International Events in August 1999
Pakistan bows to IMF pressure and hints at a steep hike in cost of utilities.
The U.S. Defence Secretary, Mr. William Cohen welcomes Georgia to join the NATO.
Space scientists have little hope of finding water on the moon.
China tests new missile.
Russia seeks U.S. Cooperation on West Asia peace process.
Documents classified by the U.S. confirm Japan as a long standing nuclear partner with it.
Mr. Richard Butler, Chief of the Special Commission, United Nations, accuses the Secretary General of destroying the commission.
Millennium will see euro in good health, according to the Deutsche Bank of Germany.
The U.N. Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan dismisses the charge of Mr. Richard Butler on U.N. Special Commission.
New computer installed in Russia's Mir Space Station .
The British Defence Secretary, Mr. George Robertson is named the new NATO chief.
A U.S. Senate Bill on security enhancement may worsen China- Taiwan row.
North Korea's proposed missile test causes concern. The Indian scientists get U.S. patent for a chemical from rice bran acid oil.
The Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Keizo Obuchi says his Government will try to abolish nuclear arms.
The U.N. Security Council criticises the Taliban for launching offensive against opposition forces in Afghanistan.
The U.S. and Japan are to launch anti- missile project.
The Russian President, Mr. Boris Yeltsin sacks the Prime Minister, Mr. Sergei Steposhin and appoints Mr. Vladimir Putin.
Russia launches major offensive against Islamists in Dagestan.
The Palestinian leader, Mr. Yasser Arafat accepts later date for Israeli pullout from the West Bank.
SADC summit begins in Magputo, Mozambique in the wake of failure to resolve conflicts.
The sacked Malaysian Deputy Premier, Mr. Anwar Ibrahim is charged with slashing secret documents.
Earthquake hits Turkey, killing more than 800. Pic. on page 16.
Mr. N. R. Nathan is elected the sixth President of Singapore.
North Korea is ready to negotiate over concerns about its missile programme.
The Bosnian president denies the charge that over a billion dollars of aid money sent by the western countries has been stolen by the officials.
The United States and Russia agree for further cut in nuclear weapons.
West Asia peace talks breakdown for the second time.
The toll in the earthquake in Turkey rises to 40,000.
A massive rally in Belgrade seeks ouster of Milosevic, President of the Yugoslavia.
The United Nations disapproves NATO pack with the Kosovo Liberation Army.
China opposes move to include Taiwan in the United States missile shield.
The Sri Lankan President, Ms. Chandrika Kumaratunga calls for support to peace package.
Iran denies plans for nuclear tests.
A plot to kill the former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochit is being investigated.
The United Kingdom and Argentina plan military exercises.
Workers stage rallies to protest unilateral wage increase in public sector units in S.Africa.
The British Defence Secretary, Mr. George Robertson is created peer.
Berlin emerges the capital of Europe's powerhouse as the German Parliament moves from Berlin.
Iraq accuses Allied forces of hitting its civilian targets.
The chief of the World Trade Organisation welcomes China into its fold.
Over 90 per cent vote is recorded in East Timor poll.
The Zimbabwe's President, Mr. Robert Mugabe demands compensation from Britain for colonising the country.
The U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton may face perjury trial in Monica Lewinsky affair.
The U.S. and North Korea are likely to reach a deal on test missiles.
Russia and China are to strengthen their defence ties.
Russia launches final offensive against the rebels in Dagestan.
A French Magistrate rules out any conspiracy in Diana's death.