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What is the 'Mother of All Bombs'?
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What is the 'Mother of All Bombs'?

Apr 14th 2017, 8:32 AM 25,328 Views 67 Comments

Here’s what the bomb – dropped by the US on Afghanistan yesterday – involves.

Florida shooting: Gunman was Iraq war veteran known to FBI
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Florida shooting: Gunman was Iraq war veteran known to FBI

Jan 7th 2017, 9:29 AM 21,968 Views 91 Comments

President-elect Trump said his “thoughts and prayers” were with the victims.

'Reptiles and traitors' - how The Sun described Charles Kennedy and Robin Cook over Iraq War
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'Reptiles and traitors' - how The Sun described Charles Kennedy and Robin Cook over Iraq War

Jul 8th 2016, 12:29 PM 29,540 Views 65 Comments

The Murdoch-owned tabloid demonised Kennedy as a “spineless reptile”, and featured Cook on a dartboard of anti-war ‘traitors’.

Tony Blair did a solo run on deciding to go to war
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Tony Blair did a solo run on deciding to go to war

Jul 6th 2016, 2:20 PM 12,596 Views 48 Comments

He also planned to back a rebellion in Iraq.

Tony Blair led the UK into Iraq war before all peaceful options were exhausted
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Tony Blair led the UK into Iraq war before all peaceful options were exhausted

Jul 6th 2016, 1:25 PM 61,636 Views 132 Comments

Sir John Chilcot published his report today

The UK's Iraq War dirty laundry will today be aired in a very public way
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The UK's Iraq War dirty laundry will today be aired in a very public way

Jul 6th 2016, 6:10 AM 14,196 Views 45 Comments

Former PM Tony Blair is in for a hard day, but a trial is some way off.

Tony Blair (kind of) says sorry for Iraq War and admits it (maybe) led to Islamic State
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Tony Blair (kind of) says sorry for Iraq War and admits it (maybe) led to Islamic State

Oct 25th 2015, 2:07 PM 12,796 Views 87 Comments

The former British Prime Minister wouldn’t make a full apology in a new TV interview.

'He robbed my children, he robbed me and he did it for no reason'
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'He robbed my children, he robbed me and he did it for no reason'

Jun 24th 2015, 8:14 PM 54,469 Views 96 Comments

The wife of Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, who was shot dead in Texas said she tries not to hold on to bitterness.

US private security guards jailed for massacre of 14 Iraqi civilians
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US private security guards jailed for massacre of 14 Iraqi civilians

Apr 13th 2015, 10:09 PM 11,564 Views 31 Comments

A further 17 were wounded.

US news anchor retracts incorrect story about coming under fire in Iraq
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US news anchor retracts incorrect story about coming under fire in Iraq

Feb 5th 2015, 5:29 PM 18,057 Views 32 Comments

NBC’s Brian Williams later apologised for the error.

Column: It was the largest coordinated demonstration in human history – and they ignored it
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Column: It was the largest coordinated demonstration in human history – and they ignored it

Sep 23rd 2014, 8:00 AM 46 Views 7 Comments

Director Amir Amirani writes about his stunning documentary, We Are Many, which explores the 2003 Stop the War global protests and their legacy.

Tony Blair: Syrian war to blame for Iraq violence, not 2003 invasion
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Tony Blair: Syrian war to blame for Iraq violence, not 2003 invasion

Jun 15th 2014, 9:18 AM 6,139 Views 129 Comments

Arguments that there would be no crisis if Saddam Hussein remained are “bizarre” he said.

Man accused of Lee Rigby murder “loves” Al Qaeda: “They’re my brothers”
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Man accused of Lee Rigby murder “loves” Al Qaeda: “They’re my brothers”

Dec 9th 2013, 2:36 PM 7,352 Views 0 Comments

Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale are accused of murdering 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby with knives and a machete.

At least 48 killed in Iraq bombings
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At least 48 killed in Iraq bombings

Sep 15th 2013, 3:07 PM 3,189 Views 26 Comments

Car bombs in cities across Iraq killed at least 48 people today, officials have said.

At least 32 dead in Iraq bombings
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At least 32 dead in Iraq bombings

May 15th 2013, 8:23 PM 4,060 Views 18 Comments

11 bombings struck Baghdad, as well as the cities of Kirkuk and Tarmiyah.

10 years on, Iraq War said to have cost at least 112,000 civilian lives
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10 years on, Iraq War said to have cost at least 112,000 civilian lives

Mar 17th 2013, 1:03 PM 4,253 Views 69 Comments

Including combatants on all sides and as-yet undocumented civilian fatalities that figure could be as high as 174,000, according to the Iraq Body Count organisation.

The aftermath of war: UK military personnel 'at increased risk of violent offending'
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The aftermath of war: UK military personnel 'at increased risk of violent offending'

Mar 15th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,097 Views 50 Comments

UK military personnel deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan with direct combat exposure were 53 per cent more likely to commit a violent offence than men serving in a non-combat role, according to the Lancet.

Former US Marine charged with Navy SEAL sniper's death
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Former US Marine charged with Navy SEAL sniper's death

Feb 4th 2013, 10:11 AM 8,636 Views 37 Comments

Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were shot dead at a firing range in Texas on Saturday with their friend Eddie Routh facing charges over the shooting.

Blair and Bush should face trial over Iraq war: Tutu
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Blair and Bush should face trial over Iraq war: Tutu

Sep 2nd 2012, 10:35 AM 5,252 Views 128 Comments

Tutu said the invasion of Iraq left the world more destabilised and divided than any other conflict in history and had “hardened hearts and minds of members of the human family across the world”.

Protester disrupts Tony Blair evidence at Leveson inquiry
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Protester disrupts Tony Blair evidence at Leveson inquiry

May 28th 2012, 12:58 PM 1,585 Views 7 Comments

The protester called the former British prime minister a war criminal and had to be forcibly removed from the inquiry courtroom.

Anti-war campaigner Galloway claims by-election win in 'Bradford Spring'
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Anti-war campaigner Galloway claims by-election win in 'Bradford Spring'

Mar 30th 2012, 9:52 AM 2,156 Views 30 Comments

The controversial former Celebrity Big Brother contestant was the surprise winner of the Bradford West vote last night.

Watch: Obama calls for a fairer economy in State of the Union address
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Watch: Obama calls for a fairer economy in State of the Union address

Jan 25th 2012, 7:07 AM 667 Views 1 Comment

The US president called for higher taxes on the wealthy in a speech which has set the tone for his re-election battle in the autumn.

Elation as final US troops roll out of Iraq
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Elation as final US troops roll out of Iraq

Dec 18th 2011, 9:21 AM 1,840 Views 22 Comments

The last American soldiers whooped and hugged as they crossed the border into neighbouring Kuwait.

Christopher Hitchens, author and polemicist, dead at 62
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Christopher Hitchens, author and polemicist, dead at 62

Dec 16th 2011, 7:38 AM 3,437 Views 36 Comments

Weakened by cancer, Hitchens continued to write for Vanity Fair in his final days, questioning the saying that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

It's over: US Defence Secretary formally ends war in Iraq
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It's over: US Defence Secretary formally ends war in Iraq

Dec 15th 2011, 1:25 PM 2,099 Views 43 Comments

Nine years, thousands dead and billions of dollars spent, the US has formally ended its mission in Iraq.

Obama marks the end of the Iraq war
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Obama marks the end of the Iraq war

Dec 14th 2011, 8:35 PM 1,625 Views 15 Comments

Obama didn’t try to declare victory in the decade-old war but applauded the “extraordinary achievement” of US troops in the region.

Obama: All US troops will leave Iraq by end of the year
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Obama: All US troops will leave Iraq by end of the year

Oct 21st 2011, 8:20 PM 328 Views 16 Comments

The US president has declared an end to the Iraq war, with only security guards to remain in the country.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Sep 11th 2011, 11:01 AM 66 Views 4 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

Majority of injured US troops not wounded in combat
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Majority of injured US troops not wounded in combat

Mar 4th 2011, 1:29 PM 808 Views 0 Comments

A report from the Pentagon reveals that the majority of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq suffered injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder, sprains and mood disorders.

Blair recalled by Iraq inquiry over new evidence
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Blair recalled by Iraq inquiry over new evidence

Dec 8th 2010, 5:42 PM 272 Views 0 Comments

New evidence has shown that Tony Blair was warned that the invasion of Iraq would be unlawful.

Pentagon to media: Please don't publish WikiLeaks files
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Pentagon to media: Please don't publish WikiLeaks files

Oct 19th 2010, 2:28 PM 264 Views 0 Comments

The US Department of Defence urges news media not to publish the files about to be unveiled on the whistleblower website.

Thousands of Iraqis face torture, says Amnesty report
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Thousands of Iraqis face torture, says Amnesty report

Sep 13th 2010, 11:14 AM 209 Views 0 Comments

Human rights group says the US handover has left many people vulnerable and at risk of abuse.

Iraq agrees to pay compensation to US
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Iraq agrees to pay compensation to US

Sep 10th 2010, 4:58 PM 466 Views 0 Comments

American claims win $400m pay-out.

Tony Blair calls off London book signing
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Tony Blair calls off London book signing

Sep 6th 2010, 7:39 PM 338 Views 0 Comments

Decision comes two days after eggs and shoes thrown at former PM in Dublin.

In numbers: the end of American combat troops in Iraq
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In numbers: the end of American combat troops in Iraq

Aug 19th 2010, 7:06 PM 402 Views 0 Comments

2710 days. 4,415 military casualties. 0 weapons of mass destruction.

Suicide bomber kills 50 in Iraq
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Suicide bomber kills 50 in Iraq

Aug 17th 2010, 1:54 PM 152 Views 0 Comments

Explosion struck an army recruitment office in Baghdad.

US to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq this month
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US to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq this month

Aug 2nd 2010, 11:05 PM 136 Views 0 Comments

Obama says that the US “commitment to Iraq is changing” as 90,000 troops get ready to go home.