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Afghanistan - Geography of Afghanistan - Provinces of Afghanistan - Demography of Afghanistan
History of Afghanistan - Pre-Islamic period of Afghanistan - Invasions of Afghanistan - Islamic conquest of Afghanistan - First Anglo-Afghan War 1839-1842 - Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-1880 - Third Anglo-Afghan War 1919 - Saur Revolution April 1978 - Soviet war in Afghanistan 1979-1989 - Civil war in Afghanistan 1989–1992 and collapse of the Najibullah government - Civil war in Afghanistan 1992–1996 leads to the Taliban controlling most of Afghanistan - Taliban and Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan 1996-2001 - USA cruise missile strikes on Afghanistan August 1998 - Civil war in Afghanistan 1996–2001 Taliban period - War in Afghanistan 2001–present - USA, UK and ISAF invasion following the 2001 September 11 attacks
Economy of Afghanistan: Economy of Afghanistan - List of companies of Afghanistan - Companies of Afghanistan by industry
Mining in Afghanistan: Mining in Afghanistan - Balkhab Copper Mine - Shaida Copper Mine - Mes Aynak mine
Coal mining - 15 September 2013: Afghanistan's coal miners endure some of the most dangerous and primitive conditions in the world - 15 September 2013: At least 27 miners were killed and 20 others injured in a coal mine collapse at the state-controlled Abkhorak mine in Ro-e-Dohab district
Agriculture in Afghanistan: Agriculture in Afghanistan - Irrigation in Afghanistan - Pomegranate production in Afghanistan
Opium production in Afghanistan: Opium production in Afghanistan - 13 November 2013: Afghan opium cultivation has hit a record high, the UN says, and the expansion of poppy to 209,000 hectares will embarrass aid donors after more than 10 years of efforts against illicit economy
Tourism in Afghanistan: Tourism in Afghanistan - Visitor attractions in Afghanistan
Banking in Afghanistan: Banks of Afghanistan - Afghanistan Bank is the central bank of Afghanistan - Afghanistan International Bank - New Kabul Bank - First Microfinance Bank
Depositor and USA taxpayer losses: 8. Juni 2011: Selbstbeurteilung der Afghanistan-Hilfe der USA als wenig effektiv - 9. September 2011: Nach jahrzehntelangen Kriegszerstörungen steht Afghanistan vor wirtschaftlichem Kollaps - 30 July 2012: Hundreds of millions of US taxpayer dollars may have been wasted on poorly managed infrastructure projects in Afghanistan, a report to US Congress says - 28 November 2012: Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee published its report declaring that US$5 billion, including $400 million the Kabul Bank’s shareholders, were illegally transferred abroad
Afghan Armed Forces: Afghan Armed Forces - Military history of Afghanistan
2014: 5 April 2014: More than 350,000 Afghan troops have been put on duty to thwart attacks on polling stations and voters in presidential election - 9 April: Afghanistan surprises with smooth and calm elections
Taxation in Afghanistan: Taxation in Afghanistan
Politics of Afghanistan: Politics of Afghanistan - Constitution of Afghanistan - Afghan Supreme Court - Political parties in Afghanistan
Politics and elections in Afghanistan - 2009 Afghan presidential election - Afghan parliamentary election September 2010 - Fraud allegations
2012: 4 August 2012: Afghan parliament votes to sack key ministers - security lapses and allegations of corruption - 5 August 2012: Karzai 'accepts' dismissal of key ministers - 7 August: Afghan defence minister to step down - 13 August: Afghan officials met with jailed Taliban leader in Pakistan - 31 October 2012: Next Afghan presidential election set for April 2014 - 31 octobre: Les talibans pourront se présenter à la présidentielle de 2014, selon le chef de la commission électorale afghane Manawi
Afghan presidential election 5 April 2014: Afghan presidential election 5 April 2014 - 16 September 2013: The independent election commission of Afghanistan began the candidate registration process for 2014 presidential election - 15 October: Votes sell for about $5 in Afghanistan as presidential race begins - 2 February 2014: Two campaign team members murdered at start of democratic process to find successor to Hamid Karzai - 4 April 2014: Afghans fear violence ahead of historic election but analysts expect a heavy turnout despite fears because voters actually feel like they have a choice after more than 12 years of war and lack of progress - 6 April: Relief in Afghanistan after largely peaceful landmark election and a massive turnout, including in some of the most dangerous areas of the country, of seven million out of 12 million eligible voters or about 58% - 13 April: First results show Ghani and Abdullah on course for runoff vote in Afghanistan polls - 24 April: Run-off in Afghanistan polls likely - 6 June: Presidential election candidate Abdullah walks free from armoured car hit by two suicide bombs which killed six others, including bodyguards - 15 June: Despite a number of deadly militant attacks during the run-off election, more than seven million Afghans voted (a turnout of 60%) and a third of those who voted were women, Election Commission says - 18 June: Afghan presidential election thrown into question as Abdullah disputes vote counting - 23 June 2014: Chief election officer Ziaulhaq Amarkhil stands down after vote-rigging claims
July-August 2014: 9 July: Despite preliminary results that put him behind Ashraf Ghani, Abdullah claims victory in Afghanistan's disputed election - 11 July: Karzai backs UN plan to check votes for fraud - 20 July: Afghan presidential vote audit halted over which ballots to throw out - 8 August: Afghanistan's presidential rivals reached a political agreement that would outline the terms of a power-sharing deal - 21 September 2014: Ashraf Ghani has been officially declared the new president of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah will become chief executive in a power-sharing deal to end months of political gridlock
September/October 2014: 29 September 2014: Incoming Afghan president Ashraf Ghani inaugurated following a long election campaign - 1 October: President Ashraf Ghani reopened an inquiry into the 2010 theft of almost $1 billion from Kabul Bank triggering a financial crisis, fulfilling a campaign promise to make fighting corruption a priority
December 2014: 1 December: Facing intensified Taliban attacks, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani plans to fire senior civilian and military leaders in the country’s most volatile provinces
Social movements and protests in Afghanistan: Protests in Afghanistan - 2012 Afghanistan Quran burning protest - 11 July 2012: Dozens of women, men and rights activists took to the streets of Kabul on Wednesday to protest over the recent public execution of an Afghan woman and to demand justice - 17 September: More than 1.000 people in the Afghan capital Kabul are taking part in an angry demonstration against the US-film mocking Islam
2015: 23 March 2015: Family of Afghan woman Farkhunda, killed by a mob triggered by a mullah in front of Kabul’s Shah-Do Shamshira mosque where she worked as a religious teacher and urged by Kabul police chief 'You have to confirm' that Farkhunda was mentally ill, take comfort from tide of outrage - 24 March: Afghan protesters demand justice for Farkhunda killed by mob - 17 June 2015: At the Afghanistan launch of HeForShe UN campaign for gender equality, a group of Afghan men in Kabul took the very rare step of calling on their male compatriots to take a stand for women’s rights
Society, demographics, culture and human rights in Afghanistan: Afghan society - Demography of Afghanistan
Culture of Afghanistan: Culture of Afghanistan - Languages of Afghanistan - Music of Afghanistan - 20 January 2013: Afghanistan's Institute of Music helps revitalise a ruined culture and gives children a chance to transform their lives
Education in Afghanistan: Education in Afghanistan - Category: Education in Afghanistan - 16 October 2012: The number of girls enrolled in education in 2010 was 79%, up from 4% in 1999 during Taliban rule, Unesco says
Health in Afghanistan: Health in Afghanistan - WHO 2014: Afghanistan's public health issues and concerns - 25 February 2014: Despite years of aid, medical care in Afghanistan remains severely limited as casualty rates from violence climb, according to MSF report
Children in Afghanistan:
2012/2013: 10 February 2012: Hamid Karzai accuses NATO on Thursday of killing eight children in a coalition airstrike in eastern Afghanistan - 31 August 2012: The decapitated bodies of a 7-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy found in the country's south and east - 6 September 2012: Third of children in Afghan south acutely malnourished - 10 June 2013: Taliban fighters beheaded two boys aged 10 and 16 as a warning to villagers not to cooperate with the Afghan government - 19 July: A bomb killed five young children and a woman when it exploded after being made at the home of a Taliban commander in eastern Afghanistan
2014: 8 January 2014: 10-year-old Afghan girl Spozhmai who says her brother sought to use her as a suicide bomber is asking President Karzai to find her a new home - 13 January: Afghan girl Spozhmai told journalists how her family forced her to attack a police checkpoint with a suicide vest
Human Rights in Afghanistan: Human rights in Afghanistan - 3 March 2015: Rights group accuses high-ranking officials in Afghanistan of allowing extrajudicial killings and brutal practices to flourish after fall of Taliban
Torture in Afghanistan: Torture in Afghanistan - Bagram torture and prisoner abuse - 11 October 2011: UN finds 'systematic' torture in Afghanistan - 20 January 2013: The UN says torture in Afghan prisons continues to be widespread despite its recommendations in a similar report in 2011 - 'few investigations and no prosecutions for those responsible' - 1 June 2013: Britain must investigate torture in Iraq, Afghanistan, UN says
Religion and freedom of religion in Afghanistan: Religion in Afghanistan - Islam in Afghanistan - Buddhism in Afghanistan - Freedom of religion in Afghanistan
2015: 23 March 2015: Afghani woman beaten to death by mob was falsely accused of burning Quran - 23 March 2015: Family of Afghan woman Farkhunda, killed by a mob triggered by a mullah in front of Kabul’s Shah-Do Shamshira mosque where she worked as a religious teacher and urged by Kabul police chief 'You have to confirm' that Farkhunda was mentally ill, take comfort from tide of outrage - 6 May 2015: Afghan judge sentences four to death over mob killing of Afghan woman Farkhunda
Ideology of Taliban: Ideology of Taliban - Taliban propaganda - 21 April 2013: Taliban punished two Afghans with amputations, police and one of the victims said
Terrorism in Afghanistan
Taliban treatment of women
Women's rights in Afghanistan: Women's rights in Afghanistan
2012: Human Rights Watch report 28 March 2012: Imprisonment of Afghan women and girls for flight from unlawful forced marriage or domestic violence - NZZ 17. April: Laut Behördenberichten haben islamische Extremisten und Gegner von Mädchenschule 150 Mädchen an einer weiterführenden Schule mit kontaminiertem Wasser vergiftet und einige schwer verletzt - 5 July: Woman, children beheaded in Afghan 'dishonour killing' - 8 July: Taliban publicly execute woman accused of adultery in front of a crowd near Kabul - 11 July: Dozens of women, men and rights activists took to the streets of Kabul on Wednesday to protest over the recent public execution of an Afghan woman and to demand justice - 13 July: Female Afghan politician Hanifa Safi killed in a bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan - 24 July: Afghan cleric charged with raping 10-year-old schoolgirl - HRW 18 September: Free Women Jailed for ‘Running Away’ - 30 September: Violence stalks women workers in Afghanistan - 10 December: Afghan women's affairs official in Laghman province Nadia Sidiqi, just months after her predecessor was blown up by a bomb, shot dead by suspected Taliban - 11 December 2012: Afghan women victims of violence are still being failed by the justice system, according to a new UN report
2013: 23 January 2013: After her daughter Khatera was threatened and then murdered, Anisa Azam sued the Afghan police for failing to do their job - 18 May: Afghanistan's parliament failed to pass a law on Saturday banning violence against women - 24 May: Women on Afghan frontlines to fight Taliban - 25 juin: Huit femmes et un enfant d'une même famille ont été tués par une bombe dans la province de Kandahar, alors qu'ils se rendaient à une cérémonie de fiançailles - 4 July: Afghan women's rights activists react with alarm after court reverses conviction in torture of young woman - 4 July: Helmand's top female police officer and mother of three Islam Bibi was killed on her way to work, after receiving death threats from Taliban and even from her family - 14 juillet 2013: À l'école de Dah Yaya des filles apprennent à dire 'non' aux choix qui leur sont imposés - 20 July: One of President Karzai's main religious advisers will not overturn a decree issued by clerics in the north reimposing Taliban-style curbs on women - 13 August: Taliban kidnapped female MP Fariba Ahmadi Kakar who was travelling by car through Afghanistan's central Ghazni province with her children - 5/6 Septembe: Suspected Taliban militants shot dead the Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, married to Afghan businessman Jaanbaz Khan in the Paktika province, running a health clinic and writer of a popular book about her dramatic escape from the Taliban in the 90s, saying 'The way I fought against Taliban, every woman should too' - 16 September: Gunmen shot the top female police officer Negar in Helmand province - 17 September: An unpublished UN report on female police officers in Afghanistan found accounts of pervasive sexual assault and harassment by their male colleagues - 10 December: Police rescue woman from Taliban stoning to death - 19 December: Alarm rises for Afghan women prisoners after Western troops leave
2014: 4 January: Violent crime against women in Afghanistan hit record levels and became increasingly brutal in 2013, the head of its human rights commission Sima Samar says - 8 March: Herat marks International Women’s Day by launching the first Herat International Women’s Film Festival
2015: 16 February: Popular female politician Angiza Shinwari in east Afghanistan died in hospital following a bomb attack on her vehicle - 23 March 2015: Afghani woman beaten to death by mob was falsely accused of burning Quran - 23 March 2015: Family of Afghan woman Farkhunda, killed by a mob triggered by a mullah in front of Kabul’s Shah-Do Shamshira mosque where she worked as a religious teacher and urged by Kabul police chief 'You have to confirm' that Farkhunda was mentally ill, take comfort from tide of outrage - 6 May 2015: Afghan judge sentences four to death over mob killing of Afghan woman Farkhunda
Media of Afghanistan: Media of Afghanistan
Newspapers in Afghanistan - Radio stations in Afghanistan - Television in Afghanistan
21 March 2014: Afghan journalists boycott Taliban coverage following the assault on Kabul’s Serena Hotel killing nine civilians, including a local journalist, his wife and two young children - 23 March 2014: Hundreds of journalists and international media organisations are enforcing a voluntary ban on broadcasting Taliban attacks, after Taliban murdered nine innocent civilians including five and three-year-old children in Kabul
Internet in Afghanistan: Internet in Afghanistan
List of journalists killed during the War in Afghanistan (2001–present): List of journalists killed during the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
2014: 24 January 2014: Journalist Noor Ahmed Noori, working for radio station in Afghanistan, found burned and mutilated inside a bag in Helmand province - On 11 March 2014 Swedish journalist Nils Horner shot dead in a street in Kabul in execution-style - 11 March 2014: Swedish journalist Nils Horner, who also had British citizenship, was shot to death on Tuesday while he was talking to a translator on a street in Kabul - 12 March: Taliban splinter group says it killed British-Swedish reporter Nils Horner - 21 March: Afghan journalists boycott Taliban coverage after Kabul hotel attack kills reporter Sardar Ahmad and children - 4 April 2014: A gunman in Afghan police uniform shot two foreign journalists in eastern Khost province killing photographer Anja Niedringhaus and injuring reporter Kathy Gannon
Crime in Afghanistan: Crime in Afghanistan
Terrorism in Afghanistan: Terrorism in Afghanistan - Terrorist incidents in Afghanistan by type - Terrorist incidents in Afghanistan by year
Victims of the Taliban: Taliban - Victims of the Taliban - 17 December: A day after Pakistan Taliban attacked a school in Peshawar killing at least 141 people, Taliban storm New Kabul bank in Lashkar Gah in Helmand, killing at least 10 people
Opium production and illegal drug trade in Afghanistan: Opium production in Afghanistan - Illegal drug trade in Afghanistan
Corruption, fraud etc.: Corruption, fraud etc. in Afghanistan - Corruption in Afghanistan - Shirini - Integrity Watch Afghanistan
2013-2015: 5 March 2013: The former chiefs of Kabul Bank Sherkhan Farnood and Khalilullah Ferozi have been sentenced to five years in jail for the multi-million dollar fraud that almost led to its collapse in 2010 - 19 April 2015: UN investigation finds corruption in Afghan police oversight division
Law and law enforcement in Afghanistan: Law of Afghanistan - Law enforcement in Afghanistan - Afghan National Police - Afghan Public Protection Force
Foreign relations of Afghanistan: Foreign relations of Afghanistan
Afghanistan/France relations: Afghanistan/France relations - French forces in Afghanistan - 20 November: France ends Afghan combat role - 29 April: The outgoing French ambassador to Afghanistan Bernard Bajolet blamed the country’s rampant corruption and the drug trade on the country's failure to establish itself as an independent country
Afghanistan/India relations: Afghanistan/India relations - 4 October 2011: 'Strategic partnership' between Afghanistan and India signed by Karzai and Singh in Delhi - 12 November: Afghan President Karzai is in New Delhi, holding delegation-level talks with PM Manmohan Singh - 12 November: India and Afghanistan to intensify cooperation, especially in the sectors of agriculture, small business and mining - 3 July 2013: Three Indian workers were killed in Tuesday's Taliban attack on a guest house in Kabul - 3 August: A suicide blast outside the Indian consulate in Jalalabad has reportedly left at least eight people dead and another 12 injured - 5 September: Suspected Taliban militants shot dead the Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, writer of a popular book about her dramatic escape from the Taliban in the 90s, in eastern Afghan province of Paktika - 11 December: Hamid Karzai heads to India waving wish list of military hardware
Afghanistan/New Zealand relations: Afghanistan/New Zealand relations
Afghanistan/Pakistan relations: Afghanistan/Pakistan relations
since 1980: Afghan-Pakistani Haqqani network 1980–present, USA and ISI's fosterling - 9 July 2013: Former ISI chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha has admitted that the deadly Haqqani network was created by it and USA's CIA and claimed that the insurgent group's chief Haqqani had 'in fact been invited to the White House by President Reagan'
2012-2014: 24 December 2012: Pakistan shares the Kabul government's goal of transforming the Taliban insurgency into a political movement, an Afghan official says - 21 June 2013: Afghanistan and Pakistan trade accusations at UN over the whereabouts of Islamist extremists on their border - 26 August: President Karzai seeks Pakistan's help to arrange peace talks with Taliban
Afghanistan/Qatar relations: Afghanistan/Qatar relations - 20 June: US welcomes Qatar's decision to take down a sign that cast the Taliban's new office in Doha as a rival Afghan embassy saying the militant group can't represent itself 'as an emirate, government or sovereign' - 20 June: Afghan government anger at opening of Taliban office in Qatar leads US to suspend plans to attend talks
Afghanistan/Sweden relations: 'Swedish Committee for Afghanistan' aid organisation active in Afghanistan since 1980 - On 11 March 2014 Swedish journalist Nils Horner shot dead in a street in Kabul in execution-style - 11 March 2014: Swedish journalist Nils Horner was shot and killed in Kabul in an attack that many worry reflects the growing danger for foreigners in Afghanistan’s capital
Afghanistan/Turkmenistan relations: Afghanistan/Turkmenistan relations - Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline - Afghanistan Oil Pipeline
Afghanistan/United Kingdom relations: Afghanistan/United Kingdom relations: Anglo-Afghanische Kriege - War in Afghanistan since 2001
2012/2013: 18 January 2012: UK troops quizzed over Afghan child abuse - 21 July 2012: More than 800 historic artefacts stolen from museums in Afghanistan returned to Afghanistan - 11 October 2012: Seven UK marines arrested on suspicion of a murder which occurred in Afghanistan in 2011 - 14 October: Five UK marines charged with murder - 24 January 2013: Playing royals in action - the third-in-line to the throne Harry confirmed he shot dead insurgents from the cockpit, saying he took the enemy 'out of the game' - 29 May 2013: Afghans unlawfully held by British forces at Camp Bastion - 29 May: UK to transfer scores of detainees to Afghan facilities - 1 June 2013: Britain must investigate torture in Iraq, Afghanistan, UN says - 4 June 2013: Two British soldiers convicted of abusing Afghans - On 11 March 2014 Swedish journalist Nils Horner shot dead in a street in Kabul in execution-style - 11 March 2014: Swedish journalist Nils Horner, who also had British citizenship, was shot to death on Tuesday while he was talking to a translator on a street in Kabul - 27 April 2014: A commission appointed by Karzai to investigate detention facilities run by USA and British forces claimed to have uncovered secret prisons on two coalition bases
2014: 11 March 2014: Swedish journalist Nils Horner, who also had British citizenship, was shot to death on Tuesday while he was talking to a translator on a street in Kabul - 3/4 December 2014: London Conference on Afghanistan 2014 co-hosted by the UK and Afghanistan - 3 December: In London Afghan president Ghani will have his first meeting with global supporters to discuss the country’s future - 4 December: Afghan president promises to tackle corruption if west holds firm on aid
Afghanistan/United Nations relations: Afghanistan/United Nations relations - UN resolutions concerning Afghanistan - 1 July 2013: UN deputy chief reiterates commitment to country’s long-term development in Afghanistan - 3/4 April 2014: UN's Ban Ki-moon urges all Afghan men and women to fully participate in Presidential and Provincial Council elections on April 5, as UNAMA condemns deadly attack on foreign journalists in the Tani district of Khost province
Afghanistan/USA relations: Afghanistan/USA relations - The Guardian: US gave silent backing to Taliban rise to power
CIA activities: CIA activities in Pakistan
1980–present: Afghan-Pakistani Haqqani network 1980–present, USA's and ISI's fosterling - 9 July 2013: Former ISI chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha has admitted that the deadly Haqqani network was created by it and USA's CIA and claimed that the insurgent group's chief Haqqani had 'in fact been invited to the White House by President Reagan'
2011: 31 May 2011: Karzai bans Nato strikes on Afghan homes - 17 July 2011: Nato begins security handover to local forces in Bamiyan - 16 November: Karzai lays out conditions for US partnership demanding night raids by US and Nato stopped - 5 December: Afghan conference in Bonn as Nato troops eye exit and Pakistan is boycotting the talks - 28 December: President Karzai backs Taliban Qatar office plan
2012: AP 4 January 2012: Taliban to open Qatar office for talks with US - 7 January: Karzai demands US cede Afghan prison control - 30 January: Several Taliban negotiators have begun meeting with American officials in Qatar, where they are discussing preliminary trust-building measures - 16 February: After 11 years of war Afghanistan and USA in 'Taliban talks', Karzai says - 11 mars: Un soldat américain a tué 16 personnes, dont neuf enfants et trois femmes, dimanche matin dans la province de Kandahar - 12 March: The Afghan Parliament demands that the US soldier who killed 16 villagers in their homes should be put on public trial in Afghanistan - 13 March: Hundreds of university students took to the streets in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad Tuesday to protest the rampage by a US soldier who killed 16 villagers - 15 March: The US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers has been flown by US military from Afghanistan out to Kuwait - 16 March: US 'did not co-operate' with Kandahar probe - Karzai, in meeting with families of 16 victims, says his investigators were denied access to the accused US soldier - 17 March: US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in Kandahar identified as Staff Sergeant Robert Bales - 17 March: British BBC considers the 'personality' of the murder (back in the USA) of Afghan civilians and children and not the situation of the victims and their families - outcry for justice? USA and UK are the murder and responsible, some hundreds of years - 2 mai: Attentat des Taliban à Kaboul et six morts après la visite surprise de Barack Obama à Kaboul aussi prononcant un discours télévisé à l’adresse des Américains depuis la base militaire de Bagram - 7 July: In Kabul US secretary of state Hillary Clinton designating Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally shortly before major aid conference in Tokyo - 10 September: US to transfer Bagram prison to Afghans - 25 September: Afghans hail action over US Marines abuse - 5/6 November: Najeeban in southern Afghanistan is a ghost village, deserted by the surviving inhabitants after a murderous rampage, as Sergeant Robert Bales is due in US court for a military hearing and prosecutors say they will seek death penalty for Robert Bales, accused of killing 16 civilians - 11 November: US military court hears Afghan massacre accounts - 12 November: US Sergeant Bales watches as child after child describes the bloodbath that left their parents and other loved ones dead - 19 November: Afghan president Karzai says US forces continue to capture and detain Afghans in violation of a deal signed earlier this year
Kandahar massacre 11 March 2012 and trial 2013: Kandahar massacre 11 March 2012 - 5 June 2013: US Sgt. Bales pleads guilty in Afghan massacre - 21 August 2013: Afghan victims confront US soldier accused of massacre - 24 August: US army sergeant Bales who murdered 16 Afghan villagers in a horrific rampage was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole
2013 three-city US tour of Afghan youth orchestra: 9 February 2013: Afghan youth orchestra begins first three-city US tour
2013: 24 February: The Afghan government demands the withdrawal of US special forces from Wardak and Logar within two weeks accusing them of fuelling 'insecurity and instability' in the volatile provinces - 25 March: US to hand over Bagram jail to Afghans - 29 April 2013: For more than a decade, wads of US dollars packed into suitcases, backpacks and, on occasion, plastic shopping bags have been dropped off every month or so at the offices of Afghanistan's president - 'courtesy' of the CIA - 19 June: After the Afghan militants opened an office in Qatar to oversee peace negotiations, US officials will meet with Taliban representatives within days - 19 June: The Taliban today claimed responsibility for an overnight attack at Bagram air base that killed four US troops, just hours after US said its officials would meet the insurgents for talks - 19 June: The Afghan government lashed out at US efforts to broker peace with the Taliban, suspending security talks with Washington and threatening to boycott contacts with the insurgents - 20 June: US welcomes Qatar's decision to take down a sign that cast the Taliban's new office in Doha as a rival Afghan embassy saying the militant group can't represent itself 'as an emirate, government or sovereign' - 20 June: Afghan government anger at opening of Taliban office in Qatar leads US to suspend plans to attend talks - 17 July: Afghan suspect blames US commandos for civilian murders - 13 September: Deadly truck bomb hits US consulate in Afghanistan - 13 October: Dispute on immunity for US troops blocks Afghan-US security pact - 21 November: Afghanistan and USA agree on post 2014 military deal text - 21 novembre: Ouverture de la Loya Jirga, examen de l'accord avec les Etats-Unis - 24 November: Afghan council endorses US security deal and seeks immediate signing - 26 November: US says may pull out all troops from Afghanistan as Karzai holds up deal - 13 December: USA can't be aggressive, intimidatory, Afghanistan president Karzai says
2014: 27 April: A commission appointed by Karzai to investigate detention facilities run by USA and British forces claimed to have uncovered secret prisons on two coalition bases - 26 May 2014: Afghanistan expresses anger at USA monitoring 'nearly all' phone calls - 28 May 2014: Announcing a plan to leave 9,800 troops in Afghanistan in 2015, Obama says it's not USA's responsibility to make Afghanistan a perfect place - 28 May: Afghanistan's Karzai welcomes USA plan to withdraw troops by 2016 - 10 December: Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani vows to investigate CIA abuse in his country, saying torture described in the USA Senate report 'violates all accepted norms of human rights in the world' - 21 December: USA sends four Afghan Guantanamo prisoners home
War in Afghanistan since 2001: War in Afghanistan since 2001
Civil war in Afghanistan 1992–1996 leads to the Taliban controlling most of Afghanistan - Taliban and Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan 1996-2001 - Civil war in Afghanistan 1996–2001 Taliban period
Terrorism in Afghanistan
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
"Afghan War Diary" - War crimes in Afghanistan - Civilian casualties of the war in Afghanistan (2001-present)
May 2011: 1 May 2011: 12-year-old boy suicide attack - NZZ 18. Mai: Provinz Tahar - Tote bei Protesten nach Nato-Angriff - NZZ 29. Mai: 12 Kinder bei Nato-Luftangriff getötet
June 2011: NZZ 18. Juni: Karzai bestätigt Gespräche USA-Taliban - NZZ 23. Juni: Obama kündigt Abzug von 10.000 Soldaten bis Ende 2011 an - Obama announces withdrawal of 10.000 troops this year and another 23.000 by the end of September 2012 - NZZ 23. Juni: Nach den USA kündigen weitere Länder Truppenabzug an - Deux journalistes francais retenus en otage par les Talibans libérés après 547 jours
July 2011: 7 July: Afghan protests at civilians deaths in Nato air strike - UN: Deadliest six months for Afghan civilians (14 July 2011) - Nato begins security handover to local forces in Bamiyan 17 July 2011 - NZZ 23. Juli: Kommandoübergabe auch in Masar-i-Scharif Juli 2011 - 28 July: BBC reporter Ahmed Omed Khpalwak among 17 victims killed in Afghan Taliban blasts
September 2011: 7 September: Nato suspends Afghan prison transfers - torture allegations - 8 September: Nato-led forces killed BBC-reporter Ahmed Omed Khpulwak - shot dead by an US-soldier (compare July 28) - 11 September 2011: Five Afghan civilians (including a 3-year-old girl) killed, several Afghans and dozens of US-soldiers wounded in a Taliban suicide bombing targeting US-base in Wardak province - 21 September: Afghans gather to mourn Burhanuddi Rabbani killed by a suicide bomber - 23 September: Karzai vows to continue Afghan peace effort
October 2011: NZZ 29. Oktober: Schwerer Taliban-Angriff auf Nato-Truppen in Kabul
November 2011: 2 November: Turkey summit to map out Afghan future - NZZ 24. November: Sechs Kinder bei Nato-Luftangriff in der Provinz Kandahar getötet
December 2011: 8 December: Kabul in grief after Ashoura shrine blast as Karzai vows to take up the issue with Pakistan
January 2012: 12 January: US military to probe 'marine abuse video' - 13 January: US Marines identify desecrators of corpes in Afghanistan as the international community condemns the new US crime - 13 February: US Marine unit in Afghanistan abuse video identified - NZZ 18. Januar: Ermittlungen gegen britische Afghanistan-Soldaten wegen Mißbrauchs von Kindern - 19 January: Ongoing atrocities against civilians despite promised talks - 20 January: France suspends Afghan troop training after a deadly attack of an Afghan army soldier - NZZ 21. Januar: Frankreich erwägt rascheren Abzug aus Afghanistan
February 2012: 4 February 2012: Afghan civilian deaths rise for fifth year, UN says - 10 February: Hamid Karzai accuses NATO on Thursday of killing eight children in a coalition airstrike in eastern Afghanistan - 23 February: Violence over the burning of copies of the Quran by NATO troops at a military base in Afghanistan - 26 February: Withdrawal of all foreign advisers in Afghanistan announced after killing of two US military officers in Kabul's interior ministry
March 2012: 11 March: US soldier kills Afghan civilians in Kandahar - NZZ 15. März: Karzai will Nato früher aus Afghanistan haben - ISAF-Truppen sollen sich ab sofort aus Dörfern zurückziehen – Taliban sagen Gespräche mit den USA ab - NZZ 16. März: Schon wieder getötete afghanische Kinder, diesmal durch Nato-Helikopterabsturz auf ein Wohnhaus in Kabul
April 2012: 16 April: Sunday Taliban assault on Afghan capital 'over' - officials say all Taliban fighters involved in Kabul attack are dead - NZZ 17. April: Laut Behördenberichten haben islamische Extremisten und Gegner von Mädchenschule 150 Mädchen an einer weiterführenden Schule mit kontaminiertem Wasser vergiftet und einige schwer verletzt - 19 April: Probe ordered into behaviour depicted by images showing US troops posing with mangled bodies of suspected suicide bombers
May 2012: NZZ 13. Mai: Rückschlag für Dialog mit den Taliban - afghanischer Vermittler Maulwi Arsala Rahman ermordet - 19 May: 13 dead in Afghan suicide bombing at a lunch gathering of Afghan police and local civilians in southeast Afghanistan - 21 May: 'Hard days ahead' in Afghanistan, Obama says at a Nato summit in Chicago dominated by the issue of withdrawal from Afghanistan - 27 May: An airstrike by the US-led NATO coalition killa eight members of a family in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan authorities say
June 2012: 6 June: 17 civilians have been killed in a NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan, the head of Logar provincial council says - 9 June: Visiting Logar province US general apologises for Afghan deaths - 9 June: Start of French troop pullout in July confirmed hours after four French soldiers were killed - 22 juin: Les talibans attaquent un hôtel proche de Kaboul - 26 June: Four villages in country's east create National Uprising Movement to protect residents from violence
July 2012: 8 July: Donors at an international conference in Tokyo have pledged to give $16bn in civilian aid over four years, in an attempt to safeguard Afghanistan's future - 9 July: Roadside bombs and attacks killed and injured Afghan civilians, policemen and Nato members - 13 July: Female Afghan politician Hanifa Safi killed in a bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan - 14 July: Suicide bomber kills 22 in northern Afghanistan - MP Ahmad Khan Samangani killed in the attack - 14 July: The deadly suicide bombing in Samangan Province targeted a wedding party for MP Ahmad Khan's daughter - 15 July: Afghan minister Obaidullah Obaid survives a bomb attack on his motorcade in northern Afghanistan
August 2012: 20 August: New Zealand signals exit from Afghanistan earlier in 2013 than planned - 27 August: Taliban attack an Afghan army post in the troubled southern province of Helmand - 28 August: A group of 17 civilians - 15 men and two women - have been killed by the Taliban in southern Afghanistan
September 2012: 1 September: A suicide bombing at a large NATO military base in central Afghanistan kills at least six Afghan civilians - 4 September: Suicide bomber killed at least 25 civilians and wounded dozens at a funeral for a village elder in the village of Shagai in the Durbaba district - 8 September: Taliban claims responsibility for a 'teenage' suicide bomber attack that kills six people, the dead and wounded all street sellers aged between 12 and 17 - 10 September: At least 16 people killed in blast targeting policemen at crowded intersection in urban capital of Kunduz province - 15 September: The Taliban say they carried out an attack on Nato's Camp Bastion in revenge for the film made in the US seen as insulting to Islam - 16 September: Four foreign soldiers and one Afghan policeman killed in latest 'insider' attack in Zabul province - 16 September: Nato air strike kills at least eight women and children in Laghman and injured seven - nobody protects the Afghan people and civilians against deadly attacks and war crimes, repeated again and again - 18 September: Hezb-e-Islami group claims responsibility for a female suicide attack on a minibus in Kabul killing 12 people, including several foreigners working for an international courier company
October 2012: 1 October: Suicide bomber wearing police uniform kills 13 in Khost, including at least three police and three Nato soldiers - 13 October: At least eight people were killed in attacks in southern Afghanistan - 15 October: Afghan officials say that a NATO air strike killed three children while it was targeting Taliban planting mines on a road in Helmand province's Nawa district - 26 October: In a second suspected insider attack in two days two US troops die in the southern Uruzgan province - 26 October: Attack by man in police uniform leaves over 40 killed and injured outside mosque in northern province of Faryab - 30 October: Apparent insider attack kills two NATO troops in Nahri Sarraj district - 31 October: A roadside bomb blew up a civilian truck in Musa Qala that killed 10, including seven young women and three children
November 2012: 4 November: A roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan has killed a district police chief, as fighters increasingly target Afghan security forces amid the draw-down of foreign troops - 11 November: A mother and her newborn baby were among six family members killed in a roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan - 11/12 November: Nato soldier killed in the latest 'insider' attack in a joint camp in Nad Ali district of Helmand province while 11 Afghan civilians lose their lives in land mine blasts - 21 novembre: Un attentat suicide dans l'enclave diplomatique de Kaboul mercredi matin a fait deux morts - 23 November: A Taliban suicide bomber kills two people and wounds 40 others, including women and children, in an attack in Wardak province - 29 November: A roadside bomb exploded under a passenger van in the Deh Rawood district of Uruzgan province, killing 10 people, most of them women and children
December 2012: 2 December: Taliban suicide attack on Afghan NATO base kills 12 in Jalalabad - 10 December: Suspected Taliban gunmen shoot dead women's affairs official in Laghman, while Nimroz province police chief dies in roadside bombing - 17 December: Collecting firewood several young girls have been killed in a landmine explosion in Nangarhar province - 20 December: A roadside bomb kills two policemen and five civilians in Zaranj, Nimroz province - 24 December: A female Afghan police officer shot and wounded a Nato advisor in Kabul police headquarters - 26 December: A Taliban suicide bomber killed three people in an attack on a US base in the eastern town of Khost, the base that is believed to be used by the CIA - 27 December: Four Afghan policemen were killed and two wounded in a Taliban attack in the southern province of Uruzgan
January 2013: 6 January: At least four people were killed and 15 others wounded in a twin suicide attack inside a meeting of community leaders in Spin Boldak - 8 January: Afghan soldier kills British soldier, wounds six - 16 January: Taliban target Afghan intelligence HQ in deadly attack - 21 January: Fierce gunfight after co-ordinated Taliban-claimed attacks on traffic police headquarters in western Kabul - 27 January: At least 10 people have been killed after a roadside bomb detonated in Kandahar
February 2013: 9 February: A landmine explosion ripped through a civilian vehicle in Nad Ali district of Helmand province and killed six members of a family - 13 February: A NATO air strike killed 10 Afghan civilians, including five children, in the Shigal district of Kunar province - 19 February: Karzai signs ban to limit Nato air strike assistance - 24 February: On Sunday morning three suicide bombings in outlying provinces and a shootout in Kabul - 24 February: The Afghan government demands the withdrawal of US special forces from Wardak and Logar within two weeks accusing them of fuelling 'insecurity and instability' in the volatile provinces - 27 February: At least nine injured, mostly army personnel, after bomber detonates near bus carrying Afghan soldiers
March 2013: 3 March: Nato troops kill two Afghan boys due to alleged mistaken identity - 9 March: As new US defence secretary visits Kabul nine people killed in apparent suicide attack at Kabul defence ministry and at least nine people - eight of them civilians and one a policeman - killed in a suicide bombing in Khost city - 12 March 2013: Two US soldiers were killed and 10 wounded in a suspected insider attack in Afghanistan, after President Karzai accused US of colluding with the Taliban to justify its presence in the country - 26 March: Taliban claims responsibility after eight suicide bombers kill five security officers in attack on a base in Jalalabad - 30 March: A Nato helicopter strike kills two children close to Ghazni city in southern Afghanistan - 31 March: Kabul government seeks to explore the possibility of talks with Taliban
April 2013: 4 April: Taliban killed over 50 people and injured 100 others in a seven-hour-long attack on a court complex in Farah city - 4 April: An airstrike by US-led forces killed four policemen and two civilians in the Deh Yak district of Ghazni province - 5 April: A bomb strapped to the back of a donkey killed one policeman and wounded three civilians in the Alingar district in Laghman province - 6 April: Six Nato personnel were killed on Saturday in two separate attacks in Qalat city and in the southern province of Zabul - 8 April: Nato airstrike kills 11 children in Afghanistan's Kunar province, officials say - 12 avril: Au moins treize soldats afghans ont été tués lors d'une attaque des talibans contre un avant-poste de l'armée dansle district de Nari, de la province de Kunar
May 2013: 2 May 2013: Three British soldiers killed in a blast in Helmand province - 5 May: Seven US soldiers were killed in two separate attacks in Afghanistan in Maiwand district and in the western province of Farah on Saturday - 16 May: Suicide attack on Nato convoy in Kabul kills six civilians - 24 May: Taliban attack UN compound in Afghan capital, two gunmen killed - 25 May: Mosque blast kills 12 people in Ghazni province's district of Andar - 29 May: 7 foreign aid workers rescued after militants detonated a suicide bomb and waged a gun battle at the International Committee of the Red Cross in Jalalabad, killing an Afghan security guard
June 2013: 4 June: Afghanistan road bomb kills three children and their father, injuring the mother critically - 10 June: All seven militants who launched an attack Monday on Kabul airport died in the assault - 11 June: Suicide blast in Kabul kills at least 17 people at Supreme Court - 18 June: Afghan forces take lead on security from Nato - 25 juin: Échec d'une attaque des Taliban sur le palais présidentiel à Kaboul - 25 juin: Huit femmes et un enfant d'une même famille ont été tués par une bombe dans la province de Kandahar, alors qu'ils se rendaient à une cérémonie de fiançailles - 26 June: Karzai and Obama commit to Taliban talks despite attack
July 2013: 2 July: Seven people killed in Kabul attack on Nato supply firm in Kabul - 8 July: Afghan forces killed 18 Taliban and lost five of their own troops in operations in the country's east - 9 July: 17 Afghan civilians, 12 women, four children and one man, killed by a roadside bomb in Herat's Obe district - 18 July: Taliban kill eight Afghan workers on their way to US military base south of Kabul - 31 July: Civilian casualties in the Afghan war rose 23% the first half of this year due to Taliban attacks and increased fighting between insurgents and government forces, the UN says
August 2013: 2 août: Vingt-deux policiers afghans et 76 talibans ont été tués au cours de combats dans la province de Nangarhar - 3 August: Reports say a suicide bomber launched an attack near Indian consulate in Jalalabad leaving at least eight children dead and several injured - 28 August: Taliban executed 12 Afghan civilians in two separate incidents, including five aid workers - 31 August: A suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a police checkpoint and a bank in southern Afghanistan, one of two attacks that killed 18 people
September 2013: 2 September: A group of Taliban suicide bombers attacked a US base near the border with Pakistan on Monday morning, leading to multiple explosions, a gunfight and the closure of a key road - 13 September: Deadly truck bomb hits US consulate in Afghanistan
October 2013: 15 octobre: Le gouverneur de la province afghane du Logar a été tué mardi par l'explosion d'une bombe cachée dans un microphone - 27 October: A roadside bomb killed 18 civilians and wounded five as they rode a small bus home after attending a wedding in the Ghazni province
November 2013: 16 November: Deadly suicide blast in Kabul ahead of security talks
January-June 2014: 18 January: Up to 21 people were killed, mostly foreigners and including IMF and UN staff, in a Taliban attack on a popular restaurant in Kabul - 26 January: A Taliban suicide bomber has attacked a military bus in Kabul, killing at least four people - 21 February: Three male suicide attackers wearing burqas attacked a police headquarters close to Kabul, killing one policeman - 23 February: The Taliban attacked an Afghan army base in Kunar province, killing 19 soldiers and kidnapping seven - 6 March: A NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan accidentally killed five Afghan soldiers - 14 March: A roadside bomb in Helmand province kills six civilians, including two women and two children - 18 March: Suicide bomber kills at least 13 civilians in Maimana, the capital of Faryab province - 20 March: Taliban assault on police station in Jalalabad kills 10 police officers and a civilian - 21 March: Nine people - three women, two children and four foreigners - were killed in a highly secure Kabul hotel by four teenaged Taliban fighters, who were killed too - 30 April: Afghan troops backed by Western air power killed at least 60 militants near the Pakistan border, in one of the single biggest assaults against the Taliban-linked Haqqani network - 10 June: USA soldiers came under heavy fire from Taliban militants and called in air strike but helicopters shot wrong targets leaving five troops and one Afghan soldier dead
July 2014: 9 July 2014: Number of civilians killed or injured in Afghanistan's war in first six months of 2014 rises by quarter, with more than 1,000 of those children, UN report says - 16 July: Afghanistan car bomb leaves at least 89 civilians in crowded Urgun bazaar dead
September/October 2014: 27 September 2014: After Taliban fighters had killed more than 100 people in the area, Afghan villagers hanged four captured Taliban militants from a tree as security forces battled the insurgents for a sixth day in a district of Ghazni province - 28 September 2014: Bomb explodes in Kabul diplomatic quarter, a day ahead of presidential inauguration - 21 October: At least four Afghan soldiers killed and six others and six civilians wounded by a Taliban roadside bomb in Kabul
November/December 2014: 27 November: Suicide attack at British embassy vehicle in Kabul, killing at least five Afghan civilians and wounding more than 30 others - 11 December: A Taliban suicide bomber targeting a bus in Kabul killed six Afghan soldiers and wounded 11, five Afghan schoolchildren were also reported killed in an air strike by foreign forces in northern Parwan province - 17 December: A day after Pakistan Taliban attacked a school in Peshawar killing at least 141 people, Taliban storm New Kabul bank in Lashkar Gah in Helmand, killing at least 10 people - 20 December: Afghan civilian casualties hit record high in 2014, UN says - 27 December: NATO-led foreign force mistakenly killed three civilians in an air strike - 28 December 2014: After 13 years of war, Nato formally ends its combat operations, leaving the Afghan army and police in charge of security in a country plagued by continued fighting
January-June 2015: 1 January: After Afghan army mortars reportedly killed at least 20 civilians attending a wedding party in southern Helmand, Afghan police is investigating - 16 February: Popular female politician Angiza Shinwari in east Afghanistan died in hospital following a bomb attack on her vehicle, her driver was also killed in the explosion and four other people injured - 18 February 2015: Afghan civilian deaths hit record high, as insurgents, government forces and international troops all contribute to highest total in five years since records began - 18 April: Suicide blast kills 33 outside a bank in Afghanistan city of Jalalabad - 4 May: A Taliban suicide attack in Kabul targeting government employees kills at least one person - 21 June: A roadside bomb killed at least 19 Afghan civilians including nine children in southern Helmand province, trying to go home, while Taliban fighters in the north captured a key district on the frontline of the battle for Kunduz city - June 2015 Kabul Parliament attack - 22 June: The Taliban attacked the Afghan parliament, setting off at least one large bomb and igniting a gun battle with security forces, all attackers reportedly killed - 23 June: Afghan government forces regain control of a key district near the northern city of Kunduz
Natural disasters: Natural disasters in Afghanistan
Floods and landslides in Afghanistan: Floods in Afghanistan - Many provinces in Afghanistan vulnerable to floods
2012/2013: 21 May 2012: Flood waters ravaged the provincial capital Sar-e-Pul in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 19 people and destroying hundreds of homes - 4 August 2012: Flash floods in Afghanistan kill more than 40 people - August 2013 Pakistan–Afghanistan floods
2014: 25 April 2014: More than 100 people have been killed and thousands left homeless by flash floods in north and west Afghanistan - May 2014 Badakhshan mudslides - 3 May 2014: Rescuers are sifting through mud for a second day after a deadly landslide in Badakhshan - June 2014 Baghlan floods - 7 June 2014: Flooding in Baghlan province kills more than 80 people and forces thousands to flee their homes
Earthquakes in Afghanistan: Earthquakes in Afghanistan


Armenia - Geography of Armenia - History of Armenia - Demographics of Armenia
Economy of Armenia: Economy of Armenia - List of companies of Armenia - Companies of Armenia by industry
Mineral industry and mines in Armenia: Mineral industry is one of the main sectors of the Armenian economy and as of 2011 accounted for over half of the country's exports - Mines in Armenia
Copper mines in Armenia: Copper mines in Armenia - Ankasar mine having estimated reserves of 1.2 billion tonnes of ore grading 0.49% copper and 0.2% molybdenum - Kajaran copper and molybdenum mine
Gold and iron mines in Armenia: Kapan mine is one of the largest gold mines in the Armenia and in the world - Svarants mine having estimated reserves of 1.5 billion tonnes of ore grading 40% iron
Agriculture in Armenia: Agriculture in Armenia - in 2006 46% of the work force was employed in agriculture and agriculture contributed 21% of the country's GDP - principal agricultural products are grains, potatoes, vegetables, grapes and fruits - Armenian wine
Water in Armenia: Water in Armenia
Rivers and lakes of Armenia: Rivers and lakes of Armenia
Water supply and sanitation in Armenia: Water supply and sanitation in Armenia - Water privatization in Armenia
Tourism in Armenia: Tourism in Armenia - Visitor attractions in Armenia - World Heritage Sites in Armenia
Armed Forces of Armenia: Armed Forces of Armenia
Taxation and budget in Armenia: Taxation in Armenia - 12 December 2013: Government pushed through the parliament its draft state budget 2014 that aims to maintain fiscal austerity while increasing public spending by roughly 10%
Politics of Armenia: Politics of Armenia - Constitution of Armenia - List of political parties in Armenia - Trade unions in Armenia
6 May 2012 Armenian parliamentary election: Armenian parliamentary election 6 May 2012 - 7 May: Partial results show 44.41% of the vote for President Serzh Sarkisian's Republican party
18 February 2013 Armenian presidential election: Armenian presidential election 18 February 2013 - 17 February: Armenia president predicted to dominate polls - 19 February: Incumbent Serzh Sargsyan garners over 58% of vote, official results show, amid claims of voting violations
May 2017 Armenian parliamentary election: Armenian parliamentary election May 2017
Protests in Armenia: Protests in Armenia
2011 Armenian protests: 2011 Armenian protests
2013 Armenian protests: 2013 Armenian protests
2014: 11 October 2014: Over 10,000 opposition supporters rallied in the Armenian capital demanding a change in government and accusing the present rulers of failing to stem poverty and corruption
2015: 15 January: Thousands demonstrate against Kremlin influence after a Russian soldier is accused of killing a family of six - 24 June 2015: Armenia protests over steep increase in electricity prices by 17 to 22%, at the request of Electric Networks of Armenia owned by the Russian company Inter RAO, escalate after police turn on demonstrators and Russian regime compares demonstrations to Maidan movement in Ukraine - 28 June: Demonstrators welcome government's news, saying the president's concessions fell short of their demands for the planned price hikes of almost 20% to be fully reversed - 29 June: Activists remained overnight on the streets of multiple cities in Armenia with compromise proposals by the president failing to disperse protesters
Society, demographics, culture and human rights in Armenia: Armenian society - Demographics of Armenia - Human rights in Armenia - Religion in Armenia - Freedom of religion in Armenia
Culture and languages of Armenia: Culture of Armenia - Languages of Armenia - List of museums in Armenia
Education in Armenia: Education in Armenia - Schools in Armenia - Universities in Armenia
Health in Armenia: Health in Armenia
Media in Armenia: Armenian media - List of newspapers in Armenia
Crime in Armenia: Crime in Armenia
Corruption in Armenia: Corruption in Armenia - June 2014: Corruption reportedly remains pervasive in Armenia's judiciary, tax, customs and regulatory rules remain non-transparent and instances of unfair tender processes and preferential treatment within the Armenian procurement system persist
Human trafficking in Armenia: Human trafficking in Armenia
Terrorism in Armenia: Terrorism in Armenia - 27 October 1999 Armenian parliament shooting
Foreign relations of Armenia: Foreign relations of Armenia
Armenia/Azerbaijan relations: Armenia/Azerbaijan relations - Armenians in Azerbaijan - Armenians once formed a sizable community in Baku but most Armenians fled the city in 1990 - Azerbaijanis in Armenia, since 1988–1991 most Azerbaijanis fled the country as a result of the Nagorno-Karabakh War
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and war 1988-1994 - 20 July 2012: Wahlsieg von Amtsinhaber Saakjan in Präsidentschaftswahlen - Kämpfe mit aserbeidschanischen Truppen
2012: Armenia/Azerbaijan relations in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 - 6 June 2012: Deadly clashes along Azeri-Armenia border
2014: 4 August 2014: Bloody clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia over disputed territory
2015: 3 May 2015 Nagorno-Karabakh parliamentary election - 4 May 2015: European Union, USA, Azerbaijan and Turkey don't recognise 'the constitutional and legal framework' of Nagorno-Karabakh parliamentary election
Armenia/European Union relations: Armenia/European Union relations - Since 2009 'Eastern Partnership' initiative of the EU with the post-Soviet states of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine - 15 April 2015: During its plenary session of the European Parliament an unprecedented number of members took the stage and showed their solidarity to the Armenian nation, supporting a resolution to recognize the Armenan Genocide during WW I, despite undermining by German SPD-Schulz
Armenia/Georgia relations: Armenia/Georgia relations
Armenia/Germany relations: Armenia/Germany relations
Armenian Genocide 1915-1923: Armenian Genocide 1915-1923 - 13 July 1919: Germany confesses in a secret record, printed at Potsdam, her Turkish partner's crimes in Armenia and its attempt to destroy a whole people - 17 February 2007: Germany, Turkey and the Armenian Genocide - a documentary of the Armenian genocide - 21 October 2012: Photograph of 1915 links Germans to 1915 Armenia genocide by the Ottoman Turks during World War I
April 2015: 15 April 2015: Armenian genocide should be called what it was and the German government has a special responsibility, because German officers were among the accessories and accomplices, the Central Council of Jews in Germany says - 17 April 2015: SPD-Steinmeier avoids to say 'genocide' for genocide of Armenians, because his party supported World War I from German beginning to end and therefore the war crimes - 17 April 2015: SPD-Schulz disassociates himself from European Parliament's resolution recognizing the Armenan Genocide, because his party supported World War I from German beginning to end and hence the war crimes
Armenia/Iran relations: Armenia/Iran relations - Iranian Armenians - Armenian diaspora in the Middle East
Armenia/Israel relations: Armenia/Israel relations - 22 April 2015: Israel sends delegation to Armenian genocide ceremony over the weekend, marking the remembrance of the mass murder of Armenians by Turkish forces during World War I
Armenia/Kurdistan relations: Armenia/Kurdistan relations - Kurdish recognition of the Armenian genocide
Armenia/Lebanon relations: Armenia/Lebanon relations - Armenians in Lebanon - Armenian diaspora in the Middle East - 11 May 2000: Lebanese parliament voted to recognize the Armenian genocide
Armenia/Russia relations: Armenia/Russia relations - April 1965 Yerevan demonstrations on the 50th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide - 15 January: Thousands demonstrate against Kremlin influence after a Russian soldier is accused of killing a family of six
Armenia/Syria relations: Armenia/Syria relations - Armenians in Syria - Armenian diaspora in the Middle East
Armenia/Turkey relations: Armenia/Turkey relations
Armenian Genocide 1915-1923: Armenian Genocide 1915-1923 - Witnesses and testimonies of the Armenian Genocide - 13 July 1919: Germany confesses in a secret record, printed at Potsdam, her Turkish partner's crimes in Armenia and its attempt to destroy a whole people - 17 February 2007: Germany, Turkey and the Armenian Genocide - a documentary of the Armenian genocide - 21 October 2012: Photograph of 1915 links Germans to 1915 Armenia genocide by the Ottoman Turks during World War I
Since 1919: 24 April Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day since 1919 - April 1965 Yerevan demonstrations on the 50th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide - Armenian Genocide memorial complex is Armenia's official memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, built in 1967 on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd in Yerevan - Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute was opened in 1995
International Armenian Genocide recognition and Turkey's denial: International Armenian Genocide recognition - The governments of Turkey and Azerbaijan deny that the Ottoman authorities attempted to exterminate the Armenian people
2015: 17 April 2015: Turkey has never accepted the term genocide for its war crime against Armenians, even though historians have demolished its denial of responsibility for up to 1.5 million deaths - Commemoration of 100 years of the Armenian Genocide 24 April 2015 - 24 April 2015: Armenian genocide survivor's vivid memories of the day the soldiers came - 24 April: Armenian genocide survivors' stories - 25 April 2015: As Armenia marks 1915 massacre, it is also called genocide in Turkey's World War I partner Germany
Armenia/USA relations: Armenia/USA relations


Azerbaijan - Geography of Azerbaijan - History of Azerbaijan - Demographics of Azerbaijan
Economy of Azerbaijan: Economy of Azerbaijan - List of companies of Azerbaijan - Companies of Azerbaijan by industry
Petroleum industry in Azerbaijan: Petroleum industry in Azerbaijan - Oil fields of Azerbaijan - Oil and gas companies of Azerbaijan - Oil pipelines in Azerbaijan - Natural gas pipelines in Azerbaijan
Energy in Azerbaijan: Energy in Azerbaijan
Agriculture in Azerbaijan: Agriculture in Azerbaijan - major cash crops are cotton, tobacco, rice, grapes and fruits - Azerbaijani wine
Cotton production in Azerbaijan: Cotton production in Azerbaijan
Tourism in Azerbaijan: Tourism in Azerbaijan
Banking in Azerbaijan: Banking in Azerbaijan - List of banks in Azerbaijan - Central Bank of Azerbaijan since 1992 - Military history of Azerbaijan - Azerbaijan in World War II
Military in Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani Armed Forces
Taxation and budget in Azerbaijan: Taxation in Azerbaijan - 21 July 2014: Information about the state budget for six months of 2014
Politics of Azerbaijan: Politics of Azerbaijan - List of political parties in Azerbaijan - Trade unions in Azerbaijan
Administrative divisions of Azerbaijan: Administrative divisions of Azerbaijan
Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic: Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is a landlocked exclave of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Elections and politics in Azerbaijan: Elections in Azerbaijan
2013: Azerbaijani presidential election 9 October 2013 - 9 October: Azerbaijan votes in presidential election - 10 October 2013: Azerbaijan's Ilham Aliyev hails poll 'triumph' amid concerns
November 2015 Azerbaijani parliamentary election: November 2015 Azerbaijani parliamentary election
Social movements and protests: 2011 Azerbaijani protests - January 2013 Baku protests - 26 January 2013: Azerbaijan police brutally dispersed an unauthorised rally, protesting against the police using excessive force against peaceful protests, in central Baku, beating up and arresting scores of people - 6 April 2015: About 1,000 Azeris held a rally on Sunday to protest against rising prices and a crackdown on human rights as economic problems mount ahead of a parliamentary election this year
Society, demographics, culture and human rights in Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani society - Demographics of Azerbaijan - Human rights in Azerbaijan
Culture and languages of Azerbaijan: Culture of Azerbaijan - Languages of Azerbaijan
Education in Azerbaijan: Education in Azerbaijan - Education in Baku - Universities in Azerbaijan - Azerbaijan State Oil Academy since 1920
Science and technology in Azerbaijan
Health in Azerbaijan: Health in Azerbaijan - Medicine in Azerbaijan
Sport in Azerbaijan: Sport in Azerbaijan - Sport in Azerbaijan by sport
International sports competitions hosted by Azerbaijan
2015: 28 May 2015: After a devastating blaze kills 16 people, residents are criticising Azerbaijan’s attempts to whitewash the city for its international visitors ahead of European Games
Azerbaijani media: Azerbaijani media
2015: 15 May 2015: Azerbaijan extends journalist Khadija Ismayilova's detention ahead of European Games as rights groups say charges against her are politically motivated because of reports exposing state corruption
Internet in Azerbaijan
Crime in Azerbaijan: Crime in Azerbaijan
War crimes and massacres in Azerbaijan: War crimes in Azerbaijan - List of massacres in Azerbaijan - 1918 September Days massacre of Baku refers to the Russian Civil War when Armenian inhabitants of Baku were massacred by Enver Pasha's Army of Islam - March 1920 Shusha massacre was the mass killing of the Armenian population of Shusha that followed the suppression of the Armenian revolt against the authorities of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic - January 1990 Baku pogrom was an anti-Armenian pogrom directed against the Armenian inhabitants of Baku - Black January 1990 was a violent crackdown pursuant to a state of emergency during the dissolution of the Soviet Union to stop pogroms and violence against the Armenian population in Baku - 1992 Khojaly massacre was the killing of Azerbaijani civilians by Armenian and CIS forces during the Nagorno-Karabakh War - 1992 Maragha Massacre was the mass murder of Armenian civilians in the village Maragha by Azerbaijani troops in the course of the Nagorno-Karabakh War
Azerbaijani mafia: Azerbaijani mafia is a general term for organized criminal gangs, mostly based in Moscow and other major Russian cities
Terrorism in Azerbaijan: Terrorism in Azerbaijan
Corruption in Azerbaijan: Corruption in Azerbaijan - 31 December 2012: Ilham Aliyev, the President of Azerbaijan, has won the first ever Organized Crime and Corruption Person of the Year bestowed by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Foreign relations of Azerbaijan: Foreign relations of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan/Armenia relations: Azerbaijan/Armenia relations - Armenians in Azerbaijan - Armenians once formed a sizable community in Baku but most Armenians fled the city in 1990 - Azerbaijanis in Armenia, since 1988–1991 most Azerbaijanis fled the country as a result of the Nagorno-Karabakh War
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and war 1988-1994 - 20 July 2012: Wahlsieg von Amtsinhaber Saakjan in Präsidentschaftswahlen - Kämpfe mit aserbeidschanischen Truppen
2012: Armenia/Azerbaijan relations in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 - 6 June 2012: Deadly clashes along Azeri-Armenia border
2014: 4 August 2014: Bloody clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia over disputed territory
2015: 3 May 2015 Nagorno-Karabakh parliamentary election - 4 May 2015: European Union, USA, Azerbaijan and Turkey don't recognise 'the constitutional and legal framework' of Nagorno-Karabakh parliamentary election
Azerbaijan/European Union relations: Azerbaijan/European Union relations - European Parliament resolution of 12 May 2011 on Azerbaijan - NZZ 28. Juni: Rechtsausschuss des Europarates fordert die Freilassung von 50 inhaftierten politischen Oppositionellen
Azerbaijan/Georgia relations: Azerbaijan/Georgia relations - Baku–Supsa Pipeline since 1999 operated by BP - Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline since 2006 operated by BP - South Caucasus natural gas pipeline since 2006 operated by BP, Statoil, shareholders SOCAR, Lukoil, Total etc.
Azerbaijan/Germany relations: Azerbaijan/Germany relations - Azerbaijan in World War II
Azerbaijan/Iran relations: Azerbaijan/Iran relations
Azerbaijan/Russia relations: Azerbaijan/Russia relations
Azerbaijan/Turkey relations: Azerbaijan/Turkey relations - Azerbaijanis in Turkey - Turks in Azerbaijan - 2010 Agreement on Strategic Partnership and Mutual Support between Azerbaijan and Turkey
Azerbaijan/United Kingdom relations: Azerbaijan/United Kingdom relations - Battle of Baku 1918 - Baku–Supsa Pipeline since 1999 operated by BP - Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline since 2006 operated by BP - South Caucasus natural gas pipeline since 2006 operated by BP, Statoil, shareholders SOCAR, Lukoil, Total etc.
Azerbaijan/USA relations: Azerbaijan/USA relations - 26 December 2014: USA-funded radio station in Azerbaijan raided following jailing of a reporter at the station pending trial on charges of driving a man to suicide


Bangladesh - Geography of Bangladesh - Partition of India by the 'British Empire' 1947 - Partition of Bengal 1947 - History of East Pakistan 1947-1971 - Bangladesh Liberation War 1971 - Indo Pakistani War of 1971 - History of Bangladesh - Demographics of Bangladesh
Economy of Bangladesh: Economy of Bangladesh - List of companies of Bangladesh
Energy in Bangladesh: Energy in Bangladesh - Fossil fuels in Bangladesh - Natural gas in Bangladesh - Oil and gas companies of Bangladesh - Electricity sector in Bangladesh - Renewable energy policy of Bangladesh
Bangladesh textile industry: Bangladesh textile industry - Textile industry - employment and labour - 1 May 2013: Savar, a suburb of Dhaka, is a dusty, chaotic industrial center littered with factories that produce clothes for leading Western brands, whose building codes are often unenforced, regulatory oversight is flimsy, and whose men wielding power often travel with armed guards
Tazreen Fashion factory fire 2012: Dhaka fire in the Tazreen Fashion factory 24 November 2012 - 25 November: At least 100 workers killed by a fire in the multi-floor Tazreen Fashion factory in the Ashulia district on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka - 26 November: Another fire that broke out in a 12-storey building housing four different garment factories in Dhaka, has been almost brought under control, police say - 27 November: Bangladesh is observing a day of mourning for the more than 100 victims of a clothing factory fire on Saturday - 29 November: Three mid-level managers held for preventing workers from leaving factory premises after fire alarm went off - 7 December: Tazreen Fashion factory fire exposes safety gap in the supply chain - 17 December: The Tazreen Fashion factory fire killing 111 workers was caused by sabotage and managers at the plant prevented victims from escaping, the head of an official inquiry says
Smart Export Garments Ltd factory fire 2013: 27 January 2013: The unlicensed 'Smart Export Garments Ltd' factory in Dhaka where seven women workers died in a fire Saturday, was making clothing for Spanish giant Inditex and several French brands
Dhaka garments factory collapse April 2013: Four garment factories housing building collapse in Dhaka 24 April 2013 - 24 April 2013: At least 15 people were killed and many more feared dead when an eight-storey building housing a market and garment factory collapsed in the town of Savar outside Dhaka - 25 April: The death toll from the building collapse in Dhaka has risen to 160, with people trapped under the rubble of a complex that housed garment factories supplying retailers in Europe and North America - 27/28 April: Factory bosses were arrested, 72 hours after the deadly collapse of a building where low-cost garments were made for Western brands, as the death toll rose to 348 and angry workers protested on the streets of the capital - 29 avril: Un incendie a éclaté dans les décombres de l'immeuble de Dacca, mettant fin à tout espoir de retrouver de nouveaux survivants dans les ruines - 10 May: The death toll from the Dhaka garments factory collapse soared past 1,000 on Friday, while the list of the dead from the fire on 8 May 2013 at a sweater manufacturer showed the entanglement of the industry and top Bangladeshi officials - 10 May: Woman rescued in the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building 17 days after collapse - 14 mai: Fin des recherches dans l'immeuble effondré où périrent plus de 1.100 ouvriers du textile, mais des dizaines de proches éplorés attendaient toujours des nouvelles de leurs disparus - 24 juin: Des centaines d'ouvriers du textile et des survivants de l'effondrement du Rana Plaza ont manifesté deux mois après l'accident, en réclamant des comptes au gouvernement sur les personnes toujours portées disparues et sur le volet financier - 25 July: The mayor of Savar arrested over Rana Plaza factory disaster in April
September 2013: 13 September: A two-day meeting of clothing retailers, with key names including Walmart, Benetton, Mango staying away, and pressure groups aimed at reaching a compensation deal for victims of two Bangladesh factory disasters ended in failure
Dhaka garment factory fire 8 May 2013: Dhaka garment factory fire 8 May 2013 - 9 May 2013: Eight people were killed when a fire broke out ih a clothing factory in the Mirpur industrial district of Dhaka, belonging to the Tung Hai Group, a large garment exporter whose retailers include Britain's Primark and Inditex Group of Spain
October 2013: 8 October: A fire at a garment factory outside Bangladesh's capital has killed at least 10 people on Tuesday
2014: 10 March: Several thousand Bangladeshi garment workers have lost their jobs after their factory, where they stitched clothes for Western retailers, was discovered with serious safety problems and shut down - 11 August 2014: Garment workers in five Bangladeshi factories, that supplied clothes for Walmart and other western retailers finally received their wages on Sunday following an 11-day hunger strike, after police arrested union leaders and used batons and pepper spray on garment workers to break strike
2015: 22 April 2015: Bangladesh garment workers making clothes for western firms suffer poor conditions two years after reform vows
2015 Mirpur plastics factory fire: 31 January 2015: Plastics factory fire in Mirpur kills at least 13 people
Agriculture in Bangladesh: Agriculture in Bangladesh, including rice and jute, wheat, maize and tea - most Bangladeshis earn their living from agriculture
Forestry in Bangladesh: Forestry in Bangladesh
Fishing in Bangladesh: Fishing in Bangladesh
Water in Bangladesh, water supply and management: Water in Bangladesh - Bodies of water of Bangladesh - Rivers of Bangladesh - Water supply and sanitation in Bangladesh - Water management in Dhaka
Sharing the water of the Ganges
30 June 2013: About 450 employees fell ill after complaining of contaminated water at their workplace near the Bangladeshi capital, the second such incident to hit the same garment factory in recent days
Wetlands of Bangladesh: Wetlands of Bangladesh
Environmental issues in Bangladesh: Environmental issues in Bangladesh - Floods in Bangladesh - Climate change in Bangladesh
Waste management in Bangladesh
Tourism in Bangladesh: Tourism in Bangladesh - Visitor attractions in Bangladesh - World Heritage Sites in Bangladesh
Transport in Bangladesh: Transport in Bangladesh - Transport infrastructure in Bangladesh - Bangladesh Railway - Road transport in Bangladesh - Roads in Bangladesh
Water transport in Bangladesh: Water transport in Bangladesh
Maritime incidents in Bangladesh - 15 May 2014: Sinking of the MV Miraj-4 - 18 May 2014: Anguished relatives protested a decision to stop searching for bodies of passengers they feared were trapped inside the sunken ferry MV Miraj-4 leaving at least 54 dead
Labour in Bangladesh: Labour in Bangladesh - Women in Bangladesh's garment industry
Child labour in Bangladesh: Child labour in Bangladesh - 26 October 2009: ILO report on child labour in Bangladesh - 15 May 2013: Combating child labour through education
Military in Bangladesh: Bangladesh Armed Forces - Military history of Bangladesh
Military coups in Bangladesh: Military coups in Bangladesh - 1982 Bangladesh coup d'état and Ershad's regime 1983-1990
Taxation in Bangladesh: Taxation in Bangladesh - National Board of Revenue publications
Politics of Bangladesh: Politics of Bangladesh - List of political parties in Bangladesh - 2006-2008 Bangladeshi political crisis - Government of Grand Alliance 2009-present - Political parties in Bangladesh
Elections and politics in Bangladesh: Elections in Bangladesh - 10 April 2013: Bangladesh's election commission has declared April 29 as the date to hold presidential election in the country - 22 April 2013: Abdul Hamid won presidential elections following the death of Zillur Rahman on 20 March 2013 - 1 August 2013: Bangladesh court cancels registration of right-wing party Jamaat-e-Islami - 2 December: Bangladesh's 18-party opposition coalition confirms poll boycott on deadline day
Bangladeshi general election January 2014: Bangladeshi general election 5 January 2014 - 2 January: One person was killed on the first day of BNP's countrywide nonstop blockade to foil the January 5 general election - 4 January: Dozens of voting booths were attacked on the eve of elections and an activist was killed in clashes with Awami League supporters in Patgram - 5 janvier: Nombreux lieux de vote attaqués dans le cadre des législatives au Bangladesh - 5 January: The violence against Bangladesh's general election continues - 6 January: Low turnout mars Bangladesh polls - 6 January: Ruling Awami League wins the violence-plagued election whose outcome was never in doubt after the boycott - 7 January: Pressure mounts on Bangladesh PM after walkover re-election, as the USA demands a swift re-run that would include all the major parties
2015: 5 January 2015: Deadly clashes erupt on the streets of Bangladesh on the first anniversary of elections as police besiege the main opposition leader in her office
Social movements and protests: Protests in Bangladesh
2012: NZZ 12. März 2012: Tausende fordern Rücktritt der Regierung in Bangladesh - größte Demonstration seit der Wahl von 2008 - 24 April 2012: Bangladeshis strike over missing politician
2012 Tazreen Fashion factory fire protests: Tazreen Fashion factory fire 24 November 2012 - 26 November 2012: Garment workers staged mass protests to demand the end to 'deathtrap' labour conditions after Bangladesh's worst-ever textile factory fire in Tazreen Fashion factory, as a new blaze in Dhaka sparked fresh panic and terror - 27 November: Protesters and factories workers across the country took to the streets for a second day to express their anger over the Tazreen Fashion factory fire
9 December 2012: Opposition parties have called a general strike after at least two people were killed in clashes during nationwide road blockades demanding a caretaker government to ensure elections due in 2014 are fair
2013: 7 January 2013: Police clash with anti-government protesters trying to enforce a general strike called to denounce a fuel price hike
2013 Shahbag protests - 4 March 2013: Bangladesh remains tense on day two of nationwide bandh, after 24 people have died overnight in clashes across the country related to a death sentence given to a top Islamist opposition leader for his role in atrocities
April 2013: 27 April: Police fired tear-gas and rubber bullets at hundreds of thousands of workers protesting the death of more than 300 colleagues in the collapsed building in Dhaka
May 2013: 1 mai: Des dizaines de milliers de manifestants au Bangladesh défilaient mercredi pour réclamer la pendaison des propriétaires d'ateliers de confection - 20 May: Bangladeshi police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at thousands of garment workers Monday as they demanded a wage hike at a protest in a manufacturing hub outside the capital Dhaka
September 2013: 23 septembre: Jusqu'à 200.000 ouvriers ont manifesté lundi pour le troisième jour consécutif et des dizaines de milliers d'ouvriers du textile ont bloqué des rues, exigeant un salaire mensuel minimum équivalent à 100 dollars - 25 September: Police have used batons, rubber bullets and tear gas to stop protests by garment workers in Bangladesh who want higher wages
November 2013: 12 November: Thousands of garment workers demanding higher pay clashed with police for a second day, leaving dozens of people injured and at least 200 factories closed
April 2014: 25 April: Western fashion brands faced pressure to increase help for victims of garment factory accident, as mass protests marked the one-year anniversary of the disaster that cost 1,138 lives
August 2014: 11 August 2014: Garment workers in five Bangladeshi factories, that supplied clothes for Walmart and other western retailers finally received their wages on Sunday following an 11-day hunger strike, after police arrested union leaders and used batons and pepper spray on garment workers to break strike
2015: 8 February 2015: Thousands of Bangladeshis form a human chain to protest against an increasing number of deadly attacks on civilians using petrol bombs - 27 February 2015: Protests in Dhaka after USA citizen Avijit Roy, whose blog championed liberal secular writing in Bangladesh, hacked to death by Islamists - 30 March: Blogger Washiqur Rahman has been hacked to death in Dhaka, in the latest brutal attack on Bangladesh’s independent writers - 18 April 2015: Rallies in Bangladesh as victims of Rana Plaza factory disaster in 2013 await compensation
Society, demographics, culture and human rights in Bangladesh: Bangladeshi society - Demographics of Bangladesh
Culture and languages in Bangladesh: - Culture of Bangladesh - Indigenous peoples in Bangladesh - Ethnic groups in Bangladesh - Languages of Bangladesh
Rural and urban poverty in Bangladesh: Poverty in Bangladesh - Rural and urban poverty in Bangladesh
List of slums in Bangladesh
2013: 3 February 2013: Hundreds of homes burned in a fire in shantytown in the capital Dhaka
Women in Bangladesh: Women in Bangladesh - Women's rights in Bangladesh - Women in Bangladesh's garment industry
Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) - women's welfare in Bangladesh
Education in Bangladesh: Education in Bangladesh
Child labour in Bangladesh: Child labour in Bangladesh - 26 October 2009: ILO report on child labour in Bangladesh - 15 May 2013: Combating child labour through education
Health in Bangladesh: Health in Bangladesh
Media of Bangladesh: Media of Bangladesh - List of journalists killed in Bangladesh since 1992 - 30 December 2012: 2012 South Asia mourned the murder of 25 media persons, 13 journalists in Pakistan, five in India, three in Bangladesh, and two each in Nepal and Afghanistan, a report says
Bangladeshi television and radio channels - Newspapers in Bangladesh
Internet in Bangladesh: Internet in Bangladesh - 4 April 2013 Bengali blog blackout - 25 April 2013 and 2 May 2013: Worldwide Protests for Free Expression in Bangladesh
Human rights and religion in Bangladesh: - Human rights in Bangladesh
Religion in Bangladesh - Freedom of religion in Bangladesh
Buddhism in Bangladesh - Hinduism in Bangladesh - Islam in Bangladesh
Religious violence in Bangladesh: Religious violence in Bangladesh - Hathazari violence February 2012 - Fatehpur violence March 2012 - Chirirbandar violence August 2012 - Ramu violence September 2012 - 30 September 2012: Hundreds of Muslims have set fire to at least 10 Buddhist temples and 2.100 homes in southern Bangladesh after picture of allegedly desecrated Quran on Facebook - 1 October: Troops deployed after new attacks on Buddhists
Bangladesh Liberation War 1971, war tribunal since 2011 and protests: Bangladesh Liberation War 1971 - 1971 Bangladesh atrocities - 10 August 2011: Bangladesh war tribunal to start work in Dhaka - International Crimes Tribunal (Bangladesh) - 5 February 2013: Abdul Kader Mullah, senior Jamaat-e-Islami party leader, sentenced to life for crimes against humanity during 1971 war - 16 February 2013: At least four people are killed as opposition activists clash with police during protests over war crimes trial - 9 May 2013: Muhammad Kamaruzzaman sentenced to death in the fourth verdict in Bangladesh's war crimes tribunals - 15 July 2013: Special Bangladeshi court sentenced top Islamist Ghulam Azam to 90 years in prison for masterminding atrocities during the 1971 war - 17 July 2013: Bangladesh Islamist leader Mohammad Mojaheed sentenced to death for 1971 war crimes - 17 September: Bangladesh Supreme Court sentences Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah to death for war crimes - 12/13 December 2013: Bangladesh executes Islamist leader Abdul Quader Molla for war crimes
Crime in Bangladesh: Crime and drug trafficking in Bangladesh
Corruption in Bangladesh: Corruption in Bangladesh - Anti Corruption Commission Bangladesh - 18 October 2005: Bangladesh has been ranked as the most corrupt country on earth in the latest list of corrupt nations published by Transparency International - Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 Bangladesh rank 144 - Bangladesh has been ranked 136th in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2013
2013: 23 December 2013: Bangladesh police brought charges over the Tazreen factory garment factory fire, accusing the owners and 11 others of negligence that led to the loss of 111 lives
2013 timeline including riots, violence and terrorist incidents in Bangladesh: Bangladesh timeline including riots, violence and terrorist incidents in 2013
Demand for a new blasphemy law, persecution and murder of bloggers: 18 February 2013: Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the murder of Ahmed Rajib Haider, who was hacked to death in Dhaka on 15 February - 6 April 2013: Hundreds of thousands of Islamists rallied in Dhaka on Saturday to demand the execution of bloggers for allegedly defaming Islam - 6 May: At least 22 people were killed as Bangladeshi police fought pitch battles with tens of thousands of Islamists in Dhaka demanding blasphemy law - 10 June: Protestors clashed with police in several towns as the latest strike declared by the nation's largest Islamic party paralysed much of the country - 27 October: Three killed as political strike grips Bangladesh - 27 November: Bangladesh opposition supporters blocked roads and ripped up railway tracks in protests against the announcement of an election date, leaving four people dead and plunging the nation into fresh turmoi - 2 December 2013: Bangladeshi ministers escape bomb attacks ahead of next month's general elections - 12 May 2015: Secular blogger Ananta Bijoy Das has been hacked to death in north-eastern city of Sylhet, the third such deadly attack this year and an attack, that fellow writers said highlighted a culture of impunity
2014 timeline including riots, violence and terrorist incidents in Bangladesh: Bangladesh timeline including riots, violence and terrorist incidents in 2014
Foreign relations of Bangladesh: Foreign relations of Bangladesh
Bangladeshis in the Middle East: Bangladeshis in the Middle East
Stateless persons with historic links to Pakistan living in Bangladesh: Stateless persons with historic links to Pakistan living in Bangladesh - Persecution of Biharis in Bangladesh


Brunei - Geography of Brunei - History of Brunei - Demographics of Brunei

Society, demographics and human rights in Brunei: Bruneian society - Demographics of Brunei - Human rights in Brunei
Legislative Council of Brunei: Legislative Council of Brunei
Brunei/Indonesia relations: Brunei/Indonesia relations
Brunei/Malaysia relations: Brunei/Malaysia relations - Brunei and Malaysia


Burma - Geography of Burma - History of Burma - British rule in Burma lasted from 1824 to 1948 - Demographics of Burma
Jade production and trade in Burma: Jade production and trade in Burma
Opium production in Burma: Opium production in Burma
Forestry and deforestation in Burma: Forestry in Burma - Deforestation in Burma
Society, demographics, culture and human rights in Burma: Burmese society - Human rights in Burma
Demographics and ethnic groups in Burma: Demographics of Burma - Ethnic groups in Burma
Administrative divisions of Burma - regions, states, districts and cities of Burma: Administrative divisions of Burma - regions and states of Burma - Districts of Burma - List of cities in Burma
Culture of Burma and languages in Burma: Culture of Burma - Languages of Burma
Education in Burma: Education in Burma
Newspapers in Burma: Newspapers in Burma
October/November 2015 Burmese general election: October/November 2015 Burmese general election
Since 1948 Internal conflict in Burma: Internal conflict in Burma since 1948
Protests in Burma: Protests in Burma
2012: 10 January 2012: Suu Kyi to run for Myanmar parliament in April by-elections - 13 January: Myanmar frees more political prisoners - ceasefire with Karen rebels signed - NZZ 17. Januar: Burmas Präsident stoppt das Militär und stärkt Schutz von Minderheiten - 12 February 2012: Myanmar MPs tackle first budget in decades - Burmese by-elections 1 April 2012 - 1 April: Voting under way for 45 seats in parliament, with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi among those standing - 2 avril: L'opposante Aung San Suu Kyi élue députée, selon la Ligue nationale pour la démocratie gagnant 43 sièges sur 44 - 2 April: Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she hopes Sunday's by-elections marked the start of a new era in Burma - 16 juin 2012: Aung San Suu Kyi reçoit son Prix Nobel de la Paix 1991 à Oslo - 20 August: Burma ends media censorship - 7 September: Myanmar appoints first female Cabinet minister - 17 September: Burma has released more than 500 prisoners, including some of the country's remaining political detainees and a number of foreigners - 30 September: Thein Sein 'would accept Suu Kyi as president'
November/December 2014 Burmese by-elections: Cancelled Burmese by-elections November/December 2014
October/November 2015 Burmese general election: Burmese general election October/November 2015
2012 Rakhine state riots: 2012 Rakhine state riots - 10 June 2012: Violence involving Buddhists and Muslims has left 17 people dead and hundreds of properties damaged in the western state of Rakhine - 11 June: Curfew imposed in Rakhine following clashes between Buddhists and Muslims - 13 June: UN envoy visiting Rakhine state - 18 August: Burma sets up a commission to investigate recent violence between Buddhists and Muslims in the west of the country - 25 October: New wave of sectarian violence in western Myanmar leaves five people dead and dozens injured, triggering another exodus of Muslims to emergency camps - 28 October: More than 22.000 people have been displaced in Rakhine state, surging towards already overcrowded camps after new communal violence that has left dozens dead - 30 October: Fear, mistrust grip Myanmar's volatile Rakhine region - one Buddhist was shot dead and another wounded when security forces opened fire in Kyauknimaw
2013: 22 March 2013: Two days of clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Meikhtila town leave at least 20 people dead - 23 March: Army patrols central city of Meikhtila where several days of clashes between Buddhists and Muslims left dozens of people dead and scores of buildings in flames - 24 March: Dozens of houses and a mosque have been torched as communal violence spread again in central Myanmar - 22 April: Myanmar accused of 'ethnic cleansing' - 22 April 2013: Video shows police standing by while Buddhist rioters attack minority Muslims in the town of Meiktila - 22 April 2013: Ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity committed against Myanmar's ethnic Rohingya people, according to a report by Human Rights Watch - 1 May: Buddhists hurling bricks overran a pair of mosques and set hundreds of homes ablaze in central Myanmar, injuring at least 10 people - 25 May: Two-child limit for Muslims in parts of Myanmar
Crime in Burma: Crime in Burma
War crimes in Burma: War crimes in Burma
Terrorism in Burma: Terrorism in Burma
Illegal drug trade in Burma: Illegal drug trade in Burma
Human trafficking in Burma: Human trafficking in Burma
Illegal logging in Burma: Illegal logging in Burma
Law enforcement in Burma: Law enforcement in Burma
Burma/United Kingdom relations: Burma/United Kingdom relations
1824-1948 British rule in Burma: British rule in Burma lasted from 1824 to 1948

Cambodia - Geography of Cambodia - History of Cambodia - Demographics of Cambodia
Agriculture and natural resources of Cambodia: Natural resources of Cambodia - Deforestation in Cambodia
Tourism in Cambodia: Tourism in Cambodia
Military of Cambodia: Military of Cambodia
2013/2014 Cambodian garment workers’ strikes and protests: 28 May 2013: Cambodian police clash with thousands of mostly female garment workers, 23 hurt when police using stun batons moved in to end a protest over pay at a factory that makes clothing for US sportswear company Nike - 11 June: Hundreds of workers have been fired from the factory making sportswear for US giant Nike following a series of protests over pay, unionists say denouncing the move as unacceptable and illegal - 6 septembre: Plus de 700 ouvriers du textile au Cambodge ont vu leur licenciement annulé dans une usine fournissant Gap et H&M, après la mobilisation de milliers de leurs collègues - 12 November 2013: More than 30 people were arrested after protests erupted and police, killing one woman and wounding eight people, tried to break up a strike by garment workers from a factory supplying H&M and Gap
2014: 3 January 2014: Cambodian police opened fire on protesting garment workers, demanding a minimum wage of $160 per month, and left at least three people dead - 4 janvier: La police disperse un rassemblement de l'opposition à Phnom Penh et interdit de nouveaux rassemblements, au lendemain de la répression d'une manifestation d'ouvriers du textile - 5 January: As police indefinitely bans further rallies, Cambodia's opposition leaders are summoned to court on suspicion of inciting civil unrest - 21 January: Cambodia arrests 11 persons, comprising union leaders and land-rights advocates, as activists try to deliver petitions to foreign diplomats in the Cambodian capital following a ban on protests - 21 September 2014: Fashion retailers H&M, Zara and Primark among brands offering higher wages for clothing workers amid protests over £62-a-month minimum pay and days after thousands of workers took to the streets of Phnom Penh
Education in Cambodia: Education in Cambodia
Health in Cambodia: Health in Cambodia
Crime in Cambodia: Crime in Cambodia
Corruption in Cambodia: Corruption in Cambodia
Human trafficking in Cambodia: Human trafficking in Cambodia
Illegal logging in Cambodia: Illegal logging in Cambodia
Cambodia/United Kingdom relations: Cambodia/United Kingdom relations
Natural disasters: 2011 Southeast Asian floods


Caucasus - Geography of the Caucasus - North Caucasus - South Caucasus - History of the Caucasus - Peoples of the Caucasus - Languages of the Caucasus
June 2014 South Ossetian parliamentary election: South Ossetian parliamentary election 8 June 2014


People's Republic of China (PRC) - Geography of the PRC - History of China - Demographics of the PRC
Energy policy of the PRC and coal power: Energy policy of the PRC - Coal power in the PRC
2013: 23 January 2013: Coal mine blast kills ten, three missing in Guizhou province's Liupanshui city - 13 March: 21 miners on Tuesday killed and four others missing after a coal and gas outburst at the Machang coal mine in Guizhou Province - 29/30 March 2013: After a landslide buried 83 people in Tibet's Lhasa Maizhokunggar county gold mine area, working for a subsidiary of the state-owned China National Gold Group Corp., search continues for trapped miners - 30 March: At least 28 people are killed in an explosion in state-owned Babao Coal Mine in the city of Baishan in Jilin province - 11 May 2013: An explosion at a coal mine in Guizhou province has killed 12 miners and injured two others - 12 May: An explosion at a coal mine in China's south-west Sichuan province has killed at least 27 people - 13 December: A blast at the Baiyanggou coal mine in the Xinjiang province killed 21 people
Fishing industry in China: Fishing industry in China - Aquaculture in China
Transport in China: Transport in China
Foreign trade of the PRC: History of foreign trade of the People's Republic of China - Foreign trade: largest trading partners of the PRC - NZZ 19. März 2012: Weltweiter Waffenhandel boomt - das Volumen der Rüstungsgeschäfte hat in den vergangenen fünf Jahren um 24 Prozent zugenommen - auffällig sei der Aufstieg Chinas als Waffenexporteur, vor allem Pakistan habe chinesische Rüstungsgüter wie Schiffe und Kampfflugzeuge gekauft - 18 March 2013: With a rising volume of weapons exports between 2008 and 2012 of 162% compared to the previous five year period, China has become the world's fifth-largest arms exporter with Pakistan the main recipient, according to Sipri - 10 January 2014: PR of China surpasses USA as world's largest trading nation as annual trade in goods passes the $4tn mark
2005-2011 Chinese property bubble: Chinese property bubble (2005–11)
Slavery in China: Slavery in China
Military of the PR of China: People's Liberation Army (Military) - Military equipment of the PRC - Army Ground Force military equipment - NZZ 9. Juni 2011: China baut Flugzeugträger - 24 August: China's missile advances aimed at thwarting US defenses, analysts say - 25 November 2012: China lands J-15 jet on Liaoning aircraft carrier - 28 January 2013: Military carries out anti-missile test - 25 March 2013: China to buy two dozen fighter jets and four submarines from Russia - 22 November: China tests first stealth combat drone - 19 January 2014: China is building its second aircraft carrier and the country aims to have at least four such ships
List of Chinese military accidents since 1980s: List of Chinese military accidents since 1980s
Government of the PRC: Government of the PRC
Manufacturing companies of Hong Kong: Manufacturing companies of Hong Kong
Energy in Hong Kong: Energy in Hong Kong
Agriculture and aquaculture in Hong Kong: Agriculture and aquaculture in Hong Kong
Banking and financial services in Hong Kong: List of banks in Hong Kong
Taxation in Hong Kong: Taxation in Hong Kong
Political parties, trade unions and organisations in Hong Kong: Political parties in Hong Kong - Political organisations in Hong Kong - Trade unions in Hong Kong
Elections and politics in Hong Kong: Elections in Hong Kong
Social movements, democratic development and protests in Hong Kong: Social movements and protests in Hong Kong
2012: Early 2012 Hong Kong protests
Democratic development in Hong Kong: Democratic development in Hong Kong
Since 27/28 September 2014: 28 September: Tens of thousands pro-democracy protesters join mass civil disobedience over voting rights as authorities promise crackdown up sit-in - 28 September: Hong Kong police fired teargas grenades and launched baton charges as tens of thousands of protesters brought a central area of the city to a standstill late on Sunday - 29 September: Hong Kong citizens step up democracy protests as riot police withdrawn - 29 September: More pro-democracy protesters join protests - 30 September: Hong Kong protesters stand ground ahead of Chinese national day - 30 September: Hong Kong protests grow ahead of public holiday - 1 October: Hong Kong pro-democracy protests spread as thousands defy call to leave streets on China’s national holiday - 1 October: More families among the tens of thousands demanding free and democratic elections in Hong Kong on the National Day public holiday - 2 October: China's regime warns of 'unimaginable consequences' if Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations continue - 2 October: Hong Kong's Leung offers talks with students to discuss reforms but refuses to step down over protests - 3 October: Violent scuffles broke out in a Hong Kong shopping district as supporters of Chinese regime's rule stormed tents and ripped down banners belonging to pro-democracy protesters after Leung’s talks offer - 3 October: After protesters beaten and bloodied pro-democracy leaders call off talks with government and accuse police of sending triads against rally - 4 October: 19 men, including eight suspected triad members, arrested after mob attacks on protesters - 5 October: Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong must be cleared by Monday morning, its chief executive Leung has announced, but tens of thousands of citizens flood into the city in the biggest gathering for days to oppose attacks on protesters - 6 October: Hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators defy a government deadline to clear the streets by 6am but staff are allowed through to their offices - 6 October: Hong Kong government due to hold first talks with pro-democracy groups later this week - 9 October: Hours after Hong Kong government canceled meetings with student leaders scheduled for Friday, protesters, whose numbers had previously been dwindling, returned in larger numbers - 10/11 octobre: Au lendemain de l'annulation par les autorités des négociations prévues avec les étudiants, des milliers de manifestants se sont de nouveau rassemblés à Hong Kong pour réclamer plus de démocratie et le départ du chef de l'exécutif - 12 October: Hong Kong’s tycoons face new scrutiny as protests underline yawning inequality, dating back to colonial times - 13 October: Clashes in Hong Kong as masked men move in on the main pro-democracy protest site in Central district removing barricades and attacking protesters - 14 October: Hong Kong police in fresh assault on protest barricades - 15 October: Hong Kong police clear tunnel by force in crackdown on protesters, beating prominent activist and detaining dozens more demostrators who want Beijing regime to allow democratic election - 16 October: As police use pepper spray to break up pro-democracy activists after video of beating reignites protests, Hong Kong’s Leung says he hopes the government can hold talks as early as next week, after cancelled talks with pro-democracy protesters earlier this month - 17 October: Hong Kong police dismantle protest sites in dawn raids - 18 October: Using batons and pepper spray police make 26 arrests during clashes in Mongkok district but are forced into partial retreat by protesters - 19 October: Twenty demonstrators injured as Hong Kong police uses batons and pepper spray in a second night against defending pro-democracy protesters - 20 October: Pro-democracy protesters strongly deny Hong Kong's Leung's claim that 'external forces' are involved on their side - 21 October: Tuesday night's talks of officials and students will be broadcast live in Hong Kong - 21 October: Thousands of Hong Kong protesters listened from the streets as students debated their call for full democracy with Beijing-backed officials - 22 October: Democracy would lead to the 'poor' dominating politics, Hong Kong's Beijing-backed governor Leung says in an interview - 24 October: Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong will hold an electronic poll on government proposals they had rejected earlier in the week - 26/27 October: Occupy Central organisers may yet hold a poll on the future direction of the movement as online activists collect views of demonstrators - 28 October: Thousands gathered on Harcourt Road in the area now dubbed Umbrella Square to commemorate the firing of tear gas at protesters by police one month ago - 29 October: No foreign forces behind Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, senior lawmaker Jasper Tsang says - 30 October: The role of social media in Occupy protests reviewed - 26 November: Police fire pepper spray as dozens of protesters arrested after Mong Kok clearance, including student leaders - 28 November: Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong accuses police of beating him and causing injuries during his arrest on Wednesday - 30 November/1 December: Hong Kong police use batons and pepper spray against pro-democracy activists as night of confrontation continues into Monday with scores of injuries and arrests - 2 December: Hong Kong's Joshua Wong urges the government to resume dialogue with students - 4 December: Hong Kong Federation of Students will decide in the next week whether to call on protesters to pull up stakes - 11 December: Hong Kong police clears the main pro-democracy protest site in the Admiralty district, but movement promises to keep up pressure for truly democratic elections - 14 December: Hong Kong activists fear they are being monitored by Beijing regime - 25 December: Hong Kong police announces arrest of 12 pro-democracy demonstrators for committing 'unlawful assembly' in Mong Kok neighborhood - 26 December: More people arrested as pro-democracy protesters returned to the streets demanding genuine elections for the city’s chief executive
Society, demographics, culture and human rights in Hong Kong: Hong Kong society
Culture and languages in Hong Kong: Culture of Hong Kong - Languages of Hong Kong
Health in Hong Kong: Health in Hong Kong
Newspapers in Hong Kong: Newspapers in Hong Kong
Internet in Hong Kong: Internet in Hong Kong
Society, demographics, culture and human rights in the PRC: Chinese society - Demographics of China
Guangdong: Guangdong
Migration in China: Migration in China
Forced evictions in China: Forced evictions in China - 11 October 2012: Forced evictions in China have risen significantly in recent years as local officials sell off land to property developers, rights group says - 16 October 2014: Villagers in a bitter standoff with a property developer in rural Yunnan province land dispute burned four construction workers to death in a clash that left eight people dead
Housing in China: Housing in China
Foreign groups of migration in China: Foreign groups of migration in China
Globalization and women in China: Globalization and women in China
2014: 26 February 2014: Ex-chief editor of the Ming Pao daily Kevin Lau Chun-to in critical condition after being attacked in street days after thousands march for press freedom - 13 March: China arrests citizen journalists for reporting Tiananmen protests including an apparent self-immolation - 11 April 2014: After showing signs of opening up, China's official media suffered a setback, with TV anchor Cui Jianbin being forced off air during a live show after he criticised officials for corruption and a newspaper suspended from publication due to an alleged bribery scandal - 23 April: China cancels over 14,400 press cards for journalists - 29 April: Chinese journalist Gao Yu missing prior to 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square protests - 8 May: China detained journalist and political activist Gao Yu on charges of providing state secrets to foreign contacts - 7 August: Government intensifies crackdown on social media with curbs on instant messaging
Censorship in China: Censorship in China - 4 January 2013: Journalists at major Chinese newspaper 'Southern Weekly' have called for a propaganda chief to resign, in a rare protest against censorship - 7 January 2013: Journalists at major Chinese newspaper 'Southern Weekly' have gone on strike in a rare protest against censorship in the Guangdong province - 8 January: China newspaper dispute sparks petition and more protests, also of middle school students and white-collar workers - 9 January: Reports from China suggest journalists at the newspaper 'Southern Weekly' embroiled in a censorship row are returning to work after an agreement was reached - 10 January: 'Southern Weekly', at the centre of anti-censorship protests, appeared on newsstands in Beijing and Shanghai on Thursday as usual, but not its home city Guangzhou - 10 January: Latest edition of Southern Weekly contains no reference to editorial row, after deal on relaxing government censorship - 23 October 2013: New Express in Hunan province calls for journalist's release, saying Chen Yongzhou was targeted over corruption stories - 2 January 2014: Censored China Southern Weekly newspaper insists on right to truth - 19 June 2014: China's regime issues rules saying reporters could only publish critical stories if approved
Social movements, protests and repression: Category: Protests in the PRC
Hong Kong 1 July marches since 1997: Hong Kong 1 July marches since 1997
July 2012: 2 July: Protests in Hong Kong amid swearing-in of Chief Executive - 1 July 2012 – 3 July 2012 Shifang protest - 3 July: Chinese officials have halted the construction of a copper alloy plant in Shifang city, Sichuan province, following protests by local residents - 28 July 2012: Qidong protests ended after the government promised to suspend a proposed waste water pipeline project - 23 July: Nearly nine million users of China's popular microblog express outrage at government after Beijing floods leave 37 people dead - NZZ 26. Juli: China hat zum ersten Mal Demonstranten in Hongkong bestraft, die in der Sonderverwaltungszone gegen die chinesische Führung protestiert hatten - 1x Protestieren = 14 Monate Arbeitslager - 28 July: A local government in eastern China drops plans for a water-discharge project after thousands of residents protested and clashed with police over pollution concerns - 30 July: Hong Kong protests China 'patriotism' classes
January 2013: 1 January: Tens of thousands of protesters have marched on Hong Kong streets, demanding greater democracy and the resignation of the city's embattled leader - 4 January: Journalists at major Chinese newspaper 'Southern Weekly' have called for a propaganda chief to resign, in a rare protest against censorship - 7 January 2013: Journalists at major Chinese newspaper 'Southern Weekly' have gone on strike in a rare protest against censorship in the Guangdong province - 10 January: 'Southern Weekly', at the centre of anti-censorship protests, appeared on newsstands in Beijing and Shanghai on Thursday as usual, but not its home city Guangzhou - 20 January: Dejected over his failure to obtain overdue wages, a man killed himself by triggering explosives attached to his body in China's Guangzhou province - 23 January: Hundreds of factory workers at Shanghai Shinmei Electric Company angry over two-minute bathroom breaks and fines for starting work late held their Japanese and Chinese managers hostage for a day and a half before police broke up the strike
January-March 2014: 2 January: Thousands rally on New Year's Day for Hong Kong democracy, demanding a greater say in choosing their future leaders - 16 February: Runners in Hong Kong's annual street marathon voice support for press freedom - 25 February: Li Guixin in the smoggy northern city of Shijiazhuang the first person in the country to sue the government for failing to curb air pollution - 26 February: Ex-chief editor of the Ming Pao daily Kevin Lau Chun-to in critical condition after being attacked in street days after thousands march for press freedom - 28 February: Journalists held vigils condemning the violence, as news editor Kevin Lau is improving - 7 March: Chinese IBM workers strike amid Lenovo sale unrest - 25 March: Relatives of lost passengers flight MH370 protest in Beijing, accusing Malaysia of 'delays and deception' a day after it confirmed the plane crashed, and clash with police
April 2014: 16 April: Tens of thousands of workers on strike at the Yue Yuen Industrial factory in Dongguan which makes shoes for Nike and Adidas - 22 April: Staff at factory in Jiangxi join industrial action in which up to 30,000 workers are striking in neighbouring Guangdong to protest against unfair pay and benefits - 23 April: Chinese activist Zhang Zhiru thought to have been detained by security services over role in Yue Yuen walkout, goes missing after helping to organise shoe factory strike - 25 April: China has ordered owners of a huge Taiwan-backed shoe factory to address striking workers' grievances about unpaid social security - 28 April: After small concessions, scores of strikers were detained by police and employees at factory making shoes for Nike, Adidas and others returned to work
November 2012: 19 November: At least two activists died in custody before or during China's Communist Party congress and tens of thousands had their movements restricted, rights groups say
2012/2013 Bo Xilai scandal: 2012 Bo Xilai scandal - Wang Lijun incident - 2012 Bo Xilai scandal - Gu Kailai murder investigation - Neil Heywood/Gu Kailai affair 2011 - 2012 Bo Xilai scandal - Death of Neil Heywood - 9 août: La femme de Bo Xilai accusé du meurtre de son associé, citoyen britannique - 10 August: Four police officers on trial for cover-up of Heywood murder - 10 August: Gu Kailai says threats made against her son led to murder of British 'businessman' Heywood - 20 August: Suspended death sentence for Bo Xilai's wife Gu Kailai - 4 September: A close ally of Chinese President Hu Jintao has been unexpectedly demoted after his son's involvement in a fatal Ferrari crash - 5 September: Ex-police chief Wang Lijun charged with defection, power abuse, and bribe taking - 18 September: China holds trial of ex-police chief Wang Lijun - 24 September: Ex-police chief Wang Lijun jailed for 15 years on charges including cover-up of Heywood murder, abuse of power and bribetaking - 26 October: Disgraced official's expulsion follows removal from party positions and opens way for criminal prosecution against Bo Xilai - 6 November: UK businessman Neil Heywood killed in China 'had spy links', the Wall Street Journal says - 20 November: China frees Ren Jianyu sentenced without trial to hard labour for opposing Bo Xilai - 25 juillet 2013: Bo Xilai inculpé pour corruption et abus de pouvoir
Xinjiang conflict since 1949 and unrest: Xinjiang Conflict since 1949 - Xinjiang - History of Xinjiang - Uyghur language - 2009 Ürümqi riots - 2013 Xinjiang unrest - 24 April 2013: Twenty-one people, including police officers, were killed in violent clashes in western province of Xinjiang - 26 June 2013: Riots in China's ethnically divided western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday killed at least 27 people, state media said - 16/17 November: Nine axe-wielding assailants and two auxiliary police officers killed during an attack on a police station in the Serikbuya Township - 16 December 2013: Sixteen people were killed in a clash in Shufu county near Kashgar in the region of Xinjiang - 30 December: Eight police station attackers shot dead in China's Xinjiang - 25 January 2014: Six people died in explosions and another six were shot dead by police in Xinhe in Aksu prefecture in China's Xinjiang - 29 May: In a stadium in Xinjiang filled with 7,000 people, Chinese court announced guilty verdicts for 55 people on charges of terrorism, separatism, and murder - 17 June: Authorities have executed 13 people for 'terrorist attacks and violent crimes' in Xinjiang - 22 June: Police shoot 13 dead in Xinjiang after a police station came under attack - 3 August: Xinjiang unrest reportedly leaves nearly 100 people dead, including 37 civilians - 22 September: At least two people reportedly killed and many injured in blasts at multiple locations in Xinjiang region - 26 September: China says 50 dead in violence in Xinjiang
Immigration to China: Immigration to China
Chinese emigration: Chinese emigration - Overseas Chinese
PRC/Arctic policy: China's arctic policy
Senkaku Islands/Tiaoyutai Islands dispute: Senkaku Islands dispute - Geography of Senkaku Islands - 18 August 2012: Crowds in Hong Kong applaud deported activists from Japan who carried banner reading 'Successful landing on Diaoyu islands' - 19 August: Japanese activists arrive at disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands - 20 August: Thousands of Chinese took to the streets on Sunday after a group of Japanese nationalists raised their flags on the disputed East China Sea island - 14 September: Six Chinese surveillance ships entered waters near Diaoyu/Senkaku islands claimed by both Japan and China - 17 September: Japanese firms (Canon, Panasonic) suspend some of their operations in China in response to attacks on Japanese shops, factories, cars and diplomatic posts - 17 September: Chinese newspapers condemn anti-Japan protests across Chinese cities over the weekend as they turned violent - 31 December 2012: A Chinese fishing boat has been detained by Japan's coast guard near Japan's Kagoshima Prefecture for allegedly fishing inside Japanese waters, Chinese officials say - 23 November 2013: China creates air defence zone over Japan-controlled islands - 29 November: China sends jets into air zone as Japan, South Korea defy it - 8 December: China ships sail through disputed waters as tensions simmer
PRC/Syria relations: PRC/Syria relations
2011-2014: Neil Heywood/Gu Kailai affair 2011 - 11 April 2012: China urges support for its probe into disgraced leader Bo Xilai after news of the detention of his wife over the death of the UK businessman Neil Heywood - 20 April: A senior Chinese journalist has told the BBC that police knew UK man Neil Heywood had been murdered in Chongqing last November and that a cover-up began immediately - 18 July 2013: China bars GlaxoSmithKline executive from leaving country amid bribery probe - 22 August: China arrests a British and US fraud investigator, whose firm did work for British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline - 15 June 2014: China and Britain will sign business deals worth at least US$30 billion - 18 June 2014: Pro-democracy Hong Kong 2020 group's Anson Chan has urged Britain to live up to its commitments under the Joint Declaration - 2 October 2014: Hong Kong democracy protests spread to Chinese embassy in London as Hong Kong Overseas Alliance rallies more than 2,000 people for solidarity protest at Chinese regime's actions - 28 October: Hong Kong has spent billions on buying weapons from Britain - 2 November 2014: British banker charged with two counts of murder in Hong Kong after police found the mutilated corpses of two women in his apartment - 30 November 2014: China refuses House of Commons delegation entry to Hong Kong as pro-democracy protesters confront police on streets - 2 December: China has broken agreement to let Hong Kong govern its own borders for at least 50 years, say British MPs urging UK government to condemn China after it refused MPs to entry Hong Kong
PRC/USA relations: PRC/USA relations
2012: 6 January 2012: China warns US on changed Asia military strategy - 2 May 2012: Hillary Clinton lands in China for talks as activist Chen case looms - 4 May: Chen Guangcheng's plea for protection from China deepens crisis - 4 May: The US says it expects China to allow prominent dissident Chen Guangcheng to travel abroad soon - 17 May: Activist Chen Guangcheng says passport application done - 20 May: Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng arrived in New York City on Saturday - 2 June: The US will shift a majority of its warships to the Asia-Pacific region by 2020 - 3 June: China warns US from 'muddying waters' in South China Sea - 5 September: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is meeting Chinese leaders amid rumbling regional tensions over the South China Sea - 8 October: Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE pose a security threat to the United States and should be barred from US contracts, report says - 20 novembre: Les Etats-Unis avaient dépassé l'Union européenne comme première destination des exportations chinoises
2013: 1 February 2013: Chinese hackers hit our computers, claim Wall Street Journal - 13 April 2013: The United States and China committed Saturday to a process aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons - 8 June: US President Obama and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping pledged to look for a new way of cooperation as they started a weekend of talks - 17 June: China asks US to explain Internet surveillance - 18 June: Obama says China hears and understands 'blunt' message on hacking - 25 June: China rejects US claim that it helped Edward Snowden to flee - 25 June: Beijing workers in the US factory 'Specialty Medical Supplies' holding US executive Chip Starnes say wages have not been paid - 27 June: US Chip Starnes leaves plant after payout - 30 October: China to step up own security after new NSA allegations - 3 December: China challenges US anti-dumping measures at WTO
2014: 1 May 2014: China's theft of trade secrets a major concern, USA says listing China as a major violator of intellectual property rights - 12 July: USA charges Chinese Su Bin for hacking into the computer systems of USA companies with large defence contracts, including Boeing - 2 October: USA 'support universal suffrage in Hong Kong, accordant with the Basic Law' FM John Kerry told reporters, renewing calls for restraint by the city’s police and standing alongside Chinese regime's FM Wang in Washington, who gives his version of 'rule of law' - 2 October: In New York's Times Square, demonstrators back Hong Kong protesters, many toting umbrellas which have become a symbol of the massive protests seeking democratic freedoms - 10 October: Hong Kong protesters won powerful USA backing as Congressional-Executive Commission on China urges President Obama to press concerns about democracy with Beijing's regime - 19 December 2014: Apple again criticized for working conditions and excessive hours at Chinese factories
PRC/Vietnam relations: PRC/Vietnam relations
1979-1990 Sino-Vietnamese conflicts: Sino-Vietnamese conflicts 1979–90
Since 2012: 27 June 2012: Rising tensions between China and Vietnam and several of its neighbours over China’s South China Sea oil tender - 9 December: Rare protests have taken place in Vietnam over maritime territorial disputes with neighbouring China, quickly dispersed by police - 27 March 2013: Vietnam had accused China of opening fire on a fishing boat calling the incident a serious violation of its sovereignty - 8 May 2014: Vietnam says that Chinese ships protecting an oil rig in disputed waters used water cannon to attack Vietnamese patrol vessels and repeatedly rammed them, injuring six people - 11 May 2014: Protesters staged one of Vietnam's largest ever anti-China demonstrations on Sunday, decrying China's deployment of a deep-water drilling rig in contested waters as territorial tensions soar - 13 May: China's state-run media calls for regime's territorial challengers to be made to pay an 'unaffordable price' - 18 May: More than 3,000 Chinese nationals evacuated from Vietnam, following deadly rioting over Chinese oil drilling
Environment in the PRC and climate change in China: Environment in the PRC - Environmental issues in China
Pollution in China: Pollution in China - China Pollution Map Database - 15 June 2013: The Chinese government has ordered firms in heavy-polluting industries to cut emissions by 30% by 2017 - 20 June 2013: Air pollution has become a curse for millions of city-dwellers in Asia, posing a mounting risk to the very young and very old, pregnant women and people with heart and respiratory problems, experts say - 21 October 2013: Latest China smog emergency shuts Harbin, capital of northeastern Heilongjiang province and home of 11 million people - 22 October: Dangerous pollution levels blight Chinese city of Harbin - 24 November: Smog descends on Northeast China, closing roads, airport - 7 December: Shanghai smog closes city - 24 February 2014: Dangerous smog in northern China in recent days prompts a spike in air purifier sales, as pollution continues to shroud Beijing - 25 February: Li Guixin in the smoggy northern city of Shijiazhuang the first person in the country to sue the government for failing to curb air pollution - 8 March 2014: Over 95 per cent of Chinese cities failed to meet environmental standards, minister says - 25/26 March 2014: Pollution around the globe kills 7 million people every year, says WHO report
Beijing pollution: China Beijing Environmental Exchange - 12 January 2013: Central Committee, good morning! Air pollution in the Chinese capital Beijing has reached levels judged as hazardous to human health - 13 January: Residents of Beijing have been refusing to step outdoors due to fears sparked by the dangerous levels of pollutants in the air - 20 January: As media describe the expensive air purifiers government officials enjoy, report of special farms so cadres need not risk suffering from recurring food safety scandals and as lung cancer rates in Beijing have shot upward by 60% in the last decade, authorities plan emergency measures to control Beijing air pollution - 29 January: Dangerous smog returns in Beijing for fourth time in a month - 31 January: Hospital visits rise due to pollution, doctors and media say - 22 February: China's environment ministry has acknowledged the existence of 'cancer villages', after years of assertions by academics and domestic media that polluted areas experience higher rates of the disease - 16 January 2014: Beijing air pollution Thursday with a concentration of toxic particles more than two dozen times the level considered safe - 13 February 2014: China smog makes capital 'barely suitable' for life, an official Chinese report says - 28 January 2015: Beijing smog makes city 'unliveable', mayor discovers in 2015 as report finds tourism to Chinese city falls 10% on year before
Electronic waste in China: Electronic waste in China
Natural disasters and climate change in China: Climate change in China - Natural disasters in China - Disaster preparedness in China
Droughts and heatwaves in China: Droughts in China - 2010-2011 China drought
2011: 2011 China floods - 8 June 2011: Floods in Southwest China June 2011 - 11 June: More floods in China - 17. Juni 2011: Hochwasser in Ostchina - Deichbruch - 17. Juli 2011: Auch im Juli Überschwemmungen und Erdrutsche in China
2012: 13 May 2012: Hail and rain storms in Gansu province kill dozens - 27 June: Heavy rains in South China - 9 dead, millions affected - 22 July: The heaviest rain in 61 years in the capital Beijing has left 10 people dead - 23 July 2012: China fury after Beijing deluge
2013: July 2013 Southwest China floods - 10 July 2013: Mudslide buries dozens of people - 13 July 2013: Landslides and floods in Sichuan province had killed 31 people by Thursday, with 166 more missing - 18 August: Severe floods kill 37 in northeast China
Typhoons: 2011 Pacific typhoon season - 2012 typhoon Saola - 2012 typhoon Damrey - 2012 typhoon Haikui - 2012 typhoon Kai-tak - Typhoon Soulik July 2013 - 14 juillet 2013: Le typhon Soulik a fait trois morts et entraîné l'évacuation d'un demi-million de personnes - Typhoon Utor August 2013 - Typhoon Usagi September 2013 - 23 septembre: Typhon Usagi fait au moins 25 morts dans le sud de la Chine - Typhoon Fitow October 2013 - 7 octobre: Le typhon Fitow frappe la côte orientale, au moins 5 morts - 16 October: Thousands Protest in Flood-Hit Chinese City - Typhoon Haiyan November 2013 - 12 November: Haiyan killed eight people in southern China and inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to farming and fishing industries - Typhoon Rammasun July 2014 - 19 July 2014: Typhoon Rammasun kills at least eight people in China - September 2014 Typhoon Kalmaegi

Tibet - Tibet Autonomous Region
History and economy of Tibet: History of Tibet - Geography of Tibet - Economy of Tibet
Social movements and protests: 2008 Tibetan unrest Tibetische Unruhen 2008 - NZZ 10. Februar 2012: Wieder erschossene Demonstranten und Selbstverbrennung in Tibet - NZZ 15. März: "Wer tatenlos zuschaut, riskiert eine Eskalation" - Die Selbstverbrennungen in Tibet zeugen von grosser Verzweiflung - 15 August: Hundreds of Tibetans demonstrated in northwest China on Tuesday after police beat four people and threatened them with guns - NZZ 17. August: Auch der zweite Tibeter, der sich aus Protest gegen die Tibet-Politik selbst angezündet hatte, ist seinen Verletzungen erlegen - 27 October: 23-year-old Tsewang Kyab has become the fifth Tibetan in a week to set self on fire and die in Amuquhu town in Xiahe county - 8 November: Three teenage monks and a Tibetan woman set fire to themselves in an unprecedented string of protests against Chinese rule - 16 November: Two more Tibetans have died after reportedly setting themselves on fire in protest against Chinese rule - 9 October 2013: Chinese police opened fire on a group of protesters, demanding the release of a fellow Tibetan detained for refusing to fly the Chinese flag, injuring 60


Georgia - Geography of Georgia - History of Georgia - Demographics of Georgia
Agriculture in Georgia: Agriculture - Land distribution - Georgian wine
Taxation in Georgia: Taxation in Georgia
Internet in Georgia: Internet in Georgia
Foreign relations of Georgia: Foreign relations of Georgia
Georgia/Armenia relations: Georgia/Armenia relations - Armenians in Georgia
Georgia/Azerbaijan relations: Georgia/Azerbaijan relations
Natural disasters in Georgia: Natural disasters in Georgia
Earthquakes in Georgia: Earthquakes in Georgia


India - Geography of India - Geology of India - History of India - Partition of India by the 'British Empire' 1947 - States and union territories of India - Demographics of India
Mining scams in India: Mining scams in India
Iron ore mining in India: Iron ore mining in India
Fossil fuels in India: Fossil fuels in India
Renewable energy in India: Renewable energy in India - Wind power in India
Science and technology in India: Science and technology in India
Farmers' suicides in India: Farmers' suicides in India - 2 September 2011: Five cotton growers commit suicide in Vidarbha, a total of 507 suicides of farmers during 2011 alone in Vidarbha - 21 February 2013: In Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, farmers are once again selling their kidneys to meet the financial burden after a poor harvest - 19 March 2014: After reports of 22 farmer suicides in three weeks driven by massive crop failure, the Maharashtra government appeals to farmers
Water, rivers and dams, water supply and irrigation in India: Water in India - Major rivers of India - Lakes in India - Irrigation in India - Dams and reservoirs in India - Reservoirs in India - Water supply and sanitation in India
Fishing in India: Fishing in India
Infrastructure: Infrastructure
Transport and rail transport in India: Transport in India - Rail transport in India
Retailing in India: Retailing in India
Debt bondage in India: Debt bondage in India
Union budget of India: Union budget of India - Railway Budget
Budget of Indian Armed Forces: Budget of Indian Armed Forces
April/May 2014 India General Elections: Indian general election 7 April - 12 May 2014 - 5 April 2014: Live web-casting will take place at 40 sensitive polling stations across Uttar Pradesh - 7/8 April: Indians go to the polls as parties were campaigning on promises of economic growth and one party promises a tsunami - 9 April: AAP's Arvind Kejriwal slapped again and injured while campaigning in Delhi - 10 April: 11 states, 3 union territories voting today - 18 April: Stones thrown at Arvind Kejriwal on his door-to-door campaign in Varanasi by a dozen young men shouting slogans in favour of Narendra Modi - 25 April: Violence and threats in Kashmir to derail elections - 29 April: AAP volunteers attacked by BJP workers in Varanasi, AAP says - 30 April: BJP's Modi party accused of posing with party symbol on polling day, in contravention of campaign rules - 3 May: Indian regional politician has died of burn injuries five days after he was targeted during a TV election debate by a man who had set himself on fire - 16 May: Congress Party admits defeat in the national election 2014
Districts in India: Districts in India - Tehsils of India
State legislatures of India: State legislatures of India
2013: 4 December 2013 Delhi Legislative Assembly election - 8 December 2013: Spectacular Aam Aadmi Party's impact on Delhi elections - 8 December 2013: Arvind Kejriwal, who is a former tax inspector with a record of campaigning for transparency in India's notoriously dirty politics, and his Aam Aadmi anti-corruption party made a stunning breakthrough in New Delhi's state election - 9 December: Delhi assembly gets only three women members, all belong to Aam Aadmi Party - 23 December: Arvind Kejriwal to be Delhi Chief Minister, swearing in at Ramlila Maidan - 28 December: Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi Chief Minister, an estimated 40,000 supporters present - 10 January 2014: Anti-corruption hotline launched by Delhi's new graft-busting government overwhelmed by calls - 20 January: Arvind Kejriwal justifies a raid by his Law Minister Bharti, citing a letter from the Ugandan High Commission, but is prevented from staging a protest at the home minister's office against police refusal to crack down on a drug and prostitution ring - 20/21 January 2014 Aam Aadmi Party's Delhi protest - 21 January: Kejriwal calls off sit-in in Delhi - 24 January: Delhi police suspends three officers after a video, posted by Aam Aadmi party, showed them beating a man with sticks and taking money from his wallet - 14/15 February 2014: Kejriwal resigns as Chief Minister after his anti-corruption Jan Lokpal Bill was blocked by MLAs of the BJP and the Congress in the Delhi Assembly, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections
Parliament, government and politics in India: Parliament of India - Lok Sabha - United Progressive Alliance - Government of India
Trade Unions, protests and social movements in India: Trade Unions in India - Self-Employed Women's Association of India
August 2011: 16 August 2011: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare arrested - protests are beginning across the country - 16 August: Chidambaram's 'democracy' of 5.000, of preconditions, of police directives and unlawful detention faces strong opposition - 17 August: Tens of thousands of Indians protest in support of Anna Hazare across the country - 21 August: At least 50.000 express solidarity with anti-corruption campaigner Hazare in New Delhi - on Friday more than 500 protests with more than one million people across the country - 23 August: Indian government hold first talks with supporters of Anna Hazare - 23 August: PM sends letter to Anna Hazare - 24 August: All-party meeting on anti-graft law to deal with the demands of Indian anti-corruption movement - 25/26 August: Government agrees to start Lokpal debate in parliament, on Saturday - 28 August: Activist Anna Hazare ends hunger strike after parliament expressed support for parts of his anti-corruption plan
1 February 2011 Soumya Murder Case: Soumya Murder Case 2011
16 December 2012 Jyoti Singh gang rape and murder in Delhi: 16 December 2012 Delhi gang rape case - 19 December 2012: Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets across India calling on authorities to stem the rising tide of violent sexual attacks on women, after the 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh was raped and beaten by six men on a Delhi bus - 21 December: Women stage protest outside Rashtrapati Bhavan as arrests continue in Delhi gang-rape case - 23 December: Demonstrators and police clash at rape protest - 23 December: Protesters meet Sonia Gandhi and her son, who assure speedy action - 24 December: In a televised address Indian PM Manmohan Singh assures to 'make all possible efforts to ensure security and safety of women in this country' - 25 December: Delhi rape victim's statement recorded again amid controversy over alleged 'interference' - SDM Usha Chaturvedi reports that the police tried to intimidate her - 25 December: 16 girls detained for four hours by Delhi police allege that police manhandled and beat them up
29 December 2012 death of Jyoti Singh: 29 December: Across India, people are sharing their sorrow over the murder of the 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh who died early this morning in a hospital in Singapore - 29 December: When Jyoti Singh died at a hospital on Singapore, her parents were with her - 29 December: Indians mourn death of gang-rape victim Jyoti Singh - 31 December: India has scaled back New Year celebrations, as it mourned the murder of the medical student Jyoti Singh in Delhi - 11 mars 2013: L'un des auteurs présumés du viol collectif dans un bus de New Delhi s’est pendu - 1 September 2013: Outrage in India over first Delhi gang-rape sentence (3 years in a juvenile detention centre) - 13 September: All four men convicted of raping and murdering Jyoti Singh sentenced to death on Friday
9 February 2013 and Suryanelli rape case 1996: Suryanelli rape case 1996-2013 - 31 December 2012: Despite all the time that has passed since, there is no respite for the Suryanelli rape victim, who was brutally raped and treated as an 'object of pleasure' for 45 days, and then told by the perpetrators including congress leader PJ Kurien to return home and keep mum - 1 January 2013: Raped by 42 men in 40 days, the victim awaits justice sixteen years later - 9 February: India's 'painted' Congress has to decide how it handle its leader PJ Kurien, the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, who has been identified by the survivor of Suryanelli rape case of assaulting her in Kerala in 1996 when she was a school girl - 9 February: Brinda Karat's letter to Vice President Hamid Ansari on allegations of rape against congress leader PJ Kurien
11 February 2013 and Suryanelli rape case 1996: 11 February: In Kerala's Kottayam district, the 33-year-old woman recounts how, when just a school girl, she was kidnapped, tortured and raped by 42 men in 40 days, saying that 'no party has forced me to take PJ Kurien's name' and that she has 'been repeatedly telling the police from the beginning that PJ Kurien raped me in the Kumli Guest House' - 11 February: The lone convict in the Suryanelli rape case 1996 reports that congress leader PJ Kurien (who has been exonerated by India's Supreme Court) was involved in it as claimed by the victim, telling journalists that he was pressured by the Kerala Police not to testify against the Congressman, and that the principal investigator had pressured him not to mention about Kurien's involvement, recalling that Kurien was spared the identification parade and confessing that in 1996 he drove Kurien to the Kumli guest-house where the gang-rape survivor says she was assaulted by Kurien
Manipur protests and death of journalist Nanao Singh December 2012: 23 December 2012: The journalist Nanao Singh (Prime News) was killed in police firing on the second day of the indefinite strike in Manipur called by a film body demanding the arrest of a Naga militant for allegedly molesting a film actress - 24 December: Media organizations (Manipur Hill Journalists Union, Indian Journalists Union, Electronic Media Forum Assam) condemn the brutal killing of journalist Thangjam Dwijamani Singh alias Nanao on December 23 during the police firing - 24 December: The National Union of Journalists and Journalists Association of Assam strongly condemn the police brutality - 25 December: Also the Journalist Federation of Assam condemns the killing of Nanao Singh and urges the Manipur government to probe the death - 12 January 2013: The National Human Rights Commission seeks an independent investigation report on the killing of the journalist Nanao Singh
India State Hunger Index: India State Hunger Index
2012: 11 October 2012: India, which has shown strong economic growth, has a disappointing record on tackling the problem of hunger over the past decade, according to a report on world food production
Discrimination against girls in India: Discrimination against girls in India - Female foeticide in India
'Save Your Voice' movement against internet censorship in India: 'Save Your Voice' movement against internet censorship in India - Cartoons Against Corruption
Cinema of India: Cinema of India - Freedom of expression in India - 15 April 2014: Misconceptions and criticisms of Bollywood
2015: 6 May 2015: Actor Salman Khan, who ran over five men sleeping on a pavement in the upmarket Mumbai suburb of Bandra West, killing one, convicted of culpable homicide and sentenced to a five year jail term
Media ownership and advertising in India: Indian mass media owners - Advertising in India
Human and Fundamental Rights in India and judiciary: Human rights in India - Fundamental Rights in India - Judiciary of India
Freedom of expression in India: Freedom of expression in India
Racism in India: Racism in India
Religious and ethnic violence in India: Religious violence in India - Violence against Muslims in India
2013/2014: 13 February 2013: Thirteen tribals, including five women, were killed in separate incidents of violence related to panchayat elections in Assam's Goalpara district on Tuesday - 29 April 2013: Curfew has been imposed in Malaipathar in Assam's Goalpara district amid violence in which four people have been killed - 18 January 2014: NDFB militants kill five people in Assam firing indiscriminately at passengers of a bus - 2 May 2014: In the middle of India's ongoing general election, Bodo separatists killed at least 10 villagers, including six women and two children, and injured others in Kokrajhar and Baksa - 4 May: 29 people have been killed so far in the violence in Lower Assam - 23 December 2014: Deadly attacks on Adivasi tribal migrants, largely tea plantation workers, blamed on banned National Democratic Front of Bodoland
Insurgency in Northeast India: Insurgency in Northeast India
Religious conflicts in India: Religious conflicts in India
Crime in India: Crime in India
Terrorism in India: Terrorism in India
2014 timeline of violence and terrorist incidents in India: India timeline of violence and terrorist incidents in 2014
2015 timeline of violence and terrorist incidents in India: India timeline of violence and terrorist incidents in 2015
Human stampedes in India: Human stampedes in India
Collapsed buildings in India: Collapsed buildings in India
Health disasters in India: Health disasters in India
State Armed Police Forces: State Armed Police Forces
Central Bureau of Investigation: Central Bureau of Investigation
Prisons in India: Prisons in India
2013: 12 February 2013: A Maharashtra Police report on the January 6 Dhule riots has indicted cops of firing 'in excess'. The communal riots in Machchli Bazaar in Dhule claimed six lives and more than 200 people were injured - 5 March 2013: The Punjab government has suspended two policemen and ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident where a young woman was brutally beaten up by policemen in Tarn Taran near Amritsar - 3 April 2013: Thousands paid tribute to Sudipto Gupta, the 22-year-old student activist who died in police custody, outside the office of the Students Federation of India - 18 April: Responding to a distraught couple whose six-year-old daughter had been raped and murdered, the police in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh manhandled the mother and protesters and dragged the mother on the ground - 25 April: The Supreme Court has asked the Delhi Police to explain why women protesters were slapped demonstrating outside the hospital where the five-year-old raped girl was being treated - 18 May: A man, named Balbir, injected with petrol and acid by police dies in Uttar Pradesh
Environment of India and environmental issues: Environment of India - Protected areas of India
Environmental issues in India: Environmental issues in India
Air pollution in India: Air pollution in India - 27 January 2013: Residents of the Indian capital of New Delhi are urging the government to take action against smog - 3 June: Urban Indians 'growing concerned about pollution' - 20 June 2013: Air pollution has become a curse for millions of city-dwellers in Asia, posing a mounting risk to the very young and very old, pregnant women and people with heart and respiratory problems, experts say - 17 July 2013: Pollution costs India $80 billion a year, World Bank says - 29 January 2014: Delhi world's most polluted city, a Yale University study says - 8 May 2014: India admits Delhi matches Beijing for air pollution threatening public health - 27 November 2014: India’s environment court has slammed the government over the capital’s horrendous air pollution, which it said was 'getting worse' every day, and ordered a string of measures to bring it down - 24 June 2015: Delhi’s appalling pollution has prompted fears that millions of youngsters will suffer serious health problems later in life
Uranium poisoning in Punjab: Uranium poisoning in Punjab
Solid waste policy in India: Solid waste policy in India
Environmental organisations based in India: Environmental organisations based in India
2014/2015: 3 September 2014: High court tells ministry of home affairs to allow foreign fund transfers to Greenpeace India after crackdown by Modi government following an intelligence report accusing campaign groups of hurting India's economy by protesting against power projects, mining and genetically modified food - 22 September 2014: After a Greenpeace worker refused entry to India in a series of unfair treatments, after a leaked Indian intelligence report describing the organisation as 'a threat to national economic security' and after a Modi ban on Greenpeace donations, Indian government accused of systematic crackdown on charity’s activities - 12 January 2015: Greenpeace campaigner Priya Pillai stopped by Indian officials from travelling to the UK to talk to MPs about the impact of a coal mine on a village in central India
Floods, mudslides and cyclones in India: Category: Floods in India
2013: 2013 North India floods - 17 June 2013: At least 10 people have died after incessant rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, officials say - 19 June: Flash flooding from early monsoon rains have killed at least 120 in northern India, officials say - 26 June: Air Force tribute to officers who died in Uttarakhand's rescue operations, where flash floods and landslide have killed at least 1,000 since June 15 - Cyclone Phailin October 2013 - 13 October: Timely precautions and massive evacuation operations in India prevent cyclone Phailin catastrophe - 16 October: Cyclone Phailin, which killed 28 people, brought floods and devastation in 16,000 villages, affecting over 1.2 crore people - 26 October: Flood situation turned grim on Saturday with at least 42 people having lost their lives and thousands evacuated in the last four days in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha - Cyclone Helen November 2013 - 23 November: Cyclone Helen kills six people and causes heavy crop damage in Andhra Pradesh
Foreign relations of India: Foreign relations of India
Non-resident Indian and person of Indian origin: Non-resident Indian and person of Indian origin
India/Afghanistan relations: India/Afghanistan relations - 4 October 2011: 'Strategic partnership' between Afghanistan and India signed by Karzai and Singh in Delhi - 12 November: Afghan President Karzai is in New Delhi, holding delegation-level talks with PM Manmohan Singh - 12 November: India and Afghanistan to intensify cooperation, especially in the sectors of agriculture, small business and mining - 3 August 2013: A suicide blast outside the Indian consulate in Jalalabad has reportedly left at least eight people dead and another 12 injured - 5 September: Suspected Taliban militants shot dead the Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, writer of a popular book about her dramatic escape from the Taliban in the 90s, in eastern Afghan province of Paktika - 23 March 2014: India's NDTV is joining a global voluntary boycott by international media of the Afghan Taliban after they murdered nine innocent civilians including five and three-year-old children in Kabul
India/Australia relations: India/Australia relations
India/PR of China relations: India/PR of China relations
India/Italy relations: India/Italy relations - Italians in India
2012: 8 April 2012: President Zardari the first Pakistani head of state since 2005 to visit India for talks - 8 April: 'Relations between India and Pakistan should become normal, that's our common desire', PM Manmohan Singh says accepting an invitation to Pakistan - 25 April: Some days after India's last missile test the Pakistani military has successfully conducted a test of an upgraded intermediate-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead - 12 July: Pakistan willing to resolve bilateral disputes with India, FM Hina Rabbani Khar says - 2 August: India overturns ban on Pakistan investments - 20 August: Pakistan rejects India's charges on northeast exodus - 25 August: India, Pakistan MPs push for better ties, facilitating people-to-people contacts in crucial fields - 31 August: On the sidelines of the Tehran NAM summit Dr Singh met Mr Zardari urging Pakistan to speed up the 26/11 trials and to bridge the trust deficit between the two countries - 8 September 2012: India, Pakistan ink visa agreement and agree on forward-looking approach to normalise ties - promised action against the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks - 26 November: Violating the ceasefire yet again, Pakistan troops targeted 10 Indian forward posts by firing over 6000 rounds from heavy weaponry along the Indo-Pak border in Poonch district - 24 December: In a bid to ease border tension and ensure peace, army commanders of India and Pakistan after 14 years hold meeting - 25 December: LoC peace agreed in rare Pakistan-India army tryst
January 2013: 6 January 2013: Pakistan, India accuse each other of violating Kashmir border - 6 January: Pakistani military says cross-border attack on Sawan Patra checkpoint in Kashmir left one soldier dead and one injured, happening on a day when both the Indian and the Pakistani national cricket teams are playing their third and the last of a series of one-day matches - 9 January: India condemns the 'inhuman' treatment of its two soldiers who it says were killed in an attack by Pakistani soldiers in the disputed territory of Kashmir - 10 January: India on Thursday rejects Pakistan's proposal for UN probe into the incident in which two Indian soldiers were killed across the Line of Control - 10 January: In yet another ceasefire violation across the Line of Control, Pakistan today fired at Indian posts in the Poonch sector, while Pakistani military says 'unprovoked' shooting caused death in Kashmir, just days after India blamed Pakistan for two fatalities - 15 January: Despite tensions, India begins visas on arrival for Pakistani senior citizens - 16 January: Ongoing tensions and alleged ceasefire violations across the line of control, as Pakistan's government has become under increased pressure by thousands of anti-corruption protesters in Islamabad demanding true democracy and after the Supreme Court has ordered the arrest of PM Ashraf in connection with a corruption case - 17 January: India's and Pakistan's director-generals of military operations reportedly agreed to de-escalate tension at the Line of Control in Kashmir - 26 January: Talks between Water Secretaries of India and Pakistan cancelled - 28 January 2013: Cross-border bus and trade services between India and Pakistan have resumed today from Poonch in Jammu
August-October 2013: 6 August 2013 ambush in the Poonch area and reactions - 6 August: Five Indian soldiers have been killed by Pakistan soldiers who entered Indian territory in the Poonch area of Jammu and Kashmir, a sixth soldier survived the assault - 25 September: PM Manmohan Singh confirmed a bilateral meeting expected on Sunday with Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meet in New York - 26 September: Terror attacks, killing at least 12 people in a police station and an Army cantonment in Jammu and Kashmir, aimed at derailing India-Pakistan talks, Omar Abdullah says - 29 September: PM Manmohan Singh and PM Nawaz Sharif held their first official meeting in New York on Sunday and agreed that reducing violence and tension along the Line of Control in Kashmir will be a priority for both countries - 16 October: An Indian soldier was killed as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the LoC and shelled an Indian post in Poonch district
India/Singapore relations: India/Singapore relations - Indians in Singapore
India/Sweden relations: India/Sweden relations - Bofors scandal
India/Syria relations: India/Syria relations
2014-2018: First World War 1914-1918 centenary 2014-2018 - 25 April 2015: Up to 15,000 Indian soldiers fought alongside Anzacs with allied troops at Gallipoli, but their contribution remains relatively unrecognised in Australia and their homeland
Death of Jacintha Saldanha December 2012 - 9 December: As more than 300 people attended a memorial service for Jacintha Saldanha held in Shirva in India on Sunday, painted Australian media say it is not the time for 'hysterical finger-pointing' - Sunday 9 December: Scotland Yard contacts Australian police over the death of Jacintha Saldanha - 11 December 2012: The familiy of Jacintha Saldhana, who died in London, wants an independent inquiry - 13 December: One week later, London police says, Jacintha Saldhana was found hanging in her room. leaving three suicide notes - 23 December: The family of Jacintha Saldanha has assembled a set of 60 questions, which they have posed to the British hospital as well as to the parent company of the Australian radio - 2 February 2013: British prosecutors, the crown (!) prosecution service, will not press charges against two Australian DJs over the royal hoax call and its illegal and international broadcasting that preceded Jacintha Saldhana's suicide - 11 February 2013: Australia royal radio hoaxer back on air - 7 March 2013: The family of Jacintha Saldhana, who committed suicide after hoax call broadcasting, is struggling with the prospect of massive legal bills to uncover the truth
India/USA relations: India/USA relations
2013/2014: 6 January 2013: Indian-Americans in Chicago, led by students of two leading universities, held a protest meet and candlelight vigil in memory of the raped and murdered Delhi medical student, demanding speedy justice - 6 juin 2013: Trois arrestations après le viol collectif d'une Américaine - 1 July 2013: Indian embassy among 38 'targets' spied upon by US National Security Agency - 24 July: Wal-Mart can't meet norms, Congress says - 28 September: Growing ties with US highlighted by Manmohan Singh after his meeting with Barack Obama at the White House - 9 October: US Walmart and India's Bharti end joint venture - 19 October: US ship crew arrested and jailed for illegally entering Indian waters with a huge cache of arms - 31 October: US immigration bill rings alarm bell among Indian IT firms - 2013 Indian Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade's arrest - 10 January 2014: Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade allowed to leave USA after indictment under diplomatic immunity - 3 April 2014: Congress MP Ramachandra Rao among six persons charged in the USA in an international corruption scheme involving bribes worth $18.5 million to government officials in India to allow the mining of titanium minerals in Andhra Pradesh - 26 September: On behalf of two unnamed survivors Indian PM Modi summoned to answer human rights lawsuit in New York accusing him of human rights abuses during devastating religious riots in Gujarat in 2002


Indonesia - Geography of Indonesia - History of Indonesia - Demographics of Indonesia
Urbanization in Indonesia: Urbanization in Indonesia
Poverty in Indonesia: Poverty in Indonesia
Military of Indonesia: Indonesian National Armed Forces
Elections and politics in Indonesia: Elections in Indonesia
2009 Indonesian legislative and presidential elections: Indonesian legislative election 2009 - Indonesian presidential election 2009
Social movements and protests: Trade unions in Indonesia - Protests in Indonesia
Society, demographics, culture and human rights in Indonesia: Indonesian society - Demographics of Indonesia - Human rights in Indonesia
Demographics and ethnic groups of Indonesia: Demographics of Indonesia - Ethnic groups in Indonesia
Architecture of Indonesia: Architecture of Indonesia
Science and technology in Indonesia: Science and technology in Indonesia - Center for International Forestry Research - Space program of Indonesia - SETARA Institute's research on democracy, political freedom and human rights
Health in Indonesia: Health in Indonesia
Internet in Indonesia: Internet in Indonesia
Religion in Indonesia: Religion in Indonesia
Crime in Indonesia: Crime in Indonesia
Terrorism in Indonesia: - Terrorism in Indonesia
1997 Southeast Asian haze and Indonesian forest fires: 1997 Indonesian forest fires - 1997 Southeast Asian haze - Asian brown cloud
2006 Southeast Asian haze: 2006 Southeast Asian haze
Law and law enforcement in Indonesia: Law of Indonesia - Legal history of Indonesia
Judiciary of Indonesia: Judiciary of Indonesia
Capital punishment in Indonesia: Capital punishment in Indonesia
Indonesia/Australia relations: Indonesia/Australia relations - 24 July 2013: An asylum-seeker boat heading for Australia has sunk off Java in Indonesia with unconfirmed reports that dozens of people are dead or missing - 27 September: At least 22 people, mostly children, drowned and scores are missing after an Australia-bound boat carrying Middle Eastern asylum-seekers sank off Indonesia Friday in rough seas - 3 November: Australia and the USA reportedy mounted a joint surveillance operation on Indonesia during the 2007 UN climate change conference in Bali - 19 November: Indonesia reviews cooperation with Australia after spy claims - 21 November: Indonesians burn Australian flags over spying reports - 6 December: Australia will keep spying on Indonesia, Australia's PM Abbott says - 28 April 2015: After Bali executions, Australia's Tony Abbott to recall its ambassador saying that 'these executions are both cruel and unnecessary … both of these young Australians were fully rehabilitated while in prison'
Indonesia/Burma relations: Indonesia/Burma relations - 12 May 2015: Fears up to 6,000 asylum seekers are trapped at sea off south-east Asia - 15 May 2015: Asian migrant crisis grows as 700 asylum seekers rescued off Indonesia and as Burma undermined calls for a coordinated response to the crisis by threatening to boycott a planned south-east Asia summit - 18 May 2015: Indonesia sends three warships and a plane to turn away migrant boats - 20 May: Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to provide temporary shelter to thousands of migrants stranded at sea - 21 May: Indonesia’s FM Retno Marsudi, Malaysia’s FM and more foreign diplomats are converging on Burma, seeking to discuss the Asian migrant crisis which is widely believed to have its roots in the mass fleeing of the country’s persecuted Rohingya minority
Indonesia/United Nations relations: Indonesia and the United Nations
Earthquakes, tsunamis and volcano eruptions in Indonesia: Earthquakes in Indonesia
Sidoarjo mud flow since May 2006
Floods and landslides in Indonesia: Floods in Indonesia
2013: 17 January 2013: At least four people dead and 20.000 evacuated as a result of intense rain storm which has hit the Indonesian capital - 25 March 2013: Six people were killed and 11 were missing in a landslide caused by heavy rain on Indonesia's Java island - 2 December 2013: A landslide triggered by torrential rain near a rumbling volcano in North Sumatra province has killed at least nine people - 16 January 2014: Days of torrential rain triggered a landslide and flash floods on Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing at least 13 people and sending tens of thousands fleeing for safe ground - 24 February 2014: Landslides due to incessant rains kill eleven people in Indonesia's Papua province - 13 December 2014: A landslide triggered by torrential downpours has killed at least 11 people and left nearly 100 missing on Indonesia's main island of Java


Iran - Geography of Iran - History of Iran - 1953 Iran coup d'etat - role of USA and UK - Background and causes of the Iranian Revolution 1979 - History of the Islamic Republic of Iran (since 1979) - Demographics of Iran
Industry of Iran: Industry of Iran
Economic history, business cycles and unemployment in Iran: Economic history of Iran - Iran's successive economic plans 1991-2010, growth and unemployment
Foreign trade of Iran and foreign investment: Foreign trade and economic relations - Foreign direct investment in Iran
Iran's missile forces: Iran's missile forces - Guided missiles of Iran - 7 August: Iran test fires short-range missile equipped with guidance system - 21 August: Iran unveils new missile, other weapons - 25 September: Iran unveils domestically made drone aircraft - 28 January 2013: Iran sends monkey into space, showing missile progress - 22 septembre 2013: Les forces armées iraniennes présentent 30 missiles balistiques d'une portée de 2.000 kilomètres lors de leur défilé annuel - 9 November: Iran starts producing new missile system - 10 February 2014: Iran claims successful ballistic missiles test, described as a 'new generation' - 5 March: Iranian Revolutionary Guard has multiple-warhead missiles - 16 May 2014: Despite apparently reducing illicit purchases that breach UN sanctions, Iran is pursuing development of ballistic missiles, a confidential UN report says - 22 January 2015: Satellite images reportedly show Iranian missile that 'can reach far beyond Europe' - 25 February 2015: Iran tests naval missiles as part of fresh war games 'Great Prophet 9' in Persian Gulf
Iran and weapons of mass destruction: Iran and weapons of mass destruction
Military budget: Military budget
Ideology, constitution and Iran's network of elected and unelected institutions since 1979: Background and causes of the Iranian Revolution 1979 - Ideology of the Iranian Revolution - Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Elections in Iran: Elections in Iran
Islamic Consultative Assembly (Iranian Parliament): Islamic Consultative Assembly (Iranian Parliament)
Iranian presidential election 14 June 2013: Iranian presidential election 14 June 2013 - 16 May 2013: Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi says women cannot be presidential candidates, as 30 women seek to run in the June 14 election - 22 May: Iran's Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani barred from standing for president - 23 May: Zahra Mostafavi, the daughter of Ayatollah Khomeini, has protested against the disqualification of Rafsanjani from presidential election - 11 June: The sole reformist candidate in the June 14 presidential election Mohammad Aref quits presidential race, a move in favour of the moderate candidate Hassan Rowhani - 12 June: Four years after Iranians took to the streets to demonstrate against the results of the presidential election 2009, the authorities are taking no chances this time, keeping opposition leaders confined under house arrest with doors and windows welded shut - 14 June: Iran begins voting to elect new president - 15 June: Early vote count in Iran gives Hasan Rowhani wide lead - 15 June: Hassan Rowhani secured just over 50 percent of the ballot based on a 72 percent turnout of 50 million eligible voters, a mandate of the Iranian people for change, which will not be betrayed - 30 June: Rohani hints he will balance hard-line, reformist demands - 4 August: New president Rouhani will be publicly inaugurated on Sunday after he was formally endorsed by Khameini on Saturday
2012: 17 August 2012: 'Cancerous tumour' Israel will soon be destroyed, says Ahmadinejad in Tehran marking Iran's Quds Day
2013: 5 February: President Ahmadinejad is accusing parliamentary speaker's family of corruption - 5 February: Former Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi, dismissed from his judicial post over the torture deaths of three protesters in custody after the 2009 elections and considered to be a close aide of President Ahmadinejad, has been arrested on Monday - 6 February: Saeed Mortazavi has been released after two days in prison, state media say - 27 February: Saeed Mortazavi, accused of being involved in deaths of anti-government protesters in 2009, appears in court - 2 August 2013: In Quds Day remarks broadcast on state TV and in one of his last public speeches Iran's outgoing President Ahmadinejad warns Israel will be 'uprooted' - 2 août: Le nouveau président iranien Rohani a affirmé vendredi qu'Israël était un corps étranger qui devait être extirpé de la région, à la veille de sa prise de fonctions - 2 August: After Israeli criticism, Iran's media changed their version of Rohani remarks, that Israel had inflicted a 'wound' on the Muslim world and that the Israeli wound 'must be cleansed', now taking out the reference to 'cleansing'
4 August 2013 Government of Hassan Rouhani: Government of Hassan Rouhani (2013–present) - Confirmations of Hassan Rouhani's Cabinet
Repression, social movements and protests:
2014: 3 February 2014: Iran opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi remains under house arrest - 11 February 2014: Iran has executed an Arab-Iranian poet and rights activist for 'waging war on God' and 'acting against national security' - 20 May: Hundreds of Iranian women are posting pictures of their bare heads in call for change to Iranian restriction on women attire in public - 1 June 2014: Iranian court sentences 8 Facebook users to up to 20 years in prison for criticizing the regime on Facebook - 9 June 2014: More than 140 Iranian journalists call on authorities to release Saba Azarpeik, who was picked up last month from the offices of a magazine in Tehran and is currently being held incommunicado - 9 July: Iranian journalist Marzieh Rasouli sentenced to 50 lashes and two years in prison over charges of spreading anti-government propaganda - 29 October 2014: After public outrage about a string of acid attacks in Isfahan, Iranian journalists detained after reporting on acid attacks
Society, demographics, human rights and culture in Iran: Iranian society - Social class in Iran
Romani in Iran: Romani in Iran - Persian Romani
List of cities in Iran: List of cities in Iran
Rural Districts of Iran: Rural Districts of Iran
Education in Iran: Education in Iran
Health care in Iran: Health care in Iran
Media of Iran and repression: Media of Iran - Censorship in Iran - 28 August 2013: More than 40 percent of Iranians watch TV channels beamed into Iran and accessible only by illegal but widespread satellite dishes, media reports say - 28 October: Iran bans reformist newspaper 'Bahar' for publishing an article seen by critics as questioning the beliefs of Shia Islam - 11 November 2013: Iran arrests Ali Asghar Gharavi, the author of Bahar's article on Shiite Islam - 9 June 2014: More than 140 Iranian journalists call on authorities to release Saba Azarpeik, who was picked up last month from the offices of a magazine in Tehran and is currently being held incommunicado - 9 July: Iranian journalist Marzieh Rasouli sentenced to 50 lashes and two years in prison over charges of spreading anti-government propaganda - 29 October 2014: After public outrage about a string of acid attacks in Isfahan, Iranian journalists detained after reporting on acid attacks - 1 February 2015: Iranians could get the truth about Holocaust as documentary airs over satellite TV after the first Iranian film crew visited Auschwitz in January 2015 - 31 March 2015: A Canada-based Iranian writer and television producer was put into Tehran's notorious Evin prison soon after his return to his home country
Blogging in Iran - timeline since 2001: Blogging in Iran - timeline since 2001
Capital punishment in Iran: Capital punishment in Iran - Stoning in Iran - NZZ 12. März 2012: 'Alarmierende' Zunahme von Hinrichtungen in Iran laut Uno-Berichterstatter - 23 October 2012: Iran is maintaining its record-setting use of capital punishment, UN investigator Ahmad Shaheed says - 16 October 2013: At least 125 people have been executed in Iran since Hassan Rouhani took office as president in August and now Iranian man who survived execution for smuggling drugs must be hanged again, judges say - 11 February 2014: Iran has executed an Arab-Iranian poet and rights activist for 'waging war on God' and 'acting against national security' - 21 February: Most of at least 80 executions in the first seven weeks of 2014 not for crimes for which international law allows death penalty, UN says - 1 June 2014: Iran's regime executed detained Gholamreza Khosravi linked to the opposition Mujahedeen-e-Khalq group - 25 October 2014: Execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari - 25 October: Despite global appeals for retrial Iran executes Reyhaneh Jabbari who reportedly killed former intelligence ministry worker in self defence after he tried to sexually assault her
Crime in Iran: Crime in Iran
Corruption and fraud in Iran: Corruption in Iran
Smuggling in Iran: Smuggling in Iran
Terrorism in Iran: Terrorism in Iran
Iran and state-sponsored terrorism: Iran and state-sponsored terrorism
Nuclear program of Iran: Nuclear program of Iran
2012: NZZ 1. Januar 2012: Iran beginnt mit Raketentests im persischen Golf - 10 janvier: L'Iran a entamé la production controversée d'uranium enrichi à Fordo - 11 January: US condemns bomb attack on Iran nuclear scientist in north Tehran - 30 January: IAEA team in Iran for nuclear talks - 1 February: Head of IAEA mission to Iran Herman Nackaerts expresses optimism about recent trip to Iran, but says there is still 'a lot of work' to be done planning further talks - NZZ 20. Februar: IAEA-Atomexperten erneut in Teheran, um die militärische Dimension des iranischen Atomprogramms zu untersuchen - 22 février: L'Agence internationale de l'énergie atomique IAEA "regrette" l'absence d'un accord avec l'Iran sur la suite des discussions concernant le programme nucléaire - 24 February: New report from nuclear watchdog IAEA finds that Tehran has continued with its uranium enrichment drive - 6 March: IAEA head Yukiya Amano says there are indications of unspecified 'activities' at military site which inspectors want to visit - 21 May: UN nuclear chief 'positive' over Iran talks - 25 May: Another meeting in Moscow next month for Iran nuclear talks - 8 June: Talks on Iran's nuclear programme in Vienna have ended with 'no progress', according to the IAEA - 14 June: Iran starts designing nuclear submarine engine - 19 juin: Lors de la réunion à Moscou, l'Iran et une délégation de six pays, dont la France, ne sont pas parvenus à s'entendre sur le programme nucléaire de Téhéran - NZZ 24. August: Grosse Meinungsverschiedenheiten zwischen Iran und IAEA nach Gesprächen in Wien - neues Treffen derzeit nicht geplant - 29 August: IAEA sets up special Iran Task Force - 30 August: IAEA report says Iran has doubled uranium-enrichment centrifuges to 2.000 since May - NZZ 10. September: Yukiya Amano (IAEA) enttäuscht über den Mangel an Fortschritten in den Atomgesprächen mit Iran - 14 septembre: l'Iran doit "comprendre le message" et coopérer selon le chef de l'AIEA - 17 November: IAEA says Tehran now capable of significantly expanding uranium enrichment after equipping key plant
2013: 18 January 2013: The IAEA says its team had not been granted the access they have long sought to a military site - 22 February: Iran has begun installing advanced centrifuges at its main uranium enrichment plant, the UN nuclear watchdog says - 15 mai 2013: L'AIEA annonce l'échec de sa dixième réunion avec l'Iran à propos d'un accord devant lui permettre de vérifier si l'Iran a cherché ou non à mettre au point l'arme atomique - 23 May: Iran is pressing ahead with the construction of a research reactor that experts say could produce plutonium for a nuclear weapon if Tehran decides to make one - 3 June: The IAEA and Iran are 'going around in circles' after 10 failed meetings on Tehran's suspected nuclear weapons research, the head of the IAEA Yukiya Amano says - 10 June 2013: Iran's Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant has suffered a malfunction in its main generator - 17 June: Iran nuclear programme advances despite sanctions, IAEA chief says - 11 July: Iran exile group claims evidence of hidden nuclear site calling on the IAEA to visit the site
September/October 2013: 9 septembre: L'épineux dossier du nucléaire iranien sera de nouveau sur l'ordre du jour de l'AIEA - 10 September: Iran's new President Rouhani says that the regime will not give up 'one iota' of its nuclear rights, echoing his hardline predecessor, after the UN atomic watchdog urged improved cooperation - 19 September: President Rouhani says, that Iran will never seek weapons of mass destruction including nuclear weapons - 23 September 2013: Iran to take control of Russian-built nuclear power station at Bushehr on its Gulf coast - 27 septembre: L'AIEA reprend ses discussions avec l'Iran, l'occasion pour l'Iran de faire un premier geste concret - 15 October: Iran's regime will face pressure on Tuesday to propose scaling back its nuclear programme to win relief from sanctions as talks with world powers resume - 15 octobre: La France doute des bonnes intentions à l’égard des négociations sur le nucléaire iranien - 16 October: Iran, world powers to hold next nuclear talks on November 7-8 - 22 October: Bushehr nuclear plant to begin producing fuel in three months, says Iran nuclear chief
Foreign relations: Foreign relations of Iran
International views on the nuclear program of Iran: International views on the nuclear program of Iran
Iran/European Union relations: Iran/European Union relations - 26 October: The EU prize for human rights and freedom of thought awarded to filmmaker Jafar Panahi and jailed lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh who have both been cut off from the outside world for defying the country's leadership - 27 October: Tehran cancels European Parliament visit after delegation requests meeting with jailed lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi - 5 November 2013: Nobel winner Shirin Ebadi urges EU, US to ban Iran from using US and European satellites to broadcast Islamic Republic's propaganda - 9 March 2014: EU's Catherine Ashton, on visit in Tehran and meeting Rohani and Zarif, told by Israel's Netanyahu to ask Iran about its Gaza-bound arms boat - 10 March: EU's Catherine Ashton criticised by hardliners in Tehran for meeting a group of women's rights activists
Iran/France relations: Iran/France relations - 19 février: Téhéran stoppe ses ventes de pétrole à la France et au Royaume-Uni - 8 novembre: La France demande des explications à Téhéran sur la mort d'un blogueur emprisonné - 14 novembre: La justice iranienne a annoncé l'arrestation de 'plusieurs personnes' à la suite de la mort en détention du blogueur Sattar Beheshti - 15 June: As jubilant supporters took to the streets of Teheran to celebrate a victory of the Iranian people and the dawning of a new era, France and Britain acknowledged Hassan Rohani’s election as Iran’s next president, looking ahead to establishing a relationship with him - 15 octobre: La France doute des bonnes intentions à l’égard des négociations sur le nucléaire iranien - 9 November: France’s FM Fabius accused by Iran of defending Israel after he said that Israel’s 'concerns' needed to be taken into consideration in nuclear talks
2014: 5 janvier: L'Iran a annoncé être prêt à fournir des équipements militaires et des conseils à l'Irak pour l'aider dans sa lutte contre Al-Qaïda - 25 February: Iraq broke UN embargo on Iran by purchasing weapons worth $195 million - 13 June: Iran's regime sends top general to Baghdad as Obama contemplates air strikes against Sunni insurgents, joinging the fighting - 14 June: Iran's regime has sent 2,000 advance troops to Iraq to fight against Isis insurgency - 25 June: Gunmen kill three Iranian security guards in an ambush near the Iraqi border - 26 June: Iran reportedly sends drones, arms to Iraq - 3 July: Iran has supplied Iraq with Russian-built Sukhoi SU-25 attack jets - 6 July: Iranian pilot killed fighting against Sunni Muslim militants in Samarra north of Baghdad - 3 December: Iran has flown missions against ISIS, USA confirms - 6 December: Iran says it carried out air strikes against 'Islamic 'State' in Iraq
Iran/Israel relations: Iran/Israel relations
2013: 21 March 2013: Iran's clerical leader Khamenei said the Islamic Republic would destroy the cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if it came under Israeli attack - 2 August 2013: In Quds Day remarks broadcast on state TV and in one of his last public speeches Iran's outgoing President Ahmadinejad warns Israel will be 'uprooted' - 2 August: After Israeli criticism, Iran's media changed their version of Rohani remarks, that Israel had inflicted a 'wound' on the Muslim world and that the Israeli wound 'must be cleansed', now taking out the reference to 'cleansing' - 5 August: Iran arrests man on charges of allegedly spying for Israel - 29 August: Iran's army chief of staff Hassan Firouzabadi threatens that any military action against Syria will have consequences beyond the region and leave Israel in flames - 6 September: "We condemn the massacre of Jews by the Nazis, and we condemn the massacre of Palestinians by the Zionists," Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif says - 19 September: Rohani says Iran wants peace, but slams Israel as 'occupier that does injustice to the people of the region' - 25 September: During the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly Obama and Rowhani offer hope for peace - 25 September: Israel says Iran president offered 'zero' in UN speech - 2 October: PM Netanyahu at UN makes strongest-ever Israeli public threat to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities - 2 October: Iran now has a window of opportunity to prove its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, UN's Ban Ki-moon reportedly told PM Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting in New York - 9 November: France’s FM Fabius accused by Iran of defending Israel after he said that Israel’s 'concerns' needed to be taken into consideration in nuclear talks
2014: 18 February: Iranian animated film depicts how the Islamic regime might respond against Israel to an American or Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities - 5 March: Israel seizes ship in the Red Sea with medium-range missiles heading from Iran to Gaza as USA military was prepared to get involved in the seizure - 9 March: Israeli troops in Eilat unload 40 short-range rockets from Gaza-bound ship - 11 March: Iran's finger on trigger to destroy Israel, warns senior Revolutionary Guards commander Salami - 15 March: Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqa praises Palestinians for firing on Israel and says they have yet to display their actual missile capabilities - 5 May: Senior military aide of Khamenei boasts West's failure in Syria is Iran's victory, saying that Iran's frontline has now reached Israeli border - 25 July 2014: Keep arming Palestinians until Israel is destroyed, Iran's Khamenei says - 28 July: PFLP chief says Syria, Iran, Hezbollah armed Hamas - 30 July: Iranian official says, regime will arm West Bank with missiles because Tel Aviv and Haifa will be much easier to hit from Judea and Samaria - 5 October: Iran's Khamenei vows on Friday 'Zionist regime and its supporters will go extinct' - 12 October: Iran warns USA that toppling Assad would put Israel at risk
2015: 19 January: Six Iranians killed in Israeli strike in Syria, including commanders and Revolutionary Guards general, as well as six members of Hezbollah - 21 February 2015: As upcoming Tehran competition to offer first place prize of $12,000 for best drawing on Shoah denial, Israel asks UN to condemn Iran Holocaust cartoon contest - 26 February: Iranian military chief threatens to 'wipe Tel Aviv off the map' - 28 March: On the Syrian Golan, unlike in Yemen, an Iranian offensive fails, as joint operation by Hezbollah, Revolutionary Guards, and Syrian forces, designed to clear opposition near Israel’s border, grinds to halt - 3 April 2015: Tehran crowds welcome returning FM after Lausanne e3+3 and Iran agreement, chant 'condolences' to Israel - 5 April 2015: Iran transfers millions to Hamas for the rebuilding of tunnels and restocking of missile arsenals destroyed by Israel during 2014 Operation Protective Edge
Iran/Kazakhstan relations: Iran/Kazakhstan relations
Iran/Marshall Islands relations: 28 April 2015: Iran seizes Marshall Islands cargo ship in Gulf waters, USA says
Iran/Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) relations: Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Iran/Palestine relations: Iran/Palestine relations - 21 novembre 2012: Depuis le dernier conflit d’envergure avec l’armée israélienne 2008/2009, le Hamas a quasiment multiplié par deux la portée de ses roquettes iraniennes - 5 March 2014: Israel seizes ship in the Red Sea with medium-range missiles heading from Iran to Gaza as USA military was prepared to get involved in the seizure - 15 March 2014: Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqa praises Palestinians for firing on Israel and says they have yet to display their actual missile capabilities - 25 July 2014: Keep arming Palestinians until Israel is destroyed, Iran's Khamenei says - 28 July: PFLP chief says Syria, Iran, Hezbollah armed Hamas - 6 August: Saying Hamas should let civilians hide in its tunnels Iran's Mohsen Rezai criticizes Gaza’s rulers over casualties, but stresses support for ‘resistance’ against Israel - 5 April 2015: Iran transfers millions to Hamas for the rebuilding of tunnels and restocking of missile arsenals destroyed by Israel during 2014 Operation Protective Edge
Iran/Singapore relations: Iran/Singapore relations - Singapore support for Iraq during the Iran–Iraq war 1980-1988 - 28 April 2015: Rickmers Shipmanagement, the Singapore-based company that has chartered the Maersk Tigris taken by Iran's navy after shooting, concerned for the 24 crew members on board, most of whom come from Eastern Europe and Asia
Iran/United Kingdom relations: Iran/United Kingdom relations
Iran/USA relations: Iran/USA relations
2013: 1 February 2013: Washington accuses Tehran of sending personnel to help President al-Assad's forces in their fight against opposition - 7 February: US imposes new sanctions on Iran aiming to choke off Iran's oil income and also targeting Iranian media organisations and Cyber Police - 15 mars 2013: L'Iran possèdera l'arme nucléaire sous plus ou moins 12 mois, selon Obama - 31 May: In the US State Department's annual report to Congress Iran accused of surge in terrorism - 6 September 2013: US intercepts an order from an Iranian official instructing militants in Iraq to attack US interests in Iraq - 18 septembre: La justice américaine saisit un gratte-ciel à New York détenu par l'Iran et qui blanchit de l’argent avant de le renvoyer - 25 September: During the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly Obama and Rowhani offer hope for peace - 27 septembre: Le secrétaire d'Etat américain John Kerry et son homologue iranien Mohammad Javad Zarif se sont rencontrés jeudi en tête-à-tête à l'ONU pour discuter du dossier nucléaire iranien - 5 November 2013: Nobel winner Shirin Ebadi urges EU, USA to ban Iran from using USA and European satellites to broadcast Islamic Republic's propaganda
UN and EU sanctions against Iran and offers for talks - meetings, negotiations and conferences: Sanctions against Iran
2012/2013: 14 April 2012: The five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany will meet the Iranian delegation again in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on May 23 - NZZ 22. August 2012: Sucht Ban Ki Moon mit seiner Iran-Reise Ende August das besorgte 'Fachgespräch' über Krebsgeschwüre und Chemotherapie? - 26 February 2013: Iran, world powers begin nuclear talks in Kazakhstan - 27 February: Iran nuclear talks end without progress - 5 April 2013: World powers resume talks with Iran in the Kazakh city of Almaty, aiming to resolve dispute over Iranian nuclear programme - 6 April: World powers and Iran failed again to ease their decade-old dispute over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme - 2 October: Iran now has a window of opportunity to prove its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, UN's Ban Ki-moon reportedly told PM Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting in New York - 24 October 2013: No progress for now on Iran rights situation, UN envoy Ahmed Shaheed wrote in a report - 9 November: Iran nuclear talks stretched into a third day in Geneva on Saturday as diplomats pressed for a deal, warning that major obstacles remain - 9 November: France’s FM Fabius accused by Iran of defending Israel after he said that Israel’s 'concerns' needed to be taken into consideration in nuclear talks - 10 November 2013: Iran nuclear talks end without deal, talks to resume on 20 November - 11 November: World powers demand Iran suspend work on Arak reactor, which could be used to manufacture plutonium - 22/23 November: Talks on Iran’s contested nuclear programme in Geneva continue - 24 November: Iran struck a landmark interim deal with the USA and five other countries, committing to halt the expansion of its uranium enrichment - 27 November: Iran will press on with construction at the nuclear reactor site at Arak, Iranian FM Zarif says, despite an agreement with Western powers to halt activity - 13 December 2013: UN committee says it welcomes recent Iran deal but warns that Security Council sanctions are still in place
2014/2015: 13 January 2014: Iran nuclear deal to take effect on January 20 - 20 January: EU and USA suspend sanctions against Iran after IAEA confirmed Iran's regime has begun halting sensitive nuclear activities - 12 March 2014: UN's Ban Ki-moon rebukes Iranian president for human rights failings and condemns abuse, executions, unfair trials and bias against minorities - 22 March 2015: As Iranian regime wants to get 'insulting' UN sanctions lifted 'on day one' of any deal, UN sanctions emerge as possible snag against bad deal because they are based on the UN atomic watchdog saying it is unable to guarantee that Iran’s nuclear program is entirely peaceful - 30 March: March 31 deadline looms for P5+1 and Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne - 31 March: P5+1 and Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne in a last-ditch effort to reach a breakthrough in stalled negotiations - 1 April: Controversial messages from Iran talks as high-level meeting adjourned - 2 April: No breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks after all-night negotiations
Comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear program - 3 April 2015: IAEA welcomes that Iran is set to allow the agency more access to its nuclear sites in a framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program reached on Thursday in Lausanne E3+3 and Iran negotiations - 30 April: Britain has informed a UN sanctions panel of an active Iranian nuclear procurement network linked to two blacklisted firms, according to a confidential report by the panel - 21 May 2015: Iran wants 24-day warning ahead of nuclear inspections and rules out cooperation with UN experts over probes at military sites - 5 June: Iran will not allow even restricted outside access to its military sites under any nuclear accord with six powers - 28 June 2015: EU's Federica Mogherini says that a last-minute deal between Iran and world powers on Tehran's nuclear program is still possible - 1 July 2015: Iran nuclear talks deadline extended to July 7
EU: NZZ 24. Juni 2011: EU-Sanktionen, auch gegen Irans Revolutionsgarden - 5 janvier 2012: Succès des consultations entre les pays européens et les Etats-Unis sur un embargo pétrolier contre le régime à Téhéran - NZZ 6. Januar 2012: Die Türkei will im Atomstreit mit Iran vermitteln - 23 January: EU approves tough oil embargo on Iran - 19 February: Iran 'stops oil exports' to UK and France - 6 March: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton sends offer to restart Iran atomic talks - NZZ 14. April: Neuer Anlauf für Atomverhandlungen mit Iran - Gespräche in Istanbul wieder aufgenommen - NZZ 14. April: Die EU-Aussenbeauftragte Catherine Asthon nennt die Istanbuler Atomgespräche konstruktiv - 3 October: Despite the problems caused by sanctions, including a dramatic slide in the value of its currency, Iran will press on with its nuclear programme - 15 October: EU foreign ministers have agreed a new round of tough new financial and trade sanctions against Iran targeting dealings with banks, shipping and gas imports and aimed at forcing a breakthrough in stalled talks - 13 March 2013: Iran judges and media hit with EU sanctions for their role in grave human rights violations - 7 September 2013: EU court strikes down sanctions imposed on seven Iranian companies despite reported links to Iran’s illicit nuclear activities - 25 November 2014: The EU extended a freeze on certain sanctions against Iran after negotiations aimed at curbing the country's nuclear programme were prolonged by seven months
Natural disasters in Iran: Natural disasters in Iran
Earthquakes in Iran: Earthquakes in Iran
Storms and cyclones in Iran: Tropical cyclones in Iran


Japan - Geography of Japan - Geology of Japan - Natural history of Japan - History of Japan - Demographics of Japan
Whaling in Japan - 7 December 2013: Japan whaling ships leave for Antarctic hunt to join others to hunt up to 935 minke whales and up to 50 fin whales - 6 January 2014: Inside a Southern Ocean sanctuary, anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd catches Japanese fleet for killing four whales - 7 January: Japan whalers driven from hunting ground, says Sea Shepherd - 31 March: UN court puts halt to Japan's Antarctic whale hunt - 4 April 2014: After the EIA exposed the Japanese Rakuten as the world’s biggest online retailer of whale products and elephant ivory, Rakuten announces to end all online sales of whale and dolphin meat - 26 April 2014: Japan kicks off first whale hunt since UN court ruling - 10 June: Australia and New Zealand condemn Japanese plan to resume whaling saying ICJ ban must be respected
Financial system and banking in Japan: Japanese financial system - List of banks in Japan - Bank of Japan
Financial services in Japan: Financial services in Japan - Tokyo Stock Exchange
Japanese economic history since 20th century and economic cycle: Japanese economic history since 20th century
Japan and weapons of mass destruction: Japan and weapons of mass destruction
Senkaku Islands/Tiaoyutai Islands dispute: Senkaku Islands dispute - Geography of Senkaku Islands - 17 August: Japan deports activists in disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku islands row - 19 August: Japan-China island row intensifies after Japanese activists raise flag on disputed land - China protests - 14 September: Six Chinese surveillance ships entered waters near Diaoyu/Senkaku islands claimed by both Japan and China - 17 September: Japanese firms (Panasonic, Canon) suspend some of their operations in China after anti-Japan protesters attacked factories, shops, cars and diplomatic posts - 31 December: A Chinese fishing boat has been detained by Japan's coast guard near Japan's Kagoshima Prefecture for allegedly fishing inside Japanese waters, Chinese officials say - 23 April 2013: Japan vows to use force if China land on disputed islands - 17 December: Japan to boost military spending as China row simmers
2012/2013: 10 August 2012: South Korean leader's islands visit angers Japan - 11 August: Japan to take islands dispute with Korea to international court - 29 August: Japan and North Korea to hold first direct talks in four years - 18 October: South Korea reacted angrily to a visit by Japanese opposition leader Shinzo Abe to Yasukuni war shrine, saying Japan should 'have the courage' to face up to its brutal wartime aggression - 28 May 2013: Japan's World War II legacy remains an open wound as once again Japanese politicians like Hashimoto don't want to acknowledge wartime wrongs and are out of touch with the sentiments of their neighbors and the international community - 15 August 2013: China and South Korea strongly condemned the visits of Japanese cabinet members, lawmakers and other politicians to the notorious Yasukuni Shrine, which honors 14 Class-A war criminals in the World War II - 18 August 2013: Nippon Steel&Sumitomo Metal sued by South Korean wartime slave workers is ready to pay compensation if it loses a long-running legal battle - 26 December: South Korea condemns Shinzo Abe's 'anachronistic' visit to Yasukuni war shrine
Japan/Russia relations: Japan/Russia relations
Free Thai Movement 1940-1945: Free Thai Movement 1940-1945
Japan/USA relations: Japan/USA relations
2011/2012: 7 December 2011: USA marks the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor 70 years on - 27 April 2012: Deal between US and Japan to move thousands of US Marines from the island of Okinawa - 6 August 2012: Nuclear fears in Japan focus attention on Hiroshima anniversary - 9 August 2012: Nagasaki marks anniversary of atomic bomb attack
Crime in Japan: Crime in Japan
Corruption in Japan: Corruption in Japan
Terrorism in Japan: Terrorism in Japan
Criminal justice system of Japan: Criminal justice system of Japan
Monetary and fiscal policy of Japan and taxation: Monetary and fiscal policy of Japan - Taxation in Japan
Japan public debt: Japan public debt
2013: Japanese House of Councillors election July 2013 - 28 June 2013: Japan announces election date to choose half of the 242-member House of Councillors on July 21 - 21 July 2013: PM Abe heads for election victory amid policy concerns - 22 July 2013: Japan's ruling bloc wins upper house elections, offering to advance its conservative policy goals - 1 August 2013: Shortly before the remembrance days of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August Japan's Deputy PM Taro Aso says Japan could 'learn the technique' Nazi Germany used to change the Weimar constitution - 15. August: Japans unbelehrbare Minister besuchen am Jahrestag der Kapitulation Japans im Zweiten Weltkrieg den Yasukuni-Schrein, in dem auch Kriegsverbrecher verehrt werden - 18 October 2013: Cabinet minister Yoshitaka Shindo was among scores of Japanese parliamentarians who paid tribute at the Yasukuni war shrine, symbol of Japan's present-day unwillingness to come to terms with its past misdeeds
2014: 1 January: Days after PM Abe enraged Asian neighbours by visiting Yasukuni war shrine, Abe says Japan's pacifist constitution 'will have been revised' by 2020 - 2 January 2014: Japan minister follows PM Abe in renewed visit to Yasukuni war shrine, pouring salt on wounds for Japan's neighbours - 12 April 2014: Japanese minister Shindo visits Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo, in a move that sparks rebukes from South Korea and China - 21 April: Japan's PM Abe has sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine just before USA President Obama's three-day visit to Japan - 1 July: Despite Chinese and domestic protests Japan's PM Abe announced an end to a post-World War II ban that has kept Japanese troops from fighting abroad - 13 October: Japan’s ruling LDP is under pressure to distance itself from the far right, after senior politicians were linked to groups that promote Nazi ideology and hate crimes towards the country’s ethnic Korean community - 17 October: Shinzo Abe sends ornaments to Yasukuni shrine as China protests at Japanese PM’s latest WW2 shrine tribute - 20 October: Two Japanese ministers resign amid allegations of financial impropriety involving political funds - 23 October: Japan’s economy, trade and industry minister Miyazawa’s staff spent office money at sex bar - 24 October: Japan economy minister Miyazawa in conflict of interest row over Tepco shares - 11 November: PM Abe will postpone a planned tax increase and call a general election for December - 20 November 2014: Nearly two-thirds of Japanese voters don't understand why PM Abe is calling the snap election in December
Society, demographics and human rights in Japan: Japanese society - Social history of Japan - Demographics of Japan - Human rights in Japan
Elderly people in Japan: Elderly people in Japan - Aging of Japan
Women in Japan: Women in Japan - Birth in Japan
Education in Japan: Education in Japan
Media of Japan: Media of Japan
Newspapers in Japan: List of newspapers in Japan
Internet in Japan: Internet in Japan
Broadcasting and TV in Japan: Japanese broadcasting - Television in Japan
Freedom of speech, press and censorship in Japan: Freedom of speech and press in Japan - Censorship in Japan
Politics, social movements and protests 2011: Protests in Japan - Anti-nuclear power movement in Japan
Natural disasters - storms, typhoons and earthquakes: Natural disasters in Japan
December 2012: 28 December and its truth: Tepco sued by eight US sailors over radiation exposure claiming that Tepco lied about the threat posed by the leaks after the March 2011 earthquake

Kashmir - Cachemire - History of Kashmir - History of India
Aksai Chin: Aksai Chin
Gilgit-Baltistan: Gilgit Baltistan
Indo-Pakistani wars and conflicts: Indo-Pakistani wars and conflicts
2011: 1 September 2011: Kashmir border deaths spark India and Pakistan row - 1 September 2011: Kashmir border - India and Pakistan troops exchange fire
2013: 6 January 2013: Pakistan, India accuse each other of violating Kashmir border - 6 January: Pakistani military says cross-border attack on Sawan Patra checkpoint in Kashmir left one soldier dead and one injured, happening on a day when both the Indian and the Pakistani national cricket teams are playing their third and the last of a series of one-day matches - 8 January: Indian army spokesman says two Indian soldiers are fired upon by Pakistani troops in Indian-administrated Kashmir - 10 January: India on Thursday rejects Pakistan's proposal for UN probe into the incident in which two Indian soldiers were killed across the Line of Control - 10 January: In yet another ceasefire violation across the Line of Control, Pakistan today fired at Indian posts in the Poonch sector, while Pakistani military says 'unprovoked' shooting caused death in Kashmir, just days after India blamed Pakistan for two fatalities - 15 February: India kills Pakistani soldier who crossed Line of Control
2013: 9 February 2013: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party expressed disappointment over the hanging of Indian parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and appealed to the people of Kashmir to exercise restraint - Criticism About the Glaring Denial of Last Available Legal Relief to Afzal Guru - 11/15 February: After three people have died and around 100 people have been injured during protests at the execution of Afzal Guru curfew is still in place in all the 10 districts of the Kashmir valley - 1 March 2013: Uproar in Jammu and Kashmir assembly over Afzal Guru's hanging - 6 March: The Kashmir Valley is on edge after a young man was allegedly killed by the army in Baramulla - 8 March: More than 50 civilians, police and CRPF personnel were injured during clashes in Jammu and Kashmir - 13 March 2013: Five paramilitary police were killed and another six injured in an attack by militants on a CRPF camp in Srinagar - 26 April: In a major strike, militants today killed four policemen in Sopore area of Baramulla district in North Kashmir - 9 May: A Pakistani prisoner, who was attacked by a fellow inmate at a high-security prison in Indian-administered Kashmir following the death of the Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, has died in hospital - 25 December 2013: The army orders court martial proceedings against two officers and four soldiers for their alleged involvement in the 2010 Machil fake encounter case that had triggered a two month-long agitation


Kazakhstan - Geography of Kazakhstan - History of Kazakhstan - Demographics of Kazakhstan
Mineral industry in Kazakhstan: Mineral industry of Kazakhstan
Energy and energy policy of Kazakhstan: Energy in Kazakhstan - Energy policy of Kazakhstan
Taxation in Kazakhstan: Taxation in Kazakhstan
April 2011 Kazakhstani presidential election: April 2011 Kazakhstani presidential election
Social movements and protests in Kazakhstan: Protests in Kazakhstan
Society, demographics, culture and human rights in Kazakhstan: Kazakhstani society - Human rights in Kazakhstan - Freedom of religion in Kazakhstan
Culture and languages of Kazakhstan: Culture of Kazakhstan - Languages of Kazakhstan - Kazakh language
Education in Kazakhstan: Education in Kazakhstan
Health in Kazakhstan: Health in Kazakhstan
Women in Kazakhstan: Women in Kazakhstan
Media of Kazakhstan: Media of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan/PR of China relations: Kazakhstan/PR of China relations
Kazakhstan/Iran relations: Kazakhstan/Iran relations
Kazakhstan/Pakistan relations: Kazakhstan/Pakistan relations
Uranium One: Uranium One


North Korea - Geography of North Korea - Korean Peninsula - Climate of North Korea - Demographics of North Korea
Missiles and missile tests: North Korean missile tests - 9 April 2012: The US and its allies urge North Korea to cancel a long-range rocket launch, saying it violates international agreements - 16 April 2012: UN condemns North Korea rocket-launch attempt - 10 December: Iranian experts at N. Korea's rocket site - 12 December: North Korea successfully launches long-range rocket - 23 December: North Korea rocket 'has 10,000km range' - 21 April 2013: North Korea moves two more missile launchers to its east coast - 7 mai: Pyongyang a retiré deux missiles de leur site de lancement - 18 May: North Korea on Saturday launched three short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan - 28 February 2914: North Korea tests missiles amid South Korea-USA exercises - 16 March: North Korea test-fires 18 rockets - 22 March: North Korea test-fired 30 short-range missiles into the sea on Saturday - 26 March: North Korea breaches UN resolutions by firing two medium-range Rodong missiles, as South Korea, USA and Japan discuss how to deal with Pyongyang regime - 28/29 June 2014: South Korea says North Korea has fired two Scud missiles into the sea from its east coast - 9 May 2015: North Korea says it has successfully conducted an underwater test-fire of a submarine-launched ballistic missile
North Korean society, demographics and human rights: North Korean society - Demographics of North Korea - Human rights in North Korea
Women in North Korea: Women in North Korea
Healthcare in North Korea: Healthcare in North Korea
UN reports into human rights violations: 12 March 2013: Latest UN report alleging widespread human rights abuses in North Korea including murder, slavery and torture prompts global body to launch an inquiry - 9 May: UN investigators will seek the cooperation of North Korea as part of an inquiry into allegations of widespread human rights abuses - 17 September 2013: ‘Unspeakable atrocities’ reported by UN-mandated human rights inquiry on DPR Korea - 14 February 2014: UN rights inquiry to conclude North Korea should face international court over alleged starvation, extermination and abduction - 17 February: World must act on North Korea rights abuse, says UN report - 8 October 2014: North Korean regime admits using labour camps, as official publicly acknowledges to the international community the existence of his country’s 'reform through labour' camps, apparently in response to UN human rights report - 17 March 2015: The UN human rights investigator for North Korea Marzuki Darusman says he would investigate allegations of North Koreans working in slave-like conditions abroad, mainly in China, Russia and the Middle East, building World Cup 2022 facilities in Qatar
Foreign relations of North Korea: Foreign relations of North Korea
North Korea/PR of China relations: North Korea/PR of China relations - Koreans in China - 14 February 2013: China talks tough over North Korea, but is hesitant to act - 7 April: China asks North Korea to ensure safety of its nationals - 8 April: No country 'should be allowed to throw a region and even the whole world into chaos for selfish gain', President Xi Jinping told a forum in Hainan - 20 May 2013: China has urged North Korea to release a Chinese fishing boat and its crew, seized more than two weeks ago - 21 mai: La Corée du Nord relâche 16 pêcheurs chinois capturés - 8 June: US President Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agreed that North Korea has to denuclearize and not to recognize the North as a nuclear-armed state - 14 December 2013: The execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle Jang Song Thaek strips China of its most important link to North Korea's leadership and deepens concerns
North Korea/Japan relations: North Korea/Japan relations
North Korea/South Korea relations: North Korea/South Korea relations
April 2013: 1 April: South Korean President says there would be strong and swift military response to any North Korean provocation - 3 April: After North Korea blocked South Korean access to the Seoul-funded Kaesong joint industrial zone, South Korea's defence ministry said it had contingency plans to ensure the safety of its citizens working in the joint industrial zone - 9 April: North Korea warns foreigners in South Korea to evacuate, warns of nuclear war - 9 avril: Aucun employé nord-coréen n'était présent sur le site intercoréen de Kaesong, au lendemain de l'annonce du retrait de ses 53.000 citoyens de la zone et de la fermeture de ce complexe industriel - 14 April: North Korea rejects South Korea's proposal to resolve rising tension through dialogue - 17 avril: La Corée du Nord empêche l'acheminement de vivres aux Sud-Coréens de Kaesong - 26 avril: Pyongyang refuse le dialogue avec Séoul à propos de Kaesong - 29 avril: Les derniers Sud-Coréens doivent quitter le site industriel de Kaesong - 30 April: North Korea has ignored a plea by South Korean businessmen to visit joint industrial zone for talks on its future
2013: 6 juin 2013: Reprise du dialogue entre les deux Corées - 9 June 2013: North and South Korean officials hold first talks in years in Panmunjom, intending to pave the way for ministerial-level talks in Seoul - 10 June 2013: North and South Korea agree to government-level meeting in this week - 12 June: North Korea cancels high-level talks with South - 13 juin: Pourparlers annulés entre les deux Corées, Pyongyang rejette la faute sur Séoul - 17 June: South Korea joined the US in insisting that North Korea take concrete steps towards abandoning its nuclear weapons if it genuinely wants to end its international isolation - 6/7 July: South and North Korea officials start talks on reopening the Kaesong industrial complex, and agree to reopen joint industrial zone - 10 juillet: Les Corées du Nord et du Sud relancent les pourparlers sur Kaesong - 27 juillet 2013: Le régime nord-coréen célèbre les 60 ans de l'armistice 1953 avec la plus grande parade militaire de son histoire - 11 septembre: Les deux Corées s'accordent sur la réouverture de Kaesong le 16 septembre
2014: 1 January 2014: North Korea's Kim Jong-Un warns of nuclear disaster on the Korean peninsula - 6 February 2014: North Korea threatens to cancel family reunions with the South, a day after agreeing to hold them - 12 February: North and South Korea hold high-level meeting at border with family reunions, military exercises and tourism on the agenda - 25 February: A North Korean patrol boat violates sea border with the South several times amid drills - 26 March: North Korea breaches UN resolutions by firing two medium-range Rodong missiles, as South Korea, USA and Japan discuss how to deal with Pyongyang regime and the South urges change - 31 March: After shells from a North Korean live-fire drill fell south of the Koreas' disputed western sea boundary, North and South exchanged fire - 1 April: Suspected North Korean drone found on South Korean island near border with North as two countries trade fire - 29 April: North Korean regime tells South it will conduct military exercises near sea boundary - 8 May: Three North Korean drones that crashed in South Korea were programmed to return after flying over military installations in the South - 20 May: After North Korean incursion of three North Korean patrol boats South Korea fires warning shots - 28/29 June 2014: South Korea says North Korea has fired two Scud missiles into the sea from its east coast
North Korea/USA relations: North Korea/USA relations

South Korea - Geography of South Korea - Korean Peninsula - Climate of South Korea - Demographics of South Korea
Financial services in South Korea: Financial services in South Korea - Banks in South Korea
Poverty in South Korea: Poverty in South Korea
Military of South Korea: Republic of Korea Armed Forces
Taxation in South Korea: Taxation in South Korea
Health in South Korea: Health in South Korea
Crime in South Korea: Crime in South Korea
Social movements and protests in South Korea Democracy movements of South Korea - Protests in South Korea
Foreign relations of South Korea: Foreign relations of South Korea
Since 2012: 10 August 2012: South Korean leader's islands visit angers Japan - 18 October: South Korea reacted angrily to a visit by Japanese opposition leader Shinzo Abe to Yasukuni war shrine, saying Japan should 'have the courage' to face up to its brutal wartime aggression - 18 October: Two ministers, Hata and Shimoji, visit Yasukuni war shrine - 28 May 2013: Japan's World War II legacy remains an open wound as once again Japanese politicians like Hashimoto don't want to acknowledge wartime wrongs and are out of touch with the sentiments of their neighbors and the international community - 15 August 2013: China and South Korea strongly condemned the visits of Japanese cabinet members, lawmakers and other politicians to the notorious Yasukuni Shrine, which honors 14 Class-A war criminals in the World War II - 18 August: Nippon Steel&Sumitomo Metal sued by South Korean wartime slave workers is ready to pay compensation if it loses a long-running legal battle
South Korea/North Korea relations: South Korea/North Korea relations
June/July 2013: 6 juin: Reprise du dialogue entre les deux Corées - 9 June: North and South Korean officials hold first talks in years in Panmunjom, intending to pave the way for ministerial-level talks in Seoul - 10 June: North and South Korea agree to government-level meeting in this week - 12 June: North Korea cancels high-level talks with South - 17 June: South Korea joined the US in insisting that North Korea take concrete steps towards abandoning its nuclear weapons if it genuinely wants to end its international isolation - 6/7 July: South and North Korea officials start talks on reopening the Kaesong industrial complex, and agree to reopen joint industrial zone - 10 July: Two Koreas hold talks on joint industrial site Kaesong - 22 juillet: Cinquième tour de table sur le site industriel de Kaesong - 22/23 July: Koreas fail to agree on reopening Kaesong complex after the North insists it was not responsable for its shutdown and as the North launches its annual Arirang festival with war victory theme


Kurdish people - Kurdish population - Kurdish language - Geography - Demographics - Kurdish culture - History of the Kurdish people - Rise of Kurdish nationalism under the Ottoman Empire - Kurdish diaspora
2012/2013: 28 July 2012: Kurd leader Massoud Barzani warns against budget cuts by Iraq - 10 January 2013: Syrian Kurds find refuge in northern Iraq - camp Domiz is home to about 30.000 Syrian Kurds who are allowed to move freely and work in the region - 14 mai: Les premiers rebelles du PKK arrivent en Irak après leur retrait de Turquie - 11 June 2013: More than 1,000 Kurdish career soldiers in the Iraqi army have deserted and want to be integrated into the Kurdish former rebel peshmerga militia - 26 June 2013: A Kurdish bloc won the most seats in one of two provinces that held delayed elections last week, surprisingly beating out the governor's Sunni Arab party - 28 July: A suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into a Kurdish security patrol in northern city of Tuz Khormato killing eight people and wounding five more - 18 août 2013: Des milliers de Kurdes syriens affluent dans la région autonome du Kurdistan irakien en quête d'un peu de répit, loin des privations et des combats contre les jihadistes - 29 septembre: Au moins six personnes ont été tuées dans une série d’attentats à Erbil, au Kurdistan irakien - 17 November 2013: Iraqi Kurdish president in Turkey to back PM's peace effort
2013: 14 avril 2013: Un avion d'Assad a bombardé ce dimanche un village à majorité kurde du nord-est de la Syrie, entraînant la mort de 16 personnes, dont trois enfants - 22 July: Fresh clashes erupt between Kurds and Syrian Islamists along Turkey border - 26 juillet: Un homme a été tué et ses trois enfants blessés lorsqu'un obus de mortier tiré de Syrie a atteint Ceylanpinar à la frontière en face de Rass al-Ain, où des combats entre un groupe kurde et des djihadistes ont été signalés ces dix derniers jours - 30 July: The prominent Syrian Kurdish politician and Assad opponent Isa Huso killed in a car bomb attack in Qamishli, near the Turkish border, officials say - 31 juillet: Des groupes jihadistes liés au réseau Al-Qaïda ont pris en otages environ 200 civils kurdes après de violents combats avec des combattants kurdes dans deux villages de l'est de la Syrie - 17 août: 17 morts dans une offensive d'Al-Qaïda dans la région à majorité kurde du nord de la Syrie - 18 août: Des milliers de Kurdes syriens affluent dans la région autonome du Kurdistan irakien en quête d'un peu de répit, loin des privations et des combats contre les jihadistes


Kyrgyzstan - Geography of Kyrgyzstan - History of Kyrgyzstan - Demographics of Kyrgyzstan
Environmental issues in Kyrgyzstan: Environmental issues in Kyrgyzstan
Education in Kyrgyzstan: Education in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan/Kazakhstan relations: Kyrgyzstan/Kazakhstan relations
Kyrgyzstan/Russia relations: Kyrgyzstan/Russia relations
Kyrgyzstan/Tajikistan relations: Kyrgyzstan/Tajikistan relations
Kyrgyzstan/Uzbekistan relations: Kyrgyzstan/Uzbekistan relations - Syr Darya river


Malaysia - History of Malaysia - Geography of Malaysia
Social movements and protests: 'Air Untuk Rakyat' rally December 2010 (Protests against privatizations of water services) - 'Bersih 2.0' rally July 2011 (Protests for free and fair elections) - 14 July 2011: US concern at Malaysian crackdown on July protests - 28 April 2012: Malaysia police fire tear gas against thousands of protesters calling for changes to the electoral system - 12 July: Malaysia's PM minister announces plans to repeal a colonial-era law that has been used to crack down on dissent and the opposition - 13 January 2013: At least 45.000 people have joined a massive opposition rally in Kuala Lumpur ahead of key general elections due in months - 9 May 2013: Some 50,000 Malaysians rally against polls results in Kuala Lumpur - 2 May 2015: Malaysian police arrested 30 protesters at a rally of more than 10,000 people in Kuala Lumpur, demonstrating against a new goods and services tax at a rate of 6%
Foreign relations of Malaysia: Foreign relations of Malaysia
Malaysia/Burma relations: Malaysia/Burma relations - Burmese in Malaysia - 12 May 2015: Fears up to 6,000 asylum seekers are trapped at sea off south-east Asia - 14 May 2015: Thousands of Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshis abandoned at sea by human traffickers have nowhere to go after Malaysia turned away two boats crammed with more than 800 migrants, and Thailand kept at bay a third boat with hundreds more - 17 May: After Malaysia, Indonesian and Thailand sparked outrage by turning away boats with migrants from Burma, Malaysia's FM wants to meet his Indonesian and Thai counterparts to discuss the crisis - 25 May 2015: Malaysia police reveal 139 sites of migrant graves, some with multiple corpses and also discovers dozens of suspected people-smuggling camps in north of the country on border with Thailand
Malaysia/United Kingdom relations: Malaysia/United Kingdom relations
Natural disasters in Malaysia: Natural disasters in Malaysia
Floods and landslides in Malaysia: Floods in Malaysia - Landslides in Malaysia


Maldives - Geography of the Maldives - History of the Maldives - Demographics of the Maldives
Economy of the Maldives: Economy of the Maldives
Politics of the Maldives and elections: Politics of the Maldives - Political parties in the Maldives
Foreign relations the Maldives: Foreign relations of the Maldives


Nepal - Geography of Nepal - History of Nepal - Kingdom of Nepal 1768-2008 - Demographics of Nepal
Transport in Nepal: Transport in Nepal
Nepalese Armed Forces: Nepalese Armed Forces
Child labour in Nepal: Child labour in Nepal
Science and technology in Nepal: Science and technology in Nepal
Media of Nepal: Media of Nepal
Crime in Nepal: Crime in Nepal
Human trafficking in Nepal: Human trafficking in Nepal
Climate change adaptation in Nepal: Climate change adaptation in Nepal
Foreign relations of Nepal: Foreign relations of Nepal
Nepal/Bangladesh relations: Nepal/Bangladesh relations
Nepal/European Union relations: Nepal/European Union relations
Nepal/Switzerland relations: Nepal/Switzerland relations
Nepal/USA relations: Nepal/USA relations
Natural disasters in Nepal: Natural disasters in Nepal
Earthquakes in Nepal: Geology of Nepal - Geology of the Himalaya - Earthquakes in Nepal - 2011 Sikkim earthquake

Pakistan - Geography of Pakistan - History of Pakistan - Partition of India by the 'British Empire' 1947 - Teilung Britisch-Indiens
Industry of Pakistan: Industry of Pakistan
Hydroelectric power stations in Pakistan: Hydroelectric power stations in Pakistan
Wind power in Pakistan: Wind power in Pakistan
Information technology in Pakistan: Information technology in Pakistan
Agriculture in Pakistan: