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1. 04-04 U.S troops enter Baghdad Baghdad
04-09 Baghdad falls to US forces Baghdad
D. 04-09 Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray Baghdad
E. 04-11 Chaos as Mosul falls to Kurds Mosul
F. 04-13 US rescues soldiers held by Iraq Samarra, Sunni Triangle
6. 04-14 U.S. troops sweep into Tikrit Sunni Triangle
H. 04-22 Shiite pilgrims flock to Karbala Iraq

Summary.     Click for More >   Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray  The toppling of a giant bronze statue in Baghdad is being greeted as the symbolic crumbling of Saddam Hussein's regime Chaos as Mosul falls to Kurds US rescues soldiers held by Iraq U.S. troops sweep into Tikrit Pressure mounts on Syria Shiite pilgrims flock to Karbala Deputy PM Tariq Aziz in custody SARS closes Beijing venues   New Mid-East peace plan launched  International mediators have presented their 'roadmap' to Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas
U.S troops enter Baghdad British taking control of Basra Baghdad falls to US forces
Apr.1  Iraq  Major ground offensive towards Baghdad
 Iraq  Saddam a no-show for address
Apr.2  Southern Philippines  Wharf bomb kills 16
 Baghdad  U.S. forces within 25 miles of Baghdad
 Iraq  2 US aircraft downed over Iraq
Apr.4   Baghdad
Apr.5  Baghdad  U.S. troops fighting in Baghdad
 Switzerland  WHO: SARS cases over 2,400
Apr.6  Kurdistan  Friendly fire attack kills 18
 Baghdad  US troops attack central Baghdad
 Iraq  British found body of 'Chemical Ali'
Apr.7   Basra
 Iraq  Airstrike targets senior Iraqi officials
Apr.8  Baghdad  Fierce battles erupt in Baghdad
 Baghdad  U.S. says Baghdad resistance crumbling
Apr.9   Baghdad
  A looting breaks out amid scenes of jubilation. U.S. troops tear down a statue of Saddam
  Baghdad
 London  Concorde services to end October
Apr.10  Iraq  Clerics killed at Shiite shrine
Apr.11   Mosul
 Baghdad  U.S. issues Iraqi 'most-wanted' list
 Yemen  Cole bomb suspects in jailbreak
 Baghdad  Baghdad descends into chaos
Apr.12  Iraq  Saddam aide surrenders
 Baghdad  US pledges to control looters
Apr.13   Sunni Triangle
Apr.14   Sunni Triangle
  Syria
 San Francisco Bay Area  Laci Peterson, infant bodies found
Apr.15  Baghdad  Meeting for new civil authority
 Iraq  U.S. captures Abu Abbas
Apr.16  Greece  Violence erupts near EU summit
 Washington  End Iraq sanctions, says Bush
Apr.17  Washington  Powell plans visit to Syria
 Sunni Triangle  Saddam's half-brother 'captured'
Apr.18  Beijing  China hid SARS patients
 North Korea  N. Korea 'reprocessing fuel rods'
Apr.19  Hong Kong  12 more people have died from SARS
 Texas  Former POWs return to bases
Apr.20  Beijing  Heads roll over SARS spread
 Iraq  Saddam son-in-law surrenders
Apr.21  Iraq  U.S. arrests former Iraq PM
 Iraq  Clerics challenge US rule
Apr.22   Iraq
 Nigeria  Obasanjo won re-election by landslide
Apr.23  China  WHO increases SARS travel warnings
Apr.24   Iraq
Apr.25  USA  American Airlines saved from the brink
Apr.26  Iraq  14 feared dead in ammo blast
Apr.27   Beijing
 Argentina  Vote goes to run-off
Apr.28  San Francisco Bay Area  Apple launches online music service
 Baghdad  Interim government to start within month
 Iraq  Ex-oil minister gives up
Apr.29  Sunni Triangle  Shootout kills 'at least 15'
 Tel Aviv  Four dead in terror bombing
Apr.30   Israel
 Turkey  Scores dead in quake


World in April 2003 , Location by Topic
Location War & Army Politics Crime & Justice Disasters
Iraq
Major ground offensive towards Baghdad
U.S. braces for battle of Baghdad
U.S. forces within 25 miles of Baghdad
2 US aircraft downed over Iraq
U.S. troops within 15 miles of Baghdad
Army within 12 miles of Baghdad center
Baghdad airport attacked
U.S troops enter Baghdad
U.S. troops fighting in Baghdad
British found body of 'Chemical Ali'
US troops attack central Baghdad
British taking control of Basra
Airstrike targets senior Iraqi officials
Fierce battles erupt in Baghdad
U.S. says Baghdad resistance crumbling
Baghdad falls to US forces
Chaos as Mosul falls to Kurds
Saddam aide surrenders
US rescues soldiers held by Iraq
U.S. troops sweep into Tikrit
Saddam's half-brother 'captured'
Saddam son-in-law surrenders
Shootout kills 'at least 15'
Saddam a no-show for address
Torture chamber found
Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray
U.S. issues Iraqi 'most-wanted' list
Meeting for new civil authority
Clerics challenge US rule
Shiite pilgrims flock to Karbala
Interim government to start within month
Ex-oil minister gives up
Clerics killed at Shiite shrine
Baghdad descends into chaos
US pledges to control looters
U.S. captures Abu Abbas
U.S. arrests former Iraq PM
Deputy PM Tariq Aziz in custody
14 feared dead in ammo blast
Aid concern over civilian toll
Baghdad
U.S. braces for battle of Baghdad
U.S. forces within 25 miles of Baghdad
Army within 12 miles of Baghdad center
U.S troops enter Baghdad
U.S. troops fighting in Baghdad
US troops attack central Baghdad
Fierce battles erupt in Baghdad
U.S. says Baghdad resistance crumbling
Baghdad falls to US forces
Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray
U.S. issues Iraqi 'most-wanted' list
Meeting for new civil authority
Interim government to start within month
Baghdad descends into chaos
US pledges to control looters
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China hid SARS patients
Heads roll over SARS spread
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12 more people have died from SARS
Heads roll over SARS spread
WHO increases SARS travel warnings
SARS closes Beijing venues
USA
Former POWs return to bases
End Iraq sanctions, says Bush
Powell plans visit to Syria
Plane hijacked in Cuba lands in Key West
Laci Peterson, infant bodies found
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Sunni Triangle
US rescues soldiers held by Iraq
U.S. troops sweep into Tikrit
Saddam's half-brother 'captured'
Shootout kills 'at least 15'
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Major ground offensive towards Baghdad  Offensive is against at least 2 Republican Guard divisions, the Medina and Baghdad Saddam a no-show for address Wharf bomb kills 16 U.S. forces within 25 miles of Baghdad 2 US aircraft downed over Iraq U.S troops enter Baghdad


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April 1 ... more > Top ^

Apr.1  Baghdad  U.S. braces for battle of Baghdad
 Florida  Plane hijacked in Cuba lands in Key West
  Iraq  
  Iraq


April 2 ... more > Top ^

Apr.2   Southern Philippines
  Baghdad
 Hong Kong  WHO issues HK virus travel warning
 Iraq  U.S. troops within 15 miles of Baghdad
  Iraq
 Iraq  Torture chamber found


April 3 ... more > Top ^

Apr.3  Baghdad  Army within 12 miles of Baghdad center
 Southern China  WHO reaches virus epicenter
 Baghdad  Baghdad airport attacked
 Baghdad  Baghdad pounded


April 4 ... more > Top ^

Apr.4  Sunni Triangle  5 die in 'suicide attack'
 Iraq  Saddam: Fight with what you have
  Baghdad  
  U.S. soldiers and tanks are operating inside the city on a reconnaissance mission


April 5 ... more > Top ^

Apr.5  Baghdad  U.S. troops reach Baghdad center   Baghdad U.S. troops fighting in Baghdad
  Switzerland WHO: SARS cases over 2,400  Honduras  At least 94 dead in jail riot  Iraq  Republican Guard 'finished'  Iraq  Aid concern over civilian toll

April 6 ... more > Top ^

Apr.6   Kurdistan Friendly fire attack kills 18
 Basra  UK troops storm Basra  Baghdad  Baghdad surrounded  Congo  U.N. probe: almost 1000 dead in raids  Basra  'Large parts' of Basra under UK control   Baghdad   US troops attack central Baghdad  US forces had control of the centre of the city and the heart of the Iraqi government structure   Iraq   British found body of 'Chemical Ali'  A notorious general was a cousin of Saddam and the most trusted advisor

April 7 ... more > Top ^

Apr.7  Iraq  'Desertions' among Saddam troops  Siberia  School fire kills 22   Basra   British taking control of Basra
  British forces are setting up a base inside Iraq's second-largest city. 3 British soldiers were killed
 Iraq  Drums may be chemical weapons materials  Northern Ireland  Bush, Blair see U.N. advisor role   Iraq   Airstrike targets senior Iraqi officials  The U.S. military dropped 4 2,000-pound bombs on a building in a residential neighborhood of Baghdad  Baghdad  US expands Baghdad control  USA  Syracuse won its first NCAA national title

April 8 ... more > Top ^

Apr.8   Baghdad Fierce battles erupt in Baghdad  Baghdad  U.S. strikes at heart of Baghdad   Baghdad U.S. says Baghdad resistance crumbling  Pakistan  Bin Laden tape urges suicide attacks  Gaza  Israeli airstrikes kill 6

April 9 ... more > Top ^

Apr.9   Baghdad   Baghdad falls to US forces
  A looting breaks out amid scenes of jubilation. U.S. troops tear down a statue of Saddam
 France  France, UK back U.N. role in Iraq   Baghdad     Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray
  The toppling of a giant bronze statue in Baghdad is being greeted as the symbolic crumbling of Saddam Hussein's regime
  London Concorde services to end October  Baghdad  Fighting flares up in Baghdad  North Caucasus  Deaf school blaze kills 28  Iraq  Aid plea as chaos threatens

April 10 ... more > Top ^

Apr.10  Kurdistan  Saddam statue tumbles in Kirkuk   Iraq Clerics killed at Shiite shrine
 Kurdistan  Northern Iraq cities falling  Mosul  US troops heading for Mosul

April 11 ... more > Top ^

Apr.11   Mosul   Chaos as Mosul falls to Kurds
  Widespread looting has broken out, after the Iraqi army abandoned the city. People picking up banknotes from the street
  Baghdad     U.S. issues Iraqi 'most-wanted' list  Saddam Hussein is the 'ace of spades' in a 55-card deck of the list of Iraqi officials who may be pursued, killed or captured   Yemen Cole bomb suspects in jailbreak   Baghdad Baghdad descends into chaos  Sunni Triangle  Battle looming at Tikrit  Cuba  Ferry hijackers executed  Kurdistan  Kurds start to leave Kirkuk  Iraq  Battle to restore law and order

April 12 ... more > Top ^

Apr.12   Iraq     Saddam aide surrenders  Saddam's chief scientific adviser General Amir al-Saadi is the first from a list of 55 high ranking officials wanted by the U.S.  Iraq  Nerve agent traces found   Baghdad US pledges to control looters
 Hungary  Yes to EU  Sunni Triangle  Tikrit appears abandoned  Nigeria  Vote in key test for civilian rule

April 13 ... more > Top ^

Apr.13   Sunni Triangle   US rescues soldiers held by Iraq
Map of Samarra Iraq
  Marines came across the prisoners near the town of Samarra while moving up the highway towards Tikrit
 Sunni Triangle  US forces enter Tikrit  Sunni Triangle  Battle begins for Tikrit  US Georgia  Weir wins Masters title  Sunni Triangle  US forces seize central Tikrit

April 14 ... more > Top ^

Apr.14   Sunni Triangle   U.S. troops sweep into Tikrit
  The fight over Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit was the only 'significant' combat action going on
  Syria     Pressure mounts on Syria
  U.S. and British are accusing Syria of developing chemical weapons and warning not to harbor members of Saddam's regime
  San Francisco Bay Area Laci Peterson, infant bodies found  Iraq  Divided Iraqis to hold post-war talks

April 15 ... more > Top ^

Apr.15   Baghdad Meeting for new civil authority
 Netherlands  Fortuyn killer jailed for 18 years   Iraq   U.S. captures Abu Abbas  A convicted Palestinian terrorist masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro  Gulf  Gulf states warn US over Syria

April 16 ... more > Top ^

Apr.16   Greece Violence erupts near EU summit
 North Korea  Breakthrough on N Korean talks  Italy  Italy wants Abu Abbas  Mosul  U.S. Troops working to calm Mosul   Washington End Iraq sanctions, says Bush  Philadelphia  Jordan's career ends with 15 points  Syria  U.S.: Ex-Iraqi intel chief in Syria  Greece  EU leaders build bridges over Iraq

April 17 ... more > Top ^

Apr.17   Washington Powell plans visit to Syria
  Sunni Triangle Saddam's half-brother 'captured'  England  Billionaire Getty dies  Iraq  1,000-man team to hunt for WMD  Egypt  Egypt, Syria urge quick pullout  San Francisco Bay Area  Bechtel wins giant Iraq contract  Malaysia  Anwar loses appeal

April 18 ... more > Top ^

Apr.18   Beijing     China hid SARS patients  Authorities have gone to staggering lengths to hide patients from visiting World Health Organization inspectors   North Korea N. Korea 'reprocessing fuel rods'
 Iraq  Protesters denounce 'occupation'  Washington  N. Korea move puts talks in jeopardy  Saudi Arabia  Iraq's neighbours urge US withdrawal

April 19 ... more > Top ^

Apr.19   Hong Kong 12 more people have died from SARS
 Nigeria  Landmark poll closes  Germany  Rescued U.S. POWs homeward bound   Texas Former POWs return to bases  Vatican  Pope leads Catholics into Easter  Gaza  Israeli troops storm Rafah camp

April 20 ... more > Top ^

Apr.20   Beijing Heads roll over SARS spread
 San Marino  Schumacher wins GP after mother dies  Nigeria  Obasanjo leads in vote   Iraq Saddam son-in-law surrenders  Iraq  Gen. Garner, Iraq's interim leader, flies in

April 21 ... more > Top ^

Apr.21  Baghdad  Interim 'leader' tours Baghdad  Hong Kong  HK hopeful on SARS outbreak effort   Iraq U.S. arrests former Iraq PM
  Iraq Clerics challenge US rule  Bangladesh  Scores dead in ferries  China  China facing big SARS spread - WHO

April 22 ... more > Top ^

Apr.22   Iraq   Shiite pilgrims flock to Karbala
  Exuberant Shiite Muslims are reviving a religious tradition that was not allowed under Saddam Hussein
  Nigeria   Obasanjo won re-election by landslide  Obasanjo leading with 60% of the vote. The vote was marred by charges of massive fraud  UN Security Council  Blix, U.S. dispute inspectors' role in Iraq  Washington  US signals action against France

April 23 ... more > Top ^

Apr.23   China     WHO increases SARS travel warnings   The World Health Organization is urging people to avoid unnecessary trips to Shanxi Province, Beijing and Toronto, Ontario  Iraq  Pilgrims flood Karbala on final holy day  West Bank  Compromise in Arafat Cabinet standoff  Iraq  3 more Iraqi officials seized  Israel  Suicide bomber kills 1, wounds 14  Beijing  Hospital sealed off

April 24 ... more > Top ^

Apr.24   Iraq   Deputy PM Tariq Aziz in custody
  Aziz was often the public face of the regime on the international stage. He was No. 43 on the list of the most-wanted Iraqis
 North Korea  N. Korea 'admits having nukes'  China  Number of new SARS cases soars

April 25 ... more > Top ^

Apr.25  Beijing  Mass SARS quarantine   USA American Airlines saved from the brink  Washington  Bush might announce end to Iraqi combat  Kazakhstan  Rocket Soyuz blasts off

April 26 ... more > Top ^

Apr.26   Iraq   14 feared dead in ammo blast  Hundreds of Iraqis protested against the U.S. after a cache of Iraqi weapons exploded, destroying at least 4 houses  Malaysia  Asia leaders meet over SARS crisis  Beijing  Cinemas closed over SARS  Munich  Bayern clinches Bundesliga title  Jakarta  11 injured in blast at Jakarta airport  Iraq  US testing Iraq chemical find

April 27 ... more > Top ^

Apr.27  Baghdad  US arrests 'Baghdad mayor'  Washington  Rumsfeld: U.S. focusing on Iraq's future   Beijing     SARS closes Beijing venues
  Authorities ordered the temporary closure of theaters and libraries and suspended the approval of marriages
  Argentina Vote goes to run-off  South Korea  S. Korea presses 'nuclear' North  Vietnam  Vietnam praised for SARS victory

April 28 ... more > Top ^

Apr.28  North Korea  Don't meddle, N. Korea warns Seoul  Iraq  Garner to Iraqis: Embrace freedom   San Francisco Bay Area   Apple launches online music service  iTunes Music Store draws from all 5 major record labels in offering 200,000 songs at 99 cents a download   Baghdad Interim government to start within month
  Iraq Ex-oil minister gives up  North Korea  N. Korea: U.S. needs to act

April 29 ... more > Top ^

Apr.29   Sunni Triangle   Shootout kills 'at least 15'   At least another 53 injured during a gunfight with U.S. troops in the town of Fallujah  Saudi Arabia  US pulls out of Saudi Arabia  Thailand  Asia adopts SARS war plan   Tel Aviv     Four dead in terror bombing  A guard at a beachfront cafe blocked a suicide bomber, but the bomber blew himself up at the cafe's door  Beijing  SARS: Beijing faces critical week

April 30 ... more > Top ^

Apr.30   Israel     New Mid-East peace plan launched
  International mediators have presented their 'roadmap' to Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas
 West Bank  Bomb 'message to Abu Mazen'  England  'Saddam letter' urges resistance  Pakistan  Top al Qaeda operative arrested  Jerusalem  Changes sought to Mideast road map   Turkey Scores dead in quake


Major ground offensive towards Baghdad  Offensive is against at least 2 Republican Guard divisions, the Medina and Baghdad U.S. forces within 25 miles of Baghdad 2 US aircraft downed over Iraq U.S troops enter Baghdad




World, April 2003 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2003
Apr.1  Baghdad  U.S. braces for battle of Baghdad
Apr.1   Iraq
Apr.2   Baghdad
Apr.2  Iraq  U.S. troops within 15 miles of Baghdad
Apr.2   Iraq
Apr.3  Baghdad  Army within 12 miles of Baghdad center
Apr.3  Baghdad  Baghdad airport attacked
Apr.3  Baghdad  Baghdad pounded
Apr.4  Sunni Triangle  5 die in 'suicide attack'
Apr.4  Iraq  Saddam: Fight with what you have
Apr.4   Baghdad
  U.S. soldiers and tanks are operating inside the city on a reconnaissance mission
Apr.5  Baghdad  U.S. troops reach Baghdad center Apr.5   Baghdad U.S. troops fighting in Baghdad
Apr.5  Iraq  Republican Guard 'finished' Apr.6   Kurdistan Friendly fire attack kills 18 Apr.6  Basra  UK troops storm Basra Apr.6  Baghdad  Baghdad surrounded Apr.6  Basra  'Large parts' of Basra under UK control Apr.6   Baghdad US troops attack central Baghdad  US forces had control of the centre of the city and the heart of the Iraqi government structure Apr.6   Iraq British found body of 'Chemical Ali'  A notorious general was a cousin of Saddam and the most trusted advisor Apr.7  Iraq  'Desertions' among Saddam troops Apr.7   Basra British taking control of Basra
  British forces are setting up a base inside Iraq's second-largest city. 3 British soldiers were killed
Apr.7  Iraq  Drums may be chemical weapons materials Apr.7   Iraq Airstrike targets senior Iraqi officials  The U.S. military dropped 4 2,000-pound bombs on a building in a residential neighborhood of Baghdad Apr.7  Baghdad  US expands Baghdad control Apr.8   Baghdad Fierce battles erupt in Baghdad Apr.8  Baghdad  U.S. strikes at heart of Baghdad Apr.8   Baghdad U.S. says Baghdad resistance crumbling Apr.8  Gaza  Israeli airstrikes kill 6 Apr.9   Baghdad Baghdad falls to US forces
  A looting breaks out amid scenes of jubilation. U.S. troops tear down a statue of Saddam
Apr.9  Baghdad  Fighting flares up in Baghdad Apr.10  Kurdistan  Northern Iraq cities falling Apr.10  Mosul  US troops heading for Mosul Apr.11   Mosul Chaos as Mosul falls to Kurds
  Widespread looting has broken out, after the Iraqi army abandoned the city. People picking up banknotes from the street
Apr.11  Sunni Triangle  Battle looming at Tikrit Apr.11  Kurdistan  Kurds start to leave Kirkuk Apr.11  Iraq  Battle to restore law and order Apr.12   Iraq   Saddam aide surrenders  Saddam's chief scientific adviser General Amir al-Saadi is the first from a list of 55 high ranking officials wanted by the U.S. Apr.12  Iraq  Nerve agent traces found Apr.12  Sunni Triangle  Tikrit appears abandoned Apr.13   Sunni Triangle US rescues soldiers held by Iraq Map of Samarra Iraq
  Marines came across the prisoners near the town of Samarra while moving up the highway towards Tikrit
Apr.13  Sunni Triangle  US forces enter Tikrit Apr.13  Sunni Triangle  Battle begins for Tikrit Apr.13  Sunni Triangle  US forces seize central Tikrit Apr.14   Sunni Triangle U.S. troops sweep into Tikrit
  The fight over Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit was the only 'significant' combat action going on
Apr.16  Mosul  U.S. Troops working to calm Mosul Apr.17   Sunni Triangle Saddam's half-brother 'captured'
Apr.17  Iraq  1,000-man team to hunt for WMD Apr.18   North Korea N. Korea 'reprocessing fuel rods' Apr.19  Germany  Rescued U.S. POWs homeward bound Apr.19   Texas Former POWs return to bases Apr.19  Gaza  Israeli troops storm Rafah camp Apr.20   Iraq Saddam son-in-law surrenders Apr.24  North Korea  N. Korea 'admits having nukes' Apr.25  Washington  Bush might announce end to Iraqi combat Apr.26  Iraq  US testing Iraq chemical find Apr.27  Washington  Rumsfeld: U.S. focusing on Iraq's future Apr.27  South Korea  S. Korea presses 'nuclear' North Apr.29   Sunni Triangle Shootout kills 'at least 15'   At least another 53 injured during a gunfight with U.S. troops in the town of Fallujah Apr.29  Saudi Arabia  US pulls out of Saudi Arabia



World, April 2003 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2003 Apr.2  Hong Kong  WHO issues HK virus travel warning Apr.3  Southern China  WHO reaches virus epicenter Apr.5   Switzerland WHO: SARS cases over 2,400
Apr.5  Iraq  Aid concern over civilian toll Apr.7  Siberia  School fire kills 22 Apr.9  North Caucasus  Deaf school blaze kills 28 Apr.9  Iraq  Aid plea as chaos threatens Apr.19   Hong Kong 12 more people have died from SARS Apr.20   Beijing Heads roll over SARS spread Apr.21  Hong Kong  HK hopeful on SARS outbreak effort Apr.21  Bangladesh  Scores dead in ferries Apr.21  China  China facing big SARS spread - WHO Apr.23   China   WHO increases SARS travel warnings   The World Health Organization is urging people to avoid unnecessary trips to Shanxi Province, Beijing and Toronto, Ontario Apr.23  Beijing  Hospital sealed off Apr.24  China  Number of new SARS cases soars Apr.25  Beijing  Mass SARS quarantine Apr.26  Malaysia  Asia leaders meet over SARS crisis Apr.27   Beijing   SARS closes Beijing venues
  Authorities ordered the temporary closure of theaters and libraries and suspended the approval of marriages
Apr.27  Vietnam  Vietnam praised for SARS victory Apr.29  Thailand  Asia adopts SARS war plan Apr.29  Beijing  SARS: Beijing faces critical week Apr.30   Turkey Scores dead in quake



World, April 2003 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2003 Apr.9   London Concorde services to end October
Apr.17  England  Billionaire Getty dies Apr.17  San Francisco Bay Area  Bechtel wins giant Iraq contract Apr.25   USA American Airlines saved from the brink Apr.26  Beijing  Cinemas closed over SARS Apr.28   San Francisco Bay Area Apple launches online music service  iTunes Music Store draws from all 5 major record labels in offering 200,000 songs at 99 cents a download Apr.28   Iraq Ex-oil minister gives up



World, April 2003 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2003 Apr.7  USA  Syracuse won its first NCAA national title Apr.13  US Georgia  Weir wins Masters title Apr.16  Philadelphia  Jordan's career ends with 15 points Apr.20  San Marino  Schumacher wins GP after mother dies Apr.26  Munich  Bayern clinches Bundesliga title



World, April 2003 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2003 Apr.1  Florida  Plane hijacked in Cuba lands in Key West Apr.2   Southern Philippines Wharf bomb kills 16
Apr.5  Honduras  At least 94 dead in jail riot Apr.6  Congo  U.N. probe: almost 1000 dead in raids Apr.8  Pakistan  Bin Laden tape urges suicide attacks Apr.10   Iraq Clerics killed at Shiite shrine Apr.11   Yemen Cole bomb suspects in jailbreak Apr.11   Baghdad Baghdad descends into chaos Apr.11  Cuba  Ferry hijackers executed Apr.12   Baghdad US pledges to control looters Apr.14   San Francisco Bay Area Laci Peterson, infant bodies found Apr.15  Netherlands  Fortuyn killer jailed for 18 years Apr.15   Iraq U.S. captures Abu Abbas  A convicted Palestinian terrorist masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro Apr.16   Greece Violence erupts near EU summit Apr.16  Italy  Italy wants Abu Abbas Apr.17  Malaysia  Anwar loses appeal Apr.21   Iraq U.S. arrests former Iraq PM Apr.23  Iraq  3 more Iraqi officials seized Apr.23  Israel  Suicide bomber kills 1, wounds 14 Apr.24   Iraq Deputy PM Tariq Aziz in custody
  Aziz was often the public face of the regime on the international stage. He was No. 43 on the list of the most-wanted Iraqis
Apr.26   Iraq 14 feared dead in ammo blast  Hundreds of Iraqis protested against the U.S. after a cache of Iraqi weapons exploded, destroying at least 4 houses Apr.26  Jakarta  11 injured in blast at Jakarta airport Apr.29   Tel Aviv   Four dead in terror bombing  A guard at a beachfront cafe blocked a suicide bomber, but the bomber blew himself up at the cafe's door Apr.30  West Bank  Bomb 'message to Abu Mazen' Apr.30  Pakistan  Top al Qaeda operative arrested



World, April 2003 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2003 Apr.1   Iraq Saddam a no-show for address Apr.2  Iraq  Torture chamber found Apr.7  Northern Ireland  Bush, Blair see U.N. advisor role Apr.9  France  France, UK back U.N. role in Iraq Apr.9   Baghdad   Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray
  The toppling of a giant bronze statue in Baghdad is being greeted as the symbolic crumbling of Saddam Hussein's regime
Apr.10  Kurdistan  Saddam statue tumbles in Kirkuk Apr.11   Baghdad   U.S. issues Iraqi 'most-wanted' list  Saddam Hussein is the 'ace of spades' in a 55-card deck of the list of Iraqi officials who may be pursued, killed or captured Apr.12  Hungary  Yes to EU Apr.12  Nigeria  Vote in key test for civilian rule Apr.14   Syria   Pressure mounts on Syria
  U.S. and British are accusing Syria of developing chemical weapons and warning not to harbor members of Saddam's regime
Apr.14  Iraq  Divided Iraqis to hold post-war talks Apr.15   Baghdad Meeting for new civil authority Apr.15  Gulf  Gulf states warn US over Syria Apr.16   Greece Violence erupts near EU summit Apr.16  North Korea  Breakthrough on N Korean talks Apr.16   Washington End Iraq sanctions, says Bush Apr.16  Syria  U.S.: Ex-Iraqi intel chief in Syria Apr.16  Greece  EU leaders build bridges over Iraq Apr.17   Washington Powell plans visit to Syria Apr.17  Egypt  Egypt, Syria urge quick pullout Apr.18   Beijing   China hid SARS patients  Authorities have gone to staggering lengths to hide patients from visiting World Health Organization inspectors Apr.18  Iraq  Protesters denounce 'occupation' Apr.18  Washington  N. Korea move puts talks in jeopardy Apr.18  Saudi Arabia  Iraq's neighbours urge US withdrawal Apr.19  Nigeria  Landmark poll closes Apr.19  Vatican  Pope leads Catholics into Easter Apr.20   Beijing Heads roll over SARS spread Apr.20  Nigeria  Obasanjo leads in vote Apr.20  Iraq  Gen. Garner, Iraq's interim leader, flies in Apr.21  Baghdad  Interim 'leader' tours Baghdad Apr.21   Iraq Clerics challenge US rule Apr.22   Iraq Shiite pilgrims flock to Karbala
  Exuberant Shiite Muslims are reviving a religious tradition that was not allowed under Saddam Hussein
Apr.22   Nigeria Obasanjo won re-election by landslide  Obasanjo leading with 60% of the vote. The vote was marred by charges of massive fraud Apr.22  UN Security Council  Blix, U.S. dispute inspectors' role in Iraq Apr.22  Washington  US signals action against France Apr.23  Iraq  Pilgrims flood Karbala on final holy day Apr.23  West Bank  Compromise in Arafat Cabinet standoff Apr.25  Kazakhstan  Rocket Soyuz blasts off Apr.26  Malaysia  Asia leaders meet over SARS crisis Apr.27  Baghdad  US arrests 'Baghdad mayor' Apr.27   Argentina Vote goes to run-off Apr.28  North Korea  Don't meddle, N. Korea warns Seoul Apr.28  Iraq  Garner to Iraqis: Embrace freedom Apr.28   Baghdad Interim government to start within month Apr.28   Iraq Ex-oil minister gives up Apr.28  North Korea  N. Korea: U.S. needs to act Apr.29  Thailand  Asia adopts SARS war plan Apr.30   Israel   New Mid-East peace plan launched
  International mediators have presented their 'roadmap' to Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas
Apr.30  England  'Saddam letter' urges resistance Apr.30  Jerusalem  Changes sought to Mideast road map