The former British prime minister, Tony Blair, avoided the media by sneaking in early to the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war this morning. He used the back entrance. Ekklesia's reporter Symon Hill went in at the front.
Government ministers, civil servants and senior military figures will be expected to give evidence to the Iraq war inquiry in public and only "genuine" issues of national or personal security should prevent them doing so, its chair has said.
US police have staged preemptive armed raids targeting protesters and alternative media around the Republican National Convention - including thousands of people demonstrating about war world poverty throughout the week.
Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, has accepted a one-year position at Yale University in which he will participate in a course examining issues related to religious faith and globalisation.