International Events in May 1998
Mr. Suharto, Indonesian President, sues for peace as student protests grow shrill.
Mr. Gohar Ayub Khan, Pakistan's Foreign Minister, seeks reassignment of portfolio.
Afghan peace talks break down.
Roosevelt prize for freedom is awarded to Ms. Mary Robinson, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, and to Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa.
Mr. Hun Sen rules out amnesty to Khmer Rouge leaders.
U.S. denies putting pressure on Israel on troop pull out.
China tests a new air-to-air missile.
G-8 countries target Afghanistan for ``appalling'' human rights abuses.
The CIA launches a probe into intelligence lapses on the Indian nuclear tests.
Japanese emperor Akihito has no apology for war atrocities.
Ms. Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State, fails to achieve a breakthrough in West Asia peace talks.
Cambodia peace talks collapse.
Pakistan rules out giving up the nuclear option.
Pakistan denies nuclear test reports.
Mr. Suharto bows to pressure, resigns as Indonesia's President.
Pressure mounting for nuclear test, says Pakistan Prime Minister, Mr. Nawaz Sharif.
Indonesia's new President, Mr. J. B. Habibie, unveils a ``reform'' Cabinet.
Saudi Arabia has absolved Iran of the charge of bombing the Khobar tower barracks in 1996.
The Indonesian President, Mr. Habibie, promises early polls, releases political prisoners.
Iraq demands that U.S. and British forces pull out from the Gulf.
Pakistan detonates five nuclear devices.
The U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton, and the U.N. Security Council deplore the conduct of the tests.
An Emergency is declared in Pakistan.
The U.S. asks India and Pakistan to defuse tension following their nuclear tests.
The U.S. says Pakistan will have to pay a heavy price for its nuclear tests.
Japan slaps sanctions on Pakistan.
Russia, NATO express concern over Pakistan's tests.
Mr. Joseph Estrada, Vice-President of the Philippines, has been proclaimed as President.
Pakistan conducts one more nuclear test.
No more nuclear tests, says Mr. Nawaz Sharif.
Over 5,000 people die in north-east Afghanistan in an earthquake. About 4,000 people died in the same area in the February earthquake.