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1. 05-01 Children trapped in quake Turkey
C. 05-01 Bush calls end to 'major combat' Lincoln, USA
3. 05-04 Tornadoes wreak havoc U. S. Midwest
E. 05-12 al Qaeda suspected in Riyadh blasts Saudi Arabia
F. 05-16 41 die in Casablanca blasts Morocco
G. 05-17 Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers met Hebron, Jerusalem
05-21 More than 2,000 killed in 6.7 quake Algeria
I. 05-22 Council lifts Iraq sanctions UN Security Council
J. 05-25 Cabinet OKs road map Jerusalem

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Children trapped in quake  A frantic search is continuing for 200 children trapped under the debris of their school dormitory   Bush calls end to 'major combat'   From the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln President delivers a nationally televised address Tornadoes wreak havoc al Qaeda suspected in Riyadh blasts 41 die in Casablanca blasts  10 who took part in five near-simultaneous attacks also died. 4 detained. The targets included Spanish, Belgian and Jewish Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers met More than 2,000 killed in 6.7 quake
May.1   Turkey
  USA
May.2  New Delhi  India restores ties with Pakistan
 Argentina  Floods displace 100,000
 Turkey  Hopes fade for pupils
May.3  Hong Kong  Ship issues SARS distress call
May.4  Kazakhstan  Soyuz lands off-target, crew safe
  U. S. Midwest
May.5  Iraq  Iraqi woman biologist held
May.6  Pakistan  Pakistan to resume India links
May.7  UN  US moves to end Iraq sanctions
May.8  Switzerland  WHO: SARS death rate higher
May.9  Congo  Passengers sucked out of plane
 Washington  Bush proposes Mideast free-trade zone
May.10  Beijing  China 'missing' vital SARS data
May.11  Washington  U.S. shakes up Iraq interim team
 Jerusalem  Powell meets Sharon and Abbas
May.12  Chechnya  Blast kills 37
  Saudi Arabia
May.13  Washington  US expels 14 Cuban diplomats
May.14  Algeria  17 Sahara tourist hostages freed
 Chechnya  Woman bomber kills 20
 Argentina  Menem quits presidential race
May.15  China  Death for SARS spreaders
May.16   Morocco
May.17   Jerusalem
 Jerusalem  8 killed in bus attack
May.18  Aceh  Army starts Aceh attack
May.19  Northern Israel  Suicide bombing kills 3 in shopping mall
May.20  Canada  Mad cow disease reported
May.21   Algeria
  51,000 homeless and 8,626 injured. Survivors accused the government of turning a blind eye to shoddy construction
 Spain  Porto captures UEFA Cup
May.22   UN Security Council
May.23  Jerusalem  Israel ready to accept steps in 'road map'
 Algeria  Child pulled from quake rubble
May.24  Algeria  President faces fury over quake
May.25   Jerusalem
 Turkey  Spanish troops killed in crash
May.26  Toronto  Toronto back on WHO's SARS list
 Jerusalem  Sharon signals 'occupation' end
May.27  Moscow  Hu meets Putin
 Iran  US steps up pressure on Iran
May.28  England  AC Milan defeats Juve for European title
May.29  Jerusalem  Sharon-Abbas meeting candid, beneficial
May.30  Poland  Bush visits Poland
May.31  North Carolina  FBI: Olympic bombing suspect arrested
 St. Petersburg  Bush talks with Putin


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Arab Countries
More than 2,000 killed in 6.7 quake
Child pulled from quake rubble
Powell begins 'candid' Syria talks
Calls for probe of cameraman's death
Purported Saddam tape urges resistance
President faces fury over quake
Algeria 'negotiating tourists' freedom'
al Qaeda suspected in Riyadh blasts
17 Sahara tourist hostages freed
41 die in Casablanca blasts
'10 killed' in Israeli incursion
Key 'weapons official' held
Iraqi woman biologist held
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Powell meets Sharon and Abbas
Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers met
Israel ready to accept steps in 'road map'
Cabinet OKs road map
Sharon signals 'occupation' end
Sharon-Abbas meeting candid, beneficial
8 killed in bus attack
Suicide bombing kills 3 in shopping mall
'10 killed' in Israeli incursion
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China
Sub disaster killed 70
Ship issues SARS distress call
SARS doctors board stricken ship
HK breathes easier on SARS news
Sars fears shut reservoirs
China 'missing' vital SARS data
Death for SARS spreaders
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Death for SARS spreaders
Sub disaster killed 70
Ship issues SARS distress call
SARS doctors board stricken ship
HK breathes easier on SARS news
Sars fears shut reservoirs
SARS battle remains 'grave'
China 'missing' vital SARS data
Death for SARS spreaders
USA
Tornadoes wreak havoc
Tornadoes kill 38
Bush proposes Mideast free-trade zone
U.S. shakes up Iraq interim team
US expels 14 Cuban diplomats
FBI's former China agent indicted
FBI: Olympic bombing suspect arrested
Bush calls end to 'major combat'
Bush: U.S. will find banned Iraqi weapons
Rumsfeld: Iraq WMD will be found
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Pope visits Spain, calls for peace
Bush visits Poland
Video shows al Qaeda cell
'Mona Lisa of sculptures' stolen
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Jerusalem Your ad is here
Powell meets Sharon and Abbas
Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers met
Israel ready to accept steps in 'road map'
Cabinet OKs road map
Sharon signals 'occupation' end
8 killed in bus attack
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North Africa
More than 2,000 killed in 6.7 quake
Child pulled from quake rubble
President faces fury over quake
Algeria 'negotiating tourists' freedom'
17 Sahara tourist hostages freed
41 die in Casablanca blasts
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Turkey
Children trapped in quake
Boys found alive in quake rubble
Hopes fade for pupils
Spanish troops killed in crash
Quake deaths spark protest
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Hu meets Putin
Bush talks with Putin
Blast kills 37
Woman bomber kills 20
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Beijing
Sars fears shut reservoirs
SARS battle remains 'grave'
SARS investigators deployed
China 'missing' vital SARS data
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Sars fears shut reservoirs
SARS battle remains 'grave'
SARS investigators deployed
China 'missing' vital SARS data
Algeria
More than 2,000 killed in 6.7 quake
Child pulled from quake rubble
President faces fury over quake
Algeria 'negotiating tourists' freedom'
17 Sahara tourist hostages freed
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Washington Your ad is here
Bush proposes Mideast free-trade zone
U.S. shakes up Iraq interim team
US expels 14 Cuban diplomats
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Bush: U.S. will find banned Iraqi weapons
Rumsfeld: Iraq WMD will be found
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May.1   Turkey  
  A frantic search is continuing for 200 children trapped under the debris of their school dormitory
 Gaza  '10 killed' in Israeli incursion  South Africa  Bus plunge: dozens die   USA     Bush calls end to 'major combat'
Map of Lincoln USA
  From the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln President delivers a nationally televised address
 Turkey  Boys found alive in quake rubble

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May.2   New Delhi India restores ties with Pakistan
  Argentina Floods displace 100,000  Iraq  Key 'weapons official' held  Turkey  Quake deaths spark protest  China  Sub disaster killed 70   Turkey Hopes fade for pupils  Syria  Powell begins 'candid' Syria talks

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May.3  Spain  Pope visits Spain, calls for peace  Turkey  14 children bodies recovered   Hong Kong Ship issues SARS distress call
 Washington  Bush: U.S. will find banned Iraqi weapons  Hong Kong  SARS doctors board stricken ship

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May.4   Kazakhstan   Soyuz lands off-target, crew safe  The rescue teams lost track of the craft in a remote area for a few hours  Algeria  Algeria 'negotiating tourists' freedom'  England  Man Utd clinch title  Hong Kong  HK breathes easier on SARS news   U. S. Midwest   Tornadoes wreak havoc
  Tornadoes are killing about 20 people and leaving an extensive trail of damage
 Washington  Rumsfeld: Iraq WMD will be found

May 5 ... more > Top ^

May.5   Iraq Iraqi woman biologist held
 Beijing  Sars fears shut reservoirs  South Africa  Anti-apartheid icon Walter Sisulu dead  Kansas  Tornadoes kill 38

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May.6   Pakistan     Pakistan to resume India links  Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali says air and land transport links with India will be restored shortly  Beijing  SARS battle remains 'grave'  Madrid  Real wins 2-1 over Juve  Gaza  Calls for probe of cameraman's death  Beijing  SARS investigators deployed

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May.7  Iraq  Purported Saddam tape urges resistance  China  SARS fight goes rural   UN US moves to end Iraq sanctions
 Hamburg  Video shows al Qaeda cell

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May.8  Southern California  FBI's former China agent indicted  New Delhi  PM rejects no-nukes pact  Taiwan  SARS travel warning extended   Switzerland WHO: SARS death rate higher
 UN Security Council  Rift looms over Iraq sanctions

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May.9   Congo   Passengers sucked out of plane  The doors opened as the pressure system broke down. 129 people are presumed dead  Beijing  SARS progress in Beijing   Washington Bush proposes Mideast free-trade zone


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May.10   Beijing China 'missing' vital SARS data
 Turin  Juventus clinches 27th title  Jerusalem  Powell urges action on Mid-East plan  Congo  U.N. reports 14 executions amid fighting

May 11 ... more > Top ^

May.11   Washington U.S. shakes up Iraq interim team
  Jerusalem Powell meets Sharon and Abbas  Finland  Canada gets World hockey title  Austria  'Mona Lisa of sculptures' stolen  Jerusalem  Sharon, Abbas plan to meet on 'road map'  Gaza  Israel reimposes Gaza closure  Bali  First Bali bombings trial begins

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May.12   Chechnya     Blast kills 37  Another 200 injured after a truck with explosives was driven by a suicide bomber into government buildings  Iraq  'Dr Germ' detained   Saudi Arabia   al Qaeda suspected in Riyadh blasts
  As result of vehicles detonating blasts tore through at least 3 compounds housing Americans
 North Korea  North ditches nuke-free Korea pact

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May.13   Washington US expels 14 Cuban diplomats  Saudi Arabia  20 killed in blasts  Washington  More al Qaeda attacks possible  Milan  Milan wins over Inter in Champions semi  China  Dozens dead mine blast  Saudi Arabia  Crown prince condemns bombers

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May.14   Algeria 17 Sahara tourist hostages freed
  Chechnya Woman bomber kills 20  Saudi Arabia  US criticises security in Riyadh  Iraq  Grave may hold 11,000   Argentina Menem quits presidential race  Turin  Juve thumps Madrid 3-1 to set up final  Taiwan  SARS shuts emergency room

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May.15   China Death for SARS spreaders
 UN  US considers Iraq sanctions deal  Los Angeles  Spurs' rout ends Lakers' three-year reign  Saudi Arabia  Dissident: bin Laden behind Saudi attacks  Beijing  WHO optimism on SARS grows

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May.16   Morocco   41 die in Casablanca blasts
  10 who took part in five near-simultaneous attacks also died. 4 detained. The targets included Spanish, Belgian and Jewish
 West Bank  Erakat resigns as chief negotiator  Iraq  Purge of Saddam loyalists  South Africa  State funeral for Sisulu

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May.17   Jerusalem   Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers met Map of Hebron Israel
  A suicide bomber killed 2 Jewish settlers in the city of Hebron
 Morocco  27 detained in Casablanca blasts   Jerusalem     8 killed in bus attack  A 2nd suicide bomber blew himself up as emergency crews arrived at the scene of the blast at a busy junction  Jerusalem  Abbas, Sharon agree only to meet again

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May.18  Vatican  Pope turns 83, canonizes saints  West Bank  Israel tightens curbs on Palestinians   Aceh   Army starts Aceh attack  Army has started action against separatist rebels after President Megawati put the province under martial law  Belgium  PM wins, far-right gains

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May.19   Northern Israel Suicide bombing kills 3 in shopping mall
 Algeria  Raid frees last Sahara tourists  UN  US submits 'final draft' on Iraq  Morocco  Two bombers talking to police

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May.20   Canada Mad cow disease reported


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May.21  Switzerland  WHO backs tobacco advert controls   Algeria   More than 2,000 killed in 6.7 quake
  51,000 homeless and 8,626 injured. Survivors accused the government of turning a blind eye to shoddy construction
  Spain Porto captures UEFA Cup
 Qatar  Al-Jazeera airs al Qaeda message

May 22 ... more > Top ^

May.22   UN Security Council   Council lifts Iraq sanctions
  Resolution 1483 gives the U.S. and Great Britain authority to control Iraq until an elected government is in place
 Algeria  Quake death toll tops 800  England  Afghans win hijack appeal  Algeria  Quake rescuers race against time  Israel  Hezbollah bomb maker on seized boat

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May.23   Jerusalem     Israel ready to accept steps in 'road map'  Sharon will present the plan to his Cabinet   Algeria Child pulled from quake rubble  Iraq  U.S. dissolves Iraqi army, 2 ministries  Texas  Annika Sorenstam failed to make cut  Canada  Devils advance to finals over Senators  Washington  US thinks Mid-East summit close

May 24 ... more > Top ^

May.24  Algeria  Fury as quake toll rises   Algeria President faces fury over quake
 New Jersey  Nets return to Finals over Pistons

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May.25   Jerusalem   Cabinet OKs road map
  The 12-7 vote, with 4 abstentions, is the first time the government has accepted the principle of a Palestinian state
 Algeria  Rescuers battle to save quake girl   Turkey Spanish troops killed in crash

May 26 ... more > Top ^

May.26  Jerusalem  Sharon, Abbas to meet on 'road map'  Northern Japan  Powerful quake   Toronto     Toronto back on WHO's SARS list   Toronto reported a rash of new cases in recent days. 800 people are in quarantine   Jerusalem Sharon signals 'occupation' end
 Turkey  Data recorder found in air crash

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May.27   Moscow Hu meets Putin
 Sunni Triangle  2 U.S. soldiers die in Fallujah firefight   Iran US steps up pressure on Iran  Washington  Bush to meet with Arab leaders  Algeria  Aftershock hits quake zone

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May.28  Morocco  Suspect dies in custody  Washington  Bush to hold summit on Mideast trip   England   AC Milan defeats Juve for European title  Milan won its 6th Champions Cup by beating Juventus 3-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie in extra time  Washington  U.S. rejects Amnesty charge

May 29 ... more > Top ^

May.29  Iraq  Blair thanks UK troops in Iraq   Jerusalem Sharon-Abbas meeting candid, beneficial
 Dallas  Spurs get into NBA Finals over Mavs

May 30 ... more > Top ^

May.30  Jerusalem  Release of Palestinian prisoners delayed  Iraq  US widens Iraq weapons hunt  West Bank  Abbas vows end of attacks   Poland Bush visits Poland


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May.31   North Carolina FBI: Olympic bombing suspect arrested
 Poland  Bush tours 'evil' Auschwitz  Myanmar  Suu Kyi arrested   St. Petersburg     Bush talks with Putin   U.S. President has held formal talks with Russia's President in the Konstantinovsky Palace in St. Petersburg


  Bush calls end to 'major combat' Map of Lincoln USA




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2003
May.1  Gaza  '10 killed' in Israeli incursion
May.1   USA
  From the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln President delivers a nationally televised address
May.2  Iraq  Key 'weapons official' held May.2  China  Sub disaster killed 70 May.3  Spain  Pope visits Spain, calls for peace May.3  Washington  Bush: U.S. will find banned Iraqi weapons May.4  Washington  Rumsfeld: Iraq WMD will be found May.5   Iraq Iraqi woman biologist held May.8  New Delhi  PM rejects no-nukes pact May.10  Jerusalem  Powell urges action on Mid-East plan May.10  Congo  U.N. reports 14 executions amid fighting May.11  Gaza  Israel reimposes Gaza closure May.12  Iraq  'Dr Germ' detained May.12  North Korea  North ditches nuke-free Korea pact May.18  West Bank  Israel tightens curbs on Palestinians May.18   Aceh Army starts Aceh attack  Army has started action against separatist rebels after President Megawati put the province under martial law May.22  Israel  Hezbollah bomb maker on seized boat May.23  Iraq  U.S. dissolves Iraqi army, 2 ministries May.25   Jerusalem Cabinet OKs road map
  The 12-7 vote, with 4 abstentions, is the first time the government has accepted the principle of a Palestinian state
May.27  Sunni Triangle  2 U.S. soldiers die in Fallujah firefight May.29  Iraq  Blair thanks UK troops in Iraq May.30  Iraq  US widens Iraq weapons hunt May.31  Poland  Bush tours 'evil' Auschwitz



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2003 May.1   Turkey Children trapped in quake
  A frantic search is continuing for 200 children trapped under the debris of their school dormitory
May.1  South Africa  Bus plunge: dozens die May.1  Turkey  Boys found alive in quake rubble May.2   Argentina Floods displace 100,000 May.2  Turkey  Quake deaths spark protest May.2  China  Sub disaster killed 70 May.2   Turkey Hopes fade for pupils May.3  Turkey  14 children bodies recovered May.3   Hong Kong Ship issues SARS distress call May.3  Hong Kong  SARS doctors board stricken ship May.4  Hong Kong  HK breathes easier on SARS news May.4   U. S. Midwest Tornadoes wreak havoc
  Tornadoes are killing about 20 people and leaving an extensive trail of damage
May.5  Beijing  Sars fears shut reservoirs May.5  Kansas  Tornadoes kill 38 May.6  Beijing  SARS battle remains 'grave' May.6  Beijing  SARS investigators deployed May.7  China  SARS fight goes rural May.8  Taiwan  SARS travel warning extended May.8   Switzerland WHO: SARS death rate higher May.9   Congo Passengers sucked out of plane  The doors opened as the pressure system broke down. 129 people are presumed dead May.9  Beijing  SARS progress in Beijing May.10   Beijing China 'missing' vital SARS data May.13  China  Dozens dead mine blast May.14  Taiwan  SARS shuts emergency room May.15   China Death for SARS spreaders May.15  Beijing  WHO optimism on SARS grows May.20   Canada Mad cow disease reported May.21  Switzerland  WHO backs tobacco advert controls May.21   Algeria More than 2,000 killed in 6.7 quake
  51,000 homeless and 8,626 injured. Survivors accused the government of turning a blind eye to shoddy construction
May.22  Algeria  Quake death toll tops 800 May.22  Algeria  Quake rescuers race against time May.23   Algeria Child pulled from quake rubble May.24  Algeria  Fury as quake toll rises May.25  Algeria  Rescuers battle to save quake girl May.25   Turkey Spanish troops killed in crash May.26  Northern Japan  Powerful quake May.26   Toronto   Toronto back on WHO's SARS list   Toronto reported a rash of new cases in recent days. 800 people are in quarantine May.26  Turkey  Data recorder found in air crash May.27  Algeria  Aftershock hits quake zone



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2003 May.6   Pakistan   Pakistan to resume India links  Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali says air and land transport links with India will be restored shortly May.20   Canada Mad cow disease reported




World, May 2003 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2003 May.4  England  Man Utd clinch title May.6  Madrid  Real wins 2-1 over Juve May.10  Turin  Juventus clinches 27th title May.11  Finland  Canada gets World hockey title May.13  Milan  Milan wins over Inter in Champions semi May.14  Turin  Juve thumps Madrid 3-1 to set up final May.15  Los Angeles  Spurs' rout ends Lakers' three-year reign May.21   Spain Porto captures UEFA Cup
May.23  Texas  Annika Sorenstam failed to make cut May.23  Canada  Devils advance to finals over Senators May.24  New Jersey  Nets return to Finals over Pistons May.28   England AC Milan defeats Juve for European title  Milan won its 6th Champions Cup by beating Juventus 3-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie in extra time May.29  Dallas  Spurs get into NBA Finals over Mavs



World, May 2003 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2003 May.4  Algeria  Algeria 'negotiating tourists' freedom' May.7  Hamburg  Video shows al Qaeda cell May.8  Southern California  FBI's former China agent indicted May.10  Congo  U.N. reports 14 executions amid fighting May.11  Austria  'Mona Lisa of sculptures' stolen May.11  Bali  First Bali bombings trial begins May.12   Chechnya   Blast kills 37  Another 200 injured after a truck with explosives was driven by a suicide bomber into government buildings May.12  Iraq  'Dr Germ' detained May.12   Saudi Arabia al Qaeda suspected in Riyadh blasts
  As result of vehicles detonating blasts tore through at least 3 compounds housing Americans
May.13  Saudi Arabia  20 killed in blasts May.13  Washington  More al Qaeda attacks possible May.14   Algeria 17 Sahara tourist hostages freed May.14   Chechnya Woman bomber kills 20 May.14  Iraq  Grave may hold 11,000 May.15   China Death for SARS spreaders May.15  Saudi Arabia  Dissident: bin Laden behind Saudi attacks May.16   Morocco 41 die in Casablanca blasts
  10 who took part in five near-simultaneous attacks also died. 4 detained. The targets included Spanish, Belgian and Jewish
May.17  Morocco  27 detained in Casablanca blasts May.17   Jerusalem   8 killed in bus attack  A 2nd suicide bomber blew himself up as emergency crews arrived at the scene of the blast at a busy junction May.19   Northern Israel Suicide bombing kills 3 in shopping mall May.19  Algeria  Raid frees last Sahara tourists May.19  Morocco  Two bombers talking to police May.21  Qatar  Al-Jazeera airs al Qaeda message May.22  England  Afghans win hijack appeal May.22  Israel  Hezbollah bomb maker on seized boat May.28  Morocco  Suspect dies in custody May.30  West Bank  Abbas vows end of attacks May.31   North Carolina FBI: Olympic bombing suspect arrested



World, May 2003 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2003 May.2   New Delhi India restores ties with Pakistan
May.2  Turkey  Quake deaths spark protest May.2  Syria  Powell begins 'candid' Syria talks May.3  Spain  Pope visits Spain, calls for peace May.4   Kazakhstan Soyuz lands off-target, crew safe  The rescue teams lost track of the craft in a remote area for a few hours May.5   Iraq Iraqi woman biologist held May.5  South Africa  Anti-apartheid icon Walter Sisulu dead May.6  Gaza  Calls for probe of cameraman's death May.7  Iraq  Purported Saddam tape urges resistance May.7   UN US moves to end Iraq sanctions May.8  UN Security Council  Rift looms over Iraq sanctions May.9   Washington Bush proposes Mideast free-trade zone May.10  Jerusalem  Powell urges action on Mid-East plan May.11   Washington U.S. shakes up Iraq interim team May.11   Jerusalem Powell meets Sharon and Abbas May.11  Jerusalem  Sharon, Abbas plan to meet on 'road map' May.13   Washington US expels 14 Cuban diplomats May.13  Saudi Arabia  Crown prince condemns bombers May.14  Saudi Arabia  US criticises security in Riyadh May.14   Argentina Menem quits presidential race May.15  UN  US considers Iraq sanctions deal May.16  West Bank  Erakat resigns as chief negotiator May.16  Iraq  Purge of Saddam loyalists May.16  South Africa  State funeral for Sisulu May.17   Jerusalem Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers met Map of Hebron Israel
  A suicide bomber killed 2 Jewish settlers in the city of Hebron
May.17  Jerusalem  Abbas, Sharon agree only to meet again May.18  Vatican  Pope turns 83, canonizes saints May.18  Belgium  PM wins, far-right gains May.19  UN  US submits 'final draft' on Iraq May.22   UN Security Council Council lifts Iraq sanctions
  Resolution 1483 gives the U.S. and Great Britain authority to control Iraq until an elected government is in place
May.23   Jerusalem   Israel ready to accept steps in 'road map'  Sharon will present the plan to his Cabinet May.23  Washington  US thinks Mid-East summit close May.24  Algeria  Fury as quake toll rises May.24   Algeria President faces fury over quake
May.25   Jerusalem Cabinet OKs road map
  The 12-7 vote, with 4 abstentions, is the first time the government has accepted the principle of a Palestinian state
May.26  Jerusalem  Sharon, Abbas to meet on 'road map' May.26   Jerusalem Sharon signals 'occupation' end May.27   Moscow Hu meets Putin May.27   Iran US steps up pressure on Iran May.27  Washington  Bush to meet with Arab leaders May.28  Washington  Bush to hold summit on Mideast trip May.28  Washington  U.S. rejects Amnesty charge May.29  Iraq  Blair thanks UK troops in Iraq May.29   Jerusalem Sharon-Abbas meeting candid, beneficial May.30  Jerusalem  Release of Palestinian prisoners delayed May.30  West Bank  Abbas vows end of attacks May.30   Poland Bush visits Poland May.31  Poland  Bush tours 'evil' Auschwitz May.31  Myanmar  Suu Kyi arrested May.31   St. Petersburg   Bush talks with Putin   U.S. President has held formal talks with Russia's President in the Konstantinovsky Palace in St. Petersburg