In reference to a letter from Daniel Teegan (Jul 25), firstly his “He must be aware that Iran has not gone to war against another nation” remark: It would be interesting to hear his definition of the Iran-Iraq war, with widespread use of chemical weapons and estimates of up to 1.5m dead.
Mon, 30 Jul, 2012
SADDAM HUSSEIN’S notorious cousin “Chemical Ali” was convicted yesterday of crimes against humanity, receiving a death sentence for his involvement in one of the worst poison gas attacks ever against civilians – one of several he faces.
Mon, 18 Jan, 2010
US officials are investigating allegations that an Iraqi politician took part in the 1983 bombing of the US and French embassies in Kuwait and is a conduit for Iranian weapons and supplies smuggled to Shiite militias, a spokesman said today.
Tue, 06 Feb, 2007
Gunmen killed the brother of the chief prosecutor in Saddam Hussein’s Kurdish genocide trial today, even as the ex-president called in an open letter for insurgents to forgive their American enemies and for Iraqis to forgive each other and stop sectarian killings.
Mon, 16 Oct, 2006
The chief judge in Saddam Hussein’s trial today brushed aside prosecution demands to step down for letting the ex-president make political statements, as more witnesses told of chemical attacks against Kurds – a charge for which the ex-president could receive a death sentence.
Wed, 13 Sep, 2006
IRAQIS gathered around televisions to watch Saddam Hussein's trial yesterday, with Shi'ite victims of his regime calling the proceedings long-overdue justice, but some Sunni Arabs condemning it as unfair humiliation of the former leader.
Thu, 20 Oct, 2005
ACCORDING to officials production of petrol in the US has fallen to a tenth of its usual rate following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, prompting the price of crude oil to soar on the international market as the US government prepares to dip into its strategic reserves (normally only used in times of war) to ease the crisis.
Sat, 03 Sep, 2005
Iraqis and the world will get their first glimpse of Saddam Hussein since his capture in December when he and 11 of his top lieutenants are brought to court tomorrow to face war crimes charges likely to include the 1988 chemical weapons massacre of Kurds and the 1990 invasion of Kuwait.
Wed, 30 Jun, 2004