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Comment: Once a voice of reason on WMDs in Iraq, Ritter has been taken in by conspiracy theories and propaganda to draw fundamentally flawed conclusions on Syria, writes Stanley Heller.

Comment: The lack of a strong US voice promoting the basic value of press freedom has emboldened governments from China to Pakistan, writes Thalif Deen.

Former UK PM says Iraq War was 'unjustified'

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Former UK PM says Iraq War was 'unjustified'

Gordon Brown claims that crucial US intelligence that cast doubt on claims of Iraq's weapons capabilities was not shared with Britain in the lead up to war in 2003.

Remembering Ghouta: Obama's meaningless red line

Sam Hamad

Remembering Ghouta: Obama's meaningless red line

Comment: Obama's 'red line' morphed into a 'red herring' and could then become a green light for Assad to continue his genocidal war, writes Sam ...

Watchdog rejects Russian-Iranian bid for new Syria chemical probe

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Watchdog rejects Russian-Iranian bid for new Syria chemical probe

The global chemical arms watchdog Thursday "overwhelmingly" rejected a Russian-Iranian move to launch a new investigation into a suspected ...

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The organisation ridding the world of chemical weapons

Explainer: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is in a difficult position, with its scientists and experts undertaking a dangerous mission in an ongoing war zone.

Usaid Siddiqui

Iraq: The legacy of a disastrous invasion lives on

Comment: A straight line can be drawn from the day the invasion began 14 years ago, to what is unfolding in Iraq today, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

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'US had no Iraq WMD intelligence' Egypt's ElBaradei claims

An explosive interview with Egypt's former Vice President Mohammed ElBaradei has claimed that former French President Jacques Chirac told him US ...

Sam Hamad

A decade of European decay now haunts its centrists

Comment: The dark arts of spin and misinformation have eroded Europe's centrist politics. Its leaders must now face up to the seeds they have ...

Reading between the lines of Chilcot

Sam Hamad

Reading between the lines of Chilcot

Comment: The true crime of the US/UK lay in the manner in which they dismantled the Iraqi state, sowing the seeds for today’s bloodshed and ...

Said Arikat

Lies, damned lies and the invasion of Iraq

Comment: US politicians get asked if they would have invaded Iraq if they knew what they now know. Well, most knew in 2003 of the lies, says ...

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