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B. 01-04 Sharon fights for life after stroke Jerusalem
C. 01-15 Bachelet wins presidency Chile
D. 01-26 Hamas won elections West Bank
02-04 Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze Syria
F. 03-02 India, U.S. agree to nuclear pact New Delhi
G. 03-03 Hamas visits Moscow Moscow
7. 03-11 Milosevic found dead in cell Hague
8. 03-18 Labor law protests turn violent Paris
J. 03-28 Kadima wins at polls Jerusalem

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  Sharon fights for life after stroke
Jan.3  Russia  Russia, Ukraine reach natural gas deal
Jan.4   Jerusalem
  Prime Minister was suffering what his doctor called a 'significant' stroke. His powers were transferred to Ehud Olmert.    Doctors diagnosed a cerebral hemorrhage, or bleeding from a blood vessel in the brain. Sharon underwent 6 hours of...
Jan.6  Jerusalem  Sharon stable after 3rd brain operation
Jan.9  Iran  Nuclear research resumed
Jan.12  Berlin  Europeans: Refer Iran to U.N.
Jan.14  Kuwait  Emir dead
Jan.15   Chile
Jan.16  Liberia  First Africa woman leader sworn in
Jan.17  Moscow  Iran crisis: World powers at odds
Jan.18  Ivory Coast  President calls for calm
Jan.20  Baghdad  Shiite-led alliance wins election
Jan.21  Nepal  200 arrested in protests
 Kosovo  President Rugova dies at 61
Jan.22  Portugal  Cavaco Silva won presidential election
 Sudan  Sudan dispute dogs African summit
Jan.23  Canada  Conservative Harper leads in vote
Jan.25  Washington  Pinochet's daughter seeks asylum in U.S.
Jan.26   West Bank
  Hamas and Fatah supporters scuffled outside the Palestinian parliament building.    Hamas has operated a network of social and charitable organizations for Palestinians. Mahmoud Abbas urged Hamas to keep negotiatio...
 Jerusalem  Israel rules out talks with Hamas Jan.27  Gaza  Fatah defeat sparks protest Jan.28  Gaza  Hamas leader: 'Palestinian army' possible Jan.30  England  Iran 'must face Security Council' Jan.31  Washington  Bush made State of the Union address Feb.1  West Bank  Troops clash with Israeli settlers Feb.4  UN Security Council  Iran reported to Security Council   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.6  Afghanistan  Cartoon protests turn deadly Feb.8  Washington  Syria, Rice face off over prophet cartoon Feb.11  Jerusalem  Sharon survives emergency surgery Feb.12  Baghdad  Jaafari set to stay as PM Feb.15  Australia  New Abu Ghraib images broadcast  Lahore  3 die in new caricatures protests  Haiti  Accord names Preval winner Feb.16  UN  U.N. report: Close Guantanamo Feb.18  West Bank  Hamas takes power vowing no talks Feb.19  Pakistan  Arrests, tear gas halt cartoon protests Feb.21  Washington  Bush faces pressure to block port deal Feb.22  Iraq  Shrine blast sparks protests Feb.25  Uganda  Museveni won presidential race Mar.2   New Delhi India, U.S. agree to nuclear pact Mar.3   Moscow Hamas visits Moscow Mar.4  Arab Countries  al-Zawahiri condemns cartoons Mar.5  Thailand  Thousands rally against PM Mar.6  West Bank  Hamas MPs curtail Abbas's powers Mar.7  Moscow  US, Russia reject Iran compromise 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...
Mar.12  UN Tribunal  Milosevic autopsy points to heart attack Mar.15  Belgrade  Milosevic body returns to Belgrade Mar.18   Paris Labor law protests turn violent  Serbia  Milosevic buried in his home town Mar.19  Belarus  Landslide win for Lukashenko  Washington  Debate over Iraq strong as ever Mar.21  Afghanistan  Convert 'faces execution'  Iran  Ayatollah Khamenei backs talks on Iraq Mar.23  Belarus  Police storm protest vigil Mar.28   Jerusalem Kadima wins at polls Mar.29   Nigeria Taylor on flight back to Liberia  UN Security Council  Iran told to curb nuclear program Mar.31  Paris  Unions reject Chirac 'compromise' Apr.1  Baghdad  Pressure mounts on PM to go  Baghdad  Rice and Straw arrive Apr.3  Thailand  Thaksin claims Thai election win Apr.4  Thailand  Prime minister Thaksin to resign Apr.8  Nepal  Police fire on protesters Apr.9  Peru  Exit polls: Leftist leads Apr.10  Paris  France to replace youth job law Apr.11   Iran Iran 'advances uranium program'   Rome Prodi hails Italy poll 'victory' Apr.15  Nepal  Police attack media protest Apr.23  Qatar  Bin Laden tape denounces West Apr.24   Nepal King agreed to reinstate parliament Apr.28   UN Security Council Iran 'fails to heed nuclear call' Apr.29  Cuba  Leftist trio seals Americas pact May.1  Chicago  Immigrants stage boycott day May.3  UN Security Council  Sec. Council receives draft Iran resolution May.4  London  Blair suffers local poll defeat May.5   Nigeria Main parties sign Darfur accord May.9  Washington  Ahmadinejad letter attacks Bush  Palestine  Palestinians to get interim aid May.15  Washington  Bush unveils immigration reforms May.16  European Union  EU 'to offer reactor to Iran' May.20   Baghdad Parliament approves Cabinet May.21   Montenegro Montenegro quits Serbia  Voters in Montenegro decided narrowly to sever the union with Serbia: 55.5% of the more than 410,000 voters May.30  East Timor  Emergency rule for President May.31  Basra  Basra: State of emergency declared  Washington  US to join Iran talks Jun.4  Peru  Peruvians elect Garcia president Jun.5  Palestine  Abbas pushes for statehood poll Jun.6  European Union  Europe 'connived in CIA flights' Jun.13  Baghdad  Bush makes surprise visit Jun.16  Iran  Incentives a 'step forward' Jun.29  U.S. Supreme Court  Guantanamo tribunals 'illegal'  Netherlands  Dutch government collapses Jul.4  Florida  Discovery space shuttle blasted-off Jul.5  UN Security Council  Outcry over N Korea missile test Jul.6  Mexico  Calderon wins disputed vote Jul.7  London  Horror of 7/7 attacks remembered  Italy  Berlusconi to be tried for fraud Jul.8   Mexico Thousands protest election results  Thousands of defiant supporters of leftist Lopez Obrador took to the streets to overturn his narrow defeat Jul.15  UN Security Council  Sec. Council votes for N. Korea sanctions Jul.16  St. Petersburg  G8 split on nuclear energy, climate change Jul.23  Beirut  UN appalled by Beirut devastation Jul.24  Switzerland  WTO global trade talks collapse Jul.26  Rome  Mideast talks fail to reach cease-fire Jul.29  Congo  Congo goes to polls first time in decades Jul.31   Cuba   Castro hands power to brother  President Fidel Castro was undergoing a surgery and provisionally handed over power to his younger brother Raul Aug.5  UN Security Council  U.S., France draft truce deal goes to U.N. Aug.11   UN Security Council U.N. adopts Mideast deal Aug.13  Jerusalem  Cabinet approves cease-fire resolution Aug.14  Cuba  Chavez at Castro's bedside in new photos  Tokyo  Koizumi defies war shrine protest Aug.20  Baghdad  Saddam facing poison gas charges Aug.21  Italy  Italy steps in with Lebanon offer Aug.22  UN  Iran hands U.N. nuclear response Aug.24   Czech Republic Pluto loses status as a planet  International Astronomical Union's (IAU) general assembly voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet Aug.27  Lebanon  Nasrallah regrets triggering war Aug.29  Southern Lebanon  Annan tours devastated south Lebanon Aug.30  Sweden  Aid donation bid for Lebanon Aug.31  Iran  Sanctions loom, Iran keeps enriching Sep.1  Mexico  Leftist lawmakers muzzle President Fox Sep.5  Tribal Areas  'Taleban' in peace deal   Japan Princess gives birth to boy  Mexico  Judge: Calderon to lead Mexico Sep.6  Washington  Bush admits to CIA secret prisons Sep.7   London Blair: I will resign within a year Sep.9  Florida  Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off Sep.11   Manhattan US remembers 9/11 five years on Sep.14   Arab Countries   Muslims blast pope's Islam speech  Muslim leaders have condemned Benedict over comments he made about Islam in Germany and demanded he apologize  U.S. Senate  Senators defy Bush on tribunals Sep.16  Vatican  Pope 'sorry' for offence to Islam Sep.17  Sweden  Narrow win for opposition  Global  World rallies for Darfur Sep.18   Hungary Budapest hit by wave of violence Sep.19   Thailand Army chief leads coup while PM away Sep.21  Musharraf  'U.S. threatened to bomb us'  UN Gen. Assembly  Abbas: Israel will be recognized Sep.23  Paris  Probe into 'Bin Laden death' leak Sep.25  Italy  Pope: My respect for Muslims   Japan Abe elected as new premier Sep.26  European Union  Bulgaria, Romania for EU on Jan. 1  London  It's hard to let go, admits Blair Sep.27  Washington  Bush meets with anti-terror allies Sep.29   Georgia Russian officers on spying charge Oct.2  UN  Korean looks likely as Annan's successor Oct.3  North Korea  North Korea said will conduct nuclear test Oct.4  Northern Ireland  'IRA campaign is over' says Blair Oct.5  UN  Sudan letter draws condemnations Oct.6  London  Big six: Iran sanctions possible Oct.7   Moscow War critic writer murdered Oct.9  UN Security Council  S Korean proposed as new UN chief  UN Security Council  Outcry at N Korea 'nuclear test' Oct.12   Paris French in Armenia 'genocide' row Oct.13  Bangladesh  Nobel winner to use prize to help poor   UN Gen. Assembly   South Korean named U.N. leader  The General Assembly has appointed S. Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon to serve as the next secretary-general Oct.14   UN Security Council U.N. slaps sanctions on North Korea   The Council voted unanimously to slap trade, travel and other sanctions Oct.15   Jerusalem Police back Katsav rape charges Oct.16  UN Security Council  No winner for seat Oct.19  Qatar  Opec approves cut in oil output Oct.20  Washington  Bush holds Iraq strategy talks Oct.22  Sudan  Sudan expels U.N. envoy for blog  Panama  Voters approve $5 billion Canal overhaul Oct.25  Australia  Cleric in dress furore Oct.26  Washington  Bush signs Mexico fence into law Oct.27  Mexico  Shootouts kill journalist Oct.29   Brazil President Lula re-elected Oct.31  North Korea  N. Korea agrees to return to nuclear talks  South Africa  Botha, bastion of white rule, dies Nov.1  UN Security Council  Venezuela, Guatemala quit race Nov.2  Beijing  Trade to top China-Africa summit Nov.5  Turkey  Ex-PM Ecevit dies at 81 Nov.7   Nicaragua Ortega wins presidency   USA   Democrats seize control of House
  The Dems has won control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections. Senate hangs on 2 races.    The Democrats had picked up the 15 seats needed to wrest power. The Democratic Party focused on voters' anger over the Iraq, while the Republicans ...
Nov.8   Washington Bush replaces Rumsfeld by Gates Nov.9  U.S. Senate  Democrats secure sweeping win Nov.10  Palestine  Palestinian PM offers to resign Nov.11  Beirut  Ministers throw government into turmoil Nov.13  Gaza  Shabir to lead Palestinian government Nov.15  Congo  Kabila named winner of vote Nov.16  Sudan  Sudan 'backs' Darfur force plan Nov.17  Netherlands  Netherlands to propose burqa ban Nov.18  Vietnam  APEC vows to salvage trade talks Nov.19  Baghdad  Saddam trial 'flawed and unsound' Nov.20  Baghdad  Iraqi president plans talks with Iran, Syria Nov.23  Beirut  Funeral for minister turns into anti-Syrian Nov.24  Baghdad  Shiite bloc's walkout threat test for PM Nov.25   Gaza Palestinians, Israel agree to cease-fire Nov.26  Istanbul  Turkish protests at Pope's visit  Ecuador  Correa claims victory  Jordan  King warns of civil wars Nov.27  Jerusalem  Israeli PM offers 'hand of peace' Nov.28  Latvia  NATO eyes Afghan handover in 2008  Cuba  Castro misses birthday ceremony Nov.29  Turkey  Pope holds Mass at Turkish shrine Nov.30   Istanbul Pope visits mosque Dec.1   Beirut Huge rally demands PM quit  Mexico  Fracas mars inauguration Dec.2  Cuba  Castro misses birthday parade Dec.3   Venezuela Chavez wins by wide margin Dec.4  UN  Controversial US envoy Bolton quits post Dec.6   Washington Iraq Study Group: Situation grave Dec.10  Beirut  Huge protest pressures government   Chile   General Pinochet dead Map of Santiago Chile
  Chilean TV reports: The 91-year-old former military leader Augusto Pinochet has died at a Santiago military hospital.    Augusto Pinochet was in power from 1973-90 after overthrowing the government when 3,000 people were killed or disappeared. Supporte...
Dec.12  Chile  Hecklers, admirers bid farewell to Pinochet Dec.14  London  Diana: No murder, no pregnancy  Gaza  Israel blocks PM's return to Gaza  Belgium  EU backs strict expansion rules Dec.15  West Bank  Palestinian factions clash Dec.16  West Bank  President Abbas calls for early elections Dec.17  Iran  Reformist Rafsanjani regains influence  Tel Aviv  Tony on Middle East tour Dec.19  Libya  HIV medics condemned to death Dec.20  Turkmenistan  President Niyazov dies aged 66 Dec.22  Beijing  Six-party talks end, no agreement  Sudan  Sudan agrees to U.N. peacekeeping plan Dec.23   UN Security Council Security Council approves Iran sanctions   The Council voted unanimously to impose sanctions for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment Dec.26   Southern California Gerald Ford dies Dec.30  Iraq  Saddam is buried in home village



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Milosevic found dead in cell
Labor law protests turn violent
Prodi hails Italy poll 'victory'
Montenegro quits Serbia
Blair: I will resign within a year
Budapest hit by wave of violence
Russian officers on spying charge
Milosevic found dead in cell
Labor law protests turn violent
Russian officers on spying charge
War critic writer murdered
Prodi hails Italy poll 'victory'
Montenegro quits Serbia
War critic writer murdered
French in Armenia 'genocide' row
Labor law protests turn violent
Budapest hit by wave of violence
North America
Iran 'fails to heed nuclear call'
U.N. adopts Mideast deal
US remembers 9/11 five years on
South Korean named U.N. leader
U.N. slaps sanctions on North Korea
Democrats seize control of House
Bush replaces Rumsfeld by Gates
Security Council approves Iran sanctions
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Bush replaces Rumsfeld by Gates
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Sharon fights for life after stroke
Hamas won elections
Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
Kadima wins at polls
Iran 'advances uranium program'
Parliament approves Cabinet
Police back Katsav rape charges
Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
Police back Katsav rape charges
Hamas won elections
Kadima wins at polls
Troops clash with Israeli settlers
Iran 'advances uranium program'
Palestinians, Israel agree to cease-fire
Fatah defeat sparks protest
Troops clash with Israeli settlers
Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
Huge rally demands PM quit
Arab Countries
Hamas won elections
Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
Parliament approves Cabinet
Muslims blast pope's Islam speech
Palestinians, Israel agree to cease-fire
Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
Hamas won elections
Troops clash with Israeli settlers
Palestinians, Israel agree to cease-fire
Fatah defeat sparks protest
Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
Huge rally demands PM quit
European Union
Milosevic found dead in cell
Labor law protests turn violent
Prodi hails Italy poll 'victory'
Blair: I will resign within a year
Milosevic found dead in cell
Labor law protests turn violent
Prodi hails Italy poll 'victory'
French in Armenia 'genocide' row
Labor law protests turn violent
Budapest hit by wave of violence
Israel
Sharon fights for life after stroke
Hamas won elections
Kadima wins at polls
Police back Katsav rape charges
Palestinians, Israel agree to cease-fire
Police back Katsav rape charges
Hamas won elections
Kadima wins at polls
Troops clash with Israeli settlers
Palestinians, Israel agree to cease-fire
Fatah defeat sparks protest
Troops clash with Israeli settlers
Latin America
Bachelet wins presidency
Thousands protest election results
Castro hands power to brother
President Lula re-elected
General Pinochet dead
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Bachelet wins presidency
Thousands protest election results
President Lula re-elected
Ortega wins presidency
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Thousands protest election results
UN
Iran 'fails to heed nuclear call'
South Korean named U.N. leader
U.N. slaps sanctions on North Korea
Security Council approves Iran sanctions
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U.N. adopts Mideast deal
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USA
US remembers 9/11 five years on
Democrats seize control of House
Bush replaces Rumsfeld by Gates
Iraq Study Group: Situation grave
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Democrats seize control of House
Bush replaces Rumsfeld by Gates
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Iran 'fails to heed nuclear call'
U.N. adopts Mideast deal
U.N. slaps sanctions on North Korea
Security Council approves Iran sanctions
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U.N. adopts Mideast deal
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Palestine
Hamas won elections
Fatah defeat sparks protest
Palestinians, Israel agree to cease-fire
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Hamas won elections
Troops clash with Israeli settlers
Palestinians, Israel agree to cease-fire
Fatah defeat sparks protest
Troops clash with Israeli settlers
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Russian officers on spying charge
War critic writer murdered
Russian officers on spying charge
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200 arrested in protests
India, U.S. agree to nuclear pact
King agreed to reinstate parliament
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Cartoon protests turn deadly
South America
Bachelet wins presidency
President Lula re-elected
General Pinochet dead
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Africa
Taylor on flight back to Liberia
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Jerusalem
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Kadima wins at polls
Police back Katsav rape charges
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Princess gives birth to boy
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War critic writer murdered
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Russia, Ukraine reach natural gas deal  The Ukrainian natural gas company agreed to a price of $230 per thousand meters of gas   Sharon fights for life after stroke


January 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Ukraine  Russia-Ukraine 'gas war' escalates
Jan.3   Russia
Jan.4   Jerusalem  
  Prime Minister was suffering what his doctor called a 'significant' stroke. His powers were transferred to Ehud Olmert
 Doctors diagnosed a cerebral hemorrhage, or bleeding from a blood vessel in the brain. Sharon underwent 6 hours of surgery that appeared to stop the bleeding in his brain. The stroke plunged the country into political uncertainty
Jan.5  Jerusalem  Sharon to remain sedated after stroke Jan.6   Jerusalem Sharon stable after 3rd brain operation
Jan.7  Jerusalem  Sharon's condition critical but stable  Mecca  Pilgrims descend on Mecca for Hajj Jan.9   Iran Nuclear research resumed  Jerusalem  Sharon able to breathe alone Jan.12   Berlin Europeans: Refer Iran to U.N. Jan.14  West Pakistan  'Zawahiri' strike sparks protest   Kuwait Emir dead Jan.15   Chile Bachelet wins presidency
  Socialist Michelle Bachelet appeared to have won a solid victory to become the country's first woman president
Jan.16   Liberia First Africa woman leader sworn in
Jan.17   Moscow Iran crisis: World powers at odds Jan.18   Ivory Coast President calls for calm  Iran  U.S., Europe balk at new talks with Iran Jan.20   Baghdad Shiite-led alliance wins election Jan.21   Nepal   200 arrested in protests  More than 200 activists and opposition party members were arrested as they organized pro-democracy rallies   Kosovo   President Rugova dies at 61  The literary scholar turned politician was the symbol of the fight for Kosovar self-rule. He was 61  Nepal  Political parties call for nationwide strike Jan.22  Bolivia  New leader Morales vows change   Portugal Cavaco Silva won presidential election   Sudan Sudan dispute dogs African summit Jan.23   Canada   Conservative Harper leads in vote   Buoyed by a political resurrection in Quebec Stephen Harper appeared poised to become next prime minister Jan.24  Gaza  Hamas campaign threatens Fatah Party Jan.25   Washington Pinochet's daughter seeks asylum in U.S. Jan.26   West Bank     Hamas won elections
  Hamas and Fatah supporters scuffled outside the Palestinian parliament building
 Hamas has operated a network of social and charitable organizations for Palestinians. Mahmoud Abbas urged Hamas to keep negotiations moving forward. Israel demanded that the Palestinian Authority disarm the new ruling party and the other terrorist organizations
  Jerusalem Israel rules out talks with Hamas Jan.27  West Bank  Abbas urges Hamas to form government   Gaza   Fatah defeat sparks protest  A mob of up to 2,000 Fatah supporters took to the streets, demanding the resignation of Abbas  Washington  US sends back Pinochet daughter Jan.28   Gaza Hamas leader: 'Palestinian army' possible Jan.29  Finland  President Halonen wins new term Jan.30  UN  Quartet: Hamas must change policy   England Iran 'must face Security Council' Jan.31  Iran  Iran angry at U.N. council move   Washington Bush made State of the Union address

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Feb.1   West Bank Troops clash with Israeli settlers  Mounted troops in riot gear clashed with stone-throwing Jewish protesters as they began dismantling homes  U.S. Congress  Internet firms 'bowed to Beijing' Feb.3  Gaza  Muslim anger on cartoons spreads Feb.4   UN Security Council     Iran reported to Security Council  27 states out of 35 on the IAEA board backed the move, with 3 against and 5 abstentions   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.6   Afghanistan   Cartoon protests turn deadly  5 Afghans die as protests against cartoons satirising the Prophet sweep across the country Feb.7  Afghanistan  U.N. staff flee cartoon riots  Denmark  PM described cartoons row as global crisis Feb.8   Washington Syria, Rice face off over prophet cartoon Feb.10  Egypt  Pharaonic tomb find Feb.11   Jerusalem Sharon survives emergency surgery  Denmark  Denmark withdraws more diplomats  Jerusalem  Sharon is 'critical but stable' Feb.12   Baghdad Jaafari set to stay as PM Feb.14  Pakistan  2 dead in cartoon rioting  Haiti  Haiti calls for election review Feb.15   Australia New Abu Ghraib images broadcast   Lahore 3 die in new caricatures protests   Haiti   Accord names Preval winner  Interim government and electoral council announced they have reached agreement Feb.16   UN U.N. report: Close Guantanamo Feb.17  Eastern Libya  10 die in cartoon clash at consulate Feb.18   West Bank Hamas takes power vowing no talks Feb.19   Pakistan     Arrests, tear gas halt cartoon protests   Police arrested 400 including 10 lawmakers and dispersed several hundred demonstrators in Islamabad  Jerusalem  Israel PM rules out Hamas contacts  Philippines  Aid boost for Philippines rescue Feb.21   Washington   Bush faces pressure to block port deal  The deal would give a United Arab Emirates-based company management of six major U.S. seaports Feb.22   Iraq Shrine blast sparks protests Feb.25   Uganda Museveni won presidential race Feb.27  European Union  EU to fill Palestinian funds gap

March 2006 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1  Afghanistan  Bush makes first Afghan visit  New Delhi  Bush makes first visit to India Mar.2   New Delhi   India, U.S. agree to nuclear pact
  India and the United States have sealed a landmark agreement during Bush's visit.    India is to open up its 14 civilian reactors to international inspectors and keep power generation separate from military program. Bu...
Mar.3   Moscow     Hamas visits Moscow
  Russia's foreign minister has warned that Hamas faces no future if it fails to change itself into a political party.    Sergey Lavrov was telling reporters: 'I don't think Hamas will have any future if Hamas doesn't change'. Earlier, Khaled Mashaal, Hamas' exiled political leader, ...
 Pakistan  US President visits Pakistan Mar.4  Pakistan  Bush, Musharraf show solidarity   Arab Countries al-Zawahiri condemns cartoons Mar.5   Thailand     Thousands rally against PM  Thousands of opponents of Thaksin are protesting, vowing not to disperse until prime minister resigns  Iran  Iran warns on uranium enrichment Mar.6   West Bank Hamas MPs curtail Abbas's powers Mar.7   Moscow US, Russia reject Iran compromise Mar.8  Washington  U.S.: Iran remarks 'provocative' Mar.10  Baghdad  Talabani called parliament to meet 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.
 Chile  Chile ushers in first female president Mar.12   UN Tribunal Milosevic autopsy points to heart attack Mar.13  UN Tribunal  Milosevic 'took the wrong drugs'  Serbia  Serbia to allow Milosevic funeral Mar.15   Belgrade Milosevic body returns to Belgrade  UN Gen. Assembly  New human rights body created Mar.16  Baghdad  First meeting for Iraq parliament Mar.17  UN Tribunal  Tribunal: Milosevic not poisoned  Belarus  President warns against 'coup' 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...
  Serbia     Milosevic buried in his home town  Ex-Yugoslav leader has been buried a week after dying at The Hague while on trial for war crimes Mar.19   Belarus   Landslide win for Lukashenko  President has been declared the overwhelming winner of the presidential election   Washington Debate over Iraq strong as ever Mar.20  Belarus  OSCE: vote not free, fair  UN Security Council  U.N. Iran statement still elusive Mar.21   Afghanistan Convert 'faces execution'  The US have expressed concern over reports that a Muslim convert to Christianity could face the death penalty   Iran Ayatollah Khamenei backs talks on Iraq Mar.23   Belarus Police storm protest vigil Mar.24  Belarus  West slams Belarus crackdown Mar.25  Kiev  Yanukovych leads election Mar.27  Afghanistan  Christian convert is released Mar.28   Jerusalem     Kadima wins at polls
  Acting Prime Minister Olmert's 4-month-old centrist party took the largest share of parliamentary seats.    The party Kadima , formed by Sharon late last year when he broke from the Likud bloc, earned 28 seats, the most seats in the 120-member Knesset. Other big winners were the Labor party wit...
Mar.29   Nigeria     Taylor on flight back to Liberia
  Former Liberian President was captured while trying to flee his home in exile as he tried to cross into Chad
  UN Security Council Iran told to curb nuclear program Mar.31   Paris Unions reject Chirac 'compromise'  Brazil  Brazilian pioneer docks in space

April 2006 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1   Baghdad Pressure mounts on PM to go
  Baghdad Rice and Straw arrive Apr.2  Baghdad  Rice, Straw to Iraqis: 'The time has come' Apr.3   Thailand     Thaksin claims Thai election win  Prime Minister says his party won more than 50% of the vote in an election he hoped would end a crisis Apr.4   Thailand Prime minister Thaksin to resign  France  More than 1 million protest jobs law Apr.5  Paris  Unions press for law repeal Apr.6  Washington  Bush 'ordered intelligence leak' Apr.7  European Union  EU suspends aid to Palestinians  Nepal  Curfew imposed in capital Apr.8   Nepal Police fire on protesters  Security forces fired on stone-throwing protesters, killing 1 person and wounding at least 5 others  Nepal  Extended curfew Apr.9   Peru Exit polls: Leftist leads Apr.10   Paris   France to replace youth job law  President Chirac has announced that the new law that sparked weeks violent protests will be scrapped  Rome  Prodi ahead of Berlusconi in vote  Peru  Runoff election inevitable  USA  Mass protests for immigrants Apr.11   Iran   Iran 'advances uranium program'
  Ex-President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani: Iran has advanced its uranium enrichment program.    In a televised speech in the h oly city of Mashhad president Ahmadinejad insist...
  Rome     Prodi hails Italy poll 'victory'
  Centre-left leader says he has won the right to become the prime minister following a narrow victory
Apr.12  Tehran  ElBaradei puts pressure on Iran Apr.15   Nepal Police attack media protest  Baton-wielding police beat journalists who were protesting against a media clampdown, as a general strike called  Washington  Rumsfeld resignation row simmers Apr.16  Vatican  Benedict leads first Easter Mass as pope  Iraq  Bombs kill at least 34 amid deadlock Apr.18  Moscow  No Iran consensus in talks Apr.19  Nepal  3 protesters killed  Rome  Supreme court confirms Prodi poll victory Apr.20  Washington  Bush welcomes Chinese president  Nepal  Riot police kill 3 protesters  Nepal  Curfew extended in Kathmandu Apr.21  London  Birthday walkabout for queen at 80  Nepal  King gives up absolute power  Baghdad  Shia bloc names PM choice Apr.22  Baghdad  Parliament elects new leaders  Nepal  Security forces open fire on protesters Apr.23   Qatar Bin Laden tape denounces West Apr.24   Nepal King agreed to reinstate parliament Map of Kathmandu Nepal
  Jubilant Nepalis have taken to the streets in celebration in parts of the capital Kathmandu.    A tired King Gyanendra announced the move in a late-night TV address 7-party opposition alliance is ending weeks of protes...
Apr.25  Ukraine  Ukraine remembers Chernobyl blast Apr.26  Iran  Iran 'will harm U.S. interests if attacked' Apr.28   UN Security Council     Iran 'fails to heed nuclear call'
  Mohammed ElBaradei told the UN Security Council that Iran has failed to co-operate with UN inspectors.    The report said that Iran had done little to answer questions over its nuclear intentions. President Ahmadinejad has said Iran does ...
 Nepal  Parliament reopens after 4 years Apr.29   Cuba   Leftist trio seals Americas pact  The leaders of Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela have signed a trade agreement to counter US influence  Nepal  New PM sworn in by king Apr.30  Nigeria  Darfur peace talks extended

May 2006 ... more > Top ^
May.1   Chicago Immigrants stage boycott day  Up to a million immigrants have joined a day of nationwide action to protest against proposed immigration reform May.2  Rome  Berlusconi hands in resignation May.3  European Union  EU halts Serbia talks over Mladic   UN Security Council Sec. Council receives draft Iran resolution
May.4   London Blair suffers local poll defeat May.5   Nigeria Main parties sign Darfur accord
  The Sudanese government and the largest rebel group have signed a deal aimed at ending 3 years of conflict.    The deal, brokered by the African Union, calls for the disbandment of rebel forces an...
 London  Embattled Blair axes top ministers  CIA  Porter Goss resigns as CIA chief May.7  Thailand  Constitutional Court rules election invalid May.9   Washington   Ahmadinejad letter attacks Bush  Iranian President criticises the US invasion of Iraq and urges US President to return to religious principles   Palestine Palestinians to get interim aid May.11  Cairo  Violence at Cairo trial protests May.13  China  China installing another Catholic bishop May.15   Washington Bush unveils immigration reforms May.16  Netherlands  Lawmaker quits in asylum row   European Union EU 'to offer reactor to Iran' May.18  Nepal  King stripped of most powers May.20   Baghdad Parliament approves Cabinet
  The new 37-minister government is including members of the main Shia, Kurd and Sunni parties.    3 crucial ministries, national security, interior and defence,have still not been agreed It's the first full-term government since the 2003 invasion PM Nouri Mal...
May.21   Montenegro   Montenegro quits Serbia
  Voters in Montenegro decided narrowly to sever the union with Serbia: 55.5% of the more than 410,000 voters
 The move would break up the last 2pieces of the former Yugoslavia. 55% required for the question to pass. Opposition spokesman is saying supporters fell short of the required margin of victory. Prime Minister Djukanovic' Democratic Party of Socialists had pushed for full independence. People began celebrating inside government buildings
May.25  Palestine  Abbas issues Hamas ultimatum May.26  Myanmar  Myanmar extends Suu Kyi detention May.28  Colombia  Incumbent Uribe wins presidency  Poland  Pope meets Auschwitz survivors May.30   East Timor Emergency rule for President May.31   Basra Basra: State of emergency declared  Prime Minister declared a month-long state of emergency in the city, vowing to confront troublemakers   Washington   US to join Iran talks  The US is ready to join direct multilateral talks if Tehran suspends disputed nuclear activities

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Jun.1  China  China, Russia agree Iran deal Jun.3  Iran  Ahmadinejad won't give up nucl. Program Jun.4   Peru   Peruvians elect Garcia president  Former President appeared to be staging a political comeback after his previous administration ended in economic ruin Jun.5   Palestine     Abbas pushes for statehood poll  Palestinian leader will call a referendum on his plan that implicitly recognises Israel's right to exist Jun.6  Iran  Iran 'positive' on nuclear offer   European Union   Europe 'connived in CIA flights'  A report into secret US flights for terror suspects will be presented to the Council of Europe Jun.13   Baghdad     Bush makes surprise visit  The President arrived in Baghdad on a visit to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Jun.15  Nepal  PM and rebel leader meet Jun.16   Iran Incentives a 'step forward'
Jun.17  Palestine  Powers agree Palestinian aid plan Jun.18  Slovakia  PM concedes election defeat Jun.19  Washington  US warns N Korea off missile test Jun.21  Austria  Bush-EU talks focus on Iran, Iraq  Switzerland  Israel admitted to Red Cross Jun.25  East Timor  PM ready to resign Jun.26  Gaza  Demands set for captured Israeli Jun.27  Hamas  Hamas 'implicitly accepts Israel' Jun.28  Kuwait  Women vote in poll Jun.29   U.S. Supreme Court Guantanamo tribunals 'illegal'   Netherlands Dutch government collapses

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Jul.4   Florida     Discovery space shuttle blasted-off  Nasa: The shuttle's external fuel tank performed 'very well' during the launch Jul.5   UN Security Council Outcry over N Korea missile test
 North Korea  N Korea vows more missile tests Jul.6   Mexico   Calderon wins disputed vote  Ruling-party candidate was declared the winner in the presidential election, but his opponent will challenge the results Jul.7   London Horror of 7/7 attacks remembered   Italy Berlusconi to be tried for fraud Jul.8  Gaza  Palestinian PM appeals for calm   Mexico Thousands protest election results
  Thousands of defiant supporters of leftist Lopez Obrador took to the streets to overturn his narrow defeat
Jul.9  Washington  U.S. urges China: Pressure North Korea Jul.10  UN Security Council  Security Council split on N Korea  Kabul  Rumsfeld arrives in Afghanistan Jul.15   UN Security Council   Sec. Council votes for N. Korea sanctions  The Security Council demanded that N. Korea suspend its ballistic missile program  Beirut  PM Siniora: Lebanon is disaster zone Jul.16   St. Petersburg   G8 split on nuclear energy, climate change  The group approved a statement on 'Global Energy Security' that acknowledges splits over nuclear energy Jul.17  Florida  Discovery makes landing Jul.20  Cambodia  Khmer Rouge 'butcher' dies at 80 Jul.23   Beirut UN appalled by Beirut devastation  Baghdad  Hunger-strike Hussein in hospital Jul.24   Switzerland   WTO global trade talks collapse  Global free trade talks collapsed after 5 years of on-off haggling and resuming them could take years  Lebanon  Rice had meeting with PM Fouad Siniora Jul.25  Washington  Bush, Iraqi PM discussed Baghdad security Jul.26   Rome Mideast talks fail to reach cease-fire Jul.28  Washington  Bush talks with Blair Jul.29   Congo   Congo goes to polls first time in decades  17,000 U.N. troops and 2,000 European Union troops -- is on standby Jul.30  Mexico  Huge rally challenges poll Jul.31  Jerusalem  Israel 'not ready for truce yet'   Cuba   Castro hands power to brother
  President Fidel Castro was undergoing a surgery and provisionally handed over power to his younger brother Raul
 Cuban television: Fidel Castro's health situation is 'stable' and he is in 'good spirits' The message from Castro said: 'In the Cuban situation, based on plans of the empire, my health becomes a secret of state that cannot be divulged constantly'


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Aug.3  Washington  Bush calls for democracy in Cuba Aug.5   UN Security Council U.S., France draft truce deal goes to U.N.  UN Security Council  Security Council considers truce plan Aug.7  UN  Lebanon proposes plan to end violence Aug.8  UN Security Council  Arab League takes concerns to U.N. Aug.9  Jerusalem  Israel votes to push deeper into Lebanon Aug.11   UN Security Council   U.N. adopts Mideast deal
  The Security Council unanimously approved a proposal aimed at ending the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah.    Israeli Security Cabinet was likely to sign off on the 1701 resolution on Sunday. Hezbollah has not responded. Annan said welcomed the resolution. The Resolution calls for increasing the number of U.N. troops i...
Aug.13   Jerusalem Cabinet approves cease-fire resolution Aug.14   Cuba Chavez at Castro's bedside in new photos   Tokyo Koizumi defies war shrine protest Aug.15  Syria  al-Assad hails 'a new Middle East'  Israel  Israel sets timetable for Lebanon pullout Aug.18  UN  Plea for European peacekeepers Aug.19  UN  Lebanon truce shaky after battle Aug.20   Baghdad Saddam facing poison gas charges Aug.21  Washington  Bush pledges $230m in Lebanon aid   Italy Italy steps in with Lebanon offer Aug.22   UN     Iran hands U.N. nuclear response  The response includes an offer to return immediately to negotiations on nuclear program in the coming days Aug.23  Moscow  Russia still seeks Iran solution  Syria  Syria warns over UN peacekeepers Aug.24   Czech Republic   Pluto loses status as a planet
  International Astronomical Union's (IAU) general assembly voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet
 After years of wrangling, astronomers voted on a reclassification of the solar system. Pluto was demoted to the status of a 'dwarf planet' The dwarf planets also include Ceres, the largest asteroid, and UB 313, nicknamed Xena, that is larger than Pluto. The number in that category could quickly swell.
Aug.25  Paris  Chirac doubts Lebanon force size  UN  Annan: EU living up to Lebanon promise Aug.26  Uganda  Uganda and LRA rebels sign truce  Iran  Nuclear project forges ahead Aug.27   Lebanon Nasrallah regrets triggering war  Baghdad  Prime Minister denies civil war as 50 die Aug.28  Mexico  Court rejects fraud claim Aug.29   Southern Lebanon Annan tours devastated south Lebanon  Iran  Ahmadinejad in Bush TV debate call Aug.30  Jerusalem  Annan visits Olmert   Sweden Aid donation bid for Lebanon Aug.31   Iran     Sanctions loom, Iran keeps enriching  U.N. report: The threat of sanctions has not convinced Iran to stop enriching uranium

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Sep.1   Mexico     Leftist lawmakers muzzle President Fox  Vicente Fox was forced to forego the state-of-the-nation address after leftist lawmakers stormed the stage Sep.4  UN  UN 'to mediate in soldiers row' Sep.5   Tribal Areas   'Taleban' in peace deal   Pakistan has signed North Waziristan accord with pro-Taleban militants on the Afghan border to end the unrest   Japan     Princess gives birth to boy
  39-year-old Kiko has given birth to the third-in-line to the imperial throne after complications in the pregnancy
  Mexico Judge: Calderon to lead Mexico  Felipe Calderon was declared president-elect. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador refused to recognize the victory  Mexico  Calderon makes unity appeal Sep.6   Washington     Bush admits to CIA secret prisons  President said 14 key terrorist suspects have now been sent to Guantanamo Bay Sep.7   London     Blair: I will resign within a year
  Prime Minister has refused to set a date for his departure
 Lebanon  Israel eases blockade of Lebanon Sep.9   Florida     Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off   The shuttle has blasted off from Kennedy Space Center to continue construction of the International Space Station  Jerusalem  Blair meets Israeli leader Sep.11   Manhattan   US remembers 9/11 five years on
  Four minute-long silences have been observed to mark the fifth anniversary of the attacks.    Relatives read out the names of the 2,749 who died at the site of the Worl...
 Global  Divided world remembers 9/11 attacks Sep.14   Arab Countries   Muslims blast pope's Islam speech
  Muslim leaders have condemned Benedict over comments he made about Islam in Germany and demanded he apologize
 In his speech at the University of Regensburg, Benedict quoted criticism of Islam by Byzantine Emperor, who wrote that everything Mohammad brought was evil , 'such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.' Muslim Brotherhood called on Islamic countries to threaten to break off relations with the Vatican. And a top Turkey religious figure suggested the pope should reconsider a trip to Turkey.
  U.S. Senate Senators defy Bush on tribunals Sep.15  Vatican  Pope 'meant no offence' to Islam Sep.16  Taiwan  President's supporters rally   Vatican Pope 'sorry' for offence to Islam  Mexico  Left names own 'president' Sep.17   Sweden Narrow win for opposition   Global World rallies for Darfur  Kazakhstan  Lift off for woman space tourist Sep.18   Hungary   Budapest hit by wave of violence
  Thousands are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister follow an admission that the government lied
Sep.19   Thailand Army chief leads coup while PM away
  The chiefs of the army, navy and air force met with King Adulyadej to declare they were taking over the country.    Army chief Gen. Boonyaratkalin announced that the military and opposition Party of Democratic Reform were taking over while Thaksin Shinawatra was at a U.N. meeting. Thaksin canceled a sched...
 UN Gen. Assembly  Bush: freedom or extremism  UN  Iranian president takes on U.S., Israel Sep.20  Thailand  King gives blessing to coup Sep.21  Thailand  Junta bans political meetings   Musharraf 'U.S. threatened to bomb us'  Musharraf: U.S. threatened to bomb Pakistan back to the Stone Age if he did not help war on terror   UN Gen. Assembly Abbas: Israel will be recognized Sep.22  Beirut  Hezbollah leader reappears at victory rally 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.25   Italy Pope: My respect for Muslims   Japan     Abe elected as new premier
  The parliament has elected conservative Shinzo Abe as the nation's new prime minister by 339 of 475 votes.    Abe guaranteed the position after winning leadership election for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Abe ,52, is Japan's youngest prime minister s...
Sep.26   European Union   Bulgaria, Romania for EU on Jan. 1  A report is recommending to the European Union that they accept the two poorer Balkan nations   London It's hard to let go, admits Blair Sep.27   Washington Bush meets with anti-terror allies 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
Sep.30  U.S. Congress  Congress OKs 700 miles of Mexico fence  New Delhi  India: Pakistan behind Mumbai bombings

October 2006 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1  Gaza  Protests turn deadly  Brazil  President forced into runoff Oct.2   UN Korean looks likely as Annan's successor Oct.3   North Korea     North Korea said will conduct nuclear test   The UN was due to discuss the issue later amid growing fears over Pyongyang's military capabilities Oct.4   Northern Ireland 'IRA campaign is over' says Blair Oct.5   UN Sudan letter draws condemnations Oct.6   London Big six: Iran sanctions possible 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
 Kashmir  Quake victims honoured Oct.8  Beijing  China, Japan leaders warn N. Korea Oct.9   UN Security Council     S Korean proposed as new UN chief  Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon has been nominated by the Security Council as the successor to Kofi Annan   UN Security Council   Outcry at N Korea 'nuclear test'   Security Council members are meeting to discuss their reaction Oct.10  Beijing  China urges UN action on N Korea  Congo  DR Congo children 'still armed' Oct.12   Paris   French in Armenia 'genocide' row
  French parliament approved a bill making it a crime to deny Armenians suffered genocide by Ottoman Turks.    Armenia says Turks killed 1.5m people systematically in 1...
Oct.13   Bangladesh Nobel winner to use prize to help poor   UN Gen. Assembly     South Korean named U.N. leader
  The General Assembly has appointed S. Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon to serve as the next secretary-general
 Ban, 62, will be the 8th secretary general and the first from Asia since U Thant of Burma. Kofi Annan second 5-year term expires at the end of this year. Ban Ki-moon was one of 7 candidates bidding to be the U.N. chief.
Oct.14   UN Security Council U.N. slaps sanctions on North Korea
  The Council voted unanimously to slap trade, travel and other sanctions
 The vote had been delayed because of concerns by China and Russia. The US has revised its draft to remove the threat of military action and reduced the total embargo on military equipment
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 ...
Oct.16   UN Security Council No winner for seat  Washington  Rice: Resolution sends 'clear message'  North Korea  North Korea condemns UN sanctions Oct.18  South Korea  Rice holding 3-way talks in Seoul Oct.19   Qatar Opec approves cut in oil output  North Korea  N. Korean ship may test sanctions Oct.20  North Korea  N. Korea not planning second nuke test   Washington   Bush holds Iraq strategy talks  Gen. John Abizaid arrived for meetings with the President Bush, Rumsfeld and Casey  Finland  Putin firm on EU energy charter Oct.22   Sudan   Sudan expels U.N. envoy for blog   The government gave Jan Pronk, who has openly criticized Khartoum as well as rebels, three days to leave   Panama Voters approve $5 billion Canal overhaul   About 80% have approved a plan to widen the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of ships Oct.25  Washington  Bush 'dissatisfied' with Iraq war   Australia Cleric in dress furore Oct.26   Washington Bush signs Mexico fence into law  US President has authorised 700 miles of new fencing along the border, in a move to curb illegal immigration Oct.27   Mexico Shootouts kill journalist   2 shootouts left an American journalist dead in the city of Oaxaca where protesters have barricaded streets Oct.28  Mexico  Mexico sends forces to violent city  Cuba  Cuba TV shows pictures of Castro Oct.29   Brazil   President Lula re-elected
  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has a landslide victory in the 2nd round of presidential elections.    Voters gave another term for Lula's efforts to ease poverty while improving the economy. ...
Oct.31   North Korea N. Korea agrees to return to nuclear talks   South Africa Botha, bastion of white rule, dies  Former President P.W. Botha was the defiant face of white rule at the height of the anti-apartheid struggle

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Nov.1  South Africa  Mandela pays tribute to Botha   UN Security Council   Venezuela, Guatemala quit race  Guatemala and Venezuela agreed to withdraw from the race for a seat on the Security Council and support Panama Nov.2   Beijing Trade to top China-Africa summit
Nov.5   Turkey   Ex-PM Ecevit dies at 81  5-time premier and socialist leader ordered the invasion of Cyprus and pushed his country towards the West Nov.7   Nicaragua   Ortega wins presidency
  Former Marxist guerrilla leader bounced back to power in a presidential-election victory.    The 60-year-old president-elect won with 38%, 9 point...
  USA   Democrats seize control of House
  The Dems has won control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections. Senate hangs on 2 races
 The Democrats had picked up the 15 seats needed to wrest power. The Democratic Party focused on voters' anger over the Iraq, while the Republicans stressed their own stance on security. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi stands to become the first female House speaker. Arnie holds California
Nov.8   Washington   Bush replaces Rumsfeld by Gates
  President former CIA chief introduced Robert Gates as his nominee to replace Donald Rumsfeld as secretary of defense.    Gates was a member of the Iraq Study Group, a panel that is making recommendation...
Nov.9   U.S. Senate Democrats secure sweeping win Nov.10   Palestine Palestinian PM offers to resign Nov.11  Turkey  Ecevit buried amid secularist chants   Beirut Ministers throw government into turmoil Nov.13  Beirut  Lebanon approves court amid crisis   Gaza   Shabir to lead Palestinian government  Mohammed Shabir, 60, a U.S.-educated university professor, has been named to lead a future unity government  London  Blair challenges Iran and Syria to help Nov.14  South Africa  S Africa approves same-sex unions Nov.15  Pakistan  Pakistan votes to amend rape laws   Congo   Kabila named winner of vote   Incumbent President was declared the winner of tense runoff election, defeating his ex-rebel leader rival Nov.16  Congo  Poll loser rejects result   Sudan Sudan 'backs' Darfur force plan   Sudan has agreed in principle to allow a joint UN and African Union peacekeeping force into Darfur  Vietnam  Bush arrives for regional summit Nov.17   Netherlands Netherlands to propose burqa ban  The cabinet has backed a proposal by the immigration minister to ban women from wearing the burqa in public places  London  Blair accepts 'disaster' in Iraq Nov.18   Vietnam APEC vows to salvage trade talks  London  Ex-KGB officer 'poisoned in UK' Nov.19   Baghdad Saddam trial 'flawed and unsound' Nov.20  Indonesia  Protests greet Bush   Baghdad Iraqi president plans talks with Iran, Syria Nov.23   Beirut Funeral for minister turns into anti-Syrian Nov.24   Baghdad Shiite bloc's walkout threat test for PM Nov.25   Gaza Palestinians, Israel agree to cease-fire
  All Palestinian factions have agreed to stop firing rockets into Israel . Israel has agreed to withdraw troops from Gaza.    Abbas has won a commitment from all militant groups and phoned Olmert to say he had agreement from ...
Nov.26   Istanbul Turkish protests at Pope's visit  Thousands of Muslims have taken part in a protest against the forthcoming visit. The crowds shouted slogans 'Don't come Pope'   Ecuador   Correa claims victory   Presidential candidate has claimed victory in run-off election. He gained around 57% of the vote while Noboa about 43%   Jordan King warns of civil wars   Abdullah has warned that 3 civil wars could break out unless the international community takes urgent action Nov.27   Jerusalem Israeli PM offers 'hand of peace'  Iran  Iraqi president seeks Iran's help  Istanbul  Turkey boosts security for Pope Nov.28   Latvia NATO eyes Afghan handover in 2008   Cuba     Castro misses birthday ceremony   Frail Cuban leader has stayed away from the opening ceremony of his birthday celebrations in Havana on doctors' orders  Turkey  Pope calls for Christian-Muslim dialogue Nov.29   Turkey Pope holds Mass at Turkish shrine  Latvia  NATO signals Afghan reinforcements  Jordan  Bush begins delayed talks on Iraq Nov.30   Istanbul     Pope visits mosque
  Benedict XVI is visiting the Blue Mosque in what is being seen as an attempt to mend relations with the Muslim community.    During the tour the pontiff paused in silent prayer alongside Muslim clerics in the second papal visit in history to a mosque. Earlier the Pope spent half an hour in Hagia Sophia, that was once a Christia...


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Dec.1   Beirut     Huge rally demands PM quit
  200,000 people packed the streets, as Christian opposition leader called for Fouad Siniora to step down.    Demonstrators pitched tents outside the office of Siniora....
  Mexico   Fracas mars inauguration   Felipe Calderon has been sworn in as presiden, after brawls in Congress between lawmakers, divided by the tight election Dec.2   Cuba Castro misses birthday parade Dec.3  Chile  Pinochet has heart attack   Venezuela     Chavez wins by wide margin
  Hugo Chavez takes 61% of vote to challenger's 38% to win re-election to another 6-year term.    Turnout was 62%. Hundreds of Chavez supporters set off fireworks and cruised downtown Caracas in caravans, honking horns. Th...
Dec.4   UN Controversial US envoy Bolton quits post Dec.6   Washington Iraq Study Group: Situation grave
  The report given to President Bush says the U.S. needs to change its strategy to tackle the deteriorating situation.    Report calls for a diplomatic offensive, end U.S. combat role by 2008. U.S. mission should evolve to role of su...
Dec.7  Washington  Bush and Blair held White House talks  Washington  Bush says Iraq policy will change  Baghdad  Iraq plans international, regional summits Dec.10   Beirut Huge protest pressures government   Chile     General Pinochet dead Map of Santiago Chile
  Chilean TV reports: The 91-year-old former military leader Augusto Pinochet has died at a Santiago military hospital
 Augusto Pinochet was in power from 1973-90 after overthrowing the government when 3,000 people were killed or disappeared. Supporters saw Pinochet as a Cold War hero for overthrowing President Allende. The dictatorship brought South America's most stable economy
 Chile  Clashes follow death of Pinochet Dec.12   Chile Hecklers, admirers bid farewell to Pinochet  Washington  Bush delays fresh Iraq strategy 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   Gaza Israel blocks PM's return to Gaza   Belgium EU backs strict expansion rules Dec.15   West Bank Palestinian factions clash Dec.16   West Bank     President Abbas calls for early elections   Palestinian President called for presidential and legislative elections to end the stalemate between Fatah and the Hamas  Baghdad  PM reaches out to Baathists Dec.17  Gaza  Hamas rejects early elections amid clashes   Iran Reformist Rafsanjani regains influence  Moderate former president has won election to powerful clerical body, the Assembly of Experts   Tel Aviv Tony on Middle East tour  Cuba  Castro not dying, US envoys told 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.20   Turkmenistan   President Niyazov dies aged 66  The authoritarian president Saparmurat Niyazov, who ruled the country for 21 years. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest Dec.22   Beijing Six-party talks end, no agreement   Sudan Sudan agrees to U.N. peacekeeping plan Dec.23   UN Security Council Security Council approves Iran sanctions
  The Council voted unanimously to impose sanctions for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment
 The resolution orders countries to stop supplying Iran with materials and technology contributed to nuclear and missile programs. It freezes Iranian assets of related to those programs. The resolution increases pressure on the Iran government to prove that it is not trying to make nuclear weapons. Iran rejected the resolution. The US urges even tougher action against Iran
 Jerusalem  Olmert frees $100 million to Palestinians Dec.24  Iran  Ahmadinejad: U.N. will regret sanctions Dec.25  Vatican  Pope: Worship God not technology Dec.26  Cuba  Castro's ailment 'is not cancer'   Southern California   Gerald Ford dies
  Born in 1913 he was the 38th (19741977) President and the first appointed to the VP under the 25th Amendment.    Former US President has died aged 93, former First Lady Betty Ford has said. Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. became the first (and to date, only) president...
Dec.27  Mecca  Muslims begin the Hajj pilgrimage Dec.30   Iraq Saddam is buried in home village


Nuclear research resumed Europeans: Refer Iran to U.N. Iran crisis: World powers at odds Iran 'must face Security Council'   Iran reported to Security Council  27 states out of 35 on the IAEA board backed the move, with 3 against and 5 abstentions US, Russia reject Iran compromise Iran told to curb nuclear program   Iran 'advances uranium program'




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2006
Jan.9   Iran
Jan.12   Berlin
Jan.17   Moscow
Jan.18  Iran  U.S., Europe balk at new talks with Iran
Jan.30   England
Jan.31  Iran  Iran angry at U.N. council move
Feb.4   UN Security Council
Mar.5  Iran  Iran warns on uranium enrichment
Mar.7   Moscow
Mar.8  Washington  U.S.: Iran remarks 'provocative'
Mar.20  UN Security Council  U.N. Iran statement still elusive
Mar.29   UN Security Council
Apr.11   Iran
  Ex-President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani: Iran has advanced its uranium enrichment program.    In a televised speech in the h oly city of Mashhad president Ahmadinejad insist...
Apr.28   UN Security Council   Iran 'fails to heed nuclear call'
  Mohammed ElBaradei told the UN Security Council that Iran has failed to co-operate with UN inspectors.    The report said that Iran had done little to answer questions over its nuclear intentions. President Ahmadinejad has said Iran does ...
May.3   UN Security Council Sec. Council receives draft Iran resolution May.16   European Union EU 'to offer reactor to Iran' May.31   Washington US to join Iran talks  The US is ready to join direct multilateral talks if Tehran suspends disputed nuclear activities Jun.1  China  China, Russia agree Iran deal Jun.3  Iran  Ahmadinejad won't give up nucl. Program Jun.6  Iran  Iran 'positive' on nuclear offer Jun.16   Iran Incentives a 'step forward' Aug.20   Baghdad Saddam facing poison gas charges Aug.22   UN   Iran hands U.N. nuclear response  The response includes an offer to return immediately to negotiations on nuclear program in the coming days Aug.23  Moscow  Russia still seeks Iran solution Aug.26  Iran  Nuclear project forges ahead Aug.31   Iran   Sanctions loom, Iran keeps enriching  U.N. report: The threat of sanctions has not convinced Iran to stop enriching uranium Oct.3   North Korea   North Korea said will conduct nuclear test   The UN was due to discuss the issue later amid growing fears over Pyongyang's military capabilities Oct.9   UN Security Council Outcry at N Korea 'nuclear test'   Security Council members are meeting to discuss their reaction Oct.16  Washington  Rice: Resolution sends 'clear message' Oct.20  North Korea  N. Korea not planning second nuke test Oct.31   North Korea N. Korea agrees to return to nuclear talks



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2006 Feb.5   Beirut Danish consulate in Beirut ablaze




World, Politics, 2006 Aid Timeline ... See World Aid timeline Top ^
2006 Feb.19  Philippines  Aid boost for Philippines rescue Feb.27  European Union  EU to fill Palestinian funds gap Apr.7  European Union  EU suspends aid to Palestinians May.9   Palestine Palestinians to get interim aid
Jun.17  Palestine  Powers agree Palestinian aid plan Aug.21  Washington  Bush pledges $230m in Lebanon aid Aug.30   Sweden Aid donation bid for Lebanon Oct.13   Bangladesh Nobel winner to use prize to help poor



World, Politics, 2006 Election, Vote Timeline ... See World Election, Vote timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.15   Chile Bachelet wins presidency
  Socialist Michelle Bachelet appeared to have won a solid victory to become the country's first woman president
Jan.20   Baghdad Shiite-led alliance wins election Jan.22   Portugal Cavaco Silva won presidential election Jan.23   Canada Conservative Harper leads in vote   Buoyed by a political resurrection in Quebec Stephen Harper appeared poised to become next prime minister Jan.24  Gaza  Hamas campaign threatens Fatah Party Jan.26   West Bank   Hamas won elections
  Hamas and Fatah supporters scuffled outside the Palestinian parliament building
 Hamas has operated a network of social and charitable organizations for Palestinians. Mahmoud Abbas urged Hamas to keep negotiations moving forward. Israel demanded that the Palestinian Authority disarm the new ruling party and the other terrorist organizations
Jan.29  Finland  President Halonen wins new term Feb.14  Haiti  Haiti calls for election review Feb.15   Haiti Accord names Preval winner  Interim government and electoral council announced they have reached agreement Feb.25   Uganda Museveni won presidential race Mar.19   Belarus Landslide win for Lukashenko  President has been declared the overwhelming winner of the presidential election Mar.25  Kiev  Yanukovych leads election Mar.28   Jerusalem   Kadima wins at polls
  Acting Prime Minister Olmert's 4-month-old centrist party took the largest share of parliamentary seats.    The party Kadima , formed by Sharon late last year when he broke from the Likud bloc, earned 28 seats, the most seats in the 120-member Knesset. Other big winners were the Labor party wit...
Apr.3   Thailand   Thaksin claims Thai election win  Prime Minister says his party won more than 50% of the vote in an election he hoped would end a crisis Apr.9   Peru Exit polls: Leftist leads Apr.10  Rome  Prodi ahead of Berlusconi in vote Apr.10  Peru  Runoff election inevitable Apr.11   Rome   Prodi hails Italy poll 'victory'
  Centre-left leader says he has won the right to become the prime minister following a narrow victory
May.4   London Blair suffers local poll defeat May.21   Montenegro Montenegro quits Serbia
  Voters in Montenegro decided narrowly to sever the union with Serbia: 55.5% of the more than 410,000 voters
 The move would break up the last 2pieces of the former Yugoslavia. 55% required for the question to pass. Opposition spokesman is saying supporters fell short of the required margin of victory. Prime Minister Djukanovic' Democratic Party of Socialists had pushed for full independence. People began celebrating inside government buildings
May.28  Colombia  Incumbent Uribe wins presidency Jun.4   Peru Peruvians elect Garcia president  Former President appeared to be staging a political comeback after his previous administration ended in economic ruin Jun.5   Palestine   Abbas pushes for statehood poll  Palestinian leader will call a referendum on his plan that implicitly recognises Israel's right to exist Jun.18  Slovakia  PM concedes election defeat Jun.28  Kuwait  Women vote in poll Jul.6   Mexico Calderon wins disputed vote  Ruling-party candidate was declared the winner in the presidential election, but his opponent will challenge the results Jul.29   Congo Congo goes to polls first time in decades  17,000 U.N. troops and 2,000 European Union troops -- is on standby Sep.17   Sweden Narrow win for opposition Oct.1  Brazil  President forced into runoff Oct.7  Kashmir  Quake victims honoured Oct.22   Panama Voters approve $5 billion Canal overhaul   About 80% have approved a plan to widen the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of ships Oct.29   Brazil President Lula re-elected
  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has a landslide victory in the 2nd round of presidential elections.    Voters gave another term for Lula's efforts to ease poverty while improving the economy. ...
Nov.7   Nicaragua Ortega wins presidency
  Former Marxist guerrilla leader bounced back to power in a presidential-election victory.    The 60-year-old president-elect won with 38%, 9 point...
Nov.7   USA   Democrats seize control of House
  The Dems has won control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections. Senate hangs on 2 races
 The Democrats had picked up the 15 seats needed to wrest power. The Democratic Party focused on voters' anger over the Iraq, while the Republicans stressed their own stance on security. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi stands to become the first female House speaker. Arnie holds California
Nov.9   U.S. Senate Democrats secure sweeping win Nov.15   Congo Kabila named winner of vote   Incumbent President was declared the winner of tense runoff election, defeating his ex-rebel leader rival Nov.16  Congo  Poll loser rejects result Nov.26   Ecuador Correa claims victory   Presidential candidate has claimed victory in run-off election. He gained around 57% of the vote while Noboa about 43% Dec.3   Venezuela   Chavez wins by wide margin
  Hugo Chavez takes 61% of vote to challenger's 38% to win re-election to another 6-year term.    Turnout was 62%. Hundreds of Chavez supporters set off fireworks and cruised downtown Caracas in caravans, honking horns. Th...
Dec.16   West Bank   President Abbas calls for early elections   Palestinian President called for presidential and legislative elections to end the stalemate between Fatah and the Hamas Dec.17   Iran Reformist Rafsanjani regains influence  Moderate former president has won election to powerful clerical body, the Assembly of Experts



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2006 Jul.7   Italy Berlusconi to be tried for fraud



World, Politics, 2006 Government Timeline ... See World Government timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.27  West Bank  Abbas urges Hamas to form government Jun.29   Netherlands Dutch government collapses
Jul.20  Cambodia  Khmer Rouge 'butcher' dies at 80 Aug.7  UN  Lebanon proposes plan to end violence Aug.9  Jerusalem  Israel votes to push deeper into Lebanon Aug.13   Jerusalem Cabinet approves cease-fire resolution Oct.10  Congo  DR Congo children 'still armed' Oct.12   Paris   French in Armenia 'genocide' row
  French parliament approved a bill making it a crime to deny Armenians suffered genocide by Ottoman Turks.    Armenia says Turks killed 1.5m people systematically in 1...
Nov.11   Beirut Ministers throw government into turmoil



World, Politics, 2006 Ground Forces Timeline ... See World Ground Forces timeline Top ^
2006 Feb.1   West Bank Troops clash with Israeli settlers  Mounted troops in riot gear clashed with stone-throwing Jewish protesters as they began dismantling homes Mar.12   UN Tribunal Milosevic autopsy points to heart attack
Aug.5   UN Security Council U.S., France draft truce deal goes to U.N. Dec.7  Washington  Bush says Iraq policy will change Dec.14   Belgium EU backs strict expansion rules



World, Politics, 2006 Religion Timeline ... See World Religion timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.7  Mecca  Pilgrims descend on Mecca for Hajj Mar.4   Arab Countries al-Zawahiri condemns cartoons
Apr.16  Vatican  Benedict leads first Easter Mass as pope Apr.16  Iraq  Bombs kill at least 34 amid deadlock May.13  China  China installing another Catholic bishop May.28  Poland  Pope meets Auschwitz survivors Sep.14   Arab Countries   Muslims blast pope's Islam speech
  Muslim leaders have condemned Benedict over comments he made about Islam in Germany and demanded he apologize
 In his speech at the University of Regensburg, Benedict quoted criticism of Islam by Byzantine Emperor, who wrote that everything Mohammad brought was evil , 'such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.' Muslim Brotherhood called on Islamic countries to threaten to break off relations with the Vatican. And a top Turkey religious figure suggested the pope should reconsider a trip to Turkey.
Sep.15  Vatican  Pope 'meant no offence' to Islam Sep.16   Vatican Pope 'sorry' for offence to Islam Sep.19   Thailand Army chief leads coup while PM away
  The chiefs of the army, navy and air force met with King Adulyadej to declare they were taking over the country.    Army chief Gen. Boonyaratkalin announced that the military and opposition Party of Democratic Reform were taking over while Thaksin Shinawatra was at a U.N. meeting. Thaksin canceled a sched...
Sep.25   Italy Pope: My respect for Muslims Oct.25   Australia Cleric in dress furore Nov.17   Netherlands Netherlands to propose burqa ban  The cabinet has backed a proposal by the immigration minister to ban women from wearing the burqa in public places Nov.28  Turkey  Pope calls for Christian-Muslim dialogue Nov.29   Turkey Pope holds Mass at Turkish shrine Nov.30   Istanbul   Pope visits mosque
  Benedict XVI is visiting the Blue Mosque in what is being seen as an attempt to mend relations with the Muslim community.    During the tour the pontiff paused in silent prayer alongside Muslim clerics in the second papal visit in history to a mosque. Earlier the Pope spent half an hour in Hagia Sophia, that was once a Christia...
Dec.25  Vatican  Pope: Worship God not technology Dec.27  Mecca  Muslims begin the Hajj pilgrimage



World, Politics, 2006 Justice Timeline ... See World Justice timeline Top ^
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 Apr.4  France  More than 1 million protest jobs law Apr.5  Paris  Unions press for law repeal Apr.10   Paris France to replace youth job law  President Chirac has announced that the new law that sparked weeks violent protests will be scrapped Apr.19  Rome  Supreme court confirms Prodi poll victory May.7  Thailand  Constitutional Court rules election invalid Jun.29   U.S. Supreme Court Guantanamo tribunals 'illegal' Aug.20   Baghdad Saddam facing poison gas charges Aug.28  Mexico  Court rejects fraud claim Sep.5   Mexico Judge: Calderon to lead Mexico  Felipe Calderon was declared president-elect. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador refused to recognize the victory Sep.28  U.S. Senate  Senate backs terror trial bill Oct.26   Washington Bush signs Mexico fence into law  US President has authorised 700 miles of new fencing along the border, in a move to curb illegal immigration Nov.8   Washington   Bush replaces Rumsfeld by Gates
  President former CIA chief introduced Robert Gates as his nominee to replace Donald Rumsfeld as secretary of defense.    Gates was a member of the Iraq Study Group, a panel that is making recommendation...
Nov.15  Pakistan  Pakistan votes to amend rape laws Nov.19   Baghdad Saddam trial 'flawed and unsound' 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



World, Politics, 2006 Media Politics Timeline ... See World Media Politics timeline Top ^
2006 Feb.8   Washington Syria, Rice face off over prophet cartoon
Jun.19  Washington  US warns N Korea off missile test Jul.5   UN Security Council Outcry over N Korea missile test Jul.5  North Korea  N Korea vows more missile tests Aug.29  Iran  Ahmadinejad in Bush TV debate call 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.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



World, Politics, 2006 High Tech Business Timeline ... See World High Tech Business timeline Top ^
2006 Feb.1  U.S. Congress  Internet firms 'bowed to Beijing' Mar.19   Washington Debate over Iraq strong as ever Apr.25  Ukraine  Ukraine remembers Chernobyl blast Jul.7   London Horror of 7/7 attacks remembered Sep.11   Manhattan US remembers 9/11 five years on
  Four minute-long silences have been observed to mark the fifth anniversary of the attacks.    Relatives read out the names of the 2,749 who died at the site of the Worl...
Sep.11  Global  Divided world remembers 9/11 attacks



World, Politics, 2006 Summit Timeline ... See World Summit timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.22   Sudan Sudan dispute dogs African summit Jul.16   St. Petersburg G8 split on nuclear energy, climate change  The group approved a statement on 'Global Energy Security' that acknowledges splits over nuclear energy Oct.20  Finland  Putin firm on EU energy charter Nov.2   Beijing Trade to top China-Africa summit Nov.18   Vietnam APEC vows to salvage trade talks Nov.28   Latvia NATO eyes Afghan handover in 2008 Nov.29  Latvia  NATO signals Afghan reinforcements Dec.7  Baghdad  Iraq plans international, regional summits



World, Politics, 2006 Riot Timeline ... See World Riot timeline Top ^
2006 Feb.7  Afghanistan  U.N. staff flee cartoon riots 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...
Apr.26  Iran  Iran 'will harm U.S. interests if attacked' May.25  Palestine  Abbas issues Hamas ultimatum Jun.19  Washington  US warns N Korea off missile test Aug.23  Syria  Syria warns over UN peacekeepers Oct.8  Beijing  China, Japan leaders warn N. Korea Nov.26   Jordan King warns of civil wars   Abdullah has warned that 3 civil wars could break out unless the international community takes urgent action



World, Politics, 2006 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2006 Jun.26  Gaza  Demands set for captured Israeli Jul.15  Beirut  PM Siniora: Lebanon is disaster zone Aug.27   Lebanon Nasrallah regrets triggering war Aug.27  Baghdad  Prime Minister denies civil war as 50 die Sep.7  Lebanon  Israel eases blockade of Lebanon Sep.21   Musharraf 'U.S. threatened to bomb us'  Musharraf: U.S. threatened to bomb Pakistan back to the Stone Age if he did not help war on terror Sep.22  Beirut  Hezbollah leader reappears at victory rally 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 Dec.6   Washington Iraq Study Group: Situation grave
  The report given to President Bush says the U.S. needs to change its strategy to tackle the deteriorating situation.    Report calls for a diplomatic offensive, end U.S. combat role by 2008. U.S. mission should evolve to role of su...
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 Dec.17  Gaza  Hamas rejects early elections amid clashes



World, Politics, 2006 Immigration Timeline ... See World Immigration timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.25   Washington Pinochet's daughter seeks asylum in U.S. Jan.27  Washington  US sends back Pinochet daughter May.1   Chicago Immigrants stage boycott day  Up to a million immigrants have joined a day of nationwide action to protest against proposed immigration reform May.15   Washington Bush unveils immigration reforms May.16  Netherlands  Lawmaker quits in asylum row



World, Politics, 2006 Agreement Timeline ... See World Agreement timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.3   Russia Russia, Ukraine reach natural gas deal  The Ukrainian natural gas company agreed to a price of $230 per thousand meters of gas 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
Mar.2   New Delhi   India, U.S. agree to nuclear pact
  India and the United States have sealed a landmark agreement during Bush's visit.    India is to open up its 14 civilian reactors to international inspectors and keep power generation separate from military program. Bu...
Apr.29   Cuba   Leftist trio seals Americas pact  The leaders of Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela have signed a trade agreement to counter US influence May.5   Nigeria Main parties sign Darfur accord
  The Sudanese government and the largest rebel group have signed a deal aimed at ending 3 years of conflict.    The deal, brokered by the African Union, calls for the disbandment of rebel forces an...
Aug.11   UN Security Council   U.N. adopts Mideast deal
  The Security Council unanimously approved a proposal aimed at ending the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah.    Israeli Security Cabinet was likely to sign off on the 1701 resolution on Sunday. Hezbollah has not responded. Annan said welcomed the resolution. The Resolution calls for increasing the number of U.N. troops i...
Aug.26  Uganda  Uganda and LRA rebels sign truce Sep.5   Tribal Areas   'Taleban' in peace deal   Pakistan has signed North Waziristan accord with pro-Taleban militants on the Afghan border to end the unrest Nov.16   Sudan Sudan 'backs' Darfur force plan   Sudan has agreed in principle to allow a joint UN and African Union peacekeeping force into Darfur Nov.25   Gaza Palestinians, Israel agree to cease-fire
  All Palestinian factions have agreed to stop firing rockets into Israel . Israel has agreed to withdraw troops from Gaza.    Abbas has won a commitment from all militant groups and phoned Olmert to say he had agreement from ...




World, Politics, 2006 Visit Timeline ... See World Visit timeline Top ^
2006 Mar.1  Afghanistan  Bush makes first Afghan visit Mar.1  New Delhi  Bush makes first visit to India Mar.3   Moscow   Hamas visits Moscow
  Russia's foreign minister has warned that Hamas faces no future if it fails to change itself into a political party.    Sergey Lavrov was telling reporters: 'I don't think Hamas will have any future if Hamas doesn't change'. Earlier, Khaled Mashaal, Hamas' exiled political leader, ...
Mar.3  Pakistan  US President visits Pakistan Mar.4  Pakistan  Bush, Musharraf show solidarity Apr.1   Baghdad Rice and Straw arrive Apr.12  Tehran  ElBaradei puts pressure on Iran Apr.20  Washington  Bush welcomes Chinese president Jun.13   Baghdad   Bush makes surprise visit  The President arrived in Baghdad on a visit to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Jul.10  Kabul  Rumsfeld arrives in Afghanistan Jul.24  Lebanon  Rice had meeting with PM Fouad Siniora Jul.25  Washington  Bush, Iraqi PM discussed Baghdad security Aug.14   Cuba Chavez at Castro's bedside in new photos Aug.29   Southern Lebanon Annan tours devastated south Lebanon Aug.30  Jerusalem  Annan visits Olmert Sep.9  Jerusalem  Blair meets Israeli leader Nov.16  Vietnam  Bush arrives for regional summit Nov.27  Iran  Iraqi president seeks Iran's help Dec.17   Tel Aviv Tony on Middle East tour Dec.17  Cuba  Castro not dying, US envoys told



World, Politics, 2006 Human Rights Timeline ... See World Human Rights timeline Top ^
2006 Feb.1  U.S. Congress  Internet firms 'bowed to Beijing' Feb.15   Australia New Abu Ghraib images broadcast
Feb.16   UN U.N. report: Close Guantanamo Mar.15  UN Gen. Assembly  New human rights body created Mar.17  Belarus  President warns against 'coup' Mar.20  Belarus  OSCE: vote not free, fair 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.24  Belarus  West slams Belarus crackdown Mar.27  Afghanistan  Christian convert is released Apr.8   Nepal Police fire on protesters  Security forces fired on stone-throwing protesters, killing 1 person and wounding at least 5 others Apr.8  Nepal  Extended curfew Apr.20  Nepal  Curfew extended in Kathmandu May.26  Myanmar  Myanmar extends Suu Kyi detention Jun.6   European Union Europe 'connived in CIA flights'  A report into secret US flights for terror suspects will be presented to the Council of Europe Aug.3  Washington  Bush calls for democracy in Cuba Sep.6   Washington   Bush admits to CIA secret prisons  President said 14 key terrorist suspects have now been sent to Guantanamo Bay Sep.21  Thailand  Junta bans political meetings Oct.10  Congo  DR Congo children 'still armed' Nov.19   Baghdad Saddam trial 'flawed and unsound' 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



World, Politics, 2006 Embassy Timeline ... See World Embassy timeline Top ^
2006 Feb.11  Denmark  Denmark withdraws more diplomats Oct.22   Sudan Sudan expels U.N. envoy for blog   The government gave Jan Pronk, who has openly criticized Khartoum as well as rebels, three days to leave Oct.22   Panama Voters approve $5 billion Canal overhaul   About 80% have approved a plan to widen the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of ships



World, Politics, 2006 Political Sanctions Timeline ... See World Political Sanctions timeline Top ^
2006 Jul.15   UN Security Council Sec. Council votes for N. Korea sanctions  The Security Council demanded that N. Korea suspend its ballistic missile program Oct.6   London Big six: Iran sanctions possible
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.14   UN Security Council U.N. slaps sanctions on North Korea
  The Council voted unanimously to slap trade, travel and other sanctions
 The vote had been delayed because of concerns by China and Russia. The US has revised its draft to remove the threat of military action and reduced the total embargo on military equipment
Oct.14   UN Security Council U.N. slaps sanctions on North Korea
  The Council voted unanimously to slap trade, travel and other sanctions
 The vote had been delayed because of concerns by China and Russia. The US has revised its draft to remove the threat of military action and reduced the total embargo on military equipment
Oct.16  North Korea  North Korea condemns UN sanctions Oct.19  North Korea  N. Korean ship may test sanctions Nov.18  London  Ex-KGB officer 'poisoned in UK' Dec.23   UN Security Council Security Council approves Iran sanctions
  The Council voted unanimously to impose sanctions for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment
 The resolution orders countries to stop supplying Iran with materials and technology contributed to nuclear and missile programs. It freezes Iranian assets of related to those programs. The resolution increases pressure on the Iran government to prove that it is not trying to make nuclear weapons. Iran rejected the resolution. The US urges even tougher action against Iran
Dec.24  Iran  Ahmadinejad: U.N. will regret sanctions



World, Politics, 2006 War Management Timeline ... See World War Management timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.28   Gaza Hamas leader: 'Palestinian army' possible Mar.19   Washington Debate over Iraq strong as ever Mar.21   Iran Ayatollah Khamenei backs talks on Iraq Apr.2  Baghdad  Rice, Straw to Iraqis: 'The time has come' Apr.15  Washington  Rumsfeld resignation row simmers Apr.18  Moscow  No Iran consensus in talks Apr.30  Nigeria  Darfur peace talks extended Jun.15  Nepal  PM and rebel leader meet Jun.21  Austria  Bush-EU talks focus on Iran, Iraq Jul.10  UN Security Council  Security Council split on N Korea Jul.10  Kabul  Rumsfeld arrives in Afghanistan Jul.24   Switzerland   WTO global trade talks collapse  Global free trade talks collapsed after 5 years of on-off haggling and resuming them could take years Jul.26   Rome Mideast talks fail to reach cease-fire Jul.28  Washington  Bush talks with Blair Jul.31  Jerusalem  Israel 'not ready for truce yet' Aug.5  UN Security Council  Security Council considers truce plan Aug.9  Jerusalem  Israel votes to push deeper into Lebanon Aug.25  Paris  Chirac doubts Lebanon force size Sep.27   Washington Bush meets with anti-terror allies Oct.18  South Korea  Rice holding 3-way talks in Seoul Oct.20   Washington   Bush holds Iraq strategy talks  Gen. John Abizaid arrived for meetings with the President Bush, Rumsfeld and Casey Oct.20   Washington   Bush holds Iraq strategy talks  Gen. John Abizaid arrived for meetings with the President Bush, Rumsfeld and Casey Oct.25  Washington  Bush 'dissatisfied' with Iraq war Nov.17  London  Blair accepts 'disaster' in Iraq Nov.20   Baghdad Iraqi president plans talks with Iran, Syria Nov.28   Latvia NATO eyes Afghan handover in 2008 Nov.29  Latvia  NATO signals Afghan reinforcements Nov.29  Jordan  Bush begins delayed talks on Iraq Dec.7  Washington  Bush and Blair held White House talks Dec.22   Beijing Six-party talks end, no agreement



World, Politics, 2006 Royal Timeline ... See World Royal timeline Top ^
2006 Apr.21  London  Birthday walkabout for queen at 80 Apr.21  Nepal  King gives up absolute power May.18  Nepal  King stripped of most powers Sep.5   Japan   Princess gives birth to boy
  39-year-old Kiko has given birth to the third-in-line to the imperial throne after complications in the pregnancy
Sep.20  Thailand  King gives blessing to coup 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



World, Politics, 2006 Political Leaders Timeline ... See World Political Leaders timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.4   Jerusalem   Sharon fights for life after stroke
  Prime Minister was suffering what his doctor called a 'significant' stroke. His powers were transferred to Ehud Olmert
 Doctors diagnosed a cerebral hemorrhage, or bleeding from a blood vessel in the brain. Sharon underwent 6 hours of surgery that appeared to stop the bleeding in his brain. The stroke plunged the country into political uncertainty
Jan.5  Jerusalem  Sharon to remain sedated after stroke Jan.6   Jerusalem Sharon stable after 3rd brain operation Jan.7  Jerusalem  Sharon's condition critical but stable Jan.9  Jerusalem  Sharon able to breathe alone Jan.22  Bolivia  New leader Morales vows change Jan.31   Washington Bush made State of the Union address Feb.11   Jerusalem Sharon survives emergency surgery Feb.11  Jerusalem  Sharon is 'critical but stable' Feb.12   Baghdad Jaafari set to stay as PM Mar.12   UN Tribunal Milosevic autopsy points to heart attack Mar.13  UN Tribunal  Milosevic 'took the wrong drugs' Mar.17  UN Tribunal  Tribunal: Milosevic not poisoned Mar.29   Nigeria   Taylor on flight back to Liberia
  Former Liberian President was captured while trying to flee his home in exile as he tried to cross into Chad
Apr.1   Baghdad Pressure mounts on PM to go Apr.4   Thailand Prime minister Thaksin to resign Apr.6  Washington  Bush 'ordered intelligence leak' Apr.15  Washington  Rumsfeld resignation row simmers Apr.21  Baghdad  Shia bloc names PM choice Apr.29  Nepal  New PM sworn in by king May.2  Rome  Berlusconi hands in resignation May.5  London  Embattled Blair axes top ministers May.5  CIA  Porter Goss resigns as CIA chief May.30   East Timor Emergency rule for President Jun.25  East Timor  PM ready to resign Jul.7   Italy Berlusconi to be tried for fraud Jul.23  Baghdad  Hunger-strike Hussein in hospital Jul.31   Cuba   Castro hands power to brother
  President Fidel Castro was undergoing a surgery and provisionally handed over power to his younger brother Raul
 Cuban television: Fidel Castro's health situation is 'stable' and he is in 'good spirits' The message from Castro said: 'In the Cuban situation, based on plans of the empire, my health becomes a secret of state that cannot be divulged constantly'
Sep.7   London   Blair: I will resign within a year
  Prime Minister has refused to set a date for his departure
Sep.16  Mexico  Left names own 'president' Sep.25   Japan   Abe elected as new premier
  The parliament has elected conservative Shinzo Abe as the nation's new prime minister by 339 of 475 votes.    Abe guaranteed the position after winning leadership election for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Abe ,52, is Japan's youngest prime minister s...
Sep.26   London It's hard to let go, admits Blair Oct.2   UN Korean looks likely as Annan's successor Oct.9   UN Security Council   S Korean proposed as new UN chief  Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon has been nominated by the Security Council as the successor to Kofi Annan Oct.13   UN Gen. Assembly   South Korean named U.N. leader
  The General Assembly has appointed S. Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon to serve as the next secretary-general
 Ban, 62, will be the 8th secretary general and the first from Asia since U Thant of Burma. Kofi Annan second 5-year term expires at the end of this year. Ban Ki-moon was one of 7 candidates bidding to be the U.N. chief.
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 ...
Oct.28  Cuba  Cuba TV shows pictures of Castro Nov.8   Washington   Bush replaces Rumsfeld by Gates
  President former CIA chief introduced Robert Gates as his nominee to replace Donald Rumsfeld as secretary of defense.    Gates was a member of the Iraq Study Group, a panel that is making recommendation...
Nov.10   Palestine Palestinian PM offers to resign Nov.13   Gaza Shabir to lead Palestinian government  Mohammed Shabir, 60, a U.S.-educated university professor, has been named to lead a future unity government Nov.17  London  Blair accepts 'disaster' in Iraq Nov.28   Cuba   Castro misses birthday ceremony   Frail Cuban leader has stayed away from the opening ceremony of his birthday celebrations in Havana on doctors' orders Dec.2   Cuba Castro misses birthday parade Dec.3  Chile  Pinochet has heart attack Dec.4   UN Controversial US envoy Bolton quits post Dec.14   Gaza Israel blocks PM's return to Gaza Dec.26  Cuba  Castro's ailment 'is not cancer'



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2006 Jan.14  West Pakistan  'Zawahiri' strike sparks protest Jan.21   Nepal 200 arrested in protests  More than 200 activists and opposition party members were arrested as they organized pro-democracy rallies Jan.27   Gaza Fatah defeat sparks protest  A mob of up to 2,000 Fatah supporters took to the streets, demanding the resignation of Abbas Feb.1   West Bank Troops clash with Israeli settlers  Mounted troops in riot gear clashed with stone-throwing Jewish protesters as they began dismantling homes Feb.3  Gaza  Muslim anger on cartoons spreads 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.6   Afghanistan   Cartoon protests turn deadly  5 Afghans die as protests against cartoons satirising the Prophet sweep across the country Feb.7  Afghanistan  U.N. staff flee cartoon riots Feb.14  Pakistan  2 dead in cartoon rioting Feb.15   Lahore 3 die in new caricatures protests Feb.17  Eastern Libya  10 die in cartoon clash at consulate Feb.19   Pakistan   Arrests, tear gas halt cartoon protests   Police arrested 400 including 10 lawmakers and dispersed several hundred demonstrators in Islamabad Feb.22   Iraq Shrine blast sparks protests Mar.5   Thailand   Thousands rally against PM  Thousands of opponents of Thaksin are protesting, vowing not to disperse until prime minister resigns 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.23   Belarus Police storm protest vigil Apr.4  France  More than 1 million protest jobs law Apr.10  USA  Mass protests for immigrants Apr.15   Nepal Police attack media protest  Baton-wielding police beat journalists who were protesting against a media clampdown, as a general strike called Apr.19  Nepal  3 protesters killed Apr.20  Nepal  Riot police kill 3 protesters Apr.22  Nepal  Security forces open fire on protesters May.11  Cairo  Violence at Cairo trial protests Jul.8   Mexico Thousands protest election results
  Thousands of defiant supporters of leftist Lopez Obrador took to the streets to overturn his narrow defeat
Jul.30  Mexico  Huge rally challenges poll Sep.16  Taiwan  President's supporters rally Sep.17   Global World rallies for Darfur Sep.18   Hungary Budapest hit by wave of violence
  Thousands are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister follow an admission that the government lied
Oct.1  Gaza  Protests turn deadly Nov.20  Indonesia  Protests greet Bush Nov.23   Beirut Funeral for minister turns into anti-Syrian Nov.26   Istanbul Turkish protests at Pope's visit  Thousands of Muslims have taken part in a protest against the forthcoming visit. The crowds shouted slogans 'Don't come Pope' Dec.1   Beirut   Huge rally demands PM quit
  200,000 people packed the streets, as Christian opposition leader called for Fouad Siniora to step down.    Demonstrators pitched tents outside the office of Siniora....
Dec.10   Beirut Huge protest pressures government Dec.10  Chile  Clashes follow death of Pinochet Dec.15   West Bank Palestinian factions clash



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2006 Jan.3   Russia Russia, Ukraine reach natural gas deal  The Ukrainian natural gas company agreed to a price of $230 per thousand meters of gas Mar.31  Brazil  Brazilian pioneer docks in space Apr.29   Cuba   Leftist trio seals Americas pact  The leaders of Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela have signed a trade agreement to counter US influence Jul.4   Florida   Discovery space shuttle blasted-off  Nasa: The shuttle's external fuel tank performed 'very well' during the launch Jul.17  Florida  Discovery makes landing Jul.24   Switzerland   WTO global trade talks collapse  Global free trade talks collapsed after 5 years of on-off haggling and resuming them could take years Aug.24   Czech Republic Pluto loses status as a planet
  International Astronomical Union's (IAU) general assembly voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet
 After years of wrangling, astronomers voted on a reclassification of the solar system. Pluto was demoted to the status of a 'dwarf planet' The dwarf planets also include Ceres, the largest asteroid, and UB 313, nicknamed Xena, that is larger than Pluto. The number in that category could quickly swell.
Sep.9   Florida   Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off   The shuttle has blasted off from Kennedy Space Center to continue construction of the International Space Station Sep.17  Kazakhstan  Lift off for woman space tourist Nov.2   Beijing Trade to top China-Africa summit Nov.18   Vietnam APEC vows to salvage trade talks



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2006 Jan.2  Ukraine  Russia-Ukraine 'gas war' escalates Jan.18   Ivory Coast President calls for calm
Jan.21  Nepal  Political parties call for nationwide strike Jan.26   Jerusalem Israel rules out talks with Hamas Jan.30  UN  Quartet: Hamas must change policy Feb.7  Denmark  PM described cartoons row as global crisis Feb.10  Egypt  Pharaonic tomb find Feb.19  Jerusalem  Israel PM rules out Hamas contacts Feb.21   Washington   Bush faces pressure to block port deal  The deal would give a United Arab Emirates-based company management of six major U.S. seaports 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.31   Paris Unions reject Chirac 'compromise' Apr.7  Nepal  Curfew imposed in capital Apr.30  Nigeria  Darfur peace talks extended May.3  European Union  EU halts Serbia talks over Mladic May.5   Nigeria Main parties sign Darfur accord
  The Sudanese government and the largest rebel group have signed a deal aimed at ending 3 years of conflict.    The deal, brokered by the African Union, calls for the disbandment of rebel forces an...
May.9   Washington   Ahmadinejad letter attacks Bush  Iranian President criticises the US invasion of Iraq and urges US President to return to religious principles May.31   Basra Basra: State of emergency declared  Prime Minister declared a month-long state of emergency in the city, vowing to confront troublemakers Jun.15  Nepal  PM and rebel leader meet Jun.21  Switzerland  Israel admitted to Red Cross Jun.26  Gaza  Demands set for captured Israeli Jun.27  Hamas  Hamas 'implicitly accepts Israel' Jul.8  Gaza  Palestinian PM appeals for calm Jul.9  Washington  U.S. urges China: Pressure North Korea Jul.15  Beirut  PM Siniora: Lebanon is disaster zone Jul.26   Rome Mideast talks fail to reach cease-fire Aug.5   UN Security Council U.S., France draft truce deal goes to U.N. Aug.5  UN Security Council  Security Council considers truce plan Aug.7  UN  Lebanon proposes plan to end violence Aug.8  UN Security Council  Arab League takes concerns to U.N. Aug.11   UN Security Council   U.N. adopts Mideast deal
  The Security Council unanimously approved a proposal aimed at ending the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah.    Israeli Security Cabinet was likely to sign off on the 1701 resolution on Sunday. Hezbollah has not responded. Annan said welcomed the resolution. The Resolution calls for increasing the number of U.N. troops i...
Aug.13   Jerusalem Cabinet approves cease-fire resolution Aug.14   Tokyo Koizumi defies war shrine protest Aug.15  Syria  al-Assad hails 'a new Middle East' Aug.15  Israel  Israel sets timetable for Lebanon pullout Aug.18  UN  Plea for European peacekeepers Aug.19  UN  Lebanon truce shaky after battle Aug.21   Italy Italy steps in with Lebanon offer Aug.25  UN  Annan: EU living up to Lebanon promise Aug.26  Uganda  Uganda and LRA rebels sign truce Aug.27   Lebanon Nasrallah regrets triggering war Aug.27  Baghdad  Prime Minister denies civil war as 50 die Sep.4  UN  UN 'to mediate in soldiers row' Sep.5   Tribal Areas   'Taleban' in peace deal   Pakistan has signed North Waziristan accord with pro-Taleban militants on the Afghan border to end the unrest Sep.5  Mexico  Calderon makes unity appeal Sep.7  Lebanon  Israel eases blockade of Lebanon Sep.19  UN Gen. Assembly  Bush: freedom or extremism Sep.19  UN  Iranian president takes on U.S., Israel Sep.21   Musharraf 'U.S. threatened to bomb us'  Musharraf: U.S. threatened to bomb Pakistan back to the Stone Age if he did not help war on terror Sep.21   UN Gen. Assembly Abbas: Israel will be recognized Sep.22  Beirut  Hezbollah leader reappears at victory rally Sep.26   European Union   Bulgaria, Romania for EU on Jan. 1  A report is recommending to the European Union that they accept the two poorer Balkan nations Sep.30  New Delhi  India: Pakistan behind Mumbai bombings Oct.4   Northern Ireland 'IRA campaign is over' says Blair Oct.5   UN Sudan letter draws condemnations Oct.10  Beijing  China urges UN action on N Korea Oct.16   UN Security Council No winner for seat Oct.28  Mexico  Mexico sends forces to violent city Nov.1   UN Security Council   Venezuela, Guatemala quit race  Guatemala and Venezuela agreed to withdraw from the race for a seat on the Security Council and support Panama Nov.13  Beirut  Lebanon approves court amid crisis Nov.13  London  Blair challenges Iran and Syria to help Nov.16   Sudan Sudan 'backs' Darfur force plan   Sudan has agreed in principle to allow a joint UN and African Union peacekeeping force into Darfur Nov.24   Baghdad Shiite bloc's walkout threat test for PM Nov.27   Jerusalem Israeli PM offers 'hand of peace' Nov.27  Istanbul  Turkey boosts security for Pope Dec.6   Washington Iraq Study Group: Situation grave
  The report given to President Bush says the U.S. needs to change its strategy to tackle the deteriorating situation.    Report calls for a diplomatic offensive, end U.S. combat role by 2008. U.S. mission should evolve to role of su...
Dec.12  Washington  Bush delays fresh Iraq strategy Dec.16  Baghdad  PM reaches out to Baathists Dec.17  Gaza  Hamas rejects early elections amid clashes Dec.22   Sudan Sudan agrees to U.N. peacekeeping plan Dec.23  Jerusalem  Olmert frees $100 million to Palestinians



World, Politics, 2006 Terror Timeline ... See World Terror timeline Top ^
2006 Apr.23   Qatar Bin Laden tape denounces West
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.28  U.S. Senate  Senate backs terror trial bill Nov.14  South Africa  S Africa approves same-sex unions



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2006 Jan.16   Liberia First Africa woman leader sworn in
Mar.11  Chile  Chile ushers in first female president Dec.2   Cuba Castro misses birthday parade



World, Politics, 2006 Obituary Timeline ... See World Obituary timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.14   Kuwait Emir dead
Jan.21   Kosovo President Rugova dies at 61  The literary scholar turned politician was the symbol of the fight for Kosovar self-rule. He was 61 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.13  Serbia  Serbia to allow Milosevic funeral Mar.15   Belgrade Milosevic body returns to Belgrade Mar.18   Serbia   Milosevic buried in his home town  Ex-Yugoslav leader has been buried a week after dying at The Hague while on trial for war crimes Jul.20  Cambodia  Khmer Rouge 'butcher' dies at 80 Jul.23   Beirut UN appalled by Beirut devastation Oct.7  Kashmir  Quake victims honoured Oct.31   South Africa Botha, bastion of white rule, dies  Former President P.W. Botha was the defiant face of white rule at the height of the anti-apartheid struggle Nov.1  South Africa  Mandela pays tribute to Botha Nov.5   Turkey Ex-PM Ecevit dies at 81  5-time premier and socialist leader ordered the invasion of Cyprus and pushed his country towards the West Nov.11  Turkey  Ecevit buried amid secularist chants Dec.10   Chile   General Pinochet dead Map of Santiago Chile
  Chilean TV reports: The 91-year-old former military leader Augusto Pinochet has died at a Santiago military hospital
 Augusto Pinochet was in power from 1973-90 after overthrowing the government when 3,000 people were killed or disappeared. Supporters saw Pinochet as a Cold War hero for overthrowing President Allende. The dictatorship brought South America's most stable economy
Dec.12   Chile Hecklers, admirers bid farewell to Pinochet Dec.20   Turkmenistan President Niyazov dies aged 66  The authoritarian president Saparmurat Niyazov, who ruled the country for 21 years. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest Dec.26   Southern California Gerald Ford dies
  Born in 1913 he was the 38th (19741977) President and the first appointed to the VP under the 25th Amendment.    Former US President has died aged 93, former First Lady Betty Ford has said. Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. became the first (and to date, only) president...
Dec.30   Iraq Saddam is buried in home village




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2006 Feb.18   West Bank Hamas takes power vowing no talks
Mar.6   West Bank Hamas MPs curtail Abbas's powers Mar.10  Baghdad  Talabani called parliament to meet Mar.16  Baghdad  First meeting for Iraq parliament Apr.16  Iraq  Bombs kill at least 34 amid deadlock Apr.22  Baghdad  Parliament elects new leaders Apr.24   Nepal King agreed to reinstate parliament Map of Kathmandu Nepal
  Jubilant Nepalis have taken to the streets in celebration in parts of the capital Kathmandu.    A tired King Gyanendra announced the move in a late-night TV address 7-party opposition alliance is ending weeks of protes...
Apr.28  Nepal  Parliament reopens after 4 years May.5  CIA  Porter Goss resigns as CIA chief May.20   Baghdad Parliament approves Cabinet
  The new 37-minister government is including members of the main Shia, Kurd and Sunni parties.    3 crucial ministries, national security, interior and defence,have still not been agreed It's the first full-term government since the 2003 invasion PM Nouri Mal...
Sep.1   Mexico   Leftist lawmakers muzzle President Fox  Vicente Fox was forced to forego the state-of-the-nation address after leftist lawmakers stormed the stage Sep.14   U.S. Senate Senators defy Bush on tribunals
Sep.29   Georgia Russian officers on spying charge
  Georgian officials: 4 Russian officers detained in Georgia have been charged with spying
Sep.30  U.S. Congress  Congress OKs 700 miles of Mexico fence Oct.12   Paris   French in Armenia 'genocide' row
  French parliament approved a bill making it a crime to deny Armenians suffered genocide by Ottoman Turks.    Armenia says Turks killed 1.5m people systematically in 1...
Oct.20  Finland  Putin firm on EU energy charter Dec.1   Mexico Fracas mars inauguration   Felipe Calderon has been sworn in as presiden, after brawls in Congress between lawmakers, divided by the tight election



World, Politics, 2006 Weapons of Mass Destruction Timeline ... See World Weapons of Mass Destruction timeline Top ^
2006 Apr.11   Iran   Iran 'advances uranium program'
  Ex-President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani: Iran has advanced its uranium enrichment program.    In a televised speech in the h oly city of Mashhad president Ahmadinejad insist...
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 ...
Oct.19   Qatar Opec approves cut in oil output Nov.15  Pakistan  Pakistan votes to amend rape laws