Category - Iraq

  • January 21, 2011

    It seems that if you were a member of Tony Blair's cabinet, you had to read the newspapers to find out what your own policy was. Blair was asked at the Chilcot Inquiry this morning (21 January) whether the cabinet realised in 2002 that things were progressing towards war. He replied that they must have done because, “Daily, there were stories" in the media about preparations for military action.

  • January 21, 2011

    Tony Blair has admitted he never warned George Bush that his senior legal adviser, the Attorney General, had warned that the invasion of Iraq would not be legal.

  • January 21, 2011

    Under intense questioning this morning, Tony Blair has failed to confirm that his cabinet ever made a formal decision to approve the invasion of Iraq.

  • December 26, 2010

    The European Parliament has officially welcomed a delegation of Christian leaders from Iraq and Lebanon at its last plenary session of the year.

  • December 25, 2010

    In his Christmas Sermon, the Archbishop of Canterbury stresses mutual dependence, loyalty and solidarity in the face of economic constraint and abuse of minorities.

  • December 25, 2010

    In Iraq Christians have been forced to curtail festivities that celebrate the birth of Jesus more than 2000 years ago, one of Christianity's most important feasts.

  • December 21, 2010

    Human rights groups have called on the Iraqi government to do more to protect the country’s Christian minority from an expected increase in violent attacks.

  • December 17, 2010

    US church and human rights groups are urging President Obama to fix delays and problems affecting refugees and asylum seekers from war-torn Iraq, especially minorities.

  • December 4, 2010

    Amnesty International has condemned a call by the Iraqi Interior Minister for the execution of 39 alleged al-Qai’da members who have not yet been tried.

  • November 27, 2010

    In a pastoral sermon remembering Christians killed recently in Baghdad, William Kenney also recalls the many Muslims who have fled from terror too, and challenges the UK government claim that it is safe for people to be repatriated to Iraq.