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04-05 20 children and 52 adults killed in chemical attack Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Northern Syria
C. 06-04 Qatar row: Four countries cut links with Doha Qatar
D. 07-09 Mosul: Iraq PM celebrates victory over IS in the city Mosul
4. 10-31 New York: Eight killed by man driving truck
5. 11-24 More than 230 killed in Sinai mosque

Summary.     Click for More > US launches missile strikes in response to chemical 'attack' State of emergency after deadly Coptic church attacks US military drops 'mother of all bombs on IS' in Afghanistan Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack Qatar row: Four countries cut links with Doha US coalition downs Syrian army plane in Raqqa IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul Mosul: Iraq PM celebrates victory over IS in the city   Haider al-Abadi has visited Mosul to congratulate Iraqi forces for their victory over IS in the city. He was there to announce the city's full liberation Attack at Israel embassy in Jordan reports Teenage migrants 'deliberately drowned' by smugglers in Yemen Iraq's Kurdistan holds independence vote Saudi Arabia driving ban on women to be lifted At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast Syria war: US-backed forces control Raqqa Iraqi soldiers moved into Kirkuk New York: Eight killed by man driving truck   29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant from Uzbekistan, who came to the US in 2010, was shot by a police officer and arrested Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned Iran-Iraq earthquake kills more than 140, injures at least 860 More than 230 killed in Sinai mosque   Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque. The mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during Friday ... Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops in visit to Syrian base
  Trump suspends US refugee program and bans Syrians   President Trump has banned the entry of Syrian refugees into the US until further notice, as part of new measures 20 children and 52 adults killed in chemical attack Map of Khan Sheikhoun Idlib Syria
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January 2017 ... more > Top ^
Jan.7
Jan.10  UAE confirms humanitarian work officials killed in Afghan attack
Jan.14
Jan.27  
  President Trump has banned the entry of Syrian refugees into the US until further notice, as part of new measures
Jan.28 Trump order: Refugees detained at US airports Jan.29  Yemen al-Qaeda: US commandos raid stronghold

February 2017 ... more > Top ^
Feb.3 Louvre attack: Egyptian man, 29, believed to be assailant
Feb.5  AFCON: Unfancied Cameroon shocks Egypt to win fifth title Feb.6 Thousands hanged at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty says Feb.18 Iraq begins battle to free western Mosul from IS Feb.27  Libya exposed as an epicentre for migrant child abuse

March 2017 ... more > Top ^
Mar.10  UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945 Mar.12  IS fighters left in Mosul will die, says US envoy Mar.20 US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries
Mar.21  Flight ban on laptops 'sparked by IS threat' Mar.26 Syria rebels 'take control' of IS-held airbase near Raqqa

April 2017 ... more > Top ^
Apr.5   20 children and 52 adults killed in chemical attack
Map of Khan Sheikhoun Idlib Syria
  Aome of the victims had symptoms consistent with exposure to nerve agents. Clinics treating the injured were then targeted by air strikes
Apr.6   US launches missile strikes in response to chemical 'attack'   The US has carried out a missile attack against an air base in Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town Apr.7  US 'disappointed' at Russia's Syria stance Apr.9     State of emergency after deadly Coptic church attacks   ISIS said it was behind the blasts in Tanta and Alexandria on Palm Sunday and hat 2 suicide bombers carried out the blasts Apr.12 UN draft resolution on Syria attack: Vote fails with Russia veto Apr.13     US military drops 'mother of all bombs on IS' in Afghanistan   The US military says it has dropped a 21,600lb (9,800kg) bomb on a tunnel complex used by Islamic State militants in Afghanistan Apr.15 Death toll rises to 100 after explosion near evacuation buses Apr.25  Turkish jets bomb US-backed forces in Iraq, Syria

May 2017 ... more > Top ^
May.5 Safe-zone deal takes effect, US to continue fight against ISIS
May.10  Austria convicts asylum seeker of Syria war crimes May.15 Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US May.19  Libya death toll 'rises to 140' at Brak El-Shati airbase May.20 Trump signed trade deals of $350bn with Saudi Arabia May.21  Trump calls on Muslims to share burden in terror fight May.24  Manchester bomber Salman Abedi's father and brothers arrested, linked to ISIS May.25  US air strike on IS killed 105 civilians in Iraq's Mosul May.26   Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack   Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others, officials say

June 2017 ... more > Top ^
Jun.3  Mosul battle: 'Dozens of civilians killed' fleeing ISIS Jun.4     Qatar row: Four countries cut links with Doha
  Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region Jun.5  Qatar faces airspace ban as crisis with neighbours grows Jun.6  Qatar row: Trump urges Arab unity in call to Saudi Arabia Jun.7 Tehran attackers 'were ISIS recruits from Iran'
Jun.8  Qatar vows 'no surrender' in row with Arab states  Mosul battle: IS kills 230 fleeing civilians, says UN  Islamic State claims it killed two Chinese in Pakistan Jun.10 Gaddafi's son Saif 'freed' in Libya  Raqqa: US-backed forces advance in IS 'capital' Jun.13  Displaced hit by food poisoning in camp near Mosul Jun.14  Suicide car bomber targets Mogadishu restaurant Jun.18   US coalition downs Syrian army plane in Raqqa   The US said it acted in self-defence after the Syrian regime dropped bombs near US-backed fighters Jun.19  Russia issues warning after US coalition downs jet Jun.20  US shoots down Iranian drone in Syria Jun.21     IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul   ISIS destroyed Mosul's al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the structu... Jun.23  Saudis 'foil suicide attack' on Mecca's Grand Mosque Jun.25  Ohio sites hacked with IS message Jun.26  US warns Syria over 'potential' plan for chemical attack Jun.29 US-backed forces 'surround IS in Raqqa'  UN watchdog says Sarin used in Khan Sheikhoun attack

July 2017 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2  Qatar is given a further 48 hours to agree to demands  Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon destroyed by fire Jul.3  Mosul: Fierce clashes as IS uses suicide bombers Syrian forces breach Raqqa's Old Wall in IS fight - US
Jul.4  Qatar crisis: Saudi Arabia and allies to meet in Cairo Jul.5  Libya eastern commander Haftar declares Benghazi 'liberated' Jul.6  Qatar crisis: Saudi-led bloc vows new measures Jul.7  Syria crisis: US, Russia and Jordan agree ceasefire deal Jul.8  Battle for Mosul: IS defeat imminent, says state TV Jul.9   Mosul: Iraq PM celebrates victory over IS in the city
  Haider al-Abadi has visited Mosul to congratulate Iraqi forces for their victory over IS in the city. He was there to announce the city's full liberation
 Ceasefire brokered by US and Russia begins in Syria Jul.11  ISIS leader al-Baghdadi reported dead, though Pentagon can't confirm  Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base Jul.12  Saudi Arabia house fire leaves 11 foreign workers dead Jul.18  Saudi Arabia investigates video of woman walking in miniskirt Jul.22 Three Israelis stabbed to death in West Bank attack
Jul.23     Attack at Israel embassy in Jordan reports   Security forces have surrounded the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital, Amman, amid reports of an attack Jul.25  Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas

August 2017 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3  Large fire rips through Dubai's Torch Tower Aug.6  Al Jazeera: Israel seeks to shut offices  Mauritania Senate abolished in referendum Aug.9     Teenage migrants 'deliberately drowned' by smugglers in Yemen   At least 29 teenage migrants were drowned among 120 people who were deliberately pushed from a boat into the sea Aug.11  Egypt trains collide in Alexandria killing dozens  Battle to free Raqqa puts coalition up against booby-traps, car bombs Aug.26  Yingluck trial: Thailand ex-PM 'fled to Dubai' before verdict

September 2017 ... more > Top ^
Sep.8  Qatari and Saudi leaders discuss crisis Sep.15  Kurdish MPs say yes to independence referendum Sep.17  Hamas says it is ready to hold first elections since 2006 Sep.21  Migrant crisis: Dozens feared drowned off Libya coast Sep.24   Iraq's Kurdistan holds independence vote
Map of Kurdistan Region Iraq  Voters are heading to the polls in a controversial independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Sep.26   Saudi Arabia driving ban on women to be lifted
  King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, to the joy of activists

October 2017 ... more > Top ^
Oct.7  Palace guards killed in Saudi shooting in Jeddah Oct.11  Hamas and Fatah 'reach agreement' at Cairo talks Oct.15   At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast   A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say Oct.16   Syria war: US-backed forces control Raqqa   The Syrian Democratic Forces say they now control so-called Islamic State's one-time capital, with only a few dozen militants remaining in the...   Iraqi soldiers moved into Kirkuk   The US has called for 'calm' after Iraqi government forces seized the northern city of Kirkuk and key installations from Kurdish control Oct.19  Pollution linked to one in six deaths Oct.28  Mogadishu: Deadly attacks rock capital Oct.31     New York: Eight killed by man driving truck
Map of West Street Manhattan New York City New York USA
  29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant from Uzbekistan, who came to the US in 2010, was shot by a police officer and arrested.    A note was found in the truck that referred to so-called Islamic Sta...


November 2017 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2  IS 'executed' 741 civilians during Mosul battle - UN Nov.4   Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned
  Hariri, in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia, accused Iran of sowing 'fear and destruction' in several countries, including Lebanon Saudi princes among dozens detained in anti-corruption purge
 Missile intercepted near Riyadh Nov.5  Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border Nov.7  Yemen conflict: Saudi ban 'catastrophic' for aid Nov.8 Yemen: UN official warns of world's biggest famine Nov.10 Tillerson warns against Lebanon proxy wars after Hariri crisis Nov.12     Iran-Iraq earthquake kills more than 140, injures at least 860
Map of Halabja Iraq  More than 140 people had been killed and at least 860 injured on Iran's side of the border. 6 people dead inside Iraq, along with more than 200 injured Nov.13 Iran-Iraq border earthquake is deadliest of 2017 Nov.17  Russia again blocks extension of chemical attacks probe Nov.19  Morocco food stampede kills 15 Nov.21  Lebanese PM Saad Hariri returns to Beirut Nov.24   More than 230 killed in Sinai mosque Map of al-Rawda Bir al-Abed al-Arish Sinai Egypt
  Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque. The mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during Friday prayers.    It is the deadliest attack of its kind since an Islam...
Nov.28  Prince Miteb bin Abdullah released

December 2017 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2  Yemen conflict: Saudi-led coalition welcomes Saleh talks offer Dec.4   Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed
Map of Sanaa Yemen  Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed Monday by Houthi rebels as he tried to flee clashes with his allies-turned-foes in the capital Dec.8 Israel strikes Gaza Hamas sites after rocket attacks Dec.9 Trump's Jerusalem move: Arab allies attack decision Dec.11     Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops in visit to Syrian base   Putin was met at Russia's Hmeimim air base by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad alongside Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu Dec.12  Egypt singer jailed for 'inciting debauchery' Dec.27 Syria war: Eastern Ghouta medical evacuations begin  Chess tournament under fire from Israeli, female players Dec.28 ISIS suicide bombing in Kabul kills dozens Dec.29  Gunman targets Coptic Christians in church and shop Dec.31  Palestinians recall envoy to US


Iraq begins battle to free western Mosul from IS Syria rebels 'take control' of IS-held airbase near Raqqa 20 children and 52 adults killed in chemical attack Map of Khan Sheikhoun Idlib Syria




Arab Countries, 2017 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.29  Yemen al-Qaeda: US commandos raid stronghold
Feb.18
Mar.12  IS fighters left in Mosul will die, says US envoy
Mar.26
Apr.5
  Aome of the victims had symptoms consistent with exposure to nerve agents. Clinics treating the injured were then targeted by air strikes
Apr.6 US launches missile strikes in response to chemical 'attack'   The US has carried out a missile attack against an air base in Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town Apr.12 UN draft resolution on Syria attack: Vote fails with Russia veto Apr.13   US military drops 'mother of all bombs on IS' in Afghanistan   The US military says it has dropped a 21,600lb (9,800kg) bomb on a tunnel complex used by Islamic State militants in Afghanistan Apr.25  Turkish jets bomb US-backed forces in Iraq, Syria May.5 Safe-zone deal takes effect, US to continue fight against ISIS May.15 Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US May.19  Libya death toll 'rises to 140' at Brak El-Shati airbase May.20 Trump signed trade deals of $350bn with Saudi Arabia May.25  US air strike on IS killed 105 civilians in Iraq's Mosul Jun.3  Mosul battle: 'Dozens of civilians killed' fleeing ISIS Jun.8  Mosul battle: IS kills 230 fleeing civilians, says UN Jun.10  Raqqa: US-backed forces advance in IS 'capital' Jun.18 US coalition downs Syrian army plane in Raqqa   The US said it acted in self-defence after the Syrian regime dropped bombs near US-backed fighters Jun.19  Russia issues warning after US coalition downs jet Jun.20  US shoots down Iranian drone in Syria Jun.26  US warns Syria over 'potential' plan for chemical attack Jun.29 US-backed forces 'surround IS in Raqqa' Jun.29  UN watchdog says Sarin used in Khan Sheikhoun attack Jul.2  Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon destroyed by fire Jul.3  Mosul: Fierce clashes as IS uses suicide bombers Jul.3 Syrian forces breach Raqqa's Old Wall in IS fight - US Jul.5  Libya eastern commander Haftar declares Benghazi 'liberated' Jul.7  Syria crisis: US, Russia and Jordan agree ceasefire deal Jul.8  Battle for Mosul: IS defeat imminent, says state TV Jul.9 Mosul: Iraq PM celebrates victory over IS in the city
  Haider al-Abadi has visited Mosul to congratulate Iraqi forces for their victory over IS in the city. He was there to announce the city's full liberation
Jul.9  Ceasefire brokered by US and Russia begins in Syria Jul.11  Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base Aug.11  Battle to free Raqqa puts coalition up against booby-traps, car bombs Oct.16 Syria war: US-backed forces control Raqqa   The Syrian Democratic Forces say they now control so-called Islamic State's one-time capital, with only a few dozen militants remaining in the... Oct.16 Iraqi soldiers moved into Kirkuk   The US has called for 'calm' after Iraqi government forces seized the northern city of Kirkuk and key installations from Kurdish control Oct.28  Mogadishu: Deadly attacks rock capital Nov.2  IS 'executed' 741 civilians during Mosul battle - UN Nov.4  Missile intercepted near Riyadh Nov.7  Yemen conflict: Saudi ban 'catastrophic' for aid Nov.17  Russia again blocks extension of chemical attacks probe Dec.2  Yemen conflict: Saudi-led coalition welcomes Saleh talks offer Dec.8 Israel strikes Gaza Hamas sites after rocket attacks
Dec.11   Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops in visit to Syrian base   Putin was met at Russia's Hmeimim air base by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad alongside Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu Dec.27 Syria war: Eastern Ghouta medical evacuations begin



Arab Countries, 2017 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2017 Jan.14 Only 4 survivors from migrant shipwreck off Libya
Mar.10  UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945 Jun.13  Displaced hit by food poisoning in camp near Mosul Jul.2  Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon destroyed by fire Jul.12  Saudi Arabia house fire leaves 11 foreign workers dead Aug.3  Large fire rips through Dubai's Torch Tower Aug.9   Teenage migrants 'deliberately drowned' by smugglers in Yemen   At least 29 teenage migrants were drowned among 120 people who were deliberately pushed from a boat into the sea Aug.11  Egypt trains collide in Alexandria killing dozens Sep.21  Migrant crisis: Dozens feared drowned off Libya coast Oct.19  Pollution linked to one in six deaths Nov.5  Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border Nov.8 Yemen: UN official warns of world's biggest famine Nov.12   Iran-Iraq earthquake kills more than 140, injures at least 860 Map of Halabja Iraq  More than 140 people had been killed and at least 860 injured on Iran's side of the border. 6 people dead inside Iraq, along with more than 200 injured Nov.13 Iran-Iraq border earthquake is deadliest of 2017 Nov.19  Morocco food stampede kills 15



Arab Countries, 2017 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2017 Mar.20 US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries
May.20 Trump signed trade deals of $350bn with Saudi Arabia Jun.5  Qatar faces airspace ban as crisis with neighbours grows



Arab Countries, 2017 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2017 Feb.5  AFCON: Unfancied Cameroon shocks Egypt to win fifth title Dec.27  Chess tournament under fire from Israeli, female players



Arab Countries, 2017 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2017 Jan.7 Deadly car bomb rocks rebel-held Syrian city
Jan.10  UAE confirms humanitarian work officials killed in Afghan attack Jan.29  Yemen al-Qaeda: US commandos raid stronghold Feb.3 Louvre attack: Egyptian man, 29, believed to be assailant Mar.20 US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries Apr.9   State of emergency after deadly Coptic church attacks   ISIS said it was behind the blasts in Tanta and Alexandria on Palm Sunday and hat 2 suicide bombers carried out the blasts Apr.15 Death toll rises to 100 after explosion near evacuation buses May.10  Austria convicts asylum seeker of Syria war crimes May.15 Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US May.21  Trump calls on Muslims to share burden in terror fight May.24  Manchester bomber Salman Abedi's father and brothers arrested, linked to ISIS May.26 Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack   Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others, officials say Jun.7 Tehran attackers 'were ISIS recruits from Iran' Jun.8  Mosul battle: IS kills 230 fleeing civilians, says UN Jun.8  Islamic State claims it killed two Chinese in Pakistan Jun.10 Gaddafi's son Saif 'freed' in Libya Jun.14  Suicide car bomber targets Mogadishu restaurant Jun.21   IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul   ISIS destroyed Mosul's al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the structu... Jun.23  Saudis 'foil suicide attack' on Mecca's Grand Mosque Jun.25  Ohio sites hacked with IS message Jul.3  Mosul: Fierce clashes as IS uses suicide bombers Jul.11  ISIS leader al-Baghdadi reported dead, though Pentagon can't confirm Jul.22 Three Israelis stabbed to death in West Bank attack Jul.23   Attack at Israel embassy in Jordan reports   Security forces have surrounded the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital, Amman, amid reports of an attack Aug.9   Teenage migrants 'deliberately drowned' by smugglers in Yemen   At least 29 teenage migrants were drowned among 120 people who were deliberately pushed from a boat into the sea Aug.26  Yingluck trial: Thailand ex-PM 'fled to Dubai' before verdict Sep.17  Hamas says it is ready to hold first elections since 2006 Oct.7  Palace guards killed in Saudi shooting in Jeddah Oct.15 At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast   A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say Oct.28  Mogadishu: Deadly attacks rock capital Oct.31   New York: Eight killed by man driving truck Map of West Street Manhattan New York City New York USA
  29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant from Uzbekistan, who came to the US in 2010, was shot by a police officer and arrested.    A note was found in the truck that referred to so-called Islamic Sta...
Nov.4 Saudi princes among dozens detained in anti-corruption purge Nov.24 More than 230 killed in Sinai mosque Map of al-Rawda Bir al-Abed al-Arish Sinai Egypt
  Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque. The mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during Friday prayers.    It is the deadliest attack of its kind since an Islam...
Nov.28  Prince Miteb bin Abdullah released Dec.4 Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed Map of Sanaa Yemen  Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed Monday by Houthi rebels as he tried to flee clashes with his allies-turned-foes in the capital Dec.12  Egypt singer jailed for 'inciting debauchery' Dec.28 ISIS suicide bombing in Kabul kills dozens Dec.29  Gunman targets Coptic Christians in church and shop



Arab Countries, 2017 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2017 Jan.14 Israel-Palestinian conflict: France holds world summit
Jan.27   Trump suspends US refugee program and bans Syrians
  President Trump has banned the entry of Syrian refugees into the US until further notice, as part of new measures
Jan.28 Trump order: Refugees detained at US airports
Feb.6 Thousands hanged at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty says Feb.27  Libya exposed as an epicentre for migrant child abuse Mar.20 US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries Mar.21  Flight ban on laptops 'sparked by IS threat' Apr.7  US 'disappointed' at Russia's Syria stance Apr.12 UN draft resolution on Syria attack: Vote fails with Russia veto May.10  Austria convicts asylum seeker of Syria war crimes May.15 Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US May.20 Trump signed trade deals of $350bn with Saudi Arabia May.21  Trump calls on Muslims to share burden in terror fight Jun.4   Qatar row: Four countries cut links with Doha  Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region Jun.6  Qatar row: Trump urges Arab unity in call to Saudi Arabia Jun.8  Qatar vows 'no surrender' in row with Arab states Jun.10 Gaddafi's son Saif 'freed' in Libya Jun.19  Russia issues warning after US coalition downs jet Jul.2  Qatar is given a further 48 hours to agree to demands Jul.4  Qatar crisis: Saudi Arabia and allies to meet in Cairo Jul.6  Qatar crisis: Saudi-led bloc vows new measures Jul.7  Syria crisis: US, Russia and Jordan agree ceasefire deal Jul.18  Saudi Arabia investigates video of woman walking in miniskirt Jul.23   Attack at Israel embassy in Jordan reports   Security forces have surrounded the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital, Amman, amid reports of an attack Jul.25  Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas Aug.6  Al Jazeera: Israel seeks to shut offices Aug.6  Mauritania Senate abolished in referendum Aug.26  Yingluck trial: Thailand ex-PM 'fled to Dubai' before verdict Sep.8  Qatari and Saudi leaders discuss crisis Sep.15  Kurdish MPs say yes to independence referendum Sep.17  Hamas says it is ready to hold first elections since 2006 Sep.24 Iraq's Kurdistan holds independence vote Map of Kurdistan Region Iraq  Voters are heading to the polls in a controversial independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Sep.26 Saudi Arabia driving ban on women to be lifted  King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, to the joy of activists Oct.11  Hamas and Fatah 'reach agreement' at Cairo talks Nov.4 Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned  Hariri, in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia, accused Iran of sowing 'fear and destruction' in several countries, including Lebanon Nov.4 Saudi princes among dozens detained in anti-corruption purge Nov.5  Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border Nov.7  Yemen conflict: Saudi ban 'catastrophic' for aid Nov.10 Tillerson warns against Lebanon proxy wars after Hariri crisis Nov.17  Russia again blocks extension of chemical attacks probe Nov.21  Lebanese PM Saad Hariri returns to Beirut Nov.28  Prince Miteb bin Abdullah released Dec.9 Trump's Jerusalem move: Arab allies attack decision Dec.11   Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops in visit to Syrian base   Putin was met at Russia's Hmeimim air base by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad alongside Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu Dec.12  Egypt singer jailed for 'inciting debauchery' Dec.27  Chess tournament under fire from Israeli, female players Dec.31  Palestinians recall envoy to US