Chronological Timelines

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The following events are hosted by the Middle East Policy Council, TeachMideast, and partner organizations. Contact info@mepc.org if you have an event you would like us to share. Arab American Institute Kahlil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards Gala May 2, 2019 The Awards Gala is an opportunity for Arab Americans to celebrate the civic and [...]

Timeline of Early Islamic History

A printable version of this timeline is available for download at the bottom of this page. 822 BCE The Phoenicians establish the historic city of Carthage (in present-day Tunisia) and set up trading posts along the North African coast 586 BCE Babylon, under the rule of King Nebuchadnezzar II, conquers Judah and destroys the Jewish Temple. 553 [...]

Timeline of Islamic Dynasties

A printable version of this timeline is available for download at the bottom of this page. 661 Ali is murdered, presumably by a Kharijite extremist. His son Hassan loses a battle for succession to Mu'awiyah and retires to Medina. Mu'awiyah establishes the Umayyad dynasty and transfers the imperial capital to Damascus. 680 Caliph Muawiyah dies. His [...]

Timeline of the Ottoman Empire

A printable version of this timeline is available for download at the bottom of this page. 1469 Death of Aztec leader Montezuma I in modern-day Mexico. 1492 Muslims and Jews are expelled from Spain at the behest of the Catholic Inquisition. The Muslims return to North Africa. The Spanish Jews, known as the Sephardim, scatter throughout [...]

Timeline of the Middle East in the Twentieth Century

A printable version of this timeline is available for download at the bottom of this page. 1901 Oil is discovered in Iran. 1905 Death of the great Muslim reformer, Muhammad Abdu. 1906 The Algeciras Conference, organized with the help of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, prevents war between France and Germany over colonial rights in Morocco. Control of [...]

Timeline of the 21st Century

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Country Timelines

Afghanistan Timeline

  Taliban Bans Opium July 30, 2000 Taliban leaders forbid farmers from growing opium poppy plants, citing religious edicts. Afghan farmers are growing 75% of the world’s opium exports. Hamid Karzai Elected June 30, 2002 With U.S. toppling of the Taliban, the Grand Council elects Hamid Karzai as interim head of state. NATO Deploys in [...]

Algeria Timeline

   

Bahrain Timeline

   

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The following events are hosted by the Middle East Policy Council, TeachMideast, and partner organizations. Contact info@mepc.org if you have an event you would like us to share. Arab American Institute Kahlil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards Gala May 2, 2019 The Awards Gala is an opportunity for Arab Americans to celebrate the civic and [...]

Egypt Timeline

   

Iran Timeline

   

Iraq Timeline

 

Israel Timeline

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Jordan Timeline

   

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Lebanon Timeline

   

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Morocco Timeline

   

Oman Timeline

 

Palestine Timeline

 

Qatar Timeline

 

Saudi Arabia Timeline

   

Syria Timeline

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Tunisia Timeline

 

Turkey Timeline

 

UAE Timeline

 

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