There have been many conflicts in the Middle East since the time of the ancient Near East up until modern times.
Muslim conquest of Syria. Arab conquest of Armenia. Muslim conquest of Egypt. Umayyad conquest of North Africa. Islamic conquest of Persia.
Islamic conquest of Afghanistan. Khazar-Arab Wars. Umayyad conquest of Hispania. Battle of Talas.
People's Crusade. First Crusade. Second Crusade. Third Crusade. Livonian Crusade. Crusade of 1197|German Crusade. Fourth Crusade. Children's Crusade. Fifth Crusade. Prussian Crusade. Sixth Crusade. Seventh Crusade. Shepherds' Crusade. Eighth Crusade. Ninth Crusade. Aragonese Wars Wars Mongol invasions Timur’s conquests Wars Wars Modern conflicts During the 20th and 21st centuries, there have been a number of conflicts in the Middle East.
1948 Arab-Israeli War. 1956 Suez War. 1967 Six Day War. 1970 War of Attrition. 1973 Yom Kippur War. 1978 South Lebanon conflict. 1982 Lebanon War. 1987-1993 First Intifada. 1982-2000 South Lebanon conflict. 2000-2007 al-Aqsa Intifada. 2006 Lebanon War. 2008-2009 Israel-Gaza conflict Jordan-Syria tensions As part of the broader tensions between monarchical, pro-Western governments and Nasserite, socialist governments, the Syrian governments of the sixties were opposed to the Jordanian monarchy; in 1960, the assassination of the Jordanian prime minister Hazza al-Majali was blamed on Syria (at the time, the United Arab Republic.) Tensions increased further after King Hussein ended official support for the PLO in 1966; in September 1970, a Syrian military unit crossed into Jordan to aid the PLO against the Jordanian army (see Black September in Jordan). The Syrian force was repulsed, but relations remained tense and were severed in July 1971. In 1975, Jordan and Syria attempted to put aside past hostilities between them and create a new alliance. In 1979, King Hussein of Jordan proposed an alternative to the Camp David accords to which Hafez al-Assad of Syria strongly objected; this marked the beginning of a rapid deterioration in relations. In 1979 Syria accused the Kingdom of Jordan of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood's attacks against Assad's government. Since then the tensions have dissipated and now relations between the two countries are normal.
PLO-Jordanian government war in September 1970.. PLO militia attempt to overthrow current Hashemite government through armed force.
Conflict results in heavy Palestinian casualties and ban on Palestinians joining Jordanian army.
The Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen received support from Saudi Arabia, while the Yemen Arab Republic was supported by Egypt. Both foreign irregular and conventional forces were also involved. The Egyptian President, Gamal Abdel Nasser, supported the republicans with as many as 70,000 troops. Cyprus dispute|The Cyprus dispute The Cyprus dispute is a territorial conflict between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots and also Republic of Cyprus and Turkey over Cyprus, an island nation in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Since the arrival of the British on the island of Cyprus, the "Cyprus Dispute" was identified as the conflict between the peoples of Cyprus and Great Britain as a colonial ruler. The core of the dispute was Cypriots demand for self determination. Britain shifted the "Cyprus Dispute" from a colonial dispute to a dispute between Turks and Greeks Anthony Eden, "Memoirs, Full Circle, Cassell, London 1960 although Britain had denounced the Modern history of between herself and Turkey over Cyprus, and declared Cyprus as a British colony. Today, the problem has involved Turkey, Greece, the United Kingdom, the USA, the United Nations and recently the European Union. Since Turkish invasion of Cyprus|1974 the recognised Republic of Cyprus has been divided. The dividing line which cuts across the country has created a physical and social barrier between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot Communities. The Turkish Cypriot community declared itself Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, condemned by UN Security Council Resolutions as legally invalid. Currently it is only Diplomatic by Turkey. Lebanese civil war (1975–1990) Because of religious and ethnic tensions, the country became socially unstable. Interference from the outside, mainly Western, exacerbated the situation and caused a civil war. The civil war spanned over two decades and grabbed the attention of the world.