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1. 08-01 Suicide blast kills 50 North Caucasus
2. 08-04 Blast at Jakarta hotel kills 13 Jakarta
3. 08-07 Bomb at Jordanian Embassy Baghdad
E. 08-11 Taylor quits under pressure Liberia
08-14 10,000 dead in heat wave France
G. 08-14 Major power outage New York
H. 08-15 Ugandan dictator Idi Amin dies Saudi Arabia
8. 08-19 Powerful bus bomb killed 21 Jerusalem

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Suicide blast kills 50 Blast at Jakarta hotel kills 13 Schwarzenegger to run for governor   Bomb at Jordanian Embassy  A car bomb has exploded killing up to 10 people -- including 5 Iraqi guards -- and injuring about 40 others Taylor quits under pressure   10,000 dead in heat wave
Aug.1   North Caucasus
 Jordan  Daughter: Saddam 'had a big heart'
Aug.2  Iraq  Saddam's sons buried in homeland
 West Bank  Palestinians arrest Arafat HQ militants
 Pakistan  Village blast kills 52
Aug.3  South Korea  Hyundai tour boss 'jumps to death'
Aug.4  Liberia  Peace force arrives
  Jakarta
Aug.5  New Hampshire  Anglicans elect gay bishop
Aug.6   Southern California
Aug.7   Baghdad
 European Union  Relentless heat plagues Europe
Aug.8  South Africa  S. Africa to distribute AIDS drugs
Aug.10  Southern Lebanon  Israelis retaliate in south Lebanon
Aug.11   Liberia
 Kabul  NATO takes over Afghan command
Aug.12  New Jersey  3 arrested in missile-smuggling case
Aug.14  Liberia  Rebels hand over port. US troops arrived
  France
  Paris morgues are full and air conditioned tents have been set up to hold bodies
 Officials blame the high death toll on the length of the heat wave and that Parisian buildings typically lack air conditioning. In 'Plan Blanc' doctors and nurses being recalled from leave, morgue workers called out of retirement, and further 1,000 hospital beds being made available
  New York
  An outage struck simultaneously across dozens of cities in the eastern U.S. and Canada
 Indonesia  Asia's most wanted Hambali arrested Aug.15  Libya  Libya taking Lockerbie blame   Saudi Arabia Ugandan dictator Idi Amin dies Aug.16  Iraq  Fire halts flow of oil Aug.17  Liberia  Rebels to take role in interim government Aug.18  Liberia  Liberia, rebels sign peace deal  Mali  14 European hostages released Aug.19  Kurdistan  Saddam deputy captured   Jerusalem Powerful bus bomb killed 21  The bomb exploded in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. The explosion damaged a second bus   Baghdad Truck bomb kills 17 including U.N. envoy  The U.N. special representative Sergio Vieira de Mello died in an explosion that ripped through the U.N HQ in Baghdad Aug.20  West Bank  Israel raids West Bank cities Aug.21  Iraq  'Chemical Ali' in U.S. custody  Gaza  Hamas ends cease-fire  USA  SoBig.F breaks virus speed records Aug.22  Gaza  Palestinians protest leader's death  Brazil  21 dead in rocket explosion  Basra  3 British soldiers killed in Basra Aug.23  Italy  Handshake for Berlusconi and Schroeder Aug.24  Iraq  Bomb kills 3 bodyguards of Shiite leader  Gaza  Israeli attack kills 4 Hamas members Aug.25   Mumbai 46 dead in twin blasts  Rwanda  President claims landslide Aug.26  Washington  Columbia report faults Nasa managers  Beijing  Hopes low as N Korea talks start Aug.27  Washington  Bremer: Iraq effort to cost tens of billions Aug.28  London  Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry   Beijing N Korea talks fail to ease tension Aug.29   Iraq Cleric among 100 dead after mosque blast  Ayatollah Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim was the spiritual leader of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution  London  Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits  Arctic  Nuclear submarine sinks Aug.30  Iraq  4 arrested over Najaf bombing Aug.31  Libya  Gaddafi announces bombing deal


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Arab Countries
Daughter: Saddam 'had a big heart'
Saddam's sons buried in homeland
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin dies
Libya taking Lockerbie blame
Palestinians protest leader's death
Gaddafi announces bombing deal
Palestinians arrest Arafat HQ militants
Bomb at Jordanian Embassy
Fire halts flow of oil
Truck bomb kills 17 including U.N. envoy
Hamas ends cease-fire
Bomb kills 3 bodyguards of Shiite leader
Cleric among 100 dead after mosque blast
Israelis retaliate in south Lebanon
Israel raids West Bank cities
'Chemical Ali' in U.S. custody
Hamas ends cease-fire
3 British soldiers killed in Basra
Israeli attack kills 4 Hamas members
Fire halts flow of oil
Alleged al Qaeda tape threatens U.S.
Bomb at Jordanian Embassy
Truck bomb kills 17 including U.N. envoy
Hamas ends cease-fire
Bomb kills 3 bodyguards of Shiite leader
Cleric among 100 dead after mosque blast
4 arrested over Najaf bombing
Liberia
Leaders to discuss Taylor's exit
Taylor sets date to step down
Peacekeepers expect Taylor to leave
US-led team to meet rebels
Taylor quits under pressure
Rebels to take role in interim government
Liberia, rebels sign peace deal
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Fight as peace force nears
Monrovia awaits peace troops
Peace force arrives
Rebels hand over port. US troops arrived
Liberia, rebels sign peace deal
Fears over port city
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USA
Anglicans elect gay bishop
Schwarzenegger to run for governor
Church offer over sex abuse
Columbia report faults Nasa managers
Church offer over sex abuse
3 arrested in missile-smuggling case
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Major power outage
Columbia report faults Nasa managers
3 arrested in missile-smuggling case
Iraq
Saddam's sons buried in homeland
Bomb at Jordanian Embassy
Fire halts flow of oil
Truck bomb kills 17 including U.N. envoy
Cleric among 100 dead after mosque blast
'Chemical Ali' in U.S. custody
3 British soldiers killed in Basra
Fire halts flow of oil
Bomb at Jordanian Embassy
Truck bomb kills 17 including U.N. envoy
Bomb kills 3 bodyguards of Shiite leader
Cleric among 100 dead after mosque blast
European Union
Wider inquiry urged into Iraq war
Handshake for Berlusconi and Schroeder
Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry
Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits
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Forest fires 'calamity'
Relentless heat plagues Europe
10,000 dead in heat wave
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Israel
Palestinians protest leader's death
Palestinians arrest Arafat HQ militants
Powerful bus bomb killed 21
Hamas ends cease-fire
Israel frees 339 Palestinian prisoners
Israel raids West Bank cities
Hamas ends cease-fire
Israeli attack kills 4 Hamas members
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Hamas vows Israel raid payback
Powerful bus bomb killed 21
Hamas ends cease-fire
Indonesia Your ad is here
Blast at Jakarta hotel kills 13
Possible Bali link in Jakarta blast
Bali bomber sentenced to die
Asia's most wanted Hambali arrested
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Blast at Jakarta hotel kills 13
Possible Bali link in Jakarta blast
Bali bomber sentenced to die
Asia's most wanted Hambali arrested
Palestine
Palestinians protest leader's death
Palestinians arrest Arafat HQ militants
Hamas ends cease-fire
Israel raids West Bank cities
Hamas ends cease-fire
Israeli attack kills 4 Hamas members
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Hamas vows Israel raid payback
Hamas ends cease-fire

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August 2003 ... more > Top ^


August 1 ... more > Top ^

Aug.1  England  Wider inquiry urged into Iraq war
 Liberia  Leaders to discuss Taylor's exit
  North Caucasus  
  A bomber drove a truck laden with explosives through the gates of a military hospital for Chechnya-bound troops
  Jordan     Daughter: Saddam 'had a big heart'  2 oldest daughters still love their father but wouldn't talk about Saddam role in the deaths of their husbands in 1996  UN Security Council  Force approved for Liberia  North Caucasus  Search on for blast survivors

August 2 ... more > Top ^

Aug.2   Iraq     Saddam's sons buried in homeland  The U.S. military handed their bodies of 2 sons and a grandson over to the Iraqi Red Crescent  Liberia  Taylor sets date to step down   West Bank Palestinians arrest Arafat HQ militants
  Pakistan Village blast kills 52  North Korea  N Korea snubs US official  United Arab Emirates  Alleged al Qaeda tape threatens U.S.

August 3 ... more > Top ^

Aug.3  Liberia  Fight as peace force nears  South Africa  Conference focusing on AIDS  New York  Tyson files for bankruptcy   South Korea Hyundai tour boss 'jumps to death'
 Liberia  Monrovia awaits peace troops

August 4 ... more > Top ^

Aug.4   Liberia     Peace force arrives  The first wave of West African peacekeepers has arrived to end fighting between rebel troops and government forces  Portugal  Forest fires 'calamity'  Liberia  Peacekeepers expect Taylor to leave   Jakarta   Blast at Jakarta hotel kills 13
Map of Jakarta
  An explosion at the Marriott hotel has left 100 people injured


August 5 ... more > Top ^

Aug.5  South Africa  Mbeki: Taylor pledges to step down   New Hampshire Anglicans elect gay bishop
 Jakarta  Possible Bali link in Jakarta blast

August 6 ... more > Top ^

Aug.6  Liberia  Troops to start patrol  Israel  Israel frees 339 Palestinian prisoners   Southern California     Schwarzenegger to run for governor
  Film star, best known for his role in the Terminator films, has announced he will run as a Republican candidate


August 7 ... more > Top ^

Aug.7   Baghdad     Bomb at Jordanian Embassy
  A car bomb has exploded killing up to 10 people -- including 5 Iraqi guards -- and injuring about 40 others
  European Union Relentless heat plagues Europe  Indonesia  Bali bomber sentenced to die  Jordan  Jordan: Embassy bombers 'cowards'  Liberia  US-led team to meet rebels

August 8 ... more > Top ^

Aug.8  England  World summit called over gay bishop  West Bank  Hamas vows Israel raid payback   South Africa S. Africa to distribute AIDS drugs
 Boston  Church offer over sex abuse  Washington  US fears more Indonesia attacks

August 9 ... more > Top ^

Aug.9  Jakarta  Al Qaeda 'trained' Jakarta bombers  Liberia  Fears over port city  Liberia  Bitter Taylor bids farewell

August 10 ... more > Top ^

Aug.10   Southern Lebanon Israelis retaliate in south Lebanon
 Liberia  Taylor blames U.S. for Liberia woe

August 11 ... more > Top ^

Aug.11   Liberia     Taylor quits under pressure
  President has stepped down as demanded by the US and West African leaders -- 14 years after leading a rebellion
  Kabul NATO takes over Afghan command  Indonesia  Al Qaeda claims Marriott blast  Liberia  President invites rebels into government  Israel  Deadly Pair of Apparent Bombings

August 12 ... more > Top ^

Aug.12   New Jersey 3 arrested in missile-smuggling case
 Paris  Paris heat wave 'kills 100'

August 13 ... more > Top ^

Aug.13  Liberia  Hungry Liberians storm port  New Jersey  3 charged in US missile sting  Libya  $2.7bn Lockerbie compensation deal  Saudi Arabia  Al Qaeda plot to target BA

August 14 ... more > Top ^

Aug.14   Liberia Rebels hand over port. US troops arrived
  France     10,000 dead in heat wave
  Paris morgues are full and air conditioned tents have been set up to hold bodies
 Officials blame the high death toll on the length of the heat wave and that Parisian buildings typically lack air conditioning. In 'Plan Blanc' doctors and nurses being recalled from leave, morgue workers called out of retirement, and further 1,000 hospital beds being made available
  New York   Major power outage
  An outage struck simultaneously across dozens of cities in the eastern U.S. and Canada
  Indonesia Asia's most wanted Hambali arrested

August 15 ... more > Top ^

Aug.15  Liberia  Relief food ship docks  Thailand  Hambali in U.S. hands  New York  New Yorkers urged to stay away   Libya     Libya taking Lockerbie blame  Libya has prepared a letter for delivery to the U.N. accepting responsibility for the 1988 Pan Am 103 bombing  West Bank  Israel to release cities to Palestinians   Saudi Arabia   Ugandan dictator Idi Amin dies
  Idi Amin, who had lived for years in exile, is blamed for the murders of tens of thousands of Ugandans in the 1970s


August 16 ... more > Top ^

Aug.16   Iraq Fire halts flow of oil  Jakarta  10 held over Jakarta bombing

August 17 ... more > Top ^

Aug.17   Liberia Rebels to take role in interim government
 New Jersey  Micheel wins PGA Championship  Liberia  Peace deal 'imminent'

August 18 ... more > Top ^

Aug.18  Paris  Heat crisis: French official quits   Liberia     Liberia, rebels sign peace deal  Government and rebel leaders signed a peace accord to end the 3-year civil war that brought down President Taylor   Mali   14 European hostages released  9 Germans, 4 Swiss and a Dutchman were among 32 taken hostage by Algerian Islamic extremists in the Sahara  Morocco  Death sentences for bombings

August 19 ... more > Top ^

Aug.19   Kurdistan Saddam deputy captured
  Jerusalem   Powerful bus bomb killed 21
  The bomb exploded in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. The explosion damaged a second bus
  Baghdad   Truck bomb kills 17 including U.N. envoy
  The U.N. special representative Sergio Vieira de Mello died in an explosion that ripped through the U.N HQ in Baghdad
 West Bank  Abbas ends talks with militant groups  Iraq  Hopes fade in UN Baghdad search

August 20 ... more > Top ^

Aug.20  UN  UN to stick by Iraq mission  Jerusalem  Palestinians promise new efforts   West Bank Israel raids West Bank cities  Liberia  New leader Gyude Bryant: I am a healer

August 21 ... more > Top ^

Aug.21   Iraq   'Chemical Ali' in U.S. custody  Ali Hassan al-Majid is Saddam's cousin and the man blamed for ordering a deadly attack against the Kurds in 1988   Gaza Hamas ends cease-fire
  USA     SoBig.F breaks virus speed records  The computer virus has already overwhelmed hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide  England  UK backs US on Iraq command  Australia  Australia 'twisted Iraq intelligence'

August 22 ... more > Top ^

Aug.22   Gaza Palestinians protest leader's death
 England  Argentine Jewish bomb: Envoy held   Brazil     21 dead in rocket explosion  At least 20 others were injured. A rocket exploded on its launch pad while undergoing final pre-launch tests  Iraq  U.N. diplomat's body leaves Iraq   Basra 3 British soldiers killed in Basra

August 23 ... more > Top ^

Aug.23   Italy Handshake for Berlusconi and Schroeder
 Iraq  New front in war on terror'

August 24 ... more > Top ^

Aug.24   Iraq Bomb kills 3 bodyguards of Shiite leader
 Iran  Iran escalates envoy arrest row   Gaza Israeli attack kills 4 Hamas members  France  Bekele leads Ethiopian romp  Colombia  Bomb kills at least six on riverboat

August 25 ... more > Top ^

Aug.25   Mumbai   46 dead in twin blasts
  Attacks appeared similar to ones carried out by 2 terrorist groups, one of them connected to al Qaeda
 Eastern Afghanistan  Taleban fighters bombed   Rwanda President claims landslide  France  Collins crowned sprint king  New Delhi  India boosts security after blasts

August 26 ... more > Top ^

Aug.26   Washington   Columbia report faults Nasa managers  The independent team concluded that long-standing flaws in the organisation were 'as much a cause' as technical faults  New Delhi  India: Pakistan must act on blasts   Beijing Hopes low as N Korea talks start
 Gaza  Israeli missile strike kills bystander  UN Security Council  War crimes order to protect staff

August 27 ... more > Top ^

Aug.27   Washington   Bremer: Iraq effort to cost tens of billions  Iraqi revenue would not be enough to cover economic needs that 'almost impossible to exaggerate'  India  Deadly stampede at Hindu festival  Washington  Nasa chief vows to make changes  West Bank  Arafat urges cease-fire  England  Blair faces Hutton spotlight

August 28 ... more > Top ^

Aug.28   London Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry
 France  White completes sprint double  London  Rush hour power cut hits London  New York  Tapes rekindle horror of 9/11   Beijing   N Korea talks fail to ease tension
  The diplomatic gulf separating N. Korea and the U.S. is wide as ever after 6-nation talks on the North's nuclear programme


August 29 ... more > Top ^

Aug.29   Iraq   Cleric among 100 dead after mosque blast
  Ayatollah Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim was the spiritual leader of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution
  London   Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits   Downing Street media chief said his resignation was not related to the Hutton inquiry  Washington  US 'pleased' at N Korea talks   Arctic     Nuclear submarine sinks   A Russian sub K-159 with at least 10 crew on board has sunk in the Barents Sea. One of the crew had been rescued  UN  World condemns Iraq attack

August 30 ... more > Top ^

Aug.30   Iraq 4 arrested over Najaf bombing  Gaza  Palestinians: At least two killed in strike  Iraq  Thousands mourn cleric

August 31 ... more > Top ^

Aug.31  Afghanistan  2 U.S. soldiers killed   Libya Gaddafi announces bombing deal
 New Delhi  Police: Attack prevented  Iraq  FBI to join mosque bomb probe


  Peace force arrives  The first wave of West African peacekeepers has arrived to end fighting between rebel troops and government forces Israelis retaliate in south Lebanon NATO takes over Afghan command Rebels hand over port. US troops arrived   Liberia, rebels sign peace deal  Government and rebel leaders signed a peace accord to end the 3-year civil war that brought down President Taylor Israel raids West Bank cities 'Chemical Ali' in U.S. custody  Ali Hassan al-Majid is Saddam's cousin and the man blamed for ordering a deadly attack against the Kurds in 1988 Hamas ends cease-fire 3 British soldiers killed in Basra Israeli attack kills 4 Hamas members   Nuclear submarine sinks   A Russian sub K-159 with at least 10 crew on board has sunk in the Barents Sea. One of the crew had been rescued Village blast kills 52 Hyundai tour boss 'jumps to death' Relentless heat plagues Europe S. Africa to distribute AIDS drugs   10,000 dead in heat wave




World, August 2003 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2003
Aug.1  UN Security Council  Force approved for Liberia
Aug.3  Liberia  Fight as peace force nears
Aug.3  Liberia  Monrovia awaits peace troops
Aug.4   Liberia
Aug.6  Liberia  Troops to start patrol
Aug.6  Israel  Israel frees 339 Palestinian prisoners
Aug.8  West Bank  Hamas vows Israel raid payback
Aug.10   Southern Lebanon
Aug.11   Kabul
Aug.14   Liberia
Aug.17  Liberia  Peace deal 'imminent'
Aug.18   Liberia
Aug.20   West Bank
Aug.21   Iraq
Aug.21   Gaza
Aug.21  England  UK backs US on Iraq command
Aug.22   Basra
Aug.23  Iraq  New front in war on terror'
Aug.24   Gaza
Aug.25  Eastern Afghanistan  Taleban fighters bombed
Aug.26  Gaza  Israeli missile strike kills bystander
Aug.26  UN Security Council  War crimes order to protect staff
Aug.27  West Bank  Arafat urges cease-fire
Aug.29   Arctic
Aug.30  Gaza  Palestinians: At least two killed in strike
Aug.31  Afghanistan  2 U.S. soldiers killed




World, August 2003 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2003
Aug.1  North Caucasus  Search on for blast survivors
Aug.2   Pakistan
Aug.3  South Africa  Conference focusing on AIDS
Aug.3   South Korea
Aug.4  Portugal  Forest fires 'calamity'
Aug.7   European Union
Aug.8   South Africa
Aug.9  Liberia  Fears over port city
Aug.12  Paris  Paris heat wave 'kills 100'
Aug.14   France
  Paris morgues are full and air conditioned tents have been set up to hold bodies
 Officials blame the high death toll on the length of the heat wave and that Parisian buildings typically lack air conditioning. In 'Plan Blanc' doctors and nurses being recalled from leave, morgue workers called out of retirement, and further 1,000 hospital beds being made available
Aug.14   New York Major power outage
  An outage struck simultaneously across dozens of cities in the eastern U.S. and Canada
Aug.15  New York  New Yorkers urged to stay away Aug.16   Iraq Fire halts flow of oil Aug.18  Paris  Heat crisis: French official quits Aug.19  Iraq  Hopes fade in UN Baghdad search Aug.22   Brazil   21 dead in rocket explosion  At least 20 others were injured. A rocket exploded on its launch pad while undergoing final pre-launch tests Aug.26   Washington Columbia report faults Nasa managers  The independent team concluded that long-standing flaws in the organisation were 'as much a cause' as technical faults Aug.27  India  Deadly stampede at Hindu festival Aug.28  London  Rush hour power cut hits London Aug.28  New York  Tapes rekindle horror of 9/11 Aug.29   Arctic   Nuclear submarine sinks   A Russian sub K-159 with at least 10 crew on board has sunk in the Barents Sea. One of the crew had been rescued



World, August 2003 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2003 Aug.3  New York  Tyson files for bankruptcy Aug.3   South Korea Hyundai tour boss 'jumps to death'
Aug.6   Southern California   Schwarzenegger to run for governor
  Film star, best known for his role in the Terminator films, has announced he will run as a Republican candidate
Aug.8   South Africa S. Africa to distribute AIDS drugs Aug.15  Liberia  Relief food ship docks Aug.16   Iraq Fire halts flow of oil Aug.21   USA   SoBig.F breaks virus speed records  The computer virus has already overwhelmed hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide Aug.27   Washington Bremer: Iraq effort to cost tens of billions  Iraqi revenue would not be enough to cover economic needs that 'almost impossible to exaggerate'



World, August 2003 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2003 Aug.3  New York  Tyson files for bankruptcy Aug.17  New Jersey  Micheel wins PGA Championship Aug.24  France  Bekele leads Ethiopian romp Aug.25  France  Collins crowned sprint king Aug.28  France  White completes sprint double



World, August 2003 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2003 Aug.1   North Caucasus   Suicide blast kills 50
  A bomber drove a truck laden with explosives through the gates of a military hospital for Chechnya-bound troops
Aug.2   West Bank Palestinians arrest Arafat HQ militants Aug.2  United Arab Emirates  Alleged al Qaeda tape threatens U.S. Aug.4   Jakarta Blast at Jakarta hotel kills 13 Map of Jakarta
  An explosion at the Marriott hotel has left 100 people injured
Aug.5  Jakarta  Possible Bali link in Jakarta blast Aug.6  Israel  Israel frees 339 Palestinian prisoners Aug.7   Baghdad   Bomb at Jordanian Embassy
  A car bomb has exploded killing up to 10 people -- including 5 Iraqi guards -- and injuring about 40 others
Aug.7  Indonesia  Bali bomber sentenced to die Aug.8  West Bank  Hamas vows Israel raid payback Aug.8  Boston  Church offer over sex abuse Aug.9  Jakarta  Al Qaeda 'trained' Jakarta bombers Aug.11  Indonesia  Al Qaeda claims Marriott blast Aug.11  Israel  Deadly Pair of Apparent Bombings Aug.12   New Jersey 3 arrested in missile-smuggling case Aug.13  Liberia  Hungry Liberians storm port Aug.13  New Jersey  3 charged in US missile sting Aug.13  Libya  $2.7bn Lockerbie compensation deal Aug.13  Saudi Arabia  Al Qaeda plot to target BA Aug.14   Indonesia Asia's most wanted Hambali arrested Aug.15  Thailand  Hambali in U.S. hands Aug.16   Iraq Fire halts flow of oil Aug.16  Jakarta  10 held over Jakarta bombing Aug.18   Mali 14 European hostages released  9 Germans, 4 Swiss and a Dutchman were among 32 taken hostage by Algerian Islamic extremists in the Sahara Aug.18  Morocco  Death sentences for bombings Aug.19   Kurdistan Saddam deputy captured Aug.19   Jerusalem Powerful bus bomb killed 21
  The bomb exploded in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. The explosion damaged a second bus
Aug.19   Baghdad Truck bomb kills 17 including U.N. envoy
  The U.N. special representative Sergio Vieira de Mello died in an explosion that ripped through the U.N HQ in Baghdad
Aug.21   Gaza Hamas ends cease-fire Aug.22  England  Argentine Jewish bomb: Envoy held Aug.23  Iraq  New front in war on terror' Aug.24   Iraq Bomb kills 3 bodyguards of Shiite leader Aug.24  Colombia  Bomb kills at least six on riverboat Aug.25   Mumbai 46 dead in twin blasts
  Attacks appeared similar to ones carried out by 2 terrorist groups, one of them connected to al Qaeda
Aug.29   Iraq Cleric among 100 dead after mosque blast
  Ayatollah Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim was the spiritual leader of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution
Aug.30   Iraq 4 arrested over Najaf bombing Aug.31  New Delhi  Police: Attack prevented Aug.31  Iraq  FBI to join mosque bomb probe



World, August 2003 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2003 Aug.1  England  Wider inquiry urged into Iraq war Aug.1  Liberia  Leaders to discuss Taylor's exit Aug.1   Jordan   Daughter: Saddam 'had a big heart'  2 oldest daughters still love their father but wouldn't talk about Saddam role in the deaths of their husbands in 1996 Aug.2   Iraq   Saddam's sons buried in homeland  The U.S. military handed their bodies of 2 sons and a grandson over to the Iraqi Red Crescent Aug.2  Liberia  Taylor sets date to step down Aug.2  North Korea  N Korea snubs US official Aug.3  South Africa  Conference focusing on AIDS Aug.4  Liberia  Peacekeepers expect Taylor to leave Aug.5  South Africa  Mbeki: Taylor pledges to step down Aug.5   New Hampshire Anglicans elect gay bishop
Aug.6   Southern California   Schwarzenegger to run for governor
  Film star, best known for his role in the Terminator films, has announced he will run as a Republican candidate
Aug.7  Jordan  Jordan: Embassy bombers 'cowards' Aug.7  Liberia  US-led team to meet rebels Aug.8  England  World summit called over gay bishop Aug.8  Boston  Church offer over sex abuse Aug.8  Washington  US fears more Indonesia attacks Aug.9  Liberia  Bitter Taylor bids farewell Aug.10  Liberia  Taylor blames U.S. for Liberia woe Aug.11   Liberia   Taylor quits under pressure
  President has stepped down as demanded by the US and West African leaders -- 14 years after leading a rebellion
Aug.11  Liberia  President invites rebels into government Aug.15  Liberia  Relief food ship docks Aug.15   Libya   Libya taking Lockerbie blame  Libya has prepared a letter for delivery to the U.N. accepting responsibility for the 1988 Pan Am 103 bombing Aug.15  West Bank  Israel to release cities to Palestinians Aug.15   Saudi Arabia Ugandan dictator Idi Amin dies
  Idi Amin, who had lived for years in exile, is blamed for the murders of tens of thousands of Ugandans in the 1970s
Aug.17   Liberia Rebels to take role in interim government Aug.17  Liberia  Peace deal 'imminent' Aug.18  Paris  Heat crisis: French official quits Aug.18   Liberia   Liberia, rebels sign peace deal  Government and rebel leaders signed a peace accord to end the 3-year civil war that brought down President Taylor Aug.19  West Bank  Abbas ends talks with militant groups Aug.20  UN  UN to stick by Iraq mission Aug.20  Jerusalem  Palestinians promise new efforts Aug.20  Liberia  New leader Gyude Bryant: I am a healer Aug.21  Australia  Australia 'twisted Iraq intelligence' Aug.22   Gaza Palestinians protest leader's death Aug.22  Iraq  U.N. diplomat's body leaves Iraq Aug.23   Italy Handshake for Berlusconi and Schroeder Aug.24  Iran  Iran escalates envoy arrest row Aug.25   Rwanda President claims landslide Aug.25  New Delhi  India boosts security after blasts Aug.26   Washington Columbia report faults Nasa managers  The independent team concluded that long-standing flaws in the organisation were 'as much a cause' as technical faults Aug.26  New Delhi  India: Pakistan must act on blasts Aug.26   Beijing Hopes low as N Korea talks start Aug.26  UN Security Council  War crimes order to protect staff Aug.27  India  Deadly stampede at Hindu festival Aug.27  Washington  Nasa chief vows to make changes Aug.27  England  Blair faces Hutton spotlight Aug.28   London Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry Aug.28   Beijing N Korea talks fail to ease tension
  The diplomatic gulf separating N. Korea and the U.S. is wide as ever after 6-nation talks on the North's nuclear programme
Aug.29   London Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits   Downing Street media chief said his resignation was not related to the Hutton inquiry Aug.29  Washington  US 'pleased' at N Korea talks Aug.29  UN  World condemns Iraq attack Aug.30  Iraq  Thousands mourn cleric Aug.31   Libya Gaddafi announces bombing deal