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​Tony Blair has been damned, but is still defending the Iraq war

The Chilcot inquiry and subsequent report by Sir John Chilcot said diplomatic options had not been exhausted before British troops invaded Iraq.

Chilcot report: Tony Blair’s government accused of using bogus evidence to launch 2003 Iraq invasion

The UK government's infamous "sexed-up" September dossier on Iraq's threat made the claim Iraq was producing biological and chemical weapons.

Mum, imam and Saddam: What young Iraqis are saying with tattoos

Tattoo parlours are becoming increasingly popular in Baghdad, despite opposition from traditionalists.

Iraq: Counting the costs of war 10 years later

US policies have changed since it invaded Iraq and ousted Saddam Hussein a decade ago.

Online video appears to show Saddam’s top deputy

A video posted online purports to show Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the highest ranking member of Saddam Hussein's ousted regime, lashing out against Iraq.

Iraq’s political crisis deepens after US forces withdraw

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called on lawmakers to withdraw confidence from one of his deputies as the country's political crisis deepened.

Digging up mass graves may heal Iraq’s war wounds

Beneath the detritus and shacks constructed on al-Sadah is buried what might be one of the largest unopened mass graves in Iraq's capital.

D-Day for Donen Report: For whom does the bell toll?

The release of the report into the Oil for Food scandal today may well reopen a Pandora's box of allegations about kickbacks and diplomatic favours.

UK inquiry probes Blair over Iraq invasion

Former UK PM Tony Blair promised he would back the US in taking action against Saddam Hussein almost a year before the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Blair defends actions in new Iraq inquiry grilling

Tony Blair said on Friday he was determined to do whatever it took to disarm Saddam Hussein despite legal concerns.

Iraq rivals seal power-sharing deal amid increase in violence

Iraq's divided political factions sealed a power-sharing deal more than eight months after an inconclusive general election.

Last US combat brigade pulls out of Iraq

The last US combat brigade pulled out of Iraq and crossed into Kuwait, almost seven-and-a-half years after the US-led invasion, media have reported.

Blair says September 11 changed view on Iraq

The September 11 attacks changed the "calculus of risk" and meant it was not possible to contain Saddam Hussein through sanctions, Tony Blair said.

Saddam henchman ‘Chemical Ali’ hanged

Saddam Hussein's notorious henchman, "Chemical Ali", was executed on Monday, an Iraqi government spokesperson said.

New death sentence for Iraq’s ‘Chemical Ali’

An Iraqi court sentenced Ali Hassan al-Majeed, the Saddam Hussein-era official widely known as "Chemical Ali", on Sunday to death by hanging.

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