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1. 01-18 Anti-war protests sweep the world European Union
C. 02-05 Powell made evidence presentation UN Security Council
02-15 Millions in peace protests European Union
E. 03-17 Bush: Saddam has 48 hours to leave Iraq Washington
F. 04-09 Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray Baghdad
G. 04-30 New Mid-East peace plan launched Israel
H. 06-04 Summit with Sharon, Abbas, Bush Jordan
I. 07-02 Berlusconi in EU 'Nazi' slur Italy
J. 09-10 Stabbed Foreign Minister dies Stockholm, Sweden

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Anti-war protests sweep the world Powell made evidence presentation Millions in peace protests  In London police said the turnout was 750,000, the largest demonstration ever Bush: Saddam has 48 hours to leave Iraq Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray New Mid-East peace plan launched Summit with Sharon, Abbas, Bush Berlusconi in EU 'Nazi' slur Stabbed Foreign Minister dies Davis out, Schwarzenegger wins First Manned Space Flight Ends in Success
Jan.18   European Union
Jan.28  Jerusalem  Sharon wins election, calls for unity
Jan.31  Washington  Bush, Blair: Time running out for Saddam
Feb.4  Serbia  Yugoslavia officially abolished
Feb.5   UN Security Council
Feb.15   European Union
Mar.1  Turkey  Turkey fails to approve US deployment
Mar.6  West Bank  Arafat chooses prime minister
Mar.7  UN  March 17 deadline proposed
Mar.9  Turkey  Erdogan set to be PM
Mar.10  France  France, Russia threaten war veto
Mar.17   Washington
Mar.21  Baghdad  U.S. Official: Saddam Seen on Stretcher
Apr.9   Baghdad
Apr.11  Baghdad  U.S. issues Iraqi 'most-wanted' list
Apr.14  Syria  Pressure mounts on Syria
Apr.18  Beijing  China hid SARS patients
Apr.22  Iraq  Shiite pilgrims flock to Karbala
 Nigeria  Obasanjo won re-election by landslide
Apr.30   Israel
May.4  Kazakhstan  Soyuz lands off-target, crew safe
May.17  Jerusalem  Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers met
May.22  UN Security Council  Council lifts Iraq sanctions
May.23  Jerusalem  Israel ready to accept steps in 'road map'
May.25  Jerusalem  Cabinet OKs road map
May.31  St. Petersburg  Bush talks with Putin
Jun.1  Myanmar  Burma isolates opposition
 France  G-8 leaders focus on common ground
Jun.2  France  Bush to Chirac: Time to move on
Jun.4   Jordan
Jun.13  Tehran  Militia attack Tehran protesters
Jun.15  Tehran  6th night of protests
Jun.16  London  Inquiry into WMD claims
Jun.22  Jordan  Quartet resolute on Mideast peace
Jun.24  Beijing  India and China agree over Tibet
Jul.2   Italy
 West Bank  Israel hands over Bethlehem
Jul.7  Senegal  Bush begins landmark Africa tour
Jul.11  CIA  CIA chief takes blame for Bush speech
Jul.13  Iraq  Iraqi council acts for first time
Jul.17  U.S. Congress  Blair visits Bush and defends war
Jul.24  Iraq  U.S. releases sons' death photos
Jul.31  Washington  U.S.: N Korea nuke talks on track
 Jordan  Saddam's daughters in Jordan
Aug.1  Jordan  Daughter: Saddam 'had a big heart'
Aug.2  Iraq  Saddam's sons buried in homeland
Aug.6  Southern California  Schwarzenegger to run for governor
Aug.11  Liberia  Taylor quits under pressure
Aug.15  Libya  Libya taking Lockerbie blame
 Saudi Arabia  Ugandan dictator Idi Amin dies
Aug.18  Liberia  Liberia, rebels sign peace deal
Aug.26  Washington  Columbia report faults Nasa managers
Aug.28  Beijing  N Korea talks fail to ease tension
Aug.29  London  Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits
Sep.2  Iraq  Thousands bid cleric farewell
 UN  U.S. lays out new Iraq resolution
Sep.6  West Bank  Abbas offers resignation
Sep.7  West Bank  Qurei nominated as Palestinian PM
 Washington  Bush to ask 87 billions more for Iraq
Sep.10   Sweden
Sep.11  Jerusalem  Israel decided to 'remove' Arafat
Sep.12  UN Security Council  U.N. votes to lift Libya sanctions
Sep.14  Mexico  Rich-poor divide derails WTO talks
 Sweden  Voters rejects euro currency
Sep.16  UN Security Council  U.S. vetoes Arafat vote
Sep.20  Berlin  Leaders find 'common ground' on Iraq
Sep.23  UN Gen. Assembly  Bush urges UN unity on Iraq
Sep.25  Iraq  Shot politician dies from wounds
Sep.26  Washington  US-Russia summit tackles Iran
Sep.29  Washington  White House vows help in CIA leak probe
Oct.4  Vatican  Pope warns Archbishop on gay priests
Oct.7   California
Oct.10  Iran  Rights activist Ebadi wins Nobel
Oct.15   China
Oct.17  Bolivia  President Sanchez resigns
Oct.19  Bosnia  Ex-leader Izetbegovic Dies at 78
Oct.30  Malaysia  Mahathir steps down
Nov.2  New Hampshire  Gay bishop consecrated
Nov.14  Baghdad  Iraqis 'to govern by next summer'
Nov.20  London  Mass anti-Bush protest
Nov.23  Georgia  Shevardnadze resigns
Nov.27  Baghdad  Bush makes surprise visit
Dec.1  Geneva  Unofficial Mideast initiative unveiled
Dec.7  Moscow  Pro-Putin party set for victory
Dec.9  Iraq  Iraq tenders 'only for US allies'
 Washington  Blunt Bush message for Taiwan
Dec.11  Paris  Headscarf ban recommended
Dec.12  Canada  Chretien stepped down for Paul Martin
Dec.13  Belgium  European summit ends in failure
Dec.18  Jerusalem  Israel warns of unilateral moves
Dec.28  Serbia  Milosevic, nationalists make gains



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Millions in peace protests
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Powell made evidence presentation
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March 2003
Arafat chooses prime minister
U.S. Official: Saddam Seen on Stretcher
Turkey fails to approve US deployment
Erdogan set to be PM
France, Russia threaten war veto
Arafat chooses prime minister
U.S. Official: Saddam Seen on Stretcher
March 17 deadline proposed
Bush: Saddam has 48 hours to leave Iraq
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April 2003
Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray
Pressure mounts on Syria
Shiite pilgrims flock to Karbala
New Mid-East peace plan launched
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Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray
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Shiite pilgrims flock to Karbala
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Statue falls, Saddam's regime in disarray
U.S. issues Iraqi 'most-wanted' list
Shiite pilgrims flock to Karbala
May 2003
Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers met
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Cabinet OKs road map
Bush talks with Putin
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Council lifts Iraq sanctions
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June 2003
Summit with Sharon, Abbas, Bush
Militia attack Tehran protesters
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July 2003
Iraqi council acts for first time
U.S. releases sons' death photos
Berlusconi in EU 'Nazi' slur
Iraqi council acts for first time
U.S. releases sons' death photos
CIA chief takes blame for Bush speech
Iraqi council acts for first time
U.S. releases sons' death photos
August 2003
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin dies
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Schwarzenegger to run for governor
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September 2003
Abbas offers resignation
Qurei nominated as Palestinian PM
Shot politician dies from wounds
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Abbas offers resignation
Qurei nominated as Palestinian PM
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Bush to ask 87 billions more for Iraq
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November 2003
Bush makes surprise visit
Mass anti-Bush protest
Shevardnadze resigns
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Gay bishop consecrated
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December 2003
Iraq tenders 'only for US allies'
Unofficial Mideast initiative unveiled
Pro-Putin party set for victory
Headscarf ban recommended
Iraq tenders 'only for US allies'
Chretien stepped down for Paul Martin
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  Anti-war protests sweep the world


January 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Washington  U.S. to host talks on N. Korea
Jan.3  Venezuela  Two die in street clashes
Jan.12  South Korea  U.S. 'ready to talk' with N. Korea
Jan.13  Togo  Truce ends hostilities
Jan.17  Baghdad  Saddam: 'New Mongols' face defeat
Jan.18   European Union
  Mass rallies are taking place to show opposition to any war against Iraq
Jan.24  South Korea  S. Korea to send envoy to Pyongyang Jan.28   Jerusalem     Sharon wins election, calls for unity  Prime Minister has hailed Likud Party's triumph as 'historic' and said he will seek to create a broad-based government  Washington  Bush made State of the Union address Jan.30  Cambodia  Frightened Thais Flee After Night of Riots Jan.31   Washington Bush, Blair: Time running out for Saddam

February 2003 ... more > Top ^
Feb.4   Serbia     Yugoslavia officially abolished  Lawmakers are replacing Yugoslavia with a loose union of its remaining two republics, Serbia and Montenegro Feb.5   UN Security Council     Powell made evidence presentation
  Britain and France were at opposite ends of Security Council reaction after presentation of Iraq's noncooperation
Feb.8  Baghdad  Blix hails 'useful' Baghdad talks Feb.10  Paris  Chirac, Putin: No need for war Feb.15   European Union Millions in peace protests
  In London police said the turnout was 750,000, the largest demonstration ever
Feb.17  Belgium  EU moves to heal Iraq divisions Feb.24  UN  U.S., U.K., Spain introduce new resolution Feb.25  Baghdad  Saddam: I will die in Iraq

March 2003 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Turkey   Turkey fails to approve US deployment  Parliament voted 264-250 in favour of the deployment, but the motion required more than half of those present Mar.2  Gulf  Gulf states say Saddam should go Mar.4  Moscow  Russia says Iraq veto possible Mar.6   West Bank Arafat chooses prime minister Mar.7  UN Security Council  Inspectors report   UN March 17 deadline proposed Mar.8  Washington  U.S. pushes for Iraq deadline Mar.9   Turkey Erdogan set to be PM Mar.10   France France, Russia threaten war veto Mar.11  Washington  White House concedes U.N. defeat Mar.13  UN Security Council  Iraq vote pushed back Mar.14  Beijing  Hu Jintao elected president Mar.16  Portugal  Bush issues ultimatum on Iraq Mar.17   Washington     Bush: Saddam has 48 hours to leave Iraq
  U.S. President gave Iraqi President 48 hours for him and his sons to leave Iraq before military action begins
Mar.18  Baghdad  Saddam rejects Bush ultimatum  London  Parliament backs Iraq war Mar.19  Washington  Bush: 'No outcome except victory' Mar.21   Baghdad     U.S. Official: Saddam Seen on Stretcher  Saddam Hussein is seen being placed into an ambulance in photographs showing 'panicked digging' at the bunker Mar.27  Washington  Bush, Blair joint news conference

April 2003 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Iraq  Saddam a no-show for address 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.11   Baghdad U.S. issues Iraqi 'most-wanted' list 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.15  Baghdad  Meeting for new civil authority Apr.16  Greece  Violence erupts near EU summit  Washington  End Iraq sanctions, says Bush Apr.17  Washington  Powell plans visit to Syria Apr.18   Beijing China hid SARS patients Apr.20  Beijing  Heads roll over SARS spread 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   Nigeria Obasanjo won re-election by landslide Apr.27  Argentina  Vote goes to run-off Apr.28  Baghdad  Interim government to start within month  Iraq  Ex-oil minister gives up Apr.30   Israel   New Mid-East peace plan launched
  International mediators have presented their 'roadmap' to Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas


May 2003 ... more > Top ^
May.2  New Delhi  India restores ties with Pakistan May.4   Kazakhstan Soyuz lands off-target, crew safe May.5  Iraq  Iraqi woman biologist held May.7  UN  US moves to end Iraq sanctions May.9  Washington  Bush proposes Mideast free-trade zone May.11  Washington  U.S. shakes up Iraq interim team  Jerusalem  Powell meets Sharon and Abbas May.13  Washington  US expels 14 Cuban diplomats May.14  Argentina  Menem quits presidential race May.17   Jerusalem   Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers met   A suicide bomber killed 2 Jewish settlers in the city of Hebron 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' 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 signals 'occupation' end May.27  Moscow  Hu meets Putin  Iran  US steps up pressure on Iran May.29  Jerusalem  Sharon-Abbas meeting candid, beneficial May.30  Poland  Bush visits Poland May.31   St. Petersburg Bush talks with Putin

June 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Myanmar Burma isolates opposition
  France G-8 leaders focus on common ground Jun.2   France Bush to Chirac: Time to move on Jun.3  Egypt  Bush meets Arab leaders Jun.4   Jordan   Summit with Sharon, Abbas, Bush
  Sharon is backing the Palestinian state and says Israel will remove outposts, Abbas calls for end to intifada
 London  Weapons criticis blast Blair Jun.6  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai charged with treason Jun.8  Poland  'Yes' to EU membership Jun.13   Tehran Militia attack Tehran protesters  Security forces and hardliners have clashed with large crowds who were protesting against clerical rule Jun.14  Israel  Israelis, Palestinians hold 'positive' meeting Jun.15   Tehran 6th night of protests Jun.16   London   Inquiry into WMD claims  Committee will focus attention on claims that Iraq had the capacity to launch a strike using WMD within 45 minutes Jun.17  Liberia  Liberian foes sign ceasefire Jun.19  West Bank  Israel takes on Jewish settlers Jun.20  Jerusalem  Powell: Hamas 'enemy of peace' Jun.22   Jordan Quartet resolute on Mideast peace Jun.23  U.S. Supreme Court  Mixed ruling on affirmative action Jun.24   Beijing India and China agree over Tibet  London  Putin arrives for UK state visit Jun.26  U.S. Supreme Court  Supreme Court overturns gay sex ban  Iraq  'Comical Ali' resurfaces Jun.28  Israel  Israelis, Palestinians invited to DC by Rice Jun.29  Gaza  Palestinians take charge Jun.30  Liberia  U.S. 'actively considering' role in Liberia

July 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2   Italy   Berlusconi in EU 'Nazi' slur
  Prime Minister has caused uproar in the European Parliament by comparing a German MEP to a Nazi camp guard
  West Bank Israel hands over Bethlehem Jul.4  Iraq  Purported Saddam tape urges resistance Jul.6  Liberia  Taylor agrees to leave Jul.7   Senegal Bush begins landmark Africa tour Jul.8  Washington  Dems want uranium claim probed Jul.11  Italy  Tourist minister 'resigns' over German jibe   CIA CIA chief takes blame for Bush speech  Tenet: A line in State of the Union address alleging that Iraq was trying to buy uranium should never been included Jul.12  Belgium  War crimes law scraped Jul.13   Iraq   Iraqi council acts for first time  New governing council cancels all holidays 'linked to the old dictatorial regime' and name April 9, as a new national holiday  Washington  U.S. in damage control over Iraq Jul.16  Hong Kong  Crisis after officials quit Jul.17   U.S. Congress Blair visits Bush and defends war Jul.19  Johannesburg  Mandela celebrated 85th birthday Jul.21  Liberia  Liberians dump bodies at U.S. Embassy Jul.24   Iraq U.S. releases sons' death photos  The provisional authority has released photographs it said were of Uday and Qusay, aimed at convincing skeptical Iraqis Jul.25  Japan  Japan to send troops to Iraq Jul.29  Iraq  Purported voice of Saddam mourns sons Jul.30  Peru  Peru asks for Fujimori's return  Ghana  Leaders debate Liberia force Jul.31   Washington U.S.: N Korea nuke talks on track   Jordan Saddam's daughters in Jordan

August 2003 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Jordan Daughter: Saddam 'had a big heart'
Aug.2   Iraq Saddam's sons buried in homeland 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.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.15   Libya Libya taking Lockerbie blame   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.18   Liberia Liberia, rebels sign peace deal Aug.22  Gaza  Palestinians protest leader's death Aug.23  Italy  Handshake for Berlusconi and Schroeder Aug.25  Rwanda  President claims landslide Aug.26   Washington Columbia report faults Nasa managers  Beijing  Hopes low as N Korea talks start Aug.28  London  Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry   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 Aug.31  Libya  Gaddafi announces bombing deal

September 2003 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1  Iraq  Najaf braces for ayatollah's funeral Sep.2   Iraq Thousands bid cleric farewell
  UN U.S. lays out new Iraq resolution Sep.4  Germany  France, Germany reject US Iraq plans Sep.5  Spain  Al-Jazeera reporter arrested Sep.6   West Bank     Abbas offers resignation  Arafat told Palestinian legislators he had accepted Prime Minister offer to resign Sep.7   West Bank   Qurei nominated as Palestinian PM  The nominee, proposed by Arafat, is the parliamentary speaker   Washington   Bush to ask 87 billions more for Iraq  President has told the American people that Iraq is ''now the central front' in a global war against terrorism Sep.10   Sweden Stabbed Foreign Minister dies Map of Stockholm Sweden
  Anna Lindh has died in hospital after being stabbed several times by an unidentified man in the centre of Stockholm
Sep.11  Manhattan  Vigils mark 9/11 anniversary   Jerusalem Israel decided to 'remove' Arafat Sep.12   UN Security Council U.N. votes to lift Libya sanctions Sep.13  Sunni Triangle  Anti-U.S. chants, gunshots mark funerals Sep.14   Mexico   Rich-poor divide derails WTO talks   The collapse of talks in Cancun has set back the trade development agenda by at least 2 years   Sweden Voters rejects euro currency Sep.16   UN Security Council U.S. vetoes Arafat vote Sep.20   Berlin Leaders find 'common ground' on Iraq Sep.21  France  France lifts veto threat on Iraq Sep.22  NATO  Dutch minister gets NATO top job Sep.23   UN Gen. Assembly Bush urges UN unity on Iraq  Vatican  Pope cancels weekly audience Sep.24  California  Governor debate Sep.25   Iraq   Shot politician dies from wounds  Iraqi Governing Council member Akila al-Hashimi died 5 days after an attack on her convoy Sep.26   Washington US-Russia summit tackles Iran Sep.28  Moscow  Conference on climate change Sep.29   Washington White House vows help in CIA leak probe

October 2003 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3  Italy  Talks over European Union's constitution Oct.4   Vatican Pope warns Archbishop on gay priests
Oct.6  Turkey  Cabinet backs Iraq troops  North Korea  N Korea wants Japan out of talks Oct.7   California   Davis out, Schwarzenegger wins
  Electorate recalls Democratic Gov. and choose actor-turned-politician as the state's next governor
Oct.8  Iraq  2,000 Shiites protest cleric's arrest Oct.9  West Bank  New Palestinian cabinet in crisis Oct.10   Iran Rights activist Ebadi wins Nobel
Oct.15   China   First Manned Space Flight Ends in Success
  The space capsule carrying Yang Liwei touched made a 21-hour odyssey that took him around the world 14 times
Oct.16  Vatican  John Paul marks 25 years as pope Oct.17   Bolivia President Sanchez resigns  Belgium  EU Leaders End Low-Key Summit Oct.19   Bosnia Ex-leader Izetbegovic Dies at 78 Oct.20  Jordan  PM Resigns  Vatican  Pope beatifies Mother Teresa Oct.29  Baghdad  Red Cross to reduce Iraq staff Oct.30   Malaysia Mahathir steps down

November 2003 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2  Georgia  Shevardnadze won parliamentary poll   New Hampshire Gay bishop consecrated  Episcopal Church consecrates openly gay bishop Rev. Gene Robinson Sunday as bishop of the New Hampshire Diocese Nov.6  Washington  Bush demands Mid-East democracy Nov.9  Japan  PM faces reduced majority Nov.11  Washington  Urgent Iraq talks Nov.14   Baghdad Iraqis 'to govern by next summer'
Nov.17  England  Security ramped up for Bush visit Nov.18  Massachusetts  Court rules against gay marriage ban  England  Bush to tell UK 'Iraq war right' Nov.19  South Africa  S Africa rolls out Aids programme Nov.20   London     Mass anti-Bush protest  Thousands have marched in protest against U.S. President policies on Iraq. 5,500 police were on duty Nov.23   Georgia     Shevardnadze resigns  President has resigned after meeting the opposition and Russia's foreign minister Ivanov Nov.26  Kashmir  India and Pakistan Start Cease-fire Nov.27   Baghdad     Bush makes surprise visit  President made an unannounced visit to Baghdad to spend part of Thanksgiving Day with U.S. troops

December 2003 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Geneva Unofficial Mideast initiative unveiled  30 delegates from each side gathered in Geneva to launch an unofficial peace plan 'Geneva accord' Dec.4  Nigeria  Commonwealth summit starts Dec.5  Northern Iraq  Rumsfeld visits troops Dec.7  Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe quits Commonwealth   Moscow     Pro-Putin party set for victory  The United Russia party with 37% is leading rivals by a large margin in parliamentary elections Dec.8  Moscow  OSCE condemns Russia election Dec.9   Iraq   Iraq tenders 'only for US allies'  Companies from countries opposed to the conflict will be barred from bidding for new rebuilding contracts worth $18.6bn   Washington Blunt Bush message for Taiwan
Dec.10  Norway  Nobel winner blasts rights abuses Dec.11   Paris   Headscarf ban recommended  An expert commission recommended a ban on 'conspicuous' religious signs Dec.12   Canada   Chretien stepped down for Paul Martin  A former finance minister has pledged to seek smoother ties with the United States despite strains over Iraq Dec.13   Belgium European summit ends in failure Dec.15  Washington  Bush promises Saddam fair trial Dec.17  Paris  Chirac: Ban headscarves in schools Dec.18  Pakistan  Pakistan makes Kashmir concession   Jerusalem Israel warns of unilateral moves Dec.20  Austria  N-watchdog meets Libyans Dec.28   Serbia Milosevic, nationalists make gains Dec.29  Southern Iran  Khamenei pledges to rebuild quake city Dec.31  Washington  U.S. eases Iran aid restrictions


  Powell made evidence presentation




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Feb.5   UN Security Council
  Britain and France were at opposite ends of Security Council reaction after presentation of Iraq's noncooperation
Jun.16   London Inquiry into WMD claims  Committee will focus attention on claims that Iraq had the capacity to launch a strike using WMD within 45 minutes



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2003 Sep.7   Washington   Bush to ask 87 billions more for Iraq  President has told the American people that Iraq is ''now the central front' in a global war against terrorism Sep.14   Sweden Voters rejects euro currency




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2003 Dec.31  Washington  U.S. eases Iran aid restrictions



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2003 Jan.28   Jerusalem   Sharon wins election, calls for unity  Prime Minister has hailed Likud Party's triumph as 'historic' and said he will seek to create a broad-based government Mar.9   Turkey Erdogan set to be PM
Apr.22   Nigeria Obasanjo won re-election by landslide Apr.27  Argentina  Vote goes to run-off May.14  Argentina  Menem quits presidential race Jun.8  Poland  'Yes' to EU membership 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.25  Rwanda  President claims landslide Sep.14   Sweden Voters rejects euro currency Sep.24  California  Governor debate Oct.7   California   Davis out, Schwarzenegger wins
  Electorate recalls Democratic Gov. and choose actor-turned-politician as the state's next governor
Nov.2  Georgia  Shevardnadze won parliamentary poll Nov.9  Japan  PM faces reduced majority Dec.7   Moscow   Pro-Putin party set for victory  The United Russia party with 37% is leading rivals by a large margin in parliamentary elections Dec.28   Serbia Milosevic, nationalists make gains Dec.29  Southern Iran  Khamenei pledges to rebuild quake city



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2003 Dec.9   Iraq   Iraq tenders 'only for US allies'  Companies from countries opposed to the conflict will be barred from bidding for new rebuilding contracts worth $18.6bn Dec.18  Pakistan  Pakistan makes Kashmir concession



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2003 Feb.4   Serbia   Yugoslavia officially abolished  Lawmakers are replacing Yugoslavia with a loose union of its remaining two republics, Serbia and Montenegro 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.15  Baghdad  Meeting for new civil authority Apr.18   Beijing China hid SARS patients Apr.28  Baghdad  Interim government to start within month May.2  New Delhi  India restores ties with Pakistan 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 Jul.12  Belgium  War crimes law scraped Jul.13   Iraq Iraqi council acts for first time  New governing council cancels all holidays 'linked to the old dictatorial regime' and name April 9, as a new national holiday Jul.16  Hong Kong  Crisis after officials quit Aug.17  Liberia  Rebels to take role in interim government Sep.7   Washington   Bush to ask 87 billions more for Iraq  President has told the American people that Iraq is ''now the central front' in a global war against terrorism Oct.6  Turkey  Cabinet backs Iraq troops Oct.9  West Bank  New Palestinian cabinet in crisis Nov.14   Baghdad Iraqis 'to govern by next summer' Nov.19  South Africa  S Africa rolls out Aids programme



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2003 Mar.1   Turkey   Turkey fails to approve US deployment  Parliament voted 264-250 in favour of the deployment, but the motion required more than half of those present Mar.7  UN Security Council  Inspectors report Mar.18  London  Parliament backs Iraq war Apr.20  Beijing  Heads roll over SARS spread Jul.25  Japan  Japan to send troops to Iraq Sep.16   UN Security Council U.S. vetoes Arafat vote
Oct.6  Turkey  Cabinet backs Iraq troops Oct.29  Baghdad  Red Cross to reduce Iraq staff



World, Politics, 2003 Religion Timeline ... See World Religion timeline Top ^
2003 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 Aug.5  New Hampshire  Anglicans elect gay bishop Sep.23  Vatican  Pope cancels weekly audience Oct.16  Vatican  John Paul marks 25 years as pope Oct.20  Vatican  Pope beatifies Mother Teresa Nov.2   New Hampshire Gay bishop consecrated  Episcopal Church consecrates openly gay bishop Rev. Gene Robinson Sunday as bishop of the New Hampshire Diocese Dec.11   Paris Headscarf ban recommended  An expert commission recommended a ban on 'conspicuous' religious signs Dec.17  Paris  Chirac: Ban headscarves in schools



World, Politics, 2003 Justice Timeline ... See World Justice timeline Top ^
2003 Jun.6  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai charged with treason Jun.26  U.S. Supreme Court  Supreme Court overturns gay sex ban Jul.12  Belgium  War crimes law scraped



World, Politics, 2003 Media Politics Timeline ... See World Media Politics timeline Top ^
2003 Sep.5  Spain  Al-Jazeera reporter arrested



World, Politics, 2003 Anniversary Timeline ... See World Anniversary timeline Top ^
2003 Sep.11  Manhattan  Vigils mark 9/11 anniversary Sep.28  Moscow  Conference on climate change



World, Politics, 2003 Weapon Inspection Timeline ... See World Weapon Inspection timeline Top ^
2003 Mar.7  UN Security Council  Inspectors report Mar.17   Washington   Bush: Saddam has 48 hours to leave Iraq
  U.S. President gave Iraqi President 48 hours for him and his sons to leave Iraq before military action begins
Mar.18  Baghdad  Saddam rejects Bush ultimatum 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.16  Greece  Violence erupts near EU summit Nov.19  South Africa  S Africa rolls out Aids programme Dec.9   Washington Blunt Bush message for Taiwan Dec.18   Jerusalem Israel warns of unilateral moves



World, Politics, 2003 Summit Timeline ... See World Summit timeline Top ^
2003 Jun.1   France G-8 leaders focus on common ground
Jun.22   Jordan Quartet resolute on Mideast peace Sep.26   Washington US-Russia summit tackles Iran Oct.17  Belgium  EU Leaders End Low-Key Summit Dec.4  Nigeria  Commonwealth summit starts Dec.13   Belgium European summit ends in failure



World, Politics, 2003 Political Probe Timeline ... See World Political Probe timeline Top ^
2003 Sep.29   Washington White House vows help in CIA leak probe




World, Politics, 2003 Immigration Timeline ... See World Immigration timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.30  Cambodia  Frightened Thais Flee After Night of Riots Jul.31   Jordan Saddam's daughters in Jordan




World, Politics, 2003 Visit Timeline ... See World Visit timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.24  South Korea  S. Korea to send envoy to Pyongyang Jan.31   Washington Bush, Blair: Time running out for Saddam
Mar.10   France France, Russia threaten war veto Mar.16  Portugal  Bush issues ultimatum on Iraq Mar.27  Washington  Bush, Blair joint news conference Apr.17  Washington  Powell plans visit to Syria May.27  Moscow  Hu meets Putin May.30  Poland  Bush visits Poland Jun.20  Jerusalem  Powell: Hamas 'enemy of peace' Jun.24  London  Putin arrives for UK state visit Jun.28  Israel  Israelis, Palestinians invited to DC by Rice Jul.7   Senegal Bush begins landmark Africa tour Jul.17   U.S. Congress Blair visits Bush and defends war Sep.20   Berlin Leaders find 'common ground' on Iraq Nov.17  England  Security ramped up for Bush visit Nov.18  England  Bush to tell UK 'Iraq war right' Nov.27   Baghdad   Bush makes surprise visit  President made an unannounced visit to Baghdad to spend part of Thanksgiving Day with U.S. troops Dec.5  Northern Iraq  Rumsfeld visits troops Dec.29  Southern Iran  Khamenei pledges to rebuild quake city



World, Politics, 2003 Agreement Timeline ... See World Agreement timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.13  Togo  Truce ends hostilities Jun.17  Liberia  Liberian foes sign ceasefire Jun.24   Beijing India and China agree over Tibet
Aug.18   Liberia Liberia, rebels sign peace deal Dec.1   Geneva Unofficial Mideast initiative unveiled  30 delegates from each side gathered in Geneva to launch an unofficial peace plan 'Geneva accord'



World, Politics, 2003 Embassy Timeline ... See World Embassy timeline Top ^
2003 May.13  Washington  US expels 14 Cuban diplomats



World, Politics, 2003 Human Rights Timeline ... See World Human Rights timeline Top ^
2003 Jun.1   Myanmar Burma isolates opposition
Jun.6  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai charged with treason Oct.10   Iran Rights activist Ebadi wins Nobel Nov.6  Washington  Bush demands Mid-East democracy Dec.8  Moscow  OSCE condemns Russia election Dec.10  Norway  Nobel winner blasts rights abuses



World, Politics, 2003 Talks Timeline ... See World Talks timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.2  Washington  U.S. to host talks on N. Korea Jan.12  South Korea  U.S. 'ready to talk' with N. Korea Feb.8  Baghdad  Blix hails 'useful' Baghdad talks Feb.10  Paris  Chirac, Putin: No need for war May.11  Jerusalem  Powell meets Sharon and Abbas May.17   Jerusalem Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers met   A suicide bomber killed 2 Jewish settlers in the city of Hebron May.29  Jerusalem  Sharon-Abbas meeting candid, beneficial May.31   St. Petersburg Bush talks with Putin
Jun.2   France Bush to Chirac: Time to move on Jun.3  Egypt  Bush meets Arab leaders Jun.4   Jordan   Summit with Sharon, Abbas, Bush
  Sharon is backing the Palestinian state and says Israel will remove outposts, Abbas calls for end to intifada
Jun.14  Israel  Israelis, Palestinians hold 'positive' meeting Jul.30  Ghana  Leaders debate Liberia force Jul.31   Washington U.S.: N Korea nuke talks on track Aug.26  Beijing  Hopes low as N Korea talks start 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 Sep.14   Mexico   Rich-poor divide derails WTO talks   The collapse of talks in Cancun has set back the trade development agenda by at least 2 years Sep.28  Moscow  Conference on climate change Oct.3  Italy  Talks over European Union's constitution Oct.6  North Korea  N Korea wants Japan out of talks Nov.11  Washington  Urgent Iraq talks Dec.20  Austria  N-watchdog meets Libyans



World, Politics, 2003 Political Sanctions Timeline ... See World Political Sanctions timeline Top ^
2003 Apr.16  Washington  End Iraq sanctions, says Bush May.7  UN  US moves to end Iraq sanctions 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 Sep.10   Sweden Stabbed Foreign Minister dies
Map of Stockholm Sweden
  Anna Lindh has died in hospital after being stabbed several times by an unidentified man in the centre of Stockholm
Sep.12   UN Security Council U.N. votes to lift Libya sanctions Sep.25   Iraq   Shot politician dies from wounds  Iraqi Governing Council member Akila al-Hashimi died 5 days after an attack on her convoy



World, Politics, 2003 Political Leaders Timeline ... See World Political Leaders timeline Top ^
2003 Feb.25  Baghdad  Saddam: I will die in Iraq Mar.6   West Bank Arafat chooses prime minister
Mar.14  Beijing  Hu Jintao elected president Mar.19  Washington  Bush: 'No outcome except victory' Mar.21   Baghdad   U.S. Official: Saddam Seen on Stretcher  Saddam Hussein is seen being placed into an ambulance in photographs showing 'panicked digging' at the bunker Apr.1  Iraq  Saddam a no-show for address Apr.20  Beijing  Heads roll over SARS spread Apr.28  Iraq  Ex-oil minister gives up Jun.26  Iraq  'Comical Ali' resurfaces Jul.2   Italy   Berlusconi in EU 'Nazi' slur
  Prime Minister has caused uproar in the European Parliament by comparing a German MEP to a Nazi camp guard
Jul.4  Iraq  Purported Saddam tape urges resistance Jul.6  Liberia  Taylor agrees to leave Jul.11  Italy  Tourist minister 'resigns' over German jibe Jul.19  Johannesburg  Mandela celebrated 85th birthday Aug.1   Jordan Daughter: Saddam 'had a big heart'
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.23  Italy  Handshake for Berlusconi and Schroeder Aug.29   London Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits Sep.6   West Bank   Abbas offers resignation  Arafat told Palestinian legislators he had accepted Prime Minister offer to resign Sep.7   West Bank Qurei nominated as Palestinian PM  The nominee, proposed by Arafat, is the parliamentary speaker Sep.11   Jerusalem Israel decided to 'remove' Arafat Sep.22  NATO  Dutch minister gets NATO top job Oct.17   Bolivia President Sanchez resigns Oct.20  Jordan  PM Resigns Oct.30   Malaysia Mahathir steps down Nov.23   Georgia   Shevardnadze resigns  President has resigned after meeting the opposition and Russia's foreign minister Ivanov Dec.12   Canada Chretien stepped down for Paul Martin  A former finance minister has pledged to seek smoother ties with the United States despite strains over Iraq



World, Politics, 2003 Protest Timeline ... See World Protest timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.3  Venezuela  Two die in street clashes Jan.18   European Union   Anti-war protests sweep the world
  Mass rallies are taking place to show opposition to any war against Iraq
Feb.15   European Union Millions in peace protests
  In London police said the turnout was 750,000, the largest demonstration ever
Apr.16  Greece  Violence erupts near EU summit May.24  Algeria  President faces fury over quake Jun.13   Tehran Militia attack Tehran protesters  Security forces and hardliners have clashed with large crowds who were protesting against clerical rule Jun.15   Tehran 6th night of protests Jul.4  Iraq  Purported Saddam tape urges resistance Aug.22  Gaza  Palestinians protest leader's death Oct.8  Iraq  2,000 Shiites protest cleric's arrest Nov.20   London   Mass anti-Bush protest  Thousands have marched in protest against U.S. President policies on Iraq. 5,500 police were on duty



World, Politics, 2003 Race Issues Timeline ... See World Race Issues timeline Top ^
2003 Jun.23  U.S. Supreme Court  Mixed ruling on affirmative action



World, Politics, 2003 Peace Efforts Timeline ... See World Peace Efforts timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.13  Togo  Truce ends hostilities Jan.17  Baghdad  Saddam: 'New Mongols' face defeat Jan.18   European Union   Anti-war protests sweep the world
  Mass rallies are taking place to show opposition to any war against Iraq
Jan.28  Washington  Bush made State of the Union address Feb.10  Paris  Chirac, Putin: No need for war Feb.15   European Union Millions in peace protests
  In London police said the turnout was 750,000, the largest demonstration ever
Feb.17  Belgium  EU moves to heal Iraq divisions Feb.24  UN  U.S., U.K., Spain introduce new resolution Mar.2  Gulf  Gulf states say Saddam should go Mar.4  Moscow  Russia says Iraq veto possible Mar.7   UN March 17 deadline proposed Mar.8  Washington  U.S. pushes for Iraq deadline Mar.11  Washington  White House concedes U.N. defeat Mar.13  UN Security Council  Iraq vote pushed back Apr.11   Baghdad U.S. issues Iraqi 'most-wanted' list Apr.30   Israel   New Mid-East peace plan launched
  International mediators have presented their 'roadmap' to Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas
May.9  Washington  Bush proposes Mideast free-trade zone May.11  Washington  U.S. shakes up Iraq interim team May.23   Jerusalem Israel ready to accept steps in 'road map' 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 signals 'occupation' end May.27  Iran  US steps up pressure on Iran Jun.17  Liberia  Liberian foes sign ceasefire Jun.19  West Bank  Israel takes on Jewish settlers Jun.29  Gaza  Palestinians take charge Jun.30  Liberia  U.S. 'actively considering' role in Liberia Jul.2   West Bank Israel hands over Bethlehem Jul.11   CIA CIA chief takes blame for Bush speech  Tenet: A line in State of the Union address alleging that Iraq was trying to buy uranium should never been included Jul.13  Washington  U.S. in damage control over Iraq Jul.21  Liberia  Liberians dump bodies at U.S. Embassy Jul.24   Iraq U.S. releases sons' death photos  The provisional authority has released photographs it said were of Uday and Qusay, aimed at convincing skeptical Iraqis Jul.29  Iraq  Purported voice of Saddam mourns sons Jul.30  Peru  Peru asks for Fujimori's return Jul.30  Ghana  Leaders debate Liberia force Aug.15   Libya Libya taking Lockerbie blame Aug.18   Liberia Liberia, rebels sign peace deal Aug.28  London  Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry Aug.31  Libya  Gaddafi announces bombing deal Sep.2   UN U.S. lays out new Iraq resolution Sep.4  Germany  France, Germany reject US Iraq plans Sep.21  France  France lifts veto threat on Iraq Sep.23   UN Gen. Assembly Bush urges UN unity on Iraq Oct.10   Iran Rights activist Ebadi wins Nobel Nov.26  Kashmir  India and Pakistan Start Cease-fire Dec.1   Geneva Unofficial Mideast initiative unveiled  30 delegates from each side gathered in Geneva to launch an unofficial peace plan 'Geneva accord' Dec.7  Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe quits Commonwealth Dec.9   Iraq   Iraq tenders 'only for US allies'  Companies from countries opposed to the conflict will be barred from bidding for new rebuilding contracts worth $18.6bn Dec.15  Washington  Bush promises Saddam fair trial



World, Politics, 2003 Space Exploration Timeline ... See World Space Exploration timeline Top ^
2003 May.4   Kazakhstan Soyuz lands off-target, crew safe
Aug.26   Washington Columbia report faults Nasa managers Sep.14   Mexico   Rich-poor divide derails WTO talks   The collapse of talks in Cancun has set back the trade development agenda by at least 2 years Oct.15   China First Manned Space Flight Ends in Success
  The space capsule carrying Yang Liwei touched made a 21-hour odyssey that took him around the world 14 times




World, Politics, 2003 Terror Timeline ... See World Terror timeline Top ^
2003 Jun.20  Jerusalem  Powell: Hamas 'enemy of peace' Jun.26  U.S. Supreme Court  Supreme Court overturns gay sex ban Aug.26   Washington Columbia report faults Nasa managers Sep.5  Spain  Al-Jazeera reporter arrested Oct.4   Vatican Pope warns Archbishop on gay priests Nov.18  Massachusetts  Court rules against gay marriage ban



World, Politics, 2003 Female Politics Timeline ... See World Female Politics timeline Top ^
2003 May.5  Iraq  Iraqi woman biologist held 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



World, Politics, 2003 Obituary Timeline ... See World Obituary timeline Top ^
2003 Aug.2   Iraq Saddam's sons buried in homeland
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 Sep.1  Iraq  Najaf braces for ayatollah's funeral Sep.2   Iraq Thousands bid cleric farewell Sep.10   Sweden Stabbed Foreign Minister dies Map of Stockholm Sweden
  Anna Lindh has died in hospital after being stabbed several times by an unidentified man in the centre of Stockholm
Sep.13  Sunni Triangle  Anti-U.S. chants, gunshots mark funerals Sep.25   Iraq   Shot politician dies from wounds  Iraqi Governing Council member Akila al-Hashimi died 5 days after an attack on her convoy Oct.19   Bosnia Ex-leader Izetbegovic Dies at 78



World, Politics, 2003 Parliament Timeline ... See World Parliament timeline Top ^
2003 Mar.1   Turkey   Turkey fails to approve US deployment  Parliament voted 264-250 in favour of the deployment, but the motion required more than half of those present Mar.18  London  Parliament backs Iraq war Jun.4  London  Weapons criticis blast Blair Jul.8  Washington  Dems want uranium claim probed Jul.25  Japan  Japan to send troops to Iraq



World, Politics, 2003 Oil Timeline ... See World Oil timeline Top ^
2003 Apr.28  Iraq  Ex-oil minister gives up May.5  Iraq  Iraqi woman biologist held Jun.4  London  Weapons criticis blast Blair Jul.8  Washington  Dems want uranium claim probed