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A Timeline of Recent Attacks in the Afghan Capital of Kabul

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 4:41 pm (UTC-5)
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September 20, 2011 – A suicide bomber detonates explosives hidden in his turban, killing former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani, who was spearheading peace efforts with the Taliban. The blast at his Kabul home also kills four other people and wounds Masoom Stanekzai, one of President Hamid Karzai’s key advisors. September 13-14, 2011 – Taliban insurgents […]

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A Timeline of the US Hikers Detained by Iran

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 10:22 am (UTC-5)
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July 31, 2009 – Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd are hiking in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq while on vacation. They are arrested by Iranian authorities, who accuse them of crossing the border into Iran, and are sent to the notorious Evin prison in Tehran. Iranian television describes the three as “spies.” […]

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Steve Jobs and Apple

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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February 24, 1955 – Steven Paul Jobs is born in California. He grows up in the area that is to become known as Silicon Valley. 1974 – Jobs works as a technician with the video game maker Atari. He saves money and then travels to India to find spiritual enlightenment. April 1, 1976 – Jobs […]

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Months of Unrest Led to U.S. Call for Assad to Resign

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Tensions in Syria began to build early in the year with the rise of the Arab Spring protests in Tunisia, Egypt, and other north African and Middle Eastern countries. Syrian government forces have tried to quell the protests in the country with deadly force. Rights groups and activists say at least 1,800 civilians have been […]

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South Sudan Becomes World’s Newest Country Saturday

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Republic of South Sudan becomes the world’s newest country on Saturday. Following is a look at the 28-year process leading to South Sudan’s independence. January, 1983 – Sudan’s second civil war breaks out between the Khartoum government and the southern rebel group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), led by John Garang. Islamic Law […]

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Timeline: Investigating Lebanon’s 2005 Hariri Assassination

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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February 14, 2005 – Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, an opponent of Syria’s occupation of Lebanon, is killed in a bomb attack targeting his motorcade in Beirut. Twenty-two other people also die. Lebanon’s pro-Western opposition accuses Syria and its allies in the Lebanese security services. The bombing triggers anti-Syria street protests, known as the […]

Timeline: Investigating Lebanon’s 2005 Hariri Assassination

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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February 14, 2005 – Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, an opponent of Syria’s occupation of Lebanon, is killed in a bomb attack targeting his motorcade in Beirut. Twenty-two other people also die. Lebanon’s pro-Western opposition accuses Syria and its allies in the Lebanese security services. The bombing triggers anti-Syria street protests, known as the […]

Nearly 10 Years of US Operations in Afghanistan

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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President Obama’s announcement on the July start of a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan comes nearly a decade after the U.S.-led military operation began. War on Terror October 7, 2001 – Three weeks after the September 11 terror attacks on the United States, President George W. Bush announces Operation Enduring Freedom, with U.S. military strikes […]

Timeline of US Congressman’s Internet Sex Scandal

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Friday May 27: A lewd photograph appears on U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner’s Twitter feed. The message, sent to a 21-year-old female college student, is quickly deleted. Weiner then tweets that his Facebook account was hacked. Monday May 30: Weiner’s office says he has hired a lawyer to help him decide what to do about the […]

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Yemen: From Jasmine Revolution to Widespread Unrest

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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A timeline of how Yemen has plunged from protests to near full-fledged civil war: January 22: Hundreds of students and other protesters gather at Sana’a University, calling for an end to the 32-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The demonstrators were apparently inspired by the protests that led to the ouster of Tunisia’s President. […]

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