02 Dec 1971 – United Arab Emirates (UAE): The six emirates that agreed to join in the UAE were Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Al Fujayrah, Sharjah, and Quwayn. On the 2 Dec 1971, the six emirates declared their independence from Britain and called themselves the United Arab Emirates. (Ras al Khaymah initially opted out, but eventually joined the federation in February 1972).
09 Dec 1961 – Tanzania: Tanzania becomes independent of the United Kingdom.
09 Dec 1999: United Nations General Assembly adopts International Convention for the Suppression of Financing Terrorism.
12 Dec 1963 – Kenya: Kenya gains independence from the United Kingdom.
12 Dec 1997 – Egypt: Security forces kill ‘Abd al-Hafiz, al-Gama’at al-Islamiyya leader responsible for Luxor attack on 17 November.
12 Dec 1983 – Kuwait: United States and French embassies bombed killing six and injuring 80; Hezbollah responsible.
13 Dec 2001 – India: Parliament bombed killing 13; Lashkar-e-Tayyiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed were responsible.
14 Dec 1987 – West Bank: Founding of the Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS) by Shaykh Ahmad Yasin.
14 Dec 1995 – Dayton Peace Agreement was signed in Paris, France. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia agree to fully respect the sovereign equality of one another and to settle disputes by peaceful means.
15 Dec 2009 – Iraq: A series of vehicle bombs in Baghdad and Mosul kill eight; al-Qaeda in Iraq blamed.
Dates are taken from the NCTC terrorist calendar and 361 Security Significant dates.