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#Saddam Hussein

# saddam-hussein - Friday 29 December, 2017

'Iraq owes us £5m': Ireland's prep ahead of a 1987 visit from one of Saddam's 'Dirty Dozen'
# 1987 State Papers
# 1987 State Papers

'Iraq owes us £5m': Ireland's prep ahead of a 1987 visit from one of Saddam's 'Dirty Dozen'

Dec 29th 2017, 8:00 AM 17,004 Views 12 Comments

Departmental notes express concern about getting back the £5 million owed to Ireland in export payments.

# saddam-hussein - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Donald Trump praises Saddam Hussein for 'killing off terrorists'
# Crazy And Hussein
# Crazy And Hussein

Donald Trump praises Saddam Hussein for 'killing off terrorists'

Jul 6th 2016, 8:58 AM 17,060 Views 48 Comments

“He was a bad guy — really bad guy. But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good.”

# saddam-hussein - Friday 5 June, 2015

Saddam Hussein's right-hand man dies before execution
# Iraq
# Iraq

Saddam Hussein's right-hand man dies before execution

Jun 5th 2015, 5:38 PM 18,890 Views 39 Comments

Tariq Aziz wasn’t hanged because the Vatican asked for a pardon as he was Christian.

# saddam-hussein - Monday 16 March, 2015

Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed amid fighting... but his body might not be there
# Tikrit
# Tikrit

Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed amid fighting... but his body might not be there

Mar 16th 2015, 9:04 AM 13,960 Views 17 Comments

The tomb was levelled during heaving fighting for Tikrit.

# saddam-hussein - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Europe must do more to stop Islamic State 'slaughter' in Iraq - Irish MEP
# Ethnic Cleansing
# Ethnic Cleansing

Europe must do more to stop Islamic State 'slaughter' in Iraq - Irish MEP

Dec 31st 2014, 12:29 PM 6,864 Views 69 Comments

“Toppling Saddam was the easy bit from a western perspective.”

# saddam-hussein - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam's hometown
# Iraq
# Iraq

Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam's hometown

Aug 19th 2014, 11:02 AM 6,842 Views 60 Comments

Meanwhile, Washington insists it is not ‘on the same page’ as Syria in their fight against Islamic State militants.

# saddam-hussein - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Opinion: An opponent like ISIS cannot be defeated through standard military action
# Iraq Crisis
# Iraq Crisis

Opinion: An opponent like ISIS cannot be defeated through standard military action

Jun 29th 2014, 12:00 PM 33 Views 57 Comments

Conventional military action by America, along the lines of their previous tactics in Iraq, will be ineffective in defeating ISIS.

Iraq receives delivery of Russian warplanes... but it might not have any pilots to fly them
# Insurgency
# Insurgency

Iraq receives delivery of Russian warplanes... but it might not have any pilots to fly them

Jun 29th 2014, 9:12 AM 9,709 Views 60 Comments

The only pilots with experience of the jets are those from Saddam Hussein’s air force.

# saddam-hussein - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Charles Haughey wanted to meet Saddam Hussein in 1978 - Saddam declined
# State Papers
# State Papers

Charles Haughey wanted to meet Saddam Hussein in 1978 - Saddam declined

Dec 28th 2013, 9:45 AM 14,002 Views 39 Comments

Accompanied by Liam Lawlor, Haughey was there to arrange medical cooperation between the two countries.

# saddam-hussein - Friday 27 December, 2013

'I didn't see any signs of fear,'- The man who oversaw Saddam's execution speaks
# Saddam Hussein
# Saddam Hussein

'I didn't see any signs of fear,'- The man who oversaw Saddam's execution speaks

Dec 27th 2013, 3:18 PM 20,460 Views 54 Comments

In an exclusive interview with AFP, Mowaffak al-Rubaie talks about the process of putting the Iraqi dictator to death.

# saddam-hussein - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

10 years ago today: Saddam's statue topples in Baghdad
# Iraq
# Iraq

10 years ago today: Saddam's statue topples in Baghdad

Apr 9th 2013, 9:38 AM 4,565 Views 41 Comments

It was on April 9, 2003, that the 12-metre-tall statue of Saddam Hussein was pulled down from Firdos Square.

# saddam-hussein - Friday 28 December, 2012

'Stormin Norman' Schwarzkopf dies at 78
# America
# America

'Stormin Norman' Schwarzkopf dies at 78

Dec 28th 2012, 8:28 AM 7,779 Views 49 Comments

The US general led Operation Desert Storm during the 1991 Gulf War.

# saddam-hussein - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Blair and Bush should face trial over Iraq war: Tutu
# Iraq War
# Iraq War

Blair and Bush should face trial over Iraq war: Tutu

Sep 2nd 2012, 10:35 AM 5,293 Views 128 Comments

Tutu said the invasion of Iraq left the world more destabilised and divided than any other conflict in history and had “hardened hearts and minds of members of the human family across the world”.

# saddam-hussein - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Saddam Hussein's secretary executed in Iraq
# Iraq
# Iraq

Saddam Hussein's secretary executed in Iraq

Jun 7th 2012, 2:11 PM 4,782 Views 10 Comments

A justice ministry spokesperson says Abid Hamid Mahmud was executed today “for genocide”.

# saddam-hussein - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

May 6th 2012, 11:00 AM 77 Views 3 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# saddam-hussein - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Real life: 9 of the most daring robberies of all time
# True Story
From The Daily Edge
# True Story

Real life: 9 of the most daring robberies of all time

Jan 28th 2012, 9:15 AM 10,823 Views 10 Comments

They may sounds like Ocean’s 14 to 22 sequels but these heists aren’t in the movies…they actually happened.

# saddam-hussein - Saturday 14 January, 2012

Bomb kills 30 pilgrims in Iraq
# Basra
# Basra

Bomb kills 30 pilgrims in Iraq

Jan 14th 2012, 10:01 AM 1,192 Views 2 Comments

It is still unclear if the blast was caused by a suicide attacker or roadside bomb.

# saddam-hussein - Friday 23 December, 2011

Iraq VP blames Prime Minister for violence
# Iraq
# Iraq

Iraq VP blames Prime Minister for violence

Dec 23rd 2011, 1:23 PM 1,106 Views 1 Comment

As violence in Iraq escalates, the already-fragile governing coalition is on shaky ground.

# saddam-hussein - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Obama marks the end of the Iraq war
# Mission Accomplished
# Mission Accomplished

Obama marks the end of the Iraq war

Dec 14th 2011, 8:35 PM 1,647 Views 15 Comments

Obama didn’t try to declare victory in the decade-old war but applauded the “extraordinary achievement” of US troops in the region.

# saddam-hussein - Friday 25 November, 2011

'Dictators' come on board for Nando's latest ad offering
# Nando's
From The Daily Edge
# Nando's

'Dictators' come on board for Nando's latest ad offering

Nov 25th 2011, 1:13 PM 4,201 Views 7 Comments

What happens when you’re the last dictator standing? You don’t get to share a Nando’s meal with friends, that’s what…

# saddam-hussein - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

New granddaughter for Gaddafi after family flees to Algeria
# Libya
# Libya

New granddaughter for Gaddafi after family flees to Algeria

Aug 30th 2011, 4:03 PM 1,994 Views 2 Comments

Former UN Goodwill Ambassador Aisha Gaddafi, who was part of Saddam Hussein’s legal defence team in 2003, gave birth to a baby girl in Algeria today.

# saddam-hussein - Sunday 22 May, 2011

Final British forces withdraw from Iraq
# Iraq
# Iraq

Final British forces withdraw from Iraq

May 22nd 2011, 1:06 PM 300 Views 0 Comments

Today British forces officially leave Iraq – after eight years of armed conflict that deeply divided opinion across the world.

# saddam-hussein - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

X marks the spot for Bin Laden's TIME cover
# Bin Laden
From The Daily Edge
# Bin Laden

X marks the spot for Bin Laden's TIME cover

May 3rd 2011, 12:39 PM 1,740 Views 0 Comments

The weekly newsmagazine is releasing a special issue to mark the death of Osama bin Laden – the latest in the ‘X series’.

# saddam-hussein - Monday 2 May, 2011

In numbers: Bin Laden, September 11, and the War on Terror
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

In numbers: Bin Laden, September 11, and the War on Terror

May 2nd 2011, 1:51 PM 3,489 Views 0 Comments

3,520 days between the September 11 attacks and bin Laden’s death – with up to a million civilian deaths in between.

# saddam-hussein - Friday 21 January, 2011

Sacha Baron Cohen to play Saddam Hussein
# Saddam Hussein
From The Daily Edge
# Saddam Hussein

Sacha Baron Cohen to play Saddam Hussein

Jan 21st 2011, 5:27 PM 589 Views 0 Comments

Ali G, Brüno and Borat star will play fictional version of Iraqi leader, using best-selling romance novel as inspiration.

Tony Blair appears for second time at Iraq war inquiry
# Iraq Inquiry
# Iraq Inquiry

Tony Blair appears for second time at Iraq war inquiry

Jan 21st 2011, 4:08 PM 352 Views 0 Comments

Blair reappears at the Chilcot Inquiry to explain why he ignored legal advice concerning the invasion of Iraq – and why he believed the “calculus of risk” has changed in a post-9/11 world.

# saddam-hussein - Tuesday 26 October, 2010

Saddam Hussein's right-hand-man given death sentence
# Tariq Aziz
# Tariq Aziz

Saddam Hussein's right-hand-man given death sentence

Oct 26th 2010, 4:14 PM 416 Views 0 Comments

A high tribunal in Iraq passes the sentence for one of Hussein’s most trusted deputies for involvement in killing Shiites.

# saddam-hussein - Friday 10 September, 2010

Iraq agrees to pay compensation to US
# Iraq
# Iraq

Iraq agrees to pay compensation to US

Sep 10th 2010, 4:58 PM 474 Views 0 Comments

American claims win $400m pay-out.

# saddam-hussein - Thursday 19 August, 2010

In numbers: the end of American combat troops in Iraq
# Iraq
# Iraq

In numbers: the end of American combat troops in Iraq

Aug 19th 2010, 7:06 PM 420 Views 0 Comments

2710 days. 4,415 military casualties. 0 weapons of mass destruction.