Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Regional Affairs

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Regional Affairs

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1999

Oct. 25: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak traveled to Turkey-the first visit by an Israeli prime minister in 40 years-and pledged to increase military and economic ties. [10/26 WP]

Nov. 3: The Mujahedin-a Khalq, based 30 miles north of Basra, reported that a missile fired from Iran had killed seven people and injured 78. Iraq reported that "a foreign power" was responsible for the deaths, while Iran denied responsibility. [11/4 NYT, WSJ, WP, 11/20 FBIS]

Nov. 8: Pakistani General Pervez Musharraf visited Ankara. [11/9 WP]

Dec. 6: The Iraqi Foreign Ministry reported that Turkey had deployed its military to northern Iraq "under the pretext of pursuing Turkish Kurdish armed groups." [1217 NYT]

Dec. 8: Pakistani General Musharraf traveled to Iran to improve bilateral ties. (12/9 FBIS]

Dec. 15: The Iraqi News Agency (INA) reported that the Iraqi Foreign Ministry had asked the Turkish government to withdraw its forces from northern Iraq. [12/116 FBIS]

Dec. 23: After a two-day visit by Sudanese President `Umar al-Bashir, Egypt restored full diplomatic ties with Sudan. [12/24 NYT, 12/27 FBIS]

Dec. 24: Hijackers forced an Indian Airlines jet, traveling from Kathmandu to New Delhi, to land in Lahore to refuel. …

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