International aid to combatants in the Iran–Iraq War
During the Iran–Iraq War, Iraq received large quantities of weapons and other material useful to the development of armaments and weapons of mass destruction.
Iran was backed by the Kurdish militi...
International aid to combatants in the Iran–Iraq War - Wikipedia
Paquisha War
The Paquisha War was a brief military clash that took place between January and February 1981 between Ecuador and Peru over the control of three watchposts. While Peru felt that the matter was already...
Paquisha War - Wikipedia
Hong Kong 1981 riots
In Hong Kong, the riots of 1981 are two riots on the Christmas Day of 1981 and the New Year's Day of 1982. Since the majority of the participants were youths, the riots were also named as the Christm...
Hong Kong 1981 riots - Wikipedia
Pacification of Wujek
The Pacification of Wujek was a strike-breaking action by the Polish police and army at the Wujek Coal Mine in Katowice, Poland, culminating in the massacre of nine striking miners on December 16, 19...
Pacification of Wujek - Wikipedia
Gulf of Sidra incident (1981)
In the first Gulf of Sidra incident, 19 August 1981, two Libyan Su-22 Fitter fired upon and were subsequently shot down by two American F-14 Tomcats off the Libyan coast.
In 1973, Libya claimed th...
Gulf of Sidra incident (1981) - Wikipedia
Western Sahara War
The Western Sahara War was an armed struggle between the Sahrawi indigenous Polisario Front and Morocco between 1975 and 1991, being the most significant phase of the Western Sahara conflict. The conf...
Bydgoszcz events
Bydgoszcz events (Polish: wypadki bydgoskie) refers to a turning point in the early history of the Solidarity movement. Following the registration of Solidarity by the authorities of Poland in 198...
Bydgoszcz events - Wikipedia
Abbas Abdi
Abbas Abdi  pronunction  ah-BAHSS-ahb-DEE (born 1956) is one of Iran's most influential reformists, journalist, self-taught sociologist and social activist.
Abdi was born in 1956. He stu...
1981 Bahraini coup d'état attempt
After Ayatollah Khomeini came to power in Iran in 1979, Tehran made clear its intention to spread its Islamic Revolution throughout the Muslim worldOne of the most dramatic manifestations of this stra...
1981 Bahraini coup d'état attempt - Wikipedia
Operation Daisy
Operation Daisy was a military operation carried out in November 1981 by the South African Defence Force and South West African Territorial Force (SWATF) in Angola during the South African Border War ...
Iraq and weapons of mass destruction
The fifth president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, was internationally condemned for his use of chemical weapons during the 1980s against Iranian and Kurdish civilians during and after the Iran–Iraq W...
Iraq and weapons of mass destruction - Wikipedia
1981 Brixton riot
The 1981 Brixton riot, or Brixton uprising, was a confrontation between the Metropolitan Police and protesters in Lambeth, South London, England, between 10 and 11 April 1981. The main riot on 11 Apri...
1981 Brixton riot - Wikipedia
Operation Protea
Operation Protea was a military operation during the South African Border War and Angolan Civil War in which South African Defence Forces (SADF) destroyed a number of South West Africa People's Organi...
1981 Moss Side riot
In July 1981, the inner-city district of Moss Side in Manchester, England, was the scene for mass rioting. By that time, the area had been a key settlement for Asian and Caribbean immigrants for over ...
Abul Manzoor
Major General Muhammad Abul Manzoor (1940–1981) was a Bangladesh army general who was a war hero as a freedom fighter and Sector Commander of BDF Sector 8 during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971....
Abulhassan Banisadr
Seyyad Abolhassan Banisadr ( pronunciation  ; Persian: سیِّدابوالحسن بنی‌صدر‎; born 22 March 1933) is an Iranian politician, economist and human rights activist. He was the first...
Abulhassan Banisadr - Wikipedia
1981 Writers Guild of America strike
The 1981 Writers Guild of America strike was a 3 month strike action taken to establish compensation in the then-new markets of "pay TV" and home video.
Ebrahim Asgharzadeh
Ebrahim Asgharzadeh (Persian: ابراهیم اصغرزاده‎) is an Iranian political activist and politician. He served as a member of the 3rd Majlis (Iran's legislature) from 1989–1993 and as a member of t...
Ebrahim Asgharzadeh - Wikipedia
Argo (2012 film)
Argo is a 2012 American political thriller film directed by Ben Affleck. The film is adapted from U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez's book The Master of Disguise and Joshuah Bear...
Argo (2012 film) - Wikipedia