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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Saddam Hussein


Man borrows from Saddam book, uses thallium on wife, in-laws

April 09, 2021 2:25 pm

Sharma alleged that in January, Arora cooked fish laced with thallium and served it to his family members. "He didn't eat it himself and didn't feed his twin children either,” a senior police officer said.

In power for 15 years, Iraq's Shi'ites split ahead of crucial vote

April 25, 2018 3:26 pm

Even Sistani seems unhappy with the performance of the politicians, issuing a fatwa recently implicitly calling on Shi'ites to vote for new blood.

Saddam Hussein perceived wrongly by the US, writes ex-CIA agent in new book

December 18, 2016 1:36 pm

An ex-CIA agent revealed in a book how the US got this and much more wrong about Hussein and what he found out during conversations with him in the days after his capture by the US military.

Middle East would be more stable if Saddam, Gaddafi still in power: Donald Trump

October 04, 2015 9:41 pm

Asked by NBC's Chuck Todd if the Middle East would be more stable with Gaddafi and Saddam in power, Trump replied, "Of course it would be."

ISIS top command dominated by ex-officers in Saddam's army

August 08, 2015 1:12 pm

Now al-Ani is a commander in the Islamic State group, said Omran, who rose to become a major general in the Iraqi army and now commands its 5th Division fighting IS.

US forces fabricated details of capture of former president Saddam Hussein: Report

April 14, 2015 3:12 pm

Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was hanged to death in December, 2006.

Letters to the editor: A ray of hope

August 16, 2014 12:41 am

Their resistance against the dictatorial regime of Saddam Hussein is well chronicled, but one should also look at the relative peace and prosperity of Kurdistan.

Iraq crisis: US drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit

June 28, 2014 3:44 pm

The Pentagon confirmed that among the manned and unmanned US aircraft flying over Iraq to carry out surveillance, some were carrying bombs and missiles.

Rouhani says Iran is ready to help Iraq if asked

June 14, 2014 4:19 pm

Rouhani suggested that the Sunni militants who have seized northern Iraq are linked to Iraqi politicians who lost in parliamentary elections.

Iraq shuts infamous Abu Ghraib prison over security fears

April 15, 2014 8:33 pm

Abu Ghraib prison served as a notorious torture centre under now-executed dictator Saddam Hussein, with an estimated 4,000 detainees perishing there.


Beginning of the Gulf War: How Bush senior and Saddam Hussein's Iraq locked horns

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

On this day, US President Bush senior ordered US troops to defend Saudi against a potential Iraqi invasion by Saddam Hussein.