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19 August 2015
25 years since invasion of Kuwait: 25 years ago, Saddam Hussein's Iraq invaded neighbouring Kuwait. Western powers responded with a build-up of forces that led to the Gulf War the next year.
28 March 2003
THE LAST Gulf War in 1990-91 started after Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded and occupied Kuwait in August 1990, largely to divert angry protests at mass hunger and poverty after eight years of war with Iran, writes Roger Shrives.
13 September 2002
"WE'RE NOT talking about a war in Tora Bora here. We're talking about a war in the world's main petrol station." That's how New York Times journalist Thomas Friedman assessed the prospects for an
19 October 2001
THE LAST time that so much military equipment and troops were amassed was ten years ago in preparation for the Gulf War, writes Jane James.
26 January 2001
Much blood for oil: TEN YEARS ago a US-led coalition of military powers went to war with Iraq, marking a new period of instability on a world scale...
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