First bombing took place late Wednesday at a police station in Van claiming civilian lives; hours later bombing at police headquarters killed a handful of officers; authorities blame Kurds.
- 14 November, 2013 Shiites observe Ashura holy day, suicide bomber hits believers in Iraq Members of the Muslim sect engage in self cutting, flagellation, throughout middle east; worshippers killed in Iraq after targeted bombing; Nasrallah makes rare public appearance in honor of holy day
- 3 August, 2013 Report: Syria strikes refugee camp in Lebanon Airstrike kills nine people, wounds nine more; rebels capture arms depot north of Damascus
- 23 December, 2013 Egypt: Al-Qaeda-inspired group in Sinai warns military Al-Qaeda-inspired organization called Champions of Jerusalem called on Egyptian army, police force in Sinai to desert posts or face death at hands of fighters
- 17 October, 2016 Syrian rebels seize ‘doomsday’ village where Islamic State promised final battle ISIS has stated that Dabiq will be the site of an apocalypse-heralding battle between Islamic and Western forces; the village was a stronghold of the terrorist organization, and a subject of much of its propaganda.
- 24 December, 2013 Iran parliament mulls changing country’s capital If proposal accepted, council would spend next two years finding best alternative location