from Britannica Year in Review 1998: September chronology


4 Reacting to a statement on September 3 by Sen. Joseph Lieberman that the president's actions in the Monica Lewinsky scandal were "immoral" and "disgraceful," President Clinton, on a visit to Ireland, acknowledges that he "basically" agrees with the senator.


24 The government of Iran announces that it no longer supports the fatwa, or sentence of death, on British author Salman Rushdie; the U.K. responds by reinstating full diplomatic relations with Iran, broken since 1989.

In an unusual twist, Kenyan Pres. Daniel arap Moi reinstates as head of the Kenya Wildlife Service anthropologist Richard Leakey, who resigned the post in 1994 over disagreements with Moi (see May 21).