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Attempt to prosecute Blair over Iraq fails in London High Court

LONDON: A British court on Monday rejected an attempt by a former Iraqi general to bring a private prosecution against former Prime Minister Tony Blair over the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Blair’s decision to join the U.S.-led coalition that toppled Saddam Hussein has tainted the legacy of his 10 years in office, and his…

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July 31, 2017

 

Trump is (mostly) wrong on Mosul

Donald Trump’s grasp of international politics may sometimes be vague, but even he has noticed that there is a fight coming for Mosul. U.S. and Iraqi leaders have been signaling for weeks that a major offensive is in the offing against Iraq’s second city, by far the largest urban center held by Islamic State. In…

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November 10, 2016

 

Tony Blair sorry for Iraq war mistakes

LONDON: Britain’s ex-leader Tony Blair again apologised Sunday for certain aspects of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, adding there were “elements of truth” to the view it was connected to the rise of the Islamic State group. However, Blair insisted he still did not regret the removal of Saddam Hussein as Iraq’s leader as he…

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October 25, 2015

 

Petraeus to plead guilty to spilling secrets to mistress

WASHINGTON: Former American military commander and CIA chief David Petraeus will plead guilty to illegally providing classified secrets to his mistress, a dramatic fall from grace for a general once lauded as a war hero. Petraeus, feted in the US as the man who changed the course of the Iraq war, has signed a plea…

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March 4, 2015

 
 
 
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