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B. 08-02 Hezbollah launches rocket onslaught Israel
C. 08-04 Israel's bombs cut off Beirut Beirut
D. 08-09 Troops, tanks moved across border Southern Lebanon
08-09 'Plot to blow up planes' foiled London
F. 08-11 U.N. adopts Mideast deal UN Security Council
G. 08-14 Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire in effect Southern Lebanon
7. 08-16 Man detained over JonBenet death Thailand
I. 08-16 Lebanese troops deploy Southern Lebanon
J. 08-19 Israelis carried out raid in Bekaa Valley Lebanon

Summary.     Click for More > U.N. adopts Mideast deal  The Security Council unanimously approved a proposal aimed at ending the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire in effect
Hezbollah launches rocket onslaught Israel's bombs cut off Beirut Troops, tanks moved across border 'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
Aug.1  Southern Lebanon  Heavy fighting in town of Aita Al-Shaab
 Sunni Triangle  Car bombs kill at least 44
 Lebanon  Israel strikes deep into Lebanon
 Israel  Israel 'takes Hezbollah fighters'
Aug.2   Israel
 Sri Lanka  Muslims flee fighting
 Beirut  Israel resume airstrikes on Beirut
Aug.3  Kandahar  22 dead in bomb attacks
 Washington  Bush calls for democracy in Cuba
 Beirut  Bombs pound Beirut for second night
Aug.4  Lebanon  Israeli border strike 'kills 23'
  Beirut
Aug.5  UN Security Council  U.S., France draft truce deal goes to U.N.
 UN Security Council  Security Council considers truce plan
Aug.6  Northern Israel  12 Israelis, 8 Lebanese killed
 Sri Lanka  Aid workers 'executed'
Aug.7  UN  Lebanon proposes plan to end violence
Aug.8  Southern Lebanon  Israel warns of more strikes around Tyre
 UN Security Council  Arab League takes concerns to U.N.
Aug.9  Jerusalem  Israel votes to push deeper into Lebanon
  Southern Lebanon
  London
  Scotland Yard: A plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted.    The explosive devices to be smuggled on aircraft in hand luggage. About 18 people arrested after an anti-terrorist o...
 Southern Lebanon  Israel seizes town of Marjayoun
 China  466,000 flee as storm nears China
Aug.10  Iraq  Suicide bomber kills 34 in Najaf
 England  Police probe flights terror plot
 China  104 dead as typhoon hits
Aug.11  England  Plotters met alleged al Qaeda bomber
  UN Security Council
 Southern Lebanon  Israel broadening ground offensive
Aug.12  Southern Lebanon  Hezbollah leader agrees to cease-fire
Aug.13  Jerusalem  Cabinet approves cease-fire resolution
 Southern Lebanon  Missiles fly in final hours
Aug.14   Southern Lebanon
  A U.N.-brokered cease-fire took effect on the 34th day of fighting, although both sides launched final attacks.    4 mortar rounds were fired inside Lebanon after the cease-fire; none of them hit Israeli terr...
 Cuba  Chavez at Castro's bedside in new photos  Southern Lebanon  Refugees stream back  Tokyo  Koizumi defies war shrine protest  Southern Lebanon  Fragile truce holding Aug.15  Syria  al-Assad hails 'a new Middle East'  Israel  Israel sets timetable for Lebanon pullout Aug.16   Thailand Man detained over JonBenet death  Southern Lebanon  Israel begun withdrawal from Lebanon  Beirut  Lebanon army set to move to south   Southern Lebanon Lebanese troops deploy Aug.17  UN  States pledge troops for Lebanon Aug.18  UN  Plea for European peacekeepers Aug.19   Lebanon Israelis carried out raid in Bekaa Valley  UN  Lebanon truce shaky after battle Aug.20  Baghdad  20 pilgrims killed, hundreds wounded  Baghdad  Saddam facing poison gas charges  Egypt  Train crash kills 57 Aug.21  Washington  Bush pledges $230m in Lebanon aid  Italy  Italy steps in with Lebanon offer Aug.22   Eastern Ukraine Russia airliner with 170 aboard crashes   The pilot reported a fire on board and heavy turbulence. A jet crashed in eastern Ukraine, killing all on board   UN Iran hands U.N. nuclear response  Baghdad  Witness tells of chemical bombs Aug.23  Gaza  Abduction claim of Fox News journalists  Moscow  Russia still seeks Iran solution   Austria Girl 'found' after years  Netherlands  Jet turns back; passengers arrested  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 p...
 Paris  France boosts Lebanon peace force 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   Kentucky 49 dead in plane crash  Lebanon  Nasrallah regrets triggering war  Gaza  Kidnapped Fox journalists released  Baghdad  Prime Minister denies civil war as 50 die Aug.28  Turkey  'Two dead' in blast  Mexico  Court rejects fraud claim Aug.29  Southern Lebanon  Annan tours devastated south Lebanon  Iran  Ahmadinejad in Bush TV debate call Aug.30   Iraq At least 47 dead, 100 injured in bombings  Jerusalem  Annan visits Olmert  Sweden  Aid donation bid for Lebanon Aug.31   Iran Sanctions loom, Iran keeps enriching


World in August 2006 , Location by Topic
Location War & Army Politics Crime & Justice Peace Efforts
Arab Countries
Israel strikes deep into Lebanon
Heavy fighting in town of Aita Al-Shaab
Car bombs kill at least 44
Israel resume airstrikes on Beirut
Bombs pound Beirut for second night
Israel's bombs cut off Beirut
Israeli border strike 'kills 23'
Troops, tanks moved across border
Israel seizes town of Marjayoun
Israel broadening ground offensive
Hezbollah leader agrees to cease-fire
Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire in effect
Lebanese troops deploy
Israel begun withdrawal from Lebanon
Israelis carried out raid in Bekaa Valley
al-Assad hails 'a new Middle East'
Saddam facing poison gas charges
Syria warns over UN peacekeepers
Nasrallah regrets triggering war
Annan tours devastated south Lebanon
Suicide bomber kills 34 in Najaf
20 pilgrims killed, hundreds wounded
Saddam facing poison gas charges
Witness tells of chemical bombs
Abduction claim of Fox News journalists
Kidnapped Fox journalists released
At least 47 dead, 100 injured in bombings
Hezbollah leader agrees to cease-fire
Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire in effect
Fragile truce holding
Lebanon
Israel strikes deep into Lebanon
Heavy fighting in town of Aita Al-Shaab
Israel resume airstrikes on Beirut
Israel's bombs cut off Beirut
Troops, tanks moved across border
Israel seizes town of Marjayoun
Israel broadening ground offensive
Hezbollah leader agrees to cease-fire
Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire in effect
Lebanese troops deploy
Israel begun withdrawal from Lebanon
Israelis carried out raid in Bekaa Valley
Nasrallah regrets triggering war
Annan tours devastated south Lebanon
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Hezbollah leader agrees to cease-fire
Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire in effect
Fragile truce holding
Southern Lebanon
Heavy fighting in town of Aita Al-Shaab
Troops, tanks moved across border
Israel seizes town of Marjayoun
Israel broadening ground offensive
Hezbollah leader agrees to cease-fire
Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire in effect
Lebanese troops deploy
Israel begun withdrawal from Lebanon
Annan tours devastated south Lebanon
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Hezbollah leader agrees to cease-fire
Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire in effect
Fragile truce holding
European Union
Italy steps in with Lebanon offer
France boosts Lebanon peace force
Chirac doubts Lebanon force size
Italy steps in with Lebanon offer
Chirac doubts Lebanon force size
Aid donation bid for Lebanon
Suspected bombs found on train
'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
Police probe flights terror plot
Plotters met alleged al Qaeda bomber
Italy steps in with Lebanon offer
France boosts Lebanon peace force
UN
U.S., France draft truce deal goes to U.N.
U.N. adopts Mideast deal
States pledge troops for Lebanon
U.S., France draft truce deal goes to U.N.
Security Council considers truce plan
Arab League takes concerns to U.N.
U.N. adopts Mideast deal
Iran hands U.N. nuclear response
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U.S., France draft truce deal goes to U.N.
Security Council considers truce plan
U.N. adopts Mideast deal
States pledge troops for Lebanon
Israel
Israel 'takes Hezbollah fighters'
Hezbollah launches rocket onslaught
12 Israelis, 8 Lebanese killed
Israel votes to push deeper into Lebanon
Cabinet approves cease-fire resolution
Israel votes to push deeper into Lebanon
Cabinet approves cease-fire resolution
Israel sets timetable for Lebanon pullout
Annan visits Olmert
Abduction claim of Fox News journalists
Kidnapped Fox journalists released
Cabinet approves cease-fire resolution
Israel sets timetable for Lebanon pullout
Iraq
Car bombs kill at least 44
Witness tells of chemical bombs
Prime Minister denies civil war as 50 die
Saddam facing poison gas charges
Suicide bomber kills 34 in Najaf
20 pilgrims killed, hundreds wounded
Saddam facing poison gas charges
At least 47 dead, 100 injured in bombings
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Heavy fighting in town of Aita Al-Shaab Car bombs kill at least 44 Israel strikes deep into Lebanon  The troops landed near the eastern Lebanese town of Baalbeck. Aircraft flew support missions Israel 'takes Hezbollah fighters'   Hezbollah launches rocket onslaught


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August 1 ... more > Top ^

Aug.1   Southern Lebanon
  Sunni Triangle
  Lebanon  
 Germany  Suspected bombs found on train
 Cuba  TV: Castro says health 'stable'
  Israel


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Aug.2   Israel  
  Hezbollah sent190 rockets killing one civilian and wounding more than a dozen others
  Sri Lanka Muslims flee fighting
 Jerusalem  Olmert says fighting will go on   Beirut   Israel resume airstrikes on Beirut  Airstrikes on the Hezbollah stronghold had recommenced after a pause of several days.  Kiev  President Yushchenko accepts rival as PM

August 3 ... more > Top ^

Aug.3   Kandahar 22 dead in bomb attacks
 U.S. Congress  US echoes Iraq civil war warning  Hezbollah  No cease-fire until Israel leaves Lebanon   Washington Bush calls for democracy in Cuba   Beirut Bombs pound Beirut for second night

August 4 ... more > Top ^

Aug.4   Lebanon Israeli border strike 'kills 23'
  Beirut   Israel's bombs cut off Beirut
  Israel is saying the attacks were designed to thwart Syrian attempts to arm Hezbollah
 Lebanon  Israel maintains Lebanon assault  China  Gas leak kills 18 miners

August 5 ... more > Top ^

Aug.5   UN Security Council     U.S., France draft truce deal goes to U.N.  Security Council will receive the proposal and discuss it later  France  Landis returns positive B sample  Spain  I am the Tour champion - Pereiro   UN Security Council Security Council considers truce plan

August 6 ... more > Top ^

Aug.6   Northern Israel     12 Israelis, 8 Lebanese killed   A Hezbollah rocket killed 12 in northern Israel, and Israeli airstrikes left at 8 civilians in Lebanon dead   Sri Lanka Aid workers 'executed'
 Baghdad  Rape-slaying hearing begins  Ethiopia  Dozens killed in floods  Lebanon  Israel in raids on Lebanon

August 7 ... more > Top ^

Aug.7  Beirut  PM: 40 killed in airstrike. 1 only died  Baghdad  Troops drank, golfed before killings, rape   UN Lebanon proposes plan to end violence


August 8 ... more > Top ^

Aug.8   Southern Lebanon Israel warns of more strikes around Tyre
 Baghdad  Attacks leave at least 30 dead   UN Security Council Arab League takes concerns to U.N.  UN  UN powers re-think Lebanon draft

August 9 ... more > Top ^

Aug.9   Jerusalem Israel votes to push deeper into Lebanon
 Western Iraq  4 arrested in Jill Carroll kidnapping case   Southern Lebanon   Troops, tanks moved across border
  Israel lobbed artillery rounds into southern Lebanon. A vicious battle broke out in Khiyam
  London   'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
  Scotland Yard: A plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted
 The explosive devices to be smuggled on aircraft in hand luggage. About 18 people arrested after an anti-terrorist operation lasting several months. UK threat level raised to critical. Security at all UK airports has been tightened.
  Southern Lebanon   Israel seizes town of Marjayoun  Troops entered the Christian town as well as nearby villages overlooking the Litani river   China   466,000 flee as storm nears China  Nearly half a million are being evacuated from their homes as a super typhoon Saomai swirls towards them

August 10 ... more > Top ^

Aug.10   Iraq Suicide bomber kills 34 in Najaf   England Police probe flights terror plot  Washington  Agent infiltrated terror cell, U.S. says   China 104 dead as typhoon hits  England  Assets of 'plane plotters' frozen

August 11 ... more > Top ^

Aug.11   England Plotters met alleged al Qaeda bomber
 UN  U.N.'very close to Lebanon cease-fire plan  Sri Lanka  Military 'in new front'  London  UK threat level remains critical   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 in the area to 15,000, joined by 15,000 Lebanese troops to ensure Hezbollah could not operate between the Israel border and the Litani River. TheResolution calls for the unconditional release of 2Israeli soldiers.
  Southern Lebanon   Israel broadening ground offensive  The troops were moving towards the Litani River. Air strikes left several dead

August 12 ... more > Top ^

Aug.12   Southern Lebanon     Hezbollah leader agrees to cease-fire  Hassan Nasrallah said that Hezbollah will agree to a U.N. resolution to stop hostilities once a deal on timing is reached  UN  U.N.: Cease-fire begins Monday  Cuba  Report: Castro walking, talking, working

August 13 ... more > Top ^

Aug.13   Jerusalem   Cabinet approves cease-fire resolution  The Israeli Cabinet approved a U.N. resolution aimed at stopping the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah  Cuba  Castro warns of long recovery   Southern Lebanon Missiles fly in final hours  Canada  Gates: 'Women key to Aids policy'

August 14 ... more > Top ^

Aug.14   Southern Lebanon   Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire in effect
  A U.N.-brokered cease-fire took effect on the 34th day of fighting, although both sides launched final attacks
 4 mortar rounds were fired inside Lebanon after the cease-fire; none of them hit Israeli territory, Lebanese forces are to move into southern Lebanon to prevent a return of the violence
  Cuba     Chavez at Castro's bedside in new photos  Official Communist Party newspaper has published new pictures of ailing President in bed, smiling  Sri Lanka  Attacks leave 50 dead, mostly girls   Southern Lebanon   Refugees stream back  Hours after a U.N.-brokered cease-fire took effect, thousands of refugees poured back into southern Lebanon   Tokyo     Koizumi defies war shrine protest   Prime Minister has prayed at the national war shrine in Tokyo despite protests from China and South Korea  Jerusalem  Israel warns foes despite truce  Southern Lebanon  Lebanese find piles of concrete   Southern Lebanon Fragile truce holding

August 15 ... more > Top ^

Aug.15   Syria al-Assad hails 'a new Middle East'
 Ethiopia  Heavy rain mars rescue   Israel Israel sets timetable for Lebanon pullout  Southern Lebanon  UN aims for advance Lebanon force

August 16 ... more > Top ^

Aug.16  Israel  Israel troops could stay for months  Boston  UK-US flight in emergency divert   Thailand   Man detained over JonBenet death
  41-year-old US schoolteacher arrested in connection with the murder of American 6-year-old child beauty queen
  Southern Lebanon   Israel begun withdrawal from Lebanon  The troops have begun handing over control of territory to the U.N. observer mission   Beirut Lebanon army set to move to south   Southern Lebanon   Lebanese troops deploy
  The troops have begun deploying south of the Litani River as part of the U.N.-brokered cease-fire


August 17 ... more > Top ^

Aug.17  Thailand  Suspect confesses to JonBenet killing  Southern Lebanon  Lebanese army crosses Litani river   UN     States pledge troops for Lebanon  Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nepal are prepared to offer troops for the expanded peace force  Lebanon  Video provokes questions of Leban. Army

August 18 ... more > Top ^

Aug.18  Israel  Israel alarm at UN force members   UN Plea for European peacekeepers  South Africa  U.N. envoy slams South Africa on AIDS  Southern Lebanon  Cheers, flags greet national army  West Bank  Israelis detain Hamas deputy PM

August 19 ... more > Top ^

Aug.19   Lebanon   Israelis carried out raid in Bekaa Valley
  Commandos carried out a raid by an elite unit; IDF clashed with Hezbollah.    Lebanon warns o...
 Baghdad  Security tight for pilgrimage   UN Lebanon truce shaky after battle  Ecuador  Residents defy volcano warnings

August 20 ... more > Top ^

Aug.20   Baghdad   20 pilgrims killed, hundreds wounded  Gunmen opened fire on crowds of Shiite pilgrims. Hundreds of thousands of were heading to a shrine  Beirut  Lebanon sounds ceasefire warning   Baghdad     Saddam facing poison gas charges  Former dictator will go on trial accused of genocide and crimes against humanity in the Anfal campaign of 1988   Egypt Train crash kills 57
 Chicago  Woods cruises to 12th career major

August 21 ... more > Top ^

Aug.21   Washington Bush pledges $230m in Lebanon aid
 Pakistan  Pakistan anger over cricket chaos  Baghdad  Saddam fails to enter poison gas plea  London  Air terror 'plot': 11 charged   Italy   Italy steps in with Lebanon offer  Italy would be willing to lead a force to police the ceasefire in southern Lebanon

August 22 ... more > Top ^

Aug.22   Eastern Ukraine   Russia airliner with 170 aboard crashes
Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  The pilot reported a fire on board and heavy turbulence. A jet crashed in eastern Ukraine, killing all on board
 The Tupolev-154, belonging to St Petersburg-based Pulkovo airlines,was flying from southern Russia to St Petersburg. The the crash site, is about 45km north of Donetsk.
  UN     Iran hands U.N. nuclear response
  The response includes an offer to return immediately to negotiations on nuclear program in the coming days
  Baghdad Witness tells of chemical bombs
 Jerusalem  Lebanon truce 'fragile', warns UN

August 23 ... more > Top ^

Aug.23   Gaza   Abduction claim of Fox News journalists  The Holy Jihad Brigades called for the release of Arabs from U.S. jails   Moscow Russia still seeks Iran solution
 Jerusalem  Israel urges rapid Lebanon force   Austria   Girl 'found' after years
  In 1998 Natasha Kampusch, then aged 10, disappeared 8 years ago in a case which gripped the nation
  Netherlands   Jet turns back; passengers arrested   12 passengers were in custody after a flight bound for Mumbai returned to Amsterdam with a fighter jet escort   Syria Syria warns over UN peacekeepers

August 24 ... more > Top ^

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.
 Jerusalem  Israel army chief admits failures   Paris   France boosts Lebanon peace force  President Chirac has pledged an additional 1,600 troops to the UN force in south Lebanon

August 25 ... more > Top ^

Aug.25   Paris Chirac doubts Lebanon force size  Australia  ICC reveals Hair 'quit' proposal  Austria  Girl 'describes kidnap'  Beijing  Chavez rips U.S., Israel during China visit   UN Annan: EU living up to Lebanon promise

August 26 ... more > Top ^

Aug.26   Uganda Uganda and LRA rebels sign truce
  Iran Nuclear project forges ahead  Gaza  Israeli rocket hits Reuters car  Pakistan  Pakistan says key rebel dead

August 27 ... more > Top ^

Aug.27   Kentucky   49 dead in plane crash
Map of Kentucky
  A passenger plane, the Comair CRJ-100, carrying 50 people has crashed shortly after taking off, killing all but one on board
  Lebanon   Nasrallah regrets triggering war  Hezbollah chief has said he would not have ordered the capture of 2 Israeli soldiers if he has realised it would lead to war   Gaza Kidnapped Fox journalists released  Baghdad  Bombings hit bus, newspaper   Baghdad Prime Minister denies civil war as 50 die  Lebanon  Annan to follow up Lebanese truce  Istanbul  27 hurt in string of blasts

August 28 ... more > Top ^

Aug.28   Turkey 'Two dead' in blast
  Mexico Court rejects fraud claim  Southern Iraq  Iraq sends troops south after clashes

August 29 ... more > Top ^

Aug.29   Southern Lebanon     Annan tours devastated south Lebanon  U.N. Secretary-General warned that all sides must fully implement Security Council resolution 1701   Iran Ahmadinejad in Bush TV debate call
 Jerusalem  Annan urges Israel to end siege  Iraq  Army centre blast kills 12

August 30 ... more > Top ^

Aug.30   Iraq   At least 47 dead, 100 injured in bombings
Map of Diyala Iraq
  Insurgents launched a string of bombings in Baghdad and the nearby provinces of Diyala and Babil
  Jerusalem Annan visits Olmert  UN  UN denounces Israel cluster bombs  Iran  Defiant Iran set to spurn deadline   Sweden   Aid donation bid for Lebanon  A conference aims to raise $500 million to help war-crippled Lebanon get back on its feet

August 31 ... more > Top ^

Aug.31  Sweden  Lebanese PM makes plea for help   Iran     Sanctions loom, Iran keeps enriching
  U.N. report: The threat of sanctions has not convinced Iran to stop enriching uranium
 Chile  Strike ends at Escondida  Sweden  Donors turn to Palestinian crisis


Heavy fighting in town of Aita Al-Shaab Car bombs kill at least 44 Israel strikes deep into Lebanon  The troops landed near the eastern Lebanese town of Baalbeck. Aircraft flew support missions Israel 'takes Hezbollah fighters'   Hezbollah launches rocket onslaught




World, August 2006 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2006
Aug.1   Southern Lebanon
Aug.1   Sunni Triangle
Aug.1   Lebanon
Aug.1   Israel
Aug.2   Israel
  Hezbollah sent190 rockets killing one civilian and wounding more than a dozen others
Aug.2   Sri Lanka Muslims flee fighting
Aug.2  Jerusalem  Olmert says fighting will go on Aug.2   Beirut Israel resume airstrikes on Beirut  Airstrikes on the Hezbollah stronghold had recommenced after a pause of several days. Aug.3  U.S. Congress  US echoes Iraq civil war warning Aug.3  Hezbollah  No cease-fire until Israel leaves Lebanon Aug.3   Beirut Bombs pound Beirut for second night Aug.4   Lebanon Israeli border strike 'kills 23' Aug.4   Beirut Israel's bombs cut off Beirut
  Israel is saying the attacks were designed to thwart Syrian attempts to arm Hezbollah
Aug.4  Lebanon  Israel maintains Lebanon assault Aug.5   UN Security Council   U.S., France draft truce deal goes to U.N.  Security Council will receive the proposal and discuss it later Aug.5   UN Security Council Security Council considers truce plan Aug.6   Northern Israel   12 Israelis, 8 Lebanese killed   A Hezbollah rocket killed 12 in northern Israel, and Israeli airstrikes left at 8 civilians in Lebanon dead Aug.6  Baghdad  Rape-slaying hearing begins Aug.6  Lebanon  Israel in raids on Lebanon Aug.7  Beirut  PM: 40 killed in airstrike. 1 only died Aug.7  Baghdad  Troops drank, golfed before killings, rape Aug.7   UN Lebanon proposes plan to end violence Aug.8   Southern Lebanon Israel warns of more strikes around Tyre Aug.8  UN  UN powers re-think Lebanon draft Aug.9   Jerusalem Israel votes to push deeper into Lebanon Aug.9   Southern Lebanon Troops, tanks moved across border
  Israel lobbed artillery rounds into southern Lebanon. A vicious battle broke out in Khiyam
Aug.9   Southern Lebanon Israel seizes town of Marjayoun  Troops entered the Christian town as well as nearby villages overlooking the Litani river Aug.11  Sri Lanka  Military 'in new front' 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 in the area to 15,000, joined by 15,000 Lebanese troops to ensure Hezbollah could not operate between the Israel border and the Litani River. TheResolution calls for the unconditional release of 2Israeli soldiers.
Aug.11   Southern Lebanon Israel broadening ground offensive  The troops were moving towards the Litani River. Air strikes left several dead Aug.12   Southern Lebanon   Hezbollah leader agrees to cease-fire  Hassan Nasrallah said that Hezbollah will agree to a U.N. resolution to stop hostilities once a deal on timing is reached Aug.13   Jerusalem Cabinet approves cease-fire resolution  The Israeli Cabinet approved a U.N. resolution aimed at stopping the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah Aug.13   Southern Lebanon Missiles fly in final hours Aug.14   Southern Lebanon Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire in effect
  A U.N.-brokered cease-fire took effect on the 34th day of fighting, although both sides launched final attacks
 4 mortar rounds were fired inside Lebanon after the cease-fire; none of them hit Israeli territory, Lebanese forces are to move into southern Lebanon to prevent a return of the violence
Aug.14  Sri Lanka  Attacks leave 50 dead, mostly girls Aug.14   Southern Lebanon Refugees stream back  Hours after a U.N.-brokered cease-fire took effect, thousands of refugees poured back into southern Lebanon Aug.14  Southern Lebanon  Lebanese find piles of concrete Aug.14   Southern Lebanon Fragile truce holding Aug.15   Israel Israel sets timetable for Lebanon pullout Aug.15  Southern Lebanon  UN aims for advance Lebanon force Aug.16  Israel  Israel troops could stay for months Aug.16   Southern Lebanon Israel begun withdrawal from Lebanon  The troops have begun handing over control of territory to the U.N. observer mission Aug.16   Beirut Lebanon army set to move to south Aug.16   Southern Lebanon Lebanese troops deploy
  The troops have begun deploying south of the Litani River as part of the U.N.-brokered cease-fire
Aug.17  Southern Lebanon  Lebanese army crosses Litani river Aug.17   UN   States pledge troops for Lebanon  Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nepal are prepared to offer troops for the expanded peace force Aug.17  Lebanon  Video provokes questions of Leban. Army Aug.18   UN Plea for European peacekeepers Aug.18  Southern Lebanon  Cheers, flags greet national army Aug.19   Lebanon Israelis carried out raid in Bekaa Valley
  Commandos carried out a raid by an elite unit; IDF clashed with Hezbollah.    Lebanon warns o...
Aug.20  Beirut  Lebanon sounds ceasefire warning Aug.21   Italy Italy steps in with Lebanon offer  Italy would be willing to lead a force to police the ceasefire in southern Lebanon Aug.22   Baghdad Witness tells of chemical bombs Aug.22  Jerusalem  Lebanon truce 'fragile', warns UN Aug.23  Jerusalem  Israel urges rapid Lebanon force Aug.24  Jerusalem  Israel army chief admits failures Aug.24   Paris France boosts Lebanon peace force  President Chirac has pledged an additional 1,600 troops to the UN force in south Lebanon Aug.25   Paris Chirac doubts Lebanon force size Aug.26   Uganda Uganda and LRA rebels sign truce Aug.26  Gaza  Israeli rocket hits Reuters car Aug.26  Pakistan  Pakistan says key rebel dead Aug.27   Lebanon Nasrallah regrets triggering war  Hezbollah chief has said he would not have ordered the capture of 2 Israeli soldiers if he has realised it would lead to war Aug.27   Baghdad Prime Minister denies civil war as 50 die Aug.27  Lebanon  Annan to follow up Lebanese truce Aug.28  Southern Iraq  Iraq sends troops south after clashes Aug.29  Iraq  Army centre blast kills 12 Aug.30  UN  UN denounces Israel cluster bombs



World, August 2006 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2006 Aug.4  China  Gas leak kills 18 miners Aug.6  Ethiopia  Dozens killed in floods Aug.9   China 466,000 flee as storm nears China  Nearly half a million are being evacuated from their homes as a super typhoon Saomai swirls towards them Aug.10   China 104 dead as typhoon hits
Aug.13  Canada  Gates: 'Women key to Aids policy' Aug.15  Ethiopia  Heavy rain mars rescue Aug.18  South Africa  U.N. envoy slams South Africa on AIDS Aug.19  Ecuador  Residents defy volcano warnings Aug.20   Egypt Train crash kills 57 Aug.22   Eastern Ukraine Russia airliner with 170 aboard crashes
Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  The pilot reported a fire on board and heavy turbulence. A jet crashed in eastern Ukraine, killing all on board
 The Tupolev-154, belonging to St Petersburg-based Pulkovo airlines,was flying from southern Russia to St Petersburg. The the crash site, is about 45km north of Donetsk.
Aug.27   Kentucky 49 dead in plane crash Map of Kentucky
  A passenger plane, the Comair CRJ-100, carrying 50 people has crashed shortly after taking off, killing all but one on board




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2006 Aug.9   London 'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
  Scotland Yard: A plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted
 The explosive devices to be smuggled on aircraft in hand luggage. About 18 people arrested after an anti-terrorist operation lasting several months. UK threat level raised to critical. Security at all UK airports has been tightened.
Aug.31  Chile  Strike ends at Escondida



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2006 Aug.5  France  Landis returns positive B sample Aug.5  Spain  I am the Tour champion - Pereiro Aug.20  Chicago  Woods cruises to 12th career major Aug.21  Pakistan  Pakistan anger over cricket chaos Aug.25  Australia  ICC reveals Hair 'quit' proposal



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2006 Aug.1  Germany  Suspected bombs found on train Aug.3   Kandahar 22 dead in bomb attacks
Aug.6   Sri Lanka Aid workers 'executed' Aug.6  Baghdad  Rape-slaying hearing begins Aug.8  Baghdad  Attacks leave at least 30 dead Aug.9  Western Iraq  4 arrested in Jill Carroll kidnapping case Aug.9   London 'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
  Scotland Yard: A plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted
 The explosive devices to be smuggled on aircraft in hand luggage. About 18 people arrested after an anti-terrorist operation lasting several months. UK threat level raised to critical. Security at all UK airports has been tightened.
Aug.10   Iraq Suicide bomber kills 34 in Najaf
Aug.10   England Police probe flights terror plot Aug.10  Washington  Agent infiltrated terror cell, U.S. says Aug.10  England  Assets of 'plane plotters' frozen Aug.11   England Plotters met alleged al Qaeda bomber Aug.11  London  UK threat level remains critical Aug.16  Boston  UK-US flight in emergency divert Aug.16   Thailand Man detained over JonBenet death
  41-year-old US schoolteacher arrested in connection with the murder of American 6-year-old child beauty queen
Aug.17  Thailand  Suspect confesses to JonBenet killing Aug.18  West Bank  Israelis detain Hamas deputy PM Aug.20   Baghdad 20 pilgrims killed, hundreds wounded  Gunmen opened fire on crowds of Shiite pilgrims. Hundreds of thousands of were heading to a shrine Aug.20   Baghdad   Saddam facing poison gas charges  Former dictator will go on trial accused of genocide and crimes against humanity in the Anfal campaign of 1988 Aug.21  Baghdad  Saddam fails to enter poison gas plea Aug.21  London  Air terror 'plot': 11 charged Aug.22   Baghdad Witness tells of chemical bombs Aug.23   Gaza Abduction claim of Fox News journalists  The Holy Jihad Brigades called for the release of Arabs from U.S. jails Aug.23   Austria Girl 'found' after years
  In 1998 Natasha Kampusch, then aged 10, disappeared 8 years ago in a case which gripped the nation
Aug.23   Netherlands Jet turns back; passengers arrested   12 passengers were in custody after a flight bound for Mumbai returned to Amsterdam with a fighter jet escort Aug.25  Austria  Girl 'describes kidnap' Aug.27   Gaza Kidnapped Fox journalists released Aug.27  Baghdad  Bombings hit bus, newspaper Aug.27  Istanbul  27 hurt in string of blasts Aug.28   Turkey 'Two dead' in blast Aug.30   Iraq At least 47 dead, 100 injured in bombings Map of Diyala Iraq
  Insurgents launched a string of bombings in Baghdad and the nearby provinces of Diyala and Babil




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2006 Aug.1  Cuba  TV: Castro says health 'stable' Aug.2  Kiev  President Yushchenko accepts rival as PM Aug.3  U.S. Congress  US echoes Iraq civil war warning Aug.3   Washington Bush calls for democracy in Cuba
Aug.5   UN Security Council   U.S., France draft truce deal goes to U.N.  Security Council will receive the proposal and discuss it later 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.8  UN  UN powers re-think Lebanon draft Aug.9   Jerusalem Israel votes to push deeper into Lebanon Aug.11  UN  U.N.'very close to Lebanon cease-fire plan 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 in the area to 15,000, joined by 15,000 Lebanese troops to ensure Hezbollah could not operate between the Israel border and the Litani River. TheResolution calls for the unconditional release of 2Israeli soldiers.
Aug.12  UN  U.N.: Cease-fire begins Monday Aug.12  Cuba  Report: Castro walking, talking, working Aug.13   Jerusalem Cabinet approves cease-fire resolution  The Israeli Cabinet approved a U.N. resolution aimed at stopping the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah Aug.13  Cuba  Castro warns of long recovery Aug.14   Cuba   Chavez at Castro's bedside in new photos  Official Communist Party newspaper has published new pictures of ailing President in bed, smiling Aug.14   Tokyo   Koizumi defies war shrine protest   Prime Minister has prayed at the national war shrine in Tokyo despite protests from China and South Korea Aug.14  Jerusalem  Israel warns foes despite truce Aug.15   Syria al-Assad hails 'a new Middle East'
Aug.15   Israel Israel sets timetable for Lebanon pullout Aug.18  Israel  Israel alarm at UN force members Aug.18   UN Plea for European peacekeepers Aug.18  South Africa  U.N. envoy slams South Africa on AIDS Aug.18  Southern Lebanon  Cheers, flags greet national army Aug.19  Baghdad  Security tight for pilgrimage Aug.19   UN Lebanon truce shaky after battle Aug.20  Beirut  Lebanon sounds ceasefire warning Aug.20   Baghdad   Saddam facing poison gas charges  Former dictator will go on trial accused of genocide and crimes against humanity in the Anfal campaign of 1988 Aug.21   Washington Bush pledges $230m in Lebanon aid Aug.21   Italy Italy steps in with Lebanon offer  Italy would be willing to lead a force to police the ceasefire in southern Lebanon 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.23  Jerusalem  Israel urges rapid Lebanon force Aug.23   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.24  Jerusalem  Israel army chief admits failures Aug.25   Paris Chirac doubts Lebanon force size Aug.25  Beijing  Chavez rips U.S., Israel during China visit Aug.25   UN Annan: EU living up to Lebanon promise Aug.26   Uganda Uganda and LRA rebels sign truce Aug.26   Iran Nuclear project forges ahead Aug.27   Lebanon Nasrallah regrets triggering war  Hezbollah chief has said he would not have ordered the capture of 2 Israeli soldiers if he has realised it would lead to war Aug.27   Baghdad Prime Minister denies civil war as 50 die Aug.27  Lebanon  Annan to follow up Lebanese truce Aug.28   Mexico Court rejects fraud claim Aug.29   Southern Lebanon   Annan tours devastated south Lebanon  U.N. Secretary-General warned that all sides must fully implement Security Council resolution 1701 Aug.29   Iran Ahmadinejad in Bush TV debate call Aug.29  Jerusalem  Annan urges Israel to end siege Aug.30   Jerusalem Annan visits Olmert Aug.30  UN  UN denounces Israel cluster bombs Aug.30  Iran  Defiant Iran set to spurn deadline Aug.30   Sweden Aid donation bid for Lebanon  A conference aims to raise $500 million to help war-crippled Lebanon get back on its feet Aug.31  Sweden  Lebanese PM makes plea for help Aug.31   Iran   Sanctions loom, Iran keeps enriching
  U.N. report: The threat of sanctions has not convinced Iran to stop enriching uranium
Aug.31  Sweden  Donors turn to Palestinian crisis