January - Javed Ahmad Ghamidi launches the first Islamic e-periodical, "Renaissance: A Monthly Islamic Journal
July 11 - Bosnian Serbs march into Srebrenica while UN Dutch peacekeepers leave. The Srebrenica massacre was killing of up to an estimated 8,106 Bosniak males, ranging in age from teenagers to the elderly, in the region of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina by a Serb Army of Republika Srpska under general Ratko Mladić including Serbian state special forces
January 20 - Yasser Arafat is re-elected president of the Palestinian Authority.
April 18 - Over 100 Lebanese civilians were killed after Israel shelled the UN compound in Qana.
September 27 - In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city of Kabul, after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
December 27 - Taliban forces retake the strategic Bagram air base, which solidifies their buffer zone around Kabul.
January 19 - Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years, and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
April 22 - Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria; 93 villagers killed.
April 23 - Omaria massacre in Algeria; 42 villagers killed.
May 10 - An earthquake near Ardekul, in northeastern Iran, kills at least 2,400.
July 27 - Si Zerrouk massacre in Algeria; about 50 people killed.
August 20 - Souhane massacre in Algeria; over 60 people killed, 15 kidnapped.
September 5 - Beni-Messous massacre in Algeria; over 87 killed.
September 22 - Bentalha massacre in Algeria; over 200 villagers killed.
October 12 - Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria; 43 killed at a fake roadblock.
November 27 - Second Souhane massacre in Algeria; 25 killed.