UK News Briefing

  • February 28, 2003

    US troops approach key Iraqi city

    -24/3/2003

    US troops are reported to have reached the city of Karbala, a town of extreme importance for both peace campaign

    US troops approach key Iraqi city -24/3/2003 US troops are reported to have reached the city of Karbala, a town of extreme importance for both peace campaigners and Muslims in Iraq. Karbala, which is about 60 miles south of Baghdad, has...
  • February 28, 2003

    Chaplains may give last rites to Iraqis

    -20/03/2003

    British Forces chaplains in the Gulf have been issued with Islamic prayer cards so that they can administ

    Chaplains may give last rites to Iraqis -20/03/2003 British Forces chaplains in the Gulf have been issued with Islamic prayer cards so that they can administer the last rites and bury Muslims killed in battle, reports The Times. The Rev Squadron...
  • February 28, 2003

    Soldiers protest at civilian deaths

    -31/3/2003

    Three British soldiers face court martial after being ordered home from Iraq when they objected to the conduct

    Soldiers protest at civilian deaths -31/3/2003 Three British soldiers face court martial after being ordered home from Iraq when they objected to the conduct of the war. It is understood they have been sent home for protesting that the war is...
  • February 28, 2003

    Pope in final plea for peace

    -17/03/2003

    In what has been seen as one of his most fervent pleas yet, this weekend the Pope implored Saddam Hussein to urgentl

    Pope in final plea for peace -17/03/2003 In what has been seen as one of his most fervent pleas yet, this weekend the Pope implored Saddam Hussein to urgently comply with U.N. disarmament demands and avoid giving cause to the West to attack Iraq....
  • February 28, 2003

    Actress sidelined after anti-war appearance with Tutu

    -29/3/2003

    The actress Susan Sarandon who recently shared a platform with Archbishop Desmond Tutu has b

    Actress sidelined after anti-war appearance with Tutu -29/3/2003 The actress Susan Sarandon who recently shared a platform with Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been sidelined by a US charity because of her views on the Iraq crisis. Following her...
  • February 28, 2003

    Deaths of servicemen raise difficult questions

    -31/3/2003

    As the first coffins of British servicemen killed in Iraq begin to return home, churches across the

    Deaths of servicemen raise difficult questions -31/3/2003 As the first coffins of British servicemen killed in Iraq begin to return home, churches across the country are having to face many difficult questions relating to life, death, peace and war...
  • February 28, 2003

    TV series to explore experience of gay clergy

    -31/3/2003

    Tonight sees the start of a television series that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Church of E

    TV series to explore experience of gay clergy -31/3/2003 Tonight sees the start of a television series that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Church of England, and will give an insight into the current debates about homosexual clergy. According...
  • February 28, 2003

    Tories to highlight role of churches

    -26/3/2003

    The Conservative Party is holding a summit aimed at highlighting the role that the voluntary sector contribut

    Tories to highlight role of churches -26/3/2003 The Conservative Party is holding a summit aimed at highlighting the role that the voluntary sector contributes to British society, including many churches and faith groups. The conference will also...
  • February 28, 2003

    Christian minorities fear reprisals over Iraq

    -29/3/2003

    Vulnerable Christian minorities in Iraq and across the Islamic world are living with the fear of rep

    Christian minorities fear reprisals over Iraq -29/3/2003 Vulnerable Christian minorities in Iraq and across the Islamic world are living with the fear of reprisals from Islamic extremists who associate them with the ëChristianí West a Christian...
  • February 28, 2003

    Archbishop laments lack of alternatives to war

    -25/3/2003

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has questioned the polarisation of debate over Iraq and questioned why