ARTICLES RELATING TO SADDAM HUSSEIN

Kurds seek independence vote amid Iraq 'chaos'

2014-07-04 12:09

Iraq's Kurds have set the ball rolling for a referendum on their long-held dream of independence, ignoring calls for the nation to unite against rampant jihadists or face "Syria-like chaos".

Australia bank subsidiary in Saddam link

2013-09-30 11:42

The Reserve Bank of Australia has admitted staff from a subsidiary visited Iraq after it was accused of attempting to strike an illegal deal with Saddam Hussein.

UN details 'chilling' Syria sarin attack

2013-09-17 13:02

The United Nations has revealed what it called "chilling" details of a sarin gas attack in Syria, leaving the major powers to battle over who was responsible.

Putin wins Iran, China backing for Syria plan

2013-09-13 15:02

President Vladimir Putin has won the support of Iran and China at a regional summit on Russia's initiative for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons.

Iran exiles claim Iraq killed 47 members

2013-09-01 22:45

Clashes and explosions have been reported in a camp housing Iranian exiles, with the group claiming Iraqi troops killed 47 of their members, which officials denied.

Iraq torture 'Red House' now a museum

2013-07-11 15:00

A torture centre used by former Iraq dictator, Saddam Hussein, to extract information from Kurdish rebels has been turned into a museum.

Iraq's body count continues to grow

2013-05-30 17:28

A series of bomb explosions in Iraq, including one targeting a provincial governor, has killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens in the latest eruption of violence to rattle the country.

Haunted by Iraq war, US cautious on Syria

2013-05-10 08:02

The Obama administration is treading cautiously on Syria after what it sees as Washington's past errors in the Iraq invasion and occupation, Vice President Joe Biden says.

Chemical trader to pay gas victims

2013-04-24 15:03

Dutch businessman, who sold Iraq's former regime chemicals that were used in deadly gas attacks against Kurds in Iraq and in Iran, has been ordered to pay €400 000 in compensation.

Iraq marks a decade since fall of Baghdad

2013-04-09 09:03

Iraq has marked a decade since US-led forces invaded Baghdad, ousting Saddam Hussein's regime, but the country remains plagued by deadly attacks and mired in political crises.

Iran nuke talks: Counter-offers discussed

2013-02-27 11:14

World powers and Iran are due to respond to offers presented by both sides in a final day of talks aimed at breaking a decade of deadlock over Tehran's nuclear drive.

Iraq moves to seal Saddam-era files

2012-09-26 12:01

The head of Iraq's national archives thinks Saddam Hussein's secret police's documents have been used for long enough, and is pushing legislation that would criminalise their release without consent.

Saddam's nephew seeks asylum

2012-06-22 22:31

A nephew of Iraq's late dictator Saddam Hussein has applied for asylum in Austria after he was arrested there with no legal documents.

Libya restores diplomatic ties with Iraq

2012-03-23 16:29

Libya has restored full diplomatic relations with Iraq and plans to send an ambassador to Baghdad more than eight year after cutting off ties, Iraq’s deputy foreign minister says.

Key dates in Iraq since US invasion

2011-12-18 07:21

US troops left Iraq and crossed into neighbouring Kuwait on Sunday, completing their withdrawal from the country and ending an almost nine-year campaign.

At least 17 die in Syria as deadline passes

2011-11-20 14:08

Activists say at least 17 people have been killed across Syria as an Arab League deadline for Damascus to stop its lethal crackdown on dissent expired.

Saddam's bronze butt up for sale

2011-10-12 22:48

A bronze buttock from the statue of late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, toppled in Baghdad after the US-led invasion in 2003, is to be auctioned in Britain.

Hunt for Gaddafi is on

2011-08-30 22:42

Libyan rebels are scouring the country for a fugitive Muammar Gaddafi.

US cost of war at least $3.7 trillion

2011-06-29 10:35

The final bill for the US wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq will run up to at least $3.7 trillion and could reach as high as $4.4 trillion, says a study.

Blair promised to back US on Iraq in 2002

2011-01-21 15:30

Former British prime minister Tony Blair promised he would back the US in taking action against Saddam Hussein almost a year before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he has told an inquiry.

Saddam's half-brother apologises

2010-12-19 22:46

A half-brother of executed president Saddam Hussein has apologised to the Iraqi people for the dictatorial rule of his Baath party and charged ex-deputy premier Tareq Aziz was its architect.

Iraq's Tareq Aziz sentenced to death

2010-10-26 16:43

Iraq's supreme criminal court has found the country's former deputy premier Tareq Aziz guilty of "deliberate murder and crimes against humanity", and sentenced him to death.

Saddam's confidant: I'll die in prison

2010-09-05 18:54

The man who once served as the international face of Saddam Hussein's regime predicts he will die in an Iraqi prison, citing his old age and lengthy prison sentence.

'Obama leaving Iraq to the wolves'

2010-08-06 11:20

Saddam Hussein's leading lieutenant has accused the US of abandoning Iraq and leaving the country to the wolves, says a British newspaper.

Iraq keeps Saddam officers

2010-02-28 21:37

Iraq has branded as illegal an influential committee's recommendation that military officers loyal to executed dictator Saddam Hussein be fired.

 

Obama open to military action

2014-06-20 11:31

Barack Obama pledged to take "precise" military action if needed to check marauding Sunni radicals in Iraq.

Iran's Rouhani warns of Syria Talibanisation

2013-09-27 10:11

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that Syria could become an extremist haven like Taliban-era Afghanistan as he called for co-operation to end the country's civil war.

UN impartial amid Syria 'sarin' findings

2013-09-17 09:02

Careful not to blame either side for a deadly chemical weapon attack, UN inspectors have reported that rockets loaded with the nerve agent sarin had been fired.

Lack of Assad alternatives hangs over Syria war

2013-09-12 12:08

The crisis over chemical weapons in Syria has underlined a central dilemma for the West in dealing with the country's civil war - the lack of alternatives to President Bashar Assad.

Al-Qaeda threatens "volcano of revenge"

2013-08-28 11:05

An al-Qaeda affiliate has threatened a "volcano of revenge" against Syrian government military targets in retaliation for a suspected poison attack, a monitoring group reports.

Europe helped Syria's weapons programme

2013-06-04 22:45

Syria, defeated by Israel in three wars and afraid its arch enemy had gained a nuclear arsenal, began in earnest to build a covert chemical weapons programme three decades ago.

Syria to 'respond' to any Israeli strikes

2013-05-10 10:00

Syria has threatened an immediate response to any new Israeli strike, with its militant ally Hezbollah saying Damascus will provide "game-changing" weapons.

Bush 'comfortable' with Iraq decision

2013-04-25 10:09

Former US president George W Bush says he remains "comfortable" with the decision to invade Iraq, even in the midst of a new spate of bloody violence in Baghdad.

Iraqi forces hunt Saddam's former deputy

2013-04-18 18:32

Iraqi special forces are closing in on the most senior member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run since the 2003 invasion, security sources say.

Saddam's spectre lives on in landmarks

2013-03-18 15:15

A decade on from the US-led invasion, Iraqis still grapple with how much should be done to cleanse Iraq of traces of Saddam Hussein.

Syria's mobile missiles that sow terror

2012-12-13 21:34

The mobile, medium-range Scud missile, which US officials say Syria's embattled regime has fired on rebels, is a fearful, indiscriminate weapon with a bloody history in the region.

UK to help Iraq destroy WMD's

2012-07-31 07:56

UK experts are to train Iraqis to destroy the remaining chemical weapons left over after the Gulf war.

Robert Pattinson to hunt Saddam Hussein

2012-05-03 22:01

Robert Pattinson has signed up to star in Mission: Blacklist, a military thriller about the search for Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

Saddam music teacher jailed in Australia

2012-01-20 12:55

A former music teacher to Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been jailed for five years in Australia for terrorising two elderly women.

Last US troops leave Iraq as war ends

2011-12-18 07:09

The last US soldiers have rolled out of Iraq across the border to neighbouring Kuwait at daybreak, hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief.

Rear of Saddam statue fails to sell

2011-10-28 14:15

An English auction house says it has failed to sell a chunk of buttock from the toppled statues of Iraq’s ex-dictator Saddam Hussein.

Iraq recovers $216m from Saddam officials

2011-09-17 19:12

Iraq has recovered $216m in the past month from bank accounts overseas belonging to two Saddam-era officials, the country's anti-graft watchdog says.

Oscar buzz for Saddam Hussein film

2011-08-05 22:30

A movie about the son of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and his body double is generating significant awards buzz for its star Dominic Cooper, who plays dual roles.

Death penalty for Saddam-era spies

2011-04-21 17:33

Iraq's High Criminal Court has sentenced to death three Saddam Hussein-era spies convicted of assassinating the father of a sitting Iraqi lawmaker in Beirut in April 1994.

'Borat' to play Saddam Hussein

2011-01-21 08:31

Paramount has announced that Sacha Baron Cohen's next role will be playing Saddam Hussein.

'Chaotic' Saddam execution described

2010-12-06 16:05

A leaked US diplomatic cable describes the circumstances of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's execution, from guards telling him to "go to hell" to officials taking pictures.

Looted artefacts back in Iraq

2010-09-07 15:37

Hundreds of Iraqi artefacts looted from museums and archaeological sites across the country have been returned to Iraq.

Kelly death 'textbook suicide'

2010-08-22 13:49

The controversial death of the British government weapons inspector David Kelly was a "textbook case" of suicide, the pathologist who performed the autopsy has said.

US hands over Iraqi detainees

2010-07-14 17:10

The US has handed over Tariq Aziz and other detainees as they transfer authority of Camp Cropper over to the Iraqi government.

600 fired over Saddam links

2010-02-27 23:34

About 600 Iraqi security officers have been removed from their positions for alleged links to Saddam Hussein's regime.

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