January 28, 2011 - "Day of Rage" protests bring out hundreds of thousands of demonstrators.
January 29, 2011 - President Hosni Mubarak promises government reform and fires his entire Cabinet.
February 1, 2011 - "March of the Millions" takes place throughout Egypt. President Mubarak announces he will not seek re-election in September. Anti-government protests continue, calling for Mubarak's immediate resignation.
February 4, 2011 - "Friday of Departure" protests takes place.
February 10, 2011 - President Mubarak announces he is delegating power to VP Omar Suleiman but remaining in office.
February 11, 2011 - Vice President Suleiman announces that Hosni Mubarak has decided to step down and has assigned the Armed Forces Supreme Council to run the affairs of the country.
For developments in Egypt after February 2011 -- see Egypt Fast Facts
Jordan: January 28, 2011 - Peaceful demonstrations begin.
February 1, 2011 - King Abdullah II replaces his cabinet in response to public pressure.
February 18, 2011 - Pro and anti-government protesters clash, resulting in injuries.
February 25, 2011 - Several thousand people stage a protest in Amman.
March 4, 2011 - Another large demonstration takes place in Amman but ends peacefully.
March 25, 2011 - Violent demonstrations break out in Amman as pro- and anti-government protesters clash.
March 28, 2011 - Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit announces that security forces will arrest anyone who tries to prevent another from expressing his/her views in a non-violent, legal way.
June 12, 2011 - King Abdullah II announces sweeping reforms in a televised speech. He announces that Jordan will establish a parliamentary majority government.
Kuwait: February 18-19, 2011 - Hundreds of protesters gather to demand greater rights for longtime residents and to seek the release of previously arrested protesters. They clash with security forces.
Late February 2011 - The Emir announces that every Kuwaiti citizen will receive 1,000 dinars and a 14-month supply of food staples.
November 16, 2011 - Opposition protesters force their way into the legislature to demand the prime minister step down.
Libya: February 15, 2011 - Libyan security forces crack down on protesters as anti-government demonstrations take place in Benghazi.
February 20, 2011 - Protests begin in Tripoli. Moammar Gadhafi's son, Saif, appears on television and warns that protests may lead to civil war.
February 21, 2011 - Libya's interior minister Abdul Fattah Younis al Abidi resigns to support the protesters.
February 22, 2011 - In a televised speech, President Moammar Gadhafi vows to die a martyr rather than step down.
February 26, 2011 - The United Nations passes a resolution freezing Gadhafi's assets, imposing an arms embargo, banning travel, and refers a war crimes case to the International Criminal Court.
March 2, 2011 - A Libyan aircraft bombs a section of eastern Libya as leader Moammar Gadhafi tries to take back control of an area seized by the opposition. In a 2 1/2-hour speech on state television, Gadhafi says the U.S. and "the Atlantic pact" can never enter Libya. He vowed "a bath of blood" and a worse outcome "than what happened to them in Iraq or Afghanistan" if such an attempt was made.
March 7, 2011 - NATO announces it has launched around-the-clock surveillance flights of Libya as it considers various options for dealing with escalating violence.