Latest Operation Red Dawn Stories

2006-02-26 13:52:31

By Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer said he met the former Iraqi leader on Sunday, two days before his trial resumes, adding the defense counsel may end a boycott of the hearings.

2006-02-26 09:00:20

By Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's defense team is to meet the former Iraqi leader before his trial resumes on Tuesday and may end its boycott of the hearings, lead defense counsel Khalil Dulaimi said on Sunday.

2006-02-14 04:12:56

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein appeared in court on Tuesday as hearings resumed in his trial after a fiery session one day earlier.

2006-02-14 03:53:38

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A former Iraqi culture minister and an ex-intelligence official were expected to be among the witnesses to testify in Saddam Hussein's trial on Tuesday, a court source said.

2006-02-13 06:53:12

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi judge presiding over the trial of Saddam Hussein adjourned the session on Monday. It will resume on Tuesday.

2006-02-12 08:39:33

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The troubled trial of Saddam Hussein was hit by fresh confusion on Sunday when his chief defense lawyer said the former Iraqi leader planned to go on hunger strike, but then retracted his statement minutes later.

2006-02-02 06:19:52

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants on charges of crimes against humanity was postponed on Thursday until February 13, a Reuters witness in the court said.

2006-02-01 06:40:16

By Mussab al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein and four co-accused refused to attend their trial on Wednesday, along with their defense team, who said they would not return to court until the chief judge they accuse of bias resigns.

2006-02-01 06:00:33

By Mussab al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein was thrown into further disarray on Wednesday when it was delayed for "procedural issues" after the defense refused to return to court unless the chief judge resigned.

2006-01-29 11:35:41

By Mussab al-Khairalla and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The troubled trial of Saddam Hussein collapsed into chaos moments after resuming on Sunday as the former Iraqi president and his defense team stormed out and guards dragged his half-brother from the courtroom.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.