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Cannes 2017: Nicole Kidman, Queen of the festival

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EYE ON AFRICA

Abdelamadjid is the new Algerian Tebboune Prime Minister

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MEDIAWATCH

Trump's Handshake Showdown

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THE DEBATE

Trump at NATO: What future for the Atlantic Alliance? (part 2)

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THE DEBATE

Trump at NATO: What future for the Atlantic Alliance? (part 1)

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Life after IS group: Young Iraqis learn to live together in Kirkuk

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ENCORE!

Cannes 2017: Robert Pattinson stars in Safdie brothers heist 'Good Time'

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THE INTERVIEW

Trump on 'learning curve' but poll numbers 'will go up'

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Is Venezuela on the verge of anarchy?

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Latest update 28/03/2013

2003-2013: IRAQ'S DECADE OF WAR

On March 20, 2003, the United States launched “Shock and Awe”, an unprecedented show of military firepower, as the first phase of its much-criticised invasion of Iraq. Dictator Saddam Hussein was toppled within weeks, but a dogged insurgency, bloody civil strife, and a protracted occupation were just beginning. Hussein’s sudden exit also broke a fragile balance of power in the region. Ten years on, the human and material costs of the war are immeasurable. Iraq is still struggling to find peace.

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Iraqi President Talabani hospitalised after stroke

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Iraq's fugitive VP Hashemi urges Iraqis to oppose Maliki

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Baghdad is spruced up to host Arab League summit

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Deadly blasts mark nine years since start of Iraq war

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US Marine agrees to lesser charge in Haditha killings

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US lawsuit over Blackwater deaths ends without trial

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Obama marks symbolic end of Iraq war

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Deadly 'mutiny' erupts in Baghdad jail

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Radical Iraqi cleric urges resistance against US

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Security Council votes to end Saddam-era sanctions on Iraq

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