International Events in April 1999
Serb forces capture three U.S. soldiers.
The Russian President, Mr. Boris Yeltsin suspends the country's Prosecutor-General in what is seen as an attempt to suppress investigation into corruption charges against the President's relatives and top Kremlin officials.
Cruise missiles from U.S. ships hit the heart of Belgrade, destroying the buildings housing the Serbian and Yugoslav Federal Interior Ministries.
NATO aircraft launch fresh attacks on targets in Kosovo, bombing the Slatina airfield south-east of the provincial capital Pristina and the Grijilane area further east.
Yugoslavia declares unilateral ceasefire in Kosovo, offering to take back refugees and work towards a political solution by negotiating with the moderate Kosovo leader, Mr. Ibrahim Rugova. U.S. rejects truce offer.
The NATO responds to the Yugoslav ceasefire in Kosovo with an intense barrage of bombs and cruise missile attacks against military and civilian targets across Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro.
Yugoslavia asks refugees to return to Kosovo. The Russian President warns NATO against sending ground troops into Yugoslavia.
NATO aircraft continue bombing, brushing aside a warning from Russia.
Yugoslav forces cross into Albania and occupy a border village.
Mr. Anwar Ibrahim, deposed Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, is found guilty of four separate but inter-related counts of abuse of authority and sentenced to prison to serve a six-year concurrent conviction.
The former Pakistan Prime Minister, Ms. Benazir Bhutto and her husband, Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, are sentenced to five years in jail and disqualified from public life after being found guilty of corruption by the Lahore High Court.
Yugoslavia rejects key provisions of a German peace plan.
Thousands of refugees pour out of Kosovo into camps in Albania and Macedonia as Yugoslavia pushes out refugees in retaliation for NATO's continuing bombing attacks.
Two teenagers go on the rampage at a school in Denver, Colorado, killing 25.
NATO blitzes Belgrade, leaving many dead and injured, in one of the heavist raids yet in the five-week old bombing campaign against Yugoslavia.
Cambodia becomes full-fledged member of ASEAN.