2013: On This Year

2013

2013 (MMXIII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2013th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 2013 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 2013 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 2013, who was Time's Person of the Year in 2013, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 2013, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 2013, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 2013.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 2013 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.

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What was 2013 known for ?

  • The year 2013 went down in history as the international year of water cooperation and the international year of Quinoa.
  • Frozen, the animation film was the highest grossing film of 2013. The Academy Award, Critics’ Choice Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Supporting Actress went to Kenyan actor Lupita Nyong’o for the brilliant performance in 12 years a slave. We Are Young a song by Fun won the song of the year at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
  • On February 28, Pope Benedict true to his word three weeks prior stepped down as the Pope of the Catholic Church. He became the first pontiff to relinquish power in 600 years after Pope Gregory XII in 1445. Pope Benedict cited advancement of age as the reason for his stepping down as the leader of the 1.2 billion strong Catholics in the world.
  • Two weeks later Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the new pontiff and chose the name, Pope Francis. Born Joseph Ratzinger, he became the 265th Pope after the death of Pope John Paul II on April 19, 2005.
  • At the 117th edition of the Boston Marathon on April 15, two homemade bombs exploded left three people dead and fatally wounding over 260 marathon goers. Following a four-day manhunt, police apprehended one of the bombing suspects, 19-year old Dzhohkar Tsarnaev. His brother and fellow suspect 26-year old Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a shootout with law enforcement officers.
  • On December 5, the world was in mourning after the passing of the first South African president Nelson Mandela. Mandela was a champion for equal rights especially against the apartheid regime in South Africa. He served as president between 1994 and 1999.
  • The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for their efforts in eliminating chemical weapons. 64-year-old Diana Nyad went down as the first person without a shark tank for protection to swim from Cuba to Florida.

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Oscar

2013: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 2013, during the 86th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 02/03/2014 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 2013:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 2013?

12 Years a Slave
The Oscar for Best Movie went to 12 Years a Slave, directed by Steve McQueen, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt produced in the .

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 2013?

Gravity
The Oscar for Best Director went to Alfonso Cuarón, for the movie Gravity , starring produced in the .

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2013?

Dallas Buyers Club
The Oscar for Best Actor went to Matthew McConaughey, for the movie Dallas Buyers Club, starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn produced in the .

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 2013?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Cate Blanchett, for the movie Blue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Sally Hawkins produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2013?

Dallas Buyers Club
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Jared Leto, for the movie Dallas Buyers Club, starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn produced in the .

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2013?

12 Years a Slave
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Lupita Nyong'o, for the movie 12 Years a Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt produced in the .
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2013: Who was Time's Person of the Year?


Pope Francis
In 2013, Pope Francis was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. Elected head of the Roman Catholic Church in 2013, following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

2013: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 2013 were:

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

Lord Jim

By:

Jim, a young British seaman, abandons a ship full of pilgrims, but the passengers are later saved, leading to his public censure. Joseph Conrad, a Polish author who wrote in English, is regarded as one of the greatest novelists of …

The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal

By:

THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FOSTER"The Day of the Jackal makes comparable books like The Manchurian Candidate or The Spy Who Came in From the Cold look like Hardy Boy mysteries The

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being by Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being

By:

Milan Kundera's The Unbearable lightness of Being tells the story about a young woman who falls in love with a man who is unable to choose between his love for her or his incorrigible womanizing.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Secret History

By:

Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize 2014 for her novel The Goldfinch. She established herself as an important talent with The Secret History which is now a modern classic.

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

The Dead Zone

By:

Johnny

Snake chinese zodiac sign

2013: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 2013?


According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 2013 was the Year of the Snake.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Snake sign.

Nobel Prize

2013: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year


2013: Who won the Nobel Peace Prize ?

In 2013 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to:
  • Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

2013: Who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences ?

In 2013 the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to:
  • Eugene F. Fama
  • Lars Peter Hansen
  • Robert J. Shiller

2013: Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry ?

In 2013 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to:
  • Martin Karplus
  • Michael Levitt
  • Arieh Warshel

2013: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ?

In 2013 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to:
  • James E. Rothman
  • Randy W. Schekman
  • Thomas C. Südhof

2013: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physics ?

In 2013 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to:
  • François Englert
  • Peter W. Higgs
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2013: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 2013 were Noah, Liam and Jacob for boys and Sophia, Emma and Olivia for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

2013: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 2013 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Noah
  • Liam
  • Jacob
  • Mason
  • William
  • Ethan
  • Michael
  • Alexander
  • Jayden
  • Daniel

2013: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 2013 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Sophia
  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Isabella
  • Ava
  • Mia
  • Emily
  • Abigail
  • Madison
  • Elizabeth

vinyl songs

2013: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 2013, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Thrift Shop by Macklemore

2013: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 2013 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Thrift Shop by Macklemore
  2. Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke
  3. Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
  4. Wake Me Up! by Avicii
  5. Can't Hold Us by Macklemore
  6. Royals by Lorde
  7. When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars
  8. Stay by Rihanna
  9. Roar by Katy Perry
  10. Holy Grail by Jay-Z

2013: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 2013 were:

Frozen

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad

Country: United States of America

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Country: United States of America

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Country: United States of America

Despicable Me 2

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove

Country: United States of America

Despicable Me 2

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove

Country: United States of America

world population

2013: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 2013 was 7,210,581,976 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 53.0% of the total population, which is roughly 3.8 billion individuals.The annual population change in 2013 was an increase of +84.8 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.19% over the previous year.The average population density in 2013 was 30 persons per square mile (or 48 persons per square kilometer).

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What happened in 2013?

Here's what happened in 2013:

  • Jan 1, 2013: Syrian civil war: There are violent clashes near Aleppo International Airport, in the Battle of Aleppo in Syria. Unconfirmed reports suggest that it has been temporarily shut down.
  • Jan 2, 2013: Syrian civil war: A strike on a petrol station in Damascus killed and injured dozens. (Al Jazeera). The United Nations estimates that the conflict has killed more than 60,000 people.
  • Jan 3, 2013: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal:: A suicide bombing at Mussayab kills 27 Shiite pilgrims, injures 60 more.
  • Jan 4, 2013: Conflict between Israel and Palestine: Many thousands gather in Gaza to show unity between the ruling Hamas, elected in 2006 by Palestinians, and Fatah since then.
  • Jan 5, 2013: 2013 Tasmanian bushfires - Thousands are left homeless by four large fires that have erupted out of control in Tasmania, Australia.
  • Jan 6, 2013: Syrian civil war:: Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria, makes a rare television appearance to address the crisis in Syria and calls the rebels "enemies and puppets" of God. This is his first TV appearance since June 2012.
  • Jan 7, 2013: Eight miners were killed in an explosion at a coal mine in Zonguldak, Turkey.
  • Jan 8, 2013: War in North-West Pakistan. Four people are killed and four more are injured in a U.S. drone attack in North Waziristan (Pakistan).
  • Jan 9, 2013: Syrian civil war: 48 Iranians kidnapped in August 2012 by Free Syrian Army rebels are now free in exchange for 2,130 Syrian government prisoners.
  • Jan 10, 2013: January 2013 Pakistan bombings
  • Jan 11, 2013: Civil war in Syria: Rebel forces seize the Taftanaz strategic airbase in northern Syria.
  • Jan 12, 2013: According to Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian, a French pilot was killed during a helicopter attack in northern Mali.
  • Jan 13, 2013: Kachin conflict: The President of Burma Thein sein defends the army’s response to ethnic Kachin rebels, despite an increase in violence that has further dimmed peace prospects.
  • Jan 14, 2013: Syrian civil war:: Government forces launch air strikes against rebels south Damascus as well as Aleppo. Local observers report dozens of deaths including children. (Al Jazeera). At least 57 countries send a petition to UN Security Council asking it to refer the conflict the International Criminal Court to an ongoing investigation into war crimes.
  • Jan 15, 2013: Syrian civil war: Aleppo University bombings: More than 150 people were injured and 83 killed in rocket fire at Aleppo University. Meanwhile, rebels and government forces continue to fight in the suburbs around Damascus. Both sides claimed that they launched the missiles.
  • Jan 16, 2013: Syrian civil war: Three car bombs explode in front of military checkpoints in Idlib Governorate (Syria), killing 24 people. Government forces defused two other bombs.
  • Jan 17, 2013: According to an Algerian official, a group of hostages escaped from the natural-gas complex that was overthrown by Islamist militants. According to reports, 20 hostages escaped, which includes Americans.
  • Jan 18, 2013: Kachin conflict: President Thein Sein orders the Myanmar Armed Forces (MAF) to observe a ceasefire against Kachin rebels.
  • Jan 19, 2013: Syrian civil War:: Children die in the civil war in Syria.
  • Jan 20, 2013: Syrian civil War: Syrian refugees fleeing violence in Syria are shot by the Syrian Army as they attempt to cross the Jordanian Border.
  • Jan 21, 2013: Russian authorities announce plans to evacuate 100 Russian citizens in Syria through two passenger planes from Beirut. (BBC) (AP via Yahoo! A car bombing in Salamiyeh leaves more than 30 dead.
  • Jan 22, 2013: Syrian civil war:: Jordan's government claims that over 12,000 Syrians fled to Jordan during the past six days. (AFP via IOL). The Russian government arranges an evacuation of some citizens. They transport them to Lebanon, then fly them to Russia.
  • Jan 23, 2013: Iraqi insurgency -: At least 23 people are killed in a suicide bombing at Tuz Khormato's mosque.
  • Jan 24, 2013: Insurgency in North Caucasus: Russian police announces that 13 rebels including Khuseyn Gagakayev and his son were killed during fighting in the Vedeno district, Chechnya.
  • Jan 25, 2013: Syrian civil war: Two car bombs explode on the Syrian-controlled Golan Heights, killing 8 people.
  • Jan 26, 2013: Conflict in North-West Pakistan: At least 24 militants were killed in clashes with the Tehrik-e-Taliban (or Ansarul Islam) in Pakistan, near the border to Afghanistan.
  • Jan 27, 2013: Afghanistan War (2001-present:) At least 20 members of the Afghan National Police were killed in bomb blasts over the last day, with eight police officers being killed in the latest attack on Kandahar.
  • Jan 28, 2013: Conflict in Northern Mali (2012-present).: French troops seize Timbuktu Airport and enter the city, without resistance from Islamists. According to residents, all access to the city is now controlled by the French. (BBC). The Timbuktu library, which contained the Timbuktu manuscripts, was set on fire by the Islamists fleeing. It is not yet known how much damage was caused.
  • Jan 29, 2013: Somali Civil War (2009-present:) A suicide attack on the Somali government offices results in at least two deaths and dozens of injuries in Mogadishu.
  • Jan 30, 2013: Conflict in Northern Mali (2012-present:) French forces invade Kidal, northern Mali, after seizing its airport overnight.
  • Jan 31, 2013: 2013 Pretoria train crash: Two passenger trains full of schoolchildren and commuters collide in Pretoria, South Africa. The collision left up to 300 people injured.
  • Feb 1, 2013: At least two people are killed in a suicide bombing at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.
  • Feb 2, 2013: War in North-West Pakistan :: Militants attack an Army base in Pakistan's Lakki Marwat District, killing at least 23 people and injuring at most 8.
  • Feb 3, 2013: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: A suicide bomber sets off a truck laden with explosives in Kirkuk, Iraq. Gunmen disguised as police officers attempted to storm the compound.
  • Feb 4, 2013: Syrian civil war: More than 20 people are killed in Aleppo, Syria by a rocket belonging the forces of Bashar al-Assad.
  • Feb 5, 2013: Senkaku Islands dispute: Itsunori Onodera, the Japanese Defense Minister, states that Japan has filed a protest against China following a People's Liberation Army Navy Navy frigate's directed weapon-targeting radar at a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer close to the disputed Senkaku Islands.
  • Feb 6, 2013: In dramatic circumstances, plans to liquidate IBRC (formerly Anglo) are announced abruptly.
  • Feb 7, 2013: The famous painting Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix is damaged while it's on display at the Louvre-Lens museum, France.
  • Feb 8, 2013: Syrian civil war: More than 110 people have been killed by the Syrian army in Syria.
  • Feb 9, 2013: Fighting continues between government forces in Damascus/Homs. Heavy aerial bombardment by Syrian Air Force is also reported.
  • Feb 10, 2013: Conflict in Northern Mali (2012-present).: In Gao, Mali, firefights break out between Islamists & the Malian Army.
  • Feb 11, 2013: Conflict in Northern Mali (2012-present).: Insurgents attack Gao, capturing a station of police and triggering a day-long battle that saw Malian troops as well as French attack helicopters.
  • Feb 12, 2013: North Korean nuclear test 2013: South Korean officials reported that an "artificial earthquake", which was reported by South Korean officials, occurred in North Korea. This suggests that a nuclear attack has taken place. (The Australian) (CNN). North Korea claims that it has successfully tested its nuclear device and that it is small enough for weaponization.
  • Feb 13, 2013: Syrian civil war: Rebels clashing with the Syrian military at an Army base protecting Aleppo’s international airport. As large areas of the base have been overrun, the opposition claims that 40 Syrian soldiers died in the fighting.
  • Feb 14, 2013: Bahraini uprising, 2011-present: A 16-year-old boy is killed in close quarters in Al-Daih (a village west Manama, Bahrain). (Al Jazeera). A rioter set firebombs on a police officer's patrol in Sehla village, west of Manama (Bahrain), and also killed a civilian. (Gulf Daily News). Amnesty International urges the Bahraini regime not to hold prisoners of conscience.
  • Feb 15, 2013: Syrian civil war: After intense fighting, 40,000 people were forced to flee Shadadah in Hasakah. This is in addition to 3 million internally displaced Syrians.
  • Feb 16, 2013: February 2013, Quetta bombing: A bomb explodes in a Quetta Town market, killing at least 84 people and injuring more than 190 others. The explosion occurred in Pakistan's Quetta on the outskirts. The majority of victims are from the Twelver Shia Hazara minority, which was attacked by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi a month prior. Later, the organization claimed responsibility for the explosions.
  • Feb 17, 2013: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: A series car bombs killed at least 37 people in Baghdad's predominantly Shiite areas and injured more than 130 others.
  • Feb 18, 2013: Ruth Stage, an artist who uses egg tempera painting techniques, won the Lynn Painter-Stainers 2013 art prize for her work The Isabella Plantation.
  • Feb 19, 2013: Nigerian Sharia Conflict: Seven French tourists are abducted by gunmen in the vicinity of Waza National Park, northern Cameroon. They are located near Nigeria's border. Francois Hollande, President of France, states that Boko Haram, an Islamist group, may be responsible.
  • Feb 20, 2013: The 2013 BRIT Awards were held in London. Ben Howard won best British male artist, British breakthrough act, and Emeli Sande won best British female act. Emeli Sande also won album of the year and best British act for Our Version of Events. Mumford & Sons was named Best British group.
  • Feb 21, 2013: Civil war in Syria: A car bombing occurred near Damascus' Baath Party headquarters. At least 61 people were killed and over 200 others were injured. In the same suburb, 50 people are injured and 22 others are killed by three other bombings. Most of these were government soldiers. These attacks are the most severe in Syria's capital since the beginning of civil war.
  • Feb 22, 2013: Syrian civil war: Three missiles fired by the Syrian army hit residential areas in Aleppo's northern city. They killed at least 29 civilians, and injured 150 more.
  • Feb 23, 2013: Insurgency in South Yemen:: Three people are killed, and fourteen others are injured in clashes with civilians and security forces in Aden. Thousands turn out for planned protests. A separate shooting also results in the injuries of two bodyguards and a senior Yemeni security chief.
  • Feb 24, 2013: Syrian civil war: French freelance photographer Olivier Voisin was injured near Idlib in January 2013. He died in Antakya (Turkey) after undergoing surgery.
  • Feb 25, 2013: Terrorism is Thailand: At least 4 people have been killed and 20 others injured in a bomb attack at a Buddhist festival held in Thailand's Maha Sarakham Province.
  • Feb 26, 2013: Conflict between Israel and Palestine:: A rocket fired from Gaza into Israel marks the first attack of its kind since the November 2012 ceasefire.
  • Feb 27, 2013: War in Afghanistan:: Taliban insurgents kill 17 Afghan government-affiliated militia personnel in an overnight attack in Andar District of eastern Ghazni Province.
  • Feb 28, 2013: Insurgency in South Thailand: Thailand opens peace talks with Muslim rebels after 20 years of conflict.
  • Mar 1, 2013: Protests in Bangladesh 2013:: The death count in Bangladesh has risen to 44 after protests continued following Delwar Hossain Sayeedi's sentencing.
  • Mar 2, 2013: Protests in Bangladesh 2013: Bangladesh's death toll rises to at most 50 after protests continue following Delwar Hossain Sayeedi's sentencing.
  • Mar 3, 2013: 2013 Lahad Datu standoff:: Fighting erupts in Sabah, Malaysia, leaving seven dead, including five policemen. Four people are taken hostage. The Malaysian Military responds by increasing their troop presence in that area.
  • Mar 4, 2013: Conflict in Northern Mali: French officials announced that a soldier died while fighting with Islamic militants this weekend. This is France's third casualty in Operation Serval since it began. (BBC). France claims it is "probable that al-Qaeda chief Abdelhamid Abou Zeid, Islamic Maghreb, was killed in Mali in February."
  • Mar 5, 2013: 2013 Lahad Datu standoff :: In an attempt to end the standoff, the Malaysian Army launched an attack against an armed Filipino group located on Borneo.
  • Mar 6, 2013: Battle of Ar-Raqqah - Syrian rebels capture Ar-Raqqah. This is the first major city under rebel control during the civil war in Syria.
  • Mar 7, 2013: 2013 Lahad Datu standoff :: At least 60 people have been killed in the conflict between Malaysian Armed Forces and the Sultanate of Sulu.
  • Mar 8, 2013: After being held hostage for ten months, the Greek-owned oil tanker MT Smyrni was taken hostage by Somalia's 26 crew members. They were released with a ransom of $9.5million.
  • Mar 10, 2013: War in Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan, alleges that the U.S. Armed Forces are working in concert with the Afghan Taliban to keep some troops around after the planned 2014 withdrawal.
  • Mar 11, 2013: In the latest insider attack on coalition forces, two US and three Afghan soldiers were killed in Afghanistan's War in Afghanistan (2001 to present). Two Afghan civilians are also killed by American soldiers who failed to stop at a Kabul checkpoint.
  • Mar 12, 2013: Syrian civil war: 30 army deserters are killed by the Syrian Army in an ambush at Damascus Airport. (Reuters) The rebels have been captured by the Baba Amr district and the Syrian army has launched intensive air strikes against Homs.
  • Mar 13, 2013: 2013 Srinagar Attack: Five Indian paramilitary troops are killed and three civilians are injured in a gun battle with two militants in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir. Later, two militants were killed by CRPF.
  • Mar 14, 2013: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: A series of suicide bombers and car bombers attack central Baghdad. This is followed by a militant attack against the Justice Ministry building. At least 25 people are injured and 7 police officers are killed.
  • Mar 15, 2013: American rapper Lil Wayne suffers a seizure at Los Angeles, California, United States.
  • Mar 16, 2013: British Lance Corporal James Ashworth, who was protecting his fellow soldiers from a grenade explosion in southern Afghanistan, died while trying to save them from the same fate in 2012. He will be presented with the Victoria Cross.
  • Mar 17, 2013: At least 10 people are killed in an attack on a Garmat Ali bus station near Basra, Iraq.
  • Mar 18, 2013: Syrian civil war: Fighter jets of the Syrian Air Force fire rockets at northern Lebanon, with no reported casualties. (CNN) The Syrian Opposition alleges that President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weaponry in an attack against their forces in Aleppo.
  • Mar 19, 2013: 19 March 2013, Iraq: An attack on the country: At least 98 people are killed and 240 more are injured in a series of shootings and bombings.
  • Mar 20, 2013: James Herbert, a British horror writer, dies in Sussex at the age of just 69.
  • Mar 21, 2013: Gaza-Israel conflict :: Two rockets were fired from Gaza Strip, Israel. They were fired in Sderot (Israel), in violation of the ceasefire that was established after the eight-day conflict in November 2012.
  • Mar 22, 2013: Officials from Pakistan say that 4 insurgents were killed in drone strikes in Pakistan.
  • Mar 23, 2013: War on Terror: The Pakistani Taliban threaten assassinate the former President Pervez Musharraf, if he goes back to Pakistan. (CNN) After "joint efforts", an Australian man was freed from a ransom demand by an al-Qaeda-linked organization in the Philippines.
  • Mar 24, 2013: War on Terror: A suicide bomber attacks a Pakistani military checkpoint located in North Waziristan's tribal district, killing at most 17 soldiers.
  • Mar 25, 2013: (Al Jazeera) (Al Jazeera). South Africa's President Jacob Zuma claims that 13 of his soldiers were killed by rebels in the Central African Republic.
  • Mar 26, 2013: Australia has announced that it will close its Tarinkot base in Urozgan Province. The majority of troops will return home by the end this year.
  • Mar 27, 2013: Insurgency in South Thailand: The Thailand government is ready to hold peace talks with Muslim separatists groups in the hope of ending a decade-long conflict.
  • Mar 28, 2013: Terrorism in Kenya: Six gunmen (presumedly from the Mombasa Republic Council) and one officer were killed in an attack on a Malindi casino, Kenya's coastal town.
  • Mar 29, 2013: Terrorism is in Pakistan: A blast close to the United States Consulate at Peshawar in Pakistan kills 10 and injures at least 31 more.
  • Mar 30, 2013: Phil Ramone, a musical innovator and 14-time Grammy Award winner producer, has died at the age of just 79.
  • Mar 31, 2013: Terrorism is in Pakistan: A bomb injures six people, killing two and wounding six more, Adnan Wazir (a former Member of Parliament for the Awami Party in Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan).
  • Apr 1, 2013: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal:: A suicide attacker sets fire to a tanker truck at Tikrit's police headquarters, killing at most nine people. In Baghdad, three people are also killed in separate shootings.
  • Apr 2, 2013: Mexican Drug War: 9 mutilated bodies found in a vehicle with Texas plates by Mexican police, northern state of Tamaulipas.
  • Apr 3, 2013: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli warplanes strike Gaza Strip targets in response to rocket fire. This is the first Israeli air strikes since the informal ceasefire in November 2012, which ended eight days worth of cross-border fighting between Israel-ruled Gaza and Israel.
  • Apr 4, 2013: War in Afghanistan (2001-present:) At least five civilians are killed in an airstrike by NATO in Ghazni, eastern Afghanistan.
  • Apr 5, 2013: Mexican Drug War: A recent report from Stratfor shows that at least 60 people were killed during the Mexican Drug War. This was after Mario Ramirez Trevino and Miguel El Gringo Villarreal, leaders of the Gulf Cartel, fought for control.
  • Apr 6, 2013: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: A suicide bomber infiltrated a tent used for election campaigns in Baquba, injuring more than 60 people and killing at least 22.
  • Apr 7, 2013: Syrian civil war: 15 people are killed in an air strike by the Syrian Air Force on Aleppo. Nine of them were children. (Euronews). (Al Arabiya).OTR-21 Tochka missiles fired by the Syrian Armed Forces at Baraza, Damascus.
  • Apr 8, 2013: Syrian civil war: A car bomb explodes in Damascus' central area, killing at least 15 and injuring 53 more.
  • Apr 9, 2013: South Sudan internal conflict, 2011-present: Gunmen kill 12 United Nations peacekeepers (and civilian staff) in an ambush at Jonglei in South Sudan.
  • Apr 10, 2013: The worldwide sales of personal computers fell 14% in the first quarter 2013, which is the largest decline since 1994, when the tracking began.
  • Apr 11, 2013: Mexican Drug War: A series of clashes between drug traffickers and the police in Mexico's state of Michoacan has resulted in at least 14 deaths. According to the government, a prominent drug lord was killed during the battle.
  • Apr 12, 2013: War in Afghanistan (2001-present:) Thirteen Afghan National Army soldiers are killed and one is wounded in an ambush that took place in eastern Kunar Province.
  • Apr 13, 2013: War in North-West Pakistan :: An explosion on a bus in Peshawar in Pakistan kills at least eight people.
  • Apr 14, 2013: Somali Civil War (2009-present:) At least 20 people are killed by a series bombings, gun attacks, and other violence in Mogadishu.
  • Apr 15, 2013: Boston Marathon bombings: There were two explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line, United States. Three people died and 183 were injured. (BBC), (CNN) and (Reuters) The Pakistani Taliban denies any involvement with the Boston Marathon bombings.
  • Apr 16, 2013: 2013 ricin attack: After a letter was sent to U.S., mail to the US Senate has been suspended. Senator Roger Wicker (Republican from Mississippi) tested positive for poisonous substance ricin in an off-site Congressional mail facility. For further testing, the letter will be sent to Quantico, Virginia's FBI Laboratory.
  • Apr 17, 2013: War in North-West Pakistan :: At least five civilians were killed in a drone attack by the United States in Wana, Pakistan. It is located in the South Waziristan Agency.
  • Apr 18, 2013: Boston Marathon Bombing: President Barack Obama visits Boston following the attack on the marathon. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has posted photos of two suspects in Boston Marathon bombing. (BBC), (Reuters) (FBI). A campus police officer was shot and killed in his car at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
  • Apr 19, 2013: Two carjacking suspects are pursued by the Boston Police Department in connection to the MIT shooting death. They are taken to Watertown, a nearby suburb. After a gunfight with explosives, an MBTA officer was injured and one suspect died. The other suspect fled but is later captured.
  • Apr 20, 2013: War in North-West Pakistan -: Four people are killed and four injured by a female suicide bomber outside a hospital located in Khaar, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Pakistan).
  • Apr 21, 2013: Syrian civil war: Locals in Damascus and activists in Damascus reported that more than 500 people were killed by the Syrian Army in Jdeit al-Fadel.
  • Apr 22, 2013: 2013 Belgorod shootings: Six people are killed when a man opens fire outside a firearms shop in Belgorod.
  • Apr 23, 2013: Syrian civil war: An Israeli military intelligence analyst claims that Syria has used chemical arms repeatedly in the last month. He also criticizes international communities for failing to respond to the use. (The New York Times). Two Orthodox Christian bishops were kidnapped in northern Syria by rebel gunmen. They have been released.
  • Apr 24, 2013: A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck 25 km from Jalalabad in Afghanistan. It left 33 people dead and 115 others injured. Nangarhar Province is experiencing heavy damage to buildings.
  • Apr 25, 2013: Boston Marathon Bombings: Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City claims that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation informed him that suspect Dzhokhar Trsarnaev stated that bombers wanted to attack New York City as the next target.
  • Apr 26, 2013: Afghanistan War (2001-present: Six police officers are killed and another is missing in Kunduz Province in Afghanistan.
  • Apr 27, 2013: Syrian Civil War: The Free Syrian Army accuses Iraq of conducting an attack on its forces in Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria.
  • Apr 28, 2013: Syrian civil war: Three military airbases are captured by rebels in the north.
  • Apr 29, 2013: War in North-West Pakistan :: At least four people are killed in a suicide bombing attack on a Peshawar police station, Pakistan.
  • Apr 30, 2013: Syrian civil war: At least 13 people are killed when a bomb explodes in Damascus' central area. (BBC). At least two people are killed in a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian army in Saraqib.
  • May 1, 2013: South Thailand insurgency - Six people are killed by insurgents, including a 2-year-old boy in a shooting attack in Pattani (Thailand).
  • May 2, 2013: The Chad government announced that it stopped a coup attempt, which "had been in preparation since several months."
  • May 3, 2013: Syrian civil war: Israeli warplanes bomb an weapons facility in Syria overnight.
  • May 4, 2013: Five US soldiers die in Afghanistan's War on Terror: A bomb explodes in Kandahar. Three more soldiers are also killed in separate incidents.
  • May 5, 2013: Syrian civil war: Israeli aircraft struck at least six targets near Damascus. They also targeted Iranian-made Fateh-110 missiles en route to Hezbollah. (BBC). (The Times of Israel). The foreign ministry of Syria accuses Israel of working with the rebels in Syria to coordinate airstrikes
  • May 6, 2013: Afghanistan-Pakistan skirmishes : A border guard from Afghanistan is killed, and two Pakistani soldiers are wounded in border violence.
  • May 7, 2013: Syrian civil war: Four Filipino UN peacekeepers have been kidnapped while they were patrolling the demilitarized zone between Syria and the Israeli-annexed Golan Height. (Al Jazeera),
  • May 8, 2013: War in North-West Pakistan :: A suicide bomber attacks a Bannu District police station, killing at least 2 people and injuring 20.
  • May 9, 2013: War in North-West Pakistan: Ali Haider Gillani is taken by unidentified gunmen during an election rally in Multan, two days before the May 11 general elections.
  • May 10, 2013: Two police stations in Benghazi's eastern region were hit by bombs.
  • May 11, 2013: War in North-West Pakistan: A bomb explodes in Karachi near the offices of Awami National Party, killing 11 people.
  • May 12, 2013: Syrian civil war: Four Filipino UN peacekeepers taken hostage by rebels in Syria on May 7, are now free.
  • May 13, 2013: Aftermath to the Libyan civil War:: A car bomb explodes in close proximity to a hospital located in Benghazi, Libya. At least nine people are killed.
  • May 14, 2013: War in Afghanistan (2001 to present): Four US soldiers are killed by the Taliban in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan.
  • May 15, 2013: Insurgency in Iraq (post-U.S. withdrawal:) Gunmen using silenced guns attack at least nine liquor stores in western Baghdad, killing 12 people. (Al Jazeera). Three police officers and thirty-five others are killed in bombings in Shi'ite areas of Baghdad, as well as parts of northern Iraq.
  • May 16, 2013: Afghanistan War (2001-present).: Many people die in suicide bombings in Afghanistan. At least 15 are killed in Kabul by a suicide bomber belonging to Hizb-i-Islami. This Taliban affiliate targeted a convoy of foreign troops and injured 40 more.
  • May 17, 2013: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: A series of bombings in Sunni areas of Iraq have resulted in at least 90 deaths and more than 200 injuries.
  • May 18, 2013: Iraqi insurgency, post-U.S. withdrawal: Gunmen enter the Baghdad suburbs home of an antiterrorism officer and kill him and his family.
  • May 19, 2013: Syrian civil war: Heavy fighting reported in Qusair (Syria) as the Syrian army launches major counter-offensive to rebel forces.
  • May 20, 2013: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: Violence continues with attacks on various parts of the country killing 133 people and leaving 283 more injured. As tribal leaders warn about civil war, nearly 400 people were killed in the past six days.
  • May 21, 2013: Syrian civil war: Israel and Syria exchange gunfire over the Golan Heights. (Reuters) Hezbollah elite reinforcements cross the border from Lebanon to Al-Qusayr, Syria. Activists claim that the city was almost completely destroyed.
  • May 22, 2013: Eric Holder, Attorney-General of America, confirmed that four Americans have been killed by drone aircraft strikes since 2011, including radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in 2011.
  • May 23, 2013: Syrian Civil War: Friends of Syria ask Iran and Hezbollah, its Lebanese ally, to withdraw from Syrian territory.
  • May 24, 2013: Afghanistan War: Afghan security forces fight Taliban insurgents at central Kabul. A policeman from Afghanistan and a soldier from Nepal are among the many insurgents who were killed.
  • May 25, 2013: Mokhtar Belmokhtar, commander of Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb, claims responsibility for the suicide bombings that claimed 30 lives in Niger on May 23, 2001.
  • May 26, 2013: Two rockets struck Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, in the predominantly Shiite suburbs. This area also acts as Hezbollah's stronghold.
  • May 27, 2013: A New People's Army landmine in Allacapan, Cagayan kills seven Philippine police officers.
  • May 28, 2013: Syrian civil war: Senator John McCain of the United States travels to Syria in order to meet rebel fighters and discuss America's involvement in the country's civil war. (Reuters)Le Monde has reported that the Assad regime continues to use chemical weapons in Syria. Russia evacuates 130 Syrians as the situation continues to get worse.
  • May 29, 2013: War in North-West Pakistan: Drone attacks in Pakistan. Pakistani intelligence officials claim that 5 alleged foreign militants were killed in a drone attack by the United States in Miran Shah, North Waziristan.
  • May 30, 2013: Syrian civil war: An Israeli official claims that the Israeli government is investigating reports that Syria received S-300 missiles. (The Jerusalem Post). Doctors in Qusayr are requesting urgent medical assistance as they run out supplies to treat the eight-hundred injured. (The Jerusalem Post). According to Syrian state television, forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad have killed three westerners, including an American woman as well as a British soldier fighting for the Opposition.
  • May 31, 2013: After days of unrest, police forcefully expelled Turkish protestors from Gezi Park, Taksim Square in Istanbul.
  • Jun 1, 2013: At least seven al-Qaeda militants were killed in two drone strikes in Yemen's Abyan Governorate.
  • Jun 2, 2013: Syrian Civil War: A car bomb explodes close to a Damascus police station in Jobar. At least eight security personnel are killed and civilians are injured.
  • Jun 3, 2013: Protests in Turkey 2013: Riot police use tear gas against protestors in Istanbul and Ankara, amid calls for the fall of the current Turkish government. (Al Jazeera), (RT) (RFERL). The Turkish Doctors' Union, (TTB), reports that one person was killed in Taksim Gezi Park. (Xinhua).Turkey's public-sector unions begin a two-day strike to support the anti-government protests.
  • Jun 4, 2013: Protests in Turkey 2013: Turkish public employees go on a two day strike to support the protests. (AFP via The Daily Telegraph). Support for the protests against Turkey spread throughout Europe, with demonstrators gathering in front of the EU Parliament in Brussels and France.
  • Jun 5, 2013: Turkey's Ahmet Davyoglu announced an investigation into police actions against civilians using tear gas and water cannons in cities across the country.
  • Jun 6, 2013: Ten border police officers and five civilians are killed when gunmen ambush a bus in Al Anbar Governorate.
  • Jun 7, 2013: Drone attacks in Pakistan: At least seven Americans are killed in a drone attack in Pakistan.
  • Jun 8, 2013: (Voice of America) (Voice of America). In a separate incident, an Italian soldier was killed and three others were injured when a child threw a grenade at the NATO convoy in West Afghanistan's Farah Province.
  • Jun 9, 2013: Outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, a Lebanese man who protested against Hezbollah’s involvement in the civil war in Syria is killed.
  • Jun 10, 2013: After a month of bloody attacks that were worse than any since June 2008, bombs exploded across Iraq, injuring at least 70 and killing many others.
  • Jun 11, 2013: 2013 Protests in Turkey: Turkish police arrest dozens of lawyers. Reports indicate that some were kicked in their heads and other assaults. (RT) (The Guardian). Police move past protesters' barricades at Istanbul's Taksim Square. (AP via CBC News). Police fill Taksim Square in tear gas while clashes between police and protesters continue into the evening.
  • Jun 12, 2013: Syrian Civil War: United Nations peacekeepers form Austria begin to withdraw from the Golan Heights.
  • Jun 13, 2013: Syrian civil war: The United Nations estimates that there were just under 93,000 deaths as of the end April. (New York Times). The United States concludes that Syrian President Bashar al Assad's regime used chemical weapons.
  • Jun 14, 2013: Syrian civil War:: The United States provides unspecified military equipment for rebels in the wake of the discovery that the Syrian regime used chemical weapon against the opposition.
  • Jun 15, 2013: Libyan factional fighting 2011-present: At least six soldiers were killed in clashes between the army of Libya and armed protesters at Benghazi.
  • Jun 16, 2013: At least twenty people are killed in a series of car bombings carried out by insurgents in central and southern Iraq.
  • Jun 17, 2013: In Northern Ireland, the 39th G8 summit will be held. The agenda includes the Syrian civil War.
  • Jun 18, 2013: Following an attack on an army in Dondo, Mozambique, several Mozambican soldiers are murdered.
  • Jun 19, 2013: Nigerian Sharia Conflict: Nine children are killed by Boko Haram gunmen in an attack on Maiduguri school.
  • Jun 20, 2013: Conflict between Israel and Palestine: The Committee on the Rights of the Child charges Israeli soldiers with torturing Palestinian children, as well as using them to serve human shields.
  • Jun 21, 2013: In Peshawar, a suicide bomber kills and injures 15 people in a Shi'ite mosque.
  • Jun 22, 2013: Protests in Turkey 2013: Police use tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets against thousands of civilians who gathered at Istanbul's Taksim Square to remember the 4 protestors who were killed during previous days.
  • Jun 23, 2013: Syrian civil war spillover to Lebanon: Six Lebanese Army Soldiers are killed and many others are injured in clashes at an checkpoint near Sidon.
  • Jun 24, 2013: Syrian civil war spillover to Lebanon: Clashes between Lebanese Army supporters and Salafist cleric Ahmed Al-Assir continue for a third day around Ain el-Hilweh Camp near Sidon. As the government promises to crack down on ethnic strife in the country, it reports that at least 15 soldiers were killed and 38 more were injured.
  • Jun 25, 2013: Afghanistan War: Taliban Forces Attack the Presidential Palace in Kabul
  • Jun 26, 2013: A bomb that was meant to strike Justice Maqbool Baqar, a judge at the Sindh High Court, explodes in Karachi, Pakistan. It kills nine people and injures several more.
  • Jun 27, 2013: After a deal has been reached on a rebate for Britain, European leaders have agreed to support a deal on the European Union’s long-term budget.
  • Jun 28, 2013: In an ambush in Mountain Province, one trainee member of the Philippine National Police was killed and six others were injured.
  • Jun 29, 2013: Eight Royal Thai Army soldiers were killed in an ambush at Krong Pinang District, Yala Province in Southern Thailand.
  • Jun 30, 2013: Armed gunmen free 175 prisoners from the town of Akure in southern Nigeria and also kill 2 civilians during the raid.
  • Jul 1, 2013: Around 15 million Egyptians call for the resignation and revocation of President Mohammed Morsi.
  • Jul 2, 2013: July 2013 Egyptian protests, at least 16 deaths and more than 200 injuries in clashes close to Cairo University. (Ahram Online). Mohamed Kamel Amr, the Egyptian Foreign Minister, resigns along with five other ministers. (Reuters via MSN). President Mohammed Morsi of Egypt vows to remain in office despite protests.
  • Jul 3, 2013: Egypt's military removes President Mohamed Morsi and installs Adly Mannsour, head of the Supreme Constitutional Court as the country's interim leader.
  • Jul 4, 2013: Since Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 caused severe damage to Liberty Island, New York Harbor's harbor island, the Statue of Liberty opened for the first time.
  • Jul 5, 2013: Multiple attacks by Islamist gunmen on security forces in Sinai Peninsula were made with only one soldier and five officers reported as dead.
  • Jul 6, 2013: Muse, an English rock band, held a concert at Rome's Olympic Stadium. This concert was the first recorded live in 4K resolution.
  • Jul 7, 2013: Five people are injured in a series of blasts near Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya in the Indian state Bihar.
  • Jul 8, 2013: Aftermath of Egypt's 2013 coup d’etat: A total of 42 people were killed and many more were injured in an attack by the Army on a sit-in organized by former President Mohamed Morsi, which took place in Cairo's Nasr City district.
  • Jul 9, 2013: Syrian civil war: Ban Ki-Moon (the Secretary-General of United Nations) calls for a ceasefire during Ramadan 53 people were injured when a car bomb exploded in the Beirut office of Hezbollah, a Shia militant group.
  • Jul 10, 2013: Syrian civil war: Syrians in Aleppo protest against rebel control of government-held areas within the city.
  • Jul 11, 2013: More than 30 people, including members of the security forces, were killed in bomb and gun attacks in Iraq.
  • Jul 12, 2013: Eight civilians were kidnapped by the Moro National Liberation Front in the Philippines Basilan Province. Four of them were later released.
  • Jul 13, 2013: According to the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation for Darfur, seven peacekeepers were killed in combat and 17 others were injured while on patrol returning from Nyala, the capital city of Sudan's South Darfur state.
  • Jul 14, 2013: Syrian civil war: The opposition claims that 200 civilians have been trapped in a mosque in Damascus' suburb, while fighting outside rages.
  • Jul 15, 2013: Mexican Drug War: Miguel Trevino Morales is captured by the Mexican Army. He was the chief leader of Los Zetas' drug cartel.
  • Jul 16, 2013: Six mediators were killed by pro-government militiamen in Homs, a Syrian province.
  • Jul 17, 2013: Al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula confirmed that Said Ali al-Shihri, its former deputy, was killed in a drone strike by the United States.
  • Jul 18, 2013: Eight Afghan labourers were killed while on their way to work in the U.S. military base at Logar Province.
  • Jul 19, 2013: At least 20 people are killed in an attack on a Sunni mosque in Diyala, eastern Iraq.
  • Jul 20, 2013: Helen Thomas, a veteran journalist from the USA, has died at 92.
  • Jul 21, 2013: Hundreds of al-Qaeda prisoner escape from two Iraqi prisons during armed raids.
  • Jul 22, 2013: A series of militant attacks on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula resulted in the deaths of six people, including police officers and army officers.
  • Jul 23, 2013: Nine people were killed in Cairo, Egypt as former President Mohamed Morsi's supporters and foes continue to fight.
  • Jul 24, 2013: Mexican Drug War: 22 people are killed in clashes between the Knights Templar Cartel Mexican federal police and Mexican drug cartels in Michoacan. Government press reports state that two of the victims were law enforcement officers, and the other was a cartel gunman.
  • Jul 25, 2013: According to the United Nations, the death toll from the ongoing civil war in Syria has surpassed 100,000.
  • Jul 26, 2013: Aftermath of 2013 Egyptian coup d’etat: Three weeks after Mohamed Morsi, the president, was ousted in a military coup. During the demonstrations, at least eight people are killed and many more are injured by violence.
  • Jul 27, 2013: Aftermath to the 2013 Egyptian coup de tat: More than 100 people are killed and approximately 1,500 are injured in violent protests in Cairo, Egypt.
  • Jul 28, 2013: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: At least eight police officers were killed in a suicide bombing in Tuz Khormato, Iraq.
  • Jul 29, 2013: Iraqi insurgency (2011-13).: At least 44 people are killed by a wave of 12 car bombs that targeted Shiite communities within Iraq.
  • Jul 30, 2013: Nigerian Sharia Conflict: A series of explosions that targeted bars in Kano, northern Nigeria's city of Kano has claimed 28 lives.
  • Jul 31, 2013: A heatwave in Shanghai has caused at least 10 deaths. It reached 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) and was the highest recorded temperature on record.
  • Aug 1, 2013: War in Afghanistan (2001-present:) NATO forces in Afghanistan launch an inquiry after five Afghan police officers are killed and two more injured in an airstrike in Nangarhar Province by the United States.
  • Aug 2, 2013: Syrian Civil War: A bomb explodes at a ammunition depot in Homs (Syria), killing at least 40 and injuring many others.
  • Aug 3, 2013: War in Afghanistan (2001-present:) Nine children are killed in a suicide attack near the Indian consulate, Jalalabad in Afghanistan.
  • Aug 4, 2013: International embassy closures: 22 US embassies close in North Africa and the Middle East due to intelligence about an Al-Qaeda attack. (CNN) Canada closes its Bangladesh embassy amid terrorist threats. (Toronto Sun.) Britain, France and Germany have closed their Yemen embassy amid terror threats.
  • Aug 5, 2013: War in Afghanistan (2001 to present):: At least four people are killed when a bomb explodes in a Kandahar market.
  • Aug 6, 2013: 2013 India-Pakistan border incident: Five Indian Army soldiers were killed in an attack at the Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Aug 7, 2013: Syrian civil war: The Syrian Army launches a large-range missile at Yarmouk in southern Damascus, which is largely populated by Palestinian refugees.
  • Aug 8, 2013: Balochistan conflict -: At least 28 people are killed in a suicide bombing at a funeral held in Quetta, Pakistan.
  • Aug 9, 2013: Five Al Qaeda terrorists are killed in a drone attack by the United States.
  • Aug 10, 2013: Four Thai tourists who were traveling in Nigeria's Rivers State are kidnapped by gunmen.
  • Aug 11, 2013: War in Afghanistan (2001-present:) Three American soldiers were killed in an attack on Afghanistan's eastern Paktia Province.
  • Aug 12, 2013: Insurgent in Iraq (post-U.S. withdrawal:) Eight people are killed and 25 injured in a suicide bombing attack at a cafe in Balad, north of Baghdad.
  • Aug 13, 2013: The first footage of the Kawahiva tribe, an isolated tribe previously unknown, is captured in Brazil's Amazon rainforest.
  • Aug 14, 2013: Aftermath from the 2013 Egyptian coup de etat: Hundreds of people are reported to have been killed, including 43 police officers. Human Rights Watch reported that the civilian death toll was at least 817. (The Guardian). Egypt declares a month-long emergency. (BBC). The resignation of Mohamed ElBaradei, Vice President of Egypt, is in protest at the killings by security forces.
  • Aug 15, 2013: Aftermath of the 2013 Egyptian coup de etat: 638 people are killed in clashes on the previous day. (Washington Post).A Cairo government building is set on fire and stormed by the Muslim Brotherhood. (Sky News) (The Independent)President Barack Obama cancels joint military exercises between the United States and Egypt.
  • Aug 16, 2013: Aftermath of the 2013 Egyptian coup d’etat: Security is increased in Cairo amid Friday prayers and nationwide protest marches called for by the Muslim Brotherhood. (AlJazeera.) Ammar Badei is the son of Mohammed Badie who is the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. He was killed during clashes in Cairo.
  • Aug 17, 2013: Mexican Drug War: Mario Ramirez Trevino, leader of the Gulf Cartel, is detained in Tamaulipas.
  • Aug 18, 2013: Syrian civil war: Twenty UN weapons inspectors arrive in Damascus to investigate the use of chemical weapons during the conflict.
  • Aug 19, 2013: Sinai insurgency, 24 Egyptian policemen were killed in an attack on Rafah, Sinai peninsula.
  • Aug 20, 2013: Russian police kill nine suspected Islamist militants during an insurgency in North Caucasus
  • Aug 21, 2013: Syrian civil war: Syrian activists claim that chemical weapons attacks have claimed the lives of over 600 people near Damascus.
  • Aug 22, 2013: 5 Taliban militants killed in South Waziristan bomb attack during war in North-West Pakistan
  • Aug 23, 2013: Syrian civil war: The United Nations reported that there are one million Syrian refugees. (AP via Fox News). The Syrian government blocks UN inspectors visiting the location of the chemical massacre.
  • Aug 24, 2013: Syrian civil war: Medecins Sans Frontieres reports that 3,600 cases of neurotoxic symptoms were treated by Medecins Sans Frontieres, with 355 deaths.
  • Aug 25, 2013: Syrian civil War: UN inspectors are allowed to visit the location of suspected chemical weapons attacks outside Damascus by the Syrian government
  • Aug 26, 2013: Recent CIA documents reveal that Reagan administration officials agreed to provide information to Iraq about the location of Iranian troops during Iran-Iraq War despite knowing Saddam Hussein was planning to use chemical weapons.
  • Aug 27, 2013: Russian foreign ministry warned of a possible attack on the Syrian government and advised the West to be prudent in dealing with the situation.
  • Aug 28, 2013: Moscow evacuates its nationals; Iran rejects "ridiculous", reports that Assad is in Tehran; UN inspectors go back to the site of alleged chemical attacks.
  • Aug 29, 2013: Although the French frigate Chevalier Paul departs Toulon port, the shipping authorities refused to confirm that the ship was heading to Syria.
  • Aug 30, 2013: David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, says that there must be a strong response to the alleged use by chemical weapons in Syria, despite the fact that military action has been ruled out for the UK.
  • Aug 31, 2013: Syrian civil war: President Barack Obama states that he is willing to authorize a limited strike but will need Congress' approval. (CNN). The UN inspectors have left Damascus following their inspection. Los Angeles Times: Several countries have advised their citizens not to travel to Lebanon due to rising tensions in the region over possible US military strikes on Syria.
  • Sep 1, 2013: Syrian civil war: The Arab League meets in Cairo to discuss the crisis in Syria. (Al Jazeera).Secretary John Kerry claims that the United States has now obtained evidence from hair and blood samples of sarin use in Syria.
  • Sep 2, 2013: Mexican Drug War: Mexican forces arrest Alberto Carrillo Fuentes (the alleged leader the Juarez Cartel).
  • Sep 3, 2013: France claims to have documentation of chemical weapons used in the civil war in Syria.
  • Sep 4, 2013: Reuters reports that Ali Habib Mahmud (ex-defense minister of Syria) has defected and moved to Turkey.
  • Sep 5, 2013: Syrian civil war: Turkey claims that almost all G20 summit heads support operations against Syria. (Reuters) Russia's opposition to military intervention in Syria is receiving increasing international support.
  • Sep 6, 2013: (Al Jazeera) (Al Jazeera). Russia sends four warships more to Syria, including one with "special cargo."
  • Sep 7, 2013: Syrian civil war: 14 rebels are killed in heavy government shelling near Damascus. Two civilians were also killed.
  • Sep 8, 2013: Syrian civil war: The Islamist al-Nusra Front seizes Ma'loula, a historic Christian village; Russia asks for protection.
  • Sep 9, 2013: Aftermath of Central African Republic conflict (2012-13:) At least 60 people are killed during clashes between pro Seleka rebels, and forces loyal to ousted President Francois Borzize in Central African Republic.
  • Sep 10, 2013: Human Rights Watch releases a report concluding the Syrian government forces are most likely to have been responsible for chemical weapon attacks on two Damascus suburbs on August 21.
  • Sep 11, 2013: The UN accuses both Syria's government and, in a lesser degree, rebels of war crimes. Eight of the 9 massacres that they examined were attributed to Syrian Army. Insurgents were responsible for the remaining massacre.
  • Sep 12, 2013: Islamic insurgency in Philippines: The Moro National Liberation Front attacks Lamitan, Philippines with five people killed and two others injured.
  • Sep 13, 2013: Taliban insurgents attacked the United States Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan. Two members of the Afghan National Police were reported to have been killed and around 20 civilians were injured.
  • Sep 14, 2013: Syria civil war: Russia and the United States reach an agreement on chemical weapons in Syria
  • Sep 15, 2013: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: At least 21 people are killed in bombings in Baghdad's Shia provinces.
  • Sep 16, 2013: Syrian civil war: The United Nations confirms that sarin gas was used in the Ghouta Attacks.
  • Sep 17, 2013: Rockstar Games, a videogame company, releases Grand Theft Auto V 5, its fifth installment. It has a net worth of 800 million U.S. Its launch day saw the release of a million dollars.
  • Sep 18, 2013: Due to concerns about weakening economic growth, the United States Federal Reserve has announced that it will continue its stimulus programs.
  • Sep 19, 2013: 2013: Political violence in Egypt: A clash between militants and Egyptian security forces in Kerdasah, on the outskirts Cairo. One member of the security force was killed.
  • Sep 20, 2013: Al-Qaeda insurgency: At least 38 soldiers and 8 militants were killed in separate attacks on military bases in Shabwa Governorate.
  • Sep 21, 2013: Islamic insurgency: Zamboanga City crisis in the Philippines: Six people are killed in fighting between the Army and the Moro National Liberation front insurgents.
  • Sep 22, 2013: Two suicide bombers attacked a church in Peshawar, Pakistan. At least 78 people were killed.
  • Sep 23, 2013: Shooting at Westgate Shopping Mall: There were explosions and gunfire reported from Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, where Al Shabaab gunmen remain. (BBC) The Kenyan Interior Minister claims that three gunmen have been killed and that his troops control all five floors.
  • Sep 24, 2013: Strikes by workers in Bangladesh have caused hundreds of factories to close down.
  • Sep 25, 2013: Kenya begins a three-day mourning period for victims of the four-day siege, which began September 21st when Al-Shabaab militants attacked the Westgate shopping center in Nairobi. This massacre resulted in the deaths of 61 civilians as well as 6 soldiers.
  • Sep 26, 2013: Six people were killed when terrorists attacked a Jammu and Kashmir police station. Then they attacked an Army camp.
  • Sep 27, 2013: Syrian civil War: Three alleged chemical weapons use in civil war: United Nations inspectors are looking into three instances where chemical weapons were used in the civil war in Syria since the Ghouta chemical attacks on 21 August.
  • Sep 28, 2013: Sudanese protests (2011 to present): Sudanese security force fire live ammunition during a march that took place after the funeral of a demonstrator who was killed the previous day.
  • Sep 29, 2013: Islamist insurgency: 42 people were killed by gunmen belonging to the Nigerian Islamist Group Boko Haram in an attack on a college located in Gujba in Yobe State.
  • Sep 30, 2013: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: 54 dead from 14 car bomb attacks on Shi'ite neighborhoods of Baghdad.
  • Oct 1, 2013: Syrian civil war: An Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons team enters Syria to start work on dismantling the Assad regime’s chemical weapons stockpile.
  • Oct 2, 2013: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: Four soldiers are killed when gunmen shot down a military helicopter from northern Iraq.
  • Oct 3, 2013: Islamist insurgency: Air Force fighter planes bomb camps of suspected Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria as a response to the massacre of students at an agricultural college.
  • Oct 4, 2013: Islamist protests in Egypt (July 2013-present).: Four people were killed when supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi clashed against security forces and opponents. (Reuters),
  • Oct 5, 2013: Fiveteen soldiers are killed in post-civil war clashes.
  • Oct 6, 2013: Islamist protests in Egypt (July 2013, 2013-present): At least 53 people were killed in clashes between supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi and his opponents on the 40th anniversary Egypt's crossing the Suez Canal in 1973.
  • Oct 7, 2013: Islamist protests in Egypt (July 2013, 2013-present) Six Egyptian soldiers are ambushed west of Ismailia near the Suez Canal, killing them. After an attack on security buildings in El-Tor, the provincial capital of South Sinai, a suicide bomber kills three and injures 55 more.
  • Oct 8, 2013: Reuters reports that U.S. Treasury debt will be maturing in the coming months. This is as the debt ceiling approaches and the Governmental deadlock grows.
  • Oct 9, 2013: An estimated 60 people have been killed in clashes between former Seleka rebels and local militias in Central African Republic.
  • Oct 10, 2013: Ali Zeidan, the Prime Minister of Libya, is kidnapped in Tripoli from a hotel. He was later freed.
  • Oct 11, 2013: Human Rights Watch accuses the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant of murdering at least 190 Syrian villagers in progovernment areas and kidnapping many more.
  • Oct 12, 2013: Today Cyclone Phailin will make landfall on India's east coast.
  • Oct 13, 2013: Syrian civil war: Seven workers of the International Committee of the Red Cross are kidnapped by gunmen from northern Syria. (Fox News). Opposition activists claim that 11 civilians were killed by Syrian army tanks during the battle for Daraa's city center.
  • Oct 14, 2013: Ethiopian officials have confirmed that two suicide bombers were killed in a plot to attack Sunday's FIFA World Cup qualifier match in Addis ababa.
  • Oct 15, 2013: War in Afghanistan (2001-present:): A bomb at a mosque in Afghanistan's Logar Province causes the death of Governor Arsala Jamal, and other injuries.
  • Oct 16, 2013: Civil war in Syria: At least 21 civilians were killed when their minibus hit a mine in the southern Syrian town Nawa. Opposition activists blame the Syrian army. (Reuters),
  • Oct 17, 2013: Naxalite Maoist insurgency: Three police officers are killed by a Naxalite landmine in India's Maharashtra district.
  • Oct 18, 2013: China's economy grew by 7.8 percent during the third quarter.
  • Oct 19, 2013: Syrian Civil War: 16 soldiers of the Syrian Army are killed by a suicide bomber at a checkpoint close to Damascus.
  • Oct 20, 2013: Syrian civil war: An attack by Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front suicide truck bomber on a government checkpoint outside Hama (Syria) kills at most 30 people, including a few soldiers.
  • Oct 21, 2013: A suicide bomber female kills at least 6 people and injures at least 28 others in Volgograd. 8 of these are critically.
  • Oct 22, 2013: Islamist insurgency: Nigerian troops kill 37 Boko Haram Islamist militants during air and ground attacks at their northeast base.
  • Oct 23, 2013: Syrian civil war: The Al-Nusra Front seizes the Syriac Orthodox Village of Sadad. At least 9 people are killed and heavy fighting breaks out with Syrian Army forces. (Reuters) Syrian rebels attacked a gas pipeline near Damascus International Airport, causing a power outage across the country.
  • Oct 24, 2013: Nyanasamvara Supaddhana, 19th Supreme Patriarch in Thailand Buddhism, has died at the age 100.
  • Oct 25, 2013: Islamist insurgency: Officials from the military report that 74 members and supporters of Boko Haram were killed in an aerial and ground attack on militant camps in northeastern Borno State.
  • Oct 26, 2013: War in Afghanistan (2001-present:) A gunfight between Afghan soldiers and foreign soldiers at the outskirts Kabul kills at most one Afghan soldier and injures many other soldiers.
  • Oct 27, 2013: 8 bomb explosions struck Patna, India's state of Bihar. They killed 5 people and injured more than 70 others.
  • Oct 28, 2013: Two Thai police officers are killed while trying to blow up a bomb in Narathiwat.
  • Oct 29, 2013: 2013 Tiananmen square incident: China police identify two suspects from Xinjiang in connection to an apparent suicide attack on a car outside the Forbidden city at Tiananmen square in Beijing.
  • Oct 30, 2013: A bomb explosion near the residence of Chief Minister of India's Manipur State Okram Ibobi Singh in Imphal leaves at least three people dead and seven others injured.
  • Oct 31, 2013: Conflict between Israel and Palestine: Israeli troops shoot dead a Palestinian in the West Bank after being attacked with rocks. (Reuters) 5 IDF soldiers are injured by an IED, resulting in clashes that left 2 Hamas militiamen killed and 2 others wounded.
  • Nov 1, 2013: Syrian civil war: An Israeli plane strikes the Syrian coast city of Latakia with an attack on Russian-made S-125 missiles. These missiles are allegedly meant for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
  • Nov 2, 2013: Two French journalists for RFI are abducted and killed in Kidal, northern Mali.
  • Nov 3, 2013: A ferry overcrowded with 200 passengers sinks off Pattaya in Thailand killing at least six.
  • Nov 4, 2013: Syria civil war:: Colonel Abdul Jabbar Akaidi is the top rebel leader and chief beneficiary of U.S. assistance. He resigns, blaming rebel infighting for recent losses.
  • Nov 5, 2013: Rival militias fight each other in street battles in Tripoli after the civil war in Libya. Despite the use of anti-aircraft artillery and rocket-propelled weapons by combatants, no deaths have been reported.
  • Nov 6, 2013: Syrian civil war: An explosion in Damascus' central area kills at least 8 and injures more than 50 others. In an attack on an As-Suwayda intelligence building, a suicide bomber kills 8 and injures 41 more. A major in the Syrian Air Force is among those who were killed.
  • Nov 7, 2013: War in North-West Pakistan: Six days after Hakimullah Mehsud was shot dead in a drone attack in North Waziristan, the Pakistani Taliban has named Maulana Fazlullah its new leader.
  • Nov 8, 2013: Somali Civil War (2009-present:) At least 11 people are killed after a bomb explodes at a carpark in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.
  • Nov 9, 2013: Eight people are killed by a gunman in Cali, Colombia.
  • Nov 10, 2013: Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines: An official from the Philippines estimates that 10,000 people died in the central province Leyte due to Typhoon Haiyan. (Weatherzone Australia).Vietnam: 600,000.
  • Nov 11, 2013: A general strike in Nepal is called against the next week's elections. It shuts down all schools, markets, and industries.
  • Nov 12, 2013: A bomb explodes in Bedfordview (South Africa), near the Eastgate shopping center. Two people are killed, and five more are injured.
  • Nov 13, 2013: Syria civil war: The rebels retake the strategically important Damascus suburb Hujaira. (Reuters) Four Palestinians are killed by a bombing at the Yarmouk refugee camps. (Maan News). Syrian Kurds announce a transitional autonomous authority amid fighting with rebels.
  • Nov 14, 2013: Insurgency in Iraq (post-U.S. withdraw): 39 people were killed in Iraq during attacks on Shiites Muslims.
  • Nov 15, 2013: North Korea denies providing military assistance to Syria in the Syrian civil War. (Al Jazeera). The Hezbollah promises to continue fighting in Syria. (News.com.Albania has stated that it will not permit the destruction of chemical weapons from Syria on its soil following days of protests.
  • Nov 16, 2013: Syrian civil war: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has agreed to a plan for the destruction of Syria's arsenal.
  • Nov 17, 2013: Libya's deputy intelligence chief Mustafa Noah has been kidnapped by terrorists outside Tripoli airport.
  • Nov 18, 2013: Three days after attacking the BFM TV news channel offices, a gunman attacked the Paris offices of Liberation and Societe Generale.
  • Nov 19, 2013: Syrian civil war spillover into Lebanon, Iranian Embassy bombings: Two suicide bombers attack the Iranian Embassy in Beirut killing at most 23 people. (Reuters via ABC News Australia). The attacks were claimed by the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, an Al Qaeda-linked group.
  • Nov 20, 2013: Two Pakistan Army soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber in North-West Pakistan during the war in Afghanistan.
  • Nov 21, 2013: Drone attacks in Pakistan: Officials from Pakistan claim that six people were killed by an American drone strike at an Islamic seminary. This includes two Afghan Taliban leaders as well as a leader of Haqqani.
  • Nov 22, 2013: Insurgency in Iraq (post-U.S. withdrawal:: 23 people are killed by bombings and shootings in Iraq
  • Nov 23, 2013: Syrian civil war: 40 deaths in airstrikes by the Syrian government on Aleppo, a northern Syrian city.
  • Nov 24, 2013: War in North-West Pakistan :: Three people are killed by explosions in northwestern Pakistan.
  • Nov 25, 2013: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: Two bombs were detonated outside a Baghdad cafe in Sadriya district, which is home to mostly Shiite Muslims. They killed at least 17 people and left 37 others injured.
  • Nov 26, 2013: Conflict in Central African Republic (2012-13). France declares its intention to intervene in the conflict.
  • Nov 27, 2013: Insurgency in Iraq (post-U.S. withdrawal: 33 killed in bombings, shootings in Iraq
  • Nov 28, 2013: Civil war in Syria: Syrian Army forces take Deir Atiyah, while rebels take Otayba. According to the United Nations, three million refugees are currently fleeing the conflict. (SBS). One Syrian was killed and nine more were injured by mortar shelling at the Russian Embassy in Damascus. (Reuters) The US offers to destroy Syria's chemical weapons at sea with the US Navy auxiliary vessel MV Cape Ray.
  • Nov 29, 2013: Genral Raheel Sharif assumed the command of Pakistan Army's Army Chief of Staff.
  • Nov 30, 2013: Syrian civil war spillover to Lebanon: Six people were killed Saturday in Tripoli, Lebanon's northern city. The incident occurred in an exchange of fire between neighbouring neighborhoods that support the Syrian civil war.
  • Dec 1, 2013: Protests in Thailand 2013:: The Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra is forced to flee from anti-government protests after he was shot by a pro-Thai protester.
  • Dec 2, 2013: The Right Livelihood Award is sometimes interpreted as a criticism of the Nobel Prize. It is presented to Hans Herren, Raji Sourani and Denis Mukwege at a ceremony in Stockholm's Parliament Building.
  • Dec 3, 2013: Pavel Dmitrichenko, a Russian ballet dancer, was convicted of orchestrating an acid attack against Sergei Filin (artistic director of Bolshoi Theatre).
  • Dec 4, 2013: Northern Mali: A mass grave has been discovered near Bamako containing the remains of 21 loyalist soldiers who were reported to have disappeared last year during Mali’s coup.
  • Dec 5, 2013: Unidentified militants attacked a Defense Ministry compound, Sana'a in Yemen. They killed at least 52 people and injured 167 more. The majority of victims are doctors and nurses who work at the hospital.
  • Dec 6, 2013: Al-Qaeda insurgency: The Yemeni Defense Ministry takes back control of their military compound at Sana'a in Yemen. 11 militants were killed.
  • Dec 7, 2013: Syrian civil war: The Islamic Front has seized Bab al-Hawa bases of the Free Syrian Army.
  • Dec 8, 2013: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: At least 30 people have been killed by car bombings in Iraq.
  • Dec 9, 2013: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: At least 18 people have been killed in attacks around Iraq, including 12 victims in a car bombing at Buhriz cafe.
  • Dec 10, 2013: Conflict in Central African Republic under the Djotodia administration. Two French soldiers are killed in fighting overnight in Bangui, capital of the Republic.
  • Dec 11, 2013: Syrian Civil War: Salim Idris flees Syria as the top commander of The Free Syrian Army. Islamist fighters seize his headquarters and key warehouses.
  • Dec 12, 2013: A strike by air to attack an al Qaeda convoy in Al-Bayda, central Yemen, accidentally attacked a wedding procession, killing fifteen civilians.
  • Dec 13, 2013: Amnesty International criticizes the European Union for its insufficient assistance to Syrian refugees.
  • Dec 14, 2013: Two United Nations peacekeepers are killed in a car bombing at Kidal, Mali.
  • Dec 15, 2013: War in Afghanistan (2001-present:): Last Australian combat troops leave Afghanistan.
  • Dec 16, 2013: 2013 South Sudanese Political Crisis: Reports of heavy gunfire and explosions in Juba, South Sudan's capital. The government claims it has stopped an attempted coup.
  • Dec 17, 2013: Hall & Oates' Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates' Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, and Nirvana will be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Dec 18, 2013: 2013 South Sudanese Political Crisis: According to the United Nations, 400-500 people have been killed in recent attacks and 800 others were injured in these incidents.
  • Dec 19, 2013: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: 22 Shiite pilgrims are killed by a series of attacks.
  • Dec 20, 2013: A gunman opened fire on a terminal at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila, Philippines. He killed four people, including Ukol Talumpa, the mayor of Labangan.
  • Dec 21, 2013: Syrian Civil War: Battle of Aleppo. Rebel forces capture Al-Kindi hospital following a massive suicide truck bombing that destroyed a portion of the building.
  • Dec 22, 2013: Syrian Civil War: Syrian government warplanes drop bombs on Aleppo, killing 63 civilians and a total of 62 others.
  • Dec 23, 2013: War in North-West Pakistan: The Pakistani Army launches a military offensive to combat Taliban insurgents at the Afghan border. There are allegations that many civilians were killed.
  • Dec 24, 2013: Islamist protests in Egypt (July 2013 to present): A massive explosion strikes the Dakahlia security department in the Nile Delta town of Mansoura, killing 16 people and injuring at most 134.
  • Dec 25, 2013: Euromaidan: Tetiana Chornovol (a Ukrainian journalist and civic activist) is pulled from her car and beat by a group. According to authorities, this attack is the latest on government opponents.
  • Dec 26, 2013: Conflict in Central African Republic under the Djotodia government: Six peacekeepers from Chad were killed in clashes within the Central African Republic.
  • Dec 27, 2013: Syrian Civil War spillover to Lebanon: An explosion of a car bomb in the Central District in Beirut, Lebanon kills eight people including Mohamad Chatah (the former ambassador to the U.S.), and injures 71 more.
  • Dec 28, 2013: Islamist protests, Egypt (July 2013-present). Supporters of Islamist Brotherhood clash with police officers at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. Two campus buildings are set ablaze and one person is killed.
  • Dec 29, 2013: At least 16 people are killed and 40 more injured in a suicide bombing attack on the Volgograd-1 railway station, which is located in southern Russia's city of Volgograd. (BBC), (CNN),
  • Dec 30, 2013: Volgograd bombings, Russia: In less than 24 hours, a bomb explodes in Volgograd, destroying a trolleybus in Volgograd. At least 15 people were killed in this second attack on the southern city.
  • Dec 31, 2013: An attack on an Egyptian gas pipeline in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula is being carried out by Islamist militants. Reuters reported that there were no injuries.
  • Jan 1, 2013: At least 60 people are killed and 200 injured in a stampede after celebrations at Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

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What does the year 2013 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 2013 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 114th year of the 21st century and the 3rd year of the 2010s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 2012 and precedes 2014.

calendars for year 2013

Can you show me the calendar for the year 2013?

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