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2011-05-06 14:23:00

NEW YORK, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lt. Col. Steve Russell (U.S. Army Retired), who was instrumental in the capture of the notorious Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, will be an exclusive guest on the popular Fox News Network show, "Huckabee," on Sat., May 7 at 8 p.m. ET. Russell, the author of a new book, "We Got Him!" will provide an extraordinary glimpse into the six-month manhunt undertaken in order to capture one of the world's most infamous dictators and draw parallels to...

2008-07-28 00:00:28

By Jerome Taylor TELEVISION DOCUMENTARIES Rather than focusing on the daily violence in Iraq, Kasim Abid made a powerful statement by filming his family in Baghdad. By Jerome Taylor When Kasim Abid drove over the Iraqi border in the summer of 2003, he had no idea how his family would react to the return of their son. Abid was born into a Baghdad Shia family, but his relatives had in many ways become foreigners to him. For the past 25 years, Abid had lived the life of an exile: first...

2006-07-27 07:10:24

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven of his top lieutenants for crimes against humanity was adjourned on Thursday to October when the verdict carrying the maximum penalty of death, is expected to be delivered. "The court decided to adjourn the session ... until October 16," said chief judge Raouf Abdel Rahman. Saddam and the seven others are charged with the killing of 148 Shi'ites after an attempt on his life in Dujail in 1982. Saddam faces a...

2006-07-26 08:54:29

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein said on Wednesday he had been forced to attend his trial for crimes against humanity but sources said he had broken his hunger strike after eating lunch in court. The former Iraqi leader also told the court he would rather be shot than hanged if found guilty. "I wrote you a petition clarifying that I don't want to come to court, but they brought me against my will ... I have been on a hunger strike since July 8," Saddam, holding a...

2006-07-23 08:02:24

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein is well enough to return to court on Monday after 16 days on hunger strike, a U.S. military spokesman said on Sunday in response to a report that the former Iraqi president had been taken to hospital. The spokesman declined to comment on specifics of detainees' health. He confirmed that Saddam and three co-defendants who have not eaten since July 7 have been receiving medical care. "Right now, we consider that the defendants are in a condition...

2006-07-19 13:09:59

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein is receiving psychiatric counseling to convince him to start eating again after 12 days on hunger strike in a U.S. military prison. Saying that the 69-year-old ousted Iraqi president was still refusing food but taking liquid nourishment, a U.S. spokesman said such counseling was part of additional daily medical care for inmates who risked damaging their health by their actions. "Medical and mental health professionals counsel the detainees on the...

2006-07-12 14:35:53

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein and three of his co-defendants have been on hunger strike for five days in protest at court procedures and the killing of their defense lawyers, the U.S. military said on Wednesday. A spokesman, who declined to identify the other three, said all four had refused meals since Friday evening but were in good health. Saddam's lawyer said the protest had lasted for seven days and he was concerned about the former president's...

2006-06-25 02:56:57

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein is certain his trial for crimes against humanity will result in the death penalty, but clings to the hope that Washington will use the sentence as leverage to enlist his aid to tamp down the insurgency in Iraq, the New York Times reported on Sunday. Saddam's chief lawyer, Khalil al-Dulaimi, told the newspaper in an interview conducted last week in Amman, Jordan, Saddam "knows the sentence has been issued from Washington, and if there is an even...

2006-06-24 03:49:52

TIKRIT (Reuters) - U.S. troops arrested a top Sunni Arab religious leader in the northern town of Tikrit on Saturday, said a senior provincial government official. Abdullah Hussein, the deputy governor of Salahaddin province, said U.S. forces raided the home of Sheikh Jamal Abdel Karim al-Dabaan in the early morning and detained him and his two sons. "Most of the provincial government institutions, including the provisional council, have suspended work to protest the arrest....

2006-06-22 10:36:21

By Ibon Villelabeitia and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein has gone on a hunger strike to protest the killing of one of his main lawyers, the U.S. military said on Thursday, and defense counsel said they were considering boycotting the trial. A U.S. military spokesman for detainee operations said Saddam began the strike after eating his breakfast on Thursday morning in a U.S.-run prison. He said former Saddam aides being held in the same prison had refused to eat...


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