Monthly Archives: juillet 2018

All about East-Timor (Timor-Leste)

29 JULY 2019

Australia Ratifies Maritime Boundaries with East Timor

Australia passed a legislation that sets down maritime boundaries with East Timor on Monday, providing a framework for the two countries to split revenue from the offshore Greater Sunrise natural gas field
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/australia-ratifies-maritime-boundaries-with-east-timor/

30 JULY 2018

Julie Bishop’s new Timor-Leste chapter

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop arrived in Timor-Leste at the weekend, on her first official visit and the first by any Australian minister to the country in five years. Bishop arrived with the promise of a beatific “new chapter” in the two nations’ previously fraught relationship
https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/julie-bishops-new-timor-leste-chapter
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/bishop-rejects-timor-leste-bullying-suggestions

10 JUNE 2018

Facing death, losing family and achieving freedom: Timor-Leste’s Jose Ramos-Horta goes On the Record

“I thought I was going to die. I lost four litres of blood, but my concern was whether the country would slide into a civil war,” says Jose Ramos-Horta as we talk about the attempt to assassinate him in 2008
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/jose-ramos-horta-former-president-timor-leste-on-the-record-10407940

6 JUNE 2018

Timor-Leste is no failing state

29 MAY 2018

Xanana Gusmao’s coalition gets majority in parliament

The Alliance of Change for Progress (AMP) won 49.6 per cent of the vote and 34 out of 65 seats. Outgoing Fretilin Prime Minister Alkatiri won 34.2 per cent. The latest election sought to end months of political and constitutional deadlock
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Xanana-Gusmao%26rsquo%3Bs-coalition-gets-majority-in-parliament-44016.html

13 MAY 2018

With opposition victory, Timor-Leste election resolves political stalemate

Preliminary results from Timor-Leste’s general election on Saturday indicate that an opposition coalition has clinched victory, winning enough seats to form a majority government and end the country’s political stalemate
http://www.atimes.com/article/timor-leste-election-resolves-political-stalemate/
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/05/13/561582/East-Timor-opposition-election-violence-parliament-oil-and-gas

12 MAY 2018

East Timorese vote in second election in less than a year

Thousands of East Timorese lined up to cast votes in a general election on Saturday, in a bid to end months of political deadlock in the tiny Southeast Asian nation’s parliament
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/east-timorese-vote-in-second-election-in-less-than-a-year-17404
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/east-timor-elections-vote-year-180512124553214.html

17 APRIL 2018

Nobel laureate blasts East Timor’s failure against poverty

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former East Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta has waded back into the young country’s politics ahead of parliamentary elections next month, calling the government a total failure in the past decade in crucial areas such as reducing child malnutrition and providing clean water
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/46/222/208/1523934200133.html

7 MARCH 2018

Australia and East Timor sign historic maritime border deal

Timor Leste and Australia have signed a treaty at the United Nations in New York to resolve a long-running dispute over their maritime border and struck a deal on how to share billions in revenue from oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-43296488
http://www.todayonline.com/world/un-east-timor-and-australia-sign-deal-maritime-border

3 MARCH 2018

Early elections test Timor Leste’s hard-earned stability

Timor Leste will go to the polls on May 12 for the second time in less than a year, with the country’s politicians calling upon voters to break a stalemate that ended almost a decade of hard-earned political stability
http://www.atimes.com/early-elections-test-timor-lestes-hard-earned-stability/

26 FEBRUARY 2018

Australia and East Timor agree on maritime border, ‘pathway’ to develop gas field

East Timor and Australia have reached an agreement for a treaty on their disputed maritime border and on a « pathway » to develop the giant Greater Sunrise offshore gas fields, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague says
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-26/australia-and-east-timor-agree-on-maritime-border/9486752?section=world

26 JANUARY 2018

East Timor president calls for new election amid political impasse

East Timor President Francisco « Lu Olo » Guterres said on Friday he would dissolve parliament and call new elections in a bid to end a prolonged political impasse in the tiny country since polls last year
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/east-timor-president-calls-for-new-election-amid-political-impasse-14621
http://www.smh.com.au/world/east-timor-dissolves-parliament-in-effort-to-solve-political-standoff-20180126-p4yyx3.html

26 DECEMBER 2017

Timor-Leste’s precarious position after 2017

Timor-Leste ends 2017 with great uncertainty over the future of the Greater Sunrise gas field, over the stability of its government and over its ambitions to become a member of ASEAN
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/12/26/timor-lestes-precarious-position-after-2017/

7 DECEMBER 2017

Jose Ramos-Horta: East Timor will survive as oil ends

East Timor, one of the world’s poorest countries, could still be an economic success story despite reports its main oil and gas fields will run dry by 2022 and it will go bankrupt by 2027, according to its former leader
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/12/jose-ramos-horta-east-timor-survive-oil-ends-171206204731242.html

14 SEPTEMBER 2017

East Timor President says to swear in Mari Alkatiri as PM

« Today I announce to all the people that the president of the republic … has nominated Dr. Mari Alkatiri to become the prime minister, » President Francisco « Lu Olo » Guterres told a news conference
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/179/203/224/1505384911173.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2111149/mari-alkatiri-gets-second-shot-east-timors-prime-minister

2 SEPTEMBER 2017

Australia and East Timor strike historic deal to end maritime dispute

Australia and East Timor have struck a deal to end a contentious dispute over maritime borders that cut through lucrative oil and gas fields
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/2109465/australia-and-east-timor-strike-deal-end-maritime-dispute
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/09/02/timor-sea-dispute-australia-and-timor-leste-achieve-historic-deal

4 AUGUST 2017

East Timor’s Gusmao quits as party leader

 Independence leader Xanana Gusmao has resigned as president of his party following their recent election loss, reportedly saying the East Timorese people had lost faith in them
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/08/05/east-timors-gusmao-quits-party-leader

25 JULY 2017

After Timor-Leste’s Election, a Young Democracy Looks Forward

From blogs, Facebook, public forums, and community spaces across Timor-Leste, the public sphere has been vibrant and dynamic during the election season. This is an indication of a popular interest in Timorese politics among its people. Public discourse is now much more important in the country than it was during the past
http://thediplomat.com/2017/07/after-timor-lestes-election-a-young-democracy-looks-forward/

22 JULY 2017

East Timor goes to the polls

People in East Timor, Southeast Asia’s youngest parliamentary democracy, are voting to elect a new parliament. Candidates from 21 parties are competing for 65 seats, with official results expected by August 6
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/east-timorese-form-long-lines-to-vote-in-parliamentary-election-9054658
http://www.dw.com/en/east-timor-goes-to-the-polls/g-39787205

8 JUNE 2017

Timor-Leste president Francisco ‘Lu’Olo’ Guterres: a product of war now pushing for peace

 Before becoming the fourth president of one of the world’s youngest countries, Francisco “Lu’Olo” Guterres spent almost a quarter of a century in the Timorese resistance against Indonesian occupation
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/08/timor-leste-president-francisco-luolo-guterres-a-product-of-war-now-pushing-for-peace

1st JUNE 2017

East Timor reporters cleared of PM defamation charge

Two East Timor journalists accused of defaming the prime minister were found not guilty by a Dili court on Thursday, in a case that had sparked alarm among press freedom campaigners
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/06/01/east-timor-reporters-cleared-pm-defamation-charge

20 MAY 2017

Francisco ‘Lu Olo’ Guterres has been formally inaugurated as Timor-Leste’s new president

The 62-year-old is a former guerrilla fighter who fought in the country’s long struggle to gain independence first from Portugal and then Indonesia
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/05/20/new-president-timor-leste
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/20/much-to-be-done-new-president-brings-timor-leste-hope-for-a-better-future
http://sea-globe.com/francisco-lu-olo-guterres/

5 MAY 2017

Jose Ramos-Horta warns gas dispute with Australia risks pushing East Timor closer to China

East Timor’s former president Jose Ramos-Horta has issued a blunt warning to Australia that the gas dispute between the two countries risks pushing Timor closer to China
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-05/ramos-horta-china/8502370?section=world

20 MARCH 2017

East Timor holds first presidential election since UN peacekeepers left

Asia’s youngest democracy is choosing a new president in its first such election since a UN peacekeeping mission left the country in 2012. The vote is a political preliminary for July’s vote for a prime minister
http://www.dw.com/en/east-timor-holds-first-presidential-election-since-un-peacekeepers-left/a-38017195
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/20/timor-leste-presidential-election-revolutionary-hero-v-a-new-generation

24 JANUARY 2017

Timor-Leste drops espionage claims against Australia in maritime border dispute

Timor-Leste has withdrawn its Australian espionage claims in the permanent court of arbitration as a “confidence-building measure”, as the two countries continue to negotiate over their maritime border
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/24/timor-leste-drops-espionage-claims-against-australia-in-maritime-border-dispute
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-24/east-timor-drops-its-spying-case-against-australia/8209400?section=world

9 JANUARY 2017

Australia and Timor-Leste to negotiate permanent maritime boundary

Australia and Timor-Leste have agreed to begin negotiations on a permanent maritime boundary between the two countries, potentially ending years of dispute over the lucrative oil-rich Timor Gap and closing a chapter of mistrust and enmity between the two neighbours
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/09/australia-and-timor-leste-to-negotiate-permanent-maritime-boundary
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2017-01/09/content_15554015.html

6 OCTOBER 2016

East Timor journalists face defamation trial after story on Prime Minister Rui Aria de Araujo

Two East Timorese journalists are going on trial in a criminal defamation case brought by the country’s prime minister that has alarmed press freedom groups
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-06/east-timor-journalists-face-defamation-trial/7910892?section=world

28 SEPTEMBER 2016

East Timor takes maritime dispute with Australia to UN Court

East Timor has accused Australia of being a bully as the International Court of Arbitration in the Netherlands prepares to hear a decade-long dispute over the sharing of oil and mineral wealth in the Timor Sea
http://www.voanews.com/a/east-timor-takes-maritime-dispute-with-australia-in-un-court/3528236.html

29 AUGUST 2017

Timor Leste urges Australia ‘not to turn its back on law’ over maritime boundary

Timor-Leste has urged Australia not to “turn its back on the law” and to negotiate over the Timor Sea maritime boundary, but Australia has claimed the commission it has been brought before has no jurisdiction to hear the matter and said that any decision it makes will be not be binding on Australia.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/29/timor-leste-urges-australia-not-to-turn-its-back-on-law-over-maritime-boundary
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/29/on-timor-australia-looks-like-its-denying-an-impoverished-neighbour-its-birthright

11 APRIL 2016

East Timor-Australia maritime border to be negotiated before United Nations after protests

East Timor is taking Australia to the United Nations to solve the dispute over its maritime border under international maritime law.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-04-11/east-timoraustralia-maritime-border-to-be-negotiated-before-united-nations-after-protests/1568096

15 MARCH 2016

Japan, E. Timor fear China is trying to change balance of power

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with East Timor’s President Taur Matan Ruak in Tokyo on March 15 to share concerns over China’s growing maritime presence in Southeast Asia.
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/politics/AJ201603160025

25 FEBRUARY 2016

Rape of East Timor

Secret documents found in the Australian National Archives provide a glimpse of how one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century was executed and covered up. They also help us understand how and for whom the world is run
http://www.fairobserver.com/region/asia_pacific/the-rape-of-east-timor-43456/

30 DECEMBER 2016

The battle for Timor-Leste’s past

In 1975, Indonesian forces invaded Timor-Leste, heralding an occupation that lasted 24 years and claimed the lives of up to a third of the population. Forty years later, another clash is underway: an internal “history war” over the official narrative of the country’s turbulent past
http://sea-globe.com/battle-for-timor-leste-past/

27 AUGUST 2015

Indonesia, Timor Leste agree to resolve border problems, boost ties

Indonesia and Timor Leste agreed on Wednesday to begin negotiating unresolved land and maritime border issues and enhance bilateral ties, particularly on trade and investment.The commitment was made during a meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Timor Leste Prime Minister Rui Maria de Araújo at the Merdeka Palace in Central Jakarta on Wednesday 26
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/08/27/ri-timor-leste-agree-resolve-border-problems-boost-ties.html

3 JUNE 2015

East Timor ‘reactivates’ bid for new maritime boundary with Australia

An espionage operation by Australia’s foreign spy service underpins a new bid by East Timor to establish a maritime boundary between the two countries and gain a bigger share of the lucrative Timor Sea oil and gas fields.
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/east-timor-reactivates-bid-new-maritime-boundary-australia

16 FEBRUARY 2015

East Timor swears in Rui Araujo as new prime minister

Rui Araujo, a former health minister, took the oath of office on Monday along with 37 cabinet ministers, the AP news agency said.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31492776
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/timor-leste-swears-in-new/1662832.html

10 FEBRUAY 2015

Ex-health minister named E. Timor PM

East Timor’s President Taur Matan Ruak on Tuesday endorsed the leading political party’s decision to nominate former Health Minister Rui Araujo as the tiny nation’s next prime minister, replacing Xanana Gusmao who resigned Friday
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/471368/ex-health-minister-named-e-timor-pm

6 FEBRUARY 2015

East Timor PM Xanana Gusmao offers resignation

East Timor resistance hero Xanana Gusmao has submitted his resignation as prime minister, the government said Friday, after more than a decade leading the half-island nation during the fraught early years of its independence
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/02/east-timor-pm-xanana-gusmao-offers-resignation-150206040048689.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/468246/e-timor-resistance-hero-pm-resigns

12 DECEMBER 2014

From poet to despot: The changing face of Xanana Gusmao

As foreign media recasts Timor-Leste’s Xanana Gusmao from darling of democracy to potential despot, it’s time to re-examine the myth surrounding the ‘poet’ politician, write Angie Bexley and Maj Nygaard-Christensen.
http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2014/12/12/from-poet-to-despot-the-changing-face-of-xanana-gusmao/

25 OCTOBER 2014

No good time for Xanana Gusmão to let go

Timor-Leste’s prime minister, Xanana Gusmão, has deferred his decision to step down as his country’s leader until April 2015. He had announced earlier this year that he intended to leave office firstly in September, then in October. He has since said that he wishes to stay on to oversee negotiations with Australia over a resolution to the Timor Sea dispute.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/10/25/no-good-time-for-xanana-gusmao-to-let-go/

26 AUGUST 2014

Timor-Leste Success

Why It Won’t be the Next Failed State
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141938/agio-pereira/timor-leste-success

23 MAY 2014

Timor-Leste: Lessons of a Failing State?

Despite record international goodwill and generosity, Timor-Leste is a basket case

http://www.asiasentinel.com/society/timor-leste-lessons-failing-state/

1 NOVEMBER 2013

Can East Timor dodge the ‘resource curse’?

Despite oil and gas riches, signs of wealth remain scarce in the impoverished country.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/10/can-east-timor-dodge-resource-curse-201310211384898341.html

20 FEBRUARY 2013

East Timor risks all in oil dispute

East Timor appears ready to roll the dice in its dispute with Woodside Petroleum over construction of a liquefied natural gas plant. If East Timor’s move backfires, it could potentially spoil its resource sharing agreements in the Timor Sea with Australia, redraw maritime boundaries and cast doubts over the ability of East Timor’s capital city of Dili to keep its word.                                                                                                                            http://thediplomat.com/asean-beat/2013/02/20/east-timor-risks-all-in-oil-dispute/?goback=%2Egde_160896_member_216136614

31 DECEMBER 2012

East Timor: UN ends peacekeeping mission

UN forces have been pulling out since October when East Timorese security forces took over responsibility for maintaining law and order.                                                                                                                                                                                                      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20873267                                                                                                           http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/12/2012123173256112503.html

17 DECEMBER 2012

ASEAN’s Time to Invest in Timor-Leste

As Brunei assumes ASEAN’s chairmanship for 2013, one major question it faces is Timor-Leste’s bid for membership in the group. Despite some ASEAN members’ previous resistance to Timor-Leste’s entrance, the country’s sustained political and economic development over the last year and a half reflect a maturing nation poised for ascension to ASEAN. Brunei has a genuine opportunity to build ASEAN’s inclusiveness and invest in a nation that will pay dividends in the future.
http://cogitasia.com/asean%E2%80%99s-time-to-invest-in-timor-leste/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cogitasia%2FZCwV+%28cogitASIA+Posts%29&goback=%2Egde_134242_member_197275829

23 OCTOBER 2012

Timor Leste to take over policing as UN withdraws

UN peacekeepers will hand over full responsibility for policing to Timor Leste next week as they begin withdrawing in earnest from Asia’s youngest nation, a UN official said Tuesday 23.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1233014/1/.html

16 JULY 2012

Violence erupts in East Timor over new government

Police in East Timor say protesters angry that their party was shut out of the incoming government have thrown stones at officers, burned or destroyed 58 cars and damaged some houses. The protesters are believed to be supporters of the Fretilin party, which finished second to Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao’s party in July 7 parliamentary elections.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/85899/violence-erupts-in-east-timor-over-new-government/

9 JULY 2012

East Timor poll: Xanana Gusmao’s party wins most seats

East Timor’s Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao is set for a new term of coalition government after his party won parliamentary elections – but without an overall majority. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1212317/1/.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18759085

16 APRIL 2012

Second round of presidential election.

Taur Matan Ruak is elected with 61 % of the votes
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/04/2012416233543425697.html

18 MARCH 2012

East Timor’s president fails to make election run-off

East Timor’s President Jose Ramos-Horta on Sunday failed to make the run-off in the country’s presidential election, preliminary poll results indicated. The second-round vote will likely see Francisco Guterres face off against Taur Matan Ruak.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2012-03-18/427228
http://www.france24.com/en/20120318-east-timor-president-fails-make-election-run-off-jose-ramos-horta

17 MARCH 2012

East Timor in test vote

East Timor voted Saturday 17 in the country’s second presidential election as a free nation, seen as a key test for a young democracy taking charge of its own security as UN forces prepare to leave http://www.france24.com/en/20120317-east-timor-test-vote-presidential-election-timor-leste

13 MARCH 2012

Race to the top in East Timor

Timorese voters will go to the polls twice this year to elect the nation’s president and parliament for the third time since achieving independence in 2001. The elections, scheduled respectively for March and June, promise to be the most significant to date for Timor Leste, also known as East Timor
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NC14Ae01.html

6 MARCH 2012

Timor-Leste independence leader dies

Timor-Leste’s first and shortest-serving president Francisco Xavier do Amaral died on Tuesday 6 after a long battle with cancer, a presidential spokesman said. The popular veteran of the nation’s resistance struggle against Indonesia’s brutal 24-year occupation died aged 74 in a hospital in the capital Dili
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1187441/1/.html

4 MARCH 2011

East Timor applies to join Asean

Foreign Minister Zacarias da Costa signed the application on a trip to Indonesia, the country which is currently chairing the 10-nation bloc.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12644608

3 MARCH 2010

2010: A court in East Timor sentences 24 rebels to up to 16 years in prison for the attempted assassinations of the country’s president and prime minister in 2008.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/03/20103391335435310.html

8 DECEMBER 2009

2009: A former Indonesian army officer has admitted in a magazine interview that five foreign journalists were deliberately killed during Indonesia’s 1975 invasion of East Timor
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/12/200912824629737228.html

14 JULY 2008

2008: Indonesia is blamed by a joint commission for 1999 violence in East Timor
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/07/200871435822219786.html

17 APRIL 2008

2008: After two months in Australia where he has been in hospital after to be wounded in a killing attempt, President Ramos-Horta comes back to East Timor

22 FEBRUARY 2008

2008: United Nations extends East Timor mission for one year
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/1ADADCC9-3CC5-4F83-A911-82315B6E40FE.htm

11 FEBRUARY 2008

East Timor president, and Peace Nobel Prize, Ramos Horta is wounded in an attack led by rebel leader Alfredo Neinabo who died in the action
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/02/11/2159179.htm

12 MAY 2007

Nobel Prize Ramos-Horta wins the first East Timor presidential election since independence with 73 % of votes, while 90% went to vote
http://www.moreorless.au.com/heroes/horta.html

8 JULY 2006

Jose Ramos-Horta is appointed Prime Minister of East Timor by President Xanana Gusmao
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ramos-Horta-Sworn-In-as-East-Timor-s-New-President-29123.shtml

8 APRIL 2005

Indonesian president Sulilo Bambang Yudhoyono on a two-day visit to East Timor

27 SEPTEMBER 2002

East Timor is admitted to United Nations

21 SEPTEMBER 2001

In East Timor, the first government, led by Mari Alkatiri, leader of Fretilin, is sworn in
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mari_Alkatiri

30 AUGUST 2001

Under United Nations control, first general elections in East-Timor. Fretilin gets 55 of the 88 seats

 

On 24 July in Asian history

ON 24 JULY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 24, 2018

811: Death of Gao Ying, Chinese chancellor, born in 740
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gao_Ying

923: Birth of Emperor Suzaku of Japan who died on August 15, 952
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Suzaku

1073: Death of Northern Song Dynasty neo-confucian philosopher Zhou Dunyi, born in 1017
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Zhou_Dunyi
http://www2.kenyon.edu/Depts/Religion/Fac/Adler/Writings/Chou.htm

1129: Death of Shirakawa, 72nd emperor of Japan (1073-1087), born on July 7, 1053
 https://www.britannica.com/biography/Shirakawa

1206 : Qutb-ud-din-Aibak is crowned in Lahore upon the death of Muhammad of Ghur http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/july-24-1206-qutub-ud-din-aibak-is-crowned-at-lahore
http://www.historydiscussion.net/biography/biology-of-qutbuddin-aibak-life-career-achievements/3038
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Qutb-ud-din_Aybak

1206-07-24 Qutb-ud-din-Aibak is crowned in Lahore

1592: The Japanese capture Pyongyang. Korea’s leadership had fled still further north, to the Yalu River that marks the boundary between Korea and China. There, they send urgent messages to the Ming court requesting military aid. China responded with a small force of 5,000

1875: Japan order The Ryukyu kingdom to stop paying tribute to China http://www.tofugu.com/2013/09/26/the-forgotten-dynasty-of-the-ryukyu-islands/

1886: Birth of Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese novelist, who died on July 30, 1965
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Tanizaki_Junichiro
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2015/04/25/books/sexual-obsession-stimulated-junichiro-tanizakis-writing/#.V5PI2BEQZC9

1886: Signature of a sino-british convention. China recognizes the British protectorate on Burma

1890: Birth of Guillermo Estrella Tolenkino, Philippino sculptor, who died on July 12, 1976
http://www.artesdelasfilipinas.com/archives/104/guillermo-estrella-tolentino-a-classic-of-his-time
http://www.guillermotolentino.com/
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1244/today-in-philippine-history-july-24-1890-guillermo-tolentino-was-born-in-malolos-bulacan

Estrella Tolenkino

1907: Signature of a treaty between Japan and Korea which becomes a protectorate of Japan. Known as Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty of 1907
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan-Korea_Annexation_Treaty_of_1907

1927: Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa, commits suicide at 35, born on March 1st 1892
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Ryunosuke_Akutagawa
http://asiancha.blogspot.fr/2012/02/ryunosuke-akutagawas-last-letter.html

1937: Birth of Manoj Kumar, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manoj_Kumar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiREnpzxB4o

1941: US president Roosevelt demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China

1944: US forces invade Japanese-held Tinian
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tinian
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675047549_United-States-troops_arillery-fire_explosions-on-island

1945: Bombing of Kure and surrounding areas by United States and British naval aircraft leading to the sinking of most of the surviving large warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Kure_(July_1945)

1955: In Indonesia, Ali Sastroamidjojo government resigns https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Ali_Sastroamidjojo_Cabinet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Sastroamidjojo

1964: Birth of Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Yoshimoto

1965: Pakistan launches the Operation Gibraltar aiming at infiltrate Pakistani soldiers into the Indian Kashmir
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Operation_Gibraltar
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34136689
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Gibraltar
http://www.thequint.com/india/2015/08/27/in-pictures-50-years-of-op-gibraltar-and-the1965-indo-pak-war

1965: During the Vietnam War, 4 US F-4C Phantoms escorting a bombing raid at Kang Chi (North Vietnam) are the targets of antiaircraft missiles in the first such attack against American planes in the war
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnam-increases-air-defense-capabilities

1967: Send by Beijing, Chinese forces repress Wuhan anti-maoist uprising lead by General Chen Zaidao
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuhan_Incident

1972: Jigme Singye Wangchuk become fourth king of Bhutan at 16 (formally crowned on June 2, 1974)
http://bhutan2008.blogspot.com/2007/05/tribute-to-his-majesty-jigme-singye.html

1979: Birth of Lee Si-yeon, South Korean actress
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Si-yeon
http://my-favorite-girls.blogspot.com/2008/02/new-girl-lee-si-yeon.html

1980: Death of Uttam Kumar, Indian actor, born on September 3,  1926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uttam_Kumar

1983: The Black July anti-Tamil riots begin in Sri Lanka, killing between 400 and 3,000. Black July is generally regarded as the beginning of the Sri Lankan Civil War

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_July
http://www.blackjuly83.com/EventsofBlackJuly.htm

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLKWNkm-5jQ

1988: Birth of Han Seung-yeon, South Korean singer/dancer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Seung-yeon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT9Dgy63_Cc

1991: Government of India announces the New Industrial Policy, marking the start of India’s economic reforms
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_liberalisation_in_India

1993: Death of tubercolisis of Rene Requiestas, Filipino actor, born on January 22, 1957
http://entertainment.inquirer.net/3993/remembering-rene-requiestas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-GepOLJJwE

1996: In Pakistan, thirteen opposition parties of the whole spectrum of politic opinion sign a pact aiming to bring down Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto

1997: In Myanmar, death of General Saw Maung who organized the bloody military coup in 1988, born in December 1928
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E03E6D7143AF934A15754C0A961958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-general-saw-maung-1253020.html
http://www.burmalibrary.org/reg.burma/archives/199707/msg00408.html

1998: In Indonesia, seven family members of former president Suharto are expelled from the Consultative People’s Assembly by their party, the Golkar

1998: Keizo Obuchi is elected chaiman of the Liberal Democratic Party and so will be the next Japan’s Prime Minister
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/138517.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/1998/07/25/opinion/not-the-people-s-choice-in-japan.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/monitoring/138569.stm

1998: Malaysia joins the CTBT nuclear treaty

2001: Bandaranaike Airport attack is carried out by 14 Tamil Tiger commandos, all died in this attack. They destroyed 11 Aircrafts (mostly military) and damaged 15, there are no civilian casualties
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandaranaike_Airport_attack

2007: In Vietnam, President Nguyen Minh Triet is reelected for a new five-year term

Nguyen Minh Triet 3

2009: Indonesia’s election commission confirms Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has been re-elected to a second five-year term with 61 per cent of the vote in the July 8 election. Megawati Sukarnoputri came in second at 27 per cent; while Jusuf Kalla scored 12 per cent
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/07/200972472450265800.html

2010: North Korea threatens to wage a nuclear ‘holy war of retaliation’ if the United States and South Korea proceed with joint military exercises
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-10748148
http://www.france24.com/en/20100724-north-korea-sacred-war-against-usa-nuclear-proliferation-south-korea-naval-exercises

2012: China founds a new city more than 200 miles from the mainland, in a bid to cement control over 800,000 squares miles of the South China Sea.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9423098/China-declares-new-city-to-assert-control-over-South-China-Sea.html

2012: South Korean President Lee Myung-bak presents a public apology for a bribery scandal involving his brother and several former aides. Lee’s brother was arrested earlier this month for allegedly accepting a bribe.

http://www.france24.com/en/20120724-south-korea-president-apologises-brother-graft-case-lee-corruption-bribery

2013: Afghanistan’s first and only female governor and a humanitarian worker from Burma’s Kachin minority are among this year’s recipients of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, often regarded as Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/111035/first-afghan-woman-governor-wins-magsaysay-award/

2014: The leader of Cambodia’s opposition will be sworn in as a lawmaker following a deal to end his party’s boycott of parliament, a year after he was barred from standing for office
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/rainsy-to-become-a-lawmaker-to-meet-king-sihamoni-today-64796/

2016: Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli resigns minutes before facing a no-confidence motion in Parliament he was certain to lose, plunging the impoverished, quake-hit nation into fresh turmoil
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-25/nepal’s-oli-resigns-as-prime-minister/7656668?section=world http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-07-24/prime-minister-oli-calls-its-quits.html

2017: Thai court jails 6 ex-party leaders for invading Government House in 2008
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/thai-court-jails-6-ex-party-leaders-invading-government-house-2008

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 24 July in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 24 JULY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 24, 2018

1592: The Japanese capture Pyongyang. Korea’s leadership had fled still further north, to the Yalu River that marks the boundary between Korea and China. There, they send urgent messages to the Ming court requesting military aid. China responded with a small force of 5,000

1875: Japan order The Ryukyu kingdom to stop paying tribute to China http://www.tofugu.com/2013/09/26/the-forgotten-dynasty-of-the-ryukyu-islands/

1886: Signature of a sino-british convention. China recognizes the British protectorate on Burma

1907: Signature of a treaty between Japan and Korea which becomes a protectorate of Japan. Known as Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty of 1907
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan-Korea_Annexation_Treaty_of_1907

1941: US president Roosevelt demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China

1944: US forces invade Japanese-held Tinian
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tinian
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675047549_United-States-troops_arillery-fire_explosions-on-island

1945: Bombing of Kure and surrounding areas by United States and British naval aircraft leading to the sinking of most of the surviving large warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Kure_(July_1945)

https://youtu.be/FEbWz4ulESM

1965: Pakistan launches the Operation Gibraltar aiming at infiltrate Pakistani soldiers into the Indian Kashmir
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Operation_Gibraltar
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34136689
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Gibraltar
http://www.thequint.com/india/2015/08/27/in-pictures-50-years-of-op-gibraltar-and-the1965-indo-pak-war

1965: During the Vietnam War, 4 US F-4C Phantoms escorting a bombing raid at Kang Chi (North Vietnam) are the targets of antiaircraft missiles in the first such attack against American planes in the war
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnam-increases-air-defense-capabilities

1983: The Black July anti-Tamil riots begin in Sri Lanka, killing between 400 and 3,000. Black July is generally regarded as the beginning of the Sri Lankan Civil War

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_July
http://www.blackjuly83.com/EventsofBlackJuly.htm

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLKWNkm-5jQ

1998: Malaysia joins the CTBT nuclear treaty

2001: Bandaranaike Airport attack is carried out by 14 Tamil Tiger commandos, all died in this attack. They destroyed 11 Aircrafts (mostly military) and damaged 15, there are no civilian casualties
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandaranaike_Airport_attack

2010: North Korea threatens to wage a nuclear ‘holy war of retaliation’ if the United States and South Korea proceed with joint military exercises
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-10748148
http://www.france24.com/en/20100724-north-korea-sacred-war-against-usa-nuclear-proliferation-south-korea-naval-exercises

2012: Vietnam and the Philippines  lashe out at China’s moves to establish a military garrison in the South China Sea, amid escalating tensions in the disputed waters.

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120724-361102.html

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/07/2012724135524275516.html

On 24 July in South Asian history

ON 24 JULY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 24, 2018

1206 : Qutb-ud-din-Aibak is crowned in Lahore upon the death of Muhammad of Ghur http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/july-24-1206-qutub-ud-din-aibak-is-crowned-at-lahore
http://www.historydiscussion.net/biography/biology-of-qutbuddin-aibak-life-career-achievements/3038
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Qutb-ud-din_Aybak

1206-07-24 Qutb-ud-din-Aibak is crowned in Lahore

1937: Birth of Manoj Kumar, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manoj_Kumar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiREnpzxB4o

1965: Pakistan launches the Operation Gibraltar aiming at infiltrate Pakistani soldiers into the Indian Kashmir
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Operation_Gibraltar
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34136689
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Gibraltar
http://www.thequint.com/india/2015/08/27/in-pictures-50-years-of-op-gibraltar-and-the1965-indo-pak-war

1972: Jigme Singye Wangchuk become fourth king of Bhutan at 16 (formally crowned on June 2, 1974)
http://bhutan2008.blogspot.com/2007/05/tribute-to-his-majesty-jigme-singye.html

1980: Death of Uttam Kumar, Indian actor, born on September 3,  1926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uttam_Kumar

1983: The Black July anti-Tamil riots begin in Sri Lanka, killing between 400 and 3,000. Black July is generally regarded as the beginning of the Sri Lankan Civil War

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_July
http://www.blackjuly83.com/EventsofBlackJuly.htm

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLKWNkm-5jQ

1991: Government of India announces the New Industrial Policy, marking the start of India’s economic reforms
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_liberalisation_in_India

1996: In Pakistan, thirteen opposition parties of the whole spectrum of politic opinion sign a pact aiming to bring down Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto

2001: Bandaranaike Airport attack is carried out by 14 Tamil Tiger commandos, all died in this attack. They destroyed 11 Aircrafts (mostly military) and damaged 15, there are no civilian casualties
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandaranaike_Airport_attack

2013: Afghanistan’s first and only female governor and a humanitarian worker from Burma’s Kachin minority are among this year’s recipients of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, often regarded as Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/111035/first-afghan-woman-governor-wins-magsaysay-award/

2016: Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli resigns minutes before facing a no-confidence motion in Parliament he was certain to lose, plunging the impoverished, quake-hit nation into fresh turmoil
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-25/nepal’s-oli-resigns-as-prime-minister/7656668?section=world http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-07-24/prime-minister-oli-calls-its-quits.html

On 24 July in Southeast Asian history

ON 24 JULY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 24, 2018

1886: Signature of a sino-british convention. China recognizes the British protectorate on Burma

1890: Birth of Guillermo Estrella Tolenkino, Philippino Sculptor, who died on July 12, 1976
http://www.artesdelasfilipinas.com/archives/104/guillermo-estrella-tolentino-a-classic-of-his-time
http://www.guillermotolentino.com/
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1244/today-in-philippine-history-july-24-1890-guillermo-tolentino-was-born-in-malolos-bulacan

Estrella Tolenkino

1941: US president Roosevelt demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China

1955: In Indonesia, Ali Sastroamidjojo government resigns https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Ali_Sastroamidjojo_Cabinet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Sastroamidjojo

1993: Death of tubercolisis of Rene Requiestas, Filipino actor, born on January 22, 1957
http://entertainment.inquirer.net/3993/remembering-rene-requiestas

1997: In Myanmar, death of General Saw Maung who organized the bloody military coup in 1988, born in December 1928
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E03E6D7143AF934A15754C0A961958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-general-saw-maung-1253020.html
http://www.burmalibrary.org/reg.burma/archives/199707/msg00408.html

1998: In Indonesia, seven family members of former president Suharto are expelled from the Consultative People’s Assembly by their party, the Golkar

1998: Malaysia joins the CTBT nuclear treaty

2007: In Vietnam, President Nguyen Minh Triet is reelected for a new five-year term

Nguyen Minh Triet 3

2009: Indonesia’s election commission confirms Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has been re-elected to a second five-year term with 61 per cent of the vote in the July 8 election. Megawati Sukarnoputri came in second at 27 per cent; while Jusuf Kalla scored 12 per cent
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/07/200972472450265800.html

2012: China founds a new city more than 200 miles from the mainland, in a bid to cement control over 800,000 squares miles of the South China Sea
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9423098/China-declares-new-city-to-assert-control-over-South-China-Sea.html

2012: Vietnam and the Philippines  lashe out at China’s moves to establish a military garrison in the South China Sea, amid escalating tensions in the disputed waters
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120724-361102.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/07/2012724135524275516.html

2014: The leader of Cambodia’s opposition Sam Rainsy is sworn in as a lawmaker following a deal to end his party’s boycott of parliament, a year after he was barred from standing for office
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/rainsy-to-become-a-lawmaker-to-meet-king-sihamoni-today-64796/

2017: Thai court jails 6 ex-party leaders for invading Government House in 2008
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/thai-court-jails-6-ex-party-leaders-invading-government-house-2008

 

On 24 July in Japan’s history

ON 24 JULY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on July 24, 2018

923: Birth of Emperor Suzaku of Japan who died on August 15, 952
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Suzaku

1129: Death of Shirakawa, 72nd emperor of Japan (1073-1087), born on July 7, 1053
 https://www.britannica.com/biography/Shirakawa

1592: The Japanese capture Pyongyang. Korea’s leadership had fled still further north, to the Yalu River that marks the boundary between Korea and China. There, they send urgent messages to the Ming court requesting military aid. China responded with a small force of 5,000

1875: Japan order The Ryukyu kingdom to stop paying tribute to China http://www.tofugu.com/2013/09/26/the-forgotten-dynasty-of-the-ryukyu-islands/

1886: Birth of Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese novelist, who died on July 30, 1965
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Tanizaki_Junichiro
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2015/04/25/books/sexual-obsession-stimulated-junichiro-tanizakis-writing/#.V5PI2BEQZC9

1907: Signature of a treaty between Japan and Korea which becomes a protectorate of Japan. Known as Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty of 1907
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan-Korea_Annexation_Treaty_of_1907

1927: Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa, commits suicide at 35, born on March 1st 1892
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Ryunosuke_Akutagawa
http://asiancha.blogspot.fr/2012/02/ryunosuke-akutagawas-last-letter.html

1941: US president Roosevelt demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China

1944: US forces invade Japanese-held Tinian
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tinian
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675047549_United-States-troops_arillery-fire_explosions-on-island

1945: Bombing of Kure and surrounding areas by United States and British naval aircraft leading to the sinking of most of the surviving large warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Kure_(July_1945)

1964: Birth of Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Yoshimoto

1998: Keizo Obuchi is elected chaiman of the Liberal Democratic Party and so will be the next Japan’s Prime Minister
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/138517.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/1998/07/25/opinion/not-the-people-s-choice-in-japan.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/monitoring/138569.stm

 

On 24 July in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 24 JULY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on July 24, 2018

811: Death of Gao Ying, Chinese chancellor, born in 740
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gao_Ying

1073: Death of Northern Song Dynasty neo-confucian philosopher Zhou Dunyi, born in 1017
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Zhou_Dunyi
http://www2.kenyon.edu/Depts/Religion/Fac/Adler/Writings/Chou.htm

1875: Japan order The Ryukyu kingdom to stop paying tribute to China http://www.tofugu.com/2013/09/26/the-forgotten-dynasty-of-the-ryukyu-islands/

1967: Send by Beijing, Chinese forces repress Wuhan anti-maoist uprising lead by General Chen Zaidao
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuhan_Incident

2012: China founds a new city more than 200 miles from the mainland, in a bid to cement control over 800,000 squares miles of the South China Sea.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9423098/China-declares-new-city-to-assert-control-over-South-China-Sea.html

2012: Vietnam and the Philippines  lashe out at China’s moves to establish a military garrison in the South China Sea, amid escalating tensions in the disputed waters.

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120724-361102.html

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/07/2012724135524275516.html

2015 : Taiwan files a protest with China over a military exercise it slammed for portraying the island as a target, despite improved ties between the two former bitter rivals
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/taiwan-lodges-protest-china-over-military-drill http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/china-taiwan-relations/2015/07/25/441580/China-builds.htm

On 23 July in Asian history

1839-07-23 Battle of Ghusnee

ON 23 JULY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 23, 2019

1227: Death of Qiu Chuji, Chinese Taoist master, born in 1148
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qiu_Chuji

1555: Humayun reconquers Delhi after defeating Sikandar Suri
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Humayun.aspx
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikandar_Shah_Suri

1839: During the First Afghan war, Battle of Ghuznee, won by the British and Indian forces
http://britishbattles.com/first-afghan-war/ghuznee.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ghazni
1839-07-23 Battle of Ghusnee

1856: Birth of Lokmanya Tilak, Indian freedom fighter, born on August 1, 1920
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/bal-gangadhar-tilak.html
http://adaniel.tripod.com/tilak.htm

1864: Birth of Apolinario Mabini, Filipino political theoretician and Prime Minister (1899) who died on May 13, 1903
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/philippines/fl/Apolinario-Mabini.htm
http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/63968-quiz-apolinario-mabini-150
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1564/today-in-philippine-history-july-23-1864-apolinario-mabini-was-born-in-talaga-tanauan-batangas

1906: Birth of Chandrasekhar Azad, Indian revolutionary, who died on February 27, 1931
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandrasekhar_Azad
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/july-23-1906-chandra-shekhar-azad-is-born

1921: In Shanghai, opening of the Chinese Communist Party first national congress
http://www.chinatoday.com/org/cpc/cpc_1st_congress_standing_polibureau.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7111.html

1925: Birth of Tajuddin Ahmad, first Prime Minister of Bangladesh, who died on November 3, 1975
https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/tribute/leader-ahead-his-time-1609360

1936: Birth of Shiv Kumar Batalvi, Punjabi revolutionary who died on May 7, 1973
http://sach-shivkumarbatalvi.blogspot.fr/2011/01/shiv-kumar-batalvi-biography.html

1950: Death of Shigenori Tōgō, Japanese politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Japan, born on December 10, 1882
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigenori_T%C5%8Dg%C5%8D
http://turtledove.wikia.com/wiki/Shigenori_Togo

1953: Birth of Najib Abdul Razak, former Malaysia’s Prime Minister
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najib_Tun_Razak
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/najib-razak-5594.php

1954: A civil British plane is shot down by chinese fighters off Hainan island. That will lead to the first Taiwan crisis in August

1959: Mao Zedong speech at Lushan Conference or Eighth plenum of the eighth Central committee to discuss the Great Leap Forward
http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-8/mswv8_34.htm

1962: Conference of Geneva on Laos which becomes a neutral country with the Pathet Lao taking part in the government as ceasefire becomes effective

1973: Birth of Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer, singer and actor.
http://www.himesh-reshammiya.com/

1975: Birth of Seong Hyeon-ah, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seong_Hyeon-ah
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Seong_Hyeon-ah.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-0gdM_vC4s

1975: Birth of Surya Sivakumar, Tamil actor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9oxwyjyuGc

1977: In Sri Lanka, J.R. Jayewardene, Prime Minister (up to February 1978)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._Jayawardene

1978: Birth of Stefanie Sun, Singaporean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stefanie_Sun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb46Ur3FBXM

1983: Beginning of Sri Lankan Civil War, with the killing of 13 Sri Lanka Army soldiers by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_Civil_War
https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/2sp8ag/how_did_the_civil_war_in_sri_lanka_begin/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlN_copvSmg

1988: General Ne Win, effective ruler of Burma since 1962 through the Burma Socialist Programme Party, formaly resigns as chaiman of the party after pro-democracy protests
http://www.moreorless.net.au/killers/win.html

1997: Myanmar and Laos join the Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN)

1997

1999 ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/401680.stm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/daily/july99/hijack23.htm
http://murderpedia.org/male.N/n/nishizawa-yuji.htm

2001: In Indonesia, protected by Army and Police, the National Assembly impeachs president Wahid who is replaced by Megawati Sukarnoputri
http://www.democracynow.org/2001/7/23/indonesias_parliament_votes_to_impeach_president

2001-07-23 Wahid démis

2001-07-23

2004: Death of Mehmood, Indian actor, born on September 29, 1932
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/mehmood-ali.html
http://www.gatewayforindia.com/entertainment/mehmood.htm

2007: Death of Mohammed Zahir Shah, last king of Afghanistan (1933-1973), born on October 15, 1914
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/24/world/asia/24shah.html

2009: Abu Bakar Bashir, a prominent cleric in Indonesia, defends July 17’s twin bombings in Jakarta which killed nine people and left more than 50 injured saying that  the use of terror is justified in the war against non-Muslims
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/07/200972375038500389.html

2011: Nguyen Cao Ky, the flamboyant former air force general who ruled South Vietnam with an iron fist for two years during the Vietnam War, dies at 80
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/23/world/asia/23nguyen.html?ref=asia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Cao_Ky
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/MG27Ae02.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRZsaj8_Pdw

2011: In Sri Lanka, a political party that was closely linked with the defeated Tamil Tiger rebels has swept local council elections held in areas ravaged by the country’s 25-year civil war, amid reports of intimidation and vote-buying. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) wins 20 local councils out of the 25 it contested in the ethnic Tamil-majority north and east
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/07/20117246364782608.html

2012: Death of Lakshmi Sahgal, Indian freedom fighter and politician, born on October 24, 1914
http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/freedom-fighter-captain-lakshmi-sahgal-dies-246468

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/captain-lakshmi-sahgal-1914-2012-a-life-of-struggle/article3672666.ece

2013: Death of Kim Jong-hak, South Korean director and producer, born on November 5, 1951
http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/35540/20130724/kim-jong-hak-suicide-faith-director.htm
http://www.dramabeans.com/2013/07/sandglasslegendfaith-producer-ends-life/

2016 : Islamic State (IS) jihadists claims responsibility for twin explosions that ripped through crowds of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul, killing at least 80 people and wounding 231 others in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since 2001
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/middle-east/article/1993817/islamic-state-bombings-kabul-kill-least-80-making-it-groups
http://www.euronews.com/2016/07/23/bloodshed-in-kabul-as-isil-murder-scores-of-minority-hazara
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36874570

 

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 23 July in Asian history

1839-07-23 Battle of Ghusnee

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 23 JULY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 23, 2018

1839: During the First Afghan war, Battle of Ghuznee, won by the British and Indian forces
http://britishbattles.com/first-afghan-war/ghuznee.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ghazni
http://www.queensroyalsurreys.org.uk/1661to1966/affghan1839/affghan1839.shtml

1839-07-23 Battle of Ghusnee

1954: A civil British plane is shot down by chinese fighters off Hainan island. That will lead to the first Taiwan crisis in August

1962: Conference of Geneva on Laos which becomes a neutral country with the Pathet Lao taking part in the government as ceasefire becomes effective
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/an-accord-on-laos-is-reached

1983: Beginning of Sri Lankan Civil War, with the killing of 13 Sri Lanka Army soldiers by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_Civil_War
https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/2sp8ag/how_did_the_civil_war_in_sri_lanka_begin/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlN_copvSmg

2016 : Islamic State (IS) jihadists claims responsibility for twin explosions that ripped through crowds of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul, killing at least 80 people and wounding 231 others in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since 2001
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/middle-east/article/1993817/islamic-state-bombings-kabul-kill-least-80-making-it-groups
http://www.euronews.com/2016/07/23/bloodshed-in-kabul-as-isil-murder-scores-of-minority-hazara
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36874570

 

On 23 July in South Asian history

 

1839-07-23 Battle of Ghusnee

ON 23 JULY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 23, 2018

1839: During the First Afghan war, Battle of Ghuznee, won by the British and Indian forces
http://britishbattles.com/first-afghan-war/ghuznee.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ghazni
http://www.queensroyalsurreys.org.uk/1661to1966/affghan1839/affghan1839.shtml1

1839-07-23 Battle of Ghusnee

1856: Birth of Lokmanya Tilak, Indian freedom fighter, born on August 1, 1920
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/bal-gangadhar-tilak.html
http://adaniel.tripod.com/tilak.htm

1906: Birth of Chandrasekhar Azad, Indian revolutionary, who died on February 27, 1931
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandrasekhar_Azad

1925: Birth of Tajuddin Ahmad, first Prime Minister of Bangladesh, who died on November 3, 1975
http://www.tajuddinahmad.com/

1936: Birth of Shiv Kumar Batalvi, Punjabi revolutionary who died on May 7, 1973
http://sach-shivkumarbatalvi.blogspot.fr/2011/01/shiv-kumar-batalvi-biography.html

1973: Birth of Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer, singer and actor.
http://www.himesh-reshammiya.com/975: Birth of Surya Sivakumar, Tamil actor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9oxwyjyuGc

1977: In Sri Lanka, J.R. Jayewardene, Prime Minister (up to February 1978) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._Jayawardene

1983: Beginning of Sri Lankan Civil War, with the killing of 13 Sri Lanka Army soldiers by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_Civil_War
https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/2sp8ag/how_did_the_civil_war_in_sri_lanka_begin/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlN_copvSmg

2004: Death of Mehmood, Indian actor, born on September 29, 1932
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/mehmood-ali.html
http://www.gatewayforindia.com/entertainment/mehmood.htm

2007: Death of Mohammed Zahir Shah, last king of Afghanistan (1933-1973), born on October 15, 1914
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/24/world/asia/24shah.html

2011: In Sri Lanka, a political party that was closely linked with the defeated Tamil Tiger rebels has swept local council elections held in areas ravaged by the country’s 25-year civil war, amid reports of intimidation and vote-buying, officials said. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) won 20 local councils out of the 25 it contested in the ethnic Tamil-majority north and east
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/07/20117246364782608.html

2012: Death of Lakshmi Sahgal, Indian freedom fighter and politician, born on October 24, 1914
http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/freedom-fighter-captain-lakshmi-sahgal-dies-246468

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/captain-lakshmi-sahgal-1914-2012-a-life-of-struggle/article3672666.ece

2016 : Islamic State (IS) jihadists claims responsibility for twin explosions that ripped through crowds of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul, killing at least 80 people and wounding 231 others in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since 2001
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/middle-east/article/1993817/islamic-state-bombings-kabul-kill-least-80-making-it-groups
http://www.euronews.com/2016/07/23/bloodshed-in-kabul-as-isil-murder-scores-of-minority-hazara
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36874570