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B. 01-07 Iran boats threatened US ships Strait of Hormuz, Iran
01-17 Kenya 'turned into killing field' Kenya
D. 01-22 Palestinians blow up border wall Gaza
E. 02-22 Turkish troops enter Iraq Northern Iraq
F. 02-28 Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip Gaza
G. 02-29 Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan Afghanistan
H. 03-25 Iraq forces battle Basra militias Basra
I. 06-18 Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza Gaza

Summary.     Click for More > President charged with genocide Israel swaps prisoners for bodies   Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
Iran boats threatened US ships Kenya 'turned into killing field'   Opposition leader Odinga has accused the government and the police of turning the country into 'killing fields of the innocent' Palestinians blow up border wall   Thousands of people fled after hearing explosions. Masked Palestinian gunmen blew holes in a border wall Turkish troops enter Iraq Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan   Top FARC leader killed by Colombians   Raul Reyes, the top commander of left-wing guerrillas was killed in an air raid followed by a ground operation Iraq forces battle Basra militias   Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza  A truce between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect at 6 a.m. local time, after both sides spent the previous day trading blows Betancourt rescued from FARC
Jan.7   Iran
 UN Tribunal  Taylor war crimes trial resumes
Jan.15  Gaza  Israeli Gaza City raid kills 16
Jan.16  Tribal Areas  Militants overrun fort
Jan.17   Kenya
Jan.22   Gaza
Jan.30  Jerusalem  War report piles pressure on Olmert
Feb.2  Chad  Rebels move in on Chad capital
Feb.4  Chad  Rebels withdraw from capital
Feb.19  Japan  Marine suspected of rape
Feb.20  Hawaii  US missile hits 'toxic satellite'
Feb.22   Northern Iraq
 Baghdad  Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire
 Iraq  'Surge' produces some results
 Guam  B-2 stealth bomber crashed
Feb.25  Northern Iraq  Turks claim 41 rebels killed
Feb.28   Gaza
Feb.29   Afghanistan
Mar.1   Ecuador
 Gaza  Palestinians: Israel attacks kill dozens
Mar.6  Thailand  Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer'
Mar.7  Dominican Republic  Leaders say Colombia crisis over
Mar.13  Senegal  Sudan and Chad strike peace deal
Mar.25   Basra
Mar.27  Iraq  Death toll climbs as fighting rages on
Apr.11  Sadr City  Iraq sends tanks into Sadr City
Apr.21  Georgia  Georgia accuses Russia of downing plane
Apr.22  Darfur  Darfur deaths 'could be 300,000'
Apr.24  Syria  Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme'
Apr.30  Somalia  Air raid kills militants
May.9  Beirut  Hezbollah takes over west Beirut
May.18  Colombia  Rebel leader surrenders
May.19  Venezuela  U.S. plane strays into Venezuela
Jun.1  Iraq  Iraqi, American death tolls drop in May
 Australia  Australia ends operations in Iraq
Jun.9  Somalia  Factions sign peace deal
Jun.11  West Pakistan  U.S.-led troops behind border deaths
Jun.18  Gaza  Israelis, Palestinians battle before truce
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Jun.24  Gaza  First violation of Israeli, Hamas truce
Jun.29  France  Shooting demo uses real bullets, injures 16
Jul.2   Colombia
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages.    Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing h...
Jul.8  Czech Republic  US and Czechs sign defence deal
 Iran  Iran tests new long-range missile
Jul.14   Sudan
Jul.16   Israel
Jul.21   Serbia
  U.N. war crimes tribunal: Former Bosnian Serb president has been arrested after more than a decade in hiding.    Radovan Karadzic, 63, accused of masterminding ethnic cleansing deportations and killings of Bosnian Muslims and Croats. Karadzic was the Bosnian Serb political l...
Jul.31  Netherlands  Karadzic appears in war crimes court Aug.2  Gaza  Fleeing Fatah supporters enter Israel Aug.3  Western China  Chinese border attack kills 16 Aug.7   South Ossetia Heavy fighting in South Ossetia   Georgian forces and separatists have been exchanging heavy fire just hours after agreeing to a ceasefire and Russian-mediated talks  Baghdad  U.S. troops may leave by 2011 Aug.8   South Ossetia   Georgia under attack by Russian tanks Map of Tskhinvali Georgia
  Georgia's president said that his country is under attack by Russian tanks and warplanes, and he accused Russia of targeting civilians.    Saakashvili: All day today, they've been bombing Georgia from numerous warplanes and specifically ...
Aug.10  South Ossetia  Georgian troops forced to withdraw Aug.12   Moscow Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia  Georgia  Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal Aug.13  Georgia  Russian advance flares Georgia tensions Aug.14  Poland  Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal Aug.16  Georgia  Russia digs in amid pullout calls Aug.18  Georgia  Russia begins Georgia troop 'pull back' Aug.19  Kabul  10 French soldiers killed in fighting Aug.21  Pakistan  Bombers hit arms factory Aug.27  Georgia  U.S. ship arrives in Georgia Sep.3  Tribal Areas  U.S. troops attack in Pakistan Sep.9  Washington  Bush reshuffles war-zone troops Sep.10  Venezuela  2 Russian bombers land in Venezuela Sep.22  West Pakistan  Pakistan troops 'repel US raid' Sep.25   Somalia   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company Sep.30  Georgia  EU monitors begin Georgia mission Oct.5  Georgia  Russian troops leave Georgian posts  Saudi Arabia  Saudi hosts Afghan peace talks w. Taliban Oct.8  Western Afghanistan  US probe: airstrike killed 33 civilians Nov.6  Congo  Cease-fire unraveling as fighting spreads Nov.8  Russian Far East  Twenty die on Russian submarine Nov.16  Baghdad  Iraq cabinet backs US troops deal Nov.19  Somalia  Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames Nov.25  Washington  Gates 'to stay as Pentagon chief' Nov.26  Mumbai  Troops confront attackers Nov.27  Mumbai  Forces fight through siege hotels Nov.28  Mumbai  Police declare Mumbai siege over Dec.3  Norway  Nations sign cluster bomb treaty Dec.18  Tanzania  Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide  Gaza  Hamas declares Israel truce over Dec.19   Washington US to send 3,000 more troops to Afgh-an Dec.23  Guinea  Coup as president dies Dec.26  Pakistan  Pakistan moves troops to India border Dec.27   Gaza   Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
  At least 225 killed in Israeli attacks. An Israeli army spokeswoman said her country is ready to continue the attacks 'as long as it takes'.    Israel was responding to an escalation in rocket attacks from Gaza. Missiles struck security compounds and militant bases. About 700 ot...
Dec.28  Gaza  Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels Dec.29  Jerusalem  Barak: Israel in 'all-out war' with Hamas Dec.30  Gaza  Growing calls for Gaza ceasefire



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Palestinians blow up border wall
Rebels move in on Chad capital
Turkish troops enter Iraq
Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip
Iraq forces battle Basra militias
Darfur deaths 'could be 300,000'
Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme'
Hezbollah takes over west Beirut
Iraqi, American death tolls drop in May
Factions sign peace deal
Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza
President charged with genocide
Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
President charged with genocide
Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
Hamas declares Israel truce over
Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire
Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme'
Factions sign peace deal
Israeli Gaza City raid kills 16
Rebels move in on Chad capital
Rebels withdraw from capital
Iraq forces battle Basra militias
Hezbollah takes over west Beirut
Hamas declares Israel truce over
Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire
'Surge' produces some results
Factions sign peace deal
Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza
Fleeing Fatah supporters enter Israel
Israel
Palestinians blow up border wall
War report piles pressure on Olmert
Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip
Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza
Israel swaps prisoners for bodies
Fleeing Fatah supporters enter Israel
Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
Hamas declares Israel truce over
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Israeli Gaza City raid kills 16
Hamas declares Israel truce over
Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza
Fleeing Fatah supporters enter Israel
Europe
Georgia accuses Russia of downing plane
Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia
Russian advance flares Georgia tensions
Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal
Taylor war crimes trial resumes
Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal
Nations sign cluster bomb treaty
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Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia
Russian troops leave Georgian posts
Nations sign cluster bomb treaty
Africa
Kenya 'turned into killing field'
Rebels move in on Chad capital
Darfur deaths 'could be 300,000'
Cease-fire unraveling as fighting spreads
Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide
Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide
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Rebels move in on Chad capital
Rebels withdraw from capital
Cease-fire unraveling as fighting spreads
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Iraq
Turkish troops enter Iraq
Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire
Iraq forces battle Basra militias
Iraqi, American death tolls drop in May
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Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire
Turks claim 41 rebels killed
Iraq forces battle Basra militias
Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire
'Surge' produces some results
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Georgia accuses Russia of downing plane
Heavy fighting in South Ossetia
Georgia under attack by Russian tanks
Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia
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Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia
Russian troops leave Georgian posts
South Asia
Militants overrun fort
Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan
Chinese border attack kills 16
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Militants overrun fort
Chinese border attack kills 16
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Latin America
Top FARC leader killed by Colombians
Rebel leader surrenders
Betancourt rescued from FARC
Betancourt rescued from FARC
Leaders say Colombia crisis over
Top FARC leader killed by Colombians
Rebel leader surrenders
Betancourt rescued from FARC
Leaders say Colombia crisis over
Rebel leader surrenders
Georgia
Georgia accuses Russia of downing plane
Heavy fighting in South Ossetia
Georgia under attack by Russian tanks
Russian advance flares Georgia tensions
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Russian troops leave Georgian posts
East Africa
Kenya 'turned into killing field'
Factions sign peace deal
Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
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Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide
Factions sign peace deal
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South America
Top FARC leader killed by Colombians
Rebel leader surrenders
Betancourt rescued from FARC
Betancourt rescued from FARC
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Betancourt rescued from FARC
Rebel leader surrenders
Central Africa
Rebels move in on Chad capital
Cease-fire unraveling as fighting spreads
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January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Sri Lanka  Deadly bomb blast strikes Colombo
Jan.2  Sri Lanka  Government pulls out of cease-fire
Jan.7   Iran  
  5 speedboats harassed 3 US navy ships, approaching them and radioing a threat to blow them up.    The video and audio recordings shot from one of the three US ships, shows several small ...
  UN Tribunal Taylor war crimes trial resumes  Naples  Soldiers bulldoze Naples rubbish Jan.11  Venezuela  Chavez makes Colombia rebel call Jan.15   Gaza Israeli Gaza City raid kills 16 Jan.16   Tribal Areas   Militants overrun fort   Hundreds of militants have overrun a paramilitary fort in north-west Pakistan, killing or kidnapping many troops Jan.17   Kenya   Kenya 'turned into killing field'
  Opposition leader Odinga has accused the government and the police of turning the country into 'killing fields of the innocent'
Jan.18  Gaza  Israeli attack levels Hamas building Jan.22   Gaza   Palestinians blow up border wall
  Thousands of people fled after hearing explosions. Masked Palestinian gunmen blew holes in a border wall
 The Gazans rushed to buy food, fuel that have become scarce because of a blockade
Jan.23  Congo  Report: 5 million killed in Congo conflict Jan.25  Gaza  Egyptians retreat from Gaza fence Jan.30   Jerusalem     War report piles pressure on Olmert  A report about inconclusive war in Lebanon could determine whether PM holds onto his job long enough to try to make peace with the Palestini... Jan.31  West Pakistan  CIA kills top al Qaeda terrorist

February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2   Chad   Rebels move in on Chad capital   Ambassador to the U.S. has insisted that an uprising is being quashed by government troops amid reports that 400 rebels had entered the city Feb.4   Chad Rebels withdraw from capital Feb.6  Iraq  Video claims to show al Qaeda kid camp Feb.8  Moscow  Putin vows 'arms race' response  Darfur  Sudan bombs rebel forces Feb.14  Beirut  Hezbollah chief: Israel faces 'open war' Feb.19   Japan Marine suspected of rape Feb.20   Hawaii US missile hits 'toxic satellite'   The US has successfully struck a disabled spy satellite USA 193 with a missile fired from a warship in waters west of Hawaii Feb.22   Northern Iraq     Turkish troops enter Iraq
  Turkish ground forces have crossed the border into northern Iraq to target Kurdish rebels to be sheltering there.    The raid began after an ai...
  Baghdad Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire  Iran  Iran 'nuclear questions remain'   Iraq 'Surge' produces some results   Guam B-2 stealth bomber crashed Feb.23  Northern Iraq  PKK 'shoots down Turkish chopper' Feb.25   Northern Iraq Turks claim 41 rebels killed Feb.28   Gaza Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip
  Israeli forces have kept up attacks on the Strip, where they have killed at least 32 Palestinians, militants and civilians. Gazan drivers are staying at home
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
 Northern Iraq  Turkish troops pull out of Iraq  USA  Boeing loses out in $40bn US deal

March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Ecuador   Top FARC leader killed by Colombians
  Raul Reyes, the top commander of left-wing guerrillas was killed in an air raid followed by a ground operation
 Ecuador has protested to Colombia over the incursion. Raul Reyes died along with at least 16 other rebels and one Colombian soldier
  Gaza Palestinians: Israel attacks kill dozens Mar.2  Gaza  Israel begins Gaza withdrawal Mar.6   Thailand Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer' Mar.7   Dominican Republic   Leaders say Colombia crisis over   The presidents of Ecuador, Venezuela and Colombia have shaken hands at a summit, marking the end of a crisis triggered by a cross-border rai... Mar.13   Senegal Sudan and Chad strike peace deal Mar.15  Albania  4 dead, 170 injured in blast Mar.19  Washington  Bush speech hails Iraq 'victory' Mar.23  Baghdad  U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 4,000 Mar.25   Basra   Iraq forces battle Basra militias Map of Basra Iraq
  Heavy fighting has been raging as thousands of Iraqi troops battle Shia militias in the southern city. British forces carried out air strikes.    Clashes have spread to Baghdad's Sadr City. 3 Iraqi army brigades were deployed to Basra as back-up for the offensive. Up...
 Iraq  Unrest spreads around Shia Iraq Mar.26  Baghdad  Ultimatum as cease-fire in jeopardy Mar.27   Iraq Death toll climbs as fighting rages on  Baghdad  Baghdad under curfew amid clashes  North Korea  N. Korea 'test-fires missiles' Mar.28  Basra  Iraqis' Basra fight not going well Mar.30  Basra  Moqtada Sadr calls off militias

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.4  Washington  Blackwater Iraq contract to be renewed Apr.6  Sochi  Bush, Putin disagree on missile defense Apr.7  Iraq  Religious leaders want militia intact Apr.10  Washington  Bush backs Iraq withdrawal freeze Apr.11   Sadr City Iraq sends tanks into Sadr City
Apr.19  Somalia  82 reported killed in Mogadishu Apr.21   Georgia   Georgia accuses Russia of downing plane  Georgia's air force commander: A Russian fighter jet has shot down an unmanned spy plane as it flew over the breakaway region of Abkhazia Apr.22   Darfur   Darfur deaths 'could be 300,000'  UN head of humanitarian affairs John Holmes: An estimated 300,000 people may have died as a result of the conflict. That is an increase of 5... Apr.23  Sri Lanka  Scores killed as troops and rebels clash Apr.24   Syria   Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme'   The United States has accused N. Korea of helping Syria build a nuclear reactor that 'was not intended for peaceful purposes' Apr.30   Somalia Air raid kills militants

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May.9   Beirut     Hezbollah takes over west Beirut  Gunmen from the Shia militant group have seized most of western Beirut, driving out supporters of the Western-backed government May.11  Beirut  Hezbollah forces take revolt to mountains May.15  Colombia  Farc rebel link files 'genuine' May.18   Colombia   Rebel leader surrenders  Nelly Avila Moreno, also known as 'Karina' surrendered, the latest major blow for insurgents who have waged war against the state for 40 ye... May.19   Venezuela U.S. plane strays into Venezuela
May.26  Iran  Iran 'withholds nuclear details'

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Iraq   Iraqi, American death tolls drop in May  The number of deaths among Iraqi civilians, police and insurgents fell sharply, and the monthly death toll for U.S. troops hit its lowest since...   Australia Australia ends operations in Iraq
Jun.2  Syria  Syria agrees to nuclear probe Jun.6  Jerusalem  Israel threatens Iran with attack Jun.8  Venezuela  End struggle, Chavez urges Farc Jun.9   Somalia Factions sign peace deal  The government has signed a peace deal with an opposition bloc aimed at ending 17 years of conflict in the country Jun.11   West Pakistan U.S.-led troops behind border deaths Jun.17  Hamas  Hamas sources say truce with Israel near  Israel  Israel and Hamas 'agree truce'  USA  Senior officer cleared in Haditha deaths Jun.18   Gaza Israelis, Palestinians battle before truce   Gaza     Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza
  A truce between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect at 6 a.m. local time, after both sides spent the previous day trading blows
 Under the terms, Israel will ease its blockade on Gaza and talks to release an Israeli soldier held by Hamas are expected to resume. Olmert has warned that the truce will be fragile
Jun.19  UN Security Council  UN classifies rape a 'war tactic' Jun.24   Gaza First violation of Israeli, Hamas truce
Jun.28  Peshawar  Pakistan launches Taliban offensive Jun.29  Jerusalem  Israel OKs Hezbollah prisoner deal   France Shooting demo uses real bullets, injures 16

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2   Colombia   Betancourt rescued from FARC
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages
 Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing healthy after being held for 6 years in the jungle, Betancourt walked down from a military jet in Bogota and hugged her mother and husband
Jul.4  Pakistan  Musharraf accused of N. Korea nuke deal Jul.5  Eastern Afghanistan  Airstrikes kill civilians Jul.8   Czech Republic US and Czechs sign defence deal   Iran Iran tests new long-range missile   The Iranian Revolutionary Guards have successfully test-fired a Shahab-3, whose range puts it within reach of Israel Jul.9  Darfur  Attack kills 7 U.N. peacekeepers Jul.13  Afghanistan  At least 8 US soldiers have been killed Jul.14   Sudan   President charged with genocide
  The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has filed charges against Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a campaign of violence in Darfur.    Luis Moreno-Ocampo told judges at The Hague that al-Bashir bore criminal responsibility for alleged atrocities committed...
Jul.16   Israel     Israel swaps prisoners for bodies
  Israel identified the bodies it received from Hezbollah in a prisoner swap as those of two Israeli soldiers abducted in 2006.    Israel has handed over 5 Lebanese prisoners and is releasing the remains of 200 Lebanese and other fighters. El...
Jul.17  Israel  Israel buries remains of returned soldier Jul.21   Serbia   Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
  U.N. war crimes tribunal: Former Bosnian Serb president has been arrested after more than a decade in hiding
 Radovan Karadzic, 63, accused of masterminding ethnic cleansing deportations and killings of Bosnian Muslims and Croats. Karadzic was the Bosnian Serb political leader during the 1992-1995 war that followed Bosnia-Herzegovina's secession from Yugoslavia the time of the Srebrenica massacre and the 44-month siege of Sarajevo
Jul.23  Pakistan  Pakistan warns of nuclear arms race Jul.31   Netherlands Karadzic appears in war crimes court  UN Security Council  UN extends Darfur peace mission

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Aug.2   Gaza     Fleeing Fatah supporters enter Israel   About 180 pro-Fatah Palestinians seeking refuge from a Hamas crackdown in Gaza City were allowed into Israel 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.6  Mauritania  Rengade officers stage coup Aug.7   South Ossetia   Heavy fighting in South Ossetia
Map of Tskhinvali Georgia
  Georgian forces and separatists have been exchanging heavy fire just hours after agreeing to a ceasefire and Russian-mediated talks
 The separatist stronghold of Tskhinvali appears to be under siege, with a series of huge explosions
  Baghdad U.S. troops may leave by 2011 Aug.8   South Ossetia     Georgia under attack by Russian tanks Map of Tskhinvali Georgia
  Georgia's president said that his country is under attack by Russian tanks and warplanes, and he accused Russia of targeting civilians
 Saakashvili: All day today, they've been bombing Georgia from numerous warplanes and specifically targeting (the) civilian population. 150 Russian tanks and other vehicles had entered South Ossetia
Aug.9  Georgia  Russian jets attack, killing 60 people Aug.10   South Ossetia Georgian troops forced to withdraw Aug.11  Southern Afghanistan  U.S. air strike kills 25 militants, 8 civilians  South Ossetia  Russian military pushes into Georgia Aug.12   Moscow   Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia
  The Russian and French presidents announced a 6-point plan of principles for settling the immediate conflict.    Russian President Medvedev orders an end to military...
  Georgia Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal
Aug.13   Georgia Russian advance flares Georgia tensions   An advancing Russian military convoy sparked concerns of a major return to hostilities a day after a cease-fire came into effect  Georgia  15,000 Russian troops in Georgia Aug.14   Poland Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal  A preliminary deal to place part of a U.S. ballistic missile defense system in Poland has drawn sharp objections from Russia  Georgia  Russian tanks 'on the move' Aug.16  Moscow  Russia signs cease-fire, tensions remain   Georgia Russia digs in amid pullout calls Aug.17  Moscow  Russia: Troop withdrawal to begin Monday Aug.18   Georgia Russia begins Georgia troop 'pull back' Aug.19   Kabul 10 French soldiers killed in fighting Aug.20  Poland  US and Poland seal missile deal Aug.21   Pakistan Bombers hit arms factory Aug.22  Georgia  Russians 'putting on peacekeeper hats' Aug.23  Georgia  Russia to keep forces at key port  Somalia  City clears bodies after deadly clashes Aug.24  Jerusalem  200 Palestinian prisoners to be freed Aug.27   Georgia U.S. ship arrives in Georgia Aug.28  Sochi  Putin: U.S. orchestrated Georgian war

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
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.9   Washington Bush reshuffles war-zone troops
Sep.10   Venezuela   2 Russian bombers land in Venezuela   The Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers have landed at a Venezuelan airfield, from which they will carry out training flights for several day  Pakistan  Pakistan orders end to foreign incursions Sep.15  Baghdad  Gates arrives to oversee command change Sep.17  Southern Iraq  7 U.S. soldiers die in copter crash Sep.22   West Pakistan Pakistan troops 'repel US raid' Sep.25   Somalia   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company
Sep.30   Georgia EU monitors begin Georgia mission

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1  South Korea  Two Koreas end brief military talks Oct.5   Georgia   Russian troops leave Georgian posts  Russian troops began dismantling positions Sunday in the so-called security zones inside Georgia they have occupied since August's brief but...   Saudi Arabia Saudi hosts Afghan peace talks w. Taliban
Oct.8   Western Afghanistan US probe: airstrike killed 33 civilians Oct.10  Norway  Ex-Finnish leader wins Nobel Peace Prize  Washington  U.S. would support talks with Taliban Oct.12  Tribal Areas  Suspected U.S. strike kills 4 Oct.15  Cambodia  Cambodian-Thai stand-off Oct.26  Northern Syria  U.S. launch cross-border raid in Syria Oct.27  Congo  Tutsi rebels advancing on city of Goma  Tribal Areas  US missile strike has killed up to 20 people Oct.28  Sri Lanka  Tamil Tigers carried out air strikes  North Korea  North Korea will turn South into 'debris'

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.6   Congo   Cease-fire unraveling as fighting spreads  A fragile cease-fire appeared to be unraveling as battles between warlord Laurent Nkunda's rebels and the army spread to another town Nov.8   Russian Far East Twenty die on Russian submarine
Nov.11  Global  World marks end of 'war to end all wars'  Congo  Looting, rapes as peace fades Nov.16   Baghdad Iraq cabinet backs US troops deal  Congo  U.N. envoy meets Congolese rebel leader Nov.19   Somalia Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames Nov.20  UN Security Council  UN agrees DR Congo troop increase Nov.23  Somalia  Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker Nov.25   Washington Gates 'to stay as Pentagon chief' Nov.26   Mumbai Troops confront attackers Nov.27   Mumbai Forces fight through siege hotels  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 ...

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Dec.2  NATO  NATO 'to resume ties with Russia' Dec.3   Norway Nations sign cluster bomb treaty  The first of more than 100 countries (excluding US, Russia and China) have begun signing a treaty to ban current designs of cluster Dec.6  Pakistan  Pakistan 'feared Indian attack' Dec.7  Kashmir  Pakistan 'raids militant camp' Dec.13  Somalia  Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates' Dec.17  Baghdad  UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July' Dec.18   Tanzania Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide  The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on convicted Theoneste Bagosora, 67, the 'mastermind', and sentenced him to life in prison   Gaza   Hamas declares Israel truce over  The Islamist militant group says it has ended its six-month ceasefire with Israel in the Gaza Strip. It expired at 0400 GMT on Friday Dec.19   Washington   US to send 3,000 more troops to Afgh-an
  Defense Secretary Robert Gates has signed a deployment order to move an additional 3,000 troops next year as a part of a combat aviation brigade
Dec.20  Somalia  Iranian warships sent to Somali waters Dec.23   Guinea   Coup as president dies  An army captain announced what appeared to be a military coup, but the prime minister later said the government was functioning  Guinea  Coup leaders name council Dec.24  Gaza  Hamas launch more rockets into Israel Dec.25  Somalia  German navy foils Somali pirates Dec.26   Pakistan Pakistan moves troops to India border Dec.27   Gaza     Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
  At least 225 killed in Israeli attacks. An Israeli army spokeswoman said her country is ready to continue the attacks 'as long as it takes'
 Israel was responding to an escalation in rocket attacks from Gaza. Missiles struck security compounds and militant bases. About 700 others were wounded. Gaza officials: Most of those killed were policemen in the Hamas militant movement, but women and children also died
Dec.28   Gaza Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels  Gaza  Israeli airstrikes in Gaza enter third day Dec.29   Jerusalem Barak: Israel in 'all-out war' with Hamas  Gaza  Gaza death toll exceeds 375 Dec.30   Gaza Growing calls for Gaza ceasefire  Gaza  Israel considers truce amid airstrikes Dec.31  Jerusalem  Israel rejects Gaza truce calls  UN Security Council  UN holds Gaza crisis discussion


  Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme'   The United States has accused N. Korea of helping Syria build a nuclear reactor that 'was not intended for peaceful purposes'   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks




World, War & Army, 2008 Weapons of Mass Destruction Politics Timeline ... See World Weapons of Mass Destruction Politics timeline Top ^
2008
Feb.22  Iran  Iran 'nuclear questions remain'
Apr.24   Syria
Jun.2  Syria  Syria agrees to nuclear probe
Jun.6  Jerusalem  Israel threatens Iran with attack
Jul.4  Pakistan  Musharraf accused of N. Korea nuke deal
Jul.23  Pakistan  Pakistan warns of nuclear arms race
Sep.25   Somalia
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company
Nov.19   Somalia Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames
Nov.23  Somalia  Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker Dec.13  Somalia  Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates' Dec.20  Somalia  Iranian warships sent to Somali waters Dec.25  Somalia  German navy foils Somali pirates



World, War & Army, 2008 Soldiers Die Timeline ... See World Soldiers Die timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.1  Sri Lanka  Deadly bomb blast strikes Colombo Mar.23  Baghdad  U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 4,000 Apr.19  Somalia  82 reported killed in Mogadishu Jun.1   Iraq Iraqi, American death tolls drop in May  The number of deaths among Iraqi civilians, police and insurgents fell sharply, and the monthly death toll for U.S. troops hit its lowest since... Jul.13  Afghanistan  At least 8 US soldiers have been killed Jul.16   Israel   Israel swaps prisoners for bodies
  Israel identified the bodies it received from Hezbollah in a prisoner swap as those of two Israeli soldiers abducted in 2006.    Israel has handed over 5 Lebanese prisoners and is releasing the remains of 200 Lebanese and other fighters. El...
Jul.17  Israel  Israel buries remains of returned soldier Aug.19   Kabul 10 French soldiers killed in fighting Aug.27   Georgia U.S. ship arrives in Georgia Sep.17  Southern Iraq  7 U.S. soldiers die in copter crash



World, War & Army, 2008 Arms Timeline ... See World Arms timeline Top ^
2008 Mar.6   Thailand Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer'
Mar.15  Albania  4 dead, 170 injured in blast Aug.21   Pakistan Bombers hit arms factory Sep.25   Somalia   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company




World, War & Army, 2008 Border Conflict Timeline ... See World Border Conflict timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.22   Gaza Palestinians blow up border wall
  Thousands of people fled after hearing explosions. Masked Palestinian gunmen blew holes in a border wall
 The Gazans rushed to buy food, fuel that have become scarce because of a blockade
Jan.25  Gaza  Egyptians retreat from Gaza fence Jun.11   West Pakistan U.S.-led troops behind border deaths Oct.15  Cambodia  Cambodian-Thai stand-off



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2008 Jan.7   UN Tribunal Taylor war crimes trial resumes
Feb.19   Japan Marine suspected of rape Apr.22   Darfur Darfur deaths 'could be 300,000'  UN head of humanitarian affairs John Holmes: An estimated 300,000 people may have died as a result of the conflict. That is an increase of 5... Jun.19  UN Security Council  UN classifies rape a 'war tactic' Jul.9  Darfur  Attack kills 7 U.N. peacekeepers Jul.14   Sudan   President charged with genocide
  The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has filed charges against Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a campaign of violence in Darfur.    Luis Moreno-Ocampo told judges at The Hague that al-Bashir bore criminal responsibility for alleged atrocities committed...
Jul.21   Serbia   Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
  U.N. war crimes tribunal: Former Bosnian Serb president has been arrested after more than a decade in hiding
 Radovan Karadzic, 63, accused of masterminding ethnic cleansing deportations and killings of Bosnian Muslims and Croats. Karadzic was the Bosnian Serb political leader during the 1992-1995 war that followed Bosnia-Herzegovina's secession from Yugoslavia the time of the Srebrenica massacre and the 44-month siege of Sarajevo
Jul.31   Netherlands Karadzic appears in war crimes court Nov.11  Congo  Looting, rapes as peace fades Dec.18   Tanzania Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide  The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on convicted Theoneste Bagosora, 67, the 'mastermind', and sentenced him to life in prison



World, War & Army, 2008 Ground Forces Timeline ... See World Ground Forces timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.7  Naples  Soldiers bulldoze Naples rubbish Feb.22   Northern Iraq   Turkish troops enter Iraq
  Turkish ground forces have crossed the border into northern Iraq to target Kurdish rebels to be sheltering there.    The raid began after an ai...
Aug.8   South Ossetia   Georgia under attack by Russian tanks Map of Tskhinvali Georgia
  Georgia's president said that his country is under attack by Russian tanks and warplanes, and he accused Russia of targeting civilians
 Saakashvili: All day today, they've been bombing Georgia from numerous warplanes and specifically targeting (the) civilian population. 150 Russian tanks and other vehicles had entered South Ossetia
Aug.13  Georgia  15,000 Russian troops in Georgia Aug.14  Georgia  Russian tanks 'on the move' Aug.23  Georgia  Russia to keep forces at key port 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



World, War & Army, 2008 Navy Timeline ... See World Navy timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.7   Iran Iran boats threatened US ships
Map of Strait of Hormuz Iran
  5 speedboats harassed 3 US navy ships, approaching them and radioing a threat to blow them up.    The video and audio recordings shot from one of the three US ships, shows several small ...
Aug.27   Georgia U.S. ship arrives in Georgia Nov.8   Russian Far East Twenty die on Russian submarine Nov.8   Russian Far East Twenty die on Russian submarine Nov.19   Somalia Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames Dec.13  Somalia  Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates' Dec.20  Somalia  Iranian warships sent to Somali waters Dec.25  Somalia  German navy foils Somali pirates



World, War & Army, 2008 Bomb Timeline ... See World Bomb timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.1  Sri Lanka  Deadly bomb blast strikes Colombo Apr.7  Iraq  Religious leaders want militia intact Aug.6  Mauritania  Rengade officers stage coup Aug.21   Pakistan Bombers hit arms factory
Dec.23   Guinea Coup as president dies  An army captain announced what appeared to be a military coup, but the prime minister later said the government was functioning Dec.23  Guinea  Coup leaders name council



World, War & Army, 2008 Justice Timeline ... See World Justice timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.7   UN Tribunal Taylor war crimes trial resumes
Jan.7  Naples  Soldiers bulldoze Naples rubbish Jun.17  USA  Senior officer cleared in Haditha deaths Jul.14   Sudan   President charged with genocide
  The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has filed charges against Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a campaign of violence in Darfur.    Luis Moreno-Ocampo told judges at The Hague that al-Bashir bore criminal responsibility for alleged atrocities committed...
Jul.31   Netherlands Karadzic appears in war crimes court
Dec.18   Tanzania Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide  The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on convicted Theoneste Bagosora, 67, the 'mastermind', and sentenced him to life in prison



World, War & Army, 2008 Missiles Timeline ... See World Missiles timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.20   Hawaii US missile hits 'toxic satellite'   The US has successfully struck a disabled spy satellite USA 193 with a missile fired from a warship in waters west of Hawaii Mar.27  North Korea  N. Korea 'test-fires missiles' Apr.6  Sochi  Bush, Putin disagree on missile defense Jun.24   Gaza First violation of Israeli, Hamas truce
Jul.8   Iran Iran tests new long-range missile   The Iranian Revolutionary Guards have successfully test-fired a Shahab-3, whose range puts it within reach of Israel Aug.14   Poland Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal  A preliminary deal to place part of a U.S. ballistic missile defense system in Poland has drawn sharp objections from Russia Aug.20  Poland  US and Poland seal missile deal Oct.12  Tribal Areas  Suspected U.S. strike kills 4 Oct.27  Tribal Areas  US missile strike has killed up to 20 people Dec.24  Gaza  Hamas launch more rockets into Israel



World, War & Army, 2008 Civil War Timeline ... See World Civil War timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.17   Kenya Kenya 'turned into killing field'
  Opposition leader Odinga has accused the government and the police of turning the country into 'killing fields of the innocent'
Jul.2   Colombia   Betancourt rescued from FARC
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages
 Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing healthy after being held for 6 years in the jungle, Betancourt walked down from a military jet in Bogota and hugged her mother and husband




World, War & Army, 2008 Anniversary Timeline ... See World Anniversary timeline Top ^
2008 Mar.19  Washington  Bush speech hails Iraq 'victory' Nov.11  Global  World marks end of 'war to end all wars'



World, War & Army, 2008 Warning Timeline ... See World Warning timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.8  Moscow  Putin vows 'arms race' response Feb.14  Beirut  Hezbollah chief: Israel faces 'open war' May.26  Iran  Iran 'withholds nuclear details' Jun.2  Syria  Syria agrees to nuclear probe Oct.28  North Korea  North Korea will turn South into 'debris'



World, War & Army, 2008 Summit Timeline ... See World Summit timeline Top ^
2008 Mar.7   Dominican Republic   Leaders say Colombia crisis over   The presidents of Ecuador, Venezuela and Colombia have shaken hands at a summit, marking the end of a crisis triggered by a cross-border rai...



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2008 Feb.28   Gaza Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip
  Israeli forces have kept up attacks on the Strip, where they have killed at least 32 Palestinians, militants and civilians. Gazan drivers are staying at home
Mar.28  Basra  Iraqis' Basra fight not going well Apr.11   Sadr City Iraq sends tanks into Sadr City Apr.21   Georgia Georgia accuses Russia of downing plane  Georgia's air force commander: A Russian fighter jet has shot down an unmanned spy plane as it flew over the breakaway region of Abkhazia Jun.18   Gaza Israelis, Palestinians battle before truce Jun.28  Peshawar  Pakistan launches Taliban offensive Aug.10   South Ossetia Georgian troops forced to withdraw Aug.11  South Ossetia  Russian military pushes into Georgia Aug.13   Georgia Russian advance flares Georgia tensions   An advancing Russian military convoy sparked concerns of a major return to hostilities a day after a cease-fire came into effect Aug.16   Georgia Russia digs in amid pullout calls Aug.22  Georgia  Russians 'putting on peacekeeper hats' Sep.22   West Pakistan Pakistan troops 'repel US raid' Oct.26  Northern Syria  U.S. launch cross-border raid in Syria Nov.26   Mumbai Troops confront attackers Nov.27   Mumbai Forces fight through siege hotels Dec.6  Pakistan  Pakistan 'feared Indian attack'



World, War & Army, 2008 Agreement Timeline ... See World Agreement timeline Top ^
2008 Mar.13   Senegal Sudan and Chad strike peace deal
Jun.9   Somalia Factions sign peace deal  The government has signed a peace deal with an opposition bloc aimed at ending 17 years of conflict in the country Jun.17  Israel  Israel and Hamas 'agree truce' Jul.8   Czech Republic US and Czechs sign defence deal Aug.12   Georgia Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal Aug.14   Poland Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal  A preliminary deal to place part of a U.S. ballistic missile defense system in Poland has drawn sharp objections from Russia Aug.16  Moscow  Russia signs cease-fire, tensions remain Aug.20  Poland  US and Poland seal missile deal Nov.16   Baghdad Iraq cabinet backs US troops deal Dec.3   Norway Nations sign cluster bomb treaty  The first of more than 100 countries (excluding US, Russia and China) have begun signing a treaty to ban current designs of cluster



World, War & Army, 2008 Air Force Timeline ... See World Air Force timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.18  Gaza  Israeli attack levels Hamas building Jan.31  West Pakistan  CIA kills top al Qaeda terrorist Feb.8  Darfur  Sudan bombs rebel forces Feb.22   Guam B-2 stealth bomber crashed
Feb.22   Guam B-2 stealth bomber crashed Feb.23  Northern Iraq  PKK 'shoots down Turkish chopper' Feb.29  USA  Boeing loses out in $40bn US deal Feb.29  USA  Boeing loses out in $40bn US deal Mar.1   Gaza Palestinians: Israel attacks kill dozens Apr.6  Sochi  Bush, Putin disagree on missile defense Apr.30   Somalia Air raid kills militants May.19   Venezuela U.S. plane strays into Venezuela Aug.9  Georgia  Russian jets attack, killing 60 people Aug.11  Southern Afghanistan  U.S. air strike kills 25 militants, 8 civilians Sep.10   Venezuela 2 Russian bombers land in Venezuela   The Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers have landed at a Venezuelan airfield, from which they will carry out training flights for several day Sep.15  Baghdad  Gates arrives to oversee command change Sep.17  Southern Iraq  7 U.S. soldiers die in copter crash Oct.28  Sri Lanka  Tamil Tigers carried out air strikes Nov.16  Congo  U.N. envoy meets Congolese rebel leader Dec.27   Gaza   Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
  At least 225 killed in Israeli attacks. An Israeli army spokeswoman said her country is ready to continue the attacks 'as long as it takes'
 Israel was responding to an escalation in rocket attacks from Gaza. Missiles struck security compounds and militant bases. About 700 others were wounded. Gaza officials: Most of those killed were policemen in the Hamas militant movement, but women and children also died
Dec.28   Gaza Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels Dec.28  Gaza  Israeli airstrikes in Gaza enter third day Dec.29  Gaza  Gaza death toll exceeds 375



World, War & Army, 2008 Youth War Timeline ... See World Youth War timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.6  Iraq  Video claims to show al Qaeda kid camp



World, War & Army, 2008 Arrest Timeline ... See World Arrest timeline Top ^
2008 Mar.6   Thailand Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer'
Jul.21   Serbia   Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
  U.N. war crimes tribunal: Former Bosnian Serb president has been arrested after more than a decade in hiding
 Radovan Karadzic, 63, accused of masterminding ethnic cleansing deportations and killings of Bosnian Muslims and Croats. Karadzic was the Bosnian Serb political leader during the 1992-1995 war that followed Bosnia-Herzegovina's secession from Yugoslavia the time of the Srebrenica massacre and the 44-month siege of Sarajevo




World, War & Army, 2008 War Management Timeline ... See World War Management timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.30   Jerusalem   War report piles pressure on Olmert  A report about inconclusive war in Lebanon could determine whether PM holds onto his job long enough to try to make peace with the Palestini... Feb.8  Moscow  Putin vows 'arms race' response Mar.19  Washington  Bush speech hails Iraq 'victory' Apr.4  Washington  Blackwater Iraq contract to be renewed Apr.10  Washington  Bush backs Iraq withdrawal freeze Jun.1   Australia Australia ends operations in Iraq Jul.8   Czech Republic US and Czechs sign defence deal Aug.7   Baghdad U.S. troops may leave by 2011 Aug.17  Moscow  Russia: Troop withdrawal to begin Monday Aug.18   Georgia Russia begins Georgia troop 'pull back' Aug.28  Sochi  Putin: U.S. orchestrated Georgian war Sep.9   Washington Bush reshuffles war-zone troops Sep.10  Pakistan  Pakistan orders end to foreign incursions Sep.15  Baghdad  Gates arrives to oversee command change Oct.1  South Korea  Two Koreas end brief military talks Oct.5   Saudi Arabia Saudi hosts Afghan peace talks w. Taliban Oct.10  Washington  U.S. would support talks with Taliban Nov.16   Baghdad Iraq cabinet backs US troops deal Nov.20  UN Security Council  UN agrees DR Congo troop increase Dec.17  Baghdad  UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July' Dec.19   Washington US to send 3,000 more troops to Afgh-an
  Defense Secretary Robert Gates has signed a deployment order to move an additional 3,000 troops next year as a part of a combat aviation brigade
Dec.26   Pakistan Pakistan moves troops to India border Dec.29   Jerusalem Barak: Israel in 'all-out war' with Hamas Dec.31  UN Security Council  UN holds Gaza crisis discussion



World, War & Army, 2008 Separatists Timeline ... See World Separatists timeline Top ^
2008 Aug.7   South Ossetia Heavy fighting in South Ossetia
Map of Tskhinvali Georgia
  Georgian forces and separatists have been exchanging heavy fire just hours after agreeing to a ceasefire and Russian-mediated talks
 The separatist stronghold of Tskhinvali appears to be under siege, with a series of huge explosions
Aug.28  Sochi  Putin: U.S. orchestrated Georgian war Oct.10  Norway  Ex-Finnish leader wins Nobel Peace Prize Nov.25   Washington Gates 'to stay as Pentagon chief' Dec.23  Guinea  Coup leaders name council



World, War & Army, 2008 Royal Timeline ... See World Royal timeline Top ^
2008 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




World, War & Army, 2008 Rebellion Timeline ... See World Rebellion timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.11  Venezuela  Chavez makes Colombia rebel call Jan.15   Gaza Israeli Gaza City raid kills 16
Jan.16   Tribal Areas Militants overrun fort   Hundreds of militants have overrun a paramilitary fort in north-west Pakistan, killing or kidnapping many troops Feb.2   Chad Rebels move in on Chad capital   Ambassador to the U.S. has insisted that an uprising is being quashed by government troops amid reports that 400 rebels had entered the city Feb.4   Chad Rebels withdraw from capital Feb.25   Northern Iraq Turks claim 41 rebels killed Mar.1   Ecuador   Top FARC leader killed by Colombians
  Raul Reyes, the top commander of left-wing guerrillas was killed in an air raid followed by a ground operation
 Ecuador has protested to Colombia over the incursion. Raul Reyes died along with at least 16 other rebels and one Colombian soldier
Mar.25   Basra Iraq forces battle Basra militias Map of Basra Iraq
  Heavy fighting has been raging as thousands of Iraqi troops battle Shia militias in the southern city. British forces carried out air strikes.    Clashes have spread to Baghdad's Sadr City. 3 Iraqi army brigades were deployed to Basra as back-up for the offensive. Up...
Mar.25  Iraq  Unrest spreads around Shia Iraq Mar.26  Baghdad  Ultimatum as cease-fire in jeopardy Mar.27   Iraq Death toll climbs as fighting rages on Mar.27  Baghdad  Baghdad under curfew amid clashes Mar.30  Basra  Moqtada Sadr calls off militias Apr.7  Iraq  Religious leaders want militia intact Apr.23  Sri Lanka  Scores killed as troops and rebels clash May.9   Beirut   Hezbollah takes over west Beirut  Gunmen from the Shia militant group have seized most of western Beirut, driving out supporters of the Western-backed government May.11  Beirut  Hezbollah forces take revolt to mountains May.15  Colombia  Farc rebel link files 'genuine' May.18   Colombia   Rebel leader surrenders  Nelly Avila Moreno, also known as 'Karina' surrendered, the latest major blow for insurgents who have waged war against the state for 40 ye... Jul.2   Colombia   Betancourt rescued from FARC
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages
 Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing healthy after being held for 6 years in the jungle, Betancourt walked down from a military jet in Bogota and hugged her mother and husband
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 Oct.27  Congo  Tutsi rebels advancing on city of Goma Nov.6   Congo Cease-fire unraveling as fighting spreads  A fragile cease-fire appeared to be unraveling as battles between warlord Laurent Nkunda's rebels and the army spread to another town Dec.7  Kashmir  Pakistan 'raids militant camp' Dec.18   Gaza   Hamas declares Israel truce over  The Islamist militant group says it has ended its six-month ceasefire with Israel in the Gaza Strip. It expired at 0400 GMT on Friday



World, War & Army, 2008 Peace Efforts Timeline ... See World Peace Efforts timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.2  Sri Lanka  Government pulls out of cease-fire Feb.22   Baghdad Al-Sadr extends Mehdi Army cease-fire
Feb.22   Iraq 'Surge' produces some results Feb.29  Northern Iraq  Turkish troops pull out of Iraq Mar.2  Gaza  Israel begins Gaza withdrawal Mar.7   Dominican Republic   Leaders say Colombia crisis over   The presidents of Ecuador, Venezuela and Colombia have shaken hands at a summit, marking the end of a crisis triggered by a cross-border rai... Mar.13   Senegal Sudan and Chad strike peace deal Jun.8  Venezuela  End struggle, Chavez urges Farc Jun.9   Somalia Factions sign peace deal  The government has signed a peace deal with an opposition bloc aimed at ending 17 years of conflict in the country Jun.17  Hamas  Hamas sources say truce with Israel near Jun.17  Israel  Israel and Hamas 'agree truce' Jun.18   Gaza   Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza
  A truce between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect at 6 a.m. local time, after both sides spent the previous day trading blows
 Under the terms, Israel will ease its blockade on Gaza and talks to release an Israeli soldier held by Hamas are expected to resume. Olmert has warned that the truce will be fragile
Jun.29  Jerusalem  Israel OKs Hezbollah prisoner deal Jul.31  UN Security Council  UN extends Darfur peace mission Aug.2   Gaza   Fleeing Fatah supporters enter Israel   About 180 pro-Fatah Palestinians seeking refuge from a Hamas crackdown in Gaza City were allowed into Israel Aug.12   Moscow Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia
  The Russian and French presidents announced a 6-point plan of principles for settling the immediate conflict.    Russian President Medvedev orders an end to military...
Aug.12   Georgia Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal Aug.16  Moscow  Russia signs cease-fire, tensions remain Aug.24  Jerusalem  200 Palestinian prisoners to be freed Sep.30   Georgia EU monitors begin Georgia mission Oct.1  South Korea  Two Koreas end brief military talks Oct.5   Georgia Russian troops leave Georgian posts  Russian troops began dismantling positions Sunday in the so-called security zones inside Georgia they have occupied since August's brief but... Oct.5   Saudi Arabia Saudi hosts Afghan peace talks w. Taliban Oct.10  Norway  Ex-Finnish leader wins Nobel Peace Prize Oct.10  Washington  U.S. would support talks with Taliban Nov.16  Congo  U.N. envoy meets Congolese rebel leader Dec.2  NATO  NATO 'to resume ties with Russia' Dec.3   Norway Nations sign cluster bomb treaty  The first of more than 100 countries (excluding US, Russia and China) have begun signing a treaty to ban current designs of cluster Dec.6  Pakistan  Pakistan 'feared Indian attack' Dec.30   Gaza Growing calls for Gaza ceasefire Dec.30  Gaza  Israel considers truce amid airstrikes Dec.31  Jerusalem  Israel rejects Gaza truce calls Dec.31  UN Security Council  UN holds Gaza crisis discussion



World, War & Army, 2008 Space Exploration Timeline ... See World Space Exploration timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.20   Hawaii US missile hits 'toxic satellite'   The US has successfully struck a disabled spy satellite USA 193 with a missile fired from a warship in waters west of Hawaii



World, War & Army, 2008 Terror Timeline ... See World Terror timeline Top ^
2008 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.18   Gaza   Hamas declares Israel truce over  The Islamist militant group says it has ended its six-month ceasefire with Israel in the Gaza Strip. It expired at 0400 GMT on Friday Dec.24  Gaza  Hamas launch more rockets into Israel



World, War & Army, 2008 Marines Timeline ... See World Marines timeline Top ^
2008 Jun.17  USA  Senior officer cleared in Haditha deaths



World, War & Army, 2008 Collateral Damage Timeline ... See World Collateral Damage timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.23  Congo  Report: 5 million killed in Congo conflict Jun.29   France Shooting demo uses real bullets, injures 16
Jul.5  Eastern Afghanistan  Airstrikes kill civilians Jul.17  Israel  Israel buries remains of returned soldier Aug.23  Somalia  City clears bodies after deadly clashes Oct.8   Western Afghanistan US probe: airstrike killed 33 civilians



World, War & Army, 2008 Military Anniversary Timeline ... See World Military Anniversary timeline Top ^
2008 Nov.11  Global  World marks end of 'war to end all wars'



World, War & Army, 2008 Sex Crime Timeline ... See World Sex Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.19   Japan Marine suspected of rape
Feb.22  Iran  Iran 'nuclear questions remain' Mar.15  Albania  4 dead, 170 injured in blast Apr.24   Syria   Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme'   The United States has accused N. Korea of helping Syria build a nuclear reactor that 'was not intended for peaceful purposes' Jun.19  UN Security Council  UN classifies rape a 'war tactic' Jul.4  Pakistan  Musharraf accused of N. Korea nuke deal Jul.23  Pakistan  Pakistan warns of nuclear arms race