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Gulf War: How an ordinary soldier coped in the midst of Desert Storm

Twenty-five years ago this weekend, the first Gulf War was declared against the Iraqi invaders of Kuwait. William Wright, who was keeping a journal about army life, arrived in Saudi Arabia soon after. These extracts – as much about duty as heroics – reveal the role played by ordinary men in an extraordinary situation

Pressure builds on German President for trying to suppress loan

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.

As the troops pull out, what kind of Iraq has America left behind?

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.

Last US troops elated to leave Iraq

The last US soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak today, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. Their convoy's exit marked the end of a bitterly divisive war that raged for nearly nine years and left Iraq shattered, with troubling questions lingering over whether the Arab nation will remain a steadfast US ally.

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Liverpool sale dealt negotiations blow

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".

Liverpool chief to leave 'after power tussle'

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.

Benitez calm at heart of Anfield storm

Liverpool's manager was remarkably cool yesterday despite Steven Gerrard's problems, his recent outbursts and the speculation about the club's possible sale.