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This Week in History: October 19 – October 25

Key events that shaped our social, political and cultural history By Arfa Shahid  October 19, 2005: Saddam’s Trial Begins Following the capture of Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein on December 13, 2003, an Iraqi Special Tribunal was set up consisting of five Iraqi judges to try the toppled president, and his aides over charges of committing war

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Former Saddam Aide Seeks to Reshape Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency

By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD, April 11 – A rallying cry to Iraqi Sunnis from former President Saddam Hussein’s top surviving aide aims to bolster the old ruling Baath party’s appeal with Sunni Muslims fearing new reprisals by Shiite militias, experts said. They said the video released on Thursday could also contain a message to Iraq‘s Shiite-led government that

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Iraq: Game Plans

The Muslim Brotherhood has set out plans for a Sunni province in Iraq BY Suadad Al Salhy Despite its dwindling fortunes elsewhere, the Muslim Brotherhood or the Ikhwan, continues to thrive in Iraq. Their North African counterparts have not fared so well since the Egyptian army ousted President Mohammed Morsi in 2013, and set about

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Iraqi politician Chalabi’s Family Suspect Foul Play in His Death

By Suadad al-Salhy Tuesday’s death of Iraq’s most controversial politician, Ahmed Abdulhadi Al Chalabi, has raised concerns among his family who await the results of an autopsy as they believe he may have been murdered. A family member who declined to be identified told Newsweek Middle East that the family “has big doubts” about his cause of

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