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Iraq

No Iraqi returns

The first attempt to forcibly return asylum seekers to central and southern Iraq ended in embarrassment for the British government, as 34 of the 44 Iraqis remained on the plane in Baghdad and flew

Iraqi/Afghan abuse

A former British military police officer told BBC Radio 5 on 11 October: “there were incidents running into the hundreds involving death and serious injury to Iraqis where the chain of command of t

Justice for Iraq, put Blair and Brown on trial

The declaration of a semi-closed, semi-open, no-blame inquiry into the Iraq war is said to be part of British prime minister Gordon Brown’s strategy to secure his position as leader of the

These boots are made for ...

The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at then-US president George W. Bush in December was sentenced to three years in prison on 12 March.

"Society can only fly with two wings: women and men"

Short, wispy silver hair surrounds her freckled and slightly worn face.

Nadje al-Ali and Nicola Pratt, 'What Kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq'

University of California Press, 2009; ISBN 978-0-520-257-29-0; 240pp; £17.95

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30,000 = 0 says US

The US’s top commander in Iraq, general Raymond Odierno, has appeared to claim that all US forces will be out of Iraq by the end of 2011 (as required by the agreement signed by the US and Iraqi gov

Withdrawal from Iraq: US backtracks, UK presses on

The much-heralded US withdrawal from Iraq is turning out to be nothing of the kind.

Marcia and Thomas Mitchell, 'The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War: Katharine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion'

PoliPointPress, 2008; ISBN: 978-0-9815769-1-6; 256pp; £16.10

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Iraq: US is not withdrawing

As of 17 November, the US has a paper commitment to completely withdraw from Iraq by the end of 2011. In reality, such a withdrawal remains extremely unlikely.