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1. 05-01 6 Westerners killed in attack Saudi Arabia
05-01 EU welcomes 10 new members European Union
3. 05-09 Bomb kills Chechen president Chechnya
4. 05-11 Video shows U.S. captive beheaded Iraq
F. 05-13 Vajpayee resigns after poll upset New Delhi
6. 05-17 Interim council head killed in car bombing Iraq
H. 05-18 Gandhi 'humbly' declines PM job New Delhi
I. 05-19 Singh named PM-designate New Delhi

Summary.     Click for More > Bush appeal to Arabs in abuse row Bomb kills Chechen president Video shows U.S. captive beheaded Vajpayee resigns after poll upset  Prime Minister is ending his nearly 6 years in power. Sonia Gandhi is set to be next Prime Minister Interim council head killed in car bombing Gandhi 'humbly' declines PM job Singh named PM-designate  Congress party leader said the president has asked him to form a new government Deadly airport roof collapse  At least 5 people were killed when a massive section of a vaulted ceiling collapsed at a new passenger terminal 1,000 people feared dead in flood town  At least 300 bodies have been found so far in the town of Mapou Allawi named as future prime minister 50 foreigners held hostage
6 Westerners killed in attack EU welcomes 10 new members
May.1   Saudi Arabia
  European Union
  Capitals across Europe celebrated as the European Union marked the largest expansion in its history
 Cyprus, Czech ,Estonia ,Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia
May.2  Gaza  Gunmen killed pregnant and 4 children
 Jerusalem  Likud voted against withdrawal from Gaza
May.3  Baghdad  Reprimands for US senior officers
 Turkey  NATO summit attack prevented
May.4  Jerusalem  Quartet tells Israel to quit Gaza
  Washington
 Athens  Bombs hit Athens police station
May.5  Washington  White House apologises for abuses
May.6  Libya  Libya to execute Bulgarian medics
 Afghanistan  bin Laden tape offers gold for Bremer
May.7  Washington  Rumsfeld apologizes
 Basra  UK troops clash with Basra gunmen
May.8  Washington  Bush: Delay for Palestinian state
May.9   Chechnya
May.11  Gaza  6 Israeli troops die in blast
  Iraq
May.12  Washington  New abuse photos are 'even worse'
 New Delhi  Opposition leaps ahead in poll
May.13   New Delhi
 Baghdad  Rumsfeld visits Abu Ghraib prison
 New Delhi  Gandhi urges 'strong government'
May.14  Baghdad  Interrogation techniques banned in Iraq
May.15  South Africa  South Africa gets 2010 World Cup
 Tel Aviv  Israelis call for Gaza withdrawal
 Jerusalem  Court approves Gaza demolitions
May.16  Jerusalem  Israel 'to step up demolitions'
 Mumbai  Government fears hit shares
 Massachusetts  Massachusetts recognizes gay marriages
May.17   Iraq
 Iraq  Coalition forces find sarin gas device
May.18   New Delhi
May.19   New Delhi
 Gaza  Palestinians: 9 die in airstrike
 UN Security Council  Israel rebuked over Gaza killings
 Taiwan  President Chen sworn in
May.20  Gaza  Israel presses on despite outcry
 Iraq  Chalabi angered by raid on home
May.21  North Korea  Japan PM starts landmark summit
May.22  England  Commonwealth reinstates Pakistan
 Tunisia  Gadhafi storms out of summit
May.23   Paris
 Kashmir  33 killed in landmine attack on bus
May.24  Pennsylvania  Bush outlines 5-step Iraq plan
 Gaza  IDF forces out of Rafah camp
May.25  London  Al-Qaeda 'spurred on' by Iraq war
May.26  Germany  Porto wins Champions League
 Washington  US warns al-Qaeda set to attack
 Haiti  Carribean floods toll hits 900
May.27  London  U.S. indict British Muslim cleric
  Haiti
May.28   Iraq
 Haiti  Caribbean teams race against floods
May.29   Saudi Arabia
 Iraq  Najaf fighting continues despite pledge
 Haiti  Weather holding up Caribbean aid
 Saudi Arabia  Hostage standoff ends
May.30  Saudi Arabia  Saudi blames al Qaeda for attack
May.31  Karachi  18 killed in mosque blast
 Saudi Arabia  Oil price surge after siege


World in May 2004 , Location by Topic
Location Politics Crime & Justice War & Army Terror
Arab Countries
Row rages on over 'abuse'
US jail boss apologises to Iraq
Anger over Bush lack of apology
Rumsfeld visits Abu Ghraib prison
Chalabi angered by raid on home
Gadhafi storms out of summit
Allawi named as future prime minister
6 Westerners killed in attack
Gunmen killed pregnant and 4 children
Kidnapped U.S. contractor found safe
Libya to execute Bulgarian medics
Video shows U.S. captive beheaded
Interrogation techniques banned in Iraq
Interim council head killed in car bombing
50 foreigners held hostage
Saudi blames al Qaeda for attack
Gunmen killed pregnant and 4 children
Reprimands for US senior officers
UK troops clash with Basra gunmen
6 Israeli troops die in blast
Rumsfeld visits Abu Ghraib prison
Coalition forces find sarin gas device
Palestinians: 9 die in airstrike
Israel presses on despite outcry
IDF forces out of Rafah camp
Najaf fighting continues despite pledge
Hostage standoff ends
6 Westerners killed in attack
Gunmen killed pregnant and 4 children
Video shows U.S. captive beheaded
Interim council head killed in car bombing
50 foreigners held hostage
Saudi blames al Qaeda for attack
Iraq
Row rages on over 'abuse'
US jail boss apologises to Iraq
Rumsfeld visits Abu Ghraib prison
Chalabi angered by raid on home
Allawi named as future prime minister
Kidnapped U.S. contractor found safe
Video shows U.S. captive beheaded
Interrogation techniques banned in Iraq
Interim council head killed in car bombing
Reprimands for US senior officers
U.S. moves into Najaf checkpoints
UK troops clash with Basra gunmen
Rumsfeld visits Abu Ghraib prison
Coalition forces find sarin gas device
Najaf fighting continues despite pledge
Video shows U.S. captive beheaded
Interim council head killed in car bombing
Israel
Likud votes on Gaza pullout plan
Likud voted against withdrawal from Gaza
Quartet tells Israel to quit Gaza
Israelis call for Gaza withdrawal
Court approves Gaza demolitions
Israel 'to step up demolitions'
Gunmen killed pregnant and 4 children
Gunmen killed pregnant and 4 children
6 Israeli troops die in blast
Israelis call for Gaza withdrawal
Israel 'to step up demolitions'
Palestinians: 9 die in airstrike
Israel presses on despite outcry
Gunmen killed pregnant and 4 children
USA
Bush appeal to Arabs in abuse row
White House apologises for abuses
Rumsfeld apologizes
Bush: Delay for Palestinian state
Massachusetts recognizes gay marriages
Bush outlines 5-step Iraq plan
Rumsfeld to form abuse probe panel
US warns al-Qaeda set to attack
Source: Bush unhappy with defense chief
Rumsfeld to form abuse probe panel
Rumsfeld apologizes
US warns al-Qaeda set to attack
European Union
EU welcomes 10 new members
Commonwealth reinstates Pakistan
Bombs hit Athens police station
Sasser worm 'hits 1m PCs,'
Al-Qaeda 'spurred on' by Iraq war
U.S. indict British Muslim cleric
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Bombs hit Athens police station
Al-Qaeda 'spurred on' by Iraq war
U.S. indict British Muslim cleric
Washington
Bush appeal to Arabs in abuse row
White House apologises for abuses
Rumsfeld apologizes
Bush: Delay for Palestinian state
New abuse photos are 'even worse'
Rumsfeld to form abuse probe panel
US warns al-Qaeda set to attack
Source: Bush unhappy with defense chief
Rumsfeld to form abuse probe panel
Rumsfeld apologizes
US warns al-Qaeda set to attack
India
Opposition leaps ahead in poll
Vajpayee resigns after poll upset
Gandhi urges 'strong government'
Gandhi 'humbly' declines PM job
Singh named PM-designate
33 killed in landmine attack on bus
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33 killed in landmine attack on bus
Jerusalem
Likud voted against withdrawal from Gaza
Quartet tells Israel to quit Gaza
Court approves Gaza demolitions
Israel 'to step up demolitions'
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Israel 'to step up demolitions'
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Saudi Arabia Your ad is here
6 Westerners killed in attack
50 foreigners held hostage
Saudi blames al Qaeda for attack
Hostage standoff ends
6 Westerners killed in attack
50 foreigners held hostage
Saudi blames al Qaeda for attack
Caribbean
Mexico, Peru pull Cuba envoys
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New Delhi
Opposition leaps ahead in poll
Vajpayee resigns after poll upset
Gandhi 'humbly' declines PM job
Singh named PM-designate
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May 1 ... more > Top ^

May.1   Saudi Arabia  
  4 attackers entered a compound and opened fire on workers
  European Union   EU welcomes 10 new members
  Capitals across Europe celebrated as the European Union marked the largest expansion in its history
 Cyprus, Czech ,Estonia ,Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia
 Jerusalem  Likud votes on Gaza pullout plan

May 2 ... more > Top ^

May.2   Gaza   Gunmen killed pregnant and 4 children   Israeli helicopters have fired missiles into Gaza City hours after Palestinian gunmen killed a Jewish family  Iraq  Kidnapped U.S. contractor found safe   Jerusalem     Likud voted against withdrawal from Gaza  Prime minister's plan fails to win party support. Sharon has said failure could lead to new elections  Serbia  Serbia assassin suspect surrenders  Jerusalem  Sharon defiant after Gaza defeat

May 3 ... more > Top ^

May.3   Baghdad Reprimands for US senior officers   Turkey NATO summit attack prevented  Iraq  U.S. moves into Najaf checkpoints  Cuba  Mexico, Peru pull Cuba envoys  Gaza  2 dead in attack  Washington  US diplomats launch Bush attack

May 4 ... more > Top ^

May.4  European Union  Sasser worm 'hits 1m PCs,'  Iraq  Row rages on over 'abuse'   Jerusalem Quartet tells Israel to quit Gaza
 Spain  Porto reach final over Deportivo  India  Voting begins in key states   Washington     Bush appeal to Arabs in abuse row
  US President is to appear on Arab TV channels to regain trust after US forces were caught in an abuse scandal
  Athens   Bombs hit Athens police station   3 bombs have exploded outside a heavily-guarded police station, in a series of timed blasts

May 5 ... more > Top ^

May.5  Iraq  US jail boss apologises to Iraq  Washington  Source: Bush unhappy with defense chief  Georgia  Rebel leader flees country  London  Monaco end Chelsea dream   Washington White House apologises for abuses

May 6 ... more > Top ^

May.6   Libya Libya to execute Bulgarian medics
 Arab Countries  Anger over Bush lack of apology  Iraq  US troops battle Shias in Najaf   Afghanistan     bin Laden tape offers gold for Bremer  A message from al Qaeda leader offers 22 pounds of gold to anyone who kills Bremer or top U.S. military officers  Washington  Rumsfeld to form abuse probe panel

May 7 ... more > Top ^

May.7  Karachi  Mosque bomb kills 13   Washington     Rumsfeld apologizes  Defense Secretary offered his deepest apology for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by their U.S. captors  Chile  Chileans granted right to divorce  UN  Annan to carry on despite Osama threat   Basra UK troops clash with Basra gunmen
 Morocco  Bin Laden 'funded Casablanca bomb'

May 8 ... more > Top ^

May.8   Washington Bush: Delay for Palestinian state
 Iraq  Abu Ghraib prison to remain open  Zimbabwe  Muralitharan breaks wickets record  Basra  2 Iraqis die in Basra clashes

May 9 ... more > Top ^

May.9   Chechnya   Bomb kills Chechen president
  Akhmad Kadyrov and at least 5 others died in an explosion at a stadium in the Chechen capital
 Spain  Schumacher equalled record of 5 wins  Moscow  Putin 'to avenge' Chechen killing

May 10 ... more > Top ^

May.10  New York  Rate fears batter global markets  Northern Iraq  3 dead in drive-by attack  Sunni Triangle  Coalition forces enter center of Fallujah  Washington  Bush 'disgust' over new photos

May 11 ... more > Top ^

May.11   Gaza   6 Israeli troops die in blast   An armoured personnel carrier was blown up during a Gaza City raid. A helicopter fired a missile at a Palestinian car  U.S. Senate  Commanders blamed for Iraq abuse   Iraq   Video shows U.S. captive beheaded
  Captors say they offered exchange man, identified himself as Nicholas Berg, 26, for Abu Ghraib prisoners
 Washington  US pledges to catch Berg killers

May 12 ... more > Top ^

May.12  Athens  IOC: No doubts over Athens Games  Iraq  US announces new Iraq abuse trials   Washington New abuse photos are 'even worse'  Gaza  23 Palestinians killed in two days   New Delhi Opposition leaps ahead in poll

May 13 ... more > Top ^

May.13   New Delhi   Vajpayee resigns after poll upset
  Prime Minister is ending his nearly 6 years in power. Sonia Gandhi is set to be next Prime Minister
  Baghdad Rumsfeld visits Abu Ghraib prison  Gaza  Israeli air strikes hammer Gaza   New Delhi Gandhi urges 'strong government'  South Korea  Roh impeachment overturned  Iraq  Fierce fighting erupts in Najaf  Iraq  Prisoners freed from Abu Ghraib

May 14 ... more > Top ^

May.14  Denmark  Prince weds Aussie  South Korea  Roh apologizes over impeachment   Baghdad     Interrogation techniques banned in Iraq  The U.S. military will not use certain prisoner interrogation techniques following the Abu Ghraib prison scandal

May 15 ... more > Top ^

May.15   South Africa South Africa gets 2010 World Cup
 New Delhi  Congress party re-elected Sonia Gandhi  Gaza  Israel hits militant targets   Tel Aviv   Israelis call for Gaza withdrawal  Tens of thousands have attended a rally to show support for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's pullout plan   Jerusalem Court approves Gaza demolitions  Washington  Report: Rumsfeld policy allowed abuse

May 16 ... more > Top ^

May.16   Jerusalem Israel 'to step up demolitions'
 Vatican  Pope canonises pro-life heroine  Jordan  Powell chides Arafat's terror talk  Dominican Republic  Violence mars presidential election  New Delhi  Congress Coalition back Sonia Gandhi   Mumbai   Government fears hit shares  Bombay Stock Exchange plummeted more than 15% amid fears that the new government could stall economic reforms   Massachusetts   Massachusetts recognizes gay marriages  Massachusetts has become the first state to issue marriage licences to gay couples  South Korea  US 'moving Korea troops to Iraq'

May 17 ... more > Top ^

May.17   Iraq     Interim council head killed in car bombing
  Ezzedine Salim was killed as he was waiting to enter headquarters of the coalition. Several other people also died
  Iraq Coalition forces find sarin gas device

May 18 ... more > Top ^

May.18   New Delhi   Gandhi 'humbly' declines PM job
  I must humbly decline this post, Sonia told to Congress party lawmakers, who reacted angrily to the decision
 Switzerland  5 cities in race for 2012 Games  Gaza  Israelis sweep through Rafah camp  Gaza  Rafah residents 'living in hell'

May 19 ... more > Top ^

May.19   New Delhi   Singh named PM-designate
  Congress party leader said the president has asked him to form a new government
  Gaza Palestinians: 9 die in airstrike  Iraq  Soldier gets 1 year in prisoner abuse   UN Security Council   Israel rebuked over Gaza killings  The Security Council by 14-0 vote has adopted a resolution condemning Israel's killing of civilians   Taiwan President Chen sworn in  Sweden  Valencia win Uefa Cup over Marseille  San Francisco Bay Area  Flames make Stanley finals over Sharks  Western Iraq  U.S. attack on wedding party

May 20 ... more > Top ^

May.20   Gaza Israel presses on despite outcry
 Iraq  Shocking prison pictures emerge  New Delhi  Singh to seek harmony for India   Iraq   Chalabi angered by raid on home  A former close ally of the US has denounced the US authorities after a raid on his residence and party offices  Gaza  Refugee camp hit with Israeli rocket fire

May 21 ... more > Top ^

May.21  Iraq  Last Spanish troops leaving Iraq   North Korea Japan PM starts landmark summit
 Iraq  US extends custody deaths probe  New Delhi  India prepares for non-Hindu PM  Iraq  5 dead in Baghdad blast

May 22 ... more > Top ^

May.22   England   Commonwealth reinstates Pakistan  The group expected Musharraf to honor an assurance that he would step down as head of the army by the end of 2004   Tunisia Gadhafi storms out of summit
 Iraq  Coalition forces 'seek immunity'  Florida  Tampa advances to Stanley Cup Finals  Nigeria  Obasanjo declared state of emergency

May 23 ... more > Top ^

May.23   Paris   Deadly airport roof collapse
  At least 5 people were killed when a massive section of a vaulted ceiling collapsed at a new passenger terminal
  Kashmir 33 killed in landmine attack on bus  Iraq  U.S. kills 16 insurgents  Bangladesh  180 missing in river ferry capsize  Gaza  Army lifts siege on district  Paris  Probes into airport roof collapse

May 24 ... more > Top ^

May.24  UN  UN examines Iraq handover plan  Darfur  'Dozens killed' in militias attack  Paris  Paris may level airport terminal   Pennsylvania     Bush outlines 5-step Iraq plan  President warned Americans of 'difficult days ahead' and a way forward that 'may sometimes appear chaotic'   Gaza IDF forces out of Rafah camp
 Dominican Republic  Storms 'leave 130 dead'

May 25 ... more > Top ^

May.25   London Al-Qaeda 'spurred on' by Iraq war
 England  Blair: Iraq veto over troops  UN  France, Russia question Iraq handover  Dominican Republic  Caribbean floods death toll soars

May 26 ... more > Top ^

May.26  England  US condemned over rights abuses  Haiti  500 dead in Caribbean floods   Germany   Porto wins Champions League  Porto eased to an emphatic 3-0 victory over Monaco to win the European Cup for the 2nd time in their history   Washington US warns al-Qaeda set to attack
  Haiti Carribean floods toll hits 900  Sudan  Peace deal signed

May 27 ... more > Top ^

May.27   London U.S. indict British Muslim cleric
  Haiti   1,000 people feared dead in flood town
  At least 300 bodies have been found so far in the town of Mapou
 Australia  Guilty plea in embassy bomb plot

May 28 ... more > Top ^

May.28   Iraq     Allawi named as future prime minister
  Former exile Iyad Allawi has been chosen to head an interim government
  Haiti Caribbean teams race against floods  Chile  Court lifts Pinochet's immunity  Haiti  Flooding survivors tell of ordeal

May 29 ... more > Top ^

May.29   Saudi Arabia   50 foreigners held hostage
Map of Khobar. Saudi Arabia
  Security forces have surrounded an oil company housing compound in the city of Khobar. The gunmen killed 16 people
  Iraq Najaf fighting continues despite pledge  Iran  Quake death toll rises to 45  Haiti  Heavy rains threaten Caribbean   Haiti Weather holding up Caribbean aid  Gaza  Hamas leader killed in helicopter strike   Saudi Arabia Hostage standoff ends

May 30 ... more > Top ^

May.30  Saudi Arabia  Gunmen 'killed 22' in Khobar   Saudi Arabia Saudi blames al Qaeda for attack
 Italy  Cunego completes Giro d'Italia win  Iraq  U.S. forces battle al-Sadr militia  Istanbul  Istanbul bomb suspects on trial

May 31 ... more > Top ^

May.31   Karachi   18 killed in mosque blast  A bomb went off at a Shiite Muslim mosque in the port city of Karachi  Saudi Arabia  Manhunt for hostage-takers  Pakistan  Musharraf vows to quell violence   Saudi Arabia Oil price surge after siege
 Los Angeles  Lakers through to finals over Minnesota


Gunmen killed pregnant and 4 children   Israeli helicopters have fired missiles into Gaza City hours after Palestinian gunmen killed a Jewish family Reprimands for US senior officers   Rumsfeld apologizes  Defense Secretary offered his deepest apology for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by their U.S. captors UK troops clash with Basra gunmen 6 Israeli troops die in blast   An armoured personnel carrier was blown up during a Gaza City raid. A helicopter fired a missile at a Palestinian car Rumsfeld visits Abu Ghraib prison Israelis call for Gaza withdrawal  Tens of thousands have attended a rally to show support for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's pullout plan Israel 'to step up demolitions' Coalition forces find sarin gas device Palestinians: 9 die in airstrike Israel presses on despite outcry IDF forces out of Rafah camp Najaf fighting continues despite pledge Hostage standoff ends Deadly airport roof collapse




World, May 2004 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2004
May.2   Gaza
May.3   Baghdad
May.3  Iraq  U.S. moves into Najaf checkpoints
May.3  Gaza  2 dead in attack
May.5  Washington  Source: Bush unhappy with defense chief
May.6  Iraq  US troops battle Shias in Najaf
May.6  Washington  Rumsfeld to form abuse probe panel
May.7   Washington
May.7   Basra
May.8  Basra  2 Iraqis die in Basra clashes
May.10  Sunni Triangle  Coalition forces enter center of Fallujah
May.11   Gaza
May.11  U.S. Senate  Commanders blamed for Iraq abuse
May.12  Iraq  US announces new Iraq abuse trials
May.12  Gaza  23 Palestinians killed in two days
May.13   Baghdad
May.13  Gaza  Israeli air strikes hammer Gaza
May.13  Iraq  Fierce fighting erupts in Najaf
May.15  Gaza  Israel hits militant targets
May.15   Tel Aviv
May.16   Jerusalem
May.16  South Korea  US 'moving Korea troops to Iraq'
May.17   Iraq
May.18  Gaza  Israelis sweep through Rafah camp
May.19   Gaza
May.19  Iraq  Soldier gets 1 year in prisoner abuse
May.19  Western Iraq  U.S. attack on wedding party
May.20   Gaza
May.20  Iraq  Shocking prison pictures emerge
May.20  Gaza  Refugee camp hit with Israeli rocket fire
May.21  Iraq  Last Spanish troops leaving Iraq
May.21  Iraq  US extends custody deaths probe
May.22  Iraq  Coalition forces 'seek immunity'
May.23  Iraq  U.S. kills 16 insurgents
May.23  Gaza  Army lifts siege on district
May.24  Darfur  'Dozens killed' in militias attack
May.24   Gaza
May.26  Sudan  Peace deal signed
May.29   Iraq
May.29  Gaza  Hamas leader killed in helicopter strike
May.29   Saudi Arabia
May.30  Saudi Arabia  Gunmen 'killed 22' in Khobar
May.30  Iraq  U.S. forces battle al-Sadr militia




World, May 2004 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2004
May.23   Paris
  At least 5 people were killed when a massive section of a vaulted ceiling collapsed at a new passenger terminal
May.23  Bangladesh  180 missing in river ferry capsize May.24  Paris  Paris may level airport terminal May.24  Dominican Republic  Storms 'leave 130 dead' May.25  Dominican Republic  Caribbean floods death toll soars May.26  Haiti  500 dead in Caribbean floods May.26   Haiti Carribean floods toll hits 900
May.27   Haiti 1,000 people feared dead in flood town
  At least 300 bodies have been found so far in the town of Mapou
May.28   Haiti Caribbean teams race against floods May.28  Haiti  Flooding survivors tell of ordeal May.29  Iran  Quake death toll rises to 45 May.29  Haiti  Heavy rains threaten Caribbean May.29   Haiti Weather holding up Caribbean aid



World, May 2004 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2004 May.4  Spain  Porto reach final over Deportivo May.5  London  Monaco end Chelsea dream May.8  Zimbabwe  Muralitharan breaks wickets record May.9  Spain  Schumacher equalled record of 5 wins May.12  Athens  IOC: No doubts over Athens Games May.15   South Africa South Africa gets 2010 World Cup
May.18  Switzerland  5 cities in race for 2012 Games May.19  Sweden  Valencia win Uefa Cup over Marseille May.19  San Francisco Bay Area  Flames make Stanley finals over Sharks May.22  Florida  Tampa advances to Stanley Cup Finals May.26   Germany Porto wins Champions League  Porto eased to an emphatic 3-0 victory over Monaco to win the European Cup for the 2nd time in their history May.30  Italy  Cunego completes Giro d'Italia win May.31  Los Angeles  Lakers through to finals over Minnesota



World, May 2004 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2004 May.4  European Union  Sasser worm 'hits 1m PCs,' May.10  New York  Rate fears batter global markets May.16   Mumbai Government fears hit shares  Bombay Stock Exchange plummeted more than 15% amid fears that the new government could stall economic reforms May.31   Saudi Arabia Oil price surge after siege




World, May 2004 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2004 May.1   Saudi Arabia   6 Westerners killed in attack
  4 attackers entered a compound and opened fire on workers
May.2   Gaza Gunmen killed pregnant and 4 children   Israeli helicopters have fired missiles into Gaza City hours after Palestinian gunmen killed a Jewish family May.2  Iraq  Kidnapped U.S. contractor found safe May.2  Serbia  Serbia assassin suspect surrenders May.3   Turkey NATO summit attack prevented May.4  European Union  Sasser worm 'hits 1m PCs,' May.4   Athens Bombs hit Athens police station   3 bombs have exploded outside a heavily-guarded police station, in a series of timed blasts May.6   Libya Libya to execute Bulgarian medics May.6   Afghanistan   bin Laden tape offers gold for Bremer  A message from al Qaeda leader offers 22 pounds of gold to anyone who kills Bremer or top U.S. military officers May.6  Washington  Rumsfeld to form abuse probe panel May.7  Karachi  Mosque bomb kills 13 May.7  Morocco  Bin Laden 'funded Casablanca bomb' May.8  Iraq  Abu Ghraib prison to remain open May.9   Chechnya Bomb kills Chechen president
  Akhmad Kadyrov and at least 5 others died in an explosion at a stadium in the Chechen capital
May.10  Northern Iraq  3 dead in drive-by attack May.11   Iraq Video shows U.S. captive beheaded
  Captors say they offered exchange man, identified himself as Nicholas Berg, 26, for Abu Ghraib prisoners
May.12  Iraq  US announces new Iraq abuse trials May.13  Iraq  Prisoners freed from Abu Ghraib May.14   Baghdad   Interrogation techniques banned in Iraq  The U.S. military will not use certain prisoner interrogation techniques following the Abu Ghraib prison scandal May.17   Iraq   Interim council head killed in car bombing
  Ezzedine Salim was killed as he was waiting to enter headquarters of the coalition. Several other people also died
May.19  Iraq  Soldier gets 1 year in prisoner abuse May.20  Iraq  Shocking prison pictures emerge May.21  Iraq  US extends custody deaths probe May.21  Iraq  5 dead in Baghdad blast May.23   Kashmir 33 killed in landmine attack on bus May.25   London Al-Qaeda 'spurred on' by Iraq war May.26   Washington US warns al-Qaeda set to attack May.27   London U.S. indict British Muslim cleric May.27  Australia  Guilty plea in embassy bomb plot May.28  Chile  Court lifts Pinochet's immunity May.29   Saudi Arabia 50 foreigners held hostage Map of Khobar. Saudi Arabia
  Security forces have surrounded an oil company housing compound in the city of Khobar. The gunmen killed 16 people
May.30  Saudi Arabia  Gunmen 'killed 22' in Khobar May.30   Saudi Arabia Saudi blames al Qaeda for attack May.30  Istanbul  Istanbul bomb suspects on trial May.31   Karachi 18 killed in mosque blast  A bomb went off at a Shiite Muslim mosque in the port city of Karachi May.31  Saudi Arabia  Manhunt for hostage-takers



World, May 2004 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2004 May.1   European Union EU welcomes 10 new members
  Capitals across Europe celebrated as the European Union marked the largest expansion in its history
 Cyprus, Czech ,Estonia ,Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia
May.1  Jerusalem  Likud votes on Gaza pullout plan May.2   Jerusalem   Likud voted against withdrawal from Gaza  Prime minister's plan fails to win party support. Sharon has said failure could lead to new elections May.2  Jerusalem  Sharon defiant after Gaza defeat May.3  Cuba  Mexico, Peru pull Cuba envoys May.3  Washington  US diplomats launch Bush attack May.4  Iraq  Row rages on over 'abuse' May.4   Jerusalem Quartet tells Israel to quit Gaza
May.4  India  Voting begins in key states May.4   Washington   Bush appeal to Arabs in abuse row
  US President is to appear on Arab TV channels to regain trust after US forces were caught in an abuse scandal
May.5  Iraq  US jail boss apologises to Iraq May.5  Washington  Source: Bush unhappy with defense chief May.5  Georgia  Rebel leader flees country May.5   Washington White House apologises for abuses May.6  Arab Countries  Anger over Bush lack of apology May.7   Washington   Rumsfeld apologizes  Defense Secretary offered his deepest apology for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by their U.S. captors May.7  Chile  Chileans granted right to divorce May.7  UN  Annan to carry on despite Osama threat May.8   Washington Bush: Delay for Palestinian state May.8  Iraq  Abu Ghraib prison to remain open May.9  Moscow  Putin 'to avenge' Chechen killing May.10  Washington  Bush 'disgust' over new photos May.11  U.S. Senate  Commanders blamed for Iraq abuse May.11  Washington  US pledges to catch Berg killers May.12   Washington New abuse photos are 'even worse' May.12   New Delhi Opposition leaps ahead in poll May.13   New Delhi Vajpayee resigns after poll upset
  Prime Minister is ending his nearly 6 years in power. Sonia Gandhi is set to be next Prime Minister
May.13   Baghdad Rumsfeld visits Abu Ghraib prison May.13   New Delhi Gandhi urges 'strong government' May.13  South Korea  Roh impeachment overturned May.14  Denmark  Prince weds Aussie May.14  South Korea  Roh apologizes over impeachment May.15  New Delhi  Congress party re-elected Sonia Gandhi May.15   Tel Aviv Israelis call for Gaza withdrawal  Tens of thousands have attended a rally to show support for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's pullout plan May.15   Jerusalem Court approves Gaza demolitions May.15  Washington  Report: Rumsfeld policy allowed abuse May.16   Jerusalem Israel 'to step up demolitions' May.16  Vatican  Pope canonises pro-life heroine May.16  Jordan  Powell chides Arafat's terror talk May.16  Dominican Republic  Violence mars presidential election May.16  New Delhi  Congress Coalition back Sonia Gandhi May.16   Massachusetts Massachusetts recognizes gay marriages  Massachusetts has become the first state to issue marriage licences to gay couples May.18   New Delhi Gandhi 'humbly' declines PM job
  I must humbly decline this post, Sonia told to Congress party lawmakers, who reacted angrily to the decision
May.18  Gaza  Rafah residents 'living in hell' May.19   New Delhi Singh named PM-designate
  Congress party leader said the president has asked him to form a new government
May.19   UN Security Council Israel rebuked over Gaza killings  The Security Council by 14-0 vote has adopted a resolution condemning Israel's killing of civilians May.19   Taiwan President Chen sworn in May.20  New Delhi  Singh to seek harmony for India May.20   Iraq Chalabi angered by raid on home  A former close ally of the US has denounced the US authorities after a raid on his residence and party offices May.21   North Korea Japan PM starts landmark summit May.21  New Delhi  India prepares for non-Hindu PM May.22   England Commonwealth reinstates Pakistan  The group expected Musharraf to honor an assurance that he would step down as head of the army by the end of 2004 May.22   Tunisia Gadhafi storms out of summit May.22  Nigeria  Obasanjo declared state of emergency May.23  Paris  Probes into airport roof collapse May.24  UN  UN examines Iraq handover plan May.24   Pennsylvania   Bush outlines 5-step Iraq plan  President warned Americans of 'difficult days ahead' and a way forward that 'may sometimes appear chaotic' May.25  England  Blair: Iraq veto over troops May.25  UN  France, Russia question Iraq handover May.26  England  US condemned over rights abuses May.26  Sudan  Peace deal signed May.28   Iraq   Allawi named as future prime minister
  Former exile Iyad Allawi has been chosen to head an interim government
May.28  Chile  Court lifts Pinochet's immunity May.31  Pakistan  Musharraf vows to quell violence