What is Sinai Liberation Day (Egypt)?

Introduction Sinai Liberation day is a public holiday in Egypt which celebrates the liberation of the land of Sinai from occupation back to Egyptian sovereignty. Refer to Yom Kippur War (1973). Background It is the anniversary of the liberation of the peninsula of Sinai corresponding to 25 April of each year, celebrating the day in… Read More

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What was UN Security Council Resolution 340 (1973)?

Introduction United Nations Security Council Resolution 340 was adopted on 25 October 1973, during the Yom Kippur War. It was passed after the Security Council was informed of the apparent failure of UNSCR 338 and UNSCR 339 to end the fighting. In UNSCR 340, the Council demanded that the belligerent parties cease fire immediately and… Read More

What is UN Security Council Resolution 338 (1973)?

Introduction The three-line United Nations Security Council Resolution 338, adopted on 22 October 1973, called for a ceasefire in the Yom Kippur War in accordance with a joint proposal by the United States and the Soviet Union. The resolution stipulated a cease fire to take effect within 12 hours of the adoption of the resolution.… Read More

What was UN Security Council Resolution 350 (1974)?

Introduction United Nations Security Council Resolution 350, adopted on 31 May 1974, established the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, to monitor the ceasefire between Israel and Syria in the wake of the Yom Kippur War. UNDOF was initially established for a period of six months, but has had its mandate renewed by subsequent resolutions. Resolution… Read More

What is the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)?

Introduction The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) is a United Nations peacekeeping mission tasked with maintaining the ceasefire between Israel and Syria in the aftermath of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The mission was established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 350 on 31 May 1974, to implement Resolution 338 (1973) which called for… Read More

What was the Yom Kippur War (1973)?

Introduction The Yom Kippur War, also known as the Ramadan War, the October War, the 1973 Arab-Israeli War or the Fourth Arab-Israeli War, was an armed conflict fought from 06 to 25 October 1973 between Israel and a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria. Refer to Arab-Israeli War (Disambiguation). The majority of… Read More

What was the Arab-Israeli War (Disambiguation)?

Introduction The Arab-Israeli war, or Arab-Israeli Conflict, normally refers to the conflict between Arab countries and Israel. Arab-Israeli War may also refer to: 1947-1949 Palestine war, the first Arab-Israeli war, which comprised: 1947-1948 civil war in Mandatory Palestine. 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Suez Crisis, the second Arab-Israeli war in 1956. Six-Day War, the third Arab-Israeli war… Read More