International Events in November 1999
Possibility of survivors remote in the Egyptian Airlines crash.
The Malaysian Prime Minister, Mr. Mahathir accepts a subpoena to testify in the sodomy trial involving Mr. Anwar Ibrahim.
France's Finance Minister, Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn is likely to resign after he is suspected of being linked to a corruption scandal.
The Georgian President, Mr. Eduard Shevardnadze, claims victory in the parliamentary election.
Violence in Bangladesh. At least 20 people including two photographers are injured.
Quake rocks Taiwan after one month.
A.Nadarajah (36) an MP of the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) is shot dead in Colombo.
LTTE claims takeover of northern town.
Taiwan is a sovereign country says its President, Mr. Lee Teng- Hui.
Mr. Christian Sautter is the new Finance Minister of France.
Henry Ford is Fortune Magazine's ``businessman of the century''.
Shanti Bahini rebels form political party in Bangladesh.
The former Bangladesh Premier and opposition Jatiya Party leader, Kazi Zafar Ahmed is sentenced to 15 years' rigorous imprisonment.
LTTE claims control of another northern town.
Mr. Michael Partillo, the charismatic right-winger, returns to Parliamentary politics after two and a half years in political wilderness.
Iran's press court sentences three to jail for blasphemous' play.
The Sri Lankan Minister, S.Thondaman is cremated with state honours.
Heavy fighting in Sri Lanka.
Former Bangladesh President, Gen.H.M.Erashad is banned from travelling abroad.
Countdown begins for a referendum on Australia becoming republic.
Australians vote to retain monarchy.
LTTE claims two more northern towns in Sri Lanka.
SAARC meet is put off.
The former Soviet President, Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev, is awarded Germany's highest order of merit.
Support swells for the New Zealand Foreign Minister, Mr. Don Mckinnen to become next secretary-general of the Commonwealth.
A senior official is sentenced to death for graft in the Chinese city of Ningbo.
Rally demands referendum on Indonesia's province, Aceh.
A report says Osama fighters are being trained in U.K.
Germany celebrates the fall of Berlin wall.
The U.S. renews economic sanctions on Iran.
The opposition strike paralyses Bangladesh.
The Georgian President, Mr. Shevardnadze wins an outright majority in the country's parliamentary poll.
Mr. Bill Clinton cancels Greece visit following mass protests against the visit.
The IMF chief, Mr. Michel Camdessus decides to resign citing personal reasons.
The Malaysian Premier, Dr. Mahathir calls a snap general election to Parliament eight months' ahead of schedule.
The IMF criticises Germany's tough labour laws.
Army evicts illegal settlers in West Bank.
Over 2,000 bodies are exhumed from graves in Kosovo.
Sino-U.S. negotiations on the former's accession to the WTO break off.
The extreme right-wing Austrian leader, Mr. Joerg Haider rejects Hitler politics.
Rocket attacks on the U.S. and the U.N. installations in Pakistan . It is a barbaric act says the U.S.
The Commonwealth suspends Pakistan for an indefinite period from the councils of the commonwealth.
Any military Government is bad says the Nigerian President, Mr. Obasanjo at the CHOGM in Durban.
Malaysia's 10th general election will be held on November 29.
Russia lashes out at U.S. for trying to weaken its international position and oust it from Cacacus.
At least 321 people are killed and 1,860 injured in a massive earthquake in the western Turkish city of Bolu .
Residents of Vavunia in northern Sri Lanka, leave the town after the LTTE calls for the evacuation of the area .
The U.N. slaps sanctions on Afghanistan.
CHOGM demands immediate release of Mr. NawaJan. Sharif.
Anti-American protests rock Kabul after the U.N. sanctions against the Taliban comes into effect.
A pre-poll survey shows Ms. Chandrika Kumaratunga's party ahead in the presidential poll in Sri Lanka.
19 people are killed in a storm in Southwestern France.
The President of Brazil, Mr. Fernendo Henrique Cordoso's car is stolen in Sao Paulo.
The U.N. Chief, Mr. Kofi Annan arrives in Beijing on a four day visit to China.
A petition is filed in Pakistan's Supreme Court to restore Mr. Sharif Government.
The U.S. and China sign a deal that will pave the way for the latter's entry into WTO.
France faces legal action over ban on British beef.
A Japanese rocket carrying a satellite fails to reach orbit and is deliberately blown up eight minutes after its launch.
Pakistan's military ruler, Gen.Musharraff, rules out early return to democracy. His government arrests ``top loan defaultor''.
Civilians, who fled Vavuniya, are returning to the town following the announcements by the LTTE.
The ousted Pakistani Premier, Mr. NawaJan. Sharif, is shifted to Karachi from Rawalpindi.
At the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Summit, in Istanbul, the U.S. President, Mr. Clinton calls for European role in Chechnya. While the Russian President Mr. Boris Yeltsin, enraged over West's criticism, stages walkout.
Russia slams Pakistan for criticising its military campaign in Chechnya.
The Indonesian President, Mr. Wahid remains firm in his stand on Aceh.
The Malaysian Election Commission rules out postponement of the general election slated for November 29.
The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is shocked over the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)'s declaration that Ms. Bhutto is a ``proclaimed offender''.
Leaders of 54 countries including the U.S. and Russia adopt a charter for European security.
The toll in Turkish quake rises to 675.
The U.S. navy fighter attacks a military radar site in Southern Iraq.
Muslim clerics issue a fatwa against Osama.
The Israeli Prime Minister, Mr. Ehud Barak escapes unhurt when a jet carrying him and his party collides with a baggage truck on the turmac of the Manchester airport.
The Sri Lankan Army regains the pilgrim town, Madu from LTTE.
Greece Leftists anti-American protest mars the U.S. President Mr. Clinton's visit to Greece .
The former Malaysian Deputy Premier, Mr. Anwar Ibrahim pulls out of fray, his wife files papers.
China launches its first shuttle into space.
38 civilians are killed and 56 injured in shelling at 450-year- old Madhu Church in Northern Sri Lanka.
The former Soviet President, Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev confirms that he will not stand in the Russian Presidential polls scheduled for June next year.
Lord Jeffrey Archer is forced to step down as conservative candidate for London Mayor race.
U.K. freezes Angolan's rebel leader, Mr. Jonas Savvimbi's bank accounts.
Tension in Mannar as the LTTE attacks Army camp.
16 armed drug traffickers are killed by Iranian commandos in a shootout in northern Iran.
Jordan expels four jailed Hamas leaders.
Colombia extradites drug lord, Jaime Lara to stand trial in the U.S.
The ousted Pakistani Premier, Mr. Sharif's father and other male members of his family are arrested.
Three Iranian students involved in the July's unrest are given death sentence.
Kuwait's parliament rejects a decree granting women full political rights.
U.K. dominates the Emmy awards winning in six of the seven categories.
Iraq suspends the export of oil under the oil-for-food agreement.
A 500-year-old Muslim shrine is badly damaged in an attack in the Pakistani city of Multan.
Setback to Mr. Sharif in hijack case as one of the accused in that case turns approver.
The death sentence against the Kurdish guerilla leader, Mr. Abdulla Ocalan is upheld by a Turkish appeals court.
Violence rocks Karachi after a raid on the home of a break-away leader of Mohajir Quami Movement (MQM).
The former Italian Premier, Mr. Silvo Berlusconi faces trial on corruption charges.
24 are killed and more than 100 injured in a violence in the city of Ambon in Indonesia.
The Croatia's Parliament Speaker, Mr. Vlatko Pavletic takes over power after its constitutional court declares the ailing President, Mr. Franjo Tudjman temporarily unfit to rule.
The U.K. imposes a ban on recruiting Asian, African or Caribbean nurses.
The New Zealand Prime Minister, Ms. Jenny Shipley concedes defeat in the general election to the Centre-Left coalition.
Iran's leading reformist politician, Mr. Abdullah Nouri gets five years jail term for religious dissent.
The U.S. and British war planes strike on a primary school in Iraq injuring eight persons.
The Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr. Mahatir Mohammad leads the Nation front to a convincing victory in the country's general election.
Mr. Jorge Batlle wins the Uruguay's presidential run off election.
Hundreds of protesters stage demonstration outside the venue of the third Ministerial meeting of the WTO in Seattle.
Two-thirds win for the Malaysian Premier, Mr. Mahathir, in the general election. The wife of the jailed Deputy Premier, Mr. Anwar Ibrahim, Ms. Wan Azizah, wins the first Parliamentary seat for the new party.
The U.S. President, Mr. Clinton signs a massive $390-billion budget plan including payment of U.N. dues.
The former German Chancellor, Mr. Helmut Kohl, admits the charge that he operates secret party slush funds during his 16 years in office.
The Kuwaiti Parliament rejects a Bill to grant women the right to vote and stand for office in elections.