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World’s strategy for countering extremism flawed, says Tony Blair

Blair says Muslims are the main victims of extremism

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September 13, 2018

 

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

 

World’s youngest heads of states

Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential elections and joined the league of world’s youngest leaders. In the listicle, Samaa TV names the most renowned figures who came into power at a young age. Benazir Bhutto Benazir Bhutto became Pakistan’s first female prime minister at the age of 35 years after winning the general elections in…

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May 10, 2017

 

Blair remains quiet over crucial meeting with Trump administration

A spokesman for Tony Blair refused to be drawn on a report Sunday that the former British prime minister wants to become US President Donald Trump’s advisor on the Middle East. According to The Mail on Sunday newspaper, Blair met with Trump’s son-in-law and key advisor Jared Kushner last week to discuss working for the…

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March 5, 2017

 

Chilcot Report: Too Little, Too Late

    By: Hasan Abidi  “  The UK went to war in Iraq on the basis of faulty intelligence and with inadequate  planning for  the invasion ”. This according to Sir John Chilcot’, in his long awaited Chilcot Report. Seriously ? No kidding. Mr Chilcot, it took you seven years and all you could offer…

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July 11, 2016

 

Former UK deputy PM says now believes Iraq invasion illegal

LONDON: Britain broke international law when it invaded Iraq in 2003, its deputy prime minister at the time, John Prescott, said on Sunday in the wake of a critical report on the decision.

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July 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

 
 
 
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