The controversy over Tony Blair’s decision to back George Bush over the Iraq war has been rekindled after a memo emerged showing the Prime Minister pledged to support an invasion a year ahead of the conflict.
An anti-Sharia Law campaign group has announced plans to hold an exhibition in London featuring cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.
Armed members of Iraq’s Yazidi community – which suffered atrocities by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group last year – have themselves been accused of massacring Sunni Arab villagers, including physically disabled civilians and children, in revenge attacks.
Last night, hundreds of outraged Shia militants stormed Adhamiyah, a Sunni majority neighbourhood in Baghdad. The Shia were burning homes, cars, and government buildings that belonged to Sunnis.
A former Blackwater guard was sentenced to life in prison and three others received 30-year sentences Monday for their roles in a 2007 mass shooting in Iraq that left at least 14 civilians dead.
Last November, with his home in flames and his father missing, 21-year-old Omar Mazen abandoned his home town of Baquba and fled to the Iraqi capital, 60 miles south.
A group of international physicians’ organizations has published a study concluding US-led wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan have killed more than 1.3 million people.
Shia Militia taking out Sunni patients at al-Kazhimiyya hospital in Iraq.