Monday, May 17th, 2021 |العربية
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This Month In History in the Arab World

From the Levantine Emirate of Transjordan to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in May 1946, the Arabs recorded once again yet another independence from foreign influence.

At the end of 1981, two Knesset groups- one including 18 members from the Likud right-wing party- proposed a bill calling for the annexation of the Golan Heights to Israel. 70 Knesset members signed a petition that was filed to the Israeli government to approve the annexation.

After 75 years of occupation, Tunisia gained its independence from France on March 20, 1956, forcing powerful colonial troops to bow to the will of a people that had struggled and stood up for the legitimacy of its rights.

On the 1st of January 1956 at 11:00 am sharp, the flag of the Anglo-Egyptian condominium slid down the flagpole giving way to the Sudanese flag, which was raised signaling the birth of the new and independent Republic of Sudan.

Following the 9/11 attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center’s twin towers and shook the Pentagon leaving a deep scar on the US economy and the psyche of Americans at large, the Bush Administration vowed to wage a global war on terror to confront the growing threat that extremist groups pose...

King Faisal II was still a child when he was crowned successor to his father, King Ghazi I of Iraq, which resulted in his pro-British uncle, Crown Prince Abdullah, serving as Regent for his under-aged nephew. Upon the eruption of World War II in 1939 and with Britain and France declaring war on...

The 13th of January 1964 marked the first Arab summit conference held by the Arab League, in the presence of the Egyptian president Jamal Abdul Nasser and 13 Arab kings and other heads of state, with the Palestinian cause at the center of their meetings. Following Israel’s diversion of the...

The 2011 Libyan revolution was the culmination of a series of atrocious acts committed by Gadhafi and his henchmen against the Libyan people, the first of which was the 1996 mass prison killings. In 1996, scores of Libyan political prisoners revolted inside the notorious Abou Salim prison in...