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Iraq crisis not result of 2003 Iraq invasion: Blair

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 12:22

The 2003 Iraq invasion is not to blame for the violent insurgency now gripping the country, former British prime minister Tony Blair said, according to media reports.

Iraq`s implosion could redraw Middle East boundaries

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 15:20

The capture of Iraqi cities Mosul and Tikrit by al Qaeda-influenced jihadis has not only redrawn the map of a country corroded by sectarian hatred.

Invading Iraq was not a wise decision, believes Obama

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 09:23

Obama had opposed the Iraq war and ran for presidency on a promise to end it. The last batch American troops left Iraq in 2011.

Kuwait’s envoy to US during Iraq invasion dies

Last Updated: Sunday, January 22, 2012, 12:41

Former US president George HW Bush called Sheik Saud Al Nasser Al Sabah a trusted partner during the US-led war in 1991.

Mandela `was furious with Blair over Iraq invasion`

Last Updated: Monday, September 13, 2010, 17:53

Nelson Mandela got so furious at Britain joining the 2003 invasion of Iraq that he made a blistering phone call to then Welsh Secretary Peter Hain, a new book has revealed.

US was high on military before Iraq invasion: Hans Blix

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 00:18

The US administration was "high on military" ahead of the Iraq war and the progress to it was "almost unstoppable" by early 2003, former head of UN weapons inspectors Hans Blix said Tuesday.

No link between Iraq and 9/11: Ex-M15 spy chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 21:04

Brit and US intelligence had no evidence of a link between Iraq invasion and the 9/11 attacks.

`CIA planned to depict Saddam gay before Iraq war`

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 16:33

The CIA devised a campaign to discredit Saddam Hussein, by depicting him as gay, during the planning for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a media report said.

Nine Kuwaiti claimants get $590 mn over Iraq invasion

Last Updated: Friday, April 30, 2010, 14:55

The UN has paid USD 590 million to nine Kuwaiti claimants in connection with Iraq`s 1990 invasion of their country.

‘UK sketched plan to oust Saddam in June 2001’

Last Updated: Monday, February 01, 2010, 14:32

British government officials drafted the "contract with the Iraqi people" to foster an internal coup against Saddam Hussein two years before the invasion of Iraq, The Independent can reveal.

Defiant Blair defends decisions over Iraq war

Last Updated: Friday, January 29, 2010, 23:57

Former British prime minister Tony Blair defended the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq on Friday, saying the September 11 attacks on the United States meant Saddam Hussein had to be disarmed or removed.

Blair was aware of Islamist threat from Iraq war: Ex-official

Last Updated: Thursday, January 21, 2010, 11:11

Former British prime minister Tony Blair knew that invading Iraq in 2003 could increase the threat from Islamic extremism but pressed ahead nonetheless, a former top civil servant said on Wednesday.