Saddam Hussein

  • UN investigative team visits Iran exile camp hit by killings 02-09-2013 07:28 PM

    A United Nations investigative team, on Monday, visited a contentious Iranian dissident camp in Iraq where multiple residents were killed on Sunday in unclear circumstances, as the Iraqi government pledged to launch its own probe into the bloodshed. The facts of what happened at Camp Ashraf are in dispute, including...
  • Assad same as Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein, says John Kerry 02-09-2013 08:47 AM

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has now joined the likes of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler and Iraq's Saddam Hussein by using chemical weapons against his own people, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday. "Bashar al-Assad now joins a list that has Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein as those...
  • Iraq denies halting services to Iranian exile camp 26-08-2013 03:17 AM

    An Iranian dissident group has accused the Iraqi authorities of cutting off water and electricity to a contested northern camp used by its members, a charge the Iraqi government denied on Sunday. The duelling accounts over services are the latest twist in a long-running dispute between the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq dissident group...
  • Russia warns US not to repeat the 'past mistakes' in Syria 26-08-2013 01:46 AM

    Russia warned the United States on Sunday against repeating past mistakes, saying that any unilateral military action in Syria would undermine efforts for peace and have a devastating impact on the security situation in the Middle East. The Russian Foreign Ministry said its statement was a response to US actions...
  • Syria war widens rift between Shi'ite clergy in Iraq, Iran 21-07-2013 06:20 AM

    Najaf: The civil war in Syria is widening a rift between top Shi'ite Muslim clergy in Iraq and Iran who have taken opposing stands on whether or not to send followers into combat on President Bashar al-Assad's side. Competition for leadership of the Shi'ite community has intensified since the US-led...
  • Bombs hit Iraq funeral and football stadium, killing 22 29-06-2013 03:27 AM

    Ramadi: A series of bombs near a bakery, at a funeral, inside a senior police officer's car and at a football stadium killed at least 22 people across Iraq on Friday, police and medics said. The violence is part of a trend of increasing militant attacks since the start of...
  • Assad regime used chemical weapons in Syria: France 05-06-2013 12:30 PM

    Amman: France said on Tuesday it had performed tests that proved President Bashar al-Assad's forces had used nerve gas in Syria's civil war, a "red line" that the United States and other countries have repeatedly said would demand a response. Washington separately said it would deploy Patriot missiles and F-16...
  • Attacks in Iraq kill over 40, sectarian tensions high 22-05-2013 06:34 AM

    Baghdad: A series of bomb and gun attacks across Iraq killed more than 40 people on Tuesday, a day after over 70 died in violence targeting majority Shi'ites that has stoked fears of all-out sectarian war with minority Sunnis. Nearly 300 people have been killed in the past week as...
  • Iraq: Series of car bombs kills at least 31 20-05-2013 02:59 PM

    Baghdad: At least 20 people were killed by a series of car bombs in mainly Shiite districts of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Monday and 11 others were killed by attacks in the southern city of Basra, police and medics said. Scores of people have been killed in attacks over...
  • Iraq: Two blasts outside Sunni Muslim mosque kill 76 18-05-2013 07:45 AM

    Baghdad: Bombs struck Sunni areas in Baghdad and surrounding areas on Friday, killing at least 76 people in the deadliest day in Iraq in more than eight months, officials said, as a spike in violence has raised fears the country could be on the path to a new round of...
  • Iraq War 10th anniversary: Watch the iconic moments of the conflict 17-03-2013 08:22 AM

    Sunday, March 17, marks 10 years since the beginning of the Iraq war, during which the NATO forces overthrew the regime of Saddam Hussein after a brutal conflict. ...
  • Sneak peek: 'The Dictator' 02-01-2012 09:11 PM

    Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator' is said to be inspired by the novel 'Zabibah and the King' by Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. ...
  • US formally ends Iraq war with little fanfare 16-12-2011 08:58 AM

    Baghdad: Nearly nine years after American troops stormed across the Iraq border in a blaze of shock and awe, US officials quietly ended the bloody and bitterly divisive conflict in Baghdad on Thursday, but the debate over whether it was worth the cost in money and lives is yet unanswered....
  • US military marks end to nearly 9 years in Iraq 16-12-2011 03:47 AM

    Baghdad: US forces formally ended their nine-year war in Iraq on Thursday with a low key flag ceremony in Baghdad, while to the north flickering violence highlighted ethnic and sectarian strains threatening the country in years ahead. "After a lot of blood spilled by Iraqis and Americans, the mission of...
  • Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen in 'The Dictator' 15-12-2011 07:21 PM

    New Delhi: Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator is said to be inspired by the novel 'Zabibah and the King' by Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The film is expected to be released in May 2012. The official trailer of the film has been released. Larry Charles has directed the film. Most...
  • Iraq: Last of US troops prepare to pullout 06-12-2011 09:08 AM

    New Delhi: The last American troops in Iraq are preparing for their complete withdrawal by the end of the month. This more than eight years after the US invasion which overthrew Saddam Hussein. Iraqi forces will now assume full responsibility of the country's security. Sources say only 150 American soldiers...
  • Iraq court gives Qaeda leader's wife life sentence 26-06-2011 10:02 PM

    Baghdad: An Iraqi court has sentenced the wife of a slain al Qaeda leader to life in prison for her role in aiding insurgents' activities, a spokesman for the country's judicial council said on Sunday. Hasna Ali Yahya, the wife of former al Qaeda leader in Iraq Abu Ayyub al-Masri,...
  • Iraqis blast US congressman's war repayment idea 12-06-2011 08:45 PM

    Baghdad: The suggestion by a US congressman that Iraq repay the United States for the money it has spent in the country has stirred anger, with an Iraqi lawmaker ridiculing the idea as "stupid" and others saying Iraqis should be compensated for the hardships they've endured. Rep Dana Rohrabacher, a...
  • Sacha Baron to bring Saddam to life in 'Dictator' 21-01-2011 01:25 PM

    Los Angeles: Sacha Baron Cohen, the British comedian who shone an ugly light on middle America in "Borat" and satirized the fashion industry in "Bruno," will next turn his attention to the lighter side of dictatorships. Baron Cohen will star in 'The Dictator,' which opens worldwide on May 11, 2012,...
  • Saddam Hussein aide Tariq Aziz sentenced to hang 26-10-2010 05:05 PM

    Baghdad: Saddam Hussein's foreign minister Tariq Aziz was on Tuesday sentenced to death by hanging for persecuting members of Shiite religious parties under the former regime. Iraq's high criminal court spokesman Mohammed Abdul Sahib did not say when Aziz, 74, would be put to death. The death sentence was for...
  • Watch: Iraqi's had predicted the 2003 war accurately 20-03-2009 08:20 AM

    Nic Robertson had visited a Baghdad cafe and interviewed Iraqi citizens. ...
  • Saddam's son's stolen hot wheels recovered 09-07-2008 09:44 AM

    Cape Town: Shane Watson's dream run in shortest format continued as the allrounder smashed a quickfire 47 after claiming two wickets as Sydney Sixers beat Highveld Lions by five wickets to enter the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20 here on Thursday. Chasing 138 to win, Sydney Sixers overcame the...
  • Saddam's cousin 'Chemical Ali' to be executed 29-02-2008 08:18 PM

    New IPL chairman said he will start from the scratch and will meet IPL franchisee in October. ...
  • Iraq unfurls new flag to 'forget Saddam' 07-02-2008 04:02 PM

    Hong Kong: A day after the BCCI announced dates for Indian Premier League next season, the ICC on Tuesday virtually left an unofficial window for the cash-rich Twenty20 event, making it possible for players from most nations to participate in it. The ICC on the third day of its annual...
  • Saddam pretended to have WMD: FBI 28-01-2008 03:44 PM

    Wellington: Former New Zealand Test cricketer Adam Parore has climbed Mount Everest. The 40-year-old Parore, who played 78 Tests and 179 one-day internationals as a wicketkeeper-batsman, reached the summit of the world's tallest mountain on Saturday, succeeding at his second attempt after previously being forced back by bad weather. Parore...
  • A year after death, Saddam haunts Iraqis 30-12-2007 11:16 PM

    CNN-IBN's panel of experts praised Bangladesh's fighting spirit in their narrow win over England. ...