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D. 12-23 Landslides toll tops 200 Philippines

Summary.     Click for More > Wharf bomb kills 16 Army starts Aceh attack Burma isolates opposition Twins dead after separation  2 conjoined Iranian women underwent 50 hours of continuous surgery Terror suspects escape from jail Armed men seize center of Manila Blast at Jakarta hotel kills 13  An explosion at the Marriott hotel has left 100 people injured Asia's most wanted Hambali arrested Ba'asyir jailed for 4 years SARS case tests positive Bali commander sentenced to death Mahathir fires parting shots Mahathir steps down  Prime Minister has handed over to his deputy after 22 years in power. The King swore in Abdullah as the next leader Flood toll could top 100 2 killed after seizing air control tower Landslides kill 70 Mudslides toll now 83 Bird flu spreading Landslides toll tops 200  At least 209 people have died after the heaviest rainfall in 25 years hit the nation
Frightened Thais Flee After Night of Riots U.S. troops may fight in Philippines Airport bomb kills 21   First alert over SARS
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Frightened Thais Flee After Night of Riots   Military aircraft evacuated hundreds from Phnom Penh on Thursday after Thai embassy and businesses were torched U.S. troops may fight in Philippines  Some 350 special operations troops will take part in a mission to 'disrupt and defeat' the Abu Sayyaf rebels Airport bomb kills 21  A powerful bomb exploded at an airport in the second largest city destroying the waiting area at the Davao City airport   First alert over SARS


January 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Senior Abu Sayyaf member nabbed
Jan.6  More U.N. talks on Khmer Rouge trials
Jan.7  Bali bomb lawyers seek to move trial
Jan.8  Bali bomb: 'No al Qaeda link proven'
 Britain on mission to win Asian support
Jan.11  2 militant suspects arrested
Jan.25  Virus-like attack hits web traffic
Jan.30  


February 2003 ... more > Top ^
Feb.3  Bomb blast rocks police HQ
Feb.11  Bali bomb suspect apologizes
Feb.13  Manila expels Iraq envoy over terror link
Feb.20  
Feb.26  Drug war toll nears 1,000
Feb.28  U.S. revises Philippines combat role


March 2003 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4  
 Airport bomb suspects held
Mar.9  Gunmen seize passenger bus
Mar.11  Former Timor army chief jailed
Mar.13  
  Virulent flu and pneumonia has swept through hospitals in Hong Kong and Vietnam
 Health officials have issued a global warning about the flu and pneumonia. The precise origin of the infection is unknown
Mar.15  Alert issued as flu fears grow Mar.16  Khmer Rouge trial deal reached Mar.22  Indonesia terror warning issued Mar.24  65 cases of mystery illness

April 2003 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Mudslides kill 32 Apr.2   Wharf bomb kills 16  The military suspects a terror attack staged by Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a Muslim separatist group Apr.3  Mosques hit by grenades, machine guns Apr.11  Aceh's fragile peace under threat Apr.17  Anwar loses appeal Apr.19  Bird flu link to vet death Apr.21  2,500 quarantined over SARS fears Apr.26 Asia leaders meet over SARS crisis  Asian officials agree on SARS plan  11 injured in blast at Jakarta airport Apr.27 Vietnam praised for SARS victory Apr.29 Asia adopts SARS war plan

May 2003 ... more > Top ^
May.3 SARS doctors board stricken ship
May.7  2,274 dead in drugs crackdown May.10  Nine dead in bomb May.11 First Bali bombings trial begins May.12  Bali bombing trial adjourned May.13  Indonesia threat to re-ignite war in Aceh  Indonesia terror warnings renewed May.14  Fresh Aceh talks renew peace hopes May.16  SE Asia terror alerts widen May.18  Aceh peace talks break down   Army starts Aceh attack  Army has started action against separatist rebels after President Megawati put the province under martial law May.20  Schools torched in Aceh conflict May.24  Probe into Aceh 'killings' May.25  Ferry collision kills 25 May.30  Success against SARS  U.S. urges Jakarta to rethink Aceh May.31 Suu Kyi arrested

June 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1     Burma isolates opposition
Map of Rangoon Myanmar  The authorities have returned Aung San Suu Kyi to Rangoon as they ordered universities to remain closed indefinitely Jun.4 UN demand Suu Kyi release German tourists shot Jun.9 Suu Kyi 'feisty and unharmed' Jun.13  Man held on 'dirty bomb' charge Jun.14  PM: Bomb suspect confesses Jun.20  Suu Kyi held in notorious jail Jun.21  Mahathir blasts West in farewell Jun.25 Suu Kyi arrest: Japan freezes aid Jun.27  WHO: World SARS-free within weeks Jun.28  APEC pledges joint efforts on SARS Jun.29  Top Bali bomb suspect captured

July 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jul.6 Op begins on conjoined adult twins
Twins op in 'critical phase' Jul.7 Complications hit twins' surgery Jul.8   Twins dead after separation
  2 conjoined Iranian women underwent 50 hours of continuous surgery
Jul.10  Bin Laden 'inspired Bali attacks'  Police arrest key JI members Jul.14   Terror suspects escape from jail  3 Islamic militants, including an Indonesian man with links to the regional Jemaah Islamiyah escaped from Manila jail Jul.15  Terror trio escape an 'inside job' Jul.22  91 Political prisoners freed Jul.26 Arroyo admits small army 'mutiny'
  Armed men seize center of Manila
  30 members of the military have seized the financial center of the capital and set up booby traps Arroyo sets deadline for mutineers  Explosion rocks poll Jul.27 Rebel troops end mutiny  Ex-Estrada aide held over mutiny Jul.31  Al Qaeda 'funded Indonesia terror'

August 2003 ... more > Top ^
Aug.4   Blast at Jakarta hotel kills 13
  An explosion at the Marriott hotel has left 100 people injured
 Key rebel leader dead Aug.5 Possible Bali link in Jakarta blast Aug.6  Indonesia warned of new attacks Aug.7 Bali bomber sentenced to die  Jakarta suspect linked to JI Aug.8 US fears more Indonesia attacks Aug.9 Al Qaeda 'trained' Jakarta bombers Aug.10  Second Bali death penalty sought Aug.11 Al Qaeda claims Marriott blast Aug.14     Asia's most wanted Hambali arrested  The mastermind behind Bali bombings have been plotting attack on APEC summit to be held in Thailand Aug.15 Hambali in U.S. hands Aug.16 10 held over Jakarta bombing Aug.19  Marriott blast suspects named Aug.31  Government: No proof of hunger strike

September 2003 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2   Ba'asyir jailed for 4 years  Muslim cleric has been sentenced for his involvement in a plot to topple the government Sep.8     SARS case tests positive
  Man of ethnic Chinese origin tested positive in initials tests. Further tests are taking place Sep.9 Man confirmed with SARS
    Bali commander sentenced to death
  A 33-year-old Abdul Aziz has been sentenced for organising the Bali bomb attacks which killed 202 people Sep.26  Suu Kyi back home - under arrest

October 2003 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1 Bali planner sentenced to death
Oct.7  ASEAN to form EU-style trade bloc Oct.8 Java pile-up kills at least 54 people Oct.22 Bush visits Bali Oct.30   Mahathir fires parting shots  Retiring Prime Minister has taken parting swipes at the U.S., Israel and the Jewish people during his last day in office   Mahathir steps down
  Prime Minister has handed over to his deputy after 22 years in power. The King swore in Abdullah as the next leader


November 2003 ... more > Top ^
Nov.3   Flood toll could top 100  Rescuers are scrambling to find survivors after flash floods swept through a resort village on Sumatra island Nov.4  Flood rescue hopes fade Nov.7   2 killed after seizing air control tower
  Armed forces killed 2 armed men, including the former head of the Air Transport Office, who had seized the tower Nov.18  U.S. warship docks

December 2003 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  Pirates in Microsoft 'coup' Dec.13  Foreign Secretary Ople dies Dec.19     Landslides kill 70  70 people were killed when they were buried alive in 2 landslides triggered by 6 days of heavy rains Dec.21   Mudslides toll now 83  Rescuers have been battling rain and mud in search of survivors after floods devastated eastern Philippine villages     Bird flu spreading  Government held an emergency meeting to discuss ways to contain a highly contagious strain  Wiranto emerges as 2004 contender Dec.22  Landslides toll tops 160 Dec.23   Landslides toll tops 200
  At least 209 people have died after the heaviest rainfall in 25 years hit the nation



U.S. troops may fight in Philippines  Some 350 special operations troops will take part in a mission to 'disrupt and defeat' the Abu Sayyaf rebels Army starts Aceh attack  Army has started action against separatist rebels after President Megawati put the province under martial law German tourists shot Arroyo admits small army 'mutiny' Armed men seize center of Manila  30 members of the military have seized the financial center of the capital and set up booby traps Arroyo sets deadline for mutineers Rebel troops end mutiny   First alert over SARS




Southeast Asia, 2003 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2003
Jan.6  More U.N. talks on Khmer Rouge trials
Feb.20
Feb.26  Drug war toll nears 1,000
Feb.28  U.S. revises Philippines combat role
Mar.11  Former Timor army chief jailed
Apr.11  Aceh's fragile peace under threat
May.13  Indonesia threat to re-ignite war in Aceh
May.14  Fresh Aceh talks renew peace hopes
May.18  Aceh peace talks break down
May.18
May.20  Schools torched in Aceh conflict
May.24  Probe into Aceh 'killings'
Jun.4
Jun.13  Man held on 'dirty bomb' charge
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Jul.27
Jul.27  Ex-Estrada aide held over mutiny
Aug.4  Key rebel leader dead
Nov.18  U.S. warship docks




Southeast Asia, 2003 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2003
Mar.13
  Virulent flu and pneumonia has swept through hospitals in Hong Kong and Vietnam
 Health officials have issued a global warning about the flu and pneumonia. The precise origin of the infection is unknown
Mar.15  Alert issued as flu fears grow Mar.24  65 cases of mystery illness Apr.1  Mudslides kill 32 Apr.19  Bird flu link to vet death Apr.21  2,500 quarantined over SARS fears Apr.26 Asia leaders meet over SARS crisis Apr.26  Asian officials agree on SARS plan Apr.27 Vietnam praised for SARS victory Apr.29 Asia adopts SARS war plan May.3 SARS doctors board stricken ship May.25  Ferry collision kills 25 May.30  Success against SARS Jun.27  WHO: World SARS-free within weeks Jun.28  APEC pledges joint efforts on SARS Jul.6 Op begins on conjoined adult twins Jul.6 Twins op in 'critical phase' Jul.7 Complications hit twins' surgery Jul.8 Twins dead after separation
  2 conjoined Iranian women underwent 50 hours of continuous surgery
Sep.8   SARS case tests positive
  Man of ethnic Chinese origin tested positive in initials tests. Further tests are taking place Sep.9 Man confirmed with SARS Oct.8 Java pile-up kills at least 54 people Nov.3 Flood toll could top 100  Rescuers are scrambling to find survivors after flash floods swept through a resort village on Sumatra island Nov.4  Flood rescue hopes fade Dec.19   Landslides kill 70  70 people were killed when they were buried alive in 2 landslides triggered by 6 days of heavy rains Dec.21 Mudslides toll now 83  Rescuers have been battling rain and mud in search of survivors after floods devastated eastern Philippine villages Dec.21   Bird flu spreading  Government held an emergency meeting to discuss ways to contain a highly contagious strain Dec.22  Landslides toll tops 160 Dec.23 Landslides toll tops 200
  At least 209 people have died after the heaviest rainfall in 25 years hit the nation




Southeast Asia, 2003 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.25  Virus-like attack hits web traffic Oct.7  ASEAN to form EU-style trade bloc Dec.1  Pirates in Microsoft 'coup'



Southeast Asia, 2003 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.2  Senior Abu Sayyaf member nabbed Jan.7  Bali bomb lawyers seek to move trial Jan.8  Bali bomb: 'No al Qaeda link proven' Jan.11  2 militant suspects arrested Jan.25  Virus-like attack hits web traffic Feb.3  Bomb blast rocks police HQ Feb.11  Bali bomb suspect apologizes Feb.26  Drug war toll nears 1,000 Mar.4 Airport bomb kills 21  A powerful bomb exploded at an airport in the second largest city destroying the waiting area at the Davao City airport Mar.4  Airport bomb suspects held Mar.9  Gunmen seize passenger bus Mar.11  Former Timor army chief jailed Mar.16  Khmer Rouge trial deal reached Mar.22  Indonesia terror warning issued Apr.2 Wharf bomb kills 16  The military suspects a terror attack staged by Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a Muslim separatist group Apr.3  Mosques hit by grenades, machine guns Apr.17  Anwar loses appeal Apr.26  11 injured in blast at Jakarta airport May.7  2,274 dead in drugs crackdown May.10  Nine dead in bomb May.11 First Bali bombings trial begins May.12  Bali bombing trial adjourned May.13  Indonesia terror warnings renewed May.16  SE Asia terror alerts widen May.24  Probe into Aceh 'killings' Jun.13  Man held on 'dirty bomb' charge Jun.14  PM: Bomb suspect confesses Jun.20  Suu Kyi held in notorious jail Jun.29  Top Bali bomb suspect captured Jul.10  Bin Laden 'inspired Bali attacks' Jul.10  Police arrest key JI members Jul.14 Terror suspects escape from jail  3 Islamic militants, including an Indonesian man with links to the regional Jemaah Islamiyah escaped from Manila jail Jul.15  Terror trio escape an 'inside job' Jul.26  Explosion rocks poll Jul.31  Al Qaeda 'funded Indonesia terror' Aug.4 Blast at Jakarta hotel kills 13
  An explosion at the Marriott hotel has left 100 people injured
Aug.5 Possible Bali link in Jakarta blast Aug.6  Indonesia warned of new attacks Aug.7 Bali bomber sentenced to die Aug.7  Jakarta suspect linked to JI Aug.9 Al Qaeda 'trained' Jakarta bombers Aug.10  Second Bali death penalty sought Aug.11 Al Qaeda claims Marriott blast Aug.14   Asia's most wanted Hambali arrested  The mastermind behind Bali bombings have been plotting attack on APEC summit to be held in Thailand Aug.15 Hambali in U.S. hands Aug.16 10 held over Jakarta bombing Aug.19  Marriott blast suspects named Sep.2 Ba'asyir jailed for 4 years  Muslim cleric has been sentenced for his involvement in a plot to topple the government Sep.9   Bali commander sentenced to death  A 33-year-old Abdul Aziz has been sentenced for organising the Bali bomb attacks which killed 202 people Oct.1 Bali planner sentenced to death Nov.7 2 killed after seizing air control tower  Armed forces killed 2 armed men, including the former head of the Air Transport Office, who had seized the tower Dec.1  Pirates in Microsoft 'coup'



Southeast Asia, 2003 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.6  More U.N. talks on Khmer Rouge trials Jan.8  Britain on mission to win Asian support Jan.30 Frightened Thais Flee After Night of Riots   Military aircraft evacuated hundreds from Phnom Penh on Thursday after Thai embassy and businesses were torched Feb.13  Manila expels Iraq envoy over terror link Apr.26 Asia leaders meet over SARS crisis
Apr.26  Asian officials agree on SARS plan Apr.29 Asia adopts SARS war plan May.14  Fresh Aceh talks renew peace hopes May.18  Aceh peace talks break down May.30  U.S. urges Jakarta to rethink Aceh May.31 Suu Kyi arrested Jun.1   Burma isolates opposition Map of Rangoon Myanmar  The authorities have returned Aung San Suu Kyi to Rangoon as they ordered universities to remain closed indefinitely Jun.4 UN demand Suu Kyi release Jun.9 Suu Kyi 'feisty and unharmed' Jun.20  Suu Kyi held in notorious jail Jun.21  Mahathir blasts West in farewell Jun.25 Suu Kyi arrest: Japan freezes aid Jun.28  APEC pledges joint efforts on SARS Jul.22  91 Political prisoners freed Jul.26  Explosion rocks poll Aug.8 US fears more Indonesia attacks Aug.31  Government: No proof of hunger strike Sep.26  Suu Kyi back home - under arrest Oct.7  ASEAN to form EU-style trade bloc Oct.22 Bush visits Bali Oct.30 Mahathir fires parting shots  Retiring Prime Minister has taken parting swipes at the U.S., Israel and the Jewish people during his last day in office Oct.30 Mahathir steps down
  Prime Minister has handed over to his deputy after 22 years in power. The King swore in Abdullah as the next leader
Nov.18  U.S. warship docks Dec.13  Foreign Secretary Ople dies Dec.21  Wiranto emerges as 2004 contender