ARTICLES RELATING TO TONY BLAIR

Iraq war was illegal, says Blair's former deputy

2016-07-10 10:50

Tony Blair's deputy as prime minister when Britain joined the invasion of Iraq has said he believes the war was illegal, days after a long-awaited report excoriated Britain's role in the conflict.

Letters: Blair made early Iraq invasion pledge to Bush

2016-07-06 16:19

Letters published by the UK's Iraq War Inquiry show that then-prime minister Tony Blair assured former US president George W Bush of his support for regime change in Iraq eight months before the US-led invasion began in March 2003

Blair says he acted in UK's 'best interests' in Iraq war

2016-07-06 15:32

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has insisted he acted in Britain's "best interests" after the Chilcot inquiry delivered a damning verdict into his handling of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Sanctions: Nothing changes after Brexit, EU envoy tells Zim

2016-07-01 13:08

The EU ambassador to Zimbabwe, Philip Van Damme, has reportedly told Zimbabwe that Britain's exit from the bloc does not change its position on the southern African country.

Blair launches private peace mission

2015-11-13 16:58

The former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has launched a private initiative to promote Mideast peace and says his network of contacts will help him.

Blair concedes link between Iraq invasion and rise of ISIS

2015-10-25 14:05

Britain’s ex-leader has again apologised 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 ISIS group.

Tony Blair takes new role in fighting anti-Semitism

2015-06-04 15:14

Britain's former prime minister, Tony Blair is taking a new role in combatting anti-Semitism in Europe after stepping down as the international community's Mideast envoy.

New UK govt 'won't compensate evicted Zim white farmers'

2015-05-18 13:15

Britain has reportedly maintained its position that it won’t compensate white farmers who were evicted from their farms during Zimbabwe’s controversial land reform programme in 2000.

We didn’t send away whites, Mugabe says

2015-04-09 12:17

President Robert Mugabe has shown no regrets about his country’s controversial land reform programme as he made it clear during a press conference in SA that he aimed for equality amongst his people.

Beware of politicised unions, says Tony Blair

2015-02-10 15:50

The mining industry needs to address broader social issues of the communities in which they mined, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told the Mining Indaba.

 

Rage against Blair as families mourn Iraq war dead

2016-07-06 17:45

As protesters outside bayed for Tony Blair's prosecution, inside the building where John Chilcot delivered his damming Iraq War Inquiry report the father of a dead serviceman delivered his own verdict: "My son died in vain".

Key conclusions from Britain's Iraq war inquiry

2016-07-06 15:33

Britain's Iraq War Inquiry report heavily criticised intelligence, military and political leadership under then prime minister Tony Blair in the run-up to the 2003 invasion and during the conflict.

Iraq inquiry: UK planning for war 'wholly inadequate'

2016-07-06 13:33

The head of Britain's Iraq War inquiry has released a damning verdict on a conflict he says was mounted on flawed intelligence and executed with "wholly inadequate" planning.

China backs Mugabe, says West has treated Zim unfairly

2016-03-03 14:28

China has claimed that the West is treating Zimbabwe unfairly, as the US extends sanctions against the southern African country for yet another year, a report says.

UK's Blair: 2003 Iraq invasion played role in ISIS rise

2015-10-25 19:25

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has acknowledged the 2003 invasion of Iraq played a part in the rise of the Islamic State militant group, and has apologised for some mistakes in planning the war.

Hamas leader says talks with Israel 'seem positive'

2015-08-21 11:57

The leader of the militant Hamas movement, Khaled Meshaal, says there are talks ongoing with Israel to reach a truce, though there is no agreement to date, according to the al-Araby al-Jadeed newspaper.

British ex-PM Blair quits as Middle East envoy

2015-05-27 17:36

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has resigned as envoy of the Middle East Quartet diplomatic group after eight years in the job, his office says.

Blair: UK's Labour must reclaim centre ground

2015-05-10 14:18

Britain's Labour Party must return to the political centre ground if it is to rebuild support after suffering a crushing defeat, says former Labour prime minister Tony Blair.

UK's betrayal led to Zim's land grabs – London mayor

2015-02-24 09:54

London mayor Boris Johnson, who is also reportedly tipped to be the next Conservative Party leader, has openly admitted that Britain played a “shameful” role in Zimbabwe’s economic woes.

Blair: Investors must help improve African infrastructure - As it happened

2015-02-10 12:31

Investors needs to help governments in Africa build infrastructure, Former UK prime minister Tony Blair tells 2015 Mining Indaba in Cape Town.

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