January 15, 1998 in Nation/World

Milestones

 

Ten years ago: In Jerusalem, riot police charged into the Al Aqsa and Dome of the Rock mosques after worshipers beat a policeman and stole his pistol during some of the worst clashes seen on the revered Temple Mount.

Five years ago: In Paris, a historic disarmament ceremony ended with the last of 125 countries signing a treaty banning chemical weapons.

One year ago: A bitterly divided Israeli Cabinet agreed to withdraw troops from most of Hebron and rural West Bank areas, approving an accord wrapped up hours earlier by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

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