a number of Islamist militants and their captives missi... Jan.19   Algeria Algeria siege ends in bloodshed
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  Algerian troops have ended a siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert killing 11 Islamist militants after they killed seven hostages
 The hostages were summarily killed as the troops tried to free them. Foreign workers were among the hostages
Mar.6  Syria  Filipinos taken hostage in Syria May.25   Central India 'Maoist rebels' kill 17 in India Sep.17   Southern Philippines Hostages freed; Muslim rebels capture police chief   As Philippine security forces rescued scores of hostages held by Muslim rebels, the rebels struck back by taking the local police chief capt...



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2013 Feb.19   Virginia Report: Chinese military leading cyberattacks
Nov.14   Philippines 1,000 US troops to assist in Philippine relief effort



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2013 Sep.5  St. Petersburg  G20 summit: Showdown on Syria



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2013 Feb.5   Tokyo Japan PM condemns China radar act
Mar.28   North Korea N Korea 'readies rocket force' Apr.9   South Korea South Korea raises alert level Aug.26   Damascus Syria: U.N. team comes under sniper fire   U.N. inspectors appear to have reached one of the areas of an alleged chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital Aug.30  Syria  UN team quits Syria as US weighs strike Dec.20  North Korea  North Korea threatens to 'strike South Korea mercilessly'



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2013 Jan.2  Tribal Areas  Pakistan militant Mullah Nazir 'killed in drone attack' Jan.16   Algeria Algeria troops besiege kidnappers
Feb.5   Washington Drone strikes legal case revealed Mar.29   North Korea N Korea in 'state of war' with South
  North Korea has said it is entering a 'state of war' with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and the US
May.23   Washington Obama defends 'just' drones war
May.29   Tribal Areas Sources: Drone strike kills top militant May.29   Syria   Hezbollah fighters 'invading' Syria   The military chief of the main umbrella group of Syrian rebels, the Free Syrian Army, has accused Hezbollah fighters of 'invading' Syria Aug.8  Damascus  Syria denies Assad 'convoy attack' Aug.8   Yemen Slew of drone strikes in Yemen kill dozens Aug.9  Yemen  3 US drone strikes kill 12 militants in Yemen Nov.1   Tribal Areas Drone strike targets Taliban chief Map of North Waziristan Pakistan
  A drone strike targeting a vehicle used by Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud has killed five people, intelligence sources say




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2013 Sep.14   Geneva   US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks
  Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons.    Syria's chemical weapons must be destroyed or removed ...
Dec.27   Southern Sudan South Sudan government agrees in principle to ceasefire   South Sudan's government says it has agreed 'in principle' to a cease-fire meant to stop fighting that has left more than 1,000 people dead



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2013 Jan.11   Washington Obama and Karzai discuss endgame
Jan.21  London  Prince Harry returns from Afghan mission Jan.30   Syria   Israeli jets strike convoy along Syrian border Map of Jimraya Syria
  Fighter jets struck overnight a suspected Syrian convoy along the Lebanese-Syrian border believed to have been moving weapons to Hezbollah.    Syria 'confirms...
Feb.3  Mali  French jets bomb northern Mali Mar.22  Jordan  President Barack Obama arrived in refugee-flooded Jordan Oct.31   Northern Syria Israeli planes strike Syrian military base   The target, according to the Obama administration official, was missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to Hez... Dec.17  Southern Afghanistan  6 US soldiers die in Afghan air crash Dec.25   Tokyo Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine



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2013 Jul.16   Panama   Cuban arms on seized N Korean ship   Panama authorities discovered military equipment hidden inside a North Korean-flagged ship that originated in Cuba



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2013 Feb.24  Afghanistan  US forces 'must leave' Afghan region Jul.4   Egypt Egypt army arrests key figures in Muslim Brotherhood
Nov.13  Philippines  US carrier to boost typhoon effort Nov.14   Philippines 1,000 US troops to assist in Philippine relief effort Dec.2   UN UN implicates Assad in war crimes



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2013 May.27   Brussels   EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels
  European Union foreign ministers have agreed not to renew the union's arms embargo on the Syrian opposition.    On the same day peace delegates met to talk a...




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2013 Jan.11   Washington Obama and Karzai discuss endgame
Jan.13  Paris  France vows 'short' Mali campaign Jan.23   Washington US to end ban on women in combat   US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the military's ban on women serving in combat, a senior Pentagon official has said Feb.13  Washington  Obama: 34,000 U.S. troops out of Afghanistan Feb.24  Afghanistan  US forces 'must leave' Afghan region Apr.9   North Korea   North Korea: It will be 'all-out war'
  The top U.S. commander in the Pacific called North Korean violations of Security Council resolutions 'a clear and direct threat to U.S. national security'
 UN chief Ban Ki-moon warns the Korean crisis may become 'uncontrollable'
Apr.30   Washington U.S. military planning Syria options May.22   London 'Barbaric' slaying may be terror attack Map of Southeastern London United Kingdom
  They first hit the man, thought to be a British soldier, with a car in broad daylight. Then the two attackers hacked him to death and dumped his body
 The men want to be filmed, with one of the attackers going over to a bus and asking people to take photos of him as if he wanted to be on TV
May.25  Paris  French soldier stabbed near Paris May.30  Damascus  Bashar al-Assad: Syrian army 'has balance of power' Aug.14   Jerusalem Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin
  The first direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in three years have begun in Jerusalem, say Israeli officials
Aug.27   Washington US 'ready' to launch Syria strike
Aug.29  London  David Cameron makes case for military action Aug.30   Paris France backs US on Syria action Aug.31   Washington Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria Sep.5  St. Petersburg  G20 summit: Showdown on Syria Sep.10   Washington Obama: Military ready for attacking Syria if diplomacy fails Sep.12   Geneva Tense talks in bid for Syria deal Nov.22   China China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea Map of East China Sea China
  China has demarcated an 'air-defence identification zone' over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japan
 PRC set up the 'East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone' which includes the Senkaku Islands, and announced that it would require all aircraft entering the zone to file a flight plan and submit radio frequency or transponder information. The Senkaku Islands dispute concerns a territorial dispute over a group of uninhabited islands known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan, the Diaoyu in China, and Tiaoyutai Islands in Taiwan. The islands are included within the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan
Dec.5  UN Security Council  U.N. approves Central African Republic peacekeeping force Dec.20  North Korea  North Korea threatens to 'strike South Korea mercilessly' Dec.26   Japan Japan agrees Okinawa US base move   Japan has approved the relocation of a US military airbase on its southern island of Okinawa, officials said Dec.31   Southern Sudan South Sudan peace talks planned as forces clash



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2013 Jan.21  London  Prince Harry returns from Afghan mission



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2013 Jan.7   Washington Obama's Pentagon pick stokes row
Feb.26   U.S. Senate Hagel confirmed as defence secretary Mar.24   CAR CAR President Bozize flees capital Map of Bangui CAR
  Rebels in the Central African Republic have taken the capital, Bangui, after President Francois Bozize fled
Jul.3   Cairo   Military ousts Egypt's Morsi
  Egypt's military toppled the country's first democratically elected president and reportedly put him under house arrest
 Military is rounding up some of his top supporters even as the deposed Mohamed Morsy insisted that he remains the country's legitimate leader. Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said the constitution had been suspended and the chief justice of the constitutional court would take on Mr Morsi's powers
Jul.4   Egypt Egypt army arrests key figures in Muslim Brotherhood
Aug.29  London  David Cameron makes case for military action



World, War & Army, 2013 Rebellion Timeline ... See World Rebellion timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.11   Northern Syria Rebels 'overrun Syria airbase'
Jan.11   Mali France taking on Islamist gangs in Mali   State military forces on Friday retook a key town of Konna in northern Mali after intense fighting that included help from French military f... Jan.14   Mali Islamist rebels gaining ground in Mali Map of Diabaly Mali
  Islamist militants gained ground in town of Diabaly even as government troops stepped up their offensive to wrest control from rebels
Jan.14  Cairo  Cairo military train derailment 'kills 17' Jan.26   Mali French force in Mali 'takes Gao' Jan.28   Mali French-led troops secure hold on Timbuktu Map of Timbuktu Mali
  French-led troops are consolidating their position in the historic Malian city of Timbuktu after seizing it from Islamist extremists
Jan.30  Mali  French forces take key Mali town Feb.22   Mali 'Many die' in Mali mountain clashes Mar.4   Malaysia Malaysia troops launch Borneo attack Mar.6  Syria  Filipinos taken hostage in Syria Mar.24   CAR CAR President Bozize flees capital Map of Bangui CAR
  Rebels in the Central African Republic have taken the capital, Bangui, after President Francois Bozize fled
May.15  Kabul  15 killed, including 6 Americans, after car bomb hits US convoy May.19   Syria Syria army storms rebel-held town May.19  Northern Nigeria  Nigeria military: 17 killed during offensive May.25   Central India 'Maoist rebels' kill 17 in India May.27   Brussels   EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels
  European Union foreign ministers have agreed not to renew the union's arms embargo on the Syrian opposition.    On the same day peace delegates met to talk a...
Jun.5   Syria Syrian regime captures crucial city of Qusayr   Syrian government forces seized control Wednesday of the strategically important border city, which had been the site of nearly seven weeks of... Jun.9  Kabul  Explosions and gunfire heard near Kabul airport Jun.21  Syria  Syrian rebel commander says they have new weapons Jun.22   Qatar Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'   Foreign ministers of the Friends of Syria group have agreed to provide urgent support to rebels who are fighting President Bashar al-Assad Jul.21  Colombia  Fifteen Colombia soldiers killed in rebel ambush Jul.24  Cairo  Egyptian army chief calls protests Jul.28   Syria Syrian army 'makes key Homs gains'
Sep.17   Southern Philippines Hostages freed; Muslim rebels capture police chief   As Philippine security forces rescued scores of hostages held by Muslim rebels, the rebels struck back by taking the local police chief capt... Sep.23   Kenya Kenya forces 'clearing' Nairobi mall   Kenyan security forces say they are attempting to clear the Westgate shopping complex in Nairobi in order to bring to an end the three-day s... Oct.20  Northern Syria  Deadly truck bomb rocks Syrian city Oct.26   Southern Iran Iran 'hangs 16 rebels' in reprisal Nov.4   Congo DR Congo claims defeat of M23 rebels Map of Bunagana Congo
  The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed victory over M23 rebels in the east of the country
Nov.18   Northern Syria Top Syrian rebel commander dies Nov.28  Bangkok  Thai protesters target army HQ Nov.30  Bangkok  Troops deployed amid Bangkok clashes Dec.17   Southern Sudan South Sudan clashes 'kill 400-500'
  Hundreds of people are believed to have died in clashes between rival South Sudan army factions, the UN says, quoting unconfirmed reports
Dec.19  Southern Sudan  South Sudan attackers storm UN base Dec.21   Southern Sudan S Sudan rebels 'control key state'
Dec.23   Southern Sudan Rebels seize key town in South Sudan   Rebels have seized Bentiu, the capital of a key oil-producing state, as fears grew that the latest violence would spiral into an all-out civil... Dec.24  Southern Sudan  S Sudan army 'recaptures key town' Dec.31   Southern Sudan South Sudan peace talks planned as forces clash



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2013 Nov.13  Philippines  US carrier to boost typhoon effort



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2013 Mar.29   North Korea N Korea in 'state of war' with South
  North Korea has said it is entering a 'state of war' with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and the US
Jun.20  Afghanistan  Taliban offer to free US soldier in exchange for Guantanamo prisoners Aug.14   Jerusalem Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin
  The first direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in three years have begun in Jerusalem, say Israeli officials
Aug.29   London UK MPs vote against Syria action
  British MPs have voted to reject possible military action against the Assad regime in Syria to deter the use of chemical weapons
Sep.21  Pakistan  Pakistan frees top Afghan Taliban prisoner in peace move Nov.2  Pakistan  Mehsud killing 'death of peace plan' Dec.27   Southern Sudan South Sudan government agrees in principle to ceasefire   South Sudan's government says it has agreed 'in principle' to a cease-fire meant to stop fighting that has left more than 1,000 people dead



World, War & Army, 2013 Terror Timeline ... See World Terror timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.2  Tribal Areas  Pakistan militant Mullah Nazir 'killed in drone attack' May.25   Central India 'Maoist rebels' kill 17 in India
May.29   Tribal Areas Sources: Drone strike kills top militant Sep.23   Kenya Kenya forces 'clearing' Nairobi mall   Kenyan security forces say they are attempting to clear the Westgate shopping complex in Nairobi in order to bring to an end the three-day s... Oct.5   Libya US forces seize Al Qaeda leader behind 1998 embassy bombings Map of Tripoli Libya
  In Libya, US commandos captured Al-Libi, an al-Qaeda leader accused of the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania
Oct.11   Afghanistan Pakistan Taliban commander 'seized in US operation' Nov.1   Tribal Areas Drone strike targets Taliban chief Map of North Waziristan Pakistan
  A drone strike targeting a vehicle used by Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud has killed five people, intelligence sources say




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2013 Jan.23   Washington US to end ban on women in combat   US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the military's ban on women serving in combat, a senior Pentagon official has said



World, War & Army, 2013 Collateral Damage Timeline ... See World Collateral Damage timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.9  Syria  'No fuel, no wood, no electricity' Mar.22  Jordan  President Barack Obama arrived in refugee-flooded Jordan Apr.1   Syria   Syria suffers 'deadliest month'   More than 6,000 people died in Syria in March, the deadliest month since protests against the government began two years ago, activists say Sep.2   Syria More than 2m have fled Syria - UN   More than two million Syrians are now refugees, with the total going up by half a million in the past three months, the UN refugee agency has... Oct.4   Vietnam Legendary Vietnam General and Ho Chi Minh disciple dies at 102
Dec.31   Aleppo Rocket sets bus afire, killing 25



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2013 Mar.19   Baghdad Attacks claim 48 lives on Iraq anniversary   17 car bombs, seven roadside bombs, rippled mostly through Shiite neighborhoods on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion Aug.29   London UK MPs vote against Syria action
  British MPs have voted to reject possible military action against the Assad regime in Syria to deter the use of chemical weapons
Aug.31   Washington Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria




World, War & Army, 2013 Weapons of Mass Destruction Timeline ... See World Weapons of Mass Destruction timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.23  North Korea  North Korea 'plans nuclear test' Feb.11   North Korea   North Korea confirms nuclear test
Map of Pyongyang North Korea
  Pyongyang said the underground test involved a 'miniaturised' nuclear device and was carried out in a 'safe and perfect manner'
Apr.7   South Korea North Korea 'preparing nuclear test' Apr.25   Washington   US suspects Syria of chemical attack
  US intelligence agencies believe 'with varying degrees of confidence' that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels
May.6   Syria   Evidence Syria rebels 'used sarin'   Testimony from victims of the conflict suggests rebels have used the nerve agent, sarin, a leading member of a UN commission of inquiry has ... Jun.4  Paris  Syrian regime 'used sarin' - France Jun.13   Washington White House: Syria crosses 'red line'
  Syria used sarin gas, against rebels, a move that is prompting the U.S. to increase the 'scale and scope' of its support for the opposition.    Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad have used chem...
Aug.21   Damascus Syrian rebels allege chemical attack
  Opposition groups claimed that hundreds were killed when the government used chemical agents in rebel strongholds in the Damascus countryside
 Footage shows people carrying limp bodies, some haphazardly covered in sheets, others splayed, nearly nude, on the floor. The allegations come as a U.N. group arrived in Syria to determine whether either side in the conflict is using chemical weapons
Aug.23  Washington  Obama: Syria chemicals grave concern Aug.24  Damascus  MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims' Aug.28   Washington   Obama 'sure Syria behind attack'   US President Barack Obama says the US has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attacks near Damascus Aug.30   Washington Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry Sep.1   Washington US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use'   The US has evidence that the chemical nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus last month, John Kerry says Sep.8   Paris Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry Sep.12  Damascus  Assad confirms chemical arms plan Sep.12   Geneva Tense talks in bid for Syria deal Sep.14   Geneva   US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks
  Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons.    Syria's chemical weapons must be destroyed or removed ...
Sep.18  UN  U.N. chemical weapons inspectors to return to Syria Sep.20   Syria Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program Sep.20  Hague  Syria chemical weapons data assessed Sep.21   Syria Syria hands in chemical weapons data Sep.27   UN Security Council UN adopts Syria chemical resolution
  The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons
 The 15-member body backed the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the US. The deal breaks a two-and-a-half year deadlock in the UN over Syria, where fighting between government forces and rebels rages on
Oct.6  Syria  Syria chemical arms removal begins Oct.11   Norway Weapons watchdog wins Nobel peace prize   Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is the international watchdog helping to eliminate the Syrian army's stockpiles of poison... Oct.31   Syria Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW   Syria has destroyed all its declared chemical weapons facilities, and all of the chemical weapons at inspected sites have been placed under ...