International Events in April 1998
The U.N. votes overwhelmingly in favour of slapping an arms embargo on Yugoslavia to force it to grant more concessions and autonomy to the Kosovo province, where ethnic Albanians are in a majority.
A U.S. federal judge throws out Ms. Paula Jones' civil lawsuit against the U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton, saying her evidence fell far short ``of proving sexual harassment''.
Taiwan test-fires the Hsiung Fang III supersonic anti-ship missile to strengthen its defence against China.
Pakistan officially claims that it has carried out a successful flight test of the Hatf-V or Ghauri surface-to-surface missile with a range of 1,500 km and a payload of 100 kg over land.
France and Britain become the first of the five nuclear powers to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which was signed on September 24, 1996.
One hundred and eighteen pilgrims, including 31 Indians, are killed in a stampede during the ritual of ``stoning the devil'' near Mena in Saudi Arabia on the last day of the Haj.
The warring factions reach a historic Northern Ireland peace accord after the intervention of the U.S. President. The accord paves the way for polls to a new Assembly.
The Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, resigns as part of a power-sharing arrangement with his main coalition partner.
Nepal's King Birendra appoints the chief of the centrist Nepali Congress Party, Mr. Girija Prasad Koiralea, Prime Minister.
Staff of The New York Times win the 1998 Pulitzer prize for international reporting for a series profiling the effects of drug corruption in Mexico. The NYT wins three Pulitzers and the Los Angeles Times two.
The former Venezuelan President, Mr. Carlos Andres Perez, turns himself in to authorities and is placed under house arrest on charges of illegal enrichment.
The Russian President, Mr. Boris Yeltsin, signs a law banning the return to Germany of treasures looted during World War II.
The Nepali Prime Minister, Mr. Girija Prasad Koirala, wins a crucial vote of confidence in the Lower House of Parliament.
The week-long high-level talks between North and South Korea over aid to impoverished Pyongyang collapses in Beijing with both sides blaming each other for the breakdown.
China releases its most prominent dissident leader, Mr. Wang Dan, on medical parole and allows him to go to the U.S.
The embattled Khmer Rouge guerilla movement breaks off talks with the Cambodian Government.
Two special benches of the Lahore and Rawalpindi High Courts order the freezing of all movable and immovable property, agricultural land, lockers and other property worth $300 million belonging to the former Prime Minister, Ms. Benazir Bhutto, her jailed husband, Mr. Asif Zardari, and their associates.
The Security Council decides to retain the sanction regime imposed on Iraq in 1990 in the wake of its invasion of Kuwait.
The Taliban and the Northern Alliance salvage their four-day- long peace talks by agreeing to the formation of a Ulema Commission to resolve disputes.
The IRA gives a cautious welcome to the Northern Ireland peace deal but refuses to lay down weapons.
France ships first of three submarines to Pakistan.