1985Ahmen Said Khadr moves to Pakistan at the height of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, meets Osama bin Laden.
Sept. 19, 1986Omar Khadr is born in Toronto, but lives with family in Pakistan until 1995.
1995Khadr's father is arrested in connection with the bombing of the Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, but is freed after then-prime minister Jean Chretien raises the arrest with Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
1996After briefly returning to Canada, the family moves to Jalalabad in Taliban-controlled eastern Afghanistan, where they live in Osama bin Laden's compound. The Khadr brothers begin attending weapons training camps affiliated with the Taliban and bin Laden. The family makes annual trips to Canada to raise money and collect supplies.
October 2001The U.S. begins military operations in Afghanistan in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
November 2001The U.S.-backed Northern Alliance rebels chase the Taliban out of Kabul. Omar Khadr flees to his father's orphanage in Logar, Afghanistan.
June 2002After training on AK-47s, Soviet PKs and rocket-propelled grenades, Khadr, 15, works as a translator for al-Qaida and conducts a surveillance mission.
July 27, 2002Two Afghan government soldiers are killed and several U.S. troops sustain injuries as coalition forces move in on Khadr's compound. Khadr throws a grenade that kills U.S. Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer. Khadr is injured in the melee.
October 2002Khadr is transferred to Guantanamo Bay.
February 2003Investigators from the RCMP and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) interview Khadr at Guantanamo.
March 2004Khadr's grandmother, Fatmah Elsamnah, launches lawsuit against the Department of Foreign Affairs, alleging Ottawa failed to protect her grandson's rights as a Canadian. Elsamnah later launches a similar suit against U.S. authorities.
Aug. 10, 2005A Federal Court judge says Canadian agencies, including CSIS, are violating Khadr's Charter rights by turning information gleaned in interviews over to U.S. investigators.
Nov. 7, 2005The U.S. military charges Khadr with conspiracy, attempted murder and aiding the enemy in connection with the deadly 2002 skirmish that killed Speer.
Dec. 17, 2005Khadr's eldest brother, Abdullah, is arrested in Toronto for allegedly acting as an al-Qaida go-between and supplying explosives.
February 2006A U.S. civil court orders the Khadr family to pay $102 million to Speer's widow and a second soldier injured in the 2002 attack.
March 17, 2008Khadr alleges that he was threatened with rape and violence by interrogators seeking to extract a confession.
May 23, 2008The Supreme Court of Canada concludes that Canadian officials illegally shared information about Khadr with the U.S.
July 15, 2008Khadr's defence counsel releases video of Khadr being interrogated by CSIS officials in 2003.
Aug. 14, 2009Canada's Federal Court of Appeal upholds ruling that requires the Canadian government to press for Omar Khadr's return from Guantanamo Bay.
Oct. 7, 2009Lt.-Cmdr. Bill Kuebler is officially dismissed from Khadr's legal defence team.
Jan. 29, 2010Canada's Supreme Court overturns court orders requiring the Canadian government try to repatriate Khadr, despite agreeing that Khadr's human rights are being violated.
April 29, 2010Khadr's defence team rejects a plea-bargain offer from U.S. military prosecutors that would have forced him to serve his sentence in a U.S. prison.
July 7, 2010Khadr tries to fire his three American lawyers, including a military court-appointed military lawyer, saying he has no chance at a fair trial. A judge later refuses to allow it.
July 12, 2010Ottawa pledges to fight the ruling, ordering it to remedy the breach of Khadr's constitutional rights.
Aug. 9, 2010Khadr officially pleads not guilty to five war crimes charges, including murder, at a pre-trial hearing. Judge Col. Patrick Parrish rules Khadr's confessions will be admissible as evidence.
Oct. 25, 2010Amid talk of an agreement, Khadr changes his plea to guilty on all five counts; gets opportunity to apply for a transfer to a Canadian prison after one year in a U.S. facility.
Oct. 26, 2010Jurors scheduled to attend start of Khadr sentencing hearing.
Oct. 31, 2010Jurors sentence Khadr to 40 years in prison for war crimes but a pre-trial deal limits the actual sentence to eight years.
May 26, 2011The Convening Authority for Military Commissions rejects a clemency appeal filed by Khadr. The prisoner had appealed to have his sentence cut in half, arguing that improper testimony swayed the jury at his sentencing hearing.
April 2012U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta signs off on Khadr's transfer.
April 18, 2012Ottawa receives an application from Khadr officially requesting a transfer to Canada from Guantanamo Bay.
July 13, 2012Lawyers file a notice of application in the Federal Court asking it to review why Canada was delaying Khadr's repatriation.
July 26, 2012It's revealed that Khadr tried to plead guilty to terrorism charges in Canada for a speedy transfer home. The documents show that the 2008 proposal was rejected by the U.S. military.
Sept. 6, 2012Ottawa is given videotapes and documents assessing Khadr's mental health by American military officials. The material includes an interview of Khadr by a psychiatrist.
Sept. 29, 2012A U.S. military airplane brings Khadr back to Canada. He is transferred to the Millhaven Institution near Kingston.
April 28, 2013Khadr's lawyer says he plans to appeal the terrorism convictions.
May 28, 2013Khadr is transferred to the maximum security Edmonton Institution.
Sept. 23, 2013An Edmonton judge hears arguments on whether Khadr is actually serving a youth sentence and should be transferred to a provincial jail.
Oct. 18, 2013Khadr is denied a transfer to a provincial jail.
Feb. 11, 2014Khadr's lawyer confirms his client has been transferred out of the federal maximum security prison in Edmonton to Bowden Institution, a medium-security prison near the town of Innisfail, Alta.
May 22, 2014Speer's widow and an American soldier blinded by the grenade sue Khadr for close to $45 million.
July 8, 2014Alberta's Appeal Court grants an application that Khadr to be transferred to a provincial jail.
March 26, 2015Khadr asks for bail pending outcome of his appeal in the United States of his conviction for war crimes.
April 24, 2015An Alberta judge grants bail to Khadr, saying keeping him behind bars while he appeals his American war crimes convictions would not be in the public interest. In her ruling, Court of Queen's Bench Justice June Ross said terms of his release will be determined by May 5.
May 5, 2015The federal government requests that Khadr not be granted bail, arguing Ross's order threatens the international treaty under which Khadr was brought back to Canada. Court of Appeal Justice Myra Bielby asks for 48 hours to consider the government's request. In Court of Queen's Bench, Justice June Ross imposes bail conditions — if the government bid is rejected and Khadr is released. They include that Khadr wear a tracking bracelet, live with one of his lawyers, have a curfew between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., have only supervised Internet access, and only communicate in English with his family in Ontario via video or phone under supervision.
May 7, 2015An Alberta Court of Appeal justice rejects a last-ditch government attempt to keep Kahdr behind bars. Justice Myra Bielby rules the government failed to prove that allowing Khadr out now would cause "irreparable harm" to Canada's international treaty obligations. The way now is cleared for his release and his first taste of freedom since his capture as a wounded 15-year-old in Afghanistan in July 2002.
May 14, 2015After about 30 minutes of deliberation, the Supreme Court of Canada dismisses an appeal by the federal government to have Khadr declared an adult offender. It's the third time the high court has ruled in Khadr's favour.
Sept. 11, 2015Justice June Ross agrees to ease some of the bail conditions for Khadr. His curfew will be relaxed to allow him to attend night classes and early-morning prayers. Court heard Khadr is studying to become an emergency medical technician.