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Fake bomb detectorsupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 09:05:00

Iraq is investigating possible corruption in the purchase of bomb detectors experts say are fake. CNN's Morgan Neill reports

Al Qaeda-linked group claims Iraq bombingsupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 09:05:00

Islamic State of Iraq -- an umbrella group which includes al Qaeda in Iraq -- said it had carried out a string of vehicle bomb attacks that killed at least 36 people in Baghdad Monday.

Car bomb kills 18, injures dozens in Baghdadupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 06:40:00

At least 18 people have been killed and 80 injured in a car bomb blast in central Baghdad as deadly violence returned to the streets of the Iraqi capital for a second day.

'Chemical Ali' executedupdated: Mon Jan 25 2010 11:38:00

Saddam Hussein's cousin, Ali Hassan al-Majeed, known as "Chemical Ali," is executed in Iraq.

'Chemical Ali' executed, Iraqi government spokesman saysupdated: Mon Jan 25 2010 11:38:00

Saddam Hussein's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majeed -- also known as Chemical Ali -- was executed Monday, an Iraqi government spokesman said.

Saddam cousin 'Chemical Ali' given fourth death sentenceupdated: Sun Jan 17 2010 06:22:00

Saddam Hussein's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majeed, also known as Chemical Ali, was sentenced to death Sunday for involvement in a poison gas attack that killed about 5,000 Iraqis in 1988, an official with the Iraqi High Tribunal said.

Tariq Aziz, 'Chemical Ali' sentenced by Iraq courtupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 03:03:00

The top court in Iraq sentenced two of Saddam Hussein's half-brothers to death Wednesday for crimes against humanity.

Iraqi Cabinet presses for 'Chemical Ali's' executionupdated: Tue Mar 17 2009 14:35:00

The Iraqi Cabinet pressed the presidential council Tuesday to ratify court-ordered executions for several former Iraqi officials convicted of crimes against humanity, including the ex-general known as "Chemical Ali," a government spokesman said.

'Chemical Ali' sentenced to death a third timeupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 12:55:00

An Iraqi court on Monday sentenced to death a former Iraqi general known as "Chemical Ali" for his role in putting down a uprising in Baghdad a decade ago, Iraqi state TV reported.

Chemical Ali sentenced -- again -- to deathupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 07:57:00

The former Iraqi general known as Chemical Ali has been sentenced to death a second time, the country's official state television reported Tuesday.

Iraqi forces move into Sadr City; violence elsewhereupdated: Tue May 20 2008 18:42:00

Attackers launched assaults across Iraq over the past 24 hours, killing 11 police recruits and six civilians, including a 7-year-old.

Former Hussein general arrestedupdated: Mon May 19 2008 11:35:00

A top militant who once served as a general in the military under Saddam Hussein was arrested on Monday, Iraqi officials said.

Hussein's deputy on trial over executionsupdated: Tue Apr 29 2008 22:05:00

Court proceedings in the trial against Tariq Aziz, one of the best-known faces of Saddam Hussein's former regime in Iraq, and several co-defendants have ended after being in session only briefly Tuesday.

Tariq Aziz on trialupdated: Tue Apr 29 2008 22:05:00

The public face of Saddam Hussein's regime is on trial for 42 executions in 1992. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

U.S. awaits Iraqi request to turn over 'Chemical Ali' for executionupdated: Wed Mar 05 2008 14:13:00

U.S. authorities haven't received a request from Iraq for the release of Ali Hassan al-Majeed, the one-time Saddam Hussein henchman awaiting execution, an American military spokesman said Wednesday.

Iraq approves execution of 'Chemical Ali' updated: Fri Feb 29 2008 08:14:00

The cousin of Saddam Hussein, known by the nickname "Chemical Ali" for his role in a chemical weapons attack on Iraqi Kurds in the 1980s, will be executed, Iraqi officials said Friday.

Official: Iraqi leader wants 'Chemical Ali,' others executed updated: Tue Dec 04 2007 12:00:00

Iraq's prime minister wants the American military to hand over "Chemical Ali" and two other convicted officials from Saddam Hussein's regime for execution, an Iraqi official said Tuesday, but the move could widen the divide between Iraq's Sunni and Shiite Muslim communities.

Confusion over Chemical Ali's fateupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 05:59:00

A legal debate and reconciliation politics have delayed the scheduled executions in Iraq of three Saddam Hussein-era officials and the hiatus is causing an uproar among Iraqi officials.

Judge: 'Chemical Ali,' 2 others to be hangedupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 08:07:00

Three members of the former Iraqi regime under Saddam Hussein -- including the man known as "Chemical Ali" -- will be executed within 30 days, senior appellate Judge Munir Haddad said Tuesday.

Former Saddam Hussein commanders on trialupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 07:39:00

Saddam Hussein's cousin known as "Chemical Ali" and 14 others faced charges of crimes against humanity for the brutal crushing of a Shiite uprising after the 1991 Gulf War Tuesday as Iraq's third trial against former regime officials began with three of the defendants already sentenced to death in another case.

Chemical Ali's relatives shotupdated: Thu Apr 26 2007 05:41:00

Gunmen killed the wife and daughter of the brother of the man known as Chemical Ali, a notorious lieutenant of Saddam Hussein, at the family's home in Tikrit on Thursday, police said.

Tal Afar toll tops record for Iraq war's deadliest attackupdated: Mon Apr 02 2007 08:47:00

A suicide truck bombing in the northern city of Tal Afar last week is the deadliest single attack since the Iraq war began in 2003, a high-ranking Iraqi Interior Ministry official said Monday as a new death toll for the blast surfaced.

Baghdad ambushes kill 10; 'iron fist' security demandedupdated: Mon Jan 08 2007 07:22:00

Ambushes killed 10 people in the Iraqi capital Monday, including a family, as a powerful Shiite leader called for "iron fist" security to protect Shiites from "Saddamist Baathists."

Hussein, co-defendants ejected in rowdy sessionupdated: Tue Oct 10 2006 05:42:00

The chief judge in the genocide trial of Saddam Hussein ejected the former Iraqi leader and his co-defendants in a stormy session Tuesday morning.

Hussein refuses to enter plea in genocide trialupdated: Mon Aug 21 2006 03:23:00

Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein went on trial Monday for genocide and crimes against humanity in the so-called Anfal campaign, the deadly assaults in 1988 in the Kurdish region that included the former regime's alleged use of poison gas.

20 pilgrims killed, hundreds wounded in Baghdadupdated: Sun Aug 20 2006 03:22:00

Gunmen opened fire on crowds of Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad Sunday, killing at least 20 and wounding more than 300 others, according to police and health ministry officials.

Saddam Hussein faces second trialupdated: Tue Jun 27 2006 05:47:00

The second trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein will begin on August 21 on genocide charges stemming from a deadly campaign against Iraqi Kurds in the late 1980s, the Iraqi High Tribunal has announced.

Hussein charged with genocideupdated: Tue Apr 04 2006 07:21:00

Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been charged for the first time with genocide, Iraqi chief investigative judge Ra'id Juhi announced Tuesday.

Great strides and challenges for Iraqupdated: Tue Jun 28 2005 13:10:00

The Iraqi government has made key strides in the year since it regained sovereignty from the United States -- holding historic elections in January and preparing war crimes cases against Saddam Hussein and some of his aides.

Pentagon vows to probe Saddam photosupdated: Sat May 21 2005 07:47:00

The U.S. military says it will "aggressively investigate" how photographs of Saddam Hussein in captivity -- including one of the deposed leader in his underwear -- were released to a London tabloid.

Saddam brother 'faces first trial'updated: Mon Feb 28 2005 10:23:00

A half-brother of Saddam Hussein is likely to be the first to face trial on human rights charges before the Iraqi Special Tribunal, according to the country's interim minister of human rights.

Coalition forces bomb house near Mosulupdated: Sat Jan 08 2005 07:13:00

At least five people were killed when a coalition F-16 bombed the wrong target south of Mosul, Iraq, the U.S. military said Saturday.

'Chemical Ali' faces questions at hearingupdated: Sat Dec 18 2004 12:29:00

Captured former Iraqi official Ali Hassan al-Majid -- also known as "Chemical Ali" -- and another jailed member of Saddam Hussein's regime were interrogated in court Saturday before a tribunal of investigative judges.

Iraqi voter registration site attackedupdated: Sat Dec 18 2004 03:45:00

A mortar attack Saturday on an Iraqi voter registration site north of Baghdad killed an Iraqi civilian and wounded eight others, a U.S. Army spokesman said.

Helicopter crash kills 3 Polish troopsupdated: Wed Dec 15 2004 11:18:00

A Polish helicopter made an emergency landing near Karbala on Wednesday, killing three soldiers and wounding four, the Polish military said.

'Chemical Ali' to get first pretrial hearingupdated: Wed Dec 15 2004 04:05:00

The special tribunal in Iraq set up to try deposed dictator Saddam Hussein and former members of his regime said Wednesday it would soon begin pretrial investigative hearings.

PM: Iraq trials to open next weekupdated: Tue Dec 14 2004 08:37:00

Trials of some of Iraq's former Baath Party leaders will begin next week, interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi has said.

U.S. official: Saddam trial won't start this yearupdated: Fri Sep 24 2004 14:09:00

The war crimes trial of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein won't begin any time soon because deteriorating security is hampering information-gathering in the case, a senior U.S. official said Friday.

Insurgent rockets hit Baghdad hotelsupdated: Fri Jul 02 2004 00:04:00

Insurgents staged rocket attacks Friday in Baghdad in a tumultuous week that saw the arraignment of Saddam Hussein and installation of a new Iraqi interim government.

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