World View: The Shia record of governance here is not good, but the city's ancient heroes remain untarnished
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Sunday 30 September 2012
'He gave me a bit of stick for the kissing scene with Emma, as he had a little thing with her'
Saturday 05 May 2012
Only outstanding valour and luck saved British soldiers trapped by Iraq's feared Republican Guard
Monday 02 April 2012
While George Galloway, Respect Party MP, basked in the glory of his big win at the Bradford West by-election last week, the online community slowly undermined his achievement by dredging up his less glorious moments: namely, clips of the infamous Celebrity Big Brother incident where, posing as a cat, he drank milk from the hands of actress Rula Lenska.
Sunday 01 January 2012
World View: Its three main communities – Shia, Sunni and Kurd – cannot seem to run the country together, and yet none can run it alone
Thursday 29 December 2011
The Year of Revolution: As the leaders of Syria and Bahrain cling to power, Patrick Cockburn explains how they have managed to resist the protesters – and wonders whether they can survive another 12 months
Tuesday 27 December 2011
The UN and the Iraqi government have agreed to relocate thousands of Iranian exiles living in a camp in north-eastern Iraq, potentially averting a showdown with its residents. The dissidents, who have not said whether they would agree to move, reported a rocket attack.
Thursday 22 December 2011
Maliki's demands for handover of rival heighten fears of sectarian strife
Monday 19 December 2011
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.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
President Barack Obama saluted troops returning from Iraq today, declaring that the nearly nine-year conflict is ending honourably, "not with a final battle, but with a final march toward home."
Thursday 18 August 2011
The Devil's Double, Lee Tamahori, 108 mins (18)<br/>Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, José Padilha, 115 mins (18)<br/>The Interrupters, Steve James, 125 mins, (15)
Sunday 14 August 2011
- 1 Cameron's freebie to apartheid South Africa
- 2 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 3 Sherlock series 3: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman provide teasers for the biggest comeback in British television
- 4 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 5 People will try to reduce Mandela to a lilting reggae tune about ‘love’. They will fail