World View: After the fiasco over Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, people around the world are rightly sceptical about claims of gas attacks
The new presidential Library in Dallas offers an interactive experience of life in the Oval Office. David Usborne takes the hotseat
Hanged, paraded, punched and spat on before finally being set alight – cheered on by the jeering crowd.
Talk of 'invasion' and 'occupation' ignores the effect on a long-suffering minority
News Corp refuses to deny new claims of US military payment
There is one candidate for Director General who would really ruffle Murdoch feathers
Americans have some astonishing misconceptions about international affairs.
'He gave me a bit of stick for the kissing scene with Emma, as he had a little thing with her'
Maliki's demands for handover of rival heighten fears of sectarian strife
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.
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."
Readers review this week's big film
Cooper excels as Saddam's son
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.
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.
Negotiations begin among potential coalition partners against a backdrop of rising sectarian tensions