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05-03 Parliament swears in partial government Baghdad
C. 05-04 Suicide bomber kills at least 47 Erbil, Iraq
D. 05-04 Pakistan seizes 'al Qaeda No. 3' West Pakistan
E. 05-05 Blair heads for historic third term London
5. 05-07 Europe-wide events to mark VE Day European Union
6. 05-09 Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead Red Square, Moscow
7. 05-10 Rebels kidnap province chief Anbar, Western Iraq
8. 05-13 Troops clash with protesters Uzbekistan

Summary.     Click for More >   Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years  Russian tycoon has been found guilty of an array of charges including fraud and tax evasion
Parliament swears in partial government  7 posts in Prime Minister Jaafari's cabinet, including the defence and oil, remain unfilled amid partisan haggling Suicide bomber kills at least 47 Pakistan seizes 'al Qaeda No. 3'   Blair heads for historic third term  Tony Blair is heading for an 3rd term in government but with a greatly reduced majority Europe-wide events to mark VE Day   Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead   U.S. President was given a seat of honor for celebrations in Red Square marking 60 years since the Allied victory Rebels kidnap province chief Names named in US Iraq oil report Troops clash with protesters  Opposition says later 745 died in fighting that broken out after a night in which soldiers clashed with demonstrators Newsweek backs off Quran story  The report that U.S. interrogators desecrated copies of the Quran blamed for sparking violent riots in Afghanistan Troops retake rebel town Missing 41 troops feared dead  Chile's army chief: At least 41 Chilean soldiers who went missing in a snowstorm are almost certainly dead Insurgent attacks kill at least 34 China rebukes Japan over shrine  Chinese Vice-Premier Wu Yi short her visit and flew home before a meeting with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi Giant Caspian oil pipeline opens King Fahd hospitalized French voters reject EU charter
May.1  Vatican  New Pope delivers first blessing
 North Korea  N. Korea apparently tests missile
May.2  Baghdad  Bombs kill 12, wound 44
 Afghanistan  '28 die' in munitions blast
 UN  Annan urges anti-nuclear effort
May.3   Baghdad
 Iraq  U.S.: letter to al-Zarqawi cites low morale
May.4   Iraq
  West Pakistan
 Baghdad  Many killed in violence
May.5   London
May.6  Iraq  Car bomb blows apart market
May.7  Baghdad  Car bomb kills 22
 Lebanon  Anti-Syrian exile back in Lebanon
  European Union
May.9   Moscow
 Georgia  Bush dances after arrival
May.10  Berlin  Holocaust memorial unveiled
 Georgia  Bush: Georgia 'beacon of liberty'
  Western Iraq
 Sunni Triangle  Suicide bombs cause carnage
May.11  Eastern Afghanistan  Riots over US Koran 'desecration'
  U.S. Senate
May.12  Turkey  Trial of Kurdish leader 'unfair'
May.13  Vatican  Pope seeks to beatify John Paul
  Uzbekistan
May.14  Taiwan  Chen's DPP wins most votes
 Kyrgyzstan  Thousands of Uzbeks fleeing
May.15  Baghdad  Rice makes surprise visit to Iraq
 Uzbekistan  Relatives search for bodies
  Washington
 U.S. Senate  Russians cited in oil-for-food probe
May.16  Uzbekistan  Toll rises as unrest spreads
May.17  Uzbekistan  Opposition says 745 died
 Miami  Cuban 'bomber' arrested
 U.S. Senate  Galloway takes on US oil accusers
May.18  Uzbekistan  Foreign envoys visit town of Andijan
 Portugal  CSKA seal Uefa Cup triumph over Sporting
 Washington  U.S. presses for Uzbek probe
  Uzbekistan
May.19  Iraq  Gunmen kill top Shiite cleric's aide
 Uzbekistan  President Karimov rejects deaths probe
May.20  South Korea  Stem cells tailored to patients
  Chile
 Uzbekistan  Pressure grows for inquiry
May.22  Jerusalem  Laura Bush heckled
 Germany  Schroeder 'heads for poll defeat'
 Iraq  Romanian journalists freed
May.23  Baghdad  Rebels kill security chief
  Iraq
  Japan
May.24  Baghdad  8 American soldiers killed
May.25   Azerbaijan
 Turkey  Liverpool crowned over AC Milan
 Western Iraq  U.S. unleashes 'surprise' offensive
 FBI  FBI records detail Koran claims
May.26  Washington  Abbas meets Bush at White House
May.27  Pakistan  Bomb kills 17 at shrine
  Saudi Arabia
 France  French hold final EU vote rallies
 Indonesia  2 bombs kill 19
May.28  Darfur  UN chief visits Darfur refugees
May.29   Paris
  By 56% voters have overwhelmingly rejected the European Union's proposed constitution in a key referendum
 Beirut  Opposition claims Beirut election
May.30  Iraq  Hilla suicide bombers kill 27
 Paris  Chirac set for government shakeup
May.31   Moscow
 Paris  Villepin named new PM
 Washington  Watergate's Deep Throat revealed


World in May 2005 , Location by Topic
Location Politics Crime & Justice War & Army Terror
Arab Countries
Parliament swears in partial government
Anti-Syrian exile back in Lebanon
Rice makes surprise visit to Iraq
King Fahd hospitalized
UN chief visits Darfur refugees
Opposition claims Beirut election
200 held after attacks in Cairo
Bombs kill 12, wound 44
Suicide bomber kills at least 47
Car bomb blows apart market
Car bomb kills 22
Suicide bombs cause carnage
Gunmen kill top Shiite cleric's aide
Romanian journalists freed
Hilla suicide bombers kill 27
Many killed in violence
Rebels kidnap province chief
Suicide bombs cause carnage
Insurgent attacks kill at least 34
Rebels kill security chief
8 American soldiers killed
U.S. unleashes 'surprise' offensive
200 held after attacks in Cairo
Three quizzed over Hassan killing
Bombs kill 12, wound 44
U.S.: letter to al-Zarqawi cites low morale
Suicide bomber kills at least 47
Car bomb blows apart market
Car bomb kills 22
Gunmen kill top Shiite cleric's aide
Hilla suicide bombers kill 27
Iraq
Parliament swears in partial government
Rice makes surprise visit to Iraq
Bombs kill 12, wound 44
Suicide bomber kills at least 47
Car bomb blows apart market
Car bomb kills 22
Suicide bombs cause carnage
Gunmen kill top Shiite cleric's aide
Romanian journalists freed
Many killed in violence
Rebels kidnap province chief
Suicide bombs cause carnage
Insurgent attacks kill at least 34
Rebels kill security chief
8 American soldiers killed
Bombs kill 12, wound 44
U.S.: letter to al-Zarqawi cites low morale
Suicide bomber kills at least 47
Car bomb blows apart market
Car bomb kills 22
Gunmen kill top Shiite cleric's aide
Hilla suicide bombers kill 27
Post Soviet
Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead
Bush dances after arrival
Bush: Georgia 'beacon of liberty'
Troops clash with protesters
Thousands of Uzbeks fleeing
Opposition says 745 died
Pressure grows for inquiry
Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead
Troops clash with protesters
Opposition says 745 died
Troops retake rebel town
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European Union
Blair heads for historic third term
Europe-wide events to mark VE Day
Holocaust memorial unveiled
Schroeder 'heads for poll defeat'
French hold final EU vote rallies
French voters reject EU charter
Villepin named new PM
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Europe-wide events to mark VE Day
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USA
Names named in US Iraq oil report
Newsweek backs off Quran story
Russians cited in oil-for-food probe
Galloway takes on US oil accusers
U.S. presses for Uzbek probe
Abbas meets Bush at White House
Lynndie England pleads guilty
Russians cited in oil-for-food probe
Cuban 'bomber' arrested
Galloway takes on US oil accusers
Call to nuclear powers to disarm
Lynndie England pleads guilty
Cuban 'bomber' arrested
Uzbekistan
Troops clash with protesters
Relatives search for bodies
Toll rises as unrest spreads
Opposition says 745 died
Pressure grows for inquiry
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Troops clash with protesters
Opposition says 745 died
Troops retake rebel town
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Baghdad
Parliament swears in partial government
Rice makes surprise visit to Iraq
Bombs kill 12, wound 44
Car bomb kills 22
Many killed in violence
Rebels kill security chief
8 American soldiers killed
Bombs kill 12, wound 44
Car bomb kills 22
Washington
Names named in US Iraq oil report
Newsweek backs off Quran story
Russians cited in oil-for-food probe
Galloway takes on US oil accusers
Abbas meets Bush at White House
Russians cited in oil-for-food probe
Galloway takes on US oil accusers
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  New Pope delivers first blessing  Benedict XVI has given his first Sunday blessing from the same apartment window used by his predecessor N. Korea apparently tests missile  White House chief of staff: North Korea has conducted a test of a short-range missile Bombs kill 12, wound 44 '28 die' in munitions blast Annan urges anti-nuclear effort Parliament swears in partial government


May 2005 ... more > Top ^


May 1 ... more > Top ^

May.1   Vatican  
  North Korea  
 Iraq  Three quizzed over Hassan killing
 Cairo  200 held after attacks in Cairo
 Kurdistan  Bombing of Iraqi Kurds kills 25
 New York  Call to nuclear powers to disarm
 Australia  Australia: No hostage negotiations


May 2 ... more > Top ^

May.2   Baghdad
  Afghanistan
  UN
 Italy  Italy hits back over agent's death
 Texas  Lynndie England pleads guilty


May 3 ... more > Top ^

May.3   Baghdad  
  7 posts in Prime Minister Jaafari's cabinet, including the defence and oil, remain unfilled amid partisan haggling
 Somalia  PM escapes bomb as 7 die   Iraq U.S.: letter to al-Zarqawi cites low morale  London  Garcia fires Liverpool into final  United Kingdom  Election battle enters final day

May 4 ... more > Top ^

May.4   Iraq     Suicide bomber kills at least 47
Map of Erbil Iraq
  A bomber attacked a crowd of recruits seeking jobs with the Kurdish police force in Erbil
  West Pakistan   Pakistan seizes 'al Qaeda No. 3'
  Abu Faraj al-Libbi, responsible for the al Qaeda's global operations, has been captured in frontier province
 Netherlands  Milan into final on away goals over PSV   Baghdad Many killed in violence
 Eastern Afghanistan  40 rebels dead in battle

May 5 ... more > Top ^

May.5   London     Blair heads for historic third term
  Tony Blair is heading for an 3rd term in government but with a greatly reduced majority
 Washington  Demotion for Abu Ghraib commander

May 6 ... more > Top ^

May.6   Iraq Car bomb blows apart market  England  Blair: I've listened and learned  England  World leaders congratulate Blair  North Korea  World 'must stop N Korea testing'  Latvia  Bush to meet Baltic leaders

May 7 ... more > Top ^

May.7   Baghdad Car bomb kills 22
  Lebanon Anti-Syrian exile back in Lebanon  Iraq  Cabinet deal ending political deadlock  Latvia  Bush: Baltics 'should move on from war'   European Union     Europe-wide events to mark VE Day
  Commemorations are taking place to mark the 60th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany


May 8 ... more > Top ^

May.8  Iraq  PM suffers cabinet setback  Northern Ireland  Trimble quits as NI party leader  Iraq  U.S. military: Al-Zarqawi aide captured

May 9 ... more > Top ^

May.9   Moscow     Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead
Map of Red Square Russia
  U.S. President was given a seat of honor for celebrations in Red Square marking 60 years since the Allied victory
 Iraq  U.S. offensive near Syria kills 100   Georgia     Bush dances after arrival  U.S. President arrived in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the fourth stop in a 5-day trip  Iran  Iran 'to resume nuclear activity'

May 10 ... more > Top ^

May.10   Berlin     Holocaust memorial unveiled  Berlin is ending 17 years of charged debate over how Germany should remember that grim period of its history   Georgia Bush: Georgia 'beacon of liberty'
  Western Iraq   Rebels kidnap province chief Map of Anbar Iraq
  Insurgents have abducted the governor of the western province of Anbar and called for an end to US operations
 Iraq  U.S. Marines lead offensive  Athens  Athens anarchists release hostages   Sunni Triangle     Suicide bombs cause carnage  At least 46 Iraqis were killed and another 82 wounded in 5 separate bombings. Car bomb kills 26 in Tikrit

May 11 ... more > Top ^

May.11   Eastern Afghanistan Riots over US Koran 'desecration'
 North Korea  N. Korea 'boosts nuclear arsenal'  Washington  Intruding pilots released without charges   U.S. Senate   Names named in US Iraq oil report
  A Senate report says 2 politicians from the UK and France were granted lucrative oil allocations by Saddam's Iraq


May 12 ... more > Top ^

May.12   Turkey     Trial of Kurdish leader 'unfair'  The European Court of Human Rights: Turkey's trial of Abdullah Ocalan was unfair  Northern England  Glazer wins control of Man United  England  Galloway accepts Washington call  Iraq  Gunmen, bombers strike Baghdad  U.S. Senate  Bush suffers blow on UN choice  Uzbekistan  'Dramatic scenes' in town of Andijan

May 13 ... more > Top ^

May.13   Vatican Pope seeks to beatify John Paul
 Pakistan  Pressure 'keeping bin Laden quiet'  Afghanistan  Nine die in new anti-US violence   Uzbekistan   Troops clash with protesters
  Opposition says later 745 died in fighting that broken out after a night in which soldiers clashed with demonstrators
 Pakistan  Key al Qaeda operative killed  Uzbekistan  'High death toll'

May 14 ... more > Top ^

May.14   Taiwan Chen's DPP wins most votes  Baghdad  4 killed in suicide blast  Uzbekistan  President Karimov blames Islamists   Kyrgyzstan Thousands of Uzbeks fleeing  Washington  Miami Heat wins over Wizards in Game 4

May 15 ... more > Top ^

May.15   Baghdad Rice makes surprise visit to Iraq
  Uzbekistan Relatives search for bodies  Ethiopia  Ethiopians flock to cast ballots   Washington   Newsweek backs off Quran story
  The report that U.S. interrogators desecrated copies of the Quran blamed for sparking violent riots in Afghanistan
 Uzbekistan  Locals expel town leaders  Austria  Czechs take world ice hockey title   U.S. Senate   Russians cited in oil-for-food probe  A Senate report accuses top politicians, including advisers to Putin, of engaging in illicit transactions with Iraq  Uzbekistan  Soldiers reported killed in clash

May 16 ... more > Top ^

May.16  Baghdad  At least 46 bodies found   Uzbekistan Toll rises as unrest spreads  Washington  US hardens stance on Uzbekistan

May 17 ... more > Top ^

May.17   Uzbekistan   Opposition says 745 died  The Free Peasants party has compiled a list of 745 people allegedly killed by government troops   Miami     Cuban 'bomber' arrested  Federal agents arrested notorious Luis Posada Carriles near Miami   U.S. Senate Galloway takes on US oil accusers
 Washington  Tensions rise over China currency  Iraq  Iran-Iraq talk border security

May 18 ... more > Top ^

May.18   Uzbekistan Foreign envoys visit town of Andijan
 UN  UN calls for Uzbek deaths inquiry  Georgia  Live grenade 'was threat to Bush'   Portugal CSKA seal Uefa Cup triumph over Sporting   Washington U.S. presses for Uzbek probe   Uzbekistan   Troops retake rebel town
  Uzbek troops have retaken the town of Korasuv, where locals threw out their leaders in a popular protest


May 19 ... more > Top ^

May.19   Iraq Gunmen kill top Shiite cleric's aide  France  Leaders call for 'Yes'   Uzbekistan President Karimov rejects deaths probe  Indiana  Detroit eliminated Indiana in Game 6  Sumatra  Tsunami-quake 'the biggest ever'

May 20 ... more > Top ^

May.20   South Korea Stem cells tailored to patients
 Iraq  3 U.S. soldiers die riding in convoy  Iraq  Saddam's attorney: Why no charges?  England  UK Quran protests at U.S. Embassy   Chile   Missing 41 troops feared dead
  Chile's army chief: At least 41 Chilean soldiers who went missing in a snowstorm are almost certainly dead
  Uzbekistan   Pressure grows for inquiry  US, UN, EU and Nato officials have also called for an inquiry into the events  Dallas  Suns ousted the Mavs  Kabul  Karzai angry at US Afghan 'abuse'

May 21 ... more > Top ^

May.21  Iraq  Attacks 'delay' rebuilding  Kabul  Afghan president pressed on opium  China  Bird flu emergency declared

May 22 ... more > Top ^

May.22   Jerusalem Laura Bush heckled   Germany Schroeder 'heads for poll defeat'   Iraq Romanian journalists freed  New Delhi  Explosions hit cinema halls  Washington  Karzai demands 'justice' from U.S.  Germany  Schroeder wants early election

May 23 ... more > Top ^

May.23   Baghdad Rebels kill security chief
 Iraq  Bomb kills 10 at Baghdad restaurant   Iraq     Insurgent attacks kill at least 34 Map of Tal Iraq
  2 car bombs killed at least 15 civilians and wounded at least 20 in the northern city of Tal Afar
 Washington  Bush rejects Karzai army demand   Japan   China rebukes Japan over shrine
  Chinese Vice-Premier Wu Yi short her visit and flew home before a meeting with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi


May 24 ... more > Top ^

May.24   Baghdad 8 American soldiers killed
 House of Representatives  US House backs stem cell funding

May 25 ... more > Top ^

May.25   Azerbaijan     Giant Caspian oil pipeline opens
  Oil is set to flow from Azerbaijan direct to the Mediterranean for the first time after a $3.6bn pipeline opened
 Western Iraq  U.S. forces encircle Iraqi city of Haditha  USA  Amnesty accuses US over 'torture'   Turkey     Liverpool crowned over AC Milan  Liverpool produced one of the greatest comebacks to claw back a 3 goal deficit to win the Champions League final   Western Iraq U.S. unleashes 'surprise' offensive   FBI FBI records detail Koran claims  Ethiopia  Fresh aid sought for Darfur work  Washington  Bush to offer Abbas direct aid

May 26 ... more > Top ^

May.26   Washington     Abbas meets Bush at White House  Palestinian leader is holding talks with Bush, hoping for an outright endorsement of the roadmap peace plan  Iraq  Iraq to launch huge Baghdad raids  Iraq  U.S. chopper shot down  France  French EU vote battle nears end

May 27 ... more > Top ^

May.27   Pakistan   Bomb kills 17 at shrine  Several hundred people were inside the Bare Iman shrine in Pakistan's capital Islamab when the blast struck   Saudi Arabia   King Fahd hospitalized
  King Fahd was doing 'well' after being hospitalized earlier in the day
  France     French hold final EU vote rallies  Supporters and opponents of the new EU constitution have held final rallies   Indonesia   2 bombs kill 19  The twin blasts occurred at a busy market in the Christian-dominated town of Tentena

May 28 ... more > Top ^

May.28   Darfur UN chief visits Darfur refugees  France  France begins crucial EU vote  Lebanon  Lebanon voting in landmark poll  Indonesia  Yudhoyono orders bomb probe

May 29 ... more > Top ^

May.29  France  EU referendum goes to French vote  Iraq  Forces prepare Baghdad crackdown   Paris   French voters reject EU charter
  By 56% voters have overwhelmingly rejected the European Union's proposed constitution in a key referendum
  Beirut Opposition claims Beirut election

May 30 ... more > Top ^

May.30   Iraq Hilla suicide bombers kill 27
  Paris Chirac set for government shakeup  Sudan  MSF arrested man over report  European Union  French 'Non' puts EU in turmoil

May 31 ... more > Top ^

May.31   Moscow     Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
  Russian tycoon has been found guilty of an array of charges including fraud and tax evasion
  Paris   Villepin named new PM  President Chirac has appointed Interior Minister to replace Jean-Pierre Raffarin as prime minister  Western Iraq  Provincial governor found dead  Iraq  Saddam trial 'within two months'   Washington Watergate's Deep Throat revealed  Kandahar  At least 10 dead in blast


N. Korea apparently tests missile  White House chief of staff: North Korea has conducted a test of a short-range missile '28 die' in munitions blast Annan urges anti-nuclear effort U.S.: letter to al-Zarqawi cites low morale Many killed in violence   Europe-wide events to mark VE Day




World, May 2005 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2005
May.1   North Korea
May.1  New York  Call to nuclear powers to disarm
May.2   Afghanistan
May.2   UN
May.2  Texas  Lynndie England pleads guilty
May.3   Iraq
May.4   Baghdad
May.4  Eastern Afghanistan  40 rebels dead in battle
May.5  Washington  Demotion for Abu Ghraib commander
May.6  North Korea  World 'must stop N Korea testing'
May.7   European Union
  Commemorations are taking place to mark the 60th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany
May.8  Iraq  U.S. military: Al-Zarqawi aide captured May.9   Moscow   Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead
Map of Red Square Russia
  U.S. President was given a seat of honor for celebrations in Red Square marking 60 years since the Allied victory
May.9  Iraq  U.S. offensive near Syria kills 100 May.9  Iran  Iran 'to resume nuclear activity' May.10   Western Iraq Rebels kidnap province chief Map of Anbar Iraq
  Insurgents have abducted the governor of the western province of Anbar and called for an end to US operations
May.10  Iraq  U.S. Marines lead offensive May.10   Sunni Triangle   Suicide bombs cause carnage  At least 46 Iraqis were killed and another 82 wounded in 5 separate bombings. Car bomb kills 26 in Tikrit May.11  North Korea  N. Korea 'boosts nuclear arsenal' May.13  Pakistan  Pressure 'keeping bin Laden quiet' May.13   Uzbekistan Troops clash with protesters
  Opposition says later 745 died in fighting that broken out after a night in which soldiers clashed with demonstrators
May.13  Pakistan  Key al Qaeda operative killed May.15  Uzbekistan  Soldiers reported killed in clash May.17   Uzbekistan Opposition says 745 died  The Free Peasants party has compiled a list of 745 people allegedly killed by government troops May.18   Uzbekistan Troops retake rebel town
  Uzbek troops have retaken the town of Korasuv, where locals threw out their leaders in a popular protest
May.20  Iraq  3 U.S. soldiers die riding in convoy May.20   Chile Missing 41 troops feared dead
  Chile's army chief: At least 41 Chilean soldiers who went missing in a snowstorm are almost certainly dead
May.21  Iraq  Attacks 'delay' rebuilding May.23   Baghdad Rebels kill security chief May.23   Iraq   Insurgent attacks kill at least 34 Map of Tal Iraq
  2 car bombs killed at least 15 civilians and wounded at least 20 in the northern city of Tal Afar
May.23  Washington  Bush rejects Karzai army demand May.24   Baghdad 8 American soldiers killed May.25  Western Iraq  U.S. forces encircle Iraqi city of Haditha May.25   Western Iraq U.S. unleashes 'surprise' offensive May.26  Iraq  Iraq to launch huge Baghdad raids May.26  Iraq  U.S. chopper shot down May.29  Iraq  Forces prepare Baghdad crackdown



World, May 2005 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2005 May.2   Afghanistan '28 die' in munitions blast
May.11  Washington  Intruding pilots released without charges May.19  Sumatra  Tsunami-quake 'the biggest ever' May.20   Chile Missing 41 troops feared dead
  Chile's army chief: At least 41 Chilean soldiers who went missing in a snowstorm are almost certainly dead
May.21  China  Bird flu emergency declared



World, May 2005 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2005 May.12  Northern England  Glazer wins control of Man United May.17  Washington  Tensions rise over China currency May.20   South Korea Stem cells tailored to patients
May.21  Iraq  Attacks 'delay' rebuilding May.24  House of Representatives  US House backs stem cell funding May.25   Azerbaijan   Giant Caspian oil pipeline opens
  Oil is set to flow from Azerbaijan direct to the Mediterranean for the first time after a $3.6bn pipeline opened
May.31   Moscow   Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
  Russian tycoon has been found guilty of an array of charges including fraud and tax evasion




World, May 2005 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2005 May.3  London  Garcia fires Liverpool into final May.4  Netherlands  Milan into final on away goals over PSV May.12  Northern England  Glazer wins control of Man United May.14  Washington  Miami Heat wins over Wizards in Game 4 May.15  Austria  Czechs take world ice hockey title May.18   Portugal CSKA seal Uefa Cup triumph over Sporting May.19  Indiana  Detroit eliminated Indiana in Game 6 May.20  Dallas  Suns ousted the Mavs May.25   Turkey   Liverpool crowned over AC Milan  Liverpool produced one of the greatest comebacks to claw back a 3 goal deficit to win the Champions League final



World, May 2005 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2005 May.1  Iraq  Three quizzed over Hassan killing May.1  Cairo  200 held after attacks in Cairo May.1  Kurdistan  Bombing of Iraqi Kurds kills 25 May.1  Australia  Australia: No hostage negotiations May.2   Baghdad Bombs kill 12, wound 44
May.2  Texas  Lynndie England pleads guilty May.3  Somalia  PM escapes bomb as 7 die May.3   Iraq U.S.: letter to al-Zarqawi cites low morale May.4   Iraq   Suicide bomber kills at least 47 Map of Erbil Iraq
  A bomber attacked a crowd of recruits seeking jobs with the Kurdish police force in Erbil
May.4   West Pakistan Pakistan seizes 'al Qaeda No. 3'
  Abu Faraj al-Libbi, responsible for the al Qaeda's global operations, has been captured in frontier province
May.6   Iraq Car bomb blows apart market
May.7   Baghdad Car bomb kills 22 May.8  Iraq  U.S. military: Al-Zarqawi aide captured May.10  Athens  Athens anarchists release hostages May.10   Sunni Triangle   Suicide bombs cause carnage  At least 46 Iraqis were killed and another 82 wounded in 5 separate bombings. Car bomb kills 26 in Tikrit May.12   Turkey   Trial of Kurdish leader 'unfair'  The European Court of Human Rights: Turkey's trial of Abdullah Ocalan was unfair May.12  Iraq  Gunmen, bombers strike Baghdad May.13  Pakistan  Pressure 'keeping bin Laden quiet' May.13  Pakistan  Key al Qaeda operative killed May.14  Baghdad  4 killed in suicide blast May.15   U.S. Senate Russians cited in oil-for-food probe  A Senate report accuses top politicians, including advisers to Putin, of engaging in illicit transactions with Iraq May.16  Baghdad  At least 46 bodies found May.17   Miami   Cuban 'bomber' arrested  Federal agents arrested notorious Luis Posada Carriles near Miami May.17   U.S. Senate Galloway takes on US oil accusers May.18  Georgia  Live grenade 'was threat to Bush' May.19   Iraq Gunmen kill top Shiite cleric's aide May.20  Iraq  Saddam's attorney: Why no charges? May.21  Kabul  Afghan president pressed on opium May.22   Iraq Romanian journalists freed May.22  New Delhi  Explosions hit cinema halls May.23   Baghdad Rebels kill security chief May.23  Iraq  Bomb kills 10 at Baghdad restaurant May.27   Pakistan Bomb kills 17 at shrine  Several hundred people were inside the Bare Iman shrine in Pakistan's capital Islamab when the blast struck May.27   Indonesia 2 bombs kill 19  The twin blasts occurred at a busy market in the Christian-dominated town of Tentena May.30   Iraq Hilla suicide bombers kill 27 May.30  Sudan  MSF arrested man over report May.31   Moscow   Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
  Russian tycoon has been found guilty of an array of charges including fraud and tax evasion
May.31  Western Iraq  Provincial governor found dead May.31  Iraq  Saddam trial 'within two months' May.31  Kandahar  At least 10 dead in blast



World, May 2005 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2005 May.1   Vatican   New Pope delivers first blessing  Benedict XVI has given his first Sunday blessing from the same apartment window used by his predecessor May.1  New York  Call to nuclear powers to disarm May.2  Italy  Italy hits back over agent's death May.3   Baghdad Parliament swears in partial government
  7 posts in Prime Minister Jaafari's cabinet, including the defence and oil, remain unfilled amid partisan haggling
May.3  United Kingdom  Election battle enters final day May.5   London   Blair heads for historic third term
  Tony Blair is heading for an 3rd term in government but with a greatly reduced majority
May.6  England  Blair: I've listened and learned May.6  England  World leaders congratulate Blair May.6  Latvia  Bush to meet Baltic leaders May.7   Lebanon Anti-Syrian exile back in Lebanon May.7  Iraq  Cabinet deal ending political deadlock May.7  Latvia  Bush: Baltics 'should move on from war' May.7   European Union   Europe-wide events to mark VE Day
  Commemorations are taking place to mark the 60th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany
May.8  Iraq  PM suffers cabinet setback May.8  Northern Ireland  Trimble quits as NI party leader May.9   Moscow   Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead
Map of Red Square Russia
  U.S. President was given a seat of honor for celebrations in Red Square marking 60 years since the Allied victory
May.9   Georgia   Bush dances after arrival  U.S. President arrived in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the fourth stop in a 5-day trip May.10   Berlin   Holocaust memorial unveiled  Berlin is ending 17 years of charged debate over how Germany should remember that grim period of its history May.10   Georgia Bush: Georgia 'beacon of liberty' May.11   Eastern Afghanistan Riots over US Koran 'desecration' May.11   U.S. Senate Names named in US Iraq oil report
  A Senate report says 2 politicians from the UK and France were granted lucrative oil allocations by Saddam's Iraq
May.12   Turkey   Trial of Kurdish leader 'unfair'  The European Court of Human Rights: Turkey's trial of Abdullah Ocalan was unfair May.12  England  Galloway accepts Washington call May.12  U.S. Senate  Bush suffers blow on UN choice May.12  Uzbekistan  'Dramatic scenes' in town of Andijan May.13   Vatican Pope seeks to beatify John Paul
May.13  Afghanistan  Nine die in new anti-US violence May.13   Uzbekistan Troops clash with protesters
  Opposition says later 745 died in fighting that broken out after a night in which soldiers clashed with demonstrators
May.13  Uzbekistan  'High death toll' May.14   Taiwan Chen's DPP wins most votes May.14  Uzbekistan  President Karimov blames Islamists May.14   Kyrgyzstan Thousands of Uzbeks fleeing May.15   Baghdad Rice makes surprise visit to Iraq May.15   Uzbekistan Relatives search for bodies May.15  Ethiopia  Ethiopians flock to cast ballots May.15   Washington Newsweek backs off Quran story
  The report that U.S. interrogators desecrated copies of the Quran blamed for sparking violent riots in Afghanistan
May.15  Uzbekistan  Locals expel town leaders May.15   U.S. Senate Russians cited in oil-for-food probe  A Senate report accuses top politicians, including advisers to Putin, of engaging in illicit transactions with Iraq May.16   Uzbekistan Toll rises as unrest spreads May.16  Washington  US hardens stance on Uzbekistan May.17   Uzbekistan Opposition says 745 died  The Free Peasants party has compiled a list of 745 people allegedly killed by government troops May.17   U.S. Senate Galloway takes on US oil accusers May.17  Iraq  Iran-Iraq talk border security May.18   Uzbekistan Foreign envoys visit town of Andijan May.18  UN  UN calls for Uzbek deaths inquiry May.18   Washington U.S. presses for Uzbek probe May.19  France  Leaders call for 'Yes' May.19   Uzbekistan President Karimov rejects deaths probe May.20  England  UK Quran protests at U.S. Embassy May.20   Uzbekistan Pressure grows for inquiry  US, UN, EU and Nato officials have also called for an inquiry into the events May.20  Kabul  Karzai angry at US Afghan 'abuse' May.22   Jerusalem Laura Bush heckled May.22   Germany Schroeder 'heads for poll defeat' May.22  Washington  Karzai demands 'justice' from U.S. May.22  Germany  Schroeder wants early election May.23  Washington  Bush rejects Karzai army demand May.23   Japan China rebukes Japan over shrine
  Chinese Vice-Premier Wu Yi short her visit and flew home before a meeting with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi
May.24  House of Representatives  US House backs stem cell funding May.25  USA  Amnesty accuses US over 'torture' May.25   FBI FBI records detail Koran claims May.25  Ethiopia  Fresh aid sought for Darfur work May.25  Washington  Bush to offer Abbas direct aid May.26   Washington   Abbas meets Bush at White House  Palestinian leader is holding talks with Bush, hoping for an outright endorsement of the roadmap peace plan May.26  France  French EU vote battle nears end May.27   Saudi Arabia King Fahd hospitalized
  King Fahd was doing 'well' after being hospitalized earlier in the day
May.27   France   French hold final EU vote rallies  Supporters and opponents of the new EU constitution have held final rallies May.28   Darfur UN chief visits Darfur refugees May.28  France  France begins crucial EU vote May.28  Lebanon  Lebanon voting in landmark poll May.28  Indonesia  Yudhoyono orders bomb probe May.29  France  EU referendum goes to French vote May.29   Paris French voters reject EU charter
  By 56% voters have overwhelmingly rejected the European Union's proposed constitution in a key referendum
May.29   Beirut Opposition claims Beirut election May.30   Paris Chirac set for government shakeup May.30  European Union  French 'Non' puts EU in turmoil May.31   Moscow   Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
  Russian tycoon has been found guilty of an array of charges including fraud and tax evasion
May.31   Paris Villepin named new PM  President Chirac has appointed Interior Minister to replace Jean-Pierre Raffarin as prime minister May.31   Washington Watergate's Deep Throat revealed