Veteran politician has just returned from Tehran as part of 'well received' UK parliamentary delegation
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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
Thursday 11 August 2011
Wednesday 18 May 2011
The UK's military operation in Iraq will finally end this weekend when the Royal Navy completes its mission to train the country's sailors, Defence Secretary Liam Fox has said.
Wednesday 04 May 2011
After the first Gulf War, Max van der Stoel was the expression of the world's conscience and a thorn in the side of Saddam Hussein. Every year for eight years, the former Dutch foreign minister and special UN human rights representative wrote stinging denunciations of Saddam's abuses of his people.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
A celebrity lawyer whose clients have included Saddam Hussein, Gary Glitter, Harold Shipman and Ian Brady has been arrested at his Spanish villa.
Monday 14 February 2011
Thursday 03 February 2011
It was somehow fitting that Jack Straw should notch up the most appearances – three – of those called to give evidence to the Chilcot inquiry and that his final session should have been scheduled for the last day of public hearings. As Foreign Secretary at the time, Mr Straw occupied a key position in the government that took Britain to war; he has also emerged as one of the most conflicted of witnesses, describing his eventual decision to support the war as the hardest of his life.
Saturday 22 January 2011
Two charges were put to Tony Blair in his second appearance before the Iraq inquiry yesterday.
Thursday 16 December 2010
Weir, the Scottish engineering group which makes pumps and valves for the energy sector, has been fined £3m after pleading guilty to two charges of violating United Nations sanctions against Saddam Hussein's government in Iraq.
Tuesday 14 December 2010
On 14 December 2003 ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was dramatically captured by US forces after he was found to be residing in a tiny underground cellar.
Saturday 23 October 2010
The decision to publish the post-mortem and toxicology reports into the death of Dr David Kelly now, rather than in 70 years time, was, to a large extent, to allow the family of the scientist some form of closure.
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