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B. 02-18 Musharraf party 'lagging in poll' Pakistan
C. 02-29 Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan Afghanistan
D. 03-14 Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows Lhasa, Tibet
4. 05-03 78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing Myaungmya, Myanmar
05-06 Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000 Myanmar
G. 05-28 Nepal abolishes monarchy Nepal
H. 06-13 Taliban jail raid frees hundreds Kandahar
I. 08-18 Musharraf resigns Pakistan
J. 09-06 Bhutto widower is new president Pakistan

Summary.     Click for More > Nepal abolishes monarchy  Newly elected leadership changed the country to a republic, a historic move that ended about 240 years of autocratic rule Taliban jail raid frees hundreds   Musharraf resigns   Pakistani President announced his resignation Monday after weeks of pressure to relinquish power Bhutto widower is new president   Scores killed in rampage
Musharraf party 'lagging in poll' Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows   Opponents of Chinese rule set fire to vehicles and shops as tear gas filled the streets and gunfire rang out in the capital, Lhasa   78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing   Burma has declared 5 disaster areas, including Rangoon, after a large tropical cyclone hit the states of Irrawaddy, Bago, Karen and Mon Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
Jan.2  Pakistan  Government delays elections
Jan.14  Kabul  Taliban attack luxury hotel
Jan.16  Tribal Areas  Militants overrun fort
Jan.29  New Delhi  Police broken organ-trafficking scheme
Feb.16  Kandahar  At least 80 people killed in blast
Feb.18   Pakistan
Feb.29   Afghanistan
Mar.9  Pakistan  Anti-Musharraf parties to share power
Mar.14   Tibet
Mar.16  Tibet  'Eighty killed' in unrest
Mar.19  Osama bin Laden  bin Laden message condemns Europe
Mar.24  Pakistan  Judges freed by new PM
Apr.13  Nepal  Maoists extend poll lead
Apr.26  Kabul  President flees ceremony attack
May.3   Myanmar
May.5  Myanmar  Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000'
May.6   Myanmar
  41,000 missing after the catastrophic cyclone that battered the country. The U.N. estimated up to a million could be homeless.    Aid agencies begin what they expect to be a major relief operation to help tens of thousands left without clean water an...
May.7  Tibet  Olympic flame lit on Everest peak
May.8  Myanmar  Burma 'wants aid not foreigners'
May.13  Myanmar  Junta lacking in cyclone response
 India  Serial bomb blasts leave 60 dead
May.16  Myanmar  Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone
May.18  Myanmar  Junta leader visits cyclone refugees
May.23  Myanmar  Myanmar to admit all aid workers
May.28   Nepal
Jun.2  Pakistan  Car bomb blasts Danish embassy
Jun.10  Nepal  Former king to leave palace
Jun.11  West Pakistan  U.S.-led troops behind border deaths
Jun.13   Kandahar
Jul.19  Kabul  Obama opens foreign tour
Jul.22  New Delhi  Indian government survives vote
Jul.26  Gujarat  Deadly blasts strike Ahmedabad
Aug.3  Western China  Chinese border attack kills 16
Aug.18   Pakistan
Aug.19  Kabul  10 French soldiers killed in fighting
Aug.21  Pakistan  Bombers hit arms factory
Aug.27  Bihar  Flooding kills dozens, ruins 225,000 homes
Aug.31  Bihar  Floods cut off thousands
Sep.3  Tribal Areas  U.S. troops attack in Pakistan
Sep.6   Pakistan
Sep.13  New Delhi  Delhi shopping areas hit by bombs
Sep.20  Pakistan  Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel
Sep.22  West Pakistan  Pakistan troops 'repel US raid'
Sep.30  India  Temple stampede kills 147
Nov.26   Mumbai
  In a brazen series of coordinated attacks, gunmen struck 10 sites across the city, killing scores of people and taking hostages in 2 luxury hotels
 87 reported killed and another 185 wounded that day. (Later reported At least 188 people were killed and at least 293 were injured in the attacks). 9 attackers killed. Fighting was reported in the Taj Mahal Hotel, the Hotel Oberoi and Colaba Market
 Mumbai  Troops confront attackers Nov.27  Mumbai  Forces fight through siege hotels Nov.28  Mumbai  Chaos at Jewish center and hotel  Mumbai  Police declare Mumbai siege over Dec.11  Pakistan  Pakistan moves on Mumbai accused Dec.21  Mumbai  Terror-devastated hotels reopen Dec.26  Pakistan  Pakistan moves troops to India border Dec.29  Bangladesh  Awami League wins election



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Taliban attack luxury hotel
Police broken organ-trafficking scheme
At least 80 people killed in blast
bin Laden message condemns Europe
President flees ceremony attack
Serial bomb blasts leave 60 dead
Car bomb blasts Danish embassy
Taliban jail raid frees hundreds
Deadly blasts strike Ahmedabad
Bombers hit arms factory
Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel
Scores killed in rampage
Chaos at Jewish center and hotel
Government delays elections
Musharraf party 'lagging in poll'
Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan
Anti-Musharraf parties to share power
Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows
'Eighty killed' in unrest
Maoists extend poll lead
Nepal abolishes monarchy
Former king to leave palace
Obama opens foreign tour
Indian government survives vote
Musharraf resigns
Bhutto widower is new president
Militants overrun fort
Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan
U.S.-led troops behind border deaths
Chinese border attack kills 16
10 French soldiers killed in fighting
Bombers hit arms factory
U.S. troops attack in Pakistan
Pakistan troops 'repel US raid'
Troops confront attackers
Forces fight through siege hotels
Pakistan moves troops to India border
Flooding kills dozens, ruins 225,000 homes
Floods cut off thousands
Temple stampede kills 147
Taliban attack luxury hotel
At least 80 people killed in blast
bin Laden message condemns Europe
President flees ceremony attack
Serial bomb blasts leave 60 dead
Car bomb blasts Danish embassy
Deadly blasts strike Ahmedabad
Bombers hit arms factory
Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel
Scores killed in rampage
Chaos at Jewish center and hotel
Police declare Mumbai siege over
Pakistan
Car bomb blasts Danish embassy
Bombers hit arms factory
Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel
Pakistan moves on Mumbai accused
Government delays elections
Musharraf party 'lagging in poll'
Anti-Musharraf parties to share power
Musharraf resigns
Bhutto widower is new president
Militants overrun fort
U.S.-led troops behind border deaths
Bombers hit arms factory
U.S. troops attack in Pakistan
Pakistan troops 'repel US raid'
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Car bomb blasts Danish embassy
Bombers hit arms factory
Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel
Pakistan moves on Mumbai accused
India
Police broken organ-trafficking scheme
Serial bomb blasts leave 60 dead
Deadly blasts strike Ahmedabad
Scores killed in rampage
Chaos at Jewish center and hotel
Indian government survives vote
Troops confront attackers
Forces fight through siege hotels
Flooding kills dozens, ruins 225,000 homes
Floods cut off thousands
Temple stampede kills 147
Serial bomb blasts leave 60 dead
Deadly blasts strike Ahmedabad
Scores killed in rampage
Chaos at Jewish center and hotel
Police declare Mumbai siege over
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Burma 'wants aid not foreigners'
Junta lacking in cyclone response
Junta leader visits cyclone refugees
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78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing
Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000'
Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone
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Taliban attack luxury hotel
President flees ceremony attack
Taliban jail raid frees hundreds
Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan
Obama opens foreign tour
Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan
10 French soldiers killed in fighting
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Taliban attack luxury hotel
At least 80 people killed in blast
President flees ceremony attack
Mumbai
Scores killed in rampage
Chaos at Jewish center and hotel
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Kabul
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President flees ceremony attack
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10 French soldiers killed in fighting
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Militants overrun fort
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Government delays elections   Taliban attack luxury hotel   The Taliban say 4 of their fighters have attacked the luxury Serena hotel, popular with foreign visitors Militants overrun fort   Hundreds of militants have overrun a paramilitary fort in north-west Pakistan, killing or kidnapping many troops Police broken organ-trafficking scheme At least 80 people killed in blast   Musharraf party 'lagging in poll'


January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Pakistan  Bhutto had vote warning for U.S.
 Sri Lanka  Deadly bomb blast strikes Colombo
Jan.2   Pakistan
 Sri Lanka  Government pulls out of cease-fire
Jan.9  New Delhi  Tata Motors unveils bargain car
Jan.14   Kabul  
Jan.15  Sri Lanka  Blast hits bus, kills 23
Jan.16   Tribal Areas  
Jan.29   New Delhi
Jan.31  West Pakistan  CIA kills top al Qaeda terrorist


February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.6  Kabul  Rice and Miliband on Afghan trip
Feb.8  Pakistan  Scotland Yard: 'Blast killed Bhutto'
Feb.9  Myanmar  Burmese junta sets voting dates
Feb.10  Peshawar  Blast toll rises to 27
Feb.16  West Pakistan  Car bomb kills 37 ahead of vote
  Kandahar
Feb.18   Pakistan  
  The opposition parties are well ahead in the country's elections. The ruling PML-Q would be consigned to the opposition if results were confirmed.    Supporters of opposition parties including Sharif's PML-N and ...
Feb.29   Afghanistan   Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan
  23-year-old Prince Harry is to be withdrawn from Afghanistan after news of his secret deployment leaked out


March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.9   Pakistan Anti-Musharraf parties to share power Mar.10  Pakistan  Three suicide blasts kill 29 Mar.14   Tibet   Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows
Map of Lhasa China
  Opponents of Chinese rule set fire to vehicles and shops as tear gas filled the streets and gunfire rang out in the capital, Lhasa
 Rallies have continued all week in the largest protests against Beijing's rule in 20 years. Dalai Lama, released a statement expressing deep concern. He called on the Chinese leadership to stop using force and begin dialogue with the Tibetan people
 Tibet  Deaths reported in protests Mar.15  Tibet  Dalai Lama's Tibet bloodshed fear Mar.16   Tibet 'Eighty killed' in unrest Mar.18  India  Dalai Lama 'to resign' if violence worsens  Sri Lanka  Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90 Mar.19   Osama bin Laden bin Laden message condemns Europe Mar.20  Tibet  Police 'shot at Tibet protesters' Mar.22  Tibet  China threatens Tibetians; West protests Mar.24   Pakistan   Judges freed by new PM  Deposed chief justice made his first public appearance in 4 months after Yousaf Raza Gilani vowed to release all judges held since last year Mar.26  Tibet  Monks disrupt tour of journalists

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.5  Sri Lanka  Blast kills highways minister Apr.13   Nepal     Maoists extend poll lead   The former guerrillas have won 40 out of 79 seats. Maoist party has increased its lead as more results are declared from the landmark electi... Apr.17  New Delhi  Heavy security for torch Apr.23  Sri Lanka  Scores killed as troops and rebels clash Apr.25  NW Pakistan  Blast ends lull in violence Apr.26   Kabul     President flees ceremony attack   Hamid Karzai and other quickly scrambled toward safety when the sound of gunfire and explosions interrupted a military ceremony

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.3   Myanmar     78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing
Map of Myaungmya Myanmar
  Burma has declared 5 disaster areas, including Rangoon, after a large tropical cyclone hit the states of Irrawaddy, Bago, Karen and Mon
 As aid groups struggled to distribute supplies despite government obstacles, Myanmar TV was urging people to vote 'yes' in a referendum. The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has warned of dire consequences if foreign aid workers continue to be denied access
May.4  Myanmar  Hundreds feared dead in cyclone May.5   Myanmar Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000'  Myanmar  Death toll from cyclone more than 15,000 May.6   Myanmar     Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
  41,000 missing after the catastrophic cyclone that battered the country. The U.N. estimated up to a million could be homeless
 Aid agencies begin what they expect to be a major relief operation to help tens of thousands left without clean water and shelter. Up to 1.5 million people may have been affected by Cyclone Nargis, which devastated the Irrawaddy Delta region
May.7   Tibet Olympic flame lit on Everest peak
May.8  Myanmar  Rotting corpses pile up   Myanmar     Burma 'wants aid not foreigners'  Burma wants supplies but not foreign aid workers, hours after the UN chief urged military leaders to prioritise relief work May.9  Myanmar  U.N. 'furious' as Myanmar aid 'seized' May.10  Myanmar  Cyclone aid used to entice voters May.11  Myanmar  U.S. aid flight en route to Myanmar May.13   Myanmar Junta lacking in cyclone response   India Serial bomb blasts leave 60 dead May.14  Myanmar  UN raises Burma cyclone estimate May.16   Myanmar Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone May.18   Myanmar Junta leader visits cyclone refugees May.19  Myanmar  Myanmar agrees to regional cyclone aid May.22  Myanmar  UN head tours cyclone-hit Burma May.23   Myanmar Myanmar to admit all aid workers May.28   Nepal   Nepal abolishes monarchy
  Newly elected leadership changed the country to a republic, a historic move that ended about 240 years of autocratic rule
 The Maoists were committed to ousting King Gyanendra. A constituent assembly meeting in Kathmandu, overwhelmingly voted to abolish royal rule. People celebrated wildly in the streets after news of the assembly vote


June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2   Pakistan Car bomb blasts Danish embassy
Jun.10   Nepal   Former king to leave palace   Former king Gyanendra has spent his last night in the compound which has been home to the royal family for more than 100 years Jun.11   West Pakistan U.S.-led troops behind border deaths  Southern Afghanistan  Afghans seize 'largest drug haul' Jun.13   Kandahar   Taliban jail raid frees hundreds Map of Kandahar Afghanistan
  About 340 Militants attacked a main prison in Kandahar province, blowing its entrance open and allowing a large number of inmates to escape.    Afghan security forces hunt for hundreds of prisoners who escaped from a jail after Tal...
Jun.15  Kabul  Karzai issues warning to Pakistan Jun.20  Tibet  Tibet torch relay ends peacefully Jun.28  Peshawar  Pakistan launches Taliban offensive

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.4  Pakistan  Musharraf accused of N. Korea nuke deal Jul.10  Pakistan  Bhutto probe focus of U.N.-Pakistan talks Jul.13  Afghanistan  At least 8 US soldiers have been killed Jul.19   Kabul     Obama opens foreign tour  US Democratic presidential contender, who flew to Kabul as part of a US congressional team, is at the start of a high-profile international ... Jul.20  Kabul  Obama meets with Afghan president Jul.22   New Delhi Indian government survives vote
Jul.23  Pakistan  Pakistan warns of nuclear arms race Jul.26   Gujarat Deadly blasts strike Ahmedabad

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3  Pakistan  Climber: 11 killed in avalanche on K2  India  145 dead in India temple stampede   Western China   Chinese border attack kills 16   At least 16 police officers were killed, and 16 more were wounded, after an attack on a police station in western China Aug.7  Pakistan  Musharraf faces impeachment fight Aug.11  Southern Afghanistan  U.S. air strike kills 25 militants, 8 civilians Aug.13  Pakistan  Musharraf calls for reconciliation Aug.15  Nepal  Maoist leader becomes PM Aug.18   Pakistan     Musharraf resigns
  Pakistani President announced his resignation Monday after weeks of pressure to relinquish power
 Pervez Musharraf told the nation in a TV address that he would step down. Sumroo, speaker of the Senate and a political ally of Musharraf, will lead the country until a new election is held by parliament. It is unclear whether Musharraf, who took power in a coup in 1999, will face prosecution now that he is out of power
Aug.19   Kabul 10 French soldiers killed in fighting
Aug.21   Pakistan Bombers hit arms factory Aug.23  Pakistan  Bhutto's widower to run for presidency Aug.24  Kashmir  India arrests separatist leaders Aug.25  Pakistan  Coalition in major split Aug.27   Bihar   Flooding kills dozens, ruins 225,000 homes   Massive flooding has killed at least 55 people since the Kosi River burst through an embankment more than a week ago Aug.31   Bihar Floods cut off thousands

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.3  Pakistan  PM's motorcade attacked   Tribal Areas   U.S. troops attack in Pakistan   A senior U.S. official: U.S. military forces landed at a compound to battle targets linked to recent attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan Sep.6   Pakistan     Bhutto widower is new president
  Asif Ali Zardari, 53, had been the front-runner in the race to replace former President Musharraf.    The election was by lawmakers in the two houses of the National Assembly and in the four provincial assemblies. Zar...
Sep.10  Pakistan  Pakistan orders end to foreign incursions Sep.13   New Delhi Delhi shopping areas hit by bombs Sep.20   Pakistan   Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel   A suicide truck bomb detonated in the heart of Islamabad, killing at least 40 people and wounding another 200 Sep.22   West Pakistan Pakistan troops 'repel US raid' Sep.30   India Temple stampede kills 147

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.12  Tribal Areas  Suspected U.S. strike kills 4 Oct.19  Kandahar  Taliban executed 30 of 50 people Oct.21  North East India  Bomb blast kills 17 people Oct.27  Tribal Areas  US missile strike has killed up to 20 people Oct.28  Sri Lanka  Tamil Tigers carried out air strikes Oct.29  Pakistan  100 people die after 6.4 earthquake Oct.30  North East India  Series of bomb blasts kills at least 66

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1  India  India's lunar mission transmits pictures Nov.25  Kandahar  10 Taliban arrested in acid attack on girls Nov.26   Mumbai     Scores killed in rampage
  In a brazen series of coordinated attacks, gunmen struck 10 sites across the city, killing scores of people and taking hostages in 2 luxury hotels
 87 reported killed and another 185 wounded that day. (Later reported At least 188 people were killed and at least 293 were injured in the attacks). 9 attackers killed. Fighting was reported in the Taj Mahal Hotel, the Hotel Oberoi and Colaba Market
  Mumbai Troops confront attackers Nov.27   Mumbai Forces fight through siege hotels  Mumbai  Indian troops storm Jewish center Nov.28   Mumbai     Chaos at Jewish center and hotel   The bodies of 5 hostages have been found at a center. Gunfire and explosions continued to ring out from the Chabad House   Mumbai     Police declare Mumbai siege over   The last gunmen involved in the attacks were killed, but another officia; the situation remains unresolved. 6 bodies were found at a Jewish ... Nov.29  Mumbai  Focus on abandoned boat as siege ends  Pakistan  Indian allegations alarm Pakistan  New Delhi  Home Minister 'quits' over Mumbai attacks

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.3  Pakistan  Rice urges tough Pakistan action Dec.5  Peshawar  Peshawar hit by deadly blast Dec.6  Pakistan  Pakistan 'feared Indian attack' Dec.7  Kashmir  Pakistan 'raids militant camp' Dec.11   Pakistan Pakistan moves on Mumbai accused
Dec.13  New Delhi  Brown in India for terror talks Dec.21   Mumbai Terror-devastated hotels reopen Dec.26   Pakistan Pakistan moves troops to India border  Pakistan  Pakistan mourners honour Bhutto Dec.28  India  300 migrants missing off Andamans Dec.29   Bangladesh Awami League wins election


Militants overrun fort   Hundreds of militants have overrun a paramilitary fort in north-west Pakistan, killing or kidnapping many troops Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan




South Asia, 2008 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2008
Jan.1  Sri Lanka  Deadly bomb blast strikes Colombo
Jan.2  Sri Lanka  Government pulls out of cease-fire
Jan.16   Tribal Areas
Jan.31  West Pakistan  CIA kills top al Qaeda terrorist
Feb.29   Afghanistan
  23-year-old Prince Harry is to be withdrawn from Afghanistan after news of his secret deployment leaked out
Apr.23  Sri Lanka  Scores killed as troops and rebels clash Jun.11   West Pakistan U.S.-led troops behind border deaths
Jun.28  Peshawar  Pakistan launches Taliban offensive Jul.4  Pakistan  Musharraf accused of N. Korea nuke deal Jul.13  Afghanistan  At least 8 US soldiers have been killed Jul.23  Pakistan  Pakistan warns of nuclear arms race Aug.3   Western China Chinese border attack kills 16   At least 16 police officers were killed, and 16 more were wounded, after an attack on a police station in western China Aug.11  Southern Afghanistan  U.S. air strike kills 25 militants, 8 civilians Aug.19   Kabul 10 French soldiers killed in fighting Aug.21   Pakistan Bombers hit arms factory Sep.3   Tribal Areas U.S. troops attack in Pakistan   A senior U.S. official: U.S. military forces landed at a compound to battle targets linked to recent attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan Sep.10  Pakistan  Pakistan orders end to foreign incursions Sep.22   West Pakistan Pakistan troops 'repel US raid' Oct.12  Tribal Areas  Suspected U.S. strike kills 4 Oct.27  Tribal Areas  US missile strike has killed up to 20 people Oct.28  Sri Lanka  Tamil Tigers carried out air strikes Nov.26   Mumbai Troops confront attackers Nov.27   Mumbai Forces fight through siege hotels Nov.27  Mumbai  Indian troops storm Jewish center Nov.28   Mumbai   Police declare Mumbai siege over   The last gunmen involved in the attacks were killed, but another officia; the situation remains unresolved. 6 bodies were found at a Jewish ... Dec.6  Pakistan  Pakistan 'feared Indian attack' Dec.7  Kashmir  Pakistan 'raids militant camp' Dec.26   Pakistan Pakistan moves troops to India border



South Asia, 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008 May.3   Myanmar   78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing
Map of Myaungmya Myanmar
  Burma has declared 5 disaster areas, including Rangoon, after a large tropical cyclone hit the states of Irrawaddy, Bago, Karen and Mon
 As aid groups struggled to distribute supplies despite government obstacles, Myanmar TV was urging people to vote 'yes' in a referendum. The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has warned of dire consequences if foreign aid workers continue to be denied access
May.4  Myanmar  Hundreds feared dead in cyclone May.5   Myanmar Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000' May.5  Myanmar  Death toll from cyclone more than 15,000 May.6   Myanmar   Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
  41,000 missing after the catastrophic cyclone that battered the country. The U.N. estimated up to a million could be homeless
 Aid agencies begin what they expect to be a major relief operation to help tens of thousands left without clean water and shelter. Up to 1.5 million people may have been affected by Cyclone Nargis, which devastated the Irrawaddy Delta region
May.8  Myanmar  Rotting corpses pile up May.10  Myanmar  Cyclone aid used to entice voters May.14  Myanmar  UN raises Burma cyclone estimate May.16   Myanmar Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone
May.18   Myanmar Junta leader visits cyclone refugees May.19  Myanmar  Myanmar agrees to regional cyclone aid May.22  Myanmar  UN head tours cyclone-hit Burma May.23   Myanmar Myanmar to admit all aid workers Aug.3  Pakistan  Climber: 11 killed in avalanche on K2 Aug.3  India  145 dead in India temple stampede Aug.27   Bihar Flooding kills dozens, ruins 225,000 homes   Massive flooding has killed at least 55 people since the Kosi River burst through an embankment more than a week ago Aug.31   Bihar Floods cut off thousands Sep.30   India Temple stampede kills 147 Oct.29  Pakistan  100 people die after 6.4 earthquake Dec.28  India  300 migrants missing off Andamans



South Asia, 2008 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Apr.17  New Delhi  Heavy security for torch May.7   Tibet Olympic flame lit on Everest peak
Jun.20  Tibet  Tibet torch relay ends peacefully Aug.3  Pakistan  Climber: 11 killed in avalanche on K2



South Asia, 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.9  New Delhi  Tata Motors unveils bargain car Jan.29   New Delhi Police broken organ-trafficking scheme
Dec.21   Mumbai Terror-devastated hotels reopen



South Asia, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.1  Sri Lanka  Deadly bomb blast strikes Colombo Jan.14   Kabul   Taliban attack luxury hotel   The Taliban say 4 of their fighters have attacked the luxury Serena hotel, popular with foreign visitors Jan.15  Sri Lanka  Blast hits bus, kills 23 Jan.29   New Delhi Police broken organ-trafficking scheme
Feb.8  Pakistan  Scotland Yard: 'Blast killed Bhutto' Feb.10  Peshawar  Blast toll rises to 27 Feb.16  West Pakistan  Car bomb kills 37 ahead of vote Feb.16   Kandahar At least 80 people killed in blast Mar.10  Pakistan  Three suicide blasts kill 29 Mar.19   Osama bin Laden bin Laden message condemns Europe Mar.24   Pakistan Judges freed by new PM  Deposed chief justice made his first public appearance in 4 months after Yousaf Raza Gilani vowed to release all judges held since last year Apr.5  Sri Lanka  Blast kills highways minister Apr.25  NW Pakistan  Blast ends lull in violence Apr.26   Kabul   President flees ceremony attack   Hamid Karzai and other quickly scrambled toward safety when the sound of gunfire and explosions interrupted a military ceremony May.13   India Serial bomb blasts leave 60 dead Jun.2   Pakistan Car bomb blasts Danish embassy Jun.11  Southern Afghanistan  Afghans seize 'largest drug haul' Jun.13   Kandahar Taliban jail raid frees hundreds Map of Kandahar Afghanistan
  About 340 Militants attacked a main prison in Kandahar province, blowing its entrance open and allowing a large number of inmates to escape.    Afghan security forces hunt for hundreds of prisoners who escaped from a jail after Tal...
Jul.26   Gujarat Deadly blasts strike Ahmedabad Aug.21   Pakistan Bombers hit arms factory Sep.3  Pakistan  PM's motorcade attacked Sep.13   New Delhi Delhi shopping areas hit by bombs Sep.20   Pakistan Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel   A suicide truck bomb detonated in the heart of Islamabad, killing at least 40 people and wounding another 200 Oct.19  Kandahar  Taliban executed 30 of 50 people Oct.21  North East India  Bomb blast kills 17 people Oct.30  North East India  Series of bomb blasts kills at least 66 Nov.25  Kandahar  10 Taliban arrested in acid attack on girls Nov.26   Mumbai   Scores killed in rampage
  In a brazen series of coordinated attacks, gunmen struck 10 sites across the city, killing scores of people and taking hostages in 2 luxury hotels
 87 reported killed and another 185 wounded that day. (Later reported At least 188 people were killed and at least 293 were injured in the attacks). 9 attackers killed. Fighting was reported in the Taj Mahal Hotel, the Hotel Oberoi and Colaba Market
Nov.27  Mumbai  Indian troops storm Jewish center Nov.28   Mumbai   Chaos at Jewish center and hotel   The bodies of 5 hostages have been found at a center. Gunfire and explosions continued to ring out from the Chabad House Nov.28   Mumbai   Police declare Mumbai siege over   The last gunmen involved in the attacks were killed, but another officia; the situation remains unresolved. 6 bodies were found at a Jewish ... Nov.29  Mumbai  Focus on abandoned boat as siege ends Dec.5  Peshawar  Peshawar hit by deadly blast Dec.11   Pakistan Pakistan moves on Mumbai accused
Dec.13  New Delhi  Brown in India for terror talks



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2008 Jan.1  Pakistan  Bhutto had vote warning for U.S. Jan.2   Pakistan Government delays elections
Feb.6  Kabul  Rice and Miliband on Afghan trip Feb.9  Myanmar  Burmese junta sets voting dates Feb.18   Pakistan   Musharraf party 'lagging in poll'
  The opposition parties are well ahead in the country's elections. The ruling PML-Q would be consigned to the opposition if results were confirmed.    Supporters of opposition parties including Sharif's PML-N and ...
Feb.29   Afghanistan Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan
  23-year-old Prince Harry is to be withdrawn from Afghanistan after news of his secret deployment leaked out
Mar.9   Pakistan Anti-Musharraf parties to share power Mar.14   Tibet Riots, shots as anti-China unrest grows
Map of Lhasa China
  Opponents of Chinese rule set fire to vehicles and shops as tear gas filled the streets and gunfire rang out in the capital, Lhasa
 Rallies have continued all week in the largest protests against Beijing's rule in 20 years. Dalai Lama, released a statement expressing deep concern. He called on the Chinese leadership to stop using force and begin dialogue with the Tibetan people
Mar.14  Tibet  Deaths reported in protests Mar.15  Tibet  Dalai Lama's Tibet bloodshed fear Mar.16   Tibet 'Eighty killed' in unrest Mar.18  India  Dalai Lama 'to resign' if violence worsens Mar.18  Sri Lanka  Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90 Mar.20  Tibet  Police 'shot at Tibet protesters' Mar.22  Tibet  China threatens Tibetians; West protests Mar.24   Pakistan Judges freed by new PM  Deposed chief justice made his first public appearance in 4 months after Yousaf Raza Gilani vowed to release all judges held since last year Mar.26  Tibet  Monks disrupt tour of journalists Apr.13   Nepal   Maoists extend poll lead   The former guerrillas have won 40 out of 79 seats. Maoist party has increased its lead as more results are declared from the landmark electi... May.8   Myanmar   Burma 'wants aid not foreigners'  Burma wants supplies but not foreign aid workers, hours after the UN chief urged military leaders to prioritise relief work May.9  Myanmar  U.N. 'furious' as Myanmar aid 'seized' May.10  Myanmar  Cyclone aid used to entice voters May.11  Myanmar  U.S. aid flight en route to Myanmar May.13   Myanmar Junta lacking in cyclone response May.18   Myanmar Junta leader visits cyclone refugees May.19  Myanmar  Myanmar agrees to regional cyclone aid May.22  Myanmar  UN head tours cyclone-hit Burma May.23   Myanmar Myanmar to admit all aid workers May.28   Nepal Nepal abolishes monarchy
  Newly elected leadership changed the country to a republic, a historic move that ended about 240 years of autocratic rule
 The Maoists were committed to ousting King Gyanendra. A constituent assembly meeting in Kathmandu, overwhelmingly voted to abolish royal rule. People celebrated wildly in the streets after news of the assembly vote
Jun.10   Nepal Former king to leave palace   Former king Gyanendra has spent his last night in the compound which has been home to the royal family for more than 100 years Jun.15  Kabul  Karzai issues warning to Pakistan Jul.4  Pakistan  Musharraf accused of N. Korea nuke deal Jul.10  Pakistan  Bhutto probe focus of U.N.-Pakistan talks Jul.19   Kabul   Obama opens foreign tour  US Democratic presidential contender, who flew to Kabul as part of a US congressional team, is at the start of a high-profile international ... Jul.20  Kabul  Obama meets with Afghan president Jul.22   New Delhi Indian government survives vote
Jul.23  Pakistan  Pakistan warns of nuclear arms race Aug.7  Pakistan  Musharraf faces impeachment fight Aug.13  Pakistan  Musharraf calls for reconciliation Aug.15  Nepal  Maoist leader becomes PM Aug.18   Pakistan   Musharraf resigns
  Pakistani President announced his resignation Monday after weeks of pressure to relinquish power
 Pervez Musharraf told the nation in a TV address that he would step down. Sumroo, speaker of the Senate and a political ally of Musharraf, will lead the country until a new election is held by parliament. It is unclear whether Musharraf, who took power in a coup in 1999, will face prosecution now that he is out of power
Aug.23  Pakistan  Bhutto's widower to run for presidency Aug.24  Kashmir  India arrests separatist leaders Aug.25  Pakistan  Coalition in major split Sep.6   Pakistan   Bhutto widower is new president
  Asif Ali Zardari, 53, had been the front-runner in the race to replace former President Musharraf.    The election was by lawmakers in the two houses of the National Assembly and in the four provincial assemblies. Zar...
Nov.1  India  India's lunar mission transmits pictures Nov.29  Pakistan  Indian allegations alarm Pakistan Nov.29  New Delhi  Home Minister 'quits' over Mumbai attacks Dec.3  Pakistan  Rice urges tough Pakistan action Dec.6  Pakistan  Pakistan 'feared Indian attack' Dec.13  New Delhi  Brown in India for terror talks Dec.26  Pakistan  Pakistan mourners honour Bhutto Dec.28  India  300 migrants missing off Andamans Dec.29   Bangladesh Awami League wins election