Iraq

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Slaves of Isis: the long walk of the Yazidi women

The long read: When Isis rounded up Yazidi women and girls in Iraq to use as slaves, the captives drew on their collective memory of past oppressions and a powerful will to survive The day before Isis came was a holiday in Sinjar district, northern Syria and Turkey have mostly all fled to neighbouring countries or to Europe. In

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Thatcher considered SAS-style raid in Kuwait to get food to diplomats

Newly released papers show foreign affairs adviser investigated possibility of special forces bringing supplies to diplomats Margaret Thatcher considered an SAS-style raid to resupply Britains besieged embassy in Iraqi-occupied Kuwait, which was running out of water, food and fuel in the run-up to the Gulf war in September 1990, newly released Downing Street papers reveal.

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Baghdad ice-cream shop targeted in Isis car bomb attack

Thirteen killed and dozens wounded after car bomb explodes outside ice-cream shop in central Baghdad during Ramadan A car bomb has exploded outside an ice-cream shop in central Baghdad, killing 15 people and wounding 24, hospital and police officials said. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which Iraqi officials said involved

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Tony Blair: Iraq war prosecution attempt goes back to court

Controversy revolves around then prime ministers decision in 2003 to take Britain into the invasion A high court judge is to consider whether a legal ban on prosecuting Tony Blair over the Iraq war can be challenged. A private criminal prosecution against the former Labour prime minister was blocked in 2016 when it was ruled