1991: Tragedy and tears
Nov 1, 2013
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 11, 2013
A decade after Saddam Hussein's arrest, the now-executed Iraqi dictator's legacy of conflicts, sanctions and repression still exact a heavy toll on the country.
Offbeat | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 11, 2013
In a predominantly Shiite town near Baghdad, Saddam Hussein roams the streets unmolested, joking with checkpoint guards and shaking the hands of passers-by, proudly announcing his name.
World | Reuters | Monday October 21, 2013
A suicide bomber driving a minibus blew himself up outside a cafe in a mainly Shi'ite Muslim district of the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing at least 38 people, police and medics said.
World | Reuters | Friday October 11, 2013
The global chemical weapons watchdog working to eliminate chemical weapons stockpiles around the battlefields of Syria's civil war won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday September 27, 2013
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that Syria could become an extremist haven like Taliban-era Afghanistan as he called for cooperation to end the civil war.
Cities | Mid-Day.com | Tuesday September 24, 2013
August 2, 1990 is a date etched in the memories of a million Indians. It was a day that ruined many lives, uprooted many families and destroyed many households. It was the day that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded the tiny country of Kuwait.
World | Reuters | Tuesday September 3, 2013
Syria has asked the United Nations to prevent "any aggression" against Syria following a call over the weekend by U.S. President Barack Obama for punitive strikes against the Syrian military for last month's chemical weapons attack.
World | Reuters | Thursday August 29, 2013
Prime Minister David Cameron's plans for an imminent military strike on Syria were in disarray today after a revolt by lawmakers warning him to heed the "lessons of Iraq".
World | Reuters | Tuesday August 27, 2013
Russia today warned a military intervention in Syria could have "catastrophic consequences" for the region and called on the international community to show "prudence" over the crisis.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 22, 2013
Syria today came under intense pressure to allow United Nations inspectors to visit the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus which the opposition says left hundreds dead and provoked revulsion around the world.
World | Reuters | Tuesday July 30, 2013
An Al Qaeda-affiliated group said it orchestrated a wave of car bombings across Iraq that killed at least 60 people yesterday in revenge for the mistreatment of the country's Sunni community.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday July 30, 2013
A gold-laden sword looted from ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's personal office in the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq has been returned to Iraqi authorities.
World | Reuters | Monday July 29, 2013
Car bombs ripped through busy streets and markets in Iraq on Monday, killing at least 60 people in predominantly Shi'ite areas in some of the deadliest violence since Sunni insurgents stepped up attacks this year.
World | Reuters | Friday July 26, 2013
At least 28 people were killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq yesterday, police said.
World | Reuters | Sunday July 14, 2013
Two bomb attacks near Sunni mosques in the Iraqi capital killed at least 23 people who had gathered to pray after breaking their daily fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Saturday, police and medics said.
World | Reuters | Tuesday July 2, 2013
At least 43 people were killed in bomb attacks across Iraq on Tuesday, with nine explosions in busy markets and commercial areas of the capital Baghdad, police and medics said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 14, 2013
Russia said on Friday that US data on the Syrian regime's alleged use of chemical weapons was "unconvincing", and warned Washington against repeating the mistake it made when invading Iraq after falsely accusing Saddam Hussein of stocking weapons of ...
World | Reuters | Tuesday June 11, 2013
Insurgents struck cities across Iraq on Monday with car bombs, suicide attacks and gun battles, killing more than 70 people in worsening sectarian violence.
World | Reuters | Friday May 31, 2013
A series of bombs battered Shi'ite and Sunni Muslim neighbourhoods across Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 25 people in the worst wave of sectarian violence since civil war five years ago.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 30, 2013
Attacks in Iraq, including car bombs in Baghdad, killed 11 people on today in the latest surge of violence that has left 166 dead in a week and sparked fears of all-out sectarian conflict.