Monthly Archives: January 2007

Turkish-Armenian writer shot dead

A prominent Turkish-Armenian editor, convicted in 2005 of insulting Turkish identity, has been shot dead outside his newspaper’s office in Istanbul. Dink’s murder has provoked widespread shock in Turkey Reaction to death Crowds of Hrant Dink’s colleagues and supporters gathered at the scene, chanting their outrage at his murder. Dink was given a six-month suspended sentence in October 2005 after writing about the Armenian “genocide” of 1915. The US, EU and Armenia have condemned his murder and Turkey’s leaders vowed ... Read More »

Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein, who was hanged on Saturday aged 69, was as murderous a tyrant as any yet witnessed by history; for more than two decades he ruled Iraq with a contempt for humanity that made him feared and hated in equal measure. Britain did not believe Saddam Hussein’s weapons programme was a ‘substantial threat‘ said Carne Ross Photo: AP He survived wars, uprisings, attempted coups and assassinations with all the instincts of a street fighter. A hero to some Arabs for ... Read More »