Kuwaiti MPs are preparing to question the country’s finance minister over a controversial deal in which Tony Blair’s company was allegedly paid millions of pounds to advise its royal family.
Nations cite as their reason the daily killing of protesters by President Assad's regime
The increasingly tarnished reputation of Germany's President, Christian Wulff suffered a new setback yesterday with disclosures that the 52-year-old head of state threatened to sue a leading tabloid newspaper to prevent publication of a damaging article about a questionable six-figure private loan.
Not long after the "liberation" of 2003, the US-led coalition was preparing the Iraqi public for their ultimate departure. A television advert showed a bunch of boys in an excited football match, while their parents looked on with fond smiles – the portrait of a happy and contented land. In a swirl of dust, came Western troops in their armoured cars; they stopped beside the young players for a brief exchange of greetings, and then the convoy disappeared into the desert.
Airport authorities say they have detained two men who attempted to smuggle 40 pythons on board a flight to Dubai.
Politicians, soldiers, reporters and civilians reflect on the legacy of the first Gulf War
The Saturday Column
Iraq's government has dissolved its state airline Iraqi Airways in the latest move of a bitter dispute with Kuwait over war reparations allegedly owed since Saddam Hussein's invasion of the emirate in 1990.
A Kuwaiti takeover of Liverpool looks less than imminent, with differences now emerging between members of the original consortium believed to be involved.
A Kuwaiti investment consortium has said there is still a prospect of Liverpool's owners persuading them to buy the club, despite providing the most candid indication yet that Tom Hicks and George Gillett's £500m asking price is way above the odds.
The Liverpool owner's attempts to sell the club have been dealt a blow after a Kuwaiti investment consortium interested in buying the club said negotiations were "going really badly".
Rick Parry, who has announced he will stand down as Liverpool chief executive at the end of the season, knew his future at Anfield was only secure for as long as he maintained the support of Liverpool co-owner George Gillett. Gillett’s business partner at Anfield, Tom Hicks, has long been unhappy with the lack of dynamism he has perceived in Parry.
This album of remastered recordings by two of Iraq's greatest traditional players is a reminder of the civilisation which Blair and Bush have destroyed.