International Events in September 1998
The de facto ruler, Mr. Hun Sen, wins 41.5 per cent of the popular vote in the July 26 election, but his Cambodia People's Party could not secure a two-thirds majority.
Russia and the U.S. at their summit in Moscow, vow to exert pressure on India and Pakistan over their arms rivalry. Russia rejects the U.S. suggestion that Moscow stop military cooperation with India.
The high-profile Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mr. Anwar Ibrahim, is sacked in the wake of the Prime Minister, Dr. Mahathir Mohammad's tough new economic measures.
A Swissair jetliner bound for Geneva from New York, MD-11 jet, crashes off Nova Scotia, killing all 229 on board. Among the victims is a Saudi Arabian prince, Prince Bandar Bin Saud Bin Saad Abdul Rehman al- Saud (45).
North Korea launches the first artificial satellite aboard a multi-stage rocket into orbit to promote ``scientific research for peaceful use of outer space.''
A financial collapse sends the rouble crashing against the dollar and spells catastrophe for millions of Russians who depended heavily on imports to meet their basic needs.
North Korea's Parliament re-elects de facto leader, Mr. Kim Jong- II Chairman of the Defence Commission.
A photo has been released of an unidentified type of North Korean rocket, which blasted off at a launch site on August 31. The rocket was claimed by North Korea's Central Broadcasting Service as the country's first satellite rocket launched-ever. It denied the earlier report of a test launch of a ballistic missile which cruised across Northern Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean.
The Duma refuses to confirm Mr. Viktor Chernomyrdin as Russia's new Prime Minister for the second time.
The Independent Counsel, Mr. Kenneth Starr, sends in his report to the U.S. Congress, spelling out the grounds for the impeachment of Mr. Clinton.
Mr. Yeltsin nominates Mr. Yevgeny Primakov as Prime Minister.
The Jaffna Mayor, Mr. P. Sivapalan, and 11 others are killed in a bomb blast during a meeting at the Municipal Council building.
The Duma confirms Mr. Primakov as Prime Minister.
Mr. Clinton apologises to Ms. Monica Lewinsky and her family, for having had an ``inappropriate relationship'' with her and lying about it.
The Starr report, which faults Mr. Bill Clinton on 11 counts, is made public.
Taliban claims to have captured the Central Afghan town of Bamiyan from the opposition forces.
Russian rouble dives to 18.11 to the dollar.
The deposed Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Anwar Ibrahim, is arrested.
The nine-year-old death sentence on Mr. Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, passed by Iran's spiritual leader, the late Ayatollah Khomeini, is lifted following an agreement between the Iranian and British Governments.
The Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Alexander Shokhin, quits.
The U.S. conducts non-explosive nuclear tests in the desert of Nevada. It says the tests are fully consistent with the CTBT.
Mr. Gerhard Schroeder scores over the Chancellor, Mr. Helmut Kohl, in the German elections.