UN Security Council

UN Security Council demands humanitarian access to refugee camp in Syria; explosions at Chinese chemical plant injure 14; Malaysia passes bill to allow suspected terrorists to be detained for up to two years without legal representation; Boko Haram storms village; Rand Paul to run for US President; and more

Iraqi forces march on Tikrit; South Korea slashes interest rates; Thailand-China rubber and rice deal in the works; UN Security Council blasted on Syria response; IMF approves Ukraine loan programme; and more 

TOP OF THE AGENDA

Iraqi Forces March on Tikrit

US government reopens after 16-day shutdown; Japan considers imposing more foreign tariffs; Nigeria expects to win seat on UN Security Council; Pakistani minister killed in suicide bomb; and more

Top of the Agenda: Government Reopens After 16-Day Shutdown

UN Security Council representatives to meet with Iran's foreign minister; China's central bank pumps $27 billion into the economy; Tokyo to consider reducing corporate tax; "modern slavery" claim over deaths of workers readying Qatar for soccer World Cup; US faces another debt limit deadline; and more

Top of the Agenda: Talks on Iran's Nuclear Dispute Resume

The disastrous American led invasion of Iraq is exactly why the West should intervene now in Syria. Those who protested against the illegal war in Iraq should be calling on the UN and civilized countries to take action under international law

The Iraq invasion and subsequent fiasco is what happens when you do nothing for too long. 

If the West had intervened in 1988 when Saddam Hussein gassed thousands of Kurds at Halabja, the 1991 war and the 2003 invasion of Iraq may never have happened.