Saddam Hussein

How did the Gulf War start?
Saddam Hussein
In Depth

How did the Gulf War start?

As tensions rise in the region The Week explores why Saddam Hussein's Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait nearly 30 years ago
18 Jun 2019
Saddam Hussein 'owned secret New York torture chamber'
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In Brief

Saddam Hussein 'owned secret New York torture chamber'

Dictator kept prisoners in basement of the Iraqi mission to the United Nations, claim officials
13 Oct 2016
Tories becalmed: PM still on hols as second minister quits
The Mole
In Depth

Tories becalmed: PM still on hols as second minister quits

Get a grip, Dave - this is not what Churchill meant when he said 'We shall fight them on the beaches'
12 Aug 2014
Yazidis: who are they and why are they being pursued?
Yazidi women take shelter at a school in the Kurdish city of Dohuk
In Depth

Yazidis: who are they and why are they being pursued?

One of Iraq's oldest and most persecuted religious minorities, the Yazidi faces yet another genocide
8 Aug 2014
Syria gas attack: death toll at 1,400 worst since Halabja
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In Depth

Syria gas attack: death toll at 1,400 worst since Halabja

Attack on Damascus could represent most significant use of chemical weapons since Saddam attacks Iraqi Kurds
22 Aug 2013