'After such carnage, people will ask inevitable questions of was conflict inevitable and worthwhile? The answer from Chilcot is undoubtedly no. And who is responsible? The answer is undoubtedly Tony Blair. There must now be a consideration of what political or legal consequences are appropriate for those responsible'
There was confusion and muddle and serious miscalculations. Most of the big mistakes were made by politicians in London who got bees in their bonnet about the Middle East, ignored or excluded the experts, and, perhaps their most besetting sin, failed to think policy through
'So many killed or mortally wounded near me, and who knows but that it might be my turn next'
A historic ceasefire has been signed between Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels
Number is 'highest figure ever record' - and nearly a quarter are those escaping war and conflict
Gun-toting rebels, poachers and even assassination attempts by Idi Amin were occupational hazards for legendary warden Paul Ssali. Ahead of the of the inaugural meeting of the Giants Club, of which Uganda is a founding member, his son Josh Ssali Sentogo tells his story
In the fourth excerpt from his new book, Patrick Cockburn recalls the aftermath of the Libyan revolution and the overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi in 2011. Hopes were soon to be dashed, as a barbaric regime gave way to something much worse
In the third excerpt from his new book, Patrick Cockburn writes from Baghdad on how the US occupation of Iraq faced growing Iraqi anger and resistance in the summer of 2003. Already, there were signs that the war was going to end in disaster
Deployment comes one day after US serviceman killed in an Isis rocket attack
'If they destroy even a blade of grass in our inviolable territory, I will strike the hordes of the puppet military with a deadly baptism of fire'
A Dutch tourist attraction has been blasted for created a bunker resembling Anne Frank's wartime hideout
Aleppo's famous Umayyad Mosque complex badly hit, with 11th century minaret now ruined
In the 2000s, the Pentagon spent $51.2 billion on 15 major programmes 'without any fielded systems to show for it'
The nine nations have around 16,300 nuclear weapons, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Only five countries out of nine have legally recognised nuclear weapons
The centre is helping abductees come to terms with their horrendous past