SADDAM Hussein allowed the world to believe he had weapons of mass destruction to deter Iran and did not think the United States would stage a major invasion, according to an FBI interrogator who questioned the Iraqi leader after his capture.
SADDAM Hussein was prepared to take $1 billion and go into exile before the Iraq war, George Bush, the United States president, is said to have told José WMaria Aznar, the then prime minister of Spain, a month before the 2003 invasion.
THE grave site is forlorn. There are intricate inscriptions hailing him as a martyr, as a hero of the insurgency and as "the eagle of the Arabs". But there is also the mundane bric-a-brac of his life - a carved wooden eagle hung with his personal prayer beads and a gallery of informal photographs.
SADDAM Hussein's former deputy was hanged before dawn today for his part in the killings of 148 Shias despite appeals from international human rights groups.
THE tearful elder daughter of Saddam Hussein joined hundreds of Baathists in the Yemeni capital yesterday to mark the passage of 40 days of mourning the dictator's death.
GEORGE BUSH has said the chaotic execution of Saddam Hussein looked like "kind of a revenge killing" and showed that the Iraqi government "has still got some maturation to do".
THE manner of Saddam Hussein's execution was "completely wrong", Tony Blair said last night but it should not "blind us to the crimes he committed against his own people".
A NEW video on the internet apparently shows the body of Saddam Hussein on a hospital trolley.
WELL-WRITTEN obituaries represent a rare form of pure journalism. Unvarnished by spin or opinion, they set out in sober detail and chronological order the notable features of a life that has ended. And in so doing, they recall episodes and characteristics that are otherwise submerged by more recent events, not to mention the re-writing of history.
IRAQ is prepared to go ahead with the execution of two of Saddam Hussein's henchmen - possibly as early as today - despite growing alarm that the outraged Sunni minority will take revenge on what it sees as "victors' justice".
GORDON Brown has placed himself at odds with Tony Blair by labelling the execution of Saddam Hussein "deplorable".
IRAQ will press ahead with the executions of Saddam Hussein's half-brother and an ex-judge, despite the wave of controversy over the former dictator's hanging, an Iraqi government official said yesterday.
SADDAM Hussein was hanged by "militias and outsiders" who infiltrated the execution chamber, an official claimed yesterday.
IRAQ'S Prime Minister has ordered an investigation into Saddam Hussein's execution to try to uncover who taunted the former dictator in the last minutes of his life, and who leaked footage taken by camera phone of the hanging.
AN AMERICAN military nurse who cared for Saddam Hussein in jail said the deposed dictator saved bread crusts to feed birds and rarely complained to his captors.
WHILE the verdict and death sentence for Saddam Hussein were swift and unambiguous, an important question remains unanswered. What to do with his body?