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Meet the New Boss

Iraq has its first temporary president, and he comes from Shiite fundamentalist party Al Dawa. But as Matt Divens explains, Dawa has a rather murky past

Dialogue: A Satire

“Here’s a quiz for you. What do the following men have in common? Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle …

History Repeats Itself

Like they say: those who don’t learn from the mistakes of the past are destined to repeat them. And the Americans are doing exactly what Napoleon once did in Egypt.

Security, Secrecy and a Bush Brother

It may be no more than a coincidence, but the fact that President Bush has been less than forthcoming about some of his family’s business ties is arousing suspicion

Crunching the Numbers

Venik examines the creative accounting methods used by Western news media when reporting Anglo-American casualties

Nessie Makes Appearance in China

Multiple sightings of China’s very own “Loch Ness Monster” are coming from the north eastern Jilin province

British Troops Play it Cool. But Anxiously They Eye the North

The south has been relatively free of the guerrilla attacks suffered by US forces in Baghdad. But is that all about to change?

Announcements Heard Recently On Flights

For those who spent a good part of their lives in airplanes these quotes may sound familiar! The one who sent them in swears they are genuine. We have no way of confirming that, but they are nevertheless hilarious

Facing Resistance

Graham Usher writes from Baghdad that the Anglo-American military conquest of Iraq is starting to be seen, experienced and resisted as just that — a military conquest

Torso in Thames Link to 11 Murders

The torso of a young African boy found in the Thames recently has been linked to a demonic cult, and the sacrificial murder of 11 other children

The Real Saudi Ties are U.S. Ties

US military contractors are heavily involved with Saudi Arabia. The fact that Saudi Arabia has been linked to 911 now raises questions about their involvement and why Bush witheld 28 pages of the recent 911 report

US fostering sinister sort of democracy

There is a veneer of normality about life in the new Iraq. But America’s failure to deliver on its promises has triggered a spiral of murderous anarchy that threatens to become an epic tragedy

This Guerrilla War is Likely to Last A Generation

Kroll, a U.S.-based corporate risk consulting company, told its clients that an Iraqi revolt against occupying forces was one of two most likely scenarios in 2003. The other was a so-called wobbly landing, with some instability but not outright revolt

Latest “Saddam” Tape Emerges on Wolfowitz Cue

The timing was perfect. On cue and despite heavy gunfire, drones and a hail of missiles Saddam Hussein’s carrier pigeon was able to get his latest pronouncements out.

Evening Standard Finally Admits Using Faked Photos

Evening Standard Finally Admits Using Faked Photos

London’s Evening Standard has finally got round to admtting that it used faked photos of Iraqis greeting Coalition forces in Baghdad

More Than Just “Aid”

In whatever forms it may take, “aid” is often used for more than just assistance

‘We Keep Asking Ourselves Who’s Next’ `

I had seen them so often in Beirut when the US Marines first came under fire in 1983. The “liberators” of Beirut were becoming the occupiers. Now the same is happening in Iraq

Troops Turn Botched Saddam Raid Into A Massacre

Obsessed with capturing Saddam Hussein, American soldiers turned a botched raid on a house in the Mansur district of Baghdad into a bloodbath