Jul 8, 2016

Baghdad blast toll climbs to 292; many victims burned alive

A Baghdad bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed 292 people, according to a new toll issued Thursday, many of whom were trapped in blazing buildings and burned alive. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden minibus in Baghdad’s Karrada neighborhood early on Sunday, ...

Jul 7, 2016

Criticized for sloppy Iraq reporting, U.K. spy agencies pursue reform

Britain’s foreign spy agency concluded within months of the invasion of Iraq that two key intelligence reports it had received about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction were fabricated, a British inquiry disclosed on Wednesday. In September 2002, the Secret Intelligence Service, known as SIS ...

Iraq War casts long shadow over Britain

Jul 6, 2016

Iraq War casts long shadow over Britain

Britain’s war in Iraq, to be examined in a major report due out Wednesday, instilled a deep sense of distrust toward military intervention that still casts a shadow over foreign policy, analysts say. The decision to join the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 on the ...