March 2-3, 2008 - Ahmadinejad visits Iraq; this is the first-ever visit to Iraq by an Iranian president. He meets with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and President Jalal Talabani discussing topics such as oil production and development, border demarcations, and Israel's excessive use of force in Gaza.
June 2, 2008 - According to Islamic Republican News Agency, at a ceremony honoring Ayatollah Khomeini, Ahmadinejad says that Israel "has reached the end of its function and will soon disappear off the geographical domain."
June 13, 2009 - Is re-elected president of Iran as demonstrators fill the streets.
August 5, 2009 - Is sworn in for second term as president of Iran.
October 13, 2010 - Arrives in Lebanon for his first state visit, to meet with the president, prime minister, and to be received by members of the militant group, Hezbollah, with whom Iran has a strong relationship.
April 17, 2011 - Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi is fired by Ahmadinejad; the action is vetoed by the country's religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
May 2011 - Ahmadinejad accuses Western countries of using special equipment to cause a drought in Iran.
September 22, 2011 - Speaks at the UN General Assembly.
March 14, 2012 - Ahmadinejad summoned before parliament to answer questions about domestic and foreign issues. It was the first time since the Iranian Revolution in 1979 that the parliament had summoned the country's president to answer questions.
September 24, 2012 - Gives a speech at the United Nations during which the ambassador from Israel walks out. Later in the day is interviewed on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight.
February 5, 2013 - During a visit to Egypt, a group of men throw shoes at Ahmadinejad. This is a major insult in the Muslim world.