Here are five major dates in Russia since the disintegration of the USSR or the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Turkey sends deputy PM to join solemn commemoration of 1995 genocide
Palestinians are marking 50 years since the 1967 occupation of their remaining lands this week.
Egyptian political and religious leader who founded of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, and played a central role in Egyptian political and social affairs. 68 years before, on February 12, 1949 Banna was shot by two assassins and deliberately left to bleed to death.
On this day (21 October, 1097) the Crusaders began the siege of Antioch. They would capture the city after a seven month siege, paving the way for their continued advance towards Jerusalem.
Culture Minister Nabi Avci calls on Turkish people to give WWI victory against Allied forces 'the value it deserves'
One of the most prominent leaders of the All India Muslim League, Allama Iqbal encouraged the creation of a "state in north-western India for Muslims" in his 1930 presidential address.
The initial history of the social media site ''Twitter'' foundation on 21 March 2006.
The Hejaz Railway was opened on August 27, 1908.
Here are five key events of 1917 that left indelible marks on the collective memory of Russia's people and leaders:
"If you want to destroy any nation without war, make adultery or nudity common in the young generation" Salahuddin Al Ayyubi.
The Ahmici massacre was one of the worst massacres of the 20th century when Serbians torched Bosnian villages and killed nearly 3200 Bosnians near Srebrenica.
The author of Turkey's national anthem, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, passed away on December 27, 1936.
540 Ottoman sailors drowned on September 16, 1890 when the Ertugrul Firkateyni sank on its return journey.
Around 20,000 Circassian resistance fighters gathered in Kbaada on May 21, 1864. They were surrounded by around 100,000 Russian soldiers. In the end, the Circassians chose martyrdom above surrender.
Deir Yassin has become and still is a corrosive reminder of the continuous suffering, struggle and systematic genocide of the Palestinian people that has been going on for 65 years.
On Friday, 9 April 1948, the people of the Deir Yassin village were wiped out by Israelis who were fighting to establish a Jewish homeland on stolen Palestinian soil.
In accordance with the verdict passed down by the Turkish parliament on March 3, 1924, the position of the Caliph was officially removed and the last Caliph, Abdulmecid and the Ottoman household was ordered to leave Turkey.
Edward Said, a Palestinian activist and writer of the popular book ‘Orientalism’, an analysis of western perceptions on Islam and the Middle-East, died ten years ago today on 25 September 2003.