15 years after Saddam's fall, Iraqi hopes fade

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Fifteen years ago, Abu Ali was thrilled to see American soldiers enter Baghdad. "The tyrant is finished," he remembers saying, imagining a bright future for Iraq without Saddam Hussein. But the years that followed have brought only misery, he said, looking at photos of three of his sons killed in attacks in the ensuing chaos. After the US-led invasion of 2003, Iraq, freed from nearly a quarter century of dictatorship, descended into violence. Sectarian clashes and jihadist attacks ...

Further destruction 15 years after Saddam’s fall

Monday, 9 April 2018

In a span of 15 years, a child develops and grows up, goes to primary school then secondary school attends university to become an engineer constructing tens of roads and buildings or a doctor treating thousands of patients and saving their lives or a director managing companies and institutions. One can also pursue advanced degrees, such as a Master’s degree or a PhD, and become an expert in a certain field and part of society’s prestigious elite.In 15 years, the United Arab ...

Adnan Hussein

The new Gaddafi, the past makes a comeback

Friday, 23 March 2018

Some Arab news may sound strange. For example, there are those who wish to see the return of old rulers, or their heirs, or any of their close relatives or active members from the elite of past regimes now that the winds of the Arab Spring have blown away. There are those in Tunisia who passionately long for the era of Bourguiba and even that of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. In Yemen, there are those who want to see the rise of Ali Abdullah Saleh’s close relative, irrespective of the role Saleh ...

Mashari Althaydi

Raghad Saddam Hussein responds after being named on Iraq’s most-wanted list

Monday, 5 February 2018

Saddam Hussein’s daughter, Raghad, has vowed to confront all those who “insult her” by suing them back.Her comments came during a telephone interview with Al Arabiya in response to the inclusion of her name in the list of the most wanted Iraqis.Iraqi security services on Sunday published the names of 60 people wanted on suspicion of belonging to ISIS, al-Qaeda or the Baath Party of late dictator Saddam Hussein.Raghad revealed during the phone call that she does not currently ...

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

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