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‘The court of God will be waiting for him’: Iraqis react to Colin Powell’s death
A country still struggling with the aftermath of a disastrous occupation has a mixed opinion of the former general

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

18, Oct, 2021 @7:36 PM

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Colin Powell’s UN speech: a decisive moment in undermining US credibility
Analysis: His security council presentation didn’t directly lead to the Iraq invasion – but it was a turning point in US-UN relations

Julian Borger in Washington

18, Oct, 2021 @5:42 PM

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Colin Powell obituary
Former US secretary of state and highly decorated army officer who made the case for the 2003 invasion of Iraq

Harold Jackson

18, Oct, 2021 @5:17 PM

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Turnout at Iraqi national election sluggish as many boycott polls
Electoral commission says turnout was 41% as disillusioned youth and middle classes opt to stay home

Martin Chulov, Middle East correspondent

11, Oct, 2021 @2:59 AM

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War still rages in Syrian border town at heart of Iran’s regional ambition
The site of Islamic State’s last stand is now the most hotly contested pocket of the Middle East

Martin Chulov in Deir ez-Zor, Syria

09, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Sir John Chilcot obituary
Civil servant who chaired the Iraq war inquiry and gave a damning verdict on Tony Blair

David Hencke

05, Oct, 2021 @4:31 PM

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Gilgamesh Dream Tablet to be formally handed back to Iraq
The 3,600-year-old tablet that shows parts of a Sumerian poem will be returned by the US to the country it was taken from in 1991

Alison Flood

21, Sep, 2021 @10:57 AM

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Who says it’s no big deal if the Covid vaccine temporarily disrupts menstrual cycles | Arwa Mahdawi
It’s probably a minor effect of the immune response but it’s not a good look when the medical establishment can’t be bothered to notice

Arwa Mahdawi

18, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Sometimes it’s hard to remember what life as a Muslim was like before 9/11 | Nesrine Malik
We used to have a multidimensional identity. Now we’re just seen as good or bad Muslims, says the Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

13, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Where did the $5tn spent on Afghanistan and Iraq go? Here’s where | Linda J Bilmes
Private military contractors outnumbered US troops on the ground during most of both conflicts. And defense industry stocks soared

Linda J Bilmes

11, Sep, 2021 @10:15 AM

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What if the US response to 9/11, with all its multiplied hatreds, had been different? | Paul Daley
Two decades after that seismic day, it’s right to ask where the ‘war on terror’ has left America – and allies such as Australia

Paul Daley

10, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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The Guardian view on fossil fuels: a very long way to go | Editorial
Editorial: New carbon capture technology should be welcomed. But weaning the world off coal, oil and gas is what matters most


09, Sep, 2021 @5:58 PM

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