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This Month In History in the Arab World

Shukri al-Quwatli was born in Damascus in 1891 to a Kurdish family. He was the President of the first Syrian republic between 1943 and 1949 and later between 1955 and 1958 and a key political leader in the National Bloc, then the National Party.

Eli Cohen, aka ‘Fighter 88’, is one of the greatest Mossad agents in history. He was executed in the Marja Square of Damascus on May 18, 1965 and his body was left hanging for six hours.

Four months prior the end of the three-year-long War of Attrition, otherwise dubbed the 1,000-Day War, Israel began its retaliation against the Egyptian operations, which had thwarted its attempt to control Sinai resources by sinking Israeli destroyer Eilat and attacking Israel’s facilities in...

Samira Moussa was an Egyptian female scientist known for her research in the nuclear industry. Her purpose was to harness this science in the service of medicine but she fell victim to her excellence and nuclear aspirations.

Death of Al-Hussein Bin Talal, King of Jordan, after 47 years in office and devolution of Hashemite power to his eldest son Abdullah

The Fatah movement is part and parcel of the Palestinian political spectrum and the largest faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Its launch on January 1, 1965, is a date that marked the official initiation of the Palestinian revolution. By announcing its first military communiqué,...

The execution of Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein, at dawn on Saturday, December 30, 2006 coincided with the first day of Eid Al-Adha. The deposed president was hanged following a court order that sentenced him to death for his role in the killings of 148 Shia’a Muslims from Dujail.

The first of October 1970 marked the burial of the Egyptian President Jamal Abdul Nasser in a solemn funeral procession attended by at least five million mourners. Official mourning was declared in the country for forty days and all businesses, schools and public sector departments were closed for...

Caged and bed-ridden, the President of the Republic of Egypt appeared in the Cairo Criminal Court on August 3, 2011 for his first hearing since he was ousted from power by a popular uprising that swept Egypt earlier that year. After 30 years in power, the Egyptians finally saw their ruler behind...

The Comoros is an archipelago located in Southern Africa. It consists of four large islands: Ngazidja, Mwali, Anjouan and Maore in addition to a number of much smaller islands. As for the island of Mayotte, it is considered an overseas department under the administration of France. Islam arrived...