Tikrit: 20 years since the US invasion, what has become of Saddam Hussein’s birthplace?
25 February 2023 | 12:40 pm
It has been 20 years since the United States and its allies invaded Iraq in their “war on terror” amid claims that the country’s dictator, Saddam Hussein, possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction.
In this article
9 Mar 2017
Iraqi village grieves after twin suicide bomb attack bearing the hallmarks of Islamic State shatters a wedding party, killing 23.
6 May 2018
To mark the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx's birth, Trier has received a huge statue of the revolutionary thinker as a gift from China. We join a group of Chinese tourists in the western German city.
8 Mar 2020
In the remote Indian state of Manipur, polo dates back centuries - it was there that it came to the attention of British colonialists who formalised the sport as polo, and spread it around the world. Now a group of women players are challenging the rural region's traditions in the so-called 'sport of kings'.
6 Jun 2020
Trump's 'antifa' accusations spark debate in Germany, the movement's birthplace
2 Aug 2020
In the spring of 2003, Saddam Hussein's regime was toppled. Iraq then had to rebuild itself, with the presence of US forces who had put an end to the dictatorship. But after the departure of US troops in 2010-11, the Iraqi state never succeeded in asserting its authority, leaving the country open to becoming a zone of competing influence between the US and neighbouring Iran. We take a look back at nearly 20 years of Iraqi history: a state under twin American and Iranian domination.
52 mins ago
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday.
3 hours ago
The funds will be used to support post-war reconstruction and Ukraine's path to joining the European Union. Meanwhile, Xi Jinping departed Moscow after a high-profile meeting with Vladimir Putin. DW has the latest.
3 hours ago
The album "Silent Tears" features poems set to music by women who survived the Holocaust. It is the first Yiddish-language album that has topped the European World Music charts.
3 hours ago
Once important seats of Christian worship, and now treasures of the country's heritage, French abbeys often have surprising histories. That’s the case of Fontevraud abbey, in the former duchy of Anjou. Run by a woman during its heyday, the abbey was turned into a prison after the French Revolution.
5 hours ago
Prince William has written a letter to support Alpha United Juniors, in which he slammed the "abhorrent" racist abuse aimed at their young footballers.