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07-09 Soldiers storm mosque Islamabad, Pakistan
C. 08-03 Millions flee 'worst ever' floods India
D. 08-30 Final S. Korean hostages freed by Taliban Afghanistan
4. 09-18 '1,000 monks' march Myanmar
5. 09-24 100,000 protest junta Yangon, Myanmar
G. 10-18 Bombers target Bhutto's convoy, 136 killed Karachi
7. 11-03 Musharraf imposes emergency rule Pakistan
I. 11-18 Cyclone death toll surpasses 3,000 Bangladesh
9. 11-27 Musharraf steps down as army chief Rawalpindi

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Soldiers storm mosque   Troops in Islamabad have stormed the Red Mosque compound, minutes after talks with radicals broke down Millions flee 'worst ever' floods Final S. Korean hostages freed by Taliban '1,000 monks' march  Military officials in Burma have used tear gas to disperse more than 1,000 Buddhist monks marched peacefully in two cities 100,000 protest junta   Anti-government protesters led by Buddhist monks marched through Yangon, the largest crowd to demonstrate since a 1988 uprising Bombers target Bhutto's convoy, 136 killed Musharraf imposes emergency rule   President Pervez Musharraf has declared emergency rule and suspended the constitution. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has been replaced Cyclone death toll surpasses 3,000 Musharraf steps down as army chief   Benazir Bhutto assassinated Map of Rawalpindi Pakistan
Jan.11  Bangladesh  State of emergency
Feb.19  India  Dozens dead in train blasts
Mar.12  Pakistan  Country's top judge suspended
Mar.16  Pakistan  Tear gas used on lawyers
Mar.30  Nepal  Maoists to join government
Apr.28  NW Pakistan  Suicide bomb kills 28, injures minister
 Sri Lanka  Tamil Tigers attack fuel installations
May.12  Karachi  33 killed during massive clashes
Jun.16  Kabul  Afghan police hit by suicide bomb, 35 killed
Jun.24  Karachi  Storms in Karachi kill 228 people
Jun.29  Pakistan  800,000 hit by South Asia floods
Jul.3  Pakistan  9 dead in radical mosque shootout
Jul.9   Pakistan
Jul.10  Pakistan  Red Mosque rebel cleric killed in crossfire
Jul.14  West Pakistan  24 soldiers dead in suicide blast
Jul.17  Pakistan  Deadly blast hits Islamabad rally
Jul.20  Pakistan  Supreme Court reinstates top judge
 Afghanistan  Taliban threaten abducted South Koreans
Jul.21  Afghanistan  Taliban: 2 German hostages killed
Jul.22  Kabul  Former king Zahir Shah dies
Jul.25  Afghanistan  Taliban kills South Korean hostage
Jul.30  Afghanistan  Taliban: Male hostage shot dead
Aug.3   India
Aug.7  India  Millions face flood disease threat
Aug.13  Afghanistan  Two female Korean hostages freed
Aug.18  Kabul  German woman kidnapped
Aug.21  Bangladesh  Student riots flare
Aug.24  Afghanistan  U.S. jet 'bombs British troops'
Aug.25  Southern India  Blasts kill 34 in Hyderabad
Aug.30   Afghanistan
Sep.10  Pakistan  Sharif deported after brief return
Sep.18   Myanmar
Sep.24   Myanmar
Sep.26  Myanmar  Monasteries in night raids
Sep.27  Myanmar  9 dead in crackdown
 Southern Afghanistan  170 militants dead
Sep.28  Pakistan  Musharraf wins ruling on army role
Sep.29  Myanmar  U.N. envoy arrives in Myanmar
Oct.6  Pakistan  Musharraf 'elected for third term'
Oct.9  West Pakistan  Jets pound 'rebel bases'
Oct.18  Karachi  Thousands throng Bhutto on return
  Karachi
Oct.25  Myanmar  Talks hope as Suu Kyi leaves home
Oct.30  Myanmar  Army 'recruiting children'
Nov.3   Pakistan
Nov.4  Karachi  Police beat up lawyers
Nov.6  Northern Afghanistan  64 dead in suicide attack
Nov.9  Pakistan  Ex-PM Bhutto under house arrest
Nov.15  Bangladesh  Cyclone hits: More than 200 dead
Nov.18   Bangladesh
Nov.25  Lahore  Nawaz Sharif arrives in Pakistan
Nov.27   Rawalpindi
Nov.28  Pakistan  Musharraf sworn in for second term
Dec.15  Pakistan  Musharraf lifts emergency rule
Dec.20  Peshawar  Suicide blast kills 50
Dec.23  Nepal  Government agrees to abolish monarchy
Dec.27   Rawalpindi
  Former Prime Minister was assassinated outside a large gathering of her supporters where a suicide bomber also killed at least 20
 Bhutto had just addressed an election rally when she was shot in the neck by a gunman who then set off a bomb. Musharraf held an emergency meeting in the hours after the death. Rioters burned tires and blocked roads in Karachid. Police fired on an angry mob, killing 2 people, in the city of Khairpur
Dec.30  Pakistan  Bhutto's son to lead her party
 Pakistan  New video shows Bhutto being shot



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March 2007
Country's top judge suspended
Tear gas used on lawyers
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Suicide bomb kills 28, injures minister
Tamil Tigers attack fuel installations
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May 2007
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Afghan police hit by suicide bomb, 35 killed
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Storms in Karachi kill 228 people
800,000 hit by South Asia floods
Afghan police hit by suicide bomb, 35 killed
July 2007
Red Mosque rebel cleric killed in crossfire
Deadly blast hits Islamabad rally
Supreme Court reinstates top judge
Former king Zahir Shah dies
Deadly blast hits Islamabad rally
Taliban threaten abducted South Koreans
Taliban: 2 German hostages killed
Taliban kills South Korean hostage
9 dead in radical mosque shootout
Soldiers storm mosque
Red Mosque rebel cleric killed in crossfire
24 soldiers dead in suicide blast
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Deadly blast hits Islamabad rally
Taliban threaten abducted South Koreans
Taliban: 2 German hostages killed
Taliban kills South Korean hostage
August 2007
Student riots flare
Two female Korean hostages freed
German woman kidnapped
Final S. Korean hostages freed by Taliban
U.S. jet 'bombs British troops'
Millions flee 'worst ever' floods
Millions face flood disease threat
German woman kidnapped
Blasts kill 34 in Hyderabad
September 2007
Sharif deported after brief return
'1,000 monks' march
100,000 protest junta
Monasteries in night raids
9 dead in crackdown
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170 militants dead
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October 2007
Musharraf 'elected for third term'
Thousands throng Bhutto on return
Talks hope as Suu Kyi leaves home
Bombers target Bhutto's convoy, 136 killed
Jets pound 'rebel bases'
Army 'recruiting children'
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Bombers target Bhutto's convoy, 136 killed
November 2007
Musharraf imposes emergency rule
Police beat up lawyers
Musharraf steps down as army chief
64 dead in suicide attack
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Cyclone hits: More than 200 dead
Cyclone death toll surpasses 3,000
64 dead in suicide attack
December 2007
Government agrees to abolish monarchy
Bhutto's son to lead her party
Benazir Bhutto assassinated
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State of emergency Dozens dead in train blasts   Country's top judge suspended  Lawyers protest against Musharraf. They have boycotted courts across Pakistan in protest at President's Tear gas used on lawyers   Police arrested opposition politicians and raided a TV station ahead of a court hearing of the country's dismissed top judge Maoists to join government Suicide bomb kills 28, injures minister Tamil Tigers attack fuel installations 33 killed during massive clashes   Many of those killed during clashes between pro-government supporters and opposition were supporters of deposed Chief Justice Chaudhry Afghan police hit by suicide bomb, 35 killed  The bomb went off close to police HQ in the city centre at rush hour. Most of the dead are police recruits Storms in Karachi kill 228 people 800,000 hit by South Asia floods 9 dead in radical mosque shootout   Security forces have clashed with Islamic students, triggering gunfire that has killed 9 people, including 4 of the militant students Soldiers storm mosque Map of Islamabad Pakistan


January 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  India  Millions bathe at Hindu festival
Jan.7  Bangladesh  Police clashes wound 50
Jan.11   Bangladesh


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Feb.19   India


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Mar.12   Pakistan  
Mar.14  Afghanistan  Taliban hostage makes video appeal
Mar.16   Pakistan  
Mar.19  Pakistan  Judges quit in furore
 Pakistan  Cricket mourns death of Woolmer
Mar.20  West Pakistan  Border clashes 'kill 50'
Mar.25  Sri Lanka  Attack on Colombo air force base
Mar.30   Nepal


April 2007 ... more > Top ^
Apr.8  Afghanistan  NATO troops killed
Apr.25  Afghanistan  Taliban: Bin Laden plans Iraq strikes
Apr.28   NW Pakistan
  Sri Lanka


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May.12   Karachi  


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Jun.11  Bangladesh  Mudslides kill at least 71
Jun.16   Kabul  
Jun.24   Karachi
Jun.26  Karachi  Thousands flee cyclone
Jun.29   Pakistan


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Jul.3   Pakistan  
Jul.4  Pakistan  Mosque leader's burqa plan fails
Jul.5  Pakistan  Captured cleric urges surrender
Jul.6  Pakistan  Fighting erupted at Red Mosque
Jul.7  Pakistan  Army commander dies in clash
Jul.9   Pakistan  
  Troops in Islamabad have stormed the Red Mosque compound, minutes after talks with radicals broke down
 Three Pakistan commandos and 40 student militants were killed. Heavy black smoke rose above the mosque. As fighting started, 20 children escaped from the Lal Masjid. The week-long standoff between security forces and the students has left more than 2 dozen people dead
Jul.10   Pakistan Red Mosque rebel cleric killed in crossfire  Southern Afghanistan  Suicide blast kills 12 children Jul.12  Pakistan  Burnt bodies found at Red Mosque Jul.14   West Pakistan 24 soldiers dead in suicide blast  Osama bin Laden  Bin Laden in video calls for martyrdom Jul.17   Pakistan Deadly blast hits Islamabad rally Jul.20   Pakistan   Supreme Court reinstates top judge  Court reinstated Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, dealing a political blow to President Gen. Pervez Musharraf   Afghanistan     Taliban threaten abducted South Koreans  The militants threatened to kill a group of abducted Christians within 24 hours unless S. Korea withdraws its troops from Afghanistan Jul.21   Afghanistan Taliban: 2 German hostages killed  New Delhi  First female president for India Jul.22   Kabul   Former king Zahir Shah dies  Zahir Shah has died at the age of 92 following a long illness. He was deposed in 1973 and went into exile, but returned in 2002 Jul.25   Afghanistan Taliban kills South Korean hostage Jul.27  Pakistan  13 dead in blast near Red Mosque Jul.30   Afghanistan Taliban: Male hostage shot dead

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Aug.3   India   Millions flee 'worst ever' floods
  United Nations: the worst flooding in living memory. More than 1,000 people have been killed or injured by waters.    the floods affected India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. 20 million people are known to have ...
Aug.7   India Millions face flood disease threat
Aug.9  Pakistan  Rice sways Musharraf on emergency Aug.10  India  Monsoon death toll reaches 2,000 Aug.13   Afghanistan Two female Korean hostages freed Aug.14  New Delhi  India marks 60th anniversary Aug.18   Kabul German woman kidnapped Aug.19  Kabul  Kidnapped German woman freed Aug.21   Bangladesh   Student riots flare   Angry students burned an army van and damaged 50 vehicles during violence with security forces at Dhaka University Aug.23  Pakistan  Ex-PM Sharif to return Aug.24   Afghanistan U.S. jet 'bombs British troops' Aug.25   Southern India Blasts kill 34 in Hyderabad Aug.29  Afghanistan  Taliban frees 12 South Korean hostages Aug.30   Afghanistan     Final S. Korean hostages freed by Taliban
  Kidnappers released the 7 remaining hostages and handed them over to Red Cross officials


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Sep.2  Bangladesh  Ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia arrested Sep.3  Rawalpindi  Two bomb blasts in Rawalpindi kill 15 Sep.10   Pakistan   Sharif deported after brief return   Former Pakistani Prime Minister's attempt to return to Pakistan ended quickly as police ordered him to board a flight for Saudi Arabia Sep.17  Pakistan  Musharraf to 'give up army post' Sep.18   Myanmar   '1,000 monks' march
  Military officials in Burma have used tear gas to disperse more than 1,000 Buddhist monks marched peacefully in two cities
 Part of a wave of anti-government protests
Sep.22  Myanmar  Monks protest near Suu Kyi house Sep.23  Myanmar  Police block protesters Sep.24   Myanmar   100,000 protest junta
Map of Yangon Myanmar
  Anti-government protesters led by Buddhist monks marched through Yangon, the largest crowd to demonstrate since a 1988 uprising
 The ruling junta has warned it is ready to 'take action' against Buddhist monks leading mounting protests
Sep.25  Myanmar  Government imposes curfews Sep.26  Myanmar  Death claims amid crackdown   Myanmar Monasteries in night raids Sep.27   Myanmar   9 dead in crackdown   9 people have been killed in a crackdown on anti-government protests, after attempts to clear demonstrators from the streets of Yangon   Southern Afghanistan 170 militants dead Sep.28   Pakistan Musharraf wins ruling on army role  Myanmar  Internet cut as violence continues Sep.29   Myanmar U.N. envoy arrives in Myanmar

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Oct.6   Pakistan     Musharraf 'elected for third term'   Supreme Court could still choose to disqualify the U.S.-backed general, effectively holding the country in political limbo Oct.9   West Pakistan Jets pound 'rebel bases'
Oct.13  Myanmar  Key activists arrested Oct.18   Karachi     Thousands throng Bhutto on return  Vowing to help return democracy to Pakistan, former Prime Minister ended 8 years of self-imposed exile and returned to her native country   Karachi     Bombers target Bhutto's convoy, 136 killed
  2 explosions in a suicide bombing near a motorcade carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister. Bhutto and those with her were uninjured.    Video showed Benazir Bhutto, who was travelling through crowded streets from the city's airport to a rally mark...
Oct.25   Myanmar     Talks hope as Suu Kyi leaves home  Pro-democracy leader, under house arrest for 12 of the last 18 years, met with the country's newly-appointed liaison officer Oct.30  Rawalpindi  Bomb near president's HQ kills 7   Myanmar Army 'recruiting children'


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Nov.2  Sri Lanka  Senior Tamil Tiger leader killed Nov.3   Pakistan     Musharraf imposes emergency rule
  President Pervez Musharraf has declared emergency rule and suspended the constitution. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has been replaced
 Troops have been deployed inside state-run TV stations. The independent channels have gone off air. Chief Justice Chaudhry, who condemned the moves, has been being confined to the Supreme Court with 10 other judges. The court was to decide whether Musharraf was eligible to run for election while remaining army chief. Benazir Bhutto was in Dubai on a personal visit when news of the declaration broke. She immediately boarded a flight back, landing in Karachi
Nov.4   Karachi   Police beat up lawyers  Police have baton-charged a rally by lawyers protesting outside the High Court against the state of emergency Nov.6   Northern Afghanistan     64 dead in suicide attack  At least 6 members of the parliament were killed in the blast in the province of Baghlan in northern Afghanistan  Southern India  Girl separated from twin Nov.8  Pakistan  Bhutto house surrounded by police Nov.9   Pakistan Ex-PM Bhutto under house arrest Nov.15   Bangladesh Cyclone hits: More than 200 dead Nov.17  Pakistan  US tells Musharraf to step back Nov.18  Bangladesh  Cyclone death toll hits 2,000   Bangladesh   Cyclone death toll surpasses 3,000
  The number of dead killed from Cyclone Sidr is expected to rise as the country continues to assess the damage.    Rescue and relief teams have reached much of remote Bangladesh devastated by a po...
Nov.23  India  Deadly blasts rock Indian cities Nov.25   Lahore Nawaz Sharif arrives in Pakistan Nov.27   Rawalpindi     Musharraf steps down as army chief Map of Rawalpindi Pakistan
  In a highly emotional speech, Pakistani President stepped down from his position as army chief, announcing his retirement.    Pervez Musharraf has handed over the command to Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kiani in a ceremony at the a...
Nov.28   Pakistan Musharraf sworn in for second term Nov.29  Pakistan  Musharraf vows to end emergency

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Dec.15   Pakistan Musharraf lifts emergency rule
Dec.18  Pakistan  Train crash 'kills many' Dec.20   Peshawar Suicide blast kills 50 Dec.23   Nepal   Government agrees to abolish monarchy  The leaders of the main political parties and The government has agreed for the first time that the 240-year-old monarchy should be abolishe... Dec.24  Kashmir  Mosque besieged Dec.25  Nepal  Bridge-collapse rescuers battle darkness Dec.27   Rawalpindi     Benazir Bhutto assassinated Map of Rawalpindi Pakistan
  Former Prime Minister was assassinated outside a large gathering of her supporters where a suicide bomber also killed at least 20
 Bhutto had just addressed an election rally when she was shot in the neck by a gunman who then set off a bomb. Musharraf held an emergency meeting in the hours after the death. Rioters burned tires and blocked roads in Karachid. Police fired on an angry mob, killing 2 people, in the city of Khairpur
 Pakistan  Bhutto's body flown home Dec.28  Pakistan  Bhutto was killed by bomb shrapnel Dec.30   Pakistan     Bhutto's son to lead her party   19-year-old Bilawal Zardari will succeed her as chairman of the Pakistan People's Party, which will take part in upcoming elections   Pakistan New video shows Bhutto being shot


Tamil Tigers attack fuel installations Afghan police hit by suicide bomb, 35 killed  The bomb went off close to police HQ in the city centre at rush hour. Most of the dead are police recruits 9 dead in radical mosque shootout   Security forces have clashed with Islamic students, triggering gunfire that has killed 9 people, including 4 of the militant students Soldiers storm mosque Map of Islamabad Pakistan




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Mar.20  West Pakistan  Border clashes 'kill 50'
Mar.25  Sri Lanka  Attack on Colombo air force base
Apr.8  Afghanistan  NATO troops killed
Apr.28   Sri Lanka
Jun.16   Kabul
Jul.3   Pakistan
Jul.5  Pakistan  Captured cleric urges surrender
Jul.6  Pakistan  Fighting erupted at Red Mosque
Jul.7  Pakistan  Army commander dies in clash
Jul.9   Pakistan
  Troops in Islamabad have stormed the Red Mosque compound, minutes after talks with radicals broke down
 Three Pakistan commandos and 40 student militants were killed. Heavy black smoke rose above the mosque. As fighting started, 20 children escaped from the Lal Masjid. The week-long standoff between security forces and the students has left more than 2 dozen people dead
Jul.10   Pakistan Red Mosque rebel cleric killed in crossfire Jul.14   West Pakistan 24 soldiers dead in suicide blast Aug.24   Afghanistan U.S. jet 'bombs British troops' Sep.17  Pakistan  Musharraf to 'give up army post' Sep.27   Southern Afghanistan 170 militants dead Oct.9   West Pakistan Jets pound 'rebel bases' Oct.30   Myanmar Army 'recruiting children' Nov.2  Sri Lanka  Senior Tamil Tiger leader killed



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2007 Jun.11  Bangladesh  Mudslides kill at least 71 Jun.24   Karachi Storms in Karachi kill 228 people
Jun.26  Karachi  Thousands flee cyclone Jun.29   Pakistan 800,000 hit by South Asia floods Aug.3   India Millions flee 'worst ever' floods
  United Nations: the worst flooding in living memory. More than 1,000 people have been killed or injured by waters.    the floods affected India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. 20 million people are known to have ...
Aug.7   India Millions face flood disease threat
Aug.10  India  Monsoon death toll reaches 2,000 Nov.15   Bangladesh Cyclone hits: More than 200 dead Nov.18  Bangladesh  Cyclone death toll hits 2,000 Nov.18   Bangladesh Cyclone death toll surpasses 3,000
  The number of dead killed from Cyclone Sidr is expected to rise as the country continues to assess the damage.    Rescue and relief teams have reached much of remote Bangladesh devastated by a po...
Dec.18  Pakistan  Train crash 'kills many' Dec.25  Nepal  Bridge-collapse rescuers battle darkness



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2007 Sep.28  Myanmar  Internet cut as violence continues Nov.6  Southern India  Girl separated from twin



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2007 Mar.19  Pakistan  Cricket mourns death of Woolmer



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2007 Feb.19   India Dozens dead in train blasts
Mar.14  Afghanistan  Taliban hostage makes video appeal Apr.25  Afghanistan  Taliban: Bin Laden plans Iraq strikes Apr.28   NW Pakistan Suicide bomb kills 28, injures minister Jun.16   Kabul Afghan police hit by suicide bomb, 35 killed  The bomb went off close to police HQ in the city centre at rush hour. Most of the dead are police recruits Jul.4  Pakistan  Mosque leader's burqa plan fails Jul.10  Southern Afghanistan  Suicide blast kills 12 children Jul.12  Pakistan  Burnt bodies found at Red Mosque Jul.14  Osama bin Laden  Bin Laden in video calls for martyrdom Jul.17   Pakistan Deadly blast hits Islamabad rally Jul.20   Afghanistan   Taliban threaten abducted South Koreans  The militants threatened to kill a group of abducted Christians within 24 hours unless S. Korea withdraws its troops from Afghanistan Jul.21   Afghanistan Taliban: 2 German hostages killed Jul.25   Afghanistan Taliban kills South Korean hostage Jul.27  Pakistan  13 dead in blast near Red Mosque Jul.30   Afghanistan Taliban: Male hostage shot dead Aug.13   Afghanistan Two female Korean hostages freed Aug.18   Kabul German woman kidnapped Aug.19  Kabul  Kidnapped German woman freed Aug.25   Southern India Blasts kill 34 in Hyderabad Aug.29  Afghanistan  Taliban frees 12 South Korean hostages Aug.30   Afghanistan   Final S. Korean hostages freed by Taliban
  Kidnappers released the 7 remaining hostages and handed them over to Red Cross officials
Sep.3  Rawalpindi  Two bomb blasts in Rawalpindi kill 15 Oct.18   Karachi   Bombers target Bhutto's convoy, 136 killed
  2 explosions in a suicide bombing near a motorcade carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister. Bhutto and those with her were uninjured.    Video showed Benazir Bhutto, who was travelling through crowded streets from the city's airport to a rally mark...
Oct.30  Rawalpindi  Bomb near president's HQ kills 7 Nov.6   Northern Afghanistan   64 dead in suicide attack  At least 6 members of the parliament were killed in the blast in the province of Baghlan in northern Afghanistan Nov.23  India  Deadly blasts rock Indian cities Dec.20   Peshawar Suicide blast kills 50 Dec.24  Kashmir  Mosque besieged Dec.27   Rawalpindi   Benazir Bhutto assassinated Map of Rawalpindi Pakistan
  Former Prime Minister was assassinated outside a large gathering of her supporters where a suicide bomber also killed at least 20
 Bhutto had just addressed an election rally when she was shot in the neck by a gunman who then set off a bomb. Musharraf held an emergency meeting in the hours after the death. Rioters burned tires and blocked roads in Karachid. Police fired on an angry mob, killing 2 people, in the city of Khairpur
Dec.28  Pakistan  Bhutto was killed by bomb shrapnel Dec.30   Pakistan New video shows Bhutto being shot



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2007 Jan.2  India  Millions bathe at Hindu festival Jan.7  Bangladesh  Police clashes wound 50 Jan.11   Bangladesh State of emergency
Mar.12   Pakistan   Country's top judge suspended  Lawyers protest against Musharraf. They have boycotted courts across Pakistan in protest at President's Mar.16   Pakistan Tear gas used on lawyers   Police arrested opposition politicians and raided a TV station ahead of a court hearing of the country's dismissed top judge Mar.19  Pakistan  Judges quit in furore Mar.30   Nepal Maoists to join government May.12   Karachi 33 killed during massive clashes   Many of those killed during clashes between pro-government supporters and opposition were supporters of deposed Chief Justice Chaudhry Jul.4  Pakistan  Mosque leader's burqa plan fails Jul.10   Pakistan Red Mosque rebel cleric killed in crossfire Jul.17   Pakistan Deadly blast hits Islamabad rally Jul.20   Pakistan Supreme Court reinstates top judge  Court reinstated Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, dealing a political blow to President Gen. Pervez Musharraf Jul.21  New Delhi  First female president for India Jul.22   Kabul Former king Zahir Shah dies  Zahir Shah has died at the age of 92 following a long illness. He was deposed in 1973 and went into exile, but returned in 2002 Aug.9  Pakistan  Rice sways Musharraf on emergency Aug.14  New Delhi  India marks 60th anniversary Aug.21   Bangladesh Student riots flare   Angry students burned an army van and damaged 50 vehicles during violence with security forces at Dhaka University Aug.23  Pakistan  Ex-PM Sharif to return Sep.2  Bangladesh  Ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia arrested Sep.10   Pakistan Sharif deported after brief return   Former Pakistani Prime Minister's attempt to return to Pakistan ended quickly as police ordered him to board a flight for Saudi Arabia Sep.17  Pakistan  Musharraf to 'give up army post' Sep.18   Myanmar '1,000 monks' march
  Military officials in Burma have used tear gas to disperse more than 1,000 Buddhist monks marched peacefully in two cities
 Part of a wave of anti-government protests
Sep.22  Myanmar  Monks protest near Suu Kyi house Sep.23  Myanmar  Police block protesters Sep.24   Myanmar 100,000 protest junta
Map of Yangon Myanmar
  Anti-government protesters led by Buddhist monks marched through Yangon, the largest crowd to demonstrate since a 1988 uprising
 The ruling junta has warned it is ready to 'take action' against Buddhist monks leading mounting protests
Sep.25  Myanmar  Government imposes curfews Sep.26  Myanmar  Death claims amid crackdown Sep.26   Myanmar Monasteries in night raids Sep.27   Myanmar 9 dead in crackdown   9 people have been killed in a crackdown on anti-government protests, after attempts to clear demonstrators from the streets of Yangon Sep.28   Pakistan Musharraf wins ruling on army role Sep.28  Myanmar  Internet cut as violence continues Sep.29   Myanmar U.N. envoy arrives in Myanmar Oct.6   Pakistan   Musharraf 'elected for third term'   Supreme Court could still choose to disqualify the U.S.-backed general, effectively holding the country in political limbo Oct.13  Myanmar  Key activists arrested Oct.18   Karachi   Thousands throng Bhutto on return  Vowing to help return democracy to Pakistan, former Prime Minister ended 8 years of self-imposed exile and returned to her native country Oct.25   Myanmar   Talks hope as Suu Kyi leaves home  Pro-democracy leader, under house arrest for 12 of the last 18 years, met with the country's newly-appointed liaison officer Nov.3   Pakistan   Musharraf imposes emergency rule
  President Pervez Musharraf has declared emergency rule and suspended the constitution. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has been replaced
 Troops have been deployed inside state-run TV stations. The independent channels have gone off air. Chief Justice Chaudhry, who condemned the moves, has been being confined to the Supreme Court with 10 other judges. The court was to decide whether Musharraf was eligible to run for election while remaining army chief. Benazir Bhutto was in Dubai on a personal visit when news of the declaration broke. She immediately boarded a flight back, landing in Karachi
Nov.4   Karachi Police beat up lawyers  Police have baton-charged a rally by lawyers protesting outside the High Court against the state of emergency Nov.8  Pakistan  Bhutto house surrounded by police Nov.9   Pakistan Ex-PM Bhutto under house arrest
Nov.17  Pakistan  US tells Musharraf to step back Nov.25   Lahore Nawaz Sharif arrives in Pakistan Nov.27   Rawalpindi   Musharraf steps down as army chief Map of Rawalpindi Pakistan
  In a highly emotional speech, Pakistani President stepped down from his position as army chief, announcing his retirement.    Pervez Musharraf has handed over the command to Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kiani in a ceremony at the a...
Nov.28   Pakistan Musharraf sworn in for second term Nov.29  Pakistan  Musharraf vows to end emergency Dec.15   Pakistan Musharraf lifts emergency rule Dec.23   Nepal Government agrees to abolish monarchy  The leaders of the main political parties and The government has agreed for the first time that the 240-year-old monarchy should be abolishe... Dec.27  Pakistan  Bhutto's body flown home Dec.30   Pakistan   Bhutto's son to lead her party   19-year-old Bilawal Zardari will succeed her as chairman of the Pakistan People's Party, which will take part in upcoming elections