Shattered by war, Syrian regions may go separate ways

| Sep 30, 2015

Shattered by war, Syrian regions may go separate ways

Syria has already been shattered by more than four years of civil war, and with no solution in sight, some players on the ground and observers outside have concluded that it is fated to break up along sectarian or regional lines — tenuously held ...

Tariq Aziz, Saddam's voice through war and crises, dies

Jun 6, 2015

Tariq Aziz, Saddam's voice through war and crises, dies

Through long years of conflict and crisis in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, Tariq Aziz was his master’s voice to the outside world — an urbane, cigar-smoking diplomat who relayed Saddam’s tough and uncompromising stance to his enemies. In the months leading up to the 1991 ...

Top Saddam deputy reportedly killed after years on the run

Apr 18, 2015

Top Saddam deputy reportedly killed after years on the run

He was the last member of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red mustache as the “king of clubs” on the U.S. military’s deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives. Now, officials say they ...

Saddam's tomb suffers extensive damage in Iraq fighting

Mar 16, 2015

Saddam's tomb suffers extensive damage in Iraq fighting

The tomb of Iraq’s late dictator Saddam Hussein was virtually leveled in heavy clashes between militants from the Islamic State group and Iraqi forces in a fight for control of the city of Tikrit. Fighting intensified to the north and south of Saddam Hussein’s ...

Aug 6, 2014

Saddam's tomb damaged in Iraq fighting

The tomb of Iraq’s deceased dictator Saddam Hussein was damaged in clashes between militants from the Islamic State radical group and government soldiers in his hometown, according to local officials Tuesday. The tomb only suffered minor damage in the battles according to a local ...