International Events in July 2000
Mongolia's former communist rulers win landslide victory in parliamentary elections.
Thirtyone Russian special policemen die as a suicide bomber rams an explosives-laden truck into an Interior Ministry building in Argun near the Chechen Capital Grozny.
The candidate of the Opposition National Action Party, Mr. Vicente Fox wins the presidential elections in Mexico.
The Fiji coup leader, Mr. George Speight, and military commander, Commodore Frank Bainimarama sign an agreement to end the seven-week hostage crisis.
The Israeli President, Mr. Ezer Weizman (75) resigns after becoming embroiled in a financial scandal.
Dr. Bashar Assad, son of Hafez al-Assad gets elected President of Syria with 97.29 per cent of the national vote.
Seventyeight persons die after a garbage mountain crashes down on a Manila shanty town called Promised Land.
The first AIDS vaccine designed for Africa cleared for testing on humans.
Over 200 people, many of them children die in an explosion caused by a broken petroleum pipeline fire near the villages of Adeje and Oviri-Court in southern Nigeria.
Camp David negotiations for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement opens, and the U.S. describes it as a `working summit.'
The U.S. and Vietnam sign a landmark trade accord.
Muslim rebels kill 21 Christians, including a pregnant woman in a mosque in the southern Philippines town of Bumbaran on Mindanao island.
The G-7 summit in Okinawa, Japan endorses reports on ways to root out abuses of the global financial system.
A special court sentences the former Pakistan Prime Minister, Mr. Nawaz Sharif to life imprisonment of 14 years and bars him from holding any public office for 21 years.
The U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton announces $ 300 millions in aid to provide free school lunches in developing countries, as G-8 leaders wrap up their summit at Okinawa.
Ivory Coast vote overwhelmingly for new Constitution in a referendum described as `very honourable.'
One hundred and thirteen persons, die after an Air France Concorde jet crashes into a hotel in a suburb close to the Charles de Gaulle airport outside Paris.
The 15-day Camp David talks between Israel and Palestine collapse over the status of Jerusalem.
Mongolian lawmakers choose a Russian educated reformer and translator of Western Writers, Mr. Nambaryn Enkhbayar, Prime Minister.
A new interim Government, sans Speight supporters, headed by Mr. Laisenia Qarase takes office in Fiji.
The Knesset elects the right-wing candidate, Mr. Moshe Katzav (54), Israel's President, defeating the Nobel Peace laureate, Mr. Shimon Peres.
Venezuelans reelect Mr. Hugo Chavez as President for another term.