Oil-for-food program imposed by UN on Iraq following Kuwait invasion ends

Saturday, 9 December 2017

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Saturday announced the end of Iraq's obligation of the Oil-for-Food program within Chapter VII of the United Nations charter, according to kurdistan24 website. Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, prompting the UN Security Council to place Iraq in Chapter VII of the UN Charter, which includes sanctions and considers the country a threat. The Oil-for-Food Program established by the United Nations in 1995 under the UN Security Council Resolution 986. The program was ...

Saddam’s daughter pays tribute to Yemen’s Saleh, calls him ‘hero, martyr’

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Raghad Saddam Hussein, daughter of Iraq’s former president, called the late Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh her “hero and martyr” Tuesday. Hussein’s message comes a day after Saleh was shot dead by Houthi gunmen on Monday. “I extend my condolences to the family of the martyr Ali Abdullah Saleh, to his daughter Balqis, his son Ahmad, and to the family who supported the martyred President Saddam Hussein, his family, and Iraq and many Iraqis after the occupation. ...

Qatar crisis and the invasion of Kuwait

Friday, 4 August 2017

Supporters of Doha’s government are trying to unjustly recall the invasion of Kuwait and falsely project it on Qatar’s current crisis. They have promoted the idea that Qatar is currently in danger like Kuwait once was and that Saudi Arabia and its allies resemble Iraq under the rule of Saddam Hussein! Apart from the fact that this is false, we must note that Qatar was the only Gulf state that tried to obstruct the liberation of Kuwait by preventing a Gulf Cooperation Council ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Saddam Hussein spent his final days eating muffins and listening to Mary J Blige

Sunday, 4 June 2017

The late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein spent his final days enjoying muffins, music by Mary J Blige, and tending to his garden, according to a recent report.He awaited trail while in a Baghdad prison and was monitored by a group of US soldiers, the Daily Mail reported on Friday.Saddam was hanged in 2006 after the US invaded Iraq.The Daily Mail reported that the guards were surprised by Saddam, due to him being content with simple pleasures and spending time in his cell.One of the US guards Will ...

Judge says Gaddafi sought to bribe Americans to smuggle Saddam out of Iraq

Saturday, 22 April 2017

According to an Iraqi judge, former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi at one time tried to bribe the United States to smuggle Saddam Hussein out of Baghdad. In a sit-down interview with Al Arabiya’s Hassan Muawad, Iraqi judge Mounir Haddad made the claim and said “the Americans tried to postpone the Saddam’s death sentence by 144 days”. Haddad was the superior judge of the Special Criminal Court known for sentencing the former Iraqi president to death in 2006. “Iraqi ...

An attack on the Iraqi Communist Party

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Assailants attacked the headquarters of the Iraqi Communist Party in Al-Diwaniyah on Monday at midnight. The attack is, first and foremost, neither brave nor heroic. It’s rather the work of cowardly gangs which only work in the dark. The attack is also an aggression against the Iraqi state, its authorities, prestige, dignity and sovereignty. It violates the law of the state. These operations harm the state a lot more than they harm those targeted. The attack disrespects Iraqi national ...

Adnan Hussein

ISIS’s deputy leader Ayad al-Jumaili killed in Iraq airstrike

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Ayad al-Jumaili, believed to be a deputy of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed in an air strike on Friday, an Iraqi intelligence spokesman said on Saturday. The US-led anti-ISIS coalition said it was unable at the moment to confirm the information that was reported earlier in the day by Iraqi state-run TV. Jumaili was killed with other ISIS commanders in a strike carried out by the Iraqi air force in the region of al-Qaim, near the border with Syria, a military intelligence spokesman ...

How one Indian man was rejected for jobs 40 times because of Saddam Hussein

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Though the former Iraqi president was executed more than 10 years ago, but Saddam Hussein’s “curse” still haunts a young Indian man and threatens to upend his career and livelihood. Saddam Hussein is a marine engineer who, since his graduation two years ago from Tamil Nadu’s Noorul Islam University, has being rejected from job application at least 40 times. The man from Jamshedpur city started to feel the brunt of the name of the late Iraqi president given to him by his ...

Interrogating Saddam: What he said on Kuwait and what angered him the most

Thursday, 23 February 2017

CIA officer John Nixon sums up his role in Iraq during the US occupation. His first mission was to gather as much information as possible about Saddam Hussein, and then sent to Baghdad to help search for him.When the US forces finally captured him, Nixon said that he had prepared “a list of 30 to 40 questions that he felt that Saddam was the only one who could answer.”“To be honest, the moment I saw him, I knew that it was him and I did not have any doubts about it,” he ...

CIA agent tells Al Arabiya details of Saddam Hussein interrogation

Monday, 20 February 2017

The CIA analyst who interrogated Saddam Hussein has told Al Arabiya he had no doubt the person captured and whom he later grilled, was the former Iraqi leader. “I was certain beyond a shadow of a doubt, it was him when I first set eyes on him”, John Nixon told Al Arabiya. Nixon was the agent chosen to interrogate Saddam when the ex-Iraqi president was captured by American troops in December 2003. “My prime responsibility was to amass as much as possible intelligence about ...

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