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B. 01-13 Airstrike targeted al-Zawahiri West Pakistan
02-04 Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze Syria
D. 02-21 Blast damages Shia shrine Samarra, Sunni Triangle
E. 02-22 Robbers take $44M to $88M in heist Kent, England
5. 03-11 Milosevic found dead in cell Hague
6. 03-18 Labor law protests turn violent Paris
H. 04-24 Three bombs rip through resort Egypt
I. 05-08 Zuma acquitted in rape case Johannesburg
J. 05-14 Gang attacks leave 52 dead Sao Paulo

Summary.     Click for More > Blast damages Shia shrine   A bomb attack has damaged one of the Muslim world's holiest shrines, sparking demonstrations outside Robbers take $44M to $88M in heist   Authorities in Kent have appealed to the public for help in solving the armed robbery of a security company   Milosevic found dead in cell
Airstrike targeted al-Zawahiri   Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
Jan.9  South Korea  Scientist's embryo cloning faked
Jan.12  Turkey  Man who shot pope freed
Jan.13   West Pakistan
Jan.19  Qatar  'Bin Laden' audio tape broadcast
 Tel Aviv  Suicide bomber detonated sandwich shop
Jan.28  Iraq  Captors: Last chance for demand
Feb.4   Syria
  Hundreds of Syrian demonstrators stormed the Danish Embassy in Damascus and set fire to the building in protest at the cartoons
 Protesters scaled the Danish mission amid chants of 'God is great', before moving on to attack the Norwegian site. Denmark and Norway urged their citizens to leave and condemned Syria for failing international obligations. Palestinians protest in Gaza and the West Bank
Feb.5  Beirut  Danish consulate in Beirut ablaze
Feb.9  Kuwait  Abducted journalist makes new plea on TV
Feb.14  Baghdad  Saddam in 'hunger strike' protest
Feb.21   Sunni Triangle
Feb.22   England
Feb.24  Saudi Arabia  Saudis thwart oil refinery attack
Mar.7  India  Rail, temple blasts kill 14
Mar.10  Iraq  FBI: Body of U.S. hostage found
Mar.11   Hague
  Former Yugoslav President has been found dead in Hague where he was being tried on war crimes charges.    He was 64. Milosevic was found dead for several hours. He rose to the top of Yugoslav politics in the 1980. Elected Serbian president in...
Mar.14  Baghdad  More than 80 dead in reprisal killings Mar.16  Iraq  U.S. probes 15 Iraqi civilian deaths Mar.18   Paris Labor law protests turn violent Mar.21  Afghanistan  Convert 'faces execution' Apr.4  Baghdad  Hussein charged with genocide Apr.5  Baghdad  Hussein grins during cross-examination Apr.7  Baghdad  80 killed in mosque attack Apr.11  Karachi  Bomb rips through prophet prayer service Apr.12  Washington  Jurors hear Flight 93 cockpit tape Apr.13  Washington  Moussaoui: 'No remorse' for 9/11 Apr.17  Tel Aviv  Suicide bomber kills 8 Apr.23  Qatar  Bin Laden tape denounces West Apr.24   Egypt Three bombs rip through resort Apr.25  Sri Lanka  Bomb targets army chief May.3  Washington  Jury spares 9/11 plotter Moussaoui May.8   Johannesburg Zuma acquitted in rape case May.9  Germany  Cannibal guilty of murder, gets life May.10  Baghdad  Killings top 1,000 in April May.14   Sao Paulo Gang attacks leave 52 dead  A powerful criminal gang launched a wave of attacks against police stations and uprisings in jails across the state  Iraq  32 killed in violence May.16  Washington  US releases 9/11 Pentagon video May.17  Turkey  Judge dies in court attack May.19  Gaza  Hamas official seized with $800k May.29  Kabul  Deaths as riots sweep Kabul Jun.3  Toronto  Toronto terror plot foiled Jun.8   Iraq   U.S. airstrike kills al-Zarqawi   Al Qaeda in Iraq leader, the coalition's most wanted man in Iraq, was killed near Baquba Jun.11   Guantanamo Suicides spur criticism Jun.13  Indonesia  Bali bomb cleric freed from jail Jun.14  Sri Lanka  58 killed in bus blast Jun.17  Baghdad  Insurgents captured U.S. soldiers Jun.20  UN Tribunal  Taylor on way to Hague for trial Jun.21  USA  8 U.S. troops charged with murder Jun.22  Miami  Seven arrests over 'Chicago plot' Jun.23  Somalia  Swedish cameraman shot dead Jun.25  Iraq  Al Qaeda group killed 4 Russian hostages Jul.1  Sadr City  Car bomb slaughter 62 at market  Osama bin Laden  Bin Laden tells Sunnis to fight Shiites Jul.2  Baghdad  Hussein's wife, daughter on 'wanted' list Jul.7  Italy  Berlusconi to be tried for fraud Jul.9  Baghdad  Gunmen kill 40 Sunnis in rampage Jul.10  North Caucasus  Most-wanted warlord Basayev killed Jul.11   Mumbai 200 killed in train blasts  7 explosions on crowded rush-hour commuter trains in the Indian financial capital Jul.12   Southern Lebanon   Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war
  Guerrillas killed 3 Israeli soldiers and captured 2 more, prompting airstrikes and military raids inside southern Lebanon
 Israel has launched air strikes on bridges and roads in southern Lebanon to stop Hezbollah moving the soldiers. Israeli cabinet endorsed a strong response against the militants
Jul.15  Northern Israel  Hezbollah rockets again hit Haifa Jul.27  Arab Countries  Al-Qaeda 'to avenge Israel deeds' Aug.9   London 'Plot to blow up planes' foiled  Scotland Yard: A plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted Aug.16  Thailand  Man detained over JonBenet death Aug.20  Baghdad  20 pilgrims killed, hundreds wounded  Baghdad  Saddam facing poison gas charges Aug.23  Gaza  Abduction claim of Fox News journalists  Austria  Girl 'found' after years  Netherlands  Jet turns back; passengers arrested Aug.30  Iraq  At least 47 dead, 100 injured in bombings Sep.8  India  Dozens feared dead in blasts Sep.10  Afghanistan  Suicide bomb kills Afghan governor Sep.12  Syria  U.S. Embassy attack foiled Sep.13  Montreal  Gunman killed after college shooting Sep.19  Baghdad  Judge dismissed in Hussein trial Sep.20  South Africa  S. Africa drops Zuma graft charges Sep.23  Baghdad  Bomb kills 35 as they shop for Ramadan  Paris  Probe into 'Bin Laden death' leak Sep.26  Washington  Iraq war fuels terror - US report Sep.29   Georgia Russian officers on spying charge Oct.2  Pennsylvania  Fatal shooting at Amish school Oct.7   Moscow War critic writer murdered Oct.8  Southern Iraq  Hundreds of Iraqi police poisoned Oct.10  Baghdad  110 bullet-riddled bodies found Oct.15   Jerusalem Police back Katsav rape charges  Baghdad  Weekend toll in Iraq: 83 bodies Oct.27  Mexico  Shootouts kill journalist Nov.5   Baghdad   Saddam Hussein sentenced to death   The former Iraqi leader has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death by hanging Nov.8  West Pakistan  Suicide blast kills 42 Nov.9  London  MI5 tracking '30 UK terror plots' Nov.14   Baghdad Gunmen grab up to 100 from institute Nov.19  Baghdad  Saddam trial 'flawed and unsound' Nov.21   Beirut Christian politician Gemayel killed Nov.23   Sadr City More than 200 killed in Sadr City   London   Poisoned former KGB spy dies
  Alexander Litvinenko, the longtime critic of the Russian government, died in a hospital 3 weeks after his suspected poisoning.    The doctors unable to determine the cause of his illness. Litvinenko and his friends blamed Russian government for his sudden illness. Kremlin have denied any role in...
Nov.30  London  Radiation at 12 sites; jets probed Dec.8  Paris  Tests 'prove' Diana driver drunk Dec.11  Gaza  Gunmen kill school children  Baghdad  Suicide truck bomb kills at least 54 Dec.12  Iran  Ahmadinejad: Israel will be 'wiped out'   England 5 prostitutes killed Dec.14  London  Diana: No murder, no pregnancy Dec.19  Libya  HIV medics condemned to death Dec.21  Washington  Marines charged in Haditha killings Dec.29   Baghdad   Saddam Hussein hanged
  The celebrations broke out after Hussein was dead. There was dancing around the body. The execution was videotaped
 He was convicted of killings in the town of Dujail 25 years ago. U.S. district judge refused a request to stay the execution. Hussein executed before Eid Al-Adha, a holiday. The law does not permit executions during religious holidays
Dec.30   Madrid Madrid bomb shatters ETA cease-fire Dec.31  Thailand  Bangkok explosions leave two dead



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February 2006
Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
Blast damages Shia shrine
Blast damages Shia shrine
Blast damages Shia shrine
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March 2006
Rail, temple blasts kill 14
FBI: Body of U.S. hostage found
Milosevic found dead in cell
More than 80 dead in reprisal killings
Labor law protests turn violent
Rail, temple blasts kill 14
FBI: Body of U.S. hostage found
More than 80 dead in reprisal killings
Rail, temple blasts kill 14
U.S. probes 15 Iraqi civilian deaths
Milosevic found dead in cell
Labor law protests turn violent
Convert 'faces execution'
Convert 'faces execution'
April 2006
80 killed in mosque attack
Jurors hear Flight 93 cockpit tape
Three bombs rip through resort
80 killed in mosque attack
Jurors hear Flight 93 cockpit tape
Three bombs rip through resort
80 killed in mosque attack
Suicide bomber kills 8
Three bombs rip through resort
Bomb targets army chief
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May 2006
Jury spares 9/11 plotter Moussaoui
Zuma acquitted in rape case
Killings top 1,000 in April
Gang attacks leave 52 dead
Jury spares 9/11 plotter Moussaoui
Killings top 1,000 in April
US releases 9/11 Pentagon video
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Zuma acquitted in rape case
Judge dies in court attack
June 2006
Toronto terror plot foiled
Seven arrests over 'Chicago plot'
Al Qaeda group killed 4 Russian hostages
Toronto terror plot foiled
U.S. airstrike kills al-Zarqawi
Seven arrests over 'Chicago plot'
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Insurgents captured U.S. soldiers
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July 2006
Car bomb slaughter 62 at market
200 killed in train blasts
Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war
Car bomb slaughter 62 at market
200 killed in train blasts
Car bomb slaughter 62 at market
200 killed in train blasts
Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war
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August 2006
'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
Man detained over JonBenet death
'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
At least 47 dead, 100 injured in bombings
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September 2006
U.S. Embassy attack foiled
Russian officers on spying charge
U.S. Embassy attack foiled
Probe into 'Bin Laden death' leak
U.S. Embassy attack foiled
Bomb kills 35 as they shop for Ramadan
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Russian officers on spying charge
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October 2006
Fatal shooting at Amish school
War critic writer murdered
Police back Katsav rape charges
110 bullet-riddled bodies found
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War critic writer murdered
War critic writer murdered
Police back Katsav rape charges
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November 2006
Saddam Hussein sentenced to death
Gunmen grab up to 100 from institute
Poisoned former KGB spy dies
Gunmen grab up to 100 from institute
Christian politician Gemayel killed
More than 200 killed in Sadr City
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Saddam Hussein sentenced to death
December 2006
5 prostitutes killed
Saddam Hussein hanged
Madrid bomb shatters ETA cease-fire
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Saddam Hussein hanged

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Jan.1  Gaza  Italian hostages freed in Gaza, Yemen
Jan.4  Iraq  36 killed, 40 wounded in funeral blast
Jan.9   South Korea
Jan.10  Spain  Police holds 20 'Iraq recruiters'
Jan.12   Turkey  
Jan.13   West Pakistan
  A CIA strike on a building in village near the Afghan border may have killed Osama bin Laden's most-trusted aide
Jan.17  Baghdad  Journalist's kidnappers make demands Jan.19   Qatar     'Bin Laden' audio tape broadcast  al-Jazeera has broadcast a tape it says was by the al-Qaeda leader, in which offerred long-term truce to the U.S.   Tel Aviv Suicide bomber detonated sandwich shop
Jan.23  Baghdad  New judge to take on Saddam trial Jan.28   Iraq Captors: Last chance for demand

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Feb.4   Syria   Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
  Hundreds of Syrian demonstrators stormed the Danish Embassy in Damascus and set fire to the building in protest at the cartoons
 Protesters scaled the Danish mission amid chants of 'God is great', before moving on to attack the Norwegian site. Denmark and Norway urged their citizens to leave and condemned Syria for failing international obligations. Palestinians protest in Gaza and the West Bank
Feb.5   Beirut Danish consulate in Beirut ablaze Feb.7  Afghanistan  U.N. staff flee cartoon riots Feb.8  Afghanistan  Deadly cartoon riot near U.S. base Feb.9   Kuwait Abducted journalist makes new plea on TV Feb.13  Baghdad  Screaming Hussein back in court Feb.14   Baghdad Saddam in 'hunger strike' protest  Pakistan  2 dead in cartoon rioting Feb.20  Austria  Holocaust denier Irving jailed Feb.21  Baghdad  Marketplace bomb kills 20   Sunni Triangle Blast damages Shia shrine
Map of Samarra Iraq
  A bomb attack has damaged one of the Muslim world's holiest shrines, sparking demonstrations outside
 Thousands have gathered at the al-Askari shrine in Samarra where 2 men blew up the famous golden dome. The shrine is one of Samarra's 2 tombs for revered Shia imams. Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani has called for a week of mourning. Shias in Baghdad attacked at least 5 Sunni mosques in a reprisal, and disturbances reported in other cities.
Feb.22   England   Robbers take $44M to $88M in heist Map of Kent United Kingdom
  Authorities in Kent have appealed to the public for help in solving the armed robbery of a security company
 The Securitas depot manager was stopped by an unmarked police car as he drove home from work. A passenger spoke to the manager who got back into the car with him where he was handcuffed. The manager's wife and young son were kidnapped from their home. 6 men tied up the depot staff on duty and then loaded the money into the truck.
 Baghdad  Gunmen strike 27 mosques, kill imams Feb.24   Saudi Arabia Saudis thwart oil refinery attack Feb.28  Baghdad  Blasts kill at least 35

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Mar.6  Washington  Prosecutor: He lied, 3,000 people died Mar.7   India Rail, temple blasts kill 14   Explosions rocked a railway station and a Hindu temple in the holy city of Varanasi  Baghdad  18 men found strangled Mar.9  Pakistan  Mine hits wedding guests Mar.10   Iraq FBI: Body of U.S. hostage found  The body of Tom Fox, a Christian peace advocate, has been found Mar.11   Hague   Milosevic found dead in cell
  Former Yugoslav President has been found dead in Hague where he was being tried on war crimes charges
 He was 64. Milosevic was found dead for several hours. He rose to the top of Yugoslav politics in the 1980. Elected Serbian president in 1990, Milosevic ruled with an iron grip until his overthrow in 2000. Next year he was transferred to the Hague and went on trial in 2002.
Mar.12  Sadr City  Car bombs kill at least 36 in Sadr City Mar.14   Baghdad   More than 80 dead in reprisal killings  86 bodies were found in the capital during a 30-hour period. Officials announced a vehicle curfew Mar.16   Iraq U.S. probes 15 Iraqi civilian deaths   The U.S. military has opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of civilians in the city of Haditha Mar.18   Paris Labor law protests turn violent
  The clashes resulted in 4 injured police officers and 12 hurt protesters.49 people were detained.    Scattered bonfires, bottle-throwing, smoke filled barricaded streets. Students and union workers upset about a n...
Mar.19  Somalia  US captures 13 'pirates' Mar.21   Afghanistan Convert 'faces execution'  The US have expressed concern over reports that a Muslim convert to Christianity could face the death penalty Mar.30  Iraq  Journalist Carroll freed

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Apr.3  Sierra Leone  Taylor appears in war crimes case Apr.4   Baghdad Hussein charged with genocide Apr.5   Baghdad Hussein grins during cross-examination Apr.7   Baghdad   80 killed in mosque attack  3 suicide bombers struck a mosque affiliated with a major Shiite political party. Another 136 were wounded Apr.11   Karachi Bomb rips through prophet prayer service Apr.12   Washington Jurors hear Flight 93 cockpit tape  Jurors at the Moussaoui death penalty trial heard the first public playing of the cockpit voice recorder Apr.13   Washington Moussaoui: 'No remorse' for 9/11 Apr.14  Egypt  Attacks on churches: 1 dead Apr.16  Iraq  Bombs kill at least 34 amid deadlock  Istanbul  Bomb blast injures 30 Apr.17   Tel Aviv   Suicide bomber kills 8  A bomber set off a blast in a restaurant at the central bus station in the Passover attack. The bomber also died Apr.19  Guantanamo  List of detainee names released Apr.23   Qatar Bin Laden tape denounces West Apr.24  Baghdad  Tape 'links' Hussein to attacks   Egypt Three bombs rip through resort
  23 people, including 3 foreigners, were killed and 62 others were wounded in in the Red Sea town of Dahab.    The blasts took place about 7:15 p.m. at 2 cafeterias and a supermarket. 42 of the wounded are Egyptian and 3 are members ...
Apr.25   Sri Lanka   Bomb targets army chief  At least 8 people have been killed in a suicide bomb. The head of the army has been seriously injured  Iraq  Defiant al-Zarqawi shows face on video Apr.28  Washington  Abu Ghraib interrogation chief charged Apr.30  Kashmir  'Militants' kill Hindus

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May.3   Washington Jury spares 9/11 plotter Moussaoui  Al Qaeda terrorist should spend the rest of his life in prison, a jury determined on the 7th day of deliberations May.4  Washington  Moussaoui delivers final taunt May.5  CIA  Porter Goss resigns as CIA chief May.6  Iraq  Holy city bomb kills many May.8   Johannesburg   Zuma acquitted in rape case
  A judge acquitted former Deputy President on charges he raped an HIV-positive family friend.    The decision is keeping alive the political Zuma's hopes recently seen as the country's next president 2,...
May.9   Germany Cannibal guilty of murder, gets life  Sinai  Bombings 'mastermind' killed May.10   Baghdad   Killings top 1,000 in April  President Talabani has said 1,000 people were killed last month in Baghdad as a result of sectarian violence May.13  Sao Paulo  Police attacks leave 30 dead May.14   Sao Paulo   Gang attacks leave 52 dead
  A powerful criminal gang launched a wave of attacks against police stations and uprisings in jails across the state
 The attacks began on 6 p.m. Friday. By Sunday there were at least 73 separate attacks with machine guns and grenades continued to dawn, staged in 22 detention centers The dead include 35 police and prison guards, 3 civilians, and 14 gang members. State Public Safety Department blamed the Primeiro Comando da Capital, or the First Capital Command.
  Iraq 32 killed in violence May.15  Sao Paulo  State's prison revolts end May.16   Washington   US releases 9/11 Pentagon video   The justice department has released the first video of the plane crashing into the Pentagon in 2001  Baghdad  UAE diplomat kidnapped May.17   Turkey Judge dies in court attack   A gunman has shot dead a prominent judge and wounded 4 others in an attack on highest court in Ankara May.19   Gaza Hamas official seized with $800k May.24  Baghdad  Aziz takes stand for Hussein May.26  Russia  Beslan attacker: No death penalty May.29   Kabul Deaths as riots sweep Kabul

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Jun.2  Iraq  Troops cleared of wrongdoing Jun.3   Toronto Toronto terror plot foiled   Canadian police have prevented a major al Qaeda-inspired terror plot to attack targets in southern Ontario Jun.7  Iraq  Iraq begins releasing 592 prisoners Jun.8   Iraq   U.S. airstrike kills al-Zarqawi
Map of Baquba Iraq
  Al Qaeda in Iraq leader, the coalition's most wanted man in Iraq, was killed near Baquba
 U.S. and Iraqi officials first revealed the news to reporters. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Bill Caldwell: two F-16s dropped two 500-pound bombs on a safe house 6 people, including and a key al-Zarqawi lieutenant, spiritual adviser Sheik Abd-al-Rahman, were killed in the strike Bush: Al-Zarqawi's death gives Iraq a chance to 'turn the tide' in the fight against the insurgency
Jun.11   Guantanamo   Suicides spur criticism
  The suicides of 3 inmates at the prison camp spurred renewed calls for changes at the facility
Jun.13   Indonesia Bali bomb cleric freed from jail
Jun.14   Sri Lanka 58 killed in bus blast Jun.17  Baghdad  23 killed in string of attacks   Baghdad Insurgents captured U.S. soldiers  Iraqi witnesses say they saw 2 U.S. soldiers being led away by masked insurgents to a pair of cars Jun.19  Baghdad  Prosecution demands Saddam death Jun.20   UN Tribunal Taylor on way to Hague for trial Jun.21  Baghdad  Lawyer for Saddam Hussein found slain   USA 8 U.S. troops charged with murder Jun.22   Miami     Seven arrests over 'Chicago plot'  The FBI has arrested 7 people who were planning to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower Jun.23   Somalia Swedish cameraman shot dead Jun.25   Iraq Al Qaeda group killed 4 Russian hostages  The statement, video on a Web site: the Mujahedeen Shura Council had beheaded 3 of the men and shot 1 to death Jun.26  Iraq  Deadly bombs hit markets Jun.28  Belgium  Bodies of missing girls found Jun.29  Osama bin Laden  New 'Bin Laden message' released

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Jul.1   Sadr City   Car bomb slaughter 62 at market  The blast destroyed food and clothing stalls around 10 a.m. in the Sadr City section in the northeast of the capital   Osama bin Laden Bin Laden tells Sunnis to fight Shiites
Jul.2   Baghdad Hussein's wife, daughter on 'wanted' list Jul.3  Gaza  Militants' deadline expires Jul.7   Italy Berlusconi to be tried for fraud Jul.9   Baghdad Gunmen kill 40 Sunnis in rampage Jul.10   North Caucasus Most-wanted warlord Basayev killed Jul.11   Mumbai 200 killed in train blasts
  7 explosions on crowded rush-hour commuter trains in the Indian financial capital
 The blasts took place between 6:20 and 7 p.m. At least one train was split in half by the explosion. The Western Railway system was shut down Police in New Delhi heightened security
Jul.12   Southern Lebanon   Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war
  Guerrillas killed 3 Israeli soldiers and captured 2 more, prompting airstrikes and military raids inside southern Lebanon
 Israel has launched air strikes on bridges and roads in southern Lebanon to stop Hezbollah moving the soldiers. Israeli cabinet endorsed a strong response against the militants
Jul.14  Southern Lebanon  Hezbollah ready for 'war on every level' Jul.15   Northern Israel Hezbollah rockets again hit Haifa Jul.18  Iraq  Holy city bombing kills 45 Jul.27   Arab Countries     Al-Qaeda 'to avenge Israel deeds'  Ayman al-Zawahiri has said the militant network will respond to attacks on Muslims in Lebanon and Gaza Jul.28  Somalia  Government minister assassinated  Southern California  Mel Gibson charged with drink-driving

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Aug.3  Kandahar  22 dead in bomb attacks Aug.6  Sri Lanka  Aid workers 'executed' Aug.9   London 'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
  Scotland Yard: A plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted
 The explosive devices to be smuggled on aircraft in hand luggage. About 18 people arrested after an anti-terrorist operation lasting several months. UK threat level raised to critical. Security at all UK airports has been tightened.
Aug.10  Iraq  Suicide bomber kills 34 in Najaf  England  Police probe flights terror plot Aug.11  England  Plotters met alleged al Qaeda bomber Aug.16   Thailand Man detained over JonBenet death  41-year-old US schoolteacher arrested in connection with the murder of American 6-year-old child beauty queen Aug.20   Baghdad 20 pilgrims killed, hundreds wounded   Baghdad Saddam facing poison gas charges Aug.22  Baghdad  Witness tells of chemical bombs Aug.23   Gaza Abduction claim of Fox News journalists   Austria Girl 'found' after years  In 1998 Natasha Kampusch, then aged 10, disappeared 8 years ago in a case which gripped the nation   Netherlands Jet turns back; passengers arrested Aug.27  Gaza  Kidnapped Fox journalists released Aug.28  Turkey  'Two dead' in blast Aug.30   Iraq At least 47 dead, 100 injured in bombings   Insurgents launched a string of bombings in Baghdad and the nearby provinces of Diyala and Babil

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Sep.3  Sunni Triangle  Al Qaeda in Iraq No. 2 held Sep.8   India Dozens feared dead in blasts
 Pakistan  Source: Mullah Omar in Pakistan Sep.10   Afghanistan Suicide bomb kills Afghan governor Sep.12   Syria   U.S. Embassy attack foiled  Syrian security forces killed 4 attackers outside the U.S. Embassy in Damascus after a car exploded Sep.13   Montreal Gunman killed after college shooting Sep.18  Somalia  Car bomb attack kills 8 Sep.19   Baghdad Judge dismissed in Hussein trial Sep.20   South Africa S. Africa drops Zuma graft charges Sep.23   Baghdad Bomb kills 35 as they shop for Ramadan   The leader of the Ansar al-Sunna network, aligned with al Qaeda, had been arrested   Paris   Probe into 'Bin Laden death' leak  Chirac has ordered an inquiry into the leak of a French secret service memo claiming that Osama had died Sep.25  Baghdad  Hussein ordered from courtroom Sep.26   Washington Iraq war fuels terror - US report Sep.28  U.S. Senate  Senate backs terror trial bill Sep.29   Georgia Russian officers on spying charge
  Georgian officials: 4 Russian officers detained in Georgia have been charged with spying


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Oct.1  Afghanistan  Video: laughing 9/11 hijackers in hideout Oct.2   Pennsylvania   Fatal shooting at Amish school   A gunman has shot dead 4 girls before killing himself in an attack on an Amish school in the state of Pennsylvania Oct.4  Baghdad  Iraq police brigade aided abuctors Oct.7   Moscow War critic writer murdered
  Anna Politkovskaya was known for her critical coverage of the war in Chechnya. Her body was found in an elevator
Oct.8   Southern Iraq Hundreds of Iraqi police poisoned Oct.10   Baghdad   110 bullet-riddled bodies found  60 bodies were found around Baghdad between on Monday morning and another 50 were found later in the day Oct.15   Jerusalem   Police back Katsav rape charges
  Israeli police believe there is enough evidence to charge President with rape and wire-tapping.    Authorities have asked Attorney Generalto charge the President with rape, indecent assault and sexual harassment. Police also have evidence that ...
  Baghdad Weekend toll in Iraq: 83 bodies Oct.23  Texas  Enron boss gets 24-year sentence Oct.24  Baghdad  Masked men abducted U.S. soldier Oct.27   Mexico Shootouts kill journalist   2 shootouts left an American journalist dead in the city of Oaxaca where protesters have barricaded streets Oct.29  Mexico  Riot police occupy Oaxaca  Sadr City  Bomb kills 26, injures 60

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Nov.5   Baghdad   Saddam Hussein sentenced to death
  The former Iraqi leader has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death by hanging
 Saddam was convicted over the killing of 148 people in the Shia town of Dujail in 1982. His half-brother and former chief judge were also sentenced to death. Former ViP Ramadan got life in jail. 3 others received 15-year prison terms. Baath party official Mohammed Azawi Ali was acquitted. The verdict sparked celebration in Baghdad and protests in Tikrit
Nov.6  Northern Italy  Madrid train bombs suspect jailed Nov.8   West Pakistan Suicide blast kills 42 Nov.9   London MI5 tracking '30 UK terror plots' Nov.14   Baghdad Gunmen grab up to 100 from institute
  The minister of higher education ordered universities closed until security improves.    80 gunmen were clad in Iraqi National Police uniforms and targeted the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research-Scholars...
 Baghdad  Most hostages freed after kidnapping  Israel  Palestinian rockets kill Israeli Nov.15  Pakistan  Pakistan votes to amend rape laws Nov.18  London  Ex-KGB officer 'poisoned in UK' Nov.19  Baghdad  Iraq's deputy health minister kidnapped   Baghdad Saddam trial 'flawed and unsound' Nov.21   Beirut Christian politician Gemayel killed
  Cabinet minister Pierre Gemayel has been shot dead. He was a member of the Christian Phalange party.    A gunman ran up to the car he was riding in and opened fire. Gemayel was supporter of the anti-Syrian parliamentary majority. Saad Hariri is sa...
Nov.22  Nigeria  Kidnapped British oil worker dies in rescue Nov.23   Sadr City More than 200 killed in Sadr City
  A string of apparently coordinated bombings erupted in a Shiite slum. the death toll was expected to rise.    Bombs and mortar shells struck at 15-minute intervals. 206 wounded. Shiites responded, firing 10 mortar rounds at the Sunni shrine...
 Paris  France issues Rwanda warrants   London   Poisoned former KGB spy dies
  Alexander Litvinenko, the longtime critic of the Russian government, died in a hospital 3 weeks after his suspected poisoning
 The doctors unable to determine the cause of his illness. Litvinenko and his friends blamed Russian government for his sudden illness. Kremlin have denied any role in the matter. The former KGB spy met with a contact who claimed to have information connecting the Russian government with the slaying of journalist Anna Politkovskaya
Nov.24  London  Former spy poisoned by radiation  Baghdad  Shiites torch Sunni people, mosques Nov.25  Iraq  21 Shiites gunned down in front of families  New York  Police kill man on wedding day Nov.27  Mumbai  Star convicted over Mumbai bombs Nov.30   London Radiation at 12 sites; jets probed

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Dec.2  Saudi Arabia  Saudis arrest 139 'sleeper cell' suspects Dec.8   Paris Tests 'prove' Diana driver drunk
Dec.9  Southern Iraq  Blast shakes Shiite holy city Dec.11   Gaza   Gunmen kill school children   Gunmen have shot dead the 3 sons of Baha Balousheh, an intelligence chief linked to the Palestinian party Fatah   Baghdad Suicide truck bomb kills at least 54 Dec.12  Ethiopia  Ex-dictator convicted of genocide   Iran Ahmadinejad: Israel will be 'wiped out'   England   5 prostitutes killed
  British police were racing against time to find the killer. The naked bodies have been found in and around Ipswich
Dec.13  Baghdad  Bombers strike workers for second day Dec.14   London   Diana: No murder, no pregnancy  The official Scotland Yard inquiry: Claims that Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed were murdered were unfounded  Baghdad  Gunmen in uniforms kidnap 20-30 Dec.18  England  Man held over 5 prostitute deaths Dec.19   Libya HIV medics condemned to death   A court convicted 5 Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor of deliberately infecting 400 children with the virus Dec.21   Washington Marines charged in Haditha killings Dec.23  Afghanistan  U.S.: Top bin Laden associate killed Dec.24  Naples  Dead spy's Italy contact arrested Dec.29  Baghdad  'No delays' to Hussein execution  New Delhi  Police find child skeletons   Baghdad     Saddam Hussein hanged
  The celebrations broke out after Hussein was dead. There was dancing around the body. The execution was videotaped
 He was convicted of killings in the town of Dujail 25 years ago. U.S. district judge refused a request to stay the execution. Hussein executed before Eid Al-Adha, a holiday. The law does not permit executions during religious holidays
Dec.30   Madrid   Madrid bomb shatters ETA cease-fire
  Spain has blamed a powerful bomb explosion at the country's busiest airport on Basque separatist group.    Spanish PM suspe...
Dec.31   Thailand Bangkok explosions leave two dead


Saddam facing poison gas charges Danish consulate in Beirut ablaze Scientist's embryo cloning faked Berlusconi to be tried for fraud   Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war




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Mar.19  Somalia  US captures 13 'pirates'
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Jan.9   South Korea
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Jul.12   Southern Lebanon
  Guerrillas killed 3 Israeli soldiers and captured 2 more, prompting airstrikes and military raids inside southern Lebanon
 Israel has launched air strikes on bridges and roads in southern Lebanon to stop Hezbollah moving the soldiers. Israeli cabinet endorsed a strong response against the militants




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2006 Mar.16   Iraq U.S. probes 15 Iraqi civilian deaths   The U.S. military has opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of civilians in the city of Haditha Apr.3  Sierra Leone  Taylor appears in war crimes case Apr.28  Washington  Abu Ghraib interrogation chief charged Jun.2  Iraq  Troops cleared of wrongdoing Jun.17  Baghdad  23 killed in string of attacks Jun.21   USA 8 U.S. troops charged with murder
Jul.2   Baghdad Hussein's wife, daughter on 'wanted' list Jul.28  Southern California  Mel Gibson charged with drink-driving Aug.22  Baghdad  Witness tells of chemical bombs Oct.24  Baghdad  Masked men abducted U.S. soldier Nov.14  Israel  Palestinian rockets kill Israeli Dec.21   Washington Marines charged in Haditha killings



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2006 Apr.25   Sri Lanka   Bomb targets army chief  At least 8 people have been killed in a suicide bomb. The head of the army has been seriously injured



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2006 Mar.19  Somalia  US captures 13 'pirates' Aug.20   Baghdad 20 pilgrims killed, hundreds wounded
Nov.24  Baghdad  Shiites torch Sunni people, mosques



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2006 Jan.4  Iraq  36 killed, 40 wounded in funeral blast Jan.19   Tel Aviv Suicide bomber detonated sandwich shop
Feb.21  Baghdad  Marketplace bomb kills 20 Feb.21   Sunni Triangle Blast damages Shia shrine
Map of Samarra Iraq
  A bomb attack has damaged one of the Muslim world's holiest shrines, sparking demonstrations outside
 Thousands have gathered at the al-Askari shrine in Samarra where 2 men blew up the famous golden dome. The shrine is one of Samarra's 2 tombs for revered Shia imams. Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani has called for a week of mourning. Shias in Baghdad attacked at least 5 Sunni mosques in a reprisal, and disturbances reported in other cities.
Mar.7   India Rail, temple blasts kill 14   Explosions rocked a railway station and a Hindu temple in the holy city of Varanasi Mar.9  Pakistan  Mine hits wedding guests Mar.12  Sadr City  Car bombs kill at least 36 in Sadr City Apr.7   Baghdad   80 killed in mosque attack  3 suicide bombers struck a mosque affiliated with a major Shiite political party. Another 136 were wounded Apr.11   Karachi Bomb rips through prophet prayer service Apr.16  Iraq  Bombs kill at least 34 amid deadlock Apr.16  Istanbul  Bomb blast injures 30 Apr.17   Tel Aviv   Suicide bomber kills 8  A bomber set off a blast in a restaurant at the central bus station in the Passover attack. The bomber also died Apr.24   Egypt Three bombs rip through resort
  23 people, including 3 foreigners, were killed and 62 others were wounded in in the Red Sea town of Dahab.    The blasts took place about 7:15 p.m. at 2 cafeterias and a supermarket. 42 of the wounded are Egyptian and 3 are members ...
Apr.25   Sri Lanka   Bomb targets army chief  At least 8 people have been killed in a suicide bomb. The head of the army has been seriously injured May.6  Iraq  Holy city bomb kills many May.14   Iraq 32 killed in violence
Jun.14   Sri Lanka 58 killed in bus blast Jun.26  Iraq  Deadly bombs hit markets Jul.1   Sadr City   Car bomb slaughter 62 at market  The blast destroyed food and clothing stalls around 10 a.m. in the Sadr City section in the northeast of the capital Jul.11   Mumbai 200 killed in train blasts
  7 explosions on crowded rush-hour commuter trains in the Indian financial capital
 The blasts took place between 6:20 and 7 p.m. At least one train was split in half by the explosion. The Western Railway system was shut down Police in New Delhi heightened security
Jul.18  Iraq  Holy city bombing kills 45 Aug.3  Kandahar  22 dead in bomb attacks Aug.10  Iraq  Suicide bomber kills 34 in Najaf Aug.28  Turkey  'Two dead' in blast Aug.30   Iraq At least 47 dead, 100 injured in bombings   Insurgents launched a string of bombings in Baghdad and the nearby provinces of Diyala and Babil Sep.8   India Dozens feared dead in blasts Sep.23   Baghdad Bomb kills 35 as they shop for Ramadan   The leader of the Ansar al-Sunna network, aligned with al Qaeda, had been arrested Oct.29  Sadr City  Bomb kills 26, injures 60 Nov.8   West Pakistan Suicide blast kills 42 Nov.23   Sadr City More than 200 killed in Sadr City
  A string of apparently coordinated bombings erupted in a Shiite slum. the death toll was expected to rise.    Bombs and mortar shells struck at 15-minute intervals. 206 wounded. Shiites responded, firing 10 mortar rounds at the Sunni shrine...
Dec.9  Southern Iraq  Blast shakes Shiite holy city Dec.11   Baghdad Suicide truck bomb kills at least 54 Dec.13  Baghdad  Bombers strike workers for second day Dec.30   Madrid   Madrid bomb shatters ETA cease-fire
  Spain has blamed a powerful bomb explosion at the country's busiest airport on Basque separatist group.    Spanish PM suspe...
Dec.31   Thailand Bangkok explosions leave two dead



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2006 Jan.23  Baghdad  New judge to take on Saddam trial Feb.13  Baghdad  Screaming Hussein back in court Feb.14   Baghdad Saddam in 'hunger strike' protest
Mar.6  Washington  Prosecutor: He lied, 3,000 people died Mar.21   Afghanistan Convert 'faces execution'  The US have expressed concern over reports that a Muslim convert to Christianity could face the death penalty Apr.3  Sierra Leone  Taylor appears in war crimes case Apr.4   Baghdad Hussein charged with genocide Apr.5   Baghdad Hussein grins during cross-examination Apr.12   Washington Jurors hear Flight 93 cockpit tape  Jurors at the Moussaoui death penalty trial heard the first public playing of the cockpit voice recorder Apr.13   Washington Moussaoui: 'No remorse' for 9/11 Apr.24  Baghdad  Tape 'links' Hussein to attacks Apr.28  Washington  Abu Ghraib interrogation chief charged May.3   Washington Jury spares 9/11 plotter Moussaoui  Al Qaeda terrorist should spend the rest of his life in prison, a jury determined on the 7th day of deliberations May.8   Johannesburg   Zuma acquitted in rape case
  A judge acquitted former Deputy President on charges he raped an HIV-positive family friend.    The decision is keeping alive the political Zuma's hopes recently seen as the country's next president 2,...
May.9   Germany Cannibal guilty of murder, gets life May.24  Baghdad  Aziz takes stand for Hussein May.26  Russia  Beslan attacker: No death penalty Jun.2  Iraq  Troops cleared of wrongdoing Jun.19  Baghdad  Prosecution demands Saddam death Jun.20   UN Tribunal Taylor on way to Hague for trial Jun.21   USA 8 U.S. troops charged with murder Aug.20   Baghdad Saddam facing poison gas charges Aug.22  Baghdad  Witness tells of chemical bombs Sep.19   Baghdad Judge dismissed in Hussein trial Sep.20   South Africa S. Africa drops Zuma graft charges Sep.25  Baghdad  Hussein ordered from courtroom Sep.28  U.S. Senate  Senate backs terror trial bill Oct.23  Texas  Enron boss gets 24-year sentence Nov.5   Baghdad   Saddam Hussein sentenced to death
  The former Iraqi leader has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death by hanging
 Saddam was convicted over the killing of 148 people in the Shia town of Dujail in 1982. His half-brother and former chief judge were also sentenced to death. Former ViP Ramadan got life in jail. 3 others received 15-year prison terms. Baath party official Mohammed Azawi Ali was acquitted. The verdict sparked celebration in Baghdad and protests in Tikrit
Nov.6  Northern Italy  Madrid train bombs suspect jailed Nov.15  Pakistan  Pakistan votes to amend rape laws Nov.19   Baghdad Saddam trial 'flawed and unsound' Nov.23  Paris  France issues Rwanda warrants Nov.27  Mumbai  Star convicted over Mumbai bombs Dec.12  Ethiopia  Ex-dictator convicted of genocide Dec.19   Libya HIV medics condemned to death   A court convicted 5 Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor of deliberately infecting 400 children with the virus Dec.21   Washington Marines charged in Haditha killings Dec.29  Baghdad  'No delays' to Hussein execution Dec.29   Baghdad   Saddam Hussein hanged
  The celebrations broke out after Hussein was dead. There was dancing around the body. The execution was videotaped
 He was convicted of killings in the town of Dujail 25 years ago. U.S. district judge refused a request to stay the execution. Hussein executed before Eid Al-Adha, a holiday. The law does not permit executions during religious holidays




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2006 May.13  Sao Paulo  Police attacks leave 30 dead May.14   Sao Paulo Gang attacks leave 52 dead
  A powerful criminal gang launched a wave of attacks against police stations and uprisings in jails across the state
 The attacks began on 6 p.m. Friday. By Sunday there were at least 73 separate attacks with machine guns and grenades continued to dawn, staged in 22 detention centers The dead include 35 police and prison guards, 3 civilians, and 14 gang members. State Public Safety Department blamed the Primeiro Comando da Capital, or the First Capital Command.
Jun.28  Belgium  Bodies of missing girls found Aug.6  Sri Lanka  Aid workers 'executed' Sep.13   Montreal Gunman killed after college shooting Oct.2   Pennsylvania Fatal shooting at Amish school   A gunman has shot dead 4 girls before killing himself in an attack on an Amish school in the state of Pennsylvania Oct.7   Moscow War critic writer murdered
  Anna Politkovskaya was known for her critical coverage of the war in Chechnya. Her body was found in an elevator
Oct.10   Baghdad   110 bullet-riddled bodies found  60 bodies were found around Baghdad between on Monday morning and another 50 were found later in the day Oct.15   Baghdad Weekend toll in Iraq: 83 bodies Oct.27   Mexico Shootouts kill journalist   2 shootouts left an American journalist dead in the city of Oaxaca where protesters have barricaded streets Oct.27   Mexico Shootouts kill journalist   2 shootouts left an American journalist dead in the city of Oaxaca where protesters have barricaded streets Nov.25  Iraq  21 Shiites gunned down in front of families Dec.12   England 5 prostitutes killed
  British police were racing against time to find the killer. The naked bodies have been found in and around Ipswich
Dec.29  New Delhi  Police find child skeletons



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2006 Jan.1  Gaza  Italian hostages freed in Gaza, Yemen Jan.17  Baghdad  Journalist's kidnappers make demands Jan.28   Iraq Captors: Last chance for demand Feb.9   Kuwait Abducted journalist makes new plea on TV Mar.30  Iraq  Journalist Carroll freed May.16  Baghdad  UAE diplomat kidnapped Jun.17   Baghdad Insurgents captured U.S. soldiers  Iraqi witnesses say they saw 2 U.S. soldiers being led away by masked insurgents to a pair of cars Jul.12   Southern Lebanon   Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war
  Guerrillas killed 3 Israeli soldiers and captured 2 more, prompting airstrikes and military raids inside southern Lebanon
 Israel has launched air strikes on bridges and roads in southern Lebanon to stop Hezbollah moving the soldiers. Israeli cabinet endorsed a strong response against the militants
Aug.23   Gaza Abduction claim of Fox News journalists Aug.23   Austria Girl 'found' after years  In 1998 Natasha Kampusch, then aged 10, disappeared 8 years ago in a case which gripped the nation Aug.27  Gaza  Kidnapped Fox journalists released Oct.4  Baghdad  Iraq police brigade aided abuctors Oct.24  Baghdad  Masked men abducted U.S. soldier Nov.14   Baghdad Gunmen grab up to 100 from institute
  The minister of higher education ordered universities closed until security improves.    80 gunmen were clad in Iraqi National Police uniforms and targeted the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research-Scholars...
Nov.14  Baghdad  Most hostages freed after kidnapping Nov.19  Baghdad  Iraq's deputy health minister kidnapped Dec.14  Baghdad  Gunmen in uniforms kidnap 20-30



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2006 Feb.7  Afghanistan  U.N. staff flee cartoon riots Feb.8  Afghanistan  Deadly cartoon riot near U.S. base Feb.14  Pakistan  2 dead in cartoon rioting Mar.18   Paris Labor law protests turn violent
  The clashes resulted in 4 injured police officers and 12 hurt protesters.49 people were detained.    Scattered bonfires, bottle-throwing, smoke filled barricaded streets. Students and union workers upset about a n...
May.29   Kabul Deaths as riots sweep Kabul Oct.29  Mexico  Riot police occupy Oaxaca



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2006 Mar.16   Iraq U.S. probes 15 Iraqi civilian deaths   The U.S. military has opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of civilians in the city of Haditha Sep.23   Paris   Probe into 'Bin Laden death' leak  Chirac has ordered an inquiry into the leak of a French secret service memo claiming that Osama had died Nov.30   London Radiation at 12 sites; jets probed
Dec.8   Paris Tests 'prove' Diana driver drunk Dec.14   London   Diana: No murder, no pregnancy  The official Scotland Yard inquiry: Claims that Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed were murdered were unfounded



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2006 Feb.4   Syria   Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
  Hundreds of Syrian demonstrators stormed the Danish Embassy in Damascus and set fire to the building in protest at the cartoons
 Protesters scaled the Danish mission amid chants of 'God is great', before moving on to attack the Norwegian site. Denmark and Norway urged their citizens to leave and condemned Syria for failing international obligations. Palestinians protest in Gaza and the West Bank
Feb.20  Austria  Holocaust denier Irving jailed Dec.12   Iran Ahmadinejad: Israel will be 'wiped out'



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2006 Jan.13   West Pakistan Airstrike targeted al-Zawahiri
  A CIA strike on a building in village near the Afghan border may have killed Osama bin Laden's most-trusted aide
Jun.8   Iraq   U.S. airstrike kills al-Zarqawi
Map of Baquba Iraq
  Al Qaeda in Iraq leader, the coalition's most wanted man in Iraq, was killed near Baquba
 U.S. and Iraqi officials first revealed the news to reporters. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Bill Caldwell: two F-16s dropped two 500-pound bombs on a safe house 6 people, including and a key al-Zarqawi lieutenant, spiritual adviser Sheik Abd-al-Rahman, were killed in the strike Bush: Al-Zarqawi's death gives Iraq a chance to 'turn the tide' in the fight against the insurgency
Aug.9   London 'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
  Scotland Yard: A plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted
 The explosive devices to be smuggled on aircraft in hand luggage. About 18 people arrested after an anti-terrorist operation lasting several months. UK threat level raised to critical. Security at all UK airports has been tightened.
Dec.23  Afghanistan  U.S.: Top bin Laden associate killed



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2006 Mar.21   Afghanistan Convert 'faces execution'  The US have expressed concern over reports that a Muslim convert to Christianity could face the death penalty May.19   Gaza Hamas official seized with $800k
Nov.19   Baghdad Saddam trial 'flawed and unsound' Dec.18  England  Man held over 5 prostitute deaths Dec.19   Libya HIV medics condemned to death   A court convicted 5 Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor of deliberately infecting 400 children with the virus Dec.24  Naples  Dead spy's Italy contact arrested



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2006 Jan.12   Turkey Man who shot pope freed  A gray-haired Mehmet Ali Agca left the prison and got into a car amid a chaotic scene created by international media Jun.21  Baghdad  Lawyer for Saddam Hussein found slain Jul.28  Somalia  Government minister assassinated Sep.10   Afghanistan Suicide bomb kills Afghan governor
Oct.7   Moscow War critic writer murdered
  Anna Politkovskaya was known for her critical coverage of the war in Chechnya. Her body was found in an elevator
Nov.18  London  Ex-KGB officer 'poisoned in UK' Nov.21   Beirut Christian politician Gemayel killed
  Cabinet minister Pierre Gemayel has been shot dead. He was a member of the Christian Phalange party.    A gunman ran up to the car he was riding in and opened fire. Gemayel was supporter of the anti-Syrian parliamentary majority. Saad Hariri is sa...
Nov.23   London   Poisoned former KGB spy dies
  Alexander Litvinenko, the longtime critic of the Russian government, died in a hospital 3 weeks after his suspected poisoning
 The doctors unable to determine the cause of his illness. Litvinenko and his friends blamed Russian government for his sudden illness. Kremlin have denied any role in the matter. The former KGB spy met with a contact who claimed to have information connecting the Russian government with the slaying of journalist Anna Politkovskaya
Nov.24  London  Former spy poisoned by radiation



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2006 Dec.14   London   Diana: No murder, no pregnancy  The official Scotland Yard inquiry: Claims that Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed were murdered were unfounded



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2006 May.5  CIA  Porter Goss resigns as CIA chief May.17   Turkey Judge dies in court attack   A gunman has shot dead a prominent judge and wounded 4 others in an attack on highest court in Ankara Jul.7   Italy Berlusconi to be tried for fraud Oct.15   Jerusalem   Police back Katsav rape charges
  Israeli police believe there is enough evidence to charge President with rape and wire-tapping.    Authorities have asked Attorney Generalto charge the President with rape, indecent assault and sexual harassment. Police also have evidence that ...
Nov.25  New York  Police kill man on wedding day



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2006 Feb.4   Syria   Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
  Hundreds of Syrian demonstrators stormed the Danish Embassy in Damascus and set fire to the building in protest at the cartoons
 Protesters scaled the Danish mission amid chants of 'God is great', before moving on to attack the Norwegian site. Denmark and Norway urged their citizens to leave and condemned Syria for failing international obligations. Palestinians protest in Gaza and the West Bank
Feb.5   Beirut Danish consulate in Beirut ablaze Feb.7  Afghanistan  U.N. staff flee cartoon riots Feb.14  Pakistan  2 dead in cartoon rioting Feb.22   England Robbers take $44M to $88M in heist Map of Kent United Kingdom
  Authorities in Kent have appealed to the public for help in solving the armed robbery of a security company
 The Securitas depot manager was stopped by an unmarked police car as he drove home from work. A passenger spoke to the manager who got back into the car with him where he was handcuffed. The manager's wife and young son were kidnapped from their home. 6 men tied up the depot staff on duty and then loaded the money into the truck.
Feb.28  Baghdad  Blasts kill at least 35 Mar.18   Paris Labor law protests turn violent
  The clashes resulted in 4 injured police officers and 12 hurt protesters.49 people were detained.    Scattered bonfires, bottle-throwing, smoke filled barricaded streets. Students and union workers upset about a n...
Jun.17   Baghdad Insurgents captured U.S. soldiers  Iraqi witnesses say they saw 2 U.S. soldiers being led away by masked insurgents to a pair of cars Jul.10   North Caucasus Most-wanted warlord Basayev killed
Jul.14  Southern Lebanon  Hezbollah ready for 'war on every level' Jul.15   Northern Israel Hezbollah rockets again hit Haifa



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2006 Mar.11   Hague   Milosevic found dead in cell
  Former Yugoslav President has been found dead in Hague where he was being tried on war crimes charges
 He was 64. Milosevic was found dead for several hours. He rose to the top of Yugoslav politics in the 1980. Elected Serbian president in 1990, Milosevic ruled with an iron grip until his overthrow in 2000. Next year he was transferred to the Hague and went on trial in 2002.
Apr.19  Guantanamo  List of detainee names released May.15  Sao Paulo  State's prison revolts end Jun.7  Iraq  Iraq begins releasing 592 prisoners Jun.11   Guantanamo Suicides spur criticism
  The suicides of 3 inmates at the prison camp spurred renewed calls for changes at the facility




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2006 Jan.10  Spain  Police holds 20 'Iraq recruiters' Jan.13   West Pakistan Airstrike targeted al-Zawahiri
  A CIA strike on a building in village near the Afghan border may have killed Osama bin Laden's most-trusted aide
Jan.19   Qatar   'Bin Laden' audio tape broadcast  al-Jazeera has broadcast a tape it says was by the al-Qaeda leader, in which offerred long-term truce to the U.S. Feb.22  Baghdad  Gunmen strike 27 mosques, kill imams Feb.24   Saudi Arabia Saudis thwart oil refinery attack Feb.28  Baghdad  Blasts kill at least 35 Mar.7  Baghdad  18 men found strangled Mar.10   Iraq FBI: Body of U.S. hostage found  The body of Tom Fox, a Christian peace advocate, has been found Mar.14   Baghdad More than 80 dead in reprisal killings  86 bodies were found in the capital during a 30-hour period. Officials announced a vehicle curfew Apr.14  Egypt  Attacks on churches: 1 dead Apr.23   Qatar Bin Laden tape denounces West Apr.25  Iraq  Defiant al-Zarqawi shows face on video Apr.30  Kashmir  'Militants' kill Hindus May.4  Washington  Moussaoui delivers final taunt May.9  Sinai  Bombings 'mastermind' killed May.10   Baghdad Killings top 1,000 in April  President Talabani has said 1,000 people were killed last month in Baghdad as a result of sectarian violence May.16   Washington US releases 9/11 Pentagon video   The justice department has released the first video of the plane crashing into the Pentagon in 2001 Jun.3   Toronto Toronto terror plot foiled   Canadian police have prevented a major al Qaeda-inspired terror plot to attack targets in southern Ontario Jun.8   Iraq   U.S. airstrike kills al-Zarqawi Map of Baquba Iraq
  Al Qaeda in Iraq leader, the coalition's most wanted man in Iraq, was killed near Baquba
 U.S. and Iraqi officials first revealed the news to reporters. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Bill Caldwell: two F-16s dropped two 500-pound bombs on a safe house 6 people, including and a key al-Zarqawi lieutenant, spiritual adviser Sheik Abd-al-Rahman, were killed in the strike Bush: Al-Zarqawi's death gives Iraq a chance to 'turn the tide' in the fight against the insurgency
Jun.13   Indonesia Bali bomb cleric freed from jail Jun.17  Baghdad  23 killed in string of attacks Jun.22   Miami   Seven arrests over 'Chicago plot'  The FBI has arrested 7 people who were planning to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower Jun.23   Somalia Swedish cameraman shot dead Jun.25   Iraq Al Qaeda group killed 4 Russian hostages  The statement, video on a Web site: the Mujahedeen Shura Council had beheaded 3 of the men and shot 1 to death Jun.29  Osama bin Laden  New 'Bin Laden message' released Jul.1   Osama bin Laden Bin Laden tells Sunnis to fight Shiites Jul.3  Gaza  Militants' deadline expires Jul.9   Baghdad Gunmen kill 40 Sunnis in rampage Jul.10   North Caucasus Most-wanted warlord Basayev killed Jul.14  Southern Lebanon  Hezbollah ready for 'war on every level' Jul.15   Northern Israel Hezbollah rockets again hit Haifa Jul.27   Arab Countries   Al-Qaeda 'to avenge Israel deeds'  Ayman al-Zawahiri has said the militant network will respond to attacks on Muslims in Lebanon and Gaza Aug.9   London 'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
  Scotland Yard: A plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted
 The explosive devices to be smuggled on aircraft in hand luggage. About 18 people arrested after an anti-terrorist operation lasting several months. UK threat level raised to critical. Security at all UK airports has been tightened.
Aug.10  England  Police probe flights terror plot Aug.11  England  Plotters met alleged al Qaeda bomber Aug.23   Netherlands Jet turns back; passengers arrested
Sep.3  Sunni Triangle  Al Qaeda in Iraq No. 2 held Sep.8  Pakistan  Source: Mullah Omar in Pakistan Sep.12   Syria   U.S. Embassy attack foiled  Syrian security forces killed 4 attackers outside the U.S. Embassy in Damascus after a car exploded Sep.18  Somalia  Car bomb attack kills 8 Sep.23   Paris   Probe into 'Bin Laden death' leak  Chirac has ordered an inquiry into the leak of a French secret service memo claiming that Osama had died Sep.26   Washington Iraq war fuels terror - US report Sep.28  U.S. Senate  Senate backs terror trial bill Oct.1  Afghanistan  Video: laughing 9/11 hijackers in hideout Oct.8   Southern Iraq Hundreds of Iraqi police poisoned Nov.9   London MI5 tracking '30 UK terror plots' Nov.14  Israel  Palestinian rockets kill Israeli Nov.22  Nigeria  Kidnapped British oil worker dies in rescue Dec.2  Saudi Arabia  Saudis arrest 139 'sleeper cell' suspects Dec.11   Gaza Gunmen kill school children   Gunmen have shot dead the 3 sons of Baha Balousheh, an intelligence chief linked to the Palestinian party Fatah Dec.23  Afghanistan  U.S.: Top bin Laden associate killed



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2006 Jul.28  Southern California  Mel Gibson charged with drink-driving



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2006 Mar.11   Hague   Milosevic found dead in cell
  Former Yugoslav President has been found dead in Hague where he was being tried on war crimes charges
 He was 64. Milosevic was found dead for several hours. He rose to the top of Yugoslav politics in the 1980. Elected Serbian president in 1990, Milosevic ruled with an iron grip until his overthrow in 2000. Next year he was transferred to the Hague and went on trial in 2002.




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