September 16th, 2004


News from the BBC

Four related stories today bring me no joy; when will it end?

Iraq war illegal, says Annan
UN chief Kofi Annan tells the BBC the Iraq war was illegal and warns elections are at threat from ongoing violence.

Three foreigners 'seized in Iraq'
Gunmen abduct two Americans and a Briton from their house in Baghdad, Iraq's interior ministry says.

Briton shot dead in Saudi capital
A British man is shot dead near a shopping centre in the Saudi capital Riyadh, raising fears of militant attacks.

Colonel accuses Allies over Iraq
An ex-Army officer criticises the US and UK for failing to plan properly for the aftermath of the Iraq war.