World Bulletin / News Desk
Abdul Wahed Shannan al-Rabbat wanted to prosecute Blair, as well as former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith, for committing “the crime of aggression”.
Rabbat’s legal action was initially rejected last year by a lower court but was then referred to the High Court.
Monday’s ruling said there was no crime of aggression in the law of England and Wales under which to proceed with a prosecution.
A coalition of Western forces invaded Iraq in 2003, claiming that then-leader Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.
Prime Minister Tony Blair joined this coalition as a staunch supporter of the claims. The invasion which led to years of protracted conflict.
A U.K. inquiry by Sir John Chilcot last year said the Blair government had failed to exhaust all peaceful options before joining the coalition.
“The judgments about Iraq’s capabilities ... were presented with a certainty that was not justified,” the report read.
More than 250,000 people, including combatants but mostly civilians, are thought to have been killed in Iraq’s upheaval since 2003.
Israeli army frequently conducts wide-ranging arrest campaigns in the occupied West Bank
Probe by Israeli rights group B'Tselem concludes that intentional fatal shot was fired at the Palestinian paramedic.
"I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place," Trump said
Here are five takeaways from the news conference that followed their first summit, in the Finnish capital Helsinki:
An abandoned mining town in California went on sale for $ 1.4 million
Roughly 80 percent of Iraq’s crude oil exports originate from oilfields in Basra province
Kerem Shalom is Gaza's only functioning commercial crossing
More than 130 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since March
Resources strained as thousand crossing into Canada from US
American Civil Liberties Union granted request to halt deportations for one week after reunification
Trump declared that US-Russian relations have turned a corner after a summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that he described as "open, direct and deeply productive".
Operation is aimed at restoring confidence after last year’s illegitimate poll on Kurdish regional independence
The U.S. State Department is negotiating a potential deal to sell Turkey the Raytheon Co Patriot missile defense system as an alternative to the Russian-made S-400 system Turkey has agreed to purchase, an official said on Monday.
ISIL still maintains a limited presence in northern and western Iraq
90 more migrants in critical condition found inside shipping containers