September 7, 2003 - Ahmed Qorei is nominated by Yasser Arafat to replace Mahmoud Abbas, who was the first prime minister of the Palestinian Authority and resigned on September 6.
September 10, 2003 - Qorei says he accepts the nomination to become Palestinian prime minister and help bring an end to the escalating violence between Israel and Palestinians.
October 5, 2003 - Arafat declares a state of emergency in the Palestinian territories. This allows him to install a new Palestinian government by decree. He appoints Ahmed Qorei as prime minister and names eight other people to an emergency cabinet.
October 7, 2003 - Qorei is sworn in as Palestinian prime minister-designate of Arafat's emergency cabinet.
November 4, 2003 - Arafat extends the term of his emergency cabinet. Qorei announces he will form a new government within a week.
November 12, 2003 - The Palestinian Legislative Council approves the new 24-minister Cabinet presented by Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei. Before the vote, Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat addresses the council, saying he recognizes the state of Israel and its "right to live peacefully" alongside an independent Palestinian state.
July 17, 2004 - Qorei resigns as prime minister, but President Yasser Arafat urges Qorei to stay in his post.
July 19, 2004 - Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei says his written resignation -- filed over the growing chaos and violence in Gaza -- still stands.
July 27, 2004 - In a news conference, Qorei announces that he has agreed to withdraw his resignation. Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat agrees to turn over internal security to Qorei.
November 13, 2004 - Following the death of Yasser Arafat, Qorei is named to replace Arafat on the Palestinian National Security Council.
January 26, 2006 - Qorei resigns as prime minister as his party, Fatah, is defeated by Hamas in the parliamentary elections.
August 11, 2009 - Qorei loses his seat on Fatah's Central Committee, the party's highest decision-making body.