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May 2001 News and Events

WorldPope Visits Middle East (May 5 et seq.): John Paul II greeted in Syria by new president, Bashar al-Assad, who publicly accuses Israel of torturing and murdering Palestinia…

The 87th Academy Award Best Actress Nominees

Check out the bios for the nominees, including Marion Cotillard who previously won a Best Actress Oscar for 2007's La Vie En Rose. Julianne Moore is nominated for her role in…

April 2001 News and Events

WorldSerbs Arrest Slobodan Milosevic (April 1): Former Yugoslav president held at Belgrade's Central Prison. He surrenders after receiving a guarantee of a fair trial. U.S. Pla…

June 2001 News and Events

World Blast Kills 17 in Tel Aviv (June 1): Dozens injured in powerful blast by suicide bomber outside crowded disco. Most deadly attack since Israeli-Palestinian violence began last …

July 2001 News and Events

World David Trimble Resigns (July 1): First minister of the Northern Ireland Assembly steps down as IRA continues to balk at disarmament. Russians Raid Two Chechen Villages (July 3…

August 2001 News and Events

World Bosnian Serb Convicted by Hague Court (Aug. 2): International war-crimes tribunal finds former general Radislav Krstic guilty of genocide for role in execution of some 7,000 un…

September 2001 News and Events

World U.S. Accepts China's Missile Program (Sept. 1): Plans to drop objections to China's arms buildup in compromise to overcome objections to American missile-defense program. Race…

October 2001 News and Events

World Suicide Bombers Kill Dozens in Kashmir (Oct. 1): Car bomb kills at least 38 in Srinagar, increasing Indian-Pakistani tension. Pakistan-based Islamic militants claim responsibil…

November 2001 News and Events

World Five Bosnian Serbs Convicted (Nov. 2): Found guilty by UN tribunal for actions in notorious prison system set up by Serbs during Bosnian war. Moderate Protestant Reelected in …

December 2001 News and Events

World Terrorist Bombings Kill 25 in Israel (Dec. 2): Third Palestinian suicide attack in about 12 hours kills 16 on city bus in Haifa, Israel. Israelis tighten security after series …