Gústaf Hannibal

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What You Should Know About What's Happening in Iraq Right Now

The recent offensive launched by the Sunni insurgents of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is the most significant threat to Iraq’s security …

Middle East

Boris Johnson denounces Tony Blair as 'unhinged' on Iraq

Tony Blair's "unhinged" attempt to rewrite history is undermining arguments for western intervention in Iraq, the London mayor Boris Johnson has claimed in an extraordinary personal attack on the former prime minister.<p>Blair took to the media over the weekend to make the case for a tough response to …

Ukraine and Russia fail to reach gas agreement

Talks to avert a Russian gas cut that would hit Europe stall<p>Ukraine failed to reach a quick breakthrough with Moscow in talks to avert a Russian gas cut Monday that would hit Europe and add further urgency to the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.<p>A Ukrainian source close to the negotiations …

Miliband calls for inquiry into police actions during Orgreave miners clash

Ed Miliband has called for a "proper investigation" into alleged police malpractice during and after the most notorious confrontation of the 1984-85 miners' strike, at the Orgreave coking plant 30 years ago this week.<p>South Yorkshire police referred themselves in November 2012 to the Independent …

Trojan Horse plot driven by same 'warped' Islamic extremism as Boko Haram, says Tony Blair

Birmingham schools 'plot' is part of extremist movement stretching from Pakistan to Africa to Britain, former prime minister Tony Blair claims<p>The alleged Islamic extremism seen in the 'Trojan Horse' scandal in schools in Birmingham is the same as that practised by Boko Haram, the Nigerian terrorist …