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B. 01-03 NASA rover lands safely on red planet USA
C. 01-11 Protest as reformists blocked Iran
3. 01-19 Kerry leads in caucuses Iowa
E. 01-28 Hutton clears Blair, faults BBC London
F. 02-10 MPs back headscarf ban Paris
G. 02-29 Aristide quits, flees Haiti Haiti
7. 03-14 Putin claims second term Moscow
8. 03-20 Call for recount as Chen wins Taiwan
05-01 EU welcomes 10 new members European Union

Summary.     Click for More > Vajpayee resigns after poll upset Singh named PM-designate Ronald Reagan dead at 93  Former President died at his home in Los Angeles. He led a conservative revolution and hastened the end of the Cold War US hands over sovereignty in Iraq Kerry names Edwards his running mate 911 panel report: 'Failure of imagination'  The 570-page, 14-chapter report offers recommendations for reforming security agencies to fight terrorism Recall vote: Chavez claims victory Karzai wins Afghan majority Ailing Arafat arrives in Paris Bush re-elected
  NASA rover lands safely on red planet  A robotic explorer is sending a signal that it survived the risky descent through the Martian atmosphere and bouncing landing Protest as reformists blocked Kerry leads in caucuses Hutton clears Blair, faults BBC MPs back headscarf ban Aristide quits, flees Haiti  President resigned and left his embattled nation 'to prevent bloodshed,' according to a statement read by Prime Minister Putin claims second term Call for recount as Chen wins EU welcomes 10 new members
Jan.3   USA
Jan.4  Kabul  Loya jirga agrees constitution
 Georgia  Saakashvili claims presidency
 Pakistan  India, Pakistan leaders meet
Jan.6  London  Diana crash investigation ordered
Jan.7  Washington  Bush calls for changes on illegal workers
Jan.9  Libya  Libya signs UTA bombing payout
Jan.11   Iran
Jan.12  Mexico  Americas leaders meet for summit
Jan.14  Washington  Bush unveils vision for moon and beyond
Jan.19   Iowa
Jan.22  New Delhi  Historic Kashmir talks bring hope
Jan.25  Washington  Kay: No evidence Iraq stockpiled WMDs
Jan.28   London
Jan.29  Ruhr  Israel and Hezbollah swap prisoners
 London  BBC apologizes as Dyke quits
Feb.1  Saudi Arabia  Hajj stampede: 244 pilgrims dead
Feb.2  Jerusalem  Sharon orders Gaza pullout plan
Feb.6  Washington  Bush launches Iraq WMD commission
Feb.10   Paris
Feb.17  Pakistan  India, Pakistan agree on framework
Feb.18  New England  Dean quits presidential race
Feb.21  Baghdad  Red Cross visits Saddam
 Iran  'Landslide' for hard-liners
Feb.24  Moscow  Putin fires premier and Cabinet
Feb.26  Macedonia  President Trajkovski killed in plane crash
Feb.29   Haiti
Mar.8  Iraq  Interim constitution signed
Mar.9  Haiti  Latortue named as prime minister
Mar.11  South Korea  National Assembly votes to impeach Roh
Mar.14   Moscow
 Spain  Poll triumph for Socialists
Mar.15  Spain  PM-elect: Troops out of Iraq
Mar.20   Taiwan
 Italy  Rallies mark Iraq war anniversary
Mar.24  Washington  Former terror chief slams Bush
 Madrid  Madrid mourns bombing victims
Mar.25  Libya  Blair, Gadhafi in historic meeting
 UN Security Council  US sinks resolution on Yassin
Mar.27  Taiwan  President Chen battles poll fury
Mar.28  Iraq  Protests as U.S. closes Iraqi paper
Mar.29  Washington  Bush welcomes NATO's new seven
Mar.31  Berlin  Afghanistan wins $8.2bn in aid
Apr.8  Washington  Rice: Al Qaeda not flagged as threat
Apr.14  Washington  Bush praises Sharon's pullout proposal
Apr.18  Spain  Spain PM orders Iraq troops home
Apr.24  Cyprus  Vote leaves island split
May.1   European Union
  Capitals across Europe celebrated as the European Union marked the largest expansion in its history.    Cyprus, Czech ,Estonia ,Hungary, Latvia, L...
May.2  Jerusalem  Likud voted against withdrawal from Gaza
May.4  Washington  Bush appeal to Arabs in abuse row
May.7  Washington  Rumsfeld apologizes
May.13   New Delhi
May.15  Tel Aviv  Israelis call for Gaza withdrawal
May.16  Massachusetts  Massachusetts recognizes gay marriages
May.18  New Delhi  Gandhi 'humbly' declines PM job
May.19   New Delhi
 UN Security Council  Israel rebuked over Gaza killings
May.20  Iraq  Chalabi angered by raid on home
May.22  England  Commonwealth reinstates Pakistan
May.24  Pennsylvania  Bush outlines 5-step Iraq plan
May.28  Iraq  Allawi named as future prime minister
Jun.1  Baghdad  Council dissolved as new president named
Jun.3  CIA  Tenet resigns as CIA director
Jun.4  Vatican  Bush meets pope, faces protests
Jun.5   Los Angeles
Jun.6  France  D-Day: 'America would do it again'
Jun.8  UN Security Council  Iraq plan gets unanimous backing
Jun.10  US Georgia  G8 summit ends with show of unity
Jun.11  U.S. Congress  World bids farewell to Reagan
Jun.13  European Union  EU poll blow for ruling parties
Jun.16  Washington  Probe rules out Iraq-9/11 links
Jun.18  Belgium  EU agrees historic constitution
Jun.27   Baghdad
 New Delhi  Upbeat end to South Asia talks
Jun.28  Canada  PM in minority poll win
Jul.6   Pennsylvania
Jul.7  Iraq  Iraq adopts emergency powers law
Jul.9  Netherlands  U.N.: Israel barrier 'violates law'
 U.S. Senate  CIA slammed for Iraq intelligence
Jul.14  London  'Serious flaws' in Iraq intelligence
Jul.15  Baghdad  Iraq to form new security force
Jul.18  Gaza  Militants protest Arafat security shakeup
Jul.19  Paris  Sharon 'not welcome' in France
Jul.20  UN Gen. Assembly  U.N. votes against West Bank barrier
Jul.22   Washington
Jul.25  Jerusalem  Human chain protest at Gaza plan
Jul.29  Boston  Kerry accepting nomination
Jul.30  UN Security Council  Council Oks Sudan resolution
Aug.7  Baghdad  Iraq amnesty targets insurgents
Aug.10  Libya  Libya agrees Berlin bomb payout
Aug.15  Baghdad  Conference on interim assembly
Aug.16   Venezuela
Aug.17  Iraq  Al-Sadr rebuffs truce delegates
Aug.25  Iraq  Al-Sistani returns, urges march on Najaf
Aug.26  Iraq  Ayatollah reaches peace deal with al-Sadr
Sep.2  France  Scarf ban comes into force
Sep.3  North Caucasus  Putin: Siege force not planned
Sep.6  Russia  Anger mounts as Russia mourns
 Moscow  Putin under pressure over siege
Sep.9  Washington  Powell declares genocide in Sudan
Sep.13  Moscow  Putin tightens grip on security
Sep.15  UN  Iraq war illegal, says Annan
Sep.19  Beijing  Jiang ends leadership transition
Sep.20  Indonesia  Ex-general Yudhoyono heads for win
Sep.23  U.S. Congress  Iraq PM thanks U.S.
Sep.29  Moscow  Russia 'to ratify climate treaty'
Sep.30  Florida  Bush, Kerry face off in debate
Oct.8  U. S. Midwest  Candidates in second TV debate
Oct.9  Kabul  Karzai rivals demand new vote
Oct.13  Arizona  Bush, Kerry clash on security in debate
Oct.17  Belarus  Lukashenko wins new term vote
Oct.19  Iraq  Agency halts aid projects after kidnap
Oct.24   Kabul
Oct.25  Pakistan  Musharraf urges Kashmir rethink
Oct.26  Jerusalem  Parliament OKs Sharon's withdrawal plan
Oct.29   Paris
Nov.2  United Arab Emirates  UAE founder Nahyan dies, aged 90
  USA
  In Ohio Kerry trailed Bush by about 104,000 votes out of just over 5 million cast -- 48% to 51%.    George W Bush projected himself during the campaign as th...
Nov.3  Kabul  Karzai declared poll winner  Boston  Kerry admits election defeat Nov.4  Paris  Arafat 'in critical condition' Nov.7  Baghdad  Allawi declares state of emergency Nov.10   Paris Arafat died
  The veteran Palestinian leader has died in a Paris hospital. There is no clear line of succession.    Yasser Arafat led Palestinian struggle for more than 40 years. He ...
Nov.11  Cairo  Arafat's body arrives in Egypt Nov.12   West Bank Chaos as Arafat is buried  Washington  Bush, Blair hail Mid-East peace hope Nov.15  Washington  Rice to replace Colin Powell Nov.18  Kenya  Sudan factions pledge to end war Nov.21  Baghdad  Elections set for January 30 Nov.22   Kiev   Storm of protest at poll result
  At the start of the Orange Revolution the opposition camped out on the streets after crying foul in a runoff vote in presidential election.    The election commission said Prime Minister Yanukovych had a slim lead over liberal challenger Yushchenko who told thousands of supporters to stay in ma...
Nov.25  Kiev  Court puts poll result on hold Nov.27  Kiev  Parliament rejects election results Nov.28  Eastern Ukraine  Poll row threatens Ukraine unity Dec.3  Kiev  Court Orders Re-Run of Rigged Poll Dec.5  Israel  Israel, Egypt Swap Prisoners Dec.8  House of Representatives  Congress Approves Intelligence Bill Dec.13  Chile  Judge charges Pinochet Dec.17  Turkey  'Deal struck' in Turkey-EU talks Dec.22  Paris  Former Iraq hostages back in Paris Dec.26   Kiev Yushchenko declares victory in re-vote Dec.29  Washington  US forms quake relief coalition Dec.31  Kiev  PM Yanukovych resigns



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March 2004
03/14 Putin claims second term
03/14 Poll triumph for Socialists
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April 2004
04/18 Spain PM orders Iraq troops home
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May 2004
05/01 EU welcomes 10 new members
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05/01 EU welcomes 10 new members
June 2004
06/06 D-Day: 'America would do it again'
06/03 Tenet resigns as CIA director
06/05 Ronald Reagan dead at 93
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  NASA rover lands safely on red planet


January 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  USA  Mistaken identities led to canceled flights
Jan.3   USA  
  A robotic explorer is sending a signal that it survived the risky descent through the Martian atmosphere and bouncing landing
Jan.4   Kabul   Loya jirga agrees constitution  The document gives the president sweeping powers. It awards parliament the power to appoint of ministers   Georgia Saakashvili claims presidency
 Basra  Blair visits Iraq, praises troops   Pakistan   India, Pakistan leaders meet  President Musharraf welcomed Prime Minister Vajpayee Jan.6   London     Diana crash investigation ordered  Most senior policeman is to investigate whether the car crash was more than just an accident  Pakistan  India, Pakistan to open talks Jan.7   Washington Bush calls for changes on illegal workers Jan.9   Libya   Libya signs UTA bombing payout  Relatives of 170 victims of the bombing of a French airliner in 1989 have signed a $170m payout deal Jan.10  Southern Iraq  6 killed in jobs protest Jan.11   Iran     Protest as reformists blocked
  Reformists walked out of parliament and staged a sit-in to protest over the conservatives' rejection of election candidates
Jan.12   Mexico Americas leaders meet for summit  Iran  Cabinet may dissolve Jan.14   Washington     Bush unveils vision for moon and beyond  An ambitious plan is to return Americans to the moon by 2020 for future manned trips to Mars Jan.15  Basra  Iraqis protest against poll plans Jan.16  Washington  Bremer, Bush meet on Iraq Jan.18  UN  US envoy seeks new UN Iraq role Jan.19   Iowa     Kerry leads in caucuses
  Shaking up the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, senator was emerging as the preference of Iowa Democrats
Jan.20  Washington  Bush made State of the Union address Jan.22   New Delhi Historic Kashmir talks bring hope Jan.23  Washington  US chief Iraq arms expert quits Jan.24  USA  Powell casts doubt on Iraq WMDs Jan.25   Washington Kay: No evidence Iraq stockpiled WMDs  Former chief U.S. inspector said U.S. intelligence services owe President Bush an explanation Jan.26  Kabul  Constitution becomes law Jan.27  New Hampshire  Kerry claims New Hampshire primary Jan.28   London     Hutton clears Blair, faults BBC
  A senior judge says the government did not act in a 'dishonorable, underhand or duplicitous' way in its handling of David Kelly
 London  BBC chairman quits over Hutton Jan.29   Ruhr   Israel and Hezbollah swap prisoners   Israel released 35 prisoners. Hezbollah released an abducted Israeli businessman and the bodies of 3 Israel soldiers   London BBC apologizes as Dyke quits Jan.30  Washington  Bush wants 'facts' on Iraqi WMD Jan.31  Iran  109 lawmakers resign

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Feb.1   Saudi Arabia Hajj stampede: 244 pilgrims dead
 Washington  Bush to order WMD intelligence inquiry Feb.2   Jerusalem Sharon orders Gaza pullout plan Feb.3  Rome  Urgent bird flu summit  USA  Kerry surges ahead in US polls Feb.4  Pakistan  Nuke chief apologizes  London  Blair 'unaware' of WMD threat Feb.6   Washington     Bush launches Iraq WMD commission  President appointed a bipartisan commission to 'figure out why' intelligence failed regarding Saddam's WMDs Feb.8  Iraq  U.N. team meets with Iraq council  Moscow  Presidential candidate Rybkin missing Feb.9  Jerusalem  Court hearing on barrier Feb.10   Paris MPs back headscarf ban
  The bill, passed by 494 votes to 36, to banned all overt religious symbols from state schools
Feb.11  Washington  Bush: WMD greatest threat to humanity Feb.12  Iraq  U.N. envoy hopeful on later vote Feb.13  San Francisco Bay Area  Gays rush to wed in San Francisco Feb.16  USA  Sex abuse priests: '4,450 accused' Feb.17  Haiti  50 dead as crisis grows   Pakistan India, Pakistan agree on framework Feb.18   New England Dean quits presidential race  Berlin  EU's 'big three' deny power grab Feb.19  Iraq  UN rules out June Iraq elections  Iran  Khamenei urges Iranians to vote Feb.20  Malaysia  Nuclear scandal: Man 'confesses'  Washington  Caucus plan for Iraq shelved Feb.21   Baghdad Red Cross visits Saddam   Iran   'Landslide' for hard-liners  Conservative religious hardliners, running virtually unopposed, are set to gain control of parliament Feb.23  Netherlands  Israeli barrier court test begins Feb.24   Moscow Putin fires premier and Cabinet  Beijing  Mixed hopes at N. Korea nuke talks Feb.26   Macedonia President Trajkovski killed in plane crash  UN  UN warning over spy allegations Feb.28  Baghdad  Splits delay basic law deal Feb.29   Haiti   Aristide quits, flees Haiti
  President resigned and left his embattled nation 'to prevent bloodshed,' according to a statement read by Prime Minister
 Iraq  Iraqis agree draft constitution

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Mar.1  Haiti  Aristide: U.S. deposed him in 'coup d'etat' Mar.2  Venezuela  Protests greet Chavez poll ruling Mar.3  Haiti  State of emergency declared Mar.4  Beijing  Call for change at NPC Mar.6  Venezuela  Mass anti-Chavez rally in Caracas Mar.7  Greece  Conservatives sweep to power  Haiti  6 shot dead after anti-Aristide rally Mar.8   Iraq     Interim constitution signed  Governing Council members signed a constitution, laying the groundwork for future elections and a permanent constitution Mar.9   Haiti Latortue named as prime minister Mar.11   South Korea     National Assembly votes to impeach Roh  Roh's powers were suspended and Prime Minister Gun will lead until a Court decides whether the president to be removed  Spain  PM vows to catch bombers  South Korea  Roh impeachment vote gets physical Mar.14   Moscow     Putin claims second term
  Voters overwhelmingly handed Vladimir Putin a second 4-year term as president in a widely-expected outcome
  Spain     Poll triumph for Socialists  In a rebuff to the ruling conservative Popular Party, Socialist Workers Party to win 164 seats in the 350-seat parliament Mar.15   Spain PM-elect: Troops out of Iraq  Iraq  Survey finds hope in occupied Iraq Mar.16  Washington  Bush urges unity against terror Mar.19  Washington  Bush marks 1-year anniversary of war Mar.20   Taiwan Call for recount as Chen wins
  An opposition candidate Lien Chan has called for a recount after results gave President a narrow re-election victory
  Italy Rallies mark Iraq war anniversary Mar.22  Gaza  Huge crowds mourn Hamas leader Mar.23  Washington  9/11 panel holds public hearing Mar.24   Washington Former terror chief slams Bush   Madrid Madrid mourns bombing victims Mar.25   Libya     Blair, Gadhafi in historic meeting  Blair: Libya can be an important partner in fighting terrorism if it fulfills its pledge to give up WMDs   UN Security Council US sinks resolution on Yassin Mar.26  UN  Annan apologizes for Rwanda genocide Mar.27   Taiwan President Chen battles poll fury  Tunisia  Tunisia cancels Arab League talks  Jerusalem  Sharon may face bribery charges Mar.28   Iraq   Protests as U.S. closes Iraqi paper  Several thousand Iraqis protested the closure of Al Hawsa for 60 days, chanting anti-U.S. slogans Mar.29   Washington   Bush welcomes NATO's new seven  U.S. President has formally welcomed the addition of 7 new members to the alliance Mar.31   Berlin Afghanistan wins $8.2bn in aid  Cyprus  Annan announces Cyprus plan

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Apr.2  Jerusalem  Israeli police in Mosque clash Apr.3  Washington  Powell admits Iraq evidence mistake Apr.4  Iraq  Protests end in 20 deaths  Sri Lanka  President wins election Apr.7  Rwanda  Silence as genocide recalled Apr.8   Washington Rice: Al Qaeda not flagged as threat
Apr.9  Algeria  President wins landslide Apr.11  Beijing  China urges action on hostages Apr.13  Washington  Bush says US stands firm on Iraq  Washington  FBI 'failed to connect terror warnings' Apr.14   Washington     Bush praises Sharon's pullout proposal  President endorsed an Israeli plan, but denied the United States was taking sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict  South Africa  ANC heading for massive victory Apr.16  Washington  Bush, Blair affirm June 30 Iraq handover Apr.18   Spain   Spain PM orders Iraq troops home  New prime minister Zapatero has given orders for Spanish troops to be brought home in 'as short a time as possible'  Gaza  Fury as Gaza buries Hamas leader Apr.19  Sunni Triangle  Agreement in Fallujah talks Apr.23  Jerusalem  Sharon: Arafat pledge is off  North Korea  Rare appeal for help from N. Korea Apr.24   Cyprus Vote leaves island split Apr.25  Vatican  Pope beatifies 6 from Europe, S. America

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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.2   Jerusalem Likud voted against withdrawal from Gaza May.4  Jerusalem  Quartet tells Israel to quit Gaza   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  Washington  White House apologises for abuses May.7   Washington Rumsfeld apologizes May.8  Washington  Bush: Delay for Palestinian state May.12  Washington  New abuse photos are 'even worse'  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
 Baghdad  Rumsfeld visits Abu Ghraib prison  New Delhi  Gandhi urges 'strong government' May.15   Tel Aviv Israelis call for Gaza withdrawal  Jerusalem  Court approves Gaza demolitions May.16  Jerusalem  Israel 'to step up demolitions'   Massachusetts Massachusetts recognizes gay marriages 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.19   New Delhi   Singh named PM-designate
  Congress party leader said the president has asked him to form a new government
  UN Security Council Israel rebuked over Gaza killings  Taiwan  President Chen sworn in May.20   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.24   Pennsylvania Bush outlines 5-step Iraq plan May.28   Iraq     Allawi named as future prime minister  Former exile Iyad Allawi has been chosen to head an interim government

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Jun.1   Baghdad Council dissolved as new president named
Jun.3   CIA   Tenet resigns as CIA director  George Tenet is citing personal reasons, President Bush said. Deputy Director McLaughlin will become the acting chief Jun.4   Vatican Bush meets pope, faces protests Jun.5  Italy  Bush: Terror now biggest challenge   Los Angeles   Ronald Reagan dead at 93
  Former President died at his home in Los Angeles. He led a conservative revolution and hastened the end of the Cold War
Jun.6   France D-Day: 'America would do it again'  The alliance is strong 'and is still needed today,' U.S. President told veterans commemorating the 1944 landings Jun.7  Iraq  Deal to disband Iraq militias announced Jun.8   UN Security Council Iraq plan gets unanimous backing  US Georgia  G8 leaders gather for US summit Jun.9  US Georgia  G8 launches Mid-East reform plan Jun.10   US Georgia   G8 summit ends with show of unity  The leaders plans to promote democracy in the Middle East and relieving the debt burden in Africa Jun.11   U.S. Congress World bids farewell to Reagan Jun.13   European Union EU poll blow for ruling parties Jun.16   Washington Probe rules out Iraq-9/11 links Jun.18   Belgium EU agrees historic constitution Jun.20  New Delhi  India and Pakistan set up hotline Jun.23  UN  US war crimes immunity bid fails Jun.26  Pakistan  Prime minister resigns Jun.27   Baghdad   US hands over sovereignty in Iraq
  US administrator Paul Bremer gave legal documents to an Iraqi judge two days ahead of schedule
  New Delhi Upbeat end to South Asia talks Jun.28   Canada PM in minority poll win Jun.29  Jerusalem  Court orders barrier shift  Sudan  Powell warns Sudan to end attacks Jun.30  Sudan  Sudanese refugees welcome Powell  Baghdad  Iraqis given custody of Saddam

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Jul.5  Indonesia  Ex-general ahead in poll Jul.6   Pennsylvania     Kerry names Edwards his running mate
  Democratic presidential candidate is calling the senator 'a man who understands and defends the values of America'
 Austria  President Klestil dies at 71 Jul.7   Iraq Iraq adopts emergency powers law Jul.9   Netherlands U.N.: Israel barrier 'violates law'   U.S. Senate CIA slammed for Iraq intelligence Jul.11  Thailand  Annan urges action against Aids Jul.14   London 'Serious flaws' in Iraq intelligence Jul.15   Baghdad Iraq to form new security force  Attacks by insurgents continued as the government is establishing an intelligence service to 'annihilate' terrorist groups Jul.17  West Bank  Arafat rejected government resignation Jul.18   Gaza Militants protest Arafat security shakeup  Members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades burned down offices of the Palestinian intelligence services in southern Gaza  France  France angered over Sharon's call Jul.19   Paris Sharon 'not welcome' in France Jul.20   UN Gen. Assembly U.N. votes against West Bank barrier  The General Assembly voted 150-6 to call on Israel to dismantle a barrier that would seal off the West Bank Jul.22   Washington   911 panel report: 'Failure of imagination'
  The 570-page, 14-chapter report offers recommendations for reforming security agencies to fight terrorism
Jul.23  House of Representatives  Congress calls Darfur crisis 'genocide' Jul.25   Jerusalem Human chain protest at Gaza plan Jul.26  European Union  EU to push for sanctions on Sudan  Boston  Democrats open convention Jul.28  UN  UN appeals for more Darfur funds Jul.29   Boston     Kerry accepting nomination  John Kerry pledges to fight for the US as candidate for the presidency in a speech to the Democratic convention Jul.30   UN Security Council Council Oks Sudan resolution  U.S.-backed resolution is threatening to impose sanctions if Sudan does not stop atrocities in the Darfur within 30 days Jul.31  Switzerland  World trade talks reach agreement

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Aug.6  Darfur  U.N. report blasts Sudan over Darfur Aug.7   Baghdad Iraq amnesty targets insurgents
Aug.8  Iraq  Allawi in surprise Najaf visit Aug.10   Libya Libya agrees Berlin bomb payout  U.S. Congress  Bush appoints new CIA director  UN  UN accuses Sudan of bombing Darfur Aug.14  Iraq  Peace talks fail in Najaf Aug.15   Baghdad Conference on interim assembly Aug.16   Venezuela     Recall vote: Chavez claims victory
  Initial results showed about 58% voted to keep the president in office while 42% favored ousting him
Aug.17   Iraq Al-Sadr rebuffs truce delegates Aug.22  Darfur  Talks aim to end conflict Aug.23  Sudan  Britain's Foreign Secretary flew to Sudan Aug.25   Iraq Al-Sistani returns, urges march on Najaf Aug.26   Iraq Ayatollah reaches peace deal with al-Sadr   Al-Sadr has reached an agreement with al-Sistani that grants his freedom from murder charges and secures peace in Najaf  Iraq  Shiites stream into Najaf mosque Aug.30  New York  Convention lauds Bush on terror

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Sep.2   France   Scarf ban comes into force  A law banning headscarves and other religious symbols from state schools came into effec  New York  Bush giving speech at Republ. Convention Sep.3   North Caucasus Putin: Siege force not planned
Sep.6   Russia Anger mounts as Russia mourns   Moscow Putin under pressure over siege Sep.7  Moscow  Rally against terrorism  Russia  Footage shows drama in besieged school Sep.9   Washington Powell declares genocide in Sudan Sep.11  Manhattan  September 11 remembered Sep.12  Jerusalem  Settlers protest Israeli withdrawal plan  North Korea  N Korea says it blew up mountain Sep.13   Moscow     Putin tightens grip on security  President has ordered a drastic overhaul of the way Russia is run in the wake of deadly attacks on civilians Sep.15   UN Iraq war illegal, says Annan  Pakistan  Musharraf plans to keep army post Sep.18  Iran  Iran given new nuclear 'deadline' Sep.19   Beijing Jiang ends leadership transition Sep.20   Indonesia     Ex-general Yudhoyono heads for win  Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono appears to be on his way to victory over incumbent Megawati Sukarnoputri Sep.21  UN Gen. Assembly  Bush defends US Iraq policy at UN Sep.23   U.S. Congress   Iraq PM thanks U.S.  Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi is laying out his government's aspirations to a joint meeting of Congress Sep.24  New York  S Asia leaders hold first summit Sep.27  Jordan  Jordan king doubts Iraq elections Sep.29  Iraq  Hostage Bigley shown in new video   Moscow Russia 'to ratify climate treaty'  The government is expected to announce that the country will ratify the Kyoto Protocol Sep.30   Florida     Bush, Kerry face off in debate  President and Senator met face-to-face for their first and only debate on foreign policy issues and homeland security

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Oct.3  Italy  Island migrants sent back Oct.5  Ohio  Running mates clash over Iraq Oct.7  U.S. Senate  Iraq war debate fuelled by report Oct.8  Kenya  Kenyan in surprise Nobel peace win   U. S. Midwest Candidates in second TV debate
Oct.9   Kabul Karzai rivals demand new vote  Australia  Incumbent Howard triumphs Oct.13   Arizona     Bush, Kerry clash on security in debate  The President and Senator have clashed over security, taxes and health care in a third and final televised debate Oct.14  Cambodia  Cambodia chooses new monarch Oct.15  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai innocent of treason Oct.17   Belarus Lukashenko wins new term vote Oct.18  London  Church wants gay bishop apology Oct.19   Iraq Agency halts aid projects after kidnap Oct.23  Kosovo  Dismay as Serbs shun Kosovo poll Oct.24   Kabul     Karzai wins Afghan majority
  Interim leader has won a majority of estimated votes cast in landmark presidential elections
Oct.25   Pakistan Musharraf urges Kashmir rethink Oct.26   Jerusalem     Parliament OKs Sharon's withdrawal plan  Knesset has backed the plan to pull troops and settlements out of Gaza and part of the West Bank by 67 for, 45 against  Japan  Japan won't bow to hostage threat Oct.27  European Union  Barroso backs down over EU vote Oct.29   Paris     Ailing Arafat arrives in Paris
  A helicopter carrying Palestinian leader landed after leaving his West Bank compound for the first time in 3 years
 Rome  EU leaders sign new constitution Oct.30  Paris  Questions swirl around Arafat's health Oct.31  Ohio  Final push for key poll states

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Nov.2   United Arab Emirates UAE founder Nahyan dies, aged 90  USA  No winner yet in 3 key states  U.S. Senate  Senate chief Daschle loses seat   USA   Bush re-elected
  In Ohio Kerry trailed Bush by about 104,000 votes out of just over 5 million cast -- 48% to 51%
 George W Bush projected himself during the campaign as the strong leader who could defend the U.S. in a time of war
Nov.3   Kabul     Karzai declared poll winner  Incumbent has been declared the winner of first direct presidential election   Boston     Kerry admits election defeat  Democratic challenger is giving President George W Bush a second term in office  Washington  President Bush declares victory 'historic' Nov.4   Paris     Arafat 'in critical condition'  Palestinian leader is at a Paris military hospital after drifting in and out of consciousness throughout the night Nov.5  Paris  Arafat on life support  Paris  Arafat 'stable' - French doctors Nov.6  Gaza  Palestinians ponder end to Arafat era Nov.7   Baghdad Allawi declares state of emergency Nov.9  West Bank  Aide: Arafat suffers brain hemorrhage  Washington  Attorney general Ashcroft quits cabinet Nov.10   Paris     Arafat died
  The veteran Palestinian leader has died in a Paris hospital. There is no clear line of succession
 Yasser Arafat led Palestinian struggle for more than 40 years. He had been in a coma since November 3 and suffered a brain hemorrhage
Nov.11   Cairo Arafat's body arrives in Egypt  Cairo  Leaders gather for Arafat's funeral Nov.12   West Bank     Chaos as Arafat is buried Map of Ramallah Israel
  Amid chaotic and highly emotional scenes, Palestinian leader has been buried at the Ramallah compound
  Washington Bush, Blair hail Mid-East peace hope Nov.15  Iran  U.N.: No proof of Iran N-bomb work   Washington   Rice to replace Colin Powell  Stephen Hadley will be promoted to national security adviser  Ivory Coast  UN arms embargo for Ivory Coast Nov.18   Kenya Sudan factions pledge to end war Nov.19  Chile  APEC leaders greeted by protests Nov.20  Chile  Bush urges unity against N. Korea nukes Nov.21   Baghdad Elections set for January 30 Nov.22  Iran  Iran to halt nuclear enrichment   Kiev   Storm of protest at poll result
  At the start of the Orange Revolution the opposition camped out on the streets after crying foul in a runoff vote in presidential election
 The election commission said Prime Minister Yanukovych had a slim lead over liberal challenger Yushchenko who told thousands of supporters to stay in main square overnight to keep a tent encampment safe from security forces. The nationalist western regions are saying they would recognize only Yushchenko
Nov.23  Kiev  Kiev crowds circle president's HQ Nov.24  Kiev  Ukraine on brink of 'civil war' Nov.25   Kiev Court puts poll result on hold  The Supreme Court has barred the publication of disputed presidential election results until it examine opposition appeal Nov.27   Kiev Parliament rejects election results
Nov.28   Eastern Ukraine Poll row threatens Ukraine unity Nov.30  Iran  Nuclear freeze 'temporary'

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Dec.3   Kiev Court Orders Re-Run of Rigged Poll  Supreme Court has annulled the 2nd round of the presidential election - upholding claims that it was fraudulent  Washington  Bush Keeps Rumsfeld, Names Kerik Dec.4  Kiev  Deal to reduce the president's powers Dec.5   Israel Israel, Egypt Swap Prisoners
Dec.7  Kabul  Karzai Sworn in as President Dec.8   House of Representatives Congress Approves Intelligence Bill Dec.12  Jerusalem  Likud, Labour Begin Coalition Talks  Israel  Barghouthi Drops Out Dec.13   Chile Judge charges Pinochet Dec.15  Iraq  Shi'ites Bombed as Poll Campaign Begins Dec.17   Turkey     'Deal struck' in Turkey-EU talks  A compromise formula had been agreed in which Turkey to recognise Cyprus by next October  Jerusalem  Sharon strikes coalition deal with Labor Dec.18  Argentina  Little agreed as climate talks end Dec.20  Ukraine  Rivals clash in TV debate Dec.22  Jerusalem  Blair begins Mideast peace push   Paris Former Iraq hostages back in Paris Dec.23  Iraq  Rumsfeld arrives for surprise visit Dec.24  Vatican  Pope prays for peace at midnight Mass Dec.26   Kiev     Yushchenko declares victory in re-vote
  Opposition leader is telling supporters it is the dawn of a new political era in the former Soviet republic
Dec.29   Washington US forms quake relief coalition Dec.31   Kiev PM Yanukovych resigns  Washington  US pledges $350m in tsunami aid


  Bush launches Iraq WMD commission  President appointed a bipartisan commission to 'figure out why' intelligence failed regarding Saddam's WMDs Afghanistan wins $8.2bn in aid Afghanistan wins $8.2bn in aid Agency halts aid projects after kidnap US forms quake relief coalition Saakashvili claims presidency   Kerry leads in caucuses




World, Politics, 2004 Weapons of Mass Destruction Politics Timeline ... See World Weapons of Mass Destruction Politics timeline Top ^
2004
Feb.6   Washington
Sep.18  Iran  Iran given new nuclear 'deadline'




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Mar.31   Berlin




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2004
Mar.31   Berlin
Apr.23  North Korea  Rare appeal for help from N. Korea
Jul.28  UN  UN appeals for more Darfur funds
Oct.19   Iraq
Dec.29   Washington
Dec.31  Washington  US pledges $350m in tsunami aid




World, Politics, 2004 Election, Vote Timeline ... See World Election, Vote timeline Top ^
2004
Jan.4   Georgia
Jan.19   Iowa
  Shaking up the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, senator was emerging as the preference of Iowa Democrats
Jan.27  New Hampshire  Kerry claims New Hampshire primary Feb.3  USA  Kerry surges ahead in US polls Feb.18   New England Dean quits presidential race
Feb.19  Iraq  UN rules out June Iraq elections Feb.19  Iran  Khamenei urges Iranians to vote Feb.20  Washington  Caucus plan for Iraq shelved Feb.21   Iran   'Landslide' for hard-liners  Conservative religious hardliners, running virtually unopposed, are set to gain control of parliament Mar.7  Greece  Conservatives sweep to power Mar.14   Moscow   Putin claims second term
  Voters overwhelmingly handed Vladimir Putin a second 4-year term as president in a widely-expected outcome
Mar.14   Spain   Poll triumph for Socialists  In a rebuff to the ruling conservative Popular Party, Socialist Workers Party to win 164 seats in the 350-seat parliament Mar.20   Taiwan Call for recount as Chen wins
  An opposition candidate Lien Chan has called for a recount after results gave President a narrow re-election victory
Mar.27   Taiwan President Chen battles poll fury Apr.4  Sri Lanka  President wins election Apr.9  Algeria  President wins landslide Apr.14  South Africa  ANC heading for massive victory Apr.24   Cyprus Vote leaves island split May.2   Jerusalem Likud voted against withdrawal from Gaza May.12  New Delhi  Opposition leaps ahead in poll Jun.13   European Union EU poll blow for ruling parties Jun.28   Canada PM in minority poll win Jul.5  Indonesia  Ex-general ahead in poll Jul.6   Pennsylvania   Kerry names Edwards his running mate
  Democratic presidential candidate is calling the senator 'a man who understands and defends the values of America'
Jul.29   Boston   Kerry accepting nomination  John Kerry pledges to fight for the US as candidate for the presidency in a speech to the Democratic convention Aug.16   Venezuela   Recall vote: Chavez claims victory
  Initial results showed about 58% voted to keep the president in office while 42% favored ousting him
Sep.20   Indonesia   Ex-general Yudhoyono heads for win  Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono appears to be on his way to victory over incumbent Megawati Sukarnoputri Sep.27  Jordan  Jordan king doubts Iraq elections Sep.30   Florida   Bush, Kerry face off in debate  President and Senator met face-to-face for their first and only debate on foreign policy issues and homeland security Oct.5  Ohio  Running mates clash over Iraq Oct.8   U. S. Midwest Candidates in second TV debate Oct.9   Kabul Karzai rivals demand new vote Oct.9  Australia  Incumbent Howard triumphs Oct.13   Arizona   Bush, Kerry clash on security in debate  The President and Senator have clashed over security, taxes and health care in a third and final televised debate Oct.17   Belarus Lukashenko wins new term vote Oct.23  Kosovo  Dismay as Serbs shun Kosovo poll Oct.24   Kabul   Karzai wins Afghan majority
  Interim leader has won a majority of estimated votes cast in landmark presidential elections
Oct.31  Ohio  Final push for key poll states Nov.2  USA  No winner yet in 3 key states Nov.2  U.S. Senate  Senate chief Daschle loses seat Nov.2   USA Bush re-elected
  In Ohio Kerry trailed Bush by about 104,000 votes out of just over 5 million cast -- 48% to 51%
 George W Bush projected himself during the campaign as the strong leader who could defend the U.S. in a time of war
Nov.3   Kabul   Karzai declared poll winner  Incumbent has been declared the winner of first direct presidential election Nov.3   Boston   Kerry admits election defeat  Democratic challenger is giving President George W Bush a second term in office Nov.3  Washington  President Bush declares victory 'historic' Nov.15  Ivory Coast  UN arms embargo for Ivory Coast Nov.21   Baghdad Elections set for January 30 Dec.12  Israel  Barghouthi Drops Out Dec.15  Iraq  Shi'ites Bombed as Poll Campaign Begins Dec.20  Ukraine  Rivals clash in TV debate Dec.26   Kiev   Yushchenko declares victory in re-vote
  Opposition leader is telling supporters it is the dawn of a new political era in the former Soviet republic




World, Politics, 2004 Corruption Timeline ... See World Corruption timeline Top ^
2004 Mar.27  Jerusalem  Sharon may face bribery charges Oct.25   Pakistan Musharraf urges Kashmir rethink



World, Politics, 2004 Government Timeline ... See World Government timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.4   Kabul Loya jirga agrees constitution  The document gives the president sweeping powers. It awards parliament the power to appoint of ministers Jan.6   London   Diana crash investigation ordered  Most senior policeman is to investigate whether the car crash was more than just an accident Jan.12  Iran  Cabinet may dissolve Jan.26  Kabul  Constitution becomes law Feb.2   Jerusalem Sharon orders Gaza pullout plan
Feb.4  London  Blair 'unaware' of WMD threat Feb.28  Baghdad  Splits delay basic law deal Feb.29  Iraq  Iraqis agree draft constitution Mar.8   Iraq   Interim constitution signed  Governing Council members signed a constitution, laying the groundwork for future elections and a permanent constitution Mar.15   Spain PM-elect: Troops out of Iraq Mar.29   Washington   Bush welcomes NATO's new seven  U.S. President has formally welcomed the addition of 7 new members to the alliance Apr.18   Spain   Spain PM orders Iraq troops home  New prime minister Zapatero has given orders for Spanish troops to be brought home in 'as short a time as possible' May.8  Washington  Bush: Delay for Palestinian state May.13  New Delhi  Gandhi urges 'strong government' Jun.1   Baghdad Council dissolved as new president named Jun.8   UN Security Council Iraq plan gets unanimous backing Jun.23  UN  US war crimes immunity bid fails Jun.27   Baghdad US hands over sovereignty in Iraq
  US administrator Paul Bremer gave legal documents to an Iraqi judge two days ahead of schedule
Jul.15   Baghdad Iraq to form new security force  Attacks by insurgents continued as the government is establishing an intelligence service to 'annihilate' terrorist groups Jul.17  West Bank  Arafat rejected government resignation Jul.23  House of Representatives  Congress calls Darfur crisis 'genocide' Aug.7   Baghdad Iraq amnesty targets insurgents Sep.13   Moscow   Putin tightens grip on security  President has ordered a drastic overhaul of the way Russia is run in the wake of deadly attacks on civilians Oct.26  Japan  Japan won't bow to hostage threat Oct.29  Rome  EU leaders sign new constitution Nov.6  Gaza  Palestinians ponder end to Arafat era Nov.7   Baghdad Allawi declares state of emergency Nov.28   Eastern Ukraine Poll row threatens Ukraine unity Nov.30  Iran  Nuclear freeze 'temporary' Dec.3  Washington  Bush Keeps Rumsfeld, Names Kerik



World, Politics, 2004 Ground Forces Timeline ... See World Ground Forces timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.4  Basra  Blair visits Iraq, praises troops Feb.3  Rome  Urgent bird flu summit



World, Politics, 2004 Religion Timeline ... See World Religion timeline Top ^
2004 Feb.1   Saudi Arabia Hajj stampede: 244 pilgrims dead
Feb.16  USA  Sex abuse priests: '4,450 accused' Apr.25  Vatican  Pope beatifies 6 from Europe, S. America Aug.25   Iraq Al-Sistani returns, urges march on Najaf Aug.26  Iraq  Shiites stream into Najaf mosque Sep.2   France Scarf ban comes into force  A law banning headscarves and other religious symbols from state schools came into effec Oct.18  London  Church wants gay bishop apology Dec.15  Iraq  Shi'ites Bombed as Poll Campaign Begins Dec.24  Vatican  Pope prays for peace at midnight Mass



World, Politics, 2004 Political Law Timeline ... See World Political Law timeline Top ^
2004 Feb.9  Jerusalem  Court hearing on barrier Feb.23  Netherlands  Israeli barrier court test begins May.7   Washington Rumsfeld apologizes
May.13  Baghdad  Rumsfeld visits Abu Ghraib prison May.15  Jerusalem  Court approves Gaza demolitions Jun.23  UN  US war crimes immunity bid fails Jun.29  Jerusalem  Court orders barrier shift Jun.30  Baghdad  Iraqis given custody of Saddam Jul.9   Netherlands U.N.: Israel barrier 'violates law' Aug.10   Libya Libya agrees Berlin bomb payout Oct.15  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai innocent of treason Nov.25   Kiev Court puts poll result on hold  The Supreme Court has barred the publication of disputed presidential election results until it examine opposition appeal Dec.3   Kiev Court Orders Re-Run of Rigged Poll  Supreme Court has annulled the 2nd round of the presidential election - upholding claims that it was fraudulent Dec.3  Washington  Bush Keeps Rumsfeld, Names Kerik Dec.4  Kiev  Deal to reduce the president's powers Dec.13   Chile Judge charges Pinochet Dec.23  Iraq  Rumsfeld arrives for surprise visit



World, Politics, 2004 Media Politics Timeline ... See World Media Politics timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.28   London   Hutton clears Blair, faults BBC
  A senior judge says the government did not act in a 'dishonorable, underhand or duplicitous' way in its handling of David Kelly
Jan.28  London  BBC chairman quits over Hutton Jan.29   London BBC apologizes as Dyke quits Sep.7  Russia  Footage shows drama in besieged school Sep.29  Iraq  Hostage Bigley shown in new video



World, Politics, 2004 Kidnapping Timeline ... See World Kidnapping timeline Top ^
2004 Sep.29  Iraq  Hostage Bigley shown in new video Oct.19   Iraq Agency halts aid projects after kidnap




World, Politics, 2004 Anniversary Timeline ... See World Anniversary timeline Top ^
2004 Mar.19  Washington  Bush marks 1-year anniversary of war Apr.7  Rwanda  Silence as genocide recalled Jun.6   France D-Day: 'America would do it again'  The alliance is strong 'and is still needed today,' U.S. President told veterans commemorating the 1944 landings Sep.11  Manhattan  September 11 remembered



World, Politics, 2004 Summit Timeline ... See World Summit timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.12   Mexico Americas leaders meet for summit
Feb.3  Rome  Urgent bird flu summit Mar.27  Tunisia  Tunisia cancels Arab League talks May.21  North Korea  Japan PM starts landmark summit May.22  Tunisia  Gadhafi storms out of summit Jun.8  US Georgia  G8 leaders gather for US summit Jun.10   US Georgia G8 summit ends with show of unity  The leaders plans to promote democracy in the Middle East and relieving the debt burden in Africa Jun.18   Belgium EU agrees historic constitution Sep.24  New York  S Asia leaders hold first summit



World, Politics, 2004 Weapon Inspection Timeline ... See World Weapon Inspection timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.23  Washington  US chief Iraq arms expert quits Jan.24  USA  Powell casts doubt on Iraq WMDs Feb.26  UN  UN warning over spy allegations Jul.11  Thailand  Annan urges action against Aids Jul.11  Thailand  Annan urges action against Aids



World, Politics, 2004 Immigration Timeline ... See World Immigration timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.7   Washington Bush calls for changes on illegal workers
Feb.1   Saudi Arabia Hajj stampede: 244 pilgrims dead Oct.3  Italy  Island migrants sent back



World, Politics, 2004 Political Probe Timeline ... See World Political Probe timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.25   Washington Kay: No evidence Iraq stockpiled WMDs  Former chief U.S. inspector said U.S. intelligence services owe President Bush an explanation Jun.16   Washington Probe rules out Iraq-9/11 links
Jul.22   Washington 911 panel report: 'Failure of imagination'
  The 570-page, 14-chapter report offers recommendations for reforming security agencies to fight terrorism
Aug.10  UN  UN accuses Sudan of bombing Darfur Sep.15   UN Iraq war illegal, says Annan



World, Politics, 2004 Agreement Timeline ... See World Agreement timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.9   Libya Libya signs UTA bombing payout  Relatives of 170 victims of the bombing of a French airliner in 1989 have signed a $170m payout deal Feb.17   Pakistan India, Pakistan agree on framework
Apr.19  Sunni Triangle  Agreement in Fallujah talks Jun.7  Iraq  Deal to disband Iraq militias announced Jul.31  Switzerland  World trade talks reach agreement Aug.26   Iraq Ayatollah reaches peace deal with al-Sadr   Al-Sadr has reached an agreement with al-Sistani that grants his freedom from murder charges and secures peace in Najaf Sep.29   Moscow Russia 'to ratify climate treaty'  The government is expected to announce that the country will ratify the Kyoto Protocol Nov.18   Kenya Sudan factions pledge to end war Dec.17   Turkey   'Deal struck' in Turkey-EU talks  A compromise formula had been agreed in which Turkey to recognise Cyprus by next October Dec.17  Jerusalem  Sharon strikes coalition deal with Labor



World, Politics, 2004 Visit Timeline ... See World Visit timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.4  Basra  Blair visits Iraq, praises troops Jan.4   Pakistan   India, Pakistan leaders meet  President Musharraf welcomed Prime Minister Vajpayee Feb.8  Iraq  U.N. team meets with Iraq council Feb.26   Macedonia President Trajkovski killed in plane crash
Mar.25   Libya   Blair, Gadhafi in historic meeting  Blair: Libya can be an important partner in fighting terrorism if it fulfills its pledge to give up WMDs Apr.14   Washington   Bush praises Sharon's pullout proposal  President endorsed an Israeli plan, but denied the United States was taking sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Apr.16  Washington  Bush, Blair affirm June 30 Iraq handover May.13  Baghdad  Rumsfeld visits Abu Ghraib prison Jun.4   Vatican Bush meets pope, faces protests Jun.5  Italy  Bush: Terror now biggest challenge Jun.29  Sudan  Powell warns Sudan to end attacks Jun.30  Sudan  Sudanese refugees welcome Powell Aug.8  Iraq  Allawi in surprise Najaf visit Aug.23  Sudan  Britain's Foreign Secretary flew to Sudan Sep.3   North Caucasus Putin: Siege force not planned Sep.23   U.S. Congress Iraq PM thanks U.S.  Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi is laying out his government's aspirations to a joint meeting of Congress Oct.29   Paris   Ailing Arafat arrives in Paris
  A helicopter carrying Palestinian leader landed after leaving his West Bank compound for the first time in 3 years
Nov.11  Cairo  Leaders gather for Arafat's funeral Nov.12   Washington Bush, Blair hail Mid-East peace hope Dec.22  Jerusalem  Blair begins Mideast peace push Dec.23  Iraq  Rumsfeld arrives for surprise visit



World, Politics, 2004 Human Rights Timeline ... See World Human Rights timeline Top ^
2004 May.12  Washington  New abuse photos are 'even worse' May.16  Jerusalem  Israel 'to step up demolitions' Dec.13   Chile Judge charges Pinochet




World, Politics, 2004 Embassy Timeline ... See World Embassy timeline Top ^
2004 Feb.12  Iraq  U.N. envoy hopeful on later vote Sep.29   Moscow Russia 'to ratify climate treaty'  The government is expected to announce that the country will ratify the Kyoto Protocol



World, Politics, 2004 Political Sanctions Timeline ... See World Political Sanctions timeline Top ^
2004 Jul.26  European Union  EU to push for sanctions on Sudan Nov.15  Ivory Coast  UN arms embargo for Ivory Coast



World, Politics, 2004 Talks Timeline ... See World Talks timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.6  Pakistan  India, Pakistan to open talks Jan.16  Washington  Bremer, Bush meet on Iraq Jan.18  UN  US envoy seeks new UN Iraq role Jan.22   New Delhi Historic Kashmir talks bring hope
Feb.2   Jerusalem Sharon orders Gaza pullout plan Feb.24  Beijing  Mixed hopes at N. Korea nuke talks Mar.15   Spain PM-elect: Troops out of Iraq Mar.29   Washington   Bush welcomes NATO's new seven  U.S. President has formally welcomed the addition of 7 new members to the alliance Apr.18   Spain   Spain PM orders Iraq troops home  New prime minister Zapatero has given orders for Spanish troops to be brought home in 'as short a time as possible' Jun.20  New Delhi  India and Pakistan set up hotline Jun.27   New Delhi Upbeat end to South Asia talks Jul.15   Baghdad Iraq to form new security force  Attacks by insurgents continued as the government is establishing an intelligence service to 'annihilate' terrorist groups Aug.14  Iraq  Peace talks fail in Najaf Aug.22  Darfur  Talks aim to end conflict Nov.20  Chile  Bush urges unity against N. Korea nukes Dec.12  Jerusalem  Likud, Labour Begin Coalition Talks Dec.18  Argentina  Little agreed as climate talks end



World, Politics, 2004 Royal Timeline ... See World Royal timeline Top ^
2004 Oct.14  Cambodia  Cambodia chooses new monarch



World, Politics, 2004 Political Leaders Timeline ... See World Political Leaders timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.23  Washington  US chief Iraq arms expert quits Jan.24  USA  Powell casts doubt on Iraq WMDs Feb.4  Pakistan  Nuke chief apologizes Feb.11  Washington  Bush: WMD greatest threat to humanity Feb.21   Baghdad Red Cross visits Saddam
Feb.24   Moscow Putin fires premier and Cabinet Feb.29   Haiti Aristide quits, flees Haiti
  President resigned and left his embattled nation 'to prevent bloodshed,' according to a statement read by Prime Minister
Mar.9   Haiti Latortue named as prime minister Mar.27  Jerusalem  Sharon may face bribery charges May.7   Washington Rumsfeld apologizes 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.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.19   New Delhi Singh named PM-designate
  Congress party leader said the president has asked him to form a new government
May.19  Taiwan  President Chen sworn in May.28   Iraq   Allawi named as future prime minister  Former exile Iyad Allawi has been chosen to head an interim government Jun.3   CIA   Tenet resigns as CIA director  George Tenet is citing personal reasons, President Bush said. Deputy Director McLaughlin will become the acting chief Jun.26  Pakistan  Prime minister resigns Jun.30  Baghdad  Iraqis given custody of Saddam Aug.10  U.S. Congress  Bush appoints new CIA director Sep.2  New York  Bush giving speech at Republ. Convention Sep.15  Pakistan  Musharraf plans to keep army post Sep.19   Beijing Jiang ends leadership transition Oct.15  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai innocent of treason Oct.30  Paris  Questions swirl around Arafat's health Nov.4   Paris   Arafat 'in critical condition'  Palestinian leader is at a Paris military hospital after drifting in and out of consciousness throughout the night Nov.5  Paris  Arafat on life support Nov.5  Paris  Arafat 'stable' - French doctors Nov.9  West Bank  Aide: Arafat suffers brain hemorrhage Nov.9  Washington  Attorney general Ashcroft quits cabinet Nov.15   Washington   Rice to replace Colin Powell  Stephen Hadley will be promoted to national security adviser Dec.7  Kabul  Karzai Sworn in as President Dec.31   Kiev PM Yanukovych resigns



World, Politics, 2004 Reforms Timeline ... See World Reforms timeline Top ^
2004 Jun.9  US Georgia  G8 launches Mid-East reform plan



World, Politics, 2004 Protest Timeline ... See World Protest timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.10  Southern Iraq  6 killed in jobs protest Jan.11   Iran   Protest as reformists blocked
  Reformists walked out of parliament and staged a sit-in to protest over the conservatives' rejection of election candidates
Jan.15  Basra  Iraqis protest against poll plans Feb.17  Haiti  50 dead as crisis grows Feb.17  Haiti  50 dead as crisis grows Mar.2  Venezuela  Protests greet Chavez poll ruling Mar.6  Venezuela  Mass anti-Chavez rally in Caracas Mar.7  Haiti  6 shot dead after anti-Aristide rally Mar.20   Italy Rallies mark Iraq war anniversary Mar.22  Gaza  Huge crowds mourn Hamas leader Mar.28   Iraq   Protests as U.S. closes Iraqi paper  Several thousand Iraqis protested the closure of Al Hawsa for 60 days, chanting anti-U.S. slogans Apr.2  Jerusalem  Israeli police in Mosque clash Apr.4  Iraq  Protests end in 20 deaths Apr.18  Gaza  Fury as Gaza buries Hamas leader May.15   Tel Aviv Israelis call for Gaza withdrawal Jul.18   Gaza Militants protest Arafat security shakeup  Members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades burned down offices of the Palestinian intelligence services in southern Gaza Jul.18   Gaza Militants protest Arafat security shakeup  Members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades burned down offices of the Palestinian intelligence services in southern Gaza Jul.25   Jerusalem Human chain protest at Gaza plan Aug.7   Baghdad Iraq amnesty targets insurgents Sep.7  Moscow  Rally against terrorism Sep.12  Jerusalem  Settlers protest Israeli withdrawal plan Nov.19  Chile  APEC leaders greeted by protests Nov.22   Kiev   Storm of protest at poll result
  At the start of the Orange Revolution the opposition camped out on the streets after crying foul in a runoff vote in presidential election
 The election commission said Prime Minister Yanukovych had a slim lead over liberal challenger Yushchenko who told thousands of supporters to stay in main square overnight to keep a tent encampment safe from security forces. The nationalist western regions are saying they would recognize only Yushchenko
Nov.23  Kiev  Kiev crowds circle president's HQ Nov.24  Kiev  Ukraine on brink of 'civil war'



World, Politics, 2004 Space Exploration Timeline ... See World Space Exploration timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.3   USA   NASA rover lands safely on red planet
  A robotic explorer is sending a signal that it survived the risky descent through the Martian atmosphere and bouncing landing
Jan.14   Washington   Bush unveils vision for moon and beyond  An ambitious plan is to return Americans to the moon by 2020 for future manned trips to Mars Jul.31  Switzerland  World trade talks reach agreement Dec.29   Washington US forms quake relief coalition



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2004 Jan.2  USA  Mistaken identities led to canceled flights Jan.20  Washington  Bush made State of the Union address Jan.29   Ruhr   Israel and Hezbollah swap prisoners   Israel released 35 prisoners. Hezbollah released an abducted Israeli businessman and the bodies of 3 Israel soldiers Jan.30  Washington  Bush wants 'facts' on Iraqi WMD Feb.1  Washington  Bush to order WMD intelligence inquiry Feb.8  Moscow  Presidential candidate Rybkin missing Feb.18  Berlin  EU's 'big three' deny power grab Feb.20  Malaysia  Nuclear scandal: Man 'confesses' Feb.21   Baghdad Red Cross visits Saddam
Mar.1  Haiti  Aristide: U.S. deposed him in 'coup d'etat' Mar.3  Haiti  State of emergency declared Mar.4  Beijing  Call for change at NPC Mar.11  Spain  PM vows to catch bombers Mar.15  Iraq  Survey finds hope in occupied Iraq Mar.16  Washington  Bush urges unity against terror Mar.20   Italy Rallies mark Iraq war anniversary Mar.23  Washington  9/11 panel holds public hearing Mar.24   Washington Former terror chief slams Bush Mar.25   UN Security Council US sinks resolution on Yassin Mar.26  UN  Annan apologizes for Rwanda genocide Mar.31  Cyprus  Annan announces Cyprus plan Apr.3  Washington  Powell admits Iraq evidence mistake Apr.11  Beijing  China urges action on hostages Apr.13  Washington  Bush says US stands firm on Iraq Apr.13  Washington  FBI 'failed to connect terror warnings' Apr.23  Jerusalem  Sharon: Arafat pledge is off 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.4  Jerusalem  Quartet tells Israel to quit Gaza 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  Washington  White House apologises for abuses May.15   Tel Aviv Israelis call for Gaza withdrawal May.19   UN Security Council Israel rebuked over Gaza killings May.20   Iraq Chalabi angered by raid on home May.22   England Commonwealth reinstates Pakistan May.24   Pennsylvania Bush outlines 5-step Iraq plan Jun.7  Iraq  Deal to disband Iraq militias announced Jun.20  New Delhi  India and Pakistan set up hotline Jul.7   Iraq Iraq adopts emergency powers law Jul.9   U.S. Senate CIA slammed for Iraq intelligence Jul.14   London 'Serious flaws' in Iraq intelligence Jul.18  France  France angered over Sharon's call Jul.19   Paris Sharon 'not welcome' in France Jul.20   UN Gen. Assembly U.N. votes against West Bank barrier  The General Assembly voted 150-6 to call on Israel to dismantle a barrier that would seal off the West Bank Jul.23  House of Representatives  Congress calls Darfur crisis 'genocide' Jul.26  Boston  Democrats open convention Jul.30   UN Security Council Council Oks Sudan resolution  U.S.-backed resolution is threatening to impose sanctions if Sudan does not stop atrocities in the Darfur within 30 days Aug.6  Darfur  U.N. report blasts Sudan over Darfur Aug.10  UN  UN accuses Sudan of bombing Darfur Aug.14  Iraq  Peace talks fail in Najaf Aug.15   Baghdad Conference on interim assembly Aug.17   Iraq Al-Sadr rebuffs truce delegates Aug.22  Darfur  Talks aim to end conflict Aug.26   Iraq Ayatollah reaches peace deal with al-Sadr   Al-Sadr has reached an agreement with al-Sistani that grants his freedom from murder charges and secures peace in Najaf Aug.30  New York  Convention lauds Bush on terror Sep.6   Moscow Putin under pressure over siege Sep.9   Washington Powell declares genocide in Sudan Sep.12  North Korea  N Korea says it blew up mountain Sep.15   UN Iraq war illegal, says Annan Sep.21  UN Gen. Assembly  Bush defends US Iraq policy at UN Oct.8  Kenya  Kenyan in surprise Nobel peace win Nov.12   Washington Bush, Blair hail Mid-East peace hope Nov.18   Kenya Sudan factions pledge to end war Dec.5   Israel Israel, Egypt Swap Prisoners Dec.22   Paris Former Iraq hostages back in Paris



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2004 Feb.13  San Francisco Bay Area  Gays rush to wed in San Francisco Mar.7  Haiti  6 shot dead after anti-Aristide rally May.16   Massachusetts Massachusetts recognizes gay marriages
Sep.7  Moscow  Rally against terrorism Sep.7  Russia  Footage shows drama in besieged school Sep.11  Manhattan  September 11 remembered Oct.26  Japan  Japan won't bow to hostage threat



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2004 Apr.8   Washington Rice: Al Qaeda not flagged as threat




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2004 Feb.26   Macedonia President Trajkovski killed in plane crash
Mar.24   Madrid Madrid mourns bombing victims Jun.5   Los Angeles Ronald Reagan dead at 93
  Former President died at his home in Los Angeles. He led a conservative revolution and hastened the end of the Cold War
Jun.11   U.S. Congress World bids farewell to Reagan Jul.6  Austria  President Klestil dies at 71 Sep.6   Russia Anger mounts as Russia mourns Nov.2   United Arab Emirates UAE founder Nahyan dies, aged 90 Nov.10   Paris   Arafat died
  The veteran Palestinian leader has died in a Paris hospital. There is no clear line of succession
 Yasser Arafat led Palestinian struggle for more than 40 years. He had been in a coma since November 3 and suffered a brain hemorrhage
Nov.11   Cairo Arafat's body arrives in Egypt Nov.12   West Bank   Chaos as Arafat is buried Map of Ramallah Israel
  Amid chaotic and highly emotional scenes, Palestinian leader has been buried at the Ramallah compound




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2004 Jan.31  Iran  109 lawmakers resign Feb.10   Paris MPs back headscarf ban
  The bill, passed by 494 votes to 36, to banned all overt religious symbols from state schools
Feb.26  UN  UN warning over spy allegations Mar.11   South Korea   National Assembly votes to impeach Roh  Roh's powers were suspended and Prime Minister Gun will lead until a Court decides whether the president to be removed Mar.11  South Korea  Roh impeachment vote gets physical Mar.19  Washington  Bush marks 1-year anniversary of war Apr.7  Rwanda  Silence as genocide recalled Jun.3   CIA   Tenet resigns as CIA director  George Tenet is citing personal reasons, President Bush said. Deputy Director McLaughlin will become the acting chief Jun.6   France D-Day: 'America would do it again'  The alliance is strong 'and is still needed today,' U.S. President told veterans commemorating the 1944 landings Aug.10  U.S. Congress  Bush appoints new CIA director Oct.7  U.S. Senate  Iraq war debate fuelled by report Oct.26   Jerusalem   Parliament OKs Sharon's withdrawal plan  Knesset has backed the plan to pull troops and settlements out of Gaza and part of the West Bank by 67 for, 45 against Oct.27  European Union  Barroso backs down over EU vote Nov.27   Kiev Parliament rejects election results
Dec.8   House of Representatives Congress Approves Intelligence Bill



World, Politics, 2004 Weapons of Mass Destruction Timeline ... See World Weapons of Mass Destruction timeline Top ^
2004 Feb.4  Pakistan  Nuke chief apologizes Feb.4  London  Blair 'unaware' of WMD threat Feb.11  Washington  Bush: WMD greatest threat to humanity Feb.16  USA  Sex abuse priests: '4,450 accused' Feb.24  Beijing  Mixed hopes at N. Korea nuke talks Nov.15  Iran  U.N.: No proof of Iran N-bomb work Nov.22  Iran  Iran to halt nuclear enrichment Nov.30  Iran  Nuclear freeze 'temporary'