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B. 01-11 Israel's former PM Ariel Sharon dies
C. 03-20 Twitter 'blocked' in Turkey Turkey
D. 04-23 Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation Gaza
E. 05-13 Explosion at mine in western Turkey left 200 workers dead Soma, Manisa, Turkey
06-10 ISIS seizes city of Mosul Mosul
6. 06-29 ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate Iraq
H. 06-30 Abducted Israeli teens found dead Halhul, Hebron, West Bank
8. 07-06 Israeli strikes kill Gaza militants Rafah, Gaza
9. 07-17 Israel starts Gaza ground offensive Gaza

Summary.     Click for More > ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate Abducted Israeli teens found dead   Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted earlier this month in the West Bank have been found dead in a pit near the town of Halhul Israeli strikes kill Gaza militants Israel starts Gaza ground offensive
  Israel's former PM Ariel Sharon dies   Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke Twitter 'blocked' in Turkey Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation Explosion at mine in western Turkey left 200 workers dead   The blast, followed by a fire, occurred at a coal mine. A huge rescue operation is under way to reach hundreds more trapped miners ISIS seizes city of Mosul
Jan.2  Tel Aviv  Israel ex-PM Sharon 'critically ill'
 Beirut  'Five killed' in Beirut car bomb
Jan.4  Sunni Triangle  Iraq government 'loses Fallujah'
Jan.7  Northern Syria  First chemical weapons leave Syria
Jan.11   Tel Aviv
Jan.12  Jerusalem  Israelis line up to pay last respects to Ariel Sharon
Jan.13  Southern Israel  Burial service held for Ariel Sharon
 Egypt  Egypt holds vote on new constitution
Jan.18  Syria  Syria opposition to attend peace talks
Jan.20  Syria  Syria accused of systematic torture
Feb.3  Aleppo  Dozens reportedly die in bomb attacks by Syria regime
Feb.8  Syria  Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs
Mar.20   Turkey
Mar.23  Turkey  Turkish PM says jets shoot down Syrian warplane
Mar.31  Tel Aviv  Israel's Olmert convicted of bribery
Apr.23   Gaza
May.13   Turkey
May.17  Turkey  Turkish search efforts end after last bodies found in mine
May.25  West Bank  Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall
May.31  Qatar  Qatar World Cup: '$5m payments to officials' claim
Jun.4  Damascus  Syria's Bashar al-Assad re-elected
Jun.10   Mosul
  Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Islamist militants effectively took control of Mosul
Jun.11  Sunni Triangle  Militants seize Tikrit after taking Mosul
Jun.13  Iraq  Iran sends forces to Iraq as militants press forward
Jun.16  Northern Iraq  Militants 'seize' Iraq's Tal Afar
 Baghdad  US deploys 275 'military personnel'
Jun.17  Baghdad  Baghdadis stockpile food in fear of ISIS advance
Jun.18  Baghdad  Iraq asks US to launch airstrikes against militants
Jun.20  Iraq  More than a million Iraqis have fled their homes as ISIS continues siege
Jun.22  Western Iraq  Iraq 'loses western border control'
Jun.23  Baghdad  Kerry holds talks in Iraq as more cities fall to ISIS militants
 Northern Iraq  Iraq crisis: Key oil refinery 'seized by rebels'
Jun.28  Sunni Triangle  Iraq army 'routs Isis rebels' in offensive on Tikrit
Jun.29   Iraq
Jun.30   West Bank
Jul.2  Jerusalem  Palestinians clash with Israeli police after body is found
Jul.4  Jerusalem  Crowds flock to E Jerusalem funeral
Jul.5  Mosul  Isis chief appears in first video
Jul.6  Jerusalem  6 Jewish suspects arrested in connection with killing of Palestinian teen
  Gaza
Jul.7  Gaza  Israel launches new air strikes on Gaza Strip
Jul.8  Gaza  Hamas fires rockets at Israeli cities after Gaza offensive
Jul.9  Gaza  Hamas fires rockets amid Israeli overnight air strikes on Gaza
Jul.11  Northern Israel  Rocket fired into northern Israel from Lebanon
Jul.13  Gaza  Israel drops warnings on Gaza
 Gaza  Thousands flee northern Gaza after Israeli warnings
Jul.15  Gaza  Cease-fire effort collapses as rockets, airstrikes continue
Jul.16  Gaza  Israel, Hamas agree to 5-hour cease-fire to allow humanitarian aid
Jul.17   Gaza
  The Israeli military has begun a ground offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, extending its 10-day-old Operation Protective Edge.    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the invasion after day...
Jul.19  Gaza  Gaza conflict: Casualties mount amid fresh violence  Gaza  Gaza conflict: Israel expands ground offensive Jul.20  Gaza  Gaza shelling by Israel leads to deadliest day of conflict Jul.22  Tel Aviv  US airlines halt flights to Israel after FAA guidance Jul.24  Gaza  Strike hits shelter in Gaza, UN official says Jul.25  Gaza  Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas 'agree short truce'   Gaza Humanitarian ceasefire between Israel, Hamas takes effect Jul.29  Gaza  Hamas rejects Palestinian cease-fire call Jul.31  Gaza  New Gaza humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas Aug.1  Gaza  No cease-fire: Israel pounds Gaza after Hamas kidnapped Israeli soldier Aug.2  Gaza  Israel says missing soldier is dead Aug.3  Gaza  Airstrike hits UN school in Gaza as Israeli troops start redeploying Aug.4  Gaza  Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas 'agree ceasefire'  Gaza  Israeli troops withdraw from Gaza Aug.10  Tehran  Iran plane crash near Tehran kills 38  Turkey  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails new era for Turkey  Gaza  Gaza conflict: New three-day ceasefire begins Aug.11   Baghdad Iraqi President nominates new prime minister Aug.13  Gaza  Israel and Palestinians begin tense five-day Gaza truce Aug.15  Northern Iraq  Iraq crisis: Yazidi villagers 'massacred' by ISIS Aug.16  Mosul  U.S. jets hit ISIS near dam  Mosul  Kurdish forces battling to retake Mosul dam Aug.18  Mosul  Iraq crisis: Mosul dam recaptured from militants Aug.19   Northern Iraq Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley  A video shows the beheading and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq  Gaza  Gaza truce ends amid fresh fighting Aug.22  Gaza  Hamas kills 18 suspected Israel informants Aug.26   Gaza Israel, Hamas officials say extended cease-fire reached  Aleppo  California native fighting for ISIS killed in Syria Aug.30  Syria  Philippine Syria troops 'attacked' Sep.2   Northern Syria Islamic State 'kills US hostage' Sep.7  Western Iraq  Iraq secures area around key dam after US strikes Sep.15  Northern Iraq  US airstrikes to support Iraqi troops under attack Sep.19  Mosul  Turkish hostages held by IS in Iraq released Sep.20   Northern Syria 45,000 'flee Islamic State' into Turkey Sep.22  Northern Syria  U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS inside Syria for first time Oct.3   Northern Syria ISIS video claims to show beheading of Alan Henning Oct.6  Northern Syria  Kobane: Civilians flee IS street-to-street fighting Oct.7  Aleppo  Air strikes help Syria town curb IS Oct.8  Turkey  19 die as violent protests over ISIS sweep Turkey Oct.16  Northern Syria  ISIS pushed back with help of U.S. airstrikes in Kobani Oct.20  Northern Syria  Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds use its territory to reinforce Kobani Oct.24  Sinai  Egypt: Sinai bomb kills 26 troops Oct.29   Northern Syria Syrian rebels enter Kobani from Turkey border crossing Oct.30  Jerusalem  Israel closed access to Temple Mount Nov.1  Western Iraq  IS militants kill 50 from Iraq tribe Nov.16   ISIS ISIS video claims beheading of American hostage Peter Kassig   The terror group has claimed to have beheaded American hostage Peter Kassig, an aid worker and former Army Ranger, in a graphic new video Nov.17   Jerusalem Multiple people killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack Nov.29  Northern Syria  At least 40 fighters killed in Syrian city of Kobani Dec.2  Iraq  Iran 'conducts air strikes' in Iraq Dec.6  Yemen  Hostages killed in Yemen rescue bid Dec.7  Damascus  Israeli jets 'strike near Damascus' Dec.10  West Bank  Palestinian minister died at protest Dec.24  Northern Syria  IS captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria





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  Israel ex-PM Sharon 'critically ill'  The condition of Israel's former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon - who has been in a coma since 2006 - is now critical, 'with some danger to lif... 'Five killed' in Beirut car bomb Iraq government 'loses Fallujah'   The Iraqi government has lost control of the strategic city of Fallujah. Al-Qaeda-linked militants now control the south of the city First chemical weapons leave Syria   The first consignment of Syrian chemical weapons materials has left the country on a Danish ship   Israel's former PM Ariel Sharon dies Map of Tel Hashomer hospital Tel Aviv Israel


January 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2   Tel Aviv  
  Beirut
 Western Iraq  Security forces fight Iraq militants
Jan.4   Sunni Triangle  
 Beirut  Al-Qaeda's chief in Lebanon dies
Jan.7   Northern Syria  
Jan.10  Aleppo  Nearly 500 dead in clashes between rebel groups in Syria
Jan.11   Tel Aviv  
  Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke
 The storied general was at the height of his power when he suffered a stroke in 2006. Sharon died at Tel Hashomer hospital, where his family had gathered at his bedside over the past several days
Jan.12   Jerusalem Israelis line up to pay last respects to Ariel Sharon Jan.13   Southern Israel Burial service held for Ariel Sharon   Egypt Egypt holds vote on new constitution Jan.14  Jerusalem  Israel apologies for Kerry criticism Jan.18   Syria     Syria opposition to attend peace talks   Main political opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, has agreed to attend next week's so-called Geneva II peace talks, to be held... Jan.20   Syria Syria accused of systematic torture Jan.30  Syria  Thousands of homes demolished: Report

February 2014 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2  Aleppo  Al Qaeda fighters in Syria kill rival rebel leader Feb.3   Aleppo Dozens reportedly die in bomb attacks by Syria regime
Feb.8   Syria   Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs   An aid convoy bringing supplies into the besieged district of the central city of Homs became trapped for several hours after coming under f... Feb.10  Syria  Evacuations resume in Syria's Homs Feb.15  Beirut  Lebanon gets cabinet after 10 months Feb.16  Sinai  Deadly bombing hits Egypt tour bus Feb.23  Southern Israel  U.S. inmate killed after shooting guards in Israeli prison

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Mar.20   Turkey   Twitter 'blocked' in Turkey
  Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked in the country. PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to 'wipe out Twitter'
Mar.23   Turkey     Turkish PM says jets shoot down Syrian warplane  Turkish fighter jets shot down a Syrian warplane after it violated Turkey's airspace, Erdogan said, in a move likely to ramp up tensions Mar.31   Tel Aviv     Israel's Olmert convicted of bribery  Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who resigned from office in 2008 amid a corruption inquiry, has been found guilty in a bribery t...

April 2014 ... more > Top ^
Apr.23   Gaza     Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation
  Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have announced a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks


May 2014 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Aleppo  33 killed in Aleppo airstrikes, opposition group says May.13   Turkey   Explosion at mine in western Turkey left 200 workers dead
Map of Soma Manisa Turkey
  The blast, followed by a fire, occurred at a coal mine. A huge rescue operation is under way to reach hundreds more trapped miners
 Oxygen is being pumped into the privately owned mine. Large crowds of worried relatives have gathered near
May.14  Turkey  Desperate search at Soma pit  Turkey  Turkish mine disaster: Unions calls protest strike May.17   Turkey Turkish search efforts end after last bodies found in mine May.18  Damascus  Head of Syrian air defense killed, official says  Turkey  Arrests over Turkish mine deaths May.25   West Bank Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall May.31   Qatar Qatar World Cup: '$5m payments to officials' claim

June 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1  Iran  Iran executed dissident for 'enmity against God' Jun.2  Syria  Syria votes in presidential election Jun.4   Damascus Syria's Bashar al-Assad re-elected
Jun.10   Mosul     ISIS seizes city of Mosul
  Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Islamist militants effectively took control of Mosul
 Mosul  Tens of thousands flee Iraq's Mosul Jun.11   Sunni Triangle     Militants seize Tikrit after taking Mosul   Islamist insurgents in Iraq have seized the city of Tikrit, their second major gain after capturing Mosul on Tuesday Jun.12  Baghdad  Iraq delays vote on emergency powers Jun.13   Iraq Iran sends forces to Iraq as militants press forward
 Iraq  Iraq cleric issues Shia call to arms Jun.15  Sunni Triangle  Iraqi PM orders troops to make stand in Samarra  Iraq  Images purport to show 'massacre' by militants Jun.16   Northern Iraq Militants 'seize' Iraq's Tal Afar   Baghdad     US deploys 275 'military personnel'   Up to 275 US 'military personne' are being sent to Iraq to provide security for the US embassy and other personnel, the White House says Jun.17   Baghdad     Baghdadis stockpile food in fear of ISIS advance   Residents of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, are stockpiling food and water as Islamist militants move closer Jun.18   Baghdad Iraq asks US to launch airstrikes against militants  Northern Iraq  Militants driven back from nation's main oil refinery Jun.20   Iraq   More than a million Iraqis have fled their homes as ISIS continues siege  More than a million Iraqis have been forced from their homes by conflict this year, the U.N. refugee agency said -- a number only likely to ... Jun.21  Sadr City  Shia militia show of force raises tensions Jun.22   Western Iraq   Iraq 'loses western border control'   The Iraqi government appears to have lost control of its western borders after Sunni militants reportedly captured crossings to Syria and Jo... Jun.23   Baghdad Kerry holds talks in Iraq as more cities fall to ISIS militants   Northern Iraq Iraq crisis: Key oil refinery 'seized by rebels' Jun.24  Baghdad  US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops Jun.25  Western Iraq  Syrian warplanes strike in Iraq, killing 57 civilians Jun.26  Baghdad  Crisis worsens, Iraq's parliament to meet Jun.28  Sunni Triangle  Iraq army launches offensive to retake Tikrit from Isis   Sunni Triangle   Iraq army 'routs Isis rebels' in offensive on Tikrit   Iraq's army has routed Sunni militants in a major offensive on the northern city of Tikrit, state media say  Baghdad  Iraq 'receives first Russian jets' Jun.29  Sunni Triangle  Iraqi forces reportedly pull back from Tikrit amid fierce fighting  Sunni Triangle  Iraq crisis: Fresh clashes over Tikrit   Iraq   ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate
  The Al Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state
Jun.30   West Bank     Abducted Israeli teens found dead
Map of Halhul Hebron Israel
  Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted earlier this month in the West Bank have been found dead in a pit near the town of Halhul
 Naftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar, both aged 16, and 19-year-old Eyal Yifrach were last seen at a junction near Hebron as they hitchhiked. Prime Minister Netanyahu said Hamas was responsible
 Jerusalem  Israel vows firm action after deaths

July 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2   Jerusalem   Palestinians clash with Israeli police after body is found   A Palestinian teen was abducted and killed. Palestinians accusing Israeli settlers of conducting a revenge attack for the deaths of three Israeli... Jul.3  Gaza  Israel moving troops near Gaza Strip border Jul.4   Jerusalem Crowds flock to E Jerusalem funeral
Jul.5   Mosul Isis chief appears in first video  Jerusalem  Autopsy shows Palestinian teen was burned to death as violence spreads Jul.6   Jerusalem   6 Jewish suspects arrested in connection with killing of Palestinian teen   They arrested in connection with the killing of a Palestinian teenager whose death set off days of violent protests in Arab areas of Jerusal...   Gaza     Israeli strikes kill Gaza militants Map of Rafah Israel
  Nine Palestinian militants have been killed in a series of Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip. Hamas says six of its fighters died in a single strike
Jul.7   Gaza Israel launches new air strikes on Gaza Strip Jul.8  Gaza  Israel 'ready for Gaza escalation'   Gaza     Hamas fires rockets at Israeli cities after Gaza offensive   Palestinian militants have fired more rockets at Israeli cities after the start of a major air and sea offensive by Israel in the Gaza Strip Jul.9   Gaza Hamas fires rockets amid Israeli overnight air strikes on Gaza  Gaza  Israel 'to intensify Gaza attacks' Jul.11   Northern Israel Rocket fired into northern Israel from Lebanon Jul.12  Gaza  4 soldiers wounded in Gaza raid as Hamas takes aim at Tel Aviv Jul.13   Gaza Israel drops warnings on Gaza   Gaza Thousands flee northern Gaza after Israeli warnings Jul.14  Gaza  Gaza airstrikes toll 'passes 170' Jul.15   Gaza     Cease-fire effort collapses as rockets, airstrikes continue   An Egypt-backed cease-fire between Israel and Hamas fell apart as rocket attacks from Gaza were answered by Israeli airstrikes once again  Jerusalem  Israel to intensify Gaza air strikes as truce falters Jul.16   Gaza     Israel, Hamas agree to 5-hour cease-fire to allow humanitarian aid   5 hour cease-fire in order to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza, following a request from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency Jul.17   Gaza     Israel starts Gaza ground offensive
  The Israeli military has begun a ground offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, extending its 10-day-old Operation Protective Edge
 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the invasion after days of intensive rocket fire and air strikes between the two sides
Jul.18  Jerusalem  Netanyahu orders military to prepare for 'significant expansion' of Gaza ground offensive Jul.19   Gaza Gaza conflict: Casualties mount amid fresh violence
  Gaza Gaza conflict: Israel expands ground offensive Jul.20   Gaza Gaza shelling by Israel leads to deadliest day of conflict Jul.22   Tel Aviv US airlines halt flights to Israel after FAA guidance Jul.24   Gaza Strike hits shelter in Gaza, UN official says Jul.25  Gaza  Ceasefire aim as Gaza deaths top 800   Gaza Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas 'agree short truce'   Gaza   Humanitarian ceasefire between Israel, Hamas takes effect
  A 12-hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas for humanitarian reasons took effect, but fighting looked headed for escalation
Jul.26  Gaza  Deaths in Gaza now more than 1,000 Jul.27  Gaza  Hamas ceasefire in Gaza stalls Jul.28  Jerusalem  Israel PM Netanyahu warns of 'prolonged' Gaza campaign Jul.29   Gaza     Hamas rejects Palestinian cease-fire call   Hamas and Israel blamed one another Tuesday for the lack of a cease-fire in a conflict that has left more than 1,200 people dead Jul.30  Gaza  Israeli 4-hour ceasefire ends; Palestinians claim strike hits market Jul.31   Gaza     New Gaza humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas   Israel and Hamas have agreed to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza from 08:00 (05:00 GMT) on Friday

August 2014 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Gaza     No cease-fire: Israel pounds Gaza after Hamas kidnapped Israeli soldier   Tank fire and airstrikes pummeled Gaza, as Israeli forces moved deeper into the West Bank, searching for a soldier. Hamas denies holding Israeli... Aug.2   Gaza Israel says missing soldier is dead Aug.3   Gaza   Airstrike hits UN school in Gaza as Israeli troops start redeploying   10 were killed in Gaza Sunday after a school sheltering displaced people was hit in an airstrike, as Israel signaled a possible scaling back...  Gaza  Israel plans partial seven-hour ceasefire Aug.4   Gaza Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas 'agree ceasefire'   Gaza   Israeli troops withdraw from Gaza   Israel has announced the withdrawal of all of its troops to 'defensive positions' outside the Gaza Strip Aug.6  Jerusalem  Israel offers Gaza truce extension Aug.8  Northern Iraq  US steps up air strikes in Iraq  Gaza  Gaza conflict: US and UN condemn new Gaza violence  Northern Iraq  US aid drop follows fresh Iraq raids Aug.9  Northern Iraq  US in new strikes on Iraq militants Aug.10   Tehran   Iran plane crash near Tehran kills 38   At least 38 people were killed when a small passenger plane crashed near the Iranian capital Tehran, state media reports   Turkey     President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails new era for Turkey   Outgoing PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hailed his victory in Turkey's first direct presidential election as a new era for the country   Gaza Gaza conflict: New three-day ceasefire begins  Syria  Australia boy 'in Syria severed head image' Aug.11   Baghdad   Iraqi President nominates new prime minister
  President Fuad Masum nominated Haider al-Abadi to succeed a defiant Nuri al-Maliki, who had earlier vowed to hang on to power.    Iraq's president asks a Shia politician to replace embattled Prime Min...
Aug.13   Gaza Israel and Palestinians begin tense five-day Gaza truce Aug.14  Baghdad  Al-Maliki agrees to step down as prime minister Aug.15   Northern Iraq Iraq crisis: Yazidi villagers 'massacred' by ISIS Aug.16   Mosul U.S. jets hit ISIS near dam   Mosul Kurdish forces battling to retake Mosul dam Aug.17  Mosul  Kurds 'break IS hold on Mosul dam' Aug.18   Mosul   Iraq crisis: Mosul dam recaptured from militants   Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have retaken Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) militants, US President Barack Obama has said  Gaza  Gaza ceasefire 'extended by a day' Aug.19   Northern Iraq   Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley
  A video shows the beheading and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq
 James Wright Foley (October 18, 1973 August 19, 2014) was an American freelance journalist and photojournalist of the Syrian Civil War when he was abducted on November 22, 2012 in northwestern Syria. Foley is the first American citizen to be killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
  Gaza Gaza truce ends amid fresh fighting Aug.22   Gaza Hamas kills 18 suspected Israel informants Aug.24  Northern Syria  IS fighters seize Syria airbase Aug.26   Gaza     Israel, Hamas officials say extended cease-fire reached
  Officials say an extended cease-fire has been reached between the sides, halting the seven-week Gaza war which has killed more than 2,000 people.    The truce was brokered by Egypt and began at 19:00 local time (16:00 GMT). I...
  Aleppo California native fighting for ISIS killed in Syria Aug.30   Syria Philippine Syria troops 'attacked'

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Sep.2   Northern Syria   Islamic State 'kills US hostage'
  An Islamic State video has appeared which purports to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist being held hostage by the militants
Sep.7   Western Iraq Iraq secures area around key dam after US strikes Sep.8  Baghdad  Iraq swears in unity government Sep.15   Northern Iraq US airstrikes to support Iraqi troops under attack Sep.19   Mosul Turkish hostages held by IS in Iraq released Sep.20   Northern Syria   45,000 'flee Islamic State' into Turkey
  Some 45,000 mainly Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours, officials say, as Islamic State militants advance in northern Syria
Sep.21  Yemen  Yemen PM quits amid rebel clashes Sep.22   Northern Syria   U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS inside Syria for first time   U.S. jets began airstrikes in the ISIS stronghold, the first strikes against the terror group inside the country since Obama's announcement Sep.27  Aleppo  US jets join IS Syria border battle

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Oct.2  Turkey  Turkish lawmakers OK military action against ISIS Oct.3   Northern Syria   ISIS video claims to show beheading of Alan Henning
  A short video shows the apparent beheading of British aid worker, with the executioner blaming the death on the United Kingdom
Oct.6   Northern Syria Kobane: Civilians flee IS street-to-street fighting Oct.7  Aleppo  Airstrikes target ISIS near Kobani   Aleppo   Air strikes help Syria town curb IS   The US-led coalition has carried out its most sustained air attacks so far on Islamic State fighters attacking Kobane Oct.8   Turkey 19 die as violent protests over ISIS sweep Turkey Oct.9  Aleppo  Air strikes 'stall IS Syria advance' Oct.12  Baghdad  Despite airstrikes, ISIS forces nearer to Baghdad Oct.16   Northern Syria ISIS pushed back with help of U.S. airstrikes in Kobani Oct.17  Iraq  Former Iraqi pilots training ISIS fighters to fly captured Syrian jets Oct.19  Aleppo  Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS Oct.20   Northern Syria Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds use its territory to reinforce Kobani Oct.24   Sinai   Egypt: Sinai bomb kills 26 troops   A suspected jihadist car bomb attack has killed at least 26 Egyptian soldiers at a checkpoint in the north of the restive peninsula  Turkey  Turkey: 200 Peshmerga will join Syrian Kurds' fight for Kobani Oct.25  Iran  Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist Oct.27  Northern Syria  Syria rebels launch major attack Oct.29   Northern Syria   Syrian rebels enter Kobani from Turkey border crossing Map of Kobani Syria
  A small group of Syrian rebels entered the embattled border town from Turkey to help Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State extremists in Syria
 Western Iraq  Islamic State 'kills 30 Sunni tribesmen' in Iraq Oct.30   Jerusalem Israel closed access to Temple Mount

November 2014 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1   Western Iraq   IS militants kill 50 from Iraq tribe   Militants from Islamic State (IS) have killed at least 50 members of an Iraqi tribe in western Anbar province, officials and tribal leaders ... Nov.5  Jerusalem  Vans used in Jerusalem 'terror' attacks Nov.12  Sinai  Egyptian terrorists are linked to ISIS Nov.16   ISIS   ISIS video claims beheading of American hostage Peter Kassig
  The terror group has claimed to have beheaded American hostage Peter Kassig, an aid worker and former Army Ranger, in a graphic new video
Nov.17   Jerusalem   Multiple people killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack
Map of Har Nof Israel
  At least five people were reportedly killed when two suspects attacked worshipers. 2 suspects were killed immediately following the attack.    Two Palestinians killed four rabbis in West Jerusalem. A policeman later di...
Nov.29   Northern Syria At least 40 fighters killed in Syrian city of Kobani

December 2014 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2   Iraq Iran 'conducts air strikes' in Iraq
Dec.6   Yemen Hostages killed in Yemen rescue bid Dec.7   Damascus Israeli jets 'strike near Damascus'  Yemen  African migrant boat capsizes off Yemen, 70 dead Dec.10   West Bank Palestinian minister died at protest Dec.12  Jerusalem  Palestinian throws acid at Jewish family Dec.21  Northern Iraq  Kurds take key town from ISIS Dec.24   Northern Syria   IS captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria   Islamic State (IS) militants have captured Moaz al-Kasaesbeh, the pilot of a Jordanian warplane that crashed in northern Syria  Northern Syria  ISIS not responsible for downing of Jordanian fighter jet Dec.25  Northern Iraq  ISIS governor of Mosul killed in coalition airstrikes