2014: On This Year


2014 (MMXIV in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2014th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 2014 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 2014 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 2014, who was Time's Person of the Year in 2014, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 2014, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 2014, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 2014.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 2014 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 2014 known for ?

  • The 14th year of the third Millennium went down in history as the international year of family planning, solidarity with the Palestinian people, small island developing states as well as the international year of crystallography.
  • The fourth film in the Transformers** franchise, Age of Extinction, was the highest grossing film in 2014 directed by Michael Bay. LL Cool J hosted the 56th Grammy Awards where Daft Punk went home with five golden gramophones.
  • Eight days after Valentine’s Day, a joint task force made up of law enforcement from the USA and Mexico arrested Joaquin Guzman Loera, infamously known as El Chapo, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel. The apprehending of El Chapo was at an apartment building in Mazatlán, Mexico after evading arrest for more than a decade. In 2001, El Chapo broke out of a Mexican prison where he was serving a 20-year sentence for drug trafficking, conspiracy, and bribery. Before his arrest, songs glorified his ability to elude arrest for more than a decade. His criminal activities perpetrated by his foot soldiers are responsible for the deaths and destruction of millions of lives worldwide through drug addiction, corruption, and violence.
  • On the tallest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, 16 Nepali mountain guides died when an avalanche buried them arrive on April 18, 2014. Most of the guides were ethnic Sherpas who were hauling goods up the Khumbu Icefall for commercial expedition groups. All the foreigners survived the avalanche, but the disaster brought a new focus on debates about the risks the Sherpas expose themselves to for their affluent clients.
  • The year 2014 saw the passing of two iconic Americans: author and poet Maya Angelou on May 28 and actor Robin Williams. Maya Angelou passed on at age 86 at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina while Robin Williams died on August 11 at his Tiburon home in California.
  • Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai were the Nobel Peace Prize laureates for their struggles against the suppression of children and young people as well as for the efforts towards the rights of all children to education.

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2014: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 2014, during the 87th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 22/02/2015 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 2014:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 2014?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, starring Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 2014?

The Oscar for Best Director went to Alejandro González Iñárritu, for the movie Birdman, starring produced in the .

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2014?

The Theory of Everything
The Oscar for Best Actor went to Eddie Redmayne, for the movie The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry produced in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 2014?

Still Alice
The Oscar for Best Actress went to Julianne Moore, for the movie Still Alice, starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth produced in the .

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2014?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to J. K. Simmons, for the movie Whiplash, starring Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2014?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Patricia Arquette, for the movie Boyhood, starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith produced in the United States of America.
world population

2014: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

Ebola fighters
In 2014, Ebola fighters was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. Ebola fighters' refers to health care workers who helped stop the spread of Ebola virus disease during the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, including not only doctors and nurses, but also ambulance attendants, burial parties and others.[46]Represented on the covers by Dr. Jerry Brown, the medical director at the Eternal Love Winning Africa Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia,[47][48] Dr. Kent Brantly, a physician with Samaritan's Purse and the first American to be infected in the 2014 outbreak,[48][49] Ella Watson-Stryker, a health promoter for Doctors Without Borders who is originally from the United States,[48][50] Foday Gallah, an ambulance supervisor and Ebola survivor from Monrovia, Liberia,[48][51] and Salome Karwah, a trainee nurse and counselor from Liberia whose parents died of Ebola,[48][52] as well as others mentioned in the article itself, such as Dr. Pardis Sabeti from the Broad Institute.

2014: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 2014 were:

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Killing Jesus


Millions of readers have enjoyed the bestselling books Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly, historian Martin Dugard and other nonfiction works that have revolutionized how we read historical literature.

The Husband'S Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband'S Secret


The #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Husband's Secret, is finally available in paperback.

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You


This poignant novel follows a Chinese American family in 1970s Ohio, where the Lee family's delicate balance is shattered by the tragic death of their beloved daughter Lydia, leading to a profound exploration of family dynamics, secrets, and the universal …

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand



#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NOW a MAJOR MOTION PHOTO * Check out special features inside. For author chats, join the Random House Reader's Circle.

The Invention Of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention Of Wings



Horse chinese zodiac sign

2014: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 2014?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 2014 was the Year of the Horse.

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

Nobel Prize

2014: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

2014: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ?

In 2014 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to:
  • John O'Keefe
  • May-Britt Moser
  • Edvard Moser

2014: Who won the Nobel Peace Prize ?

In 2014 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to:
  • Kailash Satyarthi

2014: Who won the Nobel Prize in Literature ?

In 2014 the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to:
  • Patrick Modiano

2014: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physics ?

In 2014 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to:
  • Isamu Akasaki
  • Shuji Nakamura
  • Hiroshi Amano

2014: Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry ?

In 2014 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to:
  • William Moerner
  • Eric Betzig
  • Stefan Hell

2014: Who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences ?

In 2014 the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to:
  • Jean Tirole
world population

2014: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 2014 were Noah, Liam and Mason for boys and Emma, Olivia and Sophia for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

2014: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 2014 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

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

2014: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 2014 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

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

vinyl songs

2014: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 2014, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Counting Stars by OneRepublic

2014: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 2014 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Counting Stars by OneRepublic
  2. Wake Me Up! by Avicii
  3. Royals by Lorde
  4. Let Her Go by Passenger
  5. Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus
  6. Timber by Pitbull
  7. The Monster by Eminem
  8. Story Of My Life by One Direction
  9. Say Something by A Great Big World

2014: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 2014 were:


Release year: 2014

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Country: United States of America


Release year: 2014

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Country: United States of America

Guardians of the Galaxy

Release year: 2014

Directed by: James Gunn

Starring: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana

Country: United States of America

Guardians of the Galaxy

Release year: 2014

Directed by: James Gunn

Starring: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana

Country: United States of America

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Release year: 2014

Written by:

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy

Country: United States of America

world population

2014: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 2014 was 7,295,290,765 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 3.9 billion individuals.The annual population change in 2014 was an increase of +84.4 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.17% over the previous year.The average population density in 2014 was 30 persons per square mile (or 49 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 2014?

Here's what happened in 2014:

  • Jan 1, 2014: Six people were killed when six Indonesian police officers opened fire on suspected militants in Jakarta.
  • Jan 2, 2014: After days of violence, the Iraqi insurgency was overthrown by ISIS militants and armed tribesmen. 13 people are killed by a suicide bombing at Balad Ruz near Baqubah.
  • Jan 3, 2014: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A 85-year-old Palestinian man is killed in Israeli violence at Kufr Qaddoum, near Nablus. He is the first Palestinian victim of conflict with Israel in 2014.
  • Jan 4, 2014: Conflict in Anbar: Fallujah is under Islamist militant control by the Iraqi government.
  • Jan 5, 2014: Syrian Civil War spillover to Lebanon: A sniper kills one man and six are injured in clashes between Tripoli, Lebanon districts that support rival Syrian sides in the civil war.
  • Jan 6, 2014: War in North-West Pakistan -: A bomb explodes in the home of a tribal elder in Khyber Agency (Pakistan), killing 10 and injuring 9.
  • Jan 7, 2014: Conflict between the Syrian opposition-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: Both belligerents execute dozens of combatants.
  • Jan 8, 2014: Insurgency in South Yemen: Two Al-Qaeda militants were killed in a drone strike by the United States in Hadhramaut, southeastern Province.
  • Jan 9, 2014: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 18 people were killed in a car bomb attack in Syria's central Hama region. (CNN) (Ynet News). Islamic extremist groups in Syria have ties to al-Qaeda and try to recruit, train and execute attacks on Americans and other Westerners who have been there.
  • Jan 10, 2014: Spain welcomes Sephardic Jews back after 500 years in exile.
  • Jan 11, 2014: Nawaz Sharif has nominated Aitizaz Hassan from Pakistan, who was killed trying to stop a suicide bomber.
  • Jan 12, 2014: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: At least nine people are killed in a car bombing at a central Baghdad bus station.
  • Jan 13, 2014: A blast at an illegal gambling venue in Kaili City in China kills 14 people and injures 7. The incident was deemed intentional by police who are now investigating the matter as a crime.
  • Jan 14, 2014: Mexican Drug War: The communist forces of Mexico take several Mexican towns from the state of Michoacan in an attempt to drive out the Knights Templar Cartel. This prompts the intervention by the Mexican Army.
  • Jan 15, 2014: Insurgency in Iraq (post-U.S. withdrawal: A series of attacks in central Iraq has resulted in the deaths of at least 26 people.
  • Jan 16, 2014: Gaza-Israel conflict,: Five people were injured in an Israel Air Force raid on Gaza Strip after militants fired a rocket at Ashkelon.
  • Jan 17, 2014: 2013-14 Thai political crisis (CNN),
  • Jan 18, 2014: A Yemeni diplomat from Iran is shot dead after he resists gunmen trying to kidnap his near the residence of the ambassador.
  • Jan 19, 2014: War in North-West Pakistan :: At least 20 soldiers are killed in a bomb attack on an Army convoy in Bannu.
  • Jan 20, 2014: War in North-West Pakistan: At least 13 people are killed when a suicide bomber explodes near Pakistan's military headquarters at Rawalpindi.
  • Jan 21, 2014: Euromaidan: Violence breaks out between protesters in Kiev and police on the second day of Euromaidan, Ukraine.
  • Jan 22, 2014: 2013-14 Thai political crisis. Kwanchai Pripana, a leader for the pro-government United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship is shot in Udon Thani. Protesters gather in Bangkok despite being declared a state emergency.
  • Jan 23, 2014: ParFX is a prominent currency trading platform that was created by and for banks. It now allows hedge fund participation.
  • Jan 24, 2014: Egypt after the coup: Three bombs explode in Cairo, Egypt's capital, killing approximately five people.
  • Jan 25, 2014: Conflict between the Philippines and the Bangsamoro: A peace agreement was reached by the Philippines and the Bangsamoro to end the 45-year-old conflict.
  • Jan 26, 2014: Taliban insurgency: Two soldiers and two civilians are killed when a suicide bomber targets an army bus in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.
  • Jan 27, 2014: Islamist insurgency: Sixty-one people are believed to have been killed in gun attacks in Borno and Adamawa.
  • Jan 28, 2014: Carl Icahn announced that he purchased another block of stock in Apple Inc. as part of a ramping-up that has now seen him own Apple equity totaling more than $4Billion.
  • Jan 29, 2014: Conflict between the Philippines government and armed groups opposing the peace agreement between the Philippines, the Moro Islamic Liberty Front and the Philippines results in more than 40 deaths. (New York Times).
  • Jan 30, 2014: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: Six suicide bombers overthrow the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation, Baghdad. They kill at least 24 hostages and take control of the building before security forces arrive.
  • Jan 31, 2014: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict : In response to continuing rocket fire from the Palestinian territories, the Israeli Air Force strikes targets within the Gaza Strip.
  • Feb 1, 2014: Syrian Civil War: The talks in Geneva come to an end.
  • Feb 2, 2014: In Sanaa, Yemeni capital, three explosions were reported along with heavy gunfire.
  • Feb 3, 2014: Fox Broadcasting Company reports that Super Bowl XLVIII was viewed by more than 111 million Americans, making it the most viewed TV event in American history.
  • Feb 4, 2014: Tunis, Tunisia: A gunfight ended in the death of a police officer and seven Islamist militants.
  • Feb 5, 2014: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: At least 16 people are killed by a wave of bombings in central Baghdad.
  • Feb 6, 2014: At least 13 people were killed in seven car bombings that occurred in Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Feb 7, 2014: Syrian Civil War: Civilians evacuate a rebel-held part of the Syrian capital of Homs, after 18 months of being under a government blockade.
  • Feb 8, 2014: McDonald's opens its first Vietnamese restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Feb 9, 2014: A gunman kills two people at a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin.
  • Feb 10, 2014: Afghanistan War (2001-Present): Two contractors with ISAF were killed when a car bomb was detonated in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Feb 11, 2014: Insurgency in Iraq (post-US withdrawal): 16 Iraqi soldiers killed in attack on military outposts that protect an oil pipeline in northern Iraq.
  • Feb 12, 2014: Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Army and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah launch an offensive to seize Yabrud, a strategic border town, from the rebels. (AP via ABC/Reuters) Russia says it will veto a U.N. Resolution on humanitarian aid access to Syria. It claims that the draft was created in preparation for military strikes against President Bashar Al-Assad's regime.
  • Feb 13, 2014: Afghanistan Releases 65 Prisoners from the Parwan Detention Facility, Despite concerns by the United States about the possibility that these men are responsible for attacking NATO and Afghan forces.
  • Feb 14, 2014: Local reports indicate that the car bomb left outside a mosque in al-Yadouda, a southern Syrian village, killed between 18 and 43 civilians.
  • Feb 15, 2014: In Bangui, Central African Republic, a mass grave of Christians was discovered. It had been occupied previously by the Muslim Seleka rebels.
  • Feb 16, 2014: Syrian Civil War: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah calls for other sectarian forces from the Arab world to leave Syria. He said that Hezbollah would "not remain" in Syria if they did. (Reuters) A Syrian child was injured in clashes between the rebels and Syrian Army near the Israeli border is taken to an Israeli hospital for emergency treatment.
  • Feb 17, 2014: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal:: At least 25 people have been killed and many more injured in bombing attacks in Baghdad. Three bombs were exploded in public places and one outside a Shiite mosque.
  • Feb 18, 2014: 2013-14 Thai political crisis (BBC),
  • Feb 19, 2014: After protesters had refused to be subdued by police, President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition hold talks and agree to a truce. At least 25 people have been killed and 241 others injured in riots that erupted over the last few days. (BBC), (Yahoo! News),
  • Feb 20, 2014: Euromaidan: There is a shaky truce broken by police and protesters re-entering clashes at Kiev's Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Numerous deaths have been reported. (Kiev Post), Associated Press. Volodymyr Makeyenko announces that he will be leaving his position as mayor of Kiev and will leave the Party of Regions, Ukraine's ruling party. (RIA Novosty). The European Union imposes sanctions on Ukraine, including asset freezes as well as visa bans.
  • Feb 21, 2014: Euromaidan: The Ukrainian government agrees to form a unity government, and to hold early elections.
  • Feb 22, 2014: Yulia Tymoshenko was the former prime minister of Ukraine, who has been held for over two years on politically motivated charges. Later in the day, she is released. (The Irish Times).
  • Feb 23, 2014: Ukrainian Revolution of 2014: Viktor Yanukovych, former Ukrainian President, is prevented by Donetsk's customs from flying to Russia.
  • Feb 24, 2014: 2014 Ukrainian Revolution: The European Commission has recognized Oleksandr Turchynov, Ukraine's legitimate interim President, as valid. (DPA via Europe Online). Stepan Kubiv is the new governor of Ukraine's National Bank of Ukraine. He was a Ukrainian banker and economist. (Reuters) An arrest warrant has been issued for Viktor Yanukovych, the former president, and other officials in relation to their alleged involvement in the killing of protesters.
  • Feb 25, 2014: Islamist insurgency: Boko Haram Islamists Kill 59 Students in Attack on Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Yobe State. (Reuters),
  • Feb 26, 2014: 2014 Ukrainian Revolution, 2014 Crimean Crisis: Ukraine's interim president Oleksandr Turchynov officially becomes the Supreme Commander of Armed Forces of Ukraine. (Ministry of Defence). Ukraine's acting interior minister Arsen Anvakov has announced that the Berkut elite police unit, which was blamed for the deaths of protesters is now disbanded. (CNN) Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, has ordered military exercises to be held near the Ukraine border.
  • Feb 27, 2014: The Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Parliament of Ukraine announces a referendum to decide the future of the region and to remove the regional government.
  • Feb 28, 2014: Russian lawmakers propose new laws to make it easier for Russia and Ukraine to be incorporated.
  • Mar 1, 2014: Russian President Vladimir Putin asks the Federation Council of the Russian Parliament to approve the use of armed forces in Ukraine. He receives unanimous support. The Council demands that President Putin recalls the Russian Federation ambassador in the United States. (Russia Today), (CNN) (BBC),
  • Mar 2, 2014: 2014 Crimean crisis, 2014 Ukrainian Revolution: Denis Berezovsky, Ukraine's Navy commander in chief, defected to the Russia-backed Crimea government. (Ria Novosty via inSerbia). Ukraine's acting president Oleksandr Turkchynov claims that Ukraine's airspace is closed to non-civilian aircraft.
  • Mar 3, 2014: According to reports, the commander of the Ukrainian frigate Hetman Shaydachniy confirmed that the ship never left for Russia as was reported in Russian media.
  • Mar 4, 2014: Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a press conference. He stated that "force isn’t necessary right now" after having deployed roughly 16,000 troops in Crimea.
  • Mar 5, 2014: 2014 Crimean crisis: UN Envoy Robert Serry ordered to flee Crimea under gunpoint by 10 armed men. (AP) Washington-based anchor Liz Wahl resigns from RT, a Russian-backed news channel. She claims she can't be part of a network "that whitewashes Vladimir Putin's actions".
  • Mar 6, 2014: Pope Francis recognizes that civil unions of LGBT people are a government move to manage economic and health.
  • Mar 7, 2014: 2014 Crimean crisis: Russian-trained armed men attempt to seize an Ukrainian military base at Sevastopol. They are soon to withdraw. Turkey scrambles fighter planes following a Russian surveillance aircraft that flew along its Black Sea coast.
  • Mar 8, 2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Malaysia Airlines loses contact to a Boeing 777 200ER passenger plane carrying 239 passengers from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing in China.
  • Mar 9, 2014: 42 people are killed by a suicide car bomber at a Hillah police station, Iraq.
  • Mar 10, 2014: 2014 Crimean crisis: Just a dozen pro-Russian soldiers take control of the Ukrainian naval station near Bakhchysarai.
  • Mar 11, 2014: Nils Horner, Swedish Radio's foreign correspondent, was killed by gunmen in Kabul Afghanistan.
  • Mar 12, 2014: After attacking the former headquarters of the National Directorate of Security in Kandahar (Afghanistan), a group of Afghan police officers and private commandos kills three Taliban insurgents. Police deny that the Taliban claimed they killed five policemen and four commandos.
  • Mar 13, 2014: 2014 Crimean crisis: Ukrainian leaders in the Kherson Oblast threaten all power and water supply to Crimea if the referendum is not approved. (FOX).Russian troops are reassembled near the Ukrainian border as new military operations are launched.
  • Mar 14, 2014: Numerous people are killed in attacks across Pakistan, with the worst violence concentrated in Quetta and Peshawar.
  • Mar 15, 2014: Najib Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, stated that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was intentionally steered off course. He then flew for nearly seven more hours.
  • Mar 16, 2014: 2014 Crimean referendum: Crimea voters overwhelmingly vote to leave Ukraine and join Russia. The United States, the European Union and Ukraine condemn the referendum which didn't give voters the choice of the status quo.
  • Mar 17, 2014: The United States Navy SEALs retake a disavowed tanker of oil in international waters that were previously seized by Libyan rebels.
  • Mar 18, 2014: An attack on Simferopol, a main Crimean city, results in the death of a Ukrainian military officer.
  • Mar 19, 2014: 2014 Crimean crisis: Russian forces take over the Ukrainian Navy Headquarters in Sevastopol, and an additional naval base. (AFP via Google), (AP),
  • Mar 20, 2014: Afghanistan War (2001-present).:: 2014 Kabul Serena Hotel Attack: At least 9 people were killed when four suspected Taliban members attacked the luxury Kabul Serena Hotel. (Yahoo News). A suicide bomber attacked a Jalalabad police station, resulting in at most 11 deaths and 22 injuries.
  • Mar 21, 2014: Insurgency in Iraq (post-U.S. withdrawal:: Gunmen attack a Baghdad police headquarters and suicide bombers strike across Iraq, killing 25 and injuring many others.
  • Mar 22, 2014: Post-civil War Violence in Libya: The Libyan National Army fights rebels occupying oil port near Benghazi.
  • Mar 23, 2014: Turkish F-16s shot down a Syrian military plane for violating Turkish airspace. Spokesman for the Syrian Arab Republic denied this claim, claiming that the aircraft was in Syrian Airspace at the time it was shot down.
  • Mar 24, 2014: An attack on a military checkpoint, in eastern Yemen, kills twenty soldiers.
  • Mar 25, 2014: Oklahoma City Girl Scouts reported that they sold 18,107 boxes cookies to break the 18,000.
  • Mar 26, 2014: After hitting a 10-year old child with a tear gas canister, a police officer injure him severely at close range. The incident occurred at the Peace and Democracy Party's Diyarbakir event.
  • Mar 27, 2014: Six people are killed in a dispute over family property in Beijing, China.
  • Mar 28, 2014: Russia announced that it would increase the price Ukraine pays to buy Russian natural gas by 80%.
  • Mar 29, 2014: The Driehaus Prize is won by Pier Carlo Bontempi, an Italian architect.
  • Mar 30, 2014: The Republic of the Philippines has filed a case before an international tribunal in The Hague to bring its case against China in relation to competing South China Sea claims.
  • Mar 31, 2014: Korean maritime border incidents: North and South Korea exchange artillery firing across the sea boundary.
  • Apr 1, 2014: After three years of hiatus, American internet cartoon series Homestar Runner releases its first update on its website.
  • Apr 2, 2014: Egypt's post-coup unrest (2013-14:) A bomb explodes near Cairo University, killing a police chief and injuring five others.
  • Apr 3, 2014: Pervez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan, survives an assassination attempt at Islamabad in Pakistan. There are no reports that there were any injuries.
  • Apr 4, 2014: South Korea tests a new ballistic missile that has a range 500 km. It hopes to increase its range to 800 km so it can reach any part of North Korea.
  • Apr 5, 2014: 2014 Aswan tribal clashes :: 23 people were killed in a gunfight among feuding tribes close to Aswan, Egypt.
  • Apr 6, 2014: Two people are killed in mortar fire near Damascus Opera House during the Syrian Civil War.
  • Apr 7, 2014: Pro-Russian activists who occupied a government building in Donetsk, an eastern Ukrainian city, have declared the establishment of a sovereign Donetsk People's Republic that is independent from Kiev.
  • Apr 8, 2014: A bomb explodes on a train car in Sibi (Pakistan), killing 13 and injuring 35 others.
  • Apr 9, 2014: 26 people are killed in a bomb explosion at a market in the outskirts Islamabad, Pakistan's capital.
  • Apr 10, 2014: A collision between a FedEx truck and a tour bus on Interstate 5 near Orland in California results in the deaths of at least 10 people.
  • Apr 11, 2014: Two rival Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan factions clash in Waziristan (Pakistan), killing 12 insurgents.
  • Apr 12, 2014: Conflict between Israel and Palestine: The Palestinian Authority has signed 15 UN/Geneva human right treaties, including the Fourth Geneva Convention. Israel responds by imposing sanctions. Peace talks continue.
  • Apr 13, 2014: War in North-West Pakistan: 73 people are freed from Taliban captivity, just a day after being kidnapped.
  • Apr 14, 2014: Syrian Civil War: The political opposition to US intervention in response to the barrel bombing campaign by the Syrian government in Aleppo. (Reuters) The Syrian government forces retake the towns of Al-Sarkha, Ma'loula and the border with Syria-Lebanon.
  • Apr 15, 2014: Three people were injured when a bomb went off at Cairo's traffic police station.
  • Apr 16, 2014: In western Ethiopia, near the Sudanese border, gunmen ambush a bus and kill nine people.
  • Apr 17, 2014: The Pakistani Taliban has announced that it will not negotiate a ceasefire agreement with the Pakistani government.
  • Apr 18, 2014: Civil war in Syria: Nearly 15,000.
  • Apr 19, 2014: 2014 South Korean ferry capsize: 32 people died in the accident. Two bodies were found in the ocean and three inside the ferry's cabin. The ferry was completely submerged yesterday. (Yonhap.) The South Korean government is considering declaring Ansan a special disaster area.
  • Apr 20, 2014: Pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine 2014: Three people were killed in an attack by pro-Russian supporters on a checkpost in Eastern Ukraine.
  • Apr 21, 2014: South Sudan conflict: UN condemns "Targeted Killings", and the wounding of hundreds civilians, based on their ethnic origins. This happened in Bentiu last week after South Sudanese rebels took control of the oil hub.
  • Apr 22, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian unrest Ukraine: Simon Ostrovsky, a Russian-born journalist and American-Israeli citizen, is reported to have been abducted by the militia led by separatist pro-Russian leader Vyacheslav ponomarev in Sloviansk.
  • Apr 23, 2014: Ukrainian security officials discovered that the Assumption monastery Lavra of Moscow Patriarchate was used as a military base by pro-Russian insurgents, who have occupied the region.
  • Apr 24, 2014: According to the Ukrainian government, it has retaken control of Mariupol's city hall from pro-Russian separatists. At least 12 towns in Eastern Ukraine have seen their administrative buildings taken over.
  • Apr 25, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian unrest Ukraine:: A Ukrainian military helicopter was destroyed by a rocket-propelled bomb at a base close to Kramatorsk, Eastern Ukraine.
  • Apr 26, 2014: Five British ISAF personnel were killed in a helicopter crash in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan.
  • Apr 27, 2014: Egyptian court sentences 11 supporters deposed President Mohammed Morsi, who were rioting, to five-year to 88-year prison terms.
  • Apr 28, 2014: Egyptian court sentences 638 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death after unrest following the coup in Egypt. This includes their top leader Mohamed Badie.
  • Apr 29, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian unrest Ukraine:: Prorussian militants seize the headquarters of the regional administration in Luhansk, Ukraine. This triggered a standoff between the militants as well as security personnel.
  • Apr 30, 2014: Al-Qaeda insurgency: At least 30 people were killed in clashes between Al-Qaeda, the Yemen Army and Al-Qaeda.
  • May 1, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian unrest Ukraine:: Prorussian militants seize regional prosecutor's offices in Donetsk, an eastern Ukrainian city. (BBC). Ukraine announces it will reintroduce conscription.
  • May 2, 2014: Syrian Civil War (Siege of Homs).:: The city of Homs in Syria has reached a 24-hour ceasefire agreement, allowing rebels to leave their last stronghold in the city.
  • May 3, 2014: Indian police arrested 29 people following the murder of 29 Muslims by National Democratic Front of Bodoland separatists and their burning of homes.
  • May 4, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian unrest Ukraine: Pro-Russian militants attack Odessa's police headquarters, forcing the release a number of people who were held for the same deadly violence just two days earlier.
  • May 5, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian unrest, Ukraine and Siege of Sloviansk. A Ukrainian military helicopter was patrolling the eastern city Sloviansk when it was shot down. All of the pilots survived the attack and were later rescued. (CNN).As the unrest continues, Moldova puts its borders on alert with neighbouring Ukraine and Transnistria.
  • May 6, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian unrest Ukraine: Sergey Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, says that no new talks in Geneva will be held to end the crisis unless proRussian groups are involved.
  • May 7, 2014: Islamist insurgency: At least 125 people killed in massacre in Gamboru Ngala (Borno State).
  • May 8, 2014: Syrian Civil War: Large explosion destroys the Carlton Hotel in Aleppo, which was used by the Army of Syria as a military base.
  • May 9, 2014: Yemeni security forces announce the killing of Shayef Mohammed Saeed Al-Shabwani (an al-Qaeda terrorist wanted for a series in Sana'a).
  • May 10, 2014: The Independent Electoral Commission has announced the results of the 2014 South African general elections.
  • May 11, 2014: Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency: Seven police officers are killed in an attack by Naxalites in Maharashtra, India.
  • May 12, 2014: Boko Haram has released a new video that shows 100 girls it kidnapped as they search for a prisoner swap.
  • May 13, 2014: Valery Bolotov is a leader in the separatist movement in Luhansk's eastern city. He was wounded by an assassin.
  • May 14, 2014: Al-Qaeda insurgency: Yemen: Seven Yemeni Army soldiers are killed and 16 Al-Qaeda militants in the Arabian Peninsula are wounded in fighting near Azan, Shabwa province.
  • May 15, 2014: Syrian Civil War: A car bomb explodes close to the Turkish border killing at least 29 and injuring many more.
  • May 16, 2014: Pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine 2014:: Pro-Russian rebels rapidly withdraw from Mariupol as unarmed pro-Ukraine Steelworkers, some of them employed by System Capital Management join the police to patrol the city. (U.S. News & World Report).(New York Times). The United Nations warns about a deterioration in human rights in eastern Ukraine, and the persecution and harassment of the Crimean Tartars.
  • May 17, 2014: To combat Boko Haram, Nigeria, Niger Cameroon and Benin join forces.
  • May 18, 2014: Khalifa Haftar's group, which also includes the rebellious Libyan general Mokhtar Farnana launches an attack against the Parliament of Libya.
  • May 19, 2014: Two Chinese workers were kidnapped in Burma from a controversial copper mine by activists
  • May 20, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian unrest Ukraine:: Rinat Akhmetov, a billionaire from Ukraine, asks workers to organize a peaceful rally in Donetsk in protest of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.
  • May 21, 2014: 2014 Libyan Uprising: General Khalifa Beqasim Haftar demands that the government hand power over to the country's top judiciary amid heavy fighting in Tripoli. (Reuters) Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq refuses resignation, while the Ministry of Defense calls for the arrest of all soldiers who support Gen. Haftar's campaign.
  • May 22, 2014: Pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine 2014: At least 11 Ukrainian Army soldiers were killed and 30 others injured when pro-Russian separatists attacked a military checkpoint. (AP via Time). The Luhansk People's Republic of eastern Ukraine declares martial laws and requests Russia to send peacekeeping forces to protect civilians. (Kyiv Post). The Federal State of New Russia is unrecognized confederation was declared, and two leaders signed agreements.
  • May 23, 2014: Sinai insurgency: Egyptian security forces claim that they have killed Shadi al-Menei (leader of Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis) and three other senior members during overnight fighting.
  • May 24, 2014: Al-Qaeda insurgency: At least 27 people were killed in an al Qaeda raid on Seyoun, Hadramout province.
  • May 25, 2014: Al-Qaeda insurgency: Yemeni military kills five al-Qaeda militants, arrests four others in a raid north Sana'a.
  • May 26, 2014: Pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine 2014: Pro-Russian militants force Donetsk International Airport to be closed. This was one day after they prevented any Donetsk residents from voting in the Ukrainian presidential election. (Reuters via Chicago Tribune). The Ukrainian Air Force launches airstrikes against Donetsk International Airport, while paratroopers arrive to combat pro-Russian separatists.
  • May 27, 2014: Pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine 2014: At least 30 pro-Russian separatists died fighting for control of Donetsk International Airport. The Ukrainian government claims that it has taken full control of the airport after clashes with separatists. (BBC). The newly elected president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko promises to continue Kiev's antiterrorist operations against pro-Russian militants from the east.
  • May 28, 2014: Four police officers were killed when gunmen attacked the Tunisia's home of Lotfi Ben Jeddou, the top security official.
  • May 29, 2014: Slovyansk, an eastern Ukrainian city, is being rebelled and says it has four missing Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe observers. The observers could be released shortly.
  • May 30, 2014: Islamist insurgency: Two prominent Nigerian traditional rulers are abducted by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram from Nigeria's Borno State.
  • May 31, 2014: War in North-West Pakistan: Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani border point in the Bajur tribal region, resulting in 14 militants being killed and one soldier being wounded.
  • Jun 1, 2014: Islamist insurgency: At least 40 people were killed in a bombing that took place at a football match in Mubi, northeastern Nigeria. (AFP via Global Post). Two priests from Italy and a nun from Canada were kidnapped by Boko Haram gunmen. They have since been released.
  • Jun 2, 2014: The 2014 pro-Russian conflict between Ukraine and Russia: An extensive skirmish takes place in eastern Ukraine when pro­Russian separatists launch an attack on a border control center near Luhansk. Five militants are killed, eight more are injured and seven Ukrainian border guards are also wounded.
  • Jun 3, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian unrest Ukraine: Heavy fighting takes place between the Ukrainian military, and pro-Russian militants in and around Sloviansk, an eastern city held by rebels.
  • Jun 4, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian conflict Ukraine: Separatists seize two Ukrainian Military bases in Luhansk Oblast, as fighting continues close to rebel-held Sloviansk.
  • Jun 5, 2014: Islamist insurgency: A group of suspected Boko Haram militants attack a village near Maiduguri in northern Nigeria, killing approximately 45 people.
  • Jun 6, 2014: Afghanistan War (2001-present). Abdullah Abdullah of National Coalition of Afghanistan, who was a frontrunner for the Afghan presidential election, survived a bombing attempt.
  • Jun 7, 2014: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant gunmen attacked the University of Anbar campus, killing three guards and taking dozens of students hostage. They then withdrew. (Sky News, AP) The bodies of 21 police officers who were abducted by militants a day earlier have been found in Mosul, Iraq. After a string of bombings in Baghdad, at least 52 people have been killed.
  • Jun 8, 2014: After 37 deaths in South Kivu, the United Nations and Military of the Democratic Republic of the Congo send troops.
  • Jun 9, 2014: Attack on 2014 Jinnah International Airport: Karachi's Jinnah International Airport was attacked yesterday, killing 21 people. (Sky News Australia). The attack was claimed by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.
  • Jun 10, 2014: In response to the attack on Karachi's Jinnah International Airport, the Pakistan Air Force launched bombing raids against Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan positions within the Tirah area.
  • Jun 11, 2014: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: 2014 Mosul offensive. Insurgents are continuing their offensive and have taken control of Tikrit. This is the second provincial capital to be overthrown in the same period. As many as 500,000 Mosul residents flee fighting and head east to Kurdish-controlled territory. Meanwhile, insurgents storm Turkey's Embassy and capture 48 Turks, including the Consul General.
  • Jun 12, 2014: Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: The United Nations Security Council meets for discussion about the rapid progress of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS) and the Levant offensive towards Baghdad. (SBS).The army flees as the Iraqi Kurds retake control of Kirkuk. (BBC).The Parliament of Iraq delays a vote on Prime Minster Nouri Maliki's request for a state of emergencies due to a shortage of quorum.
  • Jun 13, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian conflict: ArsenAvakov, Ukraine's Minister for the Interior, claims that Ukrainian forces retaken the port of Mariupol.
  • Jun 14, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian conflict Ukraine: A Ukrainian military Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft is shot down, killing all 49 passengers.
  • Jun 15, 2014: Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Military retakes Kessab, north-western Syria under its control.
  • Jun 16, 2014: 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: ISIL seizes Tal Afar, Iraq. (Voice of America). The Pentagon sends USS Mesa Verde into the Persian Gulf to join the contingent of U.S. Navy vessels already stationed there in order to monitor the northern offensive.
  • Jun 17, 2014: North Korean propaganda videos reveal that they have developed a cruise-missile similar to the Russian Kh35 model.
  • Jun 18, 2014: (IANS via Biharprabha) 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: 40 Indians who worked for a Turkish construction firm are kidnapped by militants at Mosul. (IANS via Biharprabha). The largest oil refinery in Iraq, Baiji, was taken by the Levant militants of Islamic State in Iraq.
  • Jun 19, 2014: Prince Felipe, the oldest son of King Juan Carlos I, formerly Prince Of Asturiass, ascends to the Spanish throne, becoming King Felipe VI.
  • Jun 20, 2014: Syrian civil war: Twelve people, including 9 children, are killed when a helicopter from the Syrian Army strikes a refugee camp south of Damascus.
  • Jun 21, 2014: 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant seizes the towns of al-Qa'im and Anah in Western Iraq.
  • Jun 22, 2014: 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant capture Al-Walid (al-Tanf), border crossing with Syria, and Turaibil (Karameh), border crossing with Jordan.
  • Jun 23, 2014: War in North-West Pakistan: Pakistani forces launch airstrikes against terrorist hideouts located in North Waziristan. 25 militants are killed.
  • Jun 24, 2014: Russian President Vladimir Putin asks Russia's top house to withdraw the permission it granted earlier to allow Russian forces to enter Ukraine militarily to defend Russian-speakers. (Reuters) Nine Ukrainian servicemen are killed by separatist forces in the vicinity of Slavyansk after a Ukrainian Ground Forces Mil Mi-8 was destroyed. This happened one day after a temporary ceasefire had been declared.
  • Jun 25, 2014: 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: Nouri al Maliki, Prime Minister of Iraq, calls for national unity in order to establish an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Yathrib is located 87 km (54 miles) north-east of Baghdad.
  • Jun 26, 2014: 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: Nouri al Maliki, the Prime Minister of Iraq, confirms that the Syrian Air Force attacked Islamic State in Iraq and Levant positions in Iraq earlier this week. (BBC). Insurgents seize Mansouriyat al-Jabal. It is located 110km northeast from Baghdad and contains four natural gas fields. (Reuters) Iraqi forces launch an aerial assault on Tikrit rebel-held, with at least one helicopter crashing.
  • Jun 27, 2014: Under the order of "River City", the San Antonio-class amphibious transportation dock USS New York goes dark, which is currently the home of Ahmed Abu Khattala.
  • Jun 28, 2014: War in North-West Pakistan: A Pakistan Army offensive in North Waziristan has resulted in the deaths of at least 19 militants.
  • Jun 29, 2014: Islamist insurgency: Islamist extremists set fire to four churches in the vicinity of Chibok, and then attacked worshippers, killing at least 30. (Associated Press vis CTV).
  • Jun 30, 2014: Post-coup unrest Egypt: One police officer was killed in an explosion near Cairo's presidential palace. Another officer was also killed in the explosion while trying to defuse another bomb at that same location.
  • Jul 1, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian conflict within Ukraine: President Petro Poroshenko stated that the Ukraine government will resume offensive operations against prorussian rebels.
  • Jul 2, 2014: Taliban insurgency: At least five people are killed when a suicide bomber targets a bus carrying the Afghan National Army Air Force in Kabul.
  • Jul 3, 2014: Three attacks were carried out in Kerdasa and Cairo last year on the anniversary of Mohamed Morsi’s ouster. One suspect militant was killed when the homemade bomb that he was handling exploded prematurely. Nine people were injured when a bomb exploded late at night in Alexandria in a train.
  • Jul 4, 2014: A building of 11 stories collapses in Chennai, India, killing 61 people. Most of these were workers.
  • Jul 5, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian conflict: Ukrainian forces capture the main pro-Russian armed separatist strongholds of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk. The separatists who were defending them escaped an encirclement.
  • Jul 6, 2014: Six Israeli nationals have been arrested for the murder of Muhammad Abu Khdeir. Meanwhile, Palestinians continue to clash with police in East Jerusalem. (Jerusalem Post). The IAF launches airstrikes against 6 Hamas militants in response to more than 25 rockets being fired from Gaza into Israel Sunday. In the last three weeks, more than 150 mortars and rockets were fired on civilian areas in Israel.
  • Jul 7, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian conflict: Valeriy Heletey, Minister of Defense of Ukraine, says that special forces retook Donetsk's city of Kostiantynivka from the armed insurgents. (Presidential administration)Ukrainian forces retake Artemivsk and Druzhkivka from pro-Russian armed separatists.
  • Jul 8, 2014: Gaza-Israel conflict: Israeli cabinet approves call up of 40,000 reserves soldiers, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns against a ground operation against Palestinian rocket attacks and infiltration attempts into Israel. (The Times of Israel). The Israel Defense Forces launch an artillery and air offensive in Gaza Strip to stop rocket attacks. After Hamas launches rockets into Israel, the Israeli Air Force continues air strikes against Gaza Strip.
  • Jul 9, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian conflict Ukraine: A spokesperson for Russia's Investigative Commission confirms that Nadiya Svchenko (the female military aviator captured by pro-Russian separatists June 18) is currently being held in Voronezh in Russia where she was charged with the murder of two Russian journalists. Radio Free Europe
  • Jul 10, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian conflict: Ukrainian forces take back control of Siversk, a city that was previously held by pro-Russian rebels. They then consolidate their position through the repair of damaged infrastructure and the funneling of aid to recently retaken territory.
  • Jul 11, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian unrest Ukraine: Ukrainian forces recently reclaimed the city of Sloviansk and discovered documents showing that pro-Russian insurgent leader Igor Strelkov was sentenced to at least four death penalties under a Stalin-era law from 1941. (Kyiv Post). Twenty-three Ukrainian Army soldiers are killed when rebels fire a BM-21 Grad rocket at an armoured brigade close to the Russian border.
  • Jul 12, 2014: Operation Protective Edge: 120 people have been killed in Gaza since the Israeli air strikes began. Since the start of the operation, the IAF has conducted more than 1,300 airstrikes.
  • Jul 13, 2014: Operation Protective Edge: Special forces of the Israel Defense Forces raid a site for missile launches in Gaza Strip and take it down.
  • Jul 14, 2014: Korean maritime border incidents
  • Jul 15, 2014: Operation Protective edge: An Egypt-mediated ceasefire agreement is accepted by Israel, but rejected by Hamas. (The Guardian) (Haaretz). Despite the IDF suspending airstrikes for six hours after the ceasefire agreement goes into effect, rockets continue being fired from Gaza. The IDF then resumes military operations as the death toll in Gaza has reached 190. (Reuters) The IDF reported that a rocket that set fire to the Golan Heights had been launched from Syria.
  • Jul 16, 2014: 2014 Insurgency in Donbass.: The US increases sanctions against Russia. It targets major banks, energy companies, Russian defense industry and individuals it claims are responsible for continuing support to separatists fighting government forces in eastern Ukraine. (The New York Times). (U.S. Department of Treasury). Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has criticised Russia for not fulfilling its commitments to end violence in Ukraine and suggested that Russia could face additional EU sanction
  • Jul 17, 2014: 2014 Insurgency in Donbass - Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 carrying 298 passengers from many countries is shot down in Donetsk Oblast. It was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. (BBC). (Reuters) Ukraine accuses a Russian Air Force jet from shooting down a Ukrainian warplane above its territory.
  • Jul 18, 2014: 2014 Insurgency in Donbass :: President Barack Obama states that the United States has "increasing faith" that the missile which brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was launched from Russia by separatists in Ukraine and that Russia is responsible for the crisis.
  • Jul 19, 2014: War in North-West Pakistan -: US drone strikes kill eleven insurgents at a Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan compound, North Waziristan.
  • Jul 20, 2014: Tripoli International Airport: Islamist militia reopens attack on Tripoli International Airport after post-civil war violence.
  • Jul 21, 2014: Operation Protective Edge: After an emergency meeting, the United Nations Security Council demands an immediate ceasefire in Gaza Strip.
  • Jul 22, 2014: Operation Protective Edge: A second inspection by United Nations officials revealed that rockets were being stored at a UNWRA-run school in Gaza. UNWRA workers returned rockets found in a school last week to Hamas.
  • Jul 23, 2014: Alexander Khodakovsky, a pro-Russian separatist commander from the Vostok Battalion, confirms that rebels had the BUK missile systems - thought to have shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17-- which originated in Russia. It could have been sent back to Russia to remove any evidence of its presence.
  • Jul 24, 2014: Ukrainian Government forces retake Lysychansk city from pro-Russian rebels.
  • Jul 25, 2014: Indian Air Force landing chopper-307 crashed into the Sitapur region of Uttar Pradesh, killing 7 people.
  • Jul 26, 2014: 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict : Israel agrees that it will halt its offensive on Gaza Strip, while negotiations for a wider ceasefire continue. Hamas continues to violate the ceasefire. (New York Times). The death toll from this offensive is more than 900. (AFP via Manila Bulletin). Fox News reports that Israel extended the ceasefire for four hours and is considering further extensions, while Hamas refuses to extend.
  • Jul 27, 2014: 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict Fighting has resumed. (PTI via Business Standard). An Israeli Defence Force soldier is killed by mortar fire while Hamas fires further rockets at Israel. Due to Hamas' continued attacks, the Israeli ceasefire is broken early.
  • Jul 28, 2014: Pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine 2014: Ukrainian forces retake control of Savur Mohyla, Donetsk's strategic height from pro-Russian rebels. Interfax: Ukrainian forces retake control of Debaltseve and Shakhtarsk in Donetsk from pro-Russian separatists. (Kyiv Post). The US and EU have increased sanctions against Russia.
  • Jul 29, 2014: According to the Ukrainian Azov Battalion, they and the 39th battalion from the Dnipropetrovsk territory defense have retaken Novy Svit in Donetsk Obblast control from pro-Russian rebels.
  • Jul 30, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian unrest Ukraine: War in Donbass :: Fighting intensifies as Ukraine forces retake control of Avdiivka, a strategic location, from pro-Russian rebels.
  • Jul 31, 2014: (Washington Post) At least 120 soldiers of the Ukrainian military have been killed in battle since July 17. (Washington Post). Since July 17, at least 120 soldiers from the Ukrainian military were killed in combat.
  • Aug 1, 2014: Nagorno Karabakh conflict: At least eight Azeri soldiers were killed in clashes between Armenian troops and Azeri troops near the disputed Nagorno Karabakh region. Azerbaijan claimed that Armenia also suffered losses but did not give any details.
  • Aug 2, 2014: 2014 pro-Russian unrest Ukraine: War In Donbass: Ukrainian forces retake the control of Krasnohorivka (and Staromykhailivka), outside of Donetsk, the stronghold of pro-Russian rebels.
  • Aug 3, 2014: Pro-Russian separatists from Donetsk are in grave danger of being encircled and repelled by the Ukrainian government forces. They have renewed their appeals to Russia for troops and arms.
  • Aug 4, 2014: Ukrainian government forces retook Yasynuvata's control from pro-Russian rebels. Government troops have now almost encircled Luhansk, the second-largest rebel stronghold. Rebels declared a "state under siege" in Donetsk.
  • Aug 5, 2014: War in Afghanistan: U.S. Major General Harold J. Greene, a German brigadier-general, and several American troops are among 15 injured in an attack by an Afghan soldier gunman at Kabul's Marshall Fahim National Defense University. He was shot and killed by Afghan soldiers. (MSN)(CNN),
  • Aug 6, 2014: Syrian Civil War: Saudi Arabia gives Lebanon US$1 Billion to aid in the conflict with self-declared terrorist fighters near the border with Syria.
  • Aug 7, 2014: The Islamic State seizes several cities that were inhabited primarily in Northern Iraq by Assyrian/Chaldean Christians, including Bakhdida and Qaraqosh. Thousands flee the city, while Sinjar is occupied by many Yazidis.
  • Aug 8, 2014: 2014 Israel-Gaza Conflict: Hamas refuses to continue a 72-hour ceasefire, and has fired over 60 rockets into southern Israel since 8:00. Israel responds with air strikes
  • Aug 9, 2014: War in Donbass - Rebel commander Igor Girkin confirms the fact that Ukrainian government forces have retaken control of Krasnyi Luch from pro-Russian rebels. This effectively ends the Donetsk People's Republic insurgency. (BBC).Alexander Zakharchenko is the self-proclaimed prime minister for the Donetsk People's Republic rebel. He calls for a truce on humanitarian grounds, after admitting that Ukrainian government forces had entered the main insurgent stronghold at Donetsk.
  • Aug 10, 2014: 2014 Israel-Gaza Conflict - Israel and Palestinian factions reach an agreement for a new 72-hour ceasefire. This was brokered by Egypt. It is scheduled to start at 21:00 GMT.
  • Aug 11, 2014: 2014 Israel-Gaza Conflict: A 72-hour ceasefire is declared between Israel and Hamas, and talks to find a long-term solution begin in Cairo.
  • Aug 12, 2014: War in Donbass -: Ukrainian government forces retake control of Vuhlehirsk in Donetsk Oblast from pro-Russian rebels
  • Aug 13, 2014: Simone Camilli, Associated Press journalist and a freelance translator, was killed while trying to defuse unexploded explosives. Four Gaza police officers were also killed.
  • Aug 14, 2014: War in Donbass - Igor Girkin (a Russian citizen from Moscow who was the military commander of Donetsk People's Republic rebels) resigns. This marks the third major change to the rebel leadership over the past week.
  • Aug 15, 2014: Islamist insurgency: Suspected Islamist Boko Haram militants abducted dozens in Doron Baga (a remote sandy fishing village in northeast Nigeria, near Lake Chad).
  • Aug 16, 2014: War in Donbass -: Ukrainian government forces retake control of Zhdanivka, which was under attack by pro-Russian rebels.
  • Aug 17, 2014: Islamist insurgency: Chadian troops rescue 85 hostages taken by Boko Haram in Nigeria. They had been kidnapped and taken to the border with Chad.
  • Aug 18, 2014: War in Donbass - Ukrainian forces claim they have retaken control of Mala Ivanivka, Andrianivka from proRussian insurgents. This effectively makes Horlivka a rebel-controlled city.
  • Aug 19, 2014: War in Donbass - An American volunteer in Donbas Battalion is identified only as Franko, but he becomes the first foreign casualty in the conflict between pro-Russian insurgents and the Ukrainian government. (Kyiv Post). After retaking control of an important strategic section of the M-04 highway close to Luhansk, the Ukrainian government forces enter Stanytsia–Luhanska.
  • Aug 20, 2014: 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict. Six hours before the cease-fire was to end, Israeli airstrikes killed 11 Palestinians. This includes the wife and infant son Hamas military leader Mohammed Deif. Hamas launched over 130 missiles against Israel that day. This is the eleventh cease-fire that was broken by rocket fire from Hamas. (BBC),
  • Aug 21, 2014: 2014 Israel-Gaza Conflict: Three senior Hamas military commanders are killed by Israeli airstrikes. (AP) A senior Hamas official in Turkey praises Al-Qassam Brigades' role in the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens. An Israeli NGO appeals to the United States Attorney General for assistance in bringing the Turkish official to justice, as one of the teens was an American citizen.
  • Aug 22, 2014: Syrian Civil War: According to the United Nations, the death toll from Syria's civil war has increased to at least 191,000 over the past year.
  • Aug 23, 2014: The execution of four additional Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel is publicly carried out outside Jabalia refugee camps by Hamas. Tayeb Abdel Rahim (secretary-general of PA), denounces the killings and compares them to ISIS.
  • Aug 24, 2014: Turkey is under intense international pressure after more than 18 months worth of requests to secure its borders from the influx foreign fighters, oil and weapons entering Syria to fight ISIS. ISIS fighters are moving towards the Turkey-Syria border with armored cars stolen from Iraqi military bases.
  • Aug 25, 2014: War in Donbass - Ukrainian forces claim they stopped a larger portion of a convoy consisting of approximately 50 armoured vehicles that entered Ukraine via the border with Russia, near Novoazovsk.
  • Aug 26, 2014: War in Donbass - Russia claims that the 10 armed Russian paratroopers captured in the night in Dzerkalne in Donetsk Oblast were only "mistakenly" entered Ukraine.
  • Aug 27, 2014: War in Donbass - Russian journalists claim they were attacked in Pskov's cemetery while looking into reports that Russian soldiers had been secretly buried in Ukraine after their deaths. (BBC). Pro-Russian separatists from eastern Ukraine try to get into the port at Novoazovsk and threaten to open a new front in war.
  • Aug 28, 2014: Deir Ezzor, a Syrian tribe, is facing genocide by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The tribe appeals to the world for help.
  • Aug 29, 2014: Syrian Civil War: According to the United Nations, three million Syrians are refugees abroad while another 6.5million are internally displaced. (Reuters) Syrian rebels attacked the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force on the Golan Heights, and captured 42 Fijian peacekeepers. They also surrounded a base manned 75 Filipino soldiers.
  • Aug 30, 2014: As the army stage a coup, Prime Minister Tom Thabane flees Lesotho to South Africa.
  • Aug 31, 2014: Syrian Civil War: 32 United Nations peacekeepers from Philippines were evacuated from the Golan Heights border crossing between Syria and Israel under fire, while others are still under fire by groups such as the Al-Nusra Front.
  • Sep 1, 2014: Unrest in Pakistan: Protesters from Pakistan armed with stones and sticks clash with police at the Islamabad centre after violent protests for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation. The clashes caused the closure of all schools in the capital. (Reuters via Yahoo! News: The Pakistan Television Corporation is taken off-air after protestors storm its headquarters.
  • Sep 2, 2014: Islamist insurgency:: Dozens are killed when Boko Haram seizes Bama.
  • Sep 3, 2014: According to RIA Novosti, Andrey Stenin, a Russian photojournalist, has been discovered dead in Ukraine. He died four weeks ago.
  • Sep 4, 2014: More than 40 people are killed by monsoon rains on Pakistan.
  • Sep 5, 2014: War in Donbass -: Although the government of Ukraine and proRussian rebels have agreed to a ceasefire, fighting has continued after the announcement.
  • Sep 6, 2014: Russian military intervention in Ukraine.: Patriarch Filaret (head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan patriarchate) stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin is now under the control of Satan and will be eternal damnation to hell unless it repents.
  • Sep 7, 2014: 2014 Iraq conflict: In an effort to defend the Haditha Dam, the United States launches new airstrikes against ISIS in western Iraq.
  • Sep 8, 2014: Taliban insurgency: A suicide bomber attack kills the police chief in a district of southern Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
  • Sep 9, 2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: A preliminary report has been issued by the Dutch Safety Board on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that crashed on 17 July. The preliminary report indicates that multiple high-energy objects from the outside struck the aircraft, indicating that it was hit by a missile. (BBC),
  • Sep 10, 2014: Insurgency of the Moro in the Philippines: Philippines President Benigno Aquino III presents a bill to the Congress of the Philippines, which will grant autonomy to Filipino Muslims in Bangsamoro as well as bring peace to Mindanao.
  • Sep 11, 2014: Islamist insurgency: The Elders Forum in Nigeria's state of Borno warns of Boko Haram militants encircling Maiduguri.
  • Sep 12, 2014: Conflict in Central African Republic (2012-present:): In the Central African Republic, more than 5,000 people died over the past nine months.
  • Sep 13, 2014: Naxalite Maoist Insurgency: Three Maoists are killed, and two others are severely injured during a fight with security forces at the Giridih district in India's Jharkhand.
  • Sep 14, 2014: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - Australia sends combat planes and special forces to the Middle East in support of the Islamic State.
  • Sep 15, 2014: War in Donbass - Heavy shelling of Donetsk (Ukraine) leaves 6 dead and 15 injured.
  • Sep 16, 2014: Taliban insurgency :: An explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, results in five deaths and at least three injuries for international troops. (BBC), (Reuters),
  • Sep 17, 2014: Syrian Civil War: Nearly 50 people were killed in the two-day Syrian government airstrikes against Talbiseh, Homs Governorate.
  • Sep 18, 2014: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: The Islamic State releases a video purporting that it is from John Cantlie, a British journalist. (Reuters) The United States Senate approves a budget bill authorizing President Barack Obama's authorization to train and equip moderate rebels in order to defeat ISIL in Syria.
  • Sep 19, 2014: Tropical Storm Fungwong: Manila is hit by severe flooding.
  • Sep 20, 2014: Shia insurgency: Fighting between army and Houthi rebels continues for the third day in Yemeni capital Sana'a. 123 people have been killed and hundreds forced to flee their homes.
  • Sep 21, 2014: Shia insurgency within Yemen: The Yemeni government signs an agreement with the Shia Houthi rebels to end the political crisis. As the rebels advance towards Sana'a, the prime minister Mohammed Basindwa quits. Rebels will then nominate a new prime Minister within three days.
  • Sep 22, 2014: Siemens AG, a German conglomerate, announces its plans to buy Dresser-Rand Group Inc, an American oilfield equipment manufacturer for US$7.6 Billion.
  • Sep 23, 2014: 2014 military intervention against ISIS, Syria -- The United States and its allies begin air strikes against Islamic State, Syria. Reports indicate that at least 120 people have been killed. (BBC),
  • Sep 24, 2014: Islamic State of Iraq & Syria: The Algerian Jihadist group Jund al-Khilafah released a video in which Herve Gourdel, a French tourist, was killed for participating in airstrikes against ISIS. (BBC) ISIS militants attack the Green Church in Tikrit. This is an important historical site in early Christianity.
  • Sep 25, 2014: Syrian Civil War: A number of rebel groups in Syria sign an agreement to join forces against President Bashar al-Assad and the Islamic State of Iraq.
  • Sep 26, 2014: According to the People's Republic of China, 50 people were killed in violence that occurred in Xinjiang's western province.
  • Sep 27, 2014: Japan's Mount Ontake volcano explodes, leaving 250 people stranded. At least 8 people are injured and forcing planes to divert their routes.
  • Sep 28, 2014: 2014 military intervention against ISIS. The al-Nusra Front threatens to retaliate against countries participating in air strikes against Islamic State.
  • Sep 29, 2014: War in Donbass - At least 12 people are killed in renewed clashes between pro-Russian rebels, Ukrainian government troops and the proverbial Ukrainian rebels at Donetsk International Airport. This is the worst outbreak of violence since September's ceasefire agreement.
  • Sep 30, 2014: War in Donbass. The Ukrainian military claims they have repelled a new assault by pro-Russian forces at the Donetsk International Airport. Despite an official ceasefire, the airport has been subject to sustained attacks for more than 2 weeks.
  • Oct 1, 2014: War in Donbass:: At least 12 people are killed when shells hit a school and, in a separate shelling, a bus station in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk.
  • Oct 2, 2014: 2014 Gorni Lom Explosions
  • Oct 3, 2014: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment in the United States dropped from 6.1% in July 2008 to 5.9% in September. This is the lowest level since July 2008. Also, the labor force participation rate fell to 62.7 percent.
  • Oct 4, 2014: Syrian civil war: ISIL fighters have taken control of the Kurdish city Kobane in Raqqa governorate, threatening to cause chaos.
  • Oct 5, 2014: Civil war in Syria:: 18,000 Palestinians face life-threatening water shortages in Damascus's Yarmouk Camp.
  • Oct 6, 2014: ISIL is preparing to establish itself in Libya, and reports indicate that they are already in Derna.
  • Oct 7, 2014: Korean maritime border incidents: A North Korean patrol boat crosses the South Korean western ocean border.
  • Oct 8, 2014: According to reports, mass graves were found in Iguala (Mexico) on October 5th. They contain remains of 28 of 43 students who disappeared during clashes with police last September.
  • Oct 9, 2014: Al-Qaeda insurgency: At least 20 people are killed in a suicide bombing attack in Tahrir Square, Yemen's capital Sana'a.
  • Oct 10, 2014: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: ISIL forces seize the headquarters of Kurdish forces protecting the Syrian border town of Kobane, with the United Nations warning of mass murder.
  • Oct 11, 2014: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - Turkey agrees that it will allow the training of 2,000 Syrian opposition troops on its soil, as Islamic State militants approach within 1 mile of the city of Kobani.
  • Oct 12, 2014: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: Islamic State claims responsibility in a triple suicide bombing that killed 26 Kurds in Iraq's Diyala Province and an attack on Anbar Province, which killed the head of security.
  • Oct 13, 2014: Iraqi insurgency (2011)-present: Three bombs explode within Shi'ite areas in Baghdad, killing at least 30.
  • Oct 14, 2014: Turkish planes strike the PKK-controlled areas in south-east Turkey.
  • Oct 15, 2014: Eight people are killed in clashes between villagers and construction workers in Yunnan, China.
  • Oct 16, 2014: War in North-West Pakistan: Pakistan Air Force claims that it has killed at least 27 militants during overnight airstrikes.
  • Oct 17, 2014: 2014 Atlantic hurricane season: Hurricane Gonzalo strikes Bermuda, becoming the most powerful storm to strike the island in a decade. (NBC News),
  • Oct 18, 2014: In their second attack within 48 hours, suspected rebels from Uganda kill more than 20 people in the vicinity of Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Oct 19, 2014: 2014 investigation into suspected foreign activity in Stockholm archipelago.: The Swedish National Defence Radio Agency, (FRA), reportedly detected radio communication from Russia on a frequency that Russia uses only in emergencies. (Svenska Dagbladet). The Swedish military released a photo showing the vessel suspected in Stockholm's archipelago.
  • Oct 20, 2014: 2014 Investigation of Suspected Foreign Underwater Activity in Stockholm Archipelago: The investigation continues, as the Russian Oil-tanker NS Concord continues its crisscrossing outside Stockholm.
  • Oct 21, 2014: Taliban insurgency: At least four soldiers of the Afghan National Security Force are killed by a roadside bomb in Kabul. Six other soldiers were also hurt.
  • Oct 22, 2014: Swedish submarine incidents: NATO intercepts Russian planes over the Baltic Sea, while Sweden continues its six-day search for a damaged Russian Navy submarine. While stating that Sweden's military operation is primarily focused on gathering intelligence about a foreign submarine suspected to be in its waters, Rear Admiral Anders Grenstad stated that it could be possible to use military force to bring it surface.
  • Oct 23, 2014: Hamas member intentionally strikes pedestrians at a train station in Jerusalem with his car, killing a baby 3 months old.
  • Oct 24, 2014: Sinai insurgency: At least 33 security personnel have been killed in two attacks on Egyptian military positions on the Sinai Peninsula by militants.
  • Oct 25, 2014: Iraqi insurgency (2011): Kurdish peshmergas take back Zumar and other villages from ISIS. Meanwhile, the Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias take control of Jurf Al Sakhar.
  • Oct 26, 2014: War in North-West Pakistan: Pakistan claims that 18 militants were killed in an air strike near the Afghanistan border.
  • Oct 27, 2014: 51 people are killed by cholera in Niger.
  • Oct 28, 2014: Residents of Pahoa in Hawaii begin to evacuate ahead of an impending eruption from Kilauea volcano.
  • Oct 29, 2014: In 2016, New Zealand will hold an election on its national flag.
  • Oct 30, 2014: 2014 Burkinabe Uprising: Protestors demanding President Blaise Compaore's resignation set fire to Parliament and other government buildings. The Chief of Army dismisses both the government and the national assembly, and announces a curfew as well as a one-year transition period. Compaore fled Dakar, Senegal.
  • Oct 31, 2014: Blaise Compaore, President of Burkina Faso, resigns following the 2014 Burkinabe revolt. General Honore Traore takes over as interim leader.
  • Nov 1, 2014: Yemeni insurgency by al-Qaeda: Twenty soldiers and three militants were killed in clashes between security forces and al-Qaeda in Hodeidah, western Yemen.
  • Nov 2, 2014: Islamic State in Iraq & the Levant: More than 300 Sunni Albu Nimr tribal members were executed by ISIS militants at Anbar Province in western Iraq.
  • Nov 3, 2014: Islamic State in Iraq & the Levant: Islamic State militants claim that they have taken the Jahar gas fields in Syria's province of Homs. This is the second gas field they have taken in less than a week.
  • Nov 4, 2014: The United States circulates a draft resolution proposing sanctions for South Sudan that is conflict-torn.
  • Nov 5, 2014: Libyan Civil War: Nearly 400 people have been killed in battles between militias and loyalist forces in Libya in the last three weeks. There were at least 250 casualties in Benghazi, and another 140 in Tripoli.
  • Nov 6, 2014: Four people are injured in a bus bombing attack in the Philippines. (Retiredanalyst),
  • Nov 7, 2014: 2014 military intervention against ISIS: President Barack Obama orders 1500 more troops to Iraq.
  • Nov 8, 2014: Military intervention against ISIS: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a US pilot, is seriously injured in an airstrike on al-Qaim.
  • Nov 9, 2014: Tens of thousands gather at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to commemorate the 25th anniversary the fall of the Berlin Wall.
  • Nov 10, 2014: Islamist insurgency: At least 47 students are killed by a suicide bomber at a school assembly in Nigeria's Potiskum, Yobe state.
  • Nov 11, 2014: War in North-West Pakistan: At least 15 militants and 5 soldiers are killed by two bombings.
  • Nov 12, 2014: 2014 Russian military intervention into Ukraine: NATO claims that Russian Army soldiers and military equipment entered Ukraine.
  • Nov 13, 2014: Islamist insurgency: Nigerian-based militant group takes control of Chibok, Borno State's northeastern city.
  • Nov 14, 2014: Islamic State of Iraq & Syria: Iraqi forces expel ISIS out of Baiji, northern Iraq.
  • Nov 15, 2014: Four workers were killed in a chemical accident at the DuPont plant, LaPorte Texas.
  • Nov 16, 2014: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - ISIL claims that it executed Abdul-Rahman Kassig, an American hostage.
  • Nov 17, 2014: After months of fighting off a Canada-based takeover bid, Allergan's board accepts $66 billion from Actavis, an Irish white knight.
  • Nov 18, 2014: War in Afghanistan: At least two Afghans are killed in a suicide bombing attack on Kabul. (Reuters),
  • Nov 19, 2014: Islamist insurgency: Boko Haram kills at least 45 people in a reprisal attack against a village in northeastern Nigeria.
  • Nov 20, 2014: ADF insurgency, Ugandan rebel group massacres at least 80 people in North Kivu (Democratic Republic of the Congo).
  • Nov 21, 2014: Two people were injured and eight people died when a military helicopter crashed in Sibiu County, Romania.
  • Nov 22, 2014: Somali Civil War (2009-present). Al-Shabaab militants hijacked a bus traveling between Mandera, Kenya and Nairobi to execute 28 non-Muslim passengers.
  • Nov 23, 2014: War in Afghanistan: 45 killed and 50 injured by a suicide bomber at a Paktika volleyball match.
  • Nov 24, 2014: Damasak is a northeastern Nigerian village that was captured by Boko Haram. 50 people were killed and more than 3,000 fled across the border to Niger.
  • Nov 25, 2014: Eight hostages are rescued by the U.S. Special Operations Forces and 7 militants are killed in a joint operation between Yemeni and Yemeni Special Operations forces against an al-Qaeda hideout.
  • Nov 26, 2014: Pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine 2014: At least 3 people are killed in a new round of fighting among the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) and pro-Russian separatists.
  • Nov 27, 2014: War in Afghanistan: 5 killed in suicide bomber attack on British Embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Nov 28, 2014: Islamist insurgency: Gunmen opened fire on worshippers at Kano's central mosque after Sanusi Lamido Sanusi had called for arms against Boko Haram. At least 120 people were killed.
  • Nov 29, 2014: Xinjiang conflict - Chinese police arrest and execute 11 Uyghur terrorists after an attack that left 15 people dead and 14 others injured in Yarkant County (China).
  • Nov 30, 2014: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - Coalition forces launch more than 30 airstrikes against Raqqa (de facto capital of ISIL).
  • Dec 1, 2014: Iraqi insurgency. Haidar al-Abadi, the Prime Minister of Iraq, promises to crack down on corruption. An audit revealed that there were 50,000 ghost soldiers within the Army. (AFP via ABC News Australia). The Iraq Prime Minister dismisses 24 Interior Ministry officials, while the Islamic State kills at most 15 police officers close to the border with Syria.
  • Dec 2, 2014: War in Somalia: According to the Red Cross, at least 36 people could have been killed in an attack on Mandera County, northeastern Kenya. Al-Shabaab militants may be to blame. (Bloomberg via Business Week).
  • Dec 3, 2014: Somali Civil War: Six people are killed when a suicide bomber targets a United Nations convoy close to Aden Adde International Airport.
  • Dec 4, 2014: 2014 Grozny clashes - Three state police officers are killed at a traffic circle by Islamic insurgents. They then take over a school and "press house" in Grozny. Gun battles end with 10 insurgents being killed and ten state forces dying.
  • Dec 5, 2014: Insurgency in Kashmir: A terrorist attack on a military camp near Uri leaves 11 Indian soldiers and police officers dead. In that attack, eight militants and two civilians were killed.
  • Dec 6, 2014: Hostage rescue operation in Yemen 2014: A South African civilian and an American civilian were killed in an attempt by U.S. Navy Seals to rescue them. They were held hostage in the Arabian Peninsula by al-Qaeda.
  • Dec 7, 2014: Syrian Civil War: According to Russian and Syrian sources, the Israeli Air Force bombed two bases of the Syrian Armed Forces near Damascus as well as Dimas.
  • Dec 8, 2014: Merck buys Cubist Pharmaceuticals, a "superbug"-fighter, for $9.5 billion
  • Dec 9, 2014: Seven soldiers are killed in a suicide bombing attack by Ansar al-Sharia at a southern Yemeni army base.
  • Dec 10, 2014: Ziad Abu Ein dies as the Palestinian Authority's settlement minister after an encounter with Israeli soldiers at a West Bank protest.
  • Dec 11, 2014: Taliban insurgency: At least six soldiers of the Afghan National Army are killed by a suicide bomber in Tangi Tarakhil, on the outskirts Kabul. (AFP via France 24,) A suicide bomber attacked a cultural center that was staging a play about terrorist attacks. One German national was killed and 16 others were injured. (Reuters/AFP via ABC News Australia: The Obama Administration orders closing the Bagram Airfield, the last US-run Afghan detention facility.
  • Dec 12, 2014: Sony Pictures Entertainment hack: Sony Pictures Entertainment shuts down production of several sets due to computer network problems regarding employee pay disbursement. This follows a huge computer hack.
  • Dec 13, 2014: Taliban insurgency. Gunmen assassinate Atiqullah Rohoofi, head of the Secretariat of Afghanistan's Supreme Court, in the outskirts of Kabul. (AP) Twenty-one people are killed in terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, including two American soldiers.
  • Dec 14, 2014: Syrian Civil War: 34 rebels were killed and three loyalist fighters were captured in a battle between Bashar Al-Assad loyalist forces, and Islamist rebels at Aleppo Governorate.
  • Dec 15, 2014: At least 11 people are killed in a fire at a karaoke venue in China's Henan Province.
  • Dec 16, 2014: War in North-West Pakistan: 2014 Peshawar school massacre: Taliban gunmen stormed one of the military-run Army Public Schools of Peshawar in Pakistan, killing at most 141 people, including 132 children, and nine employees. Most of the five hundred students were evacuated. All six gunmen are killed in the shooting.
  • Dec 17, 2014: After the Taliban's attack on Peshawar school on Tuesday, which killed 141 people including 132 children, the Pakistani moratorium on death penalty in terror-related cases is lifted.
  • Dec 18, 2014: Gumsuri kidnapping news: After survivors reach Maiduguri, it is reported that Boko Haram militants attacked the remote village Gumsuri in northwestern Nigeria on December 14, killing at most 33 and kidnapping around 200.
  • Dec 19, 2014: War in North-West Pakistan: Seventy-seven militants were killed by the Pakistan Armed Forces during operations in Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
  • Dec 20, 2014: War in North-West Pakistan: Five militants are killed when the Pakistan Armed Forces attack two Taliban positions near Peshawar.
  • Dec 21, 2014: Elton John, a British singer-songwriter, marries David Furnish, a filmmaker.
  • Dec 22, 2014: War in North-West Pakistan: School attack in Peshawar, 2014.
  • Dec 23, 2014: Insurgency in Northeast India: December 2014 Assam violence. Hundreds of Assam residents were killed in attacks on their villages. The insurgents of National Democratic Front of Bodoland are suspected. (NDTV),(Euronews) (Al Jazeera). As a result, India imposes curfew in parts of Assam.
  • Dec 24, 2014: At least 33 people were killed and 55 more injured in a suicide bombing by Sunni militiamen who were pro-government in Madaen.
  • Dec 25, 2014: Libyan Civil War (2014-2018): At least 19 soldiers were killed in a militia attack on a power station in Sirte.
  • Dec 26, 2014: War in Donbass: Ukraine-Russian rebels trade nearly 370 prisoners in the largest exchange of hostilities since April, this year.
  • Dec 27, 2014: Somali Civil War: Zakariya Ahmed Hersi, a top Somali al-Shabab militant, surrenders under arrest.
  • Dec 28, 2014: Boko Haram: A militant group called Boko Haram attacked a village in Northern Cameroon. It left an estimated 30 people dead.
  • Dec 29, 2014: War in Somalia: The latest advance in Operation Indian Ocean saw the Somali government forces, assisted by AMISOM troops, capture seven towns from Al-Shabaab's central Hiran province.
  • Dec 30, 2014: Iraqi insurgency. The Iraqi government forces and allied Shia militia retook Dhuluiya, Saladin Province, north of Baghdad from the Islamic State of Iraq.
  • Dec 31, 2014: Terrorism in Yemen: At least 26 people are killed in a suicide bombing at Ibb (Yemen).
  • Jan 5, 2014: A launch of the communication satellite GSAT-14 aboard the GSLV MK.II D5 marks the first successful flight of an Indian cryogenic engine.


What does the year 2014 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 2014 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 115th year of the 21st century and the 4th year of the 2010s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 2013 and precedes 2015.

calendars for year 2014

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