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.
Some say transport union leader Hugo Moyano is promoting the strike in a bid to avoid probe
Video stating Florida school shooting survivor is an actor becomes top trending video on site before it is removed
Coalition of opposition parties say elections called by government do not offer them any guarantees
Twelve Palestinian lawmakers remain in Israeli custody
Israeli army frequently carries out wide-ranging arrest campaigns in the West Bank
Controversial gun accessories turn semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire weapons
Enrique Pena Nieto offers solidarity with U.S. after devastating school shooting
We did not work well enough over the past few years, says State Department spokesperson
Antonio Ledezma, a fierce critic of President Nicolas Maduro who fled Venezuela in 2015, said that "a humanitarian intervention is justified" in the country, given the brutality of the Caracas government.
Trudeau addressed a business conference in Mumbai on Tuesday morning, attended by leaders from the Tata conglomerate, IT giants Infosys and pharmaceutical major Jubilant Life Sciences.
The incident, which caused no injuries, is the latest in a string of accidents involving the US military that have prompted concern from Japanese officials and renewed criticism of the US military presence in the country.
Rest of the tanks will be delivered in April, forming a fully armored unit, says Iraqi Army Chief of Staff
Terrorists were reportedly plotting to attack Turkish bases
Israeli army says the attack came after rocket fire from Gaza