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Iraq abuse inquiry little more than a whitewash, says official

The Ministry of Defence says an investigation will be launched into claims that an inquiry it set up to examine whether British troops abused Iraqi prisoners has become “little more than a whitewash”. Louise Thomas, an official working with the in… Continue reading

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Israel closes inquiry into Palestinian family killed during Gaza war

Military says no action will be taken against soldiers responsible for shelling that killed 21 members of the Samouni family in 2009 The Israeli military has closed its file on the killing of 21 members of a Palestinian family during the Gaza war … Continue reading

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Afghanistan and Iraq ‘have cost taxpayers ??20bn’ – Telegraph

The cost to British taxpayers of fighting, diplomacy and reconstruction in Afghanistan and Iraq since the 9/11 attacks passed ?20 billion, official figures reveal. This includes ?18 billion for military operations, on top of the normal defence bud… Continue reading

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When Israeli soldiers came to arrest my father – The Electronic Intifada

Last week, on 21 April, Israeli soldiers invaded my home in Ramallah, held hostage all those present, and forced me at gunpoint to call my father, a writer and human rights advocate, in order to demand his surrender. This is common operating proce… Continue reading

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Bush administration saw law as unaffordable ???nicety???

In the midst of a spirited defense of the Bush administration’s intentions in developing interrogation techniques, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) dropped a phrase that liberals may seize upon. The Bush administration did not commit any crimes, Graha… Continue reading

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Sneaky Taleban using white phosphorus intended for Ruskies

Taleban using white phosphorus, some of it made in Britain Taleban fighters have been using deadly white phosphorus munitions, some of them manufactured in Britain, to attack Western forces in Afghanistan, according to previously classified United… Continue reading

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UN: northern Sri Lanka a “bloodbath”

Tamil protesters take to streets A series of protests at Westminster started in April About 500 protesters calling for a ceasefire in Sri Lanka have blocked roads outside the Houses of Parliament. Police said the demonstrators had spilled through … Continue reading

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